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RATINGS: General Hospital Has Good Week!

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The ratings are out for the week of September 17-21st and it was General Hospital which had a good week,  getting some upward numbers in some significant demos!

First up, GH added + 50,000 in total viewers for the week, bringing its total to 2, 578, 000 for the week.  In addition, General Hospital was the only one of the four network daytime dramas to add viewers in the key 18-49 female demo.  And, in only its second week in its new time slot, the lone ABC soap tied with The View as the number one watched program in women 18-34, it’s highest number since September 2011.

In addition, TV Media Insights is reporting: “GH has settled in comfortably weekdays at 2 p.m., building from lead-in The Chew across the board and maintaining audience levels from one year earlier (when it aired at 3 p.m.). Based on the Live Plus Same Day data from Nielsen for the week of Sept. 17, General Hospital versus The Chew increased by 350,000 total viewers (2.23 to 2.58 million), 45 percent in women 18-49 (419,000 to 609,000), 43 percent in women 25-54 (564,000 to 808,000) and 34 percent among women 18-34 (149,000 to 200,000).   GH compared to one year earlier was on par in total viewers and women 18-34, with erosion of just nine percent and eight percent, respectively, among women 18-49 and 25-54. The Chew in contrast, continues to trail All My Children from one year earlier by double-digit percentages.”

The Young and the Restless, while adding the most viewers for the week +73,00,  bringing their total for the ratings period to 4,289,000, hit all-time lows in key demos!  First, Y&R lost women in the key 18-49 category and had its lowest total since early December of 2011.  And, an all-time low in ratings share for women 18-34 and 18-49 too!

Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, the soap was the only daytime drama to lose overall viewers for the week – 25,000, but stay firmly in the number two position.  And last, Days of our Lives added + 15,000  and came in with 2,312,000 total viewers, but also tied an all-time low in the women 18-49 ratings share!  You can view all the  ratings courtesy of  Soap Opera Network here!

OK, it’s time for our soapers to be our weekly Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterbacks!  So, what is happening here?  What soaps are working?  Which one’s aren’t enticing you enough to want to watch every day?  Which are making you want to not miss an episode?  And, what storyline or character, or actor/actress would you bring in to anyone of the four soaps to spice things up that could turn their arrival into ratings gold?  Weigh-in!

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Will
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Will

I think GH is working because it’s combining the best of OLTL and the best of GH. Ron C is great at mixing humor, drama, action and keeping it fast paced. He also hearkens back to a lot of history from both shows without making viewers feel as though they have to schlep to You Tube to figure out what they’ve missed (although why ABC themselves doesn’t post soap ‘cliff notes’ on their site to bring new viewers up to speed when the show makes mention of old stories is kind of puzzling). I have been a GH fan since… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

I agree. I’ve been watching for over 20 years and the mob centered story lines got really old. It’s called GENERAL HOSPITAL, so it’s nice to see story lines taking place at the hospital, not just people being toted in because they were shot by the mob or blown up during mob violence. I love the fast pace, I feel like if I miss a show, I’ll miss something important. It used to be I could miss a week and come back and Sonny would be pointing a gun at someone just like the week before. This is much better.… Read more »

linda mae
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linda mae

As someone who has watched for fifty yrs..almost…the GH of today is OUTSTANDING. Amy, you are right. RC must be having a field day writing for the best of two worlds. Have not been this excited to tune in for years.

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

Will, I love the idea of soap cliff notes! The networks and/or Soapnet really should do that. For me, all three ABC soaps were all must-see everyday for me. I’m loving GH more than ever and I now watch Days and Y&R to help support the soap genre. I don’t care for B&B, never have.

Will
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Will

Most every prime time show that is even remotely serialized has a ‘previously’.. so the cliff notes could drive traffic to the ABC site and be quick and fun. Hey, ABC I need a job, hire me to do this! 🙂 LOL 🙂

Nancy
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Nancy

I agree as well. The show is on a roll, Ron Carlivati is doing a great job working the GH vets as well as the crossovers into the show. Frank Valentini is doing a great job bringing back some old favorites while balancing a tight budget…Show gets 2 thumbs up from me.

