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149 May 28th, 2017 RATINGS: For The Week GH and DAYS Gain Viewers!

Courtesy/ABC

The ratings are out for the week of May 15-19th.  Your favorite daytime dramas of late have not been faring well and viewership has been down, and the May sweep storylines of 2017 has been viewed by many fans as very lackluster which didn’t help the numbers, either.

In the latest ratings however, two shows gained back some viewers lead by General Hospital with an addition of +55,000 total viewers and Days of our Lives with +22,000.

CBS Daytime’s The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful lost the most viewers for the week with B&B losing -144,00 and Y&R losing -48,000.   These shows are well off the pace of 2016 as this time.

Courtesy/NBC

In other ratings numbers, Y&R and DAYS tied lows in Household numbers, while in the key womens 18-49 ratings share Y&R, GH and DAYS all continued to tie series lows.

The womens 18-34 ratings share continued to tie lows for Y&R, B&B and DAYS. View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,120,000 (-48,000/-638,000)
2. B&B 3,313,000 (-144,000/-469,000)
3. GH 2,376,000 (+51,000/-388,000)
4. DAYS 1,965,000 (+22,000/-207,000)

Now let us know what you think each of the four network soaps needs to do to perk up viewers? Which soap do you think is best overall and show the most promise for a strong summer of stories? Comment below!

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  1. Junie says:

    Bring Steve Burton back as Jason morgan!!!

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  2. blake says:

    Y&R gets better writers and their ratings fall? I didn’t mind Jill Farren Phelps as executive producer, the show was good until Chuck Pratt was hired as head writer.

    Glad for Days going up. I’m really curious to see how Ron C.’s stories will be.

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    robert replied

    Jill’s production values was much better than Mal’s. now every scene is so choppy

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    su0000 replied

    hi blake ..
    you said– ”I’m really curious to see how Ron’s stories will be.”

    OK. I will tell you.
    Ron’s stories will not be boring. He is a master of twist & turns and surprises, he is a brave/bold writer.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Uhhh-hhh?

    dmr replied

    Expect an on-slaught of new characters from Ron, that you’ll see one day, and then won’t see again for weeks or months, with dropped storylines. That’s what happened over at General Hospital-an inflated cast of recurring characters and dropped storylines.

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    Lou Piikes replied

    Inflated cast if recurring characters and dropped storylines is still occurring a year after Ron was fired from GH. So who is to blame now?

    su0000 replied

    lol dmr
    Days has always had an ”on-slaught of new characters ” , always.
    RC never dropped a story ..

    Rhonda replied

    Loving the Abbott family, loving Jack right now too.
    I hate the Cane and Billy feud because I can’t take sides. Both men are really unlikeable jerks with no moral compass.
    Can Billy and Phyllis please find another place to make out which doesn’t involve Brass and Sassy, Jabot and Victoria’s house?
    It’s insensitive and borderline cruel the way those two wanna rubs their sexual exploits in their ex spouses’ noses. Get a room,you two! I mean this literally.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Agreed!

    Celia replied

    There’s one character I will welcome with open arms, dmr: Spencer Cassadine.
    I do hope he hangs around for a long while. And, I am, also, very glad he is not being sorased, as Joss was.
    I am not complaining about Joss, quite the opposite, actually. But, the girl is making such a splash, in my opinion, it won’t be too long before a new teen boy is introduced just for her. I did think, at one point that Specer would be the target. Then, I thought, possibly, Jake.
    I love little Jake just the way he is….such a cute kid…good little actor, as well.

  3. su0000 says:

    Here is the thing that counts—
    The people that tune in;
    -most not all-
    Are FF through the soaps – that speaks volumes.
    Are not happy with the stories
    Are watching out of habit
    It is not how many watch it is how many watch contentedly are satisfied with their soap.
    they watch to watch… perhaps they watch for certain stories.
    The rating numbers do not tell if or if not fans are gratified.

    And;
    Unless a person is of the Nielsen Families, if you tune in our out you Do Not Count.

    We have 4 soaps… Long Live the Soaps !!!!

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  4. JasonLovesGH says:

    This is depressing information across the board for all of our soaps. And with summer upon us these numbers aren’t likely to improve. However, I’d be interested to know what the L+3 and L+7 numbers are for the soaps. I know a lot of people engage in delayed viewing such as binge watch on weekends

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    JasonLovesGH replied

    …I for one let GH play every evening whether I’m actually able to sit down and watch it or not so the show gets same-day viewing credit as part of its Nielsen numbers. If you are in a metered market I highly recommend you do the same. I believe we all know that these programs have more people watching them than these ratings suggest but advertisers only care about live and same day numbers. Push play on your DVR and let it run even when you aren’t able to actually watch your show at that time! (Unfortunately, online viewing, etc. isn’t included in these numbers which further depresses them.) Save our soaps!!!

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    su0000 replied

    hi JasonLovesGH ..
    Are you Nielsen household??
    If, you are not a Nielsen watcher you are not counted in the Nielsen ratings.
    If you watch or not, you are not a number in the ratings.
    The ratings are by Nielsen, if you’re not a Nielsen viewer to be counted you are not counted in the Nielsen ratings.

    And, Nielsen has been counting online viewers for awhile, now.

    Patrick replied

    argh! I was about to post @Jason… that I decided I was going to start doing what you do…. just let @DAYS play in one of the bedrooms… and, hope it counts

    now @su is saying if not a Nielson counter…

    I at the very least thought… that whatever market i’m in.. that my cable box will signal just that… that i’m watching a full four with commercials .. and that counts

    ????

    su0000 replied

    hi Patrick..

    It is the Nielsen Ratings.
    Nielsen ratings come from what the Nielsen households watch, not what we watch. We are an estimate of what the they watch.
    Nielsen does not know what we watch only what their household watch.

    from Nielsen;
    The households are evenly distributed by population throughout the United States, and are roughly meant to be representative of the population as a whole. They also rotate occasionally.
    Maybe 50,000 households seems like a lot to you, but to put it in perspective, there are approximately 100 million households with a TV in the United States.
    That means even at the high estimate of 50,000 households, the number represents .05% of the households.
    That would be less than 1/10 of 1%. (<- that is the estimate of us lol

  5. Ray says:

    I am surprised to see the ratings of B&B decline. I love Sally and Thomas. It will also be great to have Caroline come back to town. I hope we do not have to go through Ridge/Caroline Part II.

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  6. Lew S. says:

    Hey EPs, Start listening to the viewers. DAYS will do well with Ron Carlivati coming on board and the returns of Allison Sweeney and Chandler Massey. B&B, Brad stop writing the show for enjoyment and consider your fans and Y&R, before the network makes another writer change and EP, go back to the vision you promised months ago, because what’s airing now, ain’t working!

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    robert replied

    i agree about Y&R. Sally is better than this. that whole LA nonsense had Angelica McDaniel written all over it. cbs needs to stop interfering and let Sally write the type of show we know she is capable of

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    Celia replied

    I agree re Days, Lew S.
    Personally, I think the introduction of all things ‘TEEN”, dug a hole for Days. Therefore, I am hoping that the hole isn’t so deep that the show can’t be salvaged.
    Claire must be the worst of them all. The girl looks ten…..having sex. What’s worse, she looks like she has a serious problem with anorexia. Am I the only one to notice this?
    What is wrong with these people? TPTB, I mean….and, everyone else, close to her.
    Then, there’s Dario ( I usually confuse the name with Diego, LOL) and Abby. Another inane story.
    The same goes for Gabi and Chad. How dumb is this guy? He seems to have forgotten all of Gabi’s manipulations to get him away from his relationship with Melanie and/or Abby. Gabi has always had her cap set for Chad. So, this wide-eyed, innocent-girl act is soooo out of place. Tell it to someone who does not know the backstory, writers.

