Secrets of a Soap Opera Mountain. It looks like Procter and Gamble and Wal-Mart's move to bring back "family friendly" entertainment paid off big time. Last Friday night's Secrets of the Mountain helped NBC win the night, according to Zap2it.com. The flick, which starred soap familiars Paige Turco (ex-Dinah, Guiding Light) and Shawn Christian (Daniel, DAYS) was watched by 7.5 million viewers for the first hour, with a 4.6 rating/9 share of households. In its second hour, Secrets pulled in even more eyeballs (8.2 million viewers, with a 4.9/9).
Considering the movie was originally conceived as a backdoor pilot, and NBC needs a hit like Jesse James needs a VD test, I wouldn't be surprised if Christian is pulling double duty as Salem's Dr. Hairy Pants and the Mountain Man next TV season.