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RATINGS: Here Comes GH! Lone ABC Soap Scores Great Week!

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Just as General Hospital is about to move into its new time slot on Monday, the show had some terrific news in the ratings department!

The excitement of the storylines, the returns, and the surprises, have paid off and for the ratings period of August 27th-31st, General Hospital was the only soap to show gains.  In fact, it gained +215,000 in total viewers, and was the only daytime drama to add viewers in the key 18-49 female demo!

GH also moved ahead of Days of our Lives into the number three slot of the four remaining network soaps!   Can GH’s new time up the numbers even further? Stay tuned!

The show losing the most ground for the ratings week was Days of our Lives, which had just rebounded post-Olympics with two strong ratings week.  Some fans of Salem dropped out for the week as the show registered a loss of  -200,000  in total viewers, and the NBC soap also lost the most ground in the women 18-49 demo.  However, DAYS is still ahead of where it was a year ago at this time.

The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful remained once again firmly in the number one and two positions, but both shows did not have strong weeks losing – 166,000 and – 173,000 in total viewers respectively.  You can view all the numbers courtesy of Soap Opera Network here!

So soapers, here we go! Time to play in our weekly be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  Tell us, what GH needs to do to keep improving its numbers? What should Y&R and B&B do to spark your interest? And what would you do to Days of our Lives to try to make it more consistent must-see TV? Weigh-in!

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Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Days needs to axe the character of Gabi. She adds nothing to the story and no one has “friends” like that! More romance and less corporate s/l. No one cares about the business.

Joe
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Joe

Couldn’t agree more. And let Will & Sonny get together… DAYS, don’t be afraid to “go there”…

Sara
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Sara

Here we go again DAYS !!! Too much pimping Rafe ! BS

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I love your comment! Its funny how Rafe gets pimped and DAYS loses viewers. Ken Corday will never learn his lesson. I should have known that Gary I love Rafe/Safe/ GG Tomlin will pimp Rafe any way hd can. Rafe didnt give Sami a second thought while Carrie was around and is lying about EJ’s babg being his and he is still made to look like a hero. Watching paint dry is better than SAFE round 2.

shannon
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shannon

I totally agree. Pimping Rafe and turning away from the natural chemistry of Ejami is ruining the show. I quit watching. If they could market Rafe as the new Ambien they could make millions. Unfortunately this is the entertainment industry!

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

LOL. I quit watching as well. No offence to Galen Gering but he cant act.

Joe
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Joe

Half the men on this show can’t act! I’ve started watching DAYS for the first time since 1999 to fill the void of not having AMC & OLTL and the stories have been decent, but the acting is ATROCIOUS. No wonder they barely get Emmy nominations.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Your right the acting is TERRIBLE!!!!!!

Robin
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Robin

G.H. needs to show allot more of Monica and Edward. Bring the Q’s back please. Also give Sam her baby back you should never had taken her baby in the first place. allot of fans are very very upset about that dumb story line

Christine
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Christine

I heard, sadly, that John Ingle is very ill so I don’t think we will be seeing much of Edward any time soon. 🙁

margie
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margie

Keep it up GH !! We are out to win! Need our Families , danger & excitment! KEEP IT UP!

Jeffery
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Jeffery

It would take a university dissertation to dissect what’s right and wrong with GH and what it would take to make it more successful. To that end, I will only spend time here highlight the show’s greatest strength and weakness. As if this were a performance review given to an employee, here’s my “do more of” and “do less of” assessment: When Team Valentini and Carlivati took over GH, I had expected we would see less of what had long become daytime TV’s version of THE SOPRANOS. So far, it’s only been the opposite. Perhaps Sonny has had less onscreen… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Well said! And yes, GH will be airing directly against DAYS in my market – which is too bad since I’ve started watching DAYS again to try and help fill the void left by the idiotic cancellations of AMC/OLTL. However, GH will have my loyalty always!! And I too am still pissed about “The Talk” replacing ATWT. If there’s any justice, THE TALK and THE CHEW will be gone by this time next year.

