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RATINGS: General Hospital Spikes With Solid Gain In Total Viewers!

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The ratings are out for the week of December 4th through the 8th, and it was General Hospital who had a great week adding plus 209,000 viewers to the long-running ABC daytime drama series about to turn 55-years-old in April.

GH brought in its average total viewer tally to 2,900,000, as well as increased in total households, according to the recent Nielsen data.  These numbers represent the highest performing week in those categories under joint head writers, Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten.

In story for the week, GH featured the fallout from Andre (Anthony Montgomery) revealing who is Jason (Steve Burton), and who is Drew (Billy Miller).  Later, Drew is taken into custody by the Navy for desertion, and by the end of the week, Kim (Tamara Braun) tells Drew that Oscar (Garren Stitt) is his son.  Needless to say, there was plenty of drama to go around in Port Charles that week.  In addition, GH was in the number one slot in total viewers in the key womens demo 18-49, and even though they lost viewers in the 18-34 demo, they still remained in the top spot for that category, as well.

The only other daytime drama to add overall viewers (+14,000) for the week was The Bold and the Beautiful as their storylines revolved around Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) sleeping with Bill (Don Diamont), and not revealing yet to hubby, Liam (Scott Clifton), and Thorne (Ingo Rademacher) causing conflict in his return for the Forrester family.

The Young and the Restless was down in the ratings period, but still atop of the heap in total viewers, and NBC’s Days of our Lives while losing viewers for the week, was ahead of last year versus this year in the ratings week report.  To view the entire ratings picture via SON click here

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,476,000 (-9,000/-183,000)
2. B&B 3,603,000 (+14,000/-142,000)
3. GH 2,900,000 (+209,000/+248,000)
4. DAYS 2,318,000 (-80,000/+32,000)

So, what do you think of the recent ratings for your favorite show? Which show do you feel is delivering the best quality drama as the final ratings begin to come in for the last month of 2017? Comment below.

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  1. GHFan

    December 22, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Those ratings fell quite dramatically, right?

  2. Sly

    December 22, 2017 at 8:56 am

    GH really has some amazing, seasoned actors on right now, and amazing writing as well. It’s no secret that Finola is my favorite actor, but what she and the wonderful Michael Easton are bringing to the screen is so much fun to watch. There’s so much potential… opposites attract, she wants to protect his involvement in the spy game, he can keep an eye on her PV… I just love it!

    • Soaphound

      December 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Sly, I agree there’s something there. Never liked Anna with Andre or the repulsive Valentin but Finn brings out her wonderfully dry humor and, for the first time, he seems sexy to me. I’m liking this so far.

    • rebecca1

      December 24, 2017 at 4:22 am

      Oh I agree! They’re so charming together! Loved their rapport from the start…that underlying attraction beneath the quips. I’ve said this before but I so much prefer this pairing than Finn and Hayden. I honestly thought they were boring. No doubt Hayden will be back with baby at some point just when Anna and Finn are really close.

    • Shay

      December 27, 2017 at 6:48 am

      And the way Finn so cleverly played the “Cat and Bathrobe” card was utterly hilarious! More mirthful mixing-it up with these two…please, please, PLEASE!!!!!

      • Francesca Bruno

        January 2, 2018 at 8:58 am

        I agree that Finn and Anna could have made the perfect couple @Shay.
        I was a tad disappointed with the silly interaction between them. I found the acting ( the script) too immaturish and too amateurish for these seasoned actors. I respect them both, not like this.

        The banter did not endear them to me. However, they are back on track. I am still not sure if I like them together.

        On another topic, I tried correcting a mistake I made in my response to you, Shay. But did not print. I meant to say Genova, not Venezia, having more of a French dialect.

  3. JONNYSBRO

    December 22, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Chris Van Etten is a complete gem. He is just so adorable on twitter asking fans for help with GH history. Since he came on board as head writer of GH the show has been exciting, faster paced and cant miss. When Jean Passanante was head writer the show was so boring and moved like a snail. Not to mention her stories had horrible climaxs. How do u think Jean P would have written 2 Jasons?

