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RATINGS: Big Week For The Bold and the Beautiful!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 6-10th and it was a successful week for CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.

With the drama centering around: the fallout of Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) blowing up the building that housed Spectra Fashions, with Sally (Courtney Hope) and Liam (Scott Clifton) trapped inside and with their lives on the lines, and that kiss, the show added +209,000. That was the most added viewers of any daytime drama for this ratings period.  That addition brought their viewer average tally to 3,700,000. In addition, B&B also added viewers in all the key womens demo categories, 18-49, 18-34, 25-54.

The drama continued this past week as well when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) slept with Bill, and Liam was all set on renewing his wedding vows with Steffy.  B&B’s sister soap of the top-rated, The Young and the Restless also had strong week, adding +201,000, bringing their total to 4,616,000, while the series also added viewers in all key demos.

Days of our Lives also added total viewers +14,000, and made gains in the womens 25-54 demo.  General Hospital was the only soap to lose viewers for the week with -57,000 with losses in all three key demo categories.  View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,616,000 (+201,000/+116,000)
2. B&B 3,700,000 (+209,000/-134,000)
3. GH 2,706,000 (-57,000/+84,000)
4. DAYS 2,204,000 (+14,000/-68,000)

So, which of your favorite daytime soap operas is delivering the best drama for this key November sweeps ratings period? Comment below!

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Debra m
Debra m

I am surprised GH lost viewers, as I have been enjoying the show and the whole two Jason story. Sorry, but the whole Bill and Steffy story makes me nauseous. Sleeping with your father-in-law, yuck. The problem with this show is you can’t root for any couple because they only stay together for such a short time before moving on to someone else. The only good thing for me on this show is that Ingo will soon be on.

LCA
LCA

Well, sort of good news…but nothing to brag about IMO if one is paying attention to the big picture. B&B ratings have been falling for some time, and yes, they finally increased for the week in total viewers but they were really low the previous weeks. I’d say this week was a mixed bag for B&B, up over last week(first number listed) but still behind compared to last year (second number.) B&B remains THIRD place behind GH in the all-important demos of Women 18-49. Yeah…I am a nerd that has been following the ratings. lol!

Patrick
Patrick

nothing wrong – at all – WITH an analytical perspective

whatever it takes .. fans KNOW the lowdown any way… just helps that much more for fan intrigue

TIME passes by – SO – fast.. that I can’t keep up with the ups and downs of the ratings… I just know.. that my DAYS is always 4th… and is keeping pace plus

all I can hope for. 14,000 EYES – do something

i’m interested in how GH will fare once Steve Burton and Billy Miller.. settle in.

GH and DAYS for the WIN

Alberto
Alberto

I’m rooting for DAYS OF OUR LIVES! It’s fun, romantic and a can’t miss show for me, now that head writer Ron Carlivati has taken over the reins.

K/kay
K/kay

Someone has to be bored or forgot to turn their TV off if you are watching Bold . Brad Bell completely let the air out of the tires concerning the return of Sheila and what JMW at a young age has done to her face has made this show unwatchable and also I respect KKL but thirty years later we are still trading husbands every three months.

Ella
Ella

I turned B&B back on because of Bill & Steffy and the explosion drama. They finally brought back their most chemistry filled pairing. Controversial but that’s why most people watch soaps in the first place. I’m looking forward to a huge blowout when the truth comes out. Now we have Ingo on too. B&B has the talent, now they just need to keep the meaty stories coming.

vinman
vinman

B&B……..UNWATCHABLE!

Soaphound
Soaphound

I so agree with you, vinman. It may only be 30 minutes but it FEELS so much longer. The same few characters playing musical beds year after year. Yawn..

rocky83
rocky83

BEYOND UNWATCHABLE!

Amy
Amy

BB it’s getting good. I finally started watching again after about six years lately. Finally the riders were smart enough to capitalize on the explosive chemistry between DD and JMW as Bill and Steffy. Hoping that the explosion will be the end of wasting Steffy on Liam. The triangle with Hope was never believable. But the love story between Bill and Steffy brought passion to the screen airing the too hot shown only in snippets love scene. Will continue to watch as long as they stand a chance. If the powers that be decided to not continue many viewers want to back out.