susan
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susan

yes margie gh keep on rocking and pls keep watching all soaps

GH needs to remain on ABC even though it sucks the network not GH

susan
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susan

joe your are right GH has my loyalty as well, I like days but in my market
area it comes on at 1:00pm so i can kinda watch it

but GH is my fav, I am pissed as well about the chew and the talk

but you know Julia Chen of the talk her spouse is a big wig at CBS
so you can blame her as well and we will see if it gets cancelled anytime
soon its a copycat of the view

i hate the chew too

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Jeffrey: I love what your write and agree with many of your opinions, particularly the desire for more realistic drama. GH, however, made its mark in the early 1980s with the outlandish/cartoonish plots so I suspect they will rmeian part and parcel. But I, too, would love more hospital-based and family stories based in reality. GH has done well with those, too, and should revisit that storytelling. I am also a huge Robin Mattson fan and am glad to see Heather Webber back on the canvas. Her original storylines with the Taylors and good-two-shoes nurse Anne were so good back… Read more »

Jeffery
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Jeffery

Interesting that you should mention the early ’80s outlandish/cartoonish plots on GH. While that may have marked a ratings zenith for daytime drama, that’s also when the industry began its slow but certain decline. In part, I do blame the “weather machine” for killing the genre. Pre-Luke and Laura era, soap operas – including GH – primarily concentrated on real human issues to which everyday viewers could relate. Then came a point when daytime started to veer toward more cinematic storytelling, which, while entertaining, came with a steep price; daytime has never been able to compete with primetime or the… Read more »

Casey
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Casey

Jeffery: I largely concur with your sentiments, and in fact they echo the sentiments of many of the industry experts who contributed to the recent book “The Survival of Soap Opera”, which. like you, cites the outlandish plot devices employed by soaps, particularly GH, in the 1980s as the fateful move which started all other soaps on the road to becoming less about inter-generational family conflict and melodrama, and more about emulating primetime production styles with shock-value and over-the-top plots (e.g., many, many on GH, OLTL’s “Eterna” storyline, DAYS’ exorcism of Marlena, to name but a few) which ultimately succeeded… Read more »

Sam Ford
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Sam Ford

Glad you found the book of interest, Casey. I think it’s a case of soap operas not understanding the transgenerational nature of the genre and taking short-term approaches instead of long-term strategies. It was easy in the 80s to temporarily spike ratings among teenagers and young adults as a knee-jerk reaction to falling ratings that were happening across the board as people got more and more entertainment options and moved beyond three network options….But while that might have created a temporary spike for some shows, it didn’t create a long-term recipe for success for the traditional daytime soap, to be… Read more »

shannon
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shannon

The new writers at General Hospital are so good! They just need to keep telling get stories and I will continue to watch!

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

GH End the torment and let Jasam be happy before Steve leaves. Keep Carly and her three men front and center. Love Laura Wright’s feisty Carly. Roger Howarth’s scenes with anyone are must see TV. Get into Kate’s storyline in finding her son. Also who can ever get enough of Sonny. Thanks, Joan
Days right now– my fav scenes are with Maggie and Victor, Love them together. Give Lucas a storyline, he deserves one. I loved Brady and Nicole together. He is the one person who really got her.

susan
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susan

thanks joan and shannon who could ever get enough of sonny and those
dimples those darn dimples have had me hooked for the last 22 yrs
everday via soapnet or dvr or the old vcrs

grew up with gh luke and laura love them

am so sad about steve leaving though and hope they do not recast

big mistake if they do but ABC is so screwed up look at what they did to
our other soaps amc and oltl

also love victor and maggie on days such a sweet love story soap opera perfect

Libby
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Libby

Kudos to #GH – well deserved bump in ratings. Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, the awesome cast and crew are fighting hard. It shows.

