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RATINGS: General Hospital Only Soap Up In Total Viewers!

Courtesy/ABC

Courtesy/ABC

The ratings are out for the week of January 30th through February 3rd and it was ABC’s General Hospital who performed the best of all four network daytime drama series, in that they were the only soap to gain in total viewers.

GH added  +83,000 bringing their tally to  2,719,000.  The gang in Port Charles also added viewers in key womens demos: 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, but tied an all-time low for the fourth straight week in the 18-34 ratings share.

Meanwhile, over at The Young and the Restless, the CBS top rated sudser lost – 183,000 viewers more than any other soap.  Y&R also lost viewers in all key demos and tied an all-time ratings share low for the fifth straight week in women 18-49.

The Bold and the Beautiful also lost viewers for the week losing -154,000 and tying an all-time low in the womens 18-49 ratings share demo.

Over at Days of our Lives, the lone NBC soap opera lost – 11,000 viewers and lost viewers in all key demos and tied an all-time low in the 18-34 ratings share. 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 4,584,000 (-183,000/-283,000)
2. B&B 3,664,000 (-154,000/+21,000)
3. GH 2,719,000 (+83,000/-266,000)
4. DAYS 2,249,000 (-11,000/-318,000)

So, what did you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap? Which soap has you the most interested? Which soap is making your want to tune-out and why? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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davlestev1
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davlestev1

That’s an awful lot of viewers lost for Y&R number one or not. It’s bad that soaps have so many fickle viewers that want certain people and as many over the top stories as possible. Yet when they get what they want they then find something else to moan about just to tune out again. I really wish the majority of people who stop watching would just stop altogether. Sally Sussman will be pushed into making a show she’s not comfortable with so the bone heads who’ve tuned out will come back for every sweeps month and leave again. Soaps… Read more »

bj
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bj

I agree about character driven stories and the audiences claiming ‘boredom’ all the darn time because they have short attention spans. I miss soaps as they were. This current generation of reality tv viewers want constant strife and bed hopping or they get bored. I wish I could say it is all younger viewers that want that but I’m seeing that lack of attention span in most demographics. I watch GH but I can barely hang on…too much over the top crap with no resolution. Too many characters without real storylines…and very few storylines about believable subjects. I can say… Read more »

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

ITA with both of you, I am so sick of some viewers who complain about EVERYTHING and EVERYONE on Y&R! Why do they even watch? If a show made me that miserable, I’d stop watching. I think some people just live to complain. Then they threaten to never watch again, but there they are commenting and complaining anyway. I have watched since John Abbott had his first heart attack. Sometimes it’s been bad, MAB was the worst, but never once did I stop watching or threaten to. The writers can’t possibly please all the viewers all the time and they… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

These ratings puzzle me. GH saw an increase after we viewers endured week after week of just God-awful stories? For the last two months we have been subjected to that idiot Sonny rubbing his temples while moaning and whining about having to be imprisoned in his luxury mansion because he was under house arrest? He’s no sainted martyr like Cool Hand Luke who had to work on a chain gang and was stuck “in the box” merely for chopping off the heads of parking meters. I hate Sonny with the heat of thousand suns because he has lowered the bar… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

AMEN very well put!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

BJ ADDISON SU000 and all. .I’d never truly searched Nielsen in depth till tonight. Here’s the long and short of it. Nielsen uses paper diaries for most homes. .this is changing mid-year as of 2017 to set top devices with people meters and no more diaries. The number of Nielsen homes is 20,000 yes 20,000 with approximately 50,000 viewere in total between all age ranges. The ratings are more ad based to help advertisers rather than the networks. Thus every so often you are prompted to push a button to prove you are watching. .this is done in 30 second… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Right rant but wrong show, Sammie Jo. The current cool trend on this site is to come here everyday to spread extreme hate for GH…always harping on the cons but never pointing out the pros…clearly getting upset whenever the ratings rise by looking for ways to discredit the bump by saying that the Neilson system must be broke…and worst of all spreading as much negativity as possible whenever MF writes a positive column…and everytime there is a stretch when GH does show improvement and starts getting good like right now…it is the usual chronic complaining and ridiculous nitpicking about this… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Great sleuthing, Dave! That explains so much. Thank you. You’re so right, the rating system seems strangely antiquated and out of sync with the technology of our times. We can do better, can’t we?

Celia
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Celia

I think you are generalizing, bj. Do you think everyone ” of the current generation” whom, you assume, likes reality TV? I am a millennial, and I detest reality TV, with the exception of ” The Voice” and the defunct “American Idol”. I certainly do not have a short attention span, and I, too, like soaps ‘the way they were’, as I remember them when I was younger. So, please do not judge us all by a few. I have no idea to what age group you are referring. I never pay attention to the ratings….I care not which soap… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The Nielson ratings are as outdated and as unfair as the electoral college. With that said…the Nielson’s are getting on board and have increased their statistics to include online and I believe are starting to incorporate mobile services. Still, leaves out too many viewers.

