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RATINGS: General Hospital Goes On Upswing! Shows Gains Across All Key Demos!



The ratings are out for the week of August 24-28th and it was ABC’s General Hospital, who has been in decline of late in the all key demos and total viewership, that bounced back with a positive week in all main ratings categories!

In fact, GH was the only daytime drama series to gain total viewers for the week with +62,000.  Y&R, B&B, and even DAYS, which was expected to perform much better with the first murder in the serial killer storyline, and the return of Stephen Nichols as Patch, albeit for a millisecond at the end of the Friday episode, all ended up in the minus for that category in the ratings period.

GH’s week consisted of Denise being revealed as Ava Jerome (Maura West) on the witness stand in the wrap-up of the Silas Clay (Michael Easton) murder mystery, and the last second reveal on the Friday cliffhanger that it appeared as if Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills) was the culprit.  The big news for GH is that it finally had gains in the women 18-49 demo, where it had been previously hitting all-time lows for the last several weeks.  GH also gained in the 18-34 and 25-54 demos.

However, Days of our Lives has moved into the #2 spot in the 18-34 demo and is at #3 in the 18-49 demo.  Still all eyes are on the NBC soap opera about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, with so many big returns slated in the coming weeks and more of the new writers, Josh Griffith and Dena Higley’s stories about to kick off.  A move for DAYS to #3 over GH in  total viewers could still be imminent.  Can GH stave off DAYS?  It will be interesting to see how the ratings shake out in the coming weeks.

The CBS soaps of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful while slightly down in total viewers for the week with minus 43,000 and 41,000, respectively, continue to hold on to their #1 and #2  spot.  View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, do you think General Hospital can continue to bounce back and have another positive week in the ratings? Do you think it’s only temporary?  Do you think fans will tune back in to make sure the one and only ABC soap opera left on the air is supported while it makes its head writer transition in the scripts on to the screen come October?  Do you think DAYS is going to move into the #3 position shortly …  or will GH continue to hold them off?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!


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Its good GH is on the up but will it last…maybe Anna’s return will help…got me a little more interested again—i actually watched an entire episode…lol…still the show isnt great it isnt too bad but i feel Days will eventually take over the number 3 spot…hey, even if one watches a soap and dislikes the other, lets hope they manage to stick around for many years to come!!!

Wait a minute!

I thought this was the summer that “General Hospital” was supposed to drop below “Days of Our Lives” in the ratings. What happened to that?

Guess “GH” just hasn’t become as bad as “Days”

DAYS is low in the ratings, but very high in entertainment!!!!! Viewers have to tune in to see how good it is!

it actually has this is the first week it was above.

Days is slowly improving…itll surpass GH by the end of the year unless GHs new writers make positive changes…i watch both so i hope they both do well!!!

Oh GH is way worse than DAYS. DAYS is getting better than every week. I almost feel like quit watching GH!

Days is getting better.. I am back to Days and GH is slowing for me… we will see how the new writing is.. but I don’t have my hopes high for this duo…. they were let go from Young and Restless for low ratings.. why why why why . .would they think they could help ratings at GH… I am very disappointed in whoever hired them…BIG MISTAKE!!!!!

Liz and Jake are my favorites. Wish she would tell him the truth, the guy is head over heels in love with her.

I can’t see him staying too much in love with her if she told him the truth! Think of how upset he was when she came clean about hiding Danny’s paternity? The only way he MIGHT not totally hate her is if she tells him the truth and he doesn’t remember who he is. He MIGHT be upset but eventually get over it if he still has no idea who he is he only knows his love for Liz.

agreed, Liz keeping this secret ruins the beautiful love story they had. He probably won’t trust her after this and, of course, he’ll go back to Sam, blah

Not necessarily, maddie. Blah, is right, though…LOL.
Jake may not pair up with Sam. I hope these lady-writers don’t revisit that scenario. I really think that partnering Kelly with Billy in the Nikolas exploit-thingy was contrived to test the waters… see how these two interact. I think I could……I think I could…..I think I could…..Ahhhh, poof….it’s gone, gone, gone. Perhaps, it does work for the Sam/Jason fans. However, one must remember Billy is not Steve….thank-ye, gods! Sam was in love with Jason, the mobster. Since then, she has been introduced to a ‘cleaner’, for lack of a more ‘appropriate’ word, environment. Thus, her perspective is different; I would say calmer; not walking on eggshells, per se. So, Jake could fit that bill. albeit I see no spice, I see no furtive looks of come hither….I ‘hear’ no heavy breathing, that strong, encompassing feeling that enraptures the body, mind, heart and soul.
Furthermore, it would be an injustice to put Billy through the Sam-torture. I thought I had seen something, but naw…..Sam’s personality needs refurbishing. Yeah!
Nonetheless, as far as Elizabeth is concerned… is never good to keep secrets in a relationship…..specifically, such an enormous, dangerously explosive secret…..never ends well. Elizabeth has lost my respect. Even if she decides, at this late date, to tell Jake the truth, I will still hold it against her for making him, and everyone close to Jason/Jake suffer this way, especially his children.
But, who’s to say he will have to be coupled with anyone? Jake needs the time and freedom to get reacquainted with family and friends. as Jake….he is brand new. Let him grow into a Quartermaine….his rightful name. The best thing the writers could do would be to let Jake be, for a long while. Give him distance from any affairs of the heart. Allow him to take it all in….past and present, so that he can make wise and sound decisions for his future….not go head-long into any relationship.

hi Ceec:

2 things

1: “… that strong, encompassing feeling that enraptures the body, mind, heart and soul. ”

Kelly Monaco does not bring it; with Billy Miller. “End.” Rebecca Herbst .. of the three women in his life… Carly, Sam, and Liz… is thee strongest

the writers spiraled this storyline.. thinking they could make something out of “Jason” women… Carly, Sam, and Liz…. leave well enough alone.. and reunite “Jason” with his mother and aunt Traci… and salvage … Liz is his strongest potential

2. “…Jake needs the time and freedom to get reacquainted ” with himself

I’m still holding out hope.. that the Nikolas and Liz storyline… w/Hayden.. is their strongest get

as far as Liz: I don’t know.. my gut instinct… even if he found out.. Liz lied… his feelings are still stronger for Liz.. than it would be for Sam… what’s going to rise to the surface first?… regardless if he was still married to Sam.. and also has a child with

if the writers are going to go down that road… and he does the “right” thing… and attempts a reconciliation… with Sam… would be DOA… even with Daniel Edward…. Kelly Monaco… is not an exciting character… stilletos and black for fitting attire be damned. really? stince Steve Burton exited… she hasn’t stirred a single wanton lustful imaginative lead

GO with: Billy Miller mind. he said it himself… his best scene to date… the scene with Leslie Charleson….. mom Monica… let the Q’s lead

i cant stand that deceitful little b*tch. She needs to lose Jason! Hoping the new writers send her packing elsewhere.

