Ratings, Rants and Raves: All Four Daytime Soaps Had a Very Merry Christmas in the Nielsens
B&B went up 346,000 total viewers over the previous week, and was up year-to-date 134,000. B&B also inched up one-tenth of a point in households.
Eric (John McCook) decided to skip the Forrester family Christmas celebration, and instead went to hear Stephanie's (Susan Flannery) favorite girl group Celtic Woman perform. His loved ones managed to track him down for some moving exchanges about their first holiday season sans the Battle Axe of Beverly Hills.
Rick (Jacob Young) came clean to Hope (Kimberly Matula) about getting some dude named for a Shakespeare character to lie about seeing Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) heavy-petting the night before one of Hope and Liam's umpteen weddings. Steffy and Hope squabbled. Bill (Don Diamont) and Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) squabbled. I reached for my remote. God, The Bold and the Beautiful is so boring. When is Dollar Bill gonna show Brooke his "stallion" again?