Friday, May 23, 2008

Evening News

Y&R: Sabrina's Mom, Take Two
Cynthia Sikes has been cast as Sabrina's mother, Zara, on YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. She'll start taping May 27. Zara is set to arrive in Genoa City on June 19, in time for her daughter's wedding to Victor. Y&R had to do some quick recasting as Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) was all set to do the role, but GH asked her not to.

Daytime Nielsen Ratings Week of May 12-16, 2008
From the ABC daytime ratings release:
* The No. 1 network in Daytime, ABC generated its best ratings in Women 18-34 in 11 weeks (1.0/320,000 - tied in rating, since week of 2/25/08) and in 5 weeks in Women 18-49 (1.4 rating/930,000 - tied in rating, since week of 4/7/08).

* For the 11th week in a row, "General Hospital" scored Daytime's No. 1 position in Women 18-34 (1.1 rating).

* "One Life to Live" delivered its best numbers in more than 8 months in Women 18-34 (330,000 - since week of 9/24/07) and in more than 3 months in Women 18-49 (955,000 - since week of 2/18/08) the Week of Star's Pregnancy Fallout and Rex and Adrianna's Wedding.

* In Women 18-49, ABC owned 3 of Daytime's Top 5 programs for the 5th straight week: "General Hospital" (No. 2, 1.6 rating/1.0 million), "One Life to Live" (No. 3T, 1.4 rating/955,000) and "The View" (No. 3T, 1.4 rating/909,000).

* In Women 18-34, ABC delivered 3 of Daytime's Top 5 programs for the 5th consecutive week: "General Hospital" (No. 1, 1.1 rating/359,000), "One Life to Live" (No. 2T, 1.0 rating/330,000) and "The View" (No. 2T, 1.0 rating/328,000).

* "General Hospital" more than doubled CBS' "Guiding Light" in the 3 o'clock hour in Women 18-34 (108% - 359,000 vs. 173,000), and topped the time period competitor by 54% in Women 18-49 (1.04 million vs. 674,000) and by 24% in Total Viewers (2.95 million vs. 2.38 million).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks - Week of May 12, 2008:
Daytime Rank:   Total Viewers       Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
No. 1 CBS 3.67 million No. 1 ABC 1.4/930,000
No. 2 ABC 2.93 million No. 1 NBC 1.4/918,000
No. 3 NBC 2.91 million No. 3 CBS 1.3/851,000

Top 5 Daytime Programs in Women 18-49 (rank based on rating)
Program                    Net              Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless CBS 1.9/1.23 million
General Hospital ABC 1.6/1.04 million
One Life to Live ABC 1.4/955,000
Days of Our Lives NBC 1.4/918,000
The View ABC 1.4/909,000
Bold and the Beautiful CBS 1.4/903,000

DAYS renewed?
"DAYS fans can breath a big sigh of relief. According to Soap Opera Digest, the 42 year old soap has been renewed by NBC."

AMC's Leven Rambin for John McCain?
Having just recently become a legal voter (and approved sexual being) when she turned 18, the soap star/socialite's thoughts have naturally turned to politics. Which candidate, after much thorough research and contemplation, has she allied with? McCain of course, because the old timer mumbled and yukked his way into her heart with his recent SNL appearance. She called him "shockingly coherent and comical" in a little blog post.

Heather Tom takes "Bold and Beautiful" step for charity
While some folks take the shirt off their backs to help those in need, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Heather Tom is taking it one step further. To celebrate her 12th Daytime Emmy nomination, Tom has asked PROJECT RUNWAY's Jack Mackenroth to design a one-of-a-kind gown that she'll auction off after donning it for the the kudoscast (airing June 20, on ABC). The proceeds will benefit AIDS charities. The auction, hosted by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, kicks off June 27, aka National HIV Testing Day.

Liveblogging ATWT: Escape From New York!
AfterElton's live recap of Friday's episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS.

Alison Sweeney will attend Indy 500
Celebrities from the silver screen, television and music once again will flock to Indianapolis this weekend for the 92nd Indianapolis 500 and events surrounding the race including Alison Sweeney from DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

DAYS to air during Olympics
DAYS OF OUR LIVES will air during the Summer Olympics this year, unlike 2004, when the show was preempted for two straight weeks. Be on the lookout though, as many affiliates will be airing DAYS during different time periods from August 11-August 22, 2008.

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