As we previously reported, former “All My Children” star Robert Scott Wilson (ex-Pete Cortlandt) is headed to “Days of our Lives,” where he’ll be taking over Justin Gaston’s role as Ben. Hot on the heels of the news, the actor himself took to Instagram to comment on his new journey — as well as his final episode of “The Price Is Right” (where he debuted as the show’s first male model) and the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
During first quarter 2014, CBS’ full daytime lineup was up 13% compared to first quarter 2013, per Nielsen Media Research data. Additionally, “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal” delivered their largest-ever first quarter in total viewers and key women. Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” delivered their largest audiences since first quarter 2008, with “Y&R” averaging 5.51 million viewers, up 11% from last year, and “B&B” averaging 4.02 million viewers, up 10% from last year. “The Price is Right” was also attracted its best numbers since 2004 and 2005, respectively.
With an average of 2.92 million viewers tuning in daily, “Talk” was up 17% year-to-year while matching its best first quarter performance in the key Women 25-54 demo with a 1.1/06 (rating/share).
“The Young and the Restless” officially turns 41 years old today, Wednesday, March 26, and the sudser is celebrating its birthday in style!
Yesterday, the cast and crew gathered for lunch, photos and a cake cutting ceremony to honor the show’s history and celebrate its recent three-year renewal, and today, the on-air show featured a crossover storyline involving “The Price Is Right” and its host, Drew Carey!
What did you think of today’s crossover episode? And what would you like to see happen in the year ahead, as “Y&R” moves toward its 42nd birthday? Leave your comments below and be sure to check back soon, as Soap Opera Network attended yesterday’s on-set anniversary celebration, and we’ll be posting some special “Y&R” features in the weeks ahead!
Huge congratulations are in order for CBS Daytime, as the network’s entire lineup managed to attract its largest weekly audience in more than eight years!
According to Nielsen ratings for the week of Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31, “The Talk” averaged 3.19 million viewers — its largest weekly audience ever — while “Let’s Make a Deal” part one attracted 3.71 million viewers, and “Let’s Make a Deal” part two attracted 4.22 million viewers — also the show’s highest ratings ever. With 6.08 million viewers, “The Price Is Right” part one posted its highest ratings since December of 2004, while “The Price Is Right” part two garnered 7.12 million viewers, its highest since December 2005.
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!”
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.”
ABC’s “Modern Family” is about to get a bump up in coolness: “The Talk” panelist and host of the CW’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Aisha Tyler is set to guest star on the popular sitcom later this season!
A rep for the show confirms that the California native will be appearing in the 16th episode of the comedy’s fifth and current season as Wendy, a former law school classmate of Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who unexpectedly becomes his boss.
Tyler and Ferguson will be taping their scenes this week for the episode, which is titled “Spring-a-Ding-Fling.”
Meanwhile, fans who just can’t get enough of Tyler can tune in to CBS’s “The Price Is Right” on Wednesday, January 15, as she’ll be appearing as that day’s celebrity guest model.
With its lineup consisting of soaps “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” game shows “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” and talker “The Talk,” CBS Daytime posted double-digit growth during the fourth quarter in viewers compared to the year-ago period, while each series was up or even in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In fact, “Y&R” was first in both key women demos.
With its combination of soaps, game shows and a talk show, the CBS Daytime lineup consisting of “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right” and “The Talk” posted growth during the November 2013 sweeps period, according to Nielsen Live Plus Sam Day ratings data.
CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award Winning game show, “The Price Is Right,” is honoring its former host, Bob Barker, in a big way: In honor of the legendary TV personality’s 90th birthday, the show is featuring a week of pet adoptions as well as a special appearance from Barker himself!
To catch all of the fun, be sure to tune into the “The Price Is Right” the week of December 9 through the 13, and tune in on Thursday, December 12 to catch Barker’s special birthday appearance!