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: Monday, January 23, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 23, 2012.


Michael confides in Sam about the purchased gun.

Sonny reveals a major truth.

Jax makes Kate a business proposition.

Jason and Sam visit Dr. Lee, hoping for clarity on who is the child’s father. Elizabeth wonders what is going on with Jason and Sam at the hospital.

Patrick confronts Robin with the truth about her HIV status.

Maggie tries to draw Steve back in her web when they throw paper airplanes on the hospital roof to let off steam – and Olivia interrupts them.

To Tracy’s horror, Luke does not stand in the way of her marriage to Anthony.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Olivia questions Lulu.
  • Sonny is surprised by Kate’s sudden work travel plans.
  • Luke delivers breakfast to an unexpecting couple.


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( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 9-13, 2012

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 4,787,000 (-132,000/-348,000)
2. B&B 3,334,000 (-118,000/+273,000)
3. OLTL 3,120,000 (+407,000/+439,000) *
4. GH 2,557,000 (+263,000/-295,000)
5. DAYS 2,424,000 (-84,000/-548,000)

* Highest since September 3-7, 2007


1. Y&R 3.6/11 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.3)
3. OLTL 2.3/7 (+.3/+.3) *
4. GH 1.9/5 (+.2/-.2)
5. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.3)

* Last time at 2.3 was November 19-23, 2007

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 878,000 (-57,000/-127,000)
2. OLTL 784,000 (+148,000/+149,000)
3. B&B 652,000 (-24,000/+72,000)
4. GH 628,000 (+23,000/-203,000)
5. DAYS 550,000 (-55,000/-305,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (-.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.2/7 (+.2/+.2)
3. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
3. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.3)
5. DAYS 0.9/5 (same/-.4)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 63,000 (+1,000/+32,000)
2. GH 33,000 (+12,000/-9,000)
3. B&R 29,000 (same/-8,000)
4. B&B 12,000 (-20,000/-16,000)
5. DAYS 4,000 (-15,000/-37,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/4 (+.1/-.1)
1. OLTL 0.7/4 (+.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,131,000 (-31,000/-101,000)
2. B&B 793,000 (+30,000/+130,000)
3. OLTL 643,000 (+100,000/+110,000)
4. GH 532,000 (+89,000/-35,000)
5. DAYS 501,000 (+8,000/-192,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,371,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,175,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,389,000
Thursday: 2.6/3,305,000
Friday: 2.6/3,429,000

Monday: 1.9/2,508,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,304,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,322,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,527,000
Friday: 1.9/2,458,000

Monday: 1.8/2,445,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,309,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,478,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,764,000
Friday: 2.0/2,790,000

Monday: 2.0/2,807,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,719,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,925,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,302,000
Friday: 2.7/3,848,000

Monday: 3.5/4,745,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,602,000
Wednesday: 3.6/4,946,000
Thursday: 3.7/4,741,000
Friday: 3.7/4,903,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 15, 2012

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.4
3. OLTL 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
5. GH 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

Ratings Comparison of Last Five Cancelled Soaps


( — Here is a comparison of the last five cancelled soap operas.


Total Viewers Households Women 18-49 Rating Women 18-49 Viewers Final Episode – Total Viewers
One Life To LiveJanuary 9-13, 2012 3,120,000 (+407,000) OLTL 2.3/7 (+.3) OLTL 1.2/7 (+.2) OLTL 784,000 (+148,000) 3,848,000
All My ChildrenSeptember 19-23, 2011 2,990,000 (+499,000) 2.3/7 (+.4) 1.1/7 (+.3) 689,000 (+157,000) 3,475,000
As The World TurnsSeptember 13-17, 2010 2,593,000 (+18,000) 1.9/7 (same) 0.9/6 (same) 610,000 (-10,000) 2,846,000
Guiding LightSeptember 14-18, 2009 2,602,000 (+512,000) 1.9/6 (+.4) 1.0/6 (+.3) 637,000 (+152,000) 2,975,000
PassionsSeptember 3-7, 2007 1,645,000 (-22,000) 1.3/4 (same) 1.0/6 (same) 629,000 (-29,000) 1,681,000

Note #1: Comparisons are to the shows penultimate week.

