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RATINGS: GH Moves Ahead Of DAYS! B&B Has Solid Week!

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The ratings are out for the week of July 15-19th, and there  is interesting news to report upon looking at the latest statistics and numbers!

General Hospital has now regained third place from Days of our Lives!  GH gained  +68,000 in total viewers for the week giving it a total of 2,517,000!  While DAYS fell and lost total viewers -34,000 and whose total came in for the ratings perood with 2,416,000.   There is only 100,000 total viewers now separating the two shows as of this ratings!  However, General Hospital also added some viewers, +7,000, in the key 18-49 demo a category.

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Now on to The Bold and the Beautiful who really had the most solid week of all the daytime dramas.  B&B added +87,000 total viewers, the most of any soap for the ratings period, and it remained in the second spot with over 3.5 million viewers. B&B  also is up a whopping +456,000 from the previous year at this time!

B&B also added the most viewers in key demos-18-49 females +31,000, and +5,000 in females18-34!  As for The Young and the Restless, after a great week last week, it appears that fans may not have loved the final, or next part, of the fall out of the Summer Newman paternity pickle!  Y&R lost -101,000 from the previous week but still maintained, of course, it’s number one position with 4,555,000.   You can view the entire rating picture here from SON.

So its time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soaps? What is not? What would you do to fix them?  Which soap opera are you enjoying the least this summer? Which soap opera are you enjoying the most? Weigh-in!

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Mary SF
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Well I know when the Sharon twist came out I was mad enough to stop watching Y&R, but atlas like any relationship I couldn’t walk out on my soap– no matter how lame it gets, because I love it– for better or for worse–lol. GH picked up a bit and Days has slowed down, so the numbers seemed to reflect that- no bit shockers there. B&B well it is consistent anyway– it sticks to formula, the characters have no real growth and change– and Brad seems to recycle scripts like we recycle plastic– and if you like that kind of… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

Agree with every word!

Sarah
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Sarah

Days ratings suck because people are sick of watching the days of Samis life. The whole revolves around her in some way or another! I have stopped watching, and I honestly used to watch every day. I know Sweeney is nbcs golden child, but the writers need to get over their fixation with her and sami, and give other actors, and characters some storyline and substance. Where is Peter reckell, drake, joe,Bryan, etc? Or Christie, kristian, Suzanne, ari, Nadia,? Or even eileen and missy? Salem does not revolve around Alison Sweeney! She had never been nominated for an Emmy! That… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

AGREE!!!

Paul
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Paul

I feel the same way about Missy as Jennifer. She is on virtually every day and none of the scenes are driving any major story. While I used to enjoy the character; Jennifer has become such a holier than thou harpie over the last year; it’s become tiresome to watch. The Jennifer/Daniel pairing is like nails on a chalkboard.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It has to be because of the storyline they’re giving Franco, tying it in with Jason. I have to admit, the Ava/Franco storyline is one of the only ones I’m enjoying on GH currently, and that’s part in due to the wonders of Maura West and Roger Howarth, who I always believed had great chemistry that should have been explored during their times on As the World Turns. But I wouldn’t call General Hospital the better soap against Days of our Lives. DAYS is at its prime for the first time since the ’90s (or so I’ve been told). They’re… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Agreed! DAYS’ quality is superior to GH’s. I don’t like the numbers and that they aren’t reflecting how much better DAYS is, but in my heart I know DAYS has a lot of great things going for it right now, and that the numbers will hopefully get better because of them.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Um… actually the 15th to the19th was a week where the OTHER GH actors were actually allowed to be seen! We had Luke’s illness and Laura’s concern, Danny’s illness, Patrick and Sabrina, Maxie, etc.

In other words GH ratings rose when the focus WASN’T on Franco.

Tammy
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Tammy

I agree,the Franco,Jason saga is a little far fetched.Lets see some of the other characters.

rosanna
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rosanna

GH is rocking and has solid storylines that keep flowing and its fast paced that is why you miss an episode and your lost, this is NOT the soap of yesterday where everyday it was same group of peope and storylines, love the show and some stories and been a fan since luke and laura!!