One correction to davlestev: the ratings are for both advertisers and network. advertisers are looking for specific demographics to market their products..which in turn tells them which demographic is watching a particular show. If the numbers aren’t high enough, the advertisers pull out of buying ads during that show’s timeslot…the networks lose money…we lose our shows.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Davlestev1, I so agree…I have said it before, people complained and they are still complaining and not happy about Y&R…I am actually liking Y&R for it’s now character driven stories and not that fluff that CP and JFP conjured up…It’s the first time that I have watched Y&R daily in years. I do agree we do need more mystery and excitement but I think that will come. If people will recall, Bill Bell told very slow story telling. I mentioned on another post that Y&R reminds me of This is Us for daytime. I am also liking B&B and GH.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

ok.. here i how it is.. It is Not if We watch or don’t watch- it is what the Nielsen families ratings watch.. I do not believe younger people would even consider being a Nielsen person, because it demands something of them.. Perhaps it is the older peoples that agree to be monitored, but no way younger peoples would mess with it unless someone in their family has accepted being a Nielsen person.. We are merely a 00.1 estimated percent of what they watch, it’s not if the general public likes Y&R but if a the Nielsen families like it.… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Another think to point out about “Nielsen families” – they may be more conventional and less likely to use current streaming technology. I’ve also questioned how much the Nielsen ratings matter to broadcast networks that are getting more accurate numbers in total from streaming services like Roku, Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, Netfllix, etc. and their own websites. I think that totals more viewers (in the millions) whose numbers they can see in real time than the “20,000” household sample used by Nielsen. If you think about it, 20,000 is miniscule considering the U.S. population is over 325+ million people. I… Read more »

tsuds
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tsuds

Finally a nice shocking surprise on Days at the end… Did not see that coming… Bravo!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.41 (-.1/-.21)
2. B&B 1.19 (-.07/-.18)
3. GH 1.15 (+.06/-.01)
4. DAYS 0.87 (-.04/-.2)
—-GH only soap to bring in the older viewers.

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 136,000 (-12,000/-78,000)
2. B&B 126,000 (+2,000/-61,000)
3. GH 113,000 (+4,000/-72,000)
4. DAYS 78,000 (-11,000/-67,000)
—-The Young people are tuning out…

they need younger writers to write for younger people.. (just fact nothing personal towards anyone..

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

18-49 women viewers is only demographic that matters.

Y&R: 552,000

GH: 488,000

B&B: 477,000

DOOL: 384,000

robert
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robert

those are terrible numbers for all the soaps. this genre is really aging

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Young people tend to binge watch a storyline. They also watch on demand; not live which is what ratings emphasize – for it to “count” with Nielsen, it has to be watched within 5 days which is their survey period.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Let’s face it, young people are tuning out of everything that isn’t on their phones. lol

Addison
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Addison

Oh good point, Sammie.

robert
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robert

ouch those cbs soaps numbers. Y&R is so boring. the stories are weak with no stakes,and the same conversations everyday. one major problem Y&R has is their is no interesting couples. Billy and Victoria and Nick and Chelsea are a snoozefest. as for B&B,the Spectra revival has been terrible.

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Y&R = Febuary sleeps.

The whole show has been painfully boring since SSM took over in early December….two years ago at this time we had Pratt deliver a thrilling exciting Febuary sweeps with huge ratings around 5.5 million viewers… in all my years watching has Y&R ever been this slow paced…no drama and no conflict of any kind that pulls in my interest…it’s like watching people socialize over tea at a country club for an hour every weekday…so boring day after day with very little happening of note.

Addison
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Addison

I am loving Y&R as of late. Gloria has spanked the life into characters like Jack, Michael, Lauren and Ashley. I love Lauren’s friendship with Phyllis,and I love Sharon’s relationship with her daughter Mariah. What I don’t love–Chelsey and Nick, Hillary and Devon and the redundancy of Victoria and Billy. I also am puzzled as to why they removed Victor’s choppers much like the dentist did to the abominable snowman in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Where has Victor’s spirit gone? Why is he suddenly so cuddly? I can only hope that this is the calm before the storm because… Read more »

robert
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robert

i may not have liked some of the things Pratt did,but he had exciting sweeps. the show has been a total snoozefest since the writing change. the writing is also really outdated. SSM needs to come into 2017

Alan
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Alan

Pratt’s Y&R was virtually unwatchable: Jack’s South American crime lord doppelgänger; Ashley’s 20 minute aneurysm; that ridiculous millennial murder mystery centered around the deaths of a failed stalker and a meter maid which served no purpose except to let Summer screech for the better part of 6 months; Neil hiding a seriously injured Hillary in a dirty boat house for months on end; Stitch’s bad seed kid causing Abby 3.0’s miscarriage; the chemistry-free Billy/Phyllis affair; Victor’s affair with a prison doctor; the entire Simon Neville drug trials debacle; the Pass Key and Paragon Project snooze fest; that god-awful baby switch… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Y&R was on fire today! I never fast forward through Y&R but fast forward through almost half of GH on a daily basis.
I truly feel Sonny is the ruination of this show.

