Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DOOL classic clips from the NBC site

Bo meets Marlena, with Roman and Abe
Mickey gives Maggie red dancing shoes
Tom and Alice get ready to celebrate
Bo rescues Hope from her wedding to Larry Welch

You can watch all 4 here.  Click on the link, the other clips will follow on their own.

Deidre Hall, Crystal Chappell, and Shawn Christian in NYC

They are there to promote the DOOL 45th anniversary book, and Deidre's book.  You can find all the info here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Episode 24 ready for playback!

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Yeah, I know the feeling Sami.  Poor Diva almost had to do tonight's show solo.  At literally the last second, co-hosts Madeline and Marianne showed up.  We were also joined by our friend, Anna.  To listen to tonight's show that almost didn't happen by clicking play on the blog home page on the right, or you can hear it from the Diva's blogtalkradio page.  Tonight's topics included the umpteenth Ejami smackdown, Ejole, Bo covering up another Brady family crime, Victor/Maggie/Vivian, Chad being Stefano's son, baby Parker Jonas, Jay Kenneth Johnson finally cutting his hair, Sheri Anderson's book, and a few spoilers and rumors floating around.  Enjoy the show!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 24 this Saturday at 10 pm est!

Obviously, we all chose evil.  Anyway, The Diva and her luscious Spy Network will have their blogtalkradio show this Saturday at 10 pm est here.  Feel free to call in to express your opinion, or register and chat with us in the chat room.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aniston/Rogers/Sorel interview

ShareVery funny interview with the three of them from Sara Bibel.  I love this love triangle too.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Review of "A Secret in Salem"

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Emmy winning former head writer of Days of Our Lives, Sheri Anderson, first book, "A Secret in Salem" dropped last week.  I tried to keep this spoiler free for everyone.

Overall, I truly enjoyed reading this book. For any DOOL fan from the 1980s, this book will seem quite nostalgic of the good ole Days.  The book has a ton of adventure, romance, and passion for any die hard fan.  The locations are lush playgrounds of the rich and famous.  The book mostly takes place in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, and London.  All the characters are beautiful and rich.  I have been complaining for years about the lack of glamour on DOOL.  If I want to watch blue collar characters, I would look out my window.  It is always interesting to read about the rich and famous and all their self-inflicted problems.

The book stars Charlotte "Charley" Gaines and her dysfunctional family in Monaco. Charley is dealing with her parents' secrets. That is not to say that the DOOL characters are supporting only.  They are not.  John and Marlena have their own storyline, as well as Shawn, Belle, and little Claire.  Abby Deveraux and Chelsea Brady have more of  supporting roles.  There is also guest appearances by Jack and Jennifer Deveraux and Shane Donovan.   Eventually, John, Marlena, Belle, Shawn, Abby, and Chelsea get entangled in Charley's life.

There are plenty of things to love about this book for John/Marlena and Belle/Shawn fans.  All four characters are written in character.  Sheri's version of Shawn Brady is more mature than the man who left Salem, which was much needed, in my humble opinion.  There is plenty of romance and sex for these two couples.  John and Marlena fans finally will get the happy ending they were deprived of in 2009.  After reading this book,  you cannot help but scratch your head on why J&M did not get this type of ending almost two years ago.

Sheri Anderson also has a gay character in the book.  DOOL has resisted the trend to have a gay storyline the last few years.  There is not a gay storyline in this book, but the character is written in a very modern way.  I will not spoil who it is, but this character is out and is widely accepted by his family.  It is quite refreshing to see a gay character without the typical soapy angst of coming out.

Overall, "A Secret in Salem" does not disappoint.  The only problem I had with the book has to do with one of Charly's family secrets.  I am trying to be vague, but this one revelation reminds me too much of Rex and Cassie's true parents being revealed.  I was hoping for more of a realistic resolution.  The book is a must-read for J/M and Shelle fans.  Other fans like myself, will still enjoy this book.

I would love to hear everyone's opinion of the book.  Please post a comment if you wish.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Free at last!!!