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I had said a long time ago that Liam was to whimpy for Steffie. Since the days of Steffie and Hope fighting over him I could never figure out what the big attraction was. She needs a real man and not a whining little puppy dog. Like you, I only hope this is the beginning for Steffie and Bill. I guess Brooke was only a brief “love of his life”. What I can’t wait for is the truth hitting the fan. Let the various cat fights begin. I am sure Brooke will try and get her digs at Steffie. Maybe, maybe not. We will just have to wait and see. On a side note, I am hoping they keep Katie and Wyatt together. To me that pairing was right up there with Quin and Eric. As the saying goes we’ll just have to tune in tomorrow.

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

PS If Steffie and Bill decide to marry, Bill will be Ridge’s son-in-law. And if Brooke and Ridge marry for the millionth time, Brooke will be Bill’s stepmother-in-law. I just thought I would give you something to think about. Only on the soaps. Take care.

Jimh
Jimh

I mainly watch Days and GH…will watch GH more when Britt returns…Days is best improved show…worried that GH will become the Jason/Carly/Sonny hour -some episodes of GH are better than others…i like Cassandra? or whatever her name is-hoping for a battle of the witches-her against Nina(sorry but i really was never won over by her) and hope Cassandra wins the battle…

Shay
Shay

@Jimh….I like your idea for a battle royale between Cassandra and Nina….and I am rooting for the same side as you!!!….Nina really has to go….she’s just never found her footing in Port Charles!

Jimh
Jimh

Cassandra can stay-she is winning me over…she has this sneakiness about her i am enjoying-seems something big she is hiding and hoping for a good payoff-the calm before the storm kind of sneakiness before the big reveal…Michelle Stafford is a fine actress but her Nina irritates me like nails on a chalkboard…the only thing i like about her is scenes with the mysterious Cassandra!!!

Mo
Mo

Of the three I watch (B&B, Y&R, Days), B&B is my least favorite right now because I don’t like the Steffy/Bill hookup.

I really hope Days’ ratings will go up because the show is so good. The one I want to watch first.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I am tired of B&B’s carousel of relationships. No romance. No genuine love. Only actions that in any other world would be unforgivable. I enjoy a good redemption story yet it seems whenever we get close to a new stage for a character, something just so stupid happens. Steffy is the new Brooke, dancing with father and his two sons. But is there any endgame to really root for? No. I support and try to watch all four legacy soaps because I do not want the genre to die. But B&B lately is making it difficult. I was hoping Brooke and Bill would be the endgame as they seemed suited. I worry we will only get another same old story with Brooke, Ridge, and nuThorne. Sigh. Was only yesterday everyone was circling Hope. We got over that fast after yeeeaaarrrsss of endless navelgazing.

Rae
Rae

I love the Bold & Beautiful bringing back a new Sally the actress that plays her is awesome!!! Steffy & Bill are great together cause their both evil, selfish, & power hungry. Bring Hope back for Liam she is his true love Steffy just got in the way and messed him up for a bit but his heart is with Hope she’s good like him.

Timmm
Timmm

In my opinion, rating aside, Dina is killing it on Y&R and Patient Six rules on GH!

Boop
Boop

I agree.

Celia
Celia

Hey, T,
Since there’s no site for Y&R, I agree with you. Marla is amazing and funny…I get a kick out of Dina, illness or not ….she will always remain one of the greats.
Also, remember when I said to you ( pre Sharon) there was too much sexual tension between Abby and Scott? They just ‘hated’ each other at first glance. That, alone, spoke volumes.
Sharon is just a sidetrack, which is soooo low. You were right, you saw something in him I did not. He’s a snake.
As I said, when I first thought Abby would be pregnant with Zack’s baby? Well, I bet TPTB will incorporate her pregnancy into the show….and….VOILA !! It will be Scott’s baby. Poor Sharon….no luck with men!!!!
What gave it away for me was when locked up in that warehouse, Abby said something about ‘protection’….that there was no way the ‘encounter’ meant or amounted to anything.
I want yo ser this soap soar to the limits…..
I hope Y&R will reach its pinnacle of days gone by, my T.

Celia
Celia

Correction….,to see this soap soar….

Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn

While YR is my hands down favorite, I’m enjoying Bold more than GH though that may change when Tamara Braun returns to GH.

I do have to say Bold’s stories and couples change at a break neck speed, it’s gotten ridiculous. The return of Shelia Carter has been a total bust for me, won’t be upset when she leaves.

Celia
Celia

Be careful what you wish for, Anne….Henry will, indubitably, take a wiff of Tamara’s skirts, LOL.
What will become of you then? ….take it from moi, Catherine of Aragon…..Alack!!
Y&R forever!!

Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn

Okay, this cracked me up. I love this and take it you are a big Tudor fan too!

Yep YR is hands down tops for me. No everything is not perfect but the improvements have been huge and very fast. Some people want everything to happen immediately instead of letting stories play out.

Celia
Celia

Oopsies…whiff.
You are the only fan, Anne, I have seen on these sites who favors Y&R above all others.
I love my Y&R…will always be loyal to it for the long-haul.

Celia
Celia

Oh, yeah, Anne!!!! I am a Tutor fan…..I am a British History fan—-a History buff, in general. But, British and American History fascinate me the most.
Glad I made you laugh, a bit….we all need a dose of it, now and again.
Who would not be a fan of Henry VIII? I consider him sort of a caricature; no disrespect to the Tudors, LOL.
My maternal grandmother’s maiden name is Stuart (Stiubhart)…. I should look into that. LOL.
If my Y&R is taken away, Anne….I shall mutiny….

Harry
Harry

I have been defending Y&R but alas, think some of the critics might be right after all. I am bored with Abby and suddenly she is in a major front burner story line. She looks perpetually confused with her mouth always hanging open and the brows furrowed into the shape of the number 11. Abby sleeps with Scott with nary a twinge of guilt of having slept with another woman’s man. She slept with her niece’s husband and later she slept with her sister’s live in boyfriend. I cannot stand Abby the mouth breather cause she lacks a moral compass and yet is portrayed as some kind of heroine. I think she’s an utterly useless and disposable character and frankly, feel the same about Scott. Sharon deserves better from both of them. I do really appreciate the Alzheimers story line and Peter Bergman and Elileen Davidson are playing the hell out of it. This is a good example of how soaps can deal with real life issues/tragedies while paying fidelity to the core families.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Mal Young is now the head writer and I noticed the changed immediately- gone are thoughtful and realistic conversation between characters and in came silly mock conflicts– in what universe would anyone who isn’t a first responder be allowed inside a building about to collapse? But Jack was so he can have a heart to heart with Billy.

Now every conversation is a argument — characters are becoming stereo types again. The Alzheimer story line could have been great, but it is already riddled with cliches—and since the dialogue is written so badly, I find even with best actors on soaps the performances come out wooden — to me Mal Young stuff is crossed between Pratt and MAB—there will be more action, but I don’t know if my ears can bear the whining, bitching and fighting which seems to become the norm since Young took over— oh well my mute button will get a work out.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hi Mary SF, I so totally agree…We all have our opinions but IMO we will never see the classic glory days of Y&R again since Bill Bell pass…I really think we would of had it with Sally Sussman and Kay Alden but I think that CBS/Sony intervene and they decided to let Sally and Kay go and they were the reason that I started watching Y&R again and now with Y&R falling backwards again it’s just a matter of time before I quit watching and I don’t think that Mal Young cares for he’s not listening and turning it into a show like you said with a cross between Pratt and MAB…I will say this until I die, if you don’t go back to the way Y&R use to be with it’s classic production, writing, directing and the beautiful classic background MUSIC, Y&R will not flourish…Y&R does not feel like the same show which I watched from 1975 till 2006 and then I returned when Sally and Kay returned…Thank goodness we have a great nighttime show with This is US…excellent writing and character’s which is what Y&R use to have…

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Nothing like boinking all the Spencer men.

Steffi, your bucket list is now complete.

What family can you sleep with next?

C.C.C.
C.C.C.

Sooner or later they will soap opera age Little Will (Katie’s son that is never on anymore) into a teenager and he will be dreaming about Steffy too!

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WED NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nominations Special With Guest Co-Host DAYS’ Arianne Zucker


It’s almost time for Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s 6th annual Daytime Emmy nominations special!

Tune-in to listen to the livestream podcast on Wednesday night, March 20th beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST right here at Michael Fairman TV.com.

Make sure to come to this site a few minutes before showtime and settle in for this 90-minute plus special when we chat it up with several of the just announced daytime drama performer nominees who are going for gold at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, May 5th.

Joining Michael in-studio as special guest co-host will be Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).

In addition, we will be giving away 2 pairs of VIP tickets to the winners of our “Game Show Trivia” segment during the broadcast to Coastal Entertainment ‘s “Teals Got Talent” GH Fantasy Event in Philadelphia on May 4th featuring: GH’s Michael Easton, Lynn Herring, John J. York, Kathleen Gati, and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig all to benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The Foundation works every day to fund cures and foster community, and does so by supporting women fighting ovarian cancer and the friends and family who love them by standing together with every single person touched by ovarian cancer.  To date, they’ve invested more than $4.1 million in research through grants to scientists throughout the country. Soap Nation Live! is proud to support this worthy cause.