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    Celia replied

    Hi, Lew,
    Carlivati should do both a 180/360 where JJ and Gabi are concerned. That penetrating look he gave the couple as Chad held Gabi in comfort, spoke volumes. Was that a fulminating look, or one of longing? Is JJ still in love with Gabi?

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    Lew S. replied

    Hey Celia, I totally agree with you. I think JJ still has feelings for Gabi or he pissed at what he believes Chad did to his sister, even though it was her decision to leave him. Can’t wait to see Carlivati’s work!!

    Celia replied

    Good point, Lew. JJ could be harboring resentment for Chad’s shabby treatment of his sister.
    I, actually, liked JJ and Gabi as a couple…I’m not feeling it with Lani.
    Maybe it’s because I find her a little vapid; worse than Gabi, LOL.

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  7. Patrick says:

    Y&R : Dinner with Dina ta-da, what’s heating up

    even tho all the Abbott siblings have the “same” issue with abandonment… and how all their lives are very much patterned after Dina just up and leaving…

    which to my surprise… is that she left them all…. for the father of Ashley. !!!!

    the issue is spot on; on sharing all the siblings angst anxiety and what have you ? whew !

    I HOPE BEYOND HOPE that Young and Sussman take the time to give each sibling MEAT.

    it looks like this dinner is taking place on May 31st and June 1st. Tracy is returning for this mega watt 1st family of Genoa City.

    I will be tuning in

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    Patrick replied

    DAYS of OUR Lives – I seriously just stopped watching Nov. 9, 2016.

    May 29, 2017 ( 6 months and 8 days ) I went without Salem.

    last night I binged watched 3 eps. gotta tell ya… what had me tuned in

    Eric and Xander

    Greg Vaughan . there were a few times when I’d check “days” out of curiosity and it was always Greg Vaughan that made me miss @DOOL.

    dang… agree if you will…. currently.. he’s that much more smolder.. because he reminds you of ; Robert Newman ( ex GL, Josh)…. stronger studlier, sexier, sensual’ed OUT.

    I hope I can keep my focus if he’s paired with Jenny Bear.

    Paul Telfer – Xander . WOW. stud worked out. he had a great SOD article… he loves working @DAYS… and it’s “said” a lot of the DAYS cast like his work. AS THEY SHOULD … outside of his looks and biggest bod ever. he has a steely penetration and presence that shoot s bullets. what can you say. there has got to be a reason @DOOL keeps bringing him back.

    on the 5/23 ep : both he and Deimos are finally caught. Deimos “hired” Xander. yet Xander said it was all his plan. I’m hoping if DAYS is smart… the Salem PD will need Xander testimony against Deimos… and Xander can walk. LIVE in Salem… Paul Telfer. I’ve always said… he would be the perfect “prodigy” if you will… had the writers not mucked the writing… and Victor and Xander had all the potential for mega watt acting .

    ps: I like the inside sense of humor… ie: Sonny … his slicked back hair… REMINDS me of Donald Trump Jr. LOL… Sonny, with Deimos out of the way and Brady dying with Daniel heart… is set to throne the Kiriakis Empire.

    Eli fits right in. I’ve read article that after his “fail” at Y&R, he went to acting class… somethings showing up… and he looks good and his easy camaraderie with the cast… PROMISING.

    —————

    ps: time passes so fast

    I know… what I’ve missed @DAYS

    Charles Shaughnessy, Shane
    Patsy Pease, Kimberly
    Leann Hunley, Anna
    Christie Clark, Carrie
    Austin Peck, Austin

    I will welcome with relish.. the returns of ; Sami and her son Will.

    I will reach to the heavens ; to the moon and back… sisters Eve and Theresa Donovan. Ms. Kassie DePaiva and Jenn Lilly.

    DAYS of OUR Lives – still

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    Celia replied

    Sami and Will ( Chandler)…. for sure, Patrick. Waiting with bated breath, alongside you!!

    Celia replied

    Oh, Patrick. I knew that was you in my inbox ….no other can express your thoughts the way you do. You write with your heart….so akin to mine.
    The beautiful way you play with your words brought me to my knees and tears to my eyes…..they got misty, Patrick.
    Yes, my friend. I cannot say I’ve been watching for forty years, but it seems as if I have. No matter in what room of my Gran’s house we were, I always heard the voices of her favorite soaps, since I was in diapers, LOL.
    I could never understand, as a kid, how she could follow what was going on as she went through her day doing chores.
    Now, I find myself doing the same thing, knowing exactly what soap is on and who is speaking, and being aware of any particular scene.
    Y&R is definitely my baby, with AMC, OLTL, ANOTHER WORLD, and PASSIONS close behind.
    The world will not be the same if the rest of our soaps will cease to exist.
    And, yes, Ms Bassey will be such a Godsend, as will Chandler and Alison.
    Thak you so much for the vivid insight and deeply emotionally descriptive airing of all things soaps and your feelings. We are brother and sister in this.
    Much love, my friend.

    Celia replied

    …..and, DOOL!! How could I forget Days!!

    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Xander could be SOOOO redeemable. If Paul Telfer likes working on DOOL and the cast likes him, then let’s remake him into a LEADING MAN. Just that accent alone gets the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up. DOOL needs him. He has chemistry with everyone.

    Celia replied

    Great points, Patrick. Of the remaining soaps, I truly want Y&R to do the best. This show is ‘family’ to me.
    Scuttlebutt has it that Dylan is coming back. Is this a good thing or bad? What say you,Patrick?

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    Celia replied

    PS.
    I, also, heard that Jennifer Bassey will join GH as Julian’s mother. My heart aches. He doesn’t deserve her…LOL.

    Celia replied

    @Rhonda.
    Great point, Rhonda. …Hadn’t thought of that. Anything is possible.
    I hope Chloe doesn’t walk in Sheila’s shoes, LOL, albeit I miss Sheila’s craziness. The nurse that wouldn’t die.

    Patrick replied

    Hi Celia – “…I truly want Y&R to do the best. This show is ‘family’ to me. ”

    absolute

    for the love of this genre… every thing, right ?

    it’s funny the condition.. if you will… human nature… every day… @ 11 a.m.

    we knew our stories started unfolding

    so therein lies the nature of the beast… Y&R positioned themselves exact !

    at that time… had all the recipe criteria WRITING … and .. ( balk ) cast to boot.

    so… I will continue to coin…. is #1 by default… yet the heart knew… that this show.. started #1 out of the gate

    absolutely… this show has a part of my heart. after ;

    As the World Turns
    Another World
    Guiding Light

    I’ve had to think about it tho… I’ve been watching for upwards of 4 decades

    ps: in those near 4 decades I’ve had space to enjoy that block of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    I’ve LOVED with ALL my heart… Marion and Liza Colby. this was probably my first .. for lack of a better phrase .. underdog… that first mother / child love affair started. always rooting for their livelihood. stems from familial .

    I didn’t believe it at first that Jennifer Bassey coming back…. she was just the cats meow… HONEST. as the lusty hormonal high camp sizzle. as Liza much to her horror didn’t know any better and it was pure angst hoping that Liza would get it. boy .. this was the BEST twosome… as their lives unfolded and intertwined… the love and understanding stood the test of time…

    Marion and Liza are etched forever…. “like family”

    i’m hoping this means that Julian is staying…

    I just realized … this is play on character… WITH ALEXIS. let’s see the real uptight and no holds barred repertoire begin.

