(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of August 22-26, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
NOTE: There were some pre-emptions on Tuesday due to the earthquake and on Friday due to Hurricane Irene.
1. Y&R 4,413,000 (-101,000/-627,000) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2,927,000 (-42,000/-179,000)
3. OLTL 2,743,000 (-61,000/+479,000)
4. AMC 2,491,000 (+3,000/+165,000)
5. GH 2,468,000 (-230,000/-48,000)
6. DAYS 2,440,000 (-56,000/-35,000)
* Previous low: 4,464,000 (February 28 – March 4, 2011)
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.2/7 (+.1/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. AMC 1.8/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/same)
4. GH 1.8/5 (-.1/same)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 852,000 (-32,000/-200,000) <—– new low *
2. OLTL 712,000 (-61,000/+71,000)
3. GH 693,000 (-97,000/-154,000)
4. DAYS 633,000 (-34,000/-125,000)
5. AMC 594,000 (+16,000/+4,000)
6. B&B 565,000 (+22,000/-17,000)
* Previous low: 864,000 (February 21-25, 2011)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (same/-.3) <—– ties low (3rd straight week)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (-.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.1/6 (-.1/-.2)
4. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
5. B&B 0.9/5 (+.1/same)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 44,000 (-20,000/+2,000)
2. OLTL 39,000 (-10,000/+11,000)
3. B&B 29,000 (-6,000/-2,000)
4. GH 28,000 (-12,000/-7,000)
5. DAYS 20,000 (+5,000/+9,000)
6. AMC 15,000 (-5,000/-3,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. OLTL 0.7/4 (same/+.1) *
2. AMC 0.6/4 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 0.6/4 (-.1/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
5. Y&R 0.5/4 (-.2/-.5) <—– new low **
6. B&B 0.3/2 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
* Sole #1 for the first time this century….possible ever
** Previous low: 0.6 (August 8-12, 2011)
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 990,000 (+7,000/-231,000)
2. B&B 642,000 (-30,000/-49,000)
3. DAYS 558,000 (+34,000/+57,000)
4. OLTL 522,000 (+54,000/+133,000)
5. AMC 478,000 (+62,000/+52,000)
6. GH 457,000 (+9,000/+32,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 28, 2011
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. 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
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, September 2, 2011.
Llanview wakes up to news of the shooting, and that the police has a suspect wanted for questioning. Viki confronts her brother. Elsewhere, Brody questions John about the progress of the investigation. John indicates that he is not prepared to rule out any suspects or name anyone a primary suspect. The possible suspect list grows. At EOD John is surprised when his first suspect avails himself at the PD.
Natalie and Rex catch up about Gigi’s exhumation. Rex is trying to put it behind him, but still wishes he knew what was behind all the signs he go about Gigi.
In Kentucky, Kim visits the mysterious patient’s bedside and relates her botched visit with Clint. In the process of catching her up on life in Llanview Kim makes a shocking discovery. Cutter gets a job and gets closer to Aubrey. At EOD Cutter receives a surprise visitor.
Rama gives Cristian some advice on romance. Clint worries that Jessica has latent feelings for Ford, and urges her to move on. At EOD Cris pays Jessica a surprise visit.
On the Next One Life to Live (Encore Presentation; OAD 4/6/11)…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of September 5, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Baz gets good news regarding his and Starr’s new single on Thursday, September 8. Later, however, Starr isn’t pleased after finding out who wants to record the single. Echo encounters Roxy in Angel Square while trying to take care of something for someone. Roxy is forced to sell her belongings on Friday, September 9. Cutter buys Roxy’s most prized possession. And Nigel thumbs his nose at Kim, even though Clint promises to help her. On Monday, September 5, “One Life to Live” will air an encore presentation of the April 6, 2011 episode where Rex and Gigi talk Shane out of jumping off of a roof, Matthew confesses to his parents that he murdered Eddie Ford, Clint is released from jail, and Viki opens up to Téa about Charlie’s affair with Echo.
The Inside Story: He Ain’t Got No Alibi
John interrogates a suspect in Victor’s murder who asserts his innocence on Tuesday, September 6. Téa barges her way into John’s office. Later, she slaps Todd, who blasts her for giving her heart to a fraud. John, Brody, and Natalie comb over the forensic report on the gun and make an interesting discovery. John tells Natalie he’s sorry for the loss of her uncle. Todd is left without an alibi, and asks Téa to represent him on Wednesday, September 7. Echo questions Rex about his gun, and later has reason to doubt his claims. Shane overhears Echo and Rex’s conversation. Victor’s secretary gives Natalie some surprising information about Brody. Todd pleads with Starr to believe him. Natalie is less than forthcoming with John. Baz confides in Starr about Tomas. Téa gives Todd her answer. Tomas receives a mysterious phone call, and afterward reaches out to Blair. Téa leans on Blair for support. By Friday, September 9, John catches Tomas in a lie, and receives a visit from Shaun with news that could further the investigation. Tomas confronts Baz. And Natalie confides in Brody.
