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


OLTL Recap: Thursday, December 8, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 8, 2011.


Blair asks Todd to publish a reward announcement for any info leading to the whereabouts of Tomas. Todd has no choice but to run the announcement. EOD, upset Blair returns home, finds a message on her computer from Tomas. John and Bo talk about the case, and John makes it clear he still believes Todd’s the guilty party and that Calmar’s indicting Tomas was done under coercion.

Meanwhile, Roxy hopes Natalie has good news about her and Johnny, especially after the bad news about the cancellation of Fraternity Row. Roxy urges Natalie to mend fences with John, life is short, you never know when something or someone you love can be ripped away. Roxy beelines to John’s office, where she’s on the verge of telling John Natalie still loves him. Bo gives John advice on how to catch Todd off guard.

Rex returns to Shane, who covers what he’s up to with Neela. Rex admits he was off on a wild goose chase looking for Gigi… but there’s an explanation. EOD, Shane and Rex decide to head to Paris, Texas together for the pie contest, which they hope will bring them both closer to Gigi.. Shane’s counting on Neela to get a confession from Jack on her tape recorder. Shane warns her not to fall for Jack. EOD, Jack calls Neela, asking to see her again.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd comforts Blair.
  • Viki arrives in Paris, Texas.
  • Kim pays Clint a visit.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 7, 2011.


Viki tells Noelle that Clint kissed her, but it isn’t a cause for celebration, it’s a cause for complaint. Noelle invites Viki to lick her wounds in Paris, Texas, where the Pie-Off is soon to take place. Meanwhile, Clint gripes to Nigel that Viki mistook his motive for kissing her. At EOD Viki returns to pack her bags for Texas, where Clint cannot follow.

Kim tells Rex the whole story about Stacy. Kim turns the tables on Rex, questioning him about the nature of his relationship with Aubrey. Elsewhere, Aubrey confronts Rama about her role in framing Kim for the murder Cutter committed. In Paris, Texas, Stacy is plagued by the feeling that she’s been to the Bon Jour before.

Shane plans to get justice for his mother by getting Neela to cozy up to Jack in the hope that he’ll confess his role in Gigi’s death. Jack invites Neela to come hang out at his house. Neela arrives with a tape recorder hidden on her person. At EOD she turns it on reluctantly and tries to get Jack to open up.

Roxy and others reel at the news that Fraternity Row has been canceled. Roxy seeks out Clint in the hope that he’ll take on production of the show himself. Roxy vows to save her favorite show, one way or another.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Blair seeks Todd’s help.
  • Bo gives John advice.
  • Tomas contacts Blair.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 6, 2011.


Much of Llanview takes a break to watch their favorite program, the legendary soap opera, Fraternity Row.

Viki and Clint’s reminiscence over the show leads to a kiss. Clint’s later mention of Kim’s letter undoes all the progress he and Viki made.

Rex and Aubrey seek out Kim. Kim realizes from their story that Stacy is out of the hospital and at large. Kim offers to help them locate Stacy and fill in the blanks in the story – but only if they retrieve the evidence that will exonerate her. Cutter and Stacy surface at the rebuilt Bon Jour Café in Paris, Texas.

In Llanview, Noelle reveals to Shane that she has concocted a special pie recipe in Gigi’s honor and intends to enter it in this year’s Paris, Texas Pie-Off. Together they share some emotional memories of Gigi. Noelle invites Shane to join her and Moe in Texas to see the Gigi Morasco Special win the contest.

Starr tries to get Jack to open up, first about Neela, then about Shane. Jack rebuffs her, intent on solving his problems himself. Neela gets an earful about Jack from Roxy and Destiny. Neela decides to give Jack the cold shoulder, but at EOD Shane has a plan and suggests she do the exact opposite.

At EOD Roxy gets some very unwelcome news.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Viki confides in Noelle.
  • Neela cozies up to Jack.
  • Roxy is in disbelief.

GH Recap: Tuesday, December 13, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 13, 2011.


Lucky pays Elizabeth a visit at Shadybrook, and old patterns are enabled again. As Lucky comforts Aiden, Elizabeth stumbles upon another patient at Shadybrook.

Robin wants to arrange for her own disappearance. Did she kill Lisa? Maxie has to wait her turn for attention behind Matt’s patient. What secret are they not sharing with one another? Did one of them kill Lisa? Dante questions Anthony when he gets new blood evidence at the crime scene. Dante gets a confession from an unlikely suspect and finds a dead body.

Michael gets frantic. Robin realizes something is medically wrong with Jason.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Michael rushes to Chicago with Sam.
  • Robin and Jason have an important conversation.
  • Matt confronts Lucky.

