4.30pm has been it’s main timeslot in Australia for quite some time now, however it’s had a variety of timeslots here. It started at 1pm following Santa Barbara. After a couple of years they both got axed due to poor ratings. There was an outcry for B&B’s reinstatement, so it returned late at night at around 10.30pm…it must have done some OK numbers for that time (or they got complaints), as it was then moved back to an afternoon slot of 3pm, where they even showed double episodes for a while (as we started 8 months after the US did). From there if memory serves, it may have even gone back to 1pm for a period before it got moved to 4.30pm, where it’s rated pretty well for its timeslot (it even gets an encore the following weekday at 7.30am!). They also trialled it at 6pm over the summer a few years back where it surprisingly bombed…I thought it might have done well there picking up an evening audience, but up against the News on other channels, it just didn’t succeed and was moved back to 4.30pm, where it’s stayed ever since. Viewing numbers have come done ever since they started fast tracking the episodes to 10play, the network’s on demand service. We get it at the moment at 9am AEDT here on 10play, the time just depends on daylight saving both here and in the US, so sometimes we get it at 7am and other times of the year at 8am.
Doug Marland planned to give Ellen more interesting things to do, after David died. Unfortunately Marland passed away before he got around to it. There was a budding romance with Ralph Mitchell (who had returned), just at the end of Marland's run, but the next set of writers dropped it.
I just rewatched episode 211 and still can't figure out the fling between Clark and Stephanie. She was emotional lacking any interested from Eric and i think she really fall for Clark. At first i tought he was using her to get job at Forrester but she told him that she does not have that impact on Eric and can not help him, still he offers her a no strings attached relaltionship? Was he falling for her or what? Can not be only the hope that she can get him a job, when she obviously can't