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RATINGS: General Hospital Up In Total Viewers And Key Demos!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 14th-18th and it was General Hospital that showed the most gains in viewers among total viewers and addtions in all the key womens demos.

It was Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) confession at Morgan’s funeral that gave the 11/14 episode of the ABC soap opera over 2.9 million viewers, which was the most-watched episode of the week of GH.   For the week, in total viewers, GH added +94,000 up to 2,716,000 in its average tally.  GH was the only soap to be in the plus column and add viewers in the key demos of 18-49, 18-24, and in the 25-54 category GH and Y&R were up.

The Young and the Restless also added total viewers for the week with +59,000 bring their tally to 4,559,000.  However, Y&R tied an all-time low in the 18-49 ratings share for the seventh straight week.

The Bold and the Beautiful took the biggest hit for the ratings period losing -117,000 total viewers, and tying an all-time low in 18-49 viewers.  The CBS soap also tied all-time lows in the ratings share for the 18-34 and 18-49 female demos.

Days of our Lives was down slightly from the previous week losing 33,000 total viewers, but continued to tie an all-time low in the 18-34 ratings share.   View the entire ratings via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,559,000 (+59,000/-335,000)
2. B&B 3,696,000 (-117,000/+178,000)
3. GH 2,716,000 (+94,000/+48,000)
4. DAYS 2,239,000 (-33,000/-448,000)

So, which soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now?  Which soap do you think needs the most fixing?  What do you think of the latest ratings? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!

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I hope Days will improve so ratings will go up. I fear if the ratings stay this low Days will be in trouble. With the holiday season upon us, I hope they will have more positive and upbeat storylines with romance and some happy stories. Let’s put the dark, mean, ugly stories behind us, and bring in the light which is so needed!

I believe GH is the best soap on daytime Television. The Death of Morgan storyline is providing some of the best drama in a while. The actors are fantastic . I would like to say the storyline where Nell sleeps with Sonny is not my favorite. I hope it is not true and Nell is caught very soon. I would also like closure for the pill swap with Ava; where Ava is finally punished. Too much evil goes unpunished and it is distressing.

Nell druged Sonny and nothing happened. I don’t know what she’s up to yeah yet.
Bobby’s off feeling about her is right on. I don’t like Nell she’s a little snake in the grass .

I suspect Nell is acting on higher orders. Possibly, she is acting on the orders of Jerry Jax. Maybe, Nell is Jerry’s daughter.
Just a wild guess–I do not know.

Yeah, Sue. I, also, think nothing happened. But, Sonny fell right into Nell’s plans, whatever they may be.
Is she the child of some woman Sonny spurned?…..and, has she come to exact revenge?
Also, I also think she may be his illegitimate child…..That’s another reason I think nothing happened.
Lordy, Lord…..that would really be EWWWWY GROSS!…..GH would not go there!!

@Addison.
Hi, Addison. Could Nell be Jerry’s daughter, as you say? Perhaps, this is the reason Nell was a match for Joss. How perceptive of you.
Does Jerry have a bone to pick with Sonny? So, Nell is acting so sweet as a means to an end.
What a sycophant!!

Days is headed for NBC announcing its cancellation in late January. It would run thru September 2017 and be done. Its barely staying above the 2 million mark, not enough for NBC to renew it again, in my opinion.

it’s sad it’s come to this and they only have themselves to blame. Ken Corday is out of touch.

It baffles me how GH’s ratings are up when the show is a total snoozefest with every storyline going on currently. The pacing is terrible. I just don’t understand all the love for a thug who has people killed for a living. I don’t like Sonny and Carly at all and it really bothers me that Morgan got killed. Will women really support every bit of garbage this once proud show churns out nowadays?

I can’t take the show anymore and quit watching weeks ago. It’s nonstop doom and gloom day after day, week after week, ad nausem. The show is way too dark and depressing all the time. Whatever happened to the love, romance, and adventure that this show was once known for in another life? Daytime soaps should be a fun escape from the horrors of the real world, and God knows there’s been a ton of that in recent weeks and months.

I’ve also quit watching.

GH’s continued insistence on making a career criminal the focal point of the show and allowing him to get away with everything is disgusting. The world is depressing enough without subjecting myself to this show on a daily basis.

