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RATINGS: General Hospital Bottoms Out In Key Demos!

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Courtesy/ABC

The ratings are out for the week of August 17th-21st and as difficult as this is to report, the iconic General Hospital hit new lows in key demos and ended up in fourth place of all four network soaps in those categories.

However, the series remained in third place in total viewers ever so slightly with 2,492,000 as it’s tally, while fourth place DAYS is only 88,000 viewers behind. GH’s performance is down -257,000 total viewers from last year at this time. If DAYS scores a strong week in the next few ratings reports, it could overtake GH for the third spot.

But, it’s the lone ABC soap operas performance in the key women’s demos: 18-49, 18-34, and 25-54 that is most troubling.  GH hit an all-time low in the 18-49 category in total viewers – making it the third week in a row that show has attained a new low there.  In the 18-49 ratings share, GH has tied a new low in the category and that makes for its 18th straight week (4 months) of lows.  General Hospital is in last place in the 18-34 demo with tying a record low in the ratings share, while they are in last place in total viewers in the 25-54 demo.

A decision to make a head writer switch from executives at the top, and some behind the scenes restructuring have been the order of the day to try to get GH back on solid ratings footing.  Being that GH is the only remaining ABC soap, here’s hoping that when the new writing regime comes in and stories are laid out and begin, that they’ve got  compelling material to back it up that will pique the interest of the viewers.  In addition, GH should benefit from summer being over, which is also the time of year that generally has less people tuning-in to television.

Let’s also hope ABC helps GH during the day-part with surrounding programming, which has suffered in the years since the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live and the once staple ABC Daytime programming block.   Meanwhile, the Disney/ABC Domestic Television Syndication wing is hoping that the Tyra Banks anchored talker FABLife, premiering September 10th will help bring some viewers to the afternoon block.

On another note: The Bold and the Beautiful lost the most viewers for the ratings period of any soap opera losing -188,000 from the previous week, which saw Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick’s (Jacob Young) wedding.  View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, do you think General Hospital can have a big rebound in the weeks ahead?  What do you think can help GH out of this ratings doldrums?  Share your thoughts below!

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Daisy
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Daisy

GH is unwatchable.

Carolina
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Carolina

It is. But so is “Days of Our Lives”

I started watching “Days of Our Lives” in 1975 and “General Hospital,” in 1992 and this is literally the worst shape I have seen them.

Most days I just turn the channel to CNN or MSNBC.

Harry
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Harry

I hear Days is getting really good again.
I turned it on yesterday and while I did not know any of the stories which were transpiring, I was not bored.
What I liked is that I saw core characters like John, Marlena, Hope and some others older characters whose names I do not know but whom I recognize. Core families, core characters anchor a soap and that is what keeps viewers, young or old, watching.

nicholas
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nicholas

Days of our lives has improved greatly in the last few days . the material from the new writers has just begun to air . patch has just come back and many other fan favourites are coming back . the soap is turning 50 this november so the favourites are back and the soap is exciting again .

Robert
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Robert

No its not. It is still great. Stop being fair weather fans. That’s what leads to soaps being cancelled!

angela
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angela

Robert I happen to agree with you. Alot of people are “fair weater fans”. When Frank & Ron first came from oltl everyone was gushing how great GH was and how they brought back old favorites, resurrected the Nurses Ball etc., etc.. Well they couldnt keep going like that forever! It had to slow down. Theres only so much they can do. I started watching abc soaps 45 years ago. Before Gloria Monty you should have seen the mess GH was. But I watched faithfully. I knew it would get better, and it did. Everyone goes through dry patches, even… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Robert and Angela, I hardly think I am a fair weather fan. I have been watching GH since I was 12 (way back in the 70’s) and have hung in there up until now.
I really do not appreciate folks like you blaming viewers like me for tuning out.
You’re barking up the wrong tree–it took a lot for me to finally lose interest.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Re: fair weather fans–if you watch when what’s on the screen is crap, that’s exactly what you’ll continue to see on the screen.

I can’t agree that it’s being a “fair weather fan” to point out when what you’re seeing on the screen isn’t very good, or tuning out when it’s just not holding your attention. I’d liken it more to “tough love.” Nothing changes if you don’t deal it out.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I always thought fair weather fans as those who turn up for a hot story line or the big reveals, but don’t stay in the trenches to watch the day to day stuff. Fair weather fans usually inflate the ratings temporarily but each soap has a loyal fan base that keeps all their numbers fairly stable. It is when that loyal fan base starts eroding a soap is in trouble. As a newer viewer of this soap, less than five years, I have only seen it when it was being written by RC, so I don’t know how his reign… Read more »

shelglass
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shelglass

Ratings are b**sh** what a waste of time. How many people do you know have Nielsen Box. What a joke.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Agreed. I never pay much attention to ratings.

Harry
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Harry

I don’t pay attention to ratings unless they echo my own viewing habits.
In this case, I am paying attention.

Michael
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Michael

A revival of their sister shows, spinoff, or the addition of two new daytime soaps.

Candy
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Candy

I have continued taping GH but I haven’t watched in weeks. Too many characters I just can’t stand to watch anymore and the ones I like have such a horrible storyline & out of character stories that I just get irritiated. I hope the taping saves the show for better writing & stories down the road

AJQ
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AJQ

Yes. GH is unwatchable and unrecognizable. Soap Opera Network is reporting that the bulk of W18-49 viewers for soaps are W35-49 and #GH lows are from rapidly declining W35-49. Today, a 39 year old viewer was 16 yr old high school student in 1992, a 20 year old college student in 1996. A 45 year old viewer was 16 in 1986, a 20 year old College student in 1990 (so much for only “old” people who don’t count not knowing or remembering anything about Duke Lavery). The bulk of soap viewers in the demo, W35-49, are fans who did watch… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ive stopped watching…only watch previews now…stories drag and go nowhere…GH needs to drop characters, reveal Jason, and intro new and exciting character driven stories focusing on romance, adventures, mystery, hospital drama and reality!!!

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…I agree with you!

You can only do gimmick stories for so long, then you are stuck out-doing yourself for the next one, and so on. And the competition is fierce, and the audience fickle with this kind of approach.

Can’t help but wonder if one un-named, recent story, that lasted way too long and was dark, dark, dark helped take the ratings down.

Well written, good story themes that are character driven never seem to lose interest. Ask Shakespeare.

