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 Young and the Restless
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned that today marked the end of Erin Chambers‘ stint as Melanie Daniels on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” At the end of today’s episode, the character decided to drop the sexual assault charges against Adam Newman (Michael Muhney) after speaking with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), who made it clear to Melanie that there was no way Adam could have assaulted her.

Chambers joined “Y&R” in early June.



Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of August 12-16, 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 4,511,000 (-9,000/+200,000)
2. B&B 3,382,000 (-63,000/+311,000)
3. GH 2,543,000 (+83,000/+80,000)
4. DAYS 2,283,000 (-113,000/-416,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/+.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.2)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

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John Paschal/JPI Studios; File Archive (inset)

John Paschal/JPI Studios; File Archive (inset)

As first noted on the Friday, August 16 episode of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” several of Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) friends and family received postcards informing them to be at the grand dames home on that particular date and at “8:00pm sharp.” Yesterday, following news of when the show will honor the life of Katherine on screen, the soap unveiled a website dedicated to the character that includes a gallery that breaks down the postcards each of her friends and family received, some of which were sent before Katherine decided to have people gather at her home. The postcards were written by the writers of the show, of course.

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Robert Voets/CBS;  Hirshberg Foundation (inset)

Robert Voets/CBS; Hirshberg Foundation (inset)

Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. The fatal disease took the life of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2011. Even Bonnie Franklin, who guest-starred on “The Young and the Restless” as Sister Celeste just last year lost her battle with the deadly cancer in March. And Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), having lost his uncle several years ago to the very same affliction, is speaking up once again to let the world know that it’s time we put a stop to the horrific and painful cancer that claims the lives of nearly 40,000 people each year.

On Sunday, October 27, the star will be hosting The 16th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge, a charity race that benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. This is the actor’s sixth year as host for the event, which is one of Southern California’s largest and most popular charity races, and he’s more dedicated than ever to help find a cure for the fatal disease.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

As previously reported, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will honor the life of Katherine Chancellor on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, when the soap opera pays tribute to the character and her portrayer, Jeanne Cooper, in a two-part memorial service.

Per a website dedicated to the character, Katherine died on Thursday, August 1 after a short illness. Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, also from a brief illness. Fan favorites Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina Webster), Beau Kazer (Brock Reynolds), Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore), Patty Weaver (Gina Roma) and Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti) will return for the service along with Cooper’s real-life son, Corbin Bernsen, who will reprise his role as Father Todd. The character will preside over Katherine’s service. Damian will perform “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You,” the song that aired in the tribute episode dedicated to Cooper in May.

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Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of August 5-9, 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 4,520,000 (-172,000/+206,000)
2. B&B 3,445,000 (-152,000/+277,000)
3. GH 2,460,000 (+19,000/+144,000)
4. DAYS 2,396,000 (-60,000/—-)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/10 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.1/+.2)
3. GH 1.9/6 (+.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/—-)

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CBS

CBS

Just as the fall season gets ready to kick into high gear next month comes word that “The Young and the Restless” may have lost its head writer as a result of creative differences with the shows executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps. Josh Griffith, who took the reigns from Maria Arena Bell one year ago, has reportedly given notice to Sony Pictures Television and Bell Dramatic Television of his decision to leave.

Griffith’s possible exit couldn’t have come at a worse time for the soap as several of its stars recently told Soap Opera Network of their happiness with the material they’ve been given leading into the fall and that the storyline involving the death of Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper), which begins airing today, lends itself to plenty of tales for “every.single.character” in the months to come.

Representatives for CBS and the show have not commented at press time on this developing story.



CBS Photo Archive (1989)

CBS Photo Archive (1989)

Beginning with today’s episode of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” the citizens of Genoa City will honor the life of Katherine Chancellor, whose portrayer, Jeanne Cooper, passed earlier this year after a short illness. According to the network, loved ones of Katherine’s will begin receiving postcards asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate, where they’ll learn that Katherine died while exploring the world with her husband, Murphy (Michael Fairman).

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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 July 29 – August 2, 2013

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

NOTE: There is no “DAYS” comparison to last year due to the Olympics

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,692,000 (-56,000/+500,000)
2. B&B 3,597,000 (+2,000/+507,000)
3. DAYS 2,456,000 (-106,000/——-)
4. GH 2,441,000 (-98,000/+177,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (same/+.3)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/+.4)
3. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/—)

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MichellStafford.com

MichellStafford.com

After portraying Phyllis Summers on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” for fifteen years, soap fans around the world thought they were saying goodbye to Michelle Stafford on the Friday, August 2 episode, when she vacated the role. Thankfully, that isn’t the case. As stated in an interview with both Soap Opera Digest and TV Guide Magazine, Stafford left the number one rated daytime drama series for several reasons, some of which she’ll never reveal, but one of which was to launch her new web series, “The Stafford Project.”

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