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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( — Ratings Report for the Week of December 12-16, 2011

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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,465,000 (-139,000/-661,000)
2. B&B 3,020,000 (-95,000/-150,000)
3. OLTL 2,607,000 (+18,000/+118,000)
4. GH 2,395,000 (+134,000/-162,000)
5. DAYS 2,233,000 (-175,000/-395,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.3)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (+.1/same)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 797,000 (+41,000/-261,000)
2. GH 646,000 (+36,000/-158,000)
3. OLTL 612,000 (+9,000/-17,000)
4. B&B 562,000 (+28,000/-67,000)
5. DAYS 528,000 (-4,000/-222,000) <—– new low (2nd straight week) *

* Previous low: 532,000 (December 5-9, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (same/-.4) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/-.2)
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
4. B&B 0.9/5 (+.1/-.1)
5. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.3) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 38,000 (+1,000/+8,000)
2. B&B 30,000 (+12,000/+8,000)
2. OLTL 30,000 (-8,000/+11,000)
4. GH 28,000 (+10,000/-4,000)
5. DAYS 10,000 (+1,000/-11,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6/4 (+.1/-.5)
1. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/same)
3. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.2)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
5. B&B 0.4/2 (same/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,008,000 (-49,000/-285,000)
2. B&B 683,000 (-41,000/-68,000)
3. OLTL 596,000 (+100,000/+116,000)
4. DAYS 495,000 (-52,000/-9,000)
5. GH 494,000 (+73,000/-1,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.6/3,273,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,171,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,837,000
Thursday: 2.3/2,983,000
Friday: 2.2/2,836,000

Monday: 1.8/2,452,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,146,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,257,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,262,000
Friday: 1.6/2,047,000

Monday: 1.8/2,577,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,477,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,424,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,247,000
Friday: 1.7/2,253,000

Monday: 1.9/2,706,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,805,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,659,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,419,000
Friday: 1.8/2,444,000

Monday: 3.5/4,765,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,542,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,602,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,404,000
Friday: 3.1/4,010,000


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through December 18, 2011

1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. OLTL 2.1
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. DAYS 1.1
2. GH 1.1
2. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0


Ratings Archive



( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of December 26, 2011.


Should Sonny be concerned about who is on the other end of Kate’s call on Tuesday, December 27? Dante question what Delores is up to. Sonny turns to Dante for help after seeing something peculiar. He later faces off with the Zacchara men. Dante is alarmed by Lulu’s dinner plans. Olivia tries to divert a disaster on Wednesday, December 28. Tracy confronts Lulu. Sonny tries to have a father-son discussion with Dante. Ethan curses a missed encounter with the Woman In White on Thursday, December 29, but continues to make contact with her. Maxie is flustered by Spinelli’s interest in the mysterious Woman In White. Elizabeth and Maggie discuss men. On Friday, December 30, almost everyone in Port Charles gathers at the NYE Metrocourt bash. Tracy has an encounter with Anthony that may change her life forever.

The Inside Story: What Lies Beneath
Sam and Patrick discuss marriage and family. Robin and Jason confide in each other on Tuesday, December 27 – but will either take the quality advice the other dishes out before it’s too late? Maggie reaches out to Robin. Michael offers his support to Jason. Robin and Patrick spend quality time together with Emma. Sam is haunted. Jason ends up running someone unexpected down while racing to get home.

A Closer Look: Son of a….
Carly tries to cure Shawn of his problems with a unique gift: a dog. Shawn’s attempt to refuse Carly’s gift prompts her to get personal. Carly and Michael’s discussion about Jax’s true status turns volatile when Abby is brought into the mix. Shawn confides in Dr. Ewen about Carly’s gift. On Friday, December 30. Michael unleashes his wrath at the Metrocourt bash by making an announcement that sends shockwaves.


  • Jason continues to spiral.
  • Robin turns to Elizabeth to prepare for the future.
  • A wedding announcement shocks Port Charles.
  • A seething Alexis confronts Carly and later Sonny.
  • A seething and emotional Michael turns to Johnny, again.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 26 Edition


( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of December 26, 2011.


Starr pays Rick off on Wednesday, December 27. Cutter hopes Kim will help him. Clint and Viki work out their true feelings. On Friday, December 30, Delphina warns John that Llanview will soon be plunged into darkness.  And the town’s power grid goes haywire on New Year’s Eve. On Monday, December 26,  “One Life to Live” will air an encore presentation of the August 30, 2011 episode where Victor is murdered in cold blood, Shane becomes angry Jack hasn’t paid for Gigi’s death, and Nora asks Bo his feelings about raising their grandchild.

