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RATINGS: Y&R dips in key demos while OLTL in at # 1 women 18-34!

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It was not a good week overall for the soaps in the ratings game … the week of August 22- 26th.  Nor was it a good week for viewers who were on the Atlantic Coast due to that week’s strange earthquake that shook up the east,  and then on Friday due to Hurricane Irene and subsequent news coverage pre-empting many soaps!

So with natural disaster affecting viewership in some instances, The Young and the Restless which still holds firmly at number one in total viewers (even though it hit a new low in that category) seems to be losing some ground with its key demos as well.  It especially lost ground in the key 18-49 female demographic, hitting for them, the lowest amount of female eyeballs in recent ratings memory.  But even with the loss, it is still in the top slot there.

One Life to Live which is still holding firmly at number three in total viewers, finally got to the number one position in the women 18-34 demo for the first time ever!  General Hospital, however, lost the most total viewers for the week losing -230,000!

View the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network here! And let us know, are you enjoying the stories currently on Y&R? Or, is there something you would like to see happen to your favorite characters instead? Let us know what is working for you, and what isn’t!

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Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

I love my favorite soap, Young and the Restless, and enjoy it every day. That being said, if there were a few things I would like to see change, they would be as follows: – The Malcolm/Sofia/Neil “who’s the daddy” storyline is a total bore. – Please Cane, stop referring to your kids as, “tha babiezzz”. – Stacy Haiduk reappearing as Patty. Someone make it happen fast! She was amazing. – More catfights! Y&R had some classics… they need to bring them back asap! – A gay storyline with some meat; I mean it both figuratively and literally! Things I’m… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

The reason why the numbers keep growing for OLTL is because the show is freaking awesome!!! It just keeps getting better and better!! Every day that I watch, I can’t believe how great this show is!

david
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david

I agree, until the day Trevor St. John’s Todd/Victor was shot and killed. They couldn’t let his character leave Llanview alive to give us some hope of his return? The show has been so painfully gutted I haven’t been able to watch. What difference does the Prospect Park deal make? What is there left to look forward to? The remaining storylines are becoming tired and trivial. Many of the characters are miserable because of recent deaths and disability. Rex and Shane are pathetic without Gigi. Tea and other family members are suffering without Todd/Victor. Bo, Nora, and Destiny are sad… Read more »

david
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david

For the week of August 22-26, OLTL rated above GH in every category! If ratings matter, GH should be canceled before OLTL. If ratings don’t matter, then advertising revenues aren’t that important so why replace the soaps with reality show trash? Maybe these networks executives are dim or don’t know what they are doing or both.

jp
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jp

OLTL continues to outshine all other daytime dramas at the moment. I think the shooting of Victor opened up many new and exciting storylines. I know in the world of soaps we saw victor utter his last words and die, but whose not to say when they took him away in the ambulance their was a slight pulse and the emt got hijacked by irene’s corporation. Anything is possible.

In any event, OLTL is on fire and unstoppable. I’m loving every moment of it.

Blake
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Blake

So stupid of Frons and Sweeney and all of the suits to cancel OLTL. It’s #1 in key demos and the show still has months to go. Too bad they can’t fire those idiots and keep OLTL on for good.
But ABC’s loss is Prospect Park’s gain!

General Hospital

GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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Another World Reunion On Tap With Alice Barrett, Alicia Coppola, Anna Stuart & More

What to know more about how Frankie Frame was killed-off in an unpopular storyline move on Another World? Well, you may get more insight when stars of the beloved NBC daytime drama visit with Alan Locher in his Locher Room You Tube channel.

The online virtual reunion will happen next Thursday, August 13th at 2 pm. EST/11 am PST.

Joining Alan will be: Alice Barrett Mitchell (Frankie Frame / Anne O’Donnell), Kale Brown (Michael Hudson), Alicia Coppola (Lorna Devon), Anna Stuart (Donna Love)  and Christine Tucci (Amanda Cory Harrison).

To log on see the live event click here.

Ready to visit the good ole’ days and drama of Bay City and Another World? Comment below.

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General Hospital

OLTL Alum Christopher Cousins Appears on General Hospital as Dante’s Doctor

On Thursday, the very shrewd fans of daytime drama, noticed a very familiar face on General Hospital in scenes with Dominic Zamprogna in Dante’s return storyline.

Playing Dante’s Doctor turned out to be Christopher Cousins, most soap-famous for his role as Cain Rogan on One Life to Live from 1991 to 1994 and later reprising the role of the conman back in 2008.  Cain was romantically involved with Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) while in story in Llanview.

Cousins also made appearance on two other daytime drama: as Greg Houston on Another World in 1986 and as Colin Crowley on As the World Turns in 1990.  More recently Christopher has been appearing in numerous primetime TV shows and films.

So, do you hope Christopher sticks around on General Hospital?  Do you think it’s just a guest stint for him to serve Dante’s story? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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