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Y&R and B&B Post Strong Christmas Week With Largest Audiences In Nearly A Year!

Courtesy/CBS

Christmastime was a good time to be checking out CBS Daytime’s The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful, apparently.

According to a press release from CBS: “For the week ending December 29th, Y&R delivered 4.80 million viewers, its largest weekly audience in nearly a year (since week of Jan. 6, 2017). The daytime series, currently in its 44th season, began its winning streak (29 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama) the week of Dec. 26, 1988.”  In story for the week, Y&R featured a special Christmas episode,  Victor and Nikki renewing their wedding vows, and Nick stumbling upon Scott and Abby in a lip-lock

Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, they “delivered  3.77 million viewers for the week, its largest audience since the week ending Feb. 17, 2017.”  In story for the week:  Steffy learned Liam is the bio-dad of her unborn baby, which would eventually the next week cause major shake-ups in their marriage, and Brooke asked Thorne to move out of the house because of her engagement to Ridge, and not wanting to rock the boat.

The numbers are sourced from Nielsen: Live Plus Same Day Ratings.

So what did you think of Y&R and B&B during Christmas week? Was it must-watch soap? Comment below!

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Irene M Adams
Irene M Adams

I just think students home, etc. People home. Young folks are not big on recording, they just sit down and relax. Slight bump for those reasons. I still don’t see a large number being so enthralled that they start recording.

me
me

NO ONE under the age of 50 watches soap operas, taped or otherwise.

Joe
Joe

Yes, they do. Talk to my nieces, they will set you straight!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Really, me? My oh my, I guess I’m supposed to stop watching DAYS for three more years and then start watching again…

Celia
Celia

Well, I must be weird, then….and su0000 and a few more who are under 50…40 even.
I just turned 31 and I’ve been watching since nursery school.
I think any mother who is home with young children watches soaps….when I sub, I record….I record, regardless.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Except, they do. As someone who is 25 years of age, I can boldly say you are dead wrong “me,” and happen to know of others who do, as well.

What about me?
What about me?

I’m way under 50, and I watch GH everyday. The main reason is because it is on hulu and is therefore easier to watch than the other three.

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

Um, excuse me? I’m several years south of 50 and I tape and watch Y&R and DOOL every day.

Jimh
Jimh

I have a relative way under 50 who watches GH everyday….

Rhonda
Rhonda

Ha ha! Forever Days, THAT was funny!!!

Marc
Marc

The AARP hasnt found me yet and I watch every day !!

Timmm
Timmm

Nielsen can shut down their ratings business now!

Mikey
Mikey

I’m a 25 year old male and watch Days. So do my 27 and 31 year old friends!

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

Y&R had the best Christmas episode. I especially liked Nikki Newman’s segment. The only one I didn’t love was the segment with Phyllis and Billy. I really don’t want to see him again in his underwear, and we know that they have a lot of sex, we get it, we’re good with it…let’s move on.

Celia
Celia

Yeeeessss! You go Y&R!!!!!! Weed out the silly and fluff, and bring in the mystery, the love, the humor, the witticism, the suspense…..it’s what you do best. I am beginning to see a REVIVAL. Wake up!!

Celia
Celia

Sorry…accidentally pressed ‘submit’…..
I wanted to say that, I think, Graham had something to do with Christian’s disappearance. ….
Plus, he is messing with Dina’s mind, somehow. He is all-over this; I’m sure. To what end? Her money? But, how will he do that? Whisk her away when no one’s looking? At a facility ?
He’s already spying on them.

Harry
Harry

You were right about Graham being involved with the Christian disappearance. Good call.
I may be in the minority but I really like Graham. There’s something kind of interesting about this actor. I appreciated his bemused smile after the Tabby and Sharon cat fight ended.
I get why Dina likes him as I can only imagine he’s a lot of fun with whom to gossip.
He strikes me as the type who says,”If you don’t have anything nice to say about anyone, come sit next to me.”

su0000
su0000

I’m a Graham fan!!
Luvin that guy !

I want Graham to take Jack down
I want Jack to take Ashly down
I want Billy to take down Cane
I want Abby and Scott to get it on
I want Nick to know Christian isn’t his son
I want Dina to be around forever
I want I want Graham and Dina to kick azz!
and most of all-
I want crazy Sharon to feel the pain, I want her heart and mind to bleed, I want her to have a breakdown, I want her to be taken away in a straight jacket and be committed for life.. heh!

