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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Chris Haston/NBC

Even though she’s on “Days of our Lives,” hosts “The Biggest Loser,” and graces the covers of countless magazines, the world just can’t seem to get enough of Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady). And now fans of the busy mom of two have another venture to look forward to: Her new book, “Scared Scriptless.”

The actress took to Twitter to announce the reveal of the book’s cover, along with a link to details about the book, which is due out in bookstores on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. “Just in — my book cover!” she wrote. “So excited 2 share with you!! Like it?”

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

JPI Studios

JPI Studios

As previously reportedDaniel Cosgrove is joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the role of Aiden, but what you may not have known is that the actor is playing Salem’s newest attorney. The actor is scheduled to first air on Wednesday, January 22 as Aiden gets more than he hoped for when he butts heads with Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) over their children.

Meanwhile, look for Larry Poindexter to return to the soap for the first time in thirty years. According to sources, the actor will portray the role of Father Louis in scenes with Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) and the aforementioned Cosgrove and Alfonso. The news was first reported by Jason47.com, which highlighted the actor’s 1984 appearances as Ben Welch, the brother of Larry Welch (Andrew Hyatt Masset), who stood up as the best man at Larry’s wedding to Hope. A specific first airdate is unknown at this time.

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IMDb

IMDb

On the Tuesday, January 14 episode of FX’s “Justified,” entitled “The Kids Aren’t All Right,” you may find a familiar face gracing the screen.

“Days of our Lives” actor Riley Bodenstab (Cole) will appear in the role of Derrick, a good looking kid with an attitude. According to a network representative, Derrick is Loretta’s (Kaitlyn Dever) boyfriend who is known for selling weed and harder drugs to other teenagers while at the same time not being as tough as he should be – particularly when it comes to Loretta.

Based on the Elmore Leonard novella Fire in the Hole, “Justified” stars Timothy Olyphant as  Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, “a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky.”

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JPI Studios

JPI Studios

“All My Children” may no longer be in production as a result of the series being cancelled twice (thrice if you count the failed 2011 reboot), but some of its former soap stars have kept themselves in the news of late when it comes to their personal relationship status.

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of December 30, 2013 – January 3, 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 5,313,000 (+473,000/+792,000) *
2. B&B 4,127,000 (+308,000/+699,000) **
3. GH 3,330,000 (+309,000/+570,000) ***
4. DAYS 3,021,000 (+273,000/+571,000) ****

* Highest since January 31 – February 4, 2011
* New high for Phelps/Altman/Passsanante regime

** Highest since February 25-29, 2008

*** New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime

**** Highest since January 31 – February 4, 2011
**** New high for Tomlin/Whitesell regime

Households
1. Y&R 3.7/10 (+.3/+.3) *
2. B&B 2.8/7 (+.1/+.3) **
3. GH 2.4/6  (+.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 2.2/6 (+.2/+.2) ***

* New high for Phelps/Altman/Passsanante regime
** Highest since/Last time at 2.8: January 26-30, 2009

*** New high for Tomlin/Whitesell regmine
*** Last time at 2.2: March 1-5, 2010

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Soap fans may remember Victor Alfieri for his stints on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” but these days the former soap star is battling attacks with a hairbrush, reports TMZ.

According to the website, the actor has filed a restraining order against 47-year-old Christopher Veech, who lives with Alfieri’s neighbor, following claims that he was attacked with a hairbrush last month and has previously been harassed by Veech for more than a year. Alfieri states that the right side of his face still hurts following the hairbrush attack and his right eye twitches as a result.

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NBC

NBC

Just as CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are enjoying some of their highest ratings in several years, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is also enjoying its best rating in Women 18-49 in two years and its best overall audience in nearly three years, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.

During the week of December 30, 2013 – January 3, 2014, “DAYS” averaged 3.021 million viewers, which was its largest weekly viewer total since the week of January 31 – February 4, 2011, when it averaged 3.030 million viewers. In Women 18-49, “DAYS” tied for 6th place amongst all daytime programs (including game shows and talk shows) with a 1.0 rating/6 share as 669,000 women in the key sales demo tuned in. This marked the soaps best performance in the demographic since the week of November 21 – 25, 2011, when 703,000 women in the demo tuned in.

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As previously reported, “General Hospital’s” Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout) announced that she will be appearing in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Castle,” which Soap Opera Network has since learned will air on Monday, January 27.

In the episode entitled “Dressed To Kill,” Wilson will appear in the role of Grace Jacobs, who is described as a young woman that grew up reading Modern Fashion with the dream of working for its editor, Matilda King (Frances Fisher; “The Edge of Night,” “Days of our Lives”).

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Disney/ABC Television Group (Bottom)

Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Disney/ABC Television Group (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of December 23-27, 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 4,840,000 (+111,000/-11,000)
2. B&B 3,819,000 (+160,000/+269,000)
3. GH 3,021,00 (+134,000/+4,000)
4. DAYS 2,748,000 (+313,000/+201,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/9 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.7/7 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.3/6 (+.2/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.0/5 (+.2/+.1)

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Ever since the news broke last September that Guy Wilson would be replacing Chandler Massey as “Days of our Lives” beloved character, Will Horton, many fans have been chomping at the bit to see the actor’s take on the important role. Well, the wait is finally over, as Wilson made his debut as Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) son today!

As we previously reported, Massey’s exit off the canvas followed by Wilson’s entrance into Salem was rather quick: Massey was last seen in the role less than a week ago. The show’s actors seemed to take the switch in stride, connecting with the nuWill rather seamlessly. But what about the fans? Were you all able to embrace the new face of Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) lover? Tell us what you thought below!

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