The Friday, June 20 telecast of the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on ABC was the least watched in the ceremonies history and the network placed third overall against repeats on the other networks.
Just 5.4 million viewers tuned into the two-hour telecast to watch ABC’s “General Hospital” take home its 10th Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. The series has won the Emmy in this category more than any other series in Emmy history.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jason remains grouchy around Claudia while they are quarantined with Spinelli in the penthouse. Anthony challenges Claudia by testing her loyalty to the family – “kill Jason or you will live to regret your decisions.” Jax begins to think that Carly could be pregnant. Robin admits to Patrick that she doesn’t want him involved in their child’s life because she fears getting emotionally invested. Robin can’t trust the possibility of Patrick abandoning her and the baby. Logan and Scott lie by telling the cops that Johnny started a brawl with Logan. Anthony fires Johnny for sticking to his story. Lulu witnesses the bond that Johnny and Claudia share. Dr. Matt Hunter joins the staff of General Hospital and immediately fights a battle with Maxie Jones. Claudia and Ric discuss Anthony’s fondness for Johnny.
The Inside Story: Alexis Sexing Jerry
District Attorney Alexis Davis-Lansing takes the bull by the horns and announces to everyone present at the PCPD that, yes, she is having sex with Jerry Jacks! When Anthony Zacchara makes another threat against Kristina’s life, Alexis turns to Jerry for support. Not realizing what she has done, Alexis fears she has unleashed Mr. Craig once again. Jerry pays the Zacchara’s a visit and the results could be deadly.
A Closer Look: Sonny & Kate Getting Married
Sonny and Kate continue to discuss marriage plans, but Kate’s revelation that they should look into Diane drawing up a pre-nup for them worries Sonny. Kate tries to explain herself and the two eventually make love. When Sonny learns of how big Kate’s plans for their wedding are he starts to think more closely about their future. Kate reassures Sonny that he deserves to be happy too and they’ll be happy together. Jax informs Sonny that Carly might be pregnant, just as Carly learns Sonny and Kate are getting married. Diane informs Carly that Sonny would have all parental rights to any child he should father with her. Kate basks in the glory of getting married to the man she loves, while Jax’s hopes for finally becoming a father grow.
What to Watch
SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2008
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Desperate Housewives” are the worlds top television destinations for the second consecutive year.
According to 2007 ratings data released by Eurodata TV Worldwide and the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, which highlights the most popular worldwide television programming, CBS’ “CSI” was TV’s most watched drama series and was seen by an anverage of 83.9 million total viewers each episode. The series beat out sister series “CSI: Miami,” and FOX’s “House.” Both “CSi’s” are produced by Alliance Atlantis and CBS Paramount Television Distribution, while “House” starring Hugh Laurie is produced by Universal Media Studios Television.
In the comedy catergory, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” was seen by about 61.5 million viewers, beating out USA Network’s “Monk” and another ABC series, “Ugly Betty.” Monk is produced by Universal Media Studios Television, while “Housewives” and “Betty” are productions of ABC Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company.
CBS Daytime drama series “The Bold and the Beautiful” remains the most popular soap opera in the world with an average daily viewership of 26.2 million total viewers. The Mexican telenovelas “Destilando Amor” and “Marina” were its closest competitors.
“Beautiful,” “Housewives,” and “CSI” also topped the list in their respective categories in 2006.
Ratings figures were based on information from 51 countries around the world with a potential reach of 1.6 billion total viewers.