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RATINGS: Y&R Has Good Week For Its 10,000 Episode! DAYS & B&B Show Some Gains Too!

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Looks like folks were tuning in to the drama in Genoa City surrounding the series highly promoted 10,000th episode milestone, and perhaps checking out the new revamped images in the series opening credits!

For the ratings week of September 24th-28th, Y&R had Sharon about to marry Tucker, Victor’s “funeral”, Victor’s returns from the dead etc.,  and it scored well with viewers.  The already number one sudser gained + 161,000 total viewers – the most for the week of the four network daytime dramas.

In addition, Y&R also added the most 18-49 female viewers in that key demo with +76.000, and had a net gain of +2 for the ratings share for the demo as well.   It also had the most gains in male viewers for the week.

Now over at The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives, both shows gained viewers with B&B adding + 138,000 and also adding some +10,000 viewers in the key 18-49 female demo.   And as for DAYS, they added +44,000 viewers for the week and added viewers in the 18-49 female demo as well with +55,000!

General Hospital was the only show to show a decline of viewers for the ratings period.  GH lost  -57,000 in the total viewers category and also lost  -55,000 viewers in the key 18-49 female demo.  However, the lone ABC still held third place firmly above DAYS with over 2.5 million plus viewers.  Check out the entire picture ratings here via Soap Opera Network.

OK soapers,  did you tune-in to Y&R for the ratings week reflected here?  Is DAYS on an upswing?  Did GH slip a bit because of story?  Let us know your thoughts, as it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Armchair Quarterback for the week! Tell us what needs to be fixed, what you liked, and who you would like to see more or less of on-screen on your favorite soaps!

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Fran weaver
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Fran weaver

I have watched days for over 40 years. As of six years ago when James Scott came on I try not to miss a day of days. I love love the ejami pairing. So much chemistry and great acting with Alison and James but I’m so tired if writers giving us bones for ejami to be taken away all the time with rafe. Personally I can’t stand safe together or that story. Not sexy not romantic at all. I strongly believe if NBC writers would do at least a year romance for ejami they would see ratings skyrocket up!! Why… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

It makes zero sense to go the Safe route. Gary Tomlin likes them, yes. But for the sake of the show, they would be SO much better off if they gave EJami a chance. Hell, even Lumi again. But Safe is by far the least popular of the 3! Going around with them again defies logic and any common or good sense. Are they trying to screw themselves? Sorry Safe fans but when the popular choice, the choice that would bring in bigger numbers, more internet and media chatter and overall more interest is set aside for melba toast, something… Read more »

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Agreed. Ejami sparkle together!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I have not watched DOOL even familar with it for over a decade, but I tell you EJ born in February of 1997 and Will Horton born in Nov 1995 oh well it is a soap. LOL!

charles
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charles

I wasn’t happy with the new opening but that must be a MAB thing! The story that Sharon would go to jail is so ridiculous! Victor and Nikki deserve every bad fate for the stuff they do to people! Victoria also! Those kids stole a billion dollors from Victor and now they care! Please! Victor married Sharon and ran over to Nikki before the plane engine was cold! victor has a lot of nerve! I also am so tired of any story with Phyllis in it. I would LOVE to see Drucilla come back and run Newman with Sharon

charles
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charles

It was horrific what Maria Bell did to poor Sharon! BUT I loved Sharon with the white dress1 I hope Sharon ruines those Newman’s I can’t stand Victor or Nikki

charles
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charles

I hope they recast Chelsea fast she is so annoying and boring and Nick belongs with Sharon and Victor and Nikki retire and Phyllis jail for good

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Chelsea is annoying because she is too sweet and unbelievable. For a girl who is supposed to be a tough as nail con artist, this transfromation is either an act and she is really conning Adam or the old writers were on a sugar high when they wrote for her. So, this new team will hopefully do something interesting with her or find a way for her to leave the canvas. Victor and Nikki down’t have to retire but they should have them act their age and stop writing for them as if they were still in their thirties. I… Read more »

cindy
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cindy

Nick and Sharon belong together and Adam needs to be with someone we like not this Chelsea person. Nikki and Victor throw stones but they hurt anyone who get’s involved with them. Phyllis needs to go to jail. If not it is so ridiculous already.

cindy
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cindy

Mary F. OMG you have my LMAO! It is true what u said! I was wondering the same thing about Chelsea. I thought the writers were sucking on laughing gas when they wrote for the Chelsea/Adam love (Cough) story LOL

cindy
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cindy

spoiler just heard Chelsea does loose the baby and Adam returns to Hs old ways YAAAAAAAY

toscanti
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toscanti

Y&R was good, but I am anxiously anticipating the new regime’s material to start airing on Oct 12th (next Friday). DOOL has been a snooze, have barely beenable to watch. Look forward to Eileen Davidson returning as Kristin DiMera. GH has been really good in my opinion, glad to see the ratings up and steady for that show. B&B has also been good, but alot of the same ol same ol. Will stay tuned in to see what happens with Ridge and the impendng departure of Susan Flannery (Stephanie).

charles
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charles

Amen to the new writers1 i pray they finally do right by Sharon she has been through so much this year and the past she is great

Rona
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Rona

I’m also looking forward to seeing what the new writers are going to be bringing to the table for Y&R.