Pierra
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Pierra

I have been watching GH since it came on and I am a true fan of the soap. I would like too see some of the old characters on screen more. Edward was a great example of how much fun it was to see him with Jason and Michael, now he is gone and those moments are lost. I hate when one character is favored for happiness too, but with Jason gone Sam should have her final days pure joy. Jason, Sam, baby Daniel Edward and Monica too. I like some of the new characters from OLTL, but the new… Read more »

Pam
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Pam

Who and what I like: McBam- John & Sam- of General Hospital. They have an amazing amount of chemistry and are so enjoyable to watch! I haven’t seen chemistry like this in awhile. I love they way they stare at each other, how they are drawn to each other, and am eager to see much more of their relationship. Hopefully they will be a future couple once Jason is gone! They are the main reason I am watching GH.

louisa
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louisa

GH is getting better. It feels more like the real/old GH. Less mob. However, the continued focus on Kate/Connie really brings the show down. Her over-the-topness is embarrassing to watch and a perfect example of why many viewers won’t watch soaps. If you turned on GH for the first time and saw her, you’d turn it off fast. She has got to go.

And while the show is getting better, it’s still not as good as OLTL. THAT was must-see, appointment viewing TV.

linda mae
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linda mae

I agree only to this point…………OLTL was must watch TV, only the last year when they knew they were leaving, and RC did an outstanding job getting as much story told in a small amount of time as he did. JMO

heidi
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heidi

I sooooo agree with you Louisa! I love GH and want it on for many more years… but I really do not like the Kate/Connie character now. Not because of the DID story but because it is just not good to watch. I loved the Kate chracter when she was the editor of Crimson with Maxie and LuLu and the whole “Devil Wears Prada” storyline. But with Kelly Sullivan in the DID role it just really turns me off. I am sure Kelly is a great person and at times she is talented, but maybe it is the over the… Read more »

rose
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rose

I agree about Kate/Connie. I didn’t like the DID storyline to start with, but thought they had closed it down when she seemed “cured.” Now it’s just desperate and over-done. I’m sure there are more skeletons in the closet they can dredge up for characters to play, especially since DID had been done recently again in OLTL. I do like the idea of her being Trey’s mother. Maybe she had a DID incident with Joe Jr. and she was really Connie having a one-nighter with him, instead of a Kate rape. Really miss OLTL.

su0000
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su0000

There is something very wrong with Y&R getting so many viewers and staying #1- it is not all that good.
I think its’ ratings has something to do with Y&R being aired internationally in 33 countries outside of the USA, (same with B&B being international..)
for both to have such very high ratings is not right, it has to have something to do with them being international IMO ..

Leylann
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Leylann

I’m absolutely in love with GH too! I started watching in the 90’s with S&B but stopped daily watching after the first JaSam break up. Got back after they reunited but I have never seen GH be soooooo entertaining! Todd and ME additions are really enticing. Though a JaSammer, I was a Calivian first and with SB leaving, McBam has enticed me to no end! Addicted to GH once again, thanks RC!

Kesha
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Kesha

What I’m loving is that all the characters that used to be on the backburner for years are getting more play now (Alexis, Mac, Tracy, Monica, etc..) I love that I can count on seeing some of my favs..people who made me watch the show in the first place. I remember I started watching when I was a soldier in Korea…SEXIS got me hooked! Love seeing more women based stories outside of the mob…NLG, KMo, KSu, KS, FH, JE, LC, LW, RH keep rocking it ladies….

rose
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rose

Really agree with you re: backburner characters. Hope they keep Jax, want more Luke and Anna, together or not.

Hope
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Hope

Bring Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) back to GH. For good! That would be ratings gold!

susan M.
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susan M.

…Like him a lot

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I agree. He is an awesome actor and I love his chemistry with Finola Hughss

anna freeman
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anna freeman

If Y&R ‘s not smart enough to bring him back I’m hoping GH’s is.

Lola
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Lola

GH is vastly improved! I love seeing the entire cast being used. I strongly dislike the new nurse/doctor stuff with Patrick ; it’s painful. Connie at her party was painful too. The faster pace and less mob is great. Love Nancy Lee Grahn with “the Davis girls” and am loving that Alexis is relevant again. I would really like to see Ned return and their romance rekindled ; ending with a marriage this time.

rose
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rose

Totally agree about the new Patrick storyline. You wouldn’t have known that 5 minutes ago he was grieving for Robin, and when a bachelor, wouldn’t have been so taken in by the new doctor. And while “girls just want to have fun” the bachelorette part was “painful.” Besides Connie, I didn’t like Lulu’s role, or Mac going along with all of this. Still can’t figure out how Connie keeps fooling everyone, especially Olivia and Sonny.

Elayne
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Elayne

Totally shocked DAYS picked up 15,000 viewers. The last 3 weeks have been nothing but painful. Nicole’s crazy, Sami’s weak and Jennifer’s pathetic. There is no one worth rooting for.

