Soap Opera Network http://www.soapoperanetwork.com Online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:40:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Numbers That Got Carlivati Fired As ‘GH’s’ Head Writerhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/the-numbers-that-got-carlivati-fired-as-ghs-head-writer http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/the-numbers-that-got-carlivati-fired-as-ghs-head-writer#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:35:15 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44767 Heidi Gutman/ABCAs previously reported, "General Hospital" will soon be saying goodbye to scribe Ron Carlivati and hello again to co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante when the team officially takes over writing duties next month, with material not expected to fully hit the screen until mid-October, according to insiders. But what forced ABC to make a change in its writing regime? Ratings, of course! Thirteen consecutive weeks of ratings lows that is.]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/the-numbers-that-got-carlivati-fired-as-ghs-head-writer/feed 14 NEWS DUMP FRIDAY: Ron Carlivati OUT at GH! Altman and Passanante IN!http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/news-dump-friday-ron-carlivati-out-at-gh-altman-and-passanante-in http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/news-dump-friday-ron-carlivati-out-at-gh-altman-and-passanante-in#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:58:46 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44765 Disney/ABC Television GroupWith 13 consecutive weeks of record low ratings in the key Women 18-49 sales demo, ABC announced today that it has decided to oust "General Hospital's" current head writer, Ron Carlivati, and replace him with newly appointed co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante. The duo, who will officially take over writing reins beginning Monday, August 10, previously served together in the same capacity at CBS' "The Young and the Restless" up until January of this year. They won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team for their work on "Y&R" during their tenure.]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/news-dump-friday-ron-carlivati-out-at-gh-altman-and-passanante-in/feed 55 Ratings: GH and DAYS Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-and-days-up-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-and-days-up-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:38:53 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44763 Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of July 13-17, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-and-days-up-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 70 Ratings: All Soaps Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-all-soaps-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-all-soaps-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:14:59 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44760 soapoperaratings_bb_days_gh_yr_102014_640x400Ratings Report for the Week of July 6-10, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-all-soaps-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2/feed 46 Ratings: GH Continues To Collapse; Hits New Low Againhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-continues-to-collapse-hits-new-low-again http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-continues-to-collapse-hits-new-low-again#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:43:38 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44755 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of June 29 - July 3, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-continues-to-collapse-hits-new-low-again/feed 99 Ratings: GH Again Sinks To New Lows in W18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-again-sinks-to-new-lows-in-w18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-again-sinks-to-new-lows-in-w18-49-demo#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:54:23 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44752 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of June 22-26, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/07/ratings-gh-again-sinks-to-new-lows-in-w18-49-demo/feed 96 Ratings: GH Hits New Low in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-gh-hits-new-low-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-gh-hits-new-low-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:08:33 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44749 Disney/ABC Television GroupRatings Report for the Week of June 15-19, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-gh-hits-new-low-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 109 Ratings: GH/Y&R/B&B Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-ghyrbb-up-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-ghyrbb-up-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 04:24:09 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44747 Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)Ratings Report for the Week of June 8-12, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-ghyrbb-up-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 72 Ratings: DAYS and B&B Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:34:50 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44744 Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of June 1-5, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo-2/feed 163 Ratings: Good Week for DAYS and Y&Rhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-good-week-for-days-and-yr http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-good-week-for-days-and-yr#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:12:15 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44741 CPT Holdings Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of May 25-29, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/06/ratings-good-week-for-days-and-yr/feed 96 Ratings: Good Week for B&Bhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-5 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-5#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:40:17 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44739 Bell-Phillip Television ProductionsRatings Report for the Week of May 18-22 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-5/feed 74 Ratings: Good Week For B&B and DAYShttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-and-days http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-and-days#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 21:49:10 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44733 Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of May 11-15, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-good-week-for-bb-and-days/feed 132 Ratings: GH and Y&R Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-gh-and-yr-up-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-gh-and-yr-up-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 22:27:34 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44730 Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)Ratings Report for the Week of May 4-8 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-gh-and-yr-up-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 48 ‘GH’ EP on Geary’s Exit: ‘We Understand And Respect That This Is His Choice’http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/gh-ep-on-gearys-exit-we-understand-and-respect-that-this-is-his-choice http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/gh-ep-on-gearys-exit-we-understand-and-respect-that-this-is-his-choice#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 19:43:52 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44721 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.]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/gh-ep-on-gearys-exit-we-understand-and-respect-that-this-is-his-choice/feed 29 Anthony Geary and Luke Spencer Departing ‘General Hospital’http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/anthony-geary-and-luke-spencer-departing-general-hospital http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/anthony-geary-and-luke-spencer-departing-general-hospital#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 19:23:40 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44720 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.]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/anthony-geary-and-luke-spencer-departing-general-hospital/feed 12 Ratings: DAYS and B&B Up in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 17:17:23 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44718 Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.Ratings Report for the Week of April 27 - May 1, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-days-and-bb-up-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 98 ‘General Hospital’ Star Tyler Christopher and Wife Welcome Child #2http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/general-hospital-star-tyler-christopher-and-wife-welcome-child-2 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/general-hospital-star-tyler-christopher-and-wife-welcome-child-2#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 03:10:25 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44709 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."]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/general-hospital-star-tyler-christopher-and-wife-welcome-child-2/feed 3 Ratings: New Low For DAYS in Women 18-49 Demohttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-new-low-for-days-in-women-18-49-demo http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-new-low-for-days-in-women-18-49-demo#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 03:55:20 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44705 Corday Productions; NBCRatings Report for the Week of April 20-24, 2015]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/ratings-new-low-for-days-in-women-18-49-demo/feed 117 DAYTIME EMMYS: On the Red Carpet with Angelica McDanielhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-on-the-red-carpet-with-angelica-mcdaniel http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-on-the-red-carpet-with-angelica-mcdaniel#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 23:20:10 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44697 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. ]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-on-the-red-carpet-with-angelica-mcdaniel/feed 8 DAYTIME EMMYS: Hypothetically Speaking with ‘DAYS’ Star Freddie Smithhttp://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-hypothetically-speaking-with-days-star-freddie-smith http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-hypothetically-speaking-with-days-star-freddie-smith#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 22:14:52 +0000 http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/?p=44688 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.]]> http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/05/daytime-emmys-hypothetically-speaking-with-days-star-freddie-smith/feed 15