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on Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 4:34 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of June 2-6, 2014
As is the case for almost all of the awards shows these days, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will include an online only voting component where fans are given the ability to vote on the first ever Fan Favorite Award.
On Monday, June 16, Michael Saucedo returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Juan Santiago, who is back in Port Charles to support his cousin, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), during her hour of need. You'll recall that Sabrina's baby with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Gabriel Drake Santiago, died last week following the hit -and-run car accident that forced the early delivery of the child in late April.
Rumors of Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" have been out there almost as long as rumors of Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "Y&R") joining the daytime drama series had been, but sometimes rumors turn out to have major truth to them, especially with Stafford recently joining the cast in the contract role of Nina Clay. Earlier this evening, TV Guide's Michael Logan tweeted, "Billy Miller. General Hospital. Done deal? This is what I'm hearing."
When a fan commented on a recent update of the "General Hospital" opening sequence featuring the inclusion of Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay), Nathan Varni, Manager, Current Series, ABC, responded to the viewer with news that there will be multiple new openings showcasing the talented cast of the daytime drama series in the near future. If you're wondering how soon that'll be, a representative for the soap tells Soap Opera Network, "Viewers will start seeing the new openings in early July."
For the week of June 2-6, 2014, ABC's "General Hospital" ranked as the week’s #1 program in daytime among Women 18-49 (680,000/1.1 rating – tied on rating) and placed an ultra-competitive #2 in Women 25-54 (909,000/1.5 rating), rising to 8-week highs in the target demos – since week of 4/7/14, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.
On On Sunday, June 15, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network presents an all-new episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" featuring several former daytime and primetime soap stars, along with Candy Spelling, the family matriarch famous for her 38-year marriage to legendary mega-producer Aaron Spelling, and who recently made headlines for her public feuds with daughter Tori. Spelling will be joined by "Knots Landing" veterans Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills and former "General Hospital" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" hunk Antonio Sabato Jr.
Several weeks have gone by since the hit and run caused by an unidentified individual forced Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina's (Teresa Castillo) car to veer off the road, which resulted in Sabrina to prematurely gave birth to their son - Gabriel Drake Santiago, who has since died.
Soap star Lesli Kay is returning to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Felicia Forrester. The actress tweeted the news on Thursday, June 5. "Worked an episode of B&B today. It was great fun!"
Ratings Report for the Week of May 26-30, 2014
Famous for her red hair, Phyllis Summers on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is about to get a new face. As previously reported, Gina Tognoni ("Guiding Light," "One Life to Live") is set to take on the role previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, who is now appearing on ABC's "General Hospital." For fans wondering if Tognoni will be bringing back the fiery red look, the actress recently tweeted a response using an interesting hair quote/factoid.
On Wednesday, June 4, the official "General Hospital" fan club announced on Twitter (@OfficialGHFC) that Wally Kurth will return as emcee for this year's "Blast from the Past" event, which provides fans with a rare opportunity of seeing past stars from the 51 years of the show together on stage. "It's true. I'm back for another year!" said Kurth on Twitter following the announcement."Blast from the Past" is one of several events taking place during the popular "General Hospital Fan Club Weekend," which gives attendees up close and personal time with many of the show's popular stars. The event is scheduled for...
Fans who've attended the "General Hospital" fan club weekend over the years have had the pleasure of experiencing music by former "GH" star Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer) and his Enation band. Surprisingly enough, the band, which includes Jackson's real-life brother, Richard Lee, and Daniel Sweatt, have yet to perform in front of a national audience. That will soon change when they perform their new single, "Everything Is Possible," from their upcoming fall 2014 album, on ABC's "The View" and the syndicated/online talk show, "The Better Show," co-hosted by former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe).
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