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, October 1, 2010 at 2:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis

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( — Months after ABC Daytime announced they would be cutting down on original episodes from their soaps "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" each year, despite no official deal with the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) allowing this, the network has confirmed that they will begin airing encore episodes of the dramas beginning Wednesday, October 27, which marks the first non-holiday or unanticipated repeat airing for any daytime soap(s).

As always, the repeat airings are being used to "enhance current story and give fans the opportunity to see episodes they really loved and have wanted to see again," the network said.

The network is expected to air upwards of 20 repeat episodes of each drama series through out the year including those already airing on or around major holidays.

What follows are the episode summaries for each soap repeat airing:


Episode #8927 (original air date 8/31/04) –Ryan first confesses his love for Greenlee, and she is both shocked and thrilled when Ryan gives her an engagement ring and proposes. Zach is short with Maria when she says she's committed to her marriage. Kendall has many drinks and blows up about Greenlee and Ryan to Ethan. Pine Valley gets ready for a "Game of Chance" party at Zach's casino.

Notables: Ethan was played by James Scott, now airing on NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the role of EJ.


Episode #10929 (original air date 12/1/05) –Jason and Sam arrive in Hawaii to spend their remaining days together after Jason is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Despite their romantic activities, Sam cannot fight feelings of impending loss, and she asks Jason to make a baby so she will not be alone after he dies. Meanwhile, Georgie is held hostage by Diego, Luke is protective of young Lulu and Jax asks Liz for help with his crumbling relationship.

Notables: Georgie was played by Lindze Letherman. The character died a few weeks later.


Episode #10415 (original air date 4/16/09) –Todd and Tea have sex all over his house while saying they hate each other. Tea tells Todd she never intended to help him get custody of his kids. Natalie and Jared hide the truth about Chloe while the family gathers for Chloe's baptism. At Nash's grave, Jessica tells Brody they can't be friends right now. Starr and Cole discuss her attraction to Schuyler, realize Hope didn't die because of RH disease. Markko tells Langston he helped Cole fake his drug test.

Notables: Jared was played by John Brotherton. The character died at the end of 2009. Jessica and Brody are having a baby together or are they? Jason Tam who plays Markko was just fired.

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    Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

    Photo: Shirley Green/ABC

    ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of October 4, 2010.


    Damon accepts Liza’s offer. Krystal warns Colby that Asher is nothing but trouble. Colby goes to Asher for answers. Angie rallies the troops at the hospital. Jesse turns to Jake for help in relating to his wife on Tuesday, October 5. On Wednesday, October 6, Erica and Jackson return home due to Greenlee’s legal dilemma. Erica reprimands Kendall. Greenlee asks Jackson if he can forgive her. Kendall warns Greenlee that it may not be the best time to have a heart-to-heart with Erica. Krystal ponders what feelings Erica’s return has stirred up in Caleb. Jackson asks Krystal for help. Caleb and Erica call a truce on Thursday, October 7. Krystal confides her concerns to Opal.

    The Inside Story: Burning Fires
    Annie refuses to let Colby dampen her spirits as she prepares for her party. JR makes sure Scott can’t keep his promise to Annie. Realizing JR sabotaged her party on purpose, Annie goes ballistic. Annie and JR are consumed by passion and have sex. On Wednesday, October 6, Scott makes it back home just in time to walk-in on his wife and JR post-coital. Annie begs Scott to forgive her. Scott tells Annie to get out of his house and tosses his wedding ring into the garbage. JR is unsuccessful in his attempt to prevent Marissa from finding out what’s going on when she arrives at the mansion on Thursday, October 7. JR finds himself at the receiving end of smack downs from all of the women in his life. Colby reaches out to Scott. Caleb gives Scott advice about handling his cousin.

    A Closer Look: Laws of Love
    Ryan promises Greenlee everything will work out. Madison tells Liza that she lied about Greenlee. On Monday, October 4, Liza makes it clear to an upset Madison that she believes her retraction is the true lie just as Ryan arrives on the scene. Greenlee confides to Kendall that she’s going to confess her true feelings to Ryan once things settle down. Kendall points out to Greenlee that her belated confession may not result in the outcome she desires. Jackson vows to get his daughter off the hook on Wednesday, October 6. Ryan gives Madison a key to his place. Secure in his affection for her, Madison tells Ryan to go to Greenlee’s bail hearing. Greenlee is granted bail. Jackson realizes Greenlee is still in love with Ryan. On Friday, October 8, Jackson asks Greenlee to consider throwing Ryan under the bus to save herself.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • A desolate Scott pays the price after telling Caleb about his betrayal of Palmer’s trust. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Madison, Kendall and Greenlee get some company after converging at Kendall’s house to escape the paparazzi. (TV Listings)
    • Tad leads Ryan to a witness that might be able to fill in some of the holes about his actions on the night of David’s death. (Soap Opera Weekly)
    • David’s murder trial gets underway after Greenlee refuses Liza’s final plea deal offer. (Soap Opera Weekly)

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 4 Edition

    Friday, October 1, 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 October 4, 2010.