On the flip side, #DAYS better steer back to an EJ and Sami romance quickly. Last week was a disappointment. Time to wave goodbye to Melanie, Gabi and Rafe. They all had way too much airtime.

These are my ‘stories’ – I want to see both of them remain on air. Have to give the greatest praise to #GH right now. They are ready to give it all they have got.

caroldee
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caroldee

GH has a great story line and the writers and crew have done a wonderful job on location shots. It loooks and sounddds like a real nighttime show. Very dramatic and viewers are getting what they want..It’s OUTSTANDING entertainment. MUST SEE and don’t miss it.

susan
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susan

yes yes i agree caroldee, outstanding gh love maurice benard and steve
burton and of course tony geary

also love todd and mcbain hot hot!!

but we GH fans know we have the best looking men on our soap

oh cannot forget jason thompson, and the rest

J.R.
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J.R.

DUKE! Duke was a great stepping stone and HUGE surprise! Now if we could just lose Sonny and gain Robert, Alan, Lucy and Scotty!

susan
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susan

sorry duke no go, DUKE!!! WHO!!! he has been gone forever and on ever other soap days, b&B and who knows what others?

sonny is not going anywhere sorry!!! he is the core of the show with tony geary

love robert and anna

also love anna with luke, but lucy and scott baldwin nay

JR
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JR

heaven forbid GH bring back characters that made it #1. GH has never been and never will be #1 with MB on board.

susan
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susan

SORRY JR BUT LOOK AT THE RATINGS BOOST

AND I WOULD SAY MB HAS ALOT TO DO WITH THAT!! HA HA AND

WELL DUKE WILL NOT LAST, SO GH NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH
THE STARS OF NOW SORRY IF IT OFFENDS YOU BUT TURN THE CHANNEL

SARAH
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SARAH

I AGREE SUSAN MB IS GH , DUKE IS OLE NEWS

ANNA IS GREAT WITH LUKE, AND DUKE WILL NOT LAST HE HAS BEEN
GONE TOO LONG, MB OVERY 20 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG
THE BEST IS YET TO COME WITH MB HE JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

BESIDES DUKE HAS BEEN ON EVER OTHER SOAP HOW MANY?

heidi
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heidi

In the midst of all the turmoil (which is riveting) it was so nice to have the fantasy scenes with the baby shower, Spixie reuniting, my faves getting together for the shower, the Quartmaines getting more involved with Jason and Sam’s children and just the sweet happy moments. So wish Jason could stay and hope they don’t kill him… so he may return and possibly make those fantasies come true! Love the show and they just need to keep doing what they are doing! GH has the best cast bar none and they need great stories and great settings and… Read more »

susan
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susan

yes heidi but rumor is they may recast jason with sean kanan

big mistake!!!! ABC may screw up again and lose more viewers if they make
that choice, but i think they should just leave it open for steve to return

i do agree promotions for GH are great and they (ABC) need to continue it

aria
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aria

Hooray for GH, hope it keeps going up.

Sean
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Sean

GO GH!!!! # 2 IN 18-49 DEMO!!! BEST SOAP ON AIR!

susan
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susan

yes sean so agree!!!!

Jenn
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Jenn

Was this the week that Cartini told everyone not to miss the Monday surprise? I’ve been enjoying GH the past few weeks, with Jerry’s return, and Jax’s return (IR needs to come back to GH for good! He and Carly just sparkle together), and am interested in where this Duke storyline goes. Still not liking the Kate/Sonny/JoeJr/Trey nonsense, but the rest of the show is fairly enjoyable. As for Days, I used to like Rafe and Sami together, but after watching him spend months chasing after her sister, I can’t support them together. I think the triangle should be Lucas/Sami/EJ… Read more »

susan
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susan

jenn all stories on days are bad, nothing against will and sonny but its all boring

gh is so much better, we have to keep watching if we want to keep our soaps on

good luck to us both maybe days will pick up the pace with better storyline

less sami, sami

Latisha
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Latisha

GH need to continue writing better script and stay focuse on GH characters not OLTL. Also bring closure to some of the storylines that were never handled properly by previous writers. FYI love the Jerry/Jax/Ewen story line. Give Sam her baby back before Jason leaves the show!!!!