Hey Alan, you said Sonny being the focal point of the show is one of the things that turned you off, which is certainly your right to feel that way. But I’m curious, in a hypothetical situation, if you were in charge of making such decisions, which character or characters would you make the focal point of the show?

If I were in charge I would put Laura, Liz, Anna, and Ava front and center along with Valentin.

I would make Laura the emotional heart of the show, grooming her to be the eventual matriarch figure. When GH was facing cancellation in the 70’s it was the show’s decision to focus on Laura that in large part saved it from cancellation and she has the most ties (both familial and emotional) to the various characters.

I would shift the focus to more hospital based stories (both medical and romantic) and utilize Liz to greater effect, building on her being the sole remaining member of the Hardy family on the canvas (and of course her father Jeff is also Laura’s uncle). By shifting the focus back to the hospital the show would also open up more story for Monica (Laura’s confidante during her teen years), Kevin (Laura’s current beau), and Lucas (Laura’s nephew by marriage). Bobbi (Laura’s former sister-in-law and rival for Scotty’s affections) could also be brought back as the next generation Jessie Brewer to lead the nursing program.

I would put Anna back in charge of the PCPD and portray the department as effective as a result of Anna’s leadership and WSB background. With her professional life back on track, Anna could then dip her toe back into the dating pool.

Valentin and Ava would be positioned to drive story as resident villains (and possibly spouses at some point down the road which would take the Ava/Nina feud to the next level if Ava became Charlotte’s mother, a position Nina is clearly hungry for). Instead of the played out mob business the show needs to introduce some corporate intrigue with Valentin attempting a hostile takeover of ELQ by using whatever Heather saw in Edward’s will a few years ago as his ace up his sleeve (which would give Tracy something to deal with on a professional front as well as a personal one when she learns the secret that her beloved father kept). I would also bring Delia back to interact with Ava and soften the character a bit, but still maintain her impulsive self-structure qualities that make Ava so compelling to watch.

Finally, I would rebuild Alexis into a smart, strong, funny woman dedicated to her daughters and the law instead of a woman defined by her attraction to mobsters; bring back Britt to stir up trouble at GH; send Maxie and Nathan off to Seattle to be closer to Georgie; give more airtime to Lucas and Brad’s marriage; introduce more humor into the show via a Delia/Obrecht friendship, which would evolve from them bonding over their love for their children to their getting into Lucy and Ethel situations trying to keep Ava and Britt out of trouble; showcase actual friendships between the female characters; and most importantly, put a focus on epic romantic stories that play all the beats and don’t rely on lame obstacles like secret Canadian wives needing green cards who show up with kids who have a different father every week.

Alan…I love your ideas for GH. What I would add is a couple of stronger male characters. Too bad they’ve neutered most of them…Paul had potential until, they made him a serial killer in a pretty dumb, depressing story. Jax and Robert just drop into Port Charles once in a while. And Duke…they had to kill him off. And while The hospital is the center of GH, not too many life and worse stories. Also really like being Delia/Dr. O back the way you suggested. Actually Delia could be the “face” of Kelly’s.

Amanda…While I still watch GH it isn’t with the same anticipation I used to have. And it is mainly because of what you said in your second paragraph. It does have it’s moments, but that’s just it …just moments. I hope things will pick up.

That’s it right there. Anticipation. I could not specify it or put my finger on what is missing. You just did it for me, Rose.

The ratings show that the audience enjoys Sonny, whether you like him or not the show is only going to base things on the numbers. It just shows that despite all the internet feedback, the majority of the audience feels differently

Exactly, Sean. Every piece of storytelling; whether it be a novel, a book, a movie, a soap, needs good and evil…..good guys; bad guys, equipped with foils and and counterparts. This is what makes a drama ‘tick’, in my opinion.
I cannot stand Sonny or Julian, but they are both necessary evils. I think what best represents these two ( and Ava) is that their quasi human ‘good’ qualities are inserted within their core.
They are bad guys with feelings. We have seen them love, hate, and suffer passionately…..all the basic emotions which makes a human being.
I write so many deprecating remarks about characters, one and all, LOL. But, at the end of the day, it is these same characters that stir our feelings/ emotions within us….we respond one way or the other. That’s what any writing should elicit.
I tolerate the bad guys because I know they are needed…..life is not a bed of roses.