GH Recap: Monday, December 12, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, December 12, 2011.


Ethan becomes caretaker of Wyndemere and gets another clue from the Woman in White.

Dante is one step ahead of Olivia when she searches for evidence he already found. Olivia takes on accusatory Delores, and Dante discovers that the key to the PCPD evidence room is missing. Later, Steve and Maggie discuss Lisa’s murder. Maggie catches Robin in an intense moment. Later, Robin asks Jason for help.

Reeling from Franco’s words, Sam fights feelings of disgust and sheer anger. Meanwhile, Jason is similarly furious behind bars as Michael tries to sympathize. Will Jason tell Alexis or Robin what happened to Sam? Michael gets a loving call from Abby – but then receives unexpected news.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Michael gets frantic.
  • Patrick gets unsolicited advice from Maggie about Emma.
  • Lucky pays Elizabeth a visit.

GH Recap: Friday, December 9, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, December 9, 2011.


Mac, Ronnie, Dante and Delores gather all the suspects at the scene of the crime – perhaps everyone is responsible for Lisa’s murder?

Caged like an animal, Jason loses his cool and attacks again. Sam begs Michael to keep the DVD – with a special message from Franco – a secret from Jason.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam fights feelings of disgust and sheer anger.
  • Dante is one step ahead of Olivia.
  • Ethan becomes caretaker of Wyndemere.

( — Ratings Report for the Week of November 28 – December 2, 2011

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)
Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,423,000 (-109,000/-629,000)
2. B&B 3,083,000 (-105,000/+12,000)
3. OLTL 2,697,000 (-120,000/+348,000)
4. DAYS 2,459,000 (-78,000/-121,000)
5. GH 2,304,000 (-153,000/-196,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.2)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/+.2)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/same)
5. GH 1.8/5 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 803,000 (-76,000/-290,000) <—– new low *
2. OLTL 666,000 (-17,000/+56,000)
3. GH 651,000 (+35,000/-118,000)
4. DAYS 587,000 (-116,000/-158,000)
5. B&B 540,000 (-19,000/-141,000)

* Previous low: 808,000 (October 3-7, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/-.2)
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.2/-.2)
5. B&B 0.8/5 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 32,000 (-18,000/+20,000)
2. Y&R 28,000 (-7,000/+3,000)
3. GH 17,000 (-16,000/-5,000)
4. B&B 15,000 (-24,000/+1,000)
5. DAYS 5,000 (-15,000/-20,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.6/4 (-.2/-.1)
1. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/+.1)
3. Y&R 0.5/3 (-.1/-.6) <—– ties low
3. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.2)
5. B&B 0.4/2 (same/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 994,000 (+8,000/-265,000)
2. B&B 716,000 (-1,000/+34,000)
3. OLTL 537,000 (+13,000/+111,000)
4. DAYS 524,000 (-6,000/-75,000)
5. GH 429,000 (-35,000/-63,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,179,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,309,000
Wednesday: 2.5/3,205,000
Thursday: 2.3/2,848,000
Friday: 2.2/2,872,000

Monday: 2.0/2,618,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,722,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,436,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,344,000
Friday: 1.7/2,173,000

Monday: 1.8/2,446,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,475,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,314,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,282,000
Friday: 1.6/2,003,000

Monday: 2.0/2,882,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,745,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,874,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,587,000
Friday: 1.8/2,398,000

Monday: 3.5/4,618,000
Tuesday: 3.2/4,396,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,591,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,402,000
Friday: 3.2/4,110,000


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through December 4, 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 12, 2011.


Ethan becomes caretaker of Wyndemere. Lucky arrives to see Elizabeth at Shadybrooke, on Tuesday, December 13; its evident the pull between the ex’s is still there. Later, Elizabeth meets a patient named Ewen. But have they met before? Matt visits Elizabeth. Lucky and Maggie have a heart to heart. Maxie helps Elizabeth’s cause with an ulterior motive: Matt. Ethan and Lucky discuss love. On Wednesday, December 14, familial connections are revealed concerning Shawn. Lulu asks Dante an important question on Thursday, December 15. Sonny and Kate’s connection continues to flourish.

The Inside Story: Heartbreak Hotel
Sam reels from Franco’s words. Michael tries to reach out to Jason. Later, the solitude Abby provides Michael dissipates when he learns upsetting news. Alexis and Robin inch closer to the truth. Robin realizes something is medically wrong with Jason. Will Jason open up to Robin? Michael follows Sam to Chicago. Shawn breaks important news about Jason to Carly. Jason is unable to control his anger when Franco’s name is brought up. Alexis questions what is going on with Jason. Carly finds the DVD that Franco left for Sam while searching for Michael. Jason erupts after viewing the contents of the disc. In Chicago, Sam’s agony bubbles to the surface as she sees first-hand the turmoil Michael is still going through on Friday, December 16. Monica worries about Jason.