Note #2:  Passions’ numbers are for the final NBC broadcast, not DirectTV.


GH Recap: Friday, January 20, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 20, 2012.


Sonny gets SHOCKING news from Luke. Meanwhile, Carly and Johnny build to lovemaking – but will they go through with it? Sonny goes to see Johnny. Jax sets Michael straight with good fatherly advice.

Robin comes home to Port Charles, with Patrick ready for the truth.

Ethan and Cassandra share romantic fun at Wyndemere, to Ewen’s chagrin.

Olivia and Kate confide in one another about their romantic relationships. Who does Kate meet with at the airport?

Tracy and Anthony proceed down the aisle (with Maxie’s help), but someone important interrupts.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick confronts Robin.
  • Sonny has big news.
  • Michael confides in Sam.

Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

Just before we post the dailies, which will provide a clearer picture of “One Life to Live’s” final week on television, ABC has revealed that the 43-year old soap ended its run as daytime’s 5th most watched program in total viewers (3,120,000), while ranking a strong second in Women 18-49 viewers (784,000) for the week of January 9-13, 2012. Only 94,000 Women 18-49 viewers separated “One Life to Live” from tying “The Young and the Restless” in that category. In Women 18-49 rating “OLTL” had a 1.2 compared to “Y&R’s” 1.4. The canceled ABC soap beat its former network and studio sibling “The View” in all key ratings categories except total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year (January 10-14, 2011) “One Life to Live” gained 439,000 total viewers (3,120,000 vs 2,681,000 viewers) and was up .2 in Women 18-49 rating (1.2 vs 1.0). In Women 18-49 viewers, the soap was up 149,000 (784,000 vs 635,000).

Check back later for a more detailed ratings breakdown from Soap Opera Network.

ABC is Daytime’s #1 Network Across All Target Women Demographics

Friday’s “The Chew” – Featuring Actress Lana Parrilla of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” – Ranks as the Show’s #1 Telecast Ever in Total Viewers, Women
18-49 and Women 25-54, and its #2 Telecast To Date in Women 18-34

“The Chew” Delivers it Most-Watched Week on Record in Women 18-49,
and its 2nd-Most-Watched Week Ever in Total Viewers

ABC Daytime

* ABC ranked as Daytime’s #1 network in Women 18-34 (0.6 rating/188,000 – tie), Women 18-49 (1.0 rating/661,000 – tie) and Women 25-54 (1.4 rating/848,000).

* This week ranked as “The Chew’s” most-watched week to date in Women 18-49 (526,000), its 2nd-most-watched week in Total Viewers (2.560 million) and 3rd-most-watched week in Women 25-54 (676,000).

* Friday’s “The Chew,” featuring actress Lana Parrilla of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” became the series’ #1 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.774 million), Women 18-49 (617,000) and Women 25-54 (784,000), and its #2 telecast on record in Women 18-34 (232,000).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks in Women 18-49 (sorted by) and Women 25-54:


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 23, 2012.


Michael presses for answers. Matt meets Maxie’s new roommate on Tuesday, January 24. TJ upsets Molly. More mystery and intrigue at Wyndemere. The truth about Maxie’s “stalker” is revealed. Elizabeth’s apparent plans unnerve a jealous Matt. Luke disappoints Tracy. Edward confronts Luke on Thursday, January 26. Olivia questions Lulu’s drinking habits. Dante and Olivia have a heart to heart as Tracy and Lulu do the same. On Friday, January 27, Lulu confronts Luke with a question after Maxie hits her with a few unsettling truths.

