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RATINGS: General Hospital Shows Gains! Back Over 3 Million Mark In Total Viewers!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 10th through the 14th and General Hospital and Days of our Lives were the only two of the four network daytime dramas to be in the plus column in total viewers!

GH added the most with + 154,000 to bring its tally to back over the 3 Million mark at 3,074,000.  In addition, GH was the only show to add viewers in the women key 18-49 demo, and was the only soap to add viewers in the women 25-54 demo.

The Monday November 10th episode was one the most watched for the week for GH scoring a rating share and total viewers of 2.38/3,260,000.  In it, Sonny (Maurice Benard) was starring down the the barrel of a gun thanks to a betrayed Michael (Chad Duell). Next, the mob king is arrested for the murder of AJ Quartermaine!  Meanwhile, Ava (Maura West) is hysterical in the hospital that Nina (Michelle Stafford) and Madeline (Donna Mills) have kidnapped her baby!

In addition, the Wednesday November 12th episode was solid for GH with ratings share and total viewers digits at 2.39/3,176,00.  The episode opened with the Franco (Roger Howarth) narrated prologue which ends with the line, “This isn’t karma … this is revenge!”.  Later, Michael (Chad Duell) gets cozy with Rosalie (Linda Elena Tovar), Sonny (Maurice Benard) end up the slammer, and Nina (Michelle Stafford) having knocked out Madeline (Donna Mills) becomes further delusional.  Finally, Franco leaves a haunting videotape message for Carly to watch (after his bomb rigging ruse), as Franco orchestrates his getaway with Nina.

Over at Days of our Lives, they were the other soap to gain in total viewers adding +38,000 bringing its total to 2,411,000, while The Young and the Restless lost the most viewers for the week with -136,000, but note the top rated sudser is not that far away from the 5 million mark with 4,845,000.

Y&R though, had the most-watched episode of the week for any of the daytime drama on their Monday, November 10th episode bringing in 3.61/4,981,000In the episode, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) asked Billy (Burgess Jenkins) why Jack (Peter Bergman) has a picture of Kelly (Cady McClain) in his desk and begins putting two and two together.  Stitch (Sean Carrigan) tells Maureen (Meredith Baxter) that he is going to tell Victoria (Amelia Heinle) the truth tonight.  Adam (Justin Hartley) watches Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Connor on his computer and gets upset when Chelsea talks about Billy moving in.

As for The Bold and the Beautiful they lost -86,000, but they still holds strong in second place with 3,691,000 total viewers.   To view the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON click here.

So, what do you think of the performance of General Hospital for the ratings week?  Was GH the best show during the rating week … or did Y&R, B&B, and DAYS strike your fancy?  Which soap is keeping your interest the most right now? Weigh-in below!

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Claudio
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Claudio

General Hospital is on fire now, and the ratings prove that. The acting is wonderful, Chad Duell who plays Michael is doing an excellent job. I love Nina Clay and Ava Jerome. Maura West and Michelle Stafford need to win emmys for there work on general Hospital. Also Billy Miller is doing a terrific job as the new Jason Quartermaine. Days Of Our Lives is also a wonderful soap, I cannot wait until we see Melissa Archer as Serena. Molly Burnett is also back today on Days Of Our LIves. I am so happy, Melanie is back in salem.

Claudio
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Claudio

I forgot to mention, the big rumor online says that Julie Marie Berman ex Lulu is coming back to GH as Lulu or another character.

missmeka1987
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missmeka1987

There are rumors that she’s coming to Days as a Belle Black recast idk rumors are rumors..

