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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Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

CBS

CBS

Today marks the 27th anniversary of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which was created by the late William J. Bell and his wife Lee Phillip Bell as a sister soap to the widely popular and successful, “The Young and the Restless.” “B&B” now joins an exclusive club of scripted broadcast dramas, which includes “Y&R,” “General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “All My Children,” “Another World,” “One Life to Live,” “As The World Turns” and “Guiding Light,” into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.

Debuting on Monday, March 23, 1987 as one of the last half hour daily serials created for American audiences, “B&B” was the recipient of its eighth Golden Nymph Award during the 2013 International TV Audience Awards in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category, during the Monte Carlo Television Festival, which honors the most viewed programs through out the world. The awards are determined by the sum of ratings across five continents and 65 countries as measured by Médiamétrie and Eurodata TV Worldwide.

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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 March 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 4,654,000 (-373,000/+288,000)
2. B&B 3,529,000 (-150,000/+149,000)
3. GH 2,600,000 (-372,000/+62,000)
4. DAYS 2,446,000 (-271,000/+269,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.2/+.2)
2. B&B 2.6/8 9same/+.1)
3. GH 2.0/6 (-.2/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.2/+.1)

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As we previously reported, online soap opera “The Bay” is returning with an all-new Season 12, and the popular “Confessions of Bay City” has returned to lead up to the debut event!

Matthew Ashford (Steve Jensen) and Terri Ivens (Orchid) kicked off the video reveals last week, and today, Derrell Whitt (Will Campbell) and Jade Harlow (Lianna Ramos) are taking the hot seat to reveal their alter ego’s secrets about work, family and love! Check out their confessional videos below, and don’t forget to tune into the launch of “The Bay: Season 12” on Thursday, May 1!

 

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Robert Voets; John Paschal/jpistudios.com

With all of the relationship woes and family drama happening for their alter egos on “The Young and the Restless,” Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) and Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy; ex-Jason Morgan, “General Hospital”) think it’s high time for a bit of a comedy break!

The actors are joining forces for two guaranteed-to-make-you-laugh events especially for their most die-hard fans. They’ll be appearing at Wiley’s Comedy Club on Saturday, April 12 in Dayton, Ohio at 1PM, and at The Laughing Derby @ Comedy Caravan on Sunday, April 13 in Louisville, Kentucky at 1PM.

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Craig McDean/W Magazine

Craig McDean/W Magazine

“All My Children’s” Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni Stafford) was just 15 years old when she joined the soap world as “As the World Turns’” Lucinda Montgomery, and the actress has definitely done a lot of growing up since leaving daytime and making it big in Hollywood! The “Mean Girls,” “Les Miserables” and “Lovelace” star is featured in the April 2014 edition of W magazine, where she makes it very clear that she’s not a little girl anymore!

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Mark Davis/Getty Images

Mark Davis/Getty Images

Get ready for a tea party, because “The Young and the Restless’” Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) is at it again: She’ll be hosting yet another tea-centric event for fans next month!

The actress will be joining Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), Tristan Rogers (Colin Atkinson) and Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), along with “Y&R’s” hair and makeup experts, Patti Denney and George Guzman, and Linda Olsen, “The News Hour Calgary” host, on Sunday, April 27 at The Westin Calgary in Calgary, Canada for the special event, officially titled “Alaska Airlines Presents ‘Opportunities for Independence’ High Tea.”

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Brent Weber

Brent Weber

Australian actor Zachary Garred is headed to “General Hospital,” and it looks like his character will be as groovy as the turquoise waters surrounding the actor’s original home!

A rep for the show confirms that Garred has been cast as the free-spirited Levi — a character who is rumored to be a “peace and love” hippie that Maxie (Kirsten Storms) picks up at her spiritual retreat!

At press time, no other details were available from the show rep, but the former “Foreign Exchange” and “Home and Away” actor tweeted that he’ll be making his Port Charles debut on Thursday, April 3.

Welcome, Garred!



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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

UPDATE: A brand new video of Lang exploring the United Arab Emirates has been added below!

As we previously reported, “The Bold and the Beautiful” is filming on location in the United Arab Emirates this week, but let’s not all forget why the iconic sudser is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the first place: avid runner Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) was invited to take part in this year’s Abu Dhabi International Triathalon, and executive producer/headwriter Bradley P. Bell decided to follow her — with a film crew and plans for an exciting, international story arc! But before the “B&B” work took place, Lang competed in the triathalon, which happened on Saturday March 15. So how the actress do in the race? Read on to get the details on that as well as some fun photos and a video of her prepping for the tough physical challenge she faced!

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

The Great White North is currently experiencing quite a “dramatic” invasion: Several stars from NBC’s “Days of our Lives” have crashed into Canada for an exciting promotional tour!

Helping tout the show’s latest book, “Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life,” several of the show’s actors will be making appearances in and around Canada in the next couple of days. Tonight marks the first event, which will be at Chapters Queensway in Toronto. Talent scheduled to appear at 7PM include Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Greg Meng (author and Co-Executive Producer).

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

It looks like fans of “Days of our Lives’” Kristen DiMera will have quite a re-entrance into Salem to look forward to: Portrayer Eileen Davidson (ex-Ashley Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) has teased that her alter ego’s comeback to the NBC sudser isn’t going to a smooth one!

The actress took to her Facebook page to let viewers of the show that when the character pops back up on “DAYS,” it’ll be quite a bumpy ride. “Kristen doe not re-enter Salem quietly!” she teases. “That’s all I’m sayin… and I’ve got the bruises to prove it!”

Look for Davidson to make her return appearance to “DAYS” later this summer. In the meantime, fans can catch the actress on Friday, April 18, when she makes her much-anticipated “Y&R” return!









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