Harry
Harry

Dear Suoo. I agree with your litany of Y&R wishes except for the one involving Sharon. I have loved and rooted for Sharon since she showed up at the Newman Fourth of July pool party and Nikki and Victoria turned their noses up at her and treated her worse than the hired help.
I loved what Sharon said to Abby. If I recall, she called her a “spoiled, self-entitled bitch” who needs to grow up. In fact, the slapping wasn’t necessary as those words must have stung more than physical violence. I hate Abby, but I think I hate Spot more. What a useless, spineless poser!
But back to Graham, I know he’s a villain and we’re not supposed to like him but he’s great fun. I think that’s why Dina likes his company. She’s tired of everyone tip toeing around her. Did you see her light up like the nearby Christmas Tree when Gloria traded insults with her? Dina is a mischievous delight.

su0000
su0000

hey Harry!
I am luvin’ Graham!! He is the total package, I’m happy dancing that he has returned !
Dina is a treasure, it’s a dahamed shame we will lose her, that’s just not right.
I hope she gets some type of meds that will keep her with us for years!

0hhh boyee! we will have to disagree about Sharon, I can bearly stomach her but, she’s not real so we’re cool LOL 🙂

I’m liking Y&R better than GH ..
Only thing I’ve enjoyed with GH was Valentin and Cassandra.
so sick of Jason stuff, nuff is nuff of that guessing game.
I’m looking forward to Andrew finding his life and can only hope it will be an exciting journey!..

su0000
su0000

hi Ms Celia ..
I’m rooting for Graham!
If he were to get Dina’s money I’m good with it..
He gave Dina happiness and took excellent care of her, she adores him.
Jack and Ashely have more than enough money and Graham has done better with Dina than they ever have.
Dina absolutely lights up when Graham is with her.

Celia
Celia

@su0000
Oh, my SuzieQ….you must be having a grand ole Happy New Year!!!! LOLOLOLOL…..CHEERS!!!
You have a way about you….crack me up.
Much of what you WANT will probably happen. But, please, my friend…hands off Sharon.
Oh, lest I forget….how do you propose Graham and Dina to kick azz?? Dina is living on the “3rd rock from the sun” ( serious stuff–hearbreaking to watch), Graham is taking advantage of that fact. Most people would find that loathesome, su…..I know, it’s a doap…..and, you do make me laugh; more than I should allow myself to do, in this circumstance.
Graham is a true soap villain—-I do love villains and villainesses—just depends on who it is!!!
No to Graham, but yes to Faison——Graham is too smooth; he elicits anger, not mirth. Big difference.
Vivian (Days) is a real BAD girl, but I adore her… know what I mean?
Keep writing, su….love it!!

Celia
Celia

@Harry.
Hello, there, Harry…
…long time…
Graham, as I said to su, is the impeccable soap-fiend….he is that!! No two ways about it. His acting is superb….but, I was never into guys ( boys, men) whose every hair is in place; who looks starched from head to toe….. he is just too perfect…a manniquin strsight out of a most popular Haberdashery…… ALL THE TIME!! I wonder if he goes to bed with a suit on!!
Kudos to this actor ( forgot his name)….. as I say often enough…..any actor/actress who can draw every nerve in by body to protest with disdain, goes above and beyond my expectations.

Karen R
Karen R

su000 I like the way you think.
I agree with everything you said.
I know a lot of people don’t like Abby and Scott together but I’m a fan.
Sharon has been around the block many times. Scott seems a little bit innocent.
Honestly who hasn’t been torn between to lovers.
As far as Graham goes he is creepy good. Hope he hangs around for a while.

Celia
Celia

@Karen.
Hi, Karen,
I saw Scott’s and Abby’s attraction since day one. I said as much to Timmm, way back when……there was just too much sexual tension between them. I never liked him with Sharon…..but, that’s not the point.
Scott is too old to be confused about his feelings for any woman. I am a Sharon fan. I was very young…..but I have been a fan since her Hight School days with Nick….of course, they were both in their twenties, in High School, LOL….but, hey, it’s a soap.
Scott has been using both of them, in a most despicable way. ….everyone on these soaps have been around the block…..it is what it is.
Sharon has been around the block through no fault of hers. She has been very unlucky in love and life…..The Newmans treated her like a leper….
……Nikki, with her nose up in the air was the worst!! She should talk.
Abby is just a spoiled brat, who has always been the type to steal other women’s men….it’s a well-known fact. Yet, I do love Abby……I must say, though, I am so glad this happened because it leaves the door open for Nick….Now, all there needs to happen is for Nick to wake up and smell the Sea-Shell….the sea breeze is a balm to the mind and body….a restorative. LOL.