The fab five share a toast not knowing that Vivian has made it out of the sarcophagus. Melanie arrives and demands to know why Phillip missed Ari’s service. Victor tells Melanie that they were all celebrating closing a deal at Titan and lost track of time. Mel also asks Brady why he also missed the service because yeah… Gabi and Rafe noticed. Brady apologizes to Melanie and tells Melanie that he’ll head back to the Pub to apologize to Gabi and Rafe in person. Melanie asks Phillip to tell her what happened today… and she begs him NOT to lie. Phillip asks Melanie to trust him because he can’t tell her what’s going on.


Brady and Nicole arrive at the Pub and asks that Nicole please keep her quiet while they are there. Brady attempts to leave, but Justin asks him to stay because he is mentioned in Arianna’s will. Sami confronts Nicole and asks her why she’s come to the Pub. Sami reminds Nicole that Sydney isn’t there and that she’ll never see her daughter again. EJ overhears the conversation and informs the two of them that he’ll make sure that neither of them see either of his children. Justin then asks EJ to stick around while he reads Arianna’s will.
Vivian is rescued by her faithful servant Gus. Gus tries to get Vivian to leave with him before the gang discovers that she’s free. Vivian tells him no, that she has other plans. Gus and Vivian decide to get their revenge on the gang. Vivian calls Maggie to announce her return to Salem. Vivian asks Maggie to meet her at the mausoleum so that they can discuss Victor’s soul. Maggie arrives at the mausoleum to find Vivian and Gus. Vivian tells Maggie that she had been stuck in the sarcophagus. Vivian tells Maggie that Victor put her in there so that he could pursue Maggie. Maggie thinks the idea is ridiculous… and only something that Vivian would come up with. She tells Vivian that there is no way that she could have been in the coffin… and then Vivian tells Maggie about the conversation that she had with Victor and how she took his hand. Maggie flashed back to the conversation that she and Victor had and realizes that Vivian is NOT lying. Maggie suggests that they call the police because Victor can’t get away with putting Vivian in the coffin. Vivian tells her not to worry – that Victor will pay and hurt worse than anything he ever did to her. Vivian and Gus leave the sarcophagus… and leave Maggie behind in Vivian’s place.
Justin tells Sami, Rafe and EJ that Arianna made up a will and left several items to friends and family. Sami and EJ talk about what is in the box that Justin brought along with him. EJ believes that Arianna’s proof that he needs is in the box. Rafe and Gabi are surprised by the fact that Ari even had a will. Sami suggests that they read the will while everyone is still at the Pub. Justin breaks the news that Arianna’s will is actually a video, which kinda creeps everyone out. (Me too!) They watch the video… Ari leaves Rafe her car… because her car will always be cooler than his. She asks him to take care of their mother, call her once a week and tell her that he loves her because she needs to hear it. Arianna leaves Gabi her jewelry and DVD collection as well as a request to take care of big brother Rafe. Gabi asks to pause the DVD and leaves. Before Justin starts the tape, he reveals what Ari left for EJ – a statue of St. Anthony, the patron Saint of miracles. Sami looks like she’s just witnessed a miracle of her own. Ari leaves the rest of her belongings to Brady.

Chad stops by his “Dad’s” office… thinking that he finally wanted to see him and reconcile. Much to Chad’s dismay, he only wanted Chad to pick up the mail that arrived at the house for him. Chad opens the envelope with his birth certificate and reveals who his real father is. Chad arrives at the DiMansion and demands to know where Stefano is. He runs into Will and when he discovered that Kate and Stefano aren’t home he takes off. Will follows him down to the pier. Chad wants to know who is behind this cruel joke – trying to make Chad think that he’s Stefano’s son. Will offers to help Chad anyway that he can.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Diva blogtalkradio episode 23 ready for playback!

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The Diva of Days of Our Lives and friends 23rd episode of our blogtalkradio show is available for playback.  You can hear the show by either clicking play on this home page or by going to our show page on blogtalkradio.  Tonight's topics included Vivian and all the characters who are enjoying her in the sarcophagus, Caroline switching the paternity tests, Days of Days event, and "The Bay."

Lauren Koslow to appear on Criminal Minds

ShareLauren announced this weekend that she will be appearing on "Criminal Minds" and that it will be "bound and torturous."  The news was broken during our 23rd blogtalkradio show this evening.  Archive is forthcoming if you want to hear some scoop from the Day of Days from a participant.