Tali
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Tali

Really!???? I do not like GH. Franco is not redeemable and fans are not stupid!

des10261991
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des10261991

I think they need New Writer’s The show is terrible

susan M.
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susan M.

Yeah! GH is rockin!!!!

Tsuds
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Tsuds

YEP .. GH is moving FAST in the good way!

Dan
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Dan

Good news for GH. The show has been picking up again lately after a lackluster period, and I’m glad the ratings reflect that. I really enjoyed the scenes with Genie Francis and Jane Elliot this week. Two daytime icons that haven’t really gotten much of a chance to work together over the years. It was a pleasure to watch.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH has improved(except vets like Mac and Felicia need airtime. With Laura off searching for Luke, id like to see Scotty turn to alchol and maybe Ava: theyd meet at a bar. plus more Monica/Leslie scenes) ‘Days Of Our Sami’ hasnt been too interesting of late. Ive had too much of Sami. I like A.S. and Sami but i want other characters more in the spotlight as well. What happened to Lucas. Why hasnt Julie come see baby Arianna or have a Horton talk with JJ about her own experience with snoplifting. However, im enjoying both soaps. GH is back… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

i know my spelling ect.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its the friggen keyboards fault!!! lol

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Haven’t seen anything of Nick and not much of Will and Gabby…

I would like to see Theresa (LOVE her) become acquainted with Nick!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

She and Nick would be perfect…great idea.

Patrick
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Patrick

oooh nice! LOL.

would love to see Scotty… get some air time…

why not… have him guzzling from the bottle and siding up to Ava…. for some wet action…. or something….

why would Scotty… endlessly play 2nd fiddle to Laura… up and running in search of Luke?

give Scotty some meat….. to fester…. release… fulfill… deliver his guts…. a pair to relish…. LOL… love the man… show the Scotty of ole… and release some demons.

gloria
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gloria

I am sick of looking at Todd’s (can’t get past that) beaten up face & awful yellow hair. I wish they would let him look like he did when he was with Carly. He looked so good on the bridge with the hooded sweatshirt. GH is ok right now but DAYS is the best.

Patrick
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Patrick

that’s exactly what i thought… when “franco” was on the bridge in the hooded sweatshirt…. Yum… yikes… it’s him…. savor!

for all he’s trying… get rid of the dyed blond hair…. agree with you… it’s more devilishly wanting… his dark features real mysterious… and pent up anxious.

Shay
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Shay

I’d rather look at Franco’s bleached blond coif than Scotty’s ridiculous porcupine (or is it hedgehog) look….it’s just so strange and distracting! And to think, he had a really smooth style back in the day…..

gloria
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gloria

I know what you mean & when you look at Luke’s hairstyles over the years! Ha. Now he hardly even has any! Scotty’s hair IS horrible but I never thought he was THAT goodlooking-cute maybe but not sexy like Todd/whoever the hell he is supposed to be-Roger H. really looked good when he was with Carly & the day he left town, WOW. That is the look I am talking about-which we saw a glimpse of on the bridge the other day.

Shay
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Shay

Being partial to blond guys, I cannot say that Franco’s hair bothers me all that much…it is a bit comical, but I can deal with that (He was a laugh riot in his “Jason” mode….). Perhaps post-surgery, he will tone it down a bit….I still think his current “style” is more appealing than the bland, brown-haired and scarred Todd…he really did nothing for me!!!! As for Scotty, he was neat and sweet when he started out on GH..a real white knight!!!! Sometimes miss that character. His angry man stuff is just getting boring, especially since he got his Laura back!!!… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

GH does not deserve ratings success. DAYS is doing the best shows it has done in years.

Patrick
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Patrick

I applaud DAYS – Sony – NBC.

ratings be damned.

I am devoted to GH and DAYS.

which do I watch first? Salem, of course.

for the life of me…. go figure… I can’t read in to “the ratings”….

