(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kevin went to visit Billy at the trailer. He showed him pictures he took of Delia on his phone. Billy was happy to see that she was doing well. Kevin learned that Billy not only snuck out of the trailer to see Katherine and Delia, but also was spotted in the process by Cane. Billy also confessed to sneaking tdo Victoria’s and then later calling her on the emergency cell phone. Kevin began to question Billy; wondering if he truly wanted to be caught. Billy assured Kevin that he wasn’t about to ruin things for Delia or anyone else.
Victor went to Victoria’s house and spotted the divorce papers on the table. He wanted to know if she was finally moving forward, but Victoria told him she wasn’t sure. She shared receiving a phone call from someone that didn’t say anything on the other end. She admitted that she hoped it would have been Billy. Victor did his best to try to talk his daughter into signing the divorce papers and move on with her life.
At Gloworm, Gloria pressed Jack for information regarding Genevieve. Just then, Jill, arrived and shooed Gloria away. Jill started to talk highly of her working with Genevieve. When she continued to praise their working ‘relationship’, Jack became wary, realizing what he was up to. Jack bristled slightly when Jill questioned if Tucker was going back on his word regarding Jack gaining control of Jabot. Jack departed to go see Genevieve; Jill quickly made a phone call to Colin to meet up.
Victor showed up at Billy’s and asked him if he tried to contact Victoria. Billy told Victor that he was imagining thing. Victor pointed out that Victoria had no idea that Billy was back in town. He swiftly left the trailer. Billy headed to take a shower. The minute he was gone, Victor snuck back into the trailer and started searching the place. He hit pay dirt when he found the cell phone Billy used to call Victoria. When Billy came out of the shower, he saw Victor with the phone. Victor threatened to toss him back in prison if he didn’t do as he was told. After confiscating Billy’s laptop and cell phone, Victor smugly showed Billy the divorce papers. Billy didn’t believe him. Victor told him to ask Michael about it if he had his doubts.
Cane met up with Ronan. He was concerned that Colin may have someone at the police station as a potential spy. Ronan told Cane that no one was on the inside; things were safe. Ronan informed Cane that Genevieve was seen at the airport. Cane instantly worried that Colin might go after her. Meanwhile, Genevieve was in fact back in Genoa City. While at home, Colin snuck up on her, wrapping his hand around her throat. Colin accused her of taking what belonged to him. Genevieve taunted him on how brilliant her plan was in locking him up. Colin became nervous when Genevieve told him that her maid saw Cane giving his ledger to Ronan.
Cane was the next to pay Genevieve a visit. She feigned surprise when Cane spilled how he blew the safe. He went on to tell his mother that his giving the ledger to Ronan would be one way to get rid of Colin for good. When Cane asked his mother for help on the codes to the ledger, Genevieve told him she didn’t know anything about them. Before leaving, Cane requested that she keep quiet about their conversation.
After departing Genevieve’s, Colin made a phone call to Cane to meet up. Cane eventually showed up at the park and he didn’t hide that he was going to do whatever it took to bring his father down. Colin tried to play the pity card when he admitted that he felt bad for the deaths of Samantha and Caleb. Cane coolly told Colin to stay away from his family.
Jack made his way to Genevieve’s, welcoming her back home. He congratulated her on a wonderful job on the business trip. She wanted to celebrate with him but when the mention of Jack getting Jabot from Tucker came up Jack admitted that he didn’t believe that Tucker would follow through. He told her about the press conference that Tucker held to announce Devon being his son. He shared that Tucker let it slip that he was interested in those who wanted to offer up the purchase of Jabot. Genevieve offered up soothing words mixed with seduction. Their moment was ruined though when a crash, courtesy of the maid, made Genevieve want to get out of the house. She suggested that Jack and she head to Gloworm.
Gloria was busy at Gloworm when she saw Ronan, who arrived to have something to eat. She was upset that no one on the police force was taking her kidnapping seriously. Meanwhile, Colin showed up to meet Jill for dinner. He spotted Gloria talking to Ronan and became slightly nervous. Gloria was telling Ronan that Colin had a lot of secrets. Ronan, however, cut the conversation short when he received a telephone call.
