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Los Angeles City Council Names September 20th "CBS Daytime Day" Marking 30 Years At Number One!

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When CBS Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment, Angelica McDaniel started off Tuesday with a tweet stating it was a “Big Day”, fans on social media did not know what was about to go down.

But it was a major day indeed for Angelica and the shows of the CBS Daytime programing line-up of: The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal.

The Los Angeles City Council proclaimed September 20th as “CBS Daytime Day” in honor of the network’s accomplishments for being 30 years consecutively as the number one daytime network.  CBS ended the full 52-week 2015-2016 broadcast year again at the top, a position it has held since 1986.

On hand for the Los Angeles ceremony today were Y&R stars, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Kristoff St. John (Neil), along with Y&R and B&B co-creator, Lee Phillip Bell, as well as B&B cast members, Don Diamont (Bill) and Heather Tom (Katie), plus ‘Price is Righ’t host, Drew Carey.  Watch the news segment via CBS Los Angeles here.

McDaniel shared in a statement: “This winning streak is an incredible source of pride for all of us at CBS. It speaks to three decades of great storytelling from the best creative artists in front of and behind the camera, and the amazing support from a very passionate and loyal fan base.”

For the soaps in the CBS line-up 2015-2016 broadcast season, Y&R retained its title of daytime’s most watched drama, with 5.20 million viewers, and highest-rated in the key womens demos of  25-54 (1.8) and women 18-49 (1.2).  And its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful ranked second among daytime dramas viewers with 3.96 million viewers and women 25-54 (1.5).

Share your congratulations for CBS Daytime for a job-well done in the comment section below!

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rocky83
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rocky83

CBS soaps anyway, way way way overrated ! #Baffled

Patrick
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Patrick

give the benefit of a doubt

when Billy Miller and Michael Muhney left or were erroneously fired… their final scenes aired January, 2014

which is ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO

Y&R has never recovered

save for Justin Hartley… and that’s out of sight out of mind

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

Y&R is #1. Muhney is unemployed. Hunter King has two jobs,. Daytime and Primetime. That’s the rreality. Divine order.

su0000
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su0000

———- Question;

How many soaps were there during the past 30 years?????

And- was there not one, not one, that was better than Y&R during 30 yrs, if even for a year?.

Why has there never ever been another soap at the top?
Why has there not ever been 2 years out of 30 that another soap was on top?

Last question;
What are the odds during 30 years of many soaps not one was ever atop of Y&R, for even a year or two? what are the odds .

Patrick
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Patrick

List of U.S. daytime soap opera ratings, wiki ( type in )

gives every listing and ratings of every serial

WOW

gobsmacked to the gills

As The World Turns… turned an reigned for quite a NUMBER @ #1. YES

which is my only #1 soap… evah

you could clearly see the reign… of GH in the 80s
and yawn… nevertheless… groan Y&R took

so… YES… @su to not quite answer your question… but the whole enchilada and cake

my DAYS had it’s best years… (ratings wise ) from 1995 -2003 always in the top 3

su0000
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su0000

but– the fact is;
During 30 years only Y&R was #1 ..
No other soap in 30 years was #1, not even once, not even for 1 year.
Y&R holds the record of being #1 for 30 years.

what are the odds of that… huh

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

oltl was great in its final year and with ratings up-had it not been cancelled it might had hit number one!!!

john
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I think the last soap that was #1 was Days when Jack and Jennifer got married.

Mo
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Mo

Fabulous episodes. Still some of my favorite.

The first time they got married. 🙂

Mo
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Mo

Congrats.

I don’t think the CBS soaps have really been number 1 for 30 years. I just think even when the soaps weren’t good, people watched out of habit.

There were certainly times when Another World, Santa Barbara, One Live to Live, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives deserved to be number 1, but weren’t. Only naming soaps I’ve watched.

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

The numbers are more accurate now than they’ve ever been because we have reall time counts and real reporting instead of extrapolation and polling. GH is my favorite but, Y&R is numer one. It’s not debatable. It’s just the truth.

Mo
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Mo

I’m not debating the numbers. I meant, substance–I don’t think CBS soaps have been the best soaps for 30 years straight.

Mary SF
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Let’s not forget CBS DAYTIME has been number one for 30 years– in those 30 years there were other soaps on that network that help them achieved that feat– it wasn’t all just Price is Right, Y&R and B&B–

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AW and OLTL Alum, Robyn Griggs Dead at 49

In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Anne Heche, ‘Another World’ Alum and TV and Film Star, Dead at 53

Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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Anne Heche ‘Not Expected to Survive’; Suffered Severe Brain Injury From Fiery Crash

In just heartbreaking news, Daytime Emmy-winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), is not expected to survive after days in the hospital following being severely burned in a fiery car crash when her vehicle struck a home in Mar Vista, California last Friday.

According to family and friends of the motion picture and television star in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive. It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”  Deadline notes, the actress will be taken off life-support.

The statement went on to say, “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.  More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

There are plans for Heche to get an Honor Walk, which is a hero’s goodbye donor patients receive by hospital staff as they are wheeled into the operating room in their final journey.

Heche will be featured on Lifetime’s Girl in Room 13, set to premiere this fall in September. Lifetime’s Executive VP  and head of programming, Amy Winter, revealed earlier this week at the TCA press tour, “As many of you know, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected. This project is important to Anne, along with each and every one of us. We all sought to make a film that would bring attention to this appalling issue of human sex trafficking.”

In addition, TMZ had reported that following toxicology reports, Cocaine was found in Heche’s system following the crash. They also found fentanyl. However,  sources say fentanyl can often be used as a pain medication in hospitals, so there is no confirmation that it was in Anne’s system at the time of the crash.

Anne was an amazing actress with such a tortured life.  We send thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones during this difficult time.  Share your thoughts on the latest update on Anne in the comment section below.

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