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General Hospital Surges to 2.8 Million Viewers For Five Month High in Total Viewers! #1 Women 18-34 Six Straight Weeks!

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General Hospital is on FIYAH!  According to ABC, the week of  September 23 – 27 showed more gains in total viewers for the lone ABC soap opera and highest to date in five months!  Plus, the series remained for the sixth consecutive week the number #1  daytime show for women in the key 18-34 demo.

As fans know,  during that ratings period GH got everything in place for the explosive storylines to bust wide open this week!  Of course, we are talking about the reveal of Maxie and Spinelli being the bio-parents of baby Connie, and the whereabouts of Robin! We expect next week’s ratings to spike this even higher for GH, since the week of Sept 30 is when viewers got some of the reveals they have been waiting for.

According to the ABC press release for week of September 23-27, “GH surged to a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.80 million) – since week of 4/8/13 – posting double digit increases over the year ago week across all core categories.   Notably, GH  ranked as the #1 program in daytime for the 6th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (262,000/0.8 rating), and placed a solid #2 in Women 18-49 (730,000/1.1 rating) and Women 25-54 (954,000/1.6 rating).”

General Hospital grew by robust double digit margins year to year in Total Viewers (+11% – 2.80 million vs. 2.52 million), Women 18-34 (+44% – 262,000 vs. 182,000), Women 18-49 (+44% – 730,000 vs. 554,000) and Women 25-54 (+31% – 954,000 vs. 726,000).

So, do you think GH could become the #1 show in daytime in women 18-49 next week? Do you think GH could get to a 3.0 million in total viewers?   Share your comments below!

 

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

And it deserves it…i can never wait for the next episode…proof there is an audience for a daytime soap…hope Robin gets attatched to the baby…then when Dr.O get caught she reveals to Robin that the baby(now hidden away) is really Robins(and Patrick) as a bargaining tool to get Anna to release her and drop all charges so we can keep Britts mutter for many years to come!!!

Shay
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Shay

Hey, WHATEVER it takes to keep the magnificently malevolent “mutter from h#!!” on GH’s map!!!…Today’s show was heaping with heavenly hilarity thanks to Dr. O’s extensive, ecstatic, eloquent elocutions!!!! No matter how much screentime the gleefully ghoulish Germanic glam-ma is granted, it is never enough!!! Just witnessing her cool, cunning and calculating character cradling her “creation” (aka, “Cesar Jr.”….) with such creepy caressing was a sheer splendor, not to mention admiring her absolutely apt and astute assessment of “Sapbrina”! About the only false note was Robin’s intrepid take down of the “Teutonic Terror” with her transparent tactic, although it should… Read more »

James
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James

Gh IS Firing On All Cylinders

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

Triple DITTO!

JessicaLee
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JessicaLee

Congradulations General Hospital.
Cartini both are equally amazing they came to us when things
were bleak and we had no hope.
They gave fans the things they have been begging for and wanted for years.

We have Duke back from the dead we have Anna we have Robert we
Have Stories that captivate our hearts and takes our minds to a whole new level,

I’m loving Carly and Franco together their chemistry sets my screen ablaze
I know Carly had amazing ships with Jax and Sonny but her relationship with Franco surprises her it’s very different unique and I just can’t get enough.

Harry
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Harry

I think that the only reason ratings are up is due to the prospect of seeing Robert and Robin back. I hope Ron doesn’t do what he did last time and just abandon the vets again. GH is improving and is at its best when we aren’t forced to watch the mess that that is Franko, Carly, Sabrina, Morgan, Olivia and Ava (Lips La Rue). I would not say the writing is a hit, rather, fans are anxious to see the their favorites back on the canvas again.

Sugarmama
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Sugarmama

Um you don’t know why people watch your not every single person in the world so STFU speak for your damn self

David
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David

Harry these ratings reflect before Robin was even on screen. She wasn’t on screen until this past Monday, these ratings are for the week before.

The ratings for GH for the last five weeks have been doing great. The vets are on canvas but majority of story has been the Kiki/Michael/Morgan triangle, the stuff with Ava and Sonny, the Lulu/Dante/Maxie/Spinelli baby thing/ Britt’s baby story and Franco and Carly. So all the things you say arent working are the things that have had the ratings up for weeks now.

