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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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of February 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 5,289,000 (-193,000/+689,000)
2. B&B 3,829,000 (-310,000/+309,000)
3. GH 3,012,000 (+45,000/+370,000)
4. DAYS 2,881,000 (-6,000/+435,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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NATAS/Soap Opera Network

NATAS/Soap Opera Network

With soap operas having been on the air since “Guiding Light’s” television debut in 1952, one would think the world would know by now that soap operas aren’t the cheesy programs they’re often made out to be. But for some reason, the four remaining soaps on air — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” — continue to be stereotyped, as do the slew of former soaps that used to exist and the actors who have or currently are appearing on them.

Soap Opera Network recently attended an event at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and in addition to discussing daytime’s recent resurgence (read that SON article here), experts like Robert Ulrich (casting director of “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mentalist” and more) and Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, “GH”) discussed why soap operas have such strong associations with cheesiness and how these stereotypes affect the actors. Read on to see what they had to say!

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Watching “Days of our Lives’” Sami (Alison Sweeney), Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Gabi (Camila Banus) supposedly wash their hands clean of Nick (Blake Berris) by tossing him in a river was delicious soap opera fun. But with the formerly presumed dead character back in town and acting rather strange, it seems the fun has really just begun! Is the dark haired fellow really Nick? Or could it be a twin brother or an imposter using his face? And if it truly is Nick, just how far will he go to get back at the ladies for trying to off him? Soap Opera Network chatted with the character’s portrayer to find out!

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trueobrien_01_350x500The boys that live in “Days of our Lives” Salem better watch out, because a young siren is headed to town!

A source close to the show confirms that actress True O’Brien has been cast in the role of Paige, a Salem newbie who first appears on Monday, March 3. There’s no word yet on what brings Paige to town or which characters she may be connecting with.

Viewers may recognize O’Brien, however, from her role as Diamond Bloodworth in The Disney Channel’s “Jessie.”



Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of February 3-7, 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 5,482,000 (-244,000/+718,000)
2. B&B 4,139,000 (-29,000/+551,000)
3. GH 2,967,000 (-131,000/+149,000)
4. DAYS 2,887,000 (+6,000/+315,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.9/12 (-.1/+.4)
2. B&B 2.9/9 (same/+.3)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (same/+.2)

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

NBC

NBC

NBC’s “Days of our Lives” continues its season long ratings momentum as the series delivered its biggest Women 18-49 audience in nearly three years, according to Nielsen Media Research data for the week of February 3-7, 2014. With a 1.1 rating, 7 share among women 18-49 and 0.6 rating among women 18-34, “DAYS”  tied for fourth place among all broadcast network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for fifth in women 18-34.

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

UPDATE Fri, 2/7/14 7:35 PM ET: Ben (Gaston) is Jordan’s (Stause) brother and first airs on Wednesday, February 26 (to the audience).

PREVIOUS 2/6/14 11:03 PM: Best known for his singing stints in “Nashville Star” and “If I Can Dream,” country music singer and actor Justin Gaston has joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the contract role of Ben, who a casting call from last summer described as “early-to-mid 20s… midwestern or southern (very slight southern accent) country boy. He is utterly charming in his honest sincere approach to life and love. Ben can also sing and/or play the guitar, though it is not necessary.” The actor began filming scenes in mid-October and will first air later this month.

Gaston will initially share scenes with Freddie Smith (Sonny), Brendon Coughlin (Tad) and Chrishell Stause (Jordan), who Ben may share a hidden past.

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As we previously reported, former “General Hospital” actress Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout) booked a guest stint on the ABC drama “Castle,” and her episode airs tonight!

Previously scheduled for a Monday, January 27 debut but pushed back until tonight, Monday, February 3, the episode will feature Wilson as Grace Jacobs, a young woman that grew up reading Modern Fashion with the dream of working for the ‘zine’s editor, Matilda King (Frances Fisher, Deborah “Red” Saxon, “The Edge of Night;” ex-Gladys Pierce, “Days of our Lives”). When Matilda is found murdered, Castle (Nathan Fillion, ex-Joey Buchanan, “One Life to Live”) and Beckett (Stana Katic) head into the glamorous world of fashion in search of the killer.

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

NBC

NBC

“He’s been cheating on his fiance for weeks and just when their affair heats up, someone’s gonna get burned,” states the newly released promo for NBC’s “Days of our Lives” as it relates to the affair between EJ DiMera (James Scott) and Abby Deveraux (Kate Mansi), and Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) possibly catching the two in the act as they get it on in the shower!

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Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) held its “66th Annual Writers Guild Awards” in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York tonight, which honors Outstanding Achievement in Film, Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” beat out ABC’s “General Hospital” and CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” “The Bold and the Beautiful” opted to not submit itself for a nomination this year.

Honored tonight was the “DAYS” writing team consisting of Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, and Christopher J. Whitesell.









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