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RATINGS: General Hospital Has Strong Week: Shows Gains In Total Viewers & Key Demos!

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The ratingsa are out for the week of December 14-18th, and it was ABC’s General Hospital that was the only daytime drama to show gains in total viewers and key demos, while all the other soaps were down.  This was also the week that President Obama’s press conference pre-empt the Friday episode of GH, altogether.

In story for the week, Liz (Rebecca Herbst) was wondering if Jason (Billy Miller) would come back to her after he found out she lied to him for months, Patrick (Jason Thompson), Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes) found Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) wherabouts and learned the truth of her captivity, and those were just a few of the plot points that drove the week.

GH added +172,000 total viewers for the week totaling 2,817,000 and remained in#3 spot, and in key women demos was at  #2 in 18-49, 18-34, and #3  in 25-54, while adding viewers in each demo category.

Days of our Lives lost the most viewers for the week – 80,000 and fell back to under 2.5million total viewers.  The NBC soap opera celebrating its 50th season also took a hit in all the key demos in the minus column.  CBS The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful continue to hold steady at #1 and #2 even they saw some small losses for the week.  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 4,774,000 (-12,000/-38,000)
2. B&B 3,597,000 (-48,000/-170,000)
3. GH 2,817,000 (+172,000/-100,000)
4. DAYS 2,465,000 (-80,000/+150,000)

So what did you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap?  Which soap is the best right now as we close out 2015?  Which is keeping your interest?  Which is not? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    December 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    D ays is all gloom and doom which is a turn off..Days needs romance and adventue not death of the week…People tuned in to see Robert Scorpio at GH-all sops need a true hero and this soap is sorely lacking one!!!…GH isnt all gloom and doom at the moment and ratings are up-are you listening Days plus fans wanted scrubs reunited but we will see what happens in the weeks ahead now nothing big happening and we loose Scorpio again!!!

    • su0000

      December 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Jimh!!!
      yes!
      Tristan/Scorpio
      Kim/Robin
      and Jerry can make the MIA fans tune in, who wouldn’t lol
      I will really miss Tristan/Scorpio, now that he has returned it’s hard to let him go 🙁
      I will miss Patrick, but will see him as Billy, so that is cool
      Robin, ehhh, it finally will end.

      And– Anna and Scorpio are pure gold!!!
      none other as them together in whichever manner of love & adventure..

      • CeeCee

        December 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

        Except for Sonny and Carly? Ha!
        Does anyone know how many times, AND to how many different women Sonny has opened his heart with these words? ” ….the woman I love more than anything else in the world.” Did he avow those very words to Carly before he shot her?

    • tim S

      December 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      I agree about Days and was glad to see it.. hope it does turn around soon.. but glad the storylines are moving along fast and not predictable. .was nice to see Ciara was taken and kidnapped.. never saw that coming..

      Great writing at Days!! Keep up the good work.

      • CeeCee

        December 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

        Yes, I agree. I was so happy and stunned, really, that little Thomas’ real daddy came through so fast. I was prepared to wait years for the revelation. I did a double take, albeit I knew that the baby would get sick and needing blood or something. Nonetheless, I expected a longer time for it to happen. Is Chad going to repel that news or embrace it?

    • Alan

      December 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      GH is benefiting from Robin’s brief return and her reconciliation with Patrick. I’m guessing once they leave town and we go back to Sonny 5 days a week the ratings will go back down.

      • maddiehayes

        December 30, 2015 at 7:17 am

        I agree! The Scorpios make up for having to FF 3/4 of it, but the way the show is now, I don’t think I can watch once Robin and Robert are gone. I think Robert is going to be back for a few weeks in January .. that’s what I’m holding on to.

      • Matt

        December 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        Even since Sonny has returned he has not been on 5 times per week. Elizabeth, Jason, and Sam thats a whole different story, there the ones hogging the screen time

    • Rose

      December 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Jimh…your first two lines could have been said of the Fluke story. You’d think other writers would learn.