    Charlie and Viki are each surprised, albeit for different reasons, when Echo shows up at Llanfair. Viki is highly suspicious regarding Echo’s sudden return to town. On Thursday, October 7, Echo assures Charlie has coming back to Llanview has nothing whatsoever to do with Viki. However, Viki soon gets her old adversary to admit otherwise. Echo tells her that she is now a fashion photographer and wants a job at The Banner on Friday, October 8. Elsewhere in Llanview, Jessica is told that she has high blood pressure. On Wednesday, October 6, Brody informs Ford that Jessica has been placed on bed rest and wants to make that he will keep his continue to keep his distance from her. Inez tells Ford that Clint is getting his job at LU back for him. Wondering what is going on, Ford pays Clint a visit to inquire about why he wants to help him.

    The Inside Story: Mind Games

    Blair tells Todd that his mind is playing tricks on him when he thinks that the phone call he received was from Téa on Monday, October 4. Ross arrives to take Dani back to Tahiti only to find that she’s disappeared. John finds Greg near death after Eli injects him with a lethal drug. Shaun calls Greg’s cell phone only to learn of his brother’s condition. Darren comforts Destiny when she breaks down in tears. On Tuesday, October 5, Brody works to take the statements of Todd, Ross, and Nate in connection with Dani’s diappearance. Afterward, Todd and Ross’ altercation nearly turns physical. Todd is surprised to learn from John that Eli is still alive. When Ross searches the docks for Dani, he encounters Eli. Meanwhile, Starr reveals to Cole that James is hiding Dani as a favor to Nate. John informs Greg’s mother Phylicia of her son’s connection to Eli. By Wednesday, October 6, James pleads with Ford not to rat him out to Brody after telling him that he is helping to hide Dani. Luckily for his little brother, Ford soon decides to keep his newfound knowledge to himself.

    A Closer Look: Hide and Seek

    Cole walks out on Starr when she agrees to exchange messages between Dani and Nate. Natalie stumbles upon James’ bullet necklace. Cole and Hannah kiss when he confesses that he told Starr that he has feelings for her. Marty wonders what Brody is hiding, while Brody informs Natalie that he’s been seeing Marty professionally. Blair, Kelly, and Dorian learn from Todd that Eli is very much alive. Back at the docks, Eli tells Ross that Dani will now become his bargaining chip and then shoots his brother and rolls his body into the Llantano River. On Thursday, October 7, Todd runs into Eli on the docks, where the two are involved in a standoff. Todd shoots and injuries Eli, who manages to escape. Todd then pulls Ross from the river just as Dani arrives on the scene. Starr finds a bruised and bloodied Eli waiting for her at her apartment. Cole breaks from his kiss with Hannah, realizing he is still in love with Starr. John asks Nate if he knows where Dani might be. By Friday, October 8, Dani doesn’t believe Todd when he claims that Eli was the one who shot Ross, and runs away. John then arrives on the scene and surprises Todd when he says he believes his story. Dani arrives at Starr’s apartment where Eli is waiting for her. And, as Shaun and Destiny set vigil at his bedside, Greg regains consciousness and speaks a single word.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines:


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      Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

      Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC

      ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 4, 2010.


      Patrick and Robin are shaken by the depth of an unhinged Lisa’s despair on Monday, October 4. On Tuesday, October 5, Patrick refuses to give up on Robin despite her harsh rejection. Robin receives contradicting advice. Matt advises Patrick. Nikolas wants to keep Brook Lynn close. Suzanne has confrontations with Jason and Diane after arriving in Port Charles. Kate and Olivia come to blows on Wednesday, October 6. Spinelli’s reaction to Brenda gives Maxie pause about using the model to get back in Kate’s good graces. Sam decides to stop letting her insecurities get the better of her. Agent Bates effectively deports Dante and Lulu. On Thursday, October 7, Lucky gets a surprise while sitting in jail. Lucky acts on Luke’s advice on neutralizing the opposite sex after catching up with Siobhan on Friday, October 8. Luke is arrested.

      The Inside Story: Too Far
      On Monday, October 4, things heat up when Brenda and Sonny reunite in Port Charles. Diane confides in Alexis her concerns about Claire’s potential wrath after spying an intimate moment between Sonny and Brenda. Kristina informs Claire that Brenda is in Port Charles. Brenda turns to Jason for assistance in keeping her desire for Sonny in check. Meanwhile, his sights set on reuniting with his old love, Sonny tell Claire that they’re done on Tuesday, October 5. Not so coincidentally, the D.A. is prompted to re-open the car-bomb case against Sonny. Jax learns Brenda is back in town. On Thursday, October 7, Sonny and Jax clash over Brenda. Brenda and Robin, meanwhile, have a heart-to-heart about men. Robin pushes Sonny in Brenda’s direction. Brenda goes to see Jax. Carly makes a demand after finding Jax and Brenda together. Brenda resolves to confess her love to Sonny, but something gets in the way.

