B&B. A Worldwide Phenomenon
In fact, since B&B delivered the highest worldwide ratings for the year 2005, the show was given the International TV Audience award in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category at the 46th Monte Carlo Television Festival. Ashley Jones (Bridget) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (Dante) and Bradley Bell (Executive Producer/Head Writer) accepted the award in Monaco last summer.
Just in case you're still not convinced of how "our" show does on a global scale, here's a complete listing of countries that also tune in!
Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dubai, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Flemish Belgium, France, French Belgium, French Canada, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Pan Asia, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen and Zambia.
Congratulations to everyone involved in making this show such an international success!
With Bold and the Beautiful being the only 30-minute soap on network TV in America, it’s not always apparent to soap fans how wildly popular it has become in other countries. Since B&B continues to do well in the ratings, Soaps.com thinks it’s high time to let you know some interesting tidbits that reveal the international intrigue of the Forrester antics:
*Has an enthusiastic audience of more than 300 million viewers, (larger than any other American soap).
*Is the only American soap to simulcast in Spanish.
*Is called “Beautiful” in Italy.
*Is called “Amour, Glorie & Beaut�” in France.
*Is wildly popular in Australia and ranks as the #1 soap. Episodes are ten weeks behind the U.S. episodes.
*Episodes in Israel are four months behind US episodes.
*Is aired in Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, and Serbia in two-episode blocks. (In Bulgaria, the show was recently moved to a new morning time slot and fans were outraged because it airs during worker’s morning commute time. The fans are petitioning the city of Vratsa to change the bus schedule!)
*Airs in the early evenings in the Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Finland, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago.