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

GH Recap: Friday, April 1, 2011

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, April 1, 2011.


Michael and Abby argue over the weapon and the threat of Brandon. While Jason tries to convince Michael to take the legal route, Brandon appears at Abby’s apartment and beats her. Michael has Brandon at gunpoint.

Lucky confides in Maxie. Lulu confronts Luke and gives him some advice. Lucky goes to see Luke at the Haunted Star.

Carly urges Jason not to go after Franco and instead take care of himself. Jason ponders with Sam whether he should have given up Jake, and they realize all a parent can really do is love their child.

Sonny visits Josslyn, expressing his concern and admiration for Carly.

Brenda reveals how much she longs to be a mother. Suzanne disposes of Theo just as he is about to meet his grandson.

Spinelli tells Maxie she was his inspiration for “The Memoirs of Damian Spinelli.”

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason stops Michael from pulling the trigger.
  • Robin suggests that she and Patrick enroll in marriage counseling.
  • Johnny invites Lisa over and they have sex.


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    Ratings: Great Week for GH


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    Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

    ( — Ratings Report for the Week of March 21-25, 2011

    (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

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    Total Viewers
    1. Y&R 4,538,000 (-196,000/-641,000)
    2. GH 2,869,000 (+276,000/+233,000) *
    3. B&B 2,819,000 (-129,000/-368,000)
    4. OLTL 2,511,000 (+84,000/+176,000)
    5. AMC 2,375,000 (-1,000/-21,000)
    6. DAYS 2,361,000 (+45,000/-410,000)

    * Last time GH in 2nd place was March 21-25, 2005

    1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.4)
    2. GH 2.1/7 (+.2/+.2)
    2. B&B 2.1/7 (same/-.2)
    4. OLTL 1.9/6 (+.1/+.2)
    5. AMC 1.8/6 (same/same)
    6. DAYS 1.7/6 (same/-.3) <—- ties low (2nd straight week)

    Women 18-49 Viewers
    1. Y&R 929,000 (+22,000/-251,000)
    2. GH 880,000 (+150,000/-40,000)
    3. DAYS 659,000 (+63,000/-68,000)
    4. OLTL 623,000 (+24,000/-66,000)
    5. B&B 588,000 (-40,000/-72,000)
    6. AMC 513,000 (-35,000/-112,000)

    Women 18-49 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.4/10 (same/-.4)
    2. GH 1.3/9 (+.2/-.1)
    3. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
    4. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
    4. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
    6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

    Girls 12-17 Viewers
    1. Y&R 26,000 (-16,000/-9,000)
    2. GH 18,000 (-5,000/-20,000)
    3. OLTL 12,000 (-15,000/-16,000)
    3. DAYS 12,000 (-12,000/-5,000)
    5. B&B 11,000 (-27,000/-18,000)
    6. AMC 6,000 (-11,000/-16,000)

    Women 18-34 Rating
    1. Y&R 0.7/5 (-.1/-.4)
    1. GH 0.7/5 (same/-.2)
    3. DAYS 0.5/4 (+.1/-.4)
    3. OLTL 0.5/4 (same/-.2)
    3. B&B 0.5/3 (-.1/-.2)
    6. AMC 0.4/3 (-.1/-.3) <—- ties low

    Men 18+ Viewers
    1. Y&R 1,062,000 (-69,000/-114,000)
    2. B&B 610,000 (-47,000/-74,000)
    3. DAYS 552,000 (+13,000/-31,000)
    4. GH 502,000 (+49,000/+60,000)
    5. OLTL 440,000 (+32,000/+26,000)
    6. AMC 433,000 (+17,000/+13,000)


    Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

    Monday: 1.9/2,444,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,265,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,359,000
    Thursday: 1.8/2,449,000
    Friday: 1.8/2,357,000

    Monday: 2.2/3,014,000
    Tuesday: 2.0/2,743,000
    Wednesday: 2.1/2,885,000
    Thursday: 2.1/2,816,000
    Friday: 1.9/2,638,000

    Monday: 1.8/2,503,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,406,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,478,000
    Thursday: 1.7/2,182,000
    Friday: 1.6/2,238,000

    Monday: 2.1/2,815,000
    Tuesday: 2.2/2,981,000
    Wednesday: 2.2/2,958,000
    Thursday: 2.0/2,711,000
    Friday: 2.1/2,880,000

    Monday: 2.0/2,581,000
    Tuesday: 1.8/2,385,000
    Wednesday: 1.9/2,611,000
    Thursday: 1.9/2,557,000
    Friday: 1.8/2,421,000

    Monday: 3.5/4,798,000
    Tuesday: 3.3/4,513,000
    Wednesday: 3.3/4,662,000
    Thursday: 3.2/4,351,000
    Friday: 3.1/4,364,000


    For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through March 27, 2011

    1. Y&R 3.6
    2. B&B 2.2
    3. GH 2.1
    4. DAYS 2.0
    5. OLTL 1.9
    5. AMC 1.9

    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

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      AMC PreVUE: Week of April 4 Edition

      ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of April 4, 2011.


