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RATINGS: OLTL holds at # 3 while GH slides into #5 spot!

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The ratings are out for the week of May 9-13th and it looks like the return of Roger Howarth and great story including the antics of a crazed Marty Saybrooke continued to keep One Life to Live strong and firmly in the number three spot this week.  The soap also garnered an additional 85,000 viewers in total viewers.

On the converse, General Hospital which just fired it’s head writer, Bob Guza with Garin Wolf effective immediately, slid to the number five slot.  Days of our Lives landed at number four and gained the most viewers last week with 250,000.

The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful held steadfast the number one and two positions for CBS Daytime and in total soap viewers.

View the ratings from Soap Opera Network after the jump!Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,630,000 (+87,000/-483,000)
2. B&B 2,790,000 (-33,000/-397,000)
3. OLTL 2,582,000 (+84,000/+166,000)
4. DAYS 2,489,000 (+250,000/+45,000)
5. GH 2,371,000 (-8,000/-327,000)
6. AMC 2,299,000 (-36,000/-201,000)

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Susan
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Susan

I hope Garin Wolfe has a chance to bring General Hospital back to it’s former glory. I’m really tired of mob related stories 24/7. Back in the ’80’s and 90’s General Hospital offered a nice balance between mob and hospital story lines with much more cast interaction between most if not all of the cast members. During Guza’s reign, the centerpiece became anything mob related. As a consequence, most of the well known characters were left High and dry or dumbed down to prop the mob stories. I really hope Mr. Wolfe is given the opportunity make GH his own… Read more »

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GLturns70

GOOOOOOOOOOO OLTL!!!!!! I MUST ADMIT THAT I HAVE BEEN TUNING IN RELIGIOUSLY THESE LAST FEW WEEK OLTL IS REALLY GOOD AND IM HOPING THAT THEY STILL FIND LANDING GROUND SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.

oltlmania
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oltlmania

Well it does not matter Frons beleives that GH is the futur of ABC yet ratings show otherwise. ABC has intentionally left oltl with little support!
Frons i hope you get what you deserve

Nancy Gomez
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Nancy Gomez

One Life to Live is awesome right now. The writers are doing a good job.I haven’t been this tuned in for a long time.Hopefully another network will pick us up along with All my Children.I have been watching soaps my whole life and I just turned 62 yesterday. Please save our soaps.

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leah

Read the article for the CNN i report for the upfront meeting or what ever its called.. the article was so good and Fronzie is hopefully on his way out. if every member of the disney board got a copy of that article-I really think Frons would like be gone… He or Sweeney… I just know they are bullies…

todd
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todd

WE need to get OLTL to number 2. It is on the upswing. BandB is on downswing. As great as the numbers look, we have to keep in mind that last year, OLTL was experiencing their lowest ratings. The massive gain from week to week and last year is an improvement, but it can be better. WE have to get the word out that OLTL is on fire, Roger is back, Viki has story, Marty is off her rocker, Jessica thinks she is a boy and hitting on girls, Hottie Cutter is married to a woman who thinks she is… Read more »

Summer
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Summer

Cancel GH. keep OLTL. Great story lines right now.

Brooke
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Brooke

I LOVE General Hospital first and foremost. Although I watch OLTL on occasion, and even more so lately with its improved writing, it will never have the same place in my heart as GH. I want BOTH soaps to be saved!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brando Dies … But Not From His Wounds

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, poor Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) was hit with yet another punch to the gut.  After losing her baby, Liam, back in December of 20201, she has now lost her husband, Brando (Johnny Wactor), in s shocking turn events that played out in Brando’s hospital room.

Finally coming to (following being ‘hooked’ by the mysterious figure) after surviving hours of surgery from his wounds, he goes coughs up blood and then goes into a massive seizure right in front of Sasha.

Panicked, Sasha calls for help, where Portia (Brook Kerr) and her team run in to try to save Brando.  Next, we get a montage of the love story of Brando and Sasha, which is never a good sign on soap operas – as it more often than not – signals the end of the line for a character.

After Portia is completely rattled by why Brando is dying when the surgery is a success, eventually he passes away.  Portia comes out of his hospital room and tells Sasha they did everything they could.  Just then, Brando’s mom, Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) along with Nina (Cynthia Watros), come by and all the women are struck with heartbreaking grief.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) happens upon the scene and asks Portia what happened and she reveals there were sudden complications.

Wanting a moment alone to say goodbye to his cousin, Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Brando to take care of Liam and Mike when he sees them in heaven. Sonny also promises to take care of Sasha and Gladys. Next, Sasha wants Sonny to go into Brando’s room with her, and they are joined by Nina and Gladys, who all stand over his bedside in tears.

Elsewhere, Portia finds Finn (Michael Easton) to look over Brando’s medical reports and case, and relates that Brando’s symptoms don’t track with what happened to him when he was brought into the ER and what happened in surgery.  She ponders if there is a more sinister explanation for his death, hoping Finn (even though he is an infectious disease doc) can help shed some light.

What did you think of GH’s decision to kill off Brando Corbin? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out the final moments of Tuesday’s General Hospital below.

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