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  • RATINGS: ‘GH’ #1 In Women 18-49 Again! First Back to Back Win in 6 1/2 Years

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    Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext
    For the week of December 9-13, 2013, ABC's "General Hospital" continued to pace for its best season in seven years in total viewers (since 2006/2007 television season), and is turning in its best performance in the key women sales demos in 2 1/2 to 4 years. The soap was number 1 in Women 18-49 for the second consecutive week (779,000/1.2 rating), which is the first back to back win the soap has had in the demo in six-and-a-half years (since week of 5/21/07). "GH" turned in its 2nd-most-watched week in over two years in Women 18-49 and in over... READ MORE
  • ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Headed to ‘GH’

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    Bob D'Amico/ABC
    It looks like “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson and hospitals are a match made in heaven: She’s temporarily taking a break from her Seattle hospital and visiting “GH’s” Port Charles! READ MORE
  • CENTER STAGE: ‘GH’s’ Parry Shen Deals With the Highs and Lows of Being an Onscreen Jerk

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    Dennis Kwan
    Ever walk into a room and get a resounding boo? “General Hospital’s” Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) sure has, but the New York native took it in stride. When several people at this year’s "GH" Fan Club weekend shouted their disapproval upon Shen’s arrival to the event, he laughed it off and took it as par for the course. READ MORE
  • Longtime ‘Y&R’ Castmember Doug Davidson Discusses Soap’s Spectacular 25 Year Streak as TV’s Number One Rated Daytime Drama!

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Cliff Lipson/CBS (insert)
    The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long. READ MORE
  • ‘GH’ Scribe Denies Vincent Irizarry Recast Rumor That ‘Hurt’ Original Portrayer

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    Jon McKee Studio
    There’s a rumor going around that former “All My Children” star Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward) has been tapped to play the role of “General Hospital’s” Valentin Cassadine — a role former “AMC” star Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) had been cast to play before the storyline was scrapped back in 2009. And when Borlenghi caught wind of the supposed recast, his online comments prompted “GH” headscribe, Ron Carlivati, to shed some news on the Irizarry casting rumor! READ MORE
  • MONDAY: TVGN Presents ‘Who Shot The Daytime Soap?’ Featuring a Host of Daytime Legends and Talents (PROMO)

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    TVGN
    TVGN is proving why it's now the "the new way to watch soaps." With the network already picking up encore airing rights to "The Young and the Restless" this past summer, and "The Bold and the Beautiful" earlier this month, the network plans to provide soap fans with even more "soap" for their viewing pleasure courtesy of the new documentary, "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" Airing Monday, December 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, preceded by airings of “B&B” at 6:30 PM ET/PT and “Y&R” at 7:00 PM ET/PT, the documentary tackles the history of daytime soap operas as told... READ MORE
  • Emily Wilson To Appear on ABC’s ‘Castle’

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    Jeff Farsai
    Speaking of "General Hospital's" Emily Wilson (Ellie Trout), the actress announced on Monday, December 9 that she will be appearing on ABC's "Castle" courtesy of a blurred out Twitter image. While she didn't post any character information or episode details, a rep for the show confirms to Soap Opera Network that the actress is in fact scheduled to appear in a future episode of the primetime procedural that stars "One Life to Live" alum, Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan), as novelist Richard Castle. READ MORE
  • BYE, BYE SPINELLI! Bradford Anderson and Emily Wilson Exiting ‘GH’

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    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
    An ABC representative confirms to Soap Opera Network that actors Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie Trout) will soon be departing "General Hospital." Per the rep, Anderson's last airdate as Damian Spinell is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, while an exact airdate is unknown for Wilson at this time. However, in its newest issue, Soap Opera Digest spoke with head writer Ron Carlivati, who said of Wilson's exit, "It's kind of hinged on Bradford's desire to move on. We had kind of hitched Ellie's wagon to Spinelli's star, so in the desire to want to give him... READ MORE
  • Ratings: GH is Sole #1 in Women 18-49 Rating Since 2007

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    December 2-6, 2013 READ MORE
  • NEW+NOTEWORTHY: Deadline and TheWrap Observe The Resilience of Daytime Soap Operas

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    Disney/ABC Television Group ; CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
    Each week Soap Opera Network publishes ratings reports that break down the highs and lows of the four remaining daytime soap operas - "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" - in total viewers and the all important key women sales demos (Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54). Today, with both ABC and CBS noting the success of "GH" and "Y&R," respectively, TheWrap has published a piece entitled, "If Soaps Are ‘Dead,’ Why Are Their Audiences Growing?" In its report, the publication notes that each of the soaps... READ MORE