Let’s hope for the best with the new writing team.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got that right, Rose!

john
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john

Losing nearly 1 million viewers in 3 months is not good

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

but they are still in third place … out of four.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Not for long, Chrystie.

DAYS means business. I’d be shocked to learn DAYS isn’t #3 in the next ratings report! Also, DAYS can make a real play for #2 in a few weeks!!!

DAYS is turning 50…5-0…50 years old. It can kick, stretch and kick again…it’s turning 50!!!!!

Mika
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Mika

I’ll miss GH. I still watch now and will enjoy it as long as it lasts.

Rose
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Rose

I think GH writers for whatever reasons…RC, writers, ABC suits, Tony, who knows…lost their way this last year+. But like you and lots of others, I would really miss it if it wasn’t on. It’s bad enough with OLTL and AMC gone, but afternoons would be a real wasteland if GH wasn’t there anymore. So let’s hope the new writing team will give it the storylines to give it renewed energy again.

Marko
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Marko

That is because the show sucks now

Gary
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Gary

Yes Marko Gh sucks right now, I would rather watch the talk and play with my German Shepard instead of GH. I FALL a sleep watching GH LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

Days will pass GH with their 50th Anniversary celebration. So, GH will be back in the gutter. If Frank is still interested in his job and has the same enthusiasm as he once did, he stays. The new writers, well, give them a chance. ALL of us on this site have better answers than what they are airing. WHY? If I were Frank and he wants to keep his job AND GH stays on the air I would do a reboot. Maybe wrapping up the senseless Silas murder so quick is a sign they are scrapping stupid stories. Here is… Read more »

Cincyjk
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Cincyjk

Wish we could vote on ideas – you’d have my vote!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Timmm, where is Kiki on your list? did you forget about that bundle of joy? hahaha Actually, in the last few episodes aired following Silas’s murder, Hayley Erin has done better in the role, the one who is really bugging me is Bryan Craig as Morgan, I once enjoyed him, but ironically last night I was watching an episode and said to myself, if they would ONLY recast Morgan. I think they should, too. As for Ned, I would love to see Daniel Cosgrove step into the role of Ned. I still enjoy the actors who play Rosalie and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Jeremy, I dont mind Haley as Kiki. I know fans love Kristen from OLTL BUT her only facial expression was that of shear terror! If Morgan is Bi polar Bryan Craig cannot handle that heavy story. His acting is average at best! Did you notice the new Dillon had more chemistry with Maxie than with Lulu? Alexis lost her mojo. Julian is lying to her left and right and she just takes it like an innocent teenager! Come on Alexis we know your a strong women! MORE SCENES WITH MONICA AND JASON!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, Jeremy…I would kiss you, if I could. I, too, think that Erin has stepped up to the plate the last couple of days. I am not a fan of hers, but she has pleasantly surprised me. Craig? Ugh!!!! I can’t take this guy. I just FF when he’s on. Whiny, little boy!! Father, Mother and Son just drive me up the wall with their nonsense. This Corinthos offspring is just one big, spoiled brat, who needs his paramour more than air. That is his problem. But, if TPTB want to suddenly portray him as having Bipolar Disorder, I hope… Read more »

downtownla
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downtownla

Ha ha, you just fired all the actors of color on the show! The only ones you left off were Brad and Felix and neither is on contract. Sonny and Nathan don’t count, even though they are Latino and Asian in real life, they don’t play that in their roles!

Timmm
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Timmm

Color had nothing to do with it, Jordan and TJ suck! I left off Brad and Felix because they can ACT and they are INTERESTING! Dear God!

Harry
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Harry

Hey, I am usually the first one to pull the race card but shall not pull it on Timm. Like me, Timm is an equal opportunity basher of bad character and bad actors.
Timm, you’re right about Maxie and Dillon having more chemistry than Lulu and Dillon. Honestly, do not see Lulu having chemistry with anyone.
I also agree with you about Bryan Craig. He’s so one dimensional and doesn’t seem to have the brains or intensity to pull off bipolar disease.
I do like TJ and think he’s interesting and has potential.

Shay
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Shay

Actually, downtownla, Sonny has been drawn as having 50% Latin heritage….it has repeatedly been referenced in the past, even if it is not constantly dwelled upon. His mother was full-on Cuban (while his dad, Mike, is of Irish-Greek extraction.) Hence, half-brother Ric also shares Sonny’s Hispanic blood, as does all of their biological children : Molly, Morgan, Dante, Christina, Avery and God only knows who else since “DimplesCorinthos” has such an impressive record of fathering illegitimate offspring that tend to come out of the woodwork on a rather regular basis! Therefore, despite all the assertions to the contrary, Port Charles… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, downtownla. I doubt very much Timmm was even thinking of race or color. I am not too impressed with Jordan or her her son either. So much so that I cannot even remember the kid’s name half the time. I think we look at the acting. I agree with Timmm in this one. I did not know that Ryan was of Asian ethnicity…..matters not. He’s still a hunk. But Sonny? He plays Greek/ Irish descent. No way; no how!!!!! That has always struck a discordant note for me, and for so many other people. Sonny looks, talks and has… Read more »

me3
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me3

So in other words, no diversity and let the new characters with no ties to GH eat the show. Ok. Got it.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No diversity? Who said that? Diversity makes the world go ’round. Just select the proper ethnic people for the right roles. No one is picking on cultures or race….TPTB should keep it straight. Diversity is good for the soul. We live in a VERY diverse country…..we all come from somewhere else. But, I would like to see good acting; good presentation; scenes with characters that leave indelible marks on my brain. Not some wishy-washy character such as TJ or Morgan. So, please, no verbal attacks. I am beginning to appreciate NuKiki, she is proving herself…..but the aforementioned actors have been… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

You and downtownla are trying to cause an uproar on this site over race. I hope Mr. Fairman takes note and throws you two troublemakers off the site! We here are fans of the show, not haters! We all want interesting characters with well written stories. It doesnt matter what race they are. Quit being so hateful and start being grateful!

