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120 October 27th, 2015 RATINGS: DAYS Nudges Past GH For Third Place! Y&R Also Has Strong Week!

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The ratings are out for a big week of story -  October 12 through the 16th – on your favorite daytime dramas.  And for the first time since late summer of 2013, Days of our Lives has moved into third place ever so slightly over General Hospital! 

The long-running NBC series about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in two weeks time, added the most viewers for the week of any drama with +172,000, and besting GH in the 18-49 and 25-54 key womens demographics as well.   DAYS tallied at 2,647,000 for the week, ahead of GH by just only 1,000 viewers.  GH landed in fourth place for the ratings week with 2,646, 000 total viewers.  In story, DAYS was strong with the fallout and reactions of everyone in Salem learning Will Horton (Guy Wilson) had been brutually murdered, and his death brought back fan favorites: Alison Sweeney (Sami)  and Freddie Smith (Sonny) to the canvas for a short visit!

But it was also a strong week for The Young and the Restless, who played its Adam (Justin Hartley) reveal to the fullest with great episodes!  Y&R added +136,00o total viewers and up over +216,000 from last year at this time.  The number one show averaged for the week 4,794,000 total viewers. 

The Bold and the Beautiful was the only soap down of all the network daytime dramas losing -59,000 total viewers, but still bringing in an average of 3,559,000 for the week.   View the entire ratings picture via SON here!

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,794,000 (+136,000/+216,000)
2. B&B 3,559,000 (-59,000/+22,000)
3. DAYS 2,647,000 (+172,000/+50,000) *
4. GH 2,646,000 (+7,000/-210,000)

* First time in 3rd place since July 29 – August 2, 2013
* Highest amount of viewers since March 3-7, 2014

Now let us know, what do you think will happen in the coming weeks? Will DAYS continue to hold in third place, or will it drop back to fourth?  Is GH getting its ducks in a row, and about to have a renewed spark come November that will drive up the numbers, with the just announced return of Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and the long awaited Jason (Billy Miller) reveal?  Can Y&R continue to increase viewership with its story of Adam Newman, and their upcoming Halloween episodes?  Can B&B continue to pique interest with its Ridge/Caroline/Thomas  (Thorsten Kaye/Linsey Godfrey/Pierson Fode) bady daddy storyline?   Share your thoughts below on the ratings picture, and what should happen  in story to continue to get you to tune-in to your favorite soap!

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  1. Patrick says:

    LOL

    wow

    not undeserved

    notch this

    Salem’ites

    hey

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    Carolina replied

    It’s not that “Days of Our Lives” has achieved a spectacular ratings surge.

    It’s just that “General Hospital” has fallen to the ratings basement along with “Days.”

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    code85 replied

    Whatever days has gone from 1.7 to 1.9 and sometimes almost 2.

  2. Patrick says:

    the end of yesterday’ ep : it completely took me asunder

    what happened to Aiden ?

    scared me and so took me by surprise

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    Patrick replied

    OK : I can rest my wings (LOL)

    he was kidnapped in black mask to his bachelor “party”

    wasn’t he completely taken
    wasn’t he completely given a dose of reality

    like his vision the other day of “killing” Hope was rearing it’s ugly head and it was payback time

    no wonder he couldn’t contain his mind

    as took that shot and beer… and had another… to calm his energies

    DAYS production elevated once again… and Daniel Cosgrove is catapulting “tHIS” show

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    Blake replied

    I thought Daniel (Aiden) did a great job of playing drunk and upset. He truly seemed like he was and the other actors seemed to be impressed also.

    Patrick replied

    wholeheartedly agree: I read in the latest SOD issue… that we have “one” more week left… of Aiden

    I love the resurgeance of DOOL… yeah… for long time diehard fans of DOOL… being in 3rd is something giddy to cheer about…. because we love this genre and have done hard times in last place all the while knowing it never deserved to be

    I will get past .. the firing of the Kassie DePaiva, Daniel Cosgrove, and yes, James Read… 3 new characters who acted on their own… and carried this show… while the characters of ole… are given all the notoriety and place on the show.

    just wrong… on so many levels… new blood… new fire… new energy… NEW.. these three actors never misfired and blended in naturally… if not moreso

    outside of that… i’m beaming and heart swell as I watch with my fellow Salem’ites

    give Paul a story

  3. MBmomof3 says:

    So happy for Days. They deserve the ratings bump. Y&R has been so good too and has really shown improvement in story. Glad GH has invested in Laura and Anna. B&B has been watchable but I’d like more Quinn and Deacon. Loving my soaps!

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    chuck replied

    Days has been on a roll the past few weeks, I’m shocked they were not higher but I give them kudos for making a big come back. Surprised by Y&R though they have been in the negative for almost the past two months and suddenly they get this “huge boost” The Neil story is just awful, I know Chloe returned for The memorial and Adam’s “trial” happened but that was it.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    The Neil story is just awful. The writing for the Winters clan has been consistently bad since Dru’s departure IMO. Too bad because they’re a core family with great history. What they’ve done to Neil is sad.

    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree that the Neil story is just awful on Y&R. Hard to watch.

    CeeCee replied

    I agree. Y&R will always manage to not only stay afloat, but also consistently ahead. I have no doubt. But Days? I have said this before, and as much as it pains me, I fear that once the strangler thing is over, well…I don’t know. Bo will save the day, and I am truly anticipating that….I only pray he will stay, among many others.
    GH? That’s a puzzle. The Mickey Mouse storylines need to go…eg; Dillon’s stupid movie. Plus, Sam’s and Spinelli’s investigative ‘finesse’, which I equate to child’s play, is great comedic entertainment. Just to name a couple.

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    Blake replied

    Yeah we shall see what they do with Days after the anniversary is done in like a month. We will have a slew of new teenagers and short term characters for some reason.

    MBmomof3 replied

    Totally agree.

  4. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    Way to go, Days!! It is ON FIRE right now – the pacing, storylines, acting, directing, lighting & music are all just superb!! If you’re not watching Days, you are missing OUT!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes! I agree. Days in ON FIRE! Superb, as you say!

