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The Bold and the Beautiful Has Big Final Week Of 2015 Averaging 4.2 Million Viewers, Best Since February 2007!

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There was lots to celebrate over at CBS The Bold and the Beautiful in its final week of 2015!

According to the network, B&B for the week ending January 3rd 2016, averaged 4.22 million viewers for the ratings period.  That is its best showing since back in February of 2007.

One of the best episodes of the final week of the year was B&B’s New Year’s Eve episode, which focused on long-running series cast members Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric).

B&B was strong in the key demos for the week as well with 1.6/08 in women 25-54, its best delivery in the demographic since the week ending June 19, 2015 , and 1.0/06 in women 18-49, its best delivery in the demographic since the week ending November, 13, 2015.

So what do you think about B&B’s ending to 2015?  Will 2016 continue the uptake?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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robert
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robert

was not overly surprised. daytime always rates high during New Years week with people off for the holidays

su0000
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su0000

OK-
give me some room, I have something very important to say;

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to MIchael Fairman !!

lots of luv ! hope your birthday wish comes true!!

(done, carry on!

Brett
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Brett

I can’t think why, the show is terrible at the moment. It used to be my favourite TV show until Liam arrived and every episode now revolves around his latest triangles!

tracy
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tracy

Steffy, liam wyatt and ivy dominated that week that is why the ratings were so high.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I wish they were interesting. The shadow cast on Steffy for being in wrong place at wrong time is a good one but, ugh!, the endless triangles and quadrangles. Soap staples but there seems to be a lack of takes on the proceedings. No new secrets, no romance, just talk talk talk and bed-hopping and quickie marriages to be annulled. I want more. That said, I have liked the addition of Ivy. The show needs a likable outsider, and she has more spunk that Hope did as she was written.

LCA
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LCA

Brooke was back on screen…along with Bill, Katie, Eric and Quinn. It is obvious the viewers want to see these characters and yet they were absent for much of 2015. The ratings say it all! Congrats to B&B … and I hope they continue to feature the favorite characters of Brooke, Bill, Katie, Eric, Quinn (and Deacon) and go lighter on all of the new-gen players that just aren’t connecting with the audience. 🙂

Bella
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Bella

The ratings were from Brooke, Bill and Katie. Steffy, Liam and Wyatt are boring and tiresome. None of them have a single redeeming quality. The transgender nonsense drug out for so long and is still in play with Nicole as the surrogate. The only break we have had from Steffy, Liam, Wyatt, and Ivy, as well as the boring and overdone transgender story and the Avant family, is in fact, Brooke/Bill/Katie. Steffy, Liam, Ivy and Wyatt dominate week after week with the Avants taking up the rest of the screen time. Seeing Bill acting more like himself will be a… Read more »

Matthew Place
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Matthew Place

Wow! Just WOW!!! Go B&B and CBS daytime.

MissyB
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MissyB

Clearly it was the scenes with Brill, that was the only major difference. All the other characters have been on for months and they didn’t bring it. But out the amazing KKL and DD int the same room, instant chemistry and raising. So bring on Brill, they have been missed!

Mary
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Mary

Katie and Bill were great

sarah
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sarah

I don’t for a second believe that the ratings had anything to do with Brill or Batie or anything of that nature thats for damn sure especially as that week when B&B had those ratings they had the Liam/Steffy/Wyatt/Ivy storyline on. I think it was a mix of the fact that the ratings have been on the rise again lately & it was over the new year, however it could also just be that some viewers are getting reinvested in that storyline

Danielle
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Danielle

Since Brooke, Katie and Bill’s previous story bombed in ratings, and Brooke’s drinking story bombed, I have to go with the Steffy-Ivy climax and New Year’s Eve week with people being home as to why the ratings went up. I can’t imagine tons more viewers tuning in just to see Eric coddling poor lonely Brooke again or the clearly ruined Katie and Bill coupling after Brooke poisoned it. Even Steffy haters were tuning in full force to watch Steffy get blamed again for Ivy going down the stairs and Liam’s reaction to it while Steffy fans were tuning in to… Read more »

LCA
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LCA

You really need to check your ratings claims , Brooke, Bill and Brill brought up the ratings from 2012 (when Ronn Moss/Ridge left and freed up Brooke and ratings actually ROSE) until KKL left for Italy in mid-2014. When KKL returned in 2015 the show was a mess and the Brooke the drunk SL came out of left field. The show was bleeding viewers since that time and I was one of them! I came back for Brooke and Bill at Christmas …. so may B&B continue to feature the core and established and popular characters in 2016!

