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General Hospital Scores 11 Month High in Total Viewers! Climbs To Over 2 Year High In Key Demos!

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This November sweeps has been a good one for the daytime soaps!  Now, ABC is reporting that General Hospital scored an 11 month high in total viewers for the ratings week of November 11th-15th numbering 2.98 million!  And that is the best viewership since the weeks of 8/15/11, 3/21/11 and 12/24/12, respectively.

Looks like the drama that unfolded at Franco’s (Roger Howarth) art gallery opening, in which Derek Wells reveals to all he is indeed Julian Jerome (William deVry), the fight between Morgan (Bryan Craig) and Michael (Chad Duell), Carly (Laura Wright) and Franco becoming closer, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Silas (Michael Easton) becoming closer,  the nasty court custody battle for baby Connie, and the continuation of the Robin Scorpio Drake return (Kimberly McCullough) all contributed to pulling in the audience!

General Hospital also climbed to an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (753,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (1.00 million/1.6 rating), placing a solid #2 in the demos.  In addition, GH ranked as the #1 program in daytime for the 12th , time in the past 13 weeks in Women 18-34 (255,000/0.8 rating).

So, were you tuning in last week to GH?  What storyline is keeping you on the edge of your seat the most?  What do you think about GH’s performance in the ratings?  Comment below!

 

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

More good news…imo…Days had a better week but GH was a close second…however, im grateful both soaps are hot and doing well when just a few years ago i worried that they would be gone and not here today…the genre isnt dead after all and the proof is in the ratings…long live our soaps!!!

lisa
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lisa

dream on, the soaps are still dying. they will not be around much longer. in 4 years they will all bite the dust.

Derek
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Derek

Hopefully Lisa, your trolling will bite the dust.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Doesnt bother me if that really happens or not…because im enjoing every moment of them while i can…4 years from now i might not even be here…and there is nothing we can do about it!

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Lisa, why would you come here, to a soap fan site, just to rain on everyone’s parade? Shouldn’t you be off somewhere drop-kicking puppies or pulling the wings off of butterflies?

Mark
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Mark

Don’t ruin the fun Lisa. When you get out of prison in 4 years the world will look different to you.

dzzdee
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dzzdee

Lisa, your so funny! Guess you need a little attention today. no friends around to tease .. That’s okay! We love our soaps and they are here today.. You’re always welcome to join the soap fans, If you can behave yourself! hee hee!

Patrick
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Patrick

Right On!

“…just a few years ago i worried that they would be gone”

“…the proof is in the ratings”

at the end of the day… when my soaps are still with me! whew!

so… celebrate on….

pressing for… is FUN

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

id feel lost without my daily soaps…

butterfly warrior
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butterfly warrior

When the unmentioned in this article Julexis was trending on Twitter last week, it’d figured the ratings would be higher than the poorer showing the previous week. All in all, an excellent week on the show, story wise and very balanced.

Rodd
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Rodd

Gotta love it!

Madhvika
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Madhvika

Love the whole show but Carly and Franco have my heart. I love them together more and more.

ricardo
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ricardo

gh and days of our lives, are the soaps to watch now. wonderful acting and great storylines. im so happy people are still watching our remaining beloved soap operas. we all need to watch and support our soaps.

ricardo
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ricardo

i love julian jerome. he is one hot man. lol

kaffe
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kaffe

Sam revelations with Julian Jerome was fantastic!!!

And the Sam and Silas was wonderful

Thank You Ron!

Ashley
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Ashley

All the story lines are good but waiting for Patrick & Emma to see Robin is the moment I’m dying for!!

su0000
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su0000

Love GH !!
It is very entertaining, the only soap with variety and blasting entertainment!

If GH had the opportunity be be shown during the evening and on Saturdays like BB and Y&R it would rule the soap world !!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I wholeheartedly agree with you.

