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



( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 6, 2012.


Page 6 splashes news of Tracy and Anthony’s wedding. Anthony asks Maxie to plan the wedding with the fanciest of trappings.

Elizabeth and Monica (and Matt) get a pleasant eyeful of Ewen. Both Spinelli and Ethan set their sights on the Woman In White. Later, Spinelli offers to move in with Maxie since she just lost her roommate. Spinelli, Ethan and Ewen (unbeknownst to the other) arrive at Wyndemere.

Patrick catches Robin looking at her will – why? Later Robin asks for Elizabeth’s help – replace her in Patrick and Emma’s life should anything happen to Robin.

Jason is in an uncontrollable rage concerning Sam. Later, Michael and Jason exchange heated words in the street as Sam flashes back to the Franco horror. Jason goes to General Hospital only to pass out.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam gets a call from Patrick about Jason.
  • Elizabeth makes Robin a promise.
  • Sonny gathers information about Jax.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 9, 2012.


Olivia demands answers on Monday, January 9. She later confides her concerns to Dante. Steve and Maggie discuss the past and their secret. Olivia loses her cool. At yoga class, on Tuesday, January 10, an unsettled Maxie takes out her anxiety on Lulu. Tracy and Maxie have their hands full with Anthony. Cassandra spies on Ethan and Ewen. On Wednesday, January 11, a dark and looming Helena watches the events unfold at Wyndemere. Ethan and Cassandra give in to their attraction. Patrick overhears Jason pressing Robin to come clean to her husband. Robin continues to deceive Patrick. On Friday, January 13, Elizabeth has a difficult but necessary conversation with Patrick about his wife.

The Inside Story: Bulletproof
What exactly is Sonny plotting concerning Jax? That’s what Kate would like to know on Monday, January 9. Kate later places a mysterious phone call. Carly, meanwhile, suggests to Johnny that he’d benefit more form an intimate alliance with her rather than a professional alliance with her son. Later, Sonny and Kate are less than thrilled when Carly barrels in on them in at an inopportune moment. Michael confronts Anthony. Delores finds a new connection between the victims of the killer. Carly asks Luke to help her gain the upper hand. Sonny and Johnny face off. Michael presses Sonny to do what everybody else has failed to do so far – find the killer and make the person pay. Meanwhile, Delores discovers some more clues pertaining to the murders. Kate urges Sonny not to oblige Michael’s dark side. Michael purchases a gun. Jax places himself back into the picture.

A Closer Look: The Stork Report
Sam and Michael have a heart to heart. Just as she’s about to confide in him about her potential pregnancy, Sam receives a troubling call from Patrick concerning Jason. Sam receives the pregnancy test results. Jason’s continued focus on Franco leaves Sam out in the cold. Sam ponders what the future now holds. On Thursday, January 12, Sonny presses Jason to let go of his obsession with Franco to no avail. Alexis and Molly surprise Sam. Jason confronts Franco. Sam tells Jason that she is pregnant.


  • Patrick prepares himself to confront Robin.
  • Maxie and Elizabeth spar over Matt.
  • Carly and Johnny make big plans.
  • Jax reaches out to Michael.
  • Tracy is trapped in more ways than one.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 9 Edition

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( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of January 9, 2012.


After 43 years, the people of Llanview say goodbye as they revisit one of the show’s most iconic storylines and draw to a close Agnes Nixon’s mission for “One Life to Live” “…stories about richly diverse people as their lives intertwined, as they interacted with one another… To explain the hopes and hardships, the goals, fights, and failures that are ultimately shared by all mankind no matter how disparate their lifestyles.”

  • “One Life to Live” will air its final episode on Friday, January 13, 2012.

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( — After scheduling conflicts reportedly kept her from reprising her signature role of housewife turned hooker Karen Wolek on “One Life to Live” in show’s final months on the air, Judith Light is finally coming back to Llanview…sort of. On Friday, January 13, just three hours before the final “One Life” episode airs, Light will set down on “The View” with several of her former co-stars to recall some of her fondest memories of the soap she called home from 1977-1983.

Also participating in the hour-long tribute to all things Llanview will be Erika Slezak (Viki), who will be co-hosting the show, as well as Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), James DePaiva (ex-Max), Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Robert S. Woods (Bo), and “OLTL” creator Agnes Nixon.

