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


Friday, July 9, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, July 9, 2010.


Jason, Dante and Spinelli pursue additional leads on Franco, trying to find a pattern to his madness. Franco sets up his headquarters at the old Lockland Mansion on County Road 66. Franco invites his art dealer, Wilhelm (guest star and Oscar nominee Bruce Davidson) over to discuss his upcoming masterpiece. Franco approaches Jax and Josslyn in the park.

Dante and Lulu leave their cell phones unattended to make love in the shower.

Lucky warns Claire to be careful around Sonny. Alexis tells Sonny that if he sleeps with Claire he should use birth control. Michael and Sonny discuss hiding the truth about the car bomb.

Feeling frisky, Robin tempts Patrick into the supply closet, but Patrick freezes up.

Jax and Carly continue to make the other jealous.

Lucky tells Elizabeth she needs to let go of the past and that the two of them are over. Elizabeth calls Maxie a whore after seeing her kiss Lucky. Spinelli makes a decision about his future with Maxie.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason, Dante and Spinelli find Franco’s mansion.
  • Claire threatens to report Michael to a judge.
  • Will Patrick and Robin make love?

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

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, July 9, 2010.


Jackson questions Erica on whether she really wants Caleb to leave town. Erica sees Caleb meeting with JR and Scott and yells at him not to give over the company. Pulling Caleb aside, Erica makes it clear they have to work together for Palmer’s sake. Caleb goes back to his meeting and tells the Chandler boys to draw up an offer. Annie and JR scheme to lowball Caleb on their offer. Krystal, witnessing their interaction, warns her son in-law to be careful when it comes to Annie. Caleb asks Krystal to tell him everything she knows about Chandler family.

Tad tells Liza he no longer wants to push people away or avoid commitment. Damon doesn’t want Tad to know about the kiss he shared with Liza. Colby’s angry and upset when Damon says he can’t come to NY with her. Wanting him more than she wants the internship, Colby turns down the offer and tells Damon they cancelled her spot.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Annie is hired as the PR rep for Chandler Enterprises.
  • Krystal’s reassures Jackson that Erica loves him.
  • Colby looks for evidence that Damon might be cheating.

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

Friday, July 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM ET by Xavier Toups

Photo: ABC

( — Ratings Report for the Week of June 28 – July 2, 2010.


NOTE: NBC coded DAYS’ episodes as specials this week.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings.

Ratings for the week June 28 – July 2, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,089,000 (+113,000/+24,000)
2. B&B 3,071,000 (+41,000/-391,000)
3. AMC 2,482,000 (+7,000/-70,000)
4. GH 2,382,000 (-47,000/-93,000)
5. ATWT 2,358,000 (+45,000/+20,000)
6. OLTL 2,187,000 (-79,000/-398,000) <- new low (Previous low: 2,253,000 for April 12-16, 2010)

1. Y&R 3.5/11 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (same/-.2)
3. AMC 1.8/6 (same/same)
3. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)
5. ATWT 1.7/5 (same/same)
6. OLTL 1.6/5 (-.1/-.3) <- new low rating (Previous low: 1.7)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,089,000 (+19,000/-25,000)
2. GH 744,000 (-70,000/-23,000)
3. B&B 635,000 (+51,000/-87,000)
4. OLTL 622,000 (-33,000/-114,000)
5. AMC 576,000 (+17,000/-133,000)
6. ATWT 503,000 (+3,000/-26,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6/11 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.1/7 (-.1/-.1) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 14-18, 2010)
3. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/-.1)
4. AMC 0.9/6 (+.1/-.2)
4. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: April 12-16, 2010)
6. ATWT 0.8/5 (same/same)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 73,000 (+27,000/+10,000)
2. B&B 51,000 (+31,000/+5,000)
3. ATWT 34,000 (+8,000/-7,000)
4. AMC 32,000 (-3,000/+3,000)
4. GH 32,000 (-5,000/-33,000)
6. OLTL 27,000 (-4,000/-45,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.9/6 (+.1/-.1)
1. GH 0.9/6 (same/same)
3. OLTL 0.7/5 (same/-.2)
4. AMC 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
5. B&B 0.5/4 (+.1/-.1)
6. ATWT 0.3/2 (same/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 21-25, 2010)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,154,000 (+82,000/+58,000)
2. B&B 656,000 (+5,000/-42,000)
3. AMC 439,000 (-57,000/-59,000)
4. ATWT 426,000 (+7,000/-5,000)
5. GH 424,000 (same/+45,000)
6. OLTL 367,000 (+1,000/-46,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.0/2,622,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,480,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,643,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,311,000
Friday: 1.7/2,356,000