Oh no, love our Miss Lizzy! Yes, I am terribly disappointed with her recent actions, but she is a beautiful, vulnerable character who is a member of the walking wounded club.
I am not into these idiotic JaSam vs Liaison wars, but if forced to choose between the ethereal and ovely Lizzy and the mumbling guttural Sam, I will choose Miss Lizzy.



I presume you are addressing the fans of Kelly Monaco

Totally agree. I switch the channel when she’s on. Of course she’s going to lose him. He hates liars and Liz surpassed lying a long time ago. What she’s doing is cruel and immoral!

im with you

Thank you Ces….I feel exactly the same way. I am SO SICK of Liz obsession with Jason. She had her chance at Jason decades ago….instead she chose Zander and ended up having his child Cameron who should be at least 15 or 16 by now….not 12. Personally I think “Sam” has more spark with the Billy Miller Jason than she does with Patrick.

I totally agree Janie, love Kelly with Billy Miller. He seems to wake her up a bit since this Jason is much more likely than Stone Cold Steve Burton was.

Liz needs to just stay home with her 20 kids and stay off-screen. She is a deceitful liar and I’m not even buying any chemistry with her and Jason/Jake. They are boring!

much more *lively* I meant 😉

I’m not going to get too excited about 62,000 viewers when it’s still down 200,000 from a year ago.

same here and I can’t stand the show anymore

At least numbers are going up instead of down.

that is good

It is hard to see how smug Victor is on Y&R is and not have the whole story come out for the entire town and for him to feel the hate he has earned, especially from his two grandchildren who lost their loves. Maybe like me the numbers are going down because others are sick of this as well.

Cary, you know who makes me the most sick? Victoria! I swear, she acts like her father is the second coming.

Yes, Harry; you’re so right! What has happened to Victoria? I don’t get it! She knows how vicious, manipulative, controlling and cruel her father is. She has personally had a taste of Victor’s wrath!!!! What gives?

all I can say… to this?

2 time emmy winner…

the actor… must be beside herself… (I would be)

having to continually act this out… as the daughter of… against her better judgment… go with

it’s laughable.. that she continues this path… and Nick.. get’s no backlash!

her fathers’ daughter… dang it! I have posted… that had BM continued in this role…that she just remove herself from the Newman and validate herself by aligning as an Abbott

Amelia Heinle… must be sick of acting the same ole same ole

I want Eric Braedon GONE done… MIA… fired… let go… exit with no manhood

thanks Ceec:

Amelia Heinle’ Victoria: “…She has personally had a taste of Victor’s wrath! ”

just another cruel insight to how the writers denigrate… and do not let WOMEN leverage enliven and elevate themselves…

i’m waiting for that day… when Nikki and Victoria… TAKE… “rise” and enervate themselves

I am so bored with Victor and Nick…


ol’ vic needs jail time!
it would be an amazing performance to see the emotional , vulnerable beaten down version of victor for a change! eric braedan can do emotional very well ! victors been mean and ruthless for so long now, the last writers turned him into a jerk and villian. even mab brought him down to the docks where he met the nun or had him escape to paris devestated after sabrina s death when ashley rescued him. victor has a soft side and it would be awesome to see the whole town turn on him and him have to start over!!! …. however that would take a real deep headwriter to spin that out like the legend bill bell or kay alden! … pratt is all plot with no layers! … we could see ashley and sharon visit him and forgive him because those were two characters he deeply respected and cared for and they brought a more humaine side to victor come out!
eric braedans victor deserves more complex writing not the one note evil side pratts been writing for him!

Victor has has jail time, damien. Doesn’t work. He should just be hanged!

It is incredibly unsatisfying to have invested in this storyline for no payoff in the end. Victor must pay.

I agree with y’all. It was most unsatisfying to have not only Victor not pay for his truly evil and dastardly deeds, we don’t even get to see other characters learn about them! The only thing which was keeping some of us holding onto that dreadful Marco/Jack Doppelganger story line, was the prospect up Victor receiving his comeuppance. I really wanted Victoria to discover what her father had been doing behind the scenes too.
There was no pay off and it looks like there will not be one coming.
Speaking of Victoria, the Ice Princess needs a new romance which will jolt her out of her zombie-like state. I say hire Michael Easton and cast him as a detective for the Genoa City Police Department. Paul could use a new buddy and side kick and no one plays this part better than Michael. Then romantically pair him up with Victoria which would also put him a in position of going toe to toe with Victor.

I totally agree!

@Harry……You have an EXCELLENT IDEA. I for one am so tired of recasts. This Billy is better than the first recast…but…absolutely no one will ever be able to replace Billy Miller! The idea of Michael Easton coming in as a new detective for the GC police dept. is inspired. As for as pairing him with Victoria, I would not do that to my worst enemy. She has never been my favorite character on the show…but now, I absolutely DETEST her and wish someone would b*itch slap her into next week. I really do like the idea of Michael Easton joining the show. Seems like that’s all GH and Y&R do anymore is to exchange actors.

Janie, I do not disagree, however, think how hot Amelia and Michael would look together. They have the same coloring, the same cobalt blue eyes–they go together.
Yes, I really am that shallow.

What drives me crazy is that GH gets taken to task so much, but YR is complete garbage for me, yet the ratings have been up. Are people truly loving this or is it a watch out of habit kind of thing. Ugh I have 2 months worth of eps on the dvr cause everytime I watch Im so disgusted I just stop. I think Im just gonna finally stop watching YR. Hate watching is just so not healthy.


the best marquee yet!

“… YR is complete garbage for me, yet the ratings have been up. ”

it’s completely out of habit… knowing this and just imagining EB’ mug… blech!

DAYS and GH are far and away the better of the 4 remain

So true

Travis, simply put–Y&R at least finishes a story and the pacing holds steady. I lost interest in GH due to the fragmented, disjointed approach to story telling, the plot devices, the lack of character development and the terrible pacing.
Y&R has it’s problems for sure and is FAR from perfect but for me, it can still tell a decent story.
I am hoping GH will get better and if I hear that it does, like the Terminator says, I will be back.

