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


Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET by Xavier Toups

Photo: NBC

( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 3 - 7, 2011.


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week January 3 – 7, 2011

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Note: There were some pre-emptions on Wednesday.

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,107,000 (-179,000/-213,000)
2. B&B 3,211,000 (-67,000/-375,000)
3. GH 2,738,000 (-359,000/+7,000)
4. DAYS 2,663,000 (-172,000/-619,000)
5. AMC 2,467,000 (-170,000/-511,000)
6. OLTL 2,371,000 (-474,000/-179,000)

1. Y&R 3.6/12 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (-.1/-.4)
3. DAYS 2.0/6 (same/-.3)
3. GH 2.0/6 (-.2/same)
5. AMC 1.9/6 (same/-.3)
6. OLTL 1.8/6 (-.2/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,074,000 (-124,000/-163,000)
2. GH 821,000 (-98,000/-73,000)
3. DAYS 799,000 (+68,000/-131,000)
4. B&B 663,000 (-39,000/-141,000)
5. OLTL 573,000 (-129,000/-122,000)
6. AMC 536,000 (-51,000/-208,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6/10 (-.2/-.3)
2. DAYS 1.2/7 (+.1/-.2)
2. GH 1.2/7 (-.2/-.2)
5. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/-.2)
5. OLTL 0.9/5 (-.2/-.2) <- ties low rating
6. AMC 0.8/5 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. GH 54,000 (-14,000/-10,000)
2. Y&R 33,000 (-42,000/-9,000)
3. B&B 19,000 (-41,000/-5,000)
4. OLTL 18,000 (-42,000/-13,000)
5. DAYS 15,000 (-13,000/-33,000)
6. AMC 9,000 (-33,000/-8,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.9/6 (same/-.3)
2. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.2/-.3)
3. GH 0.7/4 (same/-.4)
4. B&B 0.5/3 (same/-.4)
5. AMC 0.4/3 (same/-.5) <- ties low rating  (2nd straight week)
5. OLTL 0.4/3 (-.1/-.4) <- new low

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,295,000 (+46,000/-60,000)
2. B&B 759,000 (+1,000/-77,000)
3. DAYS 580,000 (-88,000/-123,000)
4. GH 533,000 (-96,000/-23,000)
5. AMC 507,000 (+17,000/-116,000)
6. OLTL 445,000 (-122,000/-66,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.9/2,502,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,715,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,402,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,357,000
Friday: 1.8/2,348,000

Monday: 2.3/3,349,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,311,000
Wednesday: 2.2/3,057,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,221,000
Friday: 2.2/3,115,000 

Monday: 1.9/2,633,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,639,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,613,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,822,000
Friday: 2.0/2,599,000

Monday: 2.1/2,884,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,751,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,850,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,517,000
Friday: 2.0/2,690,000

Monday: 1.8/2,457,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,447,000
Wednesday: 1.5/1,883,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,290,000
Friday: 1.9/2,625,000

Monday: 3.7/5,282,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,848,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,870,000
Thursday: 3.6/5,169,000
Friday: 3.8/5,364,000


For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through January 9, 2011

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.3
3. DAYS 2.0
3. GH 2.0
5. OLTL 1.9
6. AMC 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. B&B 1.0
4. OLTL 1.0
6. AMC 0.9


Ratings Archive

Walker Brings Alex Back to ‘Life’

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: IMDb

( — Tonya Walker returns to “One Life to Live” as fan favorite Alex Olanov.

The actress, who has played the lovable villainess off and on since 1990 is making her way back to Llanview. Walker announced this evening on her Facebook page that “Yes it is true! I have been asked back to ‘One Life to Live’ for One Day or One Week! Who knows? Who Cares?! I am just thrilled and grateful. But now I have to get ready to go back in front of the camera again… I am thinking of starting to video tape that journey tomorrow. Would anyone watch it? Let me know ok? 30 days til ‘One Life’ Could start tomorrow…”

She also said Ok so 30 days til one life… I had my Isagenix shake,took the youngest to school worked with her school theatre group on their musical til 8,got coffee, was SO tempted by muffins at the coffee shop. had asmall bite and I am leaving the others in the car. I have to workout. There is no time to go to class so workout here, Then PYP meeting then we will see if we can get this hair in shape…and eat just a little!   I am dieting to get back to work. I want to post a video of all this prep. Just trying to decide where. I guess my website? You tube?”

Walker, who originated the role of Alex in 1990, left the show in 1997. She returned again for brief stints in 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2009. She also played Lizbeth Bachman on “Capitol” from 1982-86, and Marine Green on “Guiding Light” from 2003-2004. A former Miss Teen All-American and Miss Maryland USA, Walker also produced the 2007 award winning family film “The Derby Stallion,” which co-starred Zach Efron.

