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Days of our Lives

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Matthew Ashford returns to NBC’s “Days of our Lives” this September when his character, Jack Deveraux, finds himself back in Salem facing many changes and new challenges. Soap Opera Network spoke with Ashford at the “DAYS” studio about his return to the soap, his work on the web based series “The Bay” and the most pirated movie of 2008!

With details of Ashford’s return still being kept under wraps as the drama gears up for a relaunch on Monday, September 26 with new head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Ashford wasn’t able to share much about Jacks’s return to Salem, but he did say that Jack “has been through some loss.” The actor also noted what’s to come for onscreen partner Melissa Reeves and her character Jennifer, who along with Ashford portray the popular couple Jack and Jennifer on the soap. “Jennifer has had some significant changes in her life. She’s had to make adjustments in her feelings and now Jack has to deal with that.” he said. Referring to Jack and Jennifer’s daughter Abigail (Kate Mansi), Ashford shared that “Abigail has grown and become quite the young lady.”

For more on what Ashford had to say about his return and how much daytime has changed since we last saw him check out our exclusive interview below.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the past two and a half weeks, I found myself in unfamiliar territory when it came to running the website as I was based out of Los Angeles. Normally, I run things here in New York. What I found unfamiliar, however, was finding out the true stories behind what many soap fans can’t seem to get enough of – the Disney/ABC and Prospect Park connection as it relates to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” and even “General Hospital.” So what did I learn that I can share with you? Plenty!

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It was Thursday, May 19 when word broke that Dena Higley was out as head writer of “Days of our Lives” and former “Passions” Associate Head Writers, Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson were in. Since the announcement, a lot has been speculated, talked about and dissected by anxious fans waiting to get some ounce of news on what they can expect to see when “Days of our Lives” relaunches itself this September. On Thursday, July 28, Soap Opera Network visited the Burbank set that houses “DAYS” in studios 2 and 4 and talked with the shows new head writers outside of the now defunct Salem Place set about what fans can expect when their material debuts on Monday, September 26. The duo also give us a scoop on what the Friday, September 23 show that precedes their official debut is all about.

Side Note: Please pardon the wind, it wasn’t something we could control. Also, yes we are aware that Marlene’s name was misspelled in the intro part of the video. We’re working on trying to correct this ASAP. Thanks for understanding!



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What started out as a typical week that began on July 25 ended up being one of the worst in Soap Opera Network history, but you wouldn’t have known it from a behind the scenes perspective.

On Wednesday, July 27, I had posted that our server was being transferred to a new provider that would allow our readers to load us up faster than ever before and if you blinked, you would have missed the change in systems. Unfortunately, you kept on blinking and for three consecutive days Soap Opera Network was offline, no where to be found and no way to say TOLDJA! (gotta love our Nikki Finke at Deadline.com). On Saturday, July 30 and heading into Sunday, July 31, Soap Opera Network‘s Community Message Boards returned to the web with a new look courtesy of a software upgrade. Although it takes getting used to, I have to admit it is one of the better looking changes our boards have seen to date. We will be tinkering with minor details per recommendations from posters. Additionally, today, Soap Opera Network has debuted its new website using a new platform. While the old platform was nice and did us wonders for more than five years, times have changed and so have we. We hope you like the redesign and we will definitely be correcting any bugs you or we may come across in the hours, days and weeks to come, specifically in relation to links, etc. We hope you like the new design as much as we did in building it for you.

The Scoops You Came For

While we were offline and left to cleaning up the mess that we were forced into, we had learned that “General Hospital,” despite Prospect Park’s desire to have it did not sign a deal with Disney/ABC Television Group to bring the series to the World Wide Web when it debuts “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” in January 2012 (yes, ladies and gentleman this is now the confirmed debut month for the web launch for both soaps). We also learned that Tamara Braun is indeed returning to “GH” in the coming weeks despite the shows explicit denial to the contrary, although it remains unclear as to whom she will be portraying. But that wasn’t the biggest scoop of them all. Soap Opera Network has learned that when “One Life to Live” wraps filming at the ABC Television Center in New York City this November, it will indeed be moving its studio space when Prospect Park takes over production. But, despite reports that it will be moving to one studio somewhere in the Big Apple, we have learned that it isn’t just moving to one specific studio, but to three! According to sources, “One Life” will call one studio in Brooklyn and another in Queens home once production begins on v2.0. The third studio location wasn’t made clear at press time, nor were the names of the studios in the aforementioned boroughs, however we’ve been told that with the excess studio digs “One Life” crew members will not be forced to take down as many sets as they have been doing for much of the shows 43-year history on ABC.