Tima
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Tima

This current Morgan needs to go along with Kiki IMO. I don’t care if Morgan becomes a recast, but the character needs to shape up ASAP. When this Silas murder mystery wraps up there is no real need for Kiki since I’m assuming she’ll be cutting ties with Ava. I like Michael and Sabrina, they just need something other than AJ’s clinic to spice up their s/l some. When baby Leo is brought back into the picture I think it would be a good idea to have a Ned recast. I think him and Olivia can be a solid onscreen… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right Tima, what will Kiki do now that Silas is gone, Morgan and Ava lied to her? #!, change Kiki’s name to Lauren. Listening to Sonny call her Kiki makes him look like a kook! Yes, bring Robin back to wrap up the loose ends if your not going to recast. This TJ is too young looking to be brought into the mob. Ned an Liv are cool together. Emily could really bring a lot of drama to the table! Felix could be the new Amy Vining of GH. They need to give him a family or a past… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

I believe GH is in real trouble. We’ve heard little to nothing about the new writers agenda, outside of the rumor (?) that it’s back to focusing on Sonny and his family. With that news, it doesn’t give the viewing audience much hope for a turnaround, as it was that Corinthos family focus that went on for years, driving viewers away, that played a large part in having to bring Frank and Ron to the show in the first place. And let’s not mistake – that first year of refocusing the show, with the OLTL characters and the balancing of… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Well said Mike. I completely agree. The thought of going back to the Sonny Show makes me sick. As bad as things are now, I think focusing on Sonny is not the answer.

Curacaoman
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Curacaoman

I second and third everything you said Mike

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Best analysis of GH that I’ve read in a long time. When you can’t even root for the talented actors or enjoy watching fan favorites anymore, there are serious problems.

Rob
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Rob

AMEN!

Joe
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Joe

Exactly! I couldn’t have said it better. I too do not want the Sonny show. I can pop The Godfather or Goodfellas in the dvd player for that. I can’t get over having Genie Francis return only to be Luke’s shadow, learn a secret and leave. Just another example of missed opportunities. Remember when the show use to be about the doctors, nurses, patients and families of a hospital?

Lellingw
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Lellingw

Genie Francis, Laura Spencer, and General Hospital fans got screwed. And Tony Geary wants FANS to contribute to his new movie venture. If other actors are more important than fans are, he should be asking them for money! But of course only some actors are important, those who are less than but worship Tony and cause him no trouble. I really think Wendy Riche should be brought back as Executive Producer.

downtownla
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downtownla

Great analysis. Sadly, I don’t know if TPTB feel the same way. I agree that re-focusing on Sonny and the Corinthos is the wrong move. It has to be the Quartermaines, Spencers, Baldwins and Jones. That’s the real GH.

Harry
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Harry

Mike, that WAS a great analysis indeed. Simply put, I have been addicted to GH since I was about twelve. I am now middle aged and have not tuned in well lover two weeks even for a peek. Hey, it takes A LOT for someone like me to give up their favorite guilty pleasure. Yes, I am a GH addict in recovery. For me, the death rattle started with the Fluke debacle which was followed by the incredibly disappointing Luke exit. That horrible exit simultaneously occurred with a huge sea swell of new faces whom I do not care about–Kiki,… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

@downtownla Sadly, Edward, Lila and Alan Quartermaine are no longer living. Monica is shell of herself that is when she is on the show. Jason stopped being a Quartermaine years ago and the writers made sure there is no going back. The writers first destroyed AJ’s character then killed him off. That leaves only Tracy. What Spencers? Luke is gone and not going to come back at least for a long time. Laura is definitely at loose ends here. Lucky is gone so that leaves only Lulu. What Baldwins? There is only Scott left. Sorry don’t see how focusing on… Read more »

KM
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KM

Great post, Mike. I agree with every word but I’ll single out the specific paragraph that starts with “All of which speaks to the years of writing to the ‘event’ rather than the long term longevity of characters on a show…” And you know what the craziest part is? Nothing. Ever. Actually Happens. How do you even manage to do that??? Case in point…Ava Jerome. I think Maura West is one of daytime’s best but I don’t know why her character is still here at this point. She murders someone in cold blood to keep the oh so important big… Read more »

me3
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me3

Wonderful post! I don’t think tptb see it this way and that is likely what will lead to the destruction of GH once and for all. I don’t want to see it go but I’d rather have peace of mind. I get fat too frustrated with the show to watch it anymore. Obviously I care because I wouldn’t get upset otherwise, but GH has lost my trust to tell a good story. The show is not written for those who love GH and cherish its history. Hell, I don’t even know that it’s written BY those who love GH and… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I still think GH is the best soap on the air and that because of the summer, ratings aren’t at their best. The stories still hold my interest and I love seeing all the veterans that were MIA for a long time. If the new writers can hold up to what Ron did when he was there with giving us a surprise a day, GH will see a comeback in th ratings.

Justin
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Justin

wow. Now I’m scared. Viewers don’t always come back. Too many times viewers have been fooled into believing that GH would get back to it’s roots. Let’s hope the new writers can put this show back to it’s glory. Unless they get rid of characters we don’t care about, change the tone (get rid of or backburner the mob once and for all) I fear this show isn’t going to make it.

Ces
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Ces

I’m not surprised. The show has been horrible to watch lately; mostly ffwd worthy & Luke’s exit was the WORST for a longtime beloved veteran. Fans don’t have patience like they used to, they leave in droves. I know it’s hard for me to watch every night with this Ava/Denise/Nina/Franco/Kiki boredom. The Lulu/Valerie/Dante story is contrived and boring. Patrick and Sam do what? Oh wait – they don’t even have a story. Elizabeth gets away with everything and Jason/Jake has gone on forever; to the point where no one is going to care anymore once he IS revealed. Get it… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

General Hospital will be cancelled, if they don’t improve in the ratings. They have 6 months to turn it around. I heard that on the radio last night.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

That does not bode well for the genre at all. If GH gets canceled, I can see the rest of them following suit because it gives the networks an excuse because “everyone else is doing it” and we know how much they love to copy each other.

THEN someday in the future, somebody at a network will bring back daytime soaps because, as we know, everything old is new again.

In the meantime, all the unemployed actors from the network soaps will join their colleagues online and that will be where the soaps exist.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

This all reeks of network interference and cost cutting. I don’t believe that Carlivati suddenly lost his touch and was unable to write entertaining stories– granted they weren’t for everyone but he had the ratings on is side. Ratings drop, Carlivati loses his job, new/old (cheaper?) writers are brought in and somehow the executive producer and the network heads who approve every script come out smelling like a rose. This is some Ken Corday level blame-gaming.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Carlivati was horrible. Valentini should have been fired along with him.

me3
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me3

Preach!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I agree with your assessment. I’ve even started wondering if how much of what was wrong with GH during Phelps-Guza and Phelps-Wolf was ABC’s lousy management and interference, rather than the EP and head writer. The ABC execs can’t figure out how to fix the problem because they ARE the problem.