According to a press release, “the show will also feature additional ‘surprise’ appearances; exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the final taping; never-before-seen interviews with some of the special guest stars and returning cast members; an exclusive sneak peek clip of the final broadcast of ‘One Life to Live;’ the last cast photograph, and a special video taped messages from past stars. A musical montage will showcase some of the show’s most memorable moments.”

In addition, the show’s audience for that episode, which will be taped on Thursday, January 12, will be composed solely of “One Life to Live” fans. Click here to request your tickets for the show, and you can leave your comments on “The View’s” homepage, telling who and what you would like to see in the episode, here.

GH Recap: Thursday, January 5, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 5, 2012.


Jason sets Spinelli and FOS (his social network) to find Franco. Meanwhile, Sam feels foreshadowed pangs of fear as Molly shows Ewen a Cassadine photo album.

Alexis confronts Sonny about Jax – but something else is going on with her.

Michael asks Johnny for a job, only for Carly to stumble on them deal making. What does Carly have to do to keep Johnny away from Michael?

Lulu moves into Dante’s, leaving Maxie alone in her apartment.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth and Monica get a pleasant eyeful of Ewen.
  • Robin asks for Elizabeth’s help.
  • Local paper splashes news about another wedding.


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 9, 2012.


  • Monday: Elizabeth makes Robin a promise. Sam gets a call from Patrick about Jason. Sonny gathers information about Jax.
  • Tuesday: Patrick overhears a conversation between Jason and Robin. Sam feels alone. Anthony makes important preparations.
  • Wednesday: Carly asks Luke for a bargaining chip. Helena is waiting at Wyndemere. Johnny makes a strange demand on Dr. Webber.
  • Thursday: Sam gets a call from Alexis and Molly. Sonny and Johnny face-off. Steve and Maggie discuss their past.
  • Friday: Elizabeth and Patrick have a heart-to-heart. Sam prays for a miracle. Michael becomes more like his father.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 4, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 4, 2012.


Patrick busts Robin on her trying to leave town without telling him. She dissembles about an HIV conference in Africa, but Patrick cannot guess the grave reality.

Michael grieves the loss of Abby, and not even Sonny can comfort him. Michael meets with Johnny, dangerous plans in motion.

Unaware of a new Franco threat, Jason and Sam decide to check in on Michael. Jason has a flashback to the motorcycle accident, and his world comes crashing in on him with Jake’s death and now Michael’s injury.

Sonny and Kate make romantic date plans. Olivia and Kate have a heart to heart about the Corinthos family and dating life.

Maggie hopes Steve and her can return to old antics and behaviors. But Johnny has other plans. Olivia sees Maggie pressed against Steve’s chest.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason sets Spinelli up for an important task.
  • Alexis confronts Sonny.
  • Michael asks Johnny for a job.

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of December 19-23, 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 4,927,000 (+462,000/+215,000)
2. B&B 3,352,000 (+332,000/+303,000)
3. OLTL 2,618,000 (+11,000/+263,000)
4. DAYS 2,381,000 (+140,000/-205,000)
5. GH 2,328,000 (-67,000/-51,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/10 (+.2/+.3)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (+.1/+.3)
3. OLTL 1.9/5 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/same) <—– ties low

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 867,000 (+70,000/-35,000)
2. B&B 614,000 (+52,000/+54,000)
3. OLTL 571,000 (-41,000/-31,000)
4. GH 569,000 (-77,000/-151,000) <—– new low *
5. DAYS 520,000 (-8,000/-107,000) <—– new low (3rd straight week) **

* Previous low:  571,000 (November 7-11, 2011)

** Previous low: 528,000 (December 12-16, 2011)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/8 (+.2/same)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 0.9/5 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
3. OLTL 0.9/5 (-.1/same)
5. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (3rd straight week)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 81,000 (+43,000/-7,000)
2. OLTL 67,000 (+37,000/+24,000)
3. B&B 33,000 (+3,000/-29,000)
4. GH 29,000 (+1,000/-10,000)
5. DAYS 12,000 (+2,000/-27,000)

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

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,151,000 (+143,000/-89,000)
2. B&B 784,000 (+101,000/-23,000)
3. OLTL 577,000 (-19,000/+122,000)
4. DAYS 556,000 (+61,000/-112,000)
5. GH 454,000 (-40,000/-15,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.6/3,568,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,169,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,170,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,305,000
Friday: 2.4/3,547,000

Monday: 1.8/2,466,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,366,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,240,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,392,000
Friday: 1.8/2,439,000

Monday: 1.7/2,300,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,369,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,335,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,259,000
Friday: 1.7/2,377,000

Monday: 1.7/2,329,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,528,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,674,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,723,000
Friday: 1.9/2,838,000

Monday: 3.5/4,875,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,930,000
Wednesday: 3.5/5,017,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,901,000
Friday: 3.4/4,915,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through December 25, 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


GH Recap: Tuesday, January 3, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 3, 2012.