Oh heck–its not, it’s. Sorry!
And since I came back to fix my mistake, I must say Travis that if watching was purely about habit, I would still be watching GH. It took A LOT of garbage to break my thirty year plus habit.

Well to be honest, I havent been watching either. Yeah YR may finish a story, but the SL’s are awful. This past Victor SL was predictable and I feel like Pratt has turned him into a Stefano Dimera clone. I guess my point is I always expect Gold Star Storytelling from YR. And damn I feel like after Kay Alden and John F Smith were run out of town, this show has never been the same.

GH may have its ups and downs, but at least in my opinion the show is still rooted in its wheel house. I tow the line on Camp, but at least I know that its a part of the shows DNA from the 80’s. For me YR just has people with Character names I know, but thats not the YR I know. Hmmm kinda ironic, Ive actually been watching full eps of Days again vs not watching BOTH YR & GH.

And we all have diff opinons on what’s decent and for me thats def not the YR right now.

I second Harry’s sentiments.

Travis, you are right of course. I am lowering my barometer of expectations–just trying to hold on I guess.

Did Adam kill Delia? What the music box mystery solved? Was Gus Hilary’s dad? Where are Leslie and her brother? What happened to Mariah and said brother? Y&R has a lot of unsolved mysteries as do GH.

Please support DAYS. They’re fighting hard with a great new writing team. DAYS is ON FIRE!!!!! And be kind to GH also.

4Ever Days–yes, I am there!

DAYS is super, right now, 4ever. You’re right…I’ve been scorched a few times, these past few weeks…LOL. Now that Bo is in the picture, the show will get even hotter as it picks us steam. I am anticipating seeing Hope, Aidan and Bo in a scene…there will be a charged silence that speaks volumes; or, an all-out-old-fashioned-fight! Can’t wait!
LOL…we are kind to GH…I love it…just exposing a few flaws. No worries, 4ever. Later.

The-watch-out-of-habit certainly plays into it, Travis. It’s hard to let go. I prefer GH to Y&R , which has been my fave for years. I just do not buy into that bunch of caca anymore. But, I will not stop watching. It’s bad enough having list all the other soaps….better this caca than nothing at all…LOL.

I’m not really sure, but Y&R is the only soap on at 11:00 in my market. It has no competition and never has. Plus, it’s still early enough for people with evening shifts to watch before work whereas later shows don’t offer that. I’ve always wondered if this contributes to why their numbers are so much higher. It’s a great soap, for sure, but the numbers have long baffled me.

Hmmmm. Never thought about it that way, I love gh……makes so much sense!

I wanted to let you know that after taking three weeks off I watched GH today and it was quite good! Billy Miller came alive as Jason today after he shot the three henchmen dead in order to save Sonny and TJ’s life. That look in his eye after he shot the men demonstrated that Jake is morphing into Stone Cold.
I loved it.
Overall the show was good and guess what? There was no Ava, Nina, Franco, Madeline, etc. The only bad thing was Carly’s flip hair style which was reminiscent of Tammy Wynette famous for singing “Stand By Your Man.” Perhaps that was by design. And of course Sparkle Pony trotted in wearing a garish dress with too much fru fru and bows. I think there were ribbons in her mane too.
I have decided that whenever a scene is lacking that they should have the actor or actress hold Baby Avery. That baby is so endearing, charming and adorable one finds oneself just smiling at her while not paying attention to the dialogue. I swear, if they put Baby Avery in every GH scene ratings will go through the rood! That baby is two legged antidepressant, and I am not even a baby person.

I guess I need to Binge watch this weekend. I dont mind Franco as much because of RH, BUT my biggest issue is that since being revealed that he’s Scott’s son they only have a relationship when it only suits the SL. He has an entire family, unless TPTB think Im gonna forget the Baldwins. There is so much rich history to draw from and the chance to truly tell a father/son story. But they keep ignoring 2 gifted actors that could truly bring amazing performances for rushed relationships.

Im not sure why I even keep hoping for a chance for Kin and Roger to truly shine together. This show has seemed to wipe out any family existence Pre-JFP. I mean has Scott even told Franco he has grandparents. I truly hate when soaps just “Forget” families.

My biggest gripe with every Soap is there is no longer a true sense of family and friends. They all just seem to be a bunch of people that just happen to live in the same town that run into each other when its SL dictated. Damn on Bold, characters meet, a month later are madly in love, and 2 months later they are engaged and at the alter. I know soaps needed to pick up the pace, but damn there are no beats played anymore, no struggle, no mountains to overcome.

LMAO, the Jason reveal seems to be the only Long Form Story taking place out of all the soaps. I guess I need to stop holding on to my Soap memories growing up with my Grams as a child and just embrace the Plot driven method of today’s soaps. If not, Im gonna always be annoyed.

Very good news, but ABC is giving GH 6 months to turn it around or its cancelled.

How do you know this?

I heard the news on the radio today.

People at the “Days of Our Lives” fan websites are spreading this untrue rumor.

Dont waste your time asking. Its BS!

It seems to me that ABC has gone out of its way to kill General Hospital just as they did AMC and OLTL.

I agree with you Harry, ABC want GH gone period. hope ABC choke on it, for cancelling AMC and OLTL. I will never forgive them.

Yeah, Harry. Every time I hear about the death of those forever-imprinted-in-my-brain, wonderful soaps; I hurt. It’s a heartache!

Sadly, I believe you on that, but how do you know that for sure?

Are you with TV guide,? Entertainment weekly? Soap opera digest ? CNN! ? Let’s not start any cancellation rumors please, all we need is the oltl crowd ready to Burrie GH and try to resurrect the very dead oltl.

Aria you need to calm down. Abc want General Hospital to fail That means the soap will be cancelled sooner than later. Lets face it, abc will replace GH with a cooking show or talk show. abc cancelled our beloved OLTL and now they will cancel GH. Lets enjoy watching Gh. Because time is running out.

It’s funny, the last time I saw “Gary” post the same exact thing on this site, he also heard it on the radio “today” that time also. This rumor has been making the rounds for a few months now, it’s already been debunked by those in the know. ABC isn’t happy with GH, that’s a fact. Which is why changes were made. But there was no such deadline or ultimatum put on the show. Stop spreading false rumors.

