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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The Bold and the Beautiful
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

CBS Daytime is proving that it just won’t stop when it comes to high ratings, with the latest Nielsen live plus same day numbers showing another increase for “The Young and the Restless” and record breaking numbers for “The Talk!”

According to a CBS press release, “The Bold and the Beautiful” delivered a weekly audience of 4.14 million viewers for the week ending Sunday, January 12. Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” had its best week since January 2010 with a whopping 5.47 million viewers.

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Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

Sonja Flemming/CBS

Sonja Flemming/CBS

The recent behind-the-scenes drama over at “The Young and the Restless” has created quite a storm, but a little bit of sunshine broke through the clouds today when CBS announced it has renewed the 40-year-old soap opera through 2017. Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to congratulate the cast and crew, and they’re not alone in the celebration: The actors are also thrilled that the sudser they call home received the official extension.

“This is amazing news!” Daniel Goddard (Cane) tweeted. “You, our amazing fans, will get to enjoy ‘Y&R’ for years to come!”

Added Joshua Morrow (Nicholas): “Huge thank you to all of our fans… U appreciate what we do… U stick with us through our ups and downs… our rich history lives on because of u!”

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

During the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour this morning, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, announced the early renewals of the network’s full daytime lineup consisting of soap operas “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” game shows “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price is Right,” and talk show “The Talk.” The renewal for next season (2014-2015)  follows a season full of growth for the network in viewers and the all important key women sales demos for all of its daytime programs. “Y&R” was renewed through the 2016-2017 season, the network said.

“The return of all five of our CBS Daytime shows is a credit to the collaborative spirit of the casts, crews and staff who work tirelessly to make their creative vision come to life,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “A special thank you goes out to our loyal fans for watching and for making us #1 in daytime.”

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

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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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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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Soap Opera Network

Soap Opera Network

CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” ushered in 2014 with their largest weekly audiences in several years, according to ratings data released today by Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 30, 2013 through January 3, 2014.

Per the ratings company, “B&B” averaged 4.13 million viewers, which marked its largest weekly viewer total since the week of February 25-29, 2008. The soap also delivered its best Women 18-49 rating (1.2 rating/6 share) since the week of September 2-6, 2013, and its best Women 25-54 rating (1.7 rating/8 share) since the week of January 14-18, 2013.

“Y&R” meanwhile deleivered an average 5.31 million viewers, which was the soaps largest weekly audience since the week of January 31 – February 4, 2011.



NAACP; JPI Studios (insert)

NAACP; JPI Studios (insert)

Nominees for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series were announced today for “The 45th NAACP Image Awards,” scheduled to air Saturday, February 22 on TV One. “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” were once again dominant in both acting categories.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Robert Voets/Nickelodean

Robert Voets/Nickelodean

Robert Adamson may best be known as “The Young and the Restless’” Noah Newman, but what many fans might not know is that the actor is also a talented director. He’s made several short films — and he even met his real life flame, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), after casting her in one of his recent projects! Soap Opera Network caught up with Adamson, who gave us the scoop on his films, love life, “Y&R” and more!

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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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