How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus


Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

( — War games.


On Wednesday, April 21, Maxie shares the details of her romantic dilemma with Jason. Maya questions Luke about Edward. Olivia tries to explain to Johnny why she can’t move in with him. Helena drops in on Luke on Thursday, April 22. Lucky worries about Elizabeth’s growing attachment to a terminally ill patient. Carly’s torn over her conflicting feelings for Jax. Skye asks Luke to help her track down Alcazar’s illegal hidden assets on Friday, April 23.

The Inside Story: Hide and Seek
Jax keeps Ronnie from getting to Michael on the island. Jason, meanwhile, arranges for Michael to be moved. Michael places a call to Morgan from his new location. On Monday, April 19, back in port Charles, a grateful Sonny impulsively kisses Carly after she exceeds his expectations in court. Claire tells Dante that they need Michael’s testimony. Judge Carroll agrees to Claire’s request for a 24-hour extension. Dante struggles with his conscience after manipulating Morgan into revealing Michael’s new location on Tuesday, April 20. Morgan realizes Dante tricked him. Dante and Michael come face to face. Michael tells Dante the truth and gives him the proof of his guilt. Dante confesses to Michael that he’s not sure what he’ll do if he finds out he’s telling him the truth. Dante confides in Lulu. Claire and Diane deliver their closing statements at Sonny’s trial. Dante confronts Sonny after getting proof of Michael’s guilt on Thursday, April 22. Sonny is confident he’s convinced Dante to keep his mouth shut, but Jason isn’t so sure. Lulu, meanwhile, pleads with Maxie to keep her mouth shut after Maxie spots her with Michael. Dante and Lulu realize Michael is gone. Michael places a call asking someone to pick him up.

A Closer Look: Rage Against the Machine
On Monday, April 19, with a film crew in tow, Warren proceeds to make a spectacle as he points the finger at Mac, Alexis and Kristina. Sam slugs Warren after he implies that Kristina got what she deserved. Molly asks Jason to handle Warren. Skye takes Kristina to the Haunted Star, confident that both Kristina and Ethan could benefit from talking to each other. On Tuesday, April 20, Skye’s theory proves to be spot on. Alexis is shaken by the depth of Warren’s rage. Lucky warns Ethan that he’s next on Warren’s hit list.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

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Friday, April 16, 2010 12:40 AM ET | By Xavier Toups

( — Ratings for the Week of April 5 – April 9, 2010.







April 5 – April 9, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,333,000 (+282,000/+118,000)
2. B&B 3,253,000 (+187,000/-97,000)
3. GH 2,768,000 (+94,000/+257,000)
4. DAYS 2,717,000 (+135,000/-51,000)
5. OLTL 2,480,000 (+78,000/+79,000)
6. AMC 2,426,000 (+3,000/-84,000)
7. ATWT 2,323,000 (+14,000/-139,000)

1. Y&R 3.8/13 (+.2/+.1)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (+.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 2.0/7 (+.1/same)
3. GH 2.0/6 (same/+.1)
5. AMC 1.8/6 (same/-.1)
5. OLTL 1.8/6 (same/same)
7. ATWT 1.7/6 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,209,000 (+79,000/+18,000)
2. GH 940,000 (+13,000/+106,000)
3. DAYS 758,000 (+33,000/-99,000)
4. OLTL 715,000 (+5,000/-21,000)
5. B&B 658,000 (+71,000/-52,000)
6. AMC 601,000 (-47,000/-140,000)
7. ATWT 540,000 (+33,000/-47,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.8/12 (+.1/same)
2. GH 1.4/9 (same/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.1/8 (same/-.2)
3. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/same)
5. B&B 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
6. AMC 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2) <—— ties low rating (March 22-26, 2010)
7. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. GH 60,000 (+11,000/+11,000)
2. Y&R 52,000 (+15,000/+11,000)
3. OLTL 33,000 (-6,000/-17,000)
4. ATWT 31,000 (+19,000/+3,000)
4. B&B 31,000 (+8,000/+4,000)
6. DAYS 24,000 (+10,000/-13,000)
6. AMC 24,000 (-2,000/+4,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (same/same)
2. GH 0.9/6 (same/same)
2. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
4. AMC 0.7/5 (+.1/-.2)
4. OLTL 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
6. B&B 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
7. ATWT 0.5/3 (+.1/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,170,000 (+85,000/-74,000)
2. B&B 663,000 (+13,000/-103,000)
3. GH 544,000 (+69,000/+124,000)
4. DAYS 504,000 (+3,000/-44,000)
5. OLTL 461,000 (+43,000/+46,000)
6. AMC 449,000 (+12,000/-20,000)
7. ATWT 391,000 (-12,000/-124,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers


  • Monday: 1.9/2,506,000
  • Tuesday: 1.9/2,471,000
  • Wednesday: 1.9/2,445,000
  • Thursday: 1.8/2,393,000
  • Friday: 1.7/2,314,000
  • ATWT

  • Monday: 1.7/2,206,000
  • Tuesday: 1.7/2,401,000
  • Wednesday: 1.7/2,290,000
  • Thursday: 1.6/2,336,000
  • Friday: 1.7/2,383,000
  • B&B

  • Monday: 2.4/3,397,000
  • Tuesday: 2.3/3,322,000
  • Wednesday: 2.3/3,146,000
  • Thursday: 2.1/3,122,000
  • Friday: 2.3/3,279,000
  • DAYS

  • Monday: 1.9/2,693,000
  • Tuesday: 1.9/2,610,000
  • Wednesday: 2.0/2,795,000
  • Thursday: 2.0/2,794,000
  • Friday: 2.0/2,695,000
  • GH

  • Monday: 2.1/2,764,000
  • Tuesday: 2.2/3,035,000
  • Wednesday: 2.0/2,827,000
  • Thursday: 1.9/2,693,000
  • Friday: 1.9/2,520,000
  • OLTL

  • Monday: 2.0/2,592,000
  • Tuesday: 1.9/2,555,000
  • Wednesday: 1.9/2,469,000
  • Thursday: 1.8/2,450,000
  • Friday: 1.7/2,304,000
  • Y&R

  • Monday: 3.8/5,334,000
  • Tuesday: 3.8/5,534,000
  • Wednesday: 3.7/5,215,000
  • Thursday: 3.6/5,267,000
  • Friday: 3.8/5,314,000
  •  ————————————-

    For the SEASON September 21, 2009 through April 11, 2010

    1. Y&R 3.8
    2. B&B 2.4
    3. DAYS 2.3
    4. GH 2.1
    4. AMC 2.1
    6. OLTL 1.9
    6. ATWT 1.9

    Women 18-49 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.9
    2. DAYS 1.5
    2. GH 1.5
    4. AMC 1.1
    4. B&B 1.1
    4. OLTL 1.1
    7. ATWT 1.0

    OLTL Recap: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 15, 2010.


    Todd’s ready to pummel Cole when he misinterprets the situation between him and Hannah. Todd vows to get Cole out of Starr’s life. Starr walks in to find Cole and Hannah in an embrace.

    Natalie pulls no punches while squaring off with Marty over John but immediately regrets the cruel and hurtful things she says.

    Mrs. Stevens assures John and Kelly that Rodney, the patient who approached Kelly, is completely harmless and hasn’t spoken a word since he arrived at the sanitarium years ago. John suspects Rodney might hold a clue to the cryptic phone calls Kelly received.

    Jessica wants to go to the prom with Cristian but he makes it clear he’s going with Layla and suggests she go with Brody. Jessica buys a single prom ticket.

    Starr’s reminded of her painful history with Todd and Cole while rehearsing scenes from Langston’s play.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd and Marty face-off.
    • Starr’s actions shock Cole.
    • Marty suffers a terrible accident.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on and Check local listings.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 15, 2010.


    Adam announces to the family that due to health reasons, he’s decided to step down at Chandler Enterprises and hands the company over to JR and Scott to run. JR struggles with his conflicting feelings for Annie, who pulls him into a passionate kiss. Adam surprises Brooke with a kiss.

    Tad reveals to Brooke that Damon is his son. Jesse succeeds in scaring the daylights out of Damon when he details what life in prison will be like and gets Damon to agree to be evaluated by a psychiatrist.

    Amanda’s certain that Jake is the one sending her the flattering emails using the screen name AMANDAFAN and decides to send a reply. Amanda is later horrified to realize she responded to a complete stranger after she sends an email to AMANDAFAN.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • David learns his fate in court.
    • Kendall chooses her marriage over all else.
    • Ryan’s appalled by Greenlee’s actions.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

    GH Recap: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, April 15, 2010.


    Claire refuses to accept Jason’s offer to trade himself for Sonny and go to prison in his place. Sonny rejects Claire’s deal and decides to take his chances in court, confidently telling Claire he’s going to win an acquittal. Jason reminds Carly that everything is going to rest on her testimony. Claire prepares to put Morgan back on the witness stand. Jax visits Michael on the island.

