Daytime Ratings: 'The Young and the Restless','The Bold and the Beautiful' & 'General Hospital' All Rise

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for August 15-19, 2016. According to Nielsen, The Young and the Restless (+124K), The Bold and the Beautiful (+11K) and General Hospital (+47K) were all up in total viewers versus the previous week.

Days of our Lives was pre-empted for the second week in a row due to NBC coverage of the Olympics.

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 4,565,000 (+124,00/-196,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,732,000 (+11,000/+105,000)
3. General Hospital 2,573,000 (+47,000/+81,000)

CMT Orders 'His Wives & Daughters' Pilot Sets January Premiere Date for 'Nashville'

CMT has revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including Nashville, Million Dollar Quartet and Still The King, marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. Additionally, CMT has ordered a new soapy scripted pilot, His Wives & Daughters. The three series join an impressive roster of CMT originals that fueled +11% ratings growth year over year among Adults 18-49.

"After a promising start with Still The King, we now have a clear path in attracting new audiences with our scripted programming," said Jayson Dinsmore, CMT's head of development. "Beginning with Nashville in January, each series will help launch the next; creating an overlay to cycle viewers through our originals year round."

Produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment, Nashville makes its triumphant season five debut on CMT with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (the creators of Thirtysomething) at the helm, returning with a special two-hour premiere on Thursday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. Long-time SVOD partner Hulu will continue to bring fans new episodes of Nashville by making them available to stream the day after they air on CMT at http://www.hulu.com/nashville. Star Connie Britton (Rayna James) has only signed on for about 10 episodes of the new season so far. The fourth season of Nashville attracted more than 8 million weekly viewers across all platforms and ranks as one of television's most DVR'd series. The series is particularly strong with women 18-34. Out of more than 180 broadcast dramas since Fall 2012, Nashville ranks in the top 20. Nashville is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick, Steve Buchanan and Callie Khouri. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.

'General Hospital' Star Emme Rylan Breaks Nose While Playing With Sons, Scheduled for Surgery Today

Fan fave and soap vet Emmy Rylan took to social media to announce a painful but temporary setback.

The talented actress broke her nose playing with her two sons.

Port Charles legacy character, Lulu Spencer, may have to alter her appearances on the ABC soap to allow Rylan to get the surgery and recuperation she says she needs.

On Tuesday, Rylan updated fans on Twitter: "Injury update- I have surgery Thursday morning but because of already scheduled dark weeks i will not be taking time off from work. :) #GH"

Lulu is in the thick of three juicy storylines right now. She’s trying to have a second child with her husband, Dante. Next she is attempting to decode the mysterious empty envelope with an mysterious address on it that Helena Cassadine left to her in her will. Finally, she is mourning the loss of her brother, Nikolas—whom she will soon find out is not dead at all!

'Amo Despertar Contigo' to Premiere August 30 on Univision

Amo Despertar Contigo premieres August 30 on Univision.
The Univision Network has announced its latest telenovela, Amo Despertar Contigo (Waking Up with You), a romantic comedy by renowned Mexican producer Pedro Damian starring Daniel Arenas and Ela Velden, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, August 30th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Houston, Mexico City and the beautiful beaches of Sayulita serve as the setting for the series.

Amo Despertar Contigo follows the story of Pablo Herminio (Daniel Arenas), a bodyguard for Antonia Santamaria (Aura Cristina Geithner), a wealthy flower-industry mogul, and his attraction to Maia Alcalá (Ela Velden), the beautiful daughter of Antonia’s business rival and former fiancé, Othon Alcalá (Enoc Leaño). Pablo is happy with his job as a bodyguard until he meets Maia at a floral conference. But their budding romance turns out to be anything but a bed of roses as a long-standing rivalry between Antonia and Othon threatens to uproot any chance of the young couple finding happiness together.

Produced by Pedro Damian (Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse, Rebeldes, Clase 406, RBD: La Familia), this Televisa production also marks the return of Christian Chavez (RBD) to the small screen. The cast also includes Alejandro Calva, Arturo García Tenorio, Armando Silvestre, Leticia Huijara, Rodrigo Murray Ana Cioccheti, and Sara Corrales.

The series marks Ela Velden’s first lead role in a telenovela following her successful performance in Televisa’s Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse which received a Premios TVyNovelas 2016 award as Best New Artist for her supporting role as the main character’s sister, Giana Bianchi.

Amo Despertar Contigo's theme song is a brand new version of Carlos Vives’ hit song “Volví a Nacer” featuring urban superstar Maluma, which was launched this month to celebrate the premiere of the telenovela.

Kassie DePaiva: "Prognosis Good" in Battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Emmy nominated actress Kassie DePaiva has revealed that she is battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Best known for her portrayal of Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, and her work as Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light, she most recently starred as Eve Donovan on Days of our Lives. Below is the message from DePaiva that was posted on her website on Thursday.

I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what's been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on Days and had begun my exciting return. During the 3 week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital. I will continue treatment over the next 3 months. My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure. I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this.

I have a strong faith that strengthens me every step of the way. This has been a private matter but with Eve's return coming soon I felt it was time to let my loving fans know what's been going on. The Days and OLTL family love runs deep. Although I'm unable to be "camera ready" now... my goal is get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon. Keep me in you thoughts and prayers.

Leukemia remains a rare disease and there is a great need for funding and donations of Stem Cells/Bone Marrow, Platelets and blood. If you would like to contribute in some way please go to Cornellleukemia.com and join or contribute to the Leukemia Fighters group you will find on their website. You can also join their Facebook page. There is a tremendous need to find exact matches for stem cell/ bone marrow. If you would like to make a difference in someone's survival please go to BeTheMatch.org and find out how you can be a donor. If you would like to donate blood or platelets which Leukemia patients need a lot of, please contact your local blood bank or American Red Cross.

God's got this!

Until next time… Kassie
According to cancer.gov, "adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. This type of cancer usually gets worse quickly if it is not treated. It is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. AML is also called acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

"In AML, the myeloid stem cells usually become a type of immature white blood cell called myeloblasts (or myeloid blasts). The myeloblasts in AML are abnormal and do not become healthy white blood cells. Sometimes in AML, too many stem cells become abnormal red blood cells or platelets. These abnormal white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets are also called leukemia cells or blasts. Leukemia cells can build up in the bone marrow and blood so there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. When this happens, infection, anemia, or easy bleeding may occur. The leukemia cells can spread outside the blood to other parts of the body, including the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), skin, and gums."

We Love Soaps wishes the divine Ms. DePaiva all the best, and a complete, speedy recovery. We Love You, Kassie!

Today in Soap Opera History (August 25)

1966: Days of our Lives' Julie wanted to stay in Salem.
1975: Susan Harney debuted as Alice on Another World
1987: As the World Turns' Holden opened up to Lily.
2009: General Hospital's Jason and Sam made love.
"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
― Michael Crichton

"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 Days of our Lives, Julie Olson (Charla Doherty) told her grandmother, Alice Horton (Frances Reid), that she didn't want to live in Europe.

1971: On The Doctors, Karen tried to convince Matt she wasn't as boring as he thought.