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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
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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?

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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
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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… Read more »

saundra
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saundra

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

harlee
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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
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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
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saundra

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

Derrick
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Derrick

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

Nancy
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

robert
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robert

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

Tsuds
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Tsuds

I agree.. Days is waaayyyyy boring!

Ces
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Ces

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

Tsuds
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Tsuds

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

Tsuds
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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
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Tsuds

Give up Days is what I am talking about 🙂

Ces
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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
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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… Read more »

Amy
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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.
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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
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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
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MBmomof3

Congrats to all the soaps! LOVE IT!

Brett
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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
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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.… Read more »

Jared
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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… Read more »

Christine
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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
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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… Read more »

harlee
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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
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Rj

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

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A Martinez Joins the Cast of New Film ‘Ambulance’

Daytime Emmy winner and former star of Santa Barbara, A Martinez (Ex-Cruz) has joined the cast of the upcoming Michael Bay directed action-thriller, Ambulance.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez and is based off the original Danish Film Ambulancen

According to Deadline, while the plot is being kept under wraps, the pic is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action pics Speed and Bad Boys.”

As well as his reprising his role of Eduardo on Days of our Lives recently, Martinez also appeared in Netflix’s Longmire, as well as his recurring roles on the digital drama series,The Bay.

So, intrigued to find out what A will be playing in “Ambulance”?  Would you like to see him back on daytime?  Comment below.

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Victoria Konefal Returns to Days of our Lives

Cin fans will be happy to know the other half of the DAYS super couple will be back on-screen later this month as Ben (Rob Scott Weston) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) love story is set to continue.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Look for Konefal to first appear back on-screen during the January 28th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

When the missing in action Ciara returns she will bring with her a new character named Rhodes played by Jason Downs.

No word on how long Konefal’s stay will be this time, since she has been off-contract with the show since last year.

However, reportedly this this will be Ciara in the flesh, not a conjured up or “Vision” of her that comes to Ben in his time of need.

What do you think has happened to Ciara since the car explosion she was supposedly part of? Glad to know Victoria is on her way back on-air to DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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