CBS Daytime Celebrates 30 Years At #1

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – All this week and throughout the year, CBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary of being the #1 network in daytime.

Daytime television, like other times of the day, has certainly changed a lot over the years. So I decided to take a look at what CBS Daytime did some 50 years ago. Below is the schedule you would have seen back then in the DFW area (all times Central):

9:00am:         Candid Camera (network reruns)

9:30am:          The Beverly Hillbillies (network reruns)

10:00am:        Andy Of Mayberry (network title for The Andy Griffith Show, network reruns)

10:30am:        Dick Van Dyke Show (network reruns)

11:00am:         Love Of Life (soap)

11:30am:         Search For Tomorrow/Guiding Light (soap)

12:30pm:         As The World Turns (soap)

1:00pm:           Password (game)

1:30pm:           Art Linkletter’s House Party (game/variety)

2:00pm:          To Tell The Truth (game)

2:30pm:           Edge Of Night (soap)

3:00pm:           Secret Storm (soap)

By 1986, the CBS Daytime lineup looked like this (all times Central):

9:00am:            The $25,000 Pyramid (game)

9:30am:            Card Sharks (game)

10:00am:          The Price Is Right (game)

11:00am:           Young & The Restless (soap)

12:30pm:          As The World Turns (soap)

1:30pm:            Capitol (soap)

2:00pm:           Guiding Light (soap)

By this time, only two genres of daytime programming aired: game shows and soap operas. And they were “blocked together” by genre and stayed in place…….no moving around!!  The number of individual shows that CBS had to schedule went from 12 in 1966 to 7 in 1986.

Today in 2016, the game show and soap opera genres still exist on CBS Daytime, along with the “panel” talk show genre with The Talk with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Aisha Taylor. The Talk premiered on October 18, 2010 and is more popular than ever today (on a personal note, October 18th is my wedding anniversary date!).

Your #1 CBS Daytime lineup in the DFW area today is (all times Central):

9:00am: Let’s Make A Deal

10:00am:          The Price Is Right

11:30am:           Young & The Restless

12:30pm:          Bold & The Beautiful

1:00pm:            The Talk

Thank you for making CBS Daytime #1!!   See you next time.

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