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  5. damien says:

    congrats to days!!!!
    days need s to keep daniel cosgrove as aiden !!! aiden as been mesmorizing this past monthnas he is torn in killing hope! can t keep my eyes off him! pls days find a way to bring back aiden!
    as well shawn d!!!!!!! what a sight for sore eyes!!! hope he s another one days tries to keep on!!!

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    Blake replied

    Yeah I wish that Aiden could be like when he was playing Bill Lewis on Guiding Light, to me that was his best role.

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  6. su0000 says:

    GH will not survive under Jean and Shelly.
    They are horrible a matchup for GH
    Them, bringing in their lackluster love and harmony, will kill GH..
    Not saying GH should not have love and couples, it the about the type of couples.
    GH couples need to have mystery and adventure.
    GH couples need to be involved in intrigue, not just be in a sappy kissing love-in.

    DOOL was circling the drain until new writers came in, cleaned house and gave Days a new life, by introducing mystery, suspense, intrigue- a serial killer!
    People did not come back or tune in to see luv couples they came to see the killings, who the serial killer would kill next.

    Couples are boring. Couples, they fade back. The only thing working for couples love stuff is if they are involved high drama! kissing and sappy camp love stuff is not a people/viewer grabber.

    Jean and Shelly could not write high drama on the edge drama if their lives depended on it, it is not their style.
    They are lowkey blah writers.
    When I see what they did to the Corinthos I could puke from all the sugar.
    Poor Sonny looks like a sugar coated love guru and father of the year.
    All gathering around Sonny pouring out love and affection, is idioc.
    The Corinthos are a highly dysfunctional family with dark layers always causing havoc within the family, they are the Corinthos, that is who they are. Not the Brady Bunch.
    It is sacrilegious to do what has been done to the Corinthos.

    Only thing to save GH, is – get rid of the queens of snooze and bring in a high drama writer that knows how to write intrigue, suspense, and hard dark drama. And yes, write for love couples without giving a sugar overdose and get them going down a road into darkness to return victorious or whatever.

    RC came in with BANG showing his direction shaking it up.
    Pratt came in with BANG showing his direction shaking it up
    Days new writer came in with a BANG showing his direction shaking it up
    Jean and Shelly came in with a WHIMPER..

    GH Sweeps will be the dullest/weak junk, ever that I know of..
    We know Dante will find out, we know Sabrina most likely is carrying Carlos’s baby,
    what a BLAH sweeps.

    GH is not and has never been as the other traditional soaps, it is GH !!
    J&S attempting to turn GH into what it is not will kill GH and the numbers are showing it.

    Having Laura is no big deal to bring in viewers, as we’ve seen..(only the oldtime fans know of her)
    Robin will be a week or two of oldtimers looking in, no big deal.
    GH needs someone like Guzza back, anyone as he. That is what will save GH.
    I fear the numbers will be crashing lower, J&S are not the right writers for GH.

    LONG LIVE GH !!!!

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    Mr. X replied

    I’ve only been watching GH since 2013 but having watched all of J&S on Y&R, I can definitely see their influence on the GH stories. I’m not not liking it but it’s like i’m watching their Y&R stories with the GH characters.

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    su0000 replied

    hi Mr. X ..
    I said the saame thing..
    J&S are trying to make GH as Y&R, and GH should never be like Y&R.
    but yes! I as you, see J&S writing Y&R for GH, the same overture, :(

    nancy dillingham replied

    EVERYONE knows “Laura”–unless they have had their heads in the sands for the last 30+ years. This “oldtime” fan–and many others–know her. She IS A BIG DEAL!

    And Robin is a big deal, also
    And both will, and have, as you can see from the ratings–brought in viewers.

    “Guzza” (sic), you say? Bite your tongue!!!

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    Harry replied

    Well, the good news is Tristan Rogers is coming back and Genie Frances and Finola Hughes have signed contracts. Those are steps in the right direction.
    But the dragging out of the Jake reveal has hurt GH–as has the terrible writing played by poorly developed characters such as Nina, Franco, Nathan, Morgan, Sabrina, Valerie, Kiki and Julian.
    Honestly, why would anyone want to watch Sonny get away with killing AJ in cold blood while enjoying the unconditional love and support of his family? Why would anyone enjoy watching that swarmy Julian enjoy an icky bath with Alexis while gaining access to his baby boy after killing Duke?
    The bad men not only do not receive punishment, they are rewarded for being cold blooded killers and they are coddled and loved by desperate women with n self respect.

    Kathy replied

    I say cancel Gh, the soap is sinking fast. I have stopped watching Gh, storylines are are really bad and taking forever. The writfirent ing is terrible. I am sticking with Days. The soap is on fire.

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    Kathy replied

    I meant the writing is terrible

    Harry replied

    NO! While I agree that the writing for GH has been horrible, I most emphatically do not want it canceled. Even if you’re just a Days fan or a Y&R fan, you must realize that the cancellation of any soap sounds the death knell for others.
    I firmly believe GH WILL get better–it’s already showing signs that it’s heading in the right direction.
    Knowing that Laura and Anna are staying and that Tristan Rogers is coming back are GREAT signs. Hold on, people!

    Elizabeth replied

    Totally agree with you. They could bring back every star the show has ever had and if the writing doesn’t pick up the show will sink anyway.

    patti replied

    please do not say things like cancel gh! It is and always will be the best soap ever! While im not sure about these writers, because i think ron was a genius!, I am willing to give them a chance! What i do know is if they kill liason they will make a big mistake! Rebecca and Billy are pure magic! They light up the screen!

    CeeCee replied

    I do not wish cancellation for any soap. However, as I previously stated, we should not have to settle. So, these writers better sprinkle some fairy dust on their pens if they want to keep, not only their jobs , but also our interest.