    • robert

      December 29, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      your right on about DAYS. i’ve heard their killing more people off

    • Adam

      December 30, 2015 at 8:23 am

      I agree about Days, they have Daniel dying this week and coming up it looks like Stefano and/or Victor are going to die.

      • Harry

        December 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

        Daniel died? How can you tell?

      • CeeCee

        December 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

        @Harry.
        In a hurry here….but, as I skimmed through, I just had to comment here, LOL.
        There you go, Harry…your sardonic humor, which I love so much, gets me each and every time. I got the sarcasm, Harry. You are one witty genius, my friend. Happy and Healthy New Year.
        Poor, poor Daniel!!!!

      • Carolina

        January 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        “Days of Our Funerals” deserves to be cancelled (if the rumors are true). It’s so depressing, just a sad memory of what the show used to be.

  2. Ces

    December 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Days has not been good. Best thing about the show recently was Ben and he’s gone. The rest of the stories are boring.

  3. AJQ

    December 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    GH numbers are not complete and should be qualified.

    GH did not air on Friday due to the Presidential news conference so the GH numbers are based on only four days.

    Friday is always GH’s lowest rated day, by a lot. That would drag down the total viewer number and the demos.

    Friday was the lowest day for the other three soaps. Take out Friday and they all do better on a four day average. Y&R would be up from last week and last year counting only Mon-Thurs like GH.

    So based on the same Mon-Thurs average, GH would not be the only soap to make gains and the overall GH numbers would almost certainly be lower with a Friday episode counted in the average.

    • Chrystie_Delancey

      December 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Not to mention, here in Southern California we had that bomb hoax that shut down ALL of LAUSD schools and some private ones. The news was on all day, though they never had anything new to report. I don’t remember Y&R being on that day nor DOOL.

    • Matt

      December 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Then all the other times when other shows do not have complete ratings they should not qualify. The networks are allowed a certian number of episodes per year ot not have count. GH was not on the East Coast on that Friday and in the west coast they aired a repeat. The other shows get the same chance, so stop your GH hatred.

      • AJQ

        December 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

        Well Matt, you missed the point. Your answer of networks are allowed a number of episodes a year to not count, whatever, that’s irrelevant and doesn’t really make much sense to the point I was making.

        The point is that the spin on this is that GH was the only show to show gains for the week, and the fact is Y&R would as well if it was measured on the same four day average. That’s just a fact and a fair point.

        If there are weeks where other shows are preempted and that would help boost their ratings it would be valid to point that out as well, as it occurs, and I would. So please refrain from the hater stuff. It’s silly. I try to have more substantive and mature conversations.

    • Matt

      December 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      The point is that the other shows get the same spin, regardless it was a good week for GH of the 4 episodes that aired. You have no idea what numbers the show would have done that is pure speculation on your part. You have an agenda against GH, you were on another board stating the same crap. When someone shot you down there you tried to blow it off. Again you would only be speculating if GH had a 5th day what there number would have been. We get it you don’t like the show, but anytime something good is said about it you try to turn into a negative, it gets old and boring, and its far from mature on your part.

      • AJQ

        December 31, 2015 at 8:33 am

        No Matt, you do miss the point and your explanations are off point.

        First, in my original post, I simply stated that Friday is always the lowest rated day on GH and that would drag the numbers down. That is a valid point, you may not like it, but it is valid.

        The larger point, aside from whether GH numbers would be lower, now follow me here, is that Y&R would be up if it was only based on the four days that GH was. That is also a fact and means that the spin for GH isn’t really accurate or really the spin against Y&R is somewhat unfair. That is not hate or an agenda, it is a rational and intelligent point. It is actually a positive argument for Y&R.

        Now the larger point here is that you feel the need to make this a personal discussion, to call me out, use the terms hate, agenda, troll me, whatever. I like to just post my thoughts on the show not on other posters who I don’t know. If running interference on social media for GH, attacking people individually, thinking you are somehow devaluing their comments by doing so, is something you just like to do or if it is your job, so be it.

        I think I have made valid points based on the numbers and circumstances, and I think people can see that. Whether they are posted by someone who as you claim “hates GH” would be irrelevant anyway and I think where you try to call out some agenda on my part, you have exposed yours quite clearly.

