GH Recap: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick and Robin get romantic.

Steve and Olivia get romantic, too.

Lulu’s concern heightens when Sonny gives her some advice about marrying Dante. Meanwhile, Delores questions Dante.

Kate trounces into Jake’s and lays one on Coleman when Sonny arrives.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lisa takes Robin and Patrick by surprise.
  • Johnny struggles.
  • Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude.

OLTL Recap: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Starr and Todd have their day in court. Meanwhile Tomas appears for his sentencing hearing. Téa tells him she can’t do anything for him since he plead guilty. Blair, kicked out of the arraignment, questions Tomas about his reasons for pleading guilty to a crime he didn’t commit. Anguished, Blair asks if she means anything to him, and he makes a confession to her.

Bo argues with Mayor Finn and she fires Bo, who tells her (essentially) to go to hell. She rehires him and he makes an excellent point that she cannot dispute.

Roxy tells Rex about Echo’s forgery and the document that’s floating around that turns all of Rex’s money back over to Clint, and sends him a copy of the forged document. Meanwhile Viki forces Clint to do his exercises when he gets a call from Cutter, telling him he can get all Clint’s money and property back for him, for a price. Clint calls Rex and demands he come over.

Cutter talks to the patient, who calls him Rex once by mistake. Cutter is not forthcoming when she asks him questions. Clint calls Cutter and tells him to take his document and shove it. Cutter at first is foiled but quickly comes up with a plan.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Blair urges Tomas to help Todd.
  • Rex comes up with a new scheme.
  • Rick puts the screws to Starr.

Hutchison Brings Gabrielle Back to Llanview

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Add another name to the list of the caravan of returning stars to “One Life to Live.” Fiona Hutchison shocked fans this week by announcing the soap has asked her to reprise her signature role of Gabrielle Medina.

In a lengthy statement on her official Facebook page, Hutchison details her upcoming return to Llanview, stating:

Brace yourselves, I have some wonderful news to share with all of you. I am returning to ‘One Life to Live’ as Gabrielle. I have two shooting dates. Keep in mind, these are not air dates, but shooting dates. The first shoot date is Tuesday, October 25th; the second shoot date is Tuesday November 15th. If you happen to be in New York City {DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT PUT YOURSELF OUT AND FLY IN, I’M SERIOUS!} please, by all means, feel free to stop by the ABC Studios and chat. Obviously, for fire safety reasons as well as security reasons, I cannot bring any of you into the studio. But I do take breaks and I will be sure to slip away as much as I can to come out and ‘hang’ with my ‘posse.’ I Have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what they have in store for Gabrielle. She is dead but with daytime, who knows? I swear I would tell ALL of you if I knew what was going to happen. I have no script as of yet.

She goes on to add “Also, feel free to contact the people at Prospect Park as well as my dear friend Executive Producer Frank Valenti(ni) if you’d like to see me on the web version of ‘OLTL.’ I’m not certain what the plans are or if the final deal has been sealed… but I WILL BE heading to Los Angeles to shoot a role on the web series, ‘The BAY!’ Gregori Martin is ‘visionary’ and I could not be surrounded by a more down to earth, brilliantly talented cast! I cannot wait to start!!!!!!”

Hutchison played Gabrielle from 1987-91 and again from 2001-2004 when the character was killed off in a bathroom by Music Box Killer Dr. Stephen Haver (Matthew Ashford). A first airdate has not been announced.


Hickland Comes Back to ‘Life’

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Catherine Hickland becomes the latest in a series of former cast members returning to “One Life to Live” before the show wraps up its run on ABC Daytime.

Hickland, who portrayed Lindsay Rappaport from from 1998-2008 (and again briefly in 2009), tweeted on Monday that “Ok, are you sitting down? ‘OLTL’ has asked me to bring Miss Lindsay Rappaport to the dance B4 the end. I said YES.” Two days later she posted a follow-up tweet thanking her many “One Life” fans for supporting saying, “I have received over 700 tweets in 2 days about going back to ‘OLTL.’ Thank you all 4 the love!”

When viewers last saw Lindsay in 2008 and 2009, she was serving out her prison sentence in Statesville for murdering Spencer Truman (Paul Satterfield). A first airdate has not been announced, nor is it clear how many episodes Hickland is returning for.


