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RATINGS: Y&R Has Solid Week with Gains! GH Rebounds Gains Viewers Too!

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The ratings are out for the week of July 8-12th and it was The Young and the Restless who lead the way gaining the most viewers of any network soap opera on their strength of their then reveal by Nick Newman that he is not Summer’s bio-dad, but Jack is!

The culmination of that leg of the storyline (only to have another twist happen on this past Monday’s episode, which ensures the story is not over) gained the number one soap +258,000 viewers bringing their total for the ratings week to 4,654,000.

Over at General Hospital, after a very disappointing showing the prior ratings week, the ABC soap had a rebound of sorts gaining +117,000 and inching oh so close to regaining the number three slot from Days of our Lives! GH tallied 2,449,000 while DAYS has 2,450,000!   In addition, after scoring an all-time low in the key female 18-49 demo the previous week, GH added +87,000.  DAYS as noted was the one show that lost viewers for the ratings week losing -117,000!

The Bold and the Beautiful kept up its strong showing again netting +87,000 for a total of 3,509,000.  Is Katie lashing out at Brooke and Bill helping the show? Are fans into Wyatt and the secret as the new man for Hope? Or, could it be that fans love seeing Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) again who appeared on two episodes this ratings week?

OK soap fans, time for you to check out the stats courtesy of SON here. Then let us know as our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback, what worked for you during the ratings week mentioned? How would you change up or increase viewership on your favorite soap? What is working for you? And, what is not? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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Derrick
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Derrick

Go Y&R…………..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am going to be curious to see next week’s number to see how many viewers the show lost with the Sharon twist coming out. I know a number of fans were let down with that reveal- so it will be interesting if the numbers show a drastic drop or were many like me, just venting our disappointment, but still are watching.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

GH can and will gain more viewers, the other shows in my own opinion are not as good, with the back and forth storyline of Who is Summers dad its bound to turn people off. GH has great storyline right now and the momentum is flowing!

shawn
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shawn

That’s the first positive comment I’ve seen about GH in weeks. Clearly, you’re in the minority.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Yea Shawn I know people give up on soaps thats the problem, ive NEVER stopped watching except when i was in europe for 2 straight summers, ive watched this show for over 20 plus years, and ill watch till I die!!

Nick
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Nick

Are you serious? I don’t know what show you’re watching, but that momentum on GH certainly is NOT flowing forward. GH completely sucks and desperately needs a new head writer with fresh, new direction. The show has never been this bad creatively, IMO. I’ve had it with Ron Carlivati, especially his unprofessional attitude on Twitter. Hey Ron, if you can’t take any criticism from fans/viewers about your second-grade style writing, then go find another line of work. Without fans/viewers, you have no job, and you’re not above everyone. I’ll bet that any fan could write the show better within its… Read more »

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Nick its flowing, if you do not like Ron Carlivati then tell him but in a consgtructive way, criticizing him will get you ignored or blocked, you expect him to do differently??? He has as much right as anyone else to ignore or not. Im not saying some stories do not need improving but the stories on canvas now are flowing, some do need to be wrapped up and others cannot be finished as they are not on the show, how can the Robin story be c leared up if she is not working on the show??? Come on folks… Read more »

Richard
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Richard

LOVE GH! The writing is amazing and I am loving the use of the “older” characters. It is about time Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) is getting some “acting” air time! LOVE GH!

Nick
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Nick

Unbelievable. Are you feeling all right, man? You can stop kissing that egomaniac Ron Carlivati’s rear end. Are we really watching the same show? But I do agree on one thing. The writing on GH is certainly “amazing”. Yeah, it’s amazing just how GODDAMN HORRIBLE it is now. (That’s what GH should stand for presently.) I guess if you like stories growing mold that have been recycled 1000 times from GH previously or from his precious OLTL, it’s been wonderful! Ron C could not write his way out of a paper bag and come up with anything fresh to save… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

As someone on another board pointed out, at this point between Michael Easton and Roger Horwath the two of them have played SEVEN different characters between themselves in little more than a year. That is downright absurd. Little by little it does seem to be getting better (from a threshold of abominable, as NIck has said).