    Maxie’s certain things aren’t finished between Lucky and Elizabeth.

    Alexis fears Kristina will make the same mistakes she did in her relationships with men.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny’s fate rests in Carly’s hands.
    • Dante wrestles with his conscience.
    • Michael’s days in hiding might be over soon.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

    OLTL Alerts: Week of April 19 Edition

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of April 19, 2010.


    • Monday: John makes a terrifying discovery.  Téa becomes suspicious of Todd.  Viki decides her future with Charlie.
    • Tuesday: Marty blames Natalie for her accident.  Cole debates telling Markko the truth.  Starr has a warning for her father. 
    • Wednesday: John’s actions leave Natalie devastated.  Markko is on the verge of discovering Langston and Ford’s forbidden romance.  Téa confronts Todd with her suspicions.
    • Thursday: John vows to Marty that he’ll uncover the truth.  Natalie appreciates Brody’s friendship.  Layla gets the wrong idea.
    • Friday: Kelly could get what she’s been waiting for.  Natalie is distraught to realize that John has lost all faith in her.  Langston continues to be under Ford’s thumb.   

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on and Check local listings.

    Photo: Robert Milazzo/ABC

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of April 19, 2010.


    • Monday: Greenlee’s emotions get the best of her. JR fights his feelings for Annie. Jack and Erica find solace with each other.
    • Tuesday: All of Pine Valley gathers to mourn Palmer. Opal and Daisy connect over their grief. Will Brooke admit her feelings for Adam?
    • Wednesday: JR pushes Annie’s buttons. Brooke decides the time has come for her to leave. Will Greenlee end her marriage to David?
    • Thursday: JR confesses everything to Adam. Annie starts to unspool. Tad and Angie come through for Damon.
    • Friday: Will Adam convince Brooke to give them a chance? Annie blackmails JR. David and Greenlee plan on being a force to be reckoned with.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

    Photo: CBS

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of April 19, 2010.


    • Monday: Will Carly keep her cool under fire? Jax prevents Ronnie from getting to Michael. Warren publicly accuses Alexis of murder.
    • Tuesday: Dante faces a moral dilemma. Sonny isn’t out of the woods yet. Alexis is left shaken by Warren’s fury.
    • Wednesday: Dante finds himself in a no win situation. Maxie opens up to Jason. Jax and Claire struggle with their conscience.
    • Thursday: Things aren’t looking good for Sonny. Dante finds proof of Michael’s guilt. Luke’s certain Helena has an evil plan in the works.
    • Friday: Sonny hopes he’s gotten through to Dante. Will Dante reveal the truth about Michael? Skye turns to Luke for help.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

    My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

    Photo: Errol Lewis/SON

    Wednesday, April 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live’s” closing credits have really been capturing my attention lately.

    This edition of “My View of Llanview” is brought to you by TurboTax.  Get your biggest tax refund ever, guaranteed!  Choose easy.  Choose TurboTax.  The #1 tax preparation software preferred by rich people in Llanview and all across the United States. 

    Sorry for the plug, but I just had to throw it in after watching “OLTL” recently and seeing Natalie promote TurboTax during a conversation with Jessica. 

    Moving on, the show has become so boring in recent months that little else (outside of the product placement for TurboTax) has been capturing my attention. The 2pm (1pm where I live) hour has become more of a time to fix lunch, finish some housework, or do much anything else to kill time while watching “OLTL.” I don’t even mind so much taping episodes I choose to miss with my trusty old VCR (yes some people still have those), or watching it later online. There is just nothing anymore that keeps me on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails and worried about what was going to happen next. Gone are the days when I absolutely could not wait for the next day’s episode.

    Therefore, the majority of the time, the closing credits have become my favorite part of the show for the simple fact that it means another episode is over and I go about my life outside of Llanview. That is especially depressing, considering I used to so totally engulfed in the show that I would rush to report/comment on anything and everything about it. Now I have settled into the mindset of putting it off until I have absolutely nothing better to do with my time.

    Seriously, what is there left to enjoy watching? The Jessica is seventeen again storyline continues to be a flop. I no longer recognize the character of Langston. Viki is barely even an afterthought anymore. Dorian has begun to fade into the background. Todd’s constant pouting and whining grates my nerves. I couldn’t care less about John and his brooding. Rex and Gigi have the IQ of a box of rocks, and even that’s pushing it. And then there’s Kish raising Sierra Rose. Oh wait, that’s right…we won’t be seeing them anymore anyway.

