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The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless Deliver Largest Weekly Audiences In Nearly 6 and 4 Years, Respectively!

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Courtesy/CBS

The fantastic soap opera ratings for the very successful CBS Daytime programing block which includes The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless scored their highest weekly audiences in years for the week ending January 12th 2013, according to Nielsen research data and a press release via the CBS Television Network!

Here are the stats! The Bold and the Beautiful delivered a weekly audience of 4.14 million viewers, its largest audience since the week ending February 29th 2008.

And check this out …  The Young and the Restless had its best week in total viewers since the week ending January 1st 2010, with an average of 5.47 million viewers.

This is all extremely encouraging news for the soaps, both of who were renewed this week for another season and Y&R through 2017!

Congratulations for the numbers B&B, Y&R and CBS  Daytime!  Who ever told the mainstream soaps are a dying genre … watch out!

So, what is making you tune-in in droves to what’s happening in L.A. and Genoa City?  Let us know!

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Sharonda
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Sharonda

These numbers for Y&R will drop Jan. 31st and beyond. LOL SMH!

toscanti
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toscanti

Yes they will! Fire JFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

timmy
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timmy

Yes everyones been watching to see the last of our beloved Adam. MM the actor, dont you agree.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The weather, not the stories drew viewer because all the soaps did well that week– but I believe there was a lot bad weather that week and perhaps some folks normally at work were at home decided to catch up on a soap since they were trapped in their homes. If next weeks ratings are as good, then I might believe this is a trend, but if they level off, then this week was just a fluke.

ShortnSassy
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ShortnSassy

They was up last two weeks as well, using the weather excuse doesn’t cut it for three weeks in a row.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Christmas and New Year’s holidays— again people are home during the end of Dec. and early Jan. It is the same every year, the ratings go up bit over Christmas and back down– and that is why to see a big spike like that– after the holidays for every single soap has me skeptical that these numbers reflect a trend. Not saying it isn’t good news, obviously the more people who are at home, available to watch will watch, the better. It is a good thing– it means soaps aren’t dead, there is an audience, it is just that the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree with you whole heartedly… MarySF…

holidays… new years eve… vacation… weather… all culminated in ratings spike

I can only share…. if this helps new viewers… to DAYS and GH… then so be it… it’s worth the effort… to tune in

i’m taking a stand… for, Michael Muhney… and cast/production mishap… i’ll boycott for 1 month and longer

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

I’m only going to pay attn to the ratings post Jan 30 and like you say every other soap had record highs too so this is not unique to CBS.

Patrick
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Patrick

thank goodness… which further strengthens our viewpoint

it’s not just because of habit… that teles are turned on at ll a.m… at the normal time slot for CBS

only reason… Y&R has remained steadfast…
and i have a heart left for….

but… this time around… i’m arousing… take leave … take a leave of absence.. that TPTG acknowledge… fan reaction… fan appeal…. that this time….

too much upheavel… has circumvented… ratings dip and ratings dive

Beth
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Beth

Yeah, I think the weather had alot to do with it. The ratings are up for all soaps, not just CBS’ shows. If the ratings stay as high in the next few weeks or go up higher, then I’ll buy that it’s the “great” stories on all shows. Right now, I don’t see it.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Congrats to both shows. Keep it up.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

Loving Thorsten Kaye as Ridge on Bold and Beautiful. And of course, Heather Tom is the best! Good for the Bold and Beautiful. Only soap I’m really liking right now.

madluv4ya
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madluv4ya

Oh my gosh! I totally agree! Finally a Ridge who can act!!! Thorsten and Heather now have the chemistry and I watch for it everyday. I wasn’t sure about him as a replacement choice at first but he delivers every single time.
Growing tired of the Liam/Hope/Wyatt triangle but can’t have everything.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

“Finally a Ridge who can act!!!” I know right? Ridge is finally interesting. LOL

Michael
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Michael

Wow I don’t even watch B&B Y&R and I think it’s great news 4 soaps. you three are Debbie Downers.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know who you are referring to but since my comment was one of three on this post for a while I am going to assume I am one of them. I am not a downer– I am skeptical why? Because I have been watching soaps for over 40 years and been following the ratings for all of them for a good number of those years. Ratings patterns are pretty much stable, meaning the same audience watching the same show. During ratings sweeps shows show a spike, generally because most large stories come to a conclusion or begin in… Read more »

timmy
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timmy

Im not watching anymore YR. Even though Bold and Beautiful isnt my favorite, I enjoy it more, less depressing and longer term storylines that what YR has become. People are watching because they are watching Adam, I even turned it on this week just to see Adam.

mike
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mike

Brooke /KKL makes the Show since 26 years.Go B&B.It was all about Ridge/Brooke/Bill this week.I love it.Team Brooke and Bill.

