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RATINGS: General Hospital Has Strong Week: Shows Gains In Total Viewers & Key Demos!

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Courtesy/ABC

The ratingsa are out for the week of December 14-18th, and it was ABC’s General Hospital that was the only daytime drama to show gains in total viewers and key demos, while all the other soaps were down.  This was also the week that President Obama’s press conference pre-empt the Friday episode of GH, altogether.

In story for the week, Liz (Rebecca Herbst) was wondering if Jason (Billy Miller) would come back to her after he found out she lied to him for months, Patrick (Jason Thompson), Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes) found Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) wherabouts and learned the truth of her captivity, and those were just a few of the plot points that drove the week.

GH added +172,000 total viewers for the week totaling 2,817,000 and remained in#3 spot, and in key women demos was at  #2 in 18-49, 18-34, and #3  in 25-54, while adding viewers in each demo category.

Days of our Lives lost the most viewers for the week – 80,000 and fell back to under 2.5million total viewers.  The NBC soap opera celebrating its 50th season also took a hit in all the key demos in the minus column.  CBS The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful continue to hold steady at #1 and #2 even they saw some small losses for the week.  View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,774,000 (-12,000/-38,000)
2. B&B 3,597,000 (-48,000/-170,000)
3. GH 2,817,000 (+172,000/-100,000)
4. DAYS 2,465,000 (-80,000/+150,000)

So what did you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap?  Which soap is the best right now as we close out 2015?  Which is keeping your interest?  Which is not? Let us know in the comment section below!

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

D ays is all gloom and doom which is a turn off..Days needs romance and adventue not death of the week…People tuned in to see Robert Scorpio at GH-all sops need a true hero and this soap is sorely lacking one!!!…GH isnt all gloom and doom at the moment and ratings are up-are you listening Days plus fans wanted scrubs reunited but we will see what happens in the weeks ahead now nothing big happening and we loose Scorpio again!!!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Jimh!!!
yes!
Tristan/Scorpio
Kim/Robin
and Jerry can make the MIA fans tune in, who wouldn’t lol
I will really miss Tristan/Scorpio, now that he has returned it’s hard to let him go 🙁
I will miss Patrick, but will see him as Billy, so that is cool
Robin, ehhh, it finally will end.

And– Anna and Scorpio are pure gold!!!
none other as them together in whichever manner of love & adventure..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Except for Sonny and Carly? Ha!
Does anyone know how many times, AND to how many different women Sonny has opened his heart with these words? ” ….the woman I love more than anything else in the world.” Did he avow those very words to Carly before he shot her?

tim S
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tim S

I agree about Days and was glad to see it.. hope it does turn around soon.. but glad the storylines are moving along fast and not predictable. .was nice to see Ciara was taken and kidnapped.. never saw that coming..

Great writing at Days!! Keep up the good work.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, I agree. I was so happy and stunned, really, that little Thomas’ real daddy came through so fast. I was prepared to wait years for the revelation. I did a double take, albeit I knew that the baby would get sick and needing blood or something. Nonetheless, I expected a longer time for it to happen. Is Chad going to repel that news or embrace it?

Alan
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Alan

GH is benefiting from Robin’s brief return and her reconciliation with Patrick. I’m guessing once they leave town and we go back to Sonny 5 days a week the ratings will go back down.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I agree! The Scorpios make up for having to FF 3/4 of it, but the way the show is now, I don’t think I can watch once Robin and Robert are gone. I think Robert is going to be back for a few weeks in January .. that’s what I’m holding on to.

Matt
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Matt

Even since Sonny has returned he has not been on 5 times per week. Elizabeth, Jason, and Sam thats a whole different story, there the ones hogging the screen time

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…your first two lines could have been said of the Fluke story. You’d think other writers would learn.

robert
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robert

your right on about DAYS. i’ve heard their killing more people off

Adam
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Adam

I agree about Days, they have Daniel dying this week and coming up it looks like Stefano and/or Victor are going to die.

Harry
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Harry

Daniel died? How can you tell?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Harry.
In a hurry here….but, as I skimmed through, I just had to comment here, LOL.
There you go, Harry…your sardonic humor, which I love so much, gets me each and every time. I got the sarcasm, Harry. You are one witty genius, my friend. Happy and Healthy New Year.
Poor, poor Daniel!!!!

Carolina
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Carolina

“Days of Our Funerals” deserves to be cancelled (if the rumors are true). It’s so depressing, just a sad memory of what the show used to be.

Ces
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Ces

Days has not been good. Best thing about the show recently was Ben and he’s gone. The rest of the stories are boring.