Elayne
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Elayne

Oh, and Marlena doesn’t care which of her daughter’s Rafe ends up with as long as he stays in her family. Worst Mother Ever.

MK
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MK

the 15K most likely tuned in to see the WilSon story and Kiss, the rest of the show was Boring. Glad the Melanie show is ending.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Lol. I agree. I hated the Melanie show. Rafe and Sami have become unbearable and Im surprised that they gained some viewers considering all the storylines are terrible. Wilson are good though so I guess viewers tuned in for them.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree for once with Avelina. WilSon is the only reason people are watching Days right now. Actually, I lied. WilSon and Nabi, plus Melanie leaving, thank goodness! But even if the Melanie show was canceled, we are still left with the Sami show.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

For once Dmitri and I agree lol. Thank goodness melanie is going. Wilson are good but I cant handle Sami and her flip flopping between 3 men. It has become a real turn off and unbearable. I wish the show would focus on other characters. I cant stand Sami at the moment and I havent watched in months. That is really affecting the ratings. It shouldnt be the Sami hour. I guess ghat gives me an extra hour to focus on other things in the day

cr
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cr

How long have you watch days of our lives? And yes other characters beside sami need to be front and center, but sami is entertaining and it is not actress fault that writers can settle her with one person. Her mother marlana , bo, hope, stefano, john and victor kiriakis use be on all time. Everbody has a opinion on how a show should run or who gets airtime, right now nick, jen, nicole, chad, gabi, daniel, and maggie are chewy up airtime.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Nobody ever said it was Ali Sweeney’s fault. I’m sure she’s upset at this storyline as well. But We all know that Sami won’t choose a man for quite a while. Watch this happen: Sami learns Rafe isn’t the dad, so she has grief sex with EJ. Then, she and EJ flirt, but she decides to be with Lucas because she still loves him. EJ plots to keep Lucas and her apart, but Sami finds out adn yells at him. Then, Sami realizes she still loves Rafe, and leaves Lucas to forgive Rafe. Once she’s back with Rafe, she and… Read more »

cr
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cr

Late james reiley wrote sami has insure girl who wanted attention and damn good villianess i might add who wanted austin reed and live saint carrie shadow, that is probably why ever writer since him as wrote sami as bed hopping slut, they write her as still has that insure girl that is not good enough or screws everything up. How you like them apples dimtri. I have watch this for almost 20 yrs., their little you get over on me.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

CR, I don’t understand a thing you just posted. Again, I’m not saying that it is AS’s fault, she’s a wonderful actress, but a lot of people don’t like the character. I’ve been watching for years so don’t treat me like a newcomer. I know the history of Days and what Sami has done to Austin, Carrie and Lucas.

cr
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cr

I posted something that makes a lot of sense, because it very much explains how the writers are writing the character. Now i did not call you newcomer and bunch of people like sami brady. Phyllis, brooke, carly on gh, taylor on b&b, and etc. All have similarties with sami brady character. Im 27 yrs old and watch days for 20 yrs and my mother has watch it 40 yrs., it real funny that almost every soap opera that been on has a someone hate and someone you like, golddiggers( jill y&r), sluts (steffyb&b), psychos (patty williams y&r) and on… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

CR go to daytime royalty. 90 percent of ppl there LOATHE Sami as much as Carrie, Kate and Nicole do!

cr
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cr

Who gives a shit of what daytime royalty says, soap opera digest she was voted favorite actress for months. I bunch people hate nicole, kate, and even the absence carrie.

cr
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cr

More people watch days of our lives during sami and nicole baby switch, sami was front and center, all writers like the character, no matter how they write character. People like you don;t know that any brady or horton are core and heart of show. We can round and round, you not gonna make me dislike sami brady, if i was writer she would be alone for a while and focus on children and her career.

cr
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cr

You are type people who get on my nerves, you talk how days is sami brady hour, just recently i have been seeing daniel, nicole, gabi, chad, jennifer, nick, and maggie and the ratings stay the same. So your facts are off at the present time.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Uh, hello! Sami has been on for months EVERY SINGLE DAY!

cr
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cr

Duh, she does not get the whole hour retard!

cr
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cr

You talk she gets all the airtime and she does not. I watch everday so do call me liar or patroize me. She is main character and her marlana use to get same amount as she did, do you dislike marlana, you most likely don’t. Anyway im not studying you and i have bigger fish to fried..

