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@yrfan1983 I am just finishing up the cast charts. You mentioned Peter Parros might be in the Sep 2, 1987 ep. How convinced are you? The guy looks like he has a beard and you barely he see his face, which makes me think he was a sub and they didn't want to confuse people so they basically had most shots of his back. Leo always got a face shot whenever he was around and I am convinced they would have cut to Leo talking to Phillip if it was Parros. 

 

Dec 24, 1987 must be his last appearance. Though this guys face looks more square and thinner, I guess Parros, whose face seemed rounder to me, could have been working out. Looks too much like him in every other way. 

 

Reminds of Brenda D's face change. If you told me she had a twin that took over around 86 or 87, I'd believe it

 

ETA: I have put the cast charts up. I decided it wasn't Parros in the Sep 2 ep (though you really can't see the guys face, so who knows) I did put him in the Dec 24 ep. The whole year is there now. I will do Jan 88 when I get the chance.

 

Also for those following the blog, I have added Oct and Nov and will be doing Dec 83 and Jan 84. Doing two months at a time to catch up a bit. Will go back to one month a day again soon

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59 minutes ago, will81 said:

@yrfan1983 I am just finishing up the cast charts. You mentioned Peter Parros might be in the Sep 2, 1987 ep. How convinced are you? The guy looks like he has a beard and you barely he see his face, which makes me think he was a sub and they didn't want to confuse people so they basically had most shots of his back. Leo always got a face shot whenever he was around and I am convinced they would have cut to Leo talking to Phillip if it was Parros. 

Interesting thought that they would “fake” Leo! I’m inclined to agree with you since they didn’t do a close-up of Parros’ face.

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34 minutes ago, yrfan1983 said:

Interesting thought that they would “fake” Leo! I’m inclined to agree with you since they didn’t do a close-up of Parros’ face.

I know it sounds a bit odd, but watching that scene, they seem to show everything but his face, except a brief and darkly lit side shot that is a split second. I could be wrong though. Yeah I can't imagine Parros would be left out like that. Leo was always shown, even if his appearances were brief

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Hey guys! Here's some more 1995 episodes I just got!

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 Bit of a weird situation this time around with these latest DVDs I got, but I'm trying to work around it. 

 


 

 

 

 

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@will81 Thank you so much for providing us the 1987 statistics!! Love them!

If I may, I noticed just some possibly incorrect totals.. maybe just have a look, as I am not sure if the total/sum is off or the total is fine, but then the there is an extra appearance for the following in March 1987:

 

- David Kimble - you have total 3, but it appears he was on 4 different episodes

- Esther - same as above

- Jack Abbott (Terry Lester) - you have total 7, but it appears he was on 8 different episodes

 

Thanks once again!!

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2 hours ago, Manny said:

@will81 Thank you so much for providing us the 1987 statistics!! Love them!

If I may, I noticed just some possibly incorrect totals.. maybe just have a look, as I am not sure if the total/sum is off or the total is fine, but then the there is an extra appearance for the following in March 1987:

 

- David Kimble - you have total 3, but it appears he was on 4 different episodes

- Esther - same as above

- Jack Abbott (Terry Lester) - you have total 7, but it appears he was on 8 different episodes

 

Thanks once again!!

Thanks for that. My eyes must have fallen to the line below or moved above and counted the wrong line. I have fixed it up and I will re-upload. So the totals were incorrect and I + 1 those three and moved them accordingly. I colour each square as I am watching so I know that is correct, it is just counting them can get tricky when there are so many all together and my eye loses track.

 

Thanks again for letting me know

 

ETA: Before I re-upload. What would people prefer. Add the sub player to the contract cast and total the appearances together or keep them separate. i.e should I add Brett Porter and Terry Lester together and place Jack at the top with 17. Or keep them split? I added Brenda and Deborah together for the Nov 86 eps but wasn't sure what people prefer or if there is a preference.

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1 hour ago, will81 said:

Thanks for that. My eyes must have fallen to the line below or moved above and counted the wrong line. I have fixed it up and I will re-upload. So the totals were incorrect and I + 1 those three and moved them accordingly. I colour each square as I am watching so I know that is correct, it is just counting them can get tricky when there are so many all together and my eye loses track.