      Scott realizes who is behind Madison’s sudden insecurities on Monday, April 4. JR bemoans Scott & Marissa’s continued connection. How much longer can Marissa resist a persistent JR for? Bianca thanks JR. Marissa tries to set Bianca up. Greenlee confides in Bianca and later gets real with a spiteful Emma. Scott & Greenlee give Ryan & Madison a private moment with their unborn child. On Wednesday, April 6, is Emma & Greenlee’s moment for real or more child’s play? Tad is there for a grateful Cara. Jake balks at Amanda’s proposed solution to their problems. Cara questions an uneasy Jesse about Lucy. Liza encourages David, prompting him to give Angie something to think about on Thursday, April 7.

      The Inside Story: Crazy For You
      On Tuesday, April 4, preoccupied with his investigation, Griffin turns down Kendall’s invite. Griffin expresses his worry to Tad that pushing the sale of the casino might leave Kendall as a target. Ricky informs Griffin that he’s attending Erica’s wedding with Kendall. Tad & Cara hit two hot spots with Griffin: his feelings for Kendall & the missing hospital drugs. Diana shows up at Kendall’s door after Ricky makes it clear that they’re done and that Kendall is his future. Ricky arrives & defuses the situation. Back at Diana’s hotel room, on Wednesday, April 6, the hit-man begins to strangle Diana after becoming aware of her determination to murder Kendall. Kendall is vexed to realize her house guest gave her a false name. Griffin realizes Kendall is in real danger. Brot is unable to help Griffin prompting the doc to make up an excuse to be around Kendall. Ricky interrupts just as Griffin is about to come clean. Kendall’s search on Diana Holden leads her to a surprising discovery. Griffin, meanwhile, finds Diana’s dead body on his bed. Ryan is perplexed by a laid back Ricky’s take on the intruder situation. Griffin is unable to revive Diana and at a lost to explain his circumstances to the cops. Ricky gains access to the “murder scene” after Griffin is taken down to the situation. On Friday, April 8, Kendall reveals that she knows about Diana’s connection to the casino prompting Griffin to tell the upset widow about his investigation. Jesse tells Kendall & Griffin that two tickets to Tahiti under Diana & Griffin’s name and a stack of cash and drugs were found in the doc’s hotel room. Kendall admits the truth to Jesse about Griffin stealing drugs from PVH.

      All My Children News and Headlines:

      AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2011

      • Mayor Iris and Jesse butt heads over the Castillo case.
      • Ricky works to further ingratiate himself to Kendall and her family.
      • Confessions, confusion and a kidnapping take center stage as Jack & Erica prepare to wed.
      • Amanda confides her fears about Jake & Cara to Tad.
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        OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 4 Edition

        OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 4 Edition

        ( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of April 4, 2011.


        Viki is shocked to find Charlie and Echo together. On Tuesday, April 5, Viki is devastated by what Charlie has to say. After bumping into Téa, Viki vents to her sister-in-law. Later, Viki gives Echo a piece of her mind on Thursday, April 7. Elsewhere, Bo and Nora are stunned by Clint’s accusations. David and Dorian return home with some bad news. Langston receives a tempting job offer. Aubrey seeks Rama’s help. Cristian and Rama inch closer. Aubrey notes Joey’s growing jealousy of John and Kelly. And Rama makes an accidental confession.

        The Inside Story: No Way Out
        Shane returns to school on Monday, April 4. Destiny tries to get Shane to talk to the principal. Meanwhile, Rex and Gigi are desperate to find their son. Shane makes a fateful decision. Starr tells all to an unbelieving Blair. On Tuesday, April 5, Rex and Gigi try to stop Shane before it is too late. Blair is less than pleased with Jack’s attitude. Blair and Starr give Jack an order on Wednesday, April 6. Rex and Gigi ponder what to do next. Destiny confides in Shaun. Bo gives Rex his support. Brad tells Jack about what happened to Shane. Destiny talks to Matthew. Starr reassures Blair. And Nora tries to comfort Destiny.

        A Closer Look: Love Hurts
        James reminds Deanna that he is with Starr now, but decides to take pity on her nonetheless. Starr is surprised to find Hope with Marty. Alone, Marty continues to think about Natalie and her baby. Téa confronts John about investigating her brother, and forces him to take a hard look at himself on Tuesday, April 5. Tomas probes Dani for information. Shaun and Téa bond over their problems. John thinks about Liam. Natalie makes a confession to Clint. Tess and Ford share a warm moment, as to Brody and Natalie. Marty walks in on John and Kelly kissing on Friday, April 8. Natalie realizes John still cares about the baby. Brody and Ford argue. And Tess and Cutter have another encounter.

