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RATINGS: Terrible Week for Daytime! All Soaps Down … Again!

It was another bad week for your favorite daytime soap operas, the ratings week of March 19-March 23rd.  The biggest loss of viewers happening to the number one soap, The Young and the Restless.   Y&R lost – 272,000 viewers from the previous week.  (We thought originally it could be due to March Madness NCAA basketball’s Sweet Sixteen on March 22nd and March 23rd, but it seems Y&R aired in most markets and was not pre-empted).

But what is most troubling is the lackluster performance for Days of our Lives and General Hospital, both of whom have been on a creative upswing, with Will’s coming out story heating up Salem and the aftermath of Robin’s funeral on GH! DAYS lost another – 168,000 viewers for the week, while GH only lost – 1,000 viewers that week, it tied with DAYS at the bottom of the ratings for women 18-49 and DAYS also had a new low in total viewers in that key demo!

So what is going on here?  Are we all simply tuning out to what used to be our favorite soaps?  Are they not grabbing us? Is viewer backlash going on? Is the ratings system all skewed?

Let us know your thoughts after you check out the entire ratings via Soap Opera Network here.

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joe
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joe

because people are boycotting abc as far as gh there trying with oltl crossovers and i watch sometimes but the thing is im still pissed oltl with high ratings is gone and gh with low ratings is still on..as far as the other soaps people had enough and figure there all a thing in the past what a shame i dont even watch daytime anymore abc you lost regis oprah amc and the high rated oltl why watch now another great executive move im just not watching abc they suck wake up executives come out of your glass buldings and… Read more »

Mindy Barnowski
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Mindy Barnowski

Until GH picks up actors like Erika Slezak, my boycott of ABC continues. I am still upset about the cancelling of AMC and OLTL. Some of us watched that show for years and some, like myself, grew up on it. This is viewer loyalty that drives the boycott of ABC. Wake up, TV execs. What kind of loyalty will build for The Chew and The Revolution? Nothing at all like what exists for our soaps!

Jan
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Jan

If people really wanted to take stand, should have boycotted both Day & Night ABC TV and IT really would have taken a lose.
Since the stand wasnt taken properly its done, we can only move forward.
But I think GH is deserving of an audiance , the acting of Maurice Bernard, Steve Burton etc.is just suburb in my opinion and should be viewd.
Anyway thats my honest opinion on this terrible cancellation of OLTL

mary
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mary

I believe Neilsen is wrong.I know alot like me are tuning in to gh now since we lost amc and oltl.I never watched gh until last week.Plus alot are watching on soapnet or online that never gets counted.I think Neilsen doesn’t like soaps.

Mindy Barnowski
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Mindy Barnowski

I’ve never had Nielsen knock on my door, so to speak. I know no one whose participated in their methods to track ratings. Did anyone measure how many of us were watching the soaps in the evening on Soapnet because we work? All I heard about when OLTL and AMC were cancelled is their daytime ratings and how cheap, cheap, cheap is their focus. Well, look how the chew and the revolution are failing!

Christy
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Christy

I did the Neilson deal – think it was like 1994! I had cable but nearly everything I wrote down in my tv diary was ‘tape OLTL and GH’ and later “watched taped OLTL and GH’…. every day! and some days it was ‘watched old soap operas I taped long time ago…’ and most every show I watched , not just soaps, was on ABC. If Disney or ABC’s websites are watched for the soaps, they know. It’s people that watch them other places or if they have a digital tv tuner (i do!) then they can’t track that because… Read more »

sharon
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sharon

While I think that the writing is better on GH, it’s still not good. The new regime is still playing to the Carly, Sonny and Jason fans. I understand that they’re popular. But, if they want to GROW the audience, they need to win back viewers like me who are sick of these characters and want them gone! I wish they would all be written out of the show…but we all know that isn’t realistic. Instead, they should dramatically reduce their airtime and balance out the show with the legacy families/characters – the Scorpios, Spencers, Quartermaines and Webbers. I also… Read more »

Nancy M
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Nancy M

Get over it. The show is fantastic. It is a show not reality.

