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The Bold and the Beautiful & The Young and the Restless Ring In The New Year With Largest Viewing Audiences In Almost Six and Three Years, Respectively!

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Courtesy/CBS

What a way to start 2014  for the CBS Daytime soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless in the ratings department!  According to the Nielsen Ratings, B&B and Y&R posting their largest weekly audiences in years,  for the week ending January 5th!

The Bold and the Beautiful averaged 4.13 million viewers, which was its largest weekly audience since the week of February 25th- February 29th, 2008.   The soap also delivered its best women 18-49 rating (1.2/06) since the week ending September. 6th, 2013 and its best women 25-54 rating (1.7/08) since the week of January 14-January 18th, 2013!

Over at The Young and the Restless, the series drew a  5.31 million viewers for the ratings week,  its largest weekly audience since the week of January 31st through February, 4th 2011.

Y&R bringing in 5.31 million is more than many primetime shows! And, B&B soaring over 4 million is also testament its strength!  What do you think of the rating numbers? Let us know!

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MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Wow B&B!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Blah and Blah

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wonder if that’ll keep up…so many claim they’ll stop watching once BM and MM depart Y&R, and i wonder how many newbie viewers are tuning in to see what the contriversay is about?(some people will flock to a train wreck) Id rather read about it…what goes on behind the scenes is far more interesting than whats going on in front of the camera! Dont watch B&B…maybe Thorsten Kaye fans are tuning in…just glad soaps are doing good again!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

So, how are Days and GH doin’?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS is up 23% from a year ago, the highest it has been in almost 3 years.

Up 10% season to date.

Total 3.021 million

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

I’m surprised because I’m really bored with all the storylines on DAYS but B & B is awesome. I’m in Sydney Australia and we love it here. It comes on at a time when all can each and is loved by everyone. All my friends tape it while they are at work because its so great. Happy for Y &R they are awesome as well.

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

Sorry that is supposed to say when we can all watch lol.

aria
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aria

most viewers who ‘threaten” to quite watching something just love to hear themselves complaint, and they love it even more when others agree, but the truth is those people keep tuning in just because. it’s the crying wolf syndrome.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I believe that…few might stop watching but not all!

Patrick
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Patrick

(some people will flock to a train wreck)

Y&R is the train wreck

one more month of languishing… what once was… is gone

or 3 weeks… as it were

arleen denis
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arleen denis

congratulations to both….very deserving but concerned about lack of chemistry between Brooke (who is better than ever) and the new Ridge….do not like him at all in this role and Y&R is getting way too depressing….with Billy and Adam going, concerned….have been watching for many years…a loyal fan and want to see these soaps remain on the air….again Congratulations to these amazing actors!

Paul8148
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Paul8148

Days did well too. Not sure about GH

Derrick
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Derrick

For those of you saying JFP is killing Y&R……………………..THINK AGAIN!

Congrats Y&R and B&B

kalamaty
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kalamaty

Right on! I say SUCK IT to all of the supposed “fans” who have promised to jump ship. Who needs you!? Not Y&R! We real fans will continue to watch; bye bye now!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

To be fair most said they were leaving as of Jan 30. not the first week of Jan. It is too soon to tell if they are jumping ship like they said or not. Also, both ABC and NBC preempted theirs soaps during that week, so I am sure some of those numbers have to do with soap fans needing a fix only had only CBS to watch. Plus, it is during the holidays when people are home and numbers go up then to. I will continue to watch because through thick and thin– it is my soap but I… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

It is always better to jump ship and get as far away as possible so it does not pull you down as it sinks.

Y&R is the Titanic of soaps and we know what happened to the Titanic.

ABBANDON SHIP!!!

Jared
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Jared

Wonderful and good news indeed! I like how Michael noted, and deservedly so, that these ratings are exceptional in today’s television landscape, competitive even with primetime shows. I was off today and actually caught both shows while I did my chores. Y&R seemed pretty good, even though I’m mostly not invested any longer. I’d give it a strong “B”. The pacing and the melodrama are classic Y&R, which is what I like. The slow pace and the character focus have always been the hallmark of this jewel. The Victor/Adam dynamic and the DMV record disappearing, along with the blackmail, seemed… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

If I recall on New Year’s Day CBS ran a classic episode of Y&R, maybe all of us who were so disillusioned with the show of late, flocked to watch a show that reminded us when this show was a lot better.

