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Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

1980: Atwt''s Jay tried to calm Carol outside the Wade Bookstore

fire. 1986: Dynasty's Krystle battled her look-a-like. 1986: Gh's

Frisco worked on the Brownstone murder. 1993: Alison

Sweeney debuted as Sami on Days of our Lives."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope.

1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession.

1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well.

1995: General Hospital's Monica met 11-year-old Emily."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1936: Radio soap opera Dan Harding's Wife premiered. It ran until on NBC Radio until February 10, 1939. Isabel Randolph starred as Rhoda Harding.
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'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (January 22-26, 2018)

What's coming up on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of January 22-26, 2018? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, January 22

Ridge has a major meltdown upon learning of Steffy and Bill's night together; Hope pays Liam a visit and fills him in on what's happened in her life since she left Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 23

Brooke gets concerned for Ridge when she learns Steffy and Bill slept together; Ridge angrily confronts Bill over his actions.

Wednesday, January 24

Hope reveals to Steffy that she's back to stay; Sally and Darlita do a little cyber-stalking to get information about Hope.

Thursday, January 25

Steffy begs for Liam's forgiveness; Brooke confronts and berates Bill for his detestable behavior.

Friday, January 26

Bill admits his true feelings and advises Steffy to not allow anyone to shame her; Ridge attempts to persuade Liam to forgive Steffy.
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Soap Opera Ratings for the 2017-18 Season (updated 1/18/18)

There have been many soap operas in the history of American television but, today, only four remain -- The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of Our Lives (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), and The Young and the Restless (CBS). How long will these four survive? That will likely have a lot to do with the ratings. Stay tuned.Note: Each network measures its own programming's success separately. Still, it's fun to see how the four remaining soap operas rank against each other.Read More…
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The Bold and the Beautiful: 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 1/19/18)

In June 2017, CBS renewed The Young and the Restless for three more years but The Bold and the Beautiful was only renewed through the 2017-18 season. Is that a bad sign? Will this soap be cancelled or renewed for 2018-19? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 23rd of 1987, The Bold and the Beautiful revolves around the Forrester family and their fashion house in Los Angeles. Castmembers include Ashleigh Brewer, Darin Brooks, Kimberlin Brown, Scott Clifton, Patrika Darbo, Don Diamont, Reign Edwards, Courtney Hope, Thorsten Kaye, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Alley Mills, Karla Mosley, Rena Sofer, Heather Tom, Anthony Turpel, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and Jacob Young.Read More…
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Daytime Nielsen Ratings: All Four Soaps Up in Women 18-49 Viewers

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week January 1-5, 2018. Versus the previous week, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful,

General Hospital and Days of our Lives were all up among females ages 18-49.

Check out a breakdown below of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)

1. The Young and the Restless 4,823,000 (+23,000/-161,000)

2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,943,000 (+172,000/-147,000)

3. General Hospital 2,889,000 (+136,000/+71,000)

4. Days of our Lives 2,467,000 (-29,000/+76,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 524,000 (+16,000/-70,000)

2. General Hospital459,000 (+43,000/-71,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 452,000 (+54,000/-62,000)

4. Days of our Lives 366,000 (+2,000/-26,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 145,000 (+26,000/-2,000)

2. The Bold and the Beautiful 129,000 (+34,000/+15,000)

3. General Hospital 111,000 (-5,000/-30,000)

4. Days of our Lives 79,000 (+9,000/+8,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless Y&R 829,000 (+9,000/-88,000)

2. The Bold and the Beautiful 691,000 (+49,000/-114,000)

3. General Hospital
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Soap of the Week Poll (January 15-19, 2018)

It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In the last poll, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the week. General Hospital's Steve Burton (Jason) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress, and Days' Will & Sonny were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, January 22 at 4 p.m. Et.

Related:

- Jamie Lynn Bauer Returning to 'Days of our Lives' For At Least One Episode in 2018

- Gilles Marini Joins 'Days of our Lives' as Ted

- Shanica Knowles Joins 'The Young and the Restless' as Simone

- Robin Givens to Guest Star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful
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GLAAD Media Award Nominations for 'Bold and the Beautiful,' 'Days of our Lives' & 'Young and the Restless'

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives. Nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards have now been revealed, and three of the four daytime soaps were recognized. 