Celia
Celia

@su0000.
Hey, my friend……can’t argue with that. “Polished” , suave, Graham has brought happiness into Dina’s life.
That’s all that matters….when you put it that way.
However, this goes beyond money, I think. Graham is a lost soul with vengeance and retribution in his distorted way of looking at the Abbotts.
He has probably felt cheated all his life, being under his own mother’s influence of rancor towards her husband…..specifically against Dina, the “other” woman. ….not the Abbott children’s fault, albeit I can’t stomach Jack. He desrves everything he gets. To me, Jack will always be a fiend…..will never forget how he treated people…..still does….especially, as my Gran says, what he did to Patty. The same goes for Lauren….she was a bad girl for sooo long…..long-time watchers, such as my grandmother, have looong memories. She’s my most reliable source. And, she doesn’t mince words. At 77, she’s entitled to say whatever she wants……LOL.
But, the step-father-tennis-pro ( can’t think of his name) was just that……his step-father with no ‘attachments’ to Graham…..where’s his real father?
I guess I am looking at it from a different perspective….yet, you make an excellent point, SuzieQ.

Celia
Celia

@su0000.
Correction: “everyone HAS been around the block”….
also, I wanted to add that Graham cannot be thinking with a full deck. What person in his right mind, locks a member of that household out?
And, why didn’t Tracy call the cops? And why did she answer the door without checking to see who was at the door? And, why, with such an estate ….big house with many entrances, I assume, they do not have a security alarm system? Most people keep the alarm on “STAY”…. LOL.
I think we all knew Graham’s absence was temporary. I can’t say I am not glad to see him, because I am. I do agree that Y&R needs an honest-to-goodness baddie…..been too long…Zack and his baby face, just didn’t cut it for me. Graham fits all that makes a soap-baddie.

Harry
Harry

Well, Suoo and Celia, now that I know I am posting with a bunch of young whippersnappers, I must preface many of my remarks with,”This is before your time but…..
Graham reminds me of someone you would see on Dynasty. I can fully see him hanging out with Alexis Carrington, sipping champagne on the Rivera.
The subject of Alzheimer’s is a serious one and I think it must be challenging for the soap writers to address the seriousness of this tragic disease while adhering to an entertaining storyboard. How to inject fun into this very sad subject? I think the answer lies with the talented actress who plays Dina–she is an utter sparkling delight. I think there’s something to this Graham fellow, some say he’s a terrible actor but I am not so sure. In real life there are con artists like Graham who prey on seniors suffering from dementia. Graham shouldn’t be so entertaining, but he is. I am sure this a cake walk of trepidation for the writers and actors but they have handled this complex subject quite well.

Timmm
Timmm

With Graham off camera for the past month or so. I was hoping for a recast. The actor is too weak for the part! Also, I bet him and Dina are married!

Celia
Celia

Hmmm, T. What a thought !!!!! I wonder…..If that were to be the case, though, why would Graham take such drastic measures? He would just show a marriage certificate, which would automatically give him the right to ‘take’ Dina….it’s a soap, I guess. Anything goes.
Although I knew Graham was coming back, since he left so abruptly, with his tail tucked between his legs, I am puzzled as to why now?? I did not expect him to return so soon….
I think there’s a lot more going on where Graham is concerned….and, you may be right. They could be married and Graham has his own nefarious reasons for keeping it to himself.

Celia
Celia

OMG, T……hats off to you!! I bow before you, in all humility. You called it; Graham and Dina are married. Hope it’s invalid….should have left the disclosure as Friday’s cliffhanger!!

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R, not shocked. I like what Mal Young is doing. Some dont. I guess no matter who is at the helm, some will never be happy! I like that he is mixing in old history with new production ideas. JT and Billy at the bar yapping about each others history was helpful and great! The trio of Billy, Cane and JT at Chancellor will be awesome! Dina is stealing every scene! Jack and Ashley are clawing! Sharon, Mal is not making her weak and needy. She found out about Skunk and Shabby’s affair awfully quick instead of dragging it on and on! Y&R is cruising now. Need to drain the show of Devon, Tessa and Scott and replace them with Daniel, Mac and Kevin!