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

Days is still too dark….someone always trying to harm someone..Nicole/Chloe/Holly story is sort of interesting but in the good old ‘Days’ of soap writing there would be high court room drama involving a custody battle…is Stephano dead or alive has gone on for over 30 years and had run its course long ago…making him alive again is a lame way to free Hope…why not write it as temporary insanity instead of the always back-from-the dead plot?…lets make the show more true to life than some of these over the top stories from the 1980s which was ok back then because… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Key for any generation and time is good story telling. Even if you look at the very popular StarWars in all it’s manifestations for those who think soaps need only younger writers…they use strong soap drama elements… it’s a very good story, character driven, diversity, family lineage being a big one, humor, love stories, adventure, loyalty, deceit, etc. Some days the good side prevails, other days it doesn’t. So don’t fixat on writers age…how about both younger and older writers? Just like life’s tapestry!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Rose. I actually prefer the older writers….more heart and soul. Inspiring writing is timeless and ageless. I don’t think age has anything to do with it….it is all about the writer himself/herself. Besides, it is a preference. I don’t like futuristic/SyFy storylines invading my soaps, for instance….nor do I like overwhelming crime stories….I prefer family-based, as you point out, stories, with drama and a splash of intrigue, subterfuge, love/hate etc……the basic ingredients. But, we cannot all be happy. I do point out that writing which annoys me, but never would I stop watching. Soaps are a part of me… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

GH has been terrific soap in recent weeks.

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

It has improved but still a little cliched with Charlotte not liking Lulu-her mom-and prefers Nina who is in for a rude awakening when she learns Valebtin is only using her…

Alan
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Alan

I need to watch the GH you’re watching because the one they show in my area is really awful with some snail paced plot about Nelle trying to get revenge on Carly by being a great personal assistant while secretly putting a bra in Sonny’s bedroom; Hayden laying off nurses instead of the HR person; the most feared Cassadine being a former hunchback linguist who got Extreme Makeover: Soap Edition and ended up crazy hot; Alexis being an alcoholic who let herself go but kept her house immaculate; Olivia Jerome returning from the dead to buy the hospital and having… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Bah ha ha ha ha!
Alan, you slay me. That was hilarious and gave me a much needed laugh.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

ALAN I AM ROFL would but that TPTB see THIS POST…BWAHAHAHA

ncboston1
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ncboston1

I agree Newman. I have really been loving it lately. You said something in your previous post about negativity. It is very easy to dissect and pull apart soap operas — they churn out over 200 shows a year so there are going to be some bad episodes and storylines that people don’t respond to. For me, if I find that I’m bashing a show all the time and not able to say anything good about it, that’s when it’s time to give it up. There is another site where people post their opinions about GH as if it’s their… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Charlotte seems like card carrying member of the Children of the Corn. She’s a little spooky but I do wish Lulu would stop acting like such a horse’s ass.
Hell, I’d be scared of Lulu too/

Alan
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Alan

I don’t understand Lulu’s preoccupation with Charlotte — hell, she already has the (tragically named) Rocco who we haven’t seen her with since Christmas. Lulu reminds me of Y&R’s Victoria who seems more interested in the attention she gets from having kids than actually being a mother. And I am sick to death of Lulu’s endless shrieking about Valentin being a killer. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Valentin killed Nikolas — but Lulu seems to conveniently forget (along with the writers) that she killed Scotty’s son Logan Hayes, her mother Laura killed David Hamilton, her father Luke killed his own father, Nikolas’… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with Newmanwins and ncboston1. While of course we can dissect the soaps for all their lunacy…do you expect them not to be??? Soaps, or at least the defunct OLTL and the hangin-in GH have always been over-the-top…always had an splash of cartoonish characters, people back from the dead, exaggerated moments, criminals ravaging their towns…and I love most of it! I don’t watch soaps to get a reality check. They’re escapism…a familiar place with familiar people. There are stories I hate and stories I love; stories that hold my interest and others that need to wind up. But I… Read more »