You seem like an all-knowing inside expert on GH’s situation. How do YOU know this info for sure? Just because someone on the outside has a blunt opinion (or a fact that they found out somewhere, not sure which applies here) that you don’t want to hear, that doesn’t give you the right to be rude.

Josh, I just want to know what radio station is reporting this–ha! Is it the classic rock station which constantly plays “Stairway to Heaven”?
Aria, as a loyal OLTL fan with many OLTL friends who are also fans, I can assure you that I most definitely do not harbor any fantasies about GH being canceled. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Because I know, just as any OLTL or AMC fan knows, that Disney wants to get out of the soap business. This was leaked out just about the time OLTL and AMC were canceled. But then The Revolution and Katie Couric (which basically replaced the aforementioned soaps) failed miserably and were canceled.
Most of us OLTL fans do not want GH to be canceled in favor of a OLTL rebirth. But we do harbor a fantasy that Disney/ABC executive suits will recognize the fact that silly talk shows can not replace our stories, our soaps.
Even those of us who bitch about GH are really rooting for its survival.

Chris, I heard it on the radio. Right after they read the lottery numbers and I won $10 million, and a unicorn flew past my window. :p

Harry, LOL, I too would like to know about this radio station. A radio station that talks about soaps, I must be missing out!

I do not believe that. I need honest-to-goodness facts……not word-of-mouth. If that happens, I will go into mourning and wear black.

this site is so good for commiserating

when it’s announced near back to back… that DAYS and GH are w/ nuWRITING team

it’s easier to go with ebb and flow… and ride the crest of dissatisfaction and wait till October… when GH turns

and celebrate DAYS with catapult

yes… I get this… leaving Y&R for GH… and knowing the dire straits of Port Charles….

Oy! I’ll read all posts and sit this out… dust the pom pom and ready myself

Oh, is right , Patrick…too funny. But, I did not leave Y&R for GH. I just think GH is at a better place than Y&R right now. I will NEVER leave Y&Y. I am too loyal. LOL.

Yes, it’s a baby step but quite frankly, those ratings for GH are still pretty bad. The numbers are not going to sharply fall EVERY SINGLE week, and it’s still down 200K viewers from last year. As the expression goes, a broken clock will still be right twice a day.

The show is probably going to need at least as many weeks on the plus side to negate however many weeks it’s been reaching all-time lows.

I agree. People aren’t looking at the numbers from a year earlier.

The show is going to need a major overhaul, but I hear the new writers are going to focus on Sonny, so not sure how the numbers will improve.

The character that drove me away during the JFP years. No thanks I’ll pass. He ate the show so much in the past. WHY, please tell me WHY?????

Seriously, it’s fine to try and be positive about GH. It’s appropriate to say that at least the bleeding stopped for a week and there was a slight increase in viewership.

But using the stat that it was the only soap to increase is so misleading and inappropriate. It is technically true for the week but does not convey the real story.
The changes in the week to the negative for the other soaps was nominal as was GH’s increases. But GH is the show that was completely in the tank and is still #4 in the demo.

The reality is GH is down over 200,000 from the same week last year in total viewers and 18-49.

Total viewers from last year, Y&R Up 244,000. B&B Up 96,000. Days Up 121,000, GH Down 244,000.

18-49, Y&R down 21,000, B&B down 42,000, Days down 16,000, GH down 208,000.

So, be positive that the bleeding at GH stopped. Be positive there was a slight increase. But the comparison to the other soaps is misleading and not a credible example.

Also, GH will go up in September. It is bound to, TV viewership in general increases in the fall. The key is how much it goes up and how it will do compared to the previous year.


Days is still doing great in most of the demos, and in household numbers they are right on GH’s heels.

other than Days bringing back favorites the show is still not exciting to watch. Im still amazed that Josh Taylor is playing Roman. Fan faves wont make me return.

The writing is exciting! The returns should draw viewers back, but the writing will keep them tuning in. I’ve been a DAYS fan for over 30 years and I know it’s exciting!!!!!

I agree. I stopped my “Days” habit back in 1991 or 1992 and never looked back.

You are missing out then. Cuz it’s really great right now & that’s the first time I can say that since Ali Sweeney & James Scott left.

I love Days, Ces. However, I really do understand exactly what you imply about Josh/Roman/Chris K. I can barely ken what words he puts together. His diction was always bad, now, with age, it has become indecipherable. His speech is worse than Sonny Corinthos’.
Then, there’s John Black….his face goes through indescribable amounts of expressions, all at the same time….so hard to take him seriously…..and, the love-fest between him and Marlena; acting like young lovers, is really getting to me. How many times have they been down this road? Then, OMG!, there’s that stupid non-descript-colored rose ( not you, sweet, Rose) that keeps making an appearance between them. What’s up with that rose… it supposed to symbolize something?
I love Bo coming back, though….and, Patch….they are exciting men/actors.
I hope that once this momentous second/third coming’s excitement wears down a bit, Theresa’s venture into the business world comes to fruition, or maybe sooner. I love her and perhaps her life will have true meaning….then, as a plus, gets Brady out of her mind and heart and concentrates on a new love. A man equal to her sensibilities; a man who understands the real Theresa and what makes her tick; a man who loves her as she is….no frills or fru-frus. A man who accepts her flaws ( the flaws must be harmless, though….lol) with the good. Yes, I know, I am dreaming a fairytale. Well, it’s easy for me….I have THAT man!

I’m feeling that I shouldn’t have “popped” in the other day Carolina — Like you, I stopped my days habit about 5 years ago (after a 10 year break previously) started in 1982 …
What I saw recently were a bunch of newbies? Theresa, Ben, DULL Abigail (always was an annoying character), Kayla screaming at bland Joey, annoying Nicole with her little Dutch Boy haircut and Hope in bed with some straight collar guy that looked boring too.
As much as I LOVE STephen Nichols and Peter Reckell — don’t think those two alone can make me keep tuning it. Even John & Doc who I used to LOVE, nauseated me the other day. That’s no good 🙁

LMAO CeeCee at the yellow rose!!! I was thinking the same thing the other day when he pulled it out and gave it to DOC. I absolutely use to love Deidre Hall/Marlena but I’m not sure what it is about her now that drives me up the friggin wall.. That “closing the eyes thing, the lips, the constipated look on her face” idk …. I just know these two irritate the crap out of me now.
I don’t know who this Theresa character is? I just know I didn’t like the actress on GH as Maxie so ….. probably don’t like her on DOOL either.
Love Peter. Love Stephen. Love Thaao/Andre — just don’t think they can hold my interest again 🙁

You are making me laugh so hard, Ces. Dutch-boy haircut…???! Hilarious.
You’re right, Bo and Patch can’t do it alone.
BTW…I can’t stand boring pie-faced Aidan either. Later.