Martha
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Martha

David!!
Kisses Love you correcting these people
Yes 5months people not one week 5months Robin hasn’t even been on one month so yea
Obviously Roger Howarth Laura Wright has something to do with it
Also other people that some claim to hate.

BritneySBfan
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BritneySBfan

Bravo General Hospital! I was a GH fan since Ricky Martin showed up in town I loved Sonny and Brenda, Karen and Jagger these pairings and more Loved Liz’s rape storyline Carly being held by Rick and telling Bobbie she was her daughter. For a while GH went down hill killing of legendary characters the treatment of stars I’m glad Frank is in charge and Ron is by his side bringing back our characters And taking our characters to a whole new playing field… Something I have to admit to is I had this hatred for Ron and Frank but… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Yes… and YES!!! GH… for me is #1 in every category!!! Would love to see it gain the honor of #1 officially!!!

GH is on fire and it is so great… thanks to the best cast, crew and writers!!! Thanks to RV and FV for stepping in and getting this show to where it should be!!! Congratulations to everyone at GH!!!

Shorty21
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Shorty21

I knew Ron and Frank would pull together a show of Gold,
I find myself complaining a lot less then I was when Guza was in charge,
Enjoying more then one character and one storyline there are actually hotter men getting more screen time then Sonny that’s a major plus for me.

I hope Pattrick finds Robin, Silas and Sam get together and
Most of all Franco and Carly get together their chemistry and tortured love story is way to intense and powerful not to go there.

I love all of General Hospital

Alex
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Alex

Well deserved. nothing can stop Frank & Ron.
I like all the story lines, specially the Robin return, Ava & Morgan ( I wonder where that goes to?) and the most exciting pairing of Carly and Franco. I love it all and I can´t get enough.
Congrats to Ron and Frank for turning this show into MUST watch !!!

Harry
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Harry

I just don’t know how they are going to make fans accept that Carly is hot for her the man who orchestrated her son’s rape. I am sorry, but a neat little tumor does not tie things up. Why could they have not written a decent character worthy of Roger’s talent? it’s clear he hates this part as he is pulling in a terrible performance on purpose. Yes, ratings are up due to Robert and Robin’s return, but what happens next? Can Ron sustain those ratings? I am dubious.

Sugarmama
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Sugarmama

If Jax hired a man to protect Josslyn and she gets raped is it his fault?

Alex
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Alex

It´s a SOAP. Anything is possible in fiction. That is what makes GH so successful. Talking about prison rape…. Being in prison is no walk in the park, specially for young men being there for the first time. The chances of getting raped in prison are close to 100% unless you´ve got someone protecting you. (there are tons of movies focussing on violence in prison). In other words, just being there makes Michael already a victim. Now you can list all the characters who played a part in Michael´s tragedy. I certainly did not enjoy the hospital rape SL, but… Read more »

Hope
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Hope

Agreed Alex this is a soap not reality and most people are willing to over look this because they know Soaps and Reality is so far apart.
I’m enjoying the Carly and Franco storyline because it’s different and new unexpected
I really love the dynamics between them,
People want new things not the same old stuff it gets boring and predictable after a while.

Brenda
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Brenda

I’m sad and upset not all my General Hospital favorites are not on Brenda Jagger Emily Alan Justice Jason Zander Gia Georgie Lucky, But I’m grateful to still have Carly Sonny Monica Tracy Anna Duke Luke Laura, I believe Frank and Ron even if they get a lot of greif and upset fans hollering at them they are ultimately responsible for the survival of General Hospital, I appreciate them for their hard work and their dedication to this shows history and characters. I’m loving Roger Howarth the most I love the chemistry between Roger and Laura Carly and Franco as… Read more »

Linda.G
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Linda.G

We love this show me my 18yr old 16yr old 10yr old and 7yr old daughters my mother that turned 60 on GH50 anniversary watch this everyday something that brings my girls my mom my husband Closer, we can never get enough of General Hospital. I’m loving DnA Spixie Lante Siam all couples and characters these stories are well written and the actors are beyond talented, Something everyone agrees on is the Chemistry between Roger Howarth and Laura Wright that Chem is strong makes it difficult to hate them or not want them together it’s pure passion when they look… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

I’m enjoying Franco/Carly but hope he gets to work with other women and they should bring on his real mother.

