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

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It’s been quite some time since Soap Opera Network last brought its readers a weekly breakdown of what’s going to happen during the upcoming week of soaps. With our new sense of direction and focus as we get ready to enter a new year, and a new phase for the site, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get back into the previews game.

First things first, Soap Opera Network preview posts include the word “PreVUE” in their titles, which is our unique term for spoilers, previews, teasers, etc. This means that when you look for upcoming story for your favorite shows, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless,” and even some primetime shows, you should always expect the word “PreVUE” in the title. This helps clearly identity what the post is about and informs those not wishing to be spoiled to turn around and stop reading from that point forward. So, without further adieu, here’s a look at what’s going to happen this week (week of December 30, 2013 – January 2, 2014) in Los Angeles, Salem, Port Charles and Genoa City.

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Gilles Mingasson/ABC

Gilles Mingasson/ABC

In an episode aptly titled “Dinner Party,” “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) is returning to ABC’s “Super Fun Night” on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, which finds his character, Jason, and wife Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale), show up drunk to Jazmine’s sister’s dinner party.

Starring Rebel Wilson as Kimmie, Jazmine’s sister, Brooks first appeared on the show in the October 23 episode titled “Engagement Party,” when his character got engaged to Tisdale’s. This will mark the first time that the series refers to the couple as being married.

“Super Fun Night” airs Wednesdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT on ABC.



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CBS

CBS

With a new year kicking things off next week, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” promises to bring a new beginning, new enemies and new surprises to the table for the rich and the fabulous Forresters, Spencers, Logans and Fullers. In a newly released promo, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) share a tender moment as the clock strikes 12, while Hope (Kim Matula) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) look to move on…together, and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) stand their ground as they prepare for battle.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Multiple Emmy-nominee Thorsten Kaye won the hearts of soap opera audiences with his strong portrayal of “All My Children’s” Zach Slater, “One Life to Live’s” Patrick Thornhart and “Port Charles’” Ian Thornhart, but can the actor strike gold again as Ronn Moss’ replacement in the role of “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ridge Forrester? It won’t be the first time an actor has walked into the shoes of a major character whose previous portrayer is very much loved in the role, but then again, these aren’t just any old shoes to fill! Soap Opera Network caught up with Ridge’s onscreen dad, John McCook (Eric Forrester), who’s not only been working with Kaye as Ridge since day one, but who’s also quite familiar with the father/son dynamic the two characters have established over the years. Read on to get his take on the bold recasting choice, how he views Kaye’s approach to the role and what’s in store for Eric and Ridge in the weeks ahead!

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soapstarchristmas_bbyr640x400 ‘Twas the week of Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for all us! Soap Opera Network contacted soap actors with care, in hopes that responses soon would be there. Whether traveling, visiting family or just snuggling in bed, these “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” actors’ plans will dance in your head!

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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of December 9-13, 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 4,936,000 (-51,000/+564,000)
2. B&B 3,849,000 (+21,000/+591,000)
3. GH 3,057,000 (-248,000/+400,000)
4. DAYS 2,669,000 (-11,000/+300,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.5/11 (same/+.2)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (same/+.3)
3. GH 2.3/7 (-.2/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)

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TVGN

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 by those who were there during the good times, the bad times and the new times.

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ABC

“The past five years have seen a collapse of epic proportion within the soap opera industry. What was once a formidable lineup of no less than 14 network soap operas in the 1980′s has collapsed to just four – ‘General Hospital’ on ABC, ‘Days of our Lives’ on NBC and ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ on CBS and now TVGN,” is the opening statement from the documentary that features interviews with several daytime legends, veteran stars, and a host of talents from behind the scenes that have helped make the soap opera genre the longest running form of television entertainment.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of December 2-6, 2013

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: There was a winter storm towards the end of the week

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,987,000 (-178,000/+808,000)
2. B&B 3,828,000 (-39,000/+766,000)
3. GH 3,305,000 (+6,000/+767,000) * <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2,680,000 (-44,000/+401,000)

* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* Highest since January 21-25, 2008

Households
1. Y&R 3.5/12 (-.1/+.3)
2. B&B 2.7/9 (same/+.4)
3. GH 2.5/8 (same/+.6)
4. DAYS 2.0/6 (-.1/+.3)

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Disney/ABC Television Group & CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Disney/ABC Television Group & CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

The Wrap News, Inc.

The Wrap News, 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 are up season-to-date in all key ratings categories. Meanwhile, some of the replacements for the canceled ABC versions of  “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” specifically talk shows, have all “come and gone like, um, sands through the hourglass.”

Meanwhile, Deadline Hollywood published a piece on the renewed success of “GH” and how it overtook “Y&R” to rank number one for the week in Women 25-54 for the first time in over six years.



Giles Toucas

Giles Toucas

Having wrapped up her stints as “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless’” Amber Moore, actress Adrienne Frantz is setting off in a new direction with her latest role: A guest spot on FX’s western series, “Justified!” And Soap Opera Network managed to get the scoop on the actress’ feisty role!

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