Soaphound
Soaphound

THANK YOU, TIMMM! We so need Kevin back, as his radiant short-run episodes proved. And bringing classic characters like Daniel and Mackenzie back would be most welcome. What about Nina? And if they insist on keeping Scott, please recast! How realistic is it that not one, but two beautiful and intelligent women are fighting over that tool? Was Blair Redford busy? Or how about Rob Scott Wilson from DOOL? They’d be worth fighting over!

Timmm
Timmm

I agree, if the keep Scott, how about someone believable to fight over! And Newman Enterprises, it doesnt have a salon in the building? Scott and Reed, step up!

Harry
Harry

Is it me? Or does it just seem like Spot the dog is just looking for a place to live? Sharon kicks out his free loading ass out and he’s suddenly at Tabby the cat’s doorstep. Then Tabby kicks him to the curb and he shows up in her car.
Spot has turned into an enormous freeloading pest. Any mystique or appeal he may have had has been obliterated.

Harry
Harry

And PS–it suddenly occurred to me that both Sharon and Tabby are channeling their inner Lady Macbeth when they say,”Out damn Spot!”

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

Blair Redford is on The Gifted

Rose
Rose

what is the brand name and color of lipstick abbey is wearing today (1/5/2018)??????????

Harry
Harry

I think it’s Pretty in Pink for Mouth breathers.

Timmm
Timmm

“Scott is Not Hot” by L’Oreal!

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

Loving both Y&R and B&B at this point. Loved the Y&R Xmas show. I agree with Dr. Helen Riuth. The less we see of Billy in his underwear the better. But I thought his present to Phyllis was cute. I am wondering how long Hillary is going to try to be civilized before she goes backwards again. Loved the cat fight between Sharon and Abby. We were long overdue for one of those. Well Scott got what he deserved when Sharon and Abby kicked him to the curb. I have a feeling that pretty soon the truth about Christian is going to come out. Nick is overdue to have his heart broken again. I just hope they don’t stick him with Sharon again. B&B is starting to pick up again as well. The actors involved In the Steffy, Liam, Bill storyline are really bringing their “A” game. I dying to see how this is going to play out. I really hope they don’t plan on a Katie Thorne pairing anytime soon. I like her with Wyatt. We’ll see what happens when Hope comes back. I am wondering if Maya and Carter are going to start In. And rather than replacing Zendye, have her start in with Rick. I miss the Avant family. I guess time will tell

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I meant to say have Nicole start in with Rick

Boop
Boop

no for that

Celia
Celia

Yes, Soapqueenforever……I’d like to repeat what I had posted months and months ago. It is true that, as far as we know, Christian is Adam’s son….and, because of Victor’s apparent manipulation of bloodwork, Nick thinks the boy is his.
Well, I may be wrong, but, I have always had doubts about that…..firstly, I do not trust Victor….his word has always been questionable, in all things. Secondly, I believe there was no switch. When Nick finds out about Chelsea’s part in the deception, he will have an independent DNA test done which will prove the baby is, indeed, his own.
Furthermore, hope of all hopes……he will leave Shell-Sea by the Sea-Shore…….wave by wave ….wave good-bye, Shell-Sea!!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I DO NOT care for Mal Young and what he is doing to Y&R…I know I have said it many times but it’s no longer the Y&R that long time fans fell in love with…I don’t feel the character’s like they were back in days when Bill Bell, Kay Alden and Sally wrote…I know a lot of people complained about Sally along with Maria Arena Bell, Charles Pratt Jr, Jill Farren Phelps, etc but I don’t care for this day to day stories which fills choppy and not getting the feel of the character’s…I know that we cannot make everyone happy…I am liking B&B but I wish that B&B would be expanded to an hour with more character’s and I feel the character’s/drama with these emotional storylines and YES I KNOW it’s the same with Steffy, Liam, Bill but the character driven stories along with the superb acting is rich and what Y&R USE TO BE…

su0000
su0000

Kevin , hi ..
We are the opposite.
I am lovin’ Y&R!!
The refresh new opening is great.
I’m into the takedowns, the characters have finally become alive !

Unlike GH. Y&R gives me someone to cheer on to the win.

