01/03/2012 12:14 pm ET

'The Chew' Reaches Highest Ratings Ever

Looks like things are looking up for "The Chew." Last Thursday, the food and lifestyle TV show reached its highest ratings ever -- 2.77 million total viewers. This was the second consecutive week that "The Chew" reached record-high ratings. ABC is now daytime's number one network across all target women demographics.

This record high actually doesn't differ so much from the ratings of "All My Children" -- the soap opera that "The Chew" replaced. In fact, 2.77 million is higher than some of "All My Children's" ratings in the last year.

"The Chew" may have gotten off to a bumpy start, but these ratings indicate that the show is starting to exhibit promise. It has been bringing on a steady stream of guest stars, including "Dancing With The Stars" Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who appeared on the record-setting episode.