James Malnar
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James Malnar

I agree, I have been a fan for about 30 yrs, and not since the nineties have been hooked like now, in recent years I only checked in to see metro court bombing, 50th Ann, and Luke’s departure, other then that there was no real dialogue on GH for the past couple years. GH, to me, was always a real show , a real place, where it didn’t matter what story was happening as much as the characters/ actors in the stories having real dialogue to act . I guess some viewers just want bombs every week, I’d rather the… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I’m not looking for the soaps to tell a great story every time or to abandon the lunacy and campy over the top moments — I AM looking for the shows to be well written, generate story from their history, have internal logic, and respect the viewers…something GH doesn’t do these days. None of the stories Jean and Shelly tell have any repurcussions which drive further story — case in point, Morgan’s death: Sonny was absolved of guilt, Carly returned to him, and Josslyn’s 10-minute hatred of Sonny was worked out in one scene. It often feels like it’s too… Read more »

tsuds
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tsuds

You must have missed the last scene on Friday… Stephano is dead and has been dead…..

Mister Media
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Mister Media

The main thing driving me crazy about GH right now is that they keep referring to Morgan’s death as a murder. Nobody murdered him. It was no one’s intention that he should die. As I recall it he stole a car and that resulted in his death. I’m tired of hearing Sonny and Carly and everyone else (even the police commissioner) talk about finding the person who murdered Morgan. Did someone plant a bomb? Yes. Did they plant it in Morgan’s car? Nope. It would be more correct to say that they want to find out who planted the bomb… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

I agree, feels like morgans death is going to go on forever. I wish the show would sometime do a time jump like prime time shows do, and several years have passed, and we would be into new storylines, or if anything start making other storylines top priority, like how bout Laura trying to get justice or vengeance for nikolas ? Instead all we see is her once a week saying she going to do something But nothing happens.

Addison
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Addison

That is a good point, Mister Media.
I also wish someone would mention that Morgan’s legal limit was way over the top–he was completely smashed and even if there was not a bomb in his car, he very well could have hurt or killed himself and some other innocent driver due to driving under the influence.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Well Morgan’s limit was only over the top because Ava messed with his meds and thus his head. In essence, even though not deliberately, she DID kill Morgan! He would never have gone on that bender and taken the car… But of course, no one knows that. Not sure they ever will.

Dan
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Dan

That’s not correct. If you plant a bomb in someone’s car, which shows malice and forethought, in that it was planned out in advance, and a person dies, regardless of whether it was the person you intended to die, it’s still murder. That doesn’t change because Julian was the intended target and Morgan got in the car instead. That’s not the way the law works. It’s still murder. And Morgan would have been charged with grand theft, had he lived.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Thanks for the technical and legal clarification. Although it may be murder according to the letter of the law, I guess my problem is that everyone is acting AS IF Morgan WAS the intended victim. I haven’t heard a single soul say, “if only Morgan hadn’t drunkenly stolen that car he would be alive today”. Instead they all act as if someone was out to kill him.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Dan….which would have been Ava’s fault. She messed with his meds, which put everything in motion. I guess the domino effect never ends? LOL

Alan
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Alan

The only crime on GH is Sonny, Carly, and the memory of Morgan stealing all the screentime.

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh, Sonny. It so amazes me how relevant this character still is!!!!!! I wish I had the vision of appreciating his charm.
The stuttering, the mumbling, the less-than acting……he only comes alive with gun in hand? Big, little man!

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Good start to February sweeps for GH

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like your enthusiasm Newmanwins!

mark
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mark

Why is it general hospitals ratings are always a big deal on here and the rest of the soaps are an afterthought?

Aria
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Aria

Because gh is a big deal duh!!!

Addison
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Addison

Hmm….good question.

Joanne
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Joanne

It is interesting to me how it is the same soap opera writers that just rotate from one show to the other. Why can the genre not attract up and coming writers. Young blood so to speak. I watch GH and Y&R I know the acting is great but for some reason I do fast forward a lot don’t rush to watch them like I used to. Not sure why that is. Maybe it is too much of a time commitment now. Perhaps it is the fact that there are good night time serials, this is us, Nashville, the Chicago… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t like the “new” Nashville. Very disappointed.