I bet you anything… take a true poll of year in and year out… decades plus fans

no surprise… GH and DAYS would be #1 and #2 without question

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Sweeps weeks are great, now lets us see if these shows can hold these numbers once the bland period after Thanksgiving until January sets in. Not taking away from the peaks, but once a story line has hit it, we are back in the valley and that is when all the people who just tune in for certain things leave and the ones left are the true die heart soap fan that endures the dull days of winter– at least until Feb. sweeps.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… I cherish the passion we fans have it’s so true… I’ll be nesting through thick and thin… with these 4 staples… and last remaining… TREASURES’ example: after all the Kristen, DAYS hoopla… congrats to DAYS for through the roof 2 year HIGH… spike in ratings… ploy….. for sweeps…. I’ll take it. one can’t help but think… about our keen awareness of how soaps and television operate… so… lo and behold… i was totally stumped and caught off guard… who should pop up on my screen…. immediately… and reeled .. surprise… and giddy… so soon after one of my favs…… Read more »

maloney
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maloney

im loving EVERYTHING! about GH!!!:)

Tea
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Tea

I loved Sonny & Olivia becoming closer.

Cathy
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Cathy

Robin’s story is the best story on GH . Can’t wait to see Robin get her family back and reuniting Scrubs and Emma. Robin is the only woman for Patrick.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed! And I think Robin’s return is LARGELY responsible for the high ratings. Duh! Isn’t that obvious to everyone else? When longtime viewers get what they want, they WATCH–not brain surgery. It’s as simple as that! Listening writers and PTB

boes
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boes

I stopped with GH completely for now at least. They’re dragging out Robin’s return until it will be as bad as Dixie’s luring in PV the second-to-last-time was. And the rest….absolute dreck, with the worst being anything Franko related. How on earth has Carlivati managed to make me dislike RH? Dunno, but he’s done it. The show stinks. All the worst of Carlivati is on display. And I’m not going to say I’m happy for the show, because if this carp is what brings up the ratings then the hope for good storytelling on GH is over for good. Thank… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

RH is an actor, why would dislike an awesome man and great actor because he is playing a character that is not Todd lol

RH is owning the new turned Franco, and I don’t believe anyone other than RH could own it, and he does, brilliantly !

RH is an actor of great talent!!

Franco is just beginning, more changes upcoming until its his own..
I’m looking forward to the development of this new RH character, Franco..

boes
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boes

RH stepped away from “Todd” because he didn’t want to play a sympathetic rapist on OLTL. Now he’s playing essentially the same character with all the humanity removed and clownishness inserted. It smells like hypocrisy to me. But obviously not to you.
To each his own.

Shay
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Shay

While the “NuFranco” is definitely taking his good sweet time to “evolve,” I really don’t understand the contempt vented here at RoHo….I think he has done the best he possibly could have with the material he’s been presented, given what a flawed character he had to contend with from the beginning of his casting. The original Franco was an absolutely vile creature…James F.’s version was so slimy and off-putting I tuned out of the show for quite some time, in fact, until he was pretty much gone from the GH canvas. While I am not thrilled with some of the… Read more »

davleestev
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davleestev

ummm you do know CARP is a fish? Unlike your post which is CRAP

boes
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boes

And the show smells just like a dead carp. Although you did use the word I would have preferred.

davleestev
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davleestev

@boes step away from the tv and take a deep breath. But I do wholeheartedly agree with you on the clownish aspect of Franco that RH portrays. You could see the desperation in his attempting to portray essentially the same mannerisms of James Franco. It didn’t work and it was quite buffoonish and off putting. One of his better moments so far was the Heather/Scotty reveal when the only good reaction was a quiet shocked one. As for the other posters. @shay i’m quite happy with the full canvas and revolving characters that add to the storylines. GH made a… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I am not disputing the need for a large, rotating roster of roles on GH. It’s just that there are some glaring examples of either miscast actors or extremely poorly defined/boring/unnecessary characters that are taking up time and space from more worthy characters and storylines. When newbies are introduced and they succeed (like Britt and Dr. O.) they only add to the rich history of the Port Charles saga. But when they are merely there to satisfy a certain demographic or fulfill an agenda that has nothing to do with advancing the actual tales at hand, that is when there… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@davleestev…..As one who harbors a great appreciation and respect for the English language and its glorious (practically endless!) assortment of descriptive words, I actually immensely enjoy Patrick’s unique and erudite style of creative expression. His stream of consciousness posts are a welcome and refreshing change of pace from the jejeune and simplistic rants/ raves of some contributors. These highly individual statements are beautifully crafted, deep of thought and obviously heartfelt from the perspective of a true fan of the soap genre . If they are not your cup of tea, then go have coffee…..why must you denigrate????