AJQ
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AJQ

GH numbers are not complete and should be qualified. GH did not air on Friday due to the Presidential news conference so the GH numbers are based on only four days. Friday is always GH’s lowest rated day, by a lot. That would drag down the total viewer number and the demos. Friday was the lowest day for the other three soaps. Take out Friday and they all do better on a four day average. Y&R would be up from last week and last year counting only Mon-Thurs like GH. So based on the same Mon-Thurs average, GH would not… Read more »

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Not to mention, here in Southern California we had that bomb hoax that shut down ALL of LAUSD schools and some private ones. The news was on all day, though they never had anything new to report. I don’t remember Y&R being on that day nor DOOL.

Matt
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Matt

Then all the other times when other shows do not have complete ratings they should not qualify. The networks are allowed a certian number of episodes per year ot not have count. GH was not on the East Coast on that Friday and in the west coast they aired a repeat. The other shows get the same chance, so stop your GH hatred.

AJQ
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AJQ

Well Matt, you missed the point. Your answer of networks are allowed a number of episodes a year to not count, whatever, that’s irrelevant and doesn’t really make much sense to the point I was making. The point is that the spin on this is that GH was the only show to show gains for the week, and the fact is Y&R would as well if it was measured on the same four day average. That’s just a fact and a fair point. If there are weeks where other shows are preempted and that would help boost their ratings it… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

The point is that the other shows get the same spin, regardless it was a good week for GH of the 4 episodes that aired. You have no idea what numbers the show would have done that is pure speculation on your part. You have an agenda against GH, you were on another board stating the same crap. When someone shot you down there you tried to blow it off. Again you would only be speculating if GH had a 5th day what there number would have been. We get it you don’t like the show, but anytime something good… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

No Matt, you do miss the point and your explanations are off point. First, in my original post, I simply stated that Friday is always the lowest rated day on GH and that would drag the numbers down. That is a valid point, you may not like it, but it is valid. The larger point, aside from whether GH numbers would be lower, now follow me here, is that Y&R would be up if it was only based on the four days that GH was. That is also a fact and means that the spin for GH isn’t really accurate… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

No one is trolling oyu, I didn’t attack you, i stated the facts based on posts you tend to make. If you don’t like it get a thicker skin/ I far from trolled you, but as usual you want to play victim to further your agenda. The ratings went up end of story, I bet if they went down and people said oh if they had been on that additional day yo would be shooting them down, because its only when someone has your same opinions that its ok to state them, then you try to bully others from stating… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I want to stress that the ratings went up because of the return of the Scorpios. It would be nice if they were afforded longer scenes.
I cannot fathom why TPTB do not note the spike in ratings when The Scorpios (including Mac) are featured and make a connection between cause and effect.
The ratings plunge when Nina, Franco, Ava Morgan and Kiki are featured and yet, they are constantly inserted into the drama fold whenever rating boasting characters like Robin, Mac and Robert Scorpio make an appearance.
The numbers don’t lie

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Michelle and Roger but their characters/stories suck!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I totally agree with both your points AJQ and Harry. Many viewers (I included) tuned in last week to see the return of the beloved Robert Scorpio and the reunion and coming HEA of Scrubs. That said, I have no interest in seeing (in order of the repulsion that give me) Franco, Nina, Ava, Kiki and Morgan as the Scrubs story wraps up. If we could get rid of the Cartini four I would tolerate Morgan as a legacy character. Have to also say I am perplexed that Matt talks about the other shows getting the same opportunity to air… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Elizabeth, the ratings systems allow the networks to not count a certain number of episodes per year. Other shows choose to do this when they are full day preemptions, or a holiday etc. However once those are used up they cannot do so. There were other weeks where this worked to the advantage of the other shows. It has nothing to do with the other shows airing a repeat, it has to do with the other shows being allowed to not count the rating for a particular day. As I said they can do this a certain times per year,… Read more »

Delila
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Delila

Well, I tuned in that week specifically to see Robert, I knew he was coming back that week, so I started watching GH again that week to see him….Now Robert is MIA ugh and I’m pissed, here hoping he’s back on the screen soon…How can I get attached to other characters if the one I’m watching the show for (Robert) is barely on and when he’s on it’s VERY short scenes?.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I know, they bait the audience with Robert, then hope we’ll fall in love with the other characters. But there’s no real love or romance, so what’s to love?

Harry
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Harry

Then they cut out a really sweet and poignant scene which transpired between Robert and Anna so creepy Ava and disgusting Paul could have more air time.