    • Rodd

      December 23, 2017 at 8:15 am

      I agree that since Chris has been head writing, the show is moving briskly along while still managing to hit all the beats. I’m excited again to be watching every day!

      • Violet Lemm

        December 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        They have really been moving the SL of the stolen ballots along so fast, with the Mayor Lomax , etc. at the PD, I thought I’d missed a show, or something. Not used to things, happening so quickly.

    • rocky83

      December 23, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Totally agree, it’s pretty obvious from the moment CVE was given head writer duties GH has been on fire & clicking on all storylines. People may disagree claiming it’s become the 2 Jason’s show, but look at all rich story that is blossoming out it. The addition of the Kim character has only enhanced already interesting & heart wrenching plots. Kudos to all involved, GH in my opinion has become MUST c tv again !

    • nancy dillingham

      December 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      So glad that he is also a fan of the show as well as a writer. Helps! 🙂

  4. aria

    December 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    happy for gh, like i said, the ratings is something one can’t control its either going up or down, as a viewer you can’t obsess about where the ratings are. that shouldn’t determine your viewing habit. of course as a fan i want gh to rock in the ratings but i’m not going to obsess where the numbers go. its going to be what it is. keep rocking GH….

  5. Marie

    December 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I’ve definitely been tuning in more often. Didn’t Franco & Elizabeth get engaged that week too? Yes!

  6. jeremy

    December 22, 2017 at 11:31 am

    CONGRATS, “GH” :))

  7. K/kay

    December 22, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Watching today’s episode home getting ready for sis to come and stay for two days! All Ivan say is Genie Francis looks radiant!!

    • nancy dillingham

      December 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      How beautiful Genie looked–and so happy and content. Glad she is getting some justice for all she has given to GH. And so glad her mother showed up. Brings back so many memories–some definitely bittersweet.

      • Harry

        December 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        Hey Nancy. If Laura is elected Port Charles Mayor, will she live in the same mansion Luke lived in when he was mayor?
        I know you recall the day Luke was sipping champagne on the balcony of the mayor’s mansion and he spotted his presumed dead angel walking across the lawn. That was the best return-from-the-dead story ever! And one of the reasons it was so emotionally compelling and riveting was due to Tony Geary’s acting. He actually acted how someone really would react had they spotted their presumed dead spouse walking around looking all fine and dandy. His reaction sent chills down my spine because it was so guttural, so real. I know we all suffered Geary burn out with the embittered Fluke Swan Song, but for the longest time he really did give fans his all.

  8. Jimh

    December 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

    The actor playing Leslie’s boyfriend on GH and who married Laura and Kevin would be perfect as a recast Stephano Dimera on Days!!!

    • Francesca Bruno

      December 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Correction: I meant he did not speak perfect Italian. I can’t be sure he is even Italian born. If he is, he is not literate in the language. Italian is not an easy language to learn.

      I do agree with you, though. This man could physically be Stefano. He fits the bill.
      I watch DAYS sporadically. I like the idea of a Stefano return.

      • nancy dillingham

        December 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

        Physically impressive actor!

      • Shay

        December 27, 2017 at 6:36 am

        Since you are the expert on this subject, I shall defer to you, my wise Francesca, but I must say that even if not faultlessly spoken, the Italian marital vows were utter music to my ears! They added such a touch of class and romance to Laura and Kevin’s ceremony…I loved them!!! They also proved that there is indeed a new writer in town, since before his arrival, we probably would have had that tacky Lucy Coe crash the wedding in order to offer up her services and once again make an event all about HER! Thank the Lord times have finally changed in Port Charles!

        • Francesca Bruno

          December 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

          You are a charmer, dear Shay.
          Italian has a million and one dialects. In the classroom we HAD to speak Italian proper, or else.
          Fortunately, one will not hear any dialect spoken in modern-day Italy, with the exception of the ‘uneducated’ and/or the “old folk”.

          I am Calabrese where one could travel ten minutes to the next hamlet and the dialect would be distinctly different. Therefore, one must be very familiar with the rigors of the regions and mostly have an ear for it. I could tell exactly what part of Italy someone is from just by their speech/dialect and word-pronunciation.