Cane went to visit Lily and the twins. She thanked him for being there for her lately. The two of them discussed what to have the twins dress up for Halloween. The two of them were enjoying their time together when he received a telephone call. He suddenly told Lily he had to go, which concerned Lily. Cane soon met up with Ronan, who called him to tell him that the codes were unbreakable. Cane grew upset when he learned that there was no evidence that could be used against Colin.
When Jill arrived, Colin told her that he went to Genevieve’s to see her. He shared that he was glad to be divorcing her; it was one of the smartest moves he had ever made. At the table, Colin wanted to ask Jill something; he wanted her to go to Australia with him.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Colin threatens Genevieve
- Lily questions if Cane is keeping things from her
- Tucker comes face-to-face with Harmony
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Colin and Jill were determined to have a life together. She helped him pack up his belongings to take back to the Chancellor mansion. Jack showed up and commented on Colin’s getting out of the wine cellar. He then focused on Katherine’s condition. Jill told Jack that she was stable. When Colin left Jack and Jill alone, they both began discussions about Jabot. Jill wanted to make sure she had a position there: Jack said he’d think it over.
Murphy and Brock tried in vain to get Katherine to stay at the hospital, but she was determined to leave. The doctor gave Katherine a list of medications she needed to have. She was glad to head back home. When they got to the house, they were unaware that Jill and Colin were drinking champagne on the couch. When they heard her come in, Colin quickly went into the kitchen. Katherine was greeted by Jill, but soon focused on business. Instructed everyone to leave, Katherine called her attorney. Alone together, Jill told Colin that it might be best if they held off of living together.
Abby continued to berate Tucker for not caring enough to search for Devon. Both Ashley and Tucker grew tired of Abby’s hateful words. Ashley reminded her that Tucker was the one that saved her from a murder charge. Tucker got word about Sofia being at the hospital. He headed out to see how she was doing. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Malcolm wanted Neil there with them for the birth of the baby. Soon, Sofia delivered a baby boy. She named him Moses, after her late father.
Devon wasn’t pleased to see his mother. He assumed she was there now because she was looking for a handout from Tucker. Harmony told Devon that she was doing well but wanted to be there for him. Harmony told Devon about how things came to be between her and Tucker. She told Devon that she was afraid that Tucker would instantly reject him the way she was rejected. Devon no longer wanted his mother there, instructing her to leave. He tried to give her cash but she refused. Abby arrived telling Devon about Tucker’s press conference. As Harmony left, she looked on her cell phone about information on the press conference.
Tucker made his way to the hospital to see Sofia. While there, he peeked in Katherine’s room. He saw that she wasn’t there, but soon learned that she was discharged. He then headed to Sofia’s room, where he showered her with baby gifts. Neil and Malcolm left the two of them alone. Sofia gushed how they both had sons now. After Tucker left, the nurse came in to take a sample for the DNA.
The press conference was underway. With Ashley by his side, Tucker started to share the news about Devon being his biological son. He briefly discussed his encounter with Devon’s mother, and the fact that he and Devon only learned of their relationship the previous day. Tucker swiftly blocked a reporter when he asked if he felt responsible for Katherine’s stroke. He swiftly shared that Katherine was at home taking care of herself. Meanwhile, Jack, who was watching the press conference from his computer was peeved when Tucker mentioned the possibility of accepting offers for Jabot.
Devon watched the press conference with Abby. He scoffed at how Tucker was talking on how great of a man Devon turned out to be. When Abby pointed out that Tucker was his father, devon told Abby that the only man that is his father is Neil. The telephone rang and Devon answered it to receive supportive words from Roxy. When Abby noticed the paparazzi outside, she helped him slip by through the back door.
When the press conference wrapped up, Ashley expressed how proud she was of Tucker. Jack arrived, and cornered Ashley. He wanted her to make sure that Tucker didn’t go back on the deal they made. Ashley reassured her brother. Meanwhile, as Tucker and Ashley departed, he passed by right by Harmony, not even realizing who she was.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Victor wants to know if Billy tried to call Victoria
- Gloria fills Ronan in on Colin
- Colin has a chilling encounter with Genevieve
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Monday, October 10, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Ashley tried to do her best to comfort a numb Tucker, after learning the news that Devon is his son. He shared that he had wished he would have found him sooner. The two continued to talk, and Ashley shared her feelings about Katherine purposely keeping Tucker and everyone else in the dark about Devon’s paternity. Meanwhile, at Crimson Lights, Cane and Malcolm overheard Eden reading a portion of the Restless Style article about Devon’s new family ties. Malcolm was furious at the lack of trust he had with Phyllis; while Cane awaited for Daniel’s arrival, asking the young man to be there for Lily.