Patrick
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Patrick

she would be such a boon to Salem ‘ ites

to see her as Belle Black would be staggering

DAYS : please hire this magnetic being

Julie Marie Berman… please move at DAYS

Buddy
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Buddy

Hey, IF You all want Julie Marie, then You have to give US back Greg Vaughan aka Lucky Spencer!!!
Hey, only fair, lol…

Rosie
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Rosie

General Hospital is so good, good acting all around fantastic story lines and jaw dropping episodes they are all Emmy worthy, each and every person who contributed to the show. Y&R losing viewers is not a surprise some the story lines are not that great. If you are not watching GH then you are missing out on some good stories.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

GH is on fire, especially with all the nutcases running amock in Port Charles.

su0000
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su0000

BRAVO GH!!
The GH stories are thrilling and grabbing..
The acting is phenomenal..
GH has a showcase list of the best of the best stars, surpassed by none..

Rating are like age, just a number..

the numbers go up and down.. .. Long live ALL the soaps.. !!
As long as I love and enjoy my soap it is #1, numbers are just digits..

aria
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aria

To bad that the ratings for daytime move at a snell pace compare to primetime, where if a show starts to gain ground you can see it in the numbers. for some reason it takes longer for a show to over throw another show, i.e look how long it took gma to finally knock the very boring today show from its #1 position. You see the same thing playing out with the soaps, where its obvious that GH is a more entertaining show yet Y&R out ranks it in the ratings simply because viewers stay loyal to their shows even… Read more »

Robin Cornett
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Robin Cornett

Yes, even my husband is loving it now! Keep up the good work you all.

Laurie
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Laurie

I KNEW IT! GH ratings rise again. Sadly, I feel the show has done this without 1 iota of help from ABC Daytime. CBS promotes their daytime shows! We must continue relying on Mr. Fairman and a few other sites to promote our show! Thank goodness for them and twitter! I feel the ratings would have been over 3 million last week as well if it wasn’t for Wednesday’s Obama preemption. Just that day they took a hit. I’m thrilled about this for GH because this is my kind of sweeps- fast, fun, outrageous, funny as hell, heart-breaking, shocking w/a… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

your 3rd para : rocked : DAYS preview … it’s still a go I have found a fan of Jenn Lilly’ Theresa : “…Theresa is gold to me” isn’t she tho… she’s not going to wallow in all the dissapointment and negative venture salem’ites dish… she’s out with Paul… LOL… I love it Brady is festering in vision of what is ; what could ; what goes LOL.. Eric Martsolf delivers… he’s perfect as the foible for venture… Emmy deserved DAYS has catapulted even keel… Theresa, Brady, and Kristen… with child… what steered prior… Kristen, Brady, and Eric blast off!… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Great to see GH being rewarded for putting on a tremendous show over the past few weeks. The acting, the writing, everything has been top notch, and firing on all cylinders. It’s nice to see the ratings finally starting to reflect what most of us have known for a while, that GH is better than it’s been in a long time! People are tuning in and liking what they’re seeing, and that’s what it’s all about. I’m enjoying the show more now than I have in many years. Hopefully they can keep the positive momentum going, and keep building those… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Gh is on fiya right now and I love days and Y&R stopped watching bold but might start again

Sheila
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Sheila

I watch all three and understand perfectly why Y&R has the highest overall. It is the most believable soap of the three. Nobody is ever possessed or has an embryo transplanted from one woman to another. People don’t go around packing guns and playing wise guys and mafia wannabes. The children don’t talk like little gangsters. It is a solid soap that keeps the largest number of viewers coming back every day.

Laurie
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Laurie

Sheila, Y&R has had plenty of unrealistic s/l’s and are running a few right now. The whole Sharon didn’t know she had twins/Ian Ward was pulling the strings/Ian marries Mariah in a storage shed & torments Nikki as he please due to no security at Newman Ranch-just…no. Victor, not a doctor, finds a magic protocol (presumably he borrowed some from Robin Scorpio-Drake at Crichton-Clark), and pays off a magic doctor to wake her, just so Victor can stick it to Sharon. Nevermind the drug may kill her. But wait, then Phyllis awakes and hitches hundreds and hundreds of miles back… Read more »

Dolores Mancini
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Dolores Mancini

Y&R ,some years ago had several ladies trying to steal Victors sperm ,so that was a little out there,it was Ashley who wound up with it ,so there is Abby,how she came to be.