BUT it has a long way to go. The cast should be reduced by about 25% so the pacing and interconnectedness of the storylines can be repaired. People are sick to death of Franco and Kiki.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Please, expound. Exactly what about the writing do you find amazing? I have to say as a soap watcher, on and off for more than 40 years, all three networks, I find RC’s writing to be more campy, superficial, sloppy, lazy and disjointed as I have ever seen. Personally I think the RC/FV team has been reckless in their decisionmaking ranging from the risks at ignoring the PP contract, firing all the GH writers such that they lost the continuity with all the characters, then bringing back Roger Horwath as Franco. Such terrible decisionmaking as to warrant a classic case… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with Richard!

Sandy
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Sandy

Good news that ratings are up for Y&R and others. Is it true that if you DVR a program the following day or days after it’s showing that it doesn’t count toward the ratings? If this is true that more and more people are binge-watching t.v. maybe they should revamp how the ratings are tallied. Also, I do not fall into the 18-49 age category but I watch all the soaps currently being aired. Does this also mean that my viewing doesn’t count? I just want to make sure my loyalty to the soaps matter to the ratings to help… Read more »

lili
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lili

I just want kay alden’s team back as the writers of this show.

Ryan D
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Ryan D

I actually thought the reveal that Sharon manipulated the results was funny..though I may be in the minority. Still overall i enioyed the paternity storyline this past week.

ann marie
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ann marie

go GH! Love the show!

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

It is getting better…so far. It has its flaws at times like all soaps but GH is still entertaining. This week has shown some improvement…hope it continues.

matthew
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matthew

I agree jim, we’ve seen signs of the ship being turned ever so slightly in the right direction I’d say arguably in the last two weeks as compared to the whirlpool make that cestpool that GH has been sucked into ever since the curtains came down after the nurses ball. We’ve got Nancy Lee Grahn taking on a promising storyline and there’s intrigue with many other characters that has been lacking. Sam, Maxie, Sonny, Connie, Olivia, Britt, and Nikolas all seem to have story momentum building right now that if executed properly could pay off big in restoring GH. But… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with jimh!!!!!

4everdays
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4everdays

People must be tuning into YawneR for a nap. Any time I need sleep
YawneR does the trick. No need for sleeping pills. I’m wide awake for DAYS.

su0000
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su0000

GH is the best soap, it has less viewers than BB and Y&R because they both are shown in 32 countries..

More viewers does not mean a better soap..
More viewers is more distribution ..

JEM
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JEM

Actually the ratings only count from the U.S. Santa Barbara had a phenomenal following in other countries. It was a worldwide sensation in its day, and even that didn‘t spare it from the ax. Other countries pay a flat fee for airing rights to the show, but their ad rates do not make a difference. It certainly helps the show‘s financial bottom line to air in lots of countries, as it gives the show more budgetary finances, but the Nielsen ratings are only tallied from the U.S.

Tali
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Tali

One Life to Live also had better ratings but was canceled by ABC as we all know. ABC still sucks and if more people watch the other soaps…………It would make me think they are BETTER soaps than GH!!

PatF
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PatF

Glad for YR!

Only one show down last week…but overall good news!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Danny Morgan brung the RATINGS UP!!!

