Writing blog posts about daytime soap opera ratings used to depress the bejeezus outta me. Not anymore! All four remaining daytime suds have done stellar in the Nielsens this season and ratings leader The Young and the Restless is still going strong after 25 years.
The week of Dec. 2, Y&R marked its 1,300 consecutive week as the No. 1 soap in total viewers (since Dec. 26, 1988). Season-to-date, The Young and the Restless is averaging 5.10 million viewers, its largest audience to begin a season since 2011-2012.
"I am so proud of the talented cast and crew, past and present, for making The Young and the Restless No. 1 for 25 years," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. "A special thank you to our loyal and passionate fans for helping us reach this incredible milestone." READ MORE
Sweeping the major demos for the first time in over six years, ABC Daytime's General Hospital was the soap opera to beat ratings-wise the week of Dec. 2. While GH topped the women 18-49 and women 18-34 demos, the big news is, the 50-year-old sudser hit No. 1 among W25-54.
Kirstie Alley dropped in on The Wendy Williams Show Wednesday to promote her new self-titled TV Land sitcom. While kicking it with the "Queen of All Media", Alley confessed the love of her life is good pal John Travolta.
According to the candid star, she was so taken with Travolta while filming Look Who's Talking she wanted to leave then-husband Parker Stevenson for him! Watch Alley's reason for not ditching her husband at the 2:43 mark below.
Daytime talk show legend Oprah Winfrey celebrated her first-ever Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award on Wednesday. Hopefully the recognition will help soften the blow of Winfrey not receiving a Golden Globe nod for her work in The Butler. Keep reading for a complete list of SAG and Golden Globe nominees! READ MORE
Aw, sookie sookie now! Stephanie Forrester, Jr. (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) comes fabulous bitch face to-fabulous bitch face with that unstable mess Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer) today on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful.
If Quinn thinks Queenie's namesake granddaughter is going to be some willing puppet for her, she's got another thing coming. La Forrester: The Sequel calls the shots on the family jet, ya dig?
Meanwhile, Liam (Scott Clifton) is over there huffing, puffing and trying to blow down Wyatt's (Darin Brooks) House of Love with Hope (Kim Matula). Boy stop.
How Liam's trifling behind can fix his face to give Hope an ultimatum about Wyatt, I'll never understand. Hope better ditch that stepsister-screwing skunk and get with her naked, jewelry-hawking hunk! Watch a sneak peek of Thursday's B&B after the jump. READ MORE
Did anyone find any missing marbles in Genoa City, Wisconsin? If so, please return them to Sharon Collins Newman (Sharon Case). Trick is definitely still missing a few on The Young and the Restless.
On Thursday's episode of Y&R, Sharon once again has a brain fart, which conjures up evil Phantom Cassie (Camryn Grimes). What heinous acts will the demonic trickster instruct her mother to pull off this time? Maybe she'll have the "model advocate" try to take little Dee-Dee's borrowed eyes right out of Connor's head?
On the other side of town, Lauren (Tracey Bregman) wants to go on the run with Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Fenmore (Max Ehrich), like some trio of bandits being chased by tacky, platinum blonde reality television bounty hunters. I guess dressing department store windows elegantly for Christmas doesn't hold any allure for Lauren anymore. Watch today's Y&R sneak peek after the jump!