Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

For the week of August 11-15, 2014, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” tied for fifth place among all network daytime programming in the Women 18-49 demographic (0.8 rating, 6 share) and tied for first in Women 18-34 (0.5 rating). “Days” earned its highest Women 18-34 rating since the week of July 7-11 (0.5) and equaled its highest Women 18-34 rating in 14 Weeks (since the week of May 5-9 with a 0.6).

For the week versus the same week last year, “Days of our Lives” was up 1% among Women 18-49 viewers (537,000 vs. 531,000), up 9% in Women 25-54 (700,000 vs. 644,000) and up 8% in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.3 million).

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Todd Warywchuck/ABC

Todd Warywchuck/ABC

On today’s, August 21 episode of “General Hospital,” actress Teresa Castillo returns to the screen for the first time since her character, Sabrina Santiago, left Port Charles to get her head back on straight following the death of her son, Gabriel, with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson).

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Since she’s been gone, however, the town learned that Rafe Kovich, Jr. (Jimmy Deshler) was responsible for the car accident that led to Gabriel’s early birth and eventual death, but oddly Sabrina knows nothing about that. “I come back and I say hello to everyone, still dealing with the aftermath of what happened with Gabriel and trying to figure out who was behind the car accident,” revealed Castillo to Soap Opera Network when we spoke with her during the “GH” Fan Club Weekend earlier this month. How is that even possible considering there are several ways to communicate these days thanks to the advent of cell phones and social media? Did Patrick not even call or text her the news? “Nope! He sure didn’t, and neither did this one [referring to besty Felix Dubois, played by Marc Anthony Samuel, who was standing next to her during our interview].

“And I talked to them, several times. Nobody said a word! (laughs). No, they were a little concerned about Sabrina’s mental state, which [is] understandable.”

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

“ABC’s commitment to reinventing their popular franchise, ‘The View,’ and evolving the talk show creatively is underway and it’s all building to the much-anticipated season premiere on Monday, September 15,” was the beginning of a bold statement this morning from ABC that highlights several major changes in store for the original forum for lively conversations generated from entertainment, social media, politics, family, sex and relationships as well as beauty and fashion. Such changes include the show moving from its longtime West 66th Street studio to the ABC Broadcast Center on 67th Street near Central Park along with a new color scheme and logo, marking the first time in the show’s history that it has changed significantly.. Per the network, the new studio will now house a visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
ABC

ABC

It’s been awhile since shippers of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) had something to be cheerful about when it comes to their favorite too perfect for each other couple, but this week they finally got some e’s of glee – Sonny and Carly had sex!

ABC

ABC

Since first getting intimate with each other back in late 1999, when the role of Carly was played by Sarah Brown, the former Mr. and Mrs. C finally put some of their personal differences aside following their very steamy kiss and hit the sheets on the Tuesday, August 19 episode, but when Carly’s boyfriend Franco (Roger Howarth) came home to confront his lady about the kiss he recently became aware of, Carly couldn’t help but think he actually knew that Carly had just finished copulating with Sonny. Of note, during their happy time, Sonny threw the picture of Carly and Franco that was on her nightstand right off, breaking it instantly.

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
NBC

NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

If you’ve been tuning into NBC’s “Days of our Lives” recently and were wondering what exactly Will Horton (Guy Wilson) wrote in great detail about the affair between Abbigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) and EJ DiMera (James Scott), NBC.com has you covered. The official website for the daytime drama series published the full fictional TruVista Magazine article on Wednesday, August 20, which also includes details not revealed on air.

In the article, Will notes (after providing a full disclosure notice in the fourth paragraph) that his mother, Sami (Alison Sweeney), is “a very complex woman, and when she feels she has been wronged, she will resort to any tactics, however morally questionable, that she feels will vindicate her. In short, she can be conniving and vengeful, making sure that anyone who has crossed her, either personally or in business, will pay a heavy price for the rest of their God given time on this earth. Go ahead and reread that last sentence. No, it’s not one huge typo, nor some sick editor’s prank. It’s the truth.”