          As melodic as the wedding officiator sounded, his bad grammar and mis-pronunciation of words pierced my eardrums, lol. However, how good looking was he? I absolved his stumbling throughout the ceremony.

          Some men/ women never lose that sensual aura as they age . He is one of those men.

      • Patrick

        December 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm

        2 “thank you’s” from your post above

        1. Monica diss on Kim was totally out of left field. whew! i’m already smitten and caught up in both characters… Kim and Oscar.. so adding.. BM’ Drew w / Monica just seems so right… and a lot of GOOD ACTING .

        2. ???? LOL oy ! Anna and Finn…. WOAH… I don’t get it, either. after all the flirtation and banter… ?? what’s left ? two professionals bungling it up more ? if GH is not going to spend the time and monies to get her a real leading man… I’ve posted this before… Finola Hughes is propping Michael Easton… it’s so not fair to ask FH to do this… when it’s just not catching. I LOVE Anna… period

        outside of this… I’m finally getting that bug eyed cray cray … MORE Steve Burton please

        STAT: the 12 /21 ep where Drew w/ Sam .. tells Jason.. it’s time that Danny knew who his real father is. and Sam response… yes folks I do prop few and far between… her response was so genuine. and lastly… whenever Sam and Jason meet up on that pier… all this eye to eye

        egg nog mistletoe WINE … catch it

        I want to rip off Sam flashdance tops tho
        Bobbi was wearing the same kinda top to Laura wedding… so i’ll have to let this go.

      • Shay

        December 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        Tante Grazie, Francesca! I perfectly understand your contention about the use of Italian these days..As I’ve discussed with others here in terms of your native culture, I enjoy the mystery series from your homeland, and I’ve noticed that they’ve also adopted the “standardized” language you’ve mentioned—- although occasionally, there are some older folks, as you say, who speak with a particular regional dialect, mostly Sicilian! Another thing which has caught my eye was the very thing of which you point out….how so many of the more mature players on these shows never seem to lose their sex appeal! I’m a huge fan of Terrence Hill, aka “Don Matteo”…what a good looking man! I often have to remind myself he is well past 70! And quite a few of the women featured on these programs retain their great sense of style, elegance and beauty in an ageless manner, too! Perhaps it’s just the European way…..At any rate, it is always a great delight to discuss such matters with you….and I look forward to doing so much more in 2018! Felice Anno Nuovo!!!!

        • Francesca Bruno

          January 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm

          You are very observant@Shay. Sicilian, Reggio Calabrian ( I am from Cosenza, Calabria), Barese ( from Bari), and Veneziano ( from Venice) are the most complex dialects of all. Veneziano is especially incomprehensible. The close proximity of Venice to France affects the dialect. It is more French than Italian.

          You watch those Italian programs? How nice! I like you even more now, lol.
          You know, there are romance magazines, what I call “soaps in print”, in Italian. They have been in existence for decades and decades. I would read my mother’s every chance I had.

          I see that you enjoy Italian culture. Listen to some songs of my generation, if you find the time.
          Mina and Riccardo ( amore, amore), Nicola DiBari ( cuore zingaro), Fiordaliso (non voglio mica la Luna), Bobby Solo, Nada(ma che freddo fa’), and so many others.

          There is no other language which can transform the simplest word into a poetic, love song. An ode.

          Valentin is the closest personality to my idea of poetic lover on a soap these days.
          One thing we must remember is what my mother always warned me about. Italian men say all the right words, have the right touch, the right look to mesmerize a young girl. They come out of the womb with a little black book in one hand and a Lothario handbook in the other.
          She would then have a hearty laugh. I never did know if she were to be taken seriously.
          As an adult, I did not believe all men were cut from the same cloth.

          Italy has a rich culture, rife with laughter and gioia di vivere. La vita is definitely piu’ dolce in that beautiful, sun-drenched country. However, as much as I am proud of my culture, I am American. I love this young country and I would not want to live anywhere else. My background only enriches my life.

          Buon Anno, Shay, altrettanto, salute e prosperita’.

