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RATINGS: The Bold and the Beautiful Closes In On 4 Million Mark In Total Viewers! Lands at #1 In Women 18-34 Demo!

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The Bold and the Beautiful is one hot soap!  The CBS Daytime drama series scored a strong week of gains across the board in total viewers and in all key women’s demographics for the ratings period of January 26th through January 30th, 2015.

In story, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) had returned to Los Angeles to find her family in shambles – Rick (Jacob Young) has grabbed a gun and wanted to kill Caroline (Linsey Godfey) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Liam (Scott Clifton) and Bill (Don Diamont) were planning on taking Forrester Creations out from under Rick,  Brooke confronted Maya (Karla Mosley) and Caroline of what was happening between them and Rick and Ridge, and it looked like Ridge and Caroline where hatching their own plan and getting closer again after Rick’s heinous behavior.

Meanwhile, on the Friday January 30th episode, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnnes Wood) walked back in to Liam’s life at his request to help him  get controlling interest at Forrester Creations.  B&B scored 3,968,000 in total viewers and was up +218,000 from the previous week.  The series also led the  women 18-34 demo in total viewers, and was just slightly behind Y&R at # 2 in the women 18-49 and 25-29 demo.

The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and Days of our Lives also showed gains in their total viewer count during the ratings period.

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,797,000 (+56,000/-929,000)
2. B&B 3,968,000 (+218,000/-200,000)
3. GH 2,987,000 (+82,000/-111,000)
4. DAYS 2,444,000 (+45,000/-437,000)

You can view the entire ratings via SON here.
So, what did you think of The Bold and the Beautiful during the ratings period?  Which soap opera is striking your fancy at the moment?  Share your thoughts below!

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Derrick
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Derrick

Go B&B!

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

GH is a lot better right now even with a few problems here and there…i wanted a more explosive bomb episode…here was a chance to kill off some of the unnecessary bloated cast and they blew(pun) it…lol…i knew once that newbie chick(hope thats not offensive to anyone, Andy Cohen…lol)…introduced her father i knew he’d be someone important to free Sonny for his heroic deed but is saving a dozen lives anything compared to his nefarious crimes he committed over the last twenty years to warrant such freedom?…i also believe the remains from the basement arent Luke’s…Dr.O is grateful to Helene… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I know– Nicole should tell both them to take a flying leap off a short pier. My goodness the girl must have the word welcome tattooed on her face for both of these jerks to use her for a doormat. I like Nicole with Brady, but it looks like that ship has sail, so I would like to see her with Rafe, now that he has fallen off his high horse perhaps he would be bit more understanding towards her. The nuSloane on GH looks like he is constipated– at least the other guy could crack a smile once in… Read more »

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

I would love a Rafe and Nicole pairing…neither one has had any luck in the love department…GHs nuSloane…not to sure about him yet…i still think he’ll be Valentin Cassidine and yet another villian…i did like the other guy better…hoping he’d turn out to be a good guy for Anna too…he and Anna couldve been almost good as Robert and Anna…they both couldve been secretly working undercover, and him taking over as Commisioner was part of the plan but of course now it looks highly unlikely that will happen now theyve changed actors and taking him in a different direction…i see… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

the one lingering diss …. on Fridays DOOL ep: Brady and Melanie doing the horizontal… wasn’t interested because I want him with Theresa… and that the baby drama… will unfold… and all this cheerleading by every Salem’ite… just waned and I already had it with saintly Melanie Brady and Theresa Eric and Nicole… and…. I only say this because of lack of respect toward NIcole… she didn’t deserve all the blame… love is blinded… she deserves some real honest truths… Daniel and ummmhhh… goes nowhere !!!! ??? get a clue … Daniel and Jennifer… geez doesn’t she run in to… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

Oh Mary SF yes! When I say “who’s Fluke?” I mean, I’m not familiar with a Fluke, who is he? Is he on a show? THIS, because I have blocked him & this sl out of my mind. Please FREE William deVry from this dialogue he’s had to spew for months telling everyone & updating Alexis on Luke/Flue!! Sonny’s no hero, but at least he did try to save Ava. But I see him & Shawn already making plans though Sonny’s barely conscious. Soon, they will turn angry & evil plans. Hated how Dante tried to guilt Michael into going.… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

New writers effective February 16th…Co-Head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith!!