LilyLane
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LilyLane

Okay I admit it I was skeptical when Ron and Frank took over I thought they were going to bring everyone that was on One Life To Live to General Hospital but they didn’t and I appreciate that, They brought home Duke Anna Robert Holly Laura Scott Lucy Doc and brought actors from almost every daytime show General Hospital is now a Mega Soap fun entertaining very intense and sure to shake up our afternoons . I am loving Robin’s story Sonny, Lante/Spixie, The Quartermaines, Morgan and Ava, Silas and Sam Most of all Carly and Franco he’s new and… Read more »

jp
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jp

I agree. OLTL will always be my favorite soap of all time. I thank Frank and Ron for bringing and keeping some of Llanview alive while PP figured out what they were doing. GH is on fire. Frank and Ron are the best daytime duo soaps have seen in a long time. I know not everything they have done has turned to gold, but compared to other executive producers and head writers out there, they are hundred times better. Congrats GH. Keep up the great work. And PP, you better be resolve this issue with ABC and bring back my… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

and if you are a woman like me 55 plus, you don’t matter anymore LOL— oh well, still love the show —

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

Us men dont count at all…1.2.3…lol

Elhu
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Elhu

I absolutely think GH can become # 1 in the 18 – 49 bracket, as well as hit the 3.0 million viewer mark, it is incredibly riveting. Kudos to Frank, Ron and their entire team, as well as to all of the loyal fans, who never gave up hope, and continued to watch, and welcome to all the new viewers. I am a fan for over 40 years (been watching since my early teens) and I enjoy revisiting the old characters being brought back, as well as the new character storylines. Way to go GH !!!!

liz
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liz

Great job bringing everyone back. Please put our Scrubs back together soon.

Julie
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Julie

YUP! I’m watching GH 100% for Spixie, The Drake family, Mac, Felicia, Duke and Anna! I can’t wait for Spixie to get their baby Georgie Far away from Lante! Maxie and Spinelli are baby Georgie’s parents and need to raise her. I also cannot wait to see Anna, Duke, Emma, Maxie, Mac, and Patrick to lay their eyes on Robin again!

ricardo
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ricardo

gh is on fire now. i love dr.o. she is a bitch, but dr.o can sing a good song. i want to sing with her. the song would be fever. i want bobbie spencer, i miss jackie zeman. the storylines are excellent. franco needs to leave the canvas. thats my only complaint.

Patrick
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Patrick

General Hospital is on FIYAH!

“Days of OUR Lives” – embers, simmers, pulsates, salivates, pay attention…

ON.

choice

ALL their

Patrick
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Patrick

So, do you think GH could become the #1 show in daytime

A Resounding BIG time YES!

Just say DAYS is #2 and closing in

A part of me… OK to your chagrin… wants CBS to “DROP”

Tracy
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Tracy

Yes I think GH can take the #1 spot in woman 18-49! I also think GH can get 3 million viewers. I loved that we saw Robert it was such of a surprise to see him! I’m also loving all things Maxie and Spinelli. I’m glad the truth is out and now Spixie and claim their baby. GH is getting off to a strong start for the new TV season! I hope GH can also average at least a 2.4 in HH, and also be #1 in women 18-49, and women 18-34 for the 2013-2014 TV season.

Sugarmama
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Sugarmama

Okay I’m loving General Hospital 5months high ratings
Wow incredible!
I saw Carly and Franco were on the episode that had 3.million viewers
I hated Carly and Franco but ever since that Bridge sence where he broke down in her arms
I needed more!
Roger Howarth and Laura Wright has this amazing pull to each other I just can’t get enough!

