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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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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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Check In To GRAND HOTEL! Premiere Date Announced Featuring Bryan Craig, Richard Burgi, Denyse Tontz & Eva Longoria

2019 is bringing it with some major soapy dramas.  And this one has been much talked about, and looking quite alluring.  It features some former soap opera notables in key roles.

We’re talking about ABC’s Grand Hotel which has finally announced its premiere date, but fans will have to wait till the summer for its debut.  Circle Monday night, June 17th.  Grand Hotel will air immediately following  episodes of the new season of The Bachelorette.

General Hospital Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corintjos) take on the role of  playboy Javi, his sister Paloma is played by former All My Children reboot actress, Denyse Tontz (Ex-Miranda Montgomery).  In addition, soap vet Richard Burgi (last seen as Paul Hornsby on GH) takes on the role of Michael Finn, a charming businessman who spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the Mendoza family, and series EP, Eva Longoria (Ex-Isabella, Y&R) also guest stars as Beatriz a former owner of the hotel.

The series loglines from ABC reveal: “Grand Hotel is a bold provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.”

In case you missed it, check out the first look trailer for the series first posted in May for the ABC upfronts.   Then let us know, are you excited to see Bryan in his new primetime series?  Do you think this premise has all the making of some juicy primetime soap viewing? Comment below.

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WATCH THE REPLAY: GH Facebook Live With Maurice Benard & Laura Wright

If you missed Wednesday’s GH Facebook Live event featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) you can watch the replay below.

During the 35-minute broadcast, Michael Fairman chatted with the Daytime Emmy-winning duo about the latest storylines involving Sonny and Carly including: the Alzheimer’s storyline centering around Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail), what will happen with Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Sonny’s relationship, and if Carly will figure out that Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is stashed away at Ferncliff, and that his twin brother Ryan is masquerading as him while murdering people in Port Charles.

In addition, Maurice and Laura talk about memorable scenes and moments throughout their time on the ABC daytime drama series, and episodes that are included in the “Sonny and Carly Collection” streaming now at ABC.com and on the ABC app.  Laura did talk about taking over the pivotal role following in the shoes of fan favorites, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun.

Maurice and Laura also talked about their upcoming projects.  Laura’s premieres tomorrow night on Lifetime when she is seen in Stalked by My Patient, while Maurice will soon be seen in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter. 

Check it out below and let us know what was your favorite part of the Facebook live, and what you think will happen in the key storylines involving Sonny and Carly as we move into 2019 via the comment section.

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