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169 July 14th, 2015 RATINGS: Y&R Nears 5 Million In Total Viewers, While GH Down!

The ratings are out for the week of June 29th through July 3rd and it was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that scored best coming in again at close to 5 million in total viewers (4,950,000 to be exact) and gaining + 66,000 for the week.  Y&R head writer and EP Chuck Pratt Jr.’s storylines and the latest happenings to the character of Genoa City are clearly keeping viewers tuned-in, and not tuned-out.

But things are not boding well of late in the ratings for ABC’s General Hospital, which should hopefully see an uptake in viewers when the next two ratings weeks are released, because of it’s return of little Jake Spencer (James Nigbor) storyline and the full return of Jonathan Jackson.  However for the ratings week in question, GH lost the most viewers of any series losing -121,000 and dipping to total viewer totals of 2,539,000.  In addition, GH also suffered a new low in women 18-49 for the week which has happened now three weeks running.

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Days of our Lives gained some viewers ever so slightly with +23,000, coming in at a viewer count for the ratings period averaging +2, 382,000.  But again, with the big returns slated for the series 50th anniversary, could DAYS be primed to take over the third spot from GH?  Can GH hold them off and get back its numbers with its recent riveting emotional episodes, and what they have planned for the fall?

As for The Bold and the Beautiful, the CBS Daytime drama continues averaging over 3.7 million in total viewers, but took the biggest hit in the 18-49 demo for the week losing -75,000, even though every soap was down in that category.   Check out the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what do you think of the latest ratings picture?  What is working for you on-screen on youe favorite soap? What isn’t? Time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback and share your thoughts below!

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  1. Mika says:

    Looks like bye bye GH. I guess all the haters win. Personally I love GH for better or worse. When it goes my soap watching days will too. I’ve always been an ABC soap lover.

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    su0000 replied

    naww
    GH is not going anywhere..
    It will pick up after all the exit story ends..
    It will be a great fall season..

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    Lisa replied

    It’s got to be the writing. Most of the cast is completely wonderful but honestly, there’s not enough romance and lack of character developments. As soon as I become interested in a couple, they break up or just become stale. Michael Easton is daytime royalty and he has no romance on the show…WHAT? Morgan’s a pig, people like sexual tension so if the writers can come up with some story line that makes sense, then they will not see their viewers disappear. There are some no talents as well. Valerie and the kid that plays 8 year old Jake need to be recast. They are terrible. This is only my opinion but I do hope GH does not get cancelled.

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    su0000 replied

    hi Lisa..
    The #1 soap Y&R has no, none, romantic couples ..
    All its’ couples are in a mess, but no romance or sex!
    nothing earthshaking about Y&R couples either ..
    Do any of the soaps have the 80′s romance going on, nope ..

    daytime doesn’t have time for romance .. lol

    CeeCee replied

    Thank you, Lisa. It seems that mostly fans are agog over Morgan. I do not like this character.
    Moreover, I do not quite get why he is on the show. What’s his purpose. As you say, many of these characters need some substance…give them something to do. Kiki and Mogan better find their niche, otherwise they are just marionettes taking up space.
    I will not get started on Valerie….ugh!

    Harry replied

    Lisa, I absolutely agree. Suddenly, out of the blue, that horrid Nina is married to Ric?
    And what ever happened to Morgan? I remember when he was about ten and he was the product of a great step dad, a great role model, Jasper Jax. Morgan was kind, smart and mostly, he had integrity and all of a sudden he’s not only dumber than a stone, he’s got the morals of his father. Kiki appears to have no purpose other than to sit in the Port Charles hotel restaurant while shrugging her shoulders.
    Why on earth would we care about any of these people? And if you told me that one day I would be fast forwarding through scenes which featured the likes of Roger Howarth and Michael Eastman, I would tell you that you’re nuts!
    But for some unfathomable reason, TPTB want to hook up these two former OLTL superstars with the likes of Nina, Ava and Denise.

    boes replied

    That’s right, blame the viewers for the poor ratings. Not the crappy writing, the disappearing story arcs, the OOC characters, the dragged out Luke goodbye, no, none of that.

    It’s the fault of viewers who aren’t happy with the show.

    NOT.

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    Harry replied

    OH hell, please let the ratings go up for this week of GH because it’s been just amazing. Not because of the basic story board, mind you, but because of the sublime dialogue written by Kate Hall and by the amazing acting by JJ, Tony Geary, Genie Frances, Tyler Christopher, Rebecca Herbst, Billy Miller and so many more.
    Tomorrow’s previews show Nina, Denise, Franco, Morgan and Kiki which means tomorrow is a must miss day. These newbies with poorly written character back stories are the reason GH is going down the tubes. NOBODY CARES!! I will not watch tomorrow and while I may be a weirdo in many other ways, I know I am not unique in what makes me tune out.
    Please pay attention to cause and effect and then problem solve it–fix it!

    Justin replied

    Harry, you hit it right on when you said that tomorrow (today now) is a must miss day. As a longtime viewer, I won’t watch today either. I have Zero interst in Nina, Denise, Franco, and Kiki. They are not GH to me. Rest easy, you are not alone.

    Timmm replied

    Amen boes! I am glad Frank and Ron saved the show but their writing has become VERY lazy like as if their done with this project and they want to move on?

    Timmm replied

    @Harry. OMG Harry, I saw tomorrows previews with Nina, Denise, Franco, Morgan and Kiki and I was depressed!

    CeeCee replied

    Oh, I agree, boes. I also get what Harry is saying. But, just when I thought GH was moving in the right direction, we are back to square one. I am all for comedic relief and levity, but the scene between Julian and Alexis was stupid, infantile and not at all entertaining. ‘Gimme’ a break. Give this woman an age-appropriate role. So, now Julian is sporting a scruffy beard speckled with tiny gray hairs to make him look older. He still could pass for her much younger brother…. Or, as Shay suggested a while back, given enough time, he’ll look like her son. If anyone is offended by my observation, well, it is my opinion. I do not want to hear it!! I am so tired of being blasted and harassed. It is my opinion, and I have a right to give it, just as anyone else on this site. However, knowing that only the preferential posters get their comments in print, it will not surprise me if this comment is obliterated. What else is new? I have received enough insults by a certain someone, however, I am not allowed to defend myself. Not fair, is it?
    And, the scene between Mini Me and Carly is old and boring. All that ruminating about thei life and oh, what a good father, husband, perdon Sonny is…just turned my stomach…he is a killer; no matter what good deeds he has done…one bad deed spoils and negates all the positives.
    Then, there is Ava and Morgan. What are the writers doing? Please, enough of this. Allow Ava to come out of hiding one way or another, and face the music; including her daughter’s wrath.
    Now, how long has Nina been around? Writers, please, stop the nonsense of crying babies, baby blankets, a deceitful mother, and an-over-the-top-mentally abusive, usurping husband. Michelle Stafford is a seasoned, well-rounded actress and it is time for her to shine. I feel as if TPTB are telling her to jumb, and she has no other recourse but to say , how high!! You are making her look stupid and childish. MadMaddie gives mothers a bad name. All her talk about Nina having been the off-the-wall, strange child…well, I do ‘declahah, suhs’, MadMaddie is the crazy one. Lord only knows what Nina had to endure with this poor excuse of a mother. MadMaddie proclaims to love her daughter. Right! Not in my wildest thoughts, could I ever imagine any mother doing that to her child. It just is not believable to me that such a classy lady would even keep company with someone the likes of Rick….he is Sonny’s brother….enough said!!
    A better storyline would have been to delve into their past and dissenter all of MadMaddie’s evil secrets. It’s not too late, writers!!
    I am bewildered and absolutely sooooo disappointed …..I actually turned the TV off and worked on my embroidery. ….much more satisfying.

    Shay replied

    Touche’ and then some, CeeCee!!!!! Those scenes with Alexis and Julian were absolutely gag-worthy. First, we were subjected to her dining room antics with that far-too-low-cut top looking ready to spill forth her heaving cleavage onto the table at any given second….then there was all that ridiculously suggestive, juvenile dialogue Julian and Ms. Davis spouted to one another before he (once again) serviced that giddily insatiable, ever-so-pleased-with-herself granny….it was just so utterly below William de Vry’s level as a leading man that I wanted to weep! (Please find him something—and someone—new and interesting to do!!!) Franco certainly nailed it when he referred to those two as “oily and disgusting.” (Who would have ever guessed he would be the sole voice of reason about this highly unappealing couple????) And speaking of awkward duos….what about Denise and Morgan, not to mention Maddie and Ric? The “yuck factor” was present all around today….that old magic is definitely gone for Ava and her much-younger beau….now they are simply sleazy and pathetically brazen in their mutually-unquenchable desire, whilst the thought of Magda and her son-in-law doing the horizontal mambo is completely cringe-inducing….although at least the classy Donna Mills has been able to maintain a shred of dignity by avoiding the type of all-out sex scenes that the wanton Alexis so heartily embraces at every opportunity! (The mere suggestion of Nina’s mama and hubby going at it more than suffices….and please forget their lame gas-lighting efforts, just let Maddie’s fruitloop offspring catch her in flagrante delicto with RickyBoy….that should push her over the edge, don’t you think? ) Lastly, we have your personal favorite Sonny, with his old constant, Carly, basking in the glow at the prospect of Marriage#5….let’s just say that those two truly do deserve each other and leave it at that!!!!! (But hey, welcome back Max! You’ve been missed! Now let’s see his better half, Diane!….)

    Harry replied

    Now Mika, I don’t understand that kind of mentality. You say, “Let the haters win?” Really? Listen, I have loved GH since I was a kid and watched since the early 80′s.
    Yes, I have been very disappointed with the poor writing, bad pacing, and influx of new characters without a decent introduction or decent writing, but that does not make me a hater and it certainly does not make me join Charlie Sheen’s “I’m winning” camp.
    Why do you write such things? We would not be here if we we hated GH.