Addison
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Addison

Rebecca, sadly, I took Nashville off my DVR list. It used to be must see TV for me but not anymore.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Soooo disappointing, isn’t it? The writers have done so well on their previous shows so I was hoping it’d be great, as well. But I knew, as I’ve written on other posts, once they announced their “changes” that it wouldn’t be the same. They axed Luke and Layla for no apparent reason and introduced new characters that I didn’t wait in anticipation to see! I mean…c’mon…those of us that were rooting for someone to pick up the show wanted the SAME show! Instead, we got a facsimile of. It doesn’t feel the same. I used to get a sense of… Read more »

Joan
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Joan

I’m sure there are younger writers but no one hires them. From what I understand it’s extremely difficult to get anyone to look at a script. I’ve often said the fans have better ideas than the writers, and that’s true. I just finished watching a Spanish soap, Velvet, which had me on the edge of my seat. The acting, the character development, the real way in which they approached the plots, the friendships – absolutely spellbinding. Everyone on Netflix is screaming for the next season. If only GH could be written that way. I was a zombie – I would… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

When will Ron’s material start airing for DAYS? May? It will be interesting to see his take on the soap. I am really enjoying TH right now though!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

August. Ready to wait?

tsuds
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tsuds

2019…..

kmayne
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kmayne

Last I heard Days was ahead by 6 months ahead of what is being aired. So you will not see Ron’s story hit the canvas unitl July

Phil
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Phil

I thought that changed when they went dark for awhile

JONNYSBRO
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JONNYSBRO

The new YR by Mal Young and Sally Sussman is tanking. Its incredibly dull with zero storylines happening, very talky scenes and no excitement. Pratt/JFP literally had 600000 to 800000 viewers more. Yes it was more stunt driven aka towering inferno and plane crash. JFP must be having the last laugh.

su0000
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su0000

When the Y&R fans heard that Sally Sussman was coming the boards were jolly happy to have her… Many were talking as if she was the coming of soap writers…
Most were saying she was soooo great soooo wonderful and she was going to be the best that ever happened to Y&R.

I miss Pratt …

Addison
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Addison

Suoo, since you’re constantly harping on younger writers being more adept at generating ratings, you must know that Pratt is sixty years old as is Sussman.
They are the same age.

su0000
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su0000

hey Addison ..
yup, both Pratt and Sally are 60ish..
and when it comes to which of the two is the better writer it is definitely Pratt, so yah miss him..

I will always want young writers 🙂

Rose
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Rose

Okay Su, I’ll bite. I think you like to “stir the pot,” a term another commenter coined to encourage discussion. I’ll just say after reading your comments for several years, I don’t know why you even watch soaps. Same old, same old…. Not young enough; too old; writers/stories suck; not enough violence aka Sonny, etc; ratings/Neilsons; rarely happy about anything. You do have a right to say whatever you want as long as MF will print it. And I have my opinion, as well as being able to FF comments for reasons of my own. Not every story line or… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

I also miss Pratt…he kept things entertaining…maybe Pratt can return?

robert
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robert

outside of the Marco fiasco,cabin murders,and the baby switch,i thought Y&R was solid under Phelps and Pratt. it was certainly more intriguing than what we are getting now. Mal Young and SSM have sucked the life out of this show. it’s just so boring

damien
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damien

y n r….zzzzzzzzzzzzz
thrs nothn promising in development!…
lilys becoming a model again just like her mom and its causing domestic probs?…zzzzz
reed s a punk and vics pissy and the talented and sexy jason thompson s hot affair with phylis got derailed for a supporting dad role?
eilleen davidson s promised a story worthy of her finally and gets a budding romance with a geek?
glorias everywhere again?
victor lets jabot acquire fenmores bacause hes mentoring abby and reading crosswords?
geez….. the y n r new regimes really falling flat…. cant wait to see if nick hooks up with his deceased brothers wife?…not

Addison
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Addison

I don’t buy Lily as a model anymore than I bought her mother Dru as a prima ballerina.

Rose
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Rose

I’m also wondering where the “eavesdroppers” are who always seem to invariably be behind a door are to know there is a condo seeking mole on the GH board working on Tonja’s behalf…like Tracey and or Monica, anyone? And they are rich. Why aren’t the marshalling their contacts and friends? And isn’t Lucy in on this as a “realtor?” Shame on Lucy if she is. Grrrrrrr.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I knew this would happened– I for one like Y&R slower pace and the dialogue that forces you to actually listened to the words and the drama and conflict isn’t throw at your face as if you had no brain cells to understand good writing. Dylan’s final scenes with his mother, father and wife were great — but I suppose there is a fraction out there that would of preferred if Dylan had gotten blown up without so much as goodbye to anyone– and that is the trick to soap writing, there has to be a balance between the two… Read more »

robert
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robert

SSM pacing is terrible. everything is moving at a snails pace. she needs to pick it up. in todays day and age,things need to be moving faster

Dan
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Dan

Contrary to a lot of the doomsday posts I’m always reading about GH, that has the show with one foot in the grave, it’s holding its own in that 2.6 to 2.8 million viewer range, and in 2nd place in the all important 18-49 demo. I’d like to see it get over the 3 million mark again, but it’s hard, all the soaps are on a roller coaster from week to week in terms of the ratings. Up, down, up, down. It’s hard to build momentum. I think GH is solid right now, not spectacular by any means, but it’s… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree! You can’t make every viewer happy. When Ron C., Wrote GH people complained. When Bob Guza was the HW, viewers said the show was too violent. Same goes for Y&R. People called Phelps and Pratt hacks and how they were destroying the show. Well, now they are gone and still complaints. Yes, I agree they need to address Adam and Chloe’s deeds, but give Sally and her team time to rebuild the show. Sharon can’t constantly be the town pariah and Nikki not being able to handle her problems, turning to the bottle. It’s been done over… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Finally…the voice of reason.

