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81 October 12th, 2012 RATINGS: General Hospital Has Stellar Week! Gains In Major Demos & Total Viewers!

Port Charles is the place to visit these days if you are thinking about what to watch in the afternoon, or on SOAPnet (if you still get it in your city), or, on your DVR’s!  In the latest ratings for the week of October 1st through October 5th, GH delivered it’s highest numbers of total viewers since late March of 2011!

By the numbers, General Hospital added +193,000 viewers for the ratings period bringing its total viewers to +2,714,000!  In the key demos GH did extremely well too!  In Women 18-49, GH added +109,000 viewers and gained in the ratings share for the demographic as well! GH was also number one in  Women 18-34 adding another + 49,000, and that rating share was up too.  Looks like viewers were into the Sonny and Kate/Connie wedding twists and turns, and the fallout involving many residents of Port Chuck!

The only other soap to add total viewers for the ratings week was Days of our Lives which had a gain of +33,000 bringing their total to 2,399,000.  However DAYS is not doing well with the key Women 18-34 demo.  Once again it tied a new series low!

As per usual, The Young and the Restless remained in the number one slot, even though they dipped in total viewers as Nikki and Victor slept together, Sharon decided to sue Victor for abandonment and then is arrested! Elsewhere, Christine and Danny made love!  The Bold and the Beautiful kept its hold on the number two slot, but like Y&R, lost total viewers for the week.   B&B lost the most viewers for the ratings period  -79,000.   You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!

So soapers, what do you think of GH’s performance in the ratings?  And, as its time for you to be our weekly Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback, what would you do to improve each of the four soaps ratings? What is working? What isn’t? Weigh-in!

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  1. redcaper says:

    fantastic news. Hope this keeps up.

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    Claudia Kurzyna replied

    General Hospital is the soap opera to watch! Excellent writing and superb cast. Its a must see for all ages! I have watched this show ever since I was in high school in the late sixties! Love the new ensemble cast feel!

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    susan M. replied

    I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jenny says:

    GH is on fire these days! With the return of Duke and an end finally coming to the baby switch storyline plus the promise in sight of Robin finally being rescured, GH is slicker and faster paced with lots of intriguing characters both old and new. However it is time to end the dragged out Kate/Connie saga. Glad it has been getting less airtime. I am curious to see how Steve Burton exits-is GH going to recast or do some presumed death story? I am wondering and loving how GH is keeping stories these days more under wraps. I also am eager to see Sean Kenan back on the show in whatever capacity. I also believe more vets will be back soon such as Lucy, Laura, Scott, etc over time and this regime seems the one to do justice to them. Another return I am hopeful for is the Nurses Ball. I like this GH better than I have in years and am hopeful with improvement like this steadily on the rise, it will survive past its 50th anniversary.

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    Ces replied

    Yep, I agree with you!

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  3. Michael says:

    I’m sure that in large part is due to Ron Carlivati’s great writing and an ensemble feel to the show now!

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    susan M. replied

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Debbie Hamilton says:

    I am wild about GH. Edge of my seat excitement!! Wtg writers and actors. You all are slappin the ole bull on the horns. Love it!!!! Now get Tea on permantely and give our kassie a contract and swing Vicki and Clint and Nigel and Bo and Nora and Natalie as
    well and I will be in hog Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    susan M. replied

    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Robert replied

    Totally agree!!

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  5. Nikki says:

    I am LOVING GH these days! The ensemble feel, the great soapy storylines, the terrific acting, and what I love most? Out of all of the soaps, it seems the most balanced these days! I am so impressed and I am so happy others seem to be too. Take that, ABC! lol.

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    susan M. replied

    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Mary SF says:

    I think with the new writing team in place at Y& R we should expect their numbers to go up. Already two days into the new regime and the pace and the quality of the writing has gone up. When Chelsea lost the baby after the car accident I finally saw a new side to that character– human. And when Adam very quietly tells Nick his daughter killed his son it send chills down my spine. The acting has gotten better too, as if the actors are happy to finally have something decent to perform. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. So I would be surprise if the ratings don’t go up for this show.