        One Life to Live News and Headlines:

        OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2011

        • Viki and Charlie’s marriage comes to an end.
        • Marty has a tough question for John.
        • Tomas catches Téa in the act.
        • Starr and Deanna come face-to-face.
        • Natalie leaves John with some food for thought.
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          GH PreVUE: Week of April 4 Edition

          ( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of April 4, 2011.


          Jason stops Michael from making a terrible mistake. Or does he? Brandon’s dead body is found behind Vaughn’s on Monday, April 4. Sam gives Spinelli advice. Jake’s death continues to impact the connections between Robin & Patrick, and Lisa & Johnny. Patrick & Robin attend heir first marriage-counseling session. On Tuesday, April 5, Kristina gets a visit from Lisa as she babysits Emma. Anthony contacts Johnny on Wednesday, April 6.

          The Inside Story: Not Sonny’s Boy
          On Tuesday, April 5, Suzanne introduces Brenda to Lucian, the son the model believed she lost forever. Brenda doesn’t waste a moment getting acquainted with her son. Sonny is clearly skeptical of Suzanne’s claim despite Brenda’s exuberance. Brenda ponders if she wants Lucian to grow up in the world she has married into. Carly & Brenda not-so-politely discuss which one of them is the worse mother. Sonny suggests to a perturbed Brenda that they have a DNA test run on Lucian on Friday, April 8.

          A Closer Look: Dust In the Wind
          Lucky confronts Luke. Luke spirals. On Thursday, April 7, Carly insists to Lucky that he and Luke need each other and urges him not to turn his back on his father. Lucky rejects Carly’s advice and turns to Sonny instead. Sam counsels Jason as he continues to wrestle with regrets. Nikolas finds Luke destroying the Haunted Star. Lucky tries to bury his pain in work but later loses his composure as he and Jason discuss parenthood on Friday, April 8. Lucky insists to Siobhan that they get married immediately. Desperate to help Jason, Carly implores Sam to give her best friend a new child to love.

          General Hospital News and Headlines:

          GH ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2011

          • Dante uncovers a strange connection between Johnny and Brandon.
          • Diane questions Sonny’s intended role in Lucian’s life; Brenda, meanwhile, questions Michael about Sonny’s role in his.
          • Sam begins to reconsider her stand on having a child.
          • Maxie confronts Elizabeth with the truth.
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            Genie Francis Joins Tristan Rogers at 'The Young and the Restless'

            ( — Just when you thought you'd seen the last of Genie Francis on soaps, "The Young and the Restless" wisely stepped in and snapped the actress up for a contract role on the CBS daytime drama series. According to an exclusive report by Entertainment Weekly's Lynette Rice, Francis is set to play mother to Daniel Goddard's Ethan 'Cane' Ashby. As we all remember, Cane "died" in early February after he was savagely murdered. Even so, Goddard recently began making appearances on the soap as "ghost" Cane, which has caused Lily (Christel Khalil), Cane's wife, to second guess her mental stability. It is unclear what Francis' hiring means for the characters expected return to the soap opera, despite his being currently buried six feet under.

            Francis begins taping at "Y&R" at the end of April. Her first airdate has not been set, but it is said she'll first air at the end of May. "The Young and the Restless" tapes roughly four weeks in advance of airdate, so it'll be a nice memorial reunion for the actress as she'll share parenting skills with former "General Hospital" co-star Tristan Rogers, who portrays Cane's daddy Colin Atkinson.

            In an interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, Francis stated she'd be willing to return to "General Hospital" if her former character, Laura Spencer, was written differently than she had been. "If there is a way to go forward with Laura and make her into what I’d like her to be now, then perhaps I would do it," said Francis. "I would like her to be funny and have a little bit of an agenda that might look a little bit vengeful, but it really isn’t. I think she’d have a plan," she continued. "There is nothing in me that is willing to play a victim anymore. I’m sort of done with the wounded dove in my life."

            In addition to her time on "General Hospital" and her upcoming stint on "The Young and the Restless," Francis has appeared in episodes of "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Roswell," and "Roseanne." She starred on ABC's "All My Children" in the role of Ceara Connor Hunter from 1990-1992, just before making her grand return to "GH" in 1993. Francis' "AMC" character also had a stint on spin-off soap "Loving." Francis starred in the 2007 Hallmark Channel original movie "The Note," which remains one of the the channel's highest rated movies ever. The TV-movie spawned the 2009 sequel "Taking a Chance on Love." The story surrounded Peyton MacGruder (Francis), who is on a search for the intended recipient of a note left by a passenger that died in a tragic plane crash.

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