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Sami is show everyday nonetheless, while prize characters like Justin, Adrienne, Maggie, Victor and Bo & Hope are put on backburner. It isn’t fair. And using the word “retard” isn’t cool. I haven’t insulted you, so I expect the same level of respect.

cr
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cr

Ok dimtri, those characters are prize characters true, but hate to tell you that wally kurth and judi evans are both recurring, maggie gets air time, victor not so much,peter reckell is leaving in october, and hope is not character she used to be. Im bo and carly fan. Crystal chappell all the way. Days went up 44,000 this week and that people love to all the characters on the show.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Days may have gained ratings, but it is still the number four soap, when just a month ago it was ahead of GH, thanks to the post-Olympics stuff, which I generally hated anyways. I also like Carly, and Barly, though I do think Bo belongs with Hope.

maureen
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maureen

I have been watching both GH and OLTL for over 35 years. Love them both. I still miss OLTL. Gh is getting better, less mobster, more hospital. Ron’s writing is great, and soaps fans are tough critics. I love the recent episode with Milo. Whoa. great abs, and a fun show. I love Max, Milo, diane, and Spinelli. I am a big Spixie fan. Bring over david Vickers for awhile. He is great. Funny and sweet at the same time. I now love watching GH w/o any spoilers. It makes watching more fun. Thanks,

Will
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Will

A week of David Vickers would be terrific!!!

MK
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MK

Plus Dorian!

Michael
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Michael

The ratings that I’m really looking forward to is the period of 9/24-28 as I’d like to see how Y&R did that week that led up to their 10,000th episode. That is what I’m interested in seeing!

Renee
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Renee

I couldn’t agree more! Loved the nurses ball please bring it and Lucy Coe back. They didn’t fade into obscurity.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

If you follow some GHers on Twitter-there have been some VERY cryptic Nurse’s Ball references-decorum prevents me from listing them here…

Will
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Will

YES, a return of the Nurses Ball – and Lucy Coe ending the show almost completely undressed (always a hoot!!)

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

“General Hospital” has definitely become more focused now that the “One Life to Live” cast-offs and Frank/Ron are settling in and finally making it about the show they’re on currently, and not their previous Daytime home. However, I still fail to see what‘s making it so boast-focus. “Days of our Lives” is truly in its prime right now; while I loved Marlene at the helm writing-wise, Christopher and his team (Lorraine, ex-AMC head scribe) have definitely taken it into a more paced, and modern serial! I love it and hope that it continues to succeed, especially with the return of… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Days in its prime? Days is at its suckiest right now! They’ve been in last place for about two weeks! After the Olympics they were in front of GH. MarDar was bad, but TomSell just brought the show to new lows.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Wow. I agree again. Days is do bad now, I feel really bad for them. I fobg get it. Im still scratching my head at the fact that Ken Corday fires Tomlin and Whitesell snd then brings them back. Thry are destroying the show. All storylines are bad. Its hurting tge ratings and people are tuning out. Wilson is the only thing working for them.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Sorry I was meant to say i dont get it. My computer isnt working very well.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

That’s your opinion Avelina, however, I must disagree.

cr
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cr

Days is medicore

susan M.
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susan M.

I like seeing the crossovers of OLTL on GH….I would like to see Erika Slezak make an appearence on GH…..The boasting is GH stories are soooooooo good and I can’t wait to see it everyday & find out what will happen next…Yes GH is that GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Sorry, it’s not as good as you’re boasting it to be Susan.

cr
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cr

Days is in a deep transtion ditch and writers need to climb out with some of the stories to ffind a creative ground. I liking the sami, rafe, and e.j story and nick story. I could not believe that they only gain 15,000 , i was expecting at least 40,000 gain. I say demote whitesell to script writer and make lorranie broderick co head writer with tomlin. B&b is boring folks and ridge is gone, stephanie is not far behind him. Liam steffy and hope masked with rick thomas and caroline, please!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Lorraine would be an excellent headscribe at DAYS. She really would be. Her writing on AMC was pure and attentive of the true history of the series. As for B&B, I’m not bored of it now that Ridge is gone.

cr
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cr

Lorranie is script writer at days of our lives right now and ridge and brooke also stephanie made bold and the beautiful.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You’re one of the few that likes the Sami and her men storyline. I just want to see a Lumi/Safe triangle and that’s it! EJ belongs with Nicole.

cr
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cr

That sounds cool dmitri having safe and lumi triangle, but e.j has lot more chemistry with sami than nicole. Nicole belongs with brady or somebody else.

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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Cr I agree with you about the Ejami thing as I love them. Safe/Luumi will be boring but I like Lumi . So I dont mind if Sami chooses Lucas but Ejami is my favourite. However Tomsell are really tanking the show and no storyline is interesting at all.

susan M.
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susan M.

