Friday, January 16, 2009 8:43 PM EST | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After a minor delay, the SON Top 10 Poll for the Week of January 12-16, 2009 is now available.

After delays held back the posting of the new Top 10 poll, we have decided to extend the voting period by five hours in order to give everyone an equal amount of time to vote for who they thought was the best for the Week of January 12-16, 2009. Polls will now close on Thursday, January 22 at 4:59 AM, ET/1:59 AM, PT. The Top 10 chart will be posted later that day.

Additionally, we have added Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin) to the “One Life to Live” Actors list, and removed Justis Bolding (ex-Sarah Roberts) from the Actress list. Bolding last aired on January 7. We have also added Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) and Hayley Erin (Abby Carlton) to the Actress list for “The Young and the Restless.” Davidson was previously not listed due to an oversight. We welcome Natalia Livingston back to “General Hospital” and the Actress list as she re-joins the soap as Rebecca. Lastly, we have added Bridget Forrester and Owen Knight to the Couples list for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Natalia Rivera and Olivia Spencer to the couples list for “Guiding Light.”

If you find someone missing from the poll or anyone still listed that shouldn’t, please let us know by emailing us.

Voting for the Week of January 12-16, 2009 is now open.

Eligibility: In order for an actor or actress to be eligible for the SON Top 10, the actor or actress must be on-air during the week covering the voting period. If they do not appear on screen during this period, their votes are not included in final Top 10 Rankings. This includes their eligibilty in the couples category. Couples do not need to be on-screen together, however, to be eligible.


Discussion: 



Friday, January 16, 2009 1:26 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While America gets ready for a change on Tuesday, January 20, when Senator Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, fans of daytime drama shifted this weeks Top 10 results into anyone’s favor.

In its second week out, the SON Top 10 recorded a record 1,350 total votes. This is a 40% increase in votes over last week. Additionally, 2,579 votes were cast  for 124 daytime actresses and 2,509 votes were cast for 117 daytime actors. 2,554 votes were cast for daytime’s most popular couples.

Holding onto the Top Actor title for the second week in a row, “General Hospital’s” Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) held a commanding lead over his nearest competitor, “All My Children’s” Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater). The actor had a 352% vote lead over Kaye. As one-half of two popular pairings, it’s no surprise that Burton is well worth the airtime he receives on the daytime drama series.

Jumping from 2nd place to first, “General Hospital’s” Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) unseats co-star Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) as Top Actress. McCullough fell to fourth place. Also on the rise, “Guiding Light’s” Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) rose from 5th to 3rd. This is the highest ranking for a non-”GH” actress. “The Young and the Restless’” Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott) delivered a powerful punch as the actress jumped to 7th place from 21st last week. The actress received an 81% spike in votes week-to-week. By comparison, “One Life to Live’s” Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) fell from 10th to 26th place week-to-week.

“General Hospital’s” Elizabeth Webber and Jason Morgan are daytime’s Top Couple for the week after placing third the week prior. Fellow “GH’ers” Maxie Jones and Damian Spinelli received a significant spike in ranking as they placed 10th. Previously they ranked just out of the Just Missed list in 23rd place. Showing the largest gain in any category, “One Life to Live’s” Natalie Buchanan and Jared Banks jump 24 spots from 33rd place to 9th. Last week’s top couple, Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake, fell from the top to 6th. Rounding out the list was Sharon Newman Abbott and Nicholas Newman of “The Young and the Restless,” who went from 13th to 7th and “Days of our Lives” duo Sami Brady and EJ Wells who fell a notch to place 8th.

After fighting it out with “The Young and the Restless” in last week’s Top 10 chart, ABC’s “General Hospital” was able to hold a solid lead over the CBS drama series this week and claim the Top Soap title. The series held a 54% advantage over “Y&R.” “All My Children” rose a notch to place third, while “Days of our Lives” jumped from 6th to 4th.

Voting for the Week of January 12 – 16, 2009 opens Friday at 4:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT. You can vote here.

Top Actresses

TW LW Peak Actresses  Weeks On
Chart
1 2 1   Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital) 2
2 3 2 Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, General Hospital) 2
3 5 3 Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light) 2
4 1 1 Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital) 2
5 4 4 Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) 2
6 8 6 Tamara Braun (Reese Williams, All My Children) 2
7 21 7 Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott, The Young and the Restless) 1
8 11 8 Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As The World Turns) 1
9 12 9 Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, One Life to Live) 1
10 9 9 Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless) 2

Just Missed: 11. Maura West (Carly Snyder, As The World Turns); 12. Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children); 13. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady, Days of our Lives); 14. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless); 15. Megan Ward (Kate Howard, General Hospital); 16. Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, General Hospital); 17. Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe, All My Children); 18. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restless); 20. Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children).

Top Actors

TW LW Peak Actors Weeks On
Chart
1 1 1   Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital) 2
2 3 2 Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, All My Children) 2
3 2 2 Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital) 2
4 8 4 Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill, Guiding Light) 2
5 4 4 Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, As The World Turns) 2
6 13 6 Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) 1
7 5 5 Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live) 2
8 9 8 Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless) 2
9 28 9 Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler, All My Children) 1
10 11 10 Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, General Hospital) 1

Just Missed: 11. Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, The Young and the Restless); 12. James Scott (EJ Wells, Days of our Lives); 13. Michael Easton (John McBain, One Life to Live); 14. Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless); 15. Stephen Nichols (Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson, Days of our Lives); 16. Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, All My Children); 17. Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns); 18. Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless); 19. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, Days of our Lives); 20. Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless).

Top Couples

TW LW Peak Couples Weeks On 
Chart
1 3  1  
Elizabeth Webber/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)
2
2 4 2 Samantha McCall/Jason Morgan (General Hospital) 2
3 2 2 Luke Snyder/Noah Mayer (As The World Turns) 2
4 7 4 Reve Shayne Lewis/Jeffrey O’Neill (Guiding Light) 2
5 5 5 Bianca Montgomery/Reese Williams (All My Children) 2
6 1 1 Robin Scorpio/Patrick Drake (General Hospital) 2
7 13 7 Sharon Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless) 1
8 7 7 Sami Brady/EJ Wells (Days of our Lives) 2
9 33 9 Natalia Buchanan/Jared Banks (One Life to Live) 1
10 23 10 Maxie Jones/Damian Spinelli (General Hospital) 1

Just Missed: 11. Kate Howard/Sonny Corinthos (General Hospital); 12. Angie Hubbard/Jessie Hubbard (All My Children); 13. Phyllis Summers Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 14. Jessica Buchanan/Brody Lovett (One Life to Live), Kayla Brady/Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson (Days of our Lives); 16. Carly Snyder/Jack Snyder (As The World Turns), Lily Winters/Billy Abbott (The Young and the Restless), Lily Winters/Cane Ashby (The Young and the Restless); 19. Gigi Morasco/Rex Balsom (One Life to Live); 20. Hope Brady/Bo Brady (Days of our Lives).

Top Soaps

TW LW
Peak
Soaps
Weeks On
Chart
1 2 1   General Hospital (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
2 1 1
The Young and the Restless (CBS/SOAPnet) 2
3 4 3 All My Children (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
4 6 4
Days of our Lives (NBC/SOAPnet) 2
5 3 3 As The World Turns (CBS/CBS.com) 2
6 5 5 One Life to Live (ABC/SOAPnet) 2
7 7 7 Guiding Light (CBS/CBS.com) 2
8 8 8 The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CBS.com) 2

Eligibility: In order for an actor or actress to be eligible for the SON Top 10, the actor or actress must be on-air during the week covering the voting period. If they do not appear on screen during this period, their votes are not included in final Top 10 Rankings. This includes their eligibilty in the couples category. Couples do not need to be on-screen together, however, to be eligible.


Discussion: Top 10 Results: Week of January 5-9, 2009


  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • As The World Turns
  • Guiding Light

    Disney/ABC Television Group

    “General Hospital” and “The View” receive a special vote of confidence from the ABC Television Network as the two have been added to the network’s popular ABC.com Full Episode Player lineup. The series join ABC’s primetime programming including “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ugly Betty.”