 

Thanks again for letting me know

 

ETA: Before I re-upload. What would people prefer. Add the sub player to the contract cast and total the appearances together or keep them separate. i.e should I add Brett Porter and Terry Lester together and place Jack at the top with 17. Or keep them split? I added Brenda and Deborah together for the Nov 86 eps but wasn't sure what people prefer or if there is a preference.

Glad to help

 

Whatever is best for you. I personally do it per actor all of my stats, but one day I may switch per character as well. But for now, for me it is okay the way you did it 1987.

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I was reading this article on The Soaps of Yesterday Tumblr about the ascendancy of Y&R in the ratings starting in the summer of 1983, and it got me thinking about the plots of that year.

 

 

 

It is interesting to note that while there were more "teen" stories in 1983, (including the introduction of Cricket and the beginning of the Lauren/Traci saga), arguably most of the plot centered on the middle-aged John Abbott.  We got Jack and Jill's affair, the first return of Dina, John's stroke, and the mystery of who was sending the puzzle pieces of a picture of Jack and Jill kissing.  Victor and Nikki were big in 1983, but they didn't marry until 1984.  So, despite the normative reliance of 1980s soaps on younger characters and outlandish plots, 18-25 year old viewers were being drawn to a rather traditional soap plotline mostly involving characters above the age of 40. 

 

Also worth remarking, Price is Right was credited with buoying Y&R's ratings (although I still prefer a 30 minute game show format).

 

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But, I thought, it was remarkable that classic soap stories about older characters (in contrast to other soaps going younger and more action-driven) were an integral part of Y&R 30-year-plus dominance of soap ratings.

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@YRfan23 Thank you so much for these. We have been spoiled with uploads, it's great

 

@j swift Yeah that is very interesting. I wonder what the demos were back then. In 1994 Y&R was often #1 in the crucial 18-49 demo and this was prior to Nick/Sharon etc coming in (which makes me wonder even more why they felt the need to do this) Arguably the cast was about the same age range in 93/94 as they were in 83/84, techinically the show skewed a bit older as we had characters still there ten years later. Yet they were either #1, #2 or #3 in that demographic and #1 overall. 

 

Oddly enough, though I am uploading this stuff, I rarely get enough time to read through it. 

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Glad to help

 

Whatever is best for you. I personally do it per actor all of my stats, but one day I may switch per character as well. But for now, for me it is okay the way you did it 1987.

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I might just leave it as is so I can get it re-uploaded. Thanks again

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11 hours ago, will81 said:

I might just leave it as is so I can get it re-uploaded. Thanks again

Cool!

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You are welcome. 

 

Btw, I saw now that in July 1987, you should double check Andy's numbers.

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57 minutes ago, Manny said:

Cool!

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You are welcome. 

 

Btw, I saw now that in July 1987, you should double check Andy's numbers.

Lol, okay that was bad. I actually double checked to make sure he was in those episodes I marked him down in and he was. So he has 4 as noted, not the 1 in the total. My eyes must have been really off that day. Thanks again

 

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Thanks to @will81's wonderful work, I tried to have a ranking for 1987. Within brackets, the difference with 1986.

 

 

1987 Episode Ranking
A total of 243 episodes aired


1. Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor Foster) : 156 (+96)

*. Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) : 156 (-14)

3. Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) : 148 (+10)

4. Lauralee Bell (Cricket Blair) : 146 (+65)

5. Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) : 142 (+45)

*. Melody Thomas-Scott (Nikki Reed Newman) : 142 (-1)

7. Terry Lester (Jack Abbott) : 132 (-36)

8. Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Williams) : 122 (-20)

9. Tricia Cast (Nina Webster) : 118 (+64)

10. Don Diamont (Brad Carlton) : 114 (-1)

11. Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) : 109 (-30)

12. Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) : 104 (-45)

13. Rod Arrants (Steven Lassiter) : 98 (X)

14. Colleen Casey (Faren Connor Richards) : 94 (+9)

15. Steven Ford (Andy Richards) : 92 (-21)

16. Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti) : 84 (-8)

17. John Shearin (Evan Sanderson) : 83 (+72)

18. Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) : 74 (+14)

19. Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott) : 73 (X)

20. Brenda Dickson (Jill Foster Abbott) : 67 (-97)

21. Susan Seaforth Hayes (JoAnna Manning) : 65 (+7)

22. Michael Corbett (David Kimble) : 64 (+60)

23. Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott Carlton) : 61 (-58)

24. Stephanie Williams (Amy Lewis) : 58 (-4)

25. Ashley Nicole Millan (Victoria Newman) : 55 (+11)

26. Anthony Pena (Miguel Rodriguez) : 52 (+21)

27. Christopher Templeton (Carol Robbins) : 51 (-17)

28. Robert Parucha (Matt Miller) : 48 (-64)

29. Roberta Leighton (Dr. Casey Reed) : 47 (-7)

30. Todd Curtis (Skip Evans) : 45 (X)

31. Marguerite Ray (Mamie Johnson) : 43 (-4)

32. Michael Evans (Douglas Austin) : 41 (X)

33. Patty Weaver (Gina Roma) : 39 (-7)

*. Quinn Redeker (Rex Sterling) : 39 (X)

35. Carolyn Conwell (Mary Williams) : 34 (+6)

36. Scott Palmer (Tim Sullivan) : 31 (+30)

37. Frank M. Benard (Marc Mergeron) : 30 (X)

*. Concil Nelson (Betsy Sanderson) : 30 (X)

39. Nathan Purdee (Nathan Hastings) : 28 (-6)

40. Jennifer Karr (Ellen Winters) : 27 (-6)

41. Maureen McConnell (Janet Piersall) : 25 (+22)

42. Catherine MacNeal (Janet Piersall) : 24 (X)

43. Barbara Crampton (Leanna Randolph) : 22 (X)

44. Colby Chester (Michael Crawford) : 19 (-81)

45. William Wintersole (Mitchell Sherman) : 16 (+9)

46. Michelle Davison (Ruth) : 15 (X)

*. Melinda Peterson (Julie) : 15 (X)

*. Meg Wylie (Wanda) : 15 (X)

49. Darlene Conley (Rose DeVille) : 13 (X)

*. Cindy Fisher (Dana Nellsen) : 13 (X)

*. Brett Hadley (Carl Williams) : 13 (-45)

*. Dennis Haysbert (Ron Clarke) : 13 (+4)

53. Alex Rebar (Vince Holliday) : 12 (X)

54. Hugh McPhillips (Andre) : 11 (X)

55. Brett Porter (Jack Abbott) : 9 (+4)

56. Mark Harrison (Dr. Bernard Laski) : 8 (X)

57. Meg Bennett (Julia Newman) : 6 (-11)

*. John Denos (Joe Blair) : 6 (-16)

59. Peter Parros (Leo Baines) : 3 (-7)

60. Tonja Walker (Mandy Kimpner) : 1 (X)

 

CONTRACT ARRIVALS

1/06 – Rod Arrants (Dr. Steven Lassiter)

1/20 – Scott Palmer (Tim Sullivan)

6/10 – Todd Curtis (Skip Evans)

6/25 – Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott)

8/03 – Michael Corbett (David Kimble)

9/10 – Frank M. Benard (Marc Mergeron)

9/29 – Kate Linder (Esther Valentine)

9/29 – Quinn Redeker (Rex Sterling)

10/07 – Catherine MacNeal (Janet Piersall)

10/21 – Barbara Crampton (Leanna Randolph)

11/24 – Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott Carlton)

11/24 – Scott Palmer (Tim Sullivan)

 

CONTRACT DEPARTURES

2/05 – William Wintersole (Mitchell Sherman)

5/05 – Colby Chester (Michael Crawford)

6/04 – Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott Carlton)

6/15 – Scott Palmer (Tim Sullivan)

6/24 – Brenda Dickson (Jill Foster Abbott)

7/21 – Robert Parucha (Matt Miller)

7/21 – Jennifer Karr (Ellen Winters)

11/23 – John Shearin (Evan Sanderson)

11/23 – Catherine MacNeal (Janet Piersall)

12/02 – Colleen Casey (Faren Connor)

12/02 – Steven Ford (Andy Richards)

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