So happy for GH !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think GH is here to stay !!!! Keep up the good work Ron!!!!! Drama in the afternoon , YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

There sees to be an uptick in daytime drama. AMEN! I think less of the mob in Port Charles is a good thing. I think reviving histories and some characters is a good thing. Daytime drama evolves and moves forward. I do not want to see the same show I saw in 1977, 1987, or 1997. I do want the same compelling storytelling with the hospital as its center stage. And I do want some connection to the past. We seem to be getting that on GH now. I only wish ABC has the wisdom to tak etime to recraft… Read more »

mike
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mike

I agree about the Kate/Connie story, it has to go.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Two weeks do not a season make, but GH is off to a promising start. What scares me though is all the Jasam and Liason honks jumping off a bridge once Steve makes his last (for now) appearance. Just shut up and watch already.

Over at DAYS-I’m a new viewer, and still settling in-but I do like what I see so far. I DO hope, though that they have Bo’s exit written out better than what I’m seeing so far-especially since Kristian is sticking around…

ISIS
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ISIS

SEXIS brings the ratings. Alexis brings the ratings! The GH Vets bring the ratings!!! More of them please!!!

Bruce
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Bruce

General Hospital is on fire and viewership will continue to raise. I trust Frank, and Ron completely and so excited to have a soap again I feel good about. I still miss One Life To Live everyday, but getting a small dose in GH. Kassie Depaiva, and Florencia Lozano help a lot!!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

No wonder GH and the CBS soaps are still on, beause nobody is watching Days of Our Lives! The only reason worth watching is because Will & Sonny, or Gabi & Nick! The show is just G-d-awful right now and hopefully Kristen’s return will bring back viewers. I can’t even watch right now because my eyes are sore from the regime of TomSell.

cr
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cr

Y&r had demo lows dude, just like days. Gh gain ground, b&b is bore fest of horny liam and slut steffy and even a likeable one.

cr
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cr

Don;t watch days then if are that nick picky!

barb brogan
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barb brogan

Just want to wish steve burtton.aka jason thebest in his next journeys to . Hhcome he will be missed on gh. I’ve enjoyed his character for so long won’t be the same without him but I do hope to see him on screen soon. Had the honor of meeting him:-)goodluck steve best to u in whatever is to come next u won’t be forgotten and just will keep a lookout to. See what’s next on the bigscreen for u …

Ali Wick
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Ali Wick

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: The only reason it’s getting better, is because of Lorreiane, the writer from AMC. I have always loved her work. And ever since she came in, the scene it’s more balanced. And I would love more of love triangle with Nicole with EJ and BRADY. BUT she personally belongs with Brady more. Than EJ any day. And leave DANIEL AND RAFE ALONE, FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL. GENERAL HOSPITAL: FRANK AND RON : they are the best of what they do, of creating different storylines. That everyone relates to, right now though there is one, that… Read more »

cr
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cr

The ratings or nelisens only count 1out of 4the people watchin these shows and gh is doing very well, but how long after steve burton is gone and big question for days is peter reckell exit.

bettyrj3637
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bettyrj3637

Days is awful! Before the Dayaster, Sami and EJ were on the run trying to prove his innocence in killing Stefano. There were some mighty powerful scenes with them; Sami seemed to be admitting her feelings for EJ and then after the Olympic – poof! EJami gone and Safe is back. What the heck is going on with the writers? EJami fans were all enthused about their couple finally getting together after 6 years and we get nada, zilch! Safe is what we’re getting! James Scott and Alison Sweeney have more chemistry together in their little fingers than GG and… Read more »

cr
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cr

Who have been a faithful viewer for almost 46 yrs and you want to quit watching the show now, when this show has seen a lot worser times than this. You could try watchin bold and beautiful and maybe than you appreciated days of our lives. But the show gets cancel, you will moan and complain.

cr
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cr

This page is about ratings and why they are up or down, dimtri seem to think that sami is the reason for days low ratings. Not one actor is blame for this.

BelleBlu
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BelleBlu

Thank you for requesting feedback from viewers.  I am a young professional who used to be a loyal GH viewer during the Sonny and Brenda years.  Apparently, I live under a rock because I happened upon an online post that Brenda returned to GH in 2011-2012.  For the past few weeks, I have been on You Tube catching up on the episodes during Vanessa Marcil’s visit.  I wasn’t but three episodes in, when I recalled why I stopped watching daytime TV years ago.  The following list details what, for me, has made daytime TV a thing of the past.  1)… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

Photo: StevenBergman

On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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