Ratings, Rants and Raves: Bold and Beautiful Inches Up; General Hospital Hits 2-Year High
Stephanie Forrester's (Susan Flannery) long day's journey to a bench at Big Bear is proving to be ratings gold for The Bold and the Beautiful. (Source: Soap Opera Network). B&B went up in total viewers, households and among women 18-49 the week of Nov. 12-16.
Almost 140,000 more people tuned into B&B than had the previous week. The 30-minute sudser was up one-tenth of a point in households and among W18-49. Among W18-34, it held steady.
The Forrester family, friends and various sex buddies all gathered to say goodbye to Steph, as Eric (John McCook) surprised his wife with performances by Celtic Woman. I never knew Stephanie was Irish until last week, but it was a beautiful tribute none the same. Although, if I start coughing and someone hires a Kenyan dance troupe to perform when I requested New Edition, I won't be happy.
My favorite part of B&B last week was the renewed battle of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) vs. Taylor (Hunter Tylo). Doc Hayes was concerned about all the time Brooke was spending with Dollar Bill (Don Diamont) and Baby Will. Taylor accused Brooke of trying to do to Katie's (Heather Tom) marriage what she'd done to Ridge and Taylor's. Does anyone else ever want Brooke to scream as loudly as she can in Taylor's face: "I HAD HIM FIRST!"?
The slap my Logan gave the meddling shrink was almost as good! Give me more of this. With Flannery gone, I need to see grown women front and center on The Bold and the Beautiful. Hope (Kimberly Matula), Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and the other one are fine for the summer, but during the winter months, I need more.