Exactly Sean, what it proves is that the negativity and criticism directed at Maurice here and on other sites and forums is a vocal but ultimately small minority of the overall GH viewership. They are going to write their show for what the masses want, not for what a group of people on the internet want.

I don’t think this week’s ratings are proof that the “masses” want Sonny. The ratings for October 1st through November 4th which was a week of the non-stop Sonny/Carly pity party over Morgan’s death had GH down 239,000 in total viewers from last year as well as down 109,000 viewers in the women 18-49 demographic. Those aren’t good numbers. When the continued focus on all things Corinthos results in weekly gains and an increase in the coveted demographics over an extended period of time then a connection can be made between the two.

I also have quit watching. Plus I deleated all of it on my dvr.Now I will just take it off. Whenn I have given in, and tried to watch Jax all I saw was Sonny. he is the main reason I can’t be bothered.

Hey, Janet. Perception and habit rule my soap-watching.
I could never stop watching. I am soooo true blu, whether I like what I see or not. Soaps, whatever is left of them, are part of me; of my life….just my take.

I am so glad to see someone else sick of Sonny and Carly. I could take Carly staying on if only Sonny wold leave the show permanenty. Carly could date new chaeacters for a while until they settle on someone interesting. The whole mob thing is out of date and silly. Especially when they go on and on about Sonny veing a great dad though all his kids have been almost killed. The Cassadines, Sonny, Luke and Jerry Jax need to be written out for new fresh actors and stories

Believe it or not, Carly’s smugness gets to me…like today when she spoke to Ava. Nice Carly I have no problem with. Smug Carly..which we see way too often? I’d rather see her and that smirk locked up before they threw the book at Sonny

Y&R is just biding time until Sally Sussman’s take on Genoa City begins. I am looking forward to what she and her team can do to revive my interest in what was a stately elegant and captivating serial. As a newbie to DAYS (since the mass cancellations), I have been disappointed but ever hopeful. GH has been clicking but because it is focusing on legacy characters and developing stories more deeply. B&B is just on endless repeat > same stories, different family members. Give these people something to do that really challenges them as people.

I am not surprised…..GH has been holding my attention. Most storylines are delivering all that a soap encompasses, albeit sometimes consisting of inane storylines .
Examples: Sam and Jason…ugh; Valerie’s instant superior, displaced moral attitude…ugh; Jordan and weird shrink…ugh; Carly/ Jax/Nell/Sonny debacle is freakishly ridiculous…ugh; weaselly Nell ( who has no appeal in looks or otherwise) is exploiting her nefarious agenda, which I saw from the onset and said so….yet, her REAL plan is not forthcoming.
So, the stage is set…..Will Carly find Nell and Sonny together? Is this her plan? To break up Carly and Sonny? Ahhhhh….and so the recycling goes!!

Now, for the good storylines:
Alexis trials and tribulations are so true to life….Nancy’s rendition is splendidly executed…….That dramatic background music sounded so similar to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly…..so befitting!!!!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Finn and Hayden intrigue me….the story can be sped up a bit; but, loving these two.
Valentin’s countenance leaves me breathless….wanting more. His entire aura bespeaks of mystery, deceit and a bit of the macabre. What is behind the real man?

One last thing. Joss is blossoming into a beautiful young girl. She is such a good little actress. I hope she is given many more scenes….love this kid. I’d rather look at her than the nanny/assistant Nell from hell.

Y&R is Ok. I am too loyal to this soap to speak too negatively, albeit some of the characters are annoyingly not up to par….drive me up the wall.

Days just confuses the living ‘day’lights out of me….The Hope storyline is hopeless!! Gabi is starting to get on my nerves.
Allow Abby to make an appearance already before it’s too late….Gabi is subtly making a move on Chad and using JJ as her patsy.
Jade ( whatever her name is) and Joey are a bust. Holy moly!!

I thought the same thing as I watched Joss beg Jax to stick around, what a sweet little budding actress! She, to me, is close to being in the Molly/Kristina category.