Alan
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Alan

None of the soaps’ ratings were impressive but touting GH as the only soap to add viewers isn’t really all that impressive when you note that they are still down 266,000 viewers from this time last year. Face it, GH — Jean and Shelly’s material is awful. No romance, no couples worth rooting for, no storylines that have a ripple effect across the canvas (actually there really aren’t any storylines at all, just things happen with no real repurcussions) — nothing but Sonny, Sonny, Sonny. Anything that might be working for a scene or two is quickly backburnered for a… Read more »

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

This post is spot on accurate. Hopefully Mr. Valentini reads the feedback from his show’s viewers. General Hospital has the potential to return to greatness…the pieces are all there.

I suppose Nora Buchanan is the bitchy new D.A.?

Addison
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Addison

Oh damn, Alan. I hope this doesn’t make you nervous, but I bloody well LOVE you!

robbie
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robbie

Alan, I would hire you as head writer in a heartbeat!

Timmm
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Timmm

I’ve said in the past. all these years Lulu needed her mom and Genie wasnt on the show and now that she is, NOTHING!

Celia
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Celia

Lulu is soooo getting on my nerves, Timmmy. I know, I am being mean. Thing is, I love Emme ( I was tempted to put 3 ems in her name, hahaha) so much.
Perhaps she is being written as an annoying gnat in preparation of her exit ( maternity leave).
In the long run, Charlotte does belong with her. Again, I must say that, considering how this little girl cabe to be, the law should be on Lulu’s side. Valentin stole the egg, zygote, embryo, fetus…whatever it was. Such farce!! It’s a soap!!

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Y&R is just dull. I have gone for days not watching and reading recaps, then erasing shows I taped and never watched. I was so excited when it was announced that Sussman was returning to Y&R. Now it’s just tragically awful. CBS & Sony can’t be happy with the falling demos & ratings collapse.

robert
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robert

Sally may not last long if this continues. no good couples,weak stories with no stakes ,and the same conversations everyday is what Sally has done. she’s putting the audience to sleep

k/kay
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k/kay

They have positioned actors where they are being who they were I have not watched since Steve Burton left wonderful scenes with him and Case! Can’t recreate the past big mistake to make Gloria front and center that was the downfall ten years ago.

robert
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robert

i find Gloria annoying and don’t like she’s getting all this airtime. last time Sally was here,she shoved Gloria down our throats and the ratings tanked. seems like Sally didn’t learn her lesson

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Robert. I see what you mean. We have seen Gloria at her best and at her worst.
As yourself, I really am not ready to go through a repetition of the conniving, always needy Gloria.
I must confess I was really happy she was coming back. But, I honestly thought it would be the guise of a new era, as it were….a return of atonement, not more of the same nonsense. Ahhh, well!!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, kay,
Wonderful to see you here. Missed you.
Yes, Sharon Case deserves a gold medal for her steadfastness. She hangs in there no matter what caca-writing is flung at her.

Dawn D
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Dawn D

Well missed a chunk of Y&R for the Trump talk. Might have caused some loss. I’m loving B&B. Unfortunately GH is ok in parts. JMHO 🙂

Dawn D
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Dawn D

Oh I forgot loving Sally Spectra and the whole show is great and better w/o Brooke clinging to Ridge who I do like w/ Quinn but love her Eric also.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

My favorite recent GH development is the Jason & Curtis teaming, leaving clueless downer Sam in the background. These two are dynamite together. Unlike Valentin and Nina and that horrific Charlotte. Is Nina out of her addled mind? She’s perfectly happy to keep Lulu from her daughter forever just so she can play mommy. Get over it, Nina. You’re making a fool of yourself!

Celia
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Celia

I know, Soaphound. It just doexn’t make sense. Considering how Nina suffered the loss of her own baby….or the fact that she ‘craved’ being a mother; she should identify with Lulu’s anguish of not being able to even look at her own daughter. I thought, of all people, Nina would be sensitive to Lulu’s feelings, as a mother.
But, I guess, you have a point. Nina fears losing Charlotte. Obviously, Nina wants to take Claudette’s place in the girl’s life. There is no room for Lulu.