    “We are excited to collaborate with the ABC.com team to offer our viewers another way to get their daily dose of ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The View’,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group. “As part of our ongoing strategic effort to grow our audience and increase awareness of our shows, ABC.com is a proven platform that not only gives existing viewers more access to our shows, but is a great way to introduce a new audience to these shows.”

    “General Hospital” and “The View” are the first ABC Daytime programming to be showcased on the networks ABC.com website. Weekly episodes will be available starting today, January 14. The most current broadcast of “The View” will be made available at 1:00 PM, PT the same day it airs on ABC. “General Hospital” will be made available at 2:00 AM, PT the day after airing on ABC. The programs join CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Guiding Light” and “As The World Turns” as the only daytime programs currently streamed over the web.

    Users will also be able to access episodes of “General Hospital” through the recently redesigned SOAPnet.com website via a link to the video player on the site’s “General Hospital” section. “General Hospital” will continue to be broadcast on SOAPnet Weekdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

    “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” remain the only daytime dramas not currently available online. NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is currently available for download on the Apple owned iTunes platform.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Temptation leads to discoveries. Lives are stuck in time.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Lulu asks Carly to hire Johnny at the Metro Court. Maxie and Spinelli find Johnny working at Jake’s as a janitor. Maxie is suspicious of Lulu’s reasonings for being with Johnny – “Lulu, are you trying to emulate Luke and Laura? Is that why you are with Johnny?” Nikolas informs Olivia that he doesn’t want Spoon Island re-constructed as it holds so many fond memories of his life with Emily. Robin admits to Patrick that Matt reminds her so much of him from when they first met. Carly wishes Sonny and Jason would mend fences. Matt flirts with Rebecca, who is a dead ringer for Emily on Wednesday, January 20. Carly has an invitation for Robin. Jason is worried about Carly. Nikolas and Jason are questioned by Patrick. Nikolas pays his respects to Monica on Emily’s birthday.

    The Inside Story: A Corinthos Affair
    Claudia makes it clear to Sonny that he is on the verge of losing everything that he’s worked hard to achieve unless he does what Anthony tells him to. Afterward, Claudia plans on seducing Ric in an effort to find out what he’s been up to with her father. Meanwhile, Sonny is looming nearby while Claudia and Ric enjoy their intimate moment. Will Sonny catch Claudia in a lie or does fate hold all the cards? Claudia puts the pressure on Anthony. Sonny leaves Kate with a promise. Olivia warns Sonny to stay away from Kate or else.

    A Closer Look: Reunited Acquaintances
    Sam and Jason are back in good graces, and this week the two work even closer than ever to bring down the Zacchara organization. On Monday, January 19, Sam informs Jason of her plans to infiltrate Anthony’s inner circle in her quest to help Jason and Spinelli. Jason, however, is not completely sold on the idea and warns her to be careful. Later, Sam meets up with a concerned Ric, who informs Jason that life isn’t as safe with Sonny around as he thinks. Spinelli’s self esteem is on the verge of crippling when he learns that Sam is also trying to protect him. He later tries to hack into the FBI database in order to find out what Jason did to keep him out of harms way, temporarily. Later, Spinelli has an offer that Agent Rayner might not refuse.

    What To Watch

    • Patrick recalls the events leading up to the mysterious catastrophe at the hospital on Monday, January 19.
    • Anthony warns Johnny about the consequences that life brings on Wednesday, January 21.
    • Patrick realizes there’s a disaster in the making at the hospital on Thursday, January 22.
    • Patrick races to avert a catastrophe at the hospital on Friday, January 23.

    General Hospital News and Headlines

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

    • Monday: Claudia and Anthony hold their cards close to the vest. Many lives are in peril as events are set in motion. Lucky wants to know what’s going on between Jason and Sam.
    • Tuesday: Spinelli has Jason’s back. Lucky and Sam call it quits. Claudia fears Sonny is getting too close.
    • Wednesday: Kate learns exactly what Claudia has been hiding. Patrick is unable to stop a tragedy from happening. Nikolas thinks his eyes are playing tricks on him.
    • Thursday: Kate holds her ground with Claudia. Elizabeth’s life hangs in the balance. Robin continues to grow more and more depressed.
    • Friday: Claudia gets ready to throw down her cards. Nikolas thinks his tumor has returned. Lives are in danger at the hospital as the time warp continues.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: GH PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition



    AMC PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:10 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Family crisis.

