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Great balls of fire: This year marks the 75th anniversary of “Gone With the Wind,” and to celebrate the occasion, “The Young and the Restless’” Judith Chapman (Gloria Abbott) is taking to the stage in “Vivien,” a journey into the triumph and madness of celebrated actress Vivien Leigh, who portrayed Scarlett O'Hara in the beloved film.
Remember the sizzling summer appearance “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jennifer Gareis (Donna Forrester) made on “The Young and the Restless?” Well, so did the Genoa City powers that be, as they’ve asked the actress to come back for more!
When Soap Opera Network broke the news that Justin Hartley’s first airdate as Adam Newman would be Wednesday, November 5, it felt like the actor’s Genoa City premiere date couldn’t come fast enough. And now that the actor has finally spoken up about joining the sudser in a new interview, the anticipation is even greater! Some fans have expressed their fear that taking over the role — which was previously played by Michael Muhney — will be an uphill battle for the actor, and guess what? He’s not only aware of the challenges, but is tackling them head on!
On Friday, October 24, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.
The Wednesday, October 15 episode of CBS' "Criminal Minds" featuring former "All My Children" and "The Young and the Restless" actress Eden Riegel found the primetime series growing week-to-week in Total Viewers and the key Adults 18-49 sales demo.
Portraying Fenmore Baldwin on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," Max Ehrich has always given off a boy next door type feel, even when his daytime character was reaching dark places. However, on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Ehrich will be going darker than ever before as a college student accused of sexually assaulting a supposedly innocent coed on the Wednesday, October 22 episode entitled "Pornstar's Requiem."
As previously reported, everyone loves CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and the year-to-year growth in Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 during the week of October 6-10, 2014 continues to prove that point. In addition to "Y&R," CBS is experiencing overall growth with "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Talk." In the case of "B&B," the soap is seeing plenty of women enjoying the storyline surrounding Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) and Caroline Spencer Forrester (Linsey Godfrey) along with the happenings of Hope Logan (Kim Matula) following the recent revelation that she's with child after a recent romp with one of the Spencer brothers. The soap is up 23% in Women 25-54 and 38% in Women 18-49 compared to the same week last year.
Each Monday, we plan to publish our weekly Daytime Ratings Report, which covers the broadcast soaps, game shows and talk shows. Unfortunately, due to an arm injury I sustained last Thursday, my typing skills have been put to the test and the report was delayed. Alas, I'm feeling a lot less pain than I did for much of the past week so here now is the daytime ratings report for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014. Better late than never, right? This week we highlight how the broadcast shows ranked overall in Total Viewers, Men 18+, Adults 18-49 and Median Age.
On Thursday, September 25, Soap Opera Network reported that CBS completed its 28th year as the most watched network in daytime with its highly ranked lineup consisting of soap operas "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," game shows "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," and growing talker "The Talk." In honor of their continued success the network has bestowed upon the cast and crews of each program a plaque that highlights key reasons everyone watches CBS Daytime.
CBS’ late-night legend David Letterman may be hanging up his hat as “The Late Show” host next year, but could he continue on in another capacity within the network? Judging from an audition tape he put together last week for “The Young and the Restless,” he just might land a spot on daytime’s most popular sudser!

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