Judy
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Judy

Robin is alive. However, I totally agree. I hadn’t watched GH in YEARS…maybe since someone tried to “freeze” Port Charles!! But I started watching a few weeks ago cause my OLTL characters were coming on board. GH is just NO where near as good as OLTL was. I hate the whole “Mob” thing. It’s nauseating. Are there still real people who talk like Anthony???? Gonna “whack” somebody. Really?? OLTL was such a better soap than GH. What a horrible shame that it was cancelled while GH lives on. Y & R, while getting better lately, is no where near the… Read more »

david
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david

I couldn’t agree more with all your comments about OLTL. I am trying to watch GH and be supportive, but every time I watch I can’t help but think how much better OLTL was with its variety of admirable characters, family drama, humor, romance, and quirky surprises. GH is such a passe stereotype focused on the Mob and violence.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with your opinion.. Too moch mob/ganster stories….Soap fans are getting tires of those kind of stories….OLTL didn’t have much of the mob stuff..OLTL soap was a bunch of characters who cared for one another…You could see that each day you watched it..Especially Viki ……That made OLTL so unique……………. I am getting tired of the whole mob thing also..That is why fans are losing interest…GH has to decrease on the stories about the mob thing…………..Or fans may continue to lose interest…Thats what I think… Decrease alot on the mob/gangster stories…Get a way from those kind of stories…Time for a… Read more »

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

So true! This whole mob thing is getting tired! It’s the same boring story every day. They only care about the young actors. OLTL had many stories going on & they involved all ages. It was so much better & should’ve been saved!

Justin
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Justin

Sharon, you hit the nail on the head! It’s still the Sonny Show. No Quartermaines have been brought back and it’s still soooo Dark. I’ve been disappointed and not surprised at the latest ratings.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Yes soap fans are getting tired of the mob/gangster stories.. They wearing themsselves thin with those kind of stories……Time for GH to change some of their stories, Especially mob/gangster stories.. Tired of that myself..

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Want GH To continue..Please change your stories…

Torrey
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Torrey

Totally agree with you….Plus the fact that I’m a huge OLTL fan, and am still totally pissed off that my show is no longer on the air. AMC, I could kinda see, because it had been bad for years, and the ratings had been on a constant decline…. OLTL outshines all of the other ABC soaps and still got the axe, so I have a hard time watching GH….was never a big fan of the show anyway. And now that the show centers around Sonny, Jason & Carly I find no reason for me to tune in. The show is… Read more »

doris
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doris

I Dvr the soaps, so I can watch when i’m in bed or lounging…lolo just atarted to watch Y&R, and DOOL, never watched them BRFORE. I miss ATWT, OLTL, AMC….i have watched GH forever. and B&B watch this one too. the only thing it’s too short,. i don’t watch any of the daytime replacement shows. i refuse. i still enjoy the soaps, but they are going to have to some better writing. The gangster crap on GH is a bit to much…….

gloria
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gloria

You are SO right. I always took a late lunch & watched OLTL at my desk at work & today for some reason I had this glimmer of anticipation at 12:50, then it’s like it hits me all over again-NO MORE OLTL. I just go into such a funk about it. Damn it. I can’t believe this time a year ago we had no idea what was coming. I watch all the other shows but none can fill the void. Agree with everything you said espec. about GH. I’ve been screaming “BALANCE” for months-that was one of the best things… Read more »

John
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John

Agree with you 100%, GH will not have much improvement with getting new viewers but have a much better shot of getting the ones who left, and that is where the focus should be at. I was a faithful 30+ year viewer who turned off GH during the JFP/Guza years and returned for Frank & Ron’s work, while it has improved, I can not return as a regular viewer as long as the focus continues to be Sonny & Jason. To the viewers that left who might tune back in will find nothing that resembles the show they used to… Read more »

doris
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doris

i feel that these soaps are geared directly to the much younger crowd. they are trying to gain the interest of the young. with some of the story lines ans music and the mixing of sexes. I guess they have to go with the flow. I don’t always agree but life is life

Jared
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Jared

Great post, Sharon. Thank you! I’ll take it a step further, because I totally want Jason to revert to Jason Quartermaine, and I want Sonny in Pentonville and gone……for good. I love me some Maurice Benard, but the character of Sonny (along with Victor on Y&R) is the most vile, disgusting, despicable, self absorbed jackass excuse for a human being character on daytime. hehehee Sorry to get carried away, but you get my point.

sarah
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sarah

FROM ONE FAN WHO LOVES GH AND SONNY,JASON AND THE MOB STORYLINE REGARDLES WE CANNOT BRING BACK AMC AND OLTL SORRY WISH WE COULD I MISS THEM MYSELF

BUT THE REASON I WATCH GH IS BECAUSE OF MAURICE, STEVE AND TONY GEARY, SORRY GUYS

Mindy Barnowski
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Mindy Barnowski

I agree with you, Sharon. The Sonny and Jason storylines are so worn out – always the same thing, just different faces. One year this kid of his is shot, the next year it’s… Get Sonny out of there and let some other storylines shine. Jason’s role is always the same old thing, also. Would like to see the Quartermain version of Jason come back. Maybe he’d give up wearing that same black shirt everyday. What’s up with that, is it Sonny’s mob color?

