By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “The Price Is Right,” come on down — for another season!
Long-running game show “The Price Is Right” has been picked up for the 2013-14 season by CBS, the network said Tuesday.
Combined with previous pickup of “The Young and the Restless,” Tuesday’s renewals complete the pickup of the network’s entire daytime lineup.
The pickups aren’t terribly surprising. “The Price Is Right,” which premiered its 41st season in September, hasn’t slowed down with age, and currently averages 4.3 million total viewers in its first half-hour and 5.2 million total viewers in its second half-hour.
“The Talk,” meanwhile, has grown 11 percent in total viewership this season, averaging 2.35 million total viewers, and drew its highest weekly audience in the show’s history earlier this month.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Let’s Make a Deal” also have both posted gains over last season.
“Over the past few years, we have successfully transitioned our daytime schedule to a balance of program genres with new creative energy, while maintaining our ratings leadership,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said of the renewals. “We are proud of CBS’s history of quality and leadership in Daytime, thrilled with our current success and we look forward to more great things ahead from the outstanding creative talent in place at each of the shows.”
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