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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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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
Sharonda

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

toscanti
toscanti

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

timmy
timmy

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

Mary SF
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
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
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 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.

Patrick
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
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
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
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
MBmomof3

Congrats to both shows. Keep it up.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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
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
TnT 2.0 Forever

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

Michael
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
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 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.

timmy
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
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
Joyce

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

PatF
PatF

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

ShortnSassy
ShortnSassy

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

Joyce
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
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
teresa neeley

I WANT HOPE AND WYATT TO STAY TOGETHER

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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