How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of February 10-14, 2014

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)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,289,000 (-193,000/+689,000)
2. B&B 3,829,000 (-310,000/+309,000)
3. GH 3,012,000 (+45,000/+370,000)
4. DAYS 2,881,000 (-6,000/+435,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

UPDATE: Today marks “General Hospital’s” 13,000th episode, and in honor of the very special event, several of the sudser’s stars are taking to Twitter to chat live with fans!

You can join Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Jimmy Deshler (Rafe), Tequan Richmond (T.J.), Ian Buchanan (Duke) during the East coast broadcast of the show (at 2ET/11PT) and Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) during the West coast broadcast of the show (4ET/1PT).

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) and Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht) may also join, time permitting.

Use #GH13000 to join the conversation!



CBS

CBS

On Thursday, March 13Michael Robinson, fullback of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, will make his acting debut on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” the network announced today.

In a recent interview with “NFL Total Access,” Robinson revealed that his guilty pleasure is “watching the stories,” particularly “Y&R.” After learning of his interest in soaps, producers at the show invited the athlete to make an appearance. Robinson jumped at the chance to visit the soap and was thrilled when he found out that he had been written into an upcoming episode working with Daytime Emmy winner Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman.

A rep for the show tells Soap Opera Network that Robinson will portray a man named Michael Robinson, who is the VP Northwest regional Marketing in Seattle and stops by to see Victor.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

With “The Young and the Restless” gearing up for the unveiling of Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) new fashion line, Chelsea Lawson for Jabot, and the subsequent battleground between the fashionista and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), as well as Lily (Christel Khalil) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan), it would only make sense for the series to use the storyline as a crossover opportunity with sister soap “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

“The Young and the Restless’” Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy; ex-Jason Morgan, “General Hospital”) shared some great news with fans yesterday: He and his wife, Sheree, are expecting another daughter!

The actor announced the exciting news via a “baby girl on board” photo posted to his Twitter feed.

The new baby will be joining siblings Makena, 10, and Jack, 7.

Congratulations, Burton family!



Victoria Will/TV Guide Magazine

Victoria Will/TV Guide Magazine

Maybe “All My Children’s” Opal saw this coming months ago, but the rest of the world is just now hearing the news that Pine Valley alum Jill Larson is heading to “The Young and the Restless!”

A rep for the sudser confirms that the Minnesota native will be making a guest appearance during Jabot’s upcoming fashion show as a stage manager who must referee Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), as well as Lily (Christel Khalil) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan)!

Look for Larson’s appearance the week of April 11-16.



NATAS/Soap Opera Network

NATAS/Soap Opera Network

With soap operas having been on the air since “Guiding Light’s” television debut in 1952, one would think the world would know by now that soap operas aren’t the cheesy programs they’re often made out to be. But for some reason, the four remaining soaps on air — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” — continue to be stereotyped, as do the slew of former soaps that used to exist and the actors who have or currently are appearing on them.

Soap Opera Network recently attended an event at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and in addition to discussing daytime’s recent resurgence (read that SON article here), experts like Robert Ulrich (casting director of “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mentalist” and more) and Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, “GH”) discussed why soap operas have such strong associations with cheesiness and how these stereotypes affect the actors. Read on to see what they had to say!

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Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Real life brother and sister duo Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and David Tom (Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) appeared on yesterday’s episode “The Talk,” and if you missed the exciting clip, you’re in luck!

CBS has released a video of the siblings’ appearance with hosts Sara GilbertSheryl UnderwoodAisha TylerSharon Osbourne and Julie Chen. Watch below to view the actors chatting about everything from how they got their start to how their soap alter egos will survive their latest onscreen drama.

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CBS Television Distribution

CBS Television Distribution

With an impressive seven out of the 10 daytime stars nominated for an NAACP Image Award, CBS is celebrating its network diversity with a special episode of “The Insider!”

Host Kevin Frazier is sitting down for an exclusive roundtable discussion with “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” nominees Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton) and Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), as well as “The Young and the Restless’” nominees Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), Redaric Williams (Tyler Michaelson), Angell Conwell (Leslie Michaelson) and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) to discuss diversity in entertainment.

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Marvel Comics/ABC Studios

Marvel Comics/ABC Studios

What does “Revenge’s” Emily Thorne have in common with Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America? She’ll be the star of her own comic book, of course!

USA Today reports that ABC has partnered with Marvel Comics to bring “Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne” to comic book stores. Written by Erica Schultz and television writer Ted Sullivan, the book is scheduled to hit shelves on Wednesday, September 3.

“The parts of the history we’re bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into (juvenile detention) when her dad was taken from her,” says “Revenge” executive producer Sunil Nayar. “We’re going to the beginning where when things don’t fall into place, she has to think fast on her feet… And she doesn’t have the experience she has on the show, so there’s going to be more mistakes and fumbles.”

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