    Patrick replied

    “…queens of snooze ”

    LOL… this isn’t a real dig

    LOL… can I

    do

    a

    “Happy Dance”

    Days supplants, rises, and elevates it’s game ON

    “…LONG LIVE GH !!!! ”

    take a bow Salem’ites

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    maddiehayes replied

    I disagree that DAYS fans are tuning in to see the murders. They are tuning in to see their fave actors and their fave couples in good storylines. DAYS has been delivering in spades! GH does not need a murder to bring in the viewers. They need to give good storylines to the characters and couples we love. We tune in for the PEOPLE, the relationships. You are right, we don’t want to watch them whispering sweet nothings or kissing in bed all the time. We want ACTION, we want the plot to move forward. Especially romantic action like we used to see with Bo&Hope, Steve&Kayla. Most women like love stories.

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    Harry replied

    Suoo, you’re speaking way too soon. The poor ratings are a direct result of the horrible writing RC afforded us viewers. The new writers are not miracle workers and it will take time to undo the damage which was done.
    Moreover, I am starting to think Frank and ABC executives are a big part of GH’s problems.
    But blaming the brand new writers for just released ratings is nonsensical

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    su0000 replied

    hi Harry..
    J&S had 3 months to write and pin their direction, and since it is lackluster..
    Julian changing diapers all around him in a love circle is ridiculously stupid.
    J&S neutered Julian.

    J&S has the very disfunction and dark layered Chrointos in love-in peace and harmony. Sonny a love guru lol , They neutered poor Sonny, too.

    GH is dull .. the fire is gone..

    J&S had ample time ti write an exciting outing of Jason, and they went with a computer reveal, no suspense, no surprise, no twist n turn, just BLAH ..

    RC did very well by GH..
    It started to go down with Tony’s exit.. too much time on him, waiting 6 months for him to return.
    And even though.. It gave Tony his 8th emmy, and will most likely give him his 9th and RC and team will take the emmy for the black & white 52nd anniversary..

    I will bet the farm that J&S will not get close to the 3 million RC brought in.
    GH was dead when RC came in and he and FV brought it up.
    Do you actually believe J&S can do the same…

  7. kiki smith says:

    GH is awful. They should have never fired Ron. Don’t know why you always are so kind to GH. Days is great, support them, and give them the credit they deserve without trying to bolster GH.

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    su0000 replied

    hi , kiki smith.
    I miss Ron !!!!
    He brought GH to 3 million.. he was on a roll and spent way way too much time fussing with Tony’s exit, a mistake.
    But Ron’s black and white show back to 1964 with Luke and family, the 52nd anniversary, was absolutely phenomenal ! it will be soap history of greatness.
    Ron could bring it, he just needed a break and a partner.
    It would have been great if Ron was still with GH and a writer brought in to write with him, balancing.

    J&S could never hope to write as good/exciting/spellbinding/always a shocker or surprise, as Ron.

    Happy that Days is doing well all the soaps need to be saved and doing well..
    hope GH can get better writers are pull it up.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Ron brought GH to 3 million with a return of Robin, her parents, and a host of other loved vets. He also lost that and hundreds of thousands more because his writing was so glib and cartoonish that it was actually offensive. Franco the serial killer clown, the colossal stupidity of the Lulu kidnapping (followed by the colossal stupidity of Jennifer Smith coercing Luke to be her), the entire story of Nina Clay, the dumb vampire bit…. I could go on and on.

    That said, if TPTB really wanted to save the show, they should have fired Frank Valentini as well. And I agree, the new writers aren’t up to the job.

    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree with everything you said su0000! Well said!

    PatF replied

    GH has been mostly bad since last June and the ratings were plummeting under Ron. They were bad already. In six months if ratings are still down then you can blame the current writers.

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    Patricio replied

    I’m with you Kiki. They fired Ron and Maurice stood there and said that Ron didn’t like Sonny. The fact is mr Bernard is an excellent actor they cannot revolve a daytime soap around that character he plays.

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    Harry replied

    Ron was a horrible head writer and he is largely responsible for the poor ratings. Give the new writers a chance to undo the damage incurred before you start blasting them already.

    Elizabeth replied

    The thing that they don’t get is that the mob was a source of compelling story telling when it was a BACKDROP for the characters angst instead of the entirety of the story. Compare the early mob stuff with Luke and Frank Smith (where the whole town thought both were upstanding citizens) with the late 2000′s where everyone knew Jason and Sonny are criminals but yet they were written as heros. Compare the stuff in the mid-nineties where Sonny and Luke needed to outsmart Joe Scully to keep him out of their club business against the current grade school antics of Sonny versus Julian Jerome where everything is not only obvious but so lame as to be embarrassing.

    They should do a major story of Sonny’s desire and then efforts to get out of the business and then move on.

    MBmomof3 replied

    I know I tolerated Sonny under that regime because there was more balance of air time. Too much Sonny makes GH unwatchable to me. A little Corinthos goes a long way. MB is a better actor when he has less to do. He’s just not as great as he thinks he is. Also, Michael was more interesting with the Q’s and he forgave Sonny way too soon. He murdered his father and lied about it. Michael is a disappointment to me now and on my list of characters not worthy of my support. You need characters to root for.

    Harry replied

    Elizabeth, you ROCK!
    I concur with your every statement.

    su0000 replied

    Elizabeth..
    GH has no mob..
    2 men fighting over a dock is not a mob..
    When there is anything as a shooting some people seem to think a big mob LOL
    Paul shot whatshisname, a 10 second shooting scene, no mob peoples involved, just 1 person no mob behind him, no mob story..
    The last time there was an actual mob in GH the Alcazar’s were onscreen, years past, long gone.
    A times there is a bit of shooting here and there, not often, a bad guy shooting a bad guy, no mob. Nop mod story, just quick incident.
    Julian and Sonny are not a mob, the grand awesome mob days are long long gone. When there were actual mobsters, not just 2 men.
    and–
    I MISS THE GANGSTAS.. I MISS THE MOB!!!!!

  8. Jeremy says:

    DAYS IS HERE TO STAY!!!!

    WAY TO GO TO FANTASTIC STORYTELLING & ACTING!!!

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    Angelo hot italian man replied

    I agree Jeremy, Days is here to stay. The soap is wonderful now, my boyfriend and I love the storylines. I love Bo, Hope, patch and Marlena and the rest of the cast. Bravo Days, Days has a great future, rumor is Days will be renewed for another 3 years. annoucement coming very soon.