Also it doesn’t say much because both DAYS and GH were not on for a couple of days that week—- people home for the holidays didn’t have much choice when CBS is the only network running a soap.

Beth
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Beth

Curiosity to see TK as Ridge probably had something to do with B&B’s higher ratings. That’s good but if B&B keeps writing the same old same old with triangles, quadrangles and people falling in love faster than a speeding bullet, the ratings won’t last.

aria
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aria

the two worst soap get the best ratings? theres no accounting for taste, its like baywatch was the #1 show in the world for a while, sometimes junk gets the numbers!

Tana
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Tana

Y&R needs to thank Michael Muhney for his role of Adam. I’m sure that is why the ratings have been so high. Let’s see what happens when he’s gone.

shawn
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shawn

I’m inclined to agree. It’s very obvious that Y&R is capitalizing on the whole Michael Muhney controversy for the purpose of ratings. And I’m 100% certain that’s the main reason for actors speaking out. I guess bad publicity is good publicity.

Vicky
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Vicky

Completely agree they can thank Billy Miller and Michael Muhney for these ratings. Folks are ONLY watching to see their STELLAR performances! First to Last next month–they let BM slip thru their fingers and they are hanging MM out to twist in the breeze without the courtesy of making a statement about his firing (CBS has said NOTHING)…They laugh at us? The LIFELONG DAILY FANS WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH JFP and Angelica! WATCH your Numbers next month!

su0000
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su0000

I give it OK for B&B ..
But– Y&R has been terrible this year..

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Throw away the red lipstick and go play in the sand!!!

Bill
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Bill

Congratulations B&Β!

Maria K
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Maria K

Great news!
However, I am curious about the method used.
I have read and seen countless references to the counting of hashtags on Twitter as ratings.
Does CBS have a breakdown of ACTUAL VIEWERS without the added counts of hashtags?
IMO, if it’s true hashtags are being counted, the numbers are actually false truths.
Anyone care to help me understand this a little better?

robert
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robert

This is great news for the soaps.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m always happy when soap ratings rise. OLTL was a big loss for me and I don’t want to lose any more soaps to crappy talk shows.

mgb357
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mgb357

Me too…. still miss OLTL and its incredible story lines and actors.

Maybe network execs will check out this trend of soaps ..increasing audience and get back on board…

Please ABC – you have an hour to fill now that Katie is cancelled. How about repeats of OLTL thru the summer and launch the show in September.

I will be there… everyday!

Luke
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Luke

The question is are the rise in Y&R’s ratings do to the soap opera on TV or the real life one going on behind the scenes? – in any case it will be interesting to see where the ratings are a month from now when both Billy Miller and Michael Muhney are gone.

Vicky
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Vicky

ONLY getting the ratings because we are watching THE BEST ACTORS THE SHOW HAS–BILLY MILLER ans MICHAEL MUHNEY! Once they are off screen the ratings will PLUMMET to the worst ever recorded! Thank you JFP for ruining our show!

Linda
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Linda

Billy Miller and Michel Muhney have been front and center for years and the ratings have been up and down. This is an ensemble not a show starring just two actors. BM and MM will be a loss but there are other very good actors on the show. Y&R is n ot dependent on just two actors. They were number one for twenty years before these two actors joined the show so why would they suddenly fall apart when they leave? It was a holiday week, weather was brutally cold for much of the country and curiosity may have played… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

I hate to say this but I think Ronn Moss’s wife was right “That is not Ridge” I questioned the casting of TK. Not working so I quit watching again especially since I thought maybe we might get a little of Thorne I guess he is in Paris now instead of the basement.

Len
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Len

Just wondering why Hope – Bold and the Beautiful – why is she thanking Leam for waiting for her!! Has everyone forgotten what he has done to her. Don’t let her take him back!

Days Of Our Lives

‘Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ Josh Flagg to Make Guest Appearance on Days of our Lives

From real estate agent to soap opera star, that’s where Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star Josh Flagg finds himself when he visits Salem and Days of our Lives on-air next spring.

