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RATINGS: Solid Week For The Young and the Restless! Did Steve Burton's Arrival Make An Impact?

The ratings are out for the week of January 28th through February 1st, 2013 and it was The Young and the Restless who showed the most viewer gains!

This was also the debut week of fan favorite Steve Burton in his new role as Dylan McAvoy, the ex of Avery (Jessica Collins).  After all the uproar caused by Steve departing General Hospital for Nashville, and quickly turning around and returning to daytime after CBS and Y&R made him to good an offer for the Daytime Emmy winner to pass up, it looks like his arrival to Genoa City and stories that are now beginning to percolate and move forward have given the number one soap a boost.

Y&R added +125,000 viewers for the week bringing their weekly total to 4,698,000 total viewers.  In addition, Y&R was number one in the key 18-49 female demo and regained its number one slot in the 18-34 female demo category from General Hospital!

CBS Daytime soap, The Bold and the Beautiful also did well this ratings period.  B&B added +45,000 viewers bringing their total to 3,527,000.  And, B&B also had the most gains in the key 18-49 and 18-34 female demo for the ratings period.

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ABC’s General Hospital came in with 2,847,000 viewers and was slightly down for this ratings week, while Days of our Lives took the biggest drop with -109,000 viewers bringing its totals to 2,624,000.  You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!

So soapers, what did you think of the debut of Steve Burton on Y&R?  Do you think that is the reason it scored the best for the week, in general?  Are you digging the stories more now on Y&R, as you see how Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith our re-establishing the old and interweaving them with new characters on the canvas?

What is working for you on your favorite soaps and what isn’t? What suggestions would you make to improve their ratings or continue them on a solid path with solid numbers?  Weigh-in!

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heidi
heidi

Hopefully YES!!! Love Steve Burton!

Matt Disel
Matt Disel

LOVE SHARON AND ADAM TOGETHER AND THINK THEY NEED A SON TOGETHER

k/kay
k/kay

I am sorry but I just do not get too shook up by these ratings not sure I trust them and if people watched because of SB they probably wanted to see if he was still a one note actor. Answer he is. I counted he was on 4 days this week and yet he tells us he got bored with watching himself so much on GH. The man’s ego knows no bounds after all this hoopla I was just like big whoop.

Sunnee
Sunnee

I do trust them with a damn, its just like stats,you can always make them show what you want. Fans probably was curious to see how he looks, acts and whatever.He didn’t make or break Y&R, they could have done without him.

k/kay
k/kay

Sunnee I read another one of his interviews in SOD and he said the decision was made in one day to put him on the show. Did he even audition for the part?

Ruby C.
Ruby C.

We need SHADAM! Sharon and Adam need to marry and have a heir son for Adam. this Chelsea is a joke. we need her out of here

Derrick
Derrick

YES! Congrats Y&R!

Wendy
Wendy

We love Sharon Case she is the only thing keeping the show above water, Now give us Adam and Sharon in a romance again. Sharon Case best actress in my book 🙂

Dmitri
Dmitri

Y&R and Days both need to improve their writing. Days is awful now, especially with EJami on our screens.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
No1_ILoveLucyFan

EJ and Sami are a nauseating pairing, and an insult to victims of sexual assault. The fact that Sony, NBC and even the portrayers are trying SO hard to get us to accept them is just ludicrous. They also send a very dangerous and irresponsible message to viewers. I refuse to watch the show until they get new writers who not only respect the history of the show (EJ raped Sami – there’s no sugarcoating nor dismissing it) but respect the viewers as well.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree

LisaJDC
LisaJDC

I don’t understand the hysteria over this guy. He’s nice to look at but can’t act his way out of a paper bag. I guess stuff like that doesn’t matter to soap viewers these days. They just want eye candy.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I agree there was so much hype around this guy coming on the show that I started to dislike him even before he started. Now that the character has arrived the only thing i like about him is his presence adds a sour note into Nick’s and Avery’s sickening sweet romance. I mean who is writing that romance a 13 year old girl? At least there is grown up obstacle now- so I welcome Dylan into the mix for that reason, not because he is being portrayed by Steve Burton.

maddie hayes
maddie hayes

never a big fan of “Jason” on GH, so I don’t really miss him. GH is so good right now with all the returns of the people who made GH great, Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Frisco, Felicia, and I hear there’s more coming! Used to watch DAYs as well, but I just don’t like any of the storylines – Dmitri, I’m with you, Ejami is gross. GH’s writer seems to be more “in touch” with what the fans want, and I’m sure their ratings will go up even more now that Jack Wagner and Genie Francis are back!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree. I am not watching Days anymore until the storylines get better. I read the recaps, but enver watch.