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    Jeremy replied

    Hi Angelo, where is this great rumor, if true, that would be the best news of the year! Usually, it seems the renewals are announced in January. What is your source? That would be amazing if we had assurance that DAYS would be on our tv screens for three more years.

    MBmomof3 replied

    That’s one rumor I hope is true. A three year contract would be a great gift to the cast, crew, and especially the FANS! Fingers crossed. Viva la Days!

    Patrick replied

    “….rumor is Days will be renewed for another 3 years. ”

    I pray this is so

    SER replied

    I wouldn’t count on the uptick in Days’ ratings to continue once Ben is outed and the 50th celebration is completed, The SL with Steve/Bo/Hope is boring and too drawn out. The best SL is with Ben/Abby/Chad, and unless they come up with something better, expect the ratings to drop like a lead balloon.

  9. Lena120 says:

    I’m not surprised one bit by this news. GH is STILL unwatchable. The show bores me to tears. Both Days and GH went through writer transitions, but handled them very differently. Days literally cut the fat and got rid of unpopular or useless characters. They quickly revamped the stories and took them in a new direction. GH is still using Ron’s outline, because they hadn’t prepared any other material to take them through November sweeps. They’re literally depending on the Jakeson reveal and Robin’s return to bring in viewers. The problem is no one cares about the Jakeson reveal anymore. I’ll only watch for Robin who’s hopefully coming to usher Patrick off screen. Lord knows Jason Thompson deserves a proper farewell since he’s been buried so much over the past year. And don’t get me started on the character assassination they’re currently doing on Sabrina. They couldn’t find a better way to write the actress out for her maternity leave? She’s possibly pregnant by a corpse that’s been dead for 6 months yet no one noticed. Olivia tells Julian and his entire family his baby is dead, and everyone let’s it slide. I was really hoping Lucas would tell her to kick rocks. Monica being OK with Sonny and Carly, especially Sonny again. He KILLED her son! I feel like they’re all pod people. She doesn’t blink an eye at Michael calling Sonny his “FATHER” when he was clearly calling him Sonny 2 months ago. When was the last time the name AJ came out of Michael’s mouth? How many times is Tracy going to let Michael talk smack to her. She needs to put that traitor in his place. Everyone is so unlikable right now. There’s no one to root for.

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    Lucy D. replied

    Exactly–I hate this version of Michael. Have always hated Sonny. Monica deserves more (as does Tracy)

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    Patricio replied

    Hello Lena – you are correct GH is ” unwatchable”. I haven’t seen it in weeks and I don’t miss it.

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  10. Ray says:

    It is exciting to see this news. For a show that was centered around an elephant statue three months ago, the transformation back to greatness is amazing. The show is so good that my friends and I are texting about it during the day before I have a chance to watch it.

    Here is what I want:

    More Lauren Koslow (Kate), Wally Kurth (Justin), Jen Lilly (Theresa) and Ari Zucker (Nicole).

    Kristian Alfonso (Hope) to remain front and center and get a Best Actress nomination this year.

    Reconsider letting Kassie D (Eve) leave the show. There is too much that she could do involving Justin, Rafe, Daniel, etc.

    If Paul is going to stay on the show, write him as a believable, good looking gay man, instead of someone that only has conversations with John. Give him a life with friends (Abigail, Gabi and a new boyfriend).

    Abigail (amazing Kate Mansi) and Chad (fantastic Billy Flynn) are the heir apparent to Sami and EJ as the soap’s most wanted couple.

    If Bo is leaving again, put Hope with Rafe. Make the Hernandez family as important as the Bradys/Hortons/Dimeras.

    Cast another child of Adrienne and Justin.

    Keep up the good work and congratulations to the cast, crew, Ken Corday and Greg Meng.

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    Iakovos replied

    Well put, Ray. Have not watched DAYS for but a few years but the tone and attention to core families is appealing to me. That elephant statue drama was poor but hastily handled. I miss the stories of AMC, OLTL, ATWT, GL … and DAYS (hopefully beyond the long-ago Satan possession and mystery island and black magic of years past) fills the void for me better than GH (And I was GH fan going back to before Luke!).

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Agree with you: Abigail (Kate Mansi) and Chad (Billy Flynn) are the “heirs apparent.”
    Days is amazing these days (hey, that rhymes!).

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    maddiehayes replied

    Yes they are! Abby & Chad are like the couples of old, full of angst and longing. That makes it that much sweeter when they finally confess their feelings to one another. Too many couples get together too soon! They need to make us BEG for it! DAYS is doing that with Chad & Abby.

    Patrick replied

    I readily admit to being the one (s) flipping through magazines in grocery stores or at target

    where I get my SOD fix

    I am so smitten with A Martinez… Eduardo Hernandez, Days of OUR Lives.
    as he celebrates his acting craft and acknowledges actors… his love for being an actor is radiant…

    he was so dissapointed in knowing that Kassie DePaiva was let go…..
    YES ! what an acknowledgement for FANS to know that actors will speak what we feel

    ie: another take … how much he lauds… his care of ( and just as much, my beloved ) Marcy Walker… his leading lady in ( the best of the best) Santa Barbara… how he still thinks of his acting alongside her… in the year 2015… should it ever happen… how… (this is not verbatim) knowing she’s “retired” that her wherewithall… and pure talent , AND; magic.. would bubble surface and burst… wide open…

    I loved her in every thing she did.

    it’s amazing to see his talent… his calibur … once again.. welcomed back by all of the behind the scenes production… actors alike… and fans

    what a treat

    feast

    thank you A

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    Patrick replied

    @Ray

    I celebrate all your points

    had to add in another integral figure

    plus… I too… really like the JJ and Gabs relationship… without doubt… Casy Moss is the bomb… but Gabs… LOL.. is the cats meow… just the cutest out their… and with proven acting chops… it’s heartfelt… that she.. along with Arianna Grace… is carrying remembrance of Will and Sonny…

    as far as … Patch and kayla son… Joey… thank goodness.. the SORAS teens are arriving… Ciera, Theo, and Chase… this gives him someone to interact with…