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    kay/kay replied

    Yeah Mary in the words of Jesse Pinkham from Breaking Bad “Yo Bitches we are coming back.” LOL

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  7. Troy Turner says:

    The highest rating since Black Thursday for GH-what will the Cartini haters say now-and Days had another solid week…great job everyone

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  8. OLTLfan says:

    I know a lot of the original GH fans were getting upset by the influx of actors and cast from OLTL, but hearing this, I don’t know how they can possibly complain. The show is great right now. Hopefully it will continue and prove all the naysayers wrong!

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with you…I AM A OLTL FAN TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Ces says:

    That’s great news! Lets think about who was on this week? Duke, Anna, Sam, Jason, Heather, Todd … great storylines!! Loved today’s eppy. Keep it up GH!!

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    susan M. replied

    GH IS SMOKIN HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. PGP says:

    GH and DAYS are both great these days….Here is how I think the ratings should be:
    1. GH
    2. DAYS
    3. Y&R
    4. B&B

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    susan M. replied

    I go with that…..

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    MattsPlace replied

    Sorry, PGP, Days is NOT great. Most long-time viewers know this. GH is doing much better. Please stop the “my soap is better than your soap” mentality. This doesn’t help soaps, it only serves to divide soap viewers. That is one of the things killing soaps and endangering the last 4 remaining soaps. Y&R is improving. B&B is in an unusually great place: Legendary actress Susan Flannery is retiring and her iconic character Stephanie Forrester is dying of cancer. B&B will soar throughout 2012 and possibly beyond. All soaps should be bringing their A-game. Days needs to step it up!

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    Dmitri replied

    Mattsplace is right, Days sucks now. EJ is losing his balls YET AGAIN to a woman who doesn’t love him, Sami keeps going from EJ to Rafe to Lucas, Nicole is turning into a wimp, Jennifer has become a total cu**, Daniel is clueless, Bo is leaving, Chad is becoming a basta**, and Nicole’s baby is dead AGAIN! Not to mention how the veterans are barely shown anymore. The only thing gaining ratings on Days are WilSon and Nabi.

  11. Dmitri says:

    Days is getting better, but still needs work

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    Ces replied

    Days has gotten a lot better. I would just prefer not to see the same character 5x a week. Hope needs a story! Would be great if Kayla had a story! Enough of three people fighting after Sami! Too much whiny Nicole. What do they all see in Daniel? He’s such a wuss.

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    SARAH replied

    i agree ces totally, too much sami, sami, sami, three men fighting over her
    no wonder viewers are turning off, whiny nicole too and its so boring
    at least with stefano back with kristen i will tune back in

    but enough of sami, and she is cannot act thats just my opinion and has been
    for yrs.

    Ces replied

    Totally agree Sarah! I’m glad Kristen is returning too. Hopefully the show can shift back to characters we want to see. This Sami stuff reminds me of when it became the Carly “show” years ago. Balance is all I’m asking for :)

  12. Dan says:

    I’ve been a GH fan for 17 years, and I’m enjoying the show more now than I have in years. For the longest time, it felt like a chore to watch every week, but now it’s something I look forward to. Frank Valentini, Ron Carlivati and their team have done an excellent job turning the show around.

    They’ve revitalized some long time GH characters that were stale and boring, they’ve brought back some fan favorites, the latest being Duke Lavery played by the wonderful Ian Buchanan, and the OLTL characters that were brought over have fit in very nicely with the GH family.

    It’s great to see GH doing well again heading into the 50th Anniversary next year!

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    Marisa replied

    I agree. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE GH again!!!! It’s NOT the SONNY show any more!!!! Great old and new characters. Creative writing !!! I would love to see Blair, Vicki, and Bo added to the cast. Love Joe Jr. and Tracy and Ellie and Spinelli!!!

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  13. Avelina comes from Santorini Greece says:

    Go GH. This news is awesome.