Outstanding Daily Drama

The Bold and The Beautiful

CBS

Days of Our Lives

NBC

The Young & the Restless

CBS

Outstanding Drama Series

Billions

Showtime

Doubt

CBS

The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu

Nashville

Cmt

Sense8

Netflix

Shadowhunters

Freeform

Star

Fox

Star Trek: Discovery

CBS All Access

This Is Us

NBC

Wynonna Earp

Syfy

Check out the complete list of nominees at glaad.org.
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GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: Full List

On Friday morning, GLAAD announced its nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards via a live-stream from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The nominations, presented by “Star Trek: Discovery” star Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette, were streamed on Variety‘s Facebook page.

The organization’s awards honor media for fair, accurate, and and inclusive portrayals of the Lgbtq community across film, television, music, journalism, and comic books. This year’s 141 nominees also include 16 Spanish-language nods.

Among those included in the nominations are films “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Battle of the Sexes,” shows “This Is Us,” “Will & Grace,” “Andi Mack,” and “The Voice,” and artists Halsey, Kesha, and Sam Smith. For the first time, GLAAD will include an outstanding kids & family programming category to recognize shows aimed at a younger audience. Netflix leads the nominations with seven, followed by NBC, CBS, and [link=co
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 19)

1967: Roger burned David's painting on Dark Shadows.

1981: Guiding Light's Alan showed up at Jennifer's trial.

2009: Gl's Olivia kissed Natalia.

2010: As the World Turns' Reid had no time for Luke."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1956: Actor Charles Dingle died at age 68. He played Conrad Overton in Irna Phillips' daytime soap opera The Road of Life.
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Soap of the Week Results (January 8-12, 2018): 'Days of our Lives' Takes Top Spot

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for January 8-12, 2018. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the week.

ABC's General Hospital was second, followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days of our Lives' Will & Sonny's. Gh's Steve Burton (Jason) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

Rankshowlast Weektop 31Days of our Lives (NBC)24062General Hospital (ABC)13093The Young and the Restless (CBS)41814The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3158

General Hospital's Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) was voted Favorite Actor for the second week in a row.

Rankactorlast Weektop 31Steve Burton (Jason), GH182Roger Howarth (Franco), GH2983Chandler Massey (Will), Days3494Freddie Smith
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Soap of the Week Results (December 11-15, 2017): 'General Hospital' Voted Favorite for 45th Week in a Row

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for December 11-15, 2017. ABC's General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the 45th week in a row.

NBC's Days of our Lives was a close second, followed by CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Favorite Couple this week was General Hospital's Elizabeth & Jason. Gh's Steve Burton (Jason) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show rankings below as well as the Top 15 favorite couples, actors and actresses.

Rankshowlast Weektop 31General Hospital (ABC)13082Days of our Lives (NBC)24053The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)31584The Young and the Restless (CBS)4180

General Hospital's Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) was voted Favorite Actor for the week.

Rankactorlast Weektop 31Steve Burton (Jason), GH372Roger Howarth (Franco), GH1973Chandler Massey (Will), Days2484Ryan Paevey (Nathan
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Gilles Marini Joins 'Days of our Lives' as Ted

Switched at Birth star Gilles Marini has joined the cast of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives, according to EW.com. Marini will play an attorney named Ted who finds himself drawn to Kate Roberts Dimera (Lauren Koslow).

In addition to his role as Angelo Sorrento in Switched at Birth, Marini has played Sebastien Dussault on Devious Maids, Luc Laurent in Brothers & Sisters and Dr. Ghode on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Look for Marini to make his Days debut in early June. He is expected to stick around for a few months.
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Nielsen Ratings: All Soaps Up During Christmas Week

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week December 25-29, 2017. Versus the previous week, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful,

General Hospital and Days of our Lives were all up in total viewers, and among females ages 18-49 and 25-54.