Nick was upset with Phyllis for writing the article. Phyllis told Nick that it was information that was huge for everyone to know, therefore it was their job to break big stories. Nick believed Phyllis went behind his back as an attempt to start a fight with him. He stated that when things seemed to get good between them, she’d do something to ruin it. Phyllis snapped at Nick when he brought up Avery in their discussion. He gave Phyllis a warning: be prepared for many confrontations for what she had done. When he departed, Malcolm showed up, lashing out at Phyllis for putting something that was in confidence out there for all to see.
At a diner, Yolanda, who wanted to be known as Harmony, was stunned to see the article on a customer’s laptop. She asked her boss if she could take off to tend to her son, but he refused. Meanwhile, Devon, who was still in shock, received advice from Neil not to pass criticism on either Yolanda or Tucker. Devon pointed out to Neil that the only family he knows is him, Lily and Sofia. They soon received a phone call from Katherine, asking Devon to see her at the hospital. Neil told Devon to be careful when dealing with her.
Things weren’t good between Sofia and Neil, who still couldn’t believe her dedication to Tucker. Sofia hit a nerve when she said she wanted to help Devon to get to know his father. Neil was dead set against it. He said that she only cared about Tucker, while his main priority was to care for Devon. As he left to go search for his missing cell phone, Sofia went into labor.
Devon was at the hospital when he ran into Abby, who was outside by Katherine’s hospital room. When Abby commented on Katherine’s condition, she was floored when Devon called Katherine his grandmother. He filled her in on how Katherine learned and withheld the truth about who his father was from everyone. As for Tucker, he continued to doubt that Devon would embrace him as a father. Ashley did her best to comfort him, sharing that if Devon got to know him the way she has, he will grow to love and become close to him.
Standing outside by Katherine’s hospital room, Devon recalled his excitement to the job offer Katherine gave him, but recalled Tucker’s warning about her. When he entered his room, her kind words fell on deaf ears. Devon was angry that she used the truth as a way to get back at Tucker. Katherine told her grandson that she didn’t want Tucker to use him. As the two talked, Cane, who was there to see Katherine as well, listened in on a portion of their conversation. Katherine wanted to make things right; Devon said do right by apologizing to Neil first of all. Before leaving, Devon told Kay that he wanted nothing from her. A heartbroken Katherine came face-to-face with Cane, who offered to be there for her.
Abby took great delight in trashing Tucker, calling him a pathetic excuse of a father. She continued to trash talk him, saying that while he wanted to live the life of a rock star, he left Devon in the care of a druggie mother. Ashley quickly came to Tucker’s defense, telling Abby that she won’t allow her to talk to him that way. A determined Abby wouldn’t let up, telling her mother that Tucker ruins everyone that comes in his path. Just then, Tucker received word from his PR manager that he and Devon all all over the Restless Style article Phyllis put out. Tucker immediately worried about Devon’s emotions.
Neil showed up with his resignation for Katherine. She wanted to talk with him about things but he didn’t want to. She sobbed, saying that Neil was a wonderful friend to her. Neil pointed out that they ‘used to be friends’. He walked out of the room, leaving Katherine even more upset.
Devon went home, still numb by all that was happening to him. He soon heard someone by his door and was stunned to be face-to-face with his mother.
Cane saw Lily at the coffeehouse and began to see how she was doing. She expressed her gratitude to him for being a good support to her. While Lily was expressing her gratitude, Daniel, on the other hand, was ripping into his mother for her actions regarding Devon. He stated all she cared about was herself. Phyllis pointed out that she cared about him. He scoffed at her, pointing out how she set out to get what she wanted: Lucy, Nick and to out-do the magazine competition. He snapped that he hoped she was happy. She stormed off.
Neil learned from Malcolm that Sofia went into labor. He was surprised, since the baby wasn’t due for another month.