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    susan M. replied

    YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Suzie says:

    With all due respect, the numbers for this week were tuning in to watch Sonny and Kate/Connies
    weddings. There’s never a dull moment at one of Sonny’s weddings.His last wedding his bride was ” blown up” right before his eyes. Of course that was fake because she was actually “just” kidnapped ;-) . At his last wedding to Kate, she got shot at the alter, literally. The only OLTL transplant at the wedding was Starr who is dating Michael, Sonny’s son. Her purpose there was one measley bitch slap to Kate’s alter who she wrongly concludes killed her fiance & child. Otherwise, it was an all GH cast.

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    SARAH replied

    agree totally sonny carries the show no matter what maurice bernard is hot
    and awesome but i love steve burton and will miss him everyday have been
    watching everyday for 22 yrs and earlier yrs when i was in school when i could
    catch gh but the ratings up GH cast the reason why

    but steve burton will be missed everyday and no recast will ever work

    no way, i do wish robin would come back

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    BOnnie replied

    I also agree, and I think the build up of Sam getting her baby back is hel[ping the ratings, and for long time fans, the anticipation of SB leaving and Ian Buchanon returning. I do not think it has anything to do with the OLTL characters like Suzie said we only saw Starr at the wedding which her storyline is a waste. No need for the other two as they both hate Sonny.

    The next month are going to be very moving on the show.

  15. shannon says:

    Days’ new writers have been a bust. They could write a book on how to destroy a soap. So much bored with Day. I hope they thin of a way to wake viewer up!

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    Mary SF replied

    I feel for you shannon. Days used to be one of the most exciting shows around. There was never a dull moment in Salem. Now everyday I watch Days I fall asleep. On the plus side it is great to get a nap, on the negative side this show needs some solid direction and storytelling soon or I might skip the show and go straight for the nap

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    Patrick replied

    Oye! it pains me… to say any thing… “negative”… and I have to admit… DAYS isn’t up to par…. as they all were… must see.

    HOWEVER: I got butterflies in my stomach…. anticipating… Kristen’s shenanigans, mayhem, and plot twists… with Stefano… and Lady Marlena.

    I don’t care for… Nicole’s story… she so deserved her baby….”why can’t I ever hold you”.. ??? that’s too much. a plot twist for a story for Jenn.

    isn’t it great to see kayla in the hospital….. the story with mom Caroline will be good… to see the Brady’s – Kayla and Bo… rally around Mum.

    I couldn’t agree more…. with all the posters…. DAYS should never have stopped writing for team EJ and Will.

    Dmitri replied

    DAYS should never have broken up EJole, in my opinion, because that made EJ available for Sami to breathe loudly on, and kept her revolving from EJ to Lucas and back to Rafe. I like that Stefano and Kristen are coming back, I love Will and Sonny, and I also love Gabi and Nick together. But where is Lucas? Can we get him a storyline besides him always talking to Will and Sami? I hate the “Days of Sami’s revolving Vajayjay”, and although I loathed MarDar, I can’t stand TomSell either!

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  16. Teresa says:

    After Friday’s cliffhanger I actually told my husband I wish we could skip the weekend. How insane is that? I live for weekends so I can sleep in and relax. GH is so exciting now it’s amazing and I’m loving every minute of it.

    Great Job GH writers, cast and crew.

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    susan M. replied

    Loving every minute also!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ces replied

    Ha! I agree :) )

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  17. Chris says:

    I strongly think that this ratings boost for GH will only be temporary and is only due to longtime fans wanting to see Steve Burton’s upcoming exit from the show. After all, Jason has been a central, popular character for 20+ years. Just like AMC and OLTL saw ratings rise for/near their finales and after the cancellation announcements, I think that many people are only tuning in to see Steve’s farewell. Once Steve leaves, I predict that the vast majority of his fans will leave too and the ratings will drop right back down.