    • Steve

      December 27, 2017 at 12:30 am

      The character of Stefano permanently died when Joe Mascolo passed away. Some roles can never be recast.

    • Violet Lemm

      December 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Agree. Does anyone know who he is? Elegantly, handsome man!

  9. Allen Saint James

    December 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    im not at all surprised. The show has been firing all cylinders lately. I feel like I’m watching a real deal soap opera right now. Mystery and Intrigue always has been one of the things Gh does best. The stakes are high, the story is good, characters we care about…

    • JK

      December 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I HAVE TO AGREE…A REAL SOAP OPERA WITH GREAT ACTORS..

  10. nancy dillingham

    December 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    DAYS has had some really pertinent scenes this holiday season–Jennifer talking with Abe re forgiveness, JJ dealing with unbearable guilt. Good acting also.

    • Francesca Bruno

      December 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Well said, Nancy. Jennifer outdid herself by speaking from a mother’s heart. I have begun watching again, and I am glad I did.

      JJ’s scene, contemplating suicide, was so moving, I lost myself in its ‘realism’.

  11. Charday

    December 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Loving GH again the last several months, after being totally bored with it for 2-3 years. I’m especially enjoying the Jason-Drew-Sam storyline and the resurgence of the Quartermaines. Loved Thanksgiving and Xmas at the Quartermaine mansion. The scenes of Sam/Oscar and Drew/Oscar (and Kim watching in the background) were great on the Xmas episode at the Quartermaines (Thursday’s episode this week). I’m especially enjoying seeing Monica Q again–time for her to be on contract!

    • Patrick

      December 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      I don’t know… GH writers thru me for a loop… quick to anger on my part

      Monica : giving Kim the riot act..of “knowing” that Drew was in PORT Charles and coming after the Quartermaine monies !!!!! ????

      WOAH – it was great acting… let me put out their – I LOVE Monica

      was this done by the writers to test how beloved Kim and Oscar have become ?!?!

      I DARESAY – watching Kim AND Oscar is like truly watching a SERIAL…. truly HOPING for a new family with Billy Miller’ Drew. NOW THIS.. is must see

      it just goes to show when… you have a good cohesive unit… of on fire troopers…
      this is what soap is about.

      GOD OH GOD.. you can forget about the Corinthos’ clan that easy… when you have good actors to feature. Kim , Drew, and Oscar for the win

      COURSE this is how easy it was to say the same thing: Valentin – Nina – and Charlotte

      now we can add.. Justin – Olivia – and her baby

      heck… GH has couples galore with family to feature.

      GH WRITERS – FORGET about Carly and Sonny and Micheal… dead weight

      • Patrick

        December 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        Anna and Finn… STINK

        this cutesy cutesy play on words and laugh out loud flirtation… is so LAME

        Anna NEEDS a MAN

        Finn is an empty shell.. relying on his boyish look…

      • Francesca Bruno

        December 27, 2017 at 6:48 am

        I do agree @Patrick. I have always held Monica as one of my favourite characters, and I am very happy to see her more often. But, the snubbing is irritating. Accusing Kim the way she did, was out of character for her.

        Finn and Anna are presently the most ridiculous pairing on General Hospital.
        The scenes are too scripted, lacking spontaneity.
        I like both actors, but this silliness is out of their league.

      • Shay

        December 27, 2017 at 6:53 am

        Ah, my dear Patrick….Don’t knock the concept of “boyish looks!” They can be oh, sooooo appealing!!!!

    • Soaphound

      December 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Oh Charday, you are so right! How adorable is Oscar with Drew, both walking on eggshells but trying not to show how happy they are. And, unlike buddinsky/homewrecker Carly, Sam’s handling of this difficult situation has been mature and admirable. Monica’s treatment of Drew is so touching (again, unlike Carly, Sonny, Diane) and it’s always great when she’s on.

      • Charday

        December 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

        GH could really use an earthquake or some other disaster to thin the cast–starting with Sonny and all the other Corinthos dregs. Also, time for Anna to go, along with Dante and Lulu. I’m bored with all of the police force, except for Nathan. I’d love to see Britt Westbourne and Nickolas Cassadine back on the show.