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    Were Ms. Montgomery’s insecurities all in her head? Maybe not; after taking him home on Wednesday, January 21, Bianca’s fiancé finds herself privately unsettled by the depth of her feelings for Mr. Slater. David’s malevolent tango with the Hubbard’s is just getting started when he has Jesse arrest Angie for breaking and entering after she confronts him with the illegal drugs she found at Wildwind. Tad rips into Krystal after she chooses going to David’s side over spending time with Jenny. David covers his tracks on Thursday, January 22. Brot calms Emma’s fears at the hospital. Jesse issues David a warning. Ryan becomes suspicious of Dr. Sinclair’s motives. The ABC Daytime line-up is pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20 for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

    A Closer Look: Parent Trap
    Jake confronts Amanda with the check David wrote out to her. Amanda tells Jake the truth on Monday, January 19. Colby’s makes an emotional plea to JR who runs off after scaring Little Adam. Amanda rushes to JR’s rescue after the drunken Chandler falls off the dock. After calling Jake over to check on JR, Amanda heads to the hospital prepared to terminate her pregnancy. JR races to get to Amanda after finding her home pregnancy test. Jake gives Amanda something to think about.

    The Inside Story: In the End
    Erica cradles a bleeding Josh as he loses consciousness. Zach stuns Erica when he tells her he needs Josh’s heart for Kendall and finally lets her in on just how dire her daughter’s condition really is. Back at the hospital, David jumps into action when Kendall goes into cardiac arrest. Erica learns that Josh is brain dead. Erica gives David the go ahead to transplant her son’s heart into her daughter. David successfully performs the transplant but explains that Kendall’s not out of the woods yet. Ryan privately wonders if Zach intentionally killed Josh for his heart. Jack attempts to comfort Erica. Erica throws herself into work as a worried Bianca looks on, on Friday, January 23. Reese, meanwhile, confronts Zach on why he’s been avoiding Kendall since the transplant. Reese takes Zach to listen to Kendall’s heartbeat to alleviate his fears.

    All My Children News and Headlines

    • Pine Valley’s Ins and Outs
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “AMC” during the week of January 12 – 16, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

    • Monday: Ryan faces off with Dr. Sinclair. Aidan might have taken things too far. Tad reaches his breaking point with Krystal.
    • Tuesday: Dr. Sinclair wants to make Annie pay for what she’s done. Amanda has a surprising proposition for Greenlee and Ryan. Reese and Zach are caught in an awkward moment.
    • Wednesday: David wonders if he’s the father of Amanda’s baby. Aidan realizes Dr. Sinclair is on to him. Krystal presents Tad with divorce papers.
    • Thursday: Erica stirs up trouble at Bianca’s bridal shower. Reese squares off with her mother. Tad confronts Krystal about her drug use.
    • Friday: Reese confesses her feelings to Zach. Zach and Kendall share a romantic reunion. Tad tears into Krystal for destroying their family.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Congratulations go out to actress Alison Sweeney who welcomes a new baby girl into her family.

    At 11:48 PM PT on Monday, Sweeney gave birth to Megan Hope Sanov (not pictured), who weighed in at 6lbs, 7 oz., reports People magazine. This is Sweeney’s second child with husband Dave Sanov. They have a 3-year-old son named Ben.

    “Both mommy and baby – and daddy, too – are doing well,” said Carrie Simons, Sweeney’s representative, in a statement.

    Ironically enough, Sweeney’s Sami Brady is about to give birth to a baby girl on ”Days of our Lives ” in the coming weeks. Pictured, Sweeney holding said baby on the “DAYS” set on December 18, 2008.