      A Closer Look: Too Close
      Desperate to overcome his issues with sexual intimacy, Michael asks Jason to help him find a prostitute. Sam decides to help Michael out, sensing Jason’s hesitance to the idea. Sam’s pal, Candy, meets with Michael on Tuesday, October 5. Michael loses it when Candy starts to come on strong. On Wednesday, October 6, Michael confides his inner turmoil to Jason. Carly tries to raise Michael’s spirits. Dante confides his concern to Lulu about Michael’s fragile emotional state.

      General Hospital News and Headlines:


      • Questions arise when Ethan is roughed up by … Johnny’s thugs. (Soap Opera Weekly)
      • Robin is stunned when Lisa arrives back to work at the hospital. (TV Listings)

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

      Friday, October 1, 2010 at 1:15 AM ET by Xavier Toups

      Photo: NBC

      ( — Ratings Report for the Week of September 20 – 24, 2010.



      Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

      Ratings for the week September 20 – 24, 2010

      (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

      Total Viewers
      1. Y&R 5,053,000 (+5,000/-225,000)
      2. B&B 3,051,000 (-142,000/-335,000)
      3. GH 2,378,000 (-263,000/-292,000)
      4. DAYS 2,376,000 (-134,000/-488,000)
      5. AMC 2,270,000 (-117,000/-252,000)
      6. OLTL 2,220,000 (-107,000/-242,000)

      1. Y&R 3.5/13 (same/-.3)
      2. B&B 2.2/8 (-.1/-.3)
      3. GH 1.8/6 (-.2/-.2)
      4. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: August 23-27, 2010)
      4. OLTL 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)
      4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.4) <- new low

      Women 18-49 Viewers
      1. Y&R 1,143,000 (+44,000/+1,000)
      2. GH 792,000 (-95,000/-80,000)
      3. B&B 676,000 (-20,000/+2,000)
      4. DAYS 672,000 (-40,000/-189,000)
      5. OLTL 666,000 (+2,000/-106,000)
      6. AMC 576,000 (-16,000/-171,000)

      Women 18-49 Rating
      1. Y&R 1.7/12 (same/same)
      2. GH 1.2/8 (-.1/-.1)
      3. DAYS 1.0/7 (-.1/-.3)
      3. B&B 1.0/7 (-.1/same)
      3. OLTL 1.0/7 (same/-.2)
      6. AMC 0.9/6 (same/-.2)

      Girls 12-17 Viewers
      1. Y&R 30,000 (-17,000/+1,000)
      2. GH 27,000 (+7,000/-16,000)
      3. DAYS 25,000 (+5,000/-6,000)
      3. OLTL 25,000 (+5,000/1,000)
      5. B&B 22,000 (-11,000/-1,000)
      6. AMC 13,000 (+4,000/-2,000)

      Women 18-34 Rating
      1. Y&R 0.9/6 (same/-.2)
      2. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
      2. GH 0.7/4 (-.2/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: May 24-28, 2010)
      4. B&B 0.6/4 (same/same)
      5. AMC 0.5/4 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (5th straight week)
      5. OLTL 0.5/4 (-.1/-.4) <- new low

      Men 18+ Viewers
      1. Y&R 1,119,000 (-95,000/-178,000)
      2. B&B 614,000 (-66,000/-133,00)
      3. DAYS 514,000 (-63,000/-96,000)
      4. AMC 437,000 (-22,000/-34,000)
      5. GH 415,000 (-98,000/-70,000)
      6. OLTL 382,000 (-53,000/-39,000)


      Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

      Monday: 1.8/2,276,000
      Tuesday: 1.7/2,385,000
      Wednesday: 1.8/2,225,000
      Thursday: 1.7/2,262,000
      Friday: 1.7/2,201,000

      Monday: 2.2/3,165,000
      Tuesday: 2.2/3,008,000
      Wednesday: 2.2/3,080,000
      Thursday: 2.0/2,889,000
      Friday: 2.2/3,111,000

      Monday: 2.0/2,685,000
      Tuesday: 1.7/2,284,000
      Wednesday: 1.6/2,366,000
      Thursday: 1.6/2,256,000
      Friday: 1.6/2,289,000

      Monday: 2.1/2,606,000
      Tuesday: 1.9/2,378,000
      Wednesday: 1.8/2,296,000
      Thursday: 1.7/2,321,000
      Friday: 1.7/2,287,000

      Monday: 1.9/2,307,000
      Tuesday: 1.8/2,286,000
      Wednesday: 1.7/2,186,000
      Thursday: 1.6/2,203,000
      Friday: 1.6/2,119,000

      Monday: 3.7/5,161,000
      Tuesday: 3.7/5,286,000
      Wednesday: 3.6/5,097,000
      Thursday: 3.4/4,893,000
      Friday: 3.3/4,831,000



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