How should Valerie act then. Sonny walks around like he does nothing wrong.

How should Valerie act? Hmmmm……let’s see; not with so much hauteur; considering her moral compass and code of ethics went out the window, the minute she decided to ” lay, lady, lay” with her cousin’s husband.
As far as Sonny?….. I think everyone is fed up with my opinion of him…..he’s in another chapter.

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why GH’s ratings went up.
To watch Sonny morosely naval gaze?
I thought that confession during the funeral was over-the-top silly and then that moron Jordan stands up and says,”Um, are you confessing to the murder of Mourning, er, I mean, Morgan”? It was the confession of a narcissist and call me heartless and evil, I wasn’t even close to crying.
And hey, this comes from someone who cries watching that yellow lab trying to get his owner to take him on walk but the owner cannot because he has a back ache.

Lol

I get it, Banquo’s Ghost. I cry when the leaves fall.
You are so right. I said this before. Sonny’s pain twisted my heart minimally and marginally….lasted for a second. I did feel his pain in that instant.
Then, the aloofness and his selfish concentration on himself killed any pity I felt for him.
The anguish of losing his son pales in comparison to saving his own skin, with whatever evidence lays before him. Back to his old self…. what a guy!!

The Nielsen ratings audience need to get soap opera watchers ..
The ratings are in the Nielsen ratings audience hands, not ours.

I know su0000 who are these people? I’ll tell you who they are. People getting left over price is and let’s make a deal prizes from CBS. Incentive to stick an extra TV hooked up to a Nielsen box on cbs. That’s who the Nielsen audience is. For those who want to debate this I’m not changing my mind. THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED…Just ask TRUMP!!

hi davlestev ..
AND! we do not get a vote, we are not counted!
ratings are rigged!
It’s the Nielsen households that are counted, not us..
I want a vote, I want to be counted and not one of the 0.1% estimate of what they watch.

Glad to hear the positive ratings news for GH. The show has been excellent over the past month, in my view. And I’m glad the viewership numbers reflect that.

I’m especially glad to see that a show featuring Maurice Benard, who is, in my humble opinion, the most unfairly maligned and criticized actor among commenters on this site, seemingly blamed for everything under the sun, I expect people to start blaming him for climate change and the national debt next, and an episode featuring him was the highest rated individual show on GH in months. He was brilliant on that episode, and has been during the Morgan death storyline, along with Laura Wright and many others on the show. Hopefully they will both be seeing some well deserved Emmy gold in their future.

The writing, also heavily criticized among posters here, has been very good lately, in my estimation. No cheesy Scooby Doo cartoon stories, people pulling off masks, or having sex in a mausoleum, instead stories that have real human drama and emotion, stories that get you emotionally invested and keep you coming back to see what happens next. That is the heart of what every good soap opera should be, and a staple of what GH has been over the years when it’s been at its best.

Maurice is great. Sonny, not so much. But the actor is doing his job. I’m with you Dan!

Absolutely, Timmmy. Agreed and agreed. We must separate the actor from the character.
Whatever angst we may hold, let’s turned towards the writers…LOL.

Thanks Timmm, always respect your opinions. Same for you Cee Cee. Here’s the way I see it. Personally, I think Sonny is a great, complex character. He’s not all good, he’s not all bad, he’s both, shades of grey, if you will. Not black or white, cut and dry, good or evil. Both and sometimes at the same time. That’s what makes a great, memorable soap character, in my opinion. The ability to walk that line between good and evil.

A character that we like and want to root for and feel empathy towards at times, but also one that we get angry with and want to see pay for the bad things they’ve done at other times. Not unlike Luke Spencer, Victor Newman, Erica Kane, or any number of other classic soap opera characters over the years.

I think Maurice does a brilliant job of portraying that shades of grey type of character. The writing of the Sonny character has been hit or miss over his 23 years on the show. For me, right now it’s a hit, and I think the criticism Maurice gets from a lot of people is unwarranted. But at the same time, I can understand why Sonny is such a polarizing character.

Thank you, Dan…likewise, my friend. Your posts are always so rich with feelings and positivity. Love it!!

