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B&B Has Largest Weeklong Audience Since 2007! Y&R Scores 5.73 Million For Week Best Since 2008! CBS Daytime Garners Largest Weekly Viewership Since 2005!

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Whew! What a headline! And a huge congratulations to the CBS Daytime line-up and in particular The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless who have set some new records with soaring ratings and viewership last week! In fact, CBS Daytime soared to its largest weekly audience in over eight years as the Network’s entire lineup hit rating milestones, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending February 2nd.

First off, The Bold and the Beautiful  soared to its largest audience with 4.17 million viewers since the week ending April 13, 2007.  Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless brought in its best weekly audience 5.73 million since the week ending February 29, 2008 and it’s best women 25-54 demo ratings  since February 4th, 2011!

For the week, CBS Daytime also averaged 4.79 million viewers, its largest weekly viewership since the week ending December 30th 2005.  Among women 25-54, CBS Daytime averaged 1.6/09, it’s largest average since the week ending February 21st,  2010.

Among the Network’s daytime programs, both The Talk and Let’s Make A Deal delivered series highs in viewers while matching their series-best women demographics. For the week, The Talk averaged 3.19 million viewers, its largest weekly audience ever and matched its best women 25-54 ratings (1.2/07). Both Let’s Make A Deal  1 (3.71m) and Let’s Make A Deal (4.22m) delivered their largest weekly audience to-date.  The Price is Right posted its largest weekly audience (6.08m) since the week ending Dec. 31, 2004, while The Price is Right 2 had its largest audience (7.12m) since the week ending Jan. 1, 2005.

What do you think about the fantastic ratings for both B&B, Y&R and the CBS Daytime line-up?   Daytime is pulling in greater numbers than many primetime series, that is for certain!

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Proof that the genre thrives! CBS has been good to daytime in recent months and it is good to see the work is paying off. Still, I iament the loss of AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT and I remain a little disappointed in the directions Y&R and B&B have taken in recent years. But the Eye seems committed and this viewer appreciates it. If only ABC did not shoot itself in the foot by suiciding its “Love in the Afiternoon” brand and its leagacy AL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE programs. If ABCis smart, it would… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Well said. Thank you.

dg
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dg

Not gonna happen. Disney is not interested in putting out more money on serials. ABC viewers should just be happy that the revolution tanked and Katie Couric begged them to save GH to give her a strong lead in for her now cancelled talk show. Also if the win the lawsuit you should ask them sell the rights to AMC and OLTL to a network willing to pay to produce them. Disney has shown that they have no love loss for soaps. GH just got saved by the skin of it’s butt. And despite their ratings they still get budget… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

TBT I would rather have both Y&R and BB get cancelled if only they would bring back ATWT.

dg
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dg

That will never happen in a blue moon! B&B is the most popular soap in the world and internationally distributed.
And YR still has the most total viewers and make millions in advertising dollars for CBS and Sony.
If you want ATWT back I suggest you contact Proctor and Gamble and ask them to sell the rights to the show to a network. They still own both it and GL. CBS never owned them and they got tired of baring the expense for not only producing them but paying licensing fees to P&G despite the declining ratings.

Derrick
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Derrick

Yayyyyyy 😀 😀 😀

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

I am loving these two shows. They totally destroy days of our lives in their consistent storytelling. It has been so good to watch and I can’t wait for it to get better. I live in Sydney and B&B is shown at such a good time. It is so good. Days is so boring at the moment but great news for CBS

PatF
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PatF

Such awesome news for the network.

I know the weather has played its part, however, with all the lineup in a creative high right now, I think you’ll continue to see better numbers than previous years.

And that’s what it is all about!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe flying banners really worked…for Y&R, lol

Susan
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Susan

Y&R ratings were probably up so much because Billy Miller and Michael Muhney’s last scenes were airing. What a loss they are!

Mark
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Mark

Love my b&b!!!

Alan
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Alan

Sadly this will only convince Y&R that they’re giving viewers exactly what they want.

dg
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dg

A soap should never give viewers exactly what they want! Viewers forget that this is fantasy entertainment. They see the characters as real friends of theirs that they want to be happy! That’s death to a story and to ratings. A show must have conflict, danger, suspense, romance and obstacles for the character to over come. The first time a fave couple breaks up or someone dies or gets ill etc fans whine and cry like children. That’s ridiculous. If there is no conflict then why watch a show. Granted there must be a balance between light and dark but… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Allow me to clarify: I fear this rise in the ratings will only convince Y&R that boring secret ret-conned cult babies, boring couples (Avery and Dylan, Cane and Lily, Abby and Tyler, Neil and Leslie, Noah and Courtney, Jill and Colin), and stories that just meander along before sputtering to a pointless conclusion (Summer and Kyle’s “romance”; Nikki’s MS; Carmine’s “murder”; the children’s book Victoria was going to write; Billy’s five minute return to gambling; Kevin and Chloe’s off-camera cat burglar story; Mason stealing money by pretending to be Devon) are what viewers want. All I want is intelligent character… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

We are getting some things we want.