Dinah
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Dinah

Did GH slip a bit because of story? Yes with that Fake Kate person

su0000
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su0000

I like Connie/Kate, it is lively and different and many others also like Kate/Connie..
There is never ”one” thing that would cause a drop..
Everyone has reasons for what they are doing that week and it may be that it is simply life .
GH is doing very well!!! and the stories are awesome !!

–all the soaps would do better if there were no spoilers–

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree…………

charles
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charles

I would have to say the most boring character is Chelsea.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I totally disagree with Fran Weaver about DOOL. For the last year all we have gotten is EJ rammed down our throats. Why anyone would want any woman, Sami or other, to be with me this man is beyond belief. He is amoral, lies to family, police, kidnaps children, blackmails, and fans are sick of him. Write for the good characters, his dad Stephano is villian enough.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree with you, EJ, Sami, Nicole and Rafe are all shown so much, and we need a breather of them. I hope EJ is alone and miserable for awhile. EJami disgusts me as much as EJaylor and EJate did. I am still holdingout for him to reunite with Nicole, however.

Michelle
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Michelle

I love EJ and Sami. Loved when he saved her life during the Daysaster, loved all the build up leading up to it and now they are ruining the show sticking Sami back with that boring, smug, plaid douchebag who thinks he’s better than everyone else.

In real life I want the boring good guy, but on my SOAPS, I want the exciting bad boy!

Long live EJ Dimera!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The double edge sword for the soap writer is if they pair the couple people want to see together, then what? But if they drag out obstacles and delays viewers grow impatient. So they do what they have been doing bouncing Sami between all her previous loves, so everyone gets a bit of some pairing they like for a bit, and then they take it away. Personally the way Sami keeps changing her mind it is a wonder any of them would want her. But I agree EJ and Sami are the more exciting twosome.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I agree with your comment. Love Ejami but since snoozefest SAFE I have not watched. Ejami just sparkle together. I am hooked on GH and I also love Y and R. I love Victor and Nikki. They rock.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I think EJ deserves someone who loves him back, and Sami has never loved EJ. Those two have done so much bad to each other that they no longer trust each other. I think EJ and Nicole are a better fit, but they need A LOT of time before they even think of reuniting.

susan M.
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susan M.

I can’t understand why GH ratings dropped some…I enjoy watching it everyday & I am not going to stop watching it….Maybe people are busy with their hecktic schedule..Family stuff…………………Maybe they should tone down the Connie/Kate stuff ??????????????????????? I don’t know I am just guessing on thhis one??? I like where GH has been going lately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won’t desert GH.. I will keep on watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Brett
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Brett

GH is the best soap, no contest, why the ratings are down at all is a mystery to me and cannot understand how it’s ratings are lower than BB and YR. I used to like BB best but those days are long gone, having said that Friday’s episode was the best in a long time. I really can’t understand what people are complaining about regarding YR, it’s not at its best but it’s far from its worst. DAYS has been pretty good, especially the Will and Sonny scenes.

mary
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mary

GH is on fire and its all the take.don’t believe its down.Neilsen is full of crap.It is none stop excitment daily.The show has me watching after a 25 year abscent.

su0000
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su0000

The Y&R and BB are just not all that good to have such high ratings/double than the other soaps ..
Y&R and BB have been ruling in the ratings for numerous years, that is not probable…
I believe their ratings have something to do with them being also shown internationally, is 32 or more countries

-imo both are not as good as GH, no way ..

Sharon B
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Sharon B

Try to watch them all as there are only very few left. General Hospital at 49 almost 50 years, is the oldest one now that Guiding Light with about 70 years (on radio 1st) and then on TV and As The World Turns was over 50 years old on TV.. Not sure how long DOOL has been on think it started in 1966. They are the oldest remaining daytime dramas aka soaps left. Y&R started in 1973 and the B&B the baby soap started in 1987. Support them all, please. G&H and Y & R are my 2 favorites and… Read more »

Sharon B
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Sharon B

I had to miss GH a few of those days for dr. appts. for a close family member that couldn’t go by themself for serious medical treatments. Unfortunately medical needs come before the remaining daytime dramas! I hope most of them being taken care of will free me for the Daytime drama schedule esp. GH!! Love it

kalamaty
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kalamaty

LOVED THE PAST WEEK ON Y&R!!! Great promotion on Sony’s part; and hope it continues as we get closer to the show’s 40th anniversary in March! Congrats to all involved!! This viewer is loving the show and am excited to see what direction they take GC in the next few weeks! 🙂