Kim H.
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Kim H.

Can they bring back Amber now please

Irene
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Irene

Y&R/B&B stay true to soap opera format and are rewarded. That is why they are top 2.

Days has stiff time opposite them.

GH has lost its way.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

You summed it up beautifully.

robert
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robert

Really enjoying B&B with Brooke and Steffy back. Am looking forward to the big Y&R disaster storyline coming. Not watching GH and DAYS at the moment,they are just blah. The writing of GH has really deteriorated.

janet
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janet

Good for BB.I shut GH off. No excuses just the way it is. I cannot bother watching this drivel.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I mean what’s not to love right now– no tedious love triangle with the endless who should be with who hogging the screen– office intrigue, spurned lovers, a gun going off– all classic soap stuff. Not sure how long this will last, but I am enjoying the fresh change of pace from the usual B&B fare.

Mike
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Mike

GH has been camptastic lately but the show has a limited appeal as its viewership and ratings still can’t touch those of #1 Y&R. One way to close the gap would be to drive long time fans away and drag Y&R’s ratings down by turning it into the CBS version of GH like some on these boards advocate. If that does happen, both Mr. Pratt and JFP will find themselves out of a job.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

In this day and age, more viewers could want those short disaster storylines. If Y&R does well with the plane crash, then they should do a twister in the Spring and a Summer sinkhole! I have a good idea for a winter disaster. Genoa City can freeze!!!

BTW, 4Hourglass says hello to all T.V. and Movie Buffs!

Omar
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Omar

All and all, its been on and off the same old ratings for the last remaining 4 soaps since ABC cancel AMC/OLTL.It is the end of an era..In a couple of years, the soaps will decline further when the oldest soap fan generation passes on..It will take a miracle if the 18-34 fan base will increase and stick to regularly viewing the shows, that is the only way folks!!..I love my soaps and will support them till they are off the air!

Abigail
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Abigail

Wow, Y&R loses nearly one million viewers from this time last year. Anyway you want to spin it, that’s a HUGE loss. There’s nothing to brag about by CBS or any of its shills in the soap biz.

Mike
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Mike

It’s not the HUGE loss as you Y&R haters make it to be. Last year around this time was the big Billy/Adam showdown and fallout over Delia’s death which drew big numbers. No surprise Y&R is down from that this year. And it’s still #1.

su0000
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su0000

It is more than obvious- when Y&R needs numbers up they always go with a ‘kill’ and after a death they milk it forever.. example Cassie.. I wish the plane would crash on her gave so Sharon didn’t have a place go to make sniveling speeches– that has been going on forever (overkill on the kill) I believe, soon if the numbers don’t go up there will be a ‘kill’ and it will someone who they can milk his/her death for at least a year.. 🙂 Y&R runs on dead or dying stories.. Y&R is full diseases lol .That is… Read more »

Abigail
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Abigail

So what if it’s still #1, the show bled nearly a million viewers since last year. That’s BAD no matter how you want to position it. Phelps ran off Miller & Muhney, so this was self-inflicted by her, with Sony & CBS signing off on her actions. She’s put her FOJs in those roles and the audience hasn’t stayed. So much for their purge of talent and it not being noticed. Phelps put her dislike of Miller & Muhney over what’s best for Y&R. They are paying the price. I have no sympathy for them. No plane crash re-hash story… Read more »

Stamford
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Stamford

Chuckie Pratt’s an expert at death and destruction, look what he did to AMC. His first s/l was a tornado hits Pine Valley. Now his first s/l is a plane crash taking out half of Genoa City. The promos nearly look identical. Pathetic. Good luck CBS, you’ll need it. LOL.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Abigail, I totally agree with you and thought the same thing. The nearly 1 million viewer loss in a year was the glaring fact in this article. Not sure why the headline trumpets, “B&B close to 4 million!!!” when the detailed facts show that it, and the other three soaps, have lost a significant number of viewers in the past year. I have watched Y&R and B&B for decades and would hate to see them cancelled. That being said, it has felt like a chore watching them in the past decade (especially Y&R) as the writing, casting, and overall focus… Read more »

kmayne
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kmayne

It is a shadow of its former self. I started watching B&B a few years ago and I do not enjoy it as much as I once did. I dislike the shots of around LA and the constant flashbacks that seem to occur a few episodes a week. Lately the story lines seem to be improving but come on Ridge and Caroline?

