Today in Soap Opera History (April 25)

1967: Dark Shadows' Jason discovered bite marks on Willie's arm.
1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat wanted a divorce from Delia.
1983: General Hospital's Holly & Robert shared a dance.
2007: Jessica Leccia debuted as Natalia on Guiding Light.
"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
― David Hume

"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...

1938: Radio serial Your Family and Mine premiered. "Share the hopes and fears, the loves and triumphs of the Wilbur family in this thrilling story-Your Family and Mine." The cast included Templeton Fox, Robert K. Adams, William P. Adams and Lucille Wall. The series ran until 1940. It was created by Lillian Laugerty, who also penned the successful series Big Sister.

1941: NBC Radio aired the final episode of soap opera Girl Alone after nearly six years on the air. Betty Winkler starred at Patricia Rogers.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (April 27-May 1, 2015)

Brad gets an unexpected visitor.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of April 27th. Investigations lead to shocking revelations, and the Nurses Ball begins.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, April 27
Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Michael (Chad Duell) become closer; Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Morgan (Bryan Craig) find a surprise guest in Silas' apartment; Franco (Roger Howarth) remains suspicious of Nina (Michelle Stafford).

42nd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners

Martha Byrne won her three Daytime Emmy on Friday night.  She
plays Alexis Jordan on the long-running indie soap Anacostia.
The Bold and the Beautiful was the biggest winner at Friday night's 42nd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards, taking home eight awards. General Hospital and The Young and the Restless each had three wins, while Days of our Lives won two. The Bay was named best New Approaches Drama Series, while Anacsotia's Martha Byrne won the first ever New Approaches Drama performer award.

Below is a complete list of winners:

Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series
Martha Byrne, as Alexis Jordan / Joanne Edwards
Anacostia (YouTube.com)

Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series
The Bay The Series (Blip)

Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series (tie)
Fred Willard, as John Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Ray Wise, as Ian Ward
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Donna Mills, as Madeline Reeves
General Hospital (ABC)

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Original Song – Drama
“Hands of Time”
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Ratings: 'Days of our Lives' Reaches New All-Time Low

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of April 13-17, 2015. Days of our Lives was down 111,000 viewers to reach a new all-time low. General Hospital was down in total audience but was up 45,000 in the Women 18-34 demo to finish No. 1 for the week.

Below is a breakdown 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 4,927,000 (-101,000/+337,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,742,000 (-96,000/+116,000)
3. General Hospital 2,809,000 (-27,000/+102,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,154,000 (-111,000/-254,000)

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (April 27-May 1, 2015)

At Kristen's lair, Brady and Melanie find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of April 27th. Is this the final showdown between Kristen and Marlena?

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, April 27
Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Melanie (Molly Burnett) encounter a dangerous situation at Kristen's (Eileen Davidson) lair; Theresa (Jen Lilley) finds herself in a trap; Adrienne (Judi Evans) and Kate (Lauren Koslow) face off; Chad (Billy Flynn) kisses Abigail (Kate Mansi).

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (April 27-May 1, 2015)

Get ready, strap in, buckle up, and hold on for what's about to happen.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of April 27th. Fake Jake has info for Victor, Michael wants a separation, and Billy and Chelsea are ready to get married (or so they think).

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, April 27
Michael (Christian LeBlanc) catches Lauren (Tracey Bregman) with her guard down; Hilary (Mishael Morgan) asks Devon (Bryton James) for another chance; Nick (Sharon Case) makes a mistake.