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


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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 14, 2011 – For the week of October 3-7, “Days of our Lives” (1.0 rating, 7 share among women 18-49, 0.6/4 among women 18-34) ranked #3 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for #1 in the women 18-34 race. Versus the same week last year, “Days” was up 5 percent in total viewers (2.5 million up from 2.3 million).

“Days” matched its highest women 18-49 rating in 16 weeks (since the week of June 13-17).

Season to date, “Days” is tied for #3 in the women 18-49 category and tied for #1 in the women 18-34 demo. So far this season, “Days” is up in total viewers by 2 percent versus last season (2.512 million vs. 2.454 million).

Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 17 Edition

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( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 17, 2011.


Tina and Cord get closer while babysitting Ryder. Natalie interrupts the old flames on Wednesday, October 19, and finally unleashes her anger on her aunt. Trying to make peace, Tina offers to plan her niece’s wedding. Later, Tina and Cord decide to put their feelings on hold. And Viki makes Clint do his exercises on Thursday, October 20.

The Inside Story: Means, Motive, and Opportunity
Todd conjures up another image of Irene on Monday, October 17. Téa tries to make a deal with Bo, and considers listening to Victor’s last words. Shaun tells John about his run-in with Vimal. John decides to have Brody’s gun tested. Natalie runs the ballistics test. Roxy is upset to learn about Natalie’s engagement. Todd makes a decision about his future. Nora demands answers from Todd on Tuesday, October 18. Brody lashes out at John. Tina inadvertently gives Jessica a clue about the DNA test results. Jessica and Ford discuss Victor’s murder. Nora and Bo debate dropping the charges against Todd. Brody interrupts Jessica and Ford’s evening on Wednesday, October 19. Ford wonders what Brody knows. Brody threatens Vimal. Todd and Starr come face-to-face. Blair reminds Jack that the police know he’s lying. Starr, Todd, and Tomas each go to court. Tomas makes a confession to Blair. Bo and Mayor Finn mince words. By Friday, October 21, Blair pleads with Tomas, who speaks from the heart. And Todd continues to be tortured by his dead mother.

A Closer Look: A Case of Mistaken Identity?
Rama and Cutter frame Kim for an old crime on Monday, October 17. Cutter watches after Kim’s friend. Aubrey helps Rex plan a party for Natalie and Brody. The doctor is forced to sedate the woman in the hospital bed. Roxy tells Rex that Echo forged his name on Thursday, October 20. Dani visits Starr in jail. Cutter tries to cut a deal with Clint, who contacts Rex with the news. Kim’s friend talks to Cutter. Clint tells Cutter where to go, however, the con man quickly comes up with a new scheme on Friday, October 21. Aubrey shares her party ideas with Rex, who tells her of Cutter’s latest antics. Later, Cutter has an offer for Rex. Starr butts heads with a paparazzi as James whisks her away. Afterward, Starr reunites with Hope and encounters Rick. Ever the sleazeball, Rick tells Starr her likes her new image, and forces her to play hardball if she still wants a career in music.


  • Kim’s friend returns to Llanview.
  • Viki tries to keep peace between Tina and Todd.
  • Marcie reminds John of Brody’s violent history.
  • Tina makes a shocking discovery.
  • Tomas asks Blair if she still loves Todd.

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 17, 2011.


Abby has a surprise in store for Michael on Monday, October 17. Jason and Sam deal with their uninvited guests. Shawn and Sam leave Jason and Carly alone to hash it out on Wednesday, October 19. Franco sets out with a surprising new companion. On Thursday, October 20, a very uncomfortable Coleman finds himself directly in the middle of Sonny and Kate’s peculiar mating dance. Sonny lays down the law to Kate.

The Inside Story: (Not Quite) The Love Cruise
Despite some tension rising before hand, everyone is excited for Matt’s impending celebration at sea. Lisa, meanwhile, comes face to face with Johnny after taking care of his father. Maxie finds Anthony in a precarious situation; will she come to his aid on Tuesday, October 18? Johnny pays the price as a cold-blooded Lisa moves forward with her plans. Spinelli races to get to Matt’s party with a romantic surprise for his ex. Elizabeth, Robin and Patrick discuss life. Matt and Elizabeth share a moment. Maxie seethes with jealousy when Spinelli points out the obvious about the pair. Patrick and Robin get romantic. Olivia realizes Steve’s heart may be divided after their own romantic rendezvous at sea. Elizabeth finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Patrick and Robin get the shock of their life. Johnny struggles to walk.

A Closer Look: Unsolved Mysteries of the Spencer Kind
Elizabeth and Ethan discuss Lucky’s abrupt decision to get out of dodge. Ethan confides in Elizabeth about the mystery events at Wyndemere. Later, Luke spots Laura’s picture at Wyndemere. Ethan and Luke talk about the past. Lulu continues to drink to cope with her problems. Spinelli sees something curious at Wyndemere. Lulu’s unease about her future with Dante intensifies after a talk with Sonny. On Friday, October 21, Spinelli and Maxie investigate what is really going on at Wyndemere.


  • Lisa has unsettling plans for Robin and Patrick.
  • Elizabeth gets help from a mystery source.
  • Carly reveals a secret to Jason.
  • Who’s the mystery person at Wyndemere?
  • Luke surprises Tracy.

GH Recap: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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


Just as Patrick and Robin discuss building a greater future together, their life is turned upside down.

