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 16, 2010 at 10:44 PM ET by Errol Lewis

Photo: ABC

( — Erica Kane is heading around the world with husband-to-be number 11 Jackson Montgomery and she's blogging her adventures on her new website,, and is keeping in touch with follower's on her Twitter page as well. This marks the first time that a fictional character, played by legendary actress Susan Lucci, has embarked on a world-wind travel expedition while allowing her fans in on all her experiences outside of tuning in to her trials and tribulations on the soap "All My Children."

In her first blog post dated Thursday, July 15, Erica talks about heading out of Pine Valley with Jackson for their world adventure, while also thanking her fans for sticking by her during her time in need. Recently, she had been accused of embezzling money from her daughter Bianca Montgomery's (Bennett Lind) charity, the Miranda Center.

"Helping women in need is such an important issue to me, so the accusation that I would siphon funds from the Miranda Center – which has helped so many – was particularly painful," said Kane. "I received all of your letters and e-mails, and every single one was appreciated. I am everything I am because of you, my fans. Also, your get well cards while I recovered from my plane crash warmed my heart."

In reality, ABC and its cable counterpart SOAPnet, are keeping the characters of Erica Kane and Jackson Montgomery on the minds of their fans while their portrayers Lucci and Walt Willey are on their previously scheduled summer hiatus from "AMC." The characters are set to return to the soap in September as the town of Pine Valley gears up for hopefully the last wedding for Erica, who has previously wed the likes of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Dimitri Marick (Michael Nader), and Jackson himself multiple times.

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  • All My Children
  • Susan Lucci
  • AMC
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  • David Canary
  • Bennett Lind
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    OLTL Recap: Friday, July 16, 2010

    Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, July 16, 2010.


    Viki and Charlie put their plan to make Dorian and David jealous into motion.

    Cole tries to get the truth from Hannah about her insanity defense, but Hannah isn’t forthcoming. James comes clean with Starr that he started to feel something for her when they were on the run.

    Dani and Nate are met by Nate’s mother Inez, who insists on returning the money. She gives the check to a nurse, asking for it to be used to pay for James and Ford’s medical expenses, her two sons she abandoned.

    Eli reminds Todd that he hasn’t forgotten that Todd killed his brother Ross and Téa reveals that Ross is still alive.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Charlie and Viki agree their plan isn’t working.
    • Dorian catches Viki and David in bed together.
    • Jessica and Natalie go to the hospital.

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

    Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, July 16, 2010.


    Jason, Dante and Spinelli put together that Franco is committing murders and chronicling crime scenes in cities along Route 66, mirroring the song lyrics. They conclude his final destination must be Los Angeles. Franco threatens Lulu that he may kill her on the spot to torture Dante. Now that Franco’s clues are understood, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to take Jason back into custody and return him to Pentonville. Jason receives another crime photo from Franco of his toy monkey in a public plaza (The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles).

    Claire suggests Sonny walk away from the mob so he can have the relationship he wants with his kids.

    Lisa revels in every opportunity to put Patrick on the spot when he is with Robin.

    Sonny and Kristina connect when Sonny understands what she went through when Taylor inadvertently echoed her experience with Kiefer. Warren Bauer informs Alexis the wrongful death suit against her is in progress.

    Despite taking medication to slow down the delivery, Elizabeth has no option but to go into early labor.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Dante enlists Claire to help re-release Jason.
    • The ID bracelet on Elizabeth’s newborn has some unlucky numbers.
    • Spinelli reveals to Sam he is hurt about losing Maxie.

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

    Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, July 16, 2010.


    Just as Madison and Ryan are about to kiss, they’re interrupted by a call from the front desk and Madison heads out to handle. Ryan finds Greenlee hiding in the bathroom demands to know what she’s up too. Madison returns and after getting Greenlee out, Ryan and Madison finally share a kiss.

    A client comes on to Annie and JR busts into the room to break it up. Marissa finds herself overwhelmed with trying to care for AJ and study.