Ces
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Ces

Harry, i find Paul to be so slimy and Ava with her weird mouth movements drive me crazy. Id be happy if both left! Hate that we got 2 minutes of Robert & Anna; guess GH didnt want us too excited since Tristan was leaving again! Also, didnt Felicia goto Paris to watch Emma? So, why wasnt she invited over?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Harry, it makes me so mad they cut out a Robert&Anna scene so we could have more Ava&Paul. WHO is watching for THEM?! I think these ratings make it pretty obvious people are tuning in for the Scorpios. Maybe tiic will get a clue.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I actually started off with excitement when Paul was introduced, I loved the actor when he was on Desperate Housewives and thought there was all sorts of interesting story potential with him and Tracy. Instead he had to become YET another criminal within the mob, who nonsensically somehow and someway became the DA in town (what was that, the third DA in the course of four months’ time? Yeah, THAT makes sense.)

And the story with Ava is just tawdry and uninteresting. So, yeah, no reason to stick around for that.

su0000
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su0000

It was a good time for GH numbers to advance..
with-
Tristan returning
Robin returning
Patrick’s exit story
that makes those who dropped out to tune in to see Patrick and Robin one last time and say ”goodbye….
I expected the rise, of course..

robert
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robert

was not surprised GH was up. it featured the return of Robin and Robert. looks like people’s tuning in to see Patrick’s final episodes. also GH had only 4 episodes to be counted,and Friday is usually always their lowest rated day. Y&R still continues to be a strong number 1,they probably would of been up for the week if not for the news conference. DAYS is way too dark,really depressing. they got a temporarily bounce for the 50th,now their back down again. the soap i’ve really been losing interest in is B&B,the quality has really gone down this fall. lots… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

It could really go either way, but I personally think Days will get some kind of renewal, although I’d be very surprised if it’s for two years. It barely squeaked a two year renewal in last time largely because of the 50th upcoming. Supposedly, some execs at NBC wanted to dump the show and Sony did some sweet talking. Honestly, I just don’t see the show as being any better right now. One murder after another. That’s not a soap opera, that’s a formula for cancellation. Fans/viewers will only take so much of that, and the ones raving about how… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

Personally, I am liking DAYS most right now but only if you take Sam and Jason out of the GH equation. CBS shows bore the crap out of me!

Melissa
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Melissa

But will probably start watching Y&R now that JT is headed that way.

Phil
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Phil

I don’t think I will watch it…. JT is a great actor, but I will not watch the show just because he is joining…besides Steve Burton is there too, and I am NOT a fan of his!

mike
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mike

Expect NBC to announce Days is cancelled in January.

blake
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blake

I wouldn’t be surprised. I would be sad though, especially for the cast and crew. Days is the only soap left that I like and I have no desire to watch the other three.

Ken Corday really dropped the ball when EJ, Sami, Kristen and Nick left. We were stuck with bad stories like Serena and the elephant, and JJ and Eve. Ken waited about a year before he decided “hey, the anniversary is coming up. Now let’s get the show interesting again.”

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ah, that elephant idiocy…..still sticks to the craw. What a useless, stupid storyline….complete waste of time. I agree with your comment, blake.

Patrick
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Patrick

@Blake I really think your post speaks volumes I truly place most of the blame… directly on Ken Corday shoulders… for being so careless and irresponsible which is further proof… the show… for a year plus… was running on empty, no direction… unmanned how could he have let it go that long? case in point?!?! Chandler Massey last airdate; December 31, 2013 both EJ and Sami exited Salem, onscreen; October, 2014.. which would make them exiting as early as April, 2014… for all of 2014; DAYS floundered ie: year, 2015… let’s rebound and start airing with new production value(s) August… Read more »

blake
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blake

Yeah CeeCee, bless Melissa Archer’s heart. She will have the elephant story attached to her from now on. I thought she deserved much better than that, but all of the stories at that time were horrid.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, blake. I was so excited when Melissa walked on the Days’ stage. I vehemently protested about the demeaning role ‘they’ attached to her name; as it was done to Kassie D.
I surely hope this show will go on forever, I love it that much. I would be very disappointed to think otherwise. Happy New Year.

blake
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blake

Thank you so much CeeCee, you also!

code85
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code85

Really?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

If that happens, expect me to turn…4ever BITTER!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m still holding on to the hope… that the 3 networks… wouldn’t not go without one serial… to beacon our daytime experience

I just can’t imagine… yet… if they go this route… it’s like putting a nail on all that is daytime

when its clear… that so many shows in all the tv medium have little to ‘NO” shelf life

keep the one constant blazing… Life in Salem! Days of OUR Lives

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Sadly, it will only take one network to pulled the plug on their remaining soap to have all them follow suit. Right now each network is keeping the status quo, but if NBC does cancel Days, then they can be claim the title of the network that killed the daytime drama.

blake
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blake

I agree, it would be great if Days was renewed even if it was for a year. They seem to be really trying to keep viewers, unlike this time last year.

