Pop Ratings: 'Young and the Restless' Made Cable Top 150 on Tuesday & Friday Last Week


The Nielsen ratings are in for the week of October 9-13, 2017. Same-day repeats of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless made the cable Top 150 on Tuesday and Friday.

DateTotal ViewersAdults 18-49 RatingRank Among Cable Programs
Monday, October 9--Not in Top 150
Tuesday, October 10480,0000.05148th
Wednesday, October 11--Not in Top 150
Thursday, October 12--Not on Top 150
Friday, October 13678,0000.07133rd

The Bold and the Beautiful did not make the cable Top 150 during the week.

'One Life to Live' Alum Forbes March is New York's Top Lumber Man


Forbes March spent three years starring as Nash Brennan on ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Along the way, he also shot a lead role in my first film, Manhattanites. Following a stint in 2009 as Mason Jarvis on CBS' As the World Turns, March decided to leave Manhattan and start a firewood company. Now he delivers kiln-dried logs to New York's top restaurants and smokehouses.

March was featured in a recent bonappetit.com video feature. Watch it below.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 16)

1972: Emmerdale Farm premiered.
1985: ATWT's Holden introduced himself as the new stable boy.
1985: Theo died on Days of our Lives.
1992: Days of our Lives' Isabella died.
"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...

1939: Irna Phillips' The Right to Happiness, a spinoff of popular radio soap opera The Guiding Light, premiered on the NBC Blue Network. The show initially focused on the character Rose Kransky from Guiding Light but eventually Carolyn Allen (played first by Eloise Kummer and then Claudia Morgan) took center stage. Carolyn remained the central character of the program (eventually becoming the most-married radio soap opera heroine, with four husbands) until the series ended on November 25, 1960, the day that network radio soap operas died.

John Stamos 'General Hospital' Inspired Drama Lands at Amazon

Amazon has landed for development a drama series project from John Stamos and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Hairspray Live), which chronicles the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s. Universal TV, where Zadan and Meron are under a deal for series and live events, is the studio.

The untitled drama, originally set up at Uni TV a year ago, is inspired by the experiences of Stamos, whose acting career was launched in 1982 when, at the age of 18, he landed the role of Blackie Parrish on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

Written by Adam Stein (Damages), the drama is described as "Boogie Nights in the soap world." It will explore the colorful and volatile world of daytime drama as it tracks the journey of an 18-year-old Orange County kid suddenly thrust into the limelight of Los Angeles in the early 80s, when he is anointed the next big thing on America's most popular soap.

Stamos executive produces alongside Stein, Zadan and Meron, while Zadan/Meron Prods.' Mark Nicholson will co-executive produce.

When the show was first announced, fans noticed the idea sounded similar to the one being pitched by longtime GH star Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake). Watch her Sundance pitch for Heyday below.

Nielsen Ratings: 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Up in Viewers, All Soaps Down in Demos

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the shortened week October 2-6, 2017. Versus the previous week, all four daytime soap operas were down in each of the key demographic categories. The Bold and the Beautiful (+21K) was up in total viewers.

Note: There were pre-emptions on Monday due to news/press conferences about the Las Vegas shooting.

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 4,161,000 (-173,000/-530,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,508,000 (+21,000/-419,000)
3. General Hospital 2,505,000 (-18,000/-198,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,088,000 (-12,000/-125,000)

Telenovela Star Slaps Univision Journalist on Red Carpet (Video)

Telenovela star Eduardo Yáñez (ex-Facundo, Amores con trampa; ex-José, True Love et al) slapped Univision personality Paco Fuentes, after Fuentes reportedly asked a question about Yanez's son, according to CBS2 Los Angeles.

Fellow entertainment reporter Lupita Herrera was at the event and had just spoken with Yanez moments before the actor slapped the Univision reporter. She told CBS2 that Yanez has a reputation for getting combative with journalists.

Fuentes and Yanez were reportedly chatting peacefully just moments before the slap.

Watch the slap below.