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    Harry replied

    Timm, yesterday it was Julian, Nina, Franco, Denise, Kiki and Morgan Fairchild. Er, I mean, Morgan and Donna Mills whom I always mix up with Morgan Fairchild.
    Today it was more of the same–tomorrow promises more of this fresh hell.
    I did not watch yesterday, today, and shall not watch tomorrow.
    What happened to Lucky? To Luke and Tracy? To Laura? To Lizzy, Jake and Jake?
    This is why ratings are so bad. What makes it so hard to endure is that viewers were treated with great dialogue and great acting then it’s just snatched away and replaced by horrifically bad writing featuring characters whom nobody cares about.

  2. Marc says:

    So happy to see these numbers. Y+R probably my least favorite of the remaining 4 has been cant miss television. B+B is really impressing me with its staying power I thought they would have the 1 big story and would fade out but its been adding more and more complexity to the story . Days is going to be great this fall I cant wait to see the EJami return . GH gets what it deserves. You got your ratings hail mary on the OLTL audience made the show like OLTL Light then decided lets make this 100 % GH leave the OLTL fans in the dust . Well we just returned the favor

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    Blake replied

    That’s a good argument because OLTL had better ratings than GH when it was canceled and GH was higher when it had the OLTL characters on.

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    AJQ replied

    What complete and utter nonsense. Get your facts straight.

    The OLTL crew did basically nothing for ratings. They all came the end of February. By the end of March and Mid April when ABC renewed GH, total viewers were only in the 2.3 million range and stayed there, maybe hitting 2.4 million or so through the summer. Ratings started a real uptick when AJ came back and the story with Duke being rescued.

    As for OLTL’s numbers being better than GH at the end, sure they were because it was the END. People tuned in to see how they would wind things up on ABC. When the OLTL and AMC cancellations were announced, GH was beating both.

    Your OLTL producer, writers and actors have done nothing but help tank GH.

    Blake replied

    They tanked GH? 3 years later? Gh was at the bottom of the ratings and was going to be cancelled but Frank and Ron with the help of OLTL characters brought the ratings up. Talk about getting your facts straight.

    Georgette replied

    AJQ, spot on, as usual. I always enjoy your informed commentary.

    AJQ replied

    Facts Blake? But you provide none. Again, the numbers are the numbers. The numbers stayed virtually the same as they had been, for months, after the OLTL crew came. Those are straight facts.

    GH was not cancelled. Frank and Ron’s OLTL was. A show that was lower in the ratings than GH, but of course, that had nothing to do with Frank and Ron. Guza was responsible for GH’s low ratings but Frank and Ron weren’t responsible for OLTL’s dismal numbers that did get it cancelled.

    The week of GH’s renewal announcement in April of 2012, GH was at approximately 2,250,000 viewers, worse than Guza and the OLTL crew was on hand for two months already. The reason GH was renewed was because The Revolution was so much worse. The reason GH has lived is because ABC has not found a cheaper replacement…yet.

    Frank and Ron had a golden opportunity and three years later, after many ups and downs, bait and switches and some help from Nielsen miscalculating the ratings in favor of ABC shows for a while, which has been corrected, they have destroyed the show. They have done so with Incoherent storytelling and an obsession with new characters who are impossible to watch, like Franco, played by OLTL’s Roger Howarth. You probably enjoyed him today eating and chewing like Todd, but most of us didn’t and don’t care.

    Harry replied

    (((I love AJQ–thank goodness we’re on the same side.)))

  3. natalie says:

    General Hospital fans as a whole are not happy with the direction it is headed in. The problem rests squarely on the shoulders of the Head writer, his choppy story lines and lack understanding for the characters and what they would do in different situations proves to this long time viewer that he has absolutely no clue how to write for this show. The best thing that could is he is let go and a complete overhaul is done, otherwise the soap is doomed and by the end of year there will be no longer a General Hospital and ABC will be officially out of the soap opera business. What a shame if this happens because for so many years General Hospital was at the forefront of interesting and informative story lines that not only entertained but also taught us about relative issues that confront people in real life. The powers that be need to make tough decisions, and bite the bullet before everyone associated with General Hospital addes to the unemployment numbers in this country. Wise up before it is too late.

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  4. Matilda says:

    What is there really to say about GH anymore. Frank and Ron Just need to go. Three months of ratings plunging. Guza was fired for less. And yes, Frank gets as much as the blame as the writer. GH from a production value standpoint, direction and editing is unwatchable.

    Michael Fairman is correct. Hopefully there might be an uptick the next two weeks with the return of Lucky and little Jake. And if it that happens, what will that tell us? Yes the writing has been terrible and completely illogical. Even today, Luke said he didn’t really understand what happened. Lol! But if the ratings do improve a bit, it has to affirm that it is time to write for General Hospital vets and tap into the show’s rich history.

    It is time for new writers and a new producer and it is time for the like’s of Franco, Nina, Ava, Kiki, Silas, Dr.O, and Juian to go. The writing might be terrible for everyone, but these characters are awful and nothing can change our perceptions of them.

    These ratings reflect a week that had Franco swapping gum with Ava and being worshipped by Dr.O while he ate and did schtick with hand sanitizer. The ,market for people who want to watch Roger Howarth eat like Todd and act like a clown is very limited no matter how vocal they may be on social media.

    GH is in deep trouble. It is obvious. If major changes aren’t made, ABC will have no choice but to cancel it. So much for Cartini being saviors.

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    Harry replied

    Dear Waltzing Matilda:
    I love your posts.
    This one, in particular crystallizes, exactly how I feel. Characters like Nina, Ava, Denise, Franco, Silas, Sappy, Dr O, Morgan Fairchild, Donna Mills, Kiki and Valerie are just thrusted down our throats without a proper introduction.
    Fast food characters do not work as they are badly digested. Er, you know what I mean. Fast food characters leave viewers wanting more and yet, they lack the ability to satiate our appetites for good quality, character driven stories. These ratings speak volumes. Again, by looking at tomorrow’s previews, which featured glimpses of Ava, Nina, Franco, Silas and Franco, I know I will not watch. While I am unique in other ways, I am not unique as far as the aforementioned is concerned.
    They need to look at the cause of the poor ratings

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    k/kay replied

    I never watch when Howarth is on he belongs on SNL or in a comedy club this fascination with him has hurt them more then it has helped them.

  5. brenda says:

    Way to go YR. The Adam reveal will be even better.

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    Harry replied

    Hey Brenda, When Adam (as Gabriel )started talking to Victor Newman’s painting while Chelsey eavesdropped, all I could think of was “Rumpelstiltskin is my name!”

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  6. su0000 says:

    I knew Pratt would be good!
    When it was said that Pratt was coming to Y&R, whao!
    The hater/ complainers came out from all the dark corners!
    They said he would kill Y&R, how horrible he was in 6 pages of vitriol posts!..
    It was a hate Pratt feeding frenzy!
    Like rabid dogs chewing on a bash bone they attacked!..
    It was PANIC for Y&R, the Y&R Pratt would kill..

    I said Pratt was good and I liked him that he would do a great job for the dwindling Y&R..
    I stood strong with my opinion of luvin Pratt..
    I was ruthlessly attacked!!
    The Kooks, they came after me with venom, pitchforks and torches and a hangmans noose!..
    It was crazy, they were crazy, over Pratt going to kill Y&R and me luvin him .. sheesh

    They hated me for liking Pratt!
    I feared for my life LOL ! (some can become vicious!

    I am enjoying Y&R now! It is much better… :)

    Jack and his nose tubes and squeezing hand is sorta lame but lame can be interesting when done well .. lol

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    damien replied

    y n r continues to be complete stupidity…. pratt himself writes stupidity interms none of the characters are recognizable( i.e . Sharon continues to be dependant on a man and resorts to tricks to hold on to him. victor is a one note villian. Michaels disgusting. Avery once the smartest female in genoa city is now a victim willing to commit murder and on and on..)
    …however the only smart thing pratt is doing is milking all the wonderful veteran characters bill bell and co have created . the ratings increase is a testament to all the diehard fans who will continue to watch as long as we get the abbotts , the newmans , the winters and all the other fan faves on our screen! … even if the vets have to play contrived, over the top ridiculous stories that are not typical y n r style stories.
    so no, y n r is defintly not much better , just all the real genoa players are involved in stories

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    CeeCee replied

    I second that, damien.

    Ron replied

    And I am right with you. I will continue to watch the show because of the characters, not this insipid stories! The sagas are beyond recognizable, authentic Y and R. What we have now are the characters of Y and R in some other soap opera!

    boes replied

    how could you fear for your life when you have no life.

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    su0000 replied

    damien and boes..
    lol !
    ( heh see I wasn’t kidding / ^^ proof..
    You two must have been the ones with the pitchforks and torches !!

    I luvs Pratt he is really picking up the fallen Y&R!

    Aden replied

    LMAO! Now that’s real talk right there!

    CeeCee replied

    Lame is never interesting. I do not understand why Jack is in a coma anyway? According to my husband, unless a person is shot in the head, it would be very unlikely to go into a coma. The only other reason would be extensive loss of blood which would stop oxygen from reaching the brain.
    So, did Jack suffer these two things? Where was Jack shot?
    I really am tired of having Jack front and center. When he wakes up, please give him a woman his own age and give Phyllis to Joe. That body of hers is wasted on grandpa. Isn’t his son Kemo in his forties?
    I do not like violence, but yesterday I was ready to punch Victor. I don’t know how much damage I could do. I am so petite, but I would have given my best wallop.
    When will this end? It has been years and years. These two men are en par with Sonny for me. Whew!