    The ReRon/Cartooni fanny-kissers on boards like this (nothing more than a vocal, tiny minority no matter what they say) are getting way too full of themselves about GH being so good right now, LOL. Since when does “I love GH and it’s on fire right now” translate into “Since I love GH right now, I guarantee that every other person on earth is loving it too” ? It does not.

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    Troy Turner replied

    Ho hum-just another excuse to push your anti-soap agenda. The numbers don’t lie. Get over yourself

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    Chris replied

    @Troy, If you can’t tolerate anyone with a slightly negative opinion on GH and a different viewpoint than yourself, then stop whining like a crybaby, go somewhere else, and get a life. This is a public board and a free country, and I’m perfectly entitled to express my honest thoughts on GH without being bullied and berated by you.

    Regardless of what you think, ReRon and Frank’s writing style for GH is NOT everyone’s cup of tea, far from it. Take my word- these vocal commenters bowing down to them and saying that the show is so wonderful right now are actually in the extreme minority. What would you suggest I do- sit down, keep quiet and tolerate any crap they write, produce, and recycle merely so the show can stay on the air? Sorry pal, it does not work that way. There are only so many hours in the day, and I have only a limited number of hours available when I can watch TV. If a show (soap opera or not) fails to hold my interest, there are a million other things I can watch or do with my time. You’re the one who sorely needs to get over yourself and grow up.

    Chris replied

    @Dan, Let me see if I have this right- If everyone in YOUR life loves GH, that must mean that every person in the country loves it. Yeah, right. Whatever.

    And in the big picture, only a relatively small sampling of people post comments about the show on Facebook, Twitter, fan/message boards, etc. Those remarks do not clearly represent the opinions of everyone. Generally, the only people who take time to comment about the show in those places are rabid, cheerleader fans of show. Take my word- there is a very large silent MAJORITY out there that is not at all fond of what the overrated Cartooni have done to GH.

    For crying out loud, GH is just a TV show. Yes, you and others may like the show now and have every right to convey that, but also many don’t. Those people should be allowed to fully express themselves without being stepped on too. Different strokes for different folks. Why is that so hard for you to accept? If you didn’t know better, you’d think I’m insulting an actual person or family member. Why is it so hard for people like you to understand that not everyone cares for the show now?

    Dan replied

    @Chris: As I said in my first post, you are entitled to your opinion on GH, and you’re obviously entitled to express that here. I don’t recall anyone saying anything different. I’m also entitled to disagree with your opinion, and that’s all this is. A difference of opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Along those lines I’m curious about something. If you don’t like GH now, did you like it better during the Phelps/Guza regime, or when did you like it? And what would you like to see from Valentini and Carlivati that they’re not doing now?

    SARAH replied

    agree totally if you dont support the soaps we will lose all of them

    yeah GH ratings are up, but steve burton will be missed but the show must
    go on and we must support our soaps not matter what

    Didjanoit replied

    @Chris, I completely agree this boost in ratings has more to do with Steve Burton leaving the show than Cartini. For cying out loud people, GH lost viewers every week in September except one. How does that translate into “GH is on fire”??? Oh wait, I forgot, when GH loses viewers it’s the ratings system at fault, but when they gain a few back, it’s all because of Frank and Ron, smh.

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    Dan replied

    @Chris: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if you’re not digging GH, that’s your prerogative. But you’re wrong when you say that the people that are liking GH are in the minority. It’s the people like you that aren’t liking the show that are in the minority. The very small minority.

    Just take a quick, unscientific look at the comments on Facebook, Twitter, ask friends or family in your own life that might happen to watch GH. I don’t know anyone in my life that watches GH that isn’t enjoying it these days.

    As far as people tuning in for Steve Burton’s exit, that might be true for a small number of people. But the majority of the viewers, that don’t track every coming and going on the internet, have no idea that he’s leaving. So I would suggest that is having a very minimal affect on the ratings.

    The ratings are up cause the show has been good. They peaked a lot of stories last week, and people tuned in. That’s generally how it works.