Christine
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Christine

I have this nagging feeling with Steve Burton leaving that Sam may get her baby back because of Jason’s sacrifice. I could see the writers doing that and having Jason presumed dead to save the baby.

TS
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TS

Days relies on Sami and her men way too much… Time to realize that many people out there really do not care and are tired of the SAMI and which man she is after or is after her each week.. Make my watching Days go very fast, since I fast forward thru all of those scenes… Not really sure if I will be excited to watch Jennifer and Brady fall in love either… Don’t see how they can have chemistry…. will it be the older woman, younger kid story.. I remember when Jennifer was dating a young adult when brady… Read more »

susan
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susan

totally agree ts sick of sami also she bed hops more than we change clothes
they needto put jennifer with daniel i did like them together he is so fine and
hot it is a waste to not use him

jenninfer and brady please!!! uck!!!

and sami would sleep with sonny wills possible love interest if she could ha ha

James
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James

Very happy that Cartini is finally earning their paycheck! I’m not a huge fan of the current format and style of GH, but not a hater on it either. I am very happy to see GH succeed in the ratings! I couldn’t help notice that it was a week when GH vets Duke and Jax made a returning appearance. That says something. Toward the end of the week they lost steam so I’m hoping they can keep this momentum up. I still think if Katie doesn’t do well the ABC brass will find a way to turn their backs on… Read more »

dg
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dg

GH’s short reprieve happened for 2 reasons- The Revolution tanked and Katie asked Disney to keep GH as her lead in. If Katie tanks and GH continues to be under 3 million in the ratings I have zero doubt that Disney will return to its anti-soap, budget slashing agenda. The only problem is that now they see how hard it is to find suitable replacements for soaps that can get decent revenue. But the fact remains that even when the talk shows dont perform as well as soaps they are still a bargain because they are cheaper to produce. And… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

i agree but yet it cost 80 million for Katie’s show go figure. Remember last year when the NYTimes said soaps were kaput I think they may be right. Y&R has been taken to the depths of despair how do you pull back from there soap actors veterans are leaving it to me is a bad sign.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Just to be clear I was talking about Susa Flannery, Ronn Moss & Steve burton going on to other things.

Christy
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Christy

Now that viewers are fully aware of Steve Burton’s departure from GH, the rating will once again see a decline. GH has many talented actors and I am sure the rest of the crew is great as well, but Steve Burton and also Maurice Bernard are the faces of GH. He is the heart and soul. So that is the question, what can they do to fill that void and still keep GH alive?

susan
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susan

christy you are so right maurice and steve are the favs and faces of GH

a recast is possible I heard for stee big mistake

and the fact the cost for katie 80 million dollars
hell she was a flop on CBS news

ABC should have known when you play with our soaps you lose viewers

hope they lose 80 million more

Christy
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Christy

I boycott ABC until GH comes on and now until DWTS comes on. That is the only time anything ABC gets viewed in my house! Katie WILL tank if its up to Soap Fans! My local ABC affiliate didn’t pick her show up. HA! I was so happy! But I turn it as soon as GH is over anyway. I hope she is cancelled after her first season! Not worth that $$$$$$.

JR
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JR

GH has tanked with those two as the leads. It’s the reason its at the bottom of the barrel. Never been #1 with either of these male leads so don’t know why everyone thinks they are the end all be all!

Christy
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Christy

We will see when the ratings drop! When they recast Jason this character will not be the same! Have you been on Twitter or Facebook? The outpouring of love and support for this man after almost 22 years is unbelievable. He is a leading man and so is Maurice Bernard! They can only give us whatever the writers give them!!!!