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    Mary SF replied

    The coma has got nothing to do with medical reality — it is a plot device to delay Jack telling everyone about Marco– it is a means to prolong the story, just as Hayden’s coma on GH is. This is the what the third coma Jack has been in this year? well Marco was in a coma after the car accident, so I guess that doesn’t count, but he was one before Marco was, because I remember them discussing Jack’s previous coma after the building collapse. It is as you said, lame, but it seems a lot of viewers are willing to overlook these small points for the bigger picture. And I agree I have seen enough of the Jack Victor feud to last me a lifetime. And I really don’t like the actress playing Abby, but she seems to be Pratt’s favorite now, so we are seeing a lot more of her than I like.

    CeeCee replied

    @Mary.
    Hi, Mary.
    Oh, I know the coma is a ploy. My argument and annoyance lies with the fact that the writers think they can fool us. I understand the purpose…I tolerate much, but, I wish they would stick as close to reality as possible. Don’t you feel like screaming at your TV set sometimes, Mary? Lol. Later.

    k/kay replied

    @Mary and it is beyond STUPID that his sister Tracy is not in town my gosh cut down Abby & Summer’s airtime and pay her she belongs in town during this crisis. I want just one scene with her slapping Victor across the face and demanding her daughters heart back with Pratt writing we could have her attempt the surgery.

    CeeCee replied

    @k/kay.
    You go, Kay !!!!!…get Tracie back!

    Mary SF replied

    @CeeCee– oh I scream at my TV all the time, been doing that since I was a teenager, but it is a lot more fun venting online with all my soap buds– the thing is if the story is compelling enough viewers do not notice or care about these small details, but when they are noticing, and that is all they are noticing, it means the story isn’t doing it’s job. A soap writer has to be like a good magician- they have to distract you with a great show so you don’t care how the trick is being done all you see and love is the magic.

    @ k/kay– I would pay money to see Tracy slap Victor and demand her daughter’s heart back– LOL

    Ron replied

    Herein lies the MAJOR problem with the 2015 version of Y and R: some stories go from point A to point K without the key steps for the viewers; and then other stories go from point A to… oh, they DON’T GO ANYWHERE! I continue to be dismayed with the “creative writing” unforgivable here: there is no consistency in the storytelling process. As a writer myself, it really ticks me off.

  7. Beth says:

    GH is in dire straits. I had been watching GH until this past March, when the show lost me with its all-mob, all the time stories. I would love a reason to tune back in, but all the top name returns and shock-and-awe stunts of deaths and back-from-the-dead stories won’t work until this show proves to me that it’s got heart and romance. Not even Genie Francis’ return or high profile hires like Rebecca Budig will make me tune in until I hear that the stories are rooted more in reality and are character-driven for a change.

    B&B cannot balance more than one story to save its life. Y&R seems to be doing some things right with the Chadam storyline. As for Days, they’re treading water until the new writers’ work starts to air. I hope that they become the soap everyone’s talking about, in a good way, for the second half of 2015.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    GH viewers waited for the uniting of Luke and Laura; when that did not happen, the ratings bottomed out. That’s it in a nutshell. Who kept GH in the ratings? The longtime viewers, not the 18-49 year olds. But TPBT ignore that obvious fact.
    TPTB don’t get it–or don’t want to. Solid views like emotional stories and characters they identify with. They also like romantic stories (like the greatest romance ever–Luke’s and Laura’s).
    It’s not brain surgery, but the writers stubbornly and staunchly continue to take all the stories and characters that the viewers like and subvert them.
    Ratings are telling. And that’s the truth.

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    Lellingw replied

    The advertisers only look at the 18-49 year old demographic. That needs to be revised but that is what they do. Somebody needs to call them out on the ageism that it is. That said, when the vets are on, the ratings for all have generally increased for all. The newer characters have done nothing for GH. Even in the Monty years, Laura was the young one and had some young friends but as time moved on, she eventually spent her time with mores tire people and acting older. Having a young GH just didn’t work for the audience much. Her choice of partner became Luke and the people she spent the most time with was him and her parents. What was entertaining was the disco and all ages except the elder Quartermaines ended up there. You don’t need teenagers to bring in a younger crowd, you need great characters and stories. I always loved Monica and Alan in high school and college. My past memories were mostly of them.

  8. Georgette says:

    ABC needs to take a good long look at what they’ve done here. The EP they fired, JFP, is helming the most successful soap and numbers are just going up. The oft trashed Pratt is writing stories people want to watch. Press faves and Golden Boys, Cartini are crashing and burning, While the press may favor Cartini, the fans obviously favor JFP and Pratt. What’s wrong with this picture? When will the press get honest and give GH the criticism it deserves. When will ABC realize that handing over their flagship soap to a HW and EP, who were formerly in charge of a soap ABC canceled is not a good idea and never was? Cartini have been trying to turn GH into something other than GH since the day they started. Their bitterness over OL being canceled was more than evident to many of us who watched GH morph into something we no longer recognized. Now the fans are speaking through the ratings. When will we be heard? And before you want to lecture me or anyone with the fallacy that Cartini saved GH, that is simply not true. The failure of The Revolution saved GH. Cartini have tried to build their super soap and have failed. They got ABC into litigation with Prospect Park over Cartini’s stupid stunts to incorporate as much OL into GH as possible. And let us not forget that contract – which gives Prospect Park the rights to GH if ABC decides to cancel it, Fans should be fighting to save GH, and that means replacing RC and possibly FV.

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    Paul replied

    Perhaps Pratt learned his lesson after he destroyed All My Children?

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    Bohemien replied

    Paul , it was actually Megan Mctavish who systematically deconstructed and destroyed AMC and it was she who was enabled by ABC or whoever TPTB were, to do the same to all the other ABC soaps;They have never recovered from her decimation of them.
    I remember how utterly dumbfounded, frustrated and anquished I was when McTavish, who after getting fired from AMC, got hired as HW for OLTL, wreaks havoc on and makes that show unrecognizable, gets fired, only to get hired as HW on G.H to continue her reign of changing the face of my beloved ABC soaps with a vengeance.

    robert replied

    2 me it’s a 2 person ship. RC is to blame for the stories,but FV is the EP,he needs to take responisbility. GH started hitting lows in late February and it’s still happening all these months later,that tells me people are uninterested in the show right now.

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  9. Kevin says:

    I’m loving GH right now. I hope everyone else gets on board.

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree with you, Kevin. I think GH is on the right track. I am loving it, too.

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    Timmm replied

    Well, I wonder why? Your boy Sonnybucks has been on the back burner! So has my buddy Nathan. No CeeCee, I agree with you and Kevin, GH is on the right track. They have written some great scenes with Lucky, Luke, Monica, Nick, Liz, Jake, Paul and Tracey. They need to keep doing this and feature the Q’s! Cut Franco, Nina, Denise, Morgan, Kiki and Sabrina. Give us more Scotty! Oh and Anna will be back in September so I guess we’ll be seeing “The Chin” soon!

    Sara replied

    Time to cancel General Hospital, very painful to watch.

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I am also loving GH right now.

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  10. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    GH has had some really great acting of late but the choppy sloppy story telling isnt helping ratingswise…the Luke and Laura rescue mission wasnt exciting at all…no suspense…scenes too short…to many filler moments…characters came and went rather quickly…no explaination on how the Smiths knew the Cassidines…Frank and Jennifer recasts were fine but werent on long enough…you blink and they were gone…both had so much potential…i find little Jakes return a little creepy…and why wasnt he taken to the hospital for examination and why arent the police involved in this case being he was kidnapped…Liz’s reaction shouldve been shock, confusion and demanding answers…little Jake seems to be too comfortable back at home and around people who should feel like strangers to him…GH lacks heart and emotion…its hard to feel anything for any characters when killed off knowing they’ll return from the dead anyway…when characters died i felt their loved ones grief…it was like i had lost a family member…and where is the romance…so what if Paul and Tracy were ex’s…let them slowly rebuild a relationship…having Luke finding them in bed together was too predictable…i wouldve rather had Luke overhear Paul tell Tracy he never stopped loving her…Tracy instantly feels something for Paul and they kiss but then she pulls away in fear of being hurt again, and tells Paul her heart still belongs to another…Luke doesnt hear that part…he feels Tracy already replaced him…he says nothing and leaves…we the viewer keep wonder what if Luke just waited a few more minutes…i want to get emotionally involved with these characters but you cant when stories are plot driven instead of character driven…Nathan and Maxi have very little going for them…Sabrina feels misplaced at the Q mansion…where are Mac and Felicia…Valerie has gone way downhill when her first appearance showed promise…TJs race issues couldve gave the show a dose of reality but that plotline ended before it even started…what ashame it couldve been interesting…stories need to be more consistent with a begining, middle, and end…far less camp…some camp ok but too much wears thin and viewers tune out just like they’ve been doing and CHARACTER DRIVEN stories that are more realistic that the viewer can identify with…my rant could go on but im tired and its time for my beddytime…nite, nite…lol

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    Harry replied

    Good night, Jim.
    I loved your rant.
    Well done

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    Mary SF replied

    Character driven stories don’t have to be dull, for example, instead of having Dante have sex with Valerie because he was acting OOC thinking Lulu was sleeping with Dillon based on a series of misunderstanding worthy of an 80′s sitcom– I would of have Lulu tell Dante she was taking off to find her parents with Dillon simply because she is a Spencer and she wanted to chase the thrill. Dante could have still pour out his troubles to Val, gotten drunk– then I would of have him pass out, have Valerie undress him, get naked herself, and in the morning, Dante would have thought they had sex– you get the same results but you don’t have to trash Dante’s character to do it. Valerie either has to be the good girl or the bad girl, right now she just blah, having her make Dante think they slept together to trash his marriage would at least make her interesting– like a Britt–

    there are ways to do this; but as I said Ron doesn’t have the patience, he just wants to get to the pay off, without building a whole story to support those dessert moments we all love.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I agree with all you said…that scenerio wouldve been so much better without trashing the Dante character…i believe RC has good ideas…but are poorly written most of the time…you see a few great moments but they seems rather short and rushed like RC cant wait to get to the next scene as if some ideas are better than the others which unfortunately are not true…sometimes the actors seem like they are working with half a script…too much missing—too many holes in the stories that end up draggy and feel like they are going nowhere…i watch very little of GH…the show would be better off with a trimmed cast and lengthier scenes and stories with continuity and more realism with far less camp…the show is in drastic need of rebooting behind and in front of the camera…Days is making changes and it sounds like for the better…i wouldnt doubt Days will eventually take over 3rd place and ailing GH falls to fourth…the best part of GH is showing more focus on the Qs and i hope that continues…maybe GH will improve…ill wait and see!!!