Monday: 1.8/2,558,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,277,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,261,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,326,000
Friday: 1.7/2,367,000

Monday: 2.5/3,460,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,034,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,892,000
Thursday: 2.2/3,072,000
Friday: 2.1/2,899,000

Monday: 1.8/2,509,000 (did not count)
Tuesday: 1.8/2,495,000 (did not count)
Wednesday: 1.5/2,132,000 (did not count)

Monday: 1.9/2,443,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,454,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,254,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,309,000
Friday: 1.7/2,449,000

Monday: 1.8/2,380,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,033,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,074,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,155,000
Friday: 1.6/2,294,000

Monday: 3.9/5,768,000
Tuesday: 3.6/5,022,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,987,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,924,000
Friday: 3.4/4,745,000


For the SEASON September 21, 2009 through July 4, 2010

1. Y&R 3.8
2. B&B 2.4
3. DAYS 2.2
4. GH 2.1
5. AMC 2.0
6. OLTL 1.9
7. ATWT 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.9
2. GH 1.5
3. DAYS 1.4
4. AMC 1.1
4. B&B 1.1
4. OLTL 1.1
7. ATWT 0.9


Ratings Archive

Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC

( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of July 12, 2010.


Michael and Kristina get real with each other concerning their father on Monday, July 12. Kristina opens up to her parents after overreacting to a situation at school. Warren Bauer returns to Port Charles out for blood. Shirley is pleased to witness the positive change in Nikolas and Elizabeth’s relationship on Tuesday, July 13. Helena considers revealing the truth. Elizabeth and Helena clash. Elizabeth is hit with contractions. On Wednesday, July 14, Maya opens up to Ethan after a reckless accident lands him in the hospital. Michael and Spinelli urge a head-strong Carly to follow her heart. Jax is optimistic. Robin is confounded by Patrick’s behavior. Lisa revels in putting Patrick on the spot on Friday, July 16.

The Inside Story: Route 66
Franco explains himself to Jax. Spinelli helps Jason and Dante connect “66″ to a mansion on the Route rented under Franco’s mother names. Once there, Jason and Dante find a flyer announcing a live performance at Jake’s by artist Kalup Ishmael. Sam gets a jarring surprise as she prepares for a romantic night with Jason on Tuesday, July 13; meanwhile, Kalup’s performance gets underway at Jake’s in front of a captive audience. Franco convinces an armed Sam to let him go by pointing out the simple fact that her boyfriend returns to prison as soon as he’s apprehended. Franco meets up with Kalup; meanwhile, the singers audience attempts to put together the clues from his performance of “Route 66.” Franco corners Lulu alone at Kate’s office on Thursday, July 15. Spinelli, Dante and Jason deduce that Franco is committing murders and chronicling crime scenes in cities along Route 66, mirroring the songs lyrics. After it’s concluded that L.A. is Franco’s final destination, Ronnie immediately takes Jason back into custody. Franco informs Lulu that he just may kill her on the spot just to torture Dante. On Friday, July 16, the psychotic artist sends Jason another clue.

A Closer Look: The Art of Seduction
Lucky and Johnny discuss the latter’s near death experience. Claire issues a threat after finding Michael with Sonny. Johnny finds Sonny blatantly wooing Claire. On Wednesday, July 14, Sonny turn the heat up with Claire who pumps up the pressure on the mobster in the interrogation room. Claire continues to pretend to be falling prey to Sonny’s charms. Claire reassures a concerned Lucky on Thursday, July 15. Claire questions Sonny’s odd decision making process.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Franco sends a special message to General Hospital. (Soaps In Depth)
  • Warren goes on a lethal rampage at General Hospital. (Soaps In Depth)

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

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 12 Edition

Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of July 12, 2010.


Cristian and Layla are shocked to see Evangeline, who has been hooked up to a ventilator on Monday, July 12. Layla is forced to decide whether or not to keep her sister on life support. Elsewhere in Llanview, Bo is unswayed when David offers him a muffin basket and kicks him out of his and Nora’s loft on Tuesday, July 13. Later, Natalie and Jessica eat some of the muffins, unaware they were made by their cousin David. After eating them, both women race for the restroom. When Todd asks her to marry him on Thursday, July 15, Téa assumes it is because she is at death’s door. However, Todd informs her that she is the love of his life. Blair tells the lovebirds that she and Eli are getting married as well. Viki calls Charlie to inform that she doesn’t think she can go through with the plan.  However, Viki soon tells David she wants him to model some swimsuits for The Banner’s style section. And on Friday, July 16, Viki and Charlie put their plan to make Dorian and David jealous in motion.

The Inside Story: Will You Marry Me?