I love how B&B still beats GH even when it has a “bad” week

the cbs soaps are declining. Y&R’s numbers are tragic. thank god the new writing is coming soon,the soap is in terrible shape. i’m sick of seeing the same lackluster stories. Sharon being the town pariah again is terrible

I absolutely hate that the baby switcheroo story line has turned into a child custody case. Wait, scratch then–it’s turned into a visitation rights case.
Even on a good day, child custody battles in soaps are dull, but a child visitation battle? I anxiously await the arrival of the new writing regime who will be on clean up duty for the first few months.

Not hard to believe that B&B lost the most viewers from the previous week. If you miss an episode, you don’t miss much at all. Same stories, different year.

it’s the same stories over and over. so lazy. Brad Bell needs to step it up and write more compelling stories

Aside from the first 2 days of the funeral, I don’t think there’s been much action this month on GH at all. Compare this November to 3 years ago when Luke and Robert and Anna were battling Faison and Robin was on her way to break up Patrick’s wedding. This year’s November sweeps for GH are an epic bore as far as I’m concerned.

I really think on Y&R we are tire of Sharon being the problem child. The story line went on too long. The truth should have come out before the doctor was killed. The B&B we are tire of the love triangle between Brook/Kate and Bill. Than they created love triangle between Bill/Ridge over Brook. We are tire of Brook sleeing with some ones man that she is related to. You neex to bring someone new in the picture. Oh not mention how you are turning the Quinn/Eric/Kate story the same way. For once let Eric & Quinn be happy for awhile and give Kate a new love witb a new person to the show. Take a look at GH writers.

Here is GH’s #1 problem besides Frank and Jelly, which is big enough! GH doesnt commit to the stories, actors or fans. Jax is a perfect example. Here is a character that can act his butt off, is so relevant and much needed. Case in point, he left Alexis right after she ran down Julian, literally blood on her hands and a drunk! Jax is needed! Carly and Jax are gold. She has a ton of mix feelings right now. Jax is needed! Sonny is outraged at Jax and Carly, he and Jax didnt get to play that out. Jax is needed! Now, to be fair, maybe Ingo didnt want to stay long term. Okay, but I would have never brought him back unless he could play out the stories he is right smack in the middle of! The stories are empty now. Its bullshit, really. And dont forget, somehow Jax and Nelle have a connection. We will never know. Get rid of the extra weight, sign some characters long term and right a freakin story!

Agreed, Timmmy….especially the part of a connection between Nell from hell and Jax. Will he leave with the secret? Will we ever find out what compels this girl to act so intractably?
Yet, before she crawled into bed with a ‘dead to the world’, Sonny, Nell said, “Sorry”.
What does this sort of remorseful uttering mean? Not knowing is killing me. LOL.

Well, she probably tapped Sonny’s specialty, a “Latte Naughty” and Avery will have a little coffee bean to play with in nine months!

Amen. Jax is a must. If not for Carly than for Alexis. I will forever dream of a Jax and Nina pairing ! They would be like Jax and Courtney in the begining, when they dined and drank wine all classy all the time or even early Skye and Jax 🙂

Jax and Nina, great idea!

Ingo Rademacher who plays Jax isnt willing to commit to a full time return. I know he has a recurring role on the prime time show Hawaii Five-O and lives in Hawaii so he is only agreeing to short term appearances at this point.

Thats fine but GH shouldnt write for him if he isnt willing to wrap up loose ends.

“…..little coffee bean to play with….”.,,, hilarious!!!!! Thank you for the lsugh, Timmmbo!!

Two things I avoid on all soaps are funerals and court scenes– I haven’t seen a soap due either properly for years— so I gave up, so I missed Sonny’s grand confession– just like I am missing the whole brother vs brother mess on Y&R over baby Christian. It is so unnecessary, Christian is Dylan’s nephew, why would Nick have any problem with them seeing the baby? Pointless drama is worse than bad drama.

What bothers me about these numbers is that November is a sweeps month and if the soaps are doing this badly when they are supposed to be at their best, I hate to see them during the winter doldrums.