Mo
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Mo

I would like to see Days do better.

jeremy
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jeremy

GH is a snooze, FF through kiki, morgan, denise, nina and franco… Please let the stories be over!!! GH is unwatchable, i hope the new writer’s turn the sinking ship around ASAP!!!!

Ces
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Ces

i agree with you on this batch of characters.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I hope GH survives, but the new headwriters came over from Y&R after making that soap boring. It’s also a bad sign that a new headwriter has already had breakdown writing air on the soap.

DAYS is well on it’s way to making a killing in the ratings while using a killer as an umbrella storyline. Next week will put DAYS over GH and headed for the faltering B&B.

There’s supposed to be a top secret surprise in today’s DAYS other than the return of Stephen Nichols as Patch. It may kill those who miss it!!!!!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

a top secret surprise? hmmm, Joey returns too, right? Serena is killed off. I need to catch up with yesterday’s episode before I watch today. with that said, I’m sure you’re on it, 4ever DAYS. DAYS is WINNING, love it. GH is near cancellation, they need to react now to viewers wants, and get it together, otherwise, we’ll see the Daytime line-up being: The Chew (gross), FabLife (very gross), and then what, a new talk show with Kathy Griffin or another Kardashian/Jenner? (even grosser). I too, hope GH survives, but it’s probably got until December to shape up or ship… Read more »

kiki smith
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kiki smith

They don’t have OLTL to save GH this time. I hope the show continues, think they should have kept Ron, and fired Frank.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

They both should have been fired. And OLTL didn’t save GH.

RichCD
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RichCD

This is what happens when there is no story, and good actors do nothing but exposition for what little is there.

GH should be about romance, adventure and most of all, heart.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Romance, adventure, and heart–you said it!

angie
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angie

Less mob . Less Sonny. Love Carly but not with Sonny. If they want this much Sonny better bring Brenda back only way Sonny works for me. He needs to be brought back off his pedestal it saved GH before. Need to bring Michael Easton back & give him some good material. I don’t care what character as long as he has good material he will bring his fans. Would also love to see Nathan Parsons brought back as Ethan to do the romance with Kristina since she’s coming back. Also want Vincent Izziary brought on and paired with Anna… Read more »

GH Fan
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GH Fan

This is sheer f#%king insanity! IMO, (and I’m not looking to debate this with any of this regime’s detractors) the show does not deserve this. GH is still a very entertaining and compelling soap, and I can only assume that more people have been watching in places that the live + same day numbers don’t reflect. That said, I know that the show’s ABC ratings need to improve soon because that’s what advertisers are primarily interested in, but it’s all really maddening.

Helene
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Helene

I agree, I still love GH and I really like Franco, Nina and Ava. Had Michael Easton had a storyline they would have not let him go, but that’s kind of an anathema. No storyline, no actor, is what I mean. I love the veterans and the new people. The Jason story is dragging, but we were all told at the beginning it wasn’t going to end until November. Don’t know why, don’t care. It will end, but there is a lot that can happen between now and then, I just enjoy the show, ever single day. I can’t imagine… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Helen, complaints are NOT what is killing GH right now, it’s the ratings. Complaints at least show interest, they generate buzz and that is a good thing.
What you do not want is collective apathy which results in bad ratings.
I am so tired of trying to explain the obvious to some folks. Listen, complaints are good for two reasons–1. They demonstrate interest and care and 2. They give TPTB some form of semblance as to where they are going wrong and what they can do to fix it.

Fanny
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Fanny

Truth be told HERE… ABC waited far tooooo long to address the multiple issues
plaguing General Hospital…GH will be well into week 21/22 of low ratings, before
we have a chance to see in which direction the NEW head writers take our slightly
tainted beloved show, can GH be turned around? ABSOLUTLY❗️❗️❗️with love,
attention & know how anything is possible. The truth is ABC has purposefully
forgotten all about SOAPS…… Their simply waiting in the wings for the final
rating countdown.

Fanny
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Fanny

Please overlook my spelling❗️

aria
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aria

maybe GH has to crash to recoup it that makes any sense, its not like viewers weren’t complaining for a while, how many ways does the network want to hear that the show sucks more often then not? I’m sticking with it i just hope other viewers don’t leave for good. i hope this is a lesson to the network, they need to have somebody paying attention to what viewers are complaining about. we all know what a good GH looks like, we all know the show has great history, great cast, we just need a sophisticated smart, storyteller, because… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

People have to stop their habitual complaining. Some viewers even get vicious with their hate for GH It is the obsessive complainers who will and are bringing down GH.. ABC; the official General Hospital board was closed. Some fans, yah know who you are, were using it to bash GH with their habitual ruthless complaining how terrible GH is and it became too much. It was the ABC official General Hospital board. It is the board Sponsors and the Uppers would read for feedback. General Hospital is an ABC business. (no business or its Sponsors will continue to support a… Read more »

Dylan
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Dylan

You have no right to demand that people shut the fug up on any matter, just because their opinion doesnt match yours. And if you would READ the boards, you would see thatthe ooverwhelming majority are NOT pleased with GH, and havent been for quite some time. It takes a LOT for soap fans to tune out…..but it is happening in droves. The ratings clearly reflect that.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Wow! Protecting their own, eh?
And the viewers make the show go round; someone needs to get a clue. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. And GH gets garbage dumped on it because of the way TPTB and writers treat the fans. The fans have the power to switch to black and shut it down. And they’ve done so in droves. It’s “just what the doctor ordered.”