Darnell
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Darnell

Step away haters!!!!! GH is the best soap on TV. Some stories take longer to develop than others. It happens on every soap. But in the past 3 years, GH has been a must watch hour on daytime TV. Stop hating so much and enjoy the ride.

Dan S
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Dan S

Right on Darnell!

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Damn right…GH is entertaining as hell lately…so tired of the repetitive haters.

Beth
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Beth

It speaks volumes that the one show no one is talking about, either positive or negative, is B&B. Looks like they’ve invested alot of money in this Australia shoot. Good luck to Brad Bell on generating some excitement. Apparently he has to take the cast halfway around the world to possibly generate some buzz.

Timmm
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Timmm

Y&R has been dreadful. Nick and Chelsea will be a major snore as a couple BUT, the only good thing is pairing them together will guarantee someone will be back as Adam. Adam asked Nick to oversee Connors’s well being not snatch up his wife! The Jack and Gloria stuff was funny BUT with Gloria’s history, Jack bringing her into the Jabot fold was absolutely stupid! The recasts of Billy and Phyllis STILL do not resonate any excitement. Good actors miscasted! Tristan Rogers is ONCE again just bumbling through his days at Y&R. He is with Jill and they are… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Agree, agree, agree, Timmmy. Outstanding post. Please do not scare me with Nick and Chelsea. But, you are right….the only reason Chelsea and Nick are being ‘set up’ is because sn Adam return is in the offing. Cane is turning into the personification of ‘Cain’. I cannot stand him. Another Lily affair? Oh, Lawd, please spare me. I am loving Victoria, though……and, Jason/Billy has made a millimeter of progress with me. Who would have “thunk”. Yet, I still mourn Billy Miller. Gina Tognoni’s acting is forced for me. She is no femme fatale….no vamp….and, no Michelle Stafford. This is her… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank you dear, heres wishing you and Dr. Jude a HVD! [Sounds like a disease!] Happy Valentines Day!

Timmm
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Timmm

Julie Berman was so much better as Lulu. BUT, part of HER problem is Dante. He doesnt do it for me and they have NO chemistry. The writers suck. I know, old news! Bring back Julie, Johnny Z and his dad or create an Anthony twin just to get Bruce Weitz back on the show.

Lulu should get Charlotte back BUT I love her and Valentin’s relationship. By the way, how many sets of crayons does she own!!!

Celia
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Celia

Thanks, Timmmy.
Too funny….the disease part. HaHa.

k/kay
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k/kay

ER plays Lulu like a spoiled rich girl that is the problem !

Celia
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Celia

I am yet to understand the charismatic effect Dante has on viewers. What am I misding? He is soooo blah and ordinary to me. And, his acting is nothing extraordinary. I feel the same for Andre, actually.
I do like Lulu, per se….but, lately? I don’t know. We can’t always expect the best, albeit they try.
Well Emme gets a pass….she’s pregnant…Wish her a healthy baby!!

Timmm
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Timmm

They can kill Dante off for all I care. Morgan was a loser and Michael is so bland! Michael was running ELQ in which they NEVER show that mega company and now he is on the board at GH? What the freak? Maybe he will be police commissioner next? DUMB! I wonder if Lulu will be written off for a bit while she delivers her baby? Maybe she will disappear and return with Nick?

Celia
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Celia

Well, I don’t know about killing Dante. Just not make such a big deal about this character. What a lame cop. Why did he not arrest his father for holding a gun in Ava’s face? Nepotism. I know it’s a soap, but the viewer does see the double standard here. So sick of this!!! So sick of ashen-faced Sonny. Why do they put that weird, colorless make-up on Maurice? Yes, Michael should have remained at ELQ. He showed character and determination…he is just a wimp, now….worrying about Nelle, and everyone else…..he is starting to look like Ashley Abbott…all dressed up… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Too funny, Alan…. full synopsis of Y&R, these past couple of years….except you forgot that aging stud, Victor, who is so irresistible to any woman, young or old , namely , the prison doctor (Meredith). On what planet?
I am not looking forward to whatever this thing between Ashley and Ravi is. Yuck. She’s old enough to be his mother. She struts hither and yon, flipping her tresses this way and that. Really? And then we complain?
Of course I will comment on ridiculous writing!! What’s next? Another cat fight between Ashley and Phyllis over Ravi? Poor guy. LOL.
C’mon, now…..

Timmm
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Timmm

They are really wasting Eileen! Ravi needs to work at GC Buzz!

