Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Disney/ABC Television Group (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of May 19-23, 2014

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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,341,000 (-58,000/-181,000)
2. B&B 3,577,000 (+89,000/+163,000)
3. GH 2,909,000 (+113,000/+400,000)
4. DAYS 2,407,000 (-14,000/-106,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (+.1/+.1)
3. GH 2.2/8 (same/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

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Starz

Starz

While the series isn’t scheduled to premiere until Saturday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Starz, the network has released the first five minutes of “Power” on Twitter via the social service’s new in-line video feature that enables one-touch playback. The new video experience is based on Twitter Cards, which extends user interactions beyond favoriting, retweeting and replying and makes it possible for people to do things like watch videos, download apps, or view articles and photos –– all from within a Tweet.

From executive producer and showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), “Power” is a new crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. It follows Omari Hardwick (“Being Mary Jane”) as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

For the just concluded May Sweeps ratings period, ABC’s “General Hospital” attracted its largest audience in seven years in Total Viewers (3.068 million) and best performance in three years in Women 18-49 (747,000/1.2 rating) and Women 25-54 (999,000/1.6 rating) – since May Sweeps 2007 and 2011, respectively. The soap ranked as the #1 daytime show in Women 18-49 (tied in rating). Further, “GH” stood as the #1 program in Women 18-34 (252,000/0.7 rating), hitting a 4 year high in the demo – since May Sweeps 2010.

The iconic soap posted gains of 8% in Total Viewers (3.068 million vs. 2.851 million), 6% in Women 18-34 (252,000 vs. 237,000) and 4% in Women 25-54 (999,000 vs. 964,000).

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John P Iblis/JPI Studios

John P Iblis/JPI Studios

Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced today that it has a new new daily lifestyle syndicated talk show in development for 2015 with supermodel, business woman, producer, and media mogul Tyra Banks as host and executive producer. Produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, the yet-to-be named nationally syndicated show will broadcast from Los Angeles. This marks Banks’ return to daytime television after hosting “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ran for five seasons, first in syndication (2005–2009) followed by a final season on The CW (2009–2010).

“Tyra is an enormous and vibrant talent with widespread appeal and we’re eager to introduce her new lifestyle show that will incorporate her personal message of self-confidence to the syndication marketplace,” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Francis Specker/CBS

Francis Specker/CBS

With the traditional 2013-2014 television season (September to May) now concluded, CBS Daytime has posted overall year-to-year growth in total viewers, while also posting 2014 May Sweep increases in viewers and in the key sales demos compared to the 2013 May Sweeps period.

CBS’ “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal 1″ and “Let’s Make a Deal 2″ attracted their largest season ever in Total Viewers. Additionally, “Deal 1″ was up 13% (3.03m from 2.69m), “Deal 2″ grew 12% (3.50m from 3.11m) and “Talk” grew by 16% (2.78m from 2.40m) from the 2012-2013 television season. This was also the best May Sweep ever, live plus same day, in viewers for “Deal 1,” “Deal 2″ and “Talk.” “Deal 2″ and “Talk” also posted their best May Sweep ever in households.

Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” was up 8% (5.24m from 4.82m) and “The Bold and the Beautiful” was up 10% (3.89m from 3.52m). “The Price is Right 1″ grew by 12% (5.02m from 4.48m), while “The Price is Right 2″ was up 9% (5.81m from 5.33m).

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

TradioV

TradioV

Michael Bruno, who manages several daytime soap stars past and present, including Amelia Heinle, who portrays Victoria Newman on “The Young and the Restless,” appeared on the Thursday, May 29 edition of the Lilly Melgar (“General Hospital,” “The Bay”) and Martha Madison (“Days of our Lives,” “The Bay”) hosted radio show “Soap Box with Lilly and Martha” to discuss several soap related topics. One of which was the recent news of David Tom being let go from “Y&R” as Billy Abbott and being replaced by daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins.

When asked by Madison if he was surprised that Tom was surprised about being let go, the well known manager commented that there was chatter behind the scenes among several individuals at “Y&R” before Tom even learned his role was being recast. This in spite of the fact that the actor recently stated in an upcoming CBS Soaps In Depth interview, “As far as I knew, nobody knew about this. Not even the cast.”

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Recently ousted from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” after just five months back on the job, David Tom (Billy Abbott) reveals in an exclusive interview with CBS Soaps In Depth the reason he was let go from the drama series and whether or not he’d be willing to give daytime another shot.

“It was such a great experience to have been a part of the ‘Y&R’ family again,” Tom commented to the magazine of his return to the sudser after more than 10 years since originally departing his Daytime Emmy Award winning role. “It was wonderful to see so many old friends and people I know that I used to work with and enjoy so much like Jess Walton [Jill Abbott Fenmore] and Peter Bergman [Jack Abbott]. I got to do some scenes with Eric Braeden [Victor Newman], finally.”

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Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

After saying goodbye to friends and colleagues on Friday, May 23 as she wrapped filming her 21 year run as Samantha “Sami” Brady on NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” Alison Sweeney is gearing up for the release of “Scared Scriptless,” her fourth book. The actress will appear at the NBC Experience Store in New York on Tuesday, June 3 signing purchased copies of her book, which is being released by Hyperion the same day.

In advance of its release Sweeney spoke with TV Guide‘s Michael Logan about the book, how she told “DAYS” executive producer Ken Corday of her plans to depart the soap, and whether fans can ever expect to see Sami return to Salem after her final scenes air sometime later this fall (the soap films approximately 5 months ahead of airdate).

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Vivian Zink/NBC

Vivian Zink/NBC

On Saturday, November 8, fans in and around the Los Angeles area will be able to meet and greet their favorite Salemites as they are all scheduled to appear at Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood for the annual “A Day of DAYS” fan event celebrating NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” The news was posted on the show’s Facebook page.

As always, the event will begin at 10:00 AM PT with “A Day of DAYS” welcome party with cast introductions, which will culminate at the end of the evening with an airing of an upcoming episode of the drama series immediately following a cast Q&A.

“A Day of DAYS” has been a successful fan event for the network for the last couple of years, drawing thousands of fans new and old each year.


General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
ABC

ABC

For the first time since his rocky early birth, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) feels hopeful about her and Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) future with Gabriel Drake Santiago, the name the duo chose for their newborn son after he’s spent several weeks in the hospital fighting for his life.

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