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

I see many trying to say Steffy brought the ratings up but if you look she was 1st on Friday & that day got the lowest rating. LOL

Diane Jones
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Diane Jones

Bold and Beautiful would be great if they could have a hour slot,cause right now you lucky to see 20minutes with all the commercials.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

CBS should reward B&B by taking away 15 minutes from Y&R and giving it to B&B. They would both be 45 minutes long. That’s fair!!!

rose
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rose

It will be interesting to see where the GH writers go after the Fluke story comes to a close. I think they have exhausted the Spencer and Cassadine mythologies. I guess they could try to bring a new gang into town. but been there, done that. Or they could actually write “soap operas”…build new legacies based on core characters/families we can really care about, with adventure, mystery, betrayals, real romance, etc., instead of all of the emphasis on gimmicks, mind control, lab experiments, Pentonville, Shady Brook, and camp. I like a little of the “far out” kind of stuff, but… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

ohh geez rose the characters of GH and the families are very strong.. the Corinthos family , they are legend.. The two brothers and their father Sonny and mother Carly is very deep and character driven.. The Cassadine’s are a family of many layers and also strong no matter which they go, they bring history and mystery.. GH has many characters and families that are character heavy.. everyone on GH is strongly characterised and connected to strong families.. and GH holds tight to its’ past and brings back vets that we all love to see again even if for a… Read more »

rose
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rose

su0000…i figured if anyone would have something to say, it would be you. In some ways we agree, especially on loving GH, and family’s Quartermaine, Spencers, Carinthos, Cassadine. And I don’t like overloads of sappy, alcoholics, nervous breakdowns, and on and on depressing stories. However, I think they need to reconnect to SOME of the fantasy of what made soaps and GH popular. Right now they are doing a little to much extreme-gimmick-soap, and are off track. When things get rough, in this case ratings, it’s easy to throw in outrageous, decadent, and dark, instead of compelling writing. Right now… Read more »

Stamford
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Stamford

B&B has been on a roll as of late and it’s nice to see the show focus on it’s younger talent, unlike Y&R, which is the same s/l of Victor vs. Jack over and over again. That cast must average in age of 55+. No wonder the younger demos prefer B&B. Who wants to look at Braeden’s pruneface day in and day out?

Laurie
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Laurie

I only catch some from time to time but Jacob Young’s doing great.They have heat to overtake Y&R. I am uncomfortable about Nielson rating system but: Pratt scares me at Y&R: All women are losing it: 1.Phyllis locked away where only God can visit, I mean Victor-at his leisure. ? Fattie w/big needle chasing her around room-ugh..stop! 2.Kelly chumming up to Austin & thinks her & Jack have future, poisoned herself IMO. 3. Hilary has a full-on meltdown & fled from her hubby, just to run & bang his son, AGAIN! 4. Sharon’s yelling at Mariah, far-fetched. Burning pics..sorry NOPE!… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

I just want you to know your post made my day today I have been going thru a lot of personal tragedies and for the first time in weeks I actually laughed out loud. The comment about Michael’s cancer was priceless. Thank you I truly needed this today! 🙂

k/kay
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k/kay

The reason the ratings are up on B&B the two blonde show hogs KKL & KM have been off for a while and for me watching the chemistry between TK & CG is smoldering. I do not care if their is 20 years difference the TV screen is on fire. Friday’s show I had to go take a cold shower! Lordy!

k/kay
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k/kay

Excuse me LG not CG!

lizzy
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lizzy

There is a reason for Great Ratings with women from 18 to 60ish
and it is THORSTEN KAYE!

Melanie Milando
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Melanie Milando

I think the actress who plays Steffi is probably the prettiest lady on TV.

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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