      • Matt

        January 2, 2016 at 7:30 am

        No one is trolling oyu, I didn’t attack you, i stated the facts based on posts you tend to make. If you don’t like it get a thicker skin/ I far from trolled you, but as usual you want to play victim to further your agenda. The ratings went up end of story, I bet if they went down and people said oh if they had been on that additional day yo would be shooting them down, because its only when someone has your same opinions that its ok to state them, then you try to bully others from stating theirs

    • Harry

      December 31, 2015 at 9:36 am

      I want to stress that the ratings went up because of the return of the Scorpios. It would be nice if they were afforded longer scenes.
      I cannot fathom why TPTB do not note the spike in ratings when The Scorpios (including Mac) are featured and make a connection between cause and effect.
      The ratings plunge when Nina, Franco, Ava Morgan and Kiki are featured and yet, they are constantly inserted into the drama fold whenever rating boasting characters like Robin, Mac and Robert Scorpio make an appearance.
      The numbers don’t lie

      • Timmm

        January 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm

        I love Michelle and Roger but their characters/stories suck!

      • Elizabeth

        January 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        I totally agree with both your points AJQ and Harry. Many viewers (I included) tuned in last week to see the return of the beloved Robert Scorpio and the reunion and coming HEA of Scrubs. That said, I have no interest in seeing (in order of the repulsion that give me) Franco, Nina, Ava, Kiki and Morgan as the Scrubs story wraps up. If we could get rid of the Cartini four I would tolerate Morgan as a legacy character.

        Have to also say I am perplexed that Matt talks about the other shows getting the same opportunity to air a repeat if GH is pre-empted. How so, when the other shows all air before GH – with production teams that aren’t necessarily aware that GH isn’t going to air later. Makes no sense whatsoever.

      • Matt

        January 2, 2016 at 7:33 am

        Elizabeth, the ratings systems allow the networks to not count a certain number of episodes per year. Other shows choose to do this when they are full day preemptions, or a holiday etc. However once those are used up they cannot do so. There were other weeks where this worked to the advantage of the other shows. It has nothing to do with the other shows airing a repeat, it has to do with the other shows being allowed to not count the rating for a particular day. As I said they can do this a certain times per year, has nothing to do with airing a repeat.

  4. Delila

    December 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Well, I tuned in that week specifically to see Robert, I knew he was coming back that week, so I started watching GH again that week to see him….Now Robert is MIA ugh and I’m pissed, here hoping he’s back on the screen soon…How can I get attached to other characters if the one I’m watching the show for (Robert) is barely on and when he’s on it’s VERY short scenes?.

    • maddiehayes

      December 30, 2015 at 7:19 am

      I know, they bait the audience with Robert, then hope we’ll fall in love with the other characters. But there’s no real love or romance, so what’s to love?

      • Harry

        December 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

        Then they cut out a really sweet and poignant scene which transpired between Robert and Anna so creepy Ava and disgusting Paul could have more air time.

      • Ces

        December 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        Harry, i find Paul to be so slimy and Ava with her weird mouth movements drive me crazy. Id be happy if both left! Hate that we got 2 minutes of Robert & Anna; guess GH didnt want us too excited since Tristan was leaving again! Also, didnt Felicia goto Paris to watch Emma? So, why wasnt she invited over?

      • maddiehayes

        December 31, 2015 at 6:10 am

        Harry, it makes me so mad they cut out a Robert&Anna scene so we could have more Ava&Paul. WHO is watching for THEM?! I think these ratings make it pretty obvious people are tuning in for the Scorpios. Maybe tiic will get a clue.

      • Elizabeth

        January 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        I actually started off with excitement when Paul was introduced, I loved the actor when he was on Desperate Housewives and thought there was all sorts of interesting story potential with him and Tracy. Instead he had to become YET another criminal within the mob, who nonsensically somehow and someway became the DA in town (what was that, the third DA in the course of four months’ time? Yeah, THAT makes sense.)

        And the story with Ava is just tawdry and uninteresting. So, yeah, no reason to stick around for that.

