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March 2014

ON THE SET: Melody Thomas Scott Celebrates 35 Years at ‘Y&R’

Cast, crew, executives, and reporters gathered on the set of “The Young and the Restless” last week to celebrate Melody Thomas Scott’s 35th anniversary playing the legendary Nikki Reed. Her closest co-stars gave heartfelt words of congratulations to the actress, followed by an incredibly emotional speech from Scott herself. But don’t fret about not being able to take part in the special event: Soap Opera Network was there to capture every moment!

InSESSION: Seattle Seahawk’s Michael Robinson Talks ‘Y&R’ Deets!

Being on the winning team during this year’s Super Bowl was a dream come true for Seattle Seahawk’s fullback Michael Robinson, but the true touchdown for the Virginia native was being asked to film a scene for CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” — a soap opera he recently admitted is his guilty viewing pleasure! Soap Opera Network took part in a call with the sports star where he discussed his love of the show, how the gig came about and a very interesting conversation had had with legend Eric Braeden (Victor Newman). Read on…

More Details on Prospect Park Networks Bankruptcy; Company Owes ABC $1.7 Million

As we reported yesterday, Prospect Park Networks — the company behind the online re-launch of soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And as news of the latest PPN vs. ABC twist spread, further details were revealed: The production company reportedly owes ABC $1.7 million, and it also owes some big name actors large sums of money, as well!

Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Back to ‘Y&R’

Eileen Davidson may have just returned to the set of “Days of our Lives” to reprise her role as Kristen DiMera (to air later this summer), but that’s not the only sudser she’ll be appearing on: She’s heading back to “The Young and the Restless” as Ashley Abbott later this month — and Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott) will be joining her!

WATCH: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o on Kenyan Soap Opera ‘Shuga’

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o was unknown to American audiences before her scene-stealing role as slave Patsey in Best Picture Oscar winner "12 Years A Slave." Now, after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (the first African actress to do so) and giving an incredibly moving speech, Nyong'o is on her way to becoming a household name. But did you know that before being cast in "12 Years A Slave," Nyong'o played the lead role on a ground-breaking Kenyan soap opera?

CBS Slays February Sweeps

Last week’s ratings for soaps may have been a little low (as Soap Opera Network reported here), but as for February Sweeps? “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” kicked some major you-know-what!

Ratings: Bad Week For Soaps

Ratings Report for the Week of February 24-28, 2014 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 4,839,000 (-387,000/+225,000) 2. B&B 3,585,000 (-212,000/+27,000) 3. GH 2,877,000 (-162000/+112,000) 4. DAYS 2,686,000 (-150,000/+169,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.6/12 (-.2/+.3) 2. B&B 2.7/9 (-.1/+.1) 3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.1) 4. DAYS 2.0/6 (-.1/+.1)