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Sponsors could care less if a GH message board breeds complainers. They care about viewers within the ratings demos. The vast majority of those who have quit watching did so without posting one word on the message boards – they simply found other ways to spend their time during the GH viewing hour. People who complain on the boards have been trying to convey to the GH production team to GET A CLUE before the show was irreparably destroyed. And whether or not they succeeded before it is too late is questionable.

me3
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me3

I’m final gonna ask… for whom do you intern for at GH?

su0000
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su0000

Dylan.. I did not ”demand” complainers shut the fug up.. I said- quote; ”I -respectfully suggest- the hate for GH persistent complainers shut the fug up.” I suggested.. no wonder some can not understand GH some can’t even comprehend/read correctly what is said yet follow along with the soap stories. I will suggest again; habitual complainers need to quietly walk away and shut the fug up.. complainers are doing great harm to their soap. again — the ranting complainers, ranting hate of GH need to back away you are damaging the soap more than anything of the soap itself.. there… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL..
hi me3..
I simply love my imperfect soap. a true fan..
It is more rewarding to say something supporting than ranting hate..
I don’t let anyone disrespect my Packers. either .. lol

but hey! perhaps I should apply for internship at GH, hopefully could find something for me LOL 🙂 ..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, su0000, a business or sponsor will continue to support a product/program so long as it’s making money–even if people hate it and complain about it. There are many examples where this has been exactly the case. I agree with Elizabeth, above: they care about (numbers of) viewers within the ratings demos. You can love it, you can hate it, but as long as you watch (provided you’re the right gender and in the right age range) and your eyeballs are there to be counted in the numbers they use to determine their ad rates, they could not care less… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

Could it be that the OLTL audience that came over to GH in 2012 (II was one of them) feels abandoned? We were waiting for a soap revival… But to no avail… ABC dropped the ball once again .

And killing off Silas, was just stupid – a real knife in the back to us fans…

Marc
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Marc

bingo !

Rob
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Rob

Carlivati is the tip of the iceberg of changes that need to be made. I really don’t believe recycling the same headwriters is the answer. Does anyone even care anymore that Jake is Jason? They are making Liz despicable! There is not one interesting storyline on this show at the moment.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

GH needs some work. Despite top acting talent, too many characters are written into corners or are so over-the-top and evil, they defy any honest redemption or lasting love. And those characteristics make it difficult to win credibility in plots. Yes, it’s a soap opera with certain conventions, and yes, there will always be seen-to-be-believed plot points, but the endless resurrections, international spy rings, the tired mob stories, the plastic surgeries, the endless crazy… please. Sometimes too much is just that, too much.

Clean house. Simplify. Focus.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

All soaps can come back from the brink as long as the top brass are willing to give the show money and time to turn itself around. What is saving Days is the 50th year anniversary, both the network, Sony and the Corday family want to exploit this milestone and are putting the effort into making sure the 50th is a great year. Whether they would be willing to do what they did if Days wasn’t hitting 50th I’m not too sure. So whether GH can come back from this low point depends on how much time the network and… Read more »

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I have been watching GH since it first aired in early 60s. My mother was a fan and I watched with her. There have been scenarios I wasn’t interest in but being able to watch the people who became a part of my life at an early age has been an intricate part of my life. During the years I worked I recorded it so I could watch it. Since I’m 68, I guess I don’t fit into any of the demographics that are counted or maybe I should say that count as far as the polls go but watch… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Dawn–what a lovely and thoughtful comment. Contrary to that silly age demographic thingie, I do think your opinion matters and ABC should think so too. While I disagree with some of what you say, you expressed it so eloquently that I must respect your position and it has given me food for thought. I do agree with your premise that in general, negativity breeds negativity. For instance, let’s say you work in an office which is rather a joyless experience. You walk in first thing in the morning determined to make the best of things but the woman in the… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I hope that the new writers focusing on Sonny and the mob is not true. That is what made me quit this show so many years ago. It is General HOSPITAL! Please focus on the HOSPITAL and the core families. A little Sonny & The Mob is fine, but it should not be All Sonny All the Time. Also, a major reboot is in order. Much of this cast needs to go. There is a lot of talent in this group but also a lot of dead weight. I will continue to support GH, but right now it sits on… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

How right you are! The FabLife has NOTHING to do with the fans of GH. We’re gone.

su0000
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su0000

MBmomof3.. A huge numbers of fans love Sonny and Mob. It is a great part of GH that many watch for. Everybody I know that watch GH like the 2 mobsters. GH has had its key families as gangstas, that is good stuff. out of a cast say 40? there a 2 main mobsters Julian and Sonny, that is it 2 characters out of all.. There are others brought in, not often, to make it appear there still is an actual mob for key scenes .. In past decades there were actual numbers in mobsters, more than a dozen at… Read more »

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Sometimes it seems you’re watching your own version of GH. The mob was central when Guza was there–well after Alcazar was killed. Sonny has been on our screens continuously for weeks now & contrary to how you feel, a whole lot of people don’t like Sonny or the Mob. Making Sonny & Jason heroes almost got the show canceled before.

Advertisers want viewers in the demo and in order to get that you need some hot men, being hot. Romance is the answer, not more mob wars

su0000
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su0000

Lucy D..
It WAS it longer is Guza mobster days, we are in the now and there are 2 mobsters doing little of nothing but threatening each other LOL
The past is in the past– what was no longer is 🙂

Sonny has not has a story in a very long time.
I am looking forward to the upcoming story.
It is not a mob story, again- not a mob story-
it is a family story concerning Morgan, Michel and Avery a marriage and Kristina coming home.

The Gusa years are no longer, live in the now. 🙂

Justin
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Justin

Su000…..where are these “huge number of fans that love Sonny and the mob”? Have you read the ratings, because I’m not seeing any large numbers?

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

The network is tone deaf. The ratings were fine until the last 6 months. That was the stupid Luke exit, complete with interference from Geary & the network. It’s the DRAWN OUT Jake/Jason reveal. And their solution is to hire headwriters who are on record as saying they want to focus on the “family” drama of Sonny and his family. Who the heck wants to see more of them? MB has had his day in the sun and it’s over. GH needs to get rid of the mob–the Sopranos have been off the air for years. It’s an old, tired… Read more »

smoochie
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smoochie

I agree with most of your points. I have been watching since the late 60s. and have been hoping for a return to General Hospital as it should be.- I can then tolerate what goes on around it to a certain extent i.e. some off shoot stories featuring characters who work at GH as well as their relatives, and possibly some mob fodder. But f what I’ve been reading on this board is true about the new old writers putting heavy focus on Corinthos yet again, (and it seems it’s probable, by the ridiculous “Morgan may be bi-polar) story line,… Read more »

me3
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me3

It’s pretty obvious from Dummer’s interview and Varni’s antics that they’re not thinking or operating in the best interest of the show. I love GH but I’m not going to continue to tolerate this dread of stories. I’ve watched since the 80’s and I just can’t take it anymore. Some may call me fair weather but I stuck it out for 30 years… I don’t think I’m the inconsistent onein the relationship.

Lora B.
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Lora B.

