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RATINGS: GH Ties Y&R In Key Women 18-49 Demo! B&B Makes Gain In Demos As Well!

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The ratings for the week of April7-11th are out and once again the pendulum swung to all networks soaps losing viewers.  However, there was also some interesting gains in the key demos for a couple of your favorite daytime soaps!

First, General Hospital tied The Young and the Restless as the #1 soap in the key 18-49 women’s demo with the same ratings share! But in the total viewers in the demo category, Y&R is slightly ahead of GH for the week with an added 24,000.

In addition, it was CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful that looked the healthiest overall, being ahead of last year at this time in total viewers, and having solid gains in key demos including women 18-34, 18-49, 25-54.

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Overall, The Young and the Restless is still at number one with 4,432,000 total viewers for the week losing -112,000 the most of any soap.  B&B is in at number two, followed by GH in third, and then Days of our Lives. You can view the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, it’s time for you to tell us and be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  What are the positives on your favorite soaps, and what are the negatives?  What things would you beef up  … and what would you diminish on airtime of certain stories or characters? And most important, tell us which of the four network soaps right now is your favorite!

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aria
aria

i don’t know if any of the current storylines at GH are exciting me, its more like the stories are stagnant and really not going anywhere. i’m happy about rebecca herbts having more airtime, but its pretty much the same thing over and over again. some don’t even make sense or are completely pointless.

1. who the heck is “luke” suppose to be? reveal already, because this luke is really creeping me out.
2. Donna Mills i really feel sorry for her, i have no idea how RC duped her into thinking she was playing some juicy character… and for tricking us into thinking this character was going to have us drooling over her. and the “big ” reveal of her being Dr. Orbecht sister, was just duh and a cheap plot..
3. every villian gettin away with any crime is also a joke. Ava, Dr. O, Britt, Sonny. all get away with their crimes, and then we have to watch them add new victims, how boring.
4. new really uninteresting characters: the new guy maxie brought home, he’s so annoying i haven’t even bother to learn his name, thats how much i dislike him.
5. RC making once interesting characters boring, I feel so sorry i see Duke, talk about stagnant, poor AJ is more interesting dead and haunting Sonny then he ever was alive.

and please, i keep hearing Jason might come back? hope its not true, we don’t need the character back, just let him be dead for now, or frozen. same for starvos.

PatF
PatF

GH continues to plod along with its bloated cast and over the top cartoony storylines. Something’s gotta give.

harry
harry

I agree–GH has become unwatchable. You have new characters who are connected to other new people and suddenly you don’t know or care about any of them. And when you do see a familiar face in the sea of changing faces, that face is hitting on young girls, threatening children and snorting cocaine.
And Sonny needs to take a long walk off the Port Charles pier. He has become tired and redundant.

Shay
Shay

Really…I suggest a redux of Lhasa Fever…..it could knock off a lot of annoying characters, not the least of which would include SABRINA, Carlos, Rafe, Molly, TJ, Jordan, Felix and maybe even Ava and/or Kiki. Plus whoever is impersonating Puke Spencer!

su0000
su0000

The only numbers the advertisers/sponsors care about are the the key 18-49 demo numbers..
Those are the golden numbers that keep our soaps on the air..

GH is putting the fear in Y&R…

harry
harry

and you’re putting the fear in sane people everywhere.

FAS
FAS

What do you mean, Harry? I must be mentally challenged, I do not get your meaning??!!
All I can say is that, if my age group counts for anything, Y&R was my favorite soap ever…no longer the case. I find the people boring and, no offense, but older people in their 60’s or so, groping each other are not very appealing to watch. Jill and Tristan make me sick. What about all these younger people with those ridiculous hairstyles…buns and stuff. C’mon, now. Another ridiculously pathetic recurrent storyline is Nick and Sharon. How many times have we seen these two break up and make up? It is a repeated story…so predictable and mundane. Their lackluster story and fleshy scenes have lost their sizzle and my interest. This is not the young and the restless…it is the old and the restful….more originality, please.!!!
In my opinion, and that’s all it is, GH encompasses passion, intrigue, love, hate. mystery, unrequited love, betrayal, deceit, crime, comedic relief, steamy sex (Julian and Alexis) etc. I love it. I would get rid of many characters, such as Sonny, for one…but, at least, this soap keeps me interested.

lisa
lisa

I live in Canada ,I’ve already seen the next episode so I won’t spill the beans.
What I’m curious to know is this girl somehow related to Cassie OR did Victor go to great lengths to find a girl who looked enough like Cassie and then have her surgically enhanced….Hmmmm !
Regardless, Victor needs to answer for his misdeeds – Sharon does too,but Victor really needs a whooping !