  12. Ncboston1

    December 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The writing, pacing and acting have all been compelling these past weeks. I haven’t said this in years but I really can’t miss an episode. Nice to see that the improvements have been reflected in the ratings.

    • Harry

      December 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Absolutely, NCboston1. You know how I know what you state is correct? I don’t use the fast forward feature anymore while watching GH.
      Okay, I use it a little when Alexis makes those adolescent goo goo eyes at Julian, but other than that, my right index finger stays off of the fast forward button.
      I also am really loving watching the grown-ups in the room (TJ and Molly) admonish the children (Stella, Julian, Alexis, Jordan) for bickering and to play nice. Adding to my gratitude list, love that we get to see the under belly of a character names Andre. I also love that Billy Miller is back, Baby! He is reminded me of why I liked him so much as Y&R’s Billy Abbott. He’s got that spark back in his eyes and seems more spirited.

      • nancy dillingham

        December 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        So agree, Harry–re Alexis’ goo goo eyes at Julian.
        How misplaced, unfortunate, and plain tone deaf is that story given this cultural revolution we are in the midst of re sexual misconduct, rape, harassment. Long over due–but welcomed. Thumbs down! 🙁

      • Shay

        December 27, 2017 at 6:46 am

        I hear what you are saying, Harry, and it’s true!!! GH is eminently more watchable these days! (Although I tend to cringe and skip scenes at the same things you do….seriously, having to endure Alexis acting all superior and disinterested—but secretly giddy—every single time she is within swooning distance of Julian is a complete and utter farce!….Good God, the woman is more molten beneath the surface than Mt. Vesuvius ever was….and combining her two greatest weaknesses in the world—alcohol and her ex….—-into one neat location certainly doesn’t bode well for this weak-willed woman! I mean, nothing positive shall come of it….Mark my words, an eruption is imminent!)

      • nancy dillingham

        December 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        Hey, Harry,
        I certainly do remember when Laura came back from the dead–and I heartily agree with all you said about that day. I watch it now and then on youtube and STILL get those chills. 🙂 It was chilling, thrilling, and oh so romantic–and the climax–what a climax on the stairs with Stavros. Tony was so very good–and I feel so sad when I think of the Fluke fiasco–too bad. But, yes, what a day, what a scene–best ever, incomparable!

    • Harry

      December 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Shay, the one thing I hate about you is you fail to pick a lane and state your opinion. Don’t hold back! Tell is how you really feel!
      I was hoping Alexis would be interested in that handsome doctor but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! He’s too nice, too good and for Alexis, that means boring.
      Forgive me for being vulgar but when Julian enters a room everyone looks at him as if he just farted. Everyone, that is, except Alexis who gives him these furtive, anxious lovelorn looks. I swear, Julian could wear a wife beater’s shit, play a song with his arm pits, and Alexis would hear Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” But really, it’s “The Song Remains the Same” that he’s playing.

      • Rebecca1

        December 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        yeah, yeah, yeah…same old, same old. Carly’s “goo-goo eyes” for Sonny, Nina’s for Valentin, Diane’s for Max, Tracy’s for Luke, Liz for Franco…seems like none of these couples pass the mustard. Or is it just Alexis? Cause last time I viewed the show each one of these women had “goo-goo” eyes for men who did them wrong or did wrong to others.

        You go, Alexis. Smart, witty, sassy, accomplished mother, attorney, friend great female character! Complex and very human.

      • Francesca Bruno

        December 29, 2017 at 8:41 am

        You make my day, dear Harry.

      • nancy dillingham

        December 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        Harry, I wanted Alexis to be interested in the doctor also. She and James Depaiva work well off each other in the limited scenes they’ve had. Could be fun! But, no, she has no time for him. Too bad!

