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Thu, 21 May 2015 21:51:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ratings: Good Week For B&B and DAYS Thu, 21 May 2015 21:49:10 +0000 Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of May 11-15, 2015]]> 110 Ratings: GH and Y&R Up in Women 18-49 Demo Thu, 14 May 2015 22:27:34 +0000 Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)Ratings Report for the Week of May 4-8 2015]]> 48 ‘GH’ EP on Geary’s Exit: ‘We Understand And Respect That This Is His Choice’ Fri, 08 May 2015 19:43:52 +0000 Jill Johnson/JPI StudiosWith news that Anthony Geary will soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital," the soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, has released a statement to the press thanking the actor for his storied career on the daytime soap and that the door is always open for a return to Port Charles.]]> 23 Anthony Geary and Luke Spencer Departing ‘General Hospital’ Fri, 08 May 2015 19:23:40 +0000 Bob D'Amico/ABCWhile it had long been rumored, the day has finally come where fans will soon get ready to say goodbye to Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." In an interview with TV Insider's Michael Logan, portrayer Anthony Geary explains why he chose the leave the series, what viewers might expect for Luke's final chapter, reuniting with Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards, and again on screen in the coming weeks and months ahead, and much more.]]> 12 Ratings: DAYS and B&B Up in Women 18-49 Demo Fri, 08 May 2015 17:17:23 +0000 Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of April 27 - May 1, 2015]]> 98 ‘General Hospital’ Star Tyler Christopher and Wife Welcome Child #2 Mon, 04 May 2015 03:10:25 +0000 Matt Petit/ABCOn Sunday, May 3, "General Hospital" star Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) welcomed his second child with wife, Brienne. The actor shared the news on Twitter via a tweet stating "7lb 11oz! Finally here! #Greatful #expandingfamily."]]> 3 Ratings: New Low For DAYS in Women 18-49 Demo Sat, 02 May 2015 03:55:20 +0000 Corday Productions; NBCRatings Report for the Week of April 20-24, 2015]]> 117 DAYTIME EMMYS: On the Red Carpet with Angelica McDaniel Fri, 01 May 2015 23:20:10 +0000 Jill Johnson/JPI StudiosBeing in charge of a powerhouse daytime lineup and the first-run syndication arm of one of the industries biggest production houses can't compare to the world of motherhood. CBS Daytime's Angelica McDaniel, fresh from the birth of her newborn daughter with husband Brian McDaniel, Dylan Rose, took the night off to share in all the fun and the glory with her friends, family and colleagues which concluded with CBS taking home the most Emmys of any network during the combined creative arts and broadcast ceremonies. ]]> 8 DAYTIME EMMYS: Hypothetically Speaking with ‘DAYS’ Star Freddie Smith Fri, 01 May 2015 22:14:52 +0000 Jill Johnson/JPI StudiosOn Sunday, April 26, "Days of our Lives" star Freddie Smith took home his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Sonny Kiriakis on the soap - the actor was previously nominated in the category in 2013. In a red carpet interview with Soap Opera Network, just before taking home the coveted trophy, the actor talked with us about reports of his upcoming departure from "DAYS" and what lies ahead for him personally and professionally.]]> 15 Genie Francis Returning to ‘General Hospital’ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:35:17 +0000 Nutrisystem, Inc.The reunion of Luke and Laura Spencer on Sunday night's "Daytime Emmys" telecast appears to have been just a tease of what's to come on ABC's "General Hospital." The network announced today that Genie Francis will once again reprise her iconic role as the matriarch of the Spencer clan alongside eight time Emmy winner, Anthony Geary.]]> 31 Pop’s Telecast of ‘Daytime Emmys’ On Par with Recent TV Airings Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:27:44 +0000 The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesThe Daytime Emmy Awards returned to television for the first time since 2013 on Sunday, April 26 and nearly 900,000 viewers tuned into the broadcast on Pop according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data released Monday. The telecast marked the most-watched live event on the network in eight years (when it was known as TV Guide Network), dating back to the premiere of “Live on the Red Carpet with Joan and Melissa” at the Academy Awards.]]> 7 Alexander Bruszt Wins Australian ‘DAYS’ Casting Search Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:57:58 +0000 Corday Produtions, Inc./Sony Pictures TelevisionSydney born actor Alexander Bruszt, 32, is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" after winning the Search for a Star casting search that began in March. Bruszt beat out fellow Aussies Andrew Steel and Tom Dalzell for the coveted contract role of Flynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas (Shawn Christian).]]> 2 DAYTIME EMMYS: Live Blogging Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:10:51 +0000 The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesWe're live blogging the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards from the Warner Bros. Studios lot.]]> 51 DAYTIME EMMYS: 42nd Annual Creative Arts Winners Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:45:53 +0000 Nina Prommer PhotographyOn Friday, April 24, "The 42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards" were held at the prestigious Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, the awards honored outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2014 calendar year. CBS and PBS lead the pack with 17 wins so far leading up to tonight's festivities. Among the four soaps, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" took home 8 Emmy Awards.]]> 4 Ratings: DAYS Hits New Low in Total Viewers Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:40:57 +0000 Corday Productions; NBCRatings Report for the Week of April 13-17, 2015]]> 70 DAYTIME EMMYS: Two Soap Legends Reunite, and A ‘Huge’ Announcement? Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:10:14 +0000 PopWhile announcing additional presenters for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop continued to tease that the awards will feature the most notable TV moments and characters voted on by fans, including Most Romantic Duo, Favorite Daytime Hottie, Favorite Talk Show Audience, Favorite OMG! Moment and Favorite Game Show Moment. But it's the mention of a reunion of two soap star legends, coupled with an item by ABC Soaps In Depth on Twitter about a "HUGE, very exciting announcement" that has our full undivided attention.]]> 16 DAYTIME EMMYS: Additional Presenters Announced Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:11:19 +0000 The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesThe National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop announced today additional presenters for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," including Tom Bergeron, Eileen Davidson, Kevin Frazier, Leeza Gibbons, Vicki Lawrence and Mario Lopez. They will be joined by the "Queens of Drama," the co-hosts of "The Talk," the co-hosts of the new lifestyle chat show "The FAB Life," and several other big stars from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless."]]> 1 Ratings: DAYS/Y&R/B&B Up For The Week Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:47:06 +0000 Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)Ratings Report for the Week of April 6-10, 2015]]> 93 RATINGS: CBS Daytime Posts Solid Growth Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:01:51 +0000 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.CBS's entire daytime lineup posted week-to-week growth in viewers and key women demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of April 6.]]> 15 DAYTIME EMMYS: Presenters for Creative Arts and Telecast Announced Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:27:25 +0000 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences"The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be telecast live exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26. Today, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop announced the first round of presenters which includes cast members from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless," along with personalities Nancy O'Dell, Regis Philbin, Steve Harvey, Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson, Shemar Moore and Alex Trebek.]]> 0