Cyber
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Cyber

I don’t like most of the stories and its obvious a favorite vet of mine currently has no story other than propping newbies and characters this regime will write for not getting a storyline

too many triangles ,long gaps with the bloated cast…..I’m only back for Robin’s return umbrella story but I’m no hater and glad that GH is doing well…and other peeps are enjoying it but I have a lot of problems with the show and ratings./ #s are of no consequence to me.

Kaleialoha
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Kaleialoha

I have been a fan of this show since I was 7 I am now 47
I saw a lot of my favourite Characters and a lot of couple
But the one I love most is Franco and Carly one of the best pairings General Hospital has ever seen,
I say yes this show can be number one and it is already number one in my heart!
Thank You Cartini

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

have Sam and Silas have a baby girl!!!!!!!!!

And then have Jason come back and challene Sam for custody

the ratings will go through the roof
but I want Sam and Silas together

GH IS GREAT

custody for Danny

SAM SILAS DANIEL ALEXIS JULIAN!!!

AND BRING OR RECAST JASON

Eileen
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Eileen

It’s exciting to see GH excel with these rating improvements! I’m a fan of Roger Howarth and it’s great to have him on this show. Thanks to Frank Valentini for assembling such a fine cast and crew. The actors are all amazing talents and a joy to watch.

Felicity
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Felicity

I am a huge RogerHowarth Franco and LauraWright Carly fan
This show is amazing I’m thrilled RH and LW are on it,
Everyday I look forward to Carly/Franco,
I go to school so I have to DVR it watch when I get home I rush to my tv,
On weekends I anxiously await Monday so I could watch!

aria
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aria

GH is simply the best soap on the air ,and soon they will be the #1 soap to reflect that.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I and many others are waiting for RC to give LAURA a decent story – where is Laura?

heidi
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heidi

Tristan was awesome!!! Keep him around and the ratings will continue to go higher!!!

TheCoven
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TheCoven

I am loving everything about GH I love that Frank and Ron know what we want even before we ask for it The Dante/Lulu/Maxie/Spin story I find interesting I love Maxie she’s trying to do the right thing but I don’t think Lulu deserves it at all she was the one that ruined Maxie’s sisters marriage, Although I don’t think Sonny deserves sympathy I am glad Carly was able to make him take his medication even tho only a few months ago he threatened to kill her and she had to beg him to forgive her, IMHO Sonny is the… Read more »

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

All I have to say it GH is soooooo GOOD! I extremely enjoy watching this soap five days a week.. Now this is ENTERTAIMENT!!!!! Happy their ratings are high ! I like Franco & Carly also. Do you think they will definitely be a couple? I do…

The Coven
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The Coven

I am loving everything about GH I love that Frank and Ron know what we want even before we ask for it The Dante/Lulu/Maxie/Spin story I find interesting I love Maxie she’s trying to do the right thing but I don’t think Lulu deserves it at all she was the one that ruined Maxie’s sisters marriage, Although I don’t think Sonny deserves sympathy I am glad Carly was able to make him take his medication even tho only a few months ago he threatened to kill her and she had to beg him to forgive her, IMHO Sonny is the… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

GH is my must-see show now with DAYS a close second. Both shows seem to understand that the daytime serial is on the verge of extinction; and to combat that, they have to produce quality products. Neither show is perfect by any measure, but they are far superior to the shows they were during most of the 00’s. Y&R has the numbers but needs creative help. I was once a stalwart fan; and if I bail out on something I was so loyal to, that begs the question: how many more like me are out there? The only reason I… Read more »

Martha
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Martha

Yes Yes Yes My God Yes
General Hospital sure indeed can be number one!
I say these stories Forbidden Love Temptation New Horizons
Better GH I love Carly and Franco the most tho I love it want some more of it!!

Blink182
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Blink182

I have to say there were a lot of complaints yet
The ratings are up the stories ate good casting awesome
I love that 🙂
Carly and Franco are amazing I need more of them
Roger Howarth Laura Wright Michael Easton Kelly Monaco are my favourites of all time I’m glad they are on such a successful show!

TnB4ever
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TnB4ever

I don’t like this show or Tanko and Cujo
Roger should go back wheere he belongs
On One Life To Live With Kassie

Krissy
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Krissy

If you don’t like GH you don’t need to no one is forcing you to watch
I love Carly and Franco in my honest opinion they are one of the best things on
General Hospital.