Todd tells Blair that she should accept Eli’s marriage proposal on Monday, July 12. Blair leaves Eli a voicemail telling him she’s made a decision. Meanwhile, after learning James is out of surgery, Starr runs into his hospital room, with Cole trailing behind her. Once in the room, Cole in unnerved after noticing just how close the two have become. Ford promises to protect James from their father. Cole is advised by Ford to keep Starr away from his brother. Across town, John and Marty inform Nora of what’s happened with Hannah. However, she informs them that she cannot grant the girl immunity on Tuesday, July 13. John shares with Bo his suspicions regarding Hannah. Eli threatens Hannah, reinforcing the fact that he’s capable of pretty much anything. Brody reads Jessica’s headline in The Sun about Hannah pleading insanity. John becomes upset after realizing that Jessica wrote the article. Eli offers to defend James. Blair confides in Langston about Eli’s proposal. And Dorian believes it’s easier for Markko not to care for Langston, than to risk getting hurt again.

A Closer Look: Family Ties

On Wednesday, July 14, Nora and the judge agree to drop the charges against Todd. Marty questions Hannah about why she confessed to both crimes. Starr and Cole come to the conclusion that Bull ransacked their apartment instead of Hannah. Nate tells Starr he’s sorry for stealing the money. Marty tells Nora that she feels Hannah may have faked her breakdown. At the same time, Cole is positive that he can get Hannah to tell the truth. Langston wants Markko to tell her if the fact they still care for one another means anything. But on Thursday, July 15, he tells her that he has accepted a scholarship from UCLA and is about to leave town. Dani tells Nate her father is in the clear. Matthew confides to Destiny that he was the one who ratted out Nate to Bull. Rex is afraid Kelly will fire him since hasn’t gotten any leads on Bennett Thompson. Ford and James talk about their mother, who abandoned them when they were little. Blair tells Eli what he’s been wanting to hear. Cole is unable to coax Hannah into admitting she faked her breakdown on Friday, July 16. James confesses to Starr that is beginning to have feelings for her. Nate’s mother Inez insists on returning the money, and secretly hands it over to a nurse with instructions to use it pay the medical bills of her sons, Ford and James. And, when Eli reminds Todd that he hasn’t forgotten that he killed his brother, Téa confesses that Ross is still very much alive.

One Life to Live News and Headlines:

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF July 19, 2010

  • Jessica and Natalie find themselves in the ER. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • The Buchanan girls get some unexpected news. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Jessica and Natalie each keep a secret. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Ford has himself tested after learning of Jessica’s medical history. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Layla holds Evangeline’s life in her hands. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Gigi enrolls in LU. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Dorian catches Viki and David in a compromising position. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Dani confides in Greg. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • John and Brody start bonding. (Cable Guide Spoilers)
  • Rex is drugged. (Cable Guide Spoilers)
  • Charlie tells Viki their plan is in the toliet. (Cable Guide Spoilers)
  • Langston and Starr repair their friendship. (Cable Guide Spoilers)
  • Blair is caught by surprise. (Cable Guide Spoilers)

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

  • Starr
  • Langston
  • James
  • Cole
  • Hannah
  • Markko
  • Nate
  • Dani
  • Viki
  • Dorian
  • Bo
  • Nora
  • Ford
  • David
  • Evangeline
  • Layla
  • Charlie
  • Téa
  • Blair
  • Todd
  • Bull
  • Natalie
  • Cristian
  • John
  • Jessica
  • Inez
  • Rex
  • Ross
  • Bennett Thompson
  • Kelly
  • Brody
  • nurse

    Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of July 12, 2010.


    On Monday, July 12, will Tad be able to handle Liza’s honest observation about his son? Colby is determined to find out the truth. On Wednesday, July 14, the tension between David and the Hubbard’s escalates. Scott urges Marissa CE’s newest employee, Annie, and her husband. Marissa cracks under the pressure. JR comes to Annie’s rescue on Friday, July 16. On the same day, Jesse loses what little is left of his cool with David; while an overwhelmed Angie’s emotions erupt with her condition showing no sign of improvement.

    The Inside Story: Love Bites
    On Tuesday, July 13, Ryan and Madison anticipate their Big Apple date. Elsewhere, a far less chipper Greenlee confronts Jackson after seeing that the guest list for his wedding doesn’t include her. Ryan takes Greenlee back to her room and tends to her after finding her wasted at the bar on Wednesday, July 14. Greenlee stops Ryan before he leaves and confesses to him that she sometimes wakes up thinking he’s the man lying next to her. Neither realizes that David’s been standing outside the door. Greenlee listens to her heart and books a flight to NY after Bianca lets it slip that Ryan is there with Madison. On Thursday, July 15, a creative Greenlee manages to get into Ryan’s hotel room. Madison and Ryan are on the brink of kissing when a sudden call from the front desk pulls Madison away. Ryan has a few questions after finding Greenlee hiding in the bathroom of his hotel room. Madison and Ryan finish their date after Greenlee makes her exit.