    I so hope the writing elevates Jenn Lilly’ character… she is not a fan favorite… but her acting style is … she has all the elements and presence of a serial must

    to this day… I seriously can’t see days continuing on… with Eric, Daniel, Brady, Nicole, and Jennfer… what’s the point.. they were featured with so much overload.. that to integrate them in a new show… would stagnate and recall… just how uninteresting they truly are

    out of that bunch… I’d love to see Greg Vaughan’ Eric… foray … venture… in some thing… his caretaking… is so obvious… and obvious that he hasn’t had a story… since Eileen Davidson… at this point.. you recall his great acting with scripts from GH… and wonder .. after all this time… will the writers , PLEASE, do something with him. once again a SOD repeat snippet.. is clamoring … as I … where is Greg Vaughan

    I love the ladies duo of Hope and Kayla.. two sister in law who stood by each other… as their husbands… galavanted … OK against their will… and did leave.. these two on their own. throw in Adrienne… who is adrift without her supercouple leading man…

    I can’t help but think… that DAYS production is intentionally leaving Kassie DePaiva off the air… to lessen the blow… that she was fired. I know that she’ll probably be last seen around the Christmas holidays…. serious gaping wound to the audience mindset

    MORE Kate and Justin… the idea of these two together… working together was beyond intriguing… alas… he quit and moved to district attorney…

  11. Alan says:

    That 4th place showing for GH is good indication of how much viewers are enjoying the show’s Insistence on making nearly episode about Sonny and the Corinthos clan…

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    Justin replied

    You said it!!! That’s why I stopped watching. I think it was actually the day that Michael forgave Sonny.

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    Rose replied

    And when Michael let Sonny have Avery. That was a real turn-coat moment for me.

    Elizabeth replied

    “how much viewers are enjoying the show’s Insistence on making nearly episode about Sonny and the Corinthos clan…”

    Coupled with the alternative of Franco, Nina and Kiki, which are just as unwatchable.

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    harrylime replied

    Franco and Nina have no purpose, no storyline. Roger acts incredibly bored which in turn makes viewers bored with him. Stafford flits around like she’s gone loco and cannot seem to figure out what direction she wants to take Nina. Is she mentally challenged? Is she a little bit nuts? She acts like she is twelve, not a woman of fifty. She reminds me of Baby Jane Husdon when she reverts back to her childhood. They sit in that black apartment day after day with no job, nothing to do but to babysit a drunken Kiki who continues to throw herself a pity party of one.
    And yet, these three characters with no story line are on almost every day. I have noticed that Nina, Kiki and Franco are featured whenever another story arc is about to climax. For example, they were featured during the Luke exit story line and now they are featured during the Jason reveal. They keep forcing Nina and Franco down our throats and that is a big reason why GH’s ratings are failing.

  12. Llanviewer717 says:

    Very glad to see Days moving up. I’ve only watched a year and a half and have really grown to enjoy the characters. I am concerned since so many of the characters I know are gone or leaving. I hope they come up with new characters and stories to hold my interest.

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  13. su0000 says:

    I just want to mention this;

    I grind my teeth while reading people saying;
    0hh the new writers have been with GH they know all the history they know GH history..

    Michelle “Shelly” Altman;
    Associate head writer: August 10, 2011 – January 6, 2012;(5 months) February 21, 2012 – February 28, 2013 (one year)
    Co-head writer: January 9 – February 20, 2012 (11 days)
    She was with GH= One & half year (recently 2012-13.)

    Jean Passanante;
    GH -breakdown writer from May 3, 2012 until November 25, 2013
    //Passanante was one of the writers who followed Ron Carlivati to General Hospital as breakdown writer from May 3, 2012 until November 25, 2013 //
    She was with GH = One & half year (recently 2012-13)

    ((Neither know diddly about GH History, LOL doyah think ..

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    nancy dillingham replied

    And you can’t give them a chance to clean up the mess that’s happens for YEARS?
    For shame!

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    k/kay replied

    Stop it please their is loads of room for everyone on this soap that is circling the drain. Do you have any idea do you of what Genie and Finola have brought to this show? Genie in 1978 was playing opposite some of the big guns and holding her own at age 14 she deserves your respect just as much as the over the top Anthony Geary. Please my little young darling take a seat and let her be appreciated,

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    su0000 replied

    Genie isn’t even in vet status/ 15 years..

    Eugenie Ann “Genie” Francis Frakes (born May 26, 1962)
    General Hospital 1976
    Luke and Laura wed on November 17, 1981, Francis left the show in 1982 to try her hand at prime-time television. /6 yrs.

    Days of Our Lives as Diana Colville from 1987 to 1989 / 2 yrs.

    All My Children as Ceara Connor Hunter from 1990 to 1992. / 2 yrs
    (Loving 91)

    She returned to General Hospital in 1993 – 1994, when Francis became pregnant the pregnancy was written into the show and she took six weeks off for maternity leave. However in early 1997, when she was pregnant again, she took a much longer absence from the show, staying away for nearly a year and a half.
    Francis abruptly left General Hospital in 2002 due to contract issues.

    returned for GH’s 25th for only one month/ 30 days

    Again; August 2008 to November 12 /3 months

    2011 to 2012 Y&R Genevieve / 1 yr

    2013 with GH for only 5 months.

    now 2015..

    Genie has not even been with GH for 10 yrs. LOL
    Didn’t know Genie had not been with GH for even 10 yrs…
    Genie can’t even get GH vet status..

    And– all who have not watched after 2008 would not know Laura..
    Her in and out a couple time after, is still not really knowing the character.

    If the above is wrong it is google not me .. lol :)

    nothing against her, just saying..

    harrylime replied

    Suoo, no one is following you on this–NO ONE. You are allowed to not like Laura Spencer and you’re allowed to think that Genie Francis is not that grand.
    That is your opinion and under the first amendment, you are allowed to express said opinion on this forum.
    Where you have lost just about everyone is your odd and nonsensical redundancy in claiming that Laura is not a legacy character and Genie Frances is not a soap opera vet. You’re just plain wrong here and repeating it over and over will not make it true. No one agrees with you, no one. You conclude your millionth post with, “Nothing against her, just saying.”
    Well, it is clear you do harbor an obsessive and inexplicable dislike of the actress and character and trying to convince us other wise is not working.