Ricky had a brief run in with Eden. After he helped her from dropping her laptop, the two gave one another a quick once over. When Ricky met with Avery at the Athletic Club, then busied themselves with the search for possible jury members. He asked her if they could take a break but she wanted to keep working; that was until Nick showed up. He asked if they were doing work on Sharon’ case, but Ricky quipped that Avery was all about work. Avery soon changed her mind on the break, in an effort to talk to Nick. As the two talked, she accidentally knocked over a glass of water, splashing Nick’s jacket. When she tried to dry him off, she bumped over another glass of water. Avery apologized and went to get napkins to help Nick. While she was gone, Phyllis arrived, only seeing Nick. She was set to go over to him but stopped in her tracks when she saw a giggly Avery dabbing Nick dry.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Katherine leaves the hospital early
- Devon comes face-to-face with his mother
- Jack wants to settle Jabot business with Tucker
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – - A look at what’s happening on “The Bold and the Beautiful” during the week of October 17, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Jackie M is rocked when Bridget (Ashley Jones) returns to Los Angeles. Will she stay? Owen and Jackie share a happy reunion. Brooke confronts Steffy about Aspen. Hope vows to get to the truth. Stephanie admires what Stephen and Pam have together compared to her and Eric.
- Monday, October 17 - Ridge makes a surprising decision regarding Steffy and Hope; Two families gather together to celebrate a momentous occasion.
- Tuesday, October 18 - Steffy shrugs off Brooke’s accusations knowing that Bill has her back; Bridget causes upheaval when she returns to town with baby Logan.
- Wednesday, October 19 - Jackie asks for a substantial favor from Owen; Nick revisits memories of an old flame.
- Thursday, October 20 - Hope decides to help out a model; Rick offers Eric his support when Eric confides in his son about his relationship with Stephanie.
- Friday, October 21 - Eric and Jackie’s meeting turns unexpectedly nostalgic; Stephanie gets uncomfortable when Stephen surprises Pam with plans for their honeymoon.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” parodies “Look Who’s Talking,” but does it mean the end of Llanview as we know it?
In the October 7 episode of “One Life to Live” a dog and a baby were shown communicating with one another in adult voices. In the scenes, doggie David Vickers “told” little Liam that John McBain was really his father and not Brody Lovett, as nearly everyone in town currently believes.
And, while the scenes campy and somewhat amusing, some “One Life” fans have already taken to Internet message boards vilifying the show and claiming that it was finally the moment that the show “jumped the shark.” Various comments have ranged from embarrassment to disgust to threats of never watching the soap again are becoming increasingly common.
After reading and following the rather bizarre uproar and flack over a couple of scenes from just one episode of “OLTL,” it confirms my hypothesis that soap operas are a lot like politics. Every election year many voters seem to develop selective amnesia when deciding which candidate or party deserves their vote, seemingly forgetting why they were voted off of office in the last election.
Much the same can be said for soap operas. If “OLTL” fans think that a baby and talk “talking” to one another is bad, then how would those same fans react to some of the show’s more outrageous storylines from the past 40 years? Did “One Life” not “jump the shark” with the secret underground city of Eterna, or Viki going to heaven not once, but twice? Or what about the time travel plot from the 1980′s when Clint went back in time to the Old West, or three years ago when Bo and Rex were transported back to 1968, but yet were still able to communicate with the present day by using a cell phone? And what about Viki conveniently forgetting about the births of two of her children, including a daughter whose twin was conceived by a different father?
If that’s not enough to convince you, then what about when Victor Lord returned from the dead nearly three decades after one of his daughter’s alternate personalities supposedly killed him, to claim his granddaughter’s heart? Don’t forget Margaret Cochran’s 12 month pregnancy. Or, more recently, with the Stacy “back from the dead with plastic surgery to make her look like her sister Gigi” storyline, or how Todd’s mother was able to fake her own death, control a government facility in Louisiana, brainwash one son into thinking he was someone else, and hold her other son prisoner for eight years while torturing him on a daily basis?
And let’s not forget how the writers made a point of reminding viewers that Téa and Todd had sex on the tropical island in 2002, when she returned to town in 2009 with a suddenly teenaged daughter which he was the father of? Or how Jack Manning aged at least six years in less than a month? And don’t forget how Marty and Patrick’s 16-year-old son Cole returned to Llanview in 2006, when he really should have been their 8-year-old daughter, based on Marty and Patrick’s exit storyline from 1997?