The killing of Silas and the very popular Michael Easton was a HUGH mistake!!! He has an enormous fan base! When will GH listen to fans? We have a petition trying to get Michael Easton back on GH, if you would like to sign http://t.co/1oh1Poj55I

Marc
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Marc

There is sadly nothing that can be done. GH is not OLTL . All traces of Llanview have been erased and GH is back to the boring show with terrible numbers that it was Pre – Carlivati . GH purists wanted a OLTL free show well now they are getting their wish with the terrible numbers that are no coincidence

Patrick
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Patrick

the only thing I can say now…. for certain ABC and NBC …. the one Network with lone (1) serial. “DO NOT MESS WITH THEM” the cornerstone of all that you produce for your daytime arena. ratings be damned… without ; ABC, General Hospital and NBC, Days of OUR Lives… you’d spiral every thing else on your schedule. that gleaming soap opera title is what grabs at your viewers I have to take a snippet from poster @MarySF : (which I thought was cute) “… the suits realize the only thing that was ever wrong with Days was neglect. ”… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

this summer alone… I know i’ve “erased” upwards of a month of each show horror of all horror… I don’t think my priorities change as poster, @Laurie and I have commiserated : “our soaps are in a downward trend, so to speak… and it was double sigh all around” LOL it’s deflating… all the gusto and what do we get…. bad bad bad writing, low production values, and cast change, that really drive fans (away) and or protest Ta-da ! I have waited patiently and am NOW CELEBRATING w/ Salem’ites ! Days of OUR Lives is rocketing….. giddy happy dance… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I have to share at something Nikolas, Liz, and Hayden : as much as Hayden makes me MAD… and yes, it’s because Hayden is doing a bang up job ACTING ! just don’t lord over too much my Nik and Liz…. bond! take this trio places ! LIVE and take over Port Charles Liz and “Jake” : the romance is their ! it truly is… Laura : will the writers do her justice ? in two months time? Traci and Monica : ??? WRITERS ! seriously ? Billy Miller ensconced with these two maga watt Q’s? DEAL, BET, HEDGE, PAYOFF!… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

If only TPTB cared as much about GH as the fans do.

Glad you’re enjoying Days as much as I am.

JUDY
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JUDY

IN THE END OF THE STORY YOU, OH BY THER WAY, MENTION BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL LOST MOST VIEWERS OF ALL SOAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY WAS THAT NOT THE HEADLINE????? B&B NEEDS TO COME OFF MY SCHEDULE….A SOAP COULD NOT REPEAT AND REPEAT AND LECTURE LIKE
THAT ONE……GOOD BY B&B……give g.h. a chance…..

mgb357
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mgb357

I have no intention of watching the DRABLife… enough of force feeding us ‘celebrity’ nonsense.

Give us our ‘stories’

The ratings will not increase until there are additional soaps on the air. ABC/Disney should take OLTL/AMC and other cancelled soaps out of the ‘vault’ and give them back to us..

Joel
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Joel

I love GH and will always watch, but I understand the dip in ratings. They did the right thing first, which is getting a new head writer, or in this case, writers! They need to stop dragging out stories too long, like the reveal of Jason. They need to stop boring us with characters that don’t click or have no Port Charles roots, like Rosalie, Nina, Kiki, and Franco. Ratings soared when they brought back classic characters that longtime viewers love, but they haven’t been using them lately. They need their own story, not just to prop up other stories.… Read more »

Rapids
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Rapids

These bad demos are ominous, once fans tune out they rarely come back. All My Children had horrid demos for years, even before the ratings hit rock bottom. Fans move on from soaps easily. The bump from AMC and OLTL fans may be over. My guess is this show is done and gone within eighteen months.
The Tyra Banks show someone mentioned is being aired in many markets in the morning, including mine. It is syndicated and any station can pick it up. I do not think it will impact GH at all.

Harley
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Harley

I watch only General Hospital — sad DISNEY/ABC cancelled my other favorite shows All My Children/One Life to Live for CRAP — Games Shows, Talk Shows and Reality TV !! — Never watch anything else — If GH goes — so does ABC !! — I won’t support crap on day time — !! and GAME SHOWS, REALITY TV and TALK SHOWS are just that CRAP!!

Charday
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Charday

Chalk me up as one of the GH viewers who left. I’m now five days into my two-week test without watching GH (first time to miss the show in 3 years, although I have been FF’ing through all Sonny scenes since he murdered AJ and got away with it). I hope the new writers can turn the show around or I’m gone for good. New writers: the answer is NOT Sonny and the mob. Get back to the hospital and the main characters centered around the hospital (Quartermaines, Spencers, Webbers, Dr. O and her kids, Patrick, the gay trio, etc.).

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Ditto!

Les
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Les

Double ditto!

Justin
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Justin

Triple Ditto!

Shay
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Shay

Make that a quadruple one!

edie bailey
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edie bailey

Both GH and Days are extremely borely and GH is utterly unwatchable. I’d never watched GH until Roger Howarth migrated when OLTL was (ultimately) cancelled–and even as a diehard fan of his for 20 years–hanging in there right now to see if anything really worthwhile happens with Franco has become sheer torture. Wasting so so so much time on the Silas murder mystery after so many other wasted opportunities and roadblocks (like having Nina marry Ric) has essentially destroyed whatever promise there could have been for a great super couple in Franco and Nina!!! Granted, there are several brilliant actors… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Edie, I so agree and if anyone told me that one day I would be fast forwarding through scenes which featured Roger Howarth I would say they needed they’re head examined.

Harry
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Harry

their, not they’re. Darn it.

su0000
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su0000

hey Harry..
I luv Franco and Nina, a very quique couple, indeed.
I am sooooo luvin Roger/Franco.. The role of Franco, no other than Roger could have turned him into a lovable character,, I wanna run away with Franco to a deserted island!!
Franco has a great following 🙂
I like how the humorous side of Franco has been calmed down to just enough to make me wanna hug him..
I luv Franco & Nina
I luv Franco & Dr. O
I luv Franco & Scotty !!

I just luv Franco to pieces!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I find your post highly questionable, edie.

Your first sentence pertains to DAYS and GH being boring…to you, but then you go on and on and on and on about the pro’s and con’s of GH and nothing else mentioned about DAYS.

I’ve concluded you hreally have no idea about DAYS…except you feel you can just throw it under the bus and hope GH can run it over and leave it in the dust!