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee….I would have thought Valentin’s “mother” would have been more like it! Who cares about Julian anymore? (Although, if true, I do hope that this lady is the “mother-in-law from h#!!,” since Alexis deserves nothing better! Back to the bottle, then???? LOL…..)

    dmr replied

    Celia, I love Jennifer Bassey. She will always be Marion Colby to me.

    Patrick replied

    @Shay : “… I do hope that this lady is the “mother-in-law from h#!!,” since Alexis deserves nothing better! Back to the bottle, then???? LOL…..) ”

    YES YES YES and MORE yes

    you know… isn’t it about time … some one … ( other than her daughters ) bring her down a peg or two. LOL the machinations possibilities are endless

    did you ever watch her on AMC? wow she could chew everything ! LOL and it was with a roar riotous applause. one of thee original femme fatale. I keep going back to Liza… oy! there is a reason Marcy Walker was nominated for every thing under the sun. dynamo to these two… and I wish everything best for Jennifer Bassey.

    Alexis… it just gnaws at me. no more supreme court robes for her

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    I know, Shay. I am trying to figure out why Julian needs a mother??? He doesn’t look the type to have one, or in need of one. Ha! and LOL.
    I could understand if she were also Ava’s mother; come to see her possibly “dying” daughter?
    If she is the mother-in-law from the ‘inferno’, Alexis will get a dose of “what’s what”.
    I have made my peace with Alexis….as long as she stays away from Julian ( he looks so good with that cropped beard). Love William…Julian, not so much. Alexis needs a clear mind—he weakens her willpower. LOL.

    I have been getting an avalanche of “spoilers” from GOOGLE. I never asked for it…but, because at night when all is quiet, I watch episodes of soaps from back in the day. GOOGLE takes notice…hush, hush–be mindful of what you write…DOUBLE LOL.
    So, the latest spoiler is that Maxie is coming back ( Nico will be thrilled…he keeps asking about her, LOL). Also, she has a new guy in her real life.
    Now, that’s one character I am looking forward to seeing.
    Oh, by the by, I cannot digest much more of Amy’s forced, girlie giggles, and this stupid story regarding Nathan.
    As my granda would say,”… what tomfoolery!”.

    Celia replied

    @Chrystie.
    Hi, Chrystie,
    I hadn’t seen your name in a while….
    Yes, absolutely…Xander is a knee-weakener. His voice alone can melt any girl’s heart!!
    And, a guy’s, I guess.
    I think TPTB brought him back because he was so well-received by everyone.
    I do hope he can be redeemed. One could say he was ‘masterminded’ by Demos.

    Celia replied

    @dmr.
    I miss Marion and Liza, too, dmr. I miss all of them…I was so very young, but I remember her so well.
    It’s funny how vividly I remember some of their scenes, albeit I do refresh my memory by watching old epidodes. LOL.

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    Hey, Shay,
    I just had a thought….maybe, Ms Bassey will come to PC to expose Ava—- that Nina is Kiki’s bio Mom. I had a flash of Jennifer’s new character and MadMaddie being close friends or enemies in a past life. Too far-fetched?
    LOL, Shay, I will not give up!!!
    I think the only other person who’s with me on this is Jimh, albeit he is not very fond of Nina, LOL.

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee…Oh yes, I remember Marion Colby from back in the day….she was a real force with which to be reckoned, and that’s putting it quite mildly….LOL. But having said that, I would prefer JB’s character to be somehow associated with the Cassadine brood, though not as a “substitute Helena!” I’m still holding out hope that the original “Ice Queen” shall once again cometh…in the flesh! However, should JB be Julian’s “Mommy Dearest,” then I would very much love to see her take Alexis and her self-righteous attitude down a nice notch or two….or three….Perhaps she will catch her “boy” and his weak-willed “wifey” in the throes of their hideously over-heated passion….that would be fun, and most deserving of some well-expressed scorn!!!!….Anyway, it shall be nice to welcome back Maxie…Port Charles simply isn’t the same without her…or as fashionable, either! (And just in time for Nico’s summer break…he should love that!) As for Nurse Amy, I still harbor the sneaking suspicion that this chirpy, overbearing busybody has a dark soul lurking beneath her perky, jolly facade…and that her psyche could turn on a very dangerous dime when it comes to her obviously escalating attraction to the all-too-clueless Nathan…Fingers crossed that Maxie’s antenna will quickly pick up on this chickadee’s nefarious motivations, albeit it her canny observation of said concerns will most likely cause friction with the DudleyDoRight detective, who certainly is not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to intuition!!!

    Shay replied

    Hey, CeeCeeGirl….We are definitely on the same page when it comes to the not-so-hidden agenda of Nurse Amy! Something is most certainly awry with that odd one, as our “women’s intuition” is divining about her questionable behavior, which surely appears to be drawing upon her past grievances with Maxie! And, oh yeah, she wants Nathan….baaaaaad! LOL. Kind of like Alexis with Julian….that neverending itch that needs to be scratched—again and again and again, eh???? I know, we’ll never see eye to eye on her…to me, she is just a faded cliche’ of a woman who can’t get her act together…needy, neurotic and annoying! I’ve no patience for her sort of pathetic….never have, never will. Ditto for Mikey…he’s a non-entity as far as I’m concerned…a Quartermaine-Corinthos hybrid who simply cannot make up his mind which it will be…apparently he thinks better a live mobster for a daddy than a dead blueblood, even if the latter’s fate came at the hands of the former…hmmmmm.

    Mo replied

    The dinner was really good. Love Marla. She is fabulous!!!!!

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    Shay replied

    @Patrick….Agreed!…JB’s bold, brassy bravura would be just the thing to challenge Alexis and her banal status quo, battle with the bottle aside!…Nobody has really ever given this neurotic legal crusader an extended, day-to-day battle, only the occasional Helena-based beat-downs, but they’ve been far too sporadic to be truly satisfying…What’s required is a full-bore, omnipresent device of torture, and JB’s character—particularly if she is Julian’s monstrous mama— could prove the very vehicle to metaphorically drive all over Alexis!

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    Celia replied

    You’re soooo right about Nurse Amy, Shay. I never liked her seemingly good cheer all the time. There’s something very ugly about her ( and I don’t mean physically). ….shady. Untrustworthy. My imagination?
    Methinks she’s after Nathan. And, I do believe she has some kind of grudge towards Maxie since High School.
    Then,there’s Sam. Golly gee…could she get any worse? I didn’t understand a word she said to the masseur…..I, unconsciously and instictively, craned my neck toward the TV set to catch a word. Nothing!
    What the hey is ailing her? Finn’s disease must be contageous…she looked clammy. She told her mother she felt like she wanted to come out of her skin? ( paraphrasing). Great make-up job. Post partum depression?
    I know you don’t want to hear this, my Shay ( LOL), but, I felt so sorry for Alexis. She’s between a rock and a hard place. She still has strong feelings for Julian, but the forces of wisdom are pulling hervin the opposite direction.
    She’s not a kid pining for her first lost love, I know—yet…..I hope the writers end this tug of war for her and us.
    And, what about Michael? He harbors all this rancor and anger for Ava for being a contributing catalyst to Morgan’s death, albeit unintentionally. Where’s the righteous indignation towards Sonny who did kill his father with malicious intent? Without batting an eye….Bah!!!! I’m getting too involved….bad for my blood pressure. LOL.