      • Shay

        December 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        Oh, my clever, clever Harry….As you well know, ambiguity thy name is most definitely not Shay! I always call it as I see it —–without reservation or hesitation—-but upon this occasion, you’ve outdone me big time….and quite creatively, at that! Despite the fact I’ve always subscribed to the notion that vulgarity is no substitute for wit—the latter of which you possess in spades!—your brilliant, spot-on description in this particular instance has proved the proverbial exception!!! Applause for that most colorfully-put verbal masterpiece ala Julian—along with the indelicately-expressed infragrant perspective held by most of Port Charles, not to mention many of us here!!! It truly is beyond dispute…and compare!!! What inspired imagery! Which leaves us with the perpetually-deluded Alexis, for whom the only appropriate adage that springs to mind is “There are none so blind as those who will not see!” She is indeed a woman obsessed….an utterly hopeless and hapless creature when it comes to this sorry excuse of a man’s hold over her entire physical being and psyche! And yet, she still has her dogged defenders! Go figure….

  13. Ray

    December 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    If you are not watching DOOL, you are missing too many great performances.

  14. su0000

    December 22, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I never understood the excitement over weekly ratings that diddlypoo to do with us watching our soap LOL. I just don’t get..
    but hey it’s fun to bash the writer when numbers are down lol..
    * numbers down one week up the next, big deal lol

    OK–
    A ratings point itself represents 1% of all households in the united states.
    So if we were to assume 115 million households, a 1.0 rating is 1.15 million homes tuning in.
    Bottom line;
    The numbers in the soap ratings soap, we are only 1.0 of what the Nielsen Households watch, that’s it folks..

    And if you believe you watching a soap is counted, you are not personally counted.
    You are 1.0 of what the Nielsen Households watch, the ratings are not what you watch..

    So– the numbers you get excited over have nothing much to do with you, you are but an estimate of 0.1% .. and that is sad, indeed.

    hmm why do so many believe their watching makes the numbers..
    you are excited over what the Nielsen peoples watch to give your watching a 0.1 estimate..
    Haaa crazy !!

    fun tidbit;
    Nielsen has around 5,000 households that agree to be a part of the representative sample for the national ratings estimates.
    Nielsen’s statistics show that 99 million households have TVs ..
    ((yes Nielsen now counts other means of watching via mobile etc))

    haa the ratings have become a game, yes?

  15. Michael

    December 23, 2017 at 2:52 am

    The show was unwatchable for awhile, but has vastly improved in the past few months.

  16. rocky83

    December 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Unfortunately, so very disappointed in Y&R & B&B, my time too limited to waste watching these 2 snoozers anymore.

    • Kevin C

      December 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Rocky83, I so agree about Y&R for this is the last week I will be watching due to what Mal Young is doing to the show…B&B, I will still watch.

  17. (The First) Sly

    December 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats, GH. Keep up the good work.

    By the way, I am really enjoying Billy Miller. It’s about time the writers gave him something “really” good to act out.

  18. rebecca1

    December 24, 2017 at 4:42 am

    GH has been amazing on every level…EXCEPT…the infuriating explanation to Michael on the Christmas episod by Carly about AJ. Once again AJ was portrayed as the fall guy (no pun intended) whereby Carly admitted she made AJ think he was drinking again, Michael then says AJ pushed Carly down the stairs which caused her to lose the baby…AJ DID NOT PUSH CARLY DOWN THE STAIRS! I just watched the scene on YouTube…they were arguing, he grabbed her arm because she antagonized him and she pulled it away…falling backward.

    With so many fans complaining how badly AJ was treated, what a horrible mistake it was to kill AJ off AGAIN after he had come back, after Michael FINALLY bonding with AJ and hearing his side of the story…the writers go back to the old AJ pushed Carly down the stairs????!!! And Michael, after getting to know AJ, angered and grief-stricken when Sonny killed him…goes back to just accepting Carly and company’s story about AJ and doesn’t say a word in his father’s defense?

    Chris Van Etten you’re doing a great job…but you really need to WRITE this wrong, please…

    • Charday

      December 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      I’m miss AJ Quartermaine–still hoping he’s alive and will return, but at present undergoing long-term therapy to recover from Sonny shooting him.

  19. Lou piikes

    December 24, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Say What !! Are you dissing Jean P, your favorite head writer?

  20. Satan

    December 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    GH is beginning to recover from the damage done to the show beginning in February 2012. It’s about damned time.