Your post is null and void!!!!!

edie bailey
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edie bailey

4ever DAYS, The last thing I want to do is throw any soap under the bus and leave it in the dust. I have watched DAYS fairly regularly since it started back when I was a little girl in the 1960s. There used to be a real focus on romance and core families. Recently, I have been as a matter of personal (religious) beliefs extremely turned off and actually offended by the gay marriage/triangle story with Will & Sonny & Paul along with the cougar story with Eve & J.J. (yes, I also am subjected to that on GH with… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, edie, I now understand you have real opinions.

Maybe, in time, the new writers will win you over…Salem wasn’t built in one day. I’ve already seen real progress!

Thanks for your insight and I’m sorry I misjudged your motives.

edie bailey
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edie bailey

4ever DAYS.
No hard feelings and thanks for your responses. I, too, see a few positive signs
I wholeheartedly wish the new writers at both DAYS and GH all the best in improving both shows because life without soap operas is utterly unbearable just to imagine–and we have already suffered too many cancellations.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the new writing teams will make the right changes .

mark
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mark

I dont watch anymore! I only like DAYS!

RichInIowa
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RichInIowa

Agreed, Mark

dolores
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dolores

ABC’s cancellation of OLTL and AMC has caused the demise of soaps – “Tyra Banks’ show will not be the draw to keep GH on. New writers and storylines will certainly help GH – the actors are phenomenal and even when the storyline was silly, at best, they pulled it off. I hope it can survive but ABC has to bring back at least either AMC or OLTL to re-capture those lost and GH writing must improve – get the stories moving forward, we are always in a rocking chair, rocking and going nowhere – would hate to see GH… Read more »

kaffen
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kaffen

Reveal Jason so he can get back with his wife Sam and his son
Daniel!!

hscott1967
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hscott1967

A fresh new writing team is what the show needs. Not the soap killers they hired.

su0000
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su0000

I have a great fear of the fired writers from Y&R that brought Y&R rating to the lowest ever.
The Snooze Queens were brought to GH, and I fear it will be worse, not better.
Time will tell.. hope I am wrong, but…………………………../

smoochie
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smoochie

If General Hospital gets cancelled I will not support ABC in any way. Regardless of how i feel about what has happened to G.H. at this point ,I am still hanging in there for 47 years. It would be thrilling to see the show rebound with great character driven stories and just blow through the roof again with new vitality, while keeping the General Hospital as the nucleus from which characters and their stories are generated.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I agree with you smoochie. These days I am not watching GH, but I will return when the head writers’ material goes on the air. If it is dreck, I won’t watch. And if GH is cancelled I won’t ever watch ABC, Disney, ESPN, Family, or any other broadcast network that is part of the Disney corporation again.

Jay Keaveny
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Jay Keaveny

They need to pick up the pace. Too many stories are simply not advancing. Give fans a reason to turn in every day. Okay, he’s Jason. Move on already!

No problem with the veteran actors. They give good performances when the material is lackluster. They can do better work when the material is better.

Get an acting coach on staff, pronto! Some of the younger generation (Hello, Kiki) would really benefit.

And, last but not least, more Ilene Kristen!

Andrew
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Andrew

Disappointed to hear that the new team will be focusing on more Sonny and more mob. One of the best things Ron did was to ease up on that and give more balance to the show – certainly to allow for characters that didn’t like Sonny or the mob very much (as it should be). I’m a long time viewer of all the ABC soaps – since the 70s and have enjoyed them all through good and bad times. I stopped watching all the soaps about ten years ago because they were mostly unwatchable. Too many serial killer stories, not… Read more »

RichInIowa
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RichInIowa

Perfectly said, Andrew. Nothing more to add except that I’ve moved on and won’t reinvest my time in it again no matter what reincarnation they (try to) invent.

Justin
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Justin

Andrew, spot on! I’m in total agreement. Thank you. I just hope that we’re wrong…..I really hope the new writers can listen to us!

Kristin
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Kristin

The ratings are terrible because the show is terrible. I watched RC and FV destroy OLTL; and I tapped out early when I saw they would be doing the same to GH. The writing is bad, the storytelling is bad, the cast is entirely too big, and the production value sucks. FV is all out of stunts to try to drive up the ratings.

Belle
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Belle

I loved Ron’s work; there was a time that G.H. and Days were very hot ! I didn’t know which show was more exciting. However, at some point something happened that made both shows, at the same period , become poorly written. I totally agree with some parts of everyone’s comments; we’re not going to all agree on what changes should occur; however, we agree that some are needed. I believe that the show should get back to its name: General Hospital and not mob land. If Ron had written the mob out totally, he would have been stoned by… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi Belle..
It is the way it is with soaps, nobody pays for their crimes unless they are leaving.
Has Victor Y&R ever payed, no
Not many on any soap have paid, it is the way it is. Not real life.
The soaps are fulla criminals, all free still doing dirty deeds. Not just GH.
Soaps are a different world than one we live in ..

k/kay
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k/kay

It might help if producers and writers and even actors remember history Dillon was at Georgie’s funeral Holly and Bill had a relationship the list goes on and on if you are going to step in and run a show do your homework. FV quit hiring actors from cancelled soaps or other soaps because you might think they will pull a fan base. Stanford West Howarth Rylan Miller Easton Budig no one cares if you don’t develop a character and try making these actors study acting instead of working out at the gym. Try running like a business and quit… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Competition sorry just stupid beyond stupid that no one jumps in and gets control their is still an audience for this but not if you are going to treat everyone like they have an IQ of 12.

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, k/kay!!!! I’ve grown so very weary of the continual stunt casting of big name former soap opera refugees who usurp space from the deserving regulars on the GH canvas. That practice should be sparingly utilized, and suitably applied only when a situation actually calls for it….then in that rare instance, I can support it. For example, where we do part company is in the case of Billy Miller! His Jason/Jake character was necessary to progress an existing storyline with legacy cast members and the show’s original actor was (mercifully) gone for good….hence, it made perfect sense to enlist this… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

your :

ta-da !

pen
thesis
keyboard
mindful
logic
exemplary
dissertation

gavel my dear(s). K/Kay, Shay

simply applauding fan’ insight intellect innate sensibilities

Alan
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Alan

Focusing on Sonny, his family, and the mob will be what finally brings this show to last place and result in cancellation. GH has been Sopranos-lite for far too long and it’s proving to be its undoing.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion but I’ve always thought GH should have been cancelled instead of OLTL which despite occasional missteps featured diverse storytelling, a greater respect for its history, and knew the value of always setting up the next generation of core families instead of killing them off for shock value.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I don’t think that is an unpopular opinion. OLTL was the superior soap and should not have been cancelled.