davleestev
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davleestev

@Shay…OOOO ring around the rosie’s a pocketful of spears. It’s not at all my intention to denigrate a single person on this website. But, as a regular visitor, I do know that the two of you can give quite eye crossing, headache inducing replies from time to time. Everyone is entitled to give an opinion here but does it always have to be so pleonastic?? Simplicity over prolix is much more appreciated. And as for tea over coffee..I prefer both. In moderation of course..just like my posts. Heartfelt streams of consciousness indeed. Diatribes..my dear..diatribes.

Shay
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Shay

@davleestev….Simplicity doesn’t always suffice. It’s just as some people prefer to dress up as opposed to dressing down (Guilty!)….a matter of personal taste…I was merely implying that it is obvious that Patrick derives a great deal of pleasure from his soap viewing and his postings reflect that joy, and if you don’t agree with his style of expression (or mine, or anyone else’s…) then so what? Just skip it….there are many of us do enjoy his creativity. Different strokes for different folks. As you are already aware by reading my previous comments, I do not mind dissent or debate, I… Read more »

davleestev
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davleestev

@Shay..In the spirit of the holiday’s I graciously accept your tongue lashing on be-half of my unctuous nature. All done in the spirit of the spirited postings on this site. You too enjoy the Holiday’s and may our swords continue to cross in the most ebullient of ways. Same to you @Patrick.

Shay
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Shay

Right back at ya@davleestev! I only enjoy sparring with worthy opponents, so please consider that to be not only the highest of compliments, but an olive branch, as well…. also in the spirit of the holidays!!!! May yours be happy and not too “word-laden!!!!” (I know your affection for brevity….) ; )

Patrick
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Patrick

right @Boes.

I’ll diss with you.. any and all naysayers: DAYS is better than GH and cbs shows’

period.

I respect that.. to each his own… what stimuli is to be had… and reeled, for us… is laugh out loud giddy and escape… and expecting thee magic to curtain call every day… is unreliable… but… DAYS and GH .. one more than… completes and or snippets as i liken some days… but… it’s all worth it to invest

davleestev
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davleestev

Patrick stop constantly trying to be wordariffic (and yes in my diksheeonary) that is …just state your simple minded case..i mean simple case..and move on. On that note I too watch Days and they have some SERIOUS character/plot issues. On it’s best day Days can be difficult to watch without worrying if you left the iron on or a boiling pot just steps away from the tv. Or thinking to yourself..do my socks match today? If not for DVR that hour of the day would be nap time with the tv on if I were home and a big fan.… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Have a happy holiday season soap fans and it does not matter if we agree on everything just enjoy talk to you on the flip side 2014!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

Happy Holidays… K/Kay. Cheers to bubbling over … it’s a treat to share… anyway..you posted… ie: Rebecca Herbst.. nuHAIR. stand back folks… if she can get any better… and step up to the plate… put SEXY in your arsenol… will you girl! she was lovely to boot.. but.. this layer of sensual… is intriguing and on FIYAH. I just saw her today.. with the new do…. I so hope upon hope… that the writers of GH are smart and take it to the next level for Liz… and add to the embers and volcanic uprising… that Nicholas/Britt/Liz.. can erupt. this… Read more »

Jennilouwho
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Jennilouwho

I enjoyed most last week, the end of the week was way better than the first three days…can’t even compare the trash of Cranco to the amazing build up with brik!

carla
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carla

Great news. I will keep watching my soaps!

Patrick
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Patrick

“oh, Lordy: is he Hot!”

whew! it goes without saying… but must be said.

he captivates… He was sssooo GGGGOOODDD on AMC.