A Closer Look: Case Closed?
Dante is one step ahead of a mischievous Olivia. Olivia faces off with Delores. Meanwhile Dante discovers his key to the PCPD evidence room is missing. Steve and Maggie discuss Lisa’s murder. Maggie comes upon Robin at an interesting moment. Robin turns to Jason. Maggie gives Patrick some advice. Jason questions why Robin wants to disappear. Did she kill Lisa? Matt and Maxie are both hiding something. Did one of them kill Lisa? Dante confronts Anthony with new evidence. Somebody confesses on Tuesday, December 13. Dante finds a dead body. Mac, Delores, Dante and Ronnie discuss the confession and the possibility of finally closing the Lisa Niles murder case. Anthony calls Maxie. Johnny catches Delores breaking into the evidence room.


  • Michael tries to comfort Sam.
  • Maxie takes matters into her own hands.
  • Dante and Lulu go on an important trip.
  • Robin receives the call she’s been waiting for.
  • Two couples reaffirm their love.

GH Recap: Thursday, December 8, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 8, 2011.


Maggie questions Steve about Lisa’s murder, and they have secrets, too. Later, they arrive together at Jake’s, displeasing Olivia and needling Johnny. Dante and Delores trade work-life balance stories, but she swipes his evidence room key. What is she up to? Maxie enlists an important resident in Port Charles to help her.

Michael is determined to find Franco, despite Sam’s hesitations. They discover a Franco gift– a DVD.

Sonny and Kate start to combust, but she puts a break on things.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason loses his temper.
  • Mac rounds up the possible suspects in Lisa’s demise.
  • Dante makes a surprising discovery.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 12 Edition

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( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of December 12, 2011.


Stacy spies on Rex and Viki on Monday, December 12. Aubrey hopes to surprise Rex when he comes home. Shane tells Rex that he’s okay with Aubrey spending time with them. Stacy has another flashback. At the Bon Jour, Viki encounters Charlie, who gives her words of encouragement on Tuesday, December 13. Meanwhile, Clint is torn between Kim and Viki. Kim urges Clint to make up his mind, and afterward runs into Rama. Elsewhere in Llanview, Ford and Jessica go shopping for a tree, as do Shaun and Vivian. And later Shaun reveals what he was going to give Vivian for Christmas.

The Inside Story: Getting Away with Murder
Téa is taken aback to learn Tomas confessed to her husband’s murder on Monday, December 12. Todd makes some cryptic comments to Téa. Natalie and John continue to dance around their feelings. Suspicious of Todd, Téa watches Blair and Dani try to cope with her brother’s confession. Todd and Starr discuss Blair and Rick on Wednesday, December 14. Natalie and her crew confiscate Blair’s computer, and later presents her findings. On Thursday, December 15, Todd tells Jack that he knows what he did, and attempts to cut a deal with him. John and Téa outsmart Calmar. By Friday, December 16, Todd spends time with his family. Natalie talks to Jessica about John while decorating the Llanfair Christmas tree together. John accompanies Téa to the hospital when it appears as if her unborn child might be in danger. And John doesn’t have time to talk to Natalie.

A Closer Look: Star Power
Roxy, Shaun, Destiny, and Nigel makes plans to protest the cancellation of the long-running soap “Fraternity Row” on Monday, December 12. Destiny is affected while holding Liam. Later, John makes an admission to Liam and asks Natalie to move in. On Wednesday, December 14, Bo, Nora, and Matthew return home to find David waiting to greet them. Matthew needs to talk to his big brother alone. Bo tries to lift Nora’s spirits about the baby situation. At the same time, Roxy thinks David is the key to saving her soap. Destiny and Matthew have it out over the baby. Bo and Nora reach a truce with Phylicia and Richard. Roxy and Shaun come up with a plan to persuade David to join their side. By Friday, December 16, Bo and Nora ask Matthew what happened. Roxy interrupts David’s interview with Blanca Morales about his new film. David finally gives in to Roxy’s demands. But will her good news come too late?


  • Roxy awakens in an altered state of reality.
  • Clint decides between Kim and Viki.
  • David supports his best friend Viki.
  • The truth about Stacy finally comes out.
  • Jack asks Todd to spend Christmas with the family.

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