  5. su0000

    December 29, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    It was a good time for GH numbers to advance..
    with-
    Tristan returning
    Robin returning
    Patrick’s exit story
    that makes those who dropped out to tune in to see Patrick and Robin one last time and say ”goodbye….
    I expected the rise, of course..

  6. robert

    December 29, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    was not surprised GH was up. it featured the return of Robin and Robert. looks like people’s tuning in to see Patrick’s final episodes. also GH had only 4 episodes to be counted,and Friday is usually always their lowest rated day. Y&R still continues to be a strong number 1,they probably would of been up for the week if not for the news conference. DAYS is way too dark,really depressing. they got a temporarily bounce for the 50th,now their back down again. the soap i’ve really been losing interest in is B&B,the quality has really gone down this fall. lots of storyline is being recycled. B&B is so boring right now

  7. Pat

    December 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    It could really go either way, but I personally think Days will get some kind of renewal, although I’d be very surprised if it’s for two years. It barely squeaked a two year renewal in last time largely because of the 50th upcoming. Supposedly, some execs at NBC wanted to dump the show and Sony did some sweet talking. Honestly, I just don’t see the show as being any better right now. One murder after another. That’s not a soap opera, that’s a formula for cancellation. Fans/viewers will only take so much of that, and the ones raving about how great the show is are the ones whose faves are still on there. Kill one of them off and see how quick their opinion changes. I’m not sure how these ratings can be spun positively. If vet returns and this fast-paced action hasn’t raised the numbers at this point, what will they do when they actually have to write something ongoing?

  8. Phil

    December 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Personally, I am liking DAYS most right now but only if you take Sam and Jason out of the GH equation. CBS shows bore the crap out of me!

    • Melissa

      December 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      But will probably start watching Y&R now that JT is headed that way.

      • Phil

        December 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm

        I don’t think I will watch it…. JT is a great actor, but I will not watch the show just because he is joining…besides Steve Burton is there too, and I am NOT a fan of his!

  9. mike

    December 30, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Expect NBC to announce Days is cancelled in January.

    • blake

      December 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised. I would be sad though, especially for the cast and crew. Days is the only soap left that I like and I have no desire to watch the other three.

      Ken Corday really dropped the ball when EJ, Sami, Kristen and Nick left. We were stuck with bad stories like Serena and the elephant, and JJ and Eve. Ken waited about a year before he decided “hey, the anniversary is coming up. Now let’s get the show interesting again.”

      • CeeCee

        December 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        Ah, that elephant idiocy…..still sticks to the craw. What a useless, stupid storyline….complete waste of time. I agree with your comment, blake.

      • Patrick

        December 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

        @Blake

        I really think your post speaks volumes

        I truly place most of the blame… directly on Ken Corday shoulders… for being so careless and irresponsible

        which is further proof… the show… for a year plus… was running on empty, no direction… unmanned

        how could he have let it go that long?

        case in point?!?!

        Chandler Massey last airdate; December 31, 2013
        both EJ and Sami exited Salem, onscreen; October, 2014.. which would make them exiting as early as April, 2014…

        for all of 2014; DAYS floundered

        ie: year, 2015… let’s rebound and start airing with new production value(s) August 17, 2015… bearing in mind the 6 month ahead of schedule.

        holding out hope that an announcement is made soon… “renew”

      • blake

        December 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

        Yeah CeeCee, bless Melissa Archer’s heart. She will have the elephant story attached to her from now on. I thought she deserved much better than that, but all of the stories at that time were horrid.

      • CeeCee

        December 31, 2015 at 7:58 am

        Exactly, blake. I was so excited when Melissa walked on the Days’ stage. I vehemently protested about the demeaning role ‘they’ attached to her name; as it was done to Kassie D.
        I surely hope this show will go on forever, I love it that much. I would be very disappointed to think otherwise. Happy New Year.

      • blake

        December 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        Thank you so much CeeCee, you also!

    • code85

      December 30, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Really?

    • 4ever DAYS

      December 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      If that happens, expect me to turn…4ever BITTER!