JUDY K
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JUDY K

GOOD NEWS…..GOOD SOAP ALL WEEK……AND DO NOT FORGET BILLY MILLER !

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Love General Hospital..hard to believe they have 2 million less viewers then Y&R…Try to watch Y&R “boring”. Maybe put GH back on at 3:00. I started watching after school back in the 70’s. Miss Steve Burton, his character Dylan is not interesting. I tried.

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m happy for GH. ALL the Scorpios including Mac should have gotten a big Christmas bonus!

Harry
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Harry

I totally agree, Timm.

jeremy
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jeremy

GH, was AWESOME that week.. It was must See TV lol 🙂

code85
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code85

If yall notice Days highest rates day was Monday when Hope rescue Ciara and it was full when suspense, adventure , and mystery. Way higher than the nxt episode which focus on Couples. I notice a pattern , Dec 7-11 they gain +81,000 and there was action that week and dr . malcom die. Folks we can alwalways get we want from the writers. We wanted New ones on Days after complaing and now some of want New ones again. I see another pattern.

code85
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code85

Folks sure were sure not watching the show when there romance and love in 2014. Days was actually up 150,000 from last year.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Maybe the reason no one was watching the “romance” stories is because what passes for romance on soaps nowadays is pathetic. I don’t know one soap left that writes decent romance stories anymore– if done properly romance stories could be as big of draw as the murder of the week. However neither the powers that be or viewers with the attention span of a gnat has the patience that epic love stories require, so all we get are quick hook ups between characters that no one cares about– bedroom scenes aren’t romance–which is why I turned out.

code85
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code85

I will agree. What I was refering to White sell and Tonkin writing it was focus most on lust and love. Elephant statues Lol

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Mary, you said it all! I guess I’m just another “annoying ’80s fan” who remembers the supercouples of old and we got to see every little moment of their falling in love, and by the time they finally kissed – oh my! We were doing cartwheels around the living room! We don’t get that from soaps anymore because tiic think their audience wants “instant gratification”. And maybe they’re right. But it’s ruining soaps.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, Mary. Finally someone who sees romance as it is meant to be seen or imagined. Romance, as it is purported/depicted on soaps; TV or cinema, in general, is a roll in the hay. Sleeping around and sharing partners. I am not from the 70’s or 80’s soaps, but I can appreciate true romance. As I said previously, romance never gets old/passe’. Sadly, this is what we are given. This is what younger people want? I don’t think so! It is the fare that is offered, therefore, it is all that youth sees. Whatever the younger generation is exposed… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

What romance and love are you talking about because I don’t remember any good storylines happening last year. Brady & Melanie? Eric & can’t even remember her name anymore, played by Melissa Archer? No couples with chemistry, that’s for sure

blake
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blake

I agree that it is impressive that Days is up 150K from last year.

Melissa
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Melissa

Loving the return of Mac Scorpio. Wouldn’t it be great if Robert joined Mac and Anna to go after Paul and Carlos? Can we please, please see Felicia? If GH wants to bring the romance, why not show us more of a happy Mac and Felicia while Lulu and Dante implode? Speaking of which, I hate to root for a bad guy, but am kind of hoping Johnny succeeds in running Valerie out of town. Like the actress a lot, but the character has run her course, it seems to me.

Shay
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Shay

@Melissa…..I concur that a more permanent return for Robert would be most welcome! If one blinked, they most likely would have missed him during his far-too-brief reappearance in Paris. Alas, I must admit I truly do not miss Felicia one iota, but it was very good indeed to see Mac back in the investigative saddle with Anna. ‘Twas a lovely change from his most recent previous antics where he was either slinging gin and ribs or humiliating himself with “Mr. Marbles!” Let’s just say his latest “spy stint” with Ms. Devane was refreshing, to say the least, and went a… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Great point about Mac not only being brought back, but being brought back in a role befitting him. I love that he is using his investigative skills again.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

How I wish the Scorpios – ALL the Scorpios – could be front-and-center again on GH. I really cannot stand any more of the mobsters, they’ve worn out their welcome.

Justin
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Justin

Oh, Maddiehayes, I completely agree with you. What really makes me sick is that the mobsters seem to now be what the show is calling their main family. Did you catch the christmas episode? It all took place at Scummy’s, sorry Sonny’s, with all of them there celebrating, as is Sonny didn’t murder AJ and Carly didn’t cover it up. Can we please have some decent characters on this show?!?

