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On the Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 episodes of ABC's "The Chew," the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and "All My Children" alum Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz for some fine dining.

DAYTIME RATINGS: Should Advertisers Consider Men Over Women?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:59 PM EDT
Each Monday, we plan to publish our weekly Daytime Ratings Report, which covers the broadcast soaps, game shows and talk shows. Unfortunately, due to an arm injury I sustained last Thursday, my typing skills have been put to the test and the report was delayed. Alas, I'm feeling a lot less pain than I did for much of the past week so here now is the daytime ratings report for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014. Better late than never, right? This week we highlight how the broadcast shows ranked overall in Total Viewers, Men 18+, Adults 18-49 and Median Age.

Bid To Win A Walk on Role on ‘General Hospital’

Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:48 PM EDT
With bidding set to expire on Thursday, October 23 at 3:02 PM EDT, Disney/ABC Television Group is auctioning off a nonspeaking walk-on-role on ABC's "General Hospital," which benefits the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Respect Awards Auction. Additional ABC related auctions benefitting GLSEN include a walk-on-role on "Modern Family," a chance to meet "The View's" Whoopi Goldberg and 4 tickets to a taping of the talk show, and 4 tickets to the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, November 25.
With soap stars Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS"; ex-Taylor McBride, "Melrose Place") currently filming the fifth season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," it was only a matter of time before a network greenlit a new reality series/docu-series comprised solely of the divas of daytime and primetime soap operas.
As Soap Opera Network gets ready to celebrate its 13th anniversary on Wednesday, October 8, we are proud to announce that we will begin providing our readers with weekly ratings reports for not just the daytime soaps, but also talk shows "The Chew," "The Talk," "The View," "The Today Show 2" and "The Today Show 3," as well as game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right," along with the previously reported ratings for "The Young and the Restless," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." The charts, which will vary week to week, does not take away from the weekly daytime drama rankings we will continue posting each week, but instead represents what daytime programming as a whole looks like when compared with one another and not based solely on genre.
As previously reported, “General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) will be featured in the Sunday, October 5 telecast of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" which tracks past guests from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to see what they've been up to since last appearing on the talk show. In the case of Benard, it was in 2004 when the soap star and his wife, Paula, opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the private hell they've lived for years with the revelation that the soap star was living with bipolar disorder, which, at its worst, made him violent and suicidal. Nearly 10 years since the episode aired, "Where Are They Now?" followed the actor backstage on the set of "GH," while viewers are introduced to his loving family, which includes daughters Cailey, Heather and Cassidy, and his very own "Mini-Me," son Joshua.
“General Hospital” star Maurice Benard has battled a slew of violent nemeses as his daytime alter ego, Sonny Corinthos, but perhaps his toughest battle of all has been his real-life struggle with bi-polar disorder. And now, in a special interview for “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” the actor is delving deep into details regarding his condition and how it’s impacted his life and career.