I realize that all soaps occasionally age characters to fit storyline purposes, however they, along with the other examples I listed above, showcase only a few of the times from over the years when the show actually did “jump the shark.” Many of those storylines were a lot more outrageous then a couple of scenes involving a dog and a baby communicating with one another. Heck, it isn’t even the first time an animal (either alive or dead) has “talked” on this show. Back in the 1990′s, Todd’s parrot Moose chatted with him on a regular basis. And in 2009, Morris the Stuffed Porcupine was heard talking to viewers. So why should doggie David Vickers and baby Liam conversing with one another cause such an uproar, be so difficult to deal with, and insult viewer intelligence any more so than any of the other storylines over the years have?
My point is that, while the scenes may have been a little embarrassing for some fans, it is by far not the worst thing “OLTL” has ever done. It was just some harmless fun on the show’s part and was largely just cute and amusing. No real harm done. It’s not the end of the world….’Life’ will go on….
Moving on, congratulations to “CBRVA83″ and “Mary,” both of whom correctly guessed the answers to the trivia questions from the previous column. In case you missed the clues, here there are again with the answers: 1. Kassie DePaiva (Blair) appeared on what game show before joining “OLTL” and who was the daytime celebrity (and future co-star) was she paired up with? Answer: “Body Language,” Catherine Hickland. 2. What two wars did the late Phil Carey (Asa) serve in? Answer: World War II and the Korean War. 3. What is John-Paul Lavoisier‘s (Rex) real last name? Answer: Seponski.
Now it’s time to shake things up a bit and do some more trivia. 1. What was the name of the episode of “Kate & Allie” that Frankie Faison (Richard Evans) appeared on, and what character did he play? 2. What legendary television star does Melissa Archer (Natalie) consider to be her role model? 3. What U.S. city does Florencia Lozano (Téa) say that she wouldn’t like to live in? I’ll have the answers in the October 30 edition of My View of Llanview.
Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. A former couple remembers the good old days. A child makes a troubling discovery about their parent. Two old flames find themselves in a compromising position. And one family is ordered to appear in court.
Well that’s concludes yet another column. Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and warm wherever you are!
Take care, and until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,209,000 (-55,000/-765,000) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2,864,000 (+55,000/-256,000)
3. DAYS 2,450,000 (-121,000/+112,000)
4. OLTL 2,418,000 (-298,000/-141,000)
5. GH 2,249,000 (-348,000/-322,000)
* Previous low: 4,249,000 (September 12-16, 2011)
1. Y&R 3.1/11 (-.1/-.4) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2.1/7 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.2/-.2) <—– ties low
* Previous low: 3.2/11 (September 26-30, 2011)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 808,000 (-57,000/-205,000) <—– new low *
2. DAYS 646,000 (-25,000/-21,000)
3. B&B 598,000 (+45,000/-68,000)
4. GH 573,000 (-173,000/-255,000) <—– new low **
5. OLTL 561,000 (-112,000/-153,000)
* Previous low: 831,000 (August 29 – September 2, 2011)
** Previous low: 614,000 (July 4-8, 2011)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.2/-.2)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.3/-.4) <—– ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 39,000 (-1,000/+20,000)
2. Y&R 36,000 (-7,000/+.1,000)
3. B&B 21,000 (-6,000/+4,000)
3. GH 21,000 (-9,000/same)
5. DAYS 20,000 (-4,000/-1,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.6/4 (-.1/same)
1. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.1/-.2)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (+.1/same)
3. OLTL 0.5/3 (-.1/-.1)
5. GH 0.4/3 (-.2/-.4) <—– new low *
* Previous low: 0.5/3 (July 4-8, 2011)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 969,000 (-5,000/-169,000)
2. B&B 643,000 (+51,000/+14,000)
3. DAYS 542,000 (-43,000/+65,000)
4. OLTL 491,000 (-68,000/+57,000)
5. GH 453,000 (-39,000/-15,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 9, 2011
1. Y&R 3.3
2. B&B 2.2
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. GH 1.1
2. DAYS 1.1
4. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 14, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Jason discovers a curious object in their shack, delighting Franco. Later, Carly and Shawn arrive in Hawaii, just in time to interrupt Jason and Sam.