Chaz
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Chaz

I believe OLTL had ratings close to 2.8 million when it was canceled. It was the third most watched soap at the time. I tuned out of GH ages ago although, I did watch a few of the Geary goes bye-bye ones. They did nothing to spark my interest in viewing it again. From what little I have seen & have read in the synopsises (sp) stories drag, make little to no sense and some of the actors really need to be replaced. I have always thought the guy playing Morgan was dreadful. Chad Duell always seems to have a… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

A not unpopular opinion – there was a period when OLTL under Ron was gangbusters – although most of the last year was kind of strange… but I can forgive that as the concluding weeks were quite amazing. But I do want to correct you- in the early 2000s, under Dena Higley, OLTL had its share of serial killer stories and there were some ‘next gen’ killings (can’t think of whom right now but it was a kind of epidemic throughout all of ABCs soaps at the time) such as Al Holden (his girlfriend, Marcie, got thrown into a dumpster… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Yes, there were a few next generation characters killed off on OLTL such as Al Holden, Drew Buchanan, Duke Buchanan, and Jen Rappaport but if you look at the show at the time of its cancellation you had Jessica, Natalie, David, Matthew, and Rex as the next generation of the Buchanan family to drive story with Shane, Liam, Ryder, Bree, and Drew set up as the next decade’s leads. Starr, Jack, and Dani were the next generation Mannings and older siblings to Victor Lord Jr’s son Sam. Adriana, Cassie, and Kelly were the current (off-camera Cramers). And don’t forget Tina… Read more »

penny
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penny

All I know is that the show is less interesting these days. Bringing back original cast members, recasting and firing won’t help the show if the story lines always suck. The actors on the show can only act on what material and direction their given . If the director and producers can’t see the “I can has cheezburger ” mess they’ve created, don’t blame the actors, except the new kiki, you can definitely blame her, she’s horrible. I also notice the editing is a little off when it comes to certain actors, but I will keep the names to myself.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Ron & Frank .. brought back- Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) was brought back and Maura West came with him to Port Charles,, He brought in Derek Wells (Julian Jerome) giving Sam a father. And Alexis a love interest (hot! and Sonny a rievel. Ron gave us the ‘britch.. Patrick and Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) had a real go at it. Britt gave birth to Roco.. And– Britt’s mother, Dr. Liesl Obrecht/Kathleen Gati, came to Port Charles with Faison behind her.. He brought back , my fav, Jerry Jacks and all time greats the Cassadines!! I miss them. LOL and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@su “Thank You” you were the one poster… I knew, if we needed, to know, all that RC/FV brought to the table… you’d be the one to let US in. i’m feeling a little down in the dumps… for GH at the same time celebrating the resurgence of DAYS is the bait and hook… alive and well? is this the catalyst for letting go… the huge casts… and rallying I don’t know… LOL… this will all bowl over 365 days of telee…. OK… sans the weekends leave me weak… wanting… unWAVERING i just glossed over your post I want to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you know… I can SING that whole cast he brought PLUS

edie bailey
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edie bailey

So, So agree. Ron Carlivati is not solely to blame. Alarmed to hear the new writers are going to focus on Sonny and more terrible mob violence. Especially in these times of so much tragic and random real life violence in the news, I for one turn to my soaps for romance and true love stories–NOT murder mysteries monopolizing precious air time. As I stated, I had never watched GH until Roger Howarth first brought Todd Manning to Port Charles–yet even his gallant portrayal of Franco is barely enough to keep me watching. However, I will hang tough if only… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Watching DOOL on my DVR and saw a commercial for FABLife. So it will not be on ABC in my market. The commercial was so cheesy . Hope it doesn’t negatively impact DOOL.

Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

Photo: JPI

It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Breaking News

Greg Vaughan Shares Heartfelt Message On His Days Exit: “It’s With Love, Laughter & Tears Of Joy I Leave You.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Days of our Lives fans with announcements and news of several key departures of the long-running NBC soap opera.  One of which was its Daytime Emmy-winning star, Greg Vaughan (Eric) revealing during an episode of GH’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson’s podcast, That’s Awesome that he was wrapped up his time at DAYS.

Now in a follow-up on Sunday, in his own words, Vaughan took to his Instagram account to share this emotions and thoughts on his departure he has called home since taking over the role of Eric Brady back in 2012.

Greg expressed: “It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU”

No final airdate has been given as to when Vaughan’s last episode will air, but as fans know DAYS has episodes in the bank till October.

Vaughan had been begun filming new episodes of the new season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, when production shutdown due to COVID-19,

So, what did you think of Greg’s message to the cast, crew, producers and fans of Days of our Lives? Will you miss him as Eric? Comment below.

 

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It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU ❤️ 🙏🏻 ❤️

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Victoria Konefal Confirms Her Exit From Days of our Lives

As the rumors circulated they were today proven true.  Victoria Konefal (Ciara) has left Days of our Lives as a full-time cast member with the long-running NBC soap opera.

In a statement to Deadline, Konefal shared: “I cherish every moment I have spent working on Days of Our Lives. It is an honor and a privilege to work in an environment filled with so much talent and passion in every direction. The experience and knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past three years is irreplaceable, and I’m forever grateful for it. I would love the opportunity to continue working with my castmates in the future, but at this time I will not be returning as a full-time cast member. To the cast and crew, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. To the loving and unwaveringly supportive fans, thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey of finding Ciara Brady. It was a beautiful one. Cheers to some of the best days of my life.”

However with that statement, it does appear Konefal has left the door open for her to return as Ciara in a guest-star type of appearance or in a arc of a storyline- time will tell just how that pans out.

Konefal joined the show as the new Ciara Brady back in 2017, and became popular as part of the tortured duo known as “Cin’ along with Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) who’s on-screen nuptials aired this week on the show.

Since Days taped so far ahead of air before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and has episodes through Mid-October in the can, it would appear Konefal would make her on-screen exit during that time, since she will not be returning to the series, when it begins production again, which is projected to start on September 1st.

Konefal joins the list of departures since the beginning of this year which now include: Casey Moss, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan and Kristian Alfonso.

So, sad to see Victotia exit as Ciara? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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