    Now if they would just lose Frodd, once and for all……

    • nancy dillingham

      December 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      You got it!

  21. rpm

    December 26, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Days is the show to watch! Not a day can be missed.

    • Patrick

      December 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      “despite the adolescent fireworks”

      LOL – @the Horton annual ornament partay.

      Doug’ retort over Claire and Ciera Alice smashing their ornaments

      ingénue hissy fit

      well done and played out by BOTH of these gals. WOW it’s great to have a Ciera WHO CAN ACT.

      it’s 5 months in to : THEE SHOW

      and i’m rendered speechless and AWE that this is for Salem’ites

  22. Steve

    December 27, 2017 at 12:41 am

    GH is clicking on most cylinders. However, two critiques: As others have mentioned, once again making Carly look justified in her treatment of both AJ and Tony is so annoying. Also, why is a central figure in the ballot storyline not being featured? This should be Kristina Wagner’s biggest storyline in ages, but Felicia is shipped out of town for Christmas. Why didn’t we get to see Maxie thanking Lulu for helping her mother? When they eventually show Felicia, she’ll probably say she doesn’t want to be mayor, clearing the way for Laura to run the city.

    • nancy dillingham

      December 29, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Indeed, that’s what she said!

  23. Violet Lemm

    December 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Maybe, if enough time goes by, we could accept someone new.

  24. Patrick

    December 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    DAYS of OUR Lives – ” here ye, here ye ”

    Tyler Christopher and Louise Sorel

    Tyler Christopher is Stefan O. DiMera !!!!

    Vivian Alamaine SON… fathered by Stefano DiMera

    read this is SOD

    going on now… started 12/17/17

    The DiMera Mystique just heightened

    REIGN Supreme

    • Celia

      December 29, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      That is exactly what I said, barely a week ago, Patrick. ….I stated I had heard it through the grapevine, Tyler would be playing Stefano’s and Vivian’s son.
      However, I defer to you as to the mystery man…..I kept thinking it would be Stefano, but it is most likely Stefano O. come to claim what is his.
      What an opportune time to unseat Chad…..Getting oh, sooo good!!

      • Patrick

        December 30, 2017 at 12:55 am

        I don’t want him to unseat Chad… as he’s my fave

        however.. i’m getting long in the tooth… ?? with Chad placing blame on Andre and/or even Kate. OK.. Chad…. moving along.. as Andre and Kate are aligned WITH… let’s get this empire forward

        so.. by bringing in Stefan… WOWSAH

        I don’t know what to expect.. other than Lady grand dame herself.. will usher in and dare.. defy and hold court…. that HER SON

        REIGN

        uphold her cache ? LOL LOVE TO LOVE Louise Sorel… LOVE TO LOVE

        my heart leaps .. that Tyler Christopher is back on our telee

        cheers my dear… 2018 will be…

        salute to this WONDERFUL site

    • Celia

      December 30, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Believe you me….I don’t want Chad unseated either….love him. It will add delicious mayhem and turmoil, nonetheless. It is what Vivian does best!!
      Days is running on all engines right now. Vivian and Stefano O. will definitely steal the show, making Salem’s citizens miserable, scrambling for shelter.
      Finally something for this town upon which to chew ( other than Ciera telling on Rafe…loving it !!!!!– you know how I feel about Hope…ugh)…Salem had been dormant since Ben’s insanity. LOL….Yeah, I am salivating, Patrick, the poet !!

  25. Michele Katzenmoyer

    January 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I have been watching GH for 39 years plus and I can honestly say that I am over the moon that Jason is back. It has never been the same since he left. I am so addicted to GH right now with him back. I cant wait for the reunion of him and Sam I know they will drag it out but all I can say is the writers better have us all on the edge of our seats and the we better all see that the writers do reunite Jasam because that’s why the ratings sky rocketed because of Stev’
    s return so do not disappoint the fans!

  26. christy

    January 8, 2018 at 8:26 am

    I have not missed an episode since Steve came back!! Thank you GH for bringing our boy home where he belongs!! There is only one JM and that is Steve!! REunite JaSam!!

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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 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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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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