I cannot recall a sweeps month as disappointing and as bad as this one– not one soap had anything worthwhile going on for what is supposed to be Grade A prime stories. Days is slowly becoming watchable again, but barely. GH is all over the map, it is hard to invest in stories when one day they focus on one thing, but it could weeks before they get back to that story- Y&R is obviously just doing filler until the new stuff can start– B&B– is the same old, same old, and if you like the same old same old stuff, it’s okay, if not, it like being stuck in soap version of deju-vu hell

100% agree except for DROOL. It’s plodding, lifeless pace is killing me. Abby in the attic is beyond dumb

I know, Tomas. I wish I could make some sense out of that.
You know? “Abby In The Attic” would make a good title of some book, or movie, somehow. LOL.
Also, out of context……Gabi would do well not to wear her gorgeous hair in a bun. It must be the most unflattering up-do on anyone who does not have the Audrey Hepburn type of head/profile.

Why on earth GH’s ratings are up is beyond me, with No direction Frank and the hack writers Jean and Shelley this show has been almost unwatchable since summer 2015, I continue to watch out of spite for ABC, they want the show to be terrible so that we don’t watch and then don’t care when they cancel it, I can’t think of any other reason why those 3 still have jobs.

I think GH is the best it has been in a while! Nancy Lee Grahn is portrayal of Alexis and her battle with her shattered life, career and alcoholism is moving, she deserves a daytime Emmy!
William Devry the same! I love the storyline that the Quartemaines finally have, the only storyline that is dull is the Cassidine one with Valentine just bring back Nicolas and give Laura and Kevin a better romantic story!

I agree, the writing has improved. First there is actual dialogue, all they did a year ago is recite the storylines going on .I think the show is in the right direction and though I am a fan I’m always a critic . I love Sonny and I love Carly, but I can not stand them together any longer, let if be what it truly is , done, dead, and move on, they can parent together now and then but please, Carly was great with Jax. Also they could create some real gritty , real life drama with lo g term classmates starting to really care for each other, and I mean something interesting, Monica and Tracy could really start sharing some special moments, and show that love has no gender and shake it up. It is 2016, these soaps all exploded when dealing with real crap and then just making g it glamorous.

Hi CeeCee…I don’t think Valerie is angry with Curtis for working for Julian…well, that’s not the main reason. She’s pissed because he took pictures of confidential police documents that SHE left unattended. In essence, it was her responsibility to not leave sensitive material lying around in front of a civilian and it could have cost her her job..or a suspension… if Jordan hadn’t let it go. So, she feels like Curtis took a risk at her expense…

Agree with you about Joss; I liked her from the beginning and am happy to see they’re featuring her more. She was always a good actress…came with an impressive acting background.

As you know I never liked Nell but objectively I think she’s very pretty.

Thanks, Rebecca, but, I know exactly what Valerie’s beef with Curtis is. It still comes down to ethics, nonetheless…..she has none. That is my point.
And, Jordan fell into the same pit by ‘ignoring’ Valerie’s faux pas. Jordan should be fired for putting her own ethics on the line.
It was not Jordan’s call to dismiss Valerie’s complete disregard for rules….confidential documents which could jeopardize a case. Again, that is my point.
I suppose, soap or no soap; my ethical conduct is important to me; yet, I cannot expect the public to feel the same way.

Ceecee…take a breath! I don’t know about anyone else but I’m sick of hearing about your code of ethics. A kiss between Carly and Jax? Scare bleu! Valerie forgot to close confidential documents in front of a trusted boyfriend…morally bankrupt!!!! And yet…you voted for Trump. ‘Nuff said.

And, THAT is the crux of your angst!!

not at all…it’s just the height of hypocrisy.

You have the last word. You are that arrogant!!

No…it’s just a reply to your misguided accusation. And BELIEVE me you get your fair say; your repeated “victimization” that your replies don’t go through is as repetitive as your holier than thou morals. You’re NOT always polite in your comments here as some may say…you’re defensive and on-the-attack many times. And, for your info, all of us are subject to the moderators here…you and Shay, who you keep bringing up….are not the only ones. You’ve gotten in quite a few “hits” going way back…

Sweetheart, when will you every learn? Stay on the high road, you get less mud on your tires! Luv ya!