For the second time ever–
Y&R is much better than GH.
GH is stale/blah it sucks it’s boring it’s stale and I’m tired of the no action no drama no thrills no adventure no intrigue no excitement guessing games.

jaybird369
jaybird369

su0000…AW, HELL YEAH!!!!! More and more, I am finding Graham to be BEYOND ENTERTAINING!!!!! Y&R needs to put Max Shippee (Graham) ON CONTRACT…ASAP!!!!!

Later.

Harry
Harry

Graham is kind of a throw back to the campy soaps of the 80s. Really, if I went to a wedding reception and wanted to gossip about the guests, Graham is the person I would want to sit next to. Love him, he’s a breath of fresh air when contrasted next to the joyless Jack and Ashely.

su0000
su0000

Just to mention–
I saw Max Shippee shirtless and he is awesome!
Handsome, great body, enticing eyes and a wild smile I like looking at him lol
and luvin his characters personality..

thing is; If he’s not related to an Abbot or Newman his stay will be short 🙁
with Y&R new characters are always disposable..

Celia
Celia

You go su!! You go Y&R!! Forever!!

Boop
Boop

I’m enjoying it most of the time.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I cannot believe it!!!!! I was totally enjoying the confrontation/catfight between Sharon and Abby (GO SHARON…GO!!!!!). Then, the show had to ruin it by stupidly tacking on that “Help!!!!! My child is missing!!!!!” stuff. STUPID IMBECILES!!!!!

Later.

Harry
Harry

HA!!! Jaybird, did you get to see the bemused smile on Graham’s face after the cat fight ended?

jaybird369
jaybird369

Harry…y-e-p…I sure did. l-o-l.

Celia
Celia

Jay, soap, or not, my friend……you’d be surprised how many ditzy mothers, yapping their mouths off about whose fake nails are more sparkly, lose their kids…..sad and a shame.
The point is; Chelsea should have neven taken her eyes off the boy, nor turned her back on those kids. True life experiences happened right before our eyes.
Good for TPTB to bring out the importance of being aware of our surroundings, especially keeping the reins on our kids.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Celia…well…you do have a point…a very, very good point.

Later, my friend.

rocky83
rocky83

Can’t believe, both shows are horrendously boring !

Boop
Boop

your opinion

Sylvia S
Sylvia S

Both shows are down from 2016 levels by substantial numbers. The only uptick is from week-to-week, which is lame. Y&R isn’t growing audience. The storylines are languishingly boring and there’s no one to root for. When Nick turned on Chelsea when Christian turned up missing, you know that horrid relationship won’t last. Jill does a holiday drive-by and the rest of it is lame Cane & Lilly garbage. Oh yeah, there’s the Dina Alzheimer’s nightmare too. Can someone at CBS please stop this trash?

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

I love seeing the children, and that they are the same actors.

Everything is in a mix up now. Guess I will await a wake up.

The Scott /Sharon relationship interests me because he said, once, when Sharon’s age was mentioned as a potential negative, Scott, without hesitation, said “don’t go there.”

I am one who remains befuddled as to how Christian became potentially Adam’s child. It seemed one day Victor had news no one else had and the possibility has become almost certain.

Over the years, comfort in watching has been that the writers appeared to allow one couple to cement the program. The rest of Genoa City can be crazy and fun for us, but something must be solid.

I recall Dina transfer all of her stock to one rather chancy issue. No idea how Graham will interject back into this Alzheimer’s play, but don’t fool with this. Abbot’s may have ton’s of money, but should the storyline not make clear that for most of us the possibility and even probability of bankruptcy exists.

Alan
Alan

I find Y&R to be a complete bore these days with the “one episode equals one day” format, the lack of any couple worth rooting for, and the absence of anything resembling a storyline.

Dina’s Alzheimer’s could have been a really important story which educated and entertained viewers but instead seems to be either played for laughs with her catty one-liners or used as an excuse for her to commit a crime when the show needs a goose to wake up viewers. Other than that, what do we have? Jack and Ashley’s fight for control of Jabot which is basically nothing more than the two of them throwing insults about her paternity. Nick hanging out at the penthouse being handsome and grousing about his mother reconciling with his father. Chelsea designing culottes for a new line at Fenmore’s. Devon signing new artists for his on-line streaming service off-camera. Cane running a multi-million dollar corporation from his sofa because the show doesn’t have a Chancellor Industries set. Billy and Phyllis sharing an apartment. Hilary getting a case of baby rabies after holding Sam. Nikki buying a park. Two women fighting over Scott of all people. Mariah being a chaste lesbian who really loves coffee.

