By Lynette Rice
Updated September 19, 2013 at 05:30 PM EDT
Monty Brinton/CBS

Looks like revealing all those secrets really paid off for The Talk: CBS’ daytime talk show posted its largest audience ever for its fourth season premiere last week.

For the week ending Sept. 15, the hour-long chatfest averaged 2.8 million viewers, up 20% over last year’s premiere audience of 2.33 million viewers. Among women 25-54, the show also averaged 1.2/8, also up 20% over last year’s 1.0/6. It also matched its all-time high in the demo.

Last week, The Talk’s five hosts revealed some personal secrets. Julie Chen garnered the most attention for exposing how she got plastic surgery on her eyelids while Sara Gilbert said she realized she was gay while dating Johnny Galecki.