    In addition to her work on “DAYS,” Alison also serves as primary host of the popular NBC reality series, “The Biggest Loser.” The series airs Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

    “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


     Discussion: Alison Sweeney Welcomes Baby Girl


    • Days of our Lives
    • Alison Sweeney

      Monday, January 12, 2009 2:45 AM ET | Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — An Affair to Remember.

      THIS WEEK ON:
      DAYS OF OUR LIVES

      Can Lucas and Chloe find happiness? Chloe goes to see Daniel and the two give in to passion, but Kate is looming around the corner. Stefano and EJ plan on taking control of the Alternative Fuels Project. Nicole takes Mia to the DiMera mansion in order to show her where her child will be raised. Nicole makes sure that she has a cover story in case someone is around. Brady finds evidence that John is getting his memories back on Friday, January 16. John refuses to leave Salem without Marlena, which doesn’t sit well with Charlotte. Melanie learns that EJ is interested in the Alternative Fuels Project, but will she let him have it? Sami sets a plan in motion. Hilda is murdered. Nicole accompanies Mia for her ultrasound with Dr. Baker.

      A Closer Look: Stephanie Part Deux
      Phillip realizes that Stephanie’s presence could be too distracting and decides to reassign her to another work supervisor. Chelsea warns Stephanie that she can’t have her cake and eat it too when it comes to Max. The two discuss their dubios relations with the infamous Brady boy. 

      What To Watch

      • Nick faces Judge Fitzpatrick and learns his fate on Wednesday, January 14.
      • Chloe and Lucas’ engagement party begins.

      Days of our Lives News and Headlines

      • Marsha Clark appears as Judge Fitzpatrick.
      • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “DAYS” during the week of January 5 – 9, 2009?  You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

      • Nicole faces off with Sami.
      • Kate gives Lucas a stern warning.
      • Charlotte is out for revenge.
      • John and Marlena bid Salem farewell.
      • Chloe contemplates leaving Salem.

      “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


      Discussion: DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition



      Sunday, January 11, 2008 9:18 PM EST | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Schemes begin to unravel…

      THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

      Chloe can’t keep her mind off Billy. Adam has a lot to worry about when Victor makes some serious demands. Katherine decides that the best thing for her is to steer clear of Genoa City. Tyra and Karen get into a heated argument. Nikki and Jill find themselves having a very interesting conversation with one another. Lily debates if she wants to continue her newfound relationship with Billy. Amber finds herself face-to-face with Katherine.

      What to Watch: Unraveling Schemes
      Sharon lets it be known that she is through with Jack. Nick is floored to see that Sharon and Brad are hanging around one another. Later Nick approaches Sharon and they have a discussion about Phyllis’ actions. When Nick heads home he and Phyllis get into an argument. Things don’t fare well for her when she confronts Brad about his deception. Jack gives Phyllis cause to be worried when he threatens to blow away her marriage as payback for destroying his.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

      • Katherine has something she can prove.
      • A friend could blow Billy and Chloe away.
      • The fur flies between Phyllis and Sharon.
      • Brad has a nasty encounter with his nemesis


      Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:36 PM EST | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Forgiveness is granted and young love is put to the test…

      THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

      Josie pays a visit to Johnny and Dusty at the hospital. A tender moment is sharred between the twol. As she heads out she passes by Paul’s room. When he sees her he tries to convince her to help him be able to see Meg and Eliza. She does so and both head to the Snyder Farm only to see that Meg isn’t at all thrilled to see either of them. Craig wants Parker to see Johnny but when he learns that Dusty left with him he hits the roof. He soon arrives at the Lakeview and whisks Johnny away from a stunned Josie, who is baby-sitting. She immediately calls Dusty.

      Lily gives Craig the suggestion to get his life in order if he wants to be able to win the custody battle for Johnny. He suddenly comes up with a plan and goes to see Carly. Carly is stunned when he asks her if she will be his wife. At home, Casey tells Tom that he has feelings for Alison, but Tom instantly lets his son know that he isn’t pleased with the idea. Later on Alison bolts when she sees Casey with Jade. Casey is confused when Alison gives him the cold shoulder and later learns that she had concert tickets and didn’t invite him. Alison and Casey later make amends after sharing a moment with one another but it’s cut short when Jade shows up wanting to go to lunch with Casey.