    Celia replied

    Oh, Shaybelle. ……your description of Alexis will never cease to entertain me. I did not go so far left as to make me sound I kneel in homage before the reinstated attorney….no,no no!!!!
    I just got into this character’s head-where she does mimic reality in so many ways. Such as, “looking for love in all the wrng places”. I feel sorry for her.
    I think Nancy is an exceptional actress, but Alexis needs to stay away from Julian; dress accordingly, as an attorney, that is, not wear her tight-fitting leather ‘duds’ in court and not lose her head over a certain “type”, as a schoolgirl would. She’s been around the block a few times. The multiple children by multiple men attest to that. LOL.
    I like the apparent ‘reformed’ Alexis—-she needs time to get back into the groove and, perhaps, she may find a new love in James DePaiva. Julian be d**ned!! LOL.
    Michael is the forever young, preppy, lovelorn, pouty, teenager who can’t seem to get a girl to stick around for long. Shucks!!

    Celia replied

    Apparently…oops ( adverb).

    Celia replied

    Again, please overlook any typos. —reinstate—- my apologies.

    Celia replied

    For some reason, Patrick, I get the feeling that Graham has Dina under some kind of spell. Why is she so afraid of him? And why is she covering it up in front of Ashley, et al? There’s a story there.
    Is he her son?

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  8. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Ratings-nothing new…Y is number 1…B is number 2…G is number 3…D is number 4…ratings up or down the outcome is still the same…dreadful teens are a snooze at Days…maybe with some recasting that will change..should had left the children little and concentrate on the adults you have…at GH-some good moments here and there and if its a show called General Hospital can it live up to its title-Monica and Lucas not at the nurses ball and a talented Kathleen Gati not used at all but we have time to show Sonny/Carly and Nina shine?-they can be there any other day let the NB have its day and let the doctors and nurses have their one day at least…no John J. York with Felicia???…if GH isnt going to use him then Days should cast him as Micheal Horton????????????

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  9. robert says:

    these are horrible numbers for sweeps. Y&R was supposed to be better under Sally but i haven’t seen it. the show has been very boring. that LA stuff was terrible. i’m disappointed in all the soaps. they have been lackluster all year. the constant news interruptions have not helped either

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  10. Michael Taylor says:

    So I think that LA was a flop, but last Friday (5/26) was when I saw Chloe at the end of the episode. She’s back this week.

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    Nanci replied

    Chloe will definitely shake things up!
    I thought L.A. was ok. Different scenery for a few days, and
    some silly Phyllis scenes, as well.

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    Celia replied

    Oh, Nanci!!!! Indeed!! As it happened, today; Chloe, certainly, did shake it up….all the way to the mortuary.
    I must say, though, Melissa Egan surprised me, today. She acted her ‘guts’ out. Good for her. I’d like to see more of that.
    For once, I believed her!! Did it take Chloe’s death for Chelsea to step up? She didn’t show that much emotion before…not even for Adam. Or did she? I can’t recall.
    So, the ‘search’ had a purpose. It gave us closure to the Chloe story. Too bad. I liked her, despite her skewed view on reality.
    This gives Kevin/Greg the opening for his exit……With Bella, I assume. Sad!!

    Rhonda replied

    I don’t think Chloe is dead. I think the doctor injected her with some kind of narcotic which simulates death.
    I think the whole thing was staged.
    So sigh, Chloe will keep coming up. I really hope I am wrong on this
    Otherwise this will make Chloe the new Sheila.

    Nanci replied

    Hi Cee,
    Yes! I thought MCE did a great job, too…so much realistic emotion
    expressed, and yes, moreso now than when she lost Adam the last
    time.

    Nanci replied

    Rhonda,
    Now that would be a twist…Chloe alive and the whole thing just
    a ploy. Really wish they had written Chloe differently, and that
    Kevin was staying. Would have been nice to have them as a
    family once and for all with little Bella.

    Timmm replied

    LA to me was like a daycare where the teacher let the students outside to play and once they got outside no one knew what to do!

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    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Ha! Ha!, Timmm!! So true.

    k/kay replied

    The dinner at the Abbotts felt like old school Bill Bell I think we may have a elder abuse storyline going something is off with Dina at first I thought she might be dying still not sure but great scenes . One complaint we do not see a on screen scene of Esther finding out about Chloe’s death? Not that she is really dead but really Kate Linder has been with that show 35 years she deserved better I think we all could go a dat without seeing Victoria Billy Phyllis Cane Lilly Devon and Hillary! Ugh

  11. Pat says:

    For crying out loud, from merely reading that headline, you’d actually think these shows are doing well! Just wondering, what happened in previous weeks and how come those numbers were never posted here? Hmm. Yeah, it beats the alternative for this particular week, but come on, how disingenuous can you be? News flash: These shows are not going to lose viewers EVERY SINGLE week! This is akin to going crazy when a baseball team wins a game to break a 12-game losing streak in a miserable season.

    I have no inside connections at all, but I can pretty much guarantee you that the executives at ABC and NBC are not celebrating these numbers at all. When network brass and advertisers evaluate how these shows are faring ratings-wise and how profitable they are, they surely do not look at one specific week, even during sweeps months which set advertising rates. Instead, they surely look at trends over time, and GH and Days are on severe downswings. One single week of microscopic gains is not going to change anything in the big picture.

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  12. Nick says:

    I get it, only when Days and/or GH has an increase for the week in total viewers are the ratings posted on this site. Must’ve been too embarrassed to post in other weeks.

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  13. Debra m says:

    The ratings are just reflecting the condition the soaps are in today. The writing is terrible! Do they not see why ratings are down?? How long can they keep this up? On GH, why must Sonny and Carly be on almost everyday and the main storyline? Do they really believe this is what viewers want to see? They are so wrong. I could tolerate Sonny if he was on alot less. Give the other talented acttors a chance and a better storyline.

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  14. Lew S. says:

    Meant to write, Brad stop writing the show for your enjoyment.

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  15. k/kay says:

    I can understand completely about Bold it is a mess just a mess I finally gave up on it a waste of thirty minutes. Y&R well I think they are lacking for a super couple etc with this much of a drop who knows how this will affect Sally?

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    robert replied

    Sally could be in trouble if things don’t improve. her couples are not good and nobody asked for a dozen triangles

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    Timmm replied

    Maybe Sally lost it? Out of touch with the different times?

    dmr replied

    It IS a complete MESS and total waste of time to watch. It’s awful. I haven’t watched in ages.

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  16. Robin says:

    As a GH viewer for the past 52 years, I am 100% invested in my FAVORITE SOAP!
    GH has been my SOAP FROM Steve and Audrey to Jesse, the nursing staff at GH
    has been PRIMO! Diana Taylor and Dr. Peter Taylor, Jesses husband Phil, Heather Webber and Dr.Jeffrey Webber and his Dr. Wife Dr. Monica Webber and then his brother Rick, who was thought to be dead turns up alive and wants his girlfriend back, his brother’s wife, Monica. And Jeff and Ricks sister,Terri!
    I saw Heather try to give Diana Taylor an LSD Cocktail and she drank it instead!
    Sonny and Brenda, Luke and Laura, Lucky and Lesley Lou aka Lou Lou! Scotty and Laura were b4 Luke and Laura. Gangster Faith was there, as was Zackaria and son Johnny and crazy daughter who Michael killed to save baby Joevyln.