With all this excitement in Genoa City, I’m guessing the plots to watch for February sweeps will be Mariah deciding to switch to decaf and whether or not Chelsea will pair pleated culottes with a crop top tee and some kicky slingbacks for the Fenmore’s spring line or if she’ll throw everyone for a curve by introducing Palazzo pants to the line at the last minute…

Ron
Ron

This is the best, pointed, funny response I have read in a long time! Thank you for such a breath of fresh air and telling it like it is, as I always see through the juvenile storylines and high school creative writing dialogue.

I experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s on a family and hope I never go through what my dad did when my grandfather had it. Bill Bell would have educated his audience with accuracy, patient storytelling and pathos.

I continue to believe Y and R missed a golden opportunity after Kay Chancellor’s death: put Jill through the very ordeal Jill put Catherine through by having some young girl steal away her husband, etc.

I also think Y and R missed the chance (maybe it can be done) by having Graham and Ashley be related. I thought I read somewhere Graham (the actor) did study Shakespearean acting. I like the guy’s work.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Ron, I so appreciate you for you get along with Alan about what Y&R use to be and should be like…Of all the years that I have been watching daytime dramas the 3 that I have been passionate about were Y&R, Guiding Light during the Douglas Marland years which was a short 3 years, Douglas did such an excellent job of writing Guiding Light and DOOL during the 70’s and 80’s…But Y&R was excellent for so many years while Bill Bell and Kay Alden were the head writer’s…The glory days of our soaps I don’t think will ever be back…I am liking B&B, GH and DOOL but here I go again, I so wish Ken Corday would hire Marty Davich back to handle DOOL background music, what they are using now is so distracting and does not fit the storylines and it’s actually annoying because of it…DOOL I believe has the worst background music now of any soap in history and I believe Ken Corday is actually handling the music it’s horrible, just my opinion…

Timmm
Timmm

I agree with you about Bill Bell but times change, maybe he would have, as well?

They screwed up the whole Jeanne Cooper death situation. #1, they should have reasted the part. Tall task but the show should always come before the actor. #2 Devon gets 2 billion dollars? He couldnt even run a Dominos pizza shop! He sucks! #3 Tucker and Mac should have resurfaced and fought for Chancellor!

Ron, how about Graham and Ashley NOT being related and Ashley takes his side over Jacks in regard to Dina’s care and Graham and Ashley fall in love!

Kevin C
Kevin C

You go Alan, I so agree with you…Y&R is not what us long time viewers fell in love with and watched for many years. Kay Alden and the behind the scene staff was let go in 2006 then Y&R was broken and I will keep saying this for it’s the truth…Y&R is NOT THE SAME…

Timmm
Timmm

Alan, Y&R has its moments. I think they are doing a fine job with Dina. It is too early in the story not to have some silliness. Reality will set in and pain will follow.

I laugh at your comment about Cane. I was thinking of the same thing. Is Chancellor Industries going to be ran in the living room with Esther as the maid/secretary? It reminds me of the joke of a set for Brass and Sassy!

February will pick up.

rpm
rpm

Enough nonsense with no one under 50 watches soaps! 20 and under are a different story they don’t even watch tv. If you are not watching Days right now you are missing out. It is on point in all levels GO RON! I watch all 4 y&r is hit or miss Sharon Case rules B&B Scott Clifton was great but the Steffi does every Spencer is tired. GH is a bore right now and give us Michelle Stafford back. Louise Sorel is gold liking Tyler Christopher Casey Moss needs to be thrown the emmy Keep watching our shows wheher you are 20 or 50