    • Patrick

      December 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I’m still holding on to the hope… that the 3 networks… wouldn’t not go without one serial… to beacon our daytime experience

      I just can’t imagine… yet… if they go this route… it’s like putting a nail on all that is daytime

      when its clear… that so many shows in all the tv medium have little to ‘NO” shelf life

      keep the one constant blazing… Life in Salem! Days of OUR Lives

      • Mary SF

        December 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        Sadly, it will only take one network to pulled the plug on their remaining soap to have all them follow suit. Right now each network is keeping the status quo, but if NBC does cancel Days, then they can be claim the title of the network that killed the daytime drama.

      • blake

        December 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

        I agree, it would be great if Days was renewed even if it was for a year. They seem to be really trying to keep viewers, unlike this time last year.

  10. JUDY K

    December 30, 2015 at 5:53 am

    GOOD NEWS…..GOOD SOAP ALL WEEK……AND DO NOT FORGET BILLY MILLER !

  11. Kimberly

    December 30, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Love General Hospital..hard to believe they have 2 million less viewers then Y&R…Try to watch Y&R “boring”. Maybe put GH back on at 3:00. I started watching after school back in the 70’s. Miss Steve Burton, his character Dylan is not interesting. I tried.

  12. Timmm

    December 30, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I’m happy for GH. ALL the Scorpios including Mac should have gotten a big Christmas bonus!

    • Harry

      December 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      I totally agree, Timm.

  13. jeremy

    December 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

    GH, was AWESOME that week.. It was must See TV lol 🙂

  14. code85

    December 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

    If yall notice Days highest rates day was Monday when Hope rescue Ciara and it was full when suspense, adventure , and mystery. Way higher than the nxt episode which focus on Couples. I notice a pattern , Dec 7-11 they gain +81,000 and there was action that week and dr . malcom die. Folks we can alwalways get we want from the writers. We wanted New ones on Days after complaing and now some of want New ones again. I see another pattern.

  15. code85

    December 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Folks sure were sure not watching the show when there romance and love in 2014. Days was actually up 150,000 from last year.

    • Mary SF

      December 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Maybe the reason no one was watching the “romance” stories is because what passes for romance on soaps nowadays is pathetic. I don’t know one soap left that writes decent romance stories anymore– if done properly romance stories could be as big of draw as the murder of the week. However neither the powers that be or viewers with the attention span of a gnat has the patience that epic love stories require, so all we get are quick hook ups between characters that no one cares about– bedroom scenes aren’t romance–which is why I turned out.

      • code85

        December 30, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        I will agree. What I was refering to White sell and Tonkin writing it was focus most on lust and love. Elephant statues Lol

      • maddiehayes

        December 31, 2015 at 6:20 am

        Mary, you said it all! I guess I’m just another “annoying ’80s fan” who remembers the supercouples of old and we got to see every little moment of their falling in love, and by the time they finally kissed – oh my! We were doing cartwheels around the living room! We don’t get that from soaps anymore because tiic think their audience wants “instant gratification”. And maybe they’re right. But it’s ruining soaps.

      • CeeCee

        December 31, 2015 at 8:17 am

        Thank you, Mary. Finally someone who sees romance as it is meant to be seen or imagined. Romance, as it is purported/depicted on soaps; TV or cinema, in general, is a roll in the hay. Sleeping around and sharing partners. I am not from the 70’s or 80’s soaps, but I can appreciate true romance. As I said previously, romance never gets old/passe’. Sadly, this is what we are given. This is what younger people want? I don’t think so! It is the fare that is offered, therefore, it is all that youth sees. Whatever the younger generation is exposed to, that is exactly what they expect to see and eventually demand. Too bad! Perhaps, I sound a bit cynical? Lol. Sorry!
        Happy New Year, Mary.

    • maddiehayes

      December 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      What romance and love are you talking about because I don’t remember any good storylines happening last year. Brady & Melanie? Eric & can’t even remember her name anymore, played by Melissa Archer? No couples with chemistry, that’s for sure

    • blake

      December 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      I agree that it is impressive that Days is up 150K from last year.

