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Ratings: ABC Attracts 7.9 Million Viewers During Eclipse Coverage

ABC's "The Great American Eclipse" brought in the most viewers of any network, cable or broadcast, during the network's coverage of the first total solar eclipse in 38 years on Monday, August 21. The program, which aired from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, was hosted by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir and brought in 7.9 million viewers with about 2.1 million in the Adults 25-54 demo, nearly tripling the average of what all-new episodes of "The Chew" and "General Hospital" would have attracted in the time period.

Live Total Solar Eclipse Coverage to Impact Soaps

For the first time in 38 years, America will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. In anticipation of the historic event, the broadcast networks, or in some instances, a number of their affiliated stations, will pre-empt regularly scheduled programming for live coverage.

Soap Star Talent Manager Shutters L.A. Offices

Michael Einfeld shutters L.A. offices after reports of death threats and the social media response to his alleged remarks to a former assistant who quit after receiving an email saying "Uppity selfish c---" and "Someone should sew her vagina shut."

NBC Exec on ‘DAYS’: “We Hope It Stays on the Schedule Forever”

During NBC's portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment, was asked questions about the upcoming 2017-18 television season and the success of the network's primetime lineup -- the network finished #1 in the key sales demo. But one question on the minds of many was the status of "Days of our Lives," which was renewed through September 2018 earlier this year.

‘GH’s’ Kin Shriner Plans to Stay Until the End

For nearly a decade fans have wondered which soap might go next after the departures of "All My Children," "As The World Turns," "Guiding Light," "One Life to Live" and "Passions," but no matter what happens in the future, "General Hospital" star Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) plans to stick with his soap until the end, or as long as they'll have him.

CBS Daytime Promotes Three Veterans

Veteran CBS Daytime executives Margot Wain, Ray Paolantonio and Laurie Seidman have been given a promotion, it was announced today by Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. Wain has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Daytime Programs, and Paolantonio and Seidman have been promoted to Vice Presidents, Daytime Programs.