Jimmy
Jimmy

It’d be nice if Victor would learn to not “surgically enhance” people anymore – look what happened when he payed Patty to have plastic surgery to ruin Jack’s life… that went to hell in a hand basket so fast, and Victor ended up getting shot!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whats hurting Days for me is the going nowhere storyline of Jordon and Ben…having Jordan look at fake i.d.s on occasin-at least show a flashback of when she was this other person…i like to think Jordan was married to an abusive husband whom she attempted to kill but Ben stepped in and took the blame…Ben went to prison for two years and got an early release for good behavior…Jordons ex swore revenge and both Jordan and Ben went on the run with new identities…now in Salem both run into Jordans ex-LIAM! Liam reveals their true identity and another shocking secret…he raped their mother-Eve Donavan!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Another Days problem is John Black…dont bring characters like this back unless you have something good written for them…Days is still my no.1 soap!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Why should Liam be tied just to Jen as yet another person trying to hurt her and break her up with Danial when he already have Anne and Teressa for that…just bring back Jack instead!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

DAYS biggest mistake in the past few years has been writing out Matthew Ashford and killing Jack off.

FAS
FAS

Sounds plausible, jimh, but I think Jordan is CIA….that’s the reason for the subterfuge and different identities.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

That seems possible…and if she is Shanes grandaughter he couldve helped her with her new identities…she seems to be running from someone and id like to know who? Ive watched soaps for 50 years and know one must be patient for stories to unfold but this one is going nowhere for me…hope they give us at least a hint of her mysterious past during May sweeps!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH is a good soap but not a great one…it mishandled the A.J. storyline…he and Carly should have been paired as the next Alan and Monica…with Carly attracted to Franco the way Monica was attracted to Rick Webber years ago!!! And after they killed off A.J., they couldve at least showed Monica and Micheal comforting each other at the Q mansion!!! Trim some of the violence…Connie, Max, Carlos,Olivia, a day player, Franco, Heather, Elizabeth, Nik, Julian, A.J., have either been beaten, stabbed or shot which is too often in the storyline…i can tolerate some violent acts in my soap but it happens way too often on GH!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH is my no.2 soap, and im starting to like B&B a little more…my problem with the latter is you have two sisters involvd with each others exs and two brothers in love with the same woman…favorite character is Quinn on this show!!! Y&R needs new writers…the show is well produced with good actors but im not addicted to it like the others!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I was hoping for a Carly/A.J. romance too, I also liked A.J. with Liz for the time they were together. But for the life of me, I can’t root for Carly and Franco, mostly because Franco was GH’s most poorly conceived character in recent history. I love Roger Howarth, but I don’t like Franco or his crazy mother Heather either.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Roger shouldve played the son of Jimmy Lee…i like Robin M. and i liked Heather years ago but having her psycho and constantly sneaking out of the mental hospital got to be a bit too much!!!

FAS
FAS

How right you are, jimh..about the age stuff…my bad.

FAS
FAS

It is impossible for Jordan to be Shane’s granddaughter. She is too old and he is too young. They are only 27 years apart. Perhaps you meant to say Shane’s daughter? I don’t know if she is necessarily running from someone or something, exactly, albeit it does make a lot of sense. I am as irritated as you for this to be dragging. Maybe Jordan is there to crack a case. Whose, though?….Kristin? Stefano? Is she working with John Black? Is this why he’s back? Is she in Salem to protect someone? I want to know ASAP.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I too wish they’d reveal the real reason why Jordan is in Salem…what i wrote is just something i thought would be interesting but not necessarily happen that way…i know the real ages of the actors playing Shane and Eve but real ages of the actors and characters arent the same…i dont think Jordans age was revealed unless i missed it…however Shane could be slightly older than the actor…while Charles is really 59 Shane could be 65 now, Eve could be 45 and Jordan 26…they all could play and pass for different ages than they really are…soaps have been like that since they began on radio and soaps really dont care about the age difference between actors/characters…Susan Seaforth who plays Julie and the late Richard Guthrie who played her son David were like 7 years apart in real life but on the soap Julie and David’s ages(not revealed) were obviously quite different!!!

Shannon
Shannon

Days has become sooo boring. I miss Chandler and Ejill and think it is a shame the way they have gone with Ejami. I hated the “raping the priest” storyline. If Ejabby had ended after the first time I could have tolerated it but continuing it was stupid. Don’t even get me started with how long and stupid Dannifer is. It was a mistake that should be ended a loooooong time ago. Cheryl was not even given a chance and now she is leaving. Jordan has been given a chance and besides Dannifer what could be more boring than Rafe and Jordan. Eric being a priest has been an epic failure of a story. How could they waste Greg Vaughn’s best Assets. By the way why hasn’t Bo been resolved so that Hope could move on…I will watch Monday to watch Sami slam EJ and hopefully ABS. Hyprocritical Jen will be so proud of her hypocritical daughter!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

I’m with you, Eric needs to marry Nicole so we can see him in a love scene on their wedding night – Greg Vaughan is (IMO) the best-looking guy on that show, he needs to be a romantic lead! ITA with your whole post.