    Robert replied

    The rating boost is due to excellent writing and story. Steve Burton’s departure, which sucks, will not cause a drop in ratings at all. The stories Frank is creating will keep viewers watching. GH benefited greatly by the addition of OLTL characters, the ratings speak to that affect. As soap fans and a lover of the previous cancelled shows, GH can benefit from more additions.

    It’s a hospital for crying out loud. Anna was married to David Hayward on All My Children. His character would be a better addition than the OLTL characters (though I love them greatly). David H has the right blend of devious, likeability and you love to hate him. He would work great with Anna, Sonny, Alexis, hell anyone on GH. Let’s push to bring David Hayward to the canvass and bring the hospital up to the standard of malpractice that all hospitals aspire to on daytime.

    Oh, Lucy Coe needs to return too!

    susan M. replied

    That’s a very negative comment !!!!!!!!!!!! On 1/13 at 6:48 A.M… Blah! Blah! Blah! It sounds like to me you want the ratings of GH to Flop!!!!! I support Gh & have no negative comments …….. There will be more good stories to come..We have to support the only soap left on abc… Isn’t that what it is all about….

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    Ces replied

    Yep, we need to support these shows because without them we’re left with talk shows and reality TV junk. Giving some criticism is okay because storytelling could be better, but they’re trying and they can’t fix it overnight! Be glad they are still on the air :)

    gloria replied

    What IS NOT TO LIKE about GH right now? What? Forget who is writing it. What IS NOT TO LIKE? It is the best it has been in years, more balanced stories, more balanced airtime for our favorite characters-humor mixed with mystery mixed with romance-old faves, i.e. Monica & Tracy sparring-good hospital stuff, I mean seriously? To the people who are not loving GH right now, WHY NOT? What do you want to see? I really wonder.

    SARAH replied

    yea susan right on we have to support GH with or without steve wish he would
    stay but understand his reason for leaving

    GH rocks!! so we need to support all soaps or we will lose them

    susan M. replied

    I agree with you gloria….I like all the stories too & the stories have defintely improved……..I can’t undrestand what’s not to like !!!! Well I will continue to support GH all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really enjoying GH & can’t wait to see what happens next…….I think the storytelling is doing so much better lately……And not much need for improvement……….I really like watching….I have no complaints of any kind ……………..GH has come a long way!!!!!!!!!

  18. Nick says:

    Some of the commenters on this site and others (and the soap sites themselves) are so desperate for any shred of semi-decent news about GH’s ratings that they’re getting a little too full of themselves, IMO.

    The truth is that ABC is not going to publicly reveal which way they’re leaning yet on GH’s fate in any press release, and won’t base their ultimate decision on whether or not GH will live on past its 50th anniversary on only 1 or 2 weeks of ratings.

    The show almost certainly has to show consistent growth in the key demos over a period of many weeks- not up 1 week, down the next 2 or 3 weeks. That won’t cut it at this point, in all likelihood. It needs to sustain these added people as regular everyday viewers, not those who just pop in and out for special stunts, and keep building week after week. Quite frankly, I just don’t think that the show is capable of doing that any longer. And remember that GH is much more expensive to produce than a talk show, game show, etc. Like it or not, that is a major factor in this whole situation. It’s most likely all going to come down to the ad revenue/profit-loss data and no one on the outside has any knowledge of that financial info except ABC/Disney executives/employees/shareholders themselves. (btw, I have no affiliation at all to anything ABC/Disney- I’m merely making honest comments/observations.)

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    susan M. replied

    Expensive or not to make talk/info/cooking shows don’t work….You have to have a positive attitude……All soaps are expensive to make…And the commercials help
    pay for them……Look the revolution was cancelled & The Chew is on it’s last leg…And the Steve Harvey show comes on after GH where I live & that show is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PATHETIC…..And should be cancelled ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This how I feel on the subject…

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    Nick replied

    If “talk/info/cooking shows don’t work”, then how come when you look down the list of daytime ratings in syndication and on the networks, it proves the exact opposite?Comments like this just prove what a large disconnect there is between what bitter soap fans watch and what the large majority of daytime viewers are watching these days.