No word yet on what brings Alex back to Llanview or exactly when viewers can expect to begin seeing her onscreen. SON will continue to follow the story and bring you further details as they develop.

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

GH Recap: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 13, 2011.


The Balkan makes contact with the Port Charles traitor. Spinelli spills the beans to Jason that Carly has leverage of her own to stop Sonny and Brenda’s wedding.

Carly enlists Diane’s help. Michael is unfortunately at the PCPD when Abby is arrested for prostitution. Assuming her innocence, Michael fights for her freedom. Abby admits to Dante that she is not a hooker.

With Ethan in hiding, Maya admits to Johnny just how she feels about Ethan. Maya and Ethan agree to enjoy their time together.

Robin agrees to let Terrell shadow her at the hospital. Terrell finds himself impressed by Robin’s medical and personal skills. Patrick pursues his suspicion, confronting Johnny.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny convinces Dabte to be his best man at the wedding.
  • Carly threatens to expose the truth to Sonny.
  • Spinelli tells Jason about his “Memoirs” that he is writing with Diane.

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

OLTL Recap: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 13, 2011.


Todd and Téa discuss her suspicions that Nate is covering for Inez. Feeling deflated that Dani so quickly jumped to the idea that Todd killed Eddie, he decides to find out who set him up (with the cufflink) and Price comes over to dust for prints.

Matthew lurks and hides as Nora berates Clint for suggesting Bo lie to her about the affair with Inez. Clint is grateful that Matt didn’t tell his parents that it was Clint who ratted out Bo and Inez to Matthew. Inez turns in her resignation to Bo.

Inez goes to court where Téa probes her to try to get her to crack. Rex tells Bo that Marty wrote a prescription for Inez that could have made him disoriented and that she was able to sneak out and kill Eddie. Rex goes to Clint and wants to know the connection between him and Inez. James and Ford visit Nate and try to get him to say why he confessed. Téa calls Inez to the stand and accuses her of letting Nate take the fall for a murder she committed.

Starr brings Langston up to date regarding James saying he wants to see other girls. Michelle asks James to a sorority Valentines dance. Starr pretends to be okay with it.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Roxy confronts Marty.
  • Brody holds Natalie’s baby.
  • Rex asks Clint about Inez.

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

AMC Recap: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 13, 2011.


After accidentally knocking Marissa unconscious Annie frames it as a burglary but the situation works against her. She intentionally sets off the alarm causing Brot, Natalia and JR to arrive. Marissa comes to but refuses to go to the emergency room. Her interaction with JR gets to Annie who claims she’ll call Jake to come take a look at Marissa but instead calls Amanda for help. Amanda shows up but tells Annie she no longer wants to hear about her troubles. Amanda starts to think that Annie set up the whole burglary scheme. JR points out to AJ that Marissa will be staying with them instead of going to the hospital. He then breaks the news to Annie that he had a trip planned for them but now they’ll have to cancel.

Things between Natalia and Brot are moving along but when things start to heat up she pulls back.

Frankie and Randi question Madison about her job at Fusion, concerned that it will put her back in the middle of things with Ryan. Randi wonders to Frankie if Madison really does want to keep her distance from Ryan. Scott sends Madison a letter which prompts her to visit him. Greenlee goes to see Scott at the prison and he tells her that because of her stature he wants her to testify at his parole hearing the next day and Greenlee agrees. Ryan compliments Greenlee for giving someone a second chance, the same way she got one.

Ryan becomes frustrated over the contents of Zach’s FAA report. Ryan reassures Madison that he will protect her, Kendall and the kids from Zach’s assailants.

On the Next All My Children…

  • JR postpones his divorce to Marissa.
  • Annie becomes more delusional.
  • Brot and Natalia take the next step in their relationship.

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

‘One Life to Live’ Casting Odds & Ends

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

( — More casting updates for “One Life to Live.”

In the aftermath of Cristian (David Fumero) and Layla’s break-up when Tika Sumper briefly returns later this month, Cristian receives some much needed comfort in the arms of a very familiar face before leaving Paris. On Tuesday, January 25, look for him to be consoled by his cousin (and Fumero’s real-life wife) Adriana Cramer (Melissa Fumero).

Looks like payback really is hell. After Ford tells cops the truth, Clint (Jerry verDorn) arranges for Llanview University’s Dean McKenzie (Kristine Sutherland) to cast suspicion upon Ford (David A. Gregory) for his father’s murder to the police on Wednesday, January 26.

Things in Llanview are about to get a little creepy. Broadway performer Wesley Taylor, who can currently be seen in the stage rendition of “The Addams Family,” posted on his Facebook page that he was “Out of the matinee and perhaps the evening show tomorrow. Shooting ‘One Life to Live.’ Playing a creeper.” The 24-year-old Taylor taped his scenes on Wednesday, January 12. Neither his airdate, nor the person(s) he’ll be “creeping around,” have been announced.

