I took it as a joke, too, but in the context of the back and forth she was having with Meghan at that very moment, to me, it was a joke at the expense of the viewer. Meghan said that the viewers were being "too precious" about her and Joy's relationship and said something like we were all too worried about Joy and Joy's feelings and don't feel bad for her because Joy loves it just as much as I do and Joy just sat there, did not dispute it and then gave her "watch The Talk joke." In that context, I found it really condescending to the viewers. In any other context, I wouldn't have. If she had just thrown that out on her own, no biggie, but she said it in response to Meghan telling us viewers to basically fuck off.