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RATINGS: General Hospital Has Stellar Week! Gains In Major Demos & Total Viewers!

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Port Charles is the place to visit these days if you are thinking about what to watch in the afternoon, or on SOAPnet (if you still get it in your city), or, on your DVR’s!  In the latest ratings for the week of October 1st through October 5th, GH delivered it’s highest numbers of total viewers since late March of 2011!

By the numbers, General Hospital added +193,000 viewers for the ratings period bringing its total viewers to +2,714,000!  In the key demos GH did extremely well too!  In Women 18-49, GH added +109,000 viewers and gained in the ratings share for the demographic as well! GH was also number one in  Women 18-34 adding another + 49,000, and that rating share was up too.  Looks like viewers were into the Sonny and Kate/Connie wedding twists and turns, and the fallout involving many residents of Port Chuck!

The only other soap to add total viewers for the ratings week was Days of our Lives which had a gain of +33,000 bringing their total to 2,399,000.  However DAYS is not doing well with the key Women 18-34 demo.  Once again it tied a new series low!

As per usual, The Young and the Restless remained in the number one slot, even though they dipped in total viewers as Nikki and Victor slept together, Sharon decided to sue Victor for abandonment and then is arrested! Elsewhere, Christine and Danny made love!  The Bold and the Beautiful kept its hold on the number two slot, but like Y&R, lost total viewers for the week.   B&B lost the most viewers for the ratings period  -79,000.   You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!

So soapers, what do you think of GH’s performance in the ratings?  And, as its time for you to be our weekly Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback, what would you do to improve each of the four soaps ratings? What is working? What isn’t? Weigh-in!

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redcaper
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redcaper

fantastic news. Hope this keeps up.

Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

General Hospital is the soap opera to watch! Excellent writing and superb cast. Its a must see for all ages! I have watched this show ever since I was in high school in the late sixties! Love the new ensemble cast feel!

susan M.
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susan M.

I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jenny
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jenny

GH is on fire these days! With the return of Duke and an end finally coming to the baby switch storyline plus the promise in sight of Robin finally being rescured, GH is slicker and faster paced with lots of intriguing characters both old and new. However it is time to end the dragged out Kate/Connie saga. Glad it has been getting less airtime. I am curious to see how Steve Burton exits-is GH going to recast or do some presumed death story? I am wondering and loving how GH is keeping stories these days more under wraps. I also… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Yep, I agree with you!

Michael
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Michael

I’m sure that in large part is due to Ron Carlivati’s great writing and an ensemble feel to the show now!

susan M.
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susan M.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

I am wild about GH. Edge of my seat excitement!! Wtg writers and actors. You all are slappin the ole bull on the horns. Love it!!!! Now get Tea on permantely and give our kassie a contract and swing Vicki and Clint and Nigel and Bo and Nora and Natalie as
well and I will be in hog Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert
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Robert

Totally agree!!

Nikki
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Nikki

I am LOVING GH these days! The ensemble feel, the great soapy storylines, the terrific acting, and what I love most? Out of all of the soaps, it seems the most balanced these days! I am so impressed and I am so happy others seem to be too. Take that, ABC! lol.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think with the new writing team in place at Y& R we should expect their numbers to go up. Already two days into the new regime and the pace and the quality of the writing has gone up. When Chelsea lost the baby after the car accident I finally saw a new side to that character– human. And when Adam very quietly tells Nick his daughter killed his son it send chills down my spine. The acting has gotten better too, as if the actors are happy to finally have something decent to perform. And this is only the… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Yeah Mary in the words of Jesse Pinkham from Breaking Bad “Yo Bitches we are coming back.” LOL

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

The highest rating since Black Thursday for GH-what will the Cartini haters say now-and Days had another solid week…great job everyone

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

I know a lot of the original GH fans were getting upset by the influx of actors and cast from OLTL, but hearing this, I don’t know how they can possibly complain. The show is great right now. Hopefully it will continue and prove all the naysayers wrong!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you…I AM A OLTL FAN TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ces
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Ces

That’s great news! Lets think about who was on this week? Duke, Anna, Sam, Jason, Heather, Todd … great storylines!! Loved today’s eppy. Keep it up GH!!

susan M.
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susan M.

GH IS SMOKIN HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PGP
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PGP

GH and DAYS are both great these days….Here is how I think the ratings should be:
1. GH
2. DAYS
3. Y&R
4. B&B

susan M.
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susan M.

