Soap of the Week Poll (August 22-26, 2016)

It is time to vote in our Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. Last week, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the second week in a row. Days of our Lives' Drake Hogestyn (John) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) were favorite actor and actress, while Days' John & Marlena were the favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, August 30 at 4 p.m. ET.

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Soap of the Week Results (August 15-19, 2016): 'General Hospital' on Top

General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera of the week.
The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for August 15-19, 2016. Days of our Lives was pre-empted once again due to NBC's Olympic coverage, leaving only three daytime soap operas on the air. ABC's General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the second week in a row.

CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful was second followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple this week was Days of our Lives' John & Marlena. Days' Drake Hogestyn (John) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) were voted Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show ranking below as well as the favorite couples, actors and actresses.

1General Hospital (ABC)1249
2The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)2121
3The Young and the Restless (CBS)3152

Gaby Espino Joins 'Señora Acero 3, La Coyote'

Gaby Espino
Gaby Espino has joined the cast of the hit Telemundo super series Señora Acero 3, La Coyote, where she will play the role of Indira Cárdenas, a Homeland Security agent whose arrival on the scene has drastic implications for La Coyote’s fate. Since its premiere, Señora Acero 3, La Coyote has ranked as the number one Spanish-language television program in its time slot, among adults 18-49 and 18-34.

Indira Cárdenas is the newly appointed head of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in El Paso, Texas. A disciplined and determined woman whose beauty is matched by her tenacity and intelligence, Indira’s efficiency and directness make her a force to be reckoned with, making her Vicenta’s (Carolina Miranda) worst nightmare. Her demeanor immediately puts her at odds with fellow agent Daniel Phillips (Luis Ernesto Franco), who’s systematic, analytical and scientific approach creates obvious and dangerous tensions with his new boss. But Indira isn’t all she appears: She leads a double life, with a shocking secret in her past that is sure to take viewers’ breath away.

Actress and television host Gaby Espino is one of the most popular Latin personalities on social media and has gained widespread acclaim throughout Latin America since her debut in Venezuela. Gaby has starred in a number of successful original productions for Telemundo, including Santa Diabla, Más Sabe el Diablo, Sin Vergüenza, Ojo por Ojo, and many more. She has hosted top awards ceremonies such as the Billboard Latin Music Awards and Premios Tu Mundo, as well as the music competitions Buscando Mi Ritmo and Yo Me Llamo. Hand in hand with her popularity as an actress and television personality, Gaby has graced the covers of countless international publications and has been featured as one of People en Español’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and Siempre Mujer’s “Inspirational Women.”

Señora Acero 3, La Coyote is an original Telemundo production filmed by Argos Televisión. Set on the border of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the show is currently in production in Mexico. Roberto Stopello wrote the script, with Danni Gavidia and Camilo Villamizar directing and Mariana Iskandarani and Mónica Vizzi as executive producers.

Today in Soap Opera History (August 26)

1968: The Doctors' Nick proposed to Althea.
1980: Texas' Justin rescued Rikki from a burning race car.
1981: Edge of Night's Sky plotted with Gunther against Gavin.
1991: Young and the Restless' Traci helped Brad with a Jabot ad.
"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...

1946: Prolific radio soap opera writer Elaine Sterne Carrington (Pepper Young's Family; Rosemary) was featured in TIME magazine.

1968: On The Doctors, while at dinner, Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) asked Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) to marry him.

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1980: On Texas, Terry Dekker (Shanna Reed), Nita Wright (Ellen Maxted), Billy Joe, and Elena Dekker (Caryn Richman) watched Rikki Dekker (Randy Hamilton) in a car race. After getting into an accident. Rikki's car caught fire. He was rescued by Justin Marshall (Jerry Lanning).

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 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.