Terri
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Terri

I agree! That’s all I have to say. They got rid of the best soaps and left the one with the worst ratings!

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

If the ratings are down, I think it’s due to spring break throughout the country, people are on vacations. I love what is happening to GH, But it will all take time to come around! Can’t wait for more OLTL characters to come back…I wish they were here already!! I Miss OLTL!!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

If you write a decent story they will come! Please tell me why you would tune into Y&R it is literally stupid B&B all about one person now Hope, GH takes more then a month to get back on track Days I have not watched in years so you guys will have to give your opinion on that. B&B anniversary show should have contained more flashbacks and no Liam or Hope! If this does not turn around all you are going to see is talk & reality shows, which is sad.

doris
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doris

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….NOOOOOOOOOOOOO more reality shows. and talk shows. i listen to talk radio when I’m home during the day…..lololol

barbara t
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barbara t

Kay ,I wont see them ,I cant watch that crap ,but your right if the ratings dont go up we are in trouble,We all have to support the soaps and tune in every day,And the General hospital fans have to stop complaining about the one life to live people taking over port charles.JUST WATCH AND SUPPORT ALL THE SOAPS, Or Kay will be right the talk and reality shows will replace them and that we dont want ,also e mail abc.com 3 times a day ,Lets save general hospital ,days of our lives,bold and the beautiful,and the young and the… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

I AGREE KAY B AND B IS ALL ABOUT HOPE, LIAM AD
AND STEFFY BORING, Y AND R IS AS BAD SAME OLE STORY SO I CAN SEE WHY PEOPLE ARE TUNING OUT

HOWEVER I DO LOVE MY GH AND SONNY,JASON AND LUKE

rea
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rea

As far as Days losing viewers, I’m not surprised. The return and rewrite of history of the Princess Gina story is just turning away 2 large fan bases. Didn’t want to see it then and certainly not entertaining now. The writers need to get creative and give J&M and B&H new stories worthy of the talents of the actors that portray them. Loved that Deidre and Drake were brought back, but honestly their talents are being wasted as far as fans seeing the great chemistry and love story that they have had for decades. Sure we see Marlena with Will… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

I HAVE WATCHED DAYS ON AND OFF SINCE I WAS 8 YRS OLD WITH MY GRANDMA LOVED THE HORTONS, BRADYS ETC.

BUT ARE NOT CRAZY ABOUT MARLENA NEVER HAVE BEEN\

DO LOVE JOHN DRAKE HOGESTYN BUT DAYS COULD USE SOME MORE
STEFANO JOE MASCOLO IS GREAT

Hope
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Hope

GH had such an opportunity to grab people like me. Busy mom working full time, really doesn’t have time for tv but grew up with GH. Haven’t watched GH since the mid-90’s…but was ready to MAKE TIME to fall in love with GH again! When I heard GH was bringing back my favorite legacy characters…the Scorpios…I tuned in immediately! I even watched the commercials to help the ratings! Even men I know were excited that Robert and Luke were together again! They tuned in! People were TALKING about GH again! And I mean people that haven’t watched soaps in YEARS!… Read more »

Carlee
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Carlee

THIS!!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,,!,

They totally blew it with this Scorpio story. It was horrible. The only week this regime has seen a ratings increase was the week Robert Scorpio returned. In fact, the day he returned, 2/29, they garnered a 2.0. They have not had a rating like that in over 6 months, nor have they seen it since.

Marcia White
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Marcia White

Good point about Robert Scorpio and the hopes we held when we were told he was returning. These cameo appearances for just a few days do not promote loyalty of viewers that loved the GH from years ago. I agree that Robin’s wake was an excellent opportunity to bring in some others that haven’t been in PC for some time; maybe some that would stay as permanent characters . I hope Finola Hughes will stick around. Maybe she’ll help John get Sonny’s butt out of town permanently! I am sOOO tired of the Sonny and Jason show, Carly’s always in… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

ALL YOU OLD FANS OF GH NEED TO GIVE IT A TRY BECAUSE WE CANNOT LOSE ANOTHER SOAP, WE NEED OUR SOAPS

I HAVE WATCHED GH FOR 18 YRS BECAUSE OF MAURICE BENARD AKA, SONNY AND ALSO TUNED IN DURING THE LUKE AND LAURA YRS

Hope
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Hope

I will say that I have given GH a try from time to time over the years. Certainly every time they brought back Anna and Scorpio I tuned in again. But I was always disappointed in the way they portrayed the old characters I loved and invested so much of my time in when I used to watch regularly. It’s as if the new writers never watched the show in their lives. I’m sorry…but the writing turned me off every time and frankly the characters that are at the center of all of the action now just don’t grab me… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

It’s being pounded into us, by the networks, and other sources, that SOAPS are a dying industry, and it becomes exhausting! ABC does nothing to promote General Hospital to try to gain new viewers. NOTHING. Since Brian Frons decided to tell people what they really want to watch, I as a fan, feel like it’s only a matter of time till GH is gone. We cried out. We protested. We boycotted… no one listened. Money talks… people walk. Personally, I will support GH till the end, but after the insulting way ABC has treated it’s audience, I probably won’t after… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

I AGREE JEN, WILL SUPPORT GH TILL THE END

BUT WILL NOT SUPPORT ABC AT ALL ONCE GH ENDS

AND WILL NOT EVEN LOOK AT KAITE COURIC PERIOD
HATE THE CHEW AND THE REVOLUTION

ALSO NO LONGER WATCH ANY ABC SHOWS NITE TIME OR DAYTIME
OTHER THAN GH THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE VIEWERS SO WHY SHOULD WE SUPPORT ANY OF THEIR PROGRAMS

WILL CONTINE TO SUPPORT GH ONLY

Brian
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Brian

It is all down to the ratings. I believe that 100 %. Perhaps ABC could set up an email address or something so everyone who watched GH could send an email to count as a viewer. Something to this means is the only way to get true numbers. There could be a message at the bottom of the screen to email if you are viewing this show.

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats a good Idea and you can have a id tag of some kind and you can call or like you said e mail the letters/numbers in,Only problem there are to many ding bats working at the rat channel I think they lie about the true ratings,So many times I will hear a network say that 200 million people tuned in to see the blah blah show when in fact they are not telling the truth so many lies and I know that abc/disney never told the truth in the amount of people who watched the abc soaps.What abc didnt… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

I think the numbers are not being captured appropriately. I have been watching all four for months… and GH for years!. I must admit that I watch on Hulu sometimes and I do not understand why the watches on Hulu can’t be captured. I hear the dvr and recordings for GH are not accurate. It isn’t because people are not watching!

doris
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doris

are DVR recordings counted?????i never heard that before, cause I DVR the soaps everyday, and (don’t laugh) VCR record in my bedroom where I don’t have DVR service…..so i record Y&R, and B&Bm everyday on my VCR,lol

Christy
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Christy

I read that cable and DVR recordings are counted, and watching on the abc channel – because they have a way for the service to be reported back to them (neilsen).

I actually use a digital tuner and it can’t report back to anyone, so if i ever watch the rat channel, no one knows! which is great, cuz I have to leave it on all day in order for my dvd recorder to record GH which is on at 2pm.

Christy
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Christy

oh, and my recording device is VHS/DVD recorder… and it’s brand new! I can record to tape or dvd, so I’m not laughing!

barbara t
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barbara t

The whole system has to be changed everyone needs to be counted,And the networks should not be able to lie about how many people watched or did not watch the different programs abc/disney/the rat channel are the masters at that they lied about how many people that were watching the abc soaps ,There finding out now,because we are letting them know that we are here, and not going away.

