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RATINGS: All Soaps Rebound And Gain Viewers!

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The ratings are out for the week of December 10th through the 14th and all of your favorite daytime dramas rebounded from a dismal previous week!  In fact, all four soaps gained in total viewers!

The CBS Daytime soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless gained the most viewers for the week with B&B adding another + 196,000 and Y&R adding +193,000.  Over at General Hospital the lone ABC soap brought in +119,000 new viewers, while NBC’s Days of our Lives netted  +90,000!

In the key demos it was General Hospital in the number one spot for women 18-34 in total viewers and ratings share.  The Young and the Restless however topped the other key 18-49 female demo in total viewers and ratings share.  To view the entire ratings picture for the week via Soap Opera Network click here.

In a year where daytime took a big hit from the mainstream, which many said was soon the death of the daytime soaps, the remaining four have not faded into oblivion!  That said, it’s time for you, our soapers, to be this week’s Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! 

As the year comes to a close, what did your favorite soaps do throughout the year to keep you tuned-in? What did they do to keep you tuned-out? And what New Year’s resolution would you like to see each of the soaps make to their loyal audience?  Let us know!

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Saundra
Saundra

Despite the recent bump- Y&R is still loosing viewers. Articles I have read indicate and I agree that they will continue to as long as Jill P & Josh G are at the helm. It’s time for Sony to wake up. Save our show. Listen to the fans not Jill & Josh before it is too late. Is there anyone out there who are brave enough and popular enough who can help the fans save the show we love so much?

harlee
harlee

I like to know the articles so I can read it myself? I haven’t read anything like what you stated. I think Y&R is so much better in the last 2 months and 2 months isn’t going to undo what MAB &LML’s damage created. Most fans I have read seem to like the new direction except for the ones that have nothing better to do then complain which is usual. So I curious and like to see the remarks. The ratings are at or slightly better then MAB left and so it’s not losing ratings.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Thank you harlee- I was beginning to think something must be wrong with me since so many posters are saying how awful Y&R is and how the new regime is destroying it- but I think it is getting better too. No, it is not the show it was in its prime but, I think in this day and age, even Bill Bell Sr. if he were alive, might have a hard time writing for this show. Soaps are bit like finding love, in love you have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding the prince- and in soaps you have to watch a lot dull stuff to get to gems.

saundra
saundra

No proble. http://Www.highlighhollywood.com/2012/12/20 Jill-Darren-phelps. Give it a read. May help to clarify my comment.

harlee
harlee

there is nothing there because the site is saying can’t be found or doesn’t exist. Could you have type in the wrong site?

Saundra
Saundra

Hi Harlem – I wrote the link down verbatim maybe they took it down? Politics and bad press. I will see if I can find it another way.

saundra
saundra

Harlem try http://www.highlighthollywood.com. I just tried i should come up . Do a search it will come up.

Derrick
Derrick

Enjoying Y&R’s writing!! Let’s hope it increases more!!! Happy B&B is up too and DAYS!!!

Nancy
Nancy

I can barely watch Y&R anymore. Sharon’s bi-polar disease done before on GH. I cannot stand JFP. She will kill this show and the best of all of them will be on top and that is GH.

harlee
harlee

GH isn’t going to overtake Y&R, nice try but unrealistic. Fans must believe the only people who watch soaps are the ones going to the soaps sites and that isn’t even coming close to the actual people that are watching soaps.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The daytime soaps this year had their ups and downs, which means like life itself, nothing was perfect. On Days- highlights of the year for me were, grief sex between Sami and EJ, Will’s coming out storyline, Lexie’s passing done beautifully, and the return of Kristen Dimeara.

On B&B- highlight – the passing of Stephanie- done very respectfully
On Y&R- not so much story lines, but performances stand out in my mind- Paul shooting his own son and the his torment about it afterwards. Sharon’s breakdown. Any scene with Christian LeBlanc.

GH- only started watching in November, but for me highlight so far was the Thanksgiving episode, and when Anna decked that Faison guy when he was captured.

Low points- don’t like to dwell on the negative because negativity breeds negativity, but for me the dumbest thing I saw all year was Chole’s and Kevin’s spur of the moment wedding on Y&R. The whole thing was absurd from the location, the dialogue to Katherine Chancellor marrying them – it was not only the lamest wedding I’ve seen, but the worst thing I seen on a soap in years. And I have seen a lot crap on a lot of shows so for me to hate it, means it was really bad.

robert
robert

I like the new Y&R. Days is too boring.