Kristen
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Kristen

This will be inconvenient as GH is going to the same time slot as Days in our area! Before the change, we viewed Y & R, News, B & B (fav), Days and then GH . Bummer.
Deacon please return to B & B soon and shake up Bill’s world!…and Steffy’s while you’re at it : ) DRAMA…YES PLEASE!

susan
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susan

oh kristen by know you should know deacon aka sean kanan is going to gh
and rumor is a recast for steve burton

but he was on B&B last wk BAD RECAST FOR GH

no one can replace steve burton as jason heck he has played for appx 22 yrs

kay/kay
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kay/kay

The latest rumor is he indeed is AJ Quartamine and that Edward knew all along that he was alive and well. I hope it is true let’s see old Sonny try to hang SK version of AJ on a meat hook. And it would give me great pleasure to see Carly get hers for keeping Michael away Sk can play bad boy like nobody else let the games begin.

Christy
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Christy

I hope this is true! I do not want a Jason recast! Nobody can play Jason like Steve Burton! I would almost rather see a sad ending and farewell than a recast! I have bee watching since I was 7 and will truly miss him. 🙁

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

GO SOAPS & congrats GH! I know lots of viewers love the romance & love stories, but I like the mystery, suspense, intrigue and don’t mind the corporate storylines at all. A mix of ALL those elements is my preference. I think all of the daytime dramas have been really good. Y&R needs something (not Victor goes missing #2,834) but I was surprised to see Daisy at Ferncliff & Billy not telling Victoria he found Victor. Enjoying the Paul & Phyllis storylines. I’m happy to see Nick Fallon back on DOOL and the Nicole storyline is good. B&B I like… Read more »

dg
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dg

Unfortunately turning against Katie may do GH in. Insiders are starting to say that Katie’s fate is closely tied to GH. Katie begged ABC to save GH and to cancel the Revolution so she could have GH as the lead in for her show. ABC spent 80 million on Katie and they kept GH on the air to prop up Katie’s show. Fans like to think that ABC just suddenly became soap friendly but all the insiders have said for months thats not true. Its good not that GH has been able to maintain a 2.5 in the ratings at… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

GH has been getting some more promotion lately (that promo is awesome!) and a lot of possessive feedback from fans. I think this just needs to keep up. Soap columnists, blogger, cast crew, fans, etc. have been saying for years that if soaps can get the ratings they have w/o promotion form the network, imagine what would happen if they actually got some promotion. I think if GH continues to tell exciting stories (the cast & crew are clearly working their butts off!) and show exciting promos like their most recent one, people will watch. GH is better looking &… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Days getting a little boring again. GH may really hurt Days in the new timeslot.

Glen
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Glen

This was GH’s highest rated week since April 2011. Hopefully, it’s the start of a trend for the show. Team Cartini all the way!

dg
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dg

Thanks not saying much, lol. For most of the last decade GH has performed terribly ratings wise. YR now has the ratings GH had ten yrs ago. Team Cartini cant get 3 million viewers. Guza could do that even with the terrible garbage he and frons pushed on the audience in the early 2000s, lol

MissK
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MissK

GH needs to find a way to hold on to Steve Burton and continue to write stories about the core characters. We watched last week because it wasn’t about the painful-to-watch Christina and Trey storyline or John McDroopy. We watched because Jax and Jerry were back. Anna and Luke had some airtime. Sonny and Carly had a moment. Sam and Jason were in the same room for more than a second. These are our charters. Just keep writing for them.