@Timmm.
I know, my Timmmy. I am learning as I age…getting wiser. Afterall, I’ll be thirty in a couple of days. LOL. I can’t believe it!! LOL.
I wear my heart on my sleeve…..like Kiki. She reminds me of myself.

And, speaking of Kiki, why did the writers not show yesterday’s ‘threatening’ scene with Liz’s rapist today? It would have been THE end of the week cliffhanger, yes?
Thanks for your wisdom, and shoulder. Love you, too.

“Timmy?” Butt out. Lol…you amaze me. That’s what you did all along and I ignored you for the longest time…and then when I finally responded to your attitude with hostility you were aghast! Too much…

GH has easily been the best soap of 2016.

Y&R, its number one because of their legacy and CBS believes in them. It is NOT number one for its stories. They are ALL horrible! Good actors, horrible scripts! I mean, Nick is fighting Dylan to stay away from a son he thought was his. Dylan is a cop, Sharon is Faith’s mother, are these two people that bad that they cannot become “Uncle Dylan and Aunt Sharon?” Oh and that HELLSea, I cannot wait until Sharon finds out Christian is Adam’s and she runs to Nick and sends that bitch back to the gutter where she belongs!

You know what this whole Chelsea/Nick thing boils down to, Timmmy? TPTB do not know what to do with Chelsea. She must be kept on the front burner ‘cooking’ nothing.
Where is this story headed? Adam is dead….Chelsea needs to keep herself as a vital presence in Nick’s life because she thinks Christian is Adam’s son. I think because of this fact, she feels ( subconsciously) she has a right to the baby, somehow.
I still feel very strongly that the baby is Nick’s I can see Victor’s busy hands doing their best handiwork, yet!!
I do not even recognize Chelsea anymore. IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!! Guttersnipe no more. Rags to Fashionista….LOL.
I did infer what you just said about Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dylan, earlier. They would still get to spend time with the baby if they could have just had the common sense to allow things to calm down.
I can see both sides. They all love the baby. It must be so hard for Sharon and Dylan in that empty house without the baby whom they thought was theirs…..and, after having him for a year.
Yet, the pain Nick suffered unnecessarily gives him the right to be as mad as heck. Not to mention the loss of time which he should have spent with his son. Neither he nor the child will ever recoup that.

I never like Chelsea. But she was hinged to Adam so I dealt with her. BUT, as we know with this current writing staff, soon to be gone, they shouldnt have killed off Adam, he and Chelsea and their son should have left the country and returned when they have a new Adam in place. I wouldnt even mind if off camera they say Chelsea chose to stay in Paris to work. Well one would say, how could a mother leaver her child behind? Hey Celia, like you said in the past, she gave Johnny to Victoria and not ONCE does she mention him! She doesnt care! Oh, I cannot stand her! And Nick, he will warm back up to Sharon. They are the younger version of Nikki and Victor, they always end up back together!

Yeah, Timmmy, I feel the same way. As far as I’m concerned, the only positive about Chelsea is her wardrobe. I didn’t like her as Annie ( Richie’s sister –Billy Miller—-) on AMC, and The same stands for Chelsea.
I think that if she is to stay on, TPTB need to devise a way to make Chelsea a real person….not a fill-in…..give her some maternal instincts instead of hanging around Nick and baby. You know? Give her another dimension to her mannequin-type persona, or send her to another dimension. LOL.
I am not saying she should not have told Nick what happened with Sharon ( inadvertently seeing Christian), but, I do wonder if she did that out of obligation, or just to pit Nick against Sharon. The latter is more in accordance to Chelsea’s ‘type of old’.
I do agree about Sharon and Nick. I have always thought these two belonged together.
Ciao, babes.

I’m very on GH, and maybe this has been talked about but could Nell be the child of the Carly’s friend who died on high school? Or something? She has a similar background and it seems like they’re setting her up to be the next Carly…

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Days of our Lives Longtime Lovebirds, Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian, Set Wedding Date

In the words of Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel, DAYS) himself, “Just remember ya’ll….there is great value in long courtships,” it appears that he and his longtime love. Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS), have finally picked their wedding date, and the destination for their nuptials.

Back in August of 2023, the couple shared that they plan to tie the knot in 2024, and with their latest IG post it looks like the wedding day is becoming closer and closer.