  16. Melissa

    December 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Loving the return of Mac Scorpio. Wouldn’t it be great if Robert joined Mac and Anna to go after Paul and Carlos? Can we please, please see Felicia? If GH wants to bring the romance, why not show us more of a happy Mac and Felicia while Lulu and Dante implode? Speaking of which, I hate to root for a bad guy, but am kind of hoping Johnny succeeds in running Valerie out of town. Like the actress a lot, but the character has run her course, it seems to me.

    • Shay

      December 31, 2015 at 2:49 am

      @Melissa…..I concur that a more permanent return for Robert would be most welcome! If one blinked, they most likely would have missed him during his far-too-brief reappearance in Paris. Alas, I must admit I truly do not miss Felicia one iota, but it was very good indeed to see Mac back in the investigative saddle with Anna. ‘Twas a lovely change from his most recent previous antics where he was either slinging gin and ribs or humiliating himself with “Mr. Marbles!” Let’s just say his latest “spy stint” with Ms. Devane was refreshing, to say the least, and went a long way toward restoring the former Commissioner Scorpio’s manhood, which he sadly lost during the Cartini regime! (Time to bring him back to his old job, too, as an interim replacement for the highly-ineffectual Jordan….the PCPD becomes more of a laughing stock with each passing day with its ridiculous cast of clueless Keystone Kops!)

      • Melissa

        December 31, 2015 at 11:27 am

        Great point about Mac not only being brought back, but being brought back in a role befitting him. I love that he is using his investigative skills again.

    • maddiehayes

      December 31, 2015 at 6:16 am

      How I wish the Scorpios – ALL the Scorpios – could be front-and-center again on GH. I really cannot stand any more of the mobsters, they’ve worn out their welcome.

      • Justin

        December 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

        Oh, Maddiehayes, I completely agree with you. What really makes me sick is that the mobsters seem to now be what the show is calling their main family. Did you catch the christmas episode? It all took place at Scummy’s, sorry Sonny’s, with all of them there celebrating, as is Sonny didn’t murder AJ and Carly didn’t cover it up. Can we please have some decent characters on this show?!?

      • Shay

        December 31, 2015 at 9:32 am

        @maddiehayes….Please forgive me, my “marvelous maddiehayes!” When I typed my holiday greetings list of favorite MF posters, I skipped over your name! I had it scribbled down on a sheet of paper along with the others, but when I actually posted it wasn’t included. MY BAD! So, a belated Merry Christmas—and at least a timely Happy New Year—to you!!! Oh, and I second your motion on the Scorpios!!!!

      • KansasGuest

        December 31, 2015 at 11:16 am

        I’m wondering why they haven’t made more of the Scorpio’s past w/Paul Hornsby. Back when Mac was introduced, he was actually hired by Paul Hornsby to cause trouble for his brother, Robert, who was police commissioner at the time. They have all these characters back on the canvas. But, it’s not being mined for the layers of history & complexity it could bring. The potential to build an audience with flashbacks of the real actors are there, and to keep a popular character like Robert for more than just dressing up as Father Christmas. But, it’s all being wasted for talky, talky scenes of characters rehashing useless exposition. Did Sam & Patrick really required 20 minutes to recap what they have acted out for the past 2 weeks? GEEZ!

      • maddiehayes

        January 1, 2016 at 7:28 am

        Thank you Shay – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

      • maddiehayes

        January 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

        Well Justin, it really does seem like GH is trying to go back to the days of Guza. They just don’t get it. Ratings went UP when Carlivati was at the helm, bringing back fan faves. But RC’s insistence on pushing his own creations at the expense of the vets fans loved wrecked the show. And this Jasam/Liason war he restarted has been poorly engineered. Jason should have had a strong connection to both women. His sudden interest in Sam rings false, considering how very much in love he was with Elizabeth all year. And he should have had a stronger pull to the Quartermaines. Now it’s all about Sonny and Carly again. I’ll be so disappointed if he goes back to that life.