    Should I care that Rex is, once again, trying to locate his biological parents? No, because I didn’t even care the first time around? Does it warm my heart that Bo and Nora have reunited and are talking marriage? Maybe, if we saw them for more than a few minutes a week. Do I think Viki and Charlie should get back together? Charlie who? There doesn’t even seem to be anyone in Llanview with that name any longer. Does it make me feel sorry for Todd that he cannot be with “the woman he loves?” You have got to be kidding me. And am I looking forward to the big musical next month? Yes, about as much as I am looking forward to having prostate exams on a regular basis now that I am thirty-years-old.

    So what does that leave? Spunky little Todd Jr./mini-Todd (aka Jack) explaining the obvious to his father? Loony Allison Perkins proving once again just how unhinged she really is? Roxy’s constant (but nonetheless hilarious) butchering of the English language? Mitch cheating death just one more time? Or how about the frequent musical guests who perform on the show? Shoult I find all that exciting, and “must see TV?”  Yeah right, and $10.00 will still put a full tank of gas in my car.

    Honestly, “One Life to Live” is practically boring me to tears lately. And looking at what is coming up in the next few weeks isn’t doing anything to make me want to watch the show with any more enthusiasm. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a fan of the show, and continue to feel a sense of loyalty to it, but I no longer try to revolve my day around the show. In fact, that hasn’t been the case for sometime now.

    That’s really all I have to say about that. Honestly, I’m at a loss for words right now when it comes to writing any further about how bad it is. I don’t even think mere words could do it justice anyhow. Unlike my credit cards, I am carrying a very low rate of interest with regards to “OLTL” at the moment. Thank goodness for the warm weather, the lawn mowing, the garden planting, and the flower potting, because it will all help to take my mind off of this crapfest that continues to play out on my television screen.

    I’ve always heard that the mind of a head writer was a scary place. Well after watching “One Life to Live” the past few months, I can believe it. Perhaps it’s time for a regime change. Or maybe it’s just time to take the show out behind the ole proverbial woodshed and put it out of it’s misery once and for all. And I never I thought I would have to say that. However, I guess there really is a first time for everything. It’s just a damn pity that this is the same “One Life to Live” that was wonderful just a year or two ago. Well, that was then, I suppose.

    So what bugs you about “One Life to Live” these days? Be sure and drop me a line…I would love to hear from you, and I just might use your comments in an upcoming column.

    Congratulations to “C.L.B.,” who correctly guessed the identity of last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest stars as none other than the Beach Boys. The group, which has been around for nearly half a century, is best known for hits such as “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surfin’ USA,” and “Kokomo.”

    In case you missed the clues, here they are: It’s a short one this time. What 1960′s music group visited Llanview in 1988 to sing a few tunes with their old pal Bo Buchanan?

    Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery celebrity guest star from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

    This 30-year-old professional athlete from Alaska had a small walk-on role on “One Life to Live” on August 31, 2000 as an airport clerk.

    So who is this mystery jock from the past? I’ll have the answer in the April 30th edition of “My View of Llanview.” Also don’t forget to tell me what bugs you about the show these days. I love hearing from fellow “OLTL” fans. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest OLTL news and information at SON.

    Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of May 3rd. Two girls square off over a guy. One man is on a mission. Could one couple be about to bite the dust? A woman risks her career to help her best friend’s son. And someone receives some news that will change their life.

    Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. Hope springtime is bringing warm thoughts and weather wherever you may be. Stay safe and take care!

    And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on and Check local listings.

    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, April 14, 2010.


    While questioning Mrs. Stevens, the administrator of the sanitarium where Melinda died, John and Kelly determine that the calls Kelly received were made from Mrs. Stevens’ office. Someone approaches Kelly once she’s alone in the office.

    Natalie confesses to Brody that she’s starting to have feelings for John again. Marty overhears Natalie telling Brody she thinks her and John might have gotten back together if Marty hadn’t become pregnant.

    Jessica tells Marty how she had always planned on losing her virginity to Cristian on the night of their prom. Todd asks Téa if she thinks they would be together if Danielle felt differently about him.

    Hannah spills coffee on her blouse while at Cole’s. Todd walks in to find Cole with Hannah, who’s only wearing a bra.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd assaults Cole.
    • Kelly is approached by a mysterious man.
    • Cristian refuses to take Jessica to the prom.

    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on and Check local listings.

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