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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Days of our Lives
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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Deborah Blackwell, the former general manager of Disney/ABC Cable Network Group’s SOAPnet from 2001-2007, has died at the age of 63, reports Deadline Hollywood. She died yesterday, January 31, after a seven-year battle with Pick’s disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Blackwell was surrounded by family in Virginia at the time of her passing.

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of January 20-24, 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 5,376,000 (+393,000/+803,000)
2. B&B 3,936,000 (+248,000/+444,000)
3. GH 3,077,000 (+141,000/+169,000)
4. DAYS 2,859,000 (+220,000/+126,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.8/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.8/8 (+.2/+.2)
3. GH 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (+.1/same)

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Despite recent Twitter feedback from fans who seem unsatisfied with “Days of our Lives,” the drama series has been pulling in its highest numbers in three years — and the latest ratings information shows the sudser is still going strong! According to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielson Media Research, the week of January 20 through January 24 saw 681,00 viewers in the women 18-49 category,  the same number of viewers as the previous week, which was the show’s highest rating in that category in three years.
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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

When it rains, it pours… Especially when a hashtagged phrase catches on via Twitter! And funny enough, Ken Corday, executive producer of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” is the latest to be caught in a storm of incessant fan tweets.

Hot on the heels of the drama winning “Best Soap of All Time” in a Parade magazine poll, fans took to Twitter to share their displeasure with the series using #CordaysFault along with the tweets. And with so many passionate fans joining the conversation, it’s become a trending topic — even to the point of jokes like “I stepped in a puddle and ruined my shoes. I guess that’s #CordaysFault too?”

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Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine

Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

It’s official: “Days of Our Lives” is the winner of Parade Magazine’s “Soap Opera Showdown!” As we reported yesterday, Parade held a four-round tournament this week where fans could vote for their favorite soap opera to advance to the next round. “DAYS” defeated “Love of Life,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Guiding Light” to advance to the finals yesterday.

In the final round, “DAYS” defeated “One Life to Live” with 62.37% of the vote to be crowned “The Best Soap Opera of All Time.”

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Michael Desmond/NBC

Michael Desmond/NBC

GLAAD

GLAAD

This morning GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honors media that was published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

NBC’s “Days of our Lives” was once again nominated for Outstanding Daily Drama. Incidentally, as the series was the only nominee, a GLAAD representative confirms that the series is the de facto award recipient. Last year, “DAYS” battled and won against CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton and in New York on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria New York.



Corday Productions, Inc.

Corday Productions, Inc.

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week Parade Magazine announced a tournament to determine the greatest soap opera of all time. According to Parade, “We need your help to crown the greatest daytime drama ever with a four-round tournament.” In this “Soap Opera Showdown,” fans are able to vote for their favorite soap to advance to the next round.

The contest began on Sunday, which saw “General Hospital” advance over “The Doctors,” “All My Children” advance over “Passions,” “One Life to Live” advance over “Search for Tomorrow,” “As the World Turns” advance over “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” advance over “The Secret Storm,” “Days of Our Lives” advance over “Love of Life,” “Guiding Light” advance over “The Edge of Night,” and “Ryan’s Hope” advance over “Another World.”

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Benjamin Cohen/NBC

Benjamin Cohen/NBC

Soap actress Eileen Davidson may have walked away from “Days of our Lives” for a short time, but the fan favorite is headed back to the Salem spotlight!

According to TV Guide, the actress (who also plays Ashley Abbott on “The Young and the Restless”) will begin filming at “DAYS” this March for “a powerful Kristen DiMera story arc” that will hit the air this summer!

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Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Deidre Hall has been keeping busy as Marlena Evans on the NBC sudser “Days of our Lives,” but the busy actress took a break from the soapy shenanigans yesterday to film a special appearance on Hallmark’s lifestyle series, “Home & Family!”

In the episode, set to air Tuesday, January 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST/PST on Hallmark Channel, Hall will share secrets to healthy eating and make Red Pepper Soup with “Home and Family” co-host Cristina Ferrare. In addition to the healthy living initiative and how she became a proponent of healthy eating, Hall will also share details on the new “DAYS” oriented book “Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life.”

For more information on the show, be sure to check out www.hallmarkchannel.com/homeandfamily.



Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

On Friday, January 24, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” put rumors to rest when it officially announced that former “One Life to Live” actress Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) would be joining its cast in the contract role of Eve Donovan, a role which was originated by actress Charlotte Ross, who congratulated DePaiva on signing onto “DAYS” on Twitter.

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