  17. 4ever DAYS

    December 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    CBS is very unhappy with B&B’s ratings. There are rumblings CBS will pull the plug, but B&B could continue on the web because of it’s international appeal. Some are saying a ‘The Talk’ 30 minute spin-off will take B&B’s place.

    • Phil

      December 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      I don’t think CBS will cancel either soap anytime soon. I am not sure any of the remaining soaps will be canned just yet. Not that I would be surprised if one were, but with the bad luck ABC is having replacing their canned soaps, I am thinking they may wait a year or two.

    • Matthew Place

      December 31, 2015 at 7:28 am

      Not before “Deaths of Our Lives”!!!

      • 4ever DAYS

        December 31, 2015 at 9:45 am

        Just to be clear…for anyone not sure…DAYS is on NBC. B&B is on CBS. The decisions to renew and cancel programs are made by people within their own network. Networks can and often have canceled programs with higher ratings than competing networks programs…including soaps.

        My with is for all the soaps to remain. Happy New Year, Matthew!

      • 4ever DAYS

        December 31, 2015 at 9:46 am

        *my wish

  18. Mateo

    December 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    General Hospital always has a story going. I feel like I care, if only a little bit, for every character. The cast is always perfect and well acted even if the stories sometimes come off short. The rescue of Robin. The romance of Patrick and Robin is sincere. There is reality to it. Even though they won’t be around. Anna Devane is stunning in every performance. The Quartermaines are both riveting and hilarious to watch. More Monica and Tracy. I love Jason and Sam and even pathetic little Liz. Nicolas and Hayden are gold together. I love how the story just goes on without a hitch. Even those who hate Sonny and Carly which I will never understand. I love those two together and I love the family of those two. Morgan, Michael, Dante and all the rest. The actors for the most part stay the same and there aren’t the over the top stories that DAYS always has. DAYS pulls stunts to get viewers. This current stunt of bringing back 80’s couples is so beyond the pale boring and stupid. Patch and Kayla? Seriously??? They are so beyond stupid together and that wretched actress playing Ava like a poor woman’s portrayal of Alexis Carrington from Dynasty. The young batch of actors playing Ciara, Chase, Joey and the austistic one…who I can not even remember the name of. The only one with a shred of acting skill is Joey. And his is limited. The stories are inane and can they kill any other people off? I mean seriously what a way to reduce cast. And what they did to the gay characters on the show is beyond disgusting. I am surprised they didn’t have Stefano use HIV infected needles to knock them off. What is wrong with DAYS is that they are so busy living in the past they can’t see what a sham of a show they have now. The characters worth investing in they give minimal time to. How many times can we be subjected to John Black’s inane desire to discover who he is. Get over it JOHN…you’ll meet your maker before you discover why you are the way you are. Marlena is a snooze. Someone get the devil back since they are rehashing old stories over and over.

    • code85

      December 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Is that B& B does over and over again. You know I have decided not comment on this website. These site is tearing down a show, character, actor , and cry foul when it’s cancel. It just shows you can’t please everybody.

    • Melissa

      December 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

      I have to admit I am enjoying the Corinthos family unit, largely because the stories are focused on family and not Sonny’s mob activities. Although I have never really bought how quickly and decisively Michael forgave Sonny for killing AJ. That bothers me a lot, but at least Michael is maintaining his ties to the Quatermaines and it’s no longer and either/or situation.

      The Patrick-Robin reunion really fell flat for me. It feels more like two old friends getting back together than beloved spouses. Where’s the passion? Why is Robin dressed in a dreary denim shirt on New Year’s Eve? And why in the world would Emma be off on sleepover just after her Mom reappeared after a multi-year absence?

      Am really curious about how they are going to write them out of town. It will take some skillful storytelling to explain why the entire family is leaving behind everyone they love just as Robin has returned home.

  19. Rj

    December 31, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Have only been watching bits and pieces of Days because I do not like all the deaths and muders. I have avoided watching those, but yesterday I saw a little more of the show, and I like the Brady/Theresa romance, Belle was good, and I have to say I enjoyed the fashion show (and I am not much of a fashionista). If Days keeps up romance and other types of mystery and intrigue without murders and deaths ratings may pick up. Who wants to see deaths and murders over and over again? I thought the show was good yesterday.