  11. robert says:

    GH has bad writing

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  12. CeeCee says:

    Today’s scene between Chelsea and Adam was outstanding. This is the very first time I have seen true emotion and heartfelt pangs of anguish from Chelsea. I was so used to seeing her as a flat character, that her acting, today, really threw me for a loop. The actress had all these pent-up feelings just waiting to be unleashed….and, WOW !!!! She was astounding. You go Melissa.
    If more of these scenes will be Y&R’s daily fare, it will remain number one for a long time to come.

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    su0000 replied

    CeeCee, hi

    Y&R will be #1 until we die or it dies..
    even if lost a million or two viewers it would still be in the running..

    (I have never quite believed its ratings, it seems something is going on with that, they have a way)
    Y&R has had a couple of horrible years when there were 6 or more great soaps through decades and not one ever raised above Y&R, the odds of that happening out of all the great soaps is next to none..

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    Patrick replied

    “oh… su….”

    you just bite, sometimes ! LOL

    you are speaking the truth

    painfully so… for the decades plus long time viewers

    for a lot of us… for the ardent tried and true… to just once… to see that pedestal, that bubbles Y&R, implode, slide, slam to the bottom, overload on the laud 25-26 years at #1

    LOL

    yeah, it’s a little long in the tooth for the cast to even bring this up , at all
    but… pressing is press

    needling and harping on the woes of the ill mannered who dare otherwise

    blah blah blah… NBC and ABC : don’t you dare even think of relieving yourself of General Hospital or DAYS of OUR Lives

    ps: you just bite (meaning clamp on and no letting go)

    if Wiki, is to be believed : Days was actually a number one soap… in the year, 1973.

    DAYS had it’s best run(s) and/or Years… from 1995-1998 at #2. this had to have been the years, when Eileen Davidson STARRED.

    you make me laugh

    Patrick replied

    “…needling and harping on the woes of the ill mannered who dare otherwise ”

    LOL… this isn’t meant as any thing more than putting pen to paper… as in this case… fingers to keyboard

    is it my dig at the networks

  13. Mateo says:

    I don’t understand why General Hospital is falling so far down. The storylines are good and the actors are STELLAR. Now that Luke is going away I think the stories will thrive. While I do like the direction that Y&R is taking, I can’t help but wonder what further history of the characters will be slaughtered next. I have always liked Y&R because they used to always be what I call a “classy” soap. Lately the stories seem to be farfetched to say the least. I am loving the work of Justin Hartley (Adam) and Melissa Clare Egan (Chelsea). They are amazing together. I hope that Y&R holds on to it’s place in the ratings. I want to see GH rise again. They are a great show with terrific writing. As for Bold & The Beautiful, they are only getting viewers due to trendy topics such as the transgender storyline. They are not really telling great stories but rather using topical issues to fill air time. The cast has some good actors but overall they are just average. And DAYS has been so unbearable lately that I have almost considered leaving it in the dust to wait for cancellation. I hope the new writing team is able to pick it up a bit but having to wait six months to see results because of how far ahead they shoot in advance is extremely taxing.

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  14. 4ever DAYS says:

    DAYS is ahead of GH in 2 of the 3 major demos and only 157,000 away in total viewers. I hope GH doesn’t flat line and there will be a huge shift in 30 DAYS!!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    it’s always going to be a push and pull.. be it for your favorite soap… favorite characters, and couples’

    it’s always hurry up and wait… and yes.. that’s a nod to the writing teams of

    should they pay attention to cumulative fan nod and naysay?

    absolutely.. regardless of what “demographic” means

    LOL… my spending power… is keenly aware.. because of .. how passionately my care of show views?… honestly… word of mouth and generating publicity, is

    danged if you do and danged if I don’t

    PS: in this weeks SOD issue (soap opera digest)

    I was happy to read… that Ken Corday did mention… that “HE” is, looking, for a two year extension.. and renewal… past… September, 2016

    there you have it DAYS fans… a renewed vim and vigor… stand salute and laud

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    Patrick replied

    “I” : … love… living, in Salem

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    CeeCee replied

    I love Days as much as GH, 4ever. The problem I am having right now is how the writers are grandstanding Abbi and her woe- be-me-attitude. She is not a child. She is a grown woman. Duh???!!!! Doesn’t she know that if she does not use some kind of birth control and has sex with two different men, almost simultaneously, there will be an extremely high possibility she will get pregnant? Hello…she is no virginal damsel on her first encounter with the opposite sex. Oh, what will Mommy think? How archaic! Isn’t that first rule of thumb mommy Jenny taught her children? This is another superfluous character where TPTB have to unnecessatily utilize.
    Also, the flippity-flop of this tiresome triangle…Daniel, Nicole and Eric. Oh, Lordy, Lordy save me!!

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    Patrick replied

    i’m still 9 eps behind…. i’m at the part where Nicole and Eric are at the hospital… “recuperating” scantily clad… LOL

    Eric looked good? still?

    LOL… oy! it’s painful

    especially the bad acting by Shawn Christian… as he’s ??? mustering up his worth for NIcole as she’s slipping in and out of consciousness

    I look at Xander… enjoy his presence… his acting, w/Victor… is good stuff

    I wish they would reconsider and … bring him back as another character… he is carrying this lamest of storys… for all the actors involved. he is so head and shoulders above, Eric, Daniel, and Brady. ugh!

    August cannot get here soon enough

    ABS: why haven’t we heard any rumours yet… that Ben is leaving… I certainly don’t want Chad to get stuck with her… because of her acting… and writers faults… she continually flip flops between an able woman… ( I will prop her on occassion) to dim spoiled loud Horton for nil.

    please writers’ : do not let her be pregnant from Chad. She’s not in the same caliber as Chad

    i will continue to watch… till the new production team at DAYS premieres

    YES

    CeeCee replied

    @Patrick.
    Lol. I loved your remark on Eric, Patrick. That is so on the mark. “Eric looked good. Still?” Right? After all that he went though, almost steamed to death. LOL, not a hair out of place. That’s rich….and pathetic.HaHa.
    I would love for Nicole to get away from both Eric and Daniel. Yes, and double yes. Bring Xander back, as another character…..an anchor or an investigative reporter, teamed-up with Nicole. Make him a good guy. She is so beautiful. And he so masculine. Nicole dwarfs both Eric and Daniel…two little lame, whiny puppies.
    And, Brady? I hope Theresa does everything against that holier-than-thou, Kiriakis brat. She is Tate’s mother. She may be a little inexperienced in the mommy department, but she LOVES her child. And, who is Brady?,…… the drunk and drug-addicted, spoiled scion of that cruel, disconnected and dysfunctional family. No one is perfect, so Brady should not lord it over Theresa. She is probably the only woman who truly loved(s) Brady, albeit all her machinations. He dares to trust the made-up, I-am-going-to-a-soirée-nanny? I would feel more than just slighted if I were Theresa.
    Loved your post, Patrick

  15. Lellingw says:

    The exit of Luke screwed up big time when there was such a vehement denial of Luke and Laura and their relationship. If Luke and Tracy could raise ratings, it would have happened long ago. What an insult and denial of fans. As a person who did come back to watch the last of Luke and comeback of Laura, I saw a show with really lame, bad stories with little development and structure. The sets are bad, the music stinks, there is no fun, friendliness, compassion and sense of decency. People stand around stiffly and seem to have little to do. Without a center cast in which others revolve around, there is no room for story telling. Luke was used badly for many years as some kind of one man band who could come and go at will. Always a bad idea for the show. There are a plethora of characters who bring nothing to the show and there really isn’t much more. The show should have used more veteran actors better and supported younger characters with their stability and support. The veteran actors aren’t up to show what they are capable of and are stuck when they are on. Jane Elliot seems to have mastered the art of overacting around scenes and finger pointing and gesturing. Genie gets to put mother face and nod on and TG gets to shrug and look like he’s every young guys’ pal. All for what? There’s nothing there.

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  16. David says:

    I agree. Days is boring, B&B focuses on the same old, same old and Y&R is preposterous. I hear they are rebooting GH in a matter of weeks so maybe eyeballs will be drawn back in.

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    Timmm replied

    David, I havent heard of a reboot but I was thinking once Luke is gone they can settle in and write stories again, hopefully. As I’ve said, I think they had to rush a lot of ideas because Tony only gave them a couple months before his exit. I’m still hoping somehow Scorpio makes an appearance before Luke leaves.

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    David replied

    Timmm, I have it straight from the source. ABC was getting “concerned” so Ron decided to wrap up a bunch of stories and reboot the show to get back to romance, which is sorely missing. There is not one couple on the canvas to root for, the Denise Demucchio story is going over like a lead balloon and the show just needs a general retooling, which it will be getting and start playing out right after Labor Day. And it will all kick off with a major… Oh, I can’t tell you, but stay tuned!