Its a small increase. Nothing to write home about.

Better than a decline!

Timmm…Hear! Hear!

Shoot, Joni. I already wrote home about it!

Maybe if they would find a way to bring Steve Burton back…..I’m sure that would be a big spike

Steve Burton will never come back to GH, You’re dreaming Lol. Steve is very happy with The Young and The Restless.

I love Steve on Y and R as Dylan. He is a great actor and loving the Shylan pairing

Yeah because he is lighting up the screen on Y&R! Its not about actors, GH ha

GH has the talent, they need the writing!

I agree with Timmm. GH has a very talented cast. The writing needs to capitalize on that.

Timm, Steve Burton is the Perry Como of daytime.

Y&R has done bad in the key demos for weeks now. B&B and Days are close to beating Y&R in many of the key demos.

they sure are Blake, the numbers were just terrible they didn’t gain much some but they are way down from where they were not long ago when the show was Gaining in every category

people will tire of pratts flash and splash writing! mab first year was light years ahead of pratts crap( ashleys rescues vic in paris, adam gaslights her, sharon baby switch, nina returns for phillips body, cane phillip switch) and after a couple of years look what happened!… pratt is running out of tricks up his sleeve and its a matter of time before ratings drop!!!

God I hope so.

They have dropped In all the key demos, They were gaining there for the longest time but now in the past few weeks or so they have started to go down ever so slightly. This IMO is the biggest drop the show has had since Pratt started, he doesn’t have anymore tricks the show is unwatchable

I like that phrase, damien….’flash and splash’……so apropos.

They have ruined the Sharon character again and I can’t stand to watch it.

Yes, Avelina. Here, I thought, Sharon was settling into normal domesticity, and BAM….she is losing it again. I don’t understand why the writers went through so much trouble to heal this wounded bird, just to shoot her in the head and our hearts again. Makes no sense to me….unless, Case is exiting the show.

I agree Sharon is nuts again, same ridicoulous repeat story lines. Sharon has turned into a poutana and crazy biotch.

I think some of the views are tuning back in, because they know that the material from the new Head Writers is about to air!

I don’t know if is this month or next month when Shelly Altman & Jean Passanante fully take over as Head Writers, but there’s been a change in the tone of the writing with Jean Passanante back on staff.

The ratings are a good start, but GH still has a long way to go!

I give all the credit to Scotty 🙂

Let’s wait and see what the numbers are for this week’s worth of Corinthos centric episodes. Watching Sonny and Carly moon over each other, Michael move towards forgiveness of the man who killed his father, and Morgan be Morgan had me switch over and check out the action on DOOL for the first time in a decade.

I think GH dumping Ron Carlivati will prove to be the best thing that has happened to DAYS in a long time…

GH’s new HWs definitely have their work cut out for them and, yes, I do think DOOL will slip past GH in the ratings. I’m thinking about checking it out myself.

GH is paying a very steep price for a very long stretch of neglecting character development and story movement. I’ve been a life long daily GH watcher but I’ve been finding myself drifting away missing more and more episodes lately and not really caring because there’s just nothing going on and no characters to care about.

I understand it’s going to take time to turn that huge ship around and I can see the quick patches they’re trying to make but…how is anyone supposed to care about Silas’s murder when we were never given a story that made us care about Silas? Ditto Morgan being instantly bi-polar.

Interesting that today’s episode actually did pay some attention to family ties and connections. I thought is was a glaring writing misstep that characters like Bobbie, Carly Laura and Lulu were so absent from the big Fluke story to the point that
that I’d actually forgotten that Carly was Bobbie’s daughter.

I think one of the reasons why GH has tanked so much is they focused on that Fluke storyline forever. When it finally concluded nobody even really cared they just wanted it over.

Well, your right but Tony was sick and that stretched it too long AND they botched Tony’s exit! Now, what the hell is their excuse on dragging out Jake’s identity!

GH had almost no where to go BUT up. Any lower and they’d be off the air.

If the new writers can bring new stories, not centering on the mob, there is hope.

New writing to focus on Sonny and family..So I doubt the mob will be over.

I understand it is a show about a hospital but the mob has been in play since 1981 so its something that probably will never change. I dont mind the mob. Its brought some exciting moments BUT they should refocus their writing back to the hospital.


”In fact, GH was the only daytime drama series to gain total viewers for the week with +62,000. Y&R, B&B, and even DAYS,[-] , all ended up in the minus for that category in the ratings period.”

That ^^ is Ron at work at his best.

Ron is the only one to save GH, and he is proving he can change lanes and bring GH up.
RC has put his heart & soul into GH, he knows its history, well.. He honors the gone vets and brings them in when he can, Ron is GH in many ways..

He was not solely responsible for Tony’s long long story ..
But– his writing of the black & white 52nd was phenomenal and one of the best soap stories ever via the reporting critics.
no way on this earth could Jean and Shelly write as that.

I said– soon as the Luke story ends, that RC would come back full force and rock it, and he has.
Since Luke’s exit GH has been on fire!! Ron has even changed it up.. We all have noticed the change/direction.

It was huge mistake to let Ron go and snooze queens are a bigger mistake.

I will ask you again, are you Ron Carlivati or a relative of his? In the years I have visited this site, I have never seen anyone come to the defense of a writer like you, Su2000. I am sure Ron will land on his feet and do very well.

well, Lew S..
I’m a negative person nor a hater..
I luv Ron’s work and say so..
People can bitch and complain,however; It just as easy to say something positive because nothing is ever all bad….
So– the haters can spew their hate, I will say how much I like GH and Ron’s writing because I do.. I really enjoy GH ..

I suppose it is rather shocking to read positive comments ..
GH is my soap, I support it.
I am also a Packer fan and anybody who disses the Pac there will be sporting war.
,,,,,, It is called LOYALTY ..

Su…I sure didn’t like what Ron did with Sonny and GH story Friday when Sonny was shot and possibly killed before the wedding. Particularly brutal and unnecessary as one of his goodbye stories. Especially after the Fluke thing.

