Surprise! Soap Opera Ratings Bubble Up

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Is there some reason we've seen a surge of "Soaps are coming back!! Keep hope alive!!" trolling in the press? We've had DC, Hinsey and now this article. Is there some deadline coming up that has these people thinking that they need to Jedi Mind Trick everyone?

Valentini cites other recent improvements -- storylines don't drag out as long, portrayals of women are more contemporary, and there are fewer flashbacks and more intrigue, romance and humor.

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LMAO Marceline!!! I mean GH has gone up in the ratings and more people are positive about it, but soaps aren't any safer than they were before.

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LMAO Marceline!!! I mean GH has gone up in the ratings and more people are positive about it, but soaps aren't any safer than they were before.

I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.

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Storylines don't drag out, women are contemporary and there are fewer flashbacks? WTF?!

Obviously someone has been lacing their weed with cat vomit.

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I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.

Game of Thrones has some of the strongest female characters on TV.

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Showgirls has stronger female characters than most of current daytime TV.

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I want to know on what planet they think the ratings have gone up?? The only show to have increases are GH and B&B. Y&R and DAYS are down.

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Game of Thrones has some of the strongest female characters on TV.

Strongest but not most contemporary. That's my issue with what he said. He didn't claim the portrayal was strong he said "contemporary" as in modern. For me that's two different issues. There's nothing modern or contemporary about women who get knocked up over and over again and never know who the father is or women who are so singularly focused on the man in their life that their every move and motivation is about pleasing him, keeping him or [!@#$%^&*] him. The portrayal of women is contemporary only if you're comparing them to the women of Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best.

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Why on earth did they use the repeat episode of DAYS as an example. 1.8 million dosen't paint a pretty picture. How about a 2.4 million day then add the DVR numbers in. The repeat episode is irrelevant because it's not current. lol

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I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.

What weed was this guy smoking?

Storylines don't drag out, women are contemporary and there are fewer flashbacks? WTF?!

Obviously someone has been lacing their weed with cat vomit.

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Amazing how viable entertainment news sources always manage to provide a stark contrast to what is considered as gospel around these parts.

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Amazing how viable entertainment news sources always manage to provide a stark contrast to what is considered as gospel around these parts.

Sicne when is The Hollywood Reporter a viable news source?

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Soap Opera Network enraged by positive discussion of soap operas. Film at 11.

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