    Rose replied

    David…You’re such a tease!!!

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    Timmm replied

    A “Major” RETURN?

    CeeCee replied

    Oh Ho! What’s going on between you and David here, Rose? LOL.

  17. randy says:

    general hospital keeps missing the boat…back is genie francis,,,who hasnt had one good deep scene …shes again being totally wasted as a back up prop for tony on his way out geary…i am one of the few viewers that wont notice him gone,,,the jakes a live story was way to rushed no explanations ,nothing,,,does anyone care anymore that jake finally remembers hes jason,, hate to say it but after genies next exit ill be exiting with her,,,

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    Lellingw replied

    How Genie Francis has been used is totally embarrassing and not one seen alone with her son Lucky? Come on! And the awkwardness between her and Tony is apparent. I watched for her return and will stick by for loyalty but it’s pretty obvious that General Hospital has been off the rails for some time and is headed for burial.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    You are just hitting it out of the park today, lellingw! Bully for you!
    And I agree with everything you say.

    Rose replied

    There just hasn’t been the joy of a big family reunion, and all the other emotions that should go along with it. Laura also hasn’t spent quality time with Lulu, Liz or all of her grandchildren. She’s been more like wallpaper in the background. Hope this changes. And still no Scorpio. Nor as there been genuine affection from Laura, Liz, Lucky or Luke towards little Jake. Just hope Helena hasn’t conditioned him as her last malevolence.

    Timmm replied

    I think Genie will get her share of work once Tony is gone.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    You said it, Randy–”Genie hasn’t had one deep scene.” I say WHY???????????????

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    lellingw replied

    Genie looks so scared that if she steps out of line and acts like a regular it will be curtains for her. She’s walking on broken glass and can barely touch Tony. Is he going to hit her or fire her if she tries to act? He’s praised her for being honest so he can’t call her a liar but she was a “straight shooter” like he says Jane is, what would happen? It would have been a great scene to have something in the hotel where they were in comfortable lying next to each other like the old scenes. The Emma one didn’t count because they were all completely dressed and in full makeup.. The Luke got Emma pregnant with Ethan was total BS from the beginning. While Jonathan Jackson got some great screen time, it still ended with General Hospital not having moved an inch in storyline. Ok Jake is back so what, everyone lies and no one does anything that most people would do in a situation. No one even likes the each other much or enjoys people’s company. Only Monica had anything pleasant to say and she’s been exiled for a year.

  18. su0000 says:

    Why people are tuning into Y&R..’
    It is becoming more like GH..

    Y&R never had much crime, murders, intrigue, rape, and stabings and shootings..
    It now has that darker drama and people like it thats why they are tuning in, they are no longer stuffed with love gone wrong drama are are getting some bloodshed….

    Pratt has brought Melrose Place and General Hospital with him..
    Since Pratt;
    1 plane crash, 4 murders, 1 rape, 2 kidnappings, death ship blowup, blackmail, people with guns.. yup it’s getting GH good .. lol :)

    Y&R now has scent of GH, but still not as great in that department drama department but it’s getting there..
    And Y&R fans are luvin the mayhem !

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    Harry replied

    Suoo, that doesn’t make any sense. To suggest that people are leaving GH to watch Y&R because the latter is more like the former is like saying that Marco is better at being Jack than Jack is.

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    su0000 replied

    no no-
    Harry I never even suggested people were leaving GH to watch Y&R..
    I did say; Pratt brought some GH to Y&R with him.. :)

    CeeCee replied

    HaHa, Harry!

    CeeCee replied

    Y&R has had its own good share of crime and criminals, as any good soap should have….LOL.
    Obviously it cannot compare to GH, su. Sonny has all the rest of the malvivants from the remaining soaps, in Port Charles, working for him, fronted by his fake, imported coffee warehouse.

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    su0000 replied

    hi CeeCee ..
    Y&R never had murders, that I recall, 4 in a short time..
    And people with guns (looks out of place on Y&R ..
    Victor carrying a gun a bang bang cold blooded murder LOL luv it !
    Y&R had crime yes, killing murders no.. unless Y&R had murder, stabbings, gun shooting and inkind years back, maybe they snuck one in on me ..
    Y&R has sorta been bloodshed free that I recall..
    It’s had death by disease and car??
    Who was shot and killed on Y&R? I missed it then.. probably happened back in time?

    Timmm replied

    I hear Sonny will be back in the mix soon with a new mob war with the Asians. I think that is why Brad doesnt want to introduce Lucas to his family because they are either the Woos’ or related to them.

    CeeCee replied

    @su.
    Hi, suGirl,
    I know, I know…I was just being sarcastic, comparing the two. There is a serial killer loose in GC…Bruno? We don’t know…my point? There have been murders, I’m sure. Of course, not in the same caliber of GH’s shootouts at the makeshift pier….HaHa…then, again, who can compete with Sonny, right?
    Y&R has always been a character soap. No, there were no mob families…no mob power-struggles. The struggle was of a different kind. Enduring Victor and Jack, ad nauseam. Now? I do not even recognize the soap any longer….just as many GH fans declare they no longer recognize their soap.
    I am just appreciative, if not completely satisfied, that we have these remaining soaps to watch. Think, SU. Would you be able to face the day with the knowledge that the soaps are forever gone? LOL. Later.

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    Oh, no! Really? More Sonny-time?? Just my luck.

  19. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    I don’t know. Y&R is TERRIBLE. On the one hand, I’d hate to see it cancelled. On the other hand, the network and the producers will view this ratings increase as a clear statement that they are giving an appeal show with the current Y&R. They aren’t. Seeing this type of increase makes me consider turning the show off —- If enough folks who feel like me did that, there definitely would be no ratings spike to brag about.

    I really think that DAYS may be in its dying days. The ratings for that show have been and are terrible, even by today’s lower standards. I’d suspect the network might keep it on the air to allow it to celebrate 50 years. After that event, I’d start looking for the “hook” to pull that one off the stage.

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  20. Chris says:

    GH clearly needs to make major changes very soon, starting with replacing Ron C as head writer, or else the show could possibly be on the chopping block again soon. I don’t want that to happen, so hopefully ABC will intervene shortly. I’m not sure what they’re waiting for. Those numbers in the key demos are truly dismal.

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    su0000 replied

    RC and FV are doing what the ABC suites want, it is their soap they set the format, ya betcha .. ABC sets what they want, the direction to go, FV and RC make it happen..
    In the meetings FV and RC lay out their plans for GH for the year,, then the sponsors and ABC suits agree or not, they like the reality pacing format, that is obvious.
    There are story meetings regularly, FV and RC do not own GH, ABC does..
    The numbers will go back up as soon as new stories get underway..
    The Luke exit story took up much of the story time for others..
    GH is going nowhere .. :)

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    Timmm replied

    su0000, do you honestly think ABC pays that much attention to GH? I’m not being smart, I am seriously asking you this because in a network pie chart where finances are displayed, how much of a piece of pie does GH take up in their budget? They dont spend much money on the show anymore. Salaries are number one. They spend very little on sets or clothing and NOTHING on location shoots! They found two veteran soap guys and said to them, here are the keys, you can have a fender bender or two, just dont total the car! If so, ah, order another cooking show!

    David replied

    su0000 is right. ABC is still at the head. Ron comes up with what he wants to do; Frank tells him whether it’s feasible to do and the two of them present it to ABC who gives it the final go. That has always been the case. ABC, however, doesn’t interfere much because Frank is the master of being able to deliver the show at or under budget. As long as the show sticks to its budget and doesn’t go over, ABC will keep them on the air. Part of the reason they cancelled OLTL was they wanted to free Ron and Frank up to take over GH, which has been the crown jewel in the ABC lineup for years.

    nancy dillingham replied

    SuOOOO, so the “suits” want low numbers??????????????
    Get real–it’s always been about ratings–and I don’t believe those “suits” are that stupid.
    Did you say “GH is going nowhere”–well, it’s ratings just went into the dumper.
    Wonder why when Jonathan Jackson just hit it out of the park and Genie Francis is doing so much with so little given her?
    They are acting their hearts out–but it is TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE, and that big ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is wrecking havoc–the big elephant being NO REUNITING OF LUKE AND LAURA. DUH!
    Longtime fans will take a lot–but that is the ULTIMATE INSULT.

    Rose replied

    Su…sponsors don’t work/dictate with networks re:storylines. In my experience, Sponsors/advertisers buy demos, reach, shows compatible with their products, rates based on com (cost per thousand). They can disassociate themselves if things get controversial like the latest Trump show defections.

  21. Louisa says:

    GH does not feel like GH anymore. That is the problem . They need to get rid of Nina, Ava, Julian, Valerie, etc and put Laura and her family front and center. Not one of the newbies work.

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    su0000 replied

    Ava/Maura West, there is no better an actress!
    Julian and Ava are now a rooted family of Port Charles..
    Michelle/Nina is an excellent actress, she just needs the right material, her and my fav Franco are magic misfits..
    Laura’s GH role will be as a grandma, mostly.. The Spencer family of days of yore are no longer, kuput!
    Nichols and Laura I didn’t see much going on there.. sorta a fade away..
    Laura is a newbie to many and will be ” one of the newbies at work.” :) lol

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    Justin replied

    SuOOOO, Laura has been a part of this show since 1976. Again, research the history of this show.