  14. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Snoozny Corinthos and his boring brood…two-faced Micheal is a disgrace to the Qs and Monica should kick him out for good…im all for the rebuilding of the Qs but not with Dullan, and Paul is sooooo involved with Anna it does feel like he isnt part of the Qs…Paul should be using ELQ as a front for his criminal activities…Snorina, a nurse, doesnt realize until recently she is preggers…did she think she was getting a beer belly…Nina, Franco and Kiki-maybe they will finally learn Kiki is Ninas but i could now care less…would like to see all three take a trip to Bermuda…the Bermuda Triangle that is and disapear!!!…wasted filler moment: Rosalee and Brad are married-this does not help GH using recurring characters in their own brief front-and-burner story that is totally pointless…Hayden-you got Rosallee already who couldve been used in the Jake storyline instead but i just dont care for this useless character…GH deserves fourth place…Days is great right now but it has some things wrong with it…Bad boy Joey is just a bland continuation of JJ who also missed his father and is rebellious…Eve and Paige were unnecessary-Bev and her mother couldve been involved with JJ…Kassie shouldve played new character—maybe Victoria Dimera…Andre’s unbalanced estranged wife…Aiden is interesting as a would-be-killer but we dont need two killers at the same time…Days obviously will pair Rafe and Hope which they shouldve done sooner and kept Aiden a good guy and paired with Jennifer!!!..jmho!!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    They also shouldve kept Rory!!! and Patch needs to drop his Fonzie Meets The Caribbean look!!!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I really liked Bev & especially Rory. They balanced out angsty JJ and added color and depth to a lot of JJ’s storylines since he came to town.

    I especially liked T and can’t believe they couldn’t bring him in for a day for Will’s funeral. I would have rather had Sonny talk to T about Will then for Paul to stalk him all over town.

  15. heather says:

    Y&R’s ratings increase was nothing to write home about considering the two-year build up. Numbers were still way below 5 million. All flash & trash writing by Pratt gets tiresome, despite what the lapdog soap press dishes up.

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  16. Timmm says:

    Thats okay GH, you will rebound in November. Days deserves the lift since they celebrated their 50th. Plus, GH was simply horrible! Not ONE resolution OR building block! Y&R, they deserve everything they got. It has been pretty darn good!

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  17. Mary SF says:

    Soap writing is bit like the old story of the turtle and the hare. There are those writers who do everything fast, like the hare, their object is to get to the action quickly and furiously. These stories always bump up the ratings in the short term– but in the end the hare runs out of gas. This is what happened to RC. He tore through story after story, plot point to plot point that eventually, he had nothing left in his tank.

    Then there are writers like the current regime on GH that might be called turtles. Their writing is slow and deliberate, it takes a long time for anything to happen– you can go weeks and nothing happens, but eventually it will, it just a matter of how willing viewers are to endure the slower pace– do they want to savor stories like a fine wine, or tear into them a bag of chips.

    Watching soaps for me is a marathon not a sprint. I know and am fully prepare to go through some days of dull as dirt dialogue– but what I don’t like is when any writer insults me by writing the characters like they are brain dead or so OOC it ruins the character altogether. I don’t care if a writer is a turtle or a hare in style, although the best style is combo of both, but I do care when writers mangle characters in order for them to fit their stories, instead of trying to find a story to fit the characters.

    Right now, all the soaps are guilty of character tampering, except maybe B&B because Brad Bell has a strict formula in writing there really isn’t much room for characters to be anything but what they always were. So right now I am kinda ticked at every soap, but like I said I am in it for the long haul. I just wish one writer would start writing with characters in mind instead of ratings.

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  18. PatF says:

    Congrats to both Days and YR. Days will need to lighten up eventually as all story lines have been dark. YR has been good for its Adam reveal. The ratings are deserved for once. Most fans are not looking forward to Pratt’s next Prattastrophe.

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  19. Blake says:

    I am soooo happy that Days got back to 3rd place! This is great news and is well deserved for the cast, crew, producers and writers. And there is still about a month until the anniversary. At this rate I wouldn’t be surprised if NBC renews Days.

    As for GH I didn’t know that the new writers’ stories have aired, and from the comments it sounds like the show is no better. It could get to the point that ABC cancels GH.

    Y&R is going to have good ratings for the Adam story and Stitch dying soon, but it looks like Justin Hartley is leaving Y&R now so that’s gonna hurt them.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Honestly, there are days when I wish ABC WOULD cancel GH and just put me out of my misery. Truthfully.

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    Timmm replied

    I think Jason Thompson will be the Adam recast.

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  20. Mo says:

    Good for Days. Keep it up!

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  21. Beth says:

    Days is Must See TV for me these days. Between Steve being back and locating Bo and the great banter between them, and the return of Doug and Julie, and Hope having lingering feelings for Bo despite her upcoming wedding to Aiden, and the excellent writing for Chad and Abby these days, I look forward to every episode and don’t FF much, except for Nicole and Daniel. However, I’m not thrilled that everyone is celebrating a wedding and bicentennial after so much loss and pain. It doesn’t help that Days tosses in one scene per episode where someone remembers Will or talks about how they must go on. It’s only been a day or two since his funeral. That doesn’t seem right. But other than those missteps, I like what I’m seeing in Salem these days. Keep up the great work!!

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    Tim Welles replied

    The “great banter” between them? I thought the “escape” scene between Patch and Bo was a bit inane.
    I also thought that the “surprise bachelorette” party for Hope was ridiculous, and then that stripper was actually a Thief, that just didn’t make sense. I was embarrassed for the ladies.
    It’s like, parts of Days of Our Lives has left me adrift – in the summer months, there were stories about Sonny, Paige, Will, Derrick, Paul, and now, it’s sort of like here’s Patch saving Bo and to those of us who are not super longtime viewers, who cares? It really felt (well to me, only a two and a half year viewer) like they switched horses in mid-stream or whatever the old expression is. I really hope the show improves. It was ridiculous that Julie said “we need this party, we need something to celebrate. In a way it’s like we’re honoring Will!” Really? Honestly? Who the heck wrote THAT? One minute everyone’s at a funeral and the next day a Stripper is hired for Hope’s surprise party? Are the Writers aware of continuity?

