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  • Broadcast vs. Syndicated: The Winners and Losers of Daytime TV

    CBS Broadcasting Inc.
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    CBS Broadcasting Inc.
    For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we've never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn't easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found... READ MORE
  • CBS Daytime’s Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule; ‘Y&R’ to Air Classic Episode

    Sonja Flemming/CBS
    Sonja Flemming/CBS
    "The Young and the Restless" to re-air classic episode of Victor (Eric Braden) and Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) wedding that aired on September 5, 2002. READ MORE
  • ‘The Talk’ Celebrates 25 Seasons of ‘Survivor’ With Special Commemorative Show

    James White/CBS
    James White/CBS
    THE TALK Will Feature Appearances By Upcoming "Survivor: Philippines" Castaways, Medical Evacuees Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan, and Lisa Whelchel (Blair from "The Facts of Life") READ MORE
  • ‘Good Afternoon America’ Ties or Slightly Beats ‘Revolution’ Season Average, Plus More Ratings Deets

    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    Although "Good Afternoon America" showed some gains over the recent performance of ratings eyesore "The Revolution," those gains could only last so long. The ABC News daytime talk show hosted by "Good Morning America's" Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott has also failed to bring in an audience on par with the year-ago airings of the canceled "One Life to Live" after five weeks of ratings data (week of August 6-10, 2012). READ MORE
  • Eric Braeden on ‘The Talk’ and 10,000 Episodes of ‘Young and Restless’

    CBS
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    CBS
    Eric Braeden is best known to daytime fans of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Victor Newman and in celebration of the shows upcoming 10,000th episode (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 27), the actor appeared on today's edition of "The Talk," with guest co-host Shannen Doherty. READ MORE
  • Ratings: A Closer Look at Daytime Talk

    Before we post the daytime soap opera ratings for the week of March 26-30, 2012, our friend Marc Berman at TV Media Insights has posted the latest ratings for daytime talk shows and things are still looking very bad for ABC's "The Revolution" while "The Chew" has sustained a similar total audience in comparison to former time-period occupant "All My Children." "The View" was in repeats, while "The Talk" on CBS was up year-to-year in total viewers and Women 25-54, flat in Women 18-49 and down in Women 18-34. READ MORE
  • ‘The Talk’ Celebrates 25 Years of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

    Francis Specker/CBS
    Francis Specker/CBS
    On Monday, March 19, "The Talk" will celebrate 25 years of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," with a special commemorative show featuring much of the current cast including John McCook, Texas Battle, Jacob Young, Katherine Kelly Lang, Kimberly Matula and Heather Tom. READ MORE
  • The Missing Link: What Happened to ‘General Hospital’s’ Viewers on Friday, March 2, 2012?

    Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Call it the case of a pissed off audience or call it a fluke, but whatever it is the mystery of where "General Hospital's" audience went by its Friday, March 2, 2012 episode is up in the air. READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Hits Four-Month High in Key Demos, ‘The Revolution’ Continues Poor Performance

    Donna Svennevik/ABC
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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    "General Hospital" is the only soap opera left on the ABC Daytime schedule and is also the longest running dramatic series in the networks history. Unfortunately, the soap is facing the same cancellation danger that its former network counterparts ("All My Children" and "One Life to Live") faced just over a year ago before ABC officially announced the two would go off the air in a press release. Before any decision on the future of "GH" is ultimately made, the drama series is showing an uptick in key demos and viewership. READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Attracts Largest Audience Since Premiere, But Remains Below ‘All My Children’

    Crag Sjodin/ABC
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    Crag Sjodin/ABC
    As in previous weeks, ratings for soaps are unavailable at press time but the numbers are out for talk shows including "The Chew," "The Talk" and "The View." READ MORE