jim
jim

Days could be great like GH if they only learn how to bring back vets for brief story arcs instead of shoving them in the background like some prop. Day players are used better than some vets like Kayla for example. Heres how id do it. Kayla has a crush on Abe but cant tell him after overhearing Abe tell Caroline he likes Kayla like a sister. Maxine has a crush on Abe too, and calls him Abe The Babe. But neither lady gets a chance with him after Valerie Grant(a long absent char.) returns to Salem and Abe falls in love with her. They run into each other at the cemetary where Abe visits Lexi’s grave and Valerie is visiting the grave of her parents Paul and Helen Grant. Valerie would turn out to be Maxines cousin, and later it would be revealed Valerie was Camerons mother. She gave him up for adoption. To stay connected to the shows history Valerie would claim David Banning, Julies son,(forgotten in story over the years) is Camerons father. Val and David were once engaged in the 1970s but never married. Val remet David years later and got pregnant by him with Cam but put the baby up for adoption after a misunderstanding with David and the two broke up. Julie warmly welcomes Cam as her grandson but shes angry at Valerie for putting Cam up for adoption and Valerie points out Julie did the same with Cams father David. But is David Cams real father and did Valerie say that because she never stopped loving him.? In the 1970s Valerie also dated a man named Jerry Davis. Maybe she remet him too and he’s the boys real father. The Davis family who adopted Cameron couldve been related to Jerry Davis. Valerie dosent want anyone to know about Jerry because he now works for the evil Stephano Dimera. That folks is how you stay with the shows history, and connect it to the present characters.

Drake
Drake

Wow. Impressive!

jim
jim

I wish Ken Corday read these message boards or at least remember how so great the show used to be it ended up on the cover of Time magazine. I soarly miss the Good Old Days when their was less focus on just triangles and more story. It use to be romantic too when Doug sang ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ to his beloved Julie. Now its mostly about switching bed partners. Bring back the stories and romance and Days could be hot again.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Great post Jim! The vets should be brought back and Days should take pointers from GH or Y and R. Y & R has become so interesting lately.

jim
jim

We r 100% in agreement! I see some slow improvement in Days but as a fan since the 1960s, i know it could be 10 times better.

Dmitri
Dmitri

Good post! I agree with everything you said. People are tired of seeing Sami’s love life and Dannifer on everyday. I really miss Bo, and Bope!

jim
jim

Thanks. I agree with what you said too. There are stories they could do for Bo and Hope. I just feel that 4 some dumb reason they dont think they can write for them or just dont want to. They need to take lessons from GH and YAR who know what their fans want and thats why their ratings are good. You think by now Corday would wake up snd realize its his show they could all be raving raving about and not just the other ones. There is room for four great shows.

su0000
su0000

The weekly ratings are not much more than bait fodder to excite people one way or another..
If the ratings came out monthly or every 3 months it might be better..
Behind the curtain they look at much more than then we see .

Y&R is just not all that good to remain #1 for mega years and is absolutely not that much better than GH .. 🙂

toscanti
toscanti

Y&R has vastly improved, I do hope JFP does not give Mrs Chancellor Alzheimer’s disease and write her off the show. That would be the demise off JFP and her reign at Y&R as far as I am concerned. Then show with JG writing and now the departure of Hogan Scheffer has rally gotten much btter and I want to see more Abbotts, where is Traci?

k/kay
k/kay

The actress who plays Traci/Beth Maitland is not a size 2 therefore we will probably never see her again as long as JFP is calling the shots. Never mind the actress won one of the first acting awards ever on Y&R.

Alan
Alan

Y&R is just a mess right now: new characters and recast characters discussing other new characters; another dull battle for Newman Enterprises; Sharon’s ridiculous bi-polar redemption; characters recapping events that happened off-camera instead of on screen; and Steve Burton doing sit-ups and discussing a rock with Avery. I cringe at the thought of Nikki being diagnosed with a real disease considering how the show has ignored the long-term ramifications of Victor’s epilepsy, Lily’s cancer, and now Sharin’s mental illness. Considering that the writers haven’t even bothered to address the whereabouts of poor Segundo after the ranch fire, I have little faith they will do the proper follow-through such a storyline would require.

GH offers the best all around soap experience right now: a good blend of veterans and new characters involved in a variety of storylines — romance, mystery, business intrigue — all rooted in the show’s history. Valentini and Carlivati have taken a show that was virtually unwatchable a year ago and turned it around.

Laurie McRae
Laurie McRae

I’d like to believe that it’s the recent addition of Steve Burton/Dylan McAvoy to the Y&R canvas that resulted in the increase in ratings! I know I’m now a Y&R “convert,” solely because of Steve Burton being on the show! I’m a Steve Burton fan first, foremost & always. I’m so happy to have him on my TV screen again that it truly doesn’t matter to me what show he’s on/what character he’s playing! That being said, I am already invested in the character of Dylan McAvoy & look forward to watching Y&R daily to see what’s going on between Dylan, Avery & Nick! I’m also a huge fan & supporter of Jill Farren Phelps. She is “fan friendly,” which I really admire & appreciate!

aria
aria

nothing about Y&R intrigue me, not even Steve Burton being on the show, GH is better without him, and for sure better without JFP, so whatever to Y&R and hooray to GH because it is totally rocking, love how characters interact and todays episode with Tracy and Connie is a perfect example of that interaction. People on GH look real and great and people on Y&R look plastic like barbie and Ken, they all look stiff.