MissK
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MissK

not to leave out that we watched to see KIRSTEN STORMS return!!

dg
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dg

Finally someone who understands that the core GH characters and families are what spike the ratings. This is what the viewers want to see. McDroopy, lol! Hilarious. Im so tired of the One Life viewers saying that the One Life actors are saving GH. That’s pure BS.
As far as Steve Burton is concerned he’s wanted to leave for quite a while. They cant force him to stay. I think his departure may open the door for an interesting story.

ricardo
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ricardo

general hospital is getting really really good now. heather webber is back. i am so happy that robin mattson is back again. i want heather to go back to kellys and order another blt sandwich. i hope they keep robin mattson on general hospital. she is such a wonderful actress. please get rid of jerry jacks. enough already he needs to go now. i am happy that ingo is back as jacks. please sign him to a contract. gh producers listen to me please bring back jackie zeman as bobbie spencer. she needs to come back to general hospital. i… Read more »

dg
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dg

I am still anti Cartini and I say this ratings jump is only temporary. Like the Guza regime they can pen a gimmick, sweeps story but all the show’s basic stories are a complete and total snore….Skully JR vs Sonny? Boring and repetitious and with all the out of work soap actors out there of course Valentini goes cheap and hire Richard Steinmetz from Loving and Passions (two of the most low rated soaps in decades). Christina and Trey? Completely boring and whack-they are two untalented newbies playing characters that the majority of the audience couldnt care less about. Lame.… Read more »

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Why do you even watch GH? Its seems like it should give you a one-way ticket to the Dr. Phil show for some therapy. Move on. There are only 4 soaps on the air now and we certainly don’t need your ‘expert’ analysis. I hated what Guza and Phelps did to my once beloved GH so I stopped watching it. Why give myself heart palpitations. The only saving grace for me was the Robin and Patrick romance why I sadly say I didn’t fully watch so I kept up with it with YouTube. You can say what you want about… Read more »

dg
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dg

Thank you so much Robb for validating most of my points. You praise Cartini because you compare them to the train wreck that Guza, Phelps and Frons left at GH. But you forget that in his latter days Frons was merely a henchman carrying out ABC’s agenda to dismantle GH to ready it for cancellation. So praising the Cartini regime based on the former regime’s performance is not very intelligent. Cartini should be judged on their own merits and their history. Thank you also for validating my opinions about them with your comment “Soaps are all about leaving your brains… Read more »

JR
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JR

ITA with every word! GH did lose it’s core audience and it’s heart and sole when it became all about Sonny and Jason. Now it may be too late to fully redeem the audience with gimmicky scripts. ITA with Duke by the way too. He would NEVER do that to Anna. At least not the Duke I know. But then again, the Robert I know would never jump off a bridge or miss his daughter’s funeral to chase after a son that’s not even his! ugh.

dg
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dg

Thanks JR. God bless the people who despise my comments though. Its obvious that they are desperate to see GH kept on the air. I get where theyre coming from. But I refuse to bow down at Cartini’s alter. GH in no way is even one tenth of what it used to be in the 90s, let alone the grand days of Gloria Monty. Is it better than it was under Guza, yes, but that’s not saying much, lol. Cartini are masters at gimmicks and sensationalism. But GH needs writers and producers of substance who tell grounded, plausible stories centered… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I still adore DAYS…love the Nicole and Jennifer stuff and cannot wait to see Kristen again. On the other hand GH deserves the bump. GH is now the best soap on, as it has been since OLTL left the airways. Y&R is too much and B&B is a repetitive bore feast. This is how the ratings should be:

1. GH
2. DAYS
3. Y&R
4. B&B

JMO!

aria
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aria

yes, i agree, this is how the ratings should really look like..

Anne
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Anne

GH needs to keep moving away from all the exclusively mob-related storylines. I was never a fan of The Sopranos, and quit watching GH because of the storylines. I watch every day now. Glad to see more variety, and new characters, entering into the writing. Days–well, they need to add more younger cast members. Bold and Beautiful–I just started watching, one day a week. I can catch up on everything in one day, the pace is that slow. I don’t watch the Young and the Restless, so can’t comment.