Tsuds
Tsuds

I agree.. Days is waaayyyyy boring!

Ces
Ces

Not sure how Days ratings have gone up. The show is beyond boring.

Tsuds
Tsuds

LOL…. Maybe we should take a look at The Young and Restless…

Tsuds
Tsuds

Finally catching up with Revenge.. that is a good show! Dallas will be back in a month or so… I have to give it up.. Maybe I try on Jan 1, 2013.. Good New Years Resolution for me.. along with cookies..

Tsuds
Tsuds

Give up Days is what I am talking about 🙂

Ces
Ces

Love Dallas!! That was a great 1st season. Days, ho-hum… I keep hoping but every episode I watch is a repeat of the last. I still wonder if Marlena knows that Jack died? Their consistency stinks. I’d give up Days before cookies 🙂 Happy Holidays!

Chris
Chris

Even though each soap gained somewhat for this most recent week, none of these ratings are all that great honestly.

Yes, Y&R is still the top-rated soap, but I think that’s largely by default. IMO, it’s been as exciting as watching paint dry lately and the ratings are reflecting that. It’s down at least 1 million viewers from last year and continually slipping. DOOL has been mostly unwatchable since shortly after the Olympics and as of now appears to be teetering on the edge of cancellation.

GH is so much better in everyday quality and excitement from where it was last year at this time, so give RC and FV credit for breathing new creative life into the show. But having said that, while the numbers are up, I’m not sure that these ratings are so far and away higher than where they were a year ago. But I’m cautiously optimistic. At the very least, I’d like to think that they’ve bought GH a little more time.

Amy
Amy

Just so people know, I believe that GH is airing a repeat on Monday (Christmas Eve) and won’t be seen on Tuesday (Christmas) due to ABC/ESPN’s NBA games. Thus, the next new episode is Wednesday, Dec. 26

Susan M.
Susan M.

GO GENERAL HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! They need to get Luke back in Port Charles.. Where is he anyway? Miss seeing him on GH!

moshane58
moshane58

I want all of them to succeed regardless which one I watch.We could only get the real count for We know Neilsen is outdated and millions more.Glad to see all of them are on the upside in veiwers.I donot want anymore cancelled.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Congrats to all the soaps! LOVE IT!

Brett
Brett

BB’s New Years resolution needs to be to get rid of Liam and Hope, get a new writing team and give Thorne storyline. Gh just needs to keep up the great work!

Dmitri
Dmitri

Glad Days is gaining and I hope it stays on air, but these new writers are making the show very boring. I now just read the recaps online rath than watching the actual show. I say fire the writers. I mean, the baby storyline is SO cliche! Krady has gotten old really fast, Sami’s love triangle is overdone and overshown, and Dannifer, who many people loathe, is also overshown. Nicole’s story is boring. I would rather she get with Rafe or reunite with EJ instead of heading to Eric, because they just seem so dull and washed down right now. I thought I would enjoy Nick, as well as Nabi, but Nick is a jackass and the couple, while I like them, are boring and rushed.

I do not like the CBS soaps, but I am not shocked Y&R isn’t doing so well now. B&B is doing alright, but I find it boring. GH is only decent IMO. All soaps need to do better.

Jared
Jared

GH is on fire. It is a soapy joyride. This show is proof that soaps can endure when true fans of the genre, who respect the history of the genre, executive produce and write shows of this genre. Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Y&R is showing signs of life, but geez, how do you repair 7 years of damage brought on by LML & MAB. Josh Griffith writes good soap, but I’m not sure about JFP’s track record. Let’s just say I am hoping for the best but expecting further erosion of Y&R’s fan base. They’ve messed with some of the greatest characters and stories in daytime history. I’m not sure the damage can be undone.

DAYS is just unwatchable. I cannot stand the Daniel/Jennifer back and forth. Also, I don’t quite understand the EJ phenomenon. Perhaps if I were taller, spoke with a British accent, and blinked my eyes incessantly, I could become a soap actor phenomenon myself. Just saying. Hehe

I have never gotten into B&B. I do love Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelley Lang (sp?), however.

Long live our soaps!

Christine
Christine

The ratings news is wonderful and I am so happy that the Quartermaines are seeing more airtime. HOWEVER, what the heck did Leslie Charleson do to her face … again?!