A Closer Look: First Love
Cristian and Jessica wonder if there is still a spark between them on Tuesday, September 6, and ultimately kiss. Meanwhile, Kim takes Cutter by surprise, and tells him something important. Aubrey asks Rama about Kim, however Rama leaves out a few crucial details. On Wednesday, September 7, Cristian and Jessica realize there is still something between there. Cristian presents a memento from the past. Across town, Ford thinks about Tess, who urges him to keep fighting for her, only to find Cristian and Jessica together. Ford wants to know what is going on. Cristian receives an important message. On Thursday, September 8, Erin Torpey returns to change someone’s life. Jessica and Ford discuss Cristian and Tess, and reach an understanding. And Cristian has a heart-to-heart with Carlotta. On Friday, September 9, Aubrey questions Cutter about Kim. And, while looking at her old yearbook, Aubrey receives a visit from Kim.
OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 1, 2011.
Brody appears increasingly guilty. He discovers Blanca trying to get answers re: the shooting and angrily tosses her off the property. Brody crosses with John at the station and then privately expresses his relief that the truth of Liam’s paternity remains a secret.
Rex is startled when he returns home to find Shane awake. Shane’s startled by the wet, bedraggled appearance of his dad. Rex claims to have been at Gigi’s grave. Shane claims he can’t sleep. The guys decide to watch TV and discover Blanca announcing news of the shooting. They both have muted reactions, both appearing somewhat guilty. Shane goes to bed. Rex is enigmatic as he watches him go, closing the living room doors, making us wonder if he’s putting the gun back into the safe.
Tomas is also muddy and wet when Baz discovers him at the café. Baz is upset; his father was supposed to meet him hours ago at Capricorn. Tomas claims that he had a flat in the storm and had to change it.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of September 5, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS
Friday, September 23, 2011 may be the final airdate for “All My Children” on ABC, but Wednesday, August 31, 2011 marked the last date an actor was under contract with the drama series since the filming of the soaps pilot episode in late 1969.
Although “One Life to Live” debuted nearly two years before it, “All My Children” was actually the first soap opera created by Agnes Nixon that was geared towards the ABC Television Network’s daytime audience. Initially, ABC thought the idea of “AMC” was too much for daytime television, especially with an untested series creator (Nixon), so the network asked the scribe to conceive a totally different soap opera (“OLTL”). With the success of “One Life,” Nixon was given the go ahead to move forward with “All My Children,” which takes place in the fictional town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. The series debuted as a half-hour program and was owned by Nixon’s Creative Horizons, Inc. before being sold to ABC outright in 1975. “AMC” was expanded to an hour long serial beginning in 1977.
After more than 10,700 episodes and 41-years on television, “All My Children” will end its broadcast run on ABC on Friday, September 23, 2011. In its final week and leading to its final moments, “All My Children” will celebrate the rich history and legacy of Pine Valley’s favorite families including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers. Nixon has promised a cliffhanger ending that will have the audience excited for the next chapter of her 41-year old sudser. Susan Lucci, who portrays matriarch Erica Kane, will have been the only original cast member from the first season of “AMC” that has remained with the show without interruption since its debut on January 5, 1970.
At this time it is unclear as to who will be returning to the soap when “All My Children” resumes production later this fall/early winter in order to make its grand return when it moves to an online format beginning in January 2012 when Prospect Park takes over production from the Disney/ABC Television Group.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you watched yesterday’s (August 30) episode of “One Life to Live” you likely heard Kristen Alderson‘s (Starr) singing during the montage at the end of the episode where Victor Lord, Jr. (Trevor St. John) was gunned down by an unknown assailant. And if you liked the song you are in luck, it will soon be available for fans to download.
The catchy tune, which includes the show’s name as part of the lyrics, was recently recorded at the “OLTL” studios by Alderson on August 4, after it was “written” by her character Starr and her soon-to-be former co-star Barret Helms (Baz).