According to a report from PEOPLE.com, Flagg will appear in the May 12th, 2023 episode streaming on Peacock.

The details of his character’s arc is being kept under wraps. But when looking at the first look exclusive, Flagg appears in scenes with DAYS Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie).

When questioned how he came to be cast on DAYS, Flagg shared that the Days of our Lives casting team reached out to him because they thought he would “play this particular character very well.”

Turns out that Josh is a longtime fan of Days of our Lives and recalls watching the soap with his mother growing up.

In addition to his DAYS stint, look for Josh tomorrow night, December 8th, when an all-new season of MDLLA bows on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.

So, what do you think of Josh Flagg coming to DAYS? Is he playing a real estate agent? Comment below.

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Anne Heche Final Autopsy Reveals No illegal Substances in Her System at the Time of Fatal Car Crash

The final autopsy report is in, which puts a bit more into perspective what happened to Daytime Emmy winner, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), when she crashed her car into a home back in August, which ultimately took her life.

It has been suggested for months that Heche was impaired while driving erratically on August 5th, which ultimately caused her to crash and suffer a life-ending brain injury.

However, the L.A. County medical examiner-coroner‘s office revealed that the final toxicology results (concluded from blood and urine tests taken when Heche went to the hospital) showed the presence of benzoylecgonine, an inactive metabolite of cocaine. That indicates past use, the examiner confirmed. Results also showed prior use of marijuana, but not at the time of injury. There was no alcohol detected in Heche’s system either.

There had been speculation that Anne was inebriated at the time of the accident which was further fueled by an image that appeared to show a liquor bottle in the front seat of her vehicle.  In addition, the Fentanyl detected in Heche’s system was administered in the hospital after her injuries were sustained.

The medical examiner had determined that Anne died of inhalation and thermal injuries. She was trapped in her Mini Cooper for around 30 minutes before she was rescued by first responders. The official report lists sternal fracture due to blunt trauma as another “significant condition.”

Heche was hospitalized immediately following the fiery car crash. She went into a coma and was declared brain dead the evening of August 11th.  However, her body was kept on life support until August 14th when her organ recipients had been found.  She was 53-years-old at the time of her death.

What do you think about the autopsy report on the death of Anne Heche and the ending of such a talented and respected actress? Comment below.

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AEW

Tony Khan Confirms William Regal’s Exit from AEW to Return to WWE

On Wednesday, ahead of tonight’s AEW Dynamite on TBS, and to promote Saturday’s Ring of Honor Final Battle pay-per-view, AEW President Tony Khan spoke with the media and answered questions on several topics.

Chief among them is the status of William Regal who reportedly is heading back to the WWE.  In story, Regal was taken out by MJF on last week’s AEW Dynamite, after Regal helped MJF become the AEW World Champion during the main event at the Full Gear pay-per-view in November.   During last week’s episode, Regal was carried out of the ring by stretcher after being clobbered in the head from behind with brass knuckles by the new champ in another swerve.

Today on the media call, Khan reportedly explained the Regal situation sharing that Regal approached AEW executive Megha Parekh and requested to be released form his contract so he could go back and work his “golden years” coaching his son, Charlie Dempsey, and to the WWE.

This all went down around the time Khan was with his mother in Toronto, who was undergoing a major operation when doctors found that she had a spot on her heart and if the spot was removed, that it the best chance of stopping the strokes she was having.  She has already had two strokes, previously.

During this time, Khan arranged a call with Regal and shared that Regal had good intentions for wanting to go back. He was very empathic to the situation, given what he was going through with his mother and his own family at the time.

Khan added that Regal is still with AEW through the holidays, but he wishes William all the best and that it was “hard to see him go”, and they’re going to make some on-screen sacrifices to help him do the right thing for his family.  In addition, Regal’s release was on the condition that he could not be on TV next year, meaning Regal could then only work behind the scenes at WWE, anyway.

Tonight on ‘Dynamite’ look for Khan to address the William Regal situation.

Reports from Pro Wrestling.net, Fightful.com, David Bixenspan

So, what do you think of William Regal obtaining his release from AEW to go coach his son and return behind the scenes to work with the WWE in 2023? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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