DAYS… you have to think when watching…. and, THAT’S GOOD. the intrigue between the characters and setting the scene…. and… dag! I can’t express how well the production has been and IS.

it’s pointless and a moot point to overload reasoning… why DAYS is continually what it’s been…. those damned ratings…. it’s #1 with me.

gloria
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gloria

Oh me too. I watch all the soaps still on tv but for the past several months I watch DAYS first. Can’t wait till tomorrow. Good night!

Libby
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Libby

DAYS is still better than it has been in a decade or more. #FreeSami #Ejami #Ejustin #Wilson #Bristen #Ericole stories are well written and well paced. #Dannifer is still an albotross. As is Rafe in coma and awakening with amnesia. However, Jen Lilley is adding some interest now. We still have a few days of filler and too many folks without story who appear to just appear. No real story for characters of Kate, Hope, Marlena, Chad, Kayla… Kudos to Eilleen Davidson, James Scott, Wally Kurth, Alison Sweeney, Judi Evans, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith. On GH, it has been slower… Read more »

blake
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blake

I agree that Days is still really good these days. I try to watch it whenever I get a chance, and I haven’t been able to say that a lot of the years lately.

Jules
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Jules

Agreed! I have no idea what’s happening on GH, but what you said about DAYS I agree with. I do think JJ has added as much freshness to the hideously stale Dannifer story as Theresa has, though. Something about this kid I have found so amusing and entertaining. He could have been such a typical “caricature” with this kind of a bad seed storyline, but instead it feels real and is giving the canvas a whole new flavor- including Missy Reeves who is doing her best work as a “mom” than she has since she’s returned. I think Chad and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Kayla has been cracking me up lately…. she’s two-footing her stance on Theresa…. I am your Aunt Kayla… and this is your Last Chance to make a go of it. LOL. Theresa… “why should I rent a room above the bar/restaurant” LOL…. Theresa reals… dare I misstep the brady family crest. if this gives us Kayla… heck…. per Kimberlys orders… watch out for our Jeanne… Ms. Theresa with kick. ————— I get lost in his face – I can’t help it… he oozes his Rafe…. as he’s telling Kate… You’re the only one who’s being honest with me. Kate’s still… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Justin & Adrienne Kiriakis and Son…. Freddy Smith… are commanding… I’m in awe of this trio… this family is getting the limelight… the camera… and with excellent script… are delving in to their triggers and goody bags… and top notch acting their Talent…. so many emotions are befalling this family… and it’s all a mixed bag of emotions that are going to spiral Justin and Adrienne…. all with the good intentions of Adrienne… she was so on … when she lambasted Justin… “you had no idea” this tape was in existence… ie: Salem bad cop and Sammi going at it.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Kristen and Brady. I loved when she opened her eyes and was eagerly responding to Brady… she had to check his response time… and he was real with her. so… like i’ve said…. these two… are still delivering… without John and Marlena… and that speaks volumes… as they’re still interesting with out… and I honestly… thought that from the start… that these two needed John and Marlena, for this story to be a success… and it’s not wavering or lacking in interest… it would appear.. that now Kristen is in a quandery…. she loved… loves… is feeling… real emotion… and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

next… you have the wonderful…. teen angst kitten… earning her stripes… new, hot about town…. Theresa… smarmy’ing her way about town.

you see JJ and Theresa sharing their intimate feelings at different times and with each other… and it’s culminating in come hither, teasing, and yet… are holding their own… in relation to all the other couples who’re drama’ing it out with.

it’s fun to watch the differences and nuanced delivery of all the couples….

Jenn Lilly is a Treat. and JJ is playing to the hilt the nerves, consequences, the plays unfolding with his mom and sister.

