Ratings, Rants and Raves: Soaps Didn't Find The Nielsens Wishbone Thanksgiving Week
B&B dropped the most of all four soaps among total viewers (-118,000). B&B also went down one-tenth of point in all key demos.
Eric (John McCook) left a dying Stephanie (Susan Flannery) at Big Bear to attend a meeting at Forrester Creations. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) came to be with her mortal enemy/best friend/soulmate, and the two recalled their stormy history. Back at the fashion house, a cocky Thomas (Adam Gregory) propsed millions of dollars in upgrades, which Eric shot down.
Taylor (Hunter Tylo) rushed kooky Katie (Heather Tom) to the hospital, where she learned she wasn't dying. Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Liam (Scott Clifton) moved back in together. Hope (Kimberly Matula) was so distraught that she wore the ugliest sweater in the history of winter clothing to a business meeting.
B&B was near perfect the week in question. Stephanie and Brooke at the cabin brought to a close one of soap opera's most legendary rivalries. Heather Tom once again proved why she's the go-to girl at the Daytime Emmys. I love boy-bitch Thomas, and Liam is much more fun and likeable when he's with Steffy.
I'm really excited about B&B right about now. Losing Flannery and Moss were huge blows to this soap opera, no doubt. However, Brad Bell and his team are rising to the occasion, spinning off intriguing new arcs from their twin exits. Brooke and Bill (Don Diamont) has the potential to be as hot as Brooke and Deacon (Sean Kanan) were. The battle for Forrester could drive story for years. Also, John McCook is still an attractive, virile man. I can't wait to see which L.A. ladies make a play for the widower's heart.