VictoriaGHLover
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VictoriaGHLover

I’m a self admitted former hater of Ron and Frank I wrote them some nasty letters begging them to quit, Who knew a year later I would be one of their biggest fans and supporter, I’m loving the returns I’m loving the stories and the characters together and apart Sometimes I even amaze myself on how much these stories has changed me I’m no longer bitter about Jason and Sam ending and Carly and Johnny ending. I’m enjoying more then one character more then one story something I thought was impossible. Before I say thank you I have to apologize… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Love your comment , it´s´#1 for me

TnB4ever
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TnB4ever

GH Sucks A Bucket foll of Suds
RogerHowarth is talentless unless paired with Kassie Depiava
Roger should Leave GH and come back to One Life To Live

Susan
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Susan

Then go watch One Life To Live

TeamQuartermaine
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TeamQuartermaine

Hey I love this show and all but where are The Quartermaines?
We have Franco but Monica kicked him out we have Michael he has Abby’s apartment
Tracy is off with Luke Monica is I have no idea where and Aj is in Jail,
Michael Tracy Monica Aj Franco needs to get their act together they are the last remaining Quartermaines
Left and Thanksgiving is close by,
I hope I get to see Aj Tracy Franco Monica Michael eating that pizza and chasing that turkey having a Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Susan
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Susan

I hated Ron and Frank thought they were hacks with pets but they surely proved me wrong I love what they did and continue to do with General Hospital, Most of all I love Roger Howarth I hated him at first I didn’t want him anywhere near my Carly I didn’t think his acting was up to par with General Hospital actors but I changed my mind after the Bridge episode Roger showed that he was more then just a Clown in a crowd full of Professionals but he can do powerful and depth very well, I love the chemistry… Read more »

TnB4ever
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TnB4ever

I am a true Roger Howarth fan me Cataz Foxy Jen Laroc Fickels Orical everyone sees how miserable Roger Howarth is and it shows in the low ratings and he wants Kassie only Kassie
Frank is going to bring KassI’d on GH for Roger Howarth Franco and Carly have no chance

The Truthteller
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The Truthteller

Kassie Depaiva will never appear on GH again. I will just leave it at that.

Foxy
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Foxy

Love Roger Howarth and laura wright working together right on GH so u don’t have to speak for me

Foxy
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Foxy

ps Love FRANCO AND CARLY

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

Y&R may have the highest number in viewership (which is always a wonder to me) but GH sure as hell provides the most enjoyable daytime entertainment to the audience, IMHO. Congrats to Frank and Ron for the increase in ratings. These two men obviously know what GH needs, compelling scripts and talented actors. More of the star crossed lovers Carly and Franco please!!!

kim
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kim

i love Franco and Carly they are the best

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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GH Double Wedding Promo: Who Will Tie the Knot? Maxie and Peter? Anna and Finn? Neither Couple?

This week’s it’s the highly-anticipated double wedding of Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) on General Hospital, but already things look pretty dismal that any nuptials will take place, or will they?

We already know that Anna and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) have figured out Peter is a very bad guy, Maxie is having second doubts of marrying the guy, someone enters the picture unexpected from the latest promo and the end of last Friday’s cliffhanger, Obrecht’s (Kathleen Gati) got some motherly news for Peter,  and Finn is on a mission to find out if he is the bio-son of Chase (Josh Swickard), and not his father Gregory (Gregory Harrison) and more!

On Monday, ABC released its promo for the nuptials, which does have guests seated at the wedding, but who will show up to say their “I do’s”?

 

In the latest issue of SOD on newsstands now, GH co head-writer, Chris Van Etten shared what fans should expect, revealing: “The double wedding is the crescendo and climax of years of stories, secrets and lies – and by the time it’s over, the lives of everybody involved will have been changed forever.”

Watch the teaser below.

Now, let us know: Do you think either couple, Maxie and Peter, or Anna and Finn ,will actually get hitched? How do you think the drama will go down on Port Charles? Weigh-in via the comment section.

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