Shay
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Shay

Totally agree about NuLulu…the poor girl is trying, but she simply lacks the grit, sass and snark that made JMB believable as Luke’s daughter. This may sound crazy, but I think Kristen Alderson would have made a better Lulu, even though she would not have gotten to play against her beloved Chad. “Kiki” has that same toughness and attitude. If she would have stayed a blonde and adopted the tone and demeanor as her current character, I think it could have worked. And we would have been spared her inane pairing with that little puke Morgan. Although I didn’t initially… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

GH is getting interesting again it just needs to stay consistent and showcase certain people more like finola Hughes, genie Francis and Rebecca Herbts needs to be more front and certer, hopefully the show will stay on track.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you! GH ROCKS!!! Never know GH be #1…..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

HOW is GH pulling in more viewers now????? Well, there was a glimmer of hope when Laura stated acting (being written) like Laura again and going after Luke.

susan M.
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susan M.

Happy Gh picked up in the ratings.. I had a feeling it would..

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Congrats to”GENERAL HOSPITAL” Love Silas Clay and Sammatha Morgan +Daniel Now if RC can show more of the interior things that have to do with Sam like: 1. Her kitchen so that Silas can make her a fancifal meal 2. The Cadillac Jeep she drove in 2009, when she drove Jason back home!!! 3. The patio in the apartment ( they never show it) 4. Her closet!!!! We rarely see her closet (she hasxthat beautiful teal dress and she has that PINK AND BLACK CORSET SHE WORE IN JULY 2009 : GOING UNDERCOVER 5. Lucy suppose to open a “spa”?… Read more »

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

Glad B&B is Still doing great even without JMW & HT. Bravo to B&B.

Patrick
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Patrick

There are so many layers involved to Rafe and Kate. There are so many who’ll say Rafe will never “graduate”. he’s part ding’bat / too sexy. watching him layer, elevate, his romance life… from Sammi to Kate… and the unmentioned seeking beyond the physical where it was safe and too good. to gapping their differences and bringing it to light… watching this cougar twosome is involved in much to do. since kate’s been leashed on her own… watching Kate keep Rafe up to date… is stunning to watch her. rafe;s good looks… not too bright reaching for a new rafe…… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I finally realized Kristens’ DAYs.

she’s Fay Dunaway’ing it with Style…

and/or she’s Cybill Sheppard’ing us with the “Last Picture Show”…

DAYS is production’ing nuances’ with the cast… and it’s further elevating. and the actor’s are shooting cylindars.

Patrick
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Patrick

thank you Eileen Davidson… for your powerful take in Salem.

still loving the flashbacks with father Eric….

you and Brady are still a treat.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… so, didn’t Theresa “look” Donna Mills….

as she rests comfortably in her office… as she eyes Daniel.

“what can I do for you…”

she swears she doesn’t care for JJ.

planted circles around Abby… and nixed his mother from the start.

Jeanne Theresa Donovan… where are you? LOL.

luscious find.

Patrick
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Patrick

“but, frankly, I don’t think either of us know’s what this woman is capable, of”

Eric to Brady

Thereby; goes DAYS.

4everdays
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4everdays

I do’nt put much stock in the ratings system. Viewers should be counted, not
represented. DOOL is so exciting, I can’ t miss a second! YawneR makes me
tired, but congrats to GH.

4everdays
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4everdays

B&B is as lame as ever!!! Pure crap!!! Botchy & Bothersome!!!

Shay
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Shay

Amen…..quit watching it years ago when they kept recycling the same old plotlines, and I as I have read, they are still doing it!!!!! The only original idea as of this past year was killing off Stephanie, and that was only due to Susan Flannery choosing to leave!!!!!!

Paul
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Paul

GH is picking up. It was going to take time to rebound after the sudden departure of Todd, Star & McBain. All their stories were in full throttle when they were forced to exit the canvas. All the plot had to be rewritten which clearly required a lot of damage control. I have every faith in the current regime at GH. Days has been must watch for several weeks now. Eileen Davidson is doing amazing work as Kristen. Agree with what someone said earlier about Dannifer being an albatross — cut the cord on that pairing already. Ugh.

4everdays
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4everdays

No way! I love Dannifer beacause of JJ and Theresa.

Jake R.
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Jake R.

As a man, I wish they would show what the % of male viewers is in all demos. I know I’m not the only guy who watches “his stories.”

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Why is GH gaining grounds in ratings when they have the worst writer in soap SLs, JP, on their writing team?

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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