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RATINGS: Y&R Shows Gains During Dr. Anderson's Death! B&B Solid As Quinn Manipulates Liam!

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It was CBS Daytime that showed its strength during the latest ratings period of February 8th-12th.  In the lead and gaining the most viewers for the week was The Young and the Restless adding +142,000 more than any other daytime drama.  That brought their total viewer number up over the 5 million mark once again.  The show was also up in every female demo category: 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, where it performed extremely well adding +80,000 in total viewers for the category.

In story, it was the February 8th and 9th episodes that drew the most viewers, and that centered around Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case) finally realizing the identity of Dr. Anderson (Elizabeth Bogush) and heading to Fairview to confront her.  Only when they got there, the evil doc had a knife to the back and was killed.  As  the audience learned Patty (Stacy Haiduk) Williams killed her psychiatrist, and is the only person alive that viewers know of that holds the secret that Sandy Allen AKA Dr. Anderson gave Sage’s (Kelly Sullivan) baby to Sharon (Sharon Case)!

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As for CBS The Bold and the Beautiful, they also had a strong week gaining +95,000 total viewers for the ratings period which added to their weekly average of 3,738,000.  B&B continued to unspool the story of Quinn’s (Rena Sofer) machinations, as she literally has an amnesiac Liam (Scott Clifton) believing he is a man named Adam, and that they are a couple   She apparently is sleeping with the guy, or getting quite cozy, even though she despises him so much!  But this is all part of Quinn’s master plan to keep Liam occupied and away from Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).  Now Steffy believes Liam no longer wants her, or loves her, so Quinn is making sure her son Wyatt (Darin Brooks) has time to woo Steffy.  It’s twisted Quinn logic at her best!

ABC’s General Hospital saw a slight uptick in viewers adding +39,000 eyeballs for the week making their total viewer average 3,024,000.  However, GH lost viewers in all three key women’s demo categories.  And as for Days of our Lives, they were the only soap opera to lose total viewers for the week with – 56,000,  and then coming in at an average of 2,511,000, plus losing the most viewers across the board in all key demographic categories.  To check the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,009,000 (+142,000/+118,000)
2. B&B 3,738,000 (+95,000/+22,000)
3. GH 3,024,000 (+39,000/-10,000)
4. DAYS 2,511,000 (-56,000/+213,000)

So, it’s for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! Which soap opera is holding your interest the most? What soap opera is least interesting to you? What constructive changes would you make to the show to improve it? What do you think is working on your favorite soaps?  Did you tune in to Y&R and B&B during the ratings period and did you like the episdoes?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
su0000

A killing will bring in viewers..
Dr, Anderson’s death brought in viewers..
Fans read the spoilers and only watch on the days something seems interesting to them, like a killing..
Killings bring in more absent viewers than weddings LOL

Rose
Rose

No killings on GH or B&B and they had increases. And since Dr. Anderson’s “killing” came quickly and was a bit of a surprise, don’t think that was the reason for Y&R increase. But for some like you, possibly the icing on the cake.

Shay
Shay

@Rose….Were GH to have some beneficial killings, you’d see a huge hike in the ratings! If there’s any soap screaming for at the very least a few well-chosen deaths to cull the numbers in its bloated cast, it’s this one! I’m suggesting a Dynasty-style Moldavian wedding massacre certainly wouldn’t have gone amiss at the Julian/Alexis matrimonial debacle…..there are plenty of expendable characters who shall be attending that mess of a marital event, and we both already know that absolutely nobody of consequence will emerge (permanently) scathed by the foreshadowed violence. And that’s the problem….there is this tendency by the showrunners to hold on to far too many characters out of a misplaced sense of loyalty or fondness even if they fail to catch fire or serve any real purpose. Sure, every once in awhile they make a big deal out of eliminating a popular legacy role like that of AJ or Duke, but on the whole, GH utilizes this plot device much too rarely. Then again, there are many other scenarios where a mere stroke of a pen could expediently clear the deck of marginal players, and I wish they would employ this method since there is such an obvious absence of the more dramatic death scenes. For example, Nina could take off with Crimson for NYC, leaving Maxie in charge of Port Charles operations, Sabs could decide to remain in PR with her Carlos-issued infant, Ava could abscond with Avery to parts unknown in order ensure her child’s future safety and Jordan could return to her federal employment allowing Anna to immediately resume her old position as PCPD commissioner…. Those are but four very quick and easy-peasy solutions that would require little time or effort, but would be extremely effective in extinguishing these dead-end characters’ presence on the GH canvas. Even more intriguingly, Hayden should take a nosedive off the parapet at Wyndemere, leaving a nifty old-fashioned whodunit to be solved…just think of all the superb suspects…Nik, Laura, Liz, even Helena???? And so on, and so forth….all I’m really saying is that there is such a lack of imagination in addressing the overcrowded atmosphere in Port Charles, and a few—or more—inventive “killings” would certainly prove a most rapid and effective means of alleviating that situation.