    Jesse shows up for a meeting with Mayor Iris, only to find out from David that it has been cancelled. David’s taunting gets to Jesse and the anger inside him comes out. Angie questions the heavens on why this is happening to her and she has another visual-disorientation attack.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Tad asks Liza if she can see herself as a mother to Damon.
    • Scott jumps to the wrong conclusion about Annie’s torn shirt.
    • Damon blows up at Colby.

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

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

    Photo: Lisa Rose/JPI

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of July 19, 2010.


    On Monday, July 19, Skye comforts Jax who is crestfallen by Carly’s change of heart. The pair sets out on an adventure to put Alcazar’s fortune back into Skye’s hands. Spinelli confides in Sam. Maxie makes Matt a happy man on Tuesday, July 20. Sonny and Claire try to out-seduce each other. Carly gets an earful. In lockdown together, on Wednesday, July 21, Carly confronts Patrick about his affair. Brook sets her sights on Johnny who only has eyes for Olivia. Brook makes her move. Johnny is honest with Brook. After receiving Franco’s latest clue, Jason turns to Dante. Claire tests Jason’s loyalty before making a decision about his re-release. On Thursday, July 22, Jason and Dante arrive in L.A. on Franco’s trail. Franco watches as the duo uncover his Port Charles “art” at the warehouse. Franco later delivers a message to General Hospital. Dante arms Jason. Jason get another message from Franco on Friday, July 23.

    The Inside Story: Baby Love
    Elizabeth and Nikolas welcome their son into the world on Monday, July 19. Shirley is unsettled when she sees the numbers “66″ on the boy’s ID bracelet. Maxie confronts Lucky upon seeing him lurking outside of Elizabeth’s labor room. Elizabeth and Nikolas are aghast at what they don’t see when they arrive at the nursery to get their son to take home. Steve and Lucky immediately put General Hospital in lockdown and the police arrive at the hospital to do a complete search for baby Aidan. Lucky, Nikolas and Elizabeth point the finger at Helena on Wednesday, July 21. Helena defends herself. Maxie takes Shirley to see Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s heartbreak intensifies when Shirley passes away. On Friday, July 23, Lucky, Nikolas and Elizabeth realize who has taken the baby.

    A Closer Look: War and Peace
    Sonny suggests that Warren look in the mirror if he wants to find the person responsible for the outcome of Kiefer’s life story. Michael arrives at the hospital fresh off of a fight on his first day of community service. On Tuesday, July 20, Lulu refuses to give Carly what she wants concerning Michael. Sonny tries to get Michael to open up about what is bothering him. Encouraged by his progress with Kristina, Sonny ponders if he needs to be more proactive with an evasive Michael. Kristina arrives at the hospital with a sprained ankle. A hostile Warren gets in Kristina’s face. Michael flies into a rage when he sees Warren bullying Kristina. Lucky, Ethan and Mac break up the fight. On Thursday, July 22, a seething Warren arms himself with a gun determined to settle the score at General Hospital.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:

    GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 26, 2010

    • Patrick can’t believe his ears (or eyes) where Lisa is concerned. (National Enquirer)

    “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 19 Edition

    Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of July 19, 2010.


    Langston walks in on Dorian and Charlie kissing, but decides that she’s in no position to judge anyone after her fling with Markko. Dorian catches David and Viki in the sack together on Monday, July 19. Viki and Charlie are forced to admit that they have been trying to push the two old flames back together again. After agreeing that their plan was a total failure, Viki and Charlie decide to distance themselves from all the drama, and leave for a Caribbean getaway on Wednesday, July 21. David interrupts Darren and Destiny’s date on Friday, July 23, to talk to Destiny about his woman troubles. Later, after trading barbs online, David heads to Dorian’s to give her a piece of his mind. Elsewhere in Llanview, Gigi enrolls in L.U. Dani congratulates her parents on their engagement. After getting intimate, Téa tells Todd she’s glad to have him in her life. Dani speaks with Greg about a possible cure she found on the Internet on Wednesday, July 21, and later confides in him her fears of losing her mother.

