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: Tuesday, January 31, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 31, 2012.


Luke drops in on Ethan and Cassandra at Wyndemere but he gets a surprise.

Alexis and Shawn put an apple and orange together: Molly & TJ. As TJ chides Molly while online, Molly discovers TJ is not able to read.

Carly levels Sonny for what he did to Johnny – and putting their kids at risk. Shawn overhears Carly calling Johnny – and is conflicted.

Sonny starts to make Dante an offer he cannot refuse. Delores is motivated by the unsolved murder of her sister, Rosa. Meanwhile, Ewen tries to help Dante with a profile of the man assaulting strippers.

Johnny talks with Tracy about an important issue.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Michael makes Edward and Tracy happy.
  • Kate has another business trip.
  • Matt gets unhinged regarding Ewen and Elizabeth.

GH Recap: Monday, January 30, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 30, 2012.


Is Sam having a miscarriage? She rushes to the hospital to find Jason already there – for his own medical concern. Elizabeth’s curiosity is piqued.

Luke and Lulu discuss alcoholism. Lulu considers the job opening at PCPD.

Ethan and Cassandra’s relationship continues to deepen.

Sonny and Kate discuss their trust issues and how they can move forward together.

Spinelli agrees to help Maxie make Matt jealous. Matt asks Elizabeth to dinner after Ewen perhaps made plans with her.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Alexis and Shawn work together.
  • Ewen tries to help Dante.
  • Ethan gets a surprising visitor.

GH Recap: Friday, January 27, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 27, 2012.


Sonny brings Jason up to speed on new developments, just as Johnny makes a threatening pass at Kate. Sonny and Kate discuss rebuilding their favorite restaurant, Fortunato’s. But later, Sonny nails Kate on her secretive travels. Meanwhile, Carly can’t stay away from Johnny.

Sam and Spinelli try to get excited with baby planning, but soon Sam, Jason and Robin all get unsettling news.

Matt gets uncomfortable with Elizabeth’s potential future.

Maxie calls Lulu out on her career search and alcoholic behavior. Lulu confronts Luke at the Haunted Star.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam rushes to the hospital.
  • Luke and Lulu have a heart-to-heart.
  • Carly gets closer with Johnny.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 30, 2012.


On Monday, January 30, Jason and Sam both end up in need of medical attention. Circumstances continue to stand between Jason, Sam and the paternity results. Alexis and Shawn are of like minds on Tuesday, January 31. Spinelli agrees to be Maxie’s accomplice. A jealous Matt decides to take action but does Ewen still manage to get the better of him on Wednesday, February 1? Lulu bares witness to Maxie and Spinelli’s antics. Michael’s aptitude for business impresses. Robin and Mac have an important discussion. On Thursday, February 2, Olivia turns to Johnny for answers. Luke gets knocked out while Ethan and Cassandra continue to knock boots. Big drama unfolds at Wyndemere on Friday, February 3. Alexis and Diane get drunk at Jake’s. Diane ends up taking Mac home. Alexis gets surprising news.

The Inside Story: Seeds of Jealousy
Johnny and Carly get closer on Monday, January 30 – as Kate and Sonny struggle to get past their trust issues. Carly rips into Sonny for his recent actions. Shawn is affected when he overhears Carly’s call to Johnny. Kate has unexpected company during her business trip. How will Kate react to her surprise? Carly stops by Johnny’s garage. Olivia interrupts the pair. Carly and Johnny’s flirtation continues to agitate Shawn who gets some advice from Ewen. Sonny threatens someone close to Kate.

A Closer Look: Cop Shop
Luke and Lulu have a discussion about alcoholism. Lulu contemplates working a career that will put her in even closer proximity with Dante. On Tuesday, January 31, we get insight into Delores’ professional motivation. Ewen continues to assist with cracking the case of the assaults on the strippers. Delores is attacked. Lulu makes a decision about her future. Dante and Lulu make a shocking discovery.


  • Jason and Sam get important news.
  • Carly gets a bombshell from Kate.
  • Robin gets more news.
  • The Davis women come together.
  • Cameron surprises Elizabeth.

GH Recap: Thursday, January 26, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 26, 2012.


Sonny gets a visit from Anthony Zacchara. More drama unfolds between the rival families.

Jason and Michael take off just as Ronnie and Delores arrive. Delores is doubtful about the stripper case.

Alexis gets hormonal over being a “grandmother,” and Sam finds little comfort. Jason pulls Sam into his arms.

Luke pays Tracy a visit at the Quartermaine Mansion, and Edward gets a word in.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny and Kate discuss future plans for the restaurant.
  • Maxie calls out Lulu.
  • Carly finds herself in a passionate moment.

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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 5,061,000 (+274,000/-121,000)
2. B&B 3,471,000 (+137,000/+281,000)
3. DAYS 2,528,000 (+104,000/-191,000)
4. GH 2,209,000 (-348,000/-471,000)

1. Y&R 3.7/11 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.2)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/-.1)
4. GH 1.6/4 (-.3/-.4) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 1.7/5 (January 2-6, 2012)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 960,000 (+82,000/-86,000)
2. B&B 697,000 (+45,000/+97,000)
3. DAYS 597,000 (+47,000/-180,000)
4. GH 530,000 (-98,000/-296,000) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 550,000 (December 26-30, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/9 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/6 (+.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.9/5 (same/-.3)
4. GH 0.8/4 (-.2/-.5) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 0.9/5 (January 2-6, 2012)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
2. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)
4. GH 0.4/2 (-.1/-.3) ß———– ties low

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,211,000 (+80,000/-31,000)
2. B&B 788,000 (-5,000/+49,000)
3. DAYS 547,000 (+46,000/-52,000)
4. GH 466,000 (-66,000/-75,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings (Households/Total Viewers)

Monday: 2.5/3,625,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,376,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,539,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,238,000
Friday: 2.6/3,576,000

Monday: 2.0/2,760,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,580,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,486,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,387,000
Friday: 1.8/2,428,000

Monday: 1.7/2,411,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,324,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,137,000
Thursday: 1.5/2,004,000
Friday: 1.6/2,171,000

Monday: 3.8/5,405,000
Tuesday: 3.7/5,093,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,223,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,629,000
Friday: 3.5/4,957,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 22, 2012

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.5
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

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


Ratings Archive


GH Alerts: Week of January 30 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 30, 2012.


