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Monday, July 8, 2013 1:05 AM EDT
Ratings Report for the Week of June 24-28, 2013 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 4,556,000 (+134,000/+13,000) 2. B&B 3,494,000 (+108,000/+156,000) 3. DAYS 2,665,000 (+211,000/+336,000) 4. GH 2,453,000 (+23,000/+176,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/10 (+.1/-.1) 2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/-.1) 3. DAYS 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3) 4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 794,000 (-2,000/-72,000) 2. B&B 616,000 (-36,000/-63,000) 3. DAYS 595,000 (+6,000/+139,000) 4. GH 576,000 (+41,000/+18,000) Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.2/8 (same/-.2) 2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/-.1) 3. GH 0.9/6 (+.1/same) 3. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/+.2) Women 18-34 Viewers 1. Y&R 203,000 (-20,000/-1,000) 2. GH 169,000 (-9,000/+26,000) 3. DAYS 165,000 (+7,000/+49,000) 4. B&B 163,000 (+6,000/-9,000) Women...
According to NBC, "Days of our Lives" is up by more than 30% year-to-year in the key sales demos of Women 18-49 (+30%), Women 25-54 (+34%) and Women 18-34 (+42%). The soap is also up 14% year-to-year in total viewers with the soap averaging 2.7 million viewers last week compared to 2.3 million during the same week last year. For the just completed second quarter, "DAYS" ranked 5th among ABC, CBS and NBC in the women 18-49 demo (1.0 ratings, 7 share) and tied for 4th place in women 18-34 (0.7 rating).

Friday, July 5, 2013 4:56 PM EDT
For weeks "Days of our Lives" fans have been asking that question after actor Drake Hogestyn (John Black) tweeted he last taped an episode of the NBC Daytime drama series on March 18 (scheduled to air Wednesday, July 17). In his tweet he said, "Given a chance off the bench, I'm sure I could hit a homer for J&M. #putmeincoach." Fans were given some hope when Soap Opera Digest reported in its June 24 issue that the actor "has reported back to work after a brief hiatus from the show." The report was found under the "Stuff We Know (and shouldn't tell you)" section. Sadly, the mag didn't actually know as Digest semi-retracted its reporting per the Tuesday, July 9 issue citing comments from Hogestyn's daughter, Alex, who took to Facebook to say that her father was not filming again. "[The] report is not true. My dad has not been back filming, I wish he was though!"
Jack Wagner ("The Bold and the Beautiful," “General Hospital,” “Melrose Place“), who was tentatively scheduled to appear in the Wednesday, July 3 episode of TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland," will instead appear in the Wednesday, July 31 episode, a TV Land representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network. The actor will reprise his role as Dr. Aaron Everett, who was last seen in Season 2, Episode 4 entitled "Sisterhood of the Travelling SPANX." Specific storyline details for Wagner's upcoming appearance were unavailable at press time.
Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to rule that married same-sex couples are entitled to Federal benefits and that same-sex marriages are now legal in California, “The Young and the Restless’” Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) sent out a tweet and photo to fans that officially confirms he’s gay.
In a posting last week on its Facebook page, shortly after word that the Supreme Court of the United States had found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the NOH8 campaign displayed a photo compilation of "Days of our Lives" cast members posing in support of the charitable organization whose mission is "to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest." The photo included actors Blake Berris, Eileen Davidson, Greg Vaughan, Kristian Alfonso, Bill Hayes, Lauren Koslow, Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Freddie Smith, Joseph Mascolo, Nathan Owens, Kate Mansi and Galen Gering, among others.
"There's now more times to watch your two favorite soaps on SOAPnet," is part of the lyrics used in a new SOAPnet promo highlighting additional airings of both "General Hospital" and "Days of our Lives," with the former taking over the 7:00 PM ET/PT timeslot previously occupied by "The Young and the Restless," which, as numerously reported, officially makes its move to TVGN beginning today, July 1. "GH" will continue airing at 9:00 PM ET/PT with "DAYS" airing at 8:00 PM ET/PT and 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Friday, June 28, 2013 11:17 PM EDT
Bella Book Productions and Open Books Productions announced today that former "Days of our Lives" and "General Hospital" actress, Sarah Joy Brown, has joined the cast of the webs series "Beacon Hill," which follows the political world in Boston, Massachusetts. Filming is set to begin later this fall in and around Boston.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
They portray "twins" on NBC's "Days of our Lives," although Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) are anything but that in Hallmark Channel's "Second Chances." Premiering Saturday, July 27, the TV movie tells the story of 911 operator Jenny McLean (Sweeney), who along with her two kids, Luke (Benjamin Stockham) and Elsie (Charlotte Labadie), take in firefighter Jeff Sinclair (Vaughan) after he is injured on the job and the family is in desperate need of extra income as a result of Jenny’s work hours having been recently cut. As Jeff and Jenny find themselves drawn together due to circumstances beyond their control, they begin to wonder where their mutual attraction will take them.