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RATINGS: OLTL hits # 2 in total households & tops GH in total viewers!

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The proof is the pudding, ABC! Look at the new evidence to UN-support your decision out today.  The just canceled One Life to Live rose to new heights in the just released ratings of the week of April 18-22nd!  OLTL hit # 2 in total households tying with B&B.  And here is the REAL kicker. One Life to Live bested General Hospital in total viewers! That’s right, the one show the network saved.

OLTL added another 263,000 viewers for the ratings period, and held at a solid #3 above GH which was in at #4.  In addition, One Life was dangerously close to the number # 2 spot held by B&B. So does this data sound like a show you would pull the plug on?  Check out the ratings from Soap Opera Network after the jump!

Ratings Report for the Week of April 18-22, 2011

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,704,000 (+228,000/-293,000)
2. B&B 2,849,000 (+157,000/-458,000)
3. OLTL 2,762,000 (+263,000/+507,000)
4. GH 2,547,000 (+10,000/-61,000)
5. AMC 2,521,000 (+177,000/+53,000)
6. DAYS 2,403,000 (+49,000/-103,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 2.0/6 (same/-.3) <—- ties low (3rd straight week)
2. OLTL 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3) *
4. AMC 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.9/6 (same/same)
6. DAYS 1.7/6 (same/-.2) <—- ties low (6th straight week)

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todd
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todd

Please say that this will make a difference, or at least helps OLTL find a better new home. ABC is permanently tainted, even if they do change their mind.

Brooke
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Brooke

OLTL and GH are my favorite soaps. BOTH should stay on the air for years to come.

Brooke
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Brooke

Although GH maintains in lead in the important age demographics, OLTL is also giving a very respectable showing in that age group. OLTL deserves another chance. Both shows have continued value.

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 913,000 (+32,000/-215,000)
2. GH 713,000 (-58,000/-133,000)
3. OLTL 690,000 (+22,000/+62,000)
4. DAYS 630,000 (+33,000/-109,000)
5. B&B 525,000 (+9,000/-175,000)
6. AMC 520,000 (-20,000/-85,000)

Avelina
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Avelina

DAYS is soooooo bad at the moment- they need a miracle to pull themselves out of the mess that they have done to themselves. TPTB need to see that their current storylines are not what people want to see. However, glad to see OLTL doing great and they have great writing and they deserve the high ratings.

Torrey
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Torrey

Hey all you OLTL fans….keep up the good work. Keep tuning in, like never before. Tell a friend, neighbor, family member to tune in. Let’s keep moving those ratings! I won’t be satisfied until we top Y&R, then what will the network have to say to justify a cancellation?

Terry Richard
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Terry Richard

NBC…pick up this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mike
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mike

Can you imagine what this show could do with a little support and promotion from the network?

Lisa
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Lisa

This is wonderful news! oh how I wish it’d make a difference to tptb

mike
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mike

Mr. Fairman could you tell us how well One Life is doing on Soap Net in comparison to the other shows?

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Could it be because OLTL is filmed in NY? Their taxes and cost of everthing is out of sight! Just asking!

Maura
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Maura

Clearly this shows ABC really needs to re-think their decision. To be up 507,000 viewers from last year is HUGE. To come so close to B&B is also huge. I think ABC should hold a meeting ASAP to discuss what is going on. This is more than fans rallying. There are a lot of people out there who don’t want to see these shows go and they recognize how great OLTL is these days. High numbers = $$$ ABC… that’s what you want, right?

Jackie
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Jackie

I can’t beleive you are taking off “2” good show such as OLTL and AMC, I have watched these shows since they started, so sad to see them go. You must have a better idea some where.

lew
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lew

Way to go OLTL!!!!

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

With ratings numbers like this ABC should really rethink their stupid decision to cancel this wonderful show. What happens if it hits number one in the ratings? Will it still be cancelled? There are thousands of avid fans like myself that will continue to support this show and boycott ABC.

Laurie
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Laurie

Shame on abc! They clearly made a huge mistake!
I can’t imagine not having amc and oltl anymore.
Shame on Oprah also. We all reached out to her for her help and not only did she refuse to pick them u on her network, but she didn’t even offer to help campaign for them and all their loyal fans, to save them!

Laurie
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Laurie

U ..was suppose to be UP. Sorry.

Miffy
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Miffy

Folks, you do realize that we are talking about being ranked #2 among five low-rated shows (Y&R still gets decent ratings). The ratings going up a few tenths of a point aren’t going to make any difference in the show’s profitability. This doesn’t change the last 5 years of awful ratings. Stop being so delusional.

Brooke
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Brooke

Rude much?

todd
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todd

OLTL gained half a million viewers over last year this week. That is tremendous.

Eric
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Eric

I don’t understand why ABC doesn’t cut ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ back to half-hour. Then again, I take it that ABC has no interest in saving the soaps, and has no interest in reversing the cancellation decision. I wish that CBS/P&G could have done the same with ‘Guiding Light’ and ‘As the World Turns’. I would certainly be interested in seeing NBC picking up AMC and OLTL, and airing both soaps in the half-hour format in the 2PM hour. NBC cutting ‘The Today Show’ back to its original 2-hour format… and airing a newly revived ‘Later… Read more »

jacqueline
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jacqueline

I really hope we do get picked up b another network.

Dean
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Dean

Please save OLTL! EVERYONE watch and encourage your friends too.

PeeWee
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PeeWee

How can General Hospital be safe with the one plot month after month involving the mob and very seldom having very little to do with a hospital.The show uses the same characters ,Jason,Carly,Sam,Sonny,and Michael every day and have done away with core families.They have glorified the mob and made buffoons of the police dept. so if any show has to be canceled ,how in the world does this show not make the list as number 1 ?

Jan
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Jan

OLTL is one of the Best. But died once new characters were brought in and the ulimately END of STARR & COLE
Buddy chose to leave BUT I chose to leave sooner, right before he did.

Jay
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Jay

I’m a dedicated fan of OLTL and watch everyday when I can when I can’t I DVR AMC and OLTL but when I saw this article I was kind of shocked to see how OLTL’s rating were a little high, fingers crossed that a network picks up both these institutions soon.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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All My Children Alums to Appear in E!’s New Series, ‘Reunion Road Trip’

All My Children is having a bit of a renaissance of late. First with the previously announced primetime series in development, Pine Valley, and now a new series on E! Entertainment Television.

Coming up on the June 10th episode, which kicks-off the new show, Reunion Road Trip, several of your favorites from AMC are part of the first episode.

Look for Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), and Jacob Young (Ex-JR) along with Alicia Minshew (Ex- Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie), Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse), to appear.

According to EW.com, who broke the news, viewers can look for Budig, LaRue, Mathison, Young, to come together at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary where they get some surprise visitors in the form of Minshew, Morgan, Ripa, and Williams.

Reunion Road Trip airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT with other episodes to feature the former casts of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, A Different World and Scrubs.

So, looking forward to seeing the Pine Valley crew on Reunion Road Trip? Comment below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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