Alderson thanked her fans for their support following the episode, tweeting, “I’m so glad everyone liked Starr’s ‘One Life To Live’ song that aired today! All of your compliments mean the world. <3″ She went on to say that the show’s Music Director Paul S. Glass “is working on getting the song available for download for you guys asap. xoxoxo”
The actress also complimented Glass on the song, tweeting “Thank you @oltlmusic !! You and Dave are the BEST. The song fit so perfectly with the episode. =)” Glass responded in kind saying “Thanks! I loved how it worked out and so glad at the response! You were awesome!”
This was not the first time music from “One Life to Live” has been made commercially available for fans. Back on Valentine’s Day, “The Sound of a Kiss” is the third “OLTL” album to be released on iTunes, and featured songs performed by Alderson and several of her “OLTL” co-stars. The show released “Prom Night: The Musical” in 2007 and “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” in 2010. “One Life to Live” also released the CD “One Life, Many Voices” to help with Hurricane Katrina and Rita clean-up efforts in 2006. And different songs by various artists featured in past episodes have also been made available by “OLTL” on iTunes.
In case you missed the part of Tuesday’s episode featuring the song, you can watch it here starting at the six minute mark.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
The police are called to the scene of the shooting. Brody, remaining enigmatic, finds a keychain by the front door, with the inscription “You Don’t Know Jack.” Téa IDs them as Jack’s. Starr returns home to Blair’s frantic news that Jack is missing.
Starr learns that Todd has taken Blair’s gun. Brody, staring at his gun, comes into the LPD after supposedly searching for the shooter.
At the Buenos Dias, Mrs. Evans is still bitter about Nora’s wanting Destiny to have the baby and let her raise it, Bo and Nora enter and it’s tense. Nora inadvertently makes things worse by offering to draw up a legal agreement about the grandchild.
Dani leaves and the situation goes from bad to worse, with Mrs. Evans telling Bo/Nora that she only wants to communicate with them through their lawyers.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Emmy Award winning television and stage director, actor, and teacher David Pressman died of natural causes on Monday in New York City at the age of 97. Pressman is best remembered by soap fans for his three decades of directing daytime dramas, including “Another World” and “One Life to Live.”
According to Variety, Pressman began his long career as child after receiving a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, where he studied acting alongside Sanford Mesiner. It was during this time that Pressman made his acting debut in 1941 in a stage production of “Brooklyn, U.S.A.” He later also appeared on stage in “The Eve of St. Mark” and “Dream Girl.”
After graduating, Mesiner asked him to return as his teaching assistant, where he mentored several young actors, including Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Tony Randall.
After serving in World War II, where he earned two Purple Hearts, Pressman pursued a career in the new medium of television. In the early 1950s he won a Peabody for his work directing a live action “Actors Studio” TV program. Before directing the series, Pressman starred in the first episode opposite Jessica Tandy, in an adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play “Portrait of a Madonna.” He then earned widespread recognition for his work directing Molnar’s “The Swan” as a segment on “Studio One in Hollywood” starring Grace Kelly in 1951, which later remade into a feature film.
Blacklisted during the 1950s for being a member of the Communist Party, the Soviet-born Pressman founded the acting department at Boston University, where he a number of future Hollywood stars, including Olympia Dukakis. From there, he moved to Broadway, where he directed a number of stage productions, including “The Disenchanted,” “Roman Candle,” and “Summertree.” He then returned to the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he took over the school for the next decade.
By the 1960s, Pressman returned to television, and directed episodes of the primetime dramas “The Defenders,” “The Doctors and the Nurses,” and “N.Y.P.D.,” including a 1968 episode featuring future Hollywood icons Al Pacino and Jill Claybaugh. After a stint of directing on the NBC soap “Another World,” Pressman joined rival ABC soap “One Life to Live” in 1970 at the request of then Executive Producer Doris Quinlin. After directing countless episodes of “OLTL” during the next twenty-eight years, and earning several Daytime Emmy nominations (winning in 1976, 1983, and 1984), Pressman retired from the show in 1998. However, he was soon asked to return for a time to help train the soap’s younger actors.
Also in 1998, Pressman returned to his acting roots when he played the Shakespeare-quoting homeless man Bernie Hopper on “OLTL.” He later reprised the role in 2003. In 2004 he was interviewed as part of the Archive of American Television’s TV Legends Series, which you can watch here.
Pressman is survived by his wife, two sons, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A quick peek into what’s happening in Llanview this September.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: SEPTEMBER PREVIEW
Clint thinks he has the answer to Kim’s troubles.
An arrest is made in Victor’s murder, but is the right person behind bars?
Todd tries to reach out to Jack, only to be shocked by his actions.
Aubrey and Cutter make a surprising discovery regarding a murder suspect.
Rex’s two moms go to great lengths to protect their son, but will their efforts be in vain?