  • Monday: Sam rushes to the hospital. Luke and Lulu have a heart-to-heart. Carly gets closer with Johnny.
  • Tuesday: Alexis and Shawn work together. Ewen tries to help Dante. Ethan gets a surprising visitor.
  • Wednesday: Michael makes Edward and Tracy happy. Kate has another business trip. Matt gets unhinged regarding Ewen and Elizabeth.
  • Thursday: Olivia learns more about Maggie’s past with Steven. Robin and Mac talk about the future. Alexis and Diane have too much fun with Coleman.
  • Friday: Dr. Lee has important news. Something new about Helena. Dante and Lulu discover Delores.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 25, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 25, 2012.


Johnny and Anthony have an argument.

Michael challenges Dante and Delores to find the person or people assaulting strippers. Dante discovers Michael which will affect the case.

Jason and Sam get close as they both wait out for paternity test results. Later, Sam tries to take her mind off matters, but Alexis unconsciously adds fuel to her worries.

Molly gets upset when TJ makes fun of her MyFace page.

Ethan and Cassandra conspire for privacy, as Ewen looks on concerned. Later, they meet an unsettled Alexis. Ethan realizes he is dealing with a sharp shooter – literally.

As Dante and Olivia give each other romantic advice/counsel, Lulu and Tracy have a heart to heart at the Metro Court Bar.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason pulls Sam into his arms.
  • Anthony makes an ultimatum.
  • Edward has a moment with Luke.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bob D'Amico/ABC



Nickelodeon has tapped former “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and former “One Life To Live” head writer Josh Griffith to adapt the popular Mexican telenovelaAlcanzar una Estrella for Nick at Nite.   Phelps will be co-executive producer with Hisham Abed (“The Hills” and “The City”) and Griffith will serve as the head writer.

via press release


80-Episode Daily Series Centers Around Teenage Girl Who Reaches Stardom and Wins

the Love of Her Teen Idol; Produced in Association with Sony Pictures Television

Miami, FL – Jan. 24, 2012 – Nickelodeon, in partnership with Televisa, has ordered 80 episodes of a groundbreaking, original one-hour U.S. adaptation of the popular Mexican telenovela, Reach for a Star (Alcanzar una Estrella) for Nick at Nite, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom’s Nickelodeon Group; and Jose  Bastón  President of Television and Content from Televisa. The first telenovela ever adapted for the U.S. audience, Reach for a Star is a single-camera, daily series following a teenage girl whose life changes completely when she becomes a star and wins the love of her teen idol.  Reach for a Star will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and is set to premiere later this year on Nickelodeon’s nighttime block for families–Nick at Nite. Production begins in March in Los Angeles, Calif.

“We have experienced first-hand the popularity of the daily scripted format with our kid audience through the success of House of Anubis and our teen audience with DeGrassi: The Next Generation,” and our Nick Latin American channel has already had great success in producing telenovela’s with Televisa,” Ms. Zarghami said. “This partnership brings together Televisa’s un-matched leadership in the telenovela genre with our expertise in making content, and we’re looking forward to introducing this first true English-language telenovela to Nick at Nite’s family audience.”

“As part of the steps towards building a strong presence in the Anglo TV market, Televisa is excited to coproduce with Nickelodeon one of the many successful scripts from our library in a daily series format,” said Bastón. We are convinced that the daily series will be well received by Nick´s family audiences, and will capture their attention daily as it has happened in different markets in the world where Televisa has exported its production capabilities. The Televisa and Nick alliance will certainly result in a successful formula, and we envision Reach for a Star as the first of many joint projects.

“For more than a decade Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Televisa have been strategically building upon their regional partnership that today encompasses, distribution, consumer products and co-productions,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, Chief Operating Officer, VIMN.  “Reach for a Star marks a dynamic new phase in our partnership and VIMN is incredibly excited to once again be expanding our content portfolio with Televisa.”

Reach for a Star follows Nickelodeon’s success with its live-action serialized series,  House of Anubis and Degrassi.  Nickelodeon has also experienced tremendous success with the format in Europe and Latin America.  The Reach for a Star series is an adaptation of the hit Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar una Estrella, first broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas and Univision in 1990.  The success of the series led to a film and sequel telenovela starring Latin American pop sensations, Ricky Martin and Sasha Sokol.

Reach for a Star follows a smart, shy and independent high school senior, Loren, who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Wild. Loren’s wildest dreams come true when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren’s potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe is revealed, Eddie and Loren’s friendship blossoms.

The series will be co-executive produced by six-time Emmy Award-winner Jill Farren Phelps (General Hospital, One Life To Live) and Hisham Abed (The Hills and The City).  Josh Griffith (Young and The Restless, As The World Turns) will serve as head writer.

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez and The Nanny. 

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