    Timmm replied

    It comes down to writing. The newer characters are talented. Hayden and Paul are off the charts! I agree with you on Laura but I’ve gotten yelled at for speaking up so I will not elaborate and hope that Genie gets a good story!

    nancy dillingham replied

    Why do you insult and presume re Genie? You say “Laura’s GH role will be as a grandma mostly.” How dare you? Genie take anything they throw at her and make it much more with her emotion, honesty and integrity.
    You are sadly right when you say “The Spencer family of days of yore is no longer–is kaput.” But IT DIDN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.
    Put the blame squarely on TPTB/the writers/Tony Geary. That’s where it belongs.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Su000, do you know the demographics re age? There’s a great concentration of what you refer to often as “the old timers.” Well, I here to speak for them. We still feel deeply, we still fall in love, we still have (gasp!) sex, we are still alive in every sense of the word. “Laura’s role will be a grandma,” you say? Let me remind you that Genie is 52. Let me say again: GENIE FRANCIS IS 52. She is young, vibrant, beautiful, determined. She makes Laura shine. And when she is 72, I dare say, she will also. We are talking about timeless STORY and CHARACTER.
    They live forever. Just pull out your copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. Just view North by Northwest. Just watch classic GH with Jessie, Steve Hardy, Audrey, Lesley, Mr.and Mrs. Quartermaine? Why are they memorable? It’s the STORY. AGE doesn’t even factor in. FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!!!

    Justin replied

    Nancy, thanks for your comments. I’m almost 50, so i guess i’m one of the “old timers” that su000 is referring to. Sadly Su000 doesn’t understand that the GH that we once knew is the only reason that it’s still around today.

    Justin replied

    Louisa you are absolutely correct! I’ve watched since 1977 and GH just doesn’t feel like General Hospital. I don’t care how great Maura West and Michelle Stafford are, they just don’t fit into the history of the show.

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    su0000 replied

    Justin..

    Through the years, Francis has appeared on numerous other daytime soaps.

    She starred on Days of Our Lives as Diana Colville
    from 1987 to 1989

    and on All My Childrevas Ceara Connor Hunter from 1990 to 1992.

    She reprised her role as Ceara on Loving in a cross-over storyline in November 1991.

    She then returned to General Hospital in 1993.
    In 1994 off for maternity leave.

    in early 1997 she left again.

    then Francis abruptly left General Hospital in 2002 due to contract issues.

    That doesn’t sound as a being a great part of GH..
    you must be remembering her with Tony run..

    Justin replied

    Well Su0000 you’re right. I guess Genie Francis’ Laura has had zero impact on the history of Gh.

    Justin replied

    Su0000,

    You are wrong. When the current GH starts pulling in 30 million then you can tell us that Genie is “just a grandmother” and “a new character”.

    Rose replied

    Justin…It doesn’t take too long to see su0000 has a bias towards the type of actor and programming she likes. And Genie doesn’t fit…she’s too nice and mostly normal (if you forget her breakdown periods). Plus, she was Luke’s big love interest…in su’s mind probably his biggest mistake. Not evil like Helena or gangster babe Ava or brassy Tracey. And that’s how she like’s her men…Luke/Fluke, Sonny, dark side Nik. And stories…the more macabre, and shoot’em up the better. I’m just surprised she likes soaps which are relatively tame.

    Harry replied

    Nancy, your comments pertaining to old age and Genie Frances are things of beauty.

    CeeCee replied

    Oh, yes, I agree with you, Justin. I argue with Su all the time…all of us do. But, as yourself, we do not insult her, as some other poster who dares to say ‘DUH’ to her face….I say ‘duh’ many times, but in the direction of the character, never a poster. That is the difference. Yes, it is hard to make a point with Su. She seems to have one track mind, but that is her composition, and, she is never vicious toward another poster. I always tell her like it is, NICELY, WITHOUT HURTING HER FEELINGS. You, Harry, myself and others speak our peace without stepping on her toes. Someone else should practice that concept. Later, Justin.

    Timmm replied

    AMEN!

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    Harry replied

    I am just sitting back with a big smile on my face while enjoying my bon bons watching others battle the SuOOoster!

    Justin replied

    Harry, I’m not sure there’s any way to reason with Su000, but the comments are so outlandish and infuriating, one cannot help but to argue against.

  22. Derrick says:

    The more several of you talk trash about Y&R, the more the ratings INCREASE!!!!!
    Congrats Y&R and happy to see DAYS is slowly going up in ratings!

    Wow GH…………………………That’s all I’m gonna say!

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    Patrick replied

    I know…. LOL

    time goes by “SO” fast

    that to get in the fray and thick of things…

    well… seems pointless… IE: do these production TEAMS listen ?!?!

    THIS is STILL thee best forum ….

    I’m with you’ @Harry… that I too would like to see good writing with on par acting… for GH… in the next two weeks, a ratings spike ! period

    then it’s near APB

    Days is coming

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    CeeCee replied

    I think I must agree with you, Derrick. It is stupefying how the ratings keep climbing for Y&R. Don’t get me wrong, Y&R has always been my favorite soap. When I was in school, I used to schedule my classes around it…never did I miss an episode. But, you must agree that the shenanigans going on of late leave a lot to be desired. Aren’t you tired of Jack’s superhuman willpower and strength? This guy supersedes Superman. He never dies….and Victor? C’mon, now, he is old, but his antics are equivalent to that of a spring chicken, and coincidentally, he looks like one. Senseless. So, it is truly remarkable for this show to be on top of the leader board.
    I am not griping, I promise..I am just sharing my grievances. LOL. Peace out.

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  23. Timmm says:

    CBS is a machine. It knows how to keep the ratings up. I thing “The Price is Right” and good local news helps. We’ve seen so much change at Y&R and it still pulls good numbers. I consider Billy and Phyllis’s recasts to be a bust but it hasnt harmed the ratings. Chuck Pratt, people complained about his storytelling BUT people still tune in. People hate Victor and hate Marco BUT they still tune in! Snore Burton, they still tune in! Hats off!

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    Mary SF replied

    I agree sometimes I wonder if CBS just put on a test pattern and called it Y&R in that time slot it would still be number one in ratings– LOL

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  24. Timmm says:

    ABC, they only have one iron in the fire and I’m grateful they keep GH on the air. Ron and Frank have done a good job in doing that. They havent wrote many stories. They write in little bursts and then POP, and its on to the next shocking idea. I like the campy feel because it makes it different. People were turned off by Fluke, Franco and Nina have been written terribly, Denise is a horrible idea, the long time vets have been ushered in and out and history has been tampered with. Having said that, we got JJ for about four episodes and him and Tony were great, Genie is sticking around, the Q’s are rebuilding and Hayden and Paul are fantastic additions to the canvas! Stay tuned!

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  25. Engrady Pind says:

    It is no surprise Y&R has more viewers than GH. Things happen on Y&R. On GH stories take forever and have no stimulating resolution. We have been saying goodbye to Tony Geary for weeks and weeks now. We are still waiting for Jake Doe to find out who he really is. Will he return to his deadly boring Stone Cold Jason Morgan persona? Will he return to his hardly realized Jason Quartermaine roots? Will he be a new and different man than we have previously known? Will he reunite with the little pocket Venus Sam who is now sharing bed and board with Dr. Patrick Drake? I’d go with options 2 or 3, preferably 3. GH is badly in need of need blood and characters who aren’t seriously screwed up.

    How will the return to life of young Jake affect Liz and Jake/Jason? Once Luke is gone are we going to see a return of a mob-centric show? And, how about those two loonies, Franco and Nina? Will they get a much needed keeper? Then, of course, there is Ava/Denise, another one of GH’s more asinine attempts at drama.

    ON Y&R current stories are fitting together nicely: Avery and Joe, Joe and Lily, Lily and Kane, Devon and his one-time step mother Hilary, then there is the huge Abbott – Newman clan. We still don’t know who killed Austin and Courtney but I suspect more clues will be coming front and center soon, especially when Jack wakes up and Marco climbs out of the lake that Marisa supposedly sent him to. Remember, no body was ever found. In other words, Marco is still alive.

    Y&R is moving forward. GH is stagnant with Luke’s exit story and potential stories not being touched in favor of mob wars and lunatics.

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  26. Iakovos says:

    GH relies way too much on soap tropes and being tongue-in-cheek. I need humanity, romance, genuine medical tie-ins as this is GENERAL HOSPITAL (underscore HOSPITAL), and less drop-in characters and stunt casting, half-baked sci-fi and mob shenangians. I like mystery. I like romance. I like secrets. I like falls and redemptions. I like special events that cap suspense and open new doors.

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    su0000 replied

    Iakovos, hi..
    The mob consists of Sonny and Julian..
    …………… 2 is far from a mob..
    There really are no mob stories..
    what is; 2 crime kingpins funding for the power/money..
    Sonny and Julian teamed up in prison it doesn’t seem the hate is there..

    Carlos ( my luv) and Shawn, Duke are gone.
    THERE ARE NO MOBS!
    just 2 criminals wanting the power and money lol ..
    Sonny and Julian didn’t even have sidekicks .. haaha!

    gee sorta similar to Victor and Jack Y&R .. lol

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  27. Rapids says:

    In the not two distant future ABC and NBC will be out of the soap busines for understandable reasons. Ratings and demos are down from historical levels and soaps are not the big moneymakers anymore. I give GH and Days a year or two.

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  28. mark says:

    GH sometimes thinks its so ingenius and in a way thats hard to pull off on todays audience who have figured out the storylines already or heard spoilers online. I appreciate Ron Carlivatis love for the soap genre though, maybe he shouldnt try so hard to be clever.

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  29. su0000 says:

    All has been somewhat on hold..
    Stories are developing..
    All will kick in after Tony’s exit, leaving ongoing stories behind him..
    FV, RC and team are awesome..
    people need to be patience.. it is coming..

    February 16, 2015:
    “General Hospital” and their writers our congratulations, as they won this year’s WGA award at Saturday’s ceremony for best writing in a Daytime Serial.

    Just wait for it and stop the damned annoying complaining .. :) (worse than Sharon!