Not one to leave another exclusive out, Soap Opera Network was in Burbank on Thursday, July 28 and visited the set of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” where we spoke with newly appointed head writers Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson, who have promised many things for fans who have felt the show has turned into something they no longer recognize. From the return of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, to the debut of the Horton Square and even a sneak peek at what’s been going on with the characters before their material debuts on Monday, September 26, tune Soap Opera Network as we prepare you for new “DAYS” to come.

Until next Notebook

 

Errol Lewis



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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,778,000 (-31,000/-192,000)
2. B&B 2,988,000 (-38,000/-178,000)
3. OLTL 2,812,000 (+33,000/+481,000)
4. AMC 2,580,000 (+10,000/+28,000)
5. GH 2,509,000 (-113,000/-111,000)
6. DAYS 2,450,000 (+109,000/-114,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/10 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (+.1/-.1)
3. AMC 1.9/6 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
5. GH 1.8/5 (-.1/-.2)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 961,000 (-40,000/-169,000)
2. GH 697,000 (-36,000/-129,000)
3. OLTL 674,000 (+14,000/+46,000)
4. DAYS 673,000 (+47,000/-62,000)
5. B&B 588,000 (-78,000/-125,000)
6. AMC 527,000 (-4,000/-92,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (same/-.2)
2. GH 1.1/6 (same/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/same)
5. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2)
6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 57,000 (-17,000/-13,000)
2. OLTL 44,000 (+1,000/-9,000)
3. GH 38,000 (+1,000/-25,000)
4. B&B 33,000 (-31,000/-20,000)
5. DAYS 32,000 (-18,000/+3,000)
6. AMC 19,000 (-3,000/-20,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.4)
2. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/same)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
5. AMC 0.5/3 (+.1/-.1)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (-.1/-.4)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,032,000 (-24,000/+21,000)
2. B&B 593,000 (-12,000/-1,000)
3. OLTL 552,000 (+21,000/+166,000)
4. DAYS 536,000 (+64,000/+5,000)
5. AMC 521,000 (+27,000/+46,000)
6. GH 446,000 (-21,000/-15,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 2.0/2,681,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,438,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,521,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,651,000
Friday: 1.8/2,608,000

B&B
Monday: 2.2/3,043,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,053,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,870,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,986,000
Friday: 2.2/2,986,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,562,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,582,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,405,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,377,000
Friday: 1.7/2,324,000

GH
Monday: 1.9/2,572,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,532,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,363,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,450,000
Friday: 1.9/2,627,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.1/3,020,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,543,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,647,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,853,000
Friday: 2.0/3,000,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,796,000
Tuesday: 3.5/5,002,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,638,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,804,000
Friday: 3.4/4,651,000

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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through July 31, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
5. OLTL 1.9
5. AMC 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 0.9
5. AMC 0.9

 

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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of July 11-15, 2011

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

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Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,614,000 (+32,000/-342,000)
2. B&B 2,944,000 (-18,000/-251,000)
3. OLTL 2,577,000 (-31,000/+313,000)
4. GH 2,442,000 (+173,000/-14,000)
5. DAYS 2,431,000 (+161,000/+36,000)
6. AMC 2,309,000 (-103,000/-176,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/10 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.1/6 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
4. GH 1.8/5 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 1.7/5 (-.1/-.1)
5. DAYS 1.7/5 (+.1/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 874,000 (-40,000/-265,000)
2. DAYS 682,000 (+63,000/+82,000)
3. GH 669,000 (+55,000/-99,000)
4. OLTL 596,000 (-35,000/-30,000)
5. B&B 565,000 (-4,000/-159,000)
6. AMC 496,000 (-37,000/-104,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.4) <—- ties low
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.2)
4. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/same)
4. B&B 0.9/6 (same/-.2)
6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. B&B 65,000 (+11,000/+30,000)
2. Y&R 61,000 (-1,000/-4,000)
3. OLTL 37,000 (-8,000/-9,000)
4. DAYS 36,000 (+13,000/+2,000)
5. GH 23,000 (-9,000/-20,000)
6. AMC 14,000 (-17,000/-29,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.2)
1. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.2/-.4) <—- ties low
3. GH 0.5/3 (same/-.4) <—- ties low (3rd straight week)
3. OLTL 0.5/3 (-.1/-.1)
5. AMC 0.4/3 (-.1/-.2)
5. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.3)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,012,000 (-2,000/-33,000)
2. B&B 623,000 (-26,000/+24,000)
3. DAYS 524,000 (+33,000/+34,000)
4. OLTL 485,000 (+34,000/+138,000)
5. AMC 444,000 (-2,000/-23,000)
6. GH 432,000 (+68,000/+4,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 1.8/2,446,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,446,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,268,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,078,000
Friday: 1.6/2,309,000

