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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trueobrien_01_350x500The boys that live in “Days of our Lives” Salem better watch out, because a young siren is headed to town!

A source close to the show confirms that actress True O’Brien has been cast in the role of Paige, a Salem newbie who first appears on Monday, March 3. There’s no word yet on what brings Paige to town or which characters she may be connecting with.

Viewers may recognize O’Brien, however, from her role as Diamond Bloodworth in The Disney Channel’s “Jessie.”



Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Soap siblings Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and David Tom (Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) not only share a family, career paths and a last name, they’re also sharing the stage at CBS’ popular daytime program, “The Talk!”

The real-life brother and sister duo will be joining hosts Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen to chat about their characters’ insane love lives  — and you can bet that the ladies will get the scoop on whether or not Katie will allow Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) to successfully make it down the aisle, and how Victoria (Amelia Heinle) will react when she finally finds out that Billy slept with Kelly (Cynthia Watros)!

To catch all of the fun, be sure to tune into CBS’ “The Talk” today, February 17 at 2:00 PM ET or 1:00 PT/CT.



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Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of February 3-7, 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 5,482,000 (-244,000/+718,000)
2. B&B 4,139,000 (-29,000/+551,000)
3. GH 2,967,000 (-131,000/+149,000)
4. DAYS 2,887,000 (+6,000/+315,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.9/12 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.9/9 (same/+.3)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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Open Books Productions/Bella Productions

Open Books Productions/Bella Productions

Previously we reported that upcoming web series “Beacon Hill” would utilize a viewer subscription-based service, in lieu of generating revenue through advertisements. Now we have more information on how the subscription service will work for viewers wishing to watch the soap when it debuts in three weeks.

According to the official “Beacon Hill” Facebook page, all 12 ad-free episodes of the first season will be available on www.beaconhilltheseries.com for $9.99. The premiere episode will debut online on March 5, with one new episode being put online each Wednesday after that. Viewers can subscribe at any time, with all previous episodes made available to them after paying the subscription fee. All major credit cards and Paypal will be accepted.

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Dark Sky Films

Dark Sky Films

For those of you “General Hospital” fans who can’t get enough of the love-him-or-hate-him Brad, there’s a little treat for you online: The actor’s DVD, “Unidentified” was released!

As we previously reported, the actor produced, co-wrote and starred in the sci-fi comedy that follows four friends who go on the run after getting into trouble with a Las Vegas loan shark… but end up finding even bigger trouble of the more earthly, unexplainable kind!

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

“General Hospital’s” Port Charles is about to get a little chilly, as the ghost of Emily Quartermaine is on her way back again!

A rep for “GH” confirms that Natalia Livingston will be reprising the role of Alan (Stuart Damon) and Monica’s (Leslie Charlson) adopted daughter, albeit in the specter form. Further details including the length of her return and airdates have yet to be released.

Livingston last appeared on the show in the same ghostly capacity back in 2013 to help Tracy (Jane Elliot) and Monica set aside their differences.



The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

CBS

CBS

Since acquiring encore airing rights to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” late last year, TVGN had been airing the series with a one day delay. Beginning Monday, February 17, however, the network announced today that it will start airing same day episodes of the world’s most watched daytime drama series.

“B&B” will continue airing weeknights at 6:30 PM, ET/PT preceding the network’s encore airings of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” which airs at 7:00 PM, ET/PT.



Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

NBC

NBC

NBC’s “Days of our Lives” continues its season long ratings momentum as the series delivered its biggest Women 18-49 audience in nearly three years, according to Nielsen Media Research data for the week of February 3-7, 2014. With a 1.1 rating, 7 share among women 18-49 and 0.6 rating among women 18-34, “DAYS”  tied for fourth place among all broadcast network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for fifth in women 18-34.

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 Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

The drama surrounding former soap actress Crystal Hunt’s (Stacy Morasco, “One Life to Live;” Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”) felony assault charge continues to build!

As we previously reported, the Florida native has been officially charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly using a glass to attack a woman at a West Hollywood bar back in December. And now, according to KTLA 5, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has revealed that Hunt has plead not guilty to the charge. If convicted, however, the actress could face up to four to five years in jail.

At press time, Hunt’s next court appearance was scheduled for Monday, February 24 — so stay tuned for further details!



The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Cynthia Watros whirled in as “The Young and the Restless’” Kelly two months ago, and she may be dropping out of Genoa City just as quickly!

As we previously reported, the former “Lost” and “Guiding Light” actress had taken part in an MTV pilot called “Finding Carter” around the time she began the soap gig, and now that the coming-of-age drama has been picked up by the music network, rumors are flying that Watros will be exiting “Y&R” to focus on her new gig full time.

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