Timmm
Timmm

Stanley, you are so violent!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I hope for brighter Days ahead…too much gloom and doom is a downer and keeping the show in 4th… it was nice to see Days do that beach location shoot…still all ratings are ok but could be better-the return of CM as Will could give the show a much needed boost…i believe Sonny knows Will is alive…he did not forget Ariana…he is helping Sami with a comatose Will who will awaken from his coma and suffering from amnesia…i know we seen Will brutally attacked by Ben and looked as dead as could be but i still say off camera a pulse was found, Will survived and was in a coma, his funeral staged, and soon he will be coming home and Sonny will help him work on regaining his memory-its a soap where anything can happen so fans rejoice!!!!

Lia
Lia

I don’t know why anyone is watching Quinn’s insanity. Brad Bell has written such a horrible character, I refuse to watch her anymore. She just needs to be in prison.

Ollie
Ollie

Lia I agree with you! I can’t believe the current storyline with crazy Quinn planning to murder brain damaged Liam! Nuts! I refuse to watch it! Brad Bell should let Quinn fall if she tries to push Liam over the cliff! It’s ridiculous the way they have to write a crazy story line just to slow down a relationship just before marriage. Crazy!

Ollie
Ollie

I almost lost my cookies when “Adam and Eve” slept together!! Quinn Yuck!

Mateo
Mateo

As much as I hate to admit it, Y&R has been firing on all cylinders lately. Their stories are good. The cast is throwing in majorly good performances and they have great pacing. The only disgusting story on Y&R story is Lily and Cane. I swear all those two do is bang. Period. No story. No acting. Just get under the sheets. It’s HORRIBLE. The rest is good. Phyllis and the new Billy (Jason Thompson) are killing it. Victoria and Victor together are magic each and every time. Great father and daughter portrayals. I love the show even if some of the plot devices are retreads.

Harry 1
Harry 1

I do agree, Mateo.

robert
robert

was not surprised Y&R was up. a murder usually brings in viewers. i bet the highest rated shows were centered around the Dr. Anderson reveal and murder

damien
damien

viewers want to see Shick together again! we want our supercouples facing adversity and possibly reuniting!… shick, villy, hevon….not some b.s feud with victor vs some nobody villian, luca! thats why y n r s ratings are up and days are down, forced couplings like rafe/ hope and nicole / daniel doesnt work, too much dark material and no couples to root for! days is disappointing …

su0000
su0000

Total Viewers +/- compared to last year
Days +213,000
Y&R +118,000
B&B +22,000
GH -10,000 <——–

just saying …..

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Thanks for pointing that out, su0000! Although DAYS lost a little from the previous week, it still has way more viewers than last year!

tim S
tim S

Good Point su0000 … Days is dark and depressing… .but liking it these days….. those poor characters in Salem.. I can’t think of one happy person on that soap.. Lots of stuff going against them… wow…

Patrick
Patrick

Thanks @su

am quoting, Ken Corday : “you will not recognize Days 6 months in”

that would be.. August, 2015 – January, 2016

who is responsible for this DAYS resurgence? could it be Dena Higley? or .. was it Josh Griffith… brought in to splash through the 50th anniversary… and waylay the audience Ignorance… and “fire” the much talked about and upheave all that DAYS pressed?