B&B
Monday: 2.3/3,185,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,153,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,909,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,672,000
Friday: 2.0/2,800,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.9/2,761,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,474,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,630,000
Thursday: 1.5/2,088,000
Friday: 1.6/2,200,000

GH
Monday: 1.9/2,572,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,484,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,386,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,376,000
Friday: 1.7/2,392,000

OLTL
Monday: 2.0/2,858,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,733,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,389,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,462,000
Friday: 1.7/2,443,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.4/4,662,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,703,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,602,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,640,000
Friday: 3.2/4,465,000

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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through July 17, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
5. OLTL 1.9
5. AMC 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 0.9
5. AMC 0.9

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On May 18, 2011, Robert Guza Jr. was fired as head writer of “General Hospital” and Garin Wolf was named the new head writer.  With Guza leaving, it’s not surprising that his wife, breakdown writer Meg Bennett, was also let go from the show.  Breakdown writer David Goldschmid was also fired.  Replacing them on the breakdown team will be Shelly Altman, who’s been writing breakdowns for “One Life to Live” for the past 11 years, and current “GH” script writer Tracey Thomson (though she may only be helping out with breakdowns temporarily).

Over at “Days of our Lives” the changes just keep on coming.   Ryan Quan who’s been a script writer and writers’ assistant gets promoted to breakdown writer, replacing Michelle Poteet Lisanti.  Joining the script writing team is Pete T. Rich.

More changes are expected at both soaps.

For discussion, join us in the Writers/Directors thread.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, June 23, “Days of our Lives” fans finally got their first glimpse of actor Freddie Smith and his character Sonny Kiriakis, despite the NBC drama series keeping mum on the actors casting for more than two months. On Sunday, June 19, on the red carpet at the “38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” Smith opened up about what it was like keeping such a big secret, portraying the shows first gay character and whether or not his character will be hooking up with Will Horton (Chandler Massey) as rumored.

“Sometimes I’ll go into ‘Days of our Lives’ and work three hours, where like ’90210′ you work 15 hours. So it’s two different sides of the spectrum, but they’re both great though,” said Smith about the differences of working on a daily serial compared to working on a weekly primetime hour-long series. But what about the rumors of who Sonny will be hooking up with (Will being the most talked about)? “There’s been so many rumors and I don’t know. I’ve been filming for two months…I have no idea yet. I’m like waiting to see.”

For more from Smith, watch his Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview below.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casey Deidrick portrays Chad DiMera on the popular NBC daytime drama series “Days of our Lives” and he’s grateful to be in the company of some fine actors. Soap Opera Network spoke with Deidrick on the red carpet at the “38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on Sunday, June 19 and the actor shared some interesting information about the parties being held during Emmy weekend, the upcoming gay storyline hitting “DAYS” and the rumors surrounding co-star Chandler Massey, whose character, Will Horton, is said to play a major role in it.

“They don’t tell us actors much,” said Deidrick when asked about the gay storyline hitting the show. “I do know there is something in the works. I’m not sure if it is Chandler Massey or another character, but I’m really looking forward to it and I think it’s going to be a great storyline.”

For more from Deidrick, tune into our Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview below.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Six years of “Passions” prepared “Days of our Lives” star Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) well when it came to expecting the unexpected, so when the NBC daytime drama series decided to make some drastic changes recently with new head writers and new producers, it was only natural that the “Passion” side kept all things positive. In his Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview, the actor shares what it has been like to work with former “Passions” writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Thomasnow at the helm at “DAYS” and what fans can expect from the long-running drama series.While rumors abound that numerous stars from “DAYS” past will be returning to Salem when the show resets itself this September executives at the drama series have been keeping mum on announcing who will be returning, but that hasn’t stopped actors from giving us a little hint. “We’re bringing back some of the yester-years and some of the old characters that have been beloved for decades. I can’t believe I can say that, but yeah decades. I’m excited, I’m excited,” said Martsolf. As for what he’s wearing, watch the hilarous video and see him describing his “black suit,” which turns out to be from Hugo Boss, the most worn line of clothing for men on the Emmy red carpet.









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