The Inside Story: Back from the Dead
Rex and Gigi awaken in one another’s arms on Tuesday, December 27. Shane receives the shock of his life when he comes face-to-face with his mother. Rex asks to see Aubrey and, on Thursday, December 29, breaks the news to her that Gigi is still alive. And Rex has a surprise for Gigi.

A Closer Look: Justice Served
John tells Blair, Todd, and Téa that Neela turned Jack’s confession over to the police on Wednesday, December 28. Jack is left stunned after encountering Gigi. Todd vows to make Neela pay for her actions. Gigi remembers what was on the cassette tape. Natalie and John makes plans to discuss their relationship. John and Téa butt heads over Jack’s guilt. Todd and Blair stand by their son. And on Thursday, December 29, Todd has second thoughts about Téa representing Jack.


  • The town of Llanview is plunged into darkness and things will never be the same.

OLTL Recap: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 22, 2011.


Cutter reveals the truth. Rex accuses him of still trying to con him, make money …and punches him out. “Stacy’s” concerned for Cutter, until she learns he’s wanted for murder in Kentucky. Stacy’s horrified that Cutter has committed such a horrendous crime. When Stacy expresses horror over Cutter’s crime, Rex says she’s no better.

“Stacy” still doesn’t remember, but also believes she never could have done something so horrible. If only she could go back in time… and remember. Prof. Delbert Fina appears: maybe he can help.

Aubrey, who now knows what Shane is up to vis a vis Jack. She warns Rama to keep an eye on Neela, while not breaking Shane’s confidence. Aubrey admits she’s worried Rex might not make it home in time for them to spend Christmas together. Aubrey waits for Rex, and at EOD, Cutter uses his one phone call to call her from police custody.

Todd sees Jack looking shaken (after confessing the truth about his role in Gigi’s death to Neela.) Meanwhile, Shane calls Neela, really hopeful she got a confession out of Jack. Jack and Neela grow closer as he tells her how much it meant to him to be able to open up to her about the terrible thing he did to Gigi. Shane meets Neela later. Will she tell him the truth? Todd questions Jack about his relationship with Neela. Jack closes him down, but is grateful when Todd gives him money to buy Neela a nice Christmas present. EOD, Jack and Todd take a baby step forward when Jack invites him to spend Christmas Eve with their family.

Téa is upset that Todd’s worming his way into a closer relationship with Dani. Almost loses it again, but John pulls her back, reminding her she needs to avoid stress for the baby’s sake. Nate and Dani grow closer. John insists Téa keep her distance from Todd, he sees her at the breaking point, and they can’t afford to tip Todd off to their suspicions. EOD, Dani tells Téa she wants to invite Todd to spend Christmas Eve with them.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Rex and “Stacy” recall the night of Gigi’s “death.”
  • Neela has second thoughts about helping Shane.
  • Viki and Clint confide in their daughters.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 21, 2011.


Rex encounters “Stacy” and lets her have it about her plan to take Gigi’s place. She swears she remembers nothing. He’s affected by having someone who’s a ringer for Gigi standing right in front of him – and this makes him even more furious. Cutter interrupts. At EOD, he’s about to do the right thing and tell them the truth about “Stacy.”

After getting Neela’s reassurance that Jack can trust her, Jack spills the whole story about his part in Gigi’s death while Neela secretly tapes him. He is genuinely sorry and breaks down.

Shane finds Aubrey decorating his and Rex’s house for Christmas. Aubrey’s disappointed to discover that Rex volunteered to get bumped from the flight home. They have a heart-to-heart during which Aubrey assures Shane she isn’t trying to take Gigi’s place. Shane reveals to her that he’s hoping to give Dad the best gift ever: justice for Gigi. He tells her about his and Neela’s collaboration to get Jack to confess.

Aubrey opens a box of Christmas decorations from Rex’s storage – and finds Gigi’s Christmas stocking.

Viki walks in on Kim and Clint’s kiss. She witnesses a second kiss, then stumbles out only to run into entering David. She asks him to get her out of there. He takes her away and she pours out her story. David insists she’s better off without Clint. She’s genuinely hurt, really thought she and Clint had a chance. He comforts her. Meanwhile, Clint tells Kim how he really feels.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Cutter makes a confession about Gigi.
  • Jack extends a special invitation to Todd.
  • Aubrey receives a phone call from Cutter.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 21, 2011.


Viki, Noelle, Moe, Rex and Shane all go to the diner for the pie-off, and everyone bonds over their memories of Gigi…while Cutter and “Stacy” wake up in each other’s arms. She later looks through the window of the Bon Jour to see her family and friends gathered in her honor, and is deeply moved.