Sheila
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Sheila

Laurie the only thing I will say is that there is a vast difference between hard to believe and unbelievable. I recognize bias when I see it and to refer to Burgess Jenkins, who is far better known in filmography than is Billy Miller, as a cardboard clown is simply fanfiction at its best. Thank you for your opinion even tho it remains in the minority.

Harry
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Harry

Sheila, I appreciate and respect your viewpoint. Unlike Fox News, it’s fair and balanced.

Laura
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Laura

The week of November, 10, 2014 was also the week Sam met “Jason”. It just proves that fans want Jasam!! 😛

Rick
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Rick

loving Days and GH. GH is great now that they’ve got Billy Miller & Michille from Y&R. I stopped watching Y&R on 1/30. GH is a little crazy, but fun. Days is more traditional love/romance based. Love Eleen as Kristen! She is extremely talented, and shines 100% more then at Y&R

Buddy
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Buddy

“GH” is as great “must watch tv” as it was during Gloria Monty;s reign (with some help from Genie Francis, Tony Geary, Tristan Rogers)!!! The took the show from last place (out of 14) then, to the Number One spot, where it stayed for 10 years… Once again Laura/Genie Francis and Luke/Tony Geary, both under contract to ABC, were brought back together with their Son Lucky, and ratings did soar… During the Wendy Riche/E.P. and Claire Labine/Head Writer years the show went back to many real life events, relevant to that time as others, and “GH” was still the BEST… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I like your idea pertaining to Laura–she should come back as she is really needed.
I would like Tristan to come back as Robert Scorpio as well.
Currently, he is playing a con artist criminal on Y&R. While I can accept that the actor who once was the Super spy hero of daytime can play against type, I cannot accept that his character, Colin, is kind of a creepy, low level, inept criminal resorting to blackmail to cover his debts.
If Tristan Rogers is going to play a criminal, let him be one of the highest caliber.

Dory Shea
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Dory Shea

Shocking. Sonny is actually held accountable for once in 20+ years and viewership goes up. That is something those of us who hate Sonny could have told GH 20+ years ago would happen.

Patrick
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Patrick

prop : all the Y&R fans, who, patiently, waited, believed even Y&R is on charge Fridays ep: 1 I was instantly intrigued with; Adam, Sage, and Constance this is tour de force wait… all cylinder spark 2 Eileen Davidson : truly, remarkably : all she has to do is walk in to the scene and she takes it…. she makes EVERYone able and ON 3 Gina Tognoni… and I say this, with haste : I didn’t think any one other than MS would prevail… Gina obliterated and I’ve forgotten she’s a recast… it’s that feasting…. again: she helps echelon and… Read more »

janet
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janet

Guess we will see how long this lasts. Sonny goes to jail, Michael becomes a Quartermain. So we have been telling them for yeeaarrs this was what we wanted No more Sonny. Carley needs to pay also .she destroyed evidence. She needs to go also. Send Joss to Jax. Nina made me turn the channel right in the middle of her torturing Ava and I am not even an Ava fan. It was disgusting. One thing that would keep me watching is if John Z gets to kill Sonny in jail.

k/kay
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k/kay

Today someone sent me a link to the show Pure Soap that use to be on in the 90’s there was an interview with Tony Geary . He talked about how he loved the character of Bill Eckert and that to him he was not dead this was done in 1993. So my odds after seeing this are that if TG wants this to be his swan song Fluke is Bill Eckert. Happy watching GH fans thought I would share that with you rabid GHer’s ! 🙂

Barbara J. Long
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Barbara J. Long

Sorry Janet but the people who took down Sonny killed Rafe. I think you need to go back and review AJ’s shooting again. I will leave it at that.

mgb357
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mgb357

when will the network execs take notice?

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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