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.
Genoa City’s two greatest rivals are coming together, and they’re inviting you in for the action!
On the heels of “The Young and the Restless” officially reaching an outstanding 25 year mark as television’s number one rated daytime soap opera, Eric Braeden (Victor) and Peter Bergman (Jack) will be taking to Twitter for a special live chat in which they’ll answer fan questions about their onscreen rivalry, love interests, the show’s spectacular history and more!
The fun begins on Friday, December 13 at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PT, and fans should use #YR as well as @EBraeden for Braeden and @YandR_CBS for Bergman when asking the talented soap opera veterans questions. Good luck and happy tweeting!
CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has officially clocked 25 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama series. The soap is pacing for its largest audience to begin a season since the 2011-2012 television season with 5.1 million viewers tuning in on average to the trials and tribulations of Genoa City’s elite. ”I am so proud of the talented cast and crew, past and present, for making ‘The Young and the Restless’ #1 for 25 years,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “A special thank you to our loyal and passionate fans for helping us reach this incredible milestone.”
If a dose of “The Young and the Restless’” Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Winters) is just what you’ve been craving this holiday season, then get ready for your wish to come true! The former daytime star will be appearing in an upcoming original UP film titled “Marry Me for Christmas.”
The romantic, home-for-the-holidays feature follows Marci Jewel (Malinda Williams), the owner and creative director of an up-and-coming ad agency who’s happy about her life as a NYC single gal — until the holidays roll around! “While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan who has put marriage and motherhood on hold for the sake of her career,” states an official press release. “As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci learns that her favorite cousin Dana (Tamara Bass), her husband Frankie (Jason Weaver) and their family are leaving the country for five years on missionary work. So at the last minute, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years. With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam (Brad James) in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can do in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie (Rowell), aunt Myra (DeEtta West), uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams) and cousin Preston (Carl Payne): fakes a fiancé.”
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!
If you or a loved one have always wanted to tour the sets at CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” you’re in luck: Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity just launched its latest VIP experience auction on CharityBuzz.com, and it’s a fun-filled day on set at the popular soap opera!
Proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity auction will benefit HFH of Great Los Angeles, and the person with the highest bid will not only enjoy a backstage tour of “Y&R” with a guest of their choosing, but also the chance to see the cast and crew film an episode, photo opportunities with stars, and a gift bag filled with memorabilia from the sudser.
To enter the bidding war, visit Charity Buzz before Wednesday, December 18.
“The Young and the Restless’” Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is in for a surprise come 2014 in the form of a very unexpected blast from her past: Ian Ward, the former cult leader she knew back in the 80s, is headed to Genoa City!
A show rep confirms that actor Ray Wise begins taping on Friday, December 13, as Ward, whom Nikki met during her time at New World Commune about 30 years ago. As fans now know, Victor’s wife got pregnant during her stay at the NWC, and the child she gave birth to — yet never saw — is town newbie Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton).
Wise, who’ll be appearing in multiple episodes and working with several “Y&R” actors, is known for his roles on shows like “Twin Peaks,” “24,” “Mad Men” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Watch for his Genoa City debut on Thursday, January 23.
Ratings Report for the Week of November 25-29, 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)
1. Y&R 5,165,000 (+547,000/+789,000) *
2. B&B 3,867,000 (+163,000/+587,000)
3. GH 3,299,000 (+522,000/+548,000) ** <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2,724,000 (+102,000/+387,000)
* New high for JFP/Altman regime
** Highest since January 21-25, 2008
** New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
1. Y&R 3.6/11 (+.3/+.3)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.5/7 (+.3/+.5) * <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (+.1/+.3)
* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* Last time at 2.5: January 14-18, 2008
See “General Hospital’s” Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake) as you’ve never seen him perform. From personal stories to stories from concert fields, the documentary film, “An Affair of the Heart,” follows the life of the multi-talented actor/musician from the perspective of his fans who share details on when they first discovered him and what makes him such an icon in their lives. The film was recently released on DVD/blu-ray and hails from an idea by producer Melanie Lentz-Janney, who has been a loyal fan of Rick’s for thirty years. “The Young and the Restless’” Doug Davidson along with “GH’s'” Jacklyn Zeman, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson and Brandon Barash also appear in the film.
One week ago today actor Paul Walker (ex-Brandon Collins, “The Young and the Restless”) died in a fiery car accident that also took the life of his friend Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving, who was driving the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at the time when it crashed into a tree and exploded. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, Walker died from “the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” while Rodas died as a result of “multiple traumatic injuries.” In memory of Walker, producers behind “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise, which he was best known for, published a tribute video (seen below) of the actor on its official YouTube page. The video has currently amassed 16.7 million views worldwide.
The Medical Examiner stated that both deaths have been officially ruled an accident.