SU, I admire your loyalty to Ron and GH. I think Ron is creative and innovative. But, characters were created that a lot of people didn’t cared about and stories dragged for quite some time. Was he sacrificed by ABC? Hell yeah! GH has great talent and I will think Frank Valentini will do his best to turn the show around. It is the last remaining soap for ABC and I would like to see it succeed. The same goes for Days of Our Lives. I hope Ron is given the opportunity to write for nighttime television, because I think he will truly excel there. By the way, I am a big fan of Michelle Stafford (love her!). I hope she is given the material to prove what a great actress she is. Love Gina Tognoni and she is making Phyllis her own on Y&R, but Michelle was the bomb!

Hi SU, I admire your loyalty to Ron. He is creative and innovative and he did help to rescue GH from cancellation a few years back. But, he also created characters that many didn’t care for and storylines dragged for quite some time. Did ABC use him as a scapegoat? Hell yeah! I think Frank Valentini will do his best to turn GH around and I pray that ABC will give him the time to do that. I hope Ron turns up on a nighttime drama, because I think his writing style will truly excel there. By the way, I am a huge fan of Michelle Stafford (love her!). Gina Tognoni is making the character of Phyllis her own on Y&R, but Michelle was the bomb! The writers need to give her a story worthy of her talent.

i hope that it will keep going up with the new team and we will be up to Y &R in no time we can’t lose hour G.H this is the only one left

I thinkt people should tune in, turn on, record or just have GH on as background noise even if they don’t currently enjoy the show. Personally, I still like it and would hate for it to be wiped out forever. We know from experience once a soap is gone we can rant, rave, write, call….not going to matter. I’m glad the numbers are up but they’ve gotta keep moving in that direction if we want to argue and rip each other apart for our different opinions for years to come.

People keep watching or there will be no GH. I agree with Rebecca

I totally agree also!! If I have to leave the house during GH I leave it on the TV and then watch it later on demand or computer. I do not want to see it get cancelled….it is my favorite soap and always will be!!

Honestly, the headline here is laughable. GH is still in 3rd or 4th place in all key demo categories. That’s hardly “going on an upswing”. Just because for once it actually did not set yet another new all-time low mark is hardly a reason to celebrate. Just sayin’.

GH will not recover, Abc will make a decision and cancel the soap.

All with Carlivati’s stories and writing. I have long maintained the real reason for the ratings drop were the drawn out (due to Geary’s own sick leave) and very dark (Geary’s preference) Fluke resolution and the shoehorned 10-week Luke goodbye story. They were hard to watch.

But for 2 years prior RC delivered steady ratings gains and then once Luke was gone, the ratings started up again under RC’s writing. ABC needed to give RC a partner to ground his flights of fancy and keep him in check, but with OLTL and GH’s steady rises under him, and only a few temporary dips, I genuinely believe ABC scapegoated him out of panic and made a mistake throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Tend to agree with you about the decline being the long, draw out, dark Tony/Fluke/Luke combo, and for the possibility of RC being ABC’s scapegoat.

But as for the steady rating gains 2 years prior you mentioned, RC pulled viewers in with shiny new beads… new A+ actors who ended up being caricatures of themselves, except maybe Billy. Actors who then didn’t have strong stories written for them that made any sense with GH. Then there were the stories that seemed to be pulled from the sky and seemed to go nowhere anyone cared about. At least they are trying to wrap up some of the orphan stories before the new/old writing team starts. And many viewers we not happy how they ended Silas, I have to think especially the OLTL new viewers to GH.

How it happened.. anyone can google it..
Tony ha one foot out the door, he was done ready to go.
Frank did not want to lose him.
Frank called Luke into his office and told him of a great story for him, he could play the dark character he always wanted and Frank laid out the Fluke story to Tony and Tony luved it and stayed on with GH to play it.

If not for offering him Fluke dark story Tony would have been gone, and none of this would have happened (keeping the story alive for 6 months/half the year waiting on Tony’s return.
It was not total Ron’s fault, nope ..
other forces were at work giving Tony a grad exit.

Anyways, that all has ended and RC has been giving great characters and their stories since Luke’s exit.
Jean and Shelly can not top Ron’s writing this past month.

More like throwing Carlivati out with the Tequila.

Good one Dylan Lol.


Amen Judy!

I don’t watch GH – never have. No disrespect to the show, it is just one soap that I never bothered to watch. I didn’t even watch when Luke married Laura! Of course I saw clips and photos of that episode, but since I was not a GH viewer I was not excited about that wedding.

However, my paternal grandmother watched GH. (In fact, my earliest memories of soaps is my grandmother watching GH and ATWT!) I used to hear her talk about a character named Jesse! I found out later by reading who “Jesse” was. So that is my history with GH.

I wish the show well. Greg Vaughn, who I e enjoy as Eric on Days, is a GH alum. So for Greg and my late paternal grandmother, I am glad for the GH boost.

Sweet. Greg was a recast of Luke and Laura’s son Lucky and he did a great job on GH and DAYS is lucky to have him on their show.

I think the return of the original Sloane is helping the upswing… I’m one of those soap watchers who left GH a while back – and who tuned in from time to time just to see if it had gotten better (didn’t like the story lines/writing). When they introduced the Sloane character though, that got my attention, because the actor, Robb Derringer, who originated the role brought a style I liked. He had subtlety and class – and when he played his scenes, esp. with Anna, you could see there was “life behind the eyes,” meaning a well-crafted character who wasn’t just spitting out lines that were handed to him. I like excellence. And I see that with Finola Hughes too. So, when those two acted together, it was like magic to watch. When Derringer was let go and when the story lines seemed to go in such strange directions – so much so that I felt bad for the actors, who were also given lines that didn’t even sound like their already establish characters – I said good-bye for a while too. But when I heard that they brought back the first Sloane in addition to new writers, I started watching again (this past week). I’m really looking forward to seeing where the two new head writers take GH. But I have to admit that the reason I tuned in again now was to see the return of Robb Derringer as Sloane. And he didn’t disappoint. His returning scenes with Finola/Anna were amazing. Their chemistry was off the charts and, as I mentioned before, I love the in-depth work they both bring to their roles. It’s like a breath of fresh air for this old soap, and I hope the rumor being spread about Sloane’s short run on this show is false. If it’s true, what a stupid move. So much potential there in story material… They both have that classic Hollywood romantic persona…and just the right amount of strength and sensitivity. (I used to see some of the same qualities in the pairing of Elizabeth and the original Lucky, and wish that there were a way to make that happen again too, although that was a different type of chemistry, but just as beautiful.) If that rumor turns out to be true though, I hope that it turns out to be one of those only-in-soaps moments, where nothing is really as it seems… Please new writers, if you’re reading this, please keep Sloane. Derringer plays him perfectly and is the epitome of the perfect leading-man type, whose story we want to follow. And, hey, if you keep him and the fan base he’s created…well, then there’s a portion of your GH audience that is bound to stay tuned for each new episode.