Hello William DeVry

he’s intense, sure, reel’s his show, deserves attention, and is magnetic

woof!

Shay
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Shay

You are obviously not alone in your glowing assessment, Patrick! So many (both male and female) seem quite taken with Mr. DeVry….however, I’m still not feeling this Julian-love. Don’t really even enjoy his character at this point….but honestly, GH needs an infusion of “blond beefcake”…..the fair-haired boys are sooo seriously under-represented on the show. Please, “Cartini?”

Patrick
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Patrick

whats enviable… to watch reel….

is when… a person.. be it man or woman… who just have that natural knack… or ability to emote jensaisquoi… that natural ease with which they carry themselves.. and he fishes you out and are smitten with

enamored… with and by… it leaves you satiated… bereft .. can leave you hanging

which is another variable for lust and take leave of your senses

Shay
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Shay

While we may not agree on our respective GH objects of admiration, we certainly share the same view as to what captures our imagination. You so beautifully described that discernible, magnetic quality that draws one to another…..be it on screen or in the flesh. Tres bien!

mgb357
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mgb357

You gotta love Ron and Frank for reviving the soap genre.
Now if ABC would just see the light, maybe they could hand over another hour to them ro revive OLTL!!!

With the proper promotion and budget they could once again be the king of daytime…

(And here is a thought … cancel katie now, and rerun Once Upon a Time and Revenge in Daytime too)

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love it! Well deserved. A favorite is kind of hard to choose, but I suppose anything related to the Julian Jerome storyline which had far reaching effect on so many characters and storylines. The Heather/Scotty/Franco reveal was fun too. Love the Nicholas/Britt/Ceaser/Obrecht/J.Jax et al storyline too. AJ is one of my faves, so I’m glad they are finally picking up the “Who Killed Connie” storyline. Lots of goodness, but please, less Felix and Sabrina. Not hating, just not loving the overexposure of these two. A little of them goes a loooooong way for me.

Patrick
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Patrick

it was close to alarming… how long AJ has been gone from the canvas..

but… lo and behold…

at the courthouse… as soon as we saw AJ.. his mother Monica.. his son… Michael…

how easy it was to pick right back.. where we last left off… and… this is kudos and promise you … that Sean Keanon… reals for GH.

add to that… this… the HOT new Elizabeth…please play this out… writers.. the chanteuse.. the back on track… fire… implodes her character vibrations…

however you feel… about Liz and AJ…

it’s story telling time….

in the mix thereafter… her comes Britt and Nicholas

Shay
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Shay

OMG! Today’s show was absolutely amazing….all the best of the vets (Scorpio, Luke, Anna, Jerry, Faison, Duke, Robin, Nikolas, ….) were present and accounted for, not to mention the divine Dr. O., and brainy beauty Britt!!!!! Definitely an attention-grabber….compliments to “Cartini!” THIS is how it is done!!!!! Cannot wait until Monday! Only false notes were: Where is Noah Drake? As if he would not show up for his son’s wedding???? And….too much attention still being paid to the useless Sabrina….she is merely a minor character/plot device given far too much time and attention who is hopefully ending her shelf life:… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I just have to share… ie: Robert Scorpio.

when he came out of his coma…

he was so animated
he was so vibrant
he was so exuberant

telling Anna…. “Our daughter, is Alive”

how telling, tearful, and full of heart was that….

all the fallout… snowballing… reeling… for characters: per your words; present and accounted for… is stunning revelations

i like to dramatize my verbalisations.. but it’s… like you… creative stance and pressing a passion that entreats our stimuli

hence all the wonderful characterizations, plot mayhem… and personal tribulations…

thank you MF

THIS is how it is done!!!!!