The Ratings are fine without Hunter Tylo and JMW lol

Joyce
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Joyce

so agree.. Brooke is the STAR of that show for sure.

PatF
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PatF

YR crossed over 6 million viewers on that Monday. Great job.

ShortnSassy
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ShortnSassy

This is wonderful news for both soaps, It just keeps getting better and better for CBS daytime 🙂

Joyce
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Joyce

Brooke, played by the always beautiful KKL, has been a soap favorite for over 26 years. She delivers in EVERY SL she is in. She can play the vixen or the ‘always contrite” Brooke to perfection. She is the most bashed character in soap history..but she evokes strong emotions, whether its loving her or hating her. She is the absolute best and I am glad B&B still shines with Brooke…

mgb357
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mgb357

could it be that soaps are becoming popular again?
maybe the tv execs at the networks will recognize this and ….

you know i gotta put in a plug to resurrect OLTL.

teresa neeley
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teresa neeley

I WANT HOPE AND WYATT TO STAY TOGETHER

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‘This Is Us’ Creator, Dan Fogelman, Pens Heartfelt Farewell Letter to Viewers As Series Comes to Its Conclusion

As This Is Us concludes tonight on NBC (9 pm ET/8 pm CT) after its successful six-year run, the creator of This Is Us, Dan Fogelman, took a moment to reflect on what the show has meant to him and to the audience by penning a love letter to the show which he shared on his Twitter account.

Fogelman included in his parting words for the series: “The end of This Is Us has been a bittersweet, but lovely march for those who have worked on it. We’ve no had so many occasions to clink glasses, and give gifts, and say sentimental things to other sentimental people at a sentimental moment in time.”

He added for the viewers: “I hope tonight satisfies and leaves you thinking, and feeling, and even smiling. I hope it makes you feel as full as your response to the show has made us feel, all these years.”

In his sign-off, Fogelman expressed:  And so, from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of all of “Us” … Thank you for taking the train ride with us.  It’s been the trip of a lifetime.”

You can read Dan’s full letter/post below.

So, This Is Us fans, has the show been an incredible journey for you to watch over the last six seasons? Let us know your thoughts as we get ready to say goodbye to one of the best family drama in television history via the comment section.

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Guiding Light’s Lee Lawson Dead At 81

More loss for the Guiding Light family.  Now comes word on Monday that Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on the CBS daytime drama series from 1981-1990, passed away Sunday night in Los Angeles at 81-years-old.

What makes this all the more heartbreaking is that Guiding Light and soap fans just recently mourned the loss of one of Lee’s on-screen daughter’s Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon) who died back in November of last year.

According to Lee’s dear friend, Marian-Hailey Moss via Facebook, she shared: “My down-to-earth, sassy smart and beautiful friend LEE LAWSON is telling it like it is in a better place. A fine actress and a super generous friend. I’ll meetcha there LEE!! 1941-2022❤️

In addition to her time in Springfield, Lawson also appeared in for a time in 1979 on One Life to Live in the role of Wanda Wolek and started her soap acting career on Love of Life in 1965 in the part of Barbara Sterling.

Lawson also appeared on numerous primetime television shows from Kojak to Maude and many others.

We will share more information as it comes to light on Lee’s passing.

Below check out some scenes between Bea and Nola from Guiding Light.

Share your remembrances of Lee Lawson as Bea Reardon and your condolences in the comment section below.

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Tanner Novlan Talks Surprise Return to The Bold and the Beautiful

After all the speculation, Monday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful confirmed what many had begun suspecting that Finn, who was shot by his mother Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and died, wasn’t really dead after all!

Actor Tanner Novlan revealed intel about the shocking twist on a surprise appearance on today’s episode of The Talk, also kept under wraps till closer to airtime.

Novlan shared that he knew back when he was told by B&B’s EP and head writer, Brad Bell, that Finn was being killed-off t … that he was actually coming back!

Tanner expressed: “Okay, so here’s the thing. I kinda knew. Don’t be mad at me, but I was blown away at the fans’ reaction to this and ‘Sinn’ nation …  I couldn’t believe the support, but, in fact, I’m contractually obligated not to tell you guys and I felt awful about it.”

He also shared that when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn eventually reunite, it will be a major moment for the show and more.

The actor also revealed he and his wife, former B&B star, Kayla Ewell (Ex-Caitlin) are also expecting their second child, a boy!

Watch Tanner on The Talk below, then this week’s promo of The Bold and the Beautiful, followed by a clip from Monday’s episode where it is discovered that Li is nursing Finn back to life.

Now let us know, what do you think about the twist that Finn is alive? Comment below.

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