Welcome back.

Thank you, Timmm! 🙂

Everything you are now liking about GH is by RC..
RC’s stories/writing is now playing out until mid-Oct.
What you liked is under Ron, if the new writers run with it, time will tell.

This is not Altman & Passantes first time up to bat for GH: Altman 2011-2013 passante 2001-2005 2012-2013, they recycle writers like baseball players football players !

Thank you, Su! Yep, I realized that one day last week when his name came up on the screen. I wonder why last week was so good then, and other big portions (like the horrid storyline about Luke, skeleton, etc.) and poor writing crept in over the last few months? But, again, it was Sloane that drew me back in to watch really. And, yep, that was an RC creation. I just do hope very much that the new writers keep him. And even if that character “dies,” well…it’s a soap and I have hope for a quick resurrection! 😉 (The one thing that I detested though last week was the flashback of Silas being stabbed. That was so disconcerting and unnecessary. But…in the world of soaps…she was remembering back…and hopefully her memory was faulty… Still, I don’t like that kind of gruesome stuff. If it keeps up, I won’t be back. I don’t want those images stuck in my head; we get that crap on primetime. So sick of it. I really want these writers to make GH top-notch again. Okay. That’s it for now. lol… 🙂

G.h story lines were so jamed up some of them still have no ending.. As for Y&R the story lines are the same .

Too many actors on the show.

Over the years of watching many a soap I can honestly say I have forgotten more stories than I remember. I haven’t enjoyed everything I have seen on the screen nor liked every character, but I do know this. Daytime drama has been one of the best storytelling genre out there. Even prime time soaps have all limited their seasons to 10 shows a year because they know they cannot maintain quality and ideas over a longer period of time, but daytime drama has done it for years. The fact very few shows reach 10 seasons let alone the forty plus years the remaining soaps have except for BB says something about how truly remarkable and unique this form of storytelling has been.

I don’t care what state any show is in right now, for I have seen worse, and better, but the climate is different in this world, so I don’t know whether networks will give any daytime drama the chance to naturally ride the tide back to their upswing– but regardless, of what might be, I just what to give a profound thank you to all the hard working men and women of daytime dramas, who are and who have put in an effort to entertain me for these last forty some years I have been a daytime soap fan.

Great post, Mary SF.

Who shot Sonny

The rumor is Ric but I hope not.

I have to say that I have enjoyed the Morgan/Bi Polar storyline…..Bryan Craig’s performance this week was so honest and so real…I actually cried when he stated that “maybe he was just a loser”….his acting has been awesome…..and Sonny telling him that he would be there for him whether he took his medication or not was heartbreaking as well….the scenes with these two was really great and touching to watch….however, lol, DAYS is literally on FIRE with the new writing team of Josh and Dena….the storys are coming together and making sense…the scenes are longer….I’m actually rooting for Teresa to one up Nicole and take control of Basic Black…the scenes with Maggie and Teresa talking about Teresa’s passion for drawing/designing was right on….I actually felt something for Teresa and loved her enthusiasm for designing…the wedding vows between Doc and John were just as awesome….shed a couple tears….I love Joey’s attitude with the headmaster and Kayla…..look forward to the return of Bo….Patch and Victor working together….just a feeling DAYS will overtake GH….hopefully the two shows can somehow pass Y&R and B&B in the ratings….not sure how those two soaps have remained #1 and #2 all these years…repeat love triangles, doppelgangers….Victor Newman getting away with everything…the Forresters never having to pay for any of their crimes…..repeat repeat repeat same story different characters….

I agree. I also think Bryan Craig is doing a great job!! Loved he scenes with him and Maurice; they have excellent father/son chemistry.

I quite enjoyed Friday’s episode minus Valerie/Lulu’s stupid hug. If only Lulu knew that she shagged her hubby!

So true about y&r and b&b. Especially b&b.

“… the return of Stephen Nichols as Patch, albeit for a millisecond at the end of the Friday episode, all ended up in the minus for that category in the ratings ”

that millisecond is all that matters

Days of OUR Lives… soars

General Hospital is on life support, please pull the plug. This soap has gone down hill.

Why? Let us enjoy it.

Really glad to see GH stats rising. Albeit them being down from last year. I am causally optimistic that the new HW’s will turn the show around for the good as this is the only soap me and my family watch these days. I dont believe my Mom has missed a show in over 30 year’s. I use to watch Days back during the Bo and Carly. And Bo and Billy but i stopped watching around the time Hope came back and GH has been my daytime soap since. With the exception of my dark years with how they trashed Elizabeth and “Killing” baby Jake.

Its hard to go to any site these days to express yourself completely, except for MF site so for this Sir, this fan thanks you. FB GH site is a Cluster F@#! of Jason w/sam fans. Twitter is almost as bad and worse in most cases with certain stans harassing others b/c they see things differently.

As for the show itself I’m hoping for a more balanced show with all keys player’s guiding their own s/l while interacting with every character across the canvas in some way. For my own personal wishes, Jason in all his personas forgive Elizabeth. I have been thinking of different scenarios and I’ve only come up with Elizabeth hitting her head and forgetting that she was ever “gifted” with this secret turned Lie. Luckily the HW’s are more creative as I only see my girl Broken. I hate seeing her like that. As i said before i understood why she did it initially but she has carried the lie to long now. She is almost unrecognizable. They only give us fleeting glimpses of the Elizabeth we fell in love with. I know charcters evolve but not in the way she has been written when they (as i believe) wanted to destory the Elizabeth Webber character.

Also I am hoping that Jason is going to be very busy with the chaos that is his life to do a return as Sonny beck and call, man of all affairs. There is so much speculation that Jason is running to Sonny rescue all over again. The S/M sites are all Jason is about to save Sonny and remember everything. Please don’t have Jason to miraculously save the day. Running into danger without the benefit of a gun all to throw the characters back together. I love Sonny and i dont mind the mob as long as its a one man show. I’m hoping the Sonny doesnt go back to needing Jason to fix all of the Crap that his choices made for him and his family.

I read the spoiler and I think Jake/Jason is going to save the day.