I go with that…..

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Sorry, PGP, Days is NOT great. Most long-time viewers know this. GH is doing much better. Please stop the “my soap is better than your soap” mentality. This doesn’t help soaps, it only serves to divide soap viewers. That is one of the things killing soaps and endangering the last 4 remaining soaps. Y&R is improving. B&B is in an unusually great place: Legendary actress Susan Flannery is retiring and her iconic character Stephanie Forrester is dying of cancer. B&B will soar throughout 2012 and possibly beyond. All soaps should be bringing their A-game. Days needs to step it up!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Mattsplace is right, Days sucks now. EJ is losing his balls YET AGAIN to a woman who doesn’t love him, Sami keeps going from EJ to Rafe to Lucas, Nicole is turning into a wimp, Jennifer has become a total cu**, Daniel is clueless, Bo is leaving, Chad is becoming a basta**, and Nicole’s baby is dead AGAIN! Not to mention how the veterans are barely shown anymore. The only thing gaining ratings on Days are WilSon and Nabi.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Days is getting better, but still needs work

Ces
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Ces

Days has gotten a lot better. I would just prefer not to see the same character 5x a week. Hope needs a story! Would be great if Kayla had a story! Enough of three people fighting after Sami! Too much whiny Nicole. What do they all see in Daniel? He’s such a wuss.

SARAH
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SARAH

i agree ces totally, too much sami, sami, sami, three men fighting over her
no wonder viewers are turning off, whiny nicole too and its so boring
at least with stefano back with kristen i will tune back in

but enough of sami, and she is cannot act thats just my opinion and has been
for yrs.

Ces
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Ces

Totally agree Sarah! I’m glad Kristen is returning too. Hopefully the show can shift back to characters we want to see. This Sami stuff reminds me of when it became the Carly “show” years ago. Balance is all I’m asking for 🙂

Dan
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Dan

I’ve been a GH fan for 17 years, and I’m enjoying the show more now than I have in years. For the longest time, it felt like a chore to watch every week, but now it’s something I look forward to. Frank Valentini, Ron Carlivati and their team have done an excellent job turning the show around. They’ve revitalized some long time GH characters that were stale and boring, they’ve brought back some fan favorites, the latest being Duke Lavery played by the wonderful Ian Buchanan, and the OLTL characters that were brought over have fit in very nicely with… Read more »

Marisa
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Marisa

I agree. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE GH again!!!! It’s NOT the SONNY show any more!!!! Great old and new characters. Creative writing !!! I would love to see Blair, Vicki, and Bo added to the cast. Love Joe Jr. and Tracy and Ellie and Spinelli!!!

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Go GH. This news is awesome.

susan M.
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susan M.

YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzie
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Suzie

With all due respect, the numbers for this week were tuning in to watch Sonny and Kate/Connies weddings. There’s never a dull moment at one of Sonny’s weddings.His last wedding his bride was ” blown up” right before his eyes. Of course that was fake because she was actually “just” kidnapped ;-). At his last wedding to Kate, she got shot at the alter, literally. The only OLTL transplant at the wedding was Starr who is dating Michael, Sonny’s son. Her purpose there was one measley bitch slap to Kate’s alter who she wrongly concludes killed her fiance & child.… Read more »

SARAH
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SARAH

agree totally sonny carries the show no matter what maurice bernard is hot
and awesome but i love steve burton and will miss him everyday have been
watching everyday for 22 yrs and earlier yrs when i was in school when i could
catch gh but the ratings up GH cast the reason why

but steve burton will be missed everyday and no recast will ever work

no way, i do wish robin would come back

BOnnie
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BOnnie

I also agree, and I think the build up of Sam getting her baby back is hel[ping the ratings, and for long time fans, the anticipation of SB leaving and Ian Buchanon returning. I do not think it has anything to do with the OLTL characters like Suzie said we only saw Starr at the wedding which her storyline is a waste. No need for the other two as they both hate Sonny.