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    lellingw replied

    The awards are suspect for soaps and Daytime TV, especially since the 2000s. There used to be a lot of competition and a reason for the awards to exist but since the millennium, competition is nil. Interest in the Emmys is so far down, they can barely get a network to televise them. Every soap can be nominated now and there was no cutting back on the nominees for actors. I wouldn’t be surprised if the daytime emmys were shut down at some point. They didn’t exist until the late 70s and they haven’t been awarding stellar work lately. People hate daytime TV even when they have it on. It brings TV and especially network TV an even worse reputation than it previously had. The WGA awards did keep the nominees to two which is better, other groups have gotten rid of their serial drama categories.

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  30. JUDY says:

    GENERAL HOSPITAL HAS SOME OF THE BEST ACTORS IN THE BUSINESS BUT THE STORY LINES ARE HORRIBLE….CUT ALL THOSE MEANINGLESS STORIES AND BRING LIFE INTO NEW ONES. I AM NOW RECORDING THE SOAP AND GOING THRU ALL THAT IS NOT EVEN WORTH WATCHING….

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  31. Sly says:

    Here’s a thought, why don’t some of us GH fans share some of these thoughts with Frank and Ron. Let them know how we feel. Who knows, maybe they will listen to us.

    No matter how good or how bad GH is, I will always show support this show.

    To me, GH STILL ROCKS!!!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    I have TRIED–sent a well thought-out letter to Frank over a year ago–to no avail, obviously.

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    Sly replied

    So did I. But you know what, I am going to try again. I believe there is a phone number you can call to voice your opinion. I don’t know it though. If anyone knows it please let me know.

    Let’s continue to show our support for GH.

    su0000 replied

    Ron and Frank in not in charge of everything GH ..
    The formatting and other needs come from ABC, how they want it..
    They will not pay attention to anyone, don’t waste your time..
    Since 2000ish fans have tried to put their wants and needs to GH/ABC, and to this day they still try to get their attention..
    ABC is in controll, fans can not controll it..
    February 16, 2015:
    “General Hospital” win the WGA award for best writing in a Daytime Serial.
    That ^^^ is what ABC takes notice of, not complaints..

    Also.. it is the September to September ratings that are taken to judge by ABC and Sponsor, not the weekly or even a month..

    GH is doing well..it holds awards for writing and took the Emmys..

    It is in a bit of slump. it will rise.. a good fall season on its’ way.. :)

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    su0000 replied

    Back in time the soaps were BIG money makers..
    Fans were somewhat listened to because of ‘money/profits
    Now, the soaps are not big money makers they are not a highly valued commodity to give a hoot what fans want lol ..
    ABC/Sponsors have their direction for GH and well that is that..
    Ron and Frank and team are very good what they do..
    everything has its downs but GH is in good hands :)

    LONG LIVE GH !!

  32. Elise says:

    For as long as I can remember, GH tends to go down quite a bit EVERY SUMMER. It seems that because they are popular among the younger demographics, it also means they are the ones more likely to tune out in the summer because of vacations and what not. I expect the numbers to be even worst during the next month, regardless of Geary leaving. Not everyone hangs out on message boards and are aware of his departure.

    It’s not the apocalypse folks; it seems every year people forget it does that. By November sweeps, the ratings will be back to where they were a year ago.

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    lellingw replied

    Summer used to be a huge time for GH and they always saw an uptick in ratings, but the important cast didn’t take the entire summer off and there was always a big story, not people just taking their shirts off in ads for a “hot” summer.

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    Elise replied

    From memory, this is the first time Geary is on during the summer. Also, yes the cast tends to take vacation and there are less stories revolving around, kind of like now. Before summer would focus on a lot of the younger cast members and I can recall that happened many, many times (I guess it’s makes sense too if they are off school, they can work more and take more of the canvas while the others take off). But honestly I don’t recall summer being big ratings at all. Usually July/Aug is SLOW, which is just normal afterall.

    Lellingw replied

    The left Handed Boy story, Love on the Run, as it was called, was a huge success. The ice princess story had Luke, Laura and Robert board the Cassadine yacht and stay on Cassadine Island. The next year was the Oil scam story and then the Prometheus Disk story line. Huge summer adventures that drew big ratings. GH continued to do summer draws throughout the 80s and other soaps picked it up too. GH actually blew up a small mountain in one of their Frisco and Felicia stories. When Tony Geary came back in the 90s, he demanded summers off and then most of the big stars did too. Up until then, cast members usually only had a week off, maybe two. The actors on the 80s were way overworked and that caused problems, but on the other hand, long vacations don’t do wonders for the show. Needs to be a balance. Those summer stories built GH’s reputation as a powerhouse and those are the stories people remember today.

  33. Jolene says:

    I returned for the big send-off, but I couldn’t stomach Luke with Tracy. Tony Geary said that it was thirty years ago and that I should “get over it”. So i did and sounds like a lot of other viewers did as well.

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    lellingw replied

    Many tuned it the first week Genie was back, saw it was going to nowhere and left. That Jennifer scene was a really shocking turnoff which Laura rightly called out as disgusting and was really offensive and unfunny. I think that scene really did some visiting viewers in. Never saw an actor who took so much money from a show and rejected fans so much thinking we weren’t important to care about. Tony has a big problem in thinking about himself. I’m not sure Genie should ever get blame for being difficult when I’ve seen his behavior over the years. He’s a guy so was allowed a lot more leeway in behavior.

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    su0000 replied

    Tony did not quit GH, Genie did..
    Tony dedicated half his life to GH, Genie was trying her luck in 3 other soaps and was no longer with GH..
    Genie is an actor they get hired and fired, it is a job..
    Life is not always fair but ya don’t quite.
    The story is about Tony’s exit not about Genie’s return..
    Genie will be staying on and her time/scenes are upcoming. :)
    All Genies fans will be seeing her on GH ..

    Justin replied

    Tony quit as well in 1984, and reluctantly came back in 1991. In fact when he did come back, per Gloria Monty’s begging, he refused to play Luke Spencer, that’s why Bill Eckert was created.

    Les replied

    I dare say Su000 that Tony would have quit GH years ago if he had found greener pastures elsewhere so using the word “dedicated” is a bit misleading. Tony made a pragmatic decision to stay the course – remember he was much further along the career curve than the much younger Genie. As for Luke and Laura, the TPTB dangled the possibility of their reuniting in a meaning ful way one too many times and now it has backfired on them…

    Oh, and by the way Genie does have an Emmy to her credit.

    lellingw replied

    Gloria Monty’s second tenure was a disaster starting with Tony Geary playing Bill Eckert. She had left 2-3 years before and the ratings were falling. The show had fallen to number two so they asked her to come back. She revamped the show, asked Tony to come back, accommodated the desire to play another character and the series fell from two to seven. So she was fired and Tony was asked to play Luke again as fans demanded, He was reluctant to do it without Genie so ABC dumped her from All My Children where she was happy and she hung out for a year negotiating salary and benefits before she would come back.

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  34. MBmomof3 says:

    GH needs to cut its bloated cast IMO. I can’t wait for Tony Geary to go. They’ve wasted Maura West on this awful Denise Demuccio story…I could go on and on. They do have several very talented cast members they should focus storylines on and trim the fat. I know Ron & Frank have it in them to do great work…I loved their era of OLTL!

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  35. Alan says:

    Y&R nears 5 million viewers?

    There’s no accounting for taste…

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    Harry replied

    Y&R has been very good. I realize there have been some problems but at least the writers finish a story and don’t leave all these fragments hanging the way GH does.
    Today, Avery delivered a very heartfelt and poignant scene in regard to her rape which was beautifully acted and beautifully written.
    I know Y&R is not perfect but here’s the thing–I never miss an episode while this week, I only watched Monday and Tuesday’s GH. Wednesday through Friday were must miss TV for GH as they dwelled on Nina, Kiki, Morgan, Denise and the 100th wedding of Sonny and Carly. Meanwhile, we are wondering why Lizzy has not brought in Jake to the hospital to have him checked over and also to have the attending physician, Patrick, and his nurse, Epiphany, see that the boy they pronounced dead is in fact, alive. If you recall, Patrick and Epiphany were devastated by Jake’s death. And why hasn’t any one told poor Monica that her grandson is alive? Even when GH presents a decent story that story is isolated from the others. There is no connection anymore.

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    Abruzzfan replied

    GH Rocks! I watch Y&R to help me fall asleep right before I go to bed.

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  36. nancy dillingham says:

    Thanks, Harry! YOU are a thing of beauty!

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    Harry replied

    and a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    Some chap named John Keats told me that.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Right on! Love it!

    CeeCee replied

    Ok, ok, you two….get a room…LOL.
    Hi, Nancy. You know I admire anyone with pen-in-hand, creating beauty. So, why do you always sound so angry when replying to Su? I do not agree with so much of what Su writes, but I agree with a lot of her ideas, too. I tell her what I think without making her feel less than. That must be an awful thing for someone to experience. I sense Su puts up a good front, but, alack and alas and sigh, Nancy. Relent, a bit. Hmmm?! Just as your flirting with Harry….be nice to some of us, as well. I, cannot for the life of me, teach you much….you are much older with a lot more experience and sagaciousness. But, I do know etiquette. You know it better than I, Nancy……coming from South Carolina and all. So, at the risk of sounding impolite (which is not my intention, I promise) use some of that diplomatic etiquette, if there even is such a thing. But, you are so intelligent, you know what I mean.
    You seem to be so annoyed with her…cranky. Sometimes you answer me in such fashion, as well.
    I do not want to age, if I have to look forward to perpetual cantankerousness. Sorry, but that’s how you come off to me.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    CeeCee, since when does passionately holding an opinion equate with, to use your word, “cantankerousness”?

