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CBS Daytime is showing across the board ratings growth compared to one week prior and the same week last year, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data for the week of February 8-12, 2016. The network held the top six programs in Total Viewers and the top four in both Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, the key sales demos that determine ad rates for daytime programs. The network remains the industry leader throughout the February Sweeps ratings period that began Thursday, February 4.
While it's still uncertain as to who Michael Easton will be portraying when he returns to the "General Hospital" canvas in the coming weeks, the actor recently announced on his Facebook page that you'll soon be able to catch his new short-film, "Dreamliner," which reunites him with his former "One Life to Live" co-star Trevor St. John (ex-Todd Manning/ex-Victor Lord, JR). Easton wrote and directed the short.
After a successful turn as Daniel Grayson on ABC's "Revenge," which ran for four seasons on the network, actor Josh Bowman is headed back to the alphabet as the lead in the Kevin Williamson drama pilot, "Time After Time," which tells the story of serial killer Jack the Ripper and his nemesis, H.G. Wells.
"General Hospital's" mysterious Dixon, who Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) has been heard conversing with for the last several weeks, has finally been identified as actor Troy Ruptash, who debuts in the recurring role beginning Friday, February 19, Soap Opera Network has learned.
First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee's successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran,…
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you probably took notice of a conversation Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) had with Jason's mother, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), over Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake (James Nigbor), and the severity of his recent injuries. Monica suggested that their son's orthopedic care be moved from General Hospital in Port Charles to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The transition to Shriners marks the second…
Actress Angell Conwell is returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" next month as Leslie Michaelson, reports Soap Opera Digest. According to the publication, Conwell's character is being called to Genoa City to help someone in need of her legal expertise on the Monday, March 14 episode of the soap.
As previously reported, the "General Hospital" writing team consisting of former head writer Ron Carlivati, and writers Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the Writers Guild Award on Saturday, February 13 in the category of Daytime Drama. The soap beat out CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," the only other series nominated in the category. At press time,…
On today's edition of CBS' "The Talk," "The Young and the Restless" star Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) appeared for the first time on the daytime talk show. After welcoming him to the CBS family, the co-hosts asked the actor about working on the soap opera and how things have gone so far him, including how easy it was to be "sleeping" in bed while his castmates cried over the possible loss of his character. The actor also shared where he hides his lines when necessary.
Lachlan Buchanan (Kyle Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") will portray Navy Petty Officer James Muldoon, who witnesses a crime and comes to the aid of someone in need in the Tuesday, March 1 episode of "NCIS," titled "After Hours."
After portraying Griffin Castillo on "All My Children" and Tony Santos on "Guiding Light," actor Jordi Vilasuso decided the timing was right for another turn in daytime. Lucky for him, "Days of our Lives" was looking to expand the Hernandez clan with the return of Dario (last played by Francisco San Martin). After meeting with executive producer Ken Corday, co-executive producer Albert Alaar and co-head writer Josh Griffith last summer, Vilasuso responded well to the idea of portraying a "very intelligent" character on the…
Congratulations are in order for former "General Hospital" head writer Ron Carlivati. The writer, along with his team consisting of Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.