As Days of our Lives fans know, Zucker is suing the soap opera’s producers and production entity, and her last episode should air on July 29th, since the show tapes so far in advance. One can assume, her character, Nicole Walker may get a happy ending and get her baby back before exiting Salem? However, that’s yet to be seen.

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In the meantime, the couple who live in Nevada, continue to make plans for their big day. In their newest update, Zucker shared, “We discovered a wedding DESTINATION and DATE DATE! So grateful to everyone who has helped us make this exploration an eye-opening awe-inspiring adventure!”

While Christian chimed in, “I already hear many of you saying ‘finally Shawn!’ Just remember ya’ll….there is great value in long courtships.” #justsaying #loveispatient #loveiscrazy”

Shawn’s journey as Daniel Jonas on DAYS lasted from 2008 to 2017, while Zucker has portrayed Nicole Walker since 1998. The couple have been engaged since 2021.

The duo made no clear mention of the exact wedding date or location in their post, only that they have got things locked in and all systems are a-go!

So, happy to hear that Ari and Shawn are finally about to become husband and wife? Comment below.

 

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NATAS Reveals 2024 Gold and Silver Circle Honorees Recognizing Admired Individuals and Their Enduring Contributions to Daytime Television

Ahead of the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday, the recipients of the 2024 Gold and Silver Circle honors.

Those chosen as honorees were chosen for this recognition, as NATAS explained, “As admired individuals who have made enduring contributions to daytime television. Inductees are exceptional professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 or 25 years, respectively. They represent the best and brightest in the industry.”

Some daytime favorites in front of the camera and behind the scenes made this year’s honor roll.

The 2024 Gold Circle Inductees are:

Jerome Dobson, Writer: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Santa Barbara 

A Martinez, Actor: Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Days of our Lives and The Bay.

Suzanne Rogers, Actress: Days of Our Lives

The 2024 Silver Circle Inductees are:

Patricia Denney, Former Hair and Makeup Department Head: The Young and The Restless

Kathleen Finch, Chairman and CEO, US Networks, Warner Brothers Discovery

Linda Grand, Set Master Props: The Bold & The Beautiful

Janet Spellman-Drucker, Co-Executive Producer: Days of Our Lives

Mark Teschner, Casting Director: General Hospital

Rolonda Watts, Talk Show Host, Actress & Voiceover Talent: Sherri, Curious George, Divorce Court

What do you think of the selections for this year’s Gold and Silver Circle Honorees? Comment below.

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TODAY: Days of our Lives Icon Deidre Hall Guest Stars on ‘Hacks’

As we previously reported, Days of our Lives star Deidre Hall (Marlena) is playing a version of herself on the hit Max comedy series, Hacks. The episode dropped today on May 23rd and is already available for streaming.

In it, Deidre plays Jimmy’s mother (Paul W. Downs). For those in the know, Downs is not only one of co-creators and stars of Hacks, but as it turns out is a fan of Days of our Lives.

Speaking on her guest star appearance, Hall told TV Insider, “I was told by Paul and Lucia Aniello (co-creator) that Paul’s mom was a longtime fan of DAYS and of Marlena, and then she introduced him to the show when he was a toddler.“

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Deidre added, “So when they were looking for a person to play Paul’s mother, they said, ‘Wait a minute, are we crazy? Why don’t we see if we can get Deidre.’”

As to her guest star turn, Hall previewed,“The script was written that the part is ‘legendary Deidre Hall,’ so I didn’t have to reach too far for what she looks like, what she sounds like, how she moved.”

In story, Deidre got the opportunity to work with Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, whom she shared, “Working with Christopher Lloyd was probably the most daunting thing that’s happened to me for a while.” Hall added, “He was just the loveliest.”

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According to Hall, her Days of our Lives co-stars will be tuning-in at some point today or this evening to catch her appearance, which she is very excited about.

Hacks stars Jean Smart as everyone’s favorite comedian Deborah Vance. In season 3, the critically acclaimed and Emmy-wining comedy series explores the dark mentorship between a legendary stand-up comedian and young, entitled comedy writer.

Will you be checking out Deidre Hall, playing soap legend “Deidre Hall” on Hacks? Let us know in the comment section below.

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