Patrick organizes a celebratory boat party for Matt’s research achievement. Unbeknownst to them, someone is watching while Lisa takes out someone else getting in her way. Matt invites Elizabeth as his boat date when Maxie turns down the party for her own work and personal pressures.
Lucky confides in Ethan, and the two men look at the portrait of Laura.
Lulu admits to Maxie happily ever after may not be possible for her and Dante… and then takes a drink.
On the Next General Hospital…
- Jason and Sam face off with Carly and Shawn.
- Steve makes an important announcement.
- Everyone’s excited for Matt’s celebration.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, October 14, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Téa lies to Dani about her whereabouts. She wonders if the cops are investigating Rex as Victor’s murderer but Téa doesn’t know; only that Starr caught Jack in a lie.
Meanwhile Blair is with Bo, having heard from Jack that Shane pulled a gun on him. Todd decides it’s time to turn himself in, and Téa agrees. They have emotional scenes about her need for justice for Victor.
Meanwhile Blair wants Bo to press charges on Shane. Téa comes to Bo and says Todd will turn himself in. But they’re going to need something in return.
Dani is skipping school and lies to her mother. She’s leaving then house when she runs into Nate and shares with him how worried she is re Starr. Nate again apologizes to Dani for his porn endeavor.
Rama has arranged to meet Cutter at the Spotted Pony and threatens to have him arrested. Kim goes to work and finds Rama waiting for her.
Echo is about to tell Rex she forged his signature but Shane interrupts. Rex and Shane have emotional scenes in which Rex questions why Shane never told Rex what he did to Jack, and that he thought Rex had killed Victor. They resolve not to keep things from each other, and to stop chasing a ghost.
And the person in the hospital bed wakes up.
On the Next One Life to Live…
- Victor’s murderer is revealed.
- Shaun has news for John.
- John wants to test Brody’s gun.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings for the week of October 3-7, 2011 have not come out for soap operas as of this writing, but ratings for “The Chew” are! The talk show that replaced “All My Children” in the ABC Daytime lineup is now down to an average of just 1.78 million viewers tuning in for cooking advice according to Marc Berman of TV Media Insights.
For the week of October 3-7, 2011, “The Chew” is down a whopping 322,000 viewers from its already dismal debut week (week of September 26-30, 2011) and an even steeper decline of 650,000 viewers from what “All My Children” had during the comparable week last year.
Based on the Live Plus Same Day ratings results from Nielsen Media Research, new ABC daytime talker The Chew dipped from its already lackluster opening week ratings. The Chew averaged 1.78 million viewers for the week of Oct. 3, which was down by 322,000 viewers (or 15 percent) from the 2.10 million it delivered for the week of Sept. 26. Demo losses were 20 percent in women 25-54 (1.0 to 0.8 rating), 14 percent in women 18-49 (0.7 to 0.6) and 20 percent among women 18-34 (0.5 to 0.4).
Check back soon as Soap Opera Network will be posting a full ratings analysis on “The Chew” and its performance compared to “All My Children” and the rest of daytime.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” has cast actor and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” culture expert Jai Rodriguez in as yet-to-be-named role set to begin airing in January 2012, per a tweet by the actor on Thursday, October 13.
Although a “Days of our Lives” representative was unable to reveal the character in which Rodriguez would be portraying nor what storyline he’d be involved in, they did state that Rodriguez “will be on for at least a few episodes.”
Just days before announcing his “DAYS” stint, Rodriguez wrote various messages on his Twitter and Facebook pages. On Sunday, October 9, Rodriguez wrote on his Facebook Fan Page and said “Today I’m gonna hit the gym so I’m nice and pumped for my two auditions tomorrow.” On Wednesday, October 12, Rodriguez tweeted that he got a “call back for major tv show tomorrow. So excited!!!” While it wasn’t clear what show he was referring to at the time, the timing fits as the next day he tweeted “Yay! I booked a great new role on Days of Our Lives!!! I start shooting in one week. Details to come!!”
“Days of our Lives” isn’t Rodriguez’s first foray into daytime as he previously appeared in episodes of ABC’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Earlier this year the actor appeared as a drag queen in episodes of NBC’s “Harry’s Law” and ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7.” Rodriguez is an executive producer of the upcoming LOGO series “Bad Sex,” which premieres Friday, November 4 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on LOGO.
Rodriguez begins filming his appearance on “DAYS” next week.