    I am a “girl” from Dillingham in Big Ivy in western NORTH Carolina, who was taught to be, and who is, FOREVER polite. I also come from a long line of Scotch-Irish Dillinghams and McLeans with very strong women who had 12 children (at HOME–my Grandma McLean) and my Grandma Zella (called “Aunt Zell” by everyone in Dillingham who loved her) who acted as mid-wife to my mother when I was born before the doctor arrived (the gas tank fell of my uncle Council’s truck that my daddy had borrowed to go for the doctor!). So I am made of “stern stuff.”
    Let me say again, to use your words, I “do know etiquette.” The mountain people of NC where I grew up are very proud people, and I am one of them. Please do not ever presume to call me “cranky” for simply disagreeing with you or Su000 or anyone else. Stating an opinion eloquently and persuasively does NOT, I repeat, does NOT equate to “perpetual cantankerousness.” Bless your heart, CeeCee!
    PS I was also taught not to name call.

    nancy dillingham replied

    PS 3, CeeCee, re your last remark–you say, “I do not want to age if I have to look forward to pertetual cantankerousness.” Wow! Do you call that “polite” or “diplomatic”? To use your word, “relent”–or simply, to employ that old adage, “think before you speak (or, in this case, write).” And “much obliged,” to use my uncle Garfield’s words.

    CeeCee replied

    @nancy.
    You do not just disagree, Nancy. You are angry and downright hurtful. I am polite as polite will take me. I was brought up to respect my elders, but always reminded to stick up for myself and take no ‘guff’ from anyone. Respect is a two way street and reciprocal. If you do not show any respect for me, do not expect any back. And, I can hear you screaming…that’s cranky, with a superiority attitude, intellectual or otherwise. We are all equal under this sky. You are no better than I, and I am no better than you. I have never been a pretentious person….not my style. I am a people’s people. Only you and you know who, Nancy. I have tried with you. I praised your work, your comments….but, something about Su and me irritates you. Sobeit. But, keep the insults to yourself. Critique my comments, yes…but, that’s as far as it should go. Stop putting a spin on my replies, as you did just now, Nancy…..just like two ‘other’ posters, “who shall remain nameless”
    Now, if the moderators are fair, they will post this as they did yours. Equality for everyone.
    I have no idea of what mountain people you speak. I meant that the south is known for gentility….and that is the only point I was trying to make.what For you to go on a tangent about mountain people about whom I know nothing, proves my point. You should be proud of whence you hail…I know I am. I do not know how or why you bring mountain people into the mix…I have no clue how mountain people live or care, actually.
    You are an angry lady always with me and especially Su. Many of us posters disagree with Su, but you are the only one with an attitude. All of us tell her like it is, especially Harry. He jokes about her posts when he disagrees. There are better ways of expressing ourselves. As a published writer, you know this.This is why I have my suspicions that you also post with an alias. It is not necessarily true. It is just a suspicion I have had since you joined this group.You sound exactly the same with a few minor alterations here and there. It is a free country and site, LOL. you can post in any way, shape or form. No skin off my nose. But, I think you post under three different names. And the ‘three’ of you use Su and me as target practice.
    Again, I hope this is posted because time and again, I am not allowed to defend myself.
    Do disagree, I appreciate a difference of opinion, but give us the respect you would give any other poster, whether you agree with said poster or not. You have the habit of lording it over us, as if your word is the only truth.
    And, I said nothing offensive. I made a general, truthful comment. I do not want to be a cantankerous older woman. I hope and pray I will be even-tempered as both my grandmothers and great-grandmother.
    Just because you are older does not mean I have to respect you ….not if you treat me like a stupid and mindless child. I may be petite, but I am tough…I stand my ground, Nancy. And, do not put words in my mouth….mountain people, indeed. I didn’t even know the Carolinas had mountaineers.
    Peace out, Nancy…no hard feelings…have a good night.

    Rose replied

    I’m not sure what brought on all of the comments between Cee Cee and Nancy, but time out girls!

    Of course everyone has a right to their opinion, just as everyone has their own way of expressing them. At the same time everyone who reads them has a right as to how they interpret them. And sometimes we don’t know how we sound to others until someone presents a mirror where you can say to yourself, ” I can’t believe this is what they read into my comment.”

    One major thing I give su0000 credit for is that she doesn’t seem to take too much personally. Easier said than done for a lot of us. She seems to let some of the su-naysayer remarks just roll off her back, as she continues her positive spin on all things GH.

    So endth the sermon. :)

    nancy dillingham replied

    My, my CeeCee! Read your post and mine and see who seems the angrier, the most “cranky” and cantankerous.

    And I stand my ground. You say: “I have my suspicions that you also post with an alias” and you don’t stop there. You go on to say: “You sound exactly the same . . . . ” And you go on to say: “The ‘three’ of you use Su and me as target practice.” I don’t even know what to say when I read that. I didn’t know I would have to defend myself against THAT accusation.
    My REAL name is Nancy Dillingham, as you know, since you have seen my books, and I only post under that name. Why would I do otherwise?

    And you say: “I can hear you screaming.” YOUR post is the one that sounds shrill.

    I am really confounded. I did not know that I would have to defend myself against personal attacks on my honesty when I posted my thoughts about GH.
    But I am also personally gratified that there are people who listen and do not impugn my honesty just for having an opinion. The last time I checked, this is still a free country, CeeCee, and each of us is allowed freedom of speech.

    Have some sweet tea and relax. .

    CeeCee replied

    @nancy.
    I am too young and happy to be shrilly. You keep praising yourself…you’re this, you’re that. Your insults are understated and insinuated…you think you are smarter than other posters. If I have wrongly said you post as an alias, I apologize, but you talk to me just like someone else on this site. I have an alias???? I have a very unique style of writing…it stands out. …always have had this style, which drove my English teachers to distraction. Then again, you may be right. I also post under su0000. Happy? DOUBLE LOL.
    I will not go further. Just have a care when you address me or Su. This conversation is ridiculous. No more, please. Let’s just enjoy the show. Have a happy, sunny day, Nancy.
    After all this, I still like you. I admire anyone, as I said, with pen in hand, who can create beauty such as yourself, in writing. You and Shay are my favorite writers on this site.

  37. Ev009 says:

    Well, here’s an example of why viewers are falling off……I haven’t watched since Wednesday and won’t watch again today. I can see today that’s it’s full of Nina, Franco, and Denise. I don’t know them, nor do I like them. Just my thought……

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  38. janet says:

    Genie was fired from AMC to be forced to return to GH because! fans wouldn’t accept Bill Eckert, or Tony ‘s Luke without Laura. .She quit because she wanted the same money and vacations as Tony. The law says women should make the same pay for the same job. Genie made Tony’s character watchable.. I returned to see Genie, JJ, Holly and even Ethan , to bad Luke was also in the scenes. TG opened his big mouth, said L&L is over get over it. So lots of us did. I still like Laura and I might even watch her with anyone else. Tony told the fans who loved L&L he didn’t care. Now they don’t. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. The ratings are in the toilet because fans don’t like to watch something and not feel something. .If I don’t care ,I don’t watch.I was angry seeing JJ return, enjoy him for Five days then watch him shoved under the bus with Robin I am broken can’t stay .That’s what the so called writers wrote ? Couldn’t come up with a better reason for his leaving ? He came back in the middle of his vacation from Nashville, and in between his band and whoops under the bus . I don’t care that Lil Jake is alive, I will not watch this mess. They had a chance with Big Jake and Monica nice lunch, nice conversation then We get Jason was a good man, he was even a good man when he was killing people for the mob ? OK I can see where the show is going back in the toilet. I really don’t care who is guilty of destroying the show, they need to stop.

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    Lellingw replied

    You are very right and Genie said she went to Days in the late 80s because she knew she wouldn’t be allowed back without Tony. Genie says she was too impulsive in quitting in 1982, but she had a drug overdose and heard that Gloria Monty had said that she didn’t care if Genie lived or died but that Tony was the show. Tony continued to be shown that way but it never caught on with me. 1982 was a terrible year for GH and the only redeeming value was the Quartemaine family which wasn’t given enough screen time. 1983 was great throughout the year but the Quartermaines, Robert and Holly were given front and center. The year ended with Luke and Laura in a beautiful manner. Luke and Laura were important in the 90s also. The times Tony was on in the 2000s seemed to help him Emmys but not audience. I’m not sure the Daytime Emmys are very reliable with so few choices or competition. I didn’t care about him and the Luke and Tracy thing is another one of Tony’s awkward pairings. He doesn’t really seem to care much for her and doesn’t put much effort in the relationship, she does it all and Jane works hard in those scenes. He didn’t have to do much at all. I think Tony took the money, contempt, and people let him get away with it. I became a jet setter he says.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    You are right, Lellingw, and the viewers weren’t even “a twinkle in his eye”! LOL

  39. Lellingw says:

    Thanks, Nancy. Did Tony even talk about how he appreciated the audience and fans over the years? I don’t think so. He said he liked the Dutch because they didn’t care about celebrity but never thanked the fans for watching him all these years. He did thank the people on General Hospital and even ABC, but the viewers I don’t recall any praise for.

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  40. maddiehayes says:

    Young and the Restless has true diversity in its cast, perhaps that is what is drawing in viewers of color. GH and DAYS just don’t seem to give a darn about African-Americans, who comprise at least 20% of the soap audience. Abe & Theo show up once in a blue moon on DAYS, and GH recently sent potential leading man Shawn away to prison.

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    lellingw replied

    General Hospital could have easily brought in Brian and Claudia’s children and had a well off African American family.

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    maddiehayes replied

    So true! Even better would be to resurrect Justus Quartermaine (why not? they’ve brought everybody else back, LOL) he’s a member of a core family and he could have a good-looking son. ;)

  41. lellingw says:

    Have to say I have no knowledge of Justus. I miss Jimmy Lee.

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