Charday
Charday

GH is my fav daytime: Negatives on GH—Sonny, Franco, Kiki, and Carly. I hope they’re leading up to Sonny going away to prison for life for murdering AJ. Positives on GH: all Quartermaines (the few that aren’t dead!), Britt,Dr. O, the Jeromes, Luke, Sabrina and Patrick, Carlos, the Cassadines, all the gay guys, and even ole Liz(ard).

DALLAS is my favorite nightime.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Oh, man, DALLAS is fantastic! Who knew Linda Gray would be as fantastic in her 70’s as she was back on DALLAS’ original run?

Jimmy
Jimmy

Imagine if GH actually followed through with sending Sonny to prison? THAT would be very interesting. I agree with Franco, I love Roger Howarth but I see no need for the character.

Personally, I can’t stand Britt after what she did to Dante and Lulu, I really want her to go away for a long time. I also hate the actor playing Nathan, Ryan Paevey.

This new Luke is really creeping me out, and if I had to place a bet on it, I’d say it’s Bill Eckert, because anyone else (especially Faison or Jerry Jax in a mask) would be stupid. I hope the story is resolved soon.

I also don’t really like Sabrina and Patrick together, I wish the show would either keep Kimberly McCullough on permanently or recast Robin because Patrick’s love for Sabrina is nothing compared to what he feels for Robin. I hope the show writes out Carlos and Sabrina together when Teresa Castillo goes on maternity leave.

I love the Q’s and wish they hadn’t killed A.J., but then again Sean Kanan wasn’t given the material he deserved. I also really like Madeline and Obrecht being sisters, that was a great plot twist!

Overall, I think GH is really good right now, but there are areas that could be (and really should be) cleaned up and resolved.

PatF
PatF

ALL the soaps are starting to show signs of weakening as ALL soaps are now down in every demo over last year. ALL.

The ONLY show that is up anywhere is BB in total viewers over last year.

And Days is treading into dangerous territory at a 1.7. Yikes.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Eileen Davidson is returning to DAYS soon, and Kassie DePaiva will be making her debut as Eve soon too, so that should send the number of viewers up.

As for GH, I think in terms of story it’s doing the best, but there are definitely areas that could use some cleaning up, like the whole Luke craziness. But there are some great aspects to the show, like Madeline and Obrecht’s connection, and the fallout from A.J.’s death (which I wish didn’t happen!)

Y&R has been going down since Jeanne Cooper died. As the months pressed on after that, the show started losing its fire. Then Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney all left, and now Elizabeth Hendrickson is on her way out. On top of that, there are several stories that aren’t attracting viewers, like Avery’s cooking show (stupid, pointless and boring as hell) and the whole faux Cassie craziness.

B&B is doing the best in terms of viewers, but story wise it’s repeating the Liam, Steffy and Hope triangle with Liam, Hope and Wyatt. Quinn is amazing, and I’m enjoying Ally’s story, but the Bill/Brooke/Ridge/Katie quadrangle is getting ridiculous. For the most part, story wise, B&B has been subpar for several years now.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I dont know if Elizabeth Hendrickson would do another soap but id think she’d be the pefect recast for Robin on GH!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Stories on all four soaps should be picking up steam soon with May sweeps not too far off. These lulls in stories are natural and long time viewers like me know soap opera watching is a marathon not a sprint.

Those viewers who expect, even demand constant action are watching the wrong genre. Nighttime soaps and series with their shorter seasons, and less episodes are the genre to watch if you need constant stimulation.

Daytime soaps, no manner how good, all of them hit these periods where washing your curtains can be more exciting than what is on screen– but hang in there, the good stuff is always a coming on a soap– and when it does, all the lookie lou’s come back and the numbers bounce back up again.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Gh just has way too many cast members and campy writing at times. The thing with Gh you might tune into a really good episode and then you might tune into a crappy one that will lose your interest. Depends on what mood Ron is in now adays.

andrew hass
andrew hass

It was a bad week for all the soaps but the fact that all 4 went down and not just one or 2 may just mean no one was interested in soaps that week.Plus it was the second straight week that all 4 went down i think.

FAS
FAS

I can’t believe this! Is Nikolas suddenly interested in Liz? Does he have a turn on turn off switch? I understand Britt did the unspeakable, but, geesh,overnight he is into liz again when not too long ago he told her straight out his heart belonged to Britt? …….right!

FAS
FAS

Okay, so Carlos is in jail. Ava is threatening to do Sabrrrina and her baby harm. Carrrrlos ‘s body shakes with fear….visibly. What’s the story here, writers? Are we now to feel a newfound softness for him? Is this predicament with which he now finds himself supposed to endear him to us? No dice. Get a younger version and clean him up……let him do time, then we shall see…but the fates are against him.

calie
calie

So good to see Elizabeth back on our screens.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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