If you want to call-in to speak to the hosts, or nominated guests during our Daytime Emmy nomination special, please dial the exclusive listener line at 818-295-2130.

Throughout the broadcast, also visit the Michael Fairman TV official Facebook page for fun video updates direct from the studio, and keep abreast of what’s happening and who is chatting with us live via @michaelfairman twitter account throughout the show.

You can also live to the broadcast streamed live on the official Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com

To find out who’s in the running. make sure to tune in to CBS’s The Talk beginning on Wednesday afternoon (11amEST/2PMPST) when the nominees are unveiled for the first time.  Then, hear the reactions of several of your favorite soap stars that night on Soap Nation Live!

If you have any questions you would like to pose to our hosts, or any nominated guests, let us know in the comment section below and we just might ask it on the air!  More show details will be forthcoming.

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Oh what a twisted web Eve Donovan weaves on current episodes of Days of our Lives.  Seems like Eve is in cahoots with Claire to have Haley arrested and deported all to help Jack advance in the Salem mayoral race and…  her quest to become Salem’s first lady?

On the latest all-new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, daytime favorite, Kassie DePaiva (Eve) talks with host Michael Fairman all about Eve and what she is up to, hiding, and how she is scheming to ruin the life of Jennifer Horton, and keep Jack under her thumb.  In addition ,DePaiva shares what it has been like to be reunited with her former One Life to Live co-star, Robin Strasser since both have been taping at DAYS recently.

Later, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman behind the scenes where the guys visit the hair and make-up department and get the lowdown on how the actors are turned into the characters they play, and the fast and furious life of a soap star, who has to get camera ready before they hit the set.

Finally, Michael speaks with Victoria Konefal (Ciaria) on how she “Becomes Ciara Brady” as we visit her dressing room and find out just how she gets that Ciara-look that turns the head of Ben Weston every time she walks in to a room.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming at NBC.com, the NBC app, and on the network’s You Tube channel.  The latest episode will be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms beginning on Monday, March 18th.

So what did you think of our chats with Kassie, Eric, and Victoria? Comment below.

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DAYS Deidre Hall On The Passing Of Jed Allan: “We’ve Lost One Of The Really Good Ones”

Over the last 24 hours, the soap world has been rocked by the passing of one of their favorites, Jed Allan.  On Saturday, Allan passed away at the age of 84.  So many of his co-stars and colleagues have posted their remembrances and their grief, which Michael Fairman TV had continue to add to the original post on Allan’s passing.

But on Sunday evening, none other than Allan’s most famous romantic scene partner, Days of our Lives Deidre Hall (Marlena) came forth and shared her touching thoughts on Allan’s passing via her Deidre Hall official Facebook page.

Deidre expressed: “We’ve lost one of the really good ones. It’s been decades since I stepped on to the NBC sound stage to screen test for Marlena on Days of our Lives. I was given a 4-page scene to memorize and perform with Days’ dashing bachelor, Don Craig, played confidently by Jed Allan. Jed made it all look easy with his dark good looks, deep resonant voice, a naughty twinkle, boisterous laugh and his characteristic swagger. He used his charismatic charm to win audiences as well as cast and crew. He never tired of my lack of experience and taught by example. He was deeply devoted to his sons and his darling wife Toby. When he lost her, we weren’t sure how he’d go on, but go on he did. Jed was a giant in so many ways, witnessed by the huge emptiness he leaves behind.”

Along with her sentiments, Hall posted a clip of her and Allan as Marlena and Don; when the couple was breaking-up on the series, which is posted below.

Following Hall’s remembrances on Jed Allan, several other DAYS cast members past and present also took to social media to express their thoughts and grief on the loss of Allan including James Reynolds (Abe) who noted: “Jed Allen was one of the first to welcome me to Days of our Lives.. I am grateful he took a young actor under his wing.”

Gloria Loring, who’s character of Liz Chandler was romantically involved with Allan’s Don Craig related: “I just heard that Jed Allan, the former Don Craig on Days, passed on. Rest In Peace, my old friend. I loved working with you and will remember you with a smile in my heart.”

So, what do you think of Deidre Hall’s remembrances and statement on the death of her beloved co-star from DAYS,? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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