The next month are going to be very moving on the show.

shannon
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shannon

Days’ new writers have been a bust. They could write a book on how to destroy a soap. So much bored with Day. I hope they thin of a way to wake viewer up!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I feel for you shannon. Days used to be one of the most exciting shows around. There was never a dull moment in Salem. Now everyday I watch Days I fall asleep. On the plus side it is great to get a nap, on the negative side this show needs some solid direction and storytelling soon or I might skip the show and go straight for the nap

Patrick
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Patrick

Oye! it pains me… to say any thing… “negative”… and I have to admit… DAYS isn’t up to par…. as they all were… must see. HOWEVER: I got butterflies in my stomach…. anticipating… Kristen’s shenanigans, mayhem, and plot twists… with Stefano… and Lady Marlena. I don’t care for… Nicole’s story… she so deserved her baby….”why can’t I ever hold you”.. ??? that’s too much. a plot twist for a story for Jenn. isn’t it great to see kayla in the hospital….. the story with mom Caroline will be good… to see the Brady’s – Kayla and Bo… rally around Mum.… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

DAYS should never have broken up EJole, in my opinion, because that made EJ available for Sami to breathe loudly on, and kept her revolving from EJ to Lucas and back to Rafe. I like that Stefano and Kristen are coming back, I love Will and Sonny, and I also love Gabi and Nick together. But where is Lucas? Can we get him a storyline besides him always talking to Will and Sami? I hate the “Days of Sami’s revolving Vajayjay”, and although I loathed MarDar, I can’t stand TomSell either!

Teresa
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Teresa

After Friday’s cliffhanger I actually told my husband I wish we could skip the weekend. How insane is that? I live for weekends so I can sleep in and relax. GH is so exciting now it’s amazing and I’m loving every minute of it.

Great Job GH writers, cast and crew.

susan M.
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susan M.

Loving every minute also!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ces
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Ces

Ha! I agree :))

Chris
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Chris

I strongly think that this ratings boost for GH will only be temporary and is only due to longtime fans wanting to see Steve Burton’s upcoming exit from the show. After all, Jason has been a central, popular character for 20+ years. Just like AMC and OLTL saw ratings rise for/near their finales and after the cancellation announcements, I think that many people are only tuning in to see Steve’s farewell. Once Steve leaves, I predict that the vast majority of his fans will leave too and the ratings will drop right back down. The ReRon/Cartooni fanny-kissers on boards like… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Ho hum-just another excuse to push your anti-soap agenda. The numbers don’t lie. Get over yourself

Chris
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Chris

@Troy, If you can’t tolerate anyone with a slightly negative opinion on GH and a different viewpoint than yourself, then stop whining like a crybaby, go somewhere else, and get a life. This is a public board and a free country, and I’m perfectly entitled to express my honest thoughts on GH without being bullied and berated by you. Regardless of what you think, ReRon and Frank’s writing style for GH is NOT everyone’s cup of tea, far from it. Take my word- these vocal commenters bowing down to them and saying that the show is so wonderful right now… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

@Dan, Let me see if I have this right- If everyone in YOUR life loves GH, that must mean that every person in the country loves it. Yeah, right. Whatever. And in the big picture, only a relatively small sampling of people post comments about the show on Facebook, Twitter, fan/message boards, etc. Those remarks do not clearly represent the opinions of everyone. Generally, the only people who take time to comment about the show in those places are rabid, cheerleader fans of show. Take my word- there is a very large silent MAJORITY out there that is not at… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

@Chris: As I said in my first post, you are entitled to your opinion on GH, and you’re obviously entitled to express that here. I don’t recall anyone saying anything different. I’m also entitled to disagree with your opinion, and that’s all this is. A difference of opinion. Nothing more, nothing less. Along those lines I’m curious about something. If you don’t like GH now, did you like it better during the Phelps/Guza regime, or when did you like it? And what would you like to see from Valentini and Carlivati that they’re not doing now?

SARAH
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SARAH

agree totally if you dont support the soaps we will lose all of them

yeah GH ratings are up, but steve burton will be missed but the show must
go on and we must support our soaps not matter what

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

@Chris, I completely agree this boost in ratings has more to do with Steve Burton leaving the show than Cartini. For cying out loud people, GH lost viewers every week in September except one. How does that translate into “GH is on fire”??? Oh wait, I forgot, when GH loses viewers it’s the ratings system at fault, but when they gain a few back, it’s all because of Frank and Ron, smh.