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    Timmm replied

    The good old days when ratings on GH were king!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes! (Sigh!)

  17. Robin says:

    Wasn’t finished: LOL! Ava and Julian Jerome and their Daddy Victor who died
    When Lucy accidentally gave Victor her pendant and he choked on it!
    Remember the Alan jealous scenes when he wanted to kill his wife Monica and Rick cause he thought they were having an affair.
    Tony, Tania had a child and Tony and Barbara Jean raised her together.
    She was their daughter B.J. who died in a school bus crash! Her heart was donated to her cousin Maxie. Tony listening to his daughter’s heart in his nieces chest! I cried my eyes from that scene. Wow!
    Brenda and Sonny fights, Carly and Sonny fights, Olivia and Sonny fights and Ava and Sonny fights

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    su0000 replied

    Ava is being taken down for messing with Morgan’s pills.
    remember;
    Kiki and Morgan messed with Michael’s pills ..
    Carly and Sonny have selected memories.

    GH needed new and improved writers yesterday !
    Jean and Shelly are the wrong type writers for GH, totally wrong.

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    Celia replied

    That’s right, su. I had forgotten about that. Karma? How did Kiki get away with it?

    Kevin O. replied

    I 100 percent agree with you, su0000!

    Celia replied

    Definitely new writers who can follow a straight line, su. I will accept the supernatural, the unbelievable and/or the intangible to a certain point, but…..
    For instance; is it protocol for a cop to interrogate his own father and step-mother? Goes beyond the scope of legality, in my opinion.
    Then Carly says, ” maybe we shouldn’t have talked to the police without Diane”. Really? Police? What police? Who’s to say Dante will withhold crucial info? He should have taken himself out of the equation (recused himself)–in the real world, anything against Ava would be thrown out of court, under those circumstances. These writers either are aware of this and completely ignore it; or they did not do thrir homework, again.
    Furthermore, I can’t seem to feel anything for Morgan or pity for Sonny and Carly. There must be something wrong with me? LOL.
    They are responsible for so much of their son’s mental decline.
    And, when Sonny comments about Ava not appreciating or caring about their suffering when hurting Morgan by changing his pills, ( paraphrasing), I saw red. Not that I condone what Ava’s criminal actions; but, did they stop to think how AJ’s death would impact Monica and those who loved him?????
    I am at a complete loss here—so numb to the shenanigans.
    I do not like the idea of Sonny and Carly emerging as the victims, for the umpteenth time, one bit.

    su0000 replied

    When Kiki and Morgan substituted pills to destroy Michael (Morgan’s own brother) and Michael was really messed up. Carly and Sonny didn’t didn’t help Michael, either. Carly and sonny are always too busy bitching and fighting each other to notice others. LOL

  18. Soaphound says:

    Always glad about ratings news; however much of a slump we may be in, it’s still OUR slump and we don’t want to lose the show. But that Nurses’ Ball was a joke. Dumping the showstopper Liesl for ANYONE on that stage was a big mistake. Kiki and Dillon? Please! Donny & Marie were less saccharin and certainly sang better. And I warned everyone months ago of the dangers of giving Nurse Amy a bigger role. Unbearable! At least Michelle Stafford looked great, and Billy Miller in a tux will always make me happy. The rest? Ugh! Even Lucy’s normally great gowns looked like poorly fitted knockoffs.

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    dmr replied

    Love Dr. O and wish that she was able to perform or at least, crash the ball. I would much rather have seen Dr. O crash the ball than this dumb chimera kill an hour of my time. I thought Dillon did a good job. Can’t stand Kiki, never could, and consider her to be “filler.” Nurse Amy is actually very talented, unfortunately, the viewers find her to be annoying and irritating. Michelle did look beautiful, and actually, I liked most of Lucy’s dressing, especially one of the white dresses. I think she always looks stunning.

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    Celia replied

    No other soap beats the beatiful outfits on Y&R, Soaphound, albeit, Miss Lizzie’s elegantly adorned ‘petiteness’ looked ‘farout’, baby.
    And, then, along comes Nina…I have always envied that tall, willowy figure.

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  19. Patricio says:

    Evening soap/serial formats seem to catch viewers. Why are daytime dramas are failing, I don’t know.

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    dmr replied

    In my opinion, TPTB do not put the much needed time and effort into developing characters and storylines. Characters are introduced with very little backstory, and then a storyline is created with very little thought and rushed. Also, storylines are not focused on friendships and relationships. There is no purity, no heart, or soul poured into character or storyline development. Viewers, I don’t think, feel a connection. We used to feel a connection to our favorite characters and have a vested interest in their storylines.

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    rebecca1 replied

    You’re exactly right, dmr. It’s ALL about connection to characters…and familiarity, etc. That’s why we feel nothing for Amy, Valerie…even Finn and Griffin aren’t developed enough for us to care. There are others though that I do feel that connection to which is why I still watch…but it’s still not the same as “back in the day…”

    Timmm replied

    Its the Twitter-like society we live in now. No one has an attention span!

  20. Chris says:

    THE best of the shows to me is The Bold and the Beautiful. I wish it were an hour long.

    General Hospital and Days have become very boring.

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    Mo replied

    I agree that B&B is the best. I also watch Y&R and Days. Right now Days is the worse of those three. I want it to get better, but with the current storylines it’s hard. I ff through a lot of stuff. Hoping things will improve with the new writer. One positive start is Ciara is gone, but the other teens are dragging things down. Soaps are not a forum to learn how to act!!!!!

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    dmr replied

    DAYS and the teen scene is dreadful! I am sick to death of the teen scene. They are killing the show.

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    k/kay replied

    The Spectra storyline is all false readup on the past Thorne Rick Thomas Felicia Ridge Brooke have all been involved with Spectra fashions in the past Brad is really screwed up and for heaven sakes get RE/Nicole a better wig my gosh disgraceful! Sally and Stephanie were friends in the end before Darlene Conley passed away remember the great scene of Sally cutting Stephanie’s hair when they were drunk.

    rebecca1 replied

    B&B is so visually beautiful. The people, the homes, the locations. I love the Spectra story… Thomas and Sally…RJ and Coco…. so fun, romantic, cheerful (even in the midst of their “catastrophes.” Love the blended families, etc…lottsa soapy fun!

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    Mo replied

    One of B&B’s benefits is that B&B takes place in a real city (L.A.) so they can film around the city and use it in the show. They also take advantage of location shoots. I can’t think of another soap that has recently even gone to a different country to film and B&B has done it several times. Maybe their small cast enables them to do this. I don’t know. But it does help.

    rose replied

    The Spectra story is the main reason I’m interested in B&B at all. I really like the new cast of Spectra characters, and have finally found a reason to like Thomas/Pierson.

    rebecca1 replied

    Hey, Rose! I like em all, actually. I love the Ridge/Eric/Quinn story…I love the beach house scenes…I like the “family feel” when much of the family is in the office, the house, etc. I just like it! LOL. What IS ridiculous (and granted I’ve only been watching for less than a year so I can’t imagine if this has been going on longer how longtime viewers feel) the back and forth between Ridge/Bill/Brooke. She’s marrying Bill…she leaves him…she’s marrying Ridge…she leaves him…she marries Bill…she still has those furtive looks towards Ridge.

    On a trivia note…did you know that “Sally Spectra” is dating “Michaell” (Chad Duell)?

    rebecca1 replied

    Hi Mo…

    They also save a lot of money by being a half hour show so, yes, between a smaller cast and less production costs they presumably have more in the budget.