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  22. PGP says:

    Here is how the ratings should be:

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

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    Mo replied

    I’m enjoying B&B. I would say 1 or 2.

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree PGP! Y&R is awful with that horrible Neil story-line. B&B is always incestuous – could never watch it.

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  23. Dawn D says:

    Right now I’m loving Y&R with Adam hit by Cloe, not liking Neil, guess Sharon is still drugged out is terrible hope Paul makes Dylan a detective just to get him out of the coffee shop and by Sharon all the time. I want more Devon/Hilary & Cane/Lily. Soaps are taking way to long w/ s/l’s and keeping them moving across the board. Plus way to many characters on screen everyday with little bits for no real need. S/l’s need to be more seamless.

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  24. mark says:

    RIGHT ON DAYS I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT! DAYS IS THE BEST!! I LOVE YOU DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. 4ever DAYS says:

    DAYS has more fire than the Salem Witch Trials!!!!!

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  26. su0000 says:

    hi
    I just want to mention this as a comparison of the 4 soaps to Dark Shadows..

    Last weekend I watched Dark Shadows.. (part one Black & white
    The Decades channel ran a Decades Binge watch of Dark Shadows (also known as a marathon, through the weekend and I was so enthralled with DS I did not want to sleep..
    The dark Shadows binge was more than great and I have to say- I loved every second of the 3 days…

    There were no sappy love couples no couples, actually, it was pure drama!! spellbinding drama!!
    Barnabas told his backstory with Josette..
    He used words to express, it was like poetry, I felt every moment from his hypnotizing voice bringing to life him and Josette..
    No kissing, no hugging, it was felt but never seen his love for Josette.
    Now!! that is great soap !! I was deeply into their love without seeing it!
    And– Dark Shadows puts the 4 soaps to shame.

    This weekend is Decades Being part 2 of Dark Shadows, the colored part.
    I am ready!! 3 days of Dark Shadows!
    I feel after watching it to its’ end, I will be terribly sad that it has ended.

    ((why can’t the now soaps be even a bit spellbinding as Dark Shadows/ no sappy love couples but nonetheless the love always felt.
    DS must of had great ratings!!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    So glad you’re enjoying Dark Shadows. I have ATTUverse and don’t get Decades, which is disappointing. Dark Shadows was my first soap love. I was Pre-K and Kindergarten and my older sisters would rush home to watch it. It was so scary but we just LOVED it! Great memories.

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    Matthew Place replied

    DS did not have great ratings. Wiki soap opera ratings. Dark Shadows was never a top 10 soap in any season it aired. Parts of the soap were brilliant (mostly the introduction of Barnabas, his kidnapping Maggie, etc.) But later the serial did SLs that seemed too OTT even for a soap not rooted in reality: Like a man being chased by a shadow (not the worst) and a cult (considered one of the worst SLs ever for DS). Jonathan Frid playing the role of Bramwell also considered a major blunder, but JF demanded that he play a role other than Barnabas (which he was sick of playing).

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I hate sappy love couples too! Boring ….

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    su0000 replied

    hi Abruzzfan..
    couples are the worst!
    they don’t do anything exciting they just have love problems, phony sex, and break up ..
    Couples bore the the bejesus out of me LOL .

    harrylime replied

    Abruzzfan, are you SUOO’s twin sister?

    Abruzzfan replied

    Hi Harrylimne – Very funny!! I usually and proudly agree with su 90% of the time. :) I love “Harry” and respect his opinion but I usually disagree with “Harry the professor” 90% of the time. I absolutely hate the sappy lovey dovey stuff – I love more action and adventure! I also agree with Timmm quite a bit. I especially like his comment when he said that he thinks Billy Miller and Kelly (Sam) are a very hot couple! LOL!

    Abruzzfan replied

    HI Harrylimne – I also LOVED Dark Shadows! However, there are others that I agree with as well .. those who are more subtle. I DO share the same love and joy for my soaps as do most of the bloggers here. However, I fear that some are out to get our beloved soaps cancelled. :(

    maddiehayes replied

    Thanks for the tip, Suooo, I have always wanted to see Dark Shadows, my DVR’s gonna get a workout this weekend! :)

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    su0000 replied

    hi maddiehayes..
    Dark Shadows, last weekend binge was part 1, the black & white, and it AWESOME! This weekend, part 2, will be when it went to color..

    su0000 replied

    it starts 12pm Sat to 6am monday central time

    maddiehayes replied

    I taped most of the epis and watched a few .. the scenes with Barnabas are riveting! Love the atmosphere they were able to achieve on such a low budget. Soaps had lots more dialogue back then, and moved much more slowly. I had to FF through a lot because it was basically a repeat of what had already happened. But I like the attention to character development, that soaps lack these days. Today’s audiences have shorter attention spans. There are too many shows out there waiting to divert our attention. Back then there were only three or four channels, lol.

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    maddiehayes replied

    Also, some of the epis were still in black & white. I looked on the Decades website, and they were not showing the episodes in order. That’s kind of confusing, lol.

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  27. Calie says:

    I have stopped watching GH. I refuse to watch a show who would write characters so out of character. I have been watching since I was 14 and now am 51. It is painful for me to watch GH.

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  28. Loves GH says:

    The best part of GH for me is the remarkable and somewhat unexpected sizzling chemistry between Rebecca Herbst and Billy Miller. Those two are pure magic. I hope they stay together after the reveal. Jason and Liz are 16 years and counting, they need their HEA.