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Gilles Toucas/Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Gilles Toucas/Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Bell-Phillip Television Productions

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Hunter Tylo (Dr. Taylor Hayes) will be joining previously announced Thorsten Kaye, Heather Tom, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula for the official 2014 “B&B” Fan Show, which will take place in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. The event provides fans with a unique peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the daytime drama, and a deep dive into the turbulent lives of the characters. The show will feature interaction between fans and the cast, including the chance to ask questions as well as revelations about the actors’ private lives and projects outside of the series.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

There’s a family affair going on over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City, but it isn’t of the picnic variety: Neil (Kristoff St. John) has no idea that his wife, Hilary (Mishael Morgan), and his adopted son, Devon (Bryton James), are in love with each other! Will the newly blind man find out about the emotional betrayal? And if so, what does it mean for the father/son pair and the future of the Winters family? Soap Opera Network caught up with Bryton James to get the scoop!

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
WABC

WABC

WABC

WABC

KABC featured on set interviews with the likes of Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Jason Thompson (Patrick), Laura Wright (Carly), Ryan Paevey (Nathan) and executive producer Frank Valentini to promote the time slot switch of ABC’s “General Hospital” back to 2:00 PM beginning Monday, September 8 in the Los Angeles market, while it’s New York counterpart, WABC, has released several promos highlighting the sexy storylines and hot stars of the daytime drama series including the aforementioned Thompson and Wright, William deVry (Julian), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Maura West (Ava) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie). “GH” moves back to 3:00 PM in the New York market also on Monday, September 8.

In addition to “GH,” WABC’s new afternoon lineup consists of a full hour of “Eyewitness News” at Noon, “The Chew” at 1:00 PM, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with new host Terry Crews moving to 2:00 PM, the addition of “Daytime Jeopardy!” at 2:30 PM, “GH” at 3:00 PM and “Eyewitness News” at 4:00 PM.
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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
ABC

ABC

KABC

KABC

In a clip that aired during the Monday, August 18 broadcast of KABC’s “Eyewitness News” at 4:00 PM, reporter George Pennacchio noted time slot changes taking place on the ABC Owned Television (OTV) station beginning Monday, September 8, which finds “General Hospital” returning to its original 25+ year time period of 2:00 PM on the station.

In honor of the change, Pennacchio visited the set of the ABC Daytime drama series to speak with several cast members about what viewers can expect to see in the coming months on the soap. Featured in the report were Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Jason Thompson (Patrick), Laura Wright (Carly), Ryan Paevey (Nathan) and “GH” executive producer Frank Valentini.

READ ALSO: ‘General Hospital’ Time Slot Switch: The Affected Stations Fall Afternoon Lineups

“There’s lots going on. Lots of new things happening on the show,” said Zamprogna when asked to share any particulars about what to expect from the soap in the coming weeks and months. Sadly, because the stars have been taught to not say too much when talking about future storylines, Zamprogna could only say, “There’s a lot of twists that you think someone’s got the upperhand and then they don’t. I think it’s going to capture a lot of people.”

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MTV

MTV

MTV

MTV

In late January, MTV gave a series order to its pilot “Finding Carter,” which follows a teenage girl named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who discovers that the woman who has been raising her isn’t actually her mother at all. With the pick up, actress Cynthia Watros was forced to vacate the role of “The Young and the Restless’” Kelly Andrews, a role currently portrayed by Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin, “All My Children”), as the filming schedule would have conflicted with that of the CBS daytime drama series – “Carter” films in Georgia while “Y&R” films in California. Thankfully, Watros’ decision has paid off. The network announced today that it has picked up the series for a second season that will consist of 12 all-new episodes like it did during its first season. In the series, Watros portrays Carter’s biological mother who seeks to reacquaint herself with her daughter.

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