by all

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Patrick!!! Robert Scorpio’s return (in particular) has been nothing short of magnificent! His youthful vitality and cheeky charisma has been such a sight to behold…..of all the 50th anniversary appearances, his has been the most sparkling and successful! Thus, it is such a shame to know that the Aussie delight’s time in Port Charles is going to be short-lived. Until his (hopefully) brief departure, TR’s presence and personality must be savored and appreciated for the joyous and wonderful gift it has been for all his fans that remain from GH’s glory days of the 1980’s!!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, yes! Tristan as Robert–still so great–spontaneous, witty.
And TPTB are letting him get away–because they didn’t offer him a contract, that’s why. Shame! An actor DOES need to work.
PS Ditto re Genie Francis.

lisa
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lisa

general hospital will be cancelled next year. abc will replace general hospital, with a talk show. i hope general hospital bites the dust. frank valentini is a soap killer. he killed one life to live, plus i love brian frons for getting rid of amc and oltl. kudos to brian.

aline robichaud
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aline robichaud

LOVE GH EVERY NIGHT THAT’S MY RELAXATION BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF ME AND MY FAMILY EVERY WEEK BECAUSE I WORK AND WHEN I GET BACK MY DOG AND CAT IS RELAXING WITH ME AHHA THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK OLD TIMERS AHHA. MISS THOSE ACTORS. rOBIN CAN’T WAITE TO SEE WHAT GONNA OPEN NEXT . I HURT MYSELF AND SOMETIMES IT’S SOO HARD TO GET TROUGH THAT PAIN BUT GENERAL HOSPITAL IS THERE TO HELP ME GET TROUGH IT I WISH THAT ONE DAY I COULD MEET ROBERT SCORPIO , ANNNA OR ONE OF THEM BUT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE .… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

Loving the show and all the variety. I too can’t pinpoint a favorite. Glad that they include a lot of the show’s history without being too much a slave to it. I don’t really believe that Scotty and Heather are Franco’s parents.. they seem too close in age.. but think it’s hilarious that Franco’s number one fan is delusional that she’s Franco’s mother. But glad that Franco being Jason’s twin brother is being dispensed with.
My only requests: more Quartermaines!

Anna
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Anna

Everything kept my attention last week. Monday was an all time best GH episode for the history books. Enjoying it all right now but Silas and Sam are my number one reason for tuning in. I want to see them in love!!!

Anna
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Anna

The Monday episode I am referring to is the one at Franco’s art show when Julian revealed himself.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Franco’s art show??? What a bust! No relation to the REAL GH.

liz
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liz

I am watching the show more now that KM has returned. I can’t wait for her family to see her. But it is taking too long and I hope they don’t wreck my fav soap super couple, Patrick and Robin.

Patrick
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Patrick

it really is hard sometimes… as intimated:

soaps are soaps… that pull, tug, and render emotional reel – real

I too.. hope.. that… the payout… is: as we know: ‘Scrubs’

that my emotional bubble for… and that snow globe is back in place.. for the one couple that steals my heart and I stand firm… and will not relent.. that they are one… the family we know

i

Laura
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Laura

I’m so happy for GH. Monday and Tuesday’s show 11/11/13 and 11/12/13 featured the best characters. I hope to see all those characters front and center again!!!

dzzdee
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dzzdee

I just love General Hospital and just started watch Days, Days never interested me in the past, but it’s getting better and it beat the heck out of The Talk or any food & doctors reality programs. Thank you Days for been interesting. GH keep up the good story lines.

SZima
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SZima

Does anyone actually read these articles about ratings? Just a bunch of numbers to me. Just give me the headline.
And what do all these comments actually have to do with the ratings? There’s a couple that mention ratings, but the rest are just a bunch of random comments! 🙁

Tali
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Tali

Watching GH for Robin’s return and yes, I’m enjoying it. Also like Robert & Anna, Mac & Patrick, Emma and the Spinelli & Maxi storyline. Miss Epiphany, could care less about Carly, Franco, Sam & Silas. The rest ok.

leon matlock
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leon matlock

Been watching gh for years and years. not going to watch any more. not with Laura gone again. The is boring and you keep on bringing on new people, but not Genie So good luck.

General Hospital

GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

Photo: Pinterest/IG

Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Breaking News

Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

Photo: Getty

According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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General Hospital

Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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