    And sorry to disappoint you, but the reality is that The Chew is not “on its last leg” and Steve Harvey’s program is considered a hit so far and looks like it’ll be around for a while.

    Susan M. replied

    The Chew was deperate to have GH stars on that week. Anyway A lot of soap fans don’t like The Chew ..There were a lot of comments on this site to say so..And Steve Harvey is an insut to intelligence..I watched for about five minutes
    and is garbage to me..Not interested in anything that discuss….And it such stupid & siily stuff….That’s something I wouldn’t look forward to seeing everyday…Can’t identify with that kind of show………… There is no DRAMA there or emotion, feelings like the SOAPS….You forgot about The Revolution (GONE)….Give it time these shows will end up on the chopping block. This soap fan will never watch these shows !!!!!!!!!!!! I support GH all the way !!!!!!!!!!!

    SARAH replied

    yea susan you think like me no more talk show, cooking shows

    they are boring I support GH all the way!!!

  19. Stacy says:

    I am loving GH right now!!! I am so sad Jason is leaving, with the truth coming out about SAMs baby! I really hope Heather didn’t fall over with the baby cause it sure looks like that! I just don’t see how GH will still be soo good without Jason! I love the OLTL characters too! I was very upset when abc took AMC and OLTL off for the Chew and the other stupid show that ended up being canceled.

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    Dmitri replied

    You mean the Revolution? LOL I wish they brought back AMC at least.

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  20. Jeff says:

    GH has been on fire!!! Bring back more GH characters, not OLTL characters!!

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    susan M. replied

    A little of both for me..I am a OLTL fan………..

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    gloria replied

    Yep, me too.

  21. Ewingoil says:

    I’m a long time GH viewer and believe the show has the potential to be as big as it was in its hey day (the 80′s). I believe the key ingrediant is giving the fans what they want (you can tease, but in the end, feed the fans). I give you 5 storylines that I believe would be must watch television.

    1) Duke has recreated himself and wields real power (political and financial) and this collides with Sonny’s idea of power (illegal/Mafia). Side bar- Duke sees in Sonny what he would have been if he hadn’t left the mob influence.

    2) Kate/Connie receive long term mental health care and she (Connie) makes friends with Heather Webber who is once again institutionalized. Sidebar- Storyline takes place in the mental health facility.

    3) Laura now a successful business woman in Europe (the new cosmetic/fashion queen) returns to Port Charles and convinces Lulu (her daughter) and Kristina to be the newest faces in the fashion industry (the two of them become rivals. Sidebar – Laura has secretly joined the WSB (World Security Bureau) with the mandate to kill Victor Cassadine (he’s back!)

    4) A.J. & Tracy Quartermine team with Michael Corrinthos and the 3 are running the family business. Sidebar – their business interest collides against that of Todd & Carly Mannings (yeah they get married).

    5) Shawn/Alexis, Mac/Felicia shaperone a high school field trip oversees where both T.J. & Molly are abducted.

    Who Leaves = Johnny, Spinelli, Maxie, Olivia, Trey & Joe Jr.

    Each of the characters below could be tied into one of the 5 plot devices.

    Who Stays = Anna, Patrick, Robin (a new actress if Kimberly M. doesn’t resign), Sam, John, Dante, Steve, Monica, Star & Luke

    Who Joins = Victor Lord (OLTL), Tea (OLTL), Erica Kane (AMC), Robert & Holly Scorpio (yeah they’re married too!)

    So this is my ideal storylines, but I really believe each would give the actors a chance to shine while keeping things unpredicable and fresh.

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    Alley replied

    Todd and Carly Manning? The thought make my stomach turn. I pray that never happens. But then, I’d probably tune out long before they made it to the altar.

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    Robert replied

    Ewingoil you are a genius! I love your ideas!

