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RATINGS: B&B & GH have Good Weeks! All Soaps up in Female 18-49 demo!

The ratings are in for the week of October 24th -28th and it was a good week for most of the five network soaps and in particular for CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital who added the most eyeballs to their daily drama.  B&B added the most with + 113,000 viewers, and has clearly gotten the number two slot pretty much locked up at this point.  GH added +56,000 viewers for the ratings week.

In the key female 18-49 demographic, which last week had all soaps losing numbers, they were all back up again led by One Life to Live and General Hospital who added the most viewers in this category and gained in their ratings share.

Days of our Lives was the only soap to lose viewers for the week.  Now view the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network by clicking here!

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dena
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dena

Blah, Blah, up & down, fake ratings and horrible story lines, soap opera’s are the past. I’d rather watch the even trashier reality show’s at least they focus on all the characters.

Blake
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Blake

then why are you even on here?

dena
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dena

To get reply’s like this. If you don’t like what you see, maybe you should ignore it.

leah
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leah

i wish you anti soap people would just check out and not announce you are leaving. Your like an awful blight… just go already and leave those of us alone who do care about soaps and soap life…

dena
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dena

I wish you pro soap people would lighten up and stop thinking this is crap is real, it’s all for entertainment purposes and sometime it just doesn’t serve it’s purpose.

Blake
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Blake

Well then take your own advice dena and ignore the article. hypocrite!

dena
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dena

First and foremost I wasn’t ignoring the article, “That’s why I responded”! I did respond to you because you responded to my comment! Like I said, if you don’t like what you see, ignore it, Hypocrit!

My2Cents
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My2Cents

I hope GH doesn’t take this that there writing is good. Though Friday was ‘plausable’ it still has far to go.

Jenna
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Jenna

ABC Daytime is going to sink like a stone once the Soaps are gone. Love my OLTL and GH… don’t watch anything else on ABC. BTW, have the ad networks noted that The Chew is still on when OLTL is slated to begin at 2pm EST? I think they are taking a few extra ratings points by going over into what should be OLTL because people tune in a minute before or so before, or on the hour for OLTL. Instead of commercials btw the two show they go right from The Chew to OLTL. ABC must be desperate, LOL!

leah
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leah

wow. that is why i accident wound up watching a few minutes of the chew… the show was horrible.. can you say sinking stone-in a really deep lake.

Blake
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Blake

yeah I had noticed that when i turned to oltl one day and saw that horrible chew show so i immediately turned it to another channel til it was exactly 2:00. I agree that ABC must be desperate to get people to watch that mess of a show.
Once OLTL is off abc i will be done with abc for good.

adriana8900
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adriana8900

sonny and brenda needs to reunite 2012

Jared
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Jared

Looks like some passive aggressiveness above. Gotta love those people that sign on anonymous message boards just to be hateful. Oh, gotta love life in 2011. hehe Anyway, on to my take for the week. At #1, I caught some of Y&R’s episodes on Soapnet: not too bad this week, unlike prior weeks, but a far cry from the glory days. MAB needs to give me her pen so that I can fix her mess. hehe. At #2, I never got into B&B. It’s a little (OK, a LOT) too incestuous for me. Does anyone know the population of LA?… Read more »

tina
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tina

Your grades are so hateful, but I get it, it’s your opinion. Thank goodness we can still have an opinion in 2011.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I do love my soaps but have for the last few years been unhappy with how stories are written and produced. It might not help that everyone gets so focused on spoliers and such. The surprise in these shows is often missing because it’s all dissected before the chapters even play. Also, people do not like to invest time or thought anymore. News stories are reduced to sound bites. Businessmen do not want any more the basics. Good storytelling takes time to build and unfurl. If the people do not have the patience, the how can we expect the webs… Read more »

Sun45
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Sun45

I have one thing to say about GH its simply unwatchable. I’m not a fan anymore I’ve put GH in the past where it belongs.

Lucy
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Lucy

Days is freaking boring..no wonder ratings are bad bad bad maybe with the exiting spoiler between Ej and Sami there is some hope for drama and exiting storylines but i don’t have much hope..and yeah OLTL is the best soap right now but yep like it or not Dena is right daytime soaps are pretty dead when you see great storytelling, dialogue, good acting and chemistry on prime time soaps you know that cheesy conservative daytime soaps are not needed anymore..

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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