“One Life to Live” has released four new auditions scripts this so far this week. The first is for the bit part of a “Landlord.” Remember that “OLTL” frequently changes character names in these scripts in an attempt to throw off viewers. The scene starts with “Talia’s” landlord arriving at her doorstep. He is somewhat at a loss for words after she answers the door indicating that she is about to take a shower. He tells her that he is about ready to turn her water off for a little while. Disappointed, Talia states that she was getting ready to undress and hop into a nice, hot shower. The landlord asks her if her husband was there, to which she responds that he has stepped out for a moment. The landlord asks Talia to remind her husband that he has been giving them a break on their rent. Talia seems shocked by his comments, especially when the landlord states that he their rent is now two months behind and that her husband said that they really needed to save his money. Talia asks him to come in and discuss the matter further, and that he can even scrub her back in the shower if he wishes to. However, the landlord is not interested and demands his money. As the scene ends, Talia claims that she thought they had reached an understanding, to which he says that the building needs repairs and that they cost money.

The second script is for the role of “Jillian,” which is nearly identical to the one released back in November for the role of Michelle, and was cast with “Everwood” star Vivien Cardone (who first aired on January 6). The scene opens with “Jillian” informing “Rich” that she bumped into “Lilly” and “Alex.” Rich states that he wasn’t aware the two even knew each other. Jillian responds that they are in English Lit. class together, and were just formally introduced to one another. She asks Rich what went on with “Dean” in the court room. He tells her that he can’t because he, along with everyone else, was barred from entering. Jillian is surprised by that, considering how he and Dean are family after all. She also states that she is on the planning committee for her sorority’s Valentine’s Day dance at LU and wants to know if Rich will go with her. Rich tells her he will, and a happy Jillian walks off to go to her committee meeting.

The third script is for the role of “Sister Beatrice,” who asks “Tim” if she can be of any help to him. Tim tells her that he is looking for a patient named “Lisa Sales.” Smelling alcohol on his breath, the nun reminds him that booze is strictly forbidden there. Undeterred, Tim insists on seeing Lisa, claiming it is official business. She agrees to take him to see Lisa, but reminds him of her delicate mental state. Promising to be gentle with her, he asks the Sister if Lisa’s doctor has spoken with her yet. She tells him that she she gave the doctor his message, and that it is out of her hands now. As the scene ends, Tim explains that it is important that he also speak with the doctor face-to-face.

And the fourth script is for an “Assistant,” and opens with him informing “Trey” that he won’t charge him for fake blood to make extra stains with.  Trey passes on the offer.  The assistant then says that he can there are twelve photos that come with the package he is considering purchasing, and that most copules chose to have their picture taken in front of Dracula’s tomb.  When Trey tells him that it won’t be necessary, he laughs and tells Trey that he must have never been married before now.  Trey then responds to the assistant’s question about his wife by saying that he had left something back in their room and had to go back and get it and will return shortly.  The assistant says that they all they need now is a witness, and that he would be more than happy to step up to the task.  Looking concerned, Trey tells him that will be acceptable.  As the scene ends, he reminds Trey that the charge will be $14.95, and wants to know if Trey has made up his mind, to which he responds in the affirmative. 

Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay Rappaport) dispells rumors that she may be returning to “OLTL” in the near future, in response to a fan who asked her if Lindsay would be “returning to ‘OLTL’ sometime soon and befriending a relatively new character named ‘Inez,’ in jail… can you share if there’s any truth to this rumor??” Hickland’s reaction was that “This is the first I’ve heard of it so I am going to say no it is not true. Sometimes the fans come up with great story lines, which is why I used to love ‘Fan February’ so much.”

Upcoming airdates for Nic Robuck (James) include (among others )episodes airing on or around the following dates: January 21, 24, 25, and 27, February 15, 21, 22, 24, 25, and March 3 and 4.

And “One Life” Executive Producer Frank Valenitni is weighing in on outgoing talk show host Wendy Williams‘ upcoming appearance on the show, stating that “If it’s happening in entertainment and pop culture, then Wendy Williams is talking about it and having a good time doing it. She is the perfect person to play Phyllis, and we are looking forward to her bringing the energy and fun that she brings to her own talk show to ‘One Life to Live.’”   Williams is scheduled to discuss her March 2 and 28th “OLTL” appearances on her syndicated/BET talk show today (January 13). In addition, below is an on-set picture she posted from her day on the set on January 12:

Wendy Williams on the set of “One Life to Live.”

And here is a similar picture with “OLTL” Head Writer Ron Carlivati setting in the ‘host’s seat’:

“One Life to Live” Head Writer Ron Carlivati.