Rod
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Rod

Wow Sharon a bit harsh!! Please speak for yourself as I disagree with every single thing you said. The Spencer’s are washed up!! Killing the characters you want would kill the show FOR SURE!! ! No one blows Carly away like Laura Wright!! Anyway. All the negative feed back sucks and considering you don’t support daytime as YOU DON’T WATCH!! We will thank you for helping save our GH (NOT). It’s funny how everyone helped out AMC the worst by the time it was canceled & OLTL which was great but a bit over the to. Now we need your… Read more »

Rod
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Rod

I’m actually watching all the soaps that remain to help save the shows. I have to say GH is the best of them
All. Days and B&B tied and Y&R last. Slow and boring!!
They need better written stories. The acting is GREAT

Elhu
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Elhu

This troubles me, and I am also somewhat surprised. We can come up with any excuse we want, whether it be Neilsen is wrong (which could be true, who knows), pre-emptions or nice weather lost viewers, whatever the case may be, the bottom line is, if you love your soap(s), no matter what, you have to be loyal and watch and/or DVR/tivo it/them. I have watched all three ABC soaps for mannnnny years, and am saddened at the loss of AMC and especially OLTL, but we still have GH, and I refuse to give up on it. I find the… Read more »

Connie
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Connie

love daytime soaps never realy watch night time. I miss my One Life 2 Live and All My Children.. I was hoping the Manning”s coming to G.H. would help G.H. plus we may get to see more of the OL2L people. I know they are taping, but come on now bring back TODD MANNING 2 G.H…… ABC daytime line up is bad right…. Come on G.H. get it together. I will really be pissed if it cancelled 2. Need to see Sonny, Todd and the whole cast. I feel someone has dropped the ball here…..

Debi
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Debi

Nielsen needs a new way to find their ratings. Though GH is far from what it use to be, it has made alot of progress. Surely the ratings should be up.

Blake
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Blake

I dvr Days every day and I watch it within 24 hours so that it helps with the ratings, and Days is really good lately. The stories are more interesting, wish the ratings would reflect that.

Harlee
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Harlee

I know I was watching DOOL when they rebooted and yes the pacing was off but I think KC jumped the shark by bringing in the old EP from Passions and now we are going to get PassionsLite, with redux of Princess Gina for example and the direction has definitely changed with the new EP, I personally liked how Noel was leading the direction, we have no Maggie & Victor now but side characters basically since, Lisa R. is pretty bad, more of Reeds instead of the Hortons. I stopped watching. Will story is the strongest by far and being… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

It was a huge mistake to bring OLTL characters over to GH. Many GH fans have stopped watching the show because of this.

david
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david

Are OLTL characters really getting that much air time? Is that the reason for the drop in ratings or is it because OLTL isn’t the lead in any longer? Or is it the dominant, boring mob violence storyline? It’s probably multifactorial. Besides, if all GH fans stopped watching and all OLTL viewers started, GH’s ratings would be higher than they are now.

barbara t
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barbara t

David,You are so right.And I agree with you that if all the one life to live viewers started watching the ratings would go up,general hospital fans (which I am ) are using the 4 characters as an excuse to stop watching(Im not) how 4 people can stop anyone from watching g h makes no sense ,Seriously if it was announced today that that everyone from landview was moving to port charles the ratings would go up ,also all the posts that I read at other sights say the same thing over and over again that they use to watch gh… Read more »

doris
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doris

OMG…you can’t pleazse everyon I guess….I thought it was a smart move on GH’s part to at least try the cast of OLTL.I hope i get to see more crossovers.

Christy
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Christy

agree! I loved OLTL and usually watched GH… I’ve never seen this as an invasion (can 3-4 people be an invasion?!). There are actors that have been on both shows – Jackie Zeman was on OLTL first, but always think of her as Bobby Spencer. Tuc Watkins on GH first, always think of him as David on OLTL… many many have been on both, and many of them have been on several ABC soaps over the years. It’s not an invasion, they’re all part of the same ABC soap family! I always loved it when characters crossed over – like… Read more »

david
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david

Too bad OLTL isn’t still on. It was the only soap that was gaining viewers and had more than the previous year. Imagine how the ratings would have increased with Todd tried and sentenced for Victor’s murder, only to have it revealed Victor was still alive, followed by a relentless competition between the two brothers. Tea’s baby would have been born. Viki and Clint would marry. There were so many other compelling storylines we never got to see it makes me sick to think about it.

barbara t
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barbara t

David ,you are making me homesick for landview ,So many wonderful events could have taken place since one life to live has been gone ,such love and respect I have for my soap stars and there characters ,Right now if I have a choice of general hospital or One life to live I would choose to be with vicki ,clint bo, nora ,roxy,they were a pleasure to watch and spent that precious hour a day with,will I ever get over the fact that abc/disney killed my favorite place to go everyday?