The Inside Story: Love and Mob Wars Go Together Like…
Jax propositions a woman Sonny cares about on Monday, January 23. Carly blames herself after learning what Sonny has done. Kate’s sudden travel plans perturb Sonny. Johnny and Anthony butt heads. Anthony visits Sonny with an ultimatum. Sonny fills Jason in on their dilemma. Johnny takes advantage of the moment and makes a pass at Kate that is a little more troubling than flattering. Carly’s concern for Johnny does little to mask her attraction to him. Sonny demands the truth from Kate.

A Closer Look: Moments of Truth
Patrick questions Robin about her HIV status. Meanwhile, Jason and Sam turn to Dr. Lee hoping to get the answer to their biggest question. Elizabeth picks up on the anxiety between the pair. Sam takes action to fight her demons. Jason and Robin have a heart to heart. Sam and Jason lean on each other as they wait for answers. On Wednesday, January 25, Sam’s moment of peace comes to an abrupt halt courtesy of a hormonal Alexis. Jason comforts Sam. Spinelli tries to cheer up Sam. Sam, Jason and Robin receive unsettling news.


  • Tracy and Edward are delighted by what Michael has to say.
  • Olivia learns more about Maggie’s past with Steven.
  • Dr. Lee has the news Jason and Sam have been waiting for.
  • Robin and Mac talk about the future.
  • Maxie, Matt, Sonny and Shawn struggle with jealousy.

GH Recap: Thursday, January 19, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 19, 2012.


Johnny discovers Michael carrying a gun. Meanwhile, Sonny and Jason discuss past events and their retaliation on the Zaccharas. Jax stops Michael. Luke readies Zacchara arsenal for Carly – but with strings attached, of course. Meanwhile, will Carly start a new chapter with Johnny?

TJ remains a handful for Shawn – especially when TJ learns of Sonny Corinthos.

Dante and Lulu share some love time. Later, Lulu downs glasses of wine as she tries to determine her career passion.

Tracy is trapped on the boat and has to decide whether or not to marry Anthony.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jax gives Michael father-like advice.
  • Sonny goes to see Johnny.
  • Olivia and Kate confide in one another.

GH Alerts: Week of January 23 Edition

Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 23, 2012.


  • Monday: Patrick confronts Robin. Sonny has big news. Michael confides in Sam.
  • Tuesday: Olivia questions Lulu. Sonny is surprised by Kate’s sudden work travel plans. Luke delivers breakfast to an unexpecting couple.
  • Wednesday: Johnny and Anthony have a major argument. Alexis unintentionally makes Sam upset. Michael challenges Dante and Delores.
  • Thursday: Jason pulls Sam into his arms. Anthony makes an ultimatum. Edward has a moment with Luke.
  • Friday: Sonny and Kate discuss future plans for the restaurant. Maxie calls out Lulu. Carly finds herself in a passionate moment.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 18, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 18, 2012.


Spinelli gets news about Franco’s gallery. Meanwhile, Sam dreams of Franco’s haunting words.

TJ and Molly get acquainted as study partners.

Matt finds himself physically stuck between Maxie and Elizabeth as they spar over who understands Matt better. Maxie asks Spinelli an important question about their future. Ethan seeks Spinelli for help with Cassandra.

Steve and Olivia share some time together when they are interrupted by an emergency hospital call.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Johnny makes a shocking discovery.
  • Tracy is trapped.
  • Dante and Lulu are happy together.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 17, 2012.


Carly and Johnny discuss their “night” plans. Michael tries to get rid of a gun as Carly looks for Zacchara dirt with Luke’s help. Ewen gives Dante and Delores a psychological profile on their killer.

Shawn discovers TJ, the teenage son of the man he accidentally killed in battle. Looks like Shawn has another person to look out for in Port Charles.

Matt gets uncomfortable with all the attention Ewen is paying Elizabeth.

Lulu tries a new job: dog walking, with disastrous results.

Kate gets an ugly eyeful of Sonny and wonders if she will stick with him.

Tracy burns over upcoming events.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Spinelli gets news about a mysterious fire.
  • Maxie and Elizabeth spar.
  • Steve and Olivia spend some quality time together… only to be interrupted.

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