In other news…

Apparently not all former “OLTL” actors forget their old “Life” when they leave Llanview. John Brotherton (ex-Jared Banks) commented on the show’s Facebook page Thursday that “poor John… he actually thinks that’s his baby. We all know that baby is a Bank$.” His comment was in response to pictures of Natalie (Melissa Archer) and John (Michael Easton) holding their newborn baby.

“OLTL” Script Writer Scott Sickles that he “was pretty amazed by the great directing and editing in today’s [Monday's] ‘prepping Jessica/Natalie for labor’ montage. Dramatic, suspenseful, artful — beautiful and utterly engaging. I’m especially proud of my show today [Monday]. I wish I had something to do with this episode other than reading the breakdown. And watching it. It’s a pleasure.”

Lenny Platt (Nate) looks to be a huge fan of co-star Tuc Watkins (David), tweeting recently that he had “Just watched last Tuesday’s [January 4] episode. Every one of Tuc Watkins’ scenes feels like it could be right out of a Howard Hawks film. Genius…”

And just a reminder that the “One Life to Live” studios will be dark on Monday, January 17 as the cast and crew take the day off in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

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

GH Alerts: Week of January 17 Edition

Photo: ABC

Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 17, 2011.


  • Monday: Jason tries to call off Sonny and Brenda’s wedding. Carly confronts Sam for introducing Michael to Abby. Johnny warns Lisa that Patrick is onto her.
  • Tuesday: Will Lulu break up with Dante? Michael lashes out at Carly. Molly has an emotional hissy fit, shocking Kristina with her unusual behavior.
  • Wednesday: Encore Presentation; original air date 5/27/96. In this episode, the men of Port Charles make life-changing decisions; Sonny prepares to leave Lily for Brenda; meanwhile, after sharing a loving moment with Robin, Jason takes Carly to bed.
  • Thursday: The Balkan makes plans to kidnap Brenda on her wedding day. Dante tries to convince Lulu of his love. Nikolas and Brook Lynn share their first kiss.
  • Friday: Lulu is shocked when Brenda arrives to talk to her about Dante. Sonny and Molly discuss bi-polar disorder. Lucky and Siobhan deal with relationship problems.

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

OLTL Alerts: Week of January 17 Edition

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 17, 2011.


  • Monday: Will Marty take off with Natalie’s baby?  Inez confesses.  Kelly meets Cutter.
  • Tuesday: Inez admits Clint blackmailed her.  Echo confronts Clint.  Cuter and Kelly share a kiss.
  • Wednesday: (Encore presentation of 02/26/06 episode): John and Todd work to avoid a plane crash.  Natalie tries to persuade Cristian not to fight.  Tess thinks Jessica’s loved ones want to get rid of her.
  • Thursday: Bo blames Clint.  Kelly asks Ford about Aubrey.  Vimal confides in his wife.
  • Friday: Bo sets a trap.  Starr doesn’t like what she sees.  Blair meets Tomas while in Paris. 

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

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 17, 2011.


  • Monday: Will Colby and Damon break up? Greenlee encourages Ryan to forgive himself for Zach’s death. David wakes up from his coma.
  • Tuesday: Erica and David face-off. Amanda admits to Griffin that she pretended to be Cara. Natalia and Brot’s relationship continues to flourish and they decide to go public.
  • Wednesday: Encore Presentation; original air date 2/12/03. In this fan-dictated fantasy episode from 2003, Tad “the Cad” Martin bids a soap-tastic farewell to his bachelor days as he prepares to become the next Mr. Erica Kane.
  • Thursday: Kendall faces her fears. Jackson becomes upset as Erica grows closer to Caleb. Ryan proposes to Greenlee! Will she say yes? 
  • Friday: Erica goes to Caleb for help with being blackmailed. Krystal isn’t thrilled with Marissa’s decision regarding her father. Scott and Madison grow closer.

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

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 12, 2011.


Newsflash across town: the body believed to be Jerry Jax has been pulled out of the harbor. Neither Jason nor Lucky believe Brenda or Siobhan is safe without irrefutable evidence. Jason gets a hint that there is a traitor in the midst. Brenda comforts Jax in the wake of news of Jerry’s potential death. Brenda thinks Jason wants to believe she is still in danger just so that she will not leave him.

Patrick smells rat when he sees Lisa and Johnny interacting.

Alexis and Kristina attempt to get Molly ready to receive a school award for her heroism during the bus accident, but Molly mysteriously feigns illness.

Elizabeth refuses Steve’s financial help, saying she has another way in mind.

Brook Lynn and Nikolas grow closer.

Ethan falls into Johnny’s apartment injured by a lone shark. Johnny gets Lisa to tend to his wounds so that Maya does not find out.

Lucky admits to Siobhan he likes her, a lot.

Diane and Spinelli discuss a passage from the book.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • The Balkan makes contact with the Port Charles traitor.
  • Carly enlists Diane’s help.
  • Abby is arrested for prostitution.

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

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