Soap of the Week Poll (October 16-20, 2017)


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 last week's poll, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 39th consecutive week. General Hospital's Roger Howarth (Franco) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress, and GH's Parker & Kristina were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, October 24 at 4 p.m. ET.



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Today in Soap Opera History (October 21)

1982: General Hospital's Bryan visited his father.
1988: Guiding Light's Rick had an epiphany on his wedding day.
1997: Another World's Felicia removed her bandages.
2004: Guiding Light's Reva told Cassie that JB was Jonathan.
"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...

1953: On Hawkins Falls, May Shipley (Vivian Lasswell) came to Dr. Floyd Corey (Maurice Copeland) for help with a problem. Meanwhile, Sue Riga (Toni Gilman) tore into Mitch Fredericks (Jim Bannon). Hugh Downs was the announcer for the show at this time.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 20)

1930: Irna Phillips' soap opera Painted Dreams premiered.
1987: General Hospital's Duke and Anna were married.
1994: All My Children's Edmund faced the press.
1998: The Young and the Restless' Sharon was hit by a car.
"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...

1930: The soap opera was born! Irna Phillips’ radio soap Painted Dreams premiered on WGN Radio in Chicago. The show is widely recognized by broadcast historians as the very first soap opera. The show ran on WGN and later CBS Radio until July 1943.

Soap of the Week Results (October 9-13, 2017): 'General Hospital' Voted Favorite for 39th Week in a Row

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for October 9-13, 2017. ABC's General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the 39th week in a row.

NBC's Days of our Lives came in second, followed by CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Favorite Couple this week was General Hospital's Parker & Kristina. GH's Roger Howarth (Franco) repeated as Favorite Actor, while co-star Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) was voted Favorite Actress.

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

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1General Hospital (ABC)1301
2Days of our Lives (NBC)2398
3The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3154
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)4177

FIRST LOOK: Ingo Rademacher as Thorne Forrester on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher recently joined the cast of CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as the new Thorne Forrester, and has started shooting his initial scenes. On Wednesday's the show's official Twitter account posted the first photo of the actor in the role.

Rademacher is the fourth actor to step into the part, replacing Winsor Harmon, who had been playing Thorne on a recurring basis in recent years.

"You can't try to be someone else, but I certainly hope to play Thorne as well as Winsor did," Rademacher said after his casting was revealed. "He’s really one of the nicest and most gracious people I’ve ever met. He tweeted over this past weekend that his role was being recast and I read the comments and a lot of people weren’t happy. There was a lot of support for Winsor, and rightly so. I said to my wife, 'Wow, I feel kind of bad about this.' I mean, I know it’s the way things go in daytime, but this is a new experience for me. I’ve never stepped into a role that was previously played by someone else. I hope the fans aren’t too upset about this."

Rademacher will first air as Thorne on November 27.


Today in Soap Opera History (October 19)

1979: EON's Deborah began receiving mysterious phone calls.
1984: Days' twins Eric and Sami were born.
1992: Days' Abigail was born.
2006: GL's Olivia told Gus about her rape.
"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...

1965: On General Hospital, Bill (Curtis Taylor) made his feelings clear about Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino).

1965: On A Time For Us, Dave (Terrence Logan) listened to Steve's (Tom Fielding) confession.

1965: On The Young Marrieds, Ann (Susan Brown) made an effort to charm Mandy (Marla Palmer).

1970: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser) gave Russ (Sam Groom) a signed legal document relinquishing any claim to the trust fund for Jamie.

1979: On The Edge of Night, Deborah Saxon (Frances Fisher) began receiving mysterious phone calls.

1979: On As the World Turns, things continued to be mysterious at The Willows for Lisa (Eileen Fulton) as she anticipated Tom's arrival.