Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Today in Soap Opera History (October 23)

1990: Steve Johnson died on Days of our Lives.
1995: British soap opera Hollyoaks premiered.
2001: As the World Turns' Bryant Montgomery died.
2006: ATWT's Oakdale learned Hal Munson was dead.
"The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron

"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...

1978: On Another World, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) cut off Jamie's (Tim Holcomb) allowance after finding out he had married Blaine Ewing (Laura Malone).

1981: On General Hospital, the residents of Port Charles wanted Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) to have a big wedding.

Monday, October 22, 2018

'Days of our Lives' Hosting Annual "Day of Days" Event on November 10

To celebrate one of the most iconic and enduring series on daytime television, the stars of NBC's long-running drama Days of our Lives will be meeting fans at the "Day of Days" fan event on Saturday, November 10 at Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood.

This complimentary event, set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., for devoted Days of our Lives viewers will offer fans the chance to meet and greet Salem's favorite cast members during autograph signings, a Q&A session, a trivia challenge and much more.

Some of the Days stars scheduled to attend include Lucas Adams, Kristian Alfonso, Lamon Archey, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Kassie DePaiva, Judi Evans, Mary Beth Evans, Galen Gering, Linsey Godfrey, Deidre Hall, Bill & Susan Hayes, Drake Hogestyn, Olivia Keegan, Victoria Konefal, Lauren Koslow, Kyle Lowder, Gilles Marini, Eric Martsolf, Casey Moss, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Freddie Smith, Sal Stowers, Josh Taylor, Greg Vaughan and Robert Scott Wilson as well as special surprise guests.


10-10:30 a.m.: "Day of Days" welcome and cast introductions

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Meet and greet with the cast of Days of our Lives

12:30 p.m.: Lunch break

2-4 p.m.: Meet and greet with the cast of Days of our Lives

4:15-4:45 p.m.: Days of our Lives Q&A

4:45-5 p.m.: Event finale, including a special sneak preview of future Days of our Lives episodes

Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati is the head writer.

'General Hospital' Partners with The SCAN Foundation & Next Avenue to Offer Alzheimer's Resources & Support

The Corinthos family has something in common with millions of American families — the desire to provide quality care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia.

General Hopsital partnering with The SCAN Foundation and Next Avenue to offer resources and support.

Find out more at nextavenue.org/caring.

Eileen Davidson Looks Back at Her 'Young and the Restless' Run, Final Episode Airs October 29

Emmy-winning actress Eileen Davidson, who has played Ashley Abbott on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless off and on since 1982, ends her run on Monday, October 29. Davidson looks back at some classic Y&R scenes in the video below, including the reveal that Brent Davis (Bert Kramer) is Ashley's biological father.

'All My Children' Reunion Coming to 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' for Halloween

All My Children stars Susan Lucci and Kelly Ripa played Erica and
Hayley in a sketch during a 2016 episode of Live with Kelly.
On Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, host and former All My Children star Kelly Ripa revealed that there will be a Pine Valley reunion on the talk show next week.

Ripa played Hayley Vaughan on All My Children from 1990 to 2002, and reprised the role in 2010 during the show's final season on ABC. Among the former All My Children stars set to appear on the October 31st episode are Eva La Rue (Dr. Maria Santos) and Susan Lucci (Eric Kane). Lucci's iconic character will be reunited with Jackson Montgomery, this time played by Ripa's co-host Ryan Seacrest.

Ripa and Lucci has played "All My Children" before on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Check out a clip below from Lucci's 2016 appearance, which also features guest co-host Andy Cohen.

Daytime Nielsen Ratings: 'Days of our Lives' Up in Viewers, Hits New Demo Low

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the week of October 8-12, 2018. Days of our Lives was up in total viewers versus the previous week and the same week last year but hit a new record demo low with only 276,000 females age 18-49 tuning in.

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 4,214,000 (+183,000/-156,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,294,000 (-41,000/-227,000)
3. General Hospital 2,489,000 (+185,000/-23,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,138,000 (+77,000/+22,000)