    • Rj

      December 31, 2015 at 2:56 am

      I just want to add – I liked many others on yesterday as well – I still like seeing Kayla and Patch, Chad is good (interesting to see how the actor I think it is Billy has really developed in the role), Nicole and Kate are always great, etc.

  20. Chris

    December 31, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Days has killed to many of there fan favorites starting with Will Horton. Will was a character fans watched grow up and loved. The Wilson story line brought Days new fans and killing him killed the new fans interest in the show. Viewers that started watching after AMC and OLTL were canceled are lost with the new/returned characters since they don’t know the characters history in Salem. The death of main characters on the show and general gloom as a result are turning off viewers. Bringing back Bo just to have him die was upsetting to old time viewers who loved the character. Fix Days Mr. Corday, Bring back Will and Sonny, bring back romance, stop the deaths, stop shooting the show so far in advance so you can fix story lines using the feedback from fans.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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Y&R Wins Drama Series, Jason Thompson and Heather Tom Take Top Acting Honors During 47th Annual Daytime Emmys

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented tonight on CBS in the first virtual Emmys ceremony and broadcast.

It was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that won big on the night taking home 8 trophies; including Outstanding Drama Series, and one for Lead Actor for Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott), who finally won an Emmy on his sixth acting nomination, but first for Y&R.

In an historic moment, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) tied Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, OLTL) by winning a record-tying sixth Daytime Emmy for her role as Katie Logan Spencer in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim, General Hospital) won her second Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award having won years earlier for her work Ava Vitali on Days of our Lives.   Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) won for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, his second Emmy but first in more than 13 years.  He previously won for Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful were the next shows that won the most Emmys for the night with 4

In a statement, NATAS, President and CEO, Adam Sharp shares: “Tonight, we did not let the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 keep up from honoring some of the most talented contributors to our Daytime Television community.  We celebrated not only the best programming and performances of the last year, but reflected on the legacy of Daytime’s biggest moments and icons.”

The broadcast was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International.

Below are the winners in the daytime drama and digital drama categories revealed tonight:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Digital Drama Series

The Bay

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Thompson, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Tamara Braun, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Olivia Rose Keegan, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Eva LaRue, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Directing Team in  a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful and Dark Web (Tie)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

EastSiders

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

Days of our Lives

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

So, what do you think about this year’s winners? Were you thrilled or was your favorite snubbed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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How The Virtual Daytime Emmys Came Together And Will Look and Feel

Friday night, daytime fans, soap fans, and all the hard working people in front of the camera and behind the scenes that make your favorite soap operas come to life; will be awaiting the announcement in 15 categories to see who is the recipients of this year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmys.

The show finally back on network TV and on CBS, and according to Variety the show is going to be pre-taped, but to keep the element of surprise, presenters  appearing on the Emmys were asked to tape 5 different envelope openings — and every nominee in the major categories presented will have been asked to tape an acceptance speech.

As for keeping the winners’ identities under wraps, NATAS President and CEO Adam Sharp shared: “We’ve established an internal process so that actual knowledge of the winner is kept as a need-to-know basis on a category-by-category basis.  Certainly as we get closer to final delivery of the show, on the week of the 26th, there will be those who start seeing the whole picture come together. But obviously, a big goal of that is keeping that circle small.”

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Look for more clips and visuals than usual in the virtual Daytime Emmys.  According to ATI’s, Al Schwartz who is executive producing the telecast: “Since it’s pre-taped, we can really present, for the viewers’ entertainment, the best possible visuals for each nominee. There’s going to be time to breathe in this show. And also, there’s time to keep the pacing up, so that it doesn’t get monotonous.”

The ladies of The Talk serve as hosts for Daytime’s biggest night, even though everyone will be shown from their homes.  It all starts at 8 p. m. EST/7 p. m. CST and tape delayed on the west coast airing at 8 p. m. PST.

So, how do you think the first ever virtual Daytime Emmys will be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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