Dan
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Dan

@Chris: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if you’re not digging GH, that’s your prerogative. But you’re wrong when you say that the people that are liking GH are in the minority. It’s the people like you that aren’t liking the show that are in the minority. The very small minority. Just take a quick, unscientific look at the comments on Facebook, Twitter, ask friends or family in your own life that might happen to watch GH. I don’t know anyone in my life that watches GH that isn’t enjoying it these days. As far as people tuning in… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

The rating boost is due to excellent writing and story. Steve Burton’s departure, which sucks, will not cause a drop in ratings at all. The stories Frank is creating will keep viewers watching. GH benefited greatly by the addition of OLTL characters, the ratings speak to that affect. As soap fans and a lover of the previous cancelled shows, GH can benefit from more additions. It’s a hospital for crying out loud. Anna was married to David Hayward on All My Children. His character would be a better addition than the OLTL characters (though I love them greatly). David H… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

That’s a very negative comment !!!!!!!!!!!! On 1/13 at 6:48 A.M… Blah! Blah! Blah! It sounds like to me you want the ratings of GH to Flop!!!!! I support Gh & have no negative comments …….. There will be more good stories to come..We have to support the only soap left on abc… Isn’t that what it is all about….

Ces
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Ces

Yep, we need to support these shows because without them we’re left with talk shows and reality TV junk. Giving some criticism is okay because storytelling could be better, but they’re trying and they can’t fix it overnight! Be glad they are still on the air 🙂

gloria
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gloria

What IS NOT TO LIKE about GH right now? What? Forget who is writing it. What IS NOT TO LIKE? It is the best it has been in years, more balanced stories, more balanced airtime for our favorite characters-humor mixed with mystery mixed with romance-old faves, i.e. Monica & Tracy sparring-good hospital stuff, I mean seriously? To the people who are not loving GH right now, WHY NOT? What do you want to see? I really wonder.

SARAH
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SARAH

yea susan right on we have to support GH with or without steve wish he would
stay but understand his reason for leaving

GH rocks!! so we need to support all soaps or we will lose them

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you gloria….I like all the stories too & the stories have defintely improved……..I can’t undrestand what’s not to like !!!! Well I will continue to support GH all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really enjoying GH & can’t wait to see what happens next…….I think the storytelling is doing so much better lately……And not much need for improvement……….I really like watching….I have no complaints of any kind ……………..GH has come a long way!!!!!!!!!

Nick
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Nick

Some of the commenters on this site and others (and the soap sites themselves) are so desperate for any shred of semi-decent news about GH’s ratings that they’re getting a little too full of themselves, IMO. The truth is that ABC is not going to publicly reveal which way they’re leaning yet on GH’s fate in any press release, and won’t base their ultimate decision on whether or not GH will live on past its 50th anniversary on only 1 or 2 weeks of ratings. The show almost certainly has to show consistent growth in the key demos over a… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Expensive or not to make talk/info/cooking shows don’t work….You have to have a positive attitude……All soaps are expensive to make…And the commercials help
pay for them……Look the revolution was cancelled & The Chew is on it’s last leg…And the Steve Harvey show comes on after GH where I live & that show is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PATHETIC…..And should be cancelled ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This how I feel on the subject…

Nick
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Nick

If “talk/info/cooking shows don’t work”, then how come when you look down the list of daytime ratings in syndication and on the networks, it proves the exact opposite?Comments like this just prove what a large disconnect there is between what bitter soap fans watch and what the large majority of daytime viewers are watching these days.

And sorry to disappoint you, but the reality is that The Chew is not “on its last leg” and Steve Harvey’s program is considered a hit so far and looks like it’ll be around for a while.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

The Chew was deperate to have GH stars on that week. Anyway A lot of soap fans don’t like The Chew ..There were a lot of comments on this site to say so..And Steve Harvey is an insut to intelligence..I watched for about five minutes and is garbage to me..Not interested in anything that discuss….And it such stupid & siily stuff….That’s something I wouldn’t look forward to seeing everyday…Can’t identify with that kind of show………… There is no DRAMA there or emotion, feelings like the SOAPS….You forgot about The Revolution (GONE)….Give it time these shows will end up on the… Read more »

SARAH
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SARAH

yea susan you think like me no more talk show, cooking shows

they are boring I support GH all the way!!!

Stacy
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Stacy

I am loving GH right now!!! I am so sad Jason is leaving, with the truth coming out about SAMs baby! I really hope Heather didn’t fall over with the baby cause it sure looks like that! I just don’t see how GH will still be soo good without Jason! I love the OLTL characters too! I was very upset when abc took AMC and OLTL off for the Chew and the other stupid show that ended up being canceled.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You mean the Revolution? LOL I wish they brought back AMC at least.