Scot
Scot

I’ve watched Y&R since the 30-minute days, before the Abbotts and Newmans.
I’d say Mal Young has gotten the closest to returning to Bill Bell’s formula.
Sally and Kay’s returns disappointed. The show was aimless and meandering boredom.
Mal has returned the structured storytelling that was lost around 2006.
My biggest gripe is the undoing of Jill’s maternity. Katherine being Jill’s mother was a logical outcome to breathe new life into a generational feud. If only somehow that could be fixed logically, all would feel right again. Maybe make it so Mac wasn’t Brock’s daughter afterall, and problem solved.
If Ashley Bashioum won’t return, why does it matter? Anyway, MAB messed this up.
History flows while characters drive. Rewriting what we don’t agree with is too jarring and cheapens the credibility of the show. Dead people should stay dead, and unless it’s for a MAJOR story payoff like Jill and Katherine, keep the dna drama to Maury and B&B. It’s lazy and sloppy storytelling.
The exception is, of course, Jill and Katherine. That was a decades long story in the making.
Anyway, the Dina and Abbotts story is golden and beautifully done. It’s heartbreaking while having some moments to lighten the sorrow and giggle about. Nikki and Victor’s tug of war underscored by their being true soulmates has evolved and matured as real couples do.
Wishlist: JILL JILL JILL. Keep Sharon strong and independent. More Mariah. Bitchen Hillary up Omarosa style, and keep Devon loving her anyway. Amp that vixen up ALL THE WAY.
Bring Heather Tom back. Amelia Heinle can go to B&B.
Bring back Brittany and use JT to the max. He’s our hero.
Bring back Michelle Stafford and reunite Phyllis and Nick.
Bring back Justin Hartley and love triangle with Chelsea and Sharon.
Bring back Grace and face her off with Phyllis.
Hookup Ashley with the hot new lawyer.
Nina! Chance! Ronan! Phillip!
Dump Cain.
Lilly plus Daniel take two.
Billy and Mac as Brock’s adopted daughter reunited.
Vicky and JT and Cole triangle
Recast Abby and amp up the quirky and make her Adam’s partner in crime against Nick and Victoria
Give Tracy her guy finally and pair her with Danny.
Pair up Paul and Nina again.
Send Cricket away.
Chloe returns and becomes a permanent thorn in Adam’s side.
Make Jack and Victor accountable for what they did to Patty.
Kyle and Noah return and fall in love.

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Are you kidding? Bring back Michael Muhney. His version of Adam was the focus of the Chelsea VS Sharon triangle. Besides, Justin Hartley ain’t comin’ back to a daytime soap. He makes a year’s worth of soap salary in one week on THIS IS US. Reality check time.

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General Hospital Serves Up Holiday Promo

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? As 2018 has whirled by so fast, your favorite soap operas are starting to offer up good tidings to all of their fans.  On  Monday, ABC has just released this holiday video from General Hospital, “25 Days of Christmas”.

In the video, photos and imagery of the characters on the Port Charles are rotated through as Holiday card snapshots.

Leslie Charleson’s (Monica” voice is heard to kick-off the video saying, “Prepare to be spellbound”.

In their tweet on social media, GH says, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Check it out below. Then let us know what you thoughts of the promo via the comment section below.

 

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General Hospital Set To Pay Tribute To The Late Susan Brown

2018 has taken with it some beloved soap opera veterans.  One of them was GH fan favorite, Susan Brown, who died at 86 of Alzheimer’s at the end of August.

GH viewers remember Susan’s performances as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin.  Gail was Monica’s (Leslie Charleson) best friend, and eventually she married Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and was a stepmother to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Kin took to Twitter last week and revealed that General Hospital taped a tribute to Susan that will be seen in an upcoming episode.

In a tweet, he shared, “A tribute show to Susan shot in the can airing soon!”

With GH’s tape schedule we would presume that sometime in January we will be seeing how GH addresses Susan’s passing and thus the fate of Gail.

So, are you glad to hear GH will be doing something very special to honor Susan?

Do you hope that there are major emotional scenes within it for Kin Shriner and Leslie Charleson?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Network Exec, Angelica McDaniel On Y&R’s Staying Power: “We Have This Award-Winning, Ratings-Generating, Money-Making Show, And It Really Adds Value To CBS.”

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated 30 years as the number-one rated daytime soap opera.  That is a streak of 1,560 weeks in the top spot.

Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

As for the continual investment and ways the audience watches the show on various platforms, McDaniel expresed: “The great thing about daytime television is we have loyal, passionate viewers, and they really like to tune in day and date. They want to stick with their stories and see what’s happening today. … Having said that, The Young and the Restless is also one of the top streamed shows on CBS.com. As trends evolve, we are where our viewers are, and we’re making shows readily accessible so they can get their fix and follow their stories.”

So, what do you think about Y&R? Will it remain if and when all other soaps have come to theirconclusion? Do you think it will continue on for years to come, given its position at number #1? Comment below!

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