    The Inside Story: Baby Blues

    Jessica and Natalie accuse David of trying poison them with his muffins on Monday, July 19. With Jessica still sick, Natalie decides it would be best if she and her sister saw a doctor. While in separate rooms in ER, the sisters each learn they are pregnant on Tuesday, July 20. Natalie doesn’t know if John or Brody is the father, while Jessica is uncertain if her baby’s dady is Brody or Ford. Although they meet up in the hallway afterwards, neither twin shares her news with the other. Later, however, Natalie and Jessica confide in Gigi and Kelly, respectively. On Thursday, July 22, Gigi attempts to reason with Natalie when she worries that Brody could be the baby’s father. Meanwhile, Jessica’s fear that Ford may have been lying about their prom night encounter, which prompts Kelly to confront the playboy Casanova. Ford, meanwhile, decides to get himself tested after Kelly lets it slip that Jessica has Hepatitis C. Across town, Brody thanks John for helping him become a cop. By Friday, July 23, Natalie is about to tell John of her drunken tryst with Brody when they are interrupted by Brody and Jessica’s wonderful news. John and Natalie toast the happy couple. Afterward, Natalie confesses to Gigi she has decided to get an abortion.

    A Closer Look: Pulling the Plug

    After explaining why she had to visit James one last time, Starr promises Cole that she won’t see him anymore. Lisa burns Evangeline’s living will following a confrontation with Layla on Monday, July 19. Layla is surprised to learn that her mother had known about the will for quite some time, and that the decision to take her sister off of life support rests solely in her hands. Meanwhile, Eli is shaken after getting a call from Lisa Williamson, who asks to speak with Bennett Thompson on Tuesday, July 20. Eli eavesdrops while Rex informs Kelly that he has a lead on the person who killed her mother. At the same time, Starr consoles Langston, who remains upset over Markko’s departure for UCLA. As they get caught up on recent events in one anothers lives, Langston questions Starr about her feelings for James. However, Starr is adamant that their is nothing between them, and that she and Cole are working to fix their relationship. On Thursday, July 22, Ford and James are surprised to learn that their medical bills have already been paid. Eli trails Rex as he follows up a lead on Bennett Thompson at a Boston hotel. Worried that Rex is getting too close to the truth, Eli drugs Rex’s food, rendering him unconscious on Friday, July 23. And Layla is shocked when her mother suddenly agrees with her decision to take Evangeline off life support.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines:

    OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF July 26, 2010

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

    • One Life to Live
    • Starr
    • Langston
    • James
    • Cole
    • Markko
    • Dani
    • Viki
    • Dorian
    • Eli
    • Ford
    • David
    • Evangeline
    • Layla
    • Charlie
    • Téa
    • Todd
    • Natalie
    • Cristian
    • Jessica
    • Greg
    • Rex
    • Gigi
    • Kelly
    • Brody
    • Lisa

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

      Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

      ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of July 19, 2010.


      On Monday, July 19, Jake once again comes to Angie’s rescue. Colby and Damon turn to their respective parent for relationship advice. Damon loses his temper with a paranoid Colby. Tad asks Liza an important question. Damon forgets to attend his adoption party due to Liza’s shenanigans. Amanda tells Jake about the dirty little secret she uncovered. Liza and Jake’s rush to confession threatens to turn Tad’s world upside down on Wednesday, July 21. Damon is desperate to leave town with Colby. Caleb rents Wildwind out to Bianca and prepares to head back to Pigeon Hollow. On Friday, July 23, a seething Caleb has a change of heart after realizing his cousin JR pulled the wool over his eyes.