Shay
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Shay

@maddiehayes….Please forgive me, my “marvelous maddiehayes!” When I typed my holiday greetings list of favorite MF posters, I skipped over your name! I had it scribbled down on a sheet of paper along with the others, but when I actually posted it wasn’t included. MY BAD! So, a belated Merry Christmas—and at least a timely Happy New Year—to you!!! Oh, and I second your motion on the Scorpios!!!!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I’m wondering why they haven’t made more of the Scorpio’s past w/Paul Hornsby. Back when Mac was introduced, he was actually hired by Paul Hornsby to cause trouble for his brother, Robert, who was police commissioner at the time. They have all these characters back on the canvas. But, it’s not being mined for the layers of history & complexity it could bring. The potential to build an audience with flashbacks of the real actors are there, and to keep a popular character like Robert for more than just dressing up as Father Christmas. But, it’s all being wasted for… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Thank you Shay – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Well Justin, it really does seem like GH is trying to go back to the days of Guza. They just don’t get it. Ratings went UP when Carlivati was at the helm, bringing back fan faves. But RC’s insistence on pushing his own creations at the expense of the vets fans loved wrecked the show. And this Jasam/Liason war he restarted has been poorly engineered. Jason should have had a strong connection to both women. His sudden interest in Sam rings false, considering how very much in love he was with Elizabeth all year. And he should have had a… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

CBS is very unhappy with B&B’s ratings. There are rumblings CBS will pull the plug, but B&B could continue on the web because of it’s international appeal. Some are saying a ‘The Talk’ 30 minute spin-off will take B&B’s place.

Phil
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Phil

I don’t think CBS will cancel either soap anytime soon. I am not sure any of the remaining soaps will be canned just yet. Not that I would be surprised if one were, but with the bad luck ABC is having replacing their canned soaps, I am thinking they may wait a year or two.

Matthew Place
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Matthew Place

Not before “Deaths of Our Lives”!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Just to be clear…for anyone not sure…DAYS is on NBC. B&B is on CBS. The decisions to renew and cancel programs are made by people within their own network. Networks can and often have canceled programs with higher ratings than competing networks programs…including soaps.

My with is for all the soaps to remain. Happy New Year, Matthew!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*my wish

Mateo
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Mateo

General Hospital always has a story going. I feel like I care, if only a little bit, for every character. The cast is always perfect and well acted even if the stories sometimes come off short. The rescue of Robin. The romance of Patrick and Robin is sincere. There is reality to it. Even though they won’t be around. Anna Devane is stunning in every performance. The Quartermaines are both riveting and hilarious to watch. More Monica and Tracy. I love Jason and Sam and even pathetic little Liz. Nicolas and Hayden are gold together. I love how the story… Read more »

code85
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code85

Is that B& B does over and over again. You know I have decided not comment on this website. These site is tearing down a show, character, actor , and cry foul when it’s cancel. It just shows you can’t please everybody.

Melissa
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Melissa

I have to admit I am enjoying the Corinthos family unit, largely because the stories are focused on family and not Sonny’s mob activities. Although I have never really bought how quickly and decisively Michael forgave Sonny for killing AJ. That bothers me a lot, but at least Michael is maintaining his ties to the Quatermaines and it’s no longer and either/or situation. The Patrick-Robin reunion really fell flat for me. It feels more like two old friends getting back together than beloved spouses. Where’s the passion? Why is Robin dressed in a dreary denim shirt on New Year’s Eve?… Read more »

Rj
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Rj

Have only been watching bits and pieces of Days because I do not like all the deaths and muders. I have avoided watching those, but yesterday I saw a little more of the show, and I like the Brady/Theresa romance, Belle was good, and I have to say I enjoyed the fashion show (and I am not much of a fashionista). If Days keeps up romance and other types of mystery and intrigue without murders and deaths ratings may pick up. Who wants to see deaths and murders over and over again? I thought the show was good yesterday.

Rj
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Rj

I just want to add – I liked many others on yesterday as well – I still like seeing Kayla and Patch, Chad is good (interesting to see how the actor I think it is Billy has really developed in the role), Nicole and Kate are always great, etc.

Chris
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Chris

Days has killed to many of there fan favorites starting with Will Horton. Will was a character fans watched grow up and loved. The Wilson story line brought Days new fans and killing him killed the new fans interest in the show. Viewers that started watching after AMC and OLTL were canceled are lost with the new/returned characters since they don’t know the characters history in Salem. The death of main characters on the show and general gloom as a result are turning off viewers. Bringing back Bo just to have him die was upsetting to old time viewers who… Read more »

Breaking News

Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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