HES GORGEOUS

SERIOUSLY GH, IS GETTING BETTER

SAM AND SILAS= ALL THE WAY

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

JEFF
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JEFF

I agree with Rosanna and Richard, GH is starting to roll again.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

thanks unlike the naysayers it IS on a roll, people complain about the storys and cast and it is not fair to the actor proaying them, Im still puzzled as to the 7 character Easton and Howarth have played and even if it is 7 they are ACTORS and get paid quite nicely to do that, cutting the GH cast by 25% makes no sense as they do not nearly have the cast it did in its hey day, give me a break, also if you do not like a story let them know complaining here about how lack luster… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I believe Easton has played John McBain, Stephen Clay, Caleb the vampire and now Silias Clay. Howarth has played Todd Manning, Franco and now Jason Morgan. Granted Stephen and Caleb were technically the same person, and so is Franco/Jason, but there were separate personalities in the same body, so between them they have played seven characters in less than a year.– and I think both are good job doing it.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Starting to roll and still dropping storylines to accommodate sloppy writing. (Since we haven’t seen anything else on the resolution of who shot Olivia by the PCPD that is.)

Betty
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Betty

GH has become a joke. Way too many newbies and the Livers have taken over this show.

And this trying to redeem Franco is ridiculous. The DVD’s didn’t work so now FV/RC decided to try to use the character of Jason to expose the supposed brain tumor Todd/Franco has. We all know when the tumor is removed it’s back to Todd, the only character RH can play.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Unfortunately if they want RH on the show long term they have no choice but to redeem Franco– because truly evil, evil characters cannot last that long on any show. But they could be setting it up that RH will be Jason, and Franco had his face altered to look like his and brainwashed him to believe he was Franco. And now his(Jason’s) brain tumor is back; it is undoing all of that. Who knows which way they are going on this. Personally, I think it would have been better if they just created a whole new character for him,… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I like RH no matter what character he plays!

Elle
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Elle

BOOO!! The storylines on GH are brilliant right now. There are so many story lines and they are doing a great job juggling them all so they all get airtime and we have something new to watch every day.

Betty
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Betty

Brilliant? Well, if you like rubber masks, hallucinations, vampires and Ojija boards, this show is for you. If you like incest and showcasing a mean gay trying to blackmail and straight, this show is for you.

Since the GH vets left from the 50th show and Nurses Ball ratings have gone down for GH, not up. I agree with Jack Wagner 100%.

Elle
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Elle

Sounds like you like it more than you will admit. The rubber masks were a while ago…and you’re still watching. This is General Hospital – the soap opera, not the reality show. The intent of a soap opera is to provide entertainment during the day when nothing else is on. They span all genres – romance, horror, mystery, drama, comedy and yes, surprisingly sometimes even supernatural. It is almost always far fetched and ridiculous, but thats why soaps are popular. They are a great break from reality! We have to take these shows with a grain of salt. Regardless of… Read more »

Carly
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Carly

I love GH! I love seeing Monica and Tracey! They are on a roll again!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree!

Lori
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Lori

GH is ping ponging as to their ratings and still not top dog. Cant Wait for when ABC eventually dumps it.

susan M.
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susan M.

Are you saying you hope abc dumps GH? Is that correct? Are you a GH fan or not? I am and i want it to do well !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda
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Linda

I think the Baldwin family drama needs some credit for the ratings also that week. They were on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Christian and Tracey have been brilliant. That week Likey decided not to divorce as Fen overdosed.

That was a heavy vet week focusing on the paternity of Summer, Baldwin family in crisis, Sharon seeing Cassie, and Billy and Nikki had a great talk.

Keep the vets we care about front and center with newer characters as support and in B storylines.

Carly
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Carly

I agree with Linda …Keep the Vets we care about front and center. This will bring high ratings! Keep the strangers in the background….

Brenda
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Brenda

Y&R has been great lately. I don’t like that Sharon changed the paternity test but I am hoping this is going to bring Nick and Sharon together again. Looking forward to another great week this week on YR.

Mad/hatter
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Mad/hatter

Brenda I do not either but Sharon Case has been playing it to the hilt she and PB are the one’s that are even making this story watchable. I also think you are going to discover on down the line that Jack is the father I think this was purely done with Sharon’s involvement as a way for MS to exit when she decided she did not want to renew her contract. Maybe totally wrong but they had to figure out a way for MS to exit she just would not leave town because Summer would need her. PB is… Read more »

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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