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RATINGS: Great week for B&B! Series hits its highest total viewers & key demos in the last few years!

What a fantastic week January 23rd to 27th was for CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful!  The series gained in total eyeballs and in key demos due in part to the Bill/Katie/Steffy/Liam/Hope drama, and that some fans of All My Children and One Life to Live may be looking for a new soap home.

The Bold and the Beautiful came in at the number two spot again, but with quite an increase of 3,626,000 viewers which marks a three year high and up +407,000 from last year at this time! The half-hour soap also gained in the key 18-49 female demo rating share … again the highest in three years.

General Hospital while still at the bottom of the four remaining daytime soaps picked up + 91,000 viewers for the ratings week, and with the upcoming returns of some of the 80’s Port Charles favorites, Kimberly McCullough’s upcoming exit story, and the arrival of Llanview’s Mannings and John McBain, things could very well be on their way up for the ailing soap.

Days of our Lives also added + 11,000 viewers.  Look for DAYS to have an increase in the next two ratings periods as several of their major stories are heating up.   However, the number one rated The Young and the Restless was the only soap to lose viewers this ratings weeks down almost -100,000 viewers from the previous week.  View the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network here!

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Mo
Mo

Y&R has not been at its best. Not surprised it lost viewers. I’d love to see B&B come in at number 1. I think people watch Y&R out of routine. I don’t think it’s the best soap, at least not for as long as its been number one.

barbara t
barbara t

this is bad ,not for the b and b,but for general hospital,its sinking like the cash flow for abc s roundup of daytime crap shows,I hope thats not the reason general hospital is going downhill,because I cant be forced to watch the chew the view and the revolution.if the ratings were honest in how they are taken ,my point is soapnet will be gone and if taping doesnt count ,and if your 49 with one foot in the grave you dont matter,I should just give up watching television all together ,how is general hospital suppose to survive?

Heather
Heather

What the article doesn’t tell you is that General Hospital gained 60 000 viewers from last week in the 18-49 women category , while Days lost 65 000 viewer in that same category.

My understaning is that ABC gives priority to the 18-49 women category, while NBC targets 18-49 adults regardless of gender.

barbara t
barbara t

the ratings make me nuts ,thats better then I thought ,but still we have to get the ratings up so general hospital is not 4th but 1st ,its good that alot of the cast are coming back ,I loved general hospital with holly noah anna robert,I just hope that robin is not going to die ,I have watched her since she was a little peanut,put her in coma ,sent her back to paris,go somewhere for treatment ,JUST PLEASE DONT KILL ROBIN.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I really hope it works out for GH with the ratings!!!!!! Actors from OLTL coming aboard….This is the last soap on ABC.. I have a feeling GH will be a survior…I hope more actors from OLTL join GH … We will see about that one!!!!!!!! I will be watching……

Shelly
Shelly

Way to go B & B!!! Soaps and the soap viewers are still relevent! It seems that CBS and Sony are committed to good writing and interesting characters with chemistry. Y & R is getting better, they’ve got a long way to go.

Unrelated topic; please do not let GH suffer due to a lousy lead-in show. You’re just giving ABC more ammunition to justify cancellation. Watch GH everyday on broadcast TV or ABC.com (do not ff through commercials). 2013 is supposed to be their 50th anniversary. I would like for it to still be on the air!

SS
SS

My mom and I were watching GH, and where I live we had a problem with the signal and whenever GH would come on we couldn’t hear anything. She was bored watching the faces, especially all the new people and when I showed her it on youtube she was even less interested and said she could tell it was ending, but that’s why she watched it. The show needs major help, just dull it really isn’t the lead in that’s killing it. The Jasam/Franco because it’s lasted so long from the awful honeymoon to the WTD I’ll say is worse than the Lucky Ireland story, I’ve never seen such an awful story.

Janice
Janice

First off, Heather noted that Days lost viewers. We need to support the remaining soaps to keep the genre alive. Secondly, I’m wondering if the ratings for GH are slipping because :
1) the time slot. It was easy to watch OLTL and then GH. Now there is this big gap.
2) fans (including myself) are leery about getting interested in GH only to have the rug snatched out from under us again. I do set my TV on for GH but but don’t always watch for that reason.

Mark
Mark

A loss of 100,000 viewers week to week for Y&R is relatively small. Y&R’s ratings and viewership dwarfs all other soaps. It has 4.8 million viewers on average. GH & Days have half those numbers. The reality is that Days and GH could be getting better ratings.

Days needs to boost the story for its younger characters. The show does not have a great storyline equivalent to the glory days of Sami/Carrie/Austin or Bell/Shawn for the younger actors. Other than Will’s storyline, the younger cast is in pretty boring storylines.

Hillary
Hillary

What was the line Steffy said today? “…cc crotch rocket ready to burn rubber on your heart…” ahahahahaha!!! wtf was that? Hilarious! I wonder how many takes that one called for. Yikes!!

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One Life to Live Alum Tuc Watkins Joins Cast Of Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’

Intriguing casting news involving the former David Vickers of Llanview.  Tuc Watkins (Ex-OLTL and Desperate Housewives) is set for a season-long guest-star arc on the second season of Showtime’s 1980’s Wall Street comedy Black Monday, which stars and is executive produced by Don Cheadle.

In it, Watkins will take on the role of Congressman Harris, who said to be “a Republican and leader of the Moral Majority.”

According to Deadline who broke the casting news, “Black Monday takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 dubbed Black Monday.   t’s the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blueblood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, and the glass ceiling.”

Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer also star in the series.

This marks the return of Watkins to the premium cable network where he last played the role of Malcolm Laffley on Beggars and Choosers.  In addition, Tuc has been working on the upcoming Netflix film adaptation of Boys in the Band from Ryan Murphy.  Tuc appeared in the that show on Broadway.

The 10-episode upcoming season of Black Monday will bow next year.

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Mishael Morgan Returns To The Young and the Restless And Shares: “I Hope To Create Something New But Just As Special As That Girl You All Loved To Hate”

Big news was shared today as Daytime Emmy nominee, Mishael Morgan is back on CBS’ The Young and the Restless!

Morgan, who played the role of Hilary Curtis from 2013-2018 ,and then was killed-off the show is now back in Genoa City in a new role.  As fans of Y&R know, Mishael along with Bryton James (Devon) became part of the very popular duo known as “Hevon”.

Back in April of this year, Mishael reappeared on Y&R as a special guest in several episodes where she played Hilary’s ghost.  Since, Hilary was killed, Devon has begun a relationship with Elena (Brytni Sarpy).

In a post today via social media, Y&R announced the return of Morgan to the daytime drama series in a brand new role. (See below)

On her Instagram account, Morgan shared: “That’s right… I’m back!! This has been the hardest secret to keep! I am so happy & honoured to return to #YR. The time off was such a welcomed blessing, as I learned to juggle life, family & career, but I am so happy to be home! I want to take a second and thank all you diehard fans out there, who supported me so fiercely. This opportunity only came about because of YOU. I am so excited to be back home, doing what I love, with all of you cheering me on. I look forward to this new adventure and I hope to create something new but just as special as that girl you all loved to hate. Cheers to this new chapter, with old friends. Now let’s do the damn thing!

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Check out the announcement of Mishael being back on Y&R.  Then, let us know if you are excited that she has returned to the series, but this time in a new role via the comment section below.

 

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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