Michael
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Michael

During the week in question, I was paying very close attention to Y&R. For one thing, I’d heard that the script for the 10,000th episode was going to be horrible. WRONG! It was very well written. Also, I could tell that Josh Griffith (Y&R’s new Head Writer) tweaked Maria’s scripts just tad enough that you could notice it. He really tweaked her scripts this past week (October 1-5). It was very noticeable. The only thing I’m really going to miss after October 23rd is Marcy Rylan as Abby Newman. JFP and JG really shot themselves in the foot by letting… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

You were so right about Days. Recently a relative missed a show last week and asked me what happened and I couldn’t remember the show. I watched it, but I had no recollection of what happened; that’s how unmemorable the show has been. Didn’t know they were safe for two years, could explain why they aren’t trying as hard as the other soaps to improve storylines. Hopefully the return of Kristen and Stefano will liven up Salem. Also looking forward to the human interest storyline of Caroline heading into dementia.

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

IMO, GH is a hot mess and getting worse. Stories involving the returning vets are dragged out with weeks or months in between appearances. The couples’ fan bases are being crushed by what is supposed to be teasing, but winds up being taunting, or couple destruction. Family relationships are non-existent, as are all the friendships. As a fan of this show for over four decades, I’ve found little to nothing worth investing an hour of time on GH for months now. So I’ve done what so many of the fans of Cartini suggested and stopped watching. Maybe I’m not alone,… Read more »

Alley
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Alley

I’d like to see Blair back for Todd, Jax back for Carly, Laura back for Luke, Robert and Holly return with “their son” Ethan, and Duke with Anna. Maybe a few of my wishes will come true, but if they go with Todd/Carly, I’m out. For good.

Trisha
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Trisha

That’s exactly right. The ones who say they think GH is wonderful now are actually in the minority and that’s why it’s viewing numbers are falling. Since when does “I like what they’re doing” translate into ‘so everybody else must be liking it too”? It’s obvious that they’re not doing enough to get a majority of liking it. They’ve switched up all the players from before and put their own favorites in there and they don’t seem to realize that in doing that, they’ve cut off several fan bases that have watched for their favorites for years. The S&B fans,… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I am a OLTL fan.. And I like GH storylines…Been watching GH again since OLTL was cancelled………………..GH has my interest !!!!!!!! My favorites are still on and haven’t been cut-off yet…….This soap fan is happy with GH……

me
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me

Of my many problems with GH (Todd eating the show alive; the fact that Cartooni has only 5 different soap plots that they’ve been recycling for years; etc.), the worst for me is that you know exactly. what’s. going. to. happen. about 5 weeks before it happens. Yes, in the old days you knew that the Cassidine’s would be stopped, but you didn’t know HOW. Now, the plots are SOOOO obvious (did ANYONE not see that stupid baby swap coming?) that there is no point in watching. Poisoned water? Gee, I hope Jerry doesn’t get away with it. I wonder… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Well I will still be watching GH…..Never watched the other soaps on the other networks…………

Tim Burtlow
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Tim Burtlow

Y&R was very good. Can’t wait till the new material starts airing. Also enjoyed Days.

danicajolie
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danicajolie

I have been watching every minute of #GH. This last week did not have enough Todd Manning for my taste, but I have really been enjoying the show!

Juliette
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Juliette

I can abide by one more minute of this Kate/Connie DID story. When I know Kate/Connie will be on, I don’t bother tuning in. This DID story has been dragging on for too long and it’s dragging the ratings down. It’s not nearly the quality of the OLTL DID stories–which treated DID as a real mental illness and was acted so well by Erika Slezak and Bree Williamson. The GH DID story is campy and OTT (not appropriate for a story about mental illness) and has not been well acted or well written. I, for one, cannot wait for the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m dreading the fallout… with Tea… She’s such a formidable woman… and talent. I never watched her on OLTL… and I’m smitten… She ooh la la’s… IMO. What man wouldn’t be taken with her. I’m watching DWTS… as i read all the posts…. and Kelly Monaco… is HOT! she just got all 9’s! I might be in the minority, on this… but, I like Joe, Jr. with Tracy. it intrigues me.. how she always falls for the wrong MEN! perhaps… with the passing of daddy… and it comes to our screen… the writers can delve in to Tracy’s inner psyche’.… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Glad to see Days is doing better, and its because the show is picking up pace. I love seeing Will and Sonny together, they just light up my screen, as do Sami and Rafe. Nicole’s storyline is so sad right now, I hope she and Eric have some good scenes. I am liking Gabi and Nick a lot, they mesh really well together. Kristen and Stefano coming back should bring ratings even higher, as well as Eric. I just hope we can see the DiMera brothers, EJ and Chad, go away. They’re so annoying. Why does EJ always go after… Read more »

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More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

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Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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