On Monday, February 3, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” welcomes actor David Tom back into the role of Billy Abbott. The actor, who last appeared on the soap as teenaged version of the character in August 2002, replaces Billy Miller, who opted to depart the series in order to pursue other projects.
In a newly released video by CBS, “Y&R” actors Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) and Melody Thomas Scott commiserate outside the CBS Television City Studio recalling Tom’s last go around on the show, while Tom’s real-life sister Heather (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Victoria Newman, “Y&R”) shares in her excitement of her brother’s return and promises to advise him after he completes his scenes.
Ratings Report for the Week of January 20-24, 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)
1. Y&R 5,376,000 (+393,000/+803,000)
2. B&B 3,936,000 (+248,000/+444,000)
3. GH 3,077,000 (+141,000/+169,000)
4. DAYS 2,859,000 (+220,000/+126,000)
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.8/8 (+.2/+.2)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (+.1/same)
Holy smokes, Batman! Supporters of axed “The Young and the Restless” actor Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman) have gone and done it again — they banded together and raised $2,000 to charter a second plane to fly over CBS Studios today in order to air their feelings over the popular actor getting let go from the soap.
“#TeamMuhney Walks with Michael” was the message spread across the sky today, which marked Muhney’s last airdate as Victor’s (Eric Braeden) tortured son. The first banner was sent out by fans on Thursday, January 9.
Daytime soaps have seen a resurgence of sorts in the past few months, but some worried it would be short lived when last week’s ratings slightly fell. But fear not, soap fans, as both “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” ratings have gone up yet again!
According to Nielsen “live plus same day” ratings for the week of January 20 through January 24, “B&B” went from 3.69 million viewers to 3.94 million viewers. Meanwhile, “Y&R” increased from 4.98 million viewers to 5.38 million viewers (making it once again daytime’s number one program in women 25-54 and women 18-49).
Congratulations, CBS sudsers!
Despite recent Twitter feedback from fans who seem unsatisfied with “Days of our Lives,” the drama series has been pulling in its highest numbers in three years — and the latest ratings information shows the sudser is still going strong! According to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielson Media Research, the week of January 20 through January 24 saw 681,00 viewers in the women 18-49 category, the same number of viewers as the previous week, which was the show’s highest rating in that category in three years.
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When it rains, it pours… Especially when a hashtagged phrase catches on via Twitter! And funny enough, Ken Corday, executive producer of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” is the latest to be caught in a storm of incessant fan tweets.
Hot on the heels of the drama winning “Best Soap of All Time” in a Parade magazine poll, fans took to Twitter to share their displeasure with the series using #CordaysFault along with the tweets. And with so many passionate fans joining the conversation, it’s become a trending topic — even to the point of jokes like “I stepped in a puddle and ruined my shoes. I guess that’s #CordaysFault too?”
Today marks the first day of the all-important February Sweeps ratings period, and “The Young and the Restless” went all out with not only dramatic scenes between besties Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), but also a gripping face-off between Billy (Billy Miller) and Adam (Michael Muhney) that led to both actors’ final appearance on the show!
It’s official: “Days of Our Lives” is the winner of Parade Magazine’s “Soap Opera Showdown!” As we reported yesterday, Parade held a four-round tournament this week where fans could vote for their favorite soap opera to advance to the next round. “DAYS” defeated “Love of Life,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Guiding Light” to advance to the finals yesterday.
In the final round, “DAYS” defeated “One Life to Live” with 62.37% of the vote to be crowned “The Best Soap Opera of All Time.”
This morning GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honors media that was published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
NBC’s “Days of our Lives” was once again nominated for Outstanding Daily Drama. Incidentally, as the series was the only nominee, a GLAAD representative confirms that the series is the de facto award recipient. Last year, “DAYS” battled and won against CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.
When her character died following a tragic car accident back in 2006 after a drunken Taylor Forrester (Hunter Tylo) hit her with her car, fans thought they had seen the last of actress Schae Harrison in her popular interloping role as Darla Einstein Forrester on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” but that would be anything but further from the truth! TV Guide‘s Michael Logan is reporting that justice may finally be served in the death of Darla just as Tylo is set to reprise her role on the series next month (Friday, February 28).