david
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david

No, Barbara, I am afraid we and others like us will never get over the loss of OLTL. It was a consistently wonderful part of our life for decades. We will always love and miss our Llanview family. Looking back, I am amazed by the degree of positive emotion, acceptance, and love Viki radiated through a television presence. It was heartwarming to see Natalie and Jessica reconcile and to know Viki and Clint would remarry. Who could ever forget Roxy and her salon? I so wanted to see the birth of Tea’s baby and for Victor to escape so he… Read more »

Rich
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Rich

OLTL FAN !!! I tried to tune in to GH. IT SUCKS!. Not Enough OLTL Character time. GH is TIRED and BORING. Just can’t get in to it. I have tried. You can’t replace VICKY BUCHANNAN !!! KATE !!!! Please !!!

Most have changed channels.

NO OLTL, NO AMC, NO ABC,…

also, it’s spring, chill out people, maybe folks got out and go some sun !!!

Tom
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Tom

I’m not sure who is more to blame for Y&R crashing and burning every single year–Maria Arena Bell or her pet actress Yvonne Zima. Seriously, get Y&R back to its family roots–the Chancellors are barely even shown! Where’s the real drama?

B&B is obsessed with Hope to the point that it’s becoming unwatchable some days. Do an adult storyline for a change.

DAYS is too dull to even bother with most days. Sorry, that’s the truth. The DiMeras are all washed up and every single storyline has “retread” stamped on it.

grace Coppola
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grace Coppola

I think the problem is there is no balance.. They are focusing to much on Jason/Carly/Sonny.. People want change and some actors are not giving any airtime.To much focus on newbies that have no history or attachments to any characters. A 2 time Emmy winner like Julie Marie Berman is giving 3 to 5 mins of airtime.. Not sure why new writers can’t writer for a hot young couple like Lante.. Its a shame that after 35 years of being a faithful viewer and a huge Lante fan that I find myself not wanting to rush home to watch.. i… Read more »

MJ
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MJ

Here’s the odd thing. I rarely give new nighttime shows a chance anymore just because the networks drop them so fast. If I invest time and something I enjoy is dropped after one or two shows I just wasted my time. Whereas with daytime soaps I give my time to everyday. If the networks supported and promoted their daytime serials the viewership would increase just based on the premise that you can rely on the show being on each week not just a fash in the pan. Something to consider, ABC.

Avelina
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Avelina

GH should not be osing viewers. DAYS should be as there writing at the moment is sooooo bad that I want to literally tear my hair out. They have awful storylines and are completely ignoring the history of DAYS. EJ and Sami in my opinion are the best supercouple on the show even though they have not even had a chance to be together. The new writers have promised alot and have FAILED to deliver. GH however is great, the writing has improved and I am so glad that Robin is alive. Kimberly McCullough is lovely and an A+ actress.… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

Note to Sony: I’m ready and willing to take over Y&R whenever you decide to hit the panic button and get rid of MAB/Sheffer/Hamner. Is enough, enough yet?

Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie

I can’t even watch Days ny more…but I’m in Canada so my viewership (or lack thereof) doesn’t even register….

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I am a soap fan who grew up watching ATWT. When it went off the air, I started watching Y&R and OLTL. I though OLTL was great during this time, and I am still wishing for a miracle to bring it back to daytime. (And yes, I am in the coveted 18-49 year old demographic.) I think that Y&R is currently terrible. I try to like it but I just can’t get invested in any of the story lines. I am the minority that doesn’t like Lily and Cane or Adam and Sharon. In fact, the only story that I… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s going to take time for Frank and Ron to turn GH around. But I’m confident that they will. People need to have patience. The show has already improved a great deal since they took over. It will take time for that to be reflected in the ratings.

barbara t
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barbara t

Dan, you are right ,I love what I am seeing now,and I know Frank and Ron have more interesting stories to tell .General hospital has been in the twilight zone for so long they have to untangle all the damage that has been done to our beloved characters on general hospital and they are off to a good start.

april
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april

I stopped watching soaps everyday,because the the story moves so slowly,slow like in the 59’s..boring.