Jason is horrified to find that he hit Michael. Luckily, neither one of them are injured.

Michael realizes Jason took part in hiding that Jax is alive. He swears off Jason along with his entire family. Upset about Jax news, Alexis tosses champagne in Carly’s face. Carly levels Alexis with a question she does not want to answer. Later, Carly gets an earful from Kate.

Sam realizes that her period is late – Franco? Will Sam show Jason the results of her pregnancy test?

Jason brushes off Patrick’s care, leveling him that it is Robin who needs his attention.

Despite herself, Elizabeth finds Ewen quite intriguing. Matt has a bit of attitude about this. Later, Maxie gets flustered when she sees Matt and Elizabeth looking at “constellations,” as both Spinelli and Ewen look on. Maxie gets flustered and competitive when she sees Spinelli mooning over the Woman In White. Later, Ethan and the Woman in White leave suggestively mysterious messages for each other.

Lulu and Dante share a romantic moment as husband and wife.

Tracy is desperate to get out of the elevator, but Anthony makes a proposal she cannot refuse.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick busts Robin.
  • Jason has a flashback.
  • Sonny and Kate make romantic date plans.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 2, 2012.


Lulu and Dante make time for romance. Anthony makes Tracy a proposal she literally is unable to refuse on Tuesday, January 3. Page 6 soon splashes with shocking news. Anthony turns to Maxie for assistance. Will Johnny get in the way of Maggie’s plans for herself and Steve on Wednesday, January 4? Sonny and Kate plan a date. Olivia and Kate have a heat to heart. Elizabeth’s interest in Ewen irks Matt. Maxie, meanwhile, is irked by both Matt and Spinelli’s interest in other women. Spinelli steps up to the plate when Lulu’s plans leave Maxie in a bind. Ewen makes an impression. On Friday, January 6, Spinelli, Ethan and Ewen arrive at Wyndemere – each on a mission. Could their missions involve the mysterious Woman In White?

The Inside Story: What Kind of Fool…
Jason and Michael’s relief about the accident doesn’t last long after Michael realizes Jason too played a part in the lies and deception concerning Jax. Michael swears off Jason along with the rest of his family. Alexis flips out on Carly but the fast-talking attorney is the one who is ultimately left with the scars of their – mostly – verbal duel. Kate confronts Carly. Michael grieves the loss of Abby. Sonny tries to reach out to Michael. A darkened and determined Michael meets with Johnny. Carly finds Michael and Johnny making a deal. On Thursday, January 5, just how far will Carly go to keep her son out of the Zacchara fold? Sonny faces Alexis’ wrath. Michael and Jason share heated words.

A Closer Look: Teardrops Keep Falling….
Will Sam show Jason the results of her pregnancy test on Tuesday, January 3? Jason tells Patrick to get off his back about seeking care and focus on the person who really needs his help: Robin! More alarms go off for Patrick when he finds Robin ready to sneak out of town. Robin gives Patrick a plausible excuse for her actions.Jason becomes overwhelmed as he flashes back to the past year. He urges Spinelli to help him locate Franco. Molly and Ewen’s discussion about the Cassadine history hits too close to home for Sam. She later experiences horrifying flashbacks of Franco – as Jason’s rage spills over again. Jason arrives at General Hospital after a volatile confrontation wih Michael – and passes out. Patrick finds Robin looking through her will on Friday, January 6. Will he be able to put the pieces together? Elizabeth realizes something is wrong when a serious Robin asks her to replace her in Patrick and Emma’s life if she can’t be there for them.


  • Elizabeth makes Robin a promise.
  • Sam struggles to cope.
  • Carly turns to Luke for help.
  • Sonny and Johnny face off.
  • Helena returns.

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