(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 31, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Johnny turns to Steve for help. Claudia weighs on the mind of the Zacchara men. On Monday, October 31, a determined Ethan returns to Wyndemere. Elsewhere, Ethan’s brother remains as determined on his search for answers. Lucky faces a surprising outcome. Luke is spotted at an unexpected place. Later, Luke butt heads with another family member. Everybody but the person she most wants to remembers Maxie’s special day. Maxie lashes out at Spinelli. Can Matt save Elizabeth’s life on Tuesday, November 1? Carly finds Shawn on an apparent date with another woman on Thursday, November 3. The dramatics are on as Carly reacts to Shawn’s “betrayal.” Patrick and Robin put together something special for Emma. Sam and Jason make the most of their last day in paradise. Where exactly does Jason Morgan end up on Friday, November 4?
The Inside Story: The Last Supper, of Sorts
Kristina begins to have second thoughts as time ticks down to her leaving her friends and family behind for Yale. Sonny invites Kate to a family dinner he’s throwing in honor of his daughter. Dante and Lulu consider announcing their engagement at the dinner but will Lulu’s fears end the engagement before the main course? Later, will Diane’s update unhinge Dante’s father? Kristina, Michael, Abby, Olivia, Dante, Lulu and Alexis arrive for the big dinner celebration on Wednesday, November 2. Olivia has another worrisome spell. Molly helps Kristina as she packs for Yale. The Davis women share a heartfelt moment. Sonny appears to be at peace. Kate interrupts the dinner. Dante and Michael go at it again about the warehouse. Lulu confronts Olivia. Sonny and Kristina have a heart to heart. Ethan pleasantly surprises Kristina before she takes off for Yale.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7, 2011
“All My Children” star Cameron Mathison (Ryan), who has served as a contributor for the popular morning show since 2009, made the announcement earlier this afternoon on his Twitter page, tweeting “I had the privilege of interviewing actors at ‘One Life To Live’ for a ‘GMA’ piece we are doing. GREAT stuff. I’ll let you know air date.”
“Good Morning America” aired a similar send-off to “One Life’s” sister soap “All My Children” on September 15, one week before that show aired its final episode on the network.
ABC will broadcast its final episode of “One Life to Live” on Friday, January 13, at which point it will begin airing on Prospect Park’s new Online Network, alongside “All My Children.”
THE CBI TEAM TRAVELS TO A RESORT TOWN TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A POLICE CHIEF, ON “THE MENTALIST,” THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Henry Thomas Guest Stars as Tommy,
Lisbon’s Younger Brother
“Where in the World is Carmine O’Brien” — When the CBI team travels to a resort town to find out who murdered a police chief, Lisbon crosses paths with her brother Tommy, now a bounty hunter, who’s tracking a bail jumper, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, Oct. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Henry Thomas (“ET: The Extra-Terrestrial”) guest stars as Tommy, Lisbon’s younger brother.
Lavoisier will portray the character Chad Carmichael
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, September 30, Prospect Park officially announced actors Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans),Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) and Jerry VerDorn (Clint Buchanan) will be joining already signed Ted King (Thomas Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Erika Slezak (Viki Banks) when “One Life to Live” is transitioned over from ABC to the web beginning in January 2012. Since the announcement, Soap Opera Network has reached out to a number of the signed stars and today Missal explains why she signed on.
“I felt very blessed to be asked in the first place,” said Missal earlier this month when Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress outside of the “7th Annual Rock Show for Charity” event held at the Soho Playhouse theater in New York City. On making the decision to continue with the soap online, “Obviously you have to go through a bunch of decisions and a lot of factors come in, but ultimately I love ‘One Life to Live’. I love the people that I work with and I really wanted to be part of this new project going into this new era of TV on the internet. I was just really excited that I was asked and I’m really excited to be part of it now.”
With only nine actors signed on so far for the online version of “One Life to Live,” and some stars coming forward with news that they do not plan on staying with the show when it is transitioned to the web, Missal wishes everyone well. “I wish the best of luck to everyone who is staying on and everyone who is going. I just want to say that I’m very blessed and very thankful.”
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,479,000 (-12,000/-383,000)
2. B&B 3,067,000 (+78,000/-120,000)
3. OLTL 2,593,000 (+13,000/+239,000)
4. DAYS 2,393,000 (+50,000/-138,000)
5. GH 2,317,000 (-31,000/-63,000)
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (+.1/-.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 906,000 (-47,000/-105,000)
2. OLTL 608,000 (-7,000/-17,000)
3. GH 597,000 (-18,000/-145,000)
4. B&B 583,000 (-37,000/-49,000)
5. DAYS 580,000 (-31,000/-72,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/same)
2. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/-.2) <—–— ties low
2. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <—–— ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 43,000 (-14,000/-2,000)
2. OLTL 41,000 (-4,000/+22,000)
3. B&B 28,000 (-2,000/-8,000)
4. DAYS 25,000 (+6,000/-18,000)
5. GH 12,000 (-11,000/-12,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.6/3 (same/+.1)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (-.1/-.2)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)
5. GH 0.4/3 (-.1/-.2) <—–— ties low
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,045,000 (+13,000/-114,000)
2. B&B 679,000 (+52,000/+7,000)
3. OLTL 530,000 (+22,000/+91,000)
4. DAYS 517,000 (-16,000/-83,000)
5. GH 440,000 (-28,000/-21,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 23, 2011
1. Y&R 3.4
2. B&B 2.3
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.1
2. DAYS 1.1
4. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 27, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Marcie reminds John of Brody’s history of violence. John poses a theory to Michael: Brody threatened to kill Victor because he threatened to take Liam away. Brody enters at EOD in time to hear Michael ask a pertinent question: Brody always stood to lose Shane, because he was not Brody’s son. But how could Victor take Liam away from Brody, since Liam is Brody’s son?