Tina
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Tina

I agree with you Rich. I had been a long time OLTL viewer since the mid 70’s and I watched GH too, but the moment that the writers turned from the hospital and the doctors family’s to that of the mob with Stimpy Corinthos taking the spot light..well I quit watching. Came back again threw the years and now the stories are just ripoffs of past OLTL stories and nothing original . Nope, not even the Franco story is original.. just another rip off of past ones ad nauseum. Who didn’t see the DID story with Kate coming., come on… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I think the ratings system is simply not reflective of how people watch soaps. Fans watch on line, DVR, etc. I also think, however, that the industry is losing viewers because the medium has alienated its most loyal followers. In a very short period of time, the soap industry has lost major shows, the cable network SoapNet, and the recent demise of Soap Opera Weekly. ALL of this serves to influence potential viewers. Since soaps are no longer viable as a permanent entertainment choice, fans are no longer willing to invest their time watching a show that could very likely… Read more »

Shelly
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Shelly

I’m trying to watch Y & R, it’s just not doing it for me. Crazy Daisy, cartoon mobsters, and confusing business deals are NOT entertaining. Focus on the families! Please Days! Dump that silly Princess Gina story. Give us more Will! GH is great except for the Kate/Connie mess.
Please folks, if you want to save your favorite shows, you must watch them.

Harlee
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Harlee

Yes you are so right about saving whichever show is your favorite, but you have to watch, as much as sometimes I FF through my DVR at times I trying to be positive about Y&R. This is why I did go back after a year of non-viewing back home to CBS. The most positive story on Y&R is JackNikki reuniting again. This story is classic Y&R by far, I’m enjoying the redux of these two characters because it has been so long in the making to screens again. Yes, there has been others to come between VictorNikki with boring results… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I was a long time viewer of OLTL. I am very upset over its cancellation especially since it had better ratings than GH. I have tried to watch GH, but cannot get into it. I do not like the male mobster characters and the others do not draw me in. Sending two or three OLTL characters to GH is not enough for me. First GH takes OLTL’s head writer , producer, several actors and now if it takes OLTL’s time slot, that is going to really annoy me. My annoyance is shown by boycotting anything ABC and Disney. Many of… Read more »

Frank
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Frank

GH is improving, but OLTL had heart and soul, the sets conveyed a sense of the town’s rich tapestry: Llanfair and La Boule side by side with Roxie’s salon, the dive hotels, etc. There was a quirkiness and a warmth that felt rich and endlessly interesting. GH feels flat by comparison, and the characters much harder to love. I was excited at the beginning of FV and RC’s run, but I’m still having trouble caring about these people who all seem morally compromised in the worst way. p.s. Dante and Lulu are so boring. Mac and Alexis are more appealing… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Theres no place like home,and thats what landview felt like ,General hospital is getting better ,but it will take 43 years to make it feel like home .Frank and Ron are doing good with what they have to work with,Im glad its them helping to put general hospital back together again,with them there is hope.I miss vicki most of all.

david
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david

Love your comments. You really captured significant aspects of OLTL that made it so special: heart and soul, rich, quirky, warm, and endlessly interesting. It’s nice to know I wasn’t the only one who valued these things. I would watch OLTL and marvel at the details of the sets: the accessories on the desks of the wealthy, the gadgets and pots in the diner’s kitchen, Roxy’s amazing glitzy and garish salon, the sleaze of the Minute Man Motel. The characters were complex and flawed but tried to redeem themselves and usually succeeded. You could admire and root for them and… Read more »

Melanie
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Melanie

I am a huge Dante and Lulu fan because i think they have the best chemistry and wonderful lovestory, but their screentime has been greatly diminished dramatically over the past couple of months and that really makes me mad!! They are only shown for about 2-3 minutes about 2 days a week and it seems like the writers don’t know what to do with them nowdays unless it involves them at the PCPD talking about this boring stripper case that has been going on way too long (who cares anyways?) and another conversation about Sonny for the zillionth time(yawn!) .… Read more »

Carole Chickerillo
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Carole Chickerillo

I don’t know if anybody realizes this but March is a big spring break month for all grades of school. Which is why the daytime numbers are done……IMO.

gloria
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gloria

What the hell do ratings mean? NOTHING, because I watch every single soap on the air every day in their entirety. But I watch online or on SoapNet.

