American Soap Ratings: Days of our Lives loses viewers

The latest round-up of ratings for the last remaining American daytime soaps and Days of our Lives has once again lost viewers making it the lowest rated soap of last week. As ever CBS soap The Young and the Restless was top last week – as it always is – with an average of 4.4 million viewers but despite being top it was still down on the previous week and

EastEnders film three versions of Pat Butcher’s exit

EastEnders has reportedly filmed three different versions of Pat Evans (Pam St Clement) exit from the London based soap.Warning: May contain mild spoilers. The soap has filmed three different versions of the character’s exit to keep fans guessing as to exactly how the popular character will be written out of the show. Actress Pam St Clement announced earlier this year that she was leaving EastEnders after 25 years in the

Four more One Life to Live actors sign deal to remain

Four more One Life to Live actors have signed deals with Prospect Park to remain with the soap when it moves to the internet in January. Tuc Watkins who plays David Vickers, Josh Kelly who plays Cutter, Florencia Lozano who plays Tea Delgado and Shenell Edmonds who plays Destiny Evans are all staying with the soap. They join the likes of Ted King, Jerry VerDorn, Melissa Archer, Kelley Missal, Sean Ringgold,

Classic daytime American soaps to be released on DVD

Episodes of classic daytime soaps Guiding Light, Another World, The Edge of Night and Search for Tomorrow are set to be released on DVD. The Proctor and Gamble soaps are set to have classic episodes released on DVD. A boxset of 20 episodes from now defunct CBS soap As The World Turns has recently been released on DVD in America by Soap Classics and the company is set to release

Helen Flanagan reveals why she quit Coronation Street

Helen Flanagan has revealed why she has quit ITV soap Coronation Street. The actress has played the role of Rosie Webster since 2000 but earlier this month it was announced she was quitting the Manchester based soap. The news came after the actress reportedly suffered from several panic attacks on the set and her decision to quit was linked to those attacks. However, in a new interview with Hello magazine

American soap ratings: General Hospital lowest rated soap

Days of our Lives and General Hospital continue to struggle in the ratings. As ever CBS’s The Young and the Restless was the top-rated soap of last week with 4.4 million viewers but it was down a fair bit on the same week last year – nearly 400,000 viewers. Fellow CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful meanwhile hit the 3 million mark but only just – a slight rise

Ricky Groves open to EastEnders return

Actor Ricky Groves has said he’d be more than willing to return to BBC One soap EastEnders. The actor played Garry Hobbs in the London based soap between 2000 and 2009. He was introduced along with the Slater family in 2000 as the boyfriend to Lynn Slater (Elaine Lordan) who had something of a ‘roving eye’ for the ladies – or liked to think he did. Following the departure of

Waterloo Road moving to Greenock

The BBC has revealed that new home of its school drama Waterloo Road will be Greenock, Inverclyde. The popular Wednesday evening drama is currently filmed in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, but the BBC announced it was moving production earlier this year as part of its re-commissioning of the series for a further set of episodes.   BBC One’s award-winning school drama series Waterloo Road is to relocate its production base to

Lisa Rinna to return to Days of our Lives?

Unconfirmed reports claim that actress Lisa Rinna is returning to NBC soap Days of our Lives. The Huffington Post reports that soap bosses are hoping to bring back Lisa Rinna to the daytime serial to boost its ratings and bring back older viewers – who may have switched off – to the fold. The actress played Billie Reed on Days of our Lives for several stints originally starting in 1993.