The judge of the pie contest is none other than Professor Delbert Fina, Jr., son of the famous time travel researcher who helped Gigi and Rex find each other when he was trapped in 1968. Everyone goes to the airport to return to Llanview, but the plane is oversold. One of them has to volunteer to take the next plane. Rex looks in the Professor’s book and sees an important message. “Stacy” meets Prof. Fina, confides she came to Paris, Texas, hoping to find something here, but she gave up. The Professor tells her his motto. When Cutter returns, Stacy is gone. EOD, she comes face to face with Rex.

Clint confides his dilemma in Natalie. Natalie is of course on Viki’s side. Clint accuses her of being as stubborn as Viki. Natalie says Jessica helped her see she was being unreasonable about John, she wants to tell him she still loves him, but he’s been dodging her calls. She decides she’ll go talk to him in person. Kim comes to Clint to find out if he’s made up his mind, chosen between her and Viki. Clint’s still uncertain. Kim plants a big kiss on him just as Viki returns home.

John’s at the hospital to take Téa home. She’s still pushing him about the Todd investigation, he reminds her to keep her stress levels down, let him handle it. She asks him about Natalie, calls him on evading talking about his relationship. Todd comes in on Téa and John talking about him. Todd expresses sympathy to Téa over her scare with the baby. Téa, on edge, because she knows Todd’s guilty, loses it with him. Her hostility unsettles him.

Shane calls Neela, reminds her he still needs Jack’s confession. Neela’s surprised Jack’s working for Todd now. Todd makes progress getting his relationship with Jack on a better footing, treats him and Neela to a lavish lunch in his office. Neela/Jack grow closer. He kisses her, and by EOD, is about to unburden himself to her about a secret he’s been holding in for a long time as Neela’s tape recorder rolls.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Rex hashes it out with Stacy.
  • Shane confides in Aubrey.
  • Clint makes his decision.

GH Recap: Thursday, December 22, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 22, 2011.


Lulu makes Dante happy. Dante calls up an old Bensonhurst friend… will Lulu tell her family?

When Monica offers Robin back her Chief of Staff position, Robin makes an interesting decision. Later, Robin calls Brenda for help.

Spinelli invites Maxie to spend the holidays together.

Sam realizes Jason has seen Franco’s DVD, and they discuss their future.

Both Carly and Sonny try to comfort Michael.

Carly arrives home to Shawn having decorated festively.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Dante and Lulu’s special day… with a surprise.
  • Robin receives an important phone call.
  • Jason and Sam renew their love.

OLTL Alerts: Week of December 26 Edition

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( — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 26, 2011.


  • Monday: Encore Episode.
  • Tuesday: Shane and Gigi are reunited. Rex and Gigi are back together.
  • Wednesday: Jack is shocked to learn Gigi is alive. Todd vows to make Neela pay.
  • Thursday: A beloved Llanview couple ties the knot. Cutter asks Kim for her help.
  • Friday: Delphina gives John a warning. The lights go out in Llanview on New Year’s Eve.

GH Alerts: Week of December 26 Edition

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( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of December 26, 2011.


  • Monday: (Encore Presentation; Original Airdate of 8/26/2011) Sam makes an important decision. Patrick and Matt fight over an upcoming surgery. Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.
  • Tuesday: Sam and Patrick exchange supporting words about family and marriage. Dante catches Delores in the evidence room again. Carly gets Shawn a a dog.
  • Wednesday: Sonny flexes his verbal muscles with Anthony and Johnny. Michael visits Carly. Olivia tries to save Lulu’s cooking.
  • Thursday: Elizabeth and Maggie discuss their relationships. Tracy calls out Lulu. The Woman in White leaves a message for Ethan.
  • Friday: Sam has a nightmare. Robin and Patrick share a loving evening with Emma. Everyone gathers at the New Year’s Eve Metrocourt bash.

GH Recap: Wednesday, December 21, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 21, 2011.


Ridiculously happy, Dante and Lulu decide to take a sobering trip to special place in Manhattan giving Lulu food for thought as a cop’s wife. Dante has an important moment.

Elizabeth slaps Maxie, then both ladies get an earful from Matt, and vice versa. Meanwhile, Lucky decides to take another trip to Ireland despite Cameron’s hopes that his parents reunite. Matt makes nice with Maxie after the drama, promising a loving Christmas.

Ethan gets advice from Lucky about his Wyndemere woman.

Sonny takes a new role.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny and Carly console Michael.
  • Sam questions Jason about Franco.
  • Spinelli invites Maxie to spend the holidays together.

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