      The Inside Story: Wicked Games
      Ryan and Madison return home after getting a call from an upset Emma. On Tuesday, July 20, Frankie’s concern about a love-sick Madison grows as she fills him on the trip to NY (including Greenlee’s arrival). David gets hit where it hurts after pushing Frankie’s buttons. Greenlee offers David a lame excuse when he confronts her about her trip to NY. Having overheard his wife’s plans to meet Ryan in the park, David arrives there first and faces off with Ryan on Thursday, July 22. In the middle of their confrontation, Ryan is suddenly stricken with a headache and loses consciousness. Elsewhere in the park, Madison and Greenlee have a tense encounter regarding Emma…and Ryan. Greenlee finds David standing over an unconscious Ryan doing nothing. On Friday, July 23, David orders Angie to treat Ryan. Jake takes over for a disoriented Angie and discovers that Ryan has an aneurysm. Ryan dreams of Greenlee who admits that while David saved her, he’s the one she loves.

      A Closer Look: Hide and Seek
      JR comforts an upset Annie after taking care of Tucker. Scott jumps to the wrong conclusion. Marissa learns the truth after a run in with Tucker. On Monday, July 19, Colby walks in on JR and Annie in a passionate embrace. JR insists he’s committed to his family and pleads with an angry Colby to keep her mouth shut about she saw. Annie and JR contemplate if there is any way that they can be together. Later, a grateful Annie watches as Scott comforts Emma who is shaken by JR and Colby’s fight. Annie tells Scott she wants a future with him. Scott proposes to Annie. JR can barely hide his disappointment as Annie accepts Scott’s marriage proposal on Wednesday, July 21. Marissa cries to Caleb after failing the bar exam. Marissa runs out of Krystal’s when JR arrives. JR and Caleb clash. Annie and Scott plan for the future.

      All My Children News and Headlines:

      AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 26, 2010

      • Liza and Damon spin different tales to Tad after their photo scandal comes to light. (Soap Opera Digest)
      • A surprise pregnany leaves a beleaguered Pine Valley citizen with a very difficult decision to make. (National Enquirer)
      • David issues Greenlee a not so subtle threat. (Linda Hirsch Spoilers)

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

      Advertisers Mourn Alongside Soap Fans

      As the daytime drama continues its climb up the endangered species list, frustrated soap fans aren’t the only ones starting to panic. A recent report by TheWrap states that advertisers are beginning to grow concerned as well, preferring soap operas to the talk and game shows that are replacing them.

      While the alternatives are cheaper and easier for the networks to produce, soap operas remain more cost-effective for companies and corporations seeking to advertise on TV. “They are even more efficient than much of daytime cable programming. I would be disappointed if all of the soap operas disappeared,” comments an unidentified ad buyer.


      Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM ET by Xavier Toups

      Photo: ABC

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


      Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

      Ratings for the week July 5-9, 2010

      (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

      Total Viewers
      1. Y&R 5,082,000 (-7,000/+166,000)
      2. B&B 3,147,000 (+76,000/-35,000)
      3. DAYS 2,604,000 (+44,000/-79,000)
      4. GH 2,596,000 (+214,000/+271,000)
      5. OLTL 2,463,000 (+276,000/+13,000)
      6. AMC 2,448,000 (-34,000/+78,000)
      7. ATWT 2,320,000 (-38,000/+2,000)

      1. Y&R 3.5/11 (same/same)
      2. B&B 2.2/7 (same/-.2)
      3. GH 1.9/5 (+.1/+.2)
      4. AMC 1.8/6 (same/+.1)
      4. OLTL 1.8/6 (+.2/same)
      4. DAYS 1.8/5 (-.1/-.1) <- ties low rating (Last time: May 24-28, 2010)
      7. ATWT 1.7/5 (same/same)

      Women 18-49 Viewers
      1. Y&R 1,079,000 (-10,000/-47,000)
      2. GH 852,000 (+108,000/+87,000)
      3. OLTL 719,000 (+97,000/-19,000)
      4. DAYS 664,000 (same/-149,000)
      5. B&B 659,000 (+24,000/-70,000)
      6. AMC 624,000 (+48,000/-44,000)
      7. ATWT 491,000 (-12,000/-94,000)