    The only other soap I watch is GH…watched Y&R a few times but it’s just not a must-see for me at this time. It’s amazing to me the difference in the two soaps…GH vs B&B. I happen to like them both but they’re so completely different on every level…GH being more in the fantastical/caper/spy/mob realm, etc while B&B is more grounded, reality–based… albeit…a very affluent… world.

    I can’t imagine any of the characters from either show crossing over to the other for any reason. They’re worlds apart yet I do enjoy both…

    Poor Saul… LOL.

  21. Mary SF says:

    I do like the fact the characters on Y&R are acting more them selves and the dialogue is worth listening to again– yet characters still need to be in some kind of conflict- drama– and all this corporate stuff is a big yawn– I don’t care about Dare and the stupid hockey tie in– or Fenmore’s app’s — even Ian Ward dumb Paragon virus looks brilliant next to this stuff— there isn’t one real romance on the show that I’m invested in– and most of the characters have been through so much it is hard to think of something new to put them through– and maybe that’s the problem with all the soaps– everything and anything has already been done and done better to all those characters– maybe after so many years each soap is just finally running out of steam

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    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Time to jump on the zombie train …

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  22. Kevin C says:

    Bold and Beautiful is my favorite and I also wish it was an hour long…I am liking Y&R now since Sally and Kay have returned but still feel like the show needs improvement in bringing back the classic background music along with some mystery and suspense.

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    Mo replied

    I don’t want it to be an hour. I don’t have enough time as is! But I think if it were an hour, the show would suffer. It’s better to have us wanting more.

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    Kevin C replied

    Mo, someone else in the past had the same comment as you do but I disagree for if we have good writers and knew how to write like Douglas Marland and William Bell Sr, it would work…but as many have said that there is a shortage or lacking of writers. I still think that people are just burned out and we all are thinking back to how it use to be.

  23. su0000 says:

    Question !! ———-

    IF, Y&R, B&B and GH fire their writers then-
    who will write for the 3 soaps or for 2 of them??

    Will brand new unknown writers be brought in
    or
    will the writers simply trade soaps as is usually done?

    Who will write that is of the special species of soap writers??
    ‘cus all the writers we have now suck big time and if they just goto to other soaps/exchange soaps it will be worse not better.

    Who??

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    Timmm replied

    Hire a seasoned soap writer and a young writer.

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    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    My brother is a fan of WWE and he told me a while back that they had hired soap writers. Maybe soaps need to hire WWE writers. Wouldn’t it be fun to see someone crack a chair over someone’s head?! HA! Ha!

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  24. Rhonda says:

    A HUGE part of the problem is that the current administration is always in crisis mode and many of us are tuning out the soaps and tunning into Spicer.
    I am not making a political statement so please don’t yell at me but it’s simply a fact that the president and his team are creating so much real drama and chaos that viewers are less inclined to watch fictional drama.

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    Patrick replied

    Sean Spicer truly is a show unto himself. what will this boy scout not do to stand “firm” on “his” staunch position of REELING for the white house.

    argh! I gotta hand it to “them” Trump and his cabinet… they really do work us to distraction. whilst all the agenda unfolds … to the detriment of most.

    moving …

    ie: your post above with Phyllis and Billy… I’m not surprised that that’s all Phyllis and Billy do… posted this on Gina emmy win video.

    “an open ended no holds barred… sexual tryst ?
    isn’t that only what these two should do ?
    bah
    whatever the outcome… these two will move on; without ”

    ie: I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jessica Lange ! I’ve long thought that Maura West channels the same mystique . cartoonish – over the top – high camp – or just plain out top of the line “drama” she’s won 3 lead actress emmys. ’nuff said.

    ie: as the Corinthos’ pie of GH unfolds… shudder and aghast … LOL

    i’m sorry , if this is what Sonny and Carly are all about ???? as they coughed their way out of the warehouse… and left Ava for dead… and did … let us all know.. they would call 911 as soon as they escaped. shock of horror.

    this is NOT “General Hospital”

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    Patrick replied

    Thank the GODS … the lil Jake story is OVER ! end of the line; go home

    there was never any thing to begin with

    Sam and Jason have the deadest eyes

    Franco , for all intent and purpose.. with his artsy fartsy ways… can we dig any deeper in to Franco ? Liz ! don’t go any further with this crap. I can’t anticipate any thing more… with Franco. I will reach in to that TV and cut his power cord ( pony tail ) . deal ? DONE

    argh! that scroll of art… that lunch box juice jug of Chimera… Kool aid from Jim Jones Guyana contra affair… I’m sick … that F/J/S are dulling the senses

    I wonder if Anna and Alex will have any more scenes…. ?

    I was surprised that Valentin was shot… but then… what else will F/J/S have to bring ? certainly nothing that culminates in feast savor and treat . so DOA

    it’s seriously time for Sam and Jason to move out of town… and take Jake.

    rebecca1 replied

    @Patrick…As for lil Jake…I LOVE this kid! Adorable looking…great little actor. I’m not so sure the story is over…just because Anna keeps assuring us it is. Guess we’ll see!

    Timmm replied

    Soaps were traditionally a way to escape any type of reality.

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    Kevin C replied

    So agree Timmm

    Shay replied

    Yes, until they also had to get in on the “political act” with their not-so-subtle digs!

    nancy dillingham replied

    “Chaos” is a word well chosen!

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  25. Timmm says:

    Y&R is a total disaster! Chuck Pratt must be getting a small kick out of the ratings! Sally started off her return with a breakfast in the Abbott dining room and we all got excited and then POOF, Tracy leaves and they dont recast Kyle. Bringing Dina into the fold is a positive move but Jack has had the same look on his face for months and his story has gone nowhere! And Ashley, find her a MAN and a STORY! What a waste of amazing talent! Maybe Dina’s arm candy Graham and Ashley will hookup?

    I loathe FAKE FILLIS and BUDGET BILLY!

    The Winters clan, shoot them and put us out of our misery! I like Lilly but how has Cane stayed on this show for so long? Aging their children was STUPID. The boy is horrible but the girl shows promise but I dont want all these teens chirping around the set! Oh yeah, please recast Reed!

    I like Hillary but Jordan has the personality of cardboard and Devon’s monotone acting is ruining Mariah!

    Yeah, I have a blister on my index finger from FF so much! Back to head writer Sally Sussman, she showed early promise but lost her way quickly. No Jill or Colin and she has buried Michael and Lauren. Yeah, and we get newbies shoved down our throats! Tessa, Kenny G [Scott] and Jordan are HORRIBLE! Juliet is okay. One suggestion IF you want to bring on a new character permanently, Howard Green. He has been played by David Faustino. He is really good. Him and Mariah together would be great! Until then, I will refresh my batteries in my remote!

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    Celia replied

    Too funny, T. I have nothing of import to add. You said it all….and so well.

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    Patrick replied

    I truly wish you were a consultant ( plus ) . for the show… fans are lucky

    your take (s) on Y&R are FUN reads.

    could echo all your points of interest and humor

    1 Devon’s monotone acting is ruining Mariah!

    Devon gets on my nerve… he’s not manned up enough.. especially with his position on the show… he seems more like a whiny kid with lack of maturity. just no interest whatsoever in his character .. one of those cases where the actor and character do not meld.