Elhu
Elhu

I figured Y&R’s ratings would go up this week, as many soap fans more than likely tuned in to see Steve’s arrival (like him or not, it was something followed by many). I personally loved Steve Burton/Jason on GH, and he is still missed, but I must say, I do enjoy his new character (Dylan) on Y&R. I have never been a Y&R fan, for no other reason than I have always watched the ABC soaps, but I do tivo it now, to watch Steve, and I enjoy some of the storylines, including the direction Steve’s character seems to be going in. GH is still by far my favorite, although, I am not loving the whole vampire Caleb/John McBain storyline, but totally get the need for it, in light of the whole OLTL/GH character struggle right now. I am so grateful to FV/RC and all those working so hard in front of the camera and behind the scenes at GH to make it the contender it is becoming once again, and I pray that this vampire storyline does not set it back. Although, I would rather see that vampire storyline play out, than lose Michael Easton from the GH canvas. Love all the GH returns from the past, and I am looking forward to the Nurses Ball take place this month as well.

robert
robert

Love Y&R, it is really getting good with storylines really beginning to take shape.

LynandZoe
LynandZoe

I don’t get Y&R’s ratings. They have yet to reach, past its 2012 ratings; how is this good when the other 3 soaps have?? They were at 4.9m 2 weeks in a row at this time last year and had even reached 5m during Jan. 2012; at 5.2m same time in 2011. How are these ratings good? I guess from a week to week prospective their OK, but the show isn’t growing, is it? Not trying to be negative (love the show), just looking at the big picture.

shawn
shawn

It’s just amazing to me. A few weeks ago, the majority was singing DAYS praises. Now, that the numbers are sliding, it’s back to the old “DAYS is awful” rant. Just plain ridiculous.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
No1_ILoveLucyFan

Ridiculous how? They had plenty of new viewers for the WilSon pairing, as well as the Gack (Gabi/Nick – blecch!!) wedding reveal…now that the chips have fallen, the new viewers are leaving because the show is going slower than an uphill-bound snail and veteran viewers are leaving because they know the history of the EJ/Sami disgusting pairing. What’s to like about Days right now? Not a whole helluva lot!! I watch when John and/or Marlena are on – other than that, I refuse to watch at all!!

Patrick
Patrick

Shawn –

I can’t take it personal any more… what the ratings dive’ DAYS would seem to be neverending…. it’s on par… with the other three…. it’s 4th, but cetainly not last in my book.

do you read the two scoops column on soapcentralcom? it’s so entertaining… and is on par with how i feel about days….

————–geez… i can’t compare DAYS & GH…. the two soaps i watch… i merely say… they’re both good… and i knw this cause… i have to dvr both shows… and when theirs none… both shows… waiting to be watched…. ta-da!!!! both are excellent.
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PER soapcentral.com

“THERE’S NOT A STORYLINE ON DAYS THAT ISN’T ABSOLUTELY SMOKING RIGHT NOW.”

PERIOD.

‘NUFF SAID.

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bear in mind….. in so many markets and time zones….. BOTH days/gh are on at the same time….

Dmitri
Dmitri

Days WAS getting good! The reveal at the wedding was fantastic! I just wish Chad also revealed what Gabi did to Melanie. In addition, Sami was finally settling down with a great guy-Rafe! Now the show revolves around Sami again and her disgusting relationship with her rapist, EJ. Not only that, but Chloe’s interference in the boring Dannifer storyline is unecessary. Kristen’s return has gotten old very quickly, and Gabi’s storyline is also not entertaining to watch. Jarlena ave been treated horribly. Rafe and Kate having sex this week-DISGUSTING! I will NOT be watching, not when I can just keep up by reading online recaps! I refuse to reward this shitfest with my ratings!

JasonWho?
JasonWho?

Short answer NO!!

the hype machine was turned all the way on!!

simplygh
access Hollywood
promotons
and this board

funny thing he didn’t this much publicity when he dated SAM or
the time he was over at gh..interesting..
he took the easy way out!

not interested in y&r

though I seen his face? he had some work

Denise
Denise

Y&R ratings go up because we are finally getting some SHADAM!!

Brenda
Brenda

I love Steve on Y&R. Can’t wait to see more of his story. I think Y&R is much better now with the new writers too.

JT
JT

Sorry guys. Burton to me is mediocrity inacarnate. He is over hyped and one note. The actors who were discarded for the friends of Jill were superb and this is not.

Burton and JFP made me drop Y&R competely.

Having him rather than the Chancellor family build up and more made me ill. Im sick of the soap press that panders to anything the producers want and turn a deaf ear to those who speak differently.

Shame on all. Burton no way

Yvette
Yvette

I love love Steve Burton and his character Dylan. I cant wait to see what happens with Dylan and Chelsea when I get home. Y & R is the only soap I watch and I have been watching it for many years and I think Dylan is a great addition. He is dreamy eye candy and I think his acting is just fine. I don’t know what kind of acting is expected on a soap. He will develop new fans from Y & R. I don’t understand all the haters when it comes to Steve Burton. Things cant stay the same forever. Change is a part of life . People and their lives change and we should respect that. I welcome Dylan (Steve Burton) with a big smile.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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