      Women 18-49 Rating
      1. Y&R 1.6/11 (same/-.1)
      2. GH 1.3/8 (+.2/+.1)
      3. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.2/same)
      4. B&B 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
      4. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/-.2)
      6. AMC 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
      7. ATWT 0.7/5 (-.1/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: June 14-18, 2010)

      Girls 12-17 Viewers
      1. Y&R 60,000 (-13,000/+16,000)
      2. OLTL 55,000 (+28,000/+8,000)
      3. DAYS 42,000 (-6,000/-16,000)
      4. B&B 37,000 (-14,000/+14,000)
      5. GH 36,000 (+4,000/-10,000)
      6. ATWT 27,000 (-7,000/-7,000)
      7. AMC 22,000 (-10,000/-3,000)

      Women 18-34 Rating
      1. Y&R 1.1/7 (+.2/same)
      2. GH 0.9/6 (same/same)
      3. DAYS 0.8/5 (-.1/-.2)
      4. OLTL 0.7/5 (same/-.2)
      4. B&B 0.7/4 (+.2/+.1)
      6. AMC 0.6/4 (same/-.2)
      7. ATWT 0.4/3 (+.1/-.1)

      Men 18+ Viewers
      1. Y&R 1,103,000 (-51,000/-23,000)
      2. B&B 630,000 (-26,000/-22,000)
      3. DAYS 477,000 (-12,000/-11,000)
      4. AMC 439,000 (same/-18,000)
      5. GH 420,000 (-4,000/+47,000)
      6. ATWT 392,000 (-34,000/-27,000)
      7. OLTL 380,000 (+13,000/-10,000)


      Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

      Monday: 1.3/1,848,000 (repeat – did not count)
      Tuesday: 1.9/2,622,000
      Wednesday: 1.9/2,482,000
      Thursday: 1.9/2,493,000
      Friday: 1.7/2,197,000

      Monday: 1.9/2,842,000 (did not count)
      Tuesday: 1.5/2,076,000
      Wednesday: 1.7/2,552,000
      Thursday: 1.5/2,143,000
      Friday: 1.8/2,510,000

      Monday: 2.4/3,466,000 (did not count)
      Tuesday: 2.1/2,867,000
      Wednesday: 2.3/3,309,000
      Thursday: 2.2/3,166,000
      Friday: 2.3/3,246,000

      Monday: 1.8/2,696,000
      Tuesday: 1.8/2,608,000
      Wednesday: 1.9/2,677,000
      Thursday: 1.8/2,578,000
      Friday: 1.8/2,463,000

      Monday: 1.1/1,583,000 (repeat – did not count)
      Tuesday: 1.9/2,608,000
      Wednesday: 1.8/2,466,000
      Thursday: 2.0/2,874,000
      Friday: 1.8/2,437,000

      Monday: 1.0/1,485,000 (repeat – did not count)
      Tuesday: 1.8/2,569,000
      Wednesday: 1.8/2,487,000
      Thursday: 1.8/2,432,000
      Friday: 1.7/2,364,000

      Monday: 3.8/5,572,000 (did not count)
      Tuesday: 3.3/4,697,000
      Wednesday: 3.5/5,242,000
      Thursday: 3.5/5,244,000
      Friday: 3.6/5,146,000


      For the SEASON September 21, 2009 through July 11, 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

      OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 15, 2010

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

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


      Danielle tells Nate that the charges against Todd were dropped.

      Markko tells Langston that he accepted a scholarship to UCLA.

      Téa thinks Todd wants to marry her only because she is dying and Todd admits that Téa is the love of his life.

      Viki calls Charlie and tells him she isn’t sure she can go through with their plan. Viki tells David that she wants him to model some swimsuits for The Banner’s style section.

      Matthew admits to Destiny that he told Bull that Nate had his money.

      Rex worries that Kelly will fire him if he doesn’t track down Bennett Thompson soon.

      Ford and James discuss how their mother left them.

      Blair informs Todd and Tea that she and Elijah are getting married.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Viki and Charlie put their plan in motion.
      • James tells Starr he has feelings for her.
      • Eli learns Ross is still alive.

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

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