      What to Watch: The Need for Closure
      Lucinda, still burning from Brian’s betrayal, makes it a point to continue to give Luke the cold shoulder. Jade calls her on it and tells her to stop blaming Luke for things that her husband has done. Taking it to heart Lucinda goes to find Noah. When they sit down to talk, she tries to persuade him to take Luke back. Jade soon appears and Noah fingers her as the one trying to stir things up by using Lucinda to do her bidding. He tells Jade that there is nothing more between him and Luke. Casey in the meantime is trying to talk to Luke about making up with Noah and it is at Old Town where Luke pours his heart out to Noah. Noah moved by what Luke has said pulls him into a kiss. Luke and Noah head home and share ice cream with Lucinda who soon makes peace with her grandson. The next day at Worldwide Lucinda is burning Brian’s belongings when he shows up. He once again pleads with her to help him find closure but she rebuffs him. Crushed by her rejection Brian heads to Java where he encounters Noah. There he asks Noah into convincing him to get Luke to speak to him. Noah tells Brian he will do no such thing but also points out that he and Luke are together again. Although pleased that things worked out for them Brian leaves and heads back to the Lakeview. Worried that Brian might hurt himself he follows him but Brian refuses to let him in. Noah calls Luke who comes to the Lakeview. They immediately begin to think that Brian is thinking suicide but Brian refutes the claim. As he’s admitting that he is in fact gay, Lucinda arrives and the two finally talk.

      Janet questions Liberty about her and Parker. Liberty tells her that she and Parker are seeing one another, to which Jack instantly puts his foot down on. Jack’s not only surprised that Janet is allowing it but that Carly agrees with her. Jack soon starts to worry that Carly is too close to Craig. Meanwhile, Lily tries to explain why she didn’t want Holden helping her by lending her money for Metro. Back at the house Parker and Liberty are alone in his bedroom and the two begin to make love when Jack barges in. Embarrassed at being caught, Liberty flees out of the house and an upset Parker takes off after her. Jack finds Carly with Lily having lunch and begins to place the blame not only on her but Janet for allowing the teens to see one another. Carly surprises herself when she tells Jack that she agrees with Janet that the kids have to be trusted enough to be responsible.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

      • Dusty decides its time to take matters into his own hands.
      • Carly still has an answer to give.
      • Emily offers something out of the ordinary.

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      Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “All My Children” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are the only soaps up year-over-year in total viewers. CBS’ “Guiding Light” continues to erode the most viewers year-over-year (down 412,000 viewers compared to the Week of December 31, 2007). The series did, however, gain 175,000 viewers from the week prior. “General Hospital” and “DAYS” tied for #2 in women 18-49 (1.4 rating), but DAYS had a larger share (8 share vs 7 share for “GH”) and about 47,000 more Women 18-49 viewers.

      “The Bold and the Beautiful” had a 1.3 in Women 18-49 for its Friday broadcast, tying “AMC” and “OLTL.” Each soap had a 7 share in the demo. “The Young and the Restless” had a 1.9 rating and 10 share on Friday.

      While “GH” is tied for fourth place in Women 18-34 (with “AMC”), it remains daytime’s youngest skewing drama series with a median age of 50.2. “OLTL” came close with its median age of 50.7. “GH’s” Friday broadcast had a median age of 49.8. “B&B” is the oldest skewing daytime drama with a median age of 58.6. ABC is the youngest skewing network with a median age of 50.8.