    2 The Winters clan, shoot them and put us out of our misery!

    it’s a crying shame with disgust aimed at TPTB. they have nothing to lose by rehiring Victoria Rowell… why not ? the real focus needs to be back on Neil.. ( take the time to hire him a leading lady )

    the thing is… with SORAS the twins… argh! I watched some of the Abbott dinner today… have to get to that.. but I was just laughing to myself as Lilly came on the scene and she carried herself with too much self importance. I kept thinking… dread.. now that Lilly gets more air time… she, like Devon… bring nothing when they , as characters… and color involved… as token characters do not carry. I like Neil… he’s had some good show… with Ashley and Nikki.

    3 Sally started off her return with a breakfast in the Abbott dining room and we all got excited and then POOF,

    i’m sorry this has gone so by the wayside.. with the expectation of Young and Sussman. this is a validation of some sort. they have to start performing magic… and if that means .. bringing back Michael Muhney… say all you want about Justin Hartley… his allegiance to Y&R ? he’s moved on to STAR. it’s utter crap and lame… that CBS / Sony / Y&R stronghold on “values” LOL… Michael Muhney would GENERATE cache.

    4 she has buried Michael and Lauren.

    from the outset of Young and Sussman… FANS all over the boards where clamoring for … Michael and Lauren. damnation ! with Gloria back… I was excited for the fans that the intelligence and true art of all actors BALDWIN would surface and they’d never let up. sick that Kevin was fired… outright loss for word

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    Timmm replied

    Thanks Patrick.

    Michael Muhney needs to patch things up with Eric Braeden and return to Y&R. He is the long term character who can carry Victor’s name and torch, not Nick. I love Joshua BUT he is not strong enough to fill Victor’s shoes.

    dmr replied

    I can’t stand Devon. Like nails on a chalkboard. Look at his facial expressions while he’s spitting out his lines (in a monotone). Looks like he is smelling something foul. Terrible. BO-RING! Notice how the writers didn’t write or show a love scene between Devon and Mariah, only the morning after (which was awkward to watch)? It’s because even they know, the actors/characters have ZERO chemistry!

    dmr replied

    Oh yeah, and Lily. I can’t stomach how many times the character is told how beautiful and talented she is. Really? She holds a can of perfume. C’mon. I love how Hilary steam rolls over her during every interaction. Love Hilary, when she is up against Lily, and how she points out how ridiculous she is and mocks her.

    Patrick replied

    let me prop : Hillary , as played by the “fascinating” Mishael Morgan

    1. I’m – SO – glad … she is OUT of Devon , heck throw in Lilly ORBIT. this happens so often.

    Hillary, thankfully is a standalone character.. who doesn’t need to be saddled with Devon and Lilly.

    ONE PROP: I was taken with Hillary, ( when checking out the show on a lunch time break) she’s at the hospital bedside of Devon

    Hillary , with no make-up is disheveled … ??? ( lol over Devon ? ) playing the dutiful “wife” emoting like no other.

    I swear to you I thought I was watching Diana Ross ( Lady sings the blues )

    I still feel that way… especially after watching her yesterday… she’s on point doing her stuff and has no reservations… she’s in…. KEEPER. Big deal.

    2. the Abbott Dinner … didn’t last long. I thought it was a harmonious affair… with all the family gelling and with ease just displayed what they are; crème de la crème 1st family. if Young and Sussman don’t harvest these actors. get out

    what really brought down the house… was when Dina started singing… ???? I sat their getting dumbfounded.. because it was so unexpected. the dramatic affect of Jack joining in … and the sisters not recalling that ever happening

    Dina did say perhaps they were too young

    it was a zinger and heart palpitate: ” you are my shooting star”

    hows that for Abbott

    Celia replied

    Hi, Timmmy,
    You may just get your wish….
    Again, I heard it through the grapevine that Adam is, in fact, returning ( may or may not be Michael Muhney).
    Mayham is just around the corner, it seems.

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    Celia replied

    Oh, brother!….., should read mayhem.

    Timmm replied

    Muhney should just bow down to the STACHE and head back to where he belongs!

    Celia replied

    @Timmm.
    Hey, T….have you noticed how much Connor looks like MM? Weird!!!!

  26. Timmm says:

    GH picked up viewers most likely because of the anticipation of the Nurses Ball. GH needs to bury Morgan. Really, he has been mentioned more times than Laura’s name when Luke thought she was dead and we LOVED Laura! We dont care about MORON! I hope GH doesnt fall prey to an old summer trick and shift gears towards the teen scene. That train has come and gone! Here is what i would do to keep rating on the upswing:

    Send Nathan off to me with Maxie until GH figures out what they want to do with Maxie.

    Kill off Amy, Nell, Finn and Freako! I want more Molly, Kristina and I like Joss but there are no guys for them on canvas to interact with.

    I want to see Ned and Liv full time and lets take Kiki and Dillon to the next level.

    Bring back Ric and I want a story for Scotty.

    Lastly, if anyone watched Riverdale on CW, Skeet Ulrich, yeah that hunk from the 90′s who plays Jughead’s father would make a great Nicholas Cassadine! Skeet is 47 BUT looks a lot younger, can act and really would look good in scenes with Valentin, Ava and Hayden. Sorry but if ABC and Tyler cannot rekindle a relationship, its time to recast. Its a big hole on the show not having the Prince around!

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    Soaphound replied

    Timmm, you’re a freaking genius. I have always felt Skeet Ulrich was underrated.. he has a quiet, thoughtful quality mixed with the necessary menace when needed (remember SCREAM) and still looks great. He’d be a fantastic Nikolas! I also agree about your Y&R assessment. Cane is on because he’s great looking, period. The character was written into a corner years ago. We need LOTS more Lauren and Jill and a decent storyline for Michael (preferably not prostate related). And THANK YOU for realizing what a mistake this Scott guy is, at least with this actor’s lack of charisma and imagination. And we’re losing the great Greg Rikaart and a potentially great single father storyline for Lily’s brats? THIS IS MADNESS!

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    Timmm replied

    Skeet is on recurring on Riverdale. Plus, they are on summer break. I cannot see why he wouldnt do GH. If its money, I know TEN ways to raise that money and we can start with AMY! Then there is NELLE. Oh wait, how about JORDAN, the worst police commissioner EVER!

    nancy dillingham replied

    I, too, like Skeet.

    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    “I’m feelin’ a little woozy here.” Best line in a horror movie ever! :-)

    dmr replied

    The kid was a MORON and I wish that like most characters that leave the show, we would just never hear his name again! Having to deal with the idiot kid while he was on the show was enough. Now, having to hear his name and oh, how wonderful, yet tortured he was, is just ridiculous. The character was self-centered, selfish-a narcissist, and treated his parents with total disdain and disrespect.

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    Shay replied

    That’s certainly not mincing words, dmr!!!! Well-put, too!

    Celia replied

    I, more or less, parroted your comment, dmr….alack, my post was not well-received. The gods like you. LOL.

    Shay replied

    @Celia….Yes, that’s happening quite a lot these days….it seems the criteria is often based upon not “what” is being said, but “whom” is saying it.

  27. JONNYSBRO says:

    Anyone think. JFP is having a martini somewhere having a good laugh? Her ratings were great at YR she hit over 5 million many times in her reign. Jill knew how to create drama. I will say Pratt YR i was more engrossed in. I call it was like a soap on crystal meth lol. People were tuning into the show. Sally Sussman has to be the biggest dissapointment. She doesnt write stories its all boring talky conversations that are meant for the past. Nothing is happening and nothing exciting. The LA stuff with Julie Chen was embarassing. Interesting fact Sally Sussman interviewed with JFP in 2014 for the HW position and she was passed over by
    Jill. Starting to know think Jill was right.

