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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.

leah
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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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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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