Jeff
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Jeff

GH has been on fire!!! Bring back more GH characters, not OLTL characters!!

susan M.
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susan M.

A little of both for me..I am a OLTL fan………..

gloria
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gloria

Yep, me too.

Ewingoil
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Ewingoil

I’m a long time GH viewer and believe the show has the potential to be as big as it was in its hey day (the 80′s). I believe the key ingrediant is giving the fans what they want (you can tease, but in the end, feed the fans). I give you 5 storylines that I believe would be must watch television. 1) Duke has recreated himself and wields real power (political and financial) and this collides with Sonny’s idea of power (illegal/Mafia). Side bar- Duke sees in Sonny what he would have been if he hadn’t left the mob influence.… Read more »

Alley
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Alley

Todd and Carly Manning? The thought make my stomach turn. I pray that never happens. But then, I’d probably tune out long before they made it to the altar.

Robert
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Robert

Ewingoil you are a genius! I love your ideas!

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

GH had a good week. Days did NOT have a good week. Tying a series low in a key demo, is NOT good. Not good at all. Days rebooted to the past. The return of Kristen may help, BUT the promo where she appears to be staling/kidnapping John Black is not looking too promising. Days writers need to “wow” us — and soon. B&B is great right now and only going to get better, with Ridge abandoning FC and the death of the legendary Stephanie Forrester, B&B is in a renaissance period and will be for at least the remainder… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Agree with Days. It may have gained viewers, but Days is still in last place, and sucks right now. I don’t even watch anymore, I just read the recaps.

susan M.
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susan M.

What about HEATHER FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Tea ………………There will be more good stories on GH even with Burton’s exit….

Metome
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Metome

Glad GH has improved ratings but Sonny’s last real wedding to Brenda was the best. This storyline is dragging him way down and I am so glad the wedding didn’t happen. Sonny needs to be single and then get Brenda back!

SARAH
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SARAH

yes metome brenda and sonny belong together period and look forward to her
return he needs to dump kate/connie and look for this true love brenda

kay/kay
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kay/kay

You really want to pair Anna up with somebody make it John McBain as far as I am concerned they have the most smoldering chemistry so throw those two has beens over and pair her up with John.

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

I will continue to watch and support Y&R, B&B and Days, just as I did AMC & OLTL before they ended. But I will not watch or support OLTL again in any way, shape or form, not even if it means I had to say goodbye to my favorite soap GH. I don’t feel bad or guilty about it either. If and when they stop trying to bring OLTL back to life on top of GH, then I will gladly come back to GH, otherwise, as far as I’m concerned, all the ABC soaps are already cancelled. I still enjoy… Read more »

SARAH
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SARAH

sorry sour grapes GH is great, i support all soaps that are left on air

B&B is all about steffy, liam and hope BORING!!!! but i still watch

maybe you should give GH a chance to make it just my opinon

Trisha
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Trisha

I cringe whenever I think about supporting GH just because it’s one of the last soaps, if it means sacrificing what is GH at the same time. I’ve been watching GH, the one I knew and loved, slowly disintegrate before my eyes, into a vessel for OLTL characters and stories. I’m already tired of the comparisons and references to how “Todd did this on OLTL too,” or “Vikki did this with her DID also”. This is supposed to be GH. Sure it combines some GH characters , but the tone, the style, the writing, even the lighting are reminiscent of… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

Interesting that when GH’s ratings go up a bit, it’s always because Ron and Frank are doing a great job, LOL. But when GH’s ratings go down (the more frequent occurrence), it’s always due to the ratings system being antiquated. Yeah, that’s the reason- NOT.

Brian
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Brian

hmmm… being from Canada, the ratings never mean much here, but i will say that i watch GH commercial free on Youtube. Someone has created this page called “the role of OLTL is now being played by GH” Everyday by 3pm, that day HD version of GH is posted… and this site get about 40,000 views everyday, which I am sure are never counted in any rating system.

One thing is for sure, with all the different ways to watch a TV show now a days, no rating system can be true.

Brian
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Brian

http://www.youtube.com/user/simplygh?feature=results_main

here’s a link to the page I mentioned above.

Brett
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Brett

GH just gets better!

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

Photo: JPi

Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

Photo: JPI

With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

Photo: JPI

Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two and part three of their discussion below.

You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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