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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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Ellen Pompeo Rips Into ‘The Bachelor’ Creator And Defends Kelly Ripa For Her Comments

Things just got juicy from daytime to primetime after Kelly Ripa let her thoughts be known about the current ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown and the ‘Bachelor’ franchise during her morning show with Ryan Seacrest this week,

During a moment on the syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, Seacrest informed Ripa that the new ‘Bachelorette’ would be appearing on Thursday’s episode to which Ripa said: “You know how I feel about this show? It disgusts me. And I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how we feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy.”  She also called the audience out for watching this “gross, gross, show.”

Following her sentiments, The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss took to his Twitter account as did host and EP, Chris Harrison.  Fleiss said, “Easy, Kelly Ripa.  The Bachelor franchise pays for your salary.”  While Harrison tweeted: “Look out @KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit.”

Next, none other than Grey’s Anatomy franchise star, Ellen Pompeo joined the fray.  She tweeted in defense of Ripa.  Pompeo wrote: “Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary. Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage….

And in the end on Thursday’s installment of the entertainment talk show, Hannah Brown made her guest appearance and she weighed-in on the situation expressing that she didn’t follow the franchise at first, but being on the show has changed her mind. Ripa maintained her disgust for the series.

Brown went on to say to Ripa: “Like you, I didn’t really follow the show, wasn’t a big fan, but being part of the show, it’s not women fighting against each other.  Some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive.”

So what do you think about what Ripa, Pompeo, Brown, Harrison and Fleiss had to share with each other on their Twitter war? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Joins The Cast of The Young and the Restless

Say what? Mario Santos Grey of All My Children is coming to Genoa City?   Well, not exactly, but longtime fan favorite Eva LaRue,who played Pine Valley’s Maria (from 1993-2011) is headed to The Young and the Restless in exciting casting news today.

On Y&R, Eva will play the mother of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Lola (Sasha Calle) named Celeste Rosales.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news: Celeste “shares a complex relationship with her children”, Rey Rosales and Lola Rosales.”

LaRue will begin filming next week and will debut on the June 26th episode of the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Currently, Eva is the host of CW’s Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.  LaRue is very familiar with being part of the CBS network family having played Natalia Boa Vista on primetime’s CSI: Miami. 

So, what do you think of Eva LaRue joining Y&R? Comment below.

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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