      What follows are the daytime ratings results for the week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009:

       Daytime Ratings:
      Week of December 29, 2008
      (in order of Households)

       Rank  Show Network
      Households
      (Rating/Share;
      change vs last week/last year)
       Total Viewers
      (in millions;
      change vs last
      week/last year)
      Women 18-49
      (Rating/Share;
      change vs last week/last year)
       1 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.8/11
      (+.1/-.3)
      5,385,000 (+131,000/-328,000) 1.7/10
      (+.1/-.3)
       2 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7/8
      (+.1/-.2)
      3,781,000 (+213,000/-249,000) 1.2/6
      (+.2/-.3)
       3 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3/7
      (+.2/same)
      3,282,000 (+275,000/+180,000)

      1.4/8
      (+.1/-.1)

       4 General Hospital ABC 2.1/6
      (-.1/-.2)
      2,865,000 (-90,000/-180,000) 1.4/7
      (-.1/-.1)
       5 All My Children ABC 2.0/6
      (same/-.1)
      2,838,000 (+152,000/-394,000) 1.2/7
      (same/same)
        As The World Turns CBS 2.0/6
      (same/-.1)
      2,776,000 (+44,000/+83,000) 1.0/5
      (+.1/-.5)
        One Life to Live ABC 2.0/6
      (+.1/-.4)
      2,710,000 (-59,000/same) 1.2/6
      (-.1/-.1)
       8 Guiding Light CBS 1.6/5
      (+.2/-.3)
      2,232,000 (+175,000/-412,000) 0.9/5
      (+.1/-.4)

      Source: NTI Live+SD

      Soap Opera Episode Rankings:
      Week of December 29, 2008
      (in order of Total Viewers)
       Rank Show
      Network

       Household Rating

       Total Viewers
      (in millions)
       Airdate
      1
      The Young and the Restless
      CBS
      4.0
       5,648,000  Friday
      2 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.7  5,471,000  Wednesday
      3 The Young and the Restless  CBS 3.6  5,312,000  Tuesday
      4 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.9  5,193,000  Monday
      5 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7 3,976,000  Wednesday
      6 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7  3,919,000  Friday
      7 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.9  3,728,000  Monday
      8 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.6  3,694,000  Tuesday
      9 Days of our Lives NBC 2.4 3,353,000
       Monday
      10 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3  3,329,000  Friday
      11 Days of our Lives NBC 2.2  3,163,000  Tuesday
      12 General Hospital
      ABC
      2.3  3,117,000  Friday
      13 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3

       3,076,000

      Wednesday
      14 All My Children
      ABC
      2.1
      3,000,000
       Monday
      15 General Hospital ABC 2.2  2,989,000  Monday
      16 One Life to Live
      ABC 2.1  2,910,000  Friday
      17 As The World Turns CBS 2.1  2,874,000 Friday
      18 As The World Turns CBS 2.0  2,851,000  Tuesday
      19 All My Children ABC 2.1  2,828,000  Friday
      20 As The World Turns CBS 2.1 2,790,000  Monday
      21 One Life to Live ABC 2.1 2,778,000  Monday
      22 All My Children ABC  1.9  2,502,000  Tuesday
      23 General Hospital ABC  1.9  2,488,000  Tuesday
      24 One Life to Live ABC  1.8 2,441,000  Tuesday
      25
      Guiding Light
      CBS  1.7  2,440,000  Friday
      26 Guiding Light CBS  1.6  2,244,000  Tuesday
      27 Guiding Light CBS  1.7  2,212,000  Wednesday
      28 General Hospital – repeat of 10/31/07 episode
      ABC 1.4  2,055,000 Wednesday
      29 One Life to Live – repeat of 10/01/08 episode ABC  1.3  1,896,000  Wednesday
      30 All My Children – repeat of 10/22/08 episode ABC  1.5  1,888,000  Wednesday
      31 As The World Turns – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Wednesday
      32 Guiding Light – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Wednesday
      33 All My Children -Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      34 As The World Turns - Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Thursday
      35 The Bold and the Beautiful – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      36 Days of our Lives – Pre-empted NBC N/A  N/A  Thursday
      37 General Hospital – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      38 Guiding Light – Pre-empted  CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      39 One Life to Live – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      40  The Young and the Restless – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
        Legend:  Most Watched Episode
       Did Not Count  Least Watched Episode

      Source: NTI Live+SD


      Discussion/More Ratings Results: Daytime Ratings: Week of December 29 Edition