with Dena… I’m pissed.. and OK this is not first hand… is she responsible for… the killing off of Will .. his lover.. his beloved legacy character ? the Roberts Brady crest uphold?

why fire Josh Griffith.. when… even with all the juggling… it’s still in conversation… and is the most “complete” show.. shifting not from last… but… first.. in viewer attention

was it really because he commanded that much cache? he lined his bank with too much green.. and this is a budget fine line? meh on his ego

why wouldn’t NBC and Sony NOT run interference if ego and promise is not met?

why is KEN CORDAY.. not steering and catching DAILIES on an everyday

I so want.. with my hearts desire.. plus.. that Dena and Ryan find a likeness ; find a semblance; find a cornerstone; find an audience; fine tune scripts on par with equanimity

let’s go DAYS … renewed vim and vigor… pulsate

Mr. X
Mr. X

A killing might equal ratings but what’s doing it for this Y&R viewer right now are all the interwoven business stories revolving around the Newman and Abbott (and one Santori for now) feuding families. Reminiscent of the old Bill Bell Y&R.

Sammie Jo
Sammie Jo

I wish they hadn’t killed the doc off just yet, I would have liked to have seen a confrontation between her, sage, nick, sharon, & dylan, when pattie finally remembers and spills about the baby.
They could have had her run from all of them and jump out the window. SPLAT!

Harry 1
Harry 1

GH is losing viewers due to incredibly bad writing. It seems they put the cart before the donkey as far as actors and characters are concerned.
The writers, both past and present, and producers focus on nabbing that prize of an actor and then once they get them, they write their character ass backwards.
This is what has happened with Paul, Ava, Nina, Franco and Julian. They write these characters into a corner and the end result is that there is serious damage control transpiring and ultimately that character fails.
This is currently going on with Paul Hornsby big time. I was hoping things would improve with the new writing regime but I am afraid as long as Frank V is executive producer this will continue to go on.

tim S
tim S

I agree.. bad writing… bad writing!

Patrick
Patrick

Days of OUR Lives : Co-STARS who are bonded and working it

Jenn Lilly & Arianne Zucker : Theresa and Nicole

in the latest SOD issue: an interview with Arianne Zucker… who is nearing her 19th year at DAYS; shared .. this….

FUNNY LADIES

“Jenn Lilly (Theresa) and I have had some funny scenes where we’ve laughed hysterically. We’ve had to stop & start over. We have a really good time together. We call each other our sister-wives. Jenn has a great personality and she really loves her job ; it makes it really fun to work with her. ”

I’ve noticed a nice camaraderie on screen with these two…

gotta celebrate my girls

whodathunk… it’s been so long…. Theresa and Nicole each needed a BFF.. this is a real girlfriend thing going on

LOL

YES

tim S
tim S

Both Actresses are doing great at Days. … I have become very fond of Arianne.. she has been doing a great job.. They need to hook up her up with a good actor.. someone that is not as predictable and they have a good odd chemistry.. I am not wanting her with that new doctor… please keep them apart….

jaybird369
jaybird369

Where Liam and Quinn are concerned, I look at it like this: Quinn is just being, uh, Quinn…LOL!!!!! Yep.

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The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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In great news for Days of our Lives, Daytime-Emmy winning scribe, Ron Carlivati has renewed his contract with the NBC soap opera.  Formerly head writer at One Life to Live and General Hospital, Carlivati took over the lives of the good people of Salem back in 2017, and since then the show has been on a creative and ratings uptick.

Ron spoke with Soap Opera Digest and revealed he is staying put in Salem stating: “I am both thrilled and grateful to be staying put in Salem.”

After winning a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show (from the 2017 season last April of 2018), and the series winning the trifecta of Writing, Show and Directing, Ron added: “From day one, (executive producer) Ken Corday, (Co-executive producer) Greg Meng, and the entire cast and crew at Days of or Lives welcomed me into their family with open arms. It is truly and honor and a privilege to write for these wonderful characters on this legendary show.”

Look for more drama, mystery, romance and antics, Carlivati-style in the days and months to come.

So, DAYS fans, glad to hear Ron is staying on-board at DAYS? Comment below,

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