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats what I keep saying.and they should be able to come up with something to count people and what they are watching and everyone should get counted no matter your age.

barbara t
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barbara t

I just left general hospitals facebook page and they are saying that today is general hospitals 49 anniversary ,hopefully we make it till 50 and beyond that,happy anniversary general hospital from a very long time fan.

Florence
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Florence

I am sure the ratings are down because most people were watching it on Soap Net so I guess that’s why you took it off the air . I pay extra to have the channel and now there is not one it just skips right over it I am very disappointed because you took off the air I no a lot of people watch at night because they work . DISAPPOINTED IN GEORGIA!!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

I dont understand ,I have direct tv and soapnet is still on,I also heard that a lot of parents are pissed off at direct tv because they arent putting disney junior on which is fine by me ,There are to many kid channels.what took the place for soapnet where you are?Im still happy in florida. ,for how long, thats another question.

Reel Views
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Reel Views

MAB’s Y&R is in a meltdown. Dump Daisy, Cane/Lily, Tucker, Patty, Ricky, YoHarmony, Devon, Angelo/Angelina, and Chloe. Focus on Newmans vs Abbotts, with Chancellors thrown in. More Nick vs Adam, less Genevieve vs Victor. Use the characters that bring the passion. CBS and Sony need to step in and get this show back on track before they lose their audience for good.

Melanie
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Melanie

OLTL was my favorite soap and I really miss it. It did have so much more going on in the way of romance, drama, humor and action but for the most part, alot more balance amongst the characters and storylines. I was also a fan of AMC but it’s writing got a little sloppy over the years as well. I wasn’t happy with all of the s/l’s, but overall I think they did a much better job than GH has! I am SO sick of all the mobster dominance stories on GH! This show has had so many times to… Read more »

RJ4
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RJ4

Actually, I watch Days on Youtube at night. The problem is that the story lines are all over the place, they are recycling story lines, dropped some decent story lines or are dragging them out to the point you don’t know what happened to some pieces or have lost interest, and some of the story lines are not that good. With that said, I am glad that they have brought back some past characters ( Marlena, John, Lucas, etc.), I really like the Will gay story line and Marlena was excellent too. In general, I do think the show is… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

seems spring break was just plain bad for daytime, period…. althought I have to say the following is cheery news! te he he The Chew – Week of 3/19/12 Viewers: 2.04 million, Women 25-54: 0.9/ 6, Women 18-49: 0.6/ 4, Women 18-34: 0.3/ 2 All My Children – Week of 3/21/11 Viewers: 2.37 million, Women 25-54: 1.1 rating/ 7 share, Women 18-49: 0.8/ 5, Women 18-34: 0.4/ 3 Percent Change – The Chew vs. All My Children Viewers: -14, Women 25-54: -18, Women 18-49: -25, Women 18-34: -25 *** The Revolution – Week of 3/19/12 Viewers: 1.32 million, Women 25-54:… Read more »

Frank
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Frank

Here’s my idea for increasing ratings, winning back some viewer loyalty AND cutting production costs: move OLTL production to LA and setup a smart schedule so that they can use the same studio as GH. Llanview can be recreated easily enough, even if the sets have been destroyed. (I’d be fine accepting a tornado or 2012 related explanation for the remodeled sets). Combine writing and production (bring on Lorraine Broderick to help), share characters (McBain and Devane as the roving federal agents, Sonny as the big bad (if they must), Starr and Michael and Todd and Blair could all move… Read more »

Lucy
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Lucy

Well Days is just dull, they never gave a chance to Ej and Sami, the most dynamic duo on this soap..all the other stories are dull and cheesy as hell except the Will story and while i am a happy about the friendship between his parents Lucas and Sami (they really work as friends, don’t make them romantic again Dool, Sami needs friends not bed buddies !!) they will make Sami the homophone one..well i don’t watch that, Sami is flawed and self-centered but homophobe NOT ! NEVER !! She is THE ONE who would get Will outsider vibe !!

pkevinm
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pkevinm

I swear, some of the ungrateful wretches who call themselves soap fans must eat your young. With fans like you, who needs ABC execs… OLTL and GH are two entirely different programs, It’s not realistic to compare the two. OLTL is gone and I don’t want lose another. I’ve watched all ABC soaps for 45 years. There are good story lines and bad story lines. Characters come and characters go and characters come back. NO character is/was irreplaceable. Ratings go up and ratings go down and ratings go up. I miss AMC. And I miss OLTL a lot — A… Read more »

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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