MK
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MK

This is probably going to get me put into message board jail, but I have to wonder if it is a conincidence that the GH ratings were so good on a week where Sam wasn’t being shoved down our throats? I actually watched pretty much every scene last week except the stupid Kristina (really you were waitlisted at Yale?) and Trey (you actually got into Yale?) run off and get married. And I love seeing Steve Burton with Rebecca Herbst again. Their chemistry is what I, as a long-time soap viewer, look for when watching. They do more with a… Read more »

Crispy829
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Crispy829

I have to say that for the last few months I have enjoyed watching GH again. I really neve stopped watching but was losing all hope that it would get back to the brilliance that it once was. Enter the dynamic team of Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini and the turnaround has been amazing. No more “agendas.” No more showing an unworkable, low ratings pairing where other characters were sacrifice to prompt this unworkable pairing. No more forgetting the vets of the show. No more useless writing being thrown against the wall to see if it sticks. No more my… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Days is doing poorly because EJami makes EJ a wimp and Sami a slut. Lumi/Safe and EJole r better

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Then please explain the drop in ratings. they are shoving the borefest Rafe down our throats and suddenly the ratings decline. Sami needs to focus on her kids or move away. EJAMI helped with the ratings but now that Rafe has rocketed at the speed of light to Sami we get a drop in ratings.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

No, the Daysaster helped the ratings. EJami were part of that, but other storylines, such as Stefano being alive and Chelanie/Brady/Gabi/Andrew, along with Jack and Madison’s deaths, gave more ratings. People have become bored with the “Days of EJami’s Life” because EJami are written out of character when together. People don’t necessarily like Safe as much, but they are just willing for them to settle if it means the end of Sami’s love triangles. Also, a lot of people are willing to see a Safe/Lumi triangle.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Please you should watch the show and read other message boards before jumping to conclusions. NOONE wants to see Safe/Lumi triangle even though I dont mind Lumi. Safe and Ejole really hurt the ratings last year and the show was at its worst ehen Saint Sami dhot EJ in the head and then went home to boink with expressionless Rafe. People are slso willing to settle gor Ejami to end Samis guy trounles. However I do respect your opinion and focusing on Sami and her love is really turning me off. The daysaster is starting now and Y and R… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I do watch the show. And in fact, I had read other message boards prior to writing my post on here! Look at Daytime Royalty. There are so many people supporting EJole and Safe or Lumi on the boards. A lot of people want a Safe/Lumi triangle (if there has to be another Sami love storyline) rather than the re-done Lumi/EJami triangle that occured earlier in the year, or now the Safe/EJami triangle that is taking place. Sami having to choose between Rafe and Lucas would be more interesting because they both have that family-guy element to them, and are… Read more »

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I watch the show as well and I disahree. Safe literally caused me to pull my hair out and Ejole pulled Nicoles character down. The ratings were down when Stepford Sami and good old Rafe were gracing our screens. Galen Gering cant act. Your attitude is not very nice and It was grief sex. Maybe you should tone down your language. I hated Ejaylor and loved the return of the vets. Too bad Gary Tomlin doesnt agree. Your entitled to your opinion and Im dntitled to mine but I dont like being attacked.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

By the way I think its just daytime royalty that dont like Ejami. Im not saying solely that horrible Safe contributed to ratings being down but a mixture of things. The writing is bad now even with Ejami on

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Patrick

If General Hospital could bring Erika Slezak to Port Charles to portray the iconic Victoria Lord the show could have a much needed matriarch and the audience would follow. I think GH is so heavy in male characters the balance would be good. . ABC has no heart and will cancel GH in the spring if numbers are not good. While often overshadowed by Susan Lucci, the much decorated Erika Slezak is the heart and soul of ABC daytime and has been for 40 plus years!

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EMMALINE

I AM 62….I HAVE WATCHED YOUNG AND RESTLESS SINCE A LITTLE GIRL I LOVE ERIC BRADEN .DO NOT LIKE ..HIS STORY LINE …WITH SHARON CASE

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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