Larkin
Larkin

I just wanna know who is the person who give these ratings figures, cuz B&b is awful, it has barely three people duing the same recycled crap they did over the years and the characters do not have realistic. all they do is beckering like a buch of stupid ppl rotating around the awful slut form the valley Broke Logan and family!! I haven’t watched this crap since July 2012, and i won’t unless Bell is out!! I hate his biased writing and arrogance!!!When people write such insane statements and praising incompetent people like Bell which should follow Maria Arena Bell through the door, i can understand why B&b never change! They must all be KKL/Logan fans cause it is just absurd praising such horrible lazy and predictable writing… GH is the best imo and if Phelp keep firing people i don’t know if Y&R would make it…Plus i really liked Maria Arena Bell.. This woman is bringing all her ppl from the Hollywood Heights!! SMDH! Maybe it is too son but i all the people she fired on Y&R were good and entertaining..
B&B should be canceled!

harlee
harlee

No happening of cancelling B&B or Y&R because like it or not they are the strongest soaps on the air and proof is in the ratings and CBS is very happy now. MAB sucks! She won’t work in daytime again and that is blessing for all soaps.

Rj
Rj

Love Eric Brady (GV) on Days! Look forward to more involved storylines with him!

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DAYS Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, Lani (Sal Stowers) is in danger as the baby she is carrying is in trouble.  How will the outcome of her premature delivery send reverberations through Salem for not only her, but JJ (Casey Moss), and Eli (Lamon Archey) as well?

Elsewhere, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) does not want to return to Salem, and opens up to Ben (Rob Scott Weston) about what has been happening in her life, which brings them closer.  Will Ben insist she go back home?  Will Ciara look past all of Ben’s previous horrible acts, and get to know him for who he is now?

Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) continue to plan their wedding, and Chad (Billy Flynn)  offers up to assume the role of CEO of Titan … and then, what will happen now that Will (Chandler Massey) was injected with the serum pf Dr. Rolf’s to attempt to regain his memories?

Check out more teasers below for the action in Salem, and check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC here.

Monday, June 18

Will has a flash of memory.

Tuesday, June 19

The Hortons rally around Eli and Lani as she undergoes an emergency c-section.

Wednesday, June 20,

Will keeps a secret from Paul.

Thursday, June 21

Hope is relieved when Ciara calls her, but is upset by her daughter’s news.

Friday, June 22

Kate makes a huge confession to Chad.

So, what are you looking forward to seeing most this week on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Recalls The Terror He Caused In The Cabin!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has brought Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to a very familiar place to him, the old abandoned cabin in the woods where he had: tied up Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail, where he had traumatized Abigail, and where she had given birth to Thomas, and where he murdered the midwife, Wendy (Denice Duff).  Throughout the episode, Ben flashes back to all those moments in time, and the heinous acts he perpetrated.

For this episode, DAYS re-created these key scenes in Ben and Abigail’s back-story, by having Marci Miller redo the scenes, originally played at the time by Kate Mansi.  Both Wilson and Miller were riveting to watch.

In present time, as Ben tends to Ciara’s wounds, he looks around the cabin and flashes to kidnapping Abigail.  When Ciara finally starts regaining consciousness and starts to moan, it brings back memories of Wendy aiding Abigail in the birth of her son, Thomas.  He recalls murdering Wendy and burying her.  Ben begins to relive more and more moments, and then the horrific time he wanted to set Chad and Abby on fire.  Ben continues to get more beside himself, and begins to pant recalling it all.

Later, Ben is standing in a corner, staring at the flame of the lighter that had been used to start the fire that had nearly killed Chabby. Just then, Ciara wakes up and takes a look at Ben. and she screams,”Oh my God.”

What did you think of the performance of Rob Scott Wilson? What did you think about Marci Miller redoing the scenes originally that aired that were played by Kate Mani? Comment below.

 

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Is Bryan Dattilo The Next Cast Member To Exit DAYS?

Within the last hour on Wednesday, fans and reporters took notice, and read a tweet that was posted by longtime Days of our Lives’ cast member, and enduring favorite, Bryan Dattilo (Lucas).

In his somewhat cryptic tweet, Bryan shared the following: “25 years. 2 months. 12 days. And 4 hours. Good run. Thanks to my Days family and fans. Enjoy Lucas while you can.”

Just back in April of this year, Dattilo celebrated his 25th anniversary with the series.

Does this tweet from Bryan mean he is gone from Salem? What would the show have mind that would take Lucas off the canvas if this turns out to be confirmed?

Various reports have surfaced that Dattilo’s exit may just mean that his character is being given a rest for now, but as we know in Salem life no one is really “dead” for good … are they?

Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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