Lois
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Lois

I totally disagree. The op is right, Brooke and Bill were horrible for ratings and that was proven time and time again on many boards. Brooke yet again bombed ratings with the 15 minute booze bit. The show had become a mess because people were sick of the Hope/Liam/Steffy Wyatt merrygoround and a bad recast of Ridge paired with Katie then Caroline…Jaq Woods leaving also put the show in a big tailspin. Ratings started back up when Steffy came back to town but sadly Brad went back to another tired triangle. It was clear just from scanning all of the… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

I absolutely agree that it was what was going on with those characters it was finally pay off time for that storyline after months of no pay offs. People can argue that Brill that may or may not have bought the ratings up when they did that triangle but what I do know is they got there high ratings from running Maya’s storyline & to Brill & Batie don’t even compare to the ratings they got than when they did that that social story vs that triangle and these ratings are in that number. As well as it being new… Read more »

Pam
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Pam

I hate this storyline with Brooke, Katie and Bill.. If he can’t control his self for Katie and their baby he should go away. The sisters clearly love each other and I hate to see Katie get hurt again with the macho man . If they put Brooke and Bill back together again I quit. I’m sick of it

LucyT
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LucyT

I have no doubt it was KKL and DD as Brill that brought the ratings up they are the only two characters that are newly introduced into play with a revamped s/l during this time period.Go Brill

Patty
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Patty

Well, I hope that B & B enjoyed their high year-end ratings. Here comes, yet another year of triangles with Liam and Bill ! Enough !!!!! The best storyline of 2015 was Maya’s being transgender. A storyline with substance. The writers need to realize that this is NOT the 1950’s. Gone are the days of bored housewives watching. We want storylines that matter in today’s world.

Alice
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Alice

The ongoing relationship between Bill and Brooke is overkill and tiring! Please end it now!

Ollie
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Ollie

Why have the writers created this reckless storyline for Liam????? He has a TBI following a fall (however, he seemed to have suffered a mini stroke from the shock of seeing Steffy with his brother 2 weeks ago)! This is too crazy! Why hasn’t he received medical attention? No you all put him in the possession of crazy Quinn?? Why has no one looked for him??? Those stupid texts shouldn’t fool anyone! So Crazy Quinn is controlling Liam—— Nuts! Just to allow time for her chubby son to start a “real”affair with Steffy??? Stupid!!! I’m turning off my recorder till… Read more »

All My Children

Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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John Cena Sets World Record After Granting 650th Wish for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation

There is nobody more requested at the Make-A-Wish Foundation than John Cena. The 16-time WWE wrestling champ-turned-actor for years has granted the wishes of children with critical illnesses for the non-profit foundation.

Now comes the news from the Guinness Book of World Records that Cena has broken the record for granting 650 wishes to children who have put him as the person they want to meet the most.

 

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To put this into context, no other celebrity has ever granted more than 200 wishes in the 42-year existence of Make-A-Wish.

According to a press release, Cena started granting wishes back in 2002 and completed his 100th in 2012, now he is at 650.

Recently this past June, John visited Misha, a teenager with down-syndrome who fled Ukraine after his home was destroyed. In order to keep Misha’s spirits up, his mother told him they were on their way to find John Cena. You can watch their story below, followed by a video package honoring Cena’s 500th milestone with the organization.

On a personal note: as someone who at one time worked as the Director of Communications for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation at a locale chapter in the U.S, I know the smiles and the impact a visit from a child’s personal idol can make to help lift their spirits when trying to cope with critical health issues.

Congratulations John!

What do you think about John Cena granting 650 wishes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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