    A Closer Look: Taking the Leap
    On Monday, July 12, Erica tells Jackson about her experience with Caleb in the mountains. Krystal reassures a concerned Jackson. The heat between Erica and Caleb is evident when the diva arrives to cut their ties. Jackson shows up on the scene just after Erica makes a surprising admission to Caleb. Erica lies to Jackson. Erica confronts Caleb on Wednesday, July 14, after finding out some interesting details about his past. Caleb confesses to Erica that he left his life as a successful lawyer behind after losing the woman he loved to Adam Chandler. Unable to deny the connection between them, Caleb draws Erica into a kiss. Erica is stunned when Caleb tells her that he’s willing to leave his old life behind for her. On Thursday, July 15, Erica admits to Jackson that she’s not sure it would be for keeps if they got married at this time and suggests an inviting alternative.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • Annie is left with a tough decision to make after Scott and JR make her very different offers for her future. (Soap Opera Weekly)
    • Frankie tells David some interesting information about Greenlee. (Soap Opera Digest)

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

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    ( — Attention Kentucky and Indiana area ABC soap fans. “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks) and “General Hospital’s” Jason Cook (Dr. Matt Hunter) will attend the 2nd Annual WHAS11 Health & Fitness Expo this weekend.

    The event, which is sponsored by the Louisville, Kentucky ABC affiliate, will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 9th and 10th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm ET east day at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

    While admission is free, parking will cost $2 for up to three hours and $8 for three up to eight hours. Attendees can park in the Commonwealth Garage is located on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth Streets (next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel) and is closest to Exhibit Halls 1A & B.

    Included in the schedule of events are free health screenings and tests, demonstrations, and an autograph session with both soap stars. Jason Cook will chat with fans on Friday, July 9th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET, while Melissa Archer will greet fans on Saturday, July 10th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm ET. For more information, along with a complete schedule of events, click here.

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

    OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 8, 2010

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 8, 2010.


    After Téa tells Dani she is dying from cancer, Dani takes off to the park. Blair commends Téa for bravely telling her daughter the truth and renews her promise to help Dani cope with what’s happening.

    John brings Hannah and Cole to the station, where Eli’s waiting for his new client, Hannah. In private, Eli asks Hannah if she really saw who pushed Marty? Marty is grateful when John chooses to look the other way in the matter of Cole having jumped bail.

    Ford arrives at the hospital and Starr confronts him about abandoning James. Learning of the shoot-out Cole goes to the hospital and comes face to face with Starr.

    Kelly tells Jessica about the kiss Todd planted on her at the cabana. Although she insists she knows Todd had some other non-romantic reason for kissing her, Kelly is still troubled by it.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Cole senses Starr’s connection to James.
    • Layla informs her mother of her engagement to Cristian.
    • Dani promises to stand by Téa.

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

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 8, 2010.


    Sonny keeps up an innocent front but both Lucky and Claire believe he is guilty of trying to kill Johnny. Sonny lays down the law with Kristina about steering clear of Johnny. Olivia has a goodbye tryst with Johnny. Ethan threatens to quit their mob partnership if Johnny retaliates against Sonny.

    Steve suspects Lisa and Patrick had sex and warns Lisa to keep things professional.

    Jax and Carly work at making the other jealous.

    Shirley opens up to Elizabeth about her past and in hearing Shirley’s life story, Elizabeth yearns for what she had with Lucky. She goes to see him, but gets a big surprise.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Alexis tells Sonny he should use birth control.
    • Robin comes on to Patrick in the supply closet.
    • Spinelli makes a decision.

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

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 8, 2010.


    After having another visual disorientation attack, Angie decides not to tell Jesse until she knows whether the medicine is working or not. Jesse is suspended by the Mayor after she couldn’t reach him due to the fact he was in West VA on a personal vendetta against David.

    After Ryan tells her that David knew he wouldn’t go to jail, Greenlee confronts her husband. David admits that what Ryan said is true and Greenlee is disappointed. Greenlee accepts his apology but is still a little shaken about her marriage.

    Randi’s a little unsure about Madison crashing at their place especially now that she has to go off to Italy for a modeling job.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • What will Krystal tell Caleb out the Chandler’s?
    • Colby turns down the internship in New York.
    • Jackson questions Erica about Caleb.

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

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