The one I want the most is to see Phelps gone.

But writing is so much better. And the cast as always is STELLAR!

Debbie
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Debbie

Hope they don’t hurt themselves patting themselves on The back because the only reason they got those ratings was everyone was watching Billy Miller and Michael Muhney’s final week it’ll be fun to watch the ratings plummet for the month of February… Then Hopefully they will FINALLY fire Jill F Phelps!!!!

dg
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dg

I hope Jill is fired as well but I seriously doubt the rating will drop. JFP is hated by many but she knows how to pull a good story out of her but. And she is desperate to keep her job. I firmly believe she is going to build on the momentum she gained by using both actor’s departure to create a suspenseful story. And Im sorry but I think the show should be commended for their numbers considering all the upheaval on the show this year. Jeanne Cooper died. Billy Miller quit because he could get more time off.… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

You are presuming the rumors are true and MM laid a hand on HK. BIG Presumption. CBS started the rumor by planting the story on TMZ in the first place. I beleive it was more accurately because MM reportedly wanted EB to step aside as the old lion he is, and let the MM move in as the new lion. EB can deny it all he wants, but I beleve he doth protest too much. EB has called people an Ass or a Bitch on Twitter and CBS does nothing, but MM was too difficult? CBS has a MUCH bigger… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

These types of headlines are misleading. In the past years, Y&R has pulled high ratings from events that are very damaging to the long-range future of this show —- Kay’s funeral, the killing of Delia, the last appearances of two of its most popular stars. This does NOT indicate that the show is gaining in popularity. This is akin to a headline like “Coca-Cola breaks profit records this quarter!!” while the details are that Coke made the money by selling the rights to its formula. It is ALL sensational and attention-grabbing but definitely detrimental to the long-term health of the… Read more »

dg
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dg

What you’re saying is emotional but it doesnt jibe with the facts of the numbers. 5.73 million viewers is huge for a daytime serial today. And of course all of TV rolls out big stories for sweeps ratings period. But the proof is how the numbers fair after the periods and if they spike down. So far that has not been the case with YR. One would think the Michael Muhney scandal and Billy Miller’s departure would erode ratings but yet they keep climbing to grand heights. It appears all the negative buzz has generated great interest in the show.… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Well said dg!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Excellent post Barbara. The sad part is this is something that Jill Farren Phelps would do

Cheri
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Cheri

I had really come to like the actor playing Adam Newman. I don’t think his firing is fair. I hope to see him on another show soon. I also think it’s hard to accept someone new playing Billy Abbott. I am really disappointed in the people that produce the show.

dg
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dg

Muhney was accused to criminal sexual harassment and sexual assault under California law. Hunter King’s parents threatened to prosecute him and sue the network if he were not fired. Jill Phelps tried to save Muhney by covering up the incident but the network ordered her to fire him. When Hunter’s parents confronted Jill CBS and Sony launched a full investigation into the matter and they came to the conclusion that the allegations were indeed true. And to keep their set and show safe they had no choice but to fire Muhney. As for Billy Miller he left of his own… Read more »

EventsDiva
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EventsDiva

Wow, how do you know all of this information? Really an interesting read.

k/kay
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k/kay

@dg Yes and JFP wiggled out of it once again this is why I was so mad about DD saying her leadership was great it is not. I wish HK would have asked for them to show JFP the door. The allegations were first made in June 2013. That is why MM was off twitter all summer and signed off in November. This might not have come out if MM had not let his ego get the best of him and let Sony make the announcement that they were going in another direction. And no I am not beating up… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

dg
what you said about M. is bull..
You nor anybody else knows what happened..
Not one from CBS, lawyers, news, has ever once said MM sexually abused anyone.. It has never been said as factual..
It was ”’alleged”’ and nobody including yourself knows the facts..
You need to stop voicing your opinions as facts, they are not..
There has been no prof given as to the accusation against MM.. and you have none, either …

dg
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dg

Prove positive that all the whiners about the Delia Hit and run story should shut their pie holes. The fallout from that story has been brilliantly executed. And say what you will about JFP she took a bad situation ( the departure of Billy Miller and the firing of Muhney) and she turned it into spine tingling drama and ratings gold! She is def not my choice to captain this ship but when push comes to shove she is capable of pulling some great hat tricks out of her tired butt. As for ABC I wish people would get over… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

B&B is my show. Glad to see t up esp. Loving Kridge (Katie+Ridge). Brooke will have a meltdown!!! Quinn is a delicious would-be villain, looking out for her son, but I hope they redeem her a bit later while keeping her interesting. Lots of potential. Congrats to CBS Daytime!