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    dmr replied

    “The resume of Julie Chen”, is what I called the episode. Hilary’s interview wasn’t even that great. They should have ended it at Hilary meeting Julie. It was just awkward. Although, I like Hilary. I think she plays a great b**ch and I love how she battles with Lily, who I can’t stomach.

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    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Agreed. The whole “Los Angeles” thing was a joke. That was probably the WORST photo of Cristel Khalil (the billboard) — it was like they rushed it. If it were a real ad it definitely would not persuade me to buy the product. And all the “sun,” c’mon. I live here and we have not had that much sun this year. We have had more rain and cloud cover.

    I wish more thought was actually put into the details of the scene instead of just throwing crap out there.

  28. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    There is NOTHING that can be done to bring in more viewers in 2017!

    The “viewers” that the networks want are not loyal fans of the show. The “loyal fans of the show” are not considered in the ratings because they are considered old farts and out of the demographic.

    The fact is that NETWORK daytime serials are on the decline period! The times have changed but the networks have not.

    You could bring in actors (not characters) from the dead, bring in all the celebrities and it will be just like when Conan O’Brien took over for Jay Leno — you will garner a lot of interest but it will NOT last.

    The demographic that the networks seek does not exist in the daytime serial genre. They have so much technology at their disposal that they do not have to sit in front of a TV because there is nothing else to do. Get with it ABC, CBS, NBC. You are crazy because you keep doing the SAME thing and expecting a DIFFERENT result. :-(

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    dmr replied

    The teen scene definitely will not bring in more viewers! As far as celebrity guests, people will not only tune in for one day, maybe two. I watch the shows while at home for lunch, or I have them on in the background while doing housecleaning. I miss rooting for super couples and cliff-hanger Fridays!

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    rebecca1 replied

    I agree with you Chrystie_Delancey. But I think it’s the advertisers fault. Networks have to go where the money is. Advertisers want younger demographics to sell their products…the demographics they want aren’t there and aren’t’ going to magically appear. The advertisers should think out of the box and advertise TO their demographic instead of trying to change it!

    Much of the audience has grown with the shows so obviously they’re not the demographic they were 20 years ago. But as the viewer aged, the show aged, the characters aged…the advertisers and their products should be geared to the audience! Give the viewer the stories he/she wants…perhaps the ratings will grow and advertisers will “get their money’s worth!”

    Viewers in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s beyond? Advertise to them! Some comfortable financially? Advertise to them. Others not? Advertise to them. Find out who your audience is…which I’m sure they do…and instead of ignoring it go with it.

    There are plenty of mature viewers with advertising dollars to spend. Seems so obvious…

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  29. Nikki says:

    Love having Tracey Abbott back. Wish she would stay for good. Love the way the Abbotts stick together. I think the reason for the ratings fall is Adam Newman. Fan’s including myself we’re hoping for a return of Michael Muhney and instead we’re getting another new Adam. I think they should just kill him off. I watch for the Phyllis/Billy and the Abbotts, the rest of them are just boring.

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    dmr replied

    I love Billy and Phyllis. Also, love the Abbotts. Love Eileen Davidson!

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  30. Michael says:

    I love Days; however, it has been barely watchable of late. I don’t want to critique my fave show when it’s down, because I’d rather a lousy Days stay on the air than no Days at all. That being said- the writing is really bad. Really, really, really bad. Awful. I mean AWFUL. I don’t want to be mean but I just do not understand how writing vet Deena Higley keeps getting hired and then re-hired back on Days. Her writing never changes. It is always traditional- which means boring without ANY innovative ideas or stories. Just drab and unrealistic scene after scene. With only four soda left, the stakes are too high for this nonsense. The actors do their best- lovely to see Drake back with Marlena; Nichols and Mary Beth Eavans have chemistry to spare; and the ill matched Lucas and Adrienne had a lovely I scene today even though Lucas can never really take over for Wally Kurt. All this begs the questopn- when oh when does Ron C take over the writing helm and save our show?! Salem needs some innovative and original writing. ASAP.

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    Mo replied

    Days’ writing and stories are lackluster. Not looking forward to this desert island story or Dario and Abby. I wish Dario were on the desert island and was never rescued.

    The teens are so blah. And I guess Claire is going to take Jade’s advice. BOO! Jade is not a good actress. Claire is okay, but her character is so unlikable at times. Joey is passable, but needs a hair cut. Theo and Tripp are good, but I just am not invested in the teen stories. It’s not like with Belle, Shawn D, Mimi, Jan, etc. We can’t recreate that.

    I don’t like Eric. He can be on that desert island with Dario.

    There is more bad than good. A lot needs to be overhauled. If I were in charge, several would be getting pink slips and stories would drastically change.

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    Celia replied

    Tell me about it, Michael.!!You covered it!!! Just one thing. Why the immigration drama surrounding Diego? What did I miss? Was it always known that he is an illegal immigrant, or was this most important fact just borne of the writers’ haphazard writing?
    Why him and not his siblings?
    Is this another gimmick to alienate Chad and Abby from each other?

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  31. lecia says:

    The writing on the Young and the Restless is actually pretty good, but the show needs more umph. The pacing is off and there isn’t enough daily twists and turns to raise the ratings. The show needs a dirty cop or dirty DA to move things along. As for Days , still a long way to go. Hope an Rafe don’t cut it. Rafe was actually best with Kate and Hope just needs a new man. Julie is a blast though and the show should go into the archives and bring back her teen years when her fiance was murdered to explain her hatred of Gabi. I hope the writers saw Feud and give us the Bette Davis -John Crawford type rivalry with one of the older characters. That was great television.

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  32. Jillie says:

    This is off topic but I have to ask…Did I miss a few episodes of GH? I didn’t think Lulu could have any more kids so why are they showing her pregnant on the show? Sorry, I am just a little confused as to where I missed this. lol

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    Celia replied

    Hey, Jillie,
    Emme/Lulu is pregnant in real life. She is not expecting in the show….but, her pregnancy is soooo advanced, I guess it’s hard to hide her gestation, at this point, as TPTB tried to do at the NB —a bust!! LOL.
    Best of health to her and her baby.

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    Jillie replied

    Thank you so much. I thought I actually missed something. Today’s episode was like they weren’t even trying to hide it anymore.

    Shay replied

    Amen to that notion, Celia! Despite our having a great deal of fun with the outlandish nature of Lulu’s NB “couturial confection,” Emme has been a real sport and trooper throughout her pregnancy….she has been nothing less than truly lovely onscreen! Her complexion has remained porcelain-perfect and whoever has been creating her makeup look has done an absolutely amazing job! Simply beautiful….

    Steve replied

    Because they usually do only one take these days, it’s a bit harder to hide the actress’ pregnancy. Granted, they could move the camera up a bit higher.

    I’m wiling to overlook this issue because Lulu being pregnant would be a major rewrite of the past four years. I’m glad that Frank didn’t work in the pregnancy like he did with LiLo (Olivia) and both of TeCa’s (Sabrina).

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    Shay replied

    Especially Sabs’ two “pregnancies of convenience,” Steve! Her baby storylines were quite possibly two of GH’s worst ever…I still thank the “Soapgods” on a daily basis that this ludicrous character is no longer for the Port Charles canvas….(May it forever be thus….)

    Celia replied

    You are welcome, Jillie.

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