Roxy confronts Natalie about her engagement to Brody. Roxy argues that John still loves Natalie and is on the verge of telling her everything that John said when they are interrupted by a visit from Brody.
Aubrey confronts Cutter about his scheme to use Gigi’s memory to bilk Rex. Cutter comes up with a way to help insure the success of his plan. Rex and Marcie share a warm reunion.
Rick tries to enlist the Fords in Starr’s music video shoot. Starr and Rick clash over his rules for the shoot.
On the Next One Life to Live…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 27, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Something is not adding up for Robin. Anthony and Johnny discuss the consequences of waking up a coma patient.
Carly and Shawn start drinking.
Michael learns that Carly and Shawn have “gone on vacation” in Hawaii. Furious, he takes out his frustration on arriving Abby with her stripper friends.
Brought in by Spinelli, Elizabeth gets medical care from Monica. Later, the mystery man is inside Wyndemere.
On the Next General Hospital…
Per Marc Berman at TV Media Insights, ABC’s “The Chew” has reached its largest audiences since premiere week (week of September 26-30, 2011) in viewers while remaining flat in Women 25-54, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34 compared to its post premiere week averages.
Ratings for recently introduced ABC daytime talk show The Chew remained consistent from one week earlier, still trailing former occupant All My Children by noticeable proportions. Based on the Live Plus Same Day data from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 17 (week four), The Chew averaged 1.94 million viewers, with no change demographically. One year earlier, long-running scripted serial All My Children averaged 2.31 million viewers, with the demographic breakdown compared to The Chew as follows:
All My Children (ABC) – Week of 10/18/10
Viewers: 2.31 million, Women 25-54: 1.2/ 8, Women 18-49: 0.8/ 6,
Women 18-34: 0.5/ 3
The Chew (ABC) – Week of 10/17/11
Viewers: 1.94 million, Women 25-54: 0.9/ 5, Women 18-49: 0.6/ 4,
Women 18-34: 0.4/ 2
All My Children Advantage
Viewers: + 19 percent, Women 25-54: +33, Women 18-49: +33,
Women 18-34: +25
The Chew, of course, is cheaper to produce than All My Children, hence the programming change. But sometimes the value of the audience is more important than the raw dollar figures, and the pending departure of One Life to Live for another talker, The Revolution, is also not likely to resonate in a daypart gutted with similar appeal programming.
For more on “The Chew” and how it compares to “The Talk” and “The View,” head on over to TV Media Insights.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tuc Watkins returns to “One Life to Live” once again as David Vickers Buchanan, becoming the latest in a series of former cast members returning to the show before it leaves ABC Daytime.
Despite the fact that his character left town locked arm in arm with Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) back in August, David has already found his way back to Llanview. According to Watkins’ “One Life” co-star Sean Ringgold (Shaun), the actor is back on set taping scenes this week. However, like most of David’s stints in Llanview, expect this most recent one to likely only last a few episodes.
Ringgold also noted another “return” to the canvas in the coming weeks. Radio personality Carolina Bermudez has also resumed filming for her recurring role of Llaview’s WVL-TV investigative reporter Blanca Morales. The news was also confirmed by Julia Davis, “OLTL’s” make-up artist, who tweeted that she “Had an Awesome day on set with Z100‘s Carolina Bermudez. She’s rocking all @Juliajovone Eyes and lips. Makeup by Me.”
“Hey guys just finished up here at the studio . I had some really funny scenes with Carolina Bermudez from z100 she’s did a Really great job also Tuc Walkins , Shenell [Edmonds] , Ilene [Kristen] . I hope and pray everyone is going Hard and finishing up this week with your goals accomplished,” Ringgold posted on his Facebook page Wednesday.
A first airdate for either actor has yet to be announced.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Since we reported an update to ABC’s decision to hand over the “General Hospital” timeslot in September 2012 back to its affiliates in the Disney/ABC Television Groups plan to launch a new talk show hosted by Katie Couric, fans have been up in arms over the possible demise of a daytime institution (on top of the demises of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live“) after a number of them started calling their local ABC affiliates and reportedly were told that the network had informed them they would be pulling “GH” off the ABC Daytime schedule as early as June 2012. Now an ABC Daytime representative tells Soap Opera Network that those rumors are just “not true.”
“This is not true…our ABC stations have not been told that the ‘General Hospital’ time slot will end in June. The confusion probably lies in giving back the ‘GH’ ‘Time Period’ to the stations come September 2012,” said the rep who reminds us of the following statement issued back in June of this year:
“The announcement does not mean the inevitable cancellation of ‘General Hospital.’ Rather it means that in September 2012 we will program our daytime block with our three strongest shows. We’ll have options for the Daytime daypart just like we do each year with Primetime. We believe in all of our shows and the ones that our viewers want, will be the ones that continue. There are MANY options that could happen…only time will tell…we are simply giving ourselves options for the future, which is a smart way to do business. The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”