TNT 2.0 Forever
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TNT 2.0 Forever

I’m loving Katie and Ridge as well!

robert
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robert

Congrats to CBS daytime. Love Y&R and B&B doing fantastic.

su0000
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su0000

The ratings will go down, no doubt of that happening..
There were circumstances that created a lager audiences at that time..
It is good to see the numbers rising on all the soaps, nonetheless..

Mary Fite
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Mary Fite

I am so upset with this oucome of Adam and Billy. After 43 years of watching Y@R I’m done watching this show.

k/kay
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k/kay

Take care as always no I do not DVR anymore but wish everyone the best just not my style!!!!

dg
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dg

Suooo. What you don’t understand is that cbs would have never fired muhney if they didn’t believe the accusations. Jill phelps tried to cover up the scandal. But hunters parents threatened to sue. If mm is so innocent why hasn’t he sued hunter and the network for defamation.
Bottom line is that as fans we dont want to believe but the brass did believe it and they took action and fired muhney. U can protest the cows come home but the people in power fired muhney. He is finished.

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GH’s Josh Swickard Stars in HBO Max Film ‘A Hollywood Christmas’

Circle Thursday, December 1st! That’s when you can see General Hospital’s Josh Swickard (Chase) in yet another holiday film.  This time, Swickard stars alongside Jessika Van in A H0llywood Christmas streaming on HBO Max.

In story, A Hollywood Christmas follows Jessica, a successful Christmas movie director, who begins living her own real-life Christmas movie when a handsome television executive named Christopher (played by Swickard), shows up on the set.

Sent by the network to decide if producing Christmas movies are worth the expense, Christopher’s presence threatens to halt production on Jessica’s latest film. With Christopher looking over her shoulder on behalf of the network, Jessica now has to juggle: actors on the set falling in and out of love, an elf dog, and her own romantic feelings for the network exec!

As many are aware, Josh stars in many holiday films, so it’s a bit of send-up about a guy who is in Christmas movies starring in a movie about the making of one.

Warner Brothers posted tune-in info on their official Instagram a few days ago, sharing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… #AHollywoodChristmas premieres in SIX Days! Spend the #HolidaysWithHBOMax.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Will you be checking out Josh in ‘A Hollywood Christmas’ starting this Thursday? Comment below.

 

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Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa Named Hosts For First Annual ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that Emmy nominee and former 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer (ex-Kenneth), and Emmy nominee and music and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, will host the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards.

McBrayer will preside over the Children’s & Family main ceremony on Sunday, December 11 and Siwa will lead the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, December 10.  Both events will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

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In addition, XOMG POP!, the all-girl pop group created by Jess and JoJo Siwa, will perform at during Creative Arts ceremony. Dancing with the Stars fans will also recall that JoJo Siwa along with pro dance partner, Jenna Johnson took 2nd place during season 30 of the ballroom dance competition series, becoming the first all-female team to compete.

Siwa is also a bestselling author, singer and film star with over over  60.5 million followers on social media and 3.6 billion views on YouTube.  Her first-ever tour, D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, sold out 100+ arenas as she became the youngest artist ever to headline and sell out the O2 Arena in London.  She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020.

McBrayer is nominated this year for a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Host for his work on Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show. Siwa has two nominations – one for Outstanding Choreography for her Peacock show Siwas Dance Pop Revolution, and one for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Live Action Program.

In a statement, the actor shared: “I am thrilled to be hosting the first Emmys ceremony specifically created to recognize the important and influential Children’s & Family genre.  It is truly an honor to be celebrating all of the individuals whose wonderful contributions remind us that great television can entertain, educate and bring together people of all ages.”

Siwa added, “I am honored to be hosting the very first Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, and to be a nominee in both outstanding choreography and outstanding music direction and composition for a live action program. It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening with my girl group, XOMG POP! kicking off the night with what will be a great performance!”

Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS shared on the host announcements: “We’re thrilled to recognize the fastest-growing genre in television by launching the Children’s & Family Emmys with such cultural powerhouses as Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa. Their undeniable energy and enthusiasm perfectly capture the tone which will set this ceremony and competition apart for years to come.”

The Children’s & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979 and marks the successful culmination of the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

You can view the nominations here.

So, what do you think of NATAS’ picks of JoJo Siwa and Jack McBrayer to host the inaugural Children’s & Family Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Irene Cara, Best-Known For Smash Hits ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’, Dead at 63

Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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