Full Day of Days promo

Day of Days stuff

Red Carpet pics from the NBC site.

Live clips from ustream.

Friday, November 5, 2010

ratings

Still in third, but slipped some.

From www.soapoperanetwork.com

Ratings for the week October 25-29, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)



Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,878,000 (+16,000/-124,000)
2. B&B 3,108,000 (-79,000/-169,000)
3. DAYS 2,424,000 (-107,000/-535,000)
4. OLTL 2,345,000 (-9,000/-175,000)
5. GH 2,282,000 (-98,000/-446,000) <- new low (Previous low: 2,325,000 for July 6-10, 2009)
6. AMC 2,270,000 (-39,000/-452,000)


HH
1. Y&R 3.4/12 (same/-.2) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
2. B&B 2.2/8 (-.1/-.2)
3. OLTL 1.8/6 (+.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.4)
5. AMC 1.7/6 (same/-.4) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/-.4) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 14-18, 2010)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,036,000 (+25,000/-71,000)
2. GH 687,000 (-55,000/-232,000) <- new low (Previous low: 729,000 for June 14-18, 2010)
3. DAYS 670,000 (+18,000/-229,000)
4. B&B 650,000 (+18,000/-34,000)
5. OLTL 629,000 (+4,000/-98,000)
6. AMC 528,000 (-23,000/-210,000)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6/10 (+.1/-.1)
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/-.4)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same)
2. GH 1.0/7 (-.1/-.4) <- new low
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (+.1/-.1)
6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)


Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 45,000 (same/+25,000)
2. GH 34,000 (+10,000/-9,000)
3. B&B 32,000 (-4,000/+13,000)
4. OLTL 28,000 (+9,000/+5,000)
5. DAYS 23,000 (-20,000/-7,000)
6. AMC 12,000 (+4,000/-1,000)


Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.8/6 (same/-.4) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
2. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.3)
3. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.4) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
3. OLTL 0.6/4 (+.1/-.2)
5. B&B 0.5/4 (same/-.1)
5. AMC 0.5/4 (same/-.4) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)


Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,234,000 (+75,000/-29,000)
2. B&B 690,000 (+18,000/-47,000)
3. DAYS 547,000 (-53,000/-64,000)
4. AMC 429,000 (-34,000/-75,000)
5. GH 408,000 (-53,000/-75,000)
6. OLTL 406,000 (-33,000/-33,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 1.9/2,437,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,342,000
Wednesday: 1.4/1,786,000 (repeat - did not count)
Thursday: 1.7/2,178,000
Friday: 1.6/2,122,000

B&B
Monday: 2.3/3,240,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,094,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,386,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,908,000
Friday: 2.1/2,912,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,371,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,472,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,522,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,323,000
Friday: 1.8/2,431,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,397,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,478,000
Wednesday: 1.2/1,494,000 (repeat - did not count)
Thursday: 1.7/2,225,000
Friday: 1.5/2,027,000

OLTL
Monday: 1.9/2,451,000/
Tuesday: 1.9/2,600,000
Wednesday: 1.2/1,499,000 (repeat - did not count)
Thursday: 1.7/2,158,000
Friday: 1.6/2,127,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.7/5,221,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,589,000
Wednesday: 3.5/5,081,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,899,000
Friday: 3.3/4,600,000

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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through October 31, 2010

HH
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.3
3. GH 1.9
3. DAYS 1.9
5. AMC 1.8
5. OLTL 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7
2. GH 1.3
3. DAYS 1.1
3. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0
6. AMC 0.9

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Join The Diva and her Spy Network this Saturday!

Everyone is invited to join The Diva and her Spy Network this Saturday at 10PM EST at  blogtalkradio.   We will be discussing the last three weeks of the show along with our recent Sheri Anderson interview and the Day of Days event in LA. Please feel free to call in or visit us in our chat room.

Behind the scenes pics of Leann Hunley's movie.

You can see them here.

Have some sympathy for Leann Hunley

Leann Hunley, former Anna DiMera, has been stuck in jury duty for the past two weeks according to Thaao Penghlis on Twitter. See, even celebrities have to do jury duty. lol

Join the Diva book club!