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  29. Mateo says:

    DAYS has one good story line and that is the serial killer story. Once this ends it will be back to a snooze fest. They are bringing in brooding teenagers and we will go on a “oh no i’m pregnant” adventure.. All the new actors hired by DAYS are young. They took all the young children of older characters and advanced them 15 years. Bad move. Bringing back the old couples is boring. Bo and Hope were good for a time but now I don’t want to see them mixing Metamucil together. John and Marlena should be eating at Denny’s Senior Hour not hunting for John’s lost family. Kayla and Patch, heaven help me, all that is missing is an appearance by Duran Duran as they rekindle their 80′s love story. How about a story where Patch grows the hell up and loses that patch and wears his hair in a current fashion that didn’t end post 1983. And Caroline is now a psychic. How charming. From Alzheimers to channeler in one swoop. The only good pairing is JJ and Gabi. They have a good chemistry for sure. The AJ Martinez character is so boring I could use him as a cure for insomnia. Can’t wait for Dr. Dan to meet his maker. How any woman has an interest in that himbo I will never know…. GH needs Ron Carlivati back big time. He added humor and good pacing to an excellent cast. I won’t give up on GH because they have amazing actors.

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    su0000 replied

    hey Mateo .. I agree with you..
    Jean and Shelly have neutered Julian and Sonny and GH is full of hugs and kissed.
    GH is not a hug and kiss soap..
    J&S will kill GH, it is becoming not recognizable as GH..
    GH was never a traditional soap and never should be as the others.

    I have never FF, never.. now to not fall asleep I have need to FF the looooooooooong go nowhere conversation and all the group hugging.

    Poor Julian in a family love-in changing diapers / totally neutered..
    And who in hell is that Sonny guy? the wise love guru? the sweet kind loving family man in harmony with his family .. bwa! puke! LOL ..

    GH to hire 2 female writers who cannot write exciting high drama, was a mistake..
    People do not tune in for boring couples they tune in for some sort of suspenseful excitement,,
    proof.. Days brought back and new in via a serial killer, not the couples.

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    Patrick replied

    “…Poor Julian in a family love-in changing diapers / totally neutered..
    And who in hell is that Sonny guy? the wise love guru? ”

    LOL…. rolling

    these stud muffins… are laying waste!

    you see :

    I do not… like… Julian with Alexis… ( is he left or stuck with Olivia ?)
    I do not… like… Sonny with Carly… ( do you think Ava has a chance?)

    they can change diapers and check in on family… it’s the women they are paired with

    all the air time the Corinthos’ clan is sucking up…

    ABC / Disney / GH ? not good

    su0000 replied

    Hey Patrick ..
    If I drank beer I’d be crying in it..

    All the hugging, and there is even group hugging, and the kissing, and all the love and harmony is horrible!
    GH is not a love-in, it is high drama!
    Couples are soooo dang boring!!!!

    code85 replied

    Yes that is best story , but the other stories are soild. Don’t count days out after that story fades. GH is doing ok, some more damaged needs to be undone. Those couple you were making fun of carry days for years. Older actors and characters are important to a show , just like the younger one. Example Jeanne Cooper ( Katherine) before her passing a couple years back. Was character tune in see on Y&R . So don’t be disrespectful to characters you carry Days through the years and looks like they are still doing it.

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    harrylime replied

    My problem with Julian getting his hands on Baby Leo is that he killed Duke. Julian gets his happily ever after after having Duke murdered in cold blood.
    Sonny murders AJ and also gets away with it. Not only that, he is surrounded by his adoring family, including Michael, AJ’s only son.
    Ava Jerome murders Connie and also gets away with it, and yes, she gets her baby back. The Jerome family are sleazy, low life blood suckers and while they grow in numbers, the Q’s continue to dwindle.
    All the criminals never get punished and they are rewarded with babies and the unconditional love and support of their families.

  30. patti says:

    I have been watching gh for 41 years! Since i was 9 years old, every single episode! I never stopped, or took a break! I have to say if these writers dont see the absolute magic that Rebecca and Billy are together then we are in big trouble! They light up the screen in every scene they are in together! I have been loyal through all the liason heartache, but this time after all this time if they break them up again i think they are making the biggest mistake in soap history!

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  31. patti says:

    i absolutely also love Jason and Elizabeth, franco and nina and kiki! And Sonny and Carly! <3

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  32. Bart says:

    “Y & R” is a freakin’ mess – Pratt & Phelps have ruined this show!

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  33. SER says:

    I wouldn’t count on Days’ ratings uptick to continue. This Steve/Bo/Hope SL is boring and too drawn out. The best SL going is Ben/Abby/Chad, and once the big reveal and the 50th celebration is completed, or they come up with better SL’s, look for ratings to drop like a lead balloon.

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    code85 replied

    Whatever , you count eggs before they hatch. Do you know there upcoming stories. After November.

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  34. Sheila B says:

    I want to know (and pray) , is Melanie coming back? Why doesn’t Brady even mention her? Please don’t let him settle for that psycho, Theresa .
    Does anyone else on this planet remember what she did over this past year?

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Theresa is a sweet girl. She’s just misunderstood.

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    code85 replied

    So true. But I think they are putting them together.

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  35. Jaime says:

    I came back to Days to see Steve and Kayla not the mass murders!!!!

    I only wish we were seeing more of our Patch man and HIS story!!!!!!

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  36. janet says:

    do these two new writers think we want all Corinthos all the time. I do not like any of them. I don’t care if Jaborg is back, I don’t care Carly gets to expose the Jason is alive. I don’t care nursabrina is preggers , and didn’t know .She is on the wrong TV show, would she have woken up when she went into labor? Can’t stand Kiki or Morgan. Sonny’s progeny are a family , a mob family looking down on the Jeromes is funny. Why is mykill still living off the Q’s but protecting Sonny ? Just what ELQ needs , a business run by the mob son. Robin, Johnny Z and Tristan returning for how long Two weeks to end Nov sweeps. Now Days has my interest , love Patch, Bo and their banter, Like the serial Killer story line. Wish he would kill Andre and Stephano. They are soo boring.The one thing I don’t like is getting rid of Aiden. I love D Cosgrove.He can certainly act better than Galen. .I am looking forward to seeing Bo ride in on his motorcycle. Wish it was the wedding ,but Hope needs a hero. I hope Days stays above GH. What little and I do mean little RC did to improve GH while there, tiic have already destroyed.

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