‘Y&R’ Up Over First Quarter 2015

Citing newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is up during first quarter 2016 over first quarter 2015 in Total Viewers. The daytime drama series averaged 5.38 million viewers during the quarter, which is a gain of 11,000 viewers over the comparable quarter a year ago.

‘General Hospital’ Preempted for Nancy Reagan Funeral Coverage

As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of "General Hospital" on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan's funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.

TV Guide Brings Back The ’80s With Soap Hunks That Ruled

In honor of ABC's "The Goldbergs" receiving its first ever TV Guide Magazine cover, the publication has turned back the dial with an all '80s-themed issue, due out on newsstands later this week. As part of the celebration, several of daytime's biggest hunks from the decade will be featured in the upcoming issue, including Kin Shriner (as Scotty Baldwin, "General Hospital"), Stephen Nichols (as Steven "Patch" Johnson, "Days of our Lives"), A Martinez (as Cruz Castillo, "Santa Barbara"), Doug Davidson (as Paul Williams, "The…

Soap Alum Sarah Buxton To Appear on ‘Shark Tank’

On the Friday, February 19 edition of ABC's "Shark Tank," former soap star Sarah Buxton (ex-Morgan DeWitt, "The Bold and the Beautiful"; ex-Annie Douglas Richards, "Sunset Beach") will appear as she tries to get the sharks -- Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary -- to make a deal over her one-piece swimsuit line that not only keeps things in the right places, but can keep you sun-safe and stylish at the same time.

‘The View’ Continues Growth After Rough Early Season Start

After starting out the 2015-16 television season dead last in Women 18-49 rating and nearly at the bottom in Women 25-54, the key sales demos that determine advertising rates for daytime programming, ABC's "The View" has been turning things around of late with solid gains against competing "The Talk" in both Total Viewers and Women 18-49. The talk show remains behind the CBS gabfest in Women 25-54, however.

RATINGS: ‘Y&R’ at 5.01 Million, ‘B&B’ at 3.74 Million

CBS Daytime is showing across the board ratings growth compared to one week prior and the same week last year, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data for the week of February 8-12, 2016. The network held the top six programs in Total Viewers and the top four in both Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, the key sales demos that determine ad rates for daytime programs. The network remains the industry leader throughout the February Sweeps ratings period that began Thursday, February 4.