The Diva of Days of Our Lives and the Diva Spy Network will be conducting their first ever book club in celebration of Sheri Anderson's book, "A Secret in Salem." If you would like to join us in our discussion of the book, try to finish the book this month. You can buy the book on all the online book sites, and next week it will be available in all book stores. Date of the podcast about the book is forthcoming.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ratings!

Holy cow! DOOL zooms up to 3rd. Well that's better.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week October 18-22, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,862,000 (-169,000/-192,000)
2. B&B 3,187,000 (-28,000/-54,000)
3. DAYS 2,531,000 (+118,000/-471,000)
4. GH 2,380,000 (-144,000/-185,000)
5. OLTL 2,354,000 (-97,000/-138,000)
6. AMC 2,309,000 (-101,000/-361,000)


HH
1. Y&R 3.4/12 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: July 26-30, 2010)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/-.3)
4. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
5. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: September 20-24, 2010)
5. OLTL 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,011,000 (-42,000/-129,000)
2. GH 742,000 (-89,000/-101,000)
3. DAYS 652,000 (-31,000/-215,000)
4. B&B 632,000 (-18,000/-75,000)
5. OLTL 625,000 (-61,000/-85,000)
6. AMC 551,000 (-66,000/-184,000)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (-.1/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: October 4-8, 2010)
2. GH 1.1/7 (-.2/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 28 - July 2, 2010)
3. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/-.3)
3. B&B 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
5. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: July 12-16, 2010)
6. AMC 0.8/6 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 21-25, 2010)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 45,000 (+13,000/+7,000)
2. DAYS 43,000 (+7,000/+16,000)
3. B&B 36,000 (+3,000/+18,000)
4. GH 24,000 (+15,000/-19,000)
5. OLTL 19,000 (+7,000/-25,000)
6. AMC 8,000 (same/-17,000)


Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.8/6 (-.1/-.4) <- ties low rating (Last time: October 4-8, 2010)
2. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.3)
3. GH 0.6/4 (-.2/-.3) <- new low
4. AMC 0.5/3 (-.1/-.4) <- ties low rating (Last time: October 4-8, 2010)
4. B&B 0.5/3 (same/-.2)
4. OLTL 0.5/3 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: September 27 - October 1, 2010)


Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,159,000 (-9,000/-52,000)
2. B&B 672,000 (-15,000/-29,000)
3. DAYS 600,000 (+116,000/-5,000)
4. AMC 463,000 (+34,000/-82,000)
5. GH 461,000 (+14,000/-21,000)
6. OLTL 439,000 (+17,000/-28,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 1.9/2,559,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,269,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,277,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,372,000
Friday: 1.6/2,068,000

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,380,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,211,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,145,000
Thursday: 2.2/3,023,000
Friday: 2.2/3,175,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.9/2,536,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,531,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,606,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,544,000
Friday: 1.8/2,441,000

GH
Monday: 1.9/2,540,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,200,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,439,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,503,000
Friday: 1.7/2,220,000

OLTL
Monday: 1.9/2,544,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,284,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,220,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,483,000
Friday: 1.6/2,237,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.6/5,047,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,992,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,018,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,671,000
Friday: 3.2/4,581,000


The Talk
HH: 1.6
W18-49: 0.8

Friday: 1.6/2,237,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.6/5,047,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,992,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,018,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,671,000
Friday: 3.2/4,581,000


The Talk
HH: 1.6
W18-49: 0.8

Friday: 1.6/2,237,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.6/5,047,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,992,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,018,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,671,000
Friday: 3.2/4,581,000


The Talk
HH: 1.6
W18-49: 0.8

Monday: 1.7/2,228,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,218,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,161,000
Thursday: 1.5/2,021,000
Friday: 1.5/2,085,000


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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through October 24, 2010

HH
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.3
3. GH 1.9
3. DAYS 1.9
5. AMC 1.8
5. OLTL 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.1
3. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0
6. AMC 0.9

http://soapoperanetwork.com/soaps/ratings/3309-ratings-bad-week-for-cbs-abc-soaps