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  22. MattsPlace says:

    GH had a good week. Days did NOT have a good week. Tying a series low in a key demo, is NOT good. Not good at all. Days rebooted to the past. The return of Kristen may help, BUT the promo where she appears to be staling/kidnapping John Black is not looking too promising. Days writers need to “wow” us — and soon. B&B is great right now and only going to get better, with Ridge abandoning FC and the death of the legendary Stephanie Forrester, B&B is in a renaissance period and will be for at least the remainder of 2012. Y&R has a new writer and should be improving more and more as the new HW “burns off” the stories of the former HW. BTW With only 4 soaps left, the “my soap is better than your soap” mentality is really not helping save the remaining soaps. I support all of the final 4 soaps continuing. Sour grapes only hurt ALL of the remaining soaps. JMO

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    Dmitri replied

    Agree with Days. It may have gained viewers, but Days is still in last place, and sucks right now. I don’t even watch anymore, I just read the recaps.

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  23. susan M. says:

    What about HEATHER FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Tea ………………There will be more good stories on GH even with Burton’s exit….

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  24. Metome says:

    Glad GH has improved ratings but Sonny’s last real wedding to Brenda was the best. This storyline is dragging him way down and I am so glad the wedding didn’t happen. Sonny needs to be single and then get Brenda back!

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    SARAH replied

    yes metome brenda and sonny belong together period and look forward to her
    return he needs to dump kate/connie and look for this true love brenda

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  25. kay/kay says:

    You really want to pair Anna up with somebody make it John McBain as far as I am concerned they have the most smoldering chemistry so throw those two has beens over and pair her up with John.

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  26. Didjanoit says:

    I will continue to watch and support Y&R, B&B and Days, just as I did AMC & OLTL before they ended. But I will not watch or support OLTL again in any way, shape or form, not even if it means I had to say goodbye to my favorite soap GH. I don’t feel bad or guilty about it either. If and when they stop trying to bring OLTL back to life on top of GH, then I will gladly come back to GH, otherwise, as far as I’m concerned, all the ABC soaps are already cancelled. I still enjoy soaps and look forward to watching the changes to Y&R and Days. Oh, and I don’t know anyone in my circle of family and friends who are still watching GH, most have switched over to B&B, even my 80 year old mother.

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    SARAH replied

    sorry sour grapes GH is great, i support all soaps that are left on air

    B&B is all about steffy, liam and hope BORING!!!! but i still watch

    maybe you should give GH a chance to make it just my opinon

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    Trisha replied

    I cringe whenever I think about supporting GH just because it’s one of the last soaps, if it means sacrificing what is GH at the same time. I’ve been watching GH, the one I knew and loved, slowly disintegrate before my eyes, into a vessel for OLTL characters and stories.

    I’m already tired of the comparisons and references to how “Todd did this on OLTL too,” or “Vikki did this with her DID also”. This is supposed to be GH. Sure it combines some GH characters , but the tone, the style, the writing, even the lighting are reminiscent of OLTL and I say if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s…going to be a duck.

    I would love to see the writers actually writing for GH and then moving their OLTL characters into GH’s style, instead of the other way around and as a long time GH fan, there is not much about GH that I am liking right now.

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  27. Nick says:

    Interesting that when GH’s ratings go up a bit, it’s always because Ron and Frank are doing a great job, LOL. But when GH’s ratings go down (the more frequent occurrence), it’s always due to the ratings system being antiquated. Yeah, that’s the reason- NOT.

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    Brian replied

    hmmm… being from Canada, the ratings never mean much here, but i will say that i watch GH commercial free on Youtube. Someone has created this page called “the role of OLTL is now being played by GH” Everyday by 3pm, that day HD version of GH is posted… and this site get about 40,000 views everyday, which I am sure are never counted in any rating system.

    One thing is for sure, with all the different ways to watch a TV show now a days, no rating system can be true.

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    Brian replied

    http://www.youtube.com/user/simplygh?feature=results_main

    here’s a link to the page I mentioned above.

  28. Brett says:

    GH just gets better!

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