Check out a breakdown below of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)

1. The Young and the Restless 4,800,000 (+469,000/+50,000)

2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,771,000 (+265,000/-267,000)

3. General Hospital 2,753,000 (+76,000/+218,,000)

4. Days of our Lives 2,496,000 (+172,000/-51,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 508,000 (+80,000/-87,000)

2. General Hospital 416,000 (+14,000/+14,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 398,000 (+25,000/-136,000)

4. Days of our Lives 364,000 (+6,000/-59,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 119,000 (+13,000/-35,000)

2. General Hospital 116,000 (+18,000/+22,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 95,000 (-1,000/-41,000)

4. Days of our Lives 70,000 (-14,000/-32,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 820,000 (+129,000/-67,000)

2. The Bold and the
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Nielsen Ratings: 'Days of our Lives' Up Among 18-34 Year Old Females

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week December 18-22, 2017. Versus the previous week, Days of our Lives gained 9,000 female viewers age 18-34.

Check out a breakdown below of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)

1. The Young and the Restless 4,331,000 (-225,000/-397,000)

2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,506,000 (-18,000/-276,000)

3. General Hospital 2,677,000 (-113,000/-10,000)

4. Days of our Lives 2,324,000 (-6,000/-132,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 428,000 (-42,000/-157,000)

2. General Hospital 402,000 (-35,000/-83,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 373,000 (-4,000/-150,000)

4. Days of our Lives 358,000 (-7,000/-51,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 106,000 (-4,000/-23,000)

2. General Hospital 98,000 (-9,000/-22,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 96,000 (-2,000/-20,000)

4. Days of our Lives 84,000 (+9,000/-12,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers

1. The Young and the Restless 691,000 (-81,000/-170,000)

2. General Hospital 598,000 (-28,000/-57,000)

3. The Bold and the Beautiful 585,000 (-22,000/-
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Robin Givens to Guest Star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Actress Robin Givens has booking a guest-starring run on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, according to EW.com.

She will appear in a three-episode arc as Dr. Phillips, Steffy Forrester Spencer's (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) obstetrician.

Givens currently plays Mayor Sierra McCoy in The CW's primetime serial Riverdale. She previously played Cheryl Harwood in 90210.

The actress is scheduled to make her first B&B appearance on February 15.
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'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (January 15-19, 2018)

What's coming up on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of January 15-19, 2018? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, January 15

Sally makes it clear to Hope what her intentions are for Liam; an emotional moment between Liam and Steffy leaves them heartbroken for their future.

Tuesday, January 16

Thorne and Rick attempt to convince Eric to allow them to oust Ridge from Forrester Creations; Brooke, Ridge and Justin are stunned when Bill makes a swift decision regarding his life.

Wednesday, January 17

Arriving to share her and Ridge's good news, Brooke is shocked to find Steffy in emotional dismay; Rick, Ridge and Ivy ponder the identity of the possible new woman in Bill's life.

Thursday, January 18

Maya informs a very unhappy Thorne that Brooke and Ridge are moving forward with their wedding; shaken after an uninvited visit from Ridge,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 11)

1968: Angelique's bat continued to spy on Dark Shdows' Barnabas.

1974: Y&R's Chris and Snapper were married.

1980: Atwt's Barbara remembered a past mystery man.

2005: Gh's Jason and Sam made love for the first time."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) testified in court. After the hearing, Julie Anderson (Kasey Rogers) worried Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor) would print articles in the newspaper which portrayed her in a negative way, but Constance Mackenzie (Dorothy Malone, who returned to the show after a medical leave) assured her that would not happen.

1968: On Dark Shadows,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 12)

1981: Primetime soap Dynasty premiered on ABC.

1993: Maureen Bauer died on Guiding Light.

2009: As the World Turns Luke and Noah made love.

2012: One Life to Live's Viki gave a speech for the ages about

beloved canceled soap Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: The character of Hope Bauer, who crossed over from The Guiding Light, appeared on Another World for the final time. Elissa Leeds played the role on both shows.

1976: Days of our Lives stars Bill Hayes (Doug) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Read the article here.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 14)

1965: Peyton Place's Allison met Elliot.

1974: Days of our Lives' Addie gave birth to Hope.

1983: Gh's Bobbie was shocked to learn of Luke's death.

1994: Brookside's Beth and Margaret shared an historic kiss."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) and Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) discussed the Nicholson-McGinnis case and determined they would have to be tried separately. Peter would prosecute Commissioner Wheeler Nicholson, while Mike took on newspaperman Mac McGinnis.

1965: On Peyton Place, the newly paroled Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor) met Allison Mackenzie (Mia Farrow) at the Book Gallery,
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