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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!



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

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

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

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.

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

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 audience isn’t always home to watch when the ratings are counted and if next week with holidays over and bad weather no longer there, if these numbers still hold, then I will believe it is a trend, otherwise, it is a fluke. And I watch all four soaps, and some stories are good, but not so good to see that big of a jump when far better stories have gotten less viewers, so the jump can’t simply be story related. It is just my guess, but if I’m wrong and these numbers hold and get larger great.

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

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.

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

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.

Congrats to both shows. Keep it up.

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.

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.

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

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

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 sweeps period. In summer time soaps viewership goes down, usually due to vacations and nice weather.

So when I see a drastic hike in soap viewership earlier in Jan, when most soaps are not in full swing, just coming off the holiday slow down and it is all four soaps not just one– experience tells me there has to be another factor that is hiking up the numbers. In this case, there was a lot of extreme weather that week, so my guess was that many folks that normally would not be home were home, and some folks who would have gone out, opted to keep warm and stayed in.

I was merely pointing out the more likely cause for a big bump like given the rating histories of each four soaps, would be the weather, because it would explain why more people were home. But that is still good news because that means when people are home they want to watch a soap. But next week will show whether this was a fluke due to the weather or a real increase in viewers that will stay watching.

I DO watch both and honestly I have seen better stories draw less viewers, so like I said, I am not putting the “good news” down, just skeptical as to real cause for the jump in numbers. If the numbers stay up— great. I love all the soaps and if more people are discovering or rediscovering them— great. But it the numbers go back to normal next week, then my weather theory stands.

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.

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

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

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

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

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…

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.


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51st Daytime Emmys: Tamara Braun, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang, Annika Noelle, Michelle Stafford, Cynthia Watros Score Lead Actress Nominations

The nominations were revealed for the 51st annual Daytime Emmys. in the prestigious Lead Actress in a Drama Series category by Entertainment Tonight.

This comes ahead of tomorrow’s full list that is set to be unveiled at 12noon/9am PST on Friday.

In the running for this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress are Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful), Annika Noelle (Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Cynthia Watros (Nina, General Hospital) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless).

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Previous winners in this category include GH’s Finola Hughes, Cynthia Watros and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford.  Days of our Lives nominee had won in the Supporting Actress category twice in her career.

Earlier, the Lead Actor nominees were revealed and you can find them here.

Make sure to be with us Friday night, April 19th for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special beginning at 5 pm PT where we chat live with some of this year’s nominees.

So, what do you think about this year’s Lead Actress nominees? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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DAYS Alum Tanner Stine to Appear in ‘Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story’ Starring Nicholas Chavez

Another face familiar to daytime fans has already boarded Ryan Murphy’s limited series, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story which stars General Hospital favorite, Nicholas Chavez (Spencer Cassadine) in the role of Lyle.

Tanner Stine who played Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son, Joey Johnson on Days of our Lives will also appear in the series.

In ‘Monsters’, look for Stine to portray the role of Perry Berman, who was Lyle and Erik’s friend and former tennis coach. In the story, Perry found himself at the epicenter of the murder mystery when he had accepted a phone call from Lyle shortly before the brutal murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez.

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Other previously announced castings included: Cooper Koch (who plays Erik), Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny as parents Jose and Kitty Menendez, Nathan Lane as Dominick Dunne, Ari Graynor as Leslie Abramson, and Leslie Grossman as Judalon Smyth.

Photo: IMDb

In the series, the two wealthy brothers stand trial for shooting their parents in Beverly Hills, amid claims of self-defense after years of abuse, while prosecutors alleged that greed was the motives for the killing. Lyle and Erik Menendez have been behind bars in California for more than three decades for the 1989 killing of their parents.

Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story will debut later in 2024 on Netflix.

What do you think about Tanner Stine being part of the all-star cast for ‘Monsters’? Miss Joey on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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