Lucky dashes all of Elizabeth’s hope. Lucky makes an important decision while Elizabeth breaks down in anger and despair.

Kate gets a visit (and flowers) from Sonny, and they have unspoken chemistry.

Kristina is determined to intern for Kate, to Alexis’ chagrin. Kristina gets startling news.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Another surprise in Hawaii.
  • Matt invites Elizabeth to a party.
  • Lulu admits one of her fears.

OLTL Recap: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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


Shane has Jack at gunpoint. Shane tells Bo and Rex his story. Meanwhile, Vimal suggests to Shaun that the police have a suspect in their midst.

Elsewhere, Blair visits Téa at the cabin and learns that Todd is on the mend. Blair tells Téa that Jack as much as admitted his story that Todd killed Victor is false, but he refuses to say so to the police.

Kim confesses everything to Cutter. By EOD Kim hands over the document that controls Clint’s fortune. Cutter hopes to use it to wrangle control of the Buchanan riches.

Elsewhere, Aubrey tells Rama and that she and Cutter broke up. In the process, Rama learns that Kim has surfaced. Rama intends to get back the money Kim stole from her. Jessica encounters John, but will she tell him the truth that Liam may be his son.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Dani remains in the dark about Todd.
  • Téa offers Bo a deal.
  • Kim’s friend wakes up.

GH Alerts: Week of October 17 Edition


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


  • Monday: Jason and Sam face off with Carly and Shawn. Steve makes an important announcement. Everyone’s excited for Matt’s celebration.
  • Tuesday: Maxie fishes out Anthony. Lisa makes her move. Lulu is overwhelmed with emotion.
  • Wednesday: Jason and Carly exchange words. Matt and Elizabeth get close. Spinelli sees a light at Wyndemere.
  • Thursday: Elizabeth finds herself in a precarious position. Sonny gives Lulu important advice. Kate trounces into Jake’s.
  • Friday: Lisa takes Robin and Patrick by surprise. Johnny struggles. Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude.

OLTL Alerts: Week of October 17 Edition

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


  • Monday: Victor’s murderer is finally revealed. John wants Brody’s gun tested. Roxy reacts badly to news of Natalie’s engagement to Brody.
  • Tuesday: Rex and Aubrey get closer. Bo and Nora contemplate dropping the charges against Todd. Jessica’s action surprise Ford.
  • Wednesday: Tina offers to plan Natalie’s wedding. Todd and Starr are reunited. Tina and Cord make a decision about their future.
  • Thursday: Will Tomas admit he didn’t shoot Irene? Bo and Mayor Finn have a confrontation. Clint has a few choice words for Cutter.
  • Friday: Cutter plots to gain control of the Buchanan fortune. Rick puts the screws to Starr. Todd continues to be haunted by visions of his dead mother.

Eddie Alderson ‘Returns’ to ‘One Life’

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( — With his character Matthew Buchanan in a coma after suffering a severe brain injury, many “One Life to Live” fans have been left wondering if Eddie Alderson was leaving the show. Fortunately they can breathe a little easier now after hearing from the actor himself.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Alderson told fans at a Daytime Stars and Strikes benefit for the American Cancer Society benefit on October 4 that “[Matthew] misses Llanview, he misses being awake and being able to talk,” and that he returns to the studio this week to tape more scenes.

This comes as good news to the father-to-be Matthew, whose girlfriend Destiny (Shenell Edmonds) is pregnant with his baby. Look for his scenes to air sometime in November.  Alderson joined “OLTL” in 2001.  His older sister Kristen Alderson, has played Starr Manning on the show since 1998.

GH Recap: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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


A shadow falls across the door of Jason and Sam’s Hawaii shack as they make love.

Patrick takes Robin on an international birthday celebration for one hour. Later, Maxie arrives with Robin’s birthday cake – but bad luck follows her.

Tracy pays Anthony Zacchara a visit at the Metrocourt. But they are interrupted by Luke.

Lucky and Ethan discuss the return of their father to Port Charles and addiction. Elizabeth invites Lucky to a family pumpkin patch trip. But Lucky calls Elizabeth out on wanting to play house.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth breaks down.
  • Kate gets a surprising visitor with flowers.
  • Kristina receives important news.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 12, 2011.


Shane confronts Jack in the cemetery, accusing Jack of lying about having seen Todd Manning knock him out at the scene of the murder. Shane demands that Jack admit what he did to Gigi. He threatens to shoot him dead if he doesn’t.

Rex is still insisting that he didn’t kill Victor, even as Echo finds out the gun is missing. They panic, fearing that Shane was the one who killed Victor. When Bo arrives, Rex’s instinct is to protect his son.

Cutter has a plan to get Clint’s money back for himself. When Kim refuses, he threatens to reveal her secret. Bo gets an earful from Aubrey about Cutter’s failure to turn in the gun. She reveals that it belonged to Rex. Bo tries to keep his emotions in check when he goes to talk to Rex.

Viki arrives home to Clint who reveals that he and Cord had a little tiff about Tina. He mentions that Cord threw Clint’s relationship with Viki in his face. Viki asks him about Kim. Clint tells her that he hasn’t seen her since she asked for his help with her sick friend. He sent Rex to investigate, but it was a dead end. Viki wonders if he’s disappointed that Kim seems to have vanished again. He prods Viki about whether she’s ready to date again.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Cutter has leverage over Clint.
  • Rama learns Kim is back in town.
  • Jessica has a run-in with John.

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