Please make that story end already!! Everyone in town knows Jake is Jason except those that matter! Laura should have never left town with that secret.

Not surprised. But for once, I’d really love for Sonny to save his own skin. He is this larger then life character but requires Jason to save him? I want Jason and Sonny as seperate entities guiding their own s/l. Best friends yes, business partners, maybe but not with Jason at his beck and call. Jason has enough to deal with once he is actually Jason. I honestly don’t like when the s/l are forced. But I’m in total agreement that the reveal can’t happen soon enough. I hate that it went on this long.

I SO agree with you! I was hoping that Sonny would actually be his own damn hero for once and shoot that guy; not get shot himself and needing help. Doh..
This Jake stuff needs to end and Liz needs to get what is coming to her. In fact, I want Jake/Jason to despise her for it!

Also all the hypocrites rooting for Jason to swoop in and save Sonny so that Jason can remember who he is and go running back to Sam . Sonny killed what was Monica’s last surviving son/child. Jason and Sonny should have some major issues to overcome as well . Elizabeth is lying (her behind off

Looks as if part of my comments was cut off… But to be brief i want the story line to end. I want this to go the ground and get the Jason and Sam relationship cleared up once and for all. I want Jason and Elizabeth to be a destiny couple. But they both have so many knots to unravel separately and some joint issues to overcome then i want them both to EARN one another. As i see it they are both to blame for the mess

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Dashing Duos – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

At the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet on Friday night and the Daytime Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday night, several couples stepped out for the first time at an award show arrivals, while enduring duos wowed the carpet and more.

From new and past Emmy winners, nominees, and fan favorites, popular stars walked the red carpet with their real-life loves, on-screen loves, or additional real-life family members.

Let’s take a look at what everyone was buzzing about during the the 2024 Daytime Emmys red carpet arrivals.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason) stepped out on the carpet with his new lady love Michelle Lundstrom.

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The always elegant John McCook (Eric, B&B) and his lovely wife Laurette Spang-McCook.

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Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) stopped for a photo op with her longtime on-screen Genoa City love, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

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Enduring real-life couple Juliet Mills (ex-Tabitha, Passions) and Maxwell Caulfield (The Bay et al).

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B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam) stepped out with his girlfriend, Elle Anderson on the 51st Daytime Emmys red carpet.

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The Talk’s Amanda Kloots brought her date … her young son, Elvis.

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And … B&B’s Ashley Jones brought her date, son Hayden Henricks to the red carpet, too!

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Stayla in the house! Days of our Lives longtime on-screen duo played by Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols.

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A beautiful couple indeed, Susan Walters (Diane, Y&R) and Linden Ashby (ex-Cameron, Y&R, et al).

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B&B’s Annika Noelle (Hope) with her beau, John Patrick Amedori.

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Real-life lovebirds … Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott.

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The “It” couple of the 2024 Daytime Emmys, Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Edward Scott and his wife, Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and longtime love, Dom Zoida.

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The hosts of the 2024 Daytime Emmy ceremonies, Entertainment Tonight’s, Nischelle Turner and Kevin Frazier strike a pose.

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DAYS Eric Martsolf not only brought his wife, Lisa but their twins sons, Mason and Chase, to their first Daytime Emmys red carpet!

So, which duo do you think compliment each other best in their red carpet style? Let us know in the comment section below.

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Men Duded Up – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

The men of daytime hit the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet this past Friday night, and some again on Saturday night at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

The gents wore everything to the bustling arrivals from” full tuxedos, to suits with open shirt and no tie, to a suit and tie from black and white to color.

New and past Emmy winners, many of this year’s nominees, fan favorites, popular TV hosts and actors, walked the carpet illustrating their fashion sensibility and comfort to the paparazzi in attendance.  Here’s a snap shot of some of the looks from Emmy night 2024 below with some of your favorite men from daytime.

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The Young and the Restless Sean Dominic (Nate) takes to the carpet in a crush black velvet jacket.

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B&B’s Tanner Novlan (Finn) looked dapper on the red carpet.

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Access Hollywood host, Scott Evans is too cool for school dressed in blue jacket and pants.

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GH’s Cameron Mathison (Drew) brings basic black to the carpet in style.

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General Hospital’s Evan Hofer (Dex) and Giovanni Mazza (Gio) take to the carpet in tuxedos.

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The Young and the Restless Bryton James (Devon) brought a dash of blue to the festivities.

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Days of our Lives star Greg Rikaart (Leo) looks cool as a cucumber on the red carpet in this black jacket.

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Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) strikes a pose on the Emmy red carpet.

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Days of our Lives Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) all smiles on the red carpet.

So, who do you think wore it best? Which was your favorite look of the night from your favorite men from daytime television? Let us know in the c

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RATINGS: Daytime Emmy Audience Up 39% From Previous Year; Marking 4-Year High

Friday night’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy telecast on CBS drew solid numbers according to the overnight ratings. The ceremony brought in an average of 2.82 million total viewers making it the annual daytime kudofest’s largest audience in four years.

The last time the Emmys drew more eyeballs was during the virtual ceremony during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in June of 2020, which averaged 3.3 million total viewers.

Meanwhile, over at the network’s streaming companion, Paramount+, and according to TV Line, Friday’s Daytime Emmys were up over 87% from last year, to make it the largest live streaming audience to date for the show.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards featured 98-year-old television icon, Dick Van Dyke receiving the first Daytime Emmy in his career for his performance as Timothy Robicheaux on Days of our Lives in the Outstanding Guest Performer category.

In addition, Kelly Clarkson made a live appearance at the Daytime Emmys for the first time in several years, and her series, The Kelly Clarkson Show, took home the Outstanding Talk Show award for the fourth year in a row.

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Speaking of four in a row, Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Steve Burton (Jason, GH) ripped open the final envelope of the night revealing that it was ABC’s General Hospital that would take home the coveted Outstanding Daytime Drama series award. That makes it the 17th time overall that the 61-year old soap opera has received this honor.

In the top acting prizes of the night, it was B&B’s Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) winning back-to-back Lead Actor Emmys, and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford taking home the gold for the third time in her career for her role as Genoa City’s Phyllis.

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The show also featured a touching In-Memoriam segment that reflected just the amount of loss and mourning the daytime community has gone through this past Emmy season, and Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, producer B&B’s Edward Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

What do you think of the preliminary ratings for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award? Is it an encouraging sign that the daytime audience remains steadfast and die-hard? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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