Celia
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Celia

Right, Timmmy? What compels these writers to pen such a juvenile storyline for Ashley? She is a mature woman, intelligent….with a good hold on her feelings, yes? I hope I am wrong; but, if this idiotic writing is in the making, shame on TPTB to distort this loved and valued character so. I truly am up-in-arms about this potential story. I may be getting the wrong vibe from her; but, my insticts….down to my little toes……tell me she is falling for Ravi. Is Phyllis? What the heck is plaguing these women? Well, Phyllis isn’t that much older….still, it’s like going… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Wow, wow, wow…..Mr. Michael Fairman…..what lungs you have!!!!!! Your voice is incredibly amazing!!!! Kudos and thanks for the treat! Do you have an album out there somewhere??
You even sound like George. I listened to the recording a few times…sooooo good!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Sharon’s dad should appear and Ashley could fall in love with him? I will not knock the writing YET, too early BUT their first episode they showed the Abbotts eating breakfast and I licked my chops! Its never been the same. Tracy is gone, Ashley is lost and Jack is a complete MORON! Also, I would like the first Kyle they had on the show who looked a little like Michael J. Fox. Maybe Lauren’s son will hook up with Abby?

Celia
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Celia

You’re right, of course, about holding back complaints about the writing, Timmmy. I did say I didn’t want to jump the gun. But, sometimes, body language speaks louder than words. And, Ashley, when around Ravi gives him some signal which is both encouraging and confounding, at the same time. Perhaps, it is subconscious? Her little nuances of ‘come hither’, are not very becoming of an older woman towards a much younger man, regardless of how good/younger than her age, she looks. It’s king of pathetic. I guess, Ravi has not had too much experience with women. He definitely is not… Read more »

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DAYS Cady McClain & Rob Scott Wilson Talk Being Recasts, All My Children Reboot, Future of Cin & Jennifer’s Bitch-Slap

Current Days of our Lives and former All My Children reboot stars, Cady McClain (Jennifer, Days, Ex-Dixie, AMC) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, Days, Ex-Pete AMC) chat with Michael Fairman in an enlightening and exclusive conversation for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

McClain, who recently took over the role of Days of our Lives beloved heroine Jennifer Horton from mainstay Melissa Reeves (who chose to stay with her family in Nashville during Covid-19 thus forcing the series to recast the role for now) talks about stepping into the key part of the Salem canvas, plus the recent Jennifer/Kate fight over Jack (Matthew Ashford), and how the legacy series is coping with production during Covid-19.

Cady is no stranger to be a recast.  She was the second actress to play Dixie on ABC’s All My Children, as well as the second actress to play Rosanna on As the World Turns, and she had previously taken over the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless.

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Rob, talks about landing the role of Ben and being a recast, and in an emotional moment, reveals how he credits the opportunity to the late producer, Lisa de Cazotte. Wilson also shares his hopes for his Salem alter-ego who is struggling to move on with his life after the supposed death of his wife, Ciara.

The actor also opens up on if DAYS decided to recast the role of Ciara, since Victoria Konefal is not presently with the NBC soap full-time, how he would feel about it and thus the future of Cin.

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Both Cady and Rob first appeared together in Prospect Park’s online revival of All My Children. In this interview, they discuss how they had high hopes for the continuation of the series, how it ultimately fizzled, and what it was like to be a part of the then, groundbreaking first, for a daytime drama series along with One Life to Live.

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In addition, Cady gives the viewer insight on how she runs lines for both DAYS and GH at home with her real-life husband, Jon Lindstrom (Kevin and Ryan, GH), while Rob talks about his recent storyline where Ben was kidnapped and tortured by a vengeful Eve (Kassie DePavia) and much more.

Check out the full chat with Cady and Rob below. Then weigh-in: How would you feel if there was a Ciara recast? What are your hopes for the holidays for Jennifer? What did you think of the stories shared by Cady and Rob in the interview? Comment below, and if you have not done so already make sure to “subscribe” to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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Peter Reckell’s Music Video Debuts For His New Christmas Song ‘Under the Mistletoe’

On Friday, beloved Days of our Lives favorite, Peter Reckell’s (Ex-Bo Brady) new music video dropped for his Christmas song “Under the Mistletoe”.

The track is featured on the holiday album JOY and was written by Peter’s wife, singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker.

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The album features various artists along with Peter and Kelly from New Zealand, and the music video was shot against the backdrop of the beautiful country.

You can find out more about the album project here  via BlueAeris.com

Reckell previewed the music video and the making of it with Michael Fairman during his recent interview for the Michael Fairman Channel.

Peter is holding a Q&A via Twitter on Saturday US time and Sunday New Zealand and Australian time, where you can ask him your questions!  Information is below.

To stream or download the album, Joy, you can find it on several major music streaming platforms here.

Now below check out Peter’s music video… and his chat with Michael Fairman following it.

Then, let us know what you thought of the music video via the comment section below.

 


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