OLTL Alerts: Week of October 24 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 24, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Cutter gives Rex his list of demands. Todd makes an admission while in court. Clint makes an admission to Viki about Rex.
  • Tuesday: Kim’s friend arrives at Llanfair. Marcie and Michael surprise John with a visit. Rama and Vimal swap secrets.
  • Wednesday: Tomas wants to know if Blair still loves Todd. Viki tries to keep the peace between Tina and Todd. Rex, Shane, and Aubrey make Halloween plans.
  • Thursday: Marcie reminds John that Brody has a history of violence. Roxy considers telling Natalie how John feels about her. Rick is up to his old tricks.
  • Friday: Tina makes an interesting discovery. Rex is confronted by the past. Michael pushes John to talk to Natalie.

GH Alerts: Week of October 24 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 24, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Lisa has plans for Robin and Patrick. Carly and Sam find middle ground. Elizabeth has an encounter with a mystery man.
  • Tuesday: Maxie gets through to Matt. Jason gets an important phone call. Spinelli finds someone.
  • Wednesday: Carly reveals a secret to Jason. Kate has unfinished business to complete. Sonny makes plans.
  • Thursday: Johnny and Anthony have a heated discussion. Drinks for Carly and Shawn. Who’s at Wyndemere?
  • Friday: Dante questions Michael. Luke surprises Tracy. Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Natalie interrupts Cord and Tina. Natalie finally has it out with Tina for her role in being held captive three years earlier. Tina offers to plan her wedding. After Natalie leaves, Tina and Cord agree to table the talk of their relationship for another day.

Ford and Jessica’s night out at Capricorn is spoiled by Brody’s arrival. Privately, Ford wonders if Brody might already know that Liam is not his son. Brody warns gives Vimal a warning.

Danielle visits Starr at the jail cell. The two sisters offer each other advice.

Meanwhile, Blair finds Jack working late at The Sun. She reminds her son that Shane’s testimony will prove that Jack lied to the police. At the LPD, Nora makes a decision about the charges against Todd and Todd and Starr come face-to-face.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Starr, Todd, and Tomas appear in court.
  • Bo has a confrontation with Mayor Finn.
  • Clint is less than receptive to Cutter’s threats.

GH Recap: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Elizabeth, Robin and Patrick discuss life.

Maxie goes into a jealous frenzy when Spinelli reveals Matt’s growing closeness with Elizabeth.

Spinelli sees a light at Wyndemere.

As Shawn stands guard outside, Carly and Jason exchange words and later, they discover Sam peacefully asleep with Josslyn in her arms. Meanwhile, Franco sets out with a baby of his own to play with.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth finds herself in a precarious position.
  • Sonny gives Lulu important advice.
  • Kate trounces into Jake’s.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You may be asking yourself why in the world would we be doing a ratings reflection that highlights ABC’s canceled “All My Children” as ranking second in households (amongst all soaps) for the season when the show has already gone off the air with its last episode airing on Friday, September 23 and talk show “The Chew” already replacing the soap in its old timeslot. If I were to tell you that because ABC scheduled the series finale of “AMC” during the first week of the 2011-2012 television season that the soap would remain in the season-to-date rankings until September 2012, would you believe it? You better!

In the latest ratings released on Friday covering the week of October 3-7, 2011 and the season-to-date ratings of September 19 through October 7, 2011, ABC’s “All My Children” jumped from a 2.3 in households based on the previously reported Live+SD ratings to a 2.4 using newly released Live+7 ratings reflecting the soaps final week on television (week of September 19-23, 2011). In Women 18-49, “AMC” jumped from a 1.1 to a 1.2 rating and in Women 18-34 the soap jumped from a 0.6 to a 0.7 rating. The soap is tied for first in Women 18-34 with “Days of our Lives,” “The Price is Right 2,” “The Young and the Restless” and “The View.” “AMC” is second in Women 18-49 for the season just behind “Y&R,” which ranks first with a 1.4. In Women 25-54, “AMC” ranks second again behind “Y&R” with a 1.7 for “AMC” and a 1.8 for “Y&R.” In the original Live+SD numbers “AMC” ranked second with a 1.5, which shows the soap gained .3 when Live+7 was factored in.

Season to Date Ratings for September 19 through October 7, 2011 
Households
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 3.3
— The Young and the Restless (CBS) 3.3
3. The View (ABC) 2.9
4. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 2.8
5. All My Children (ABC) 2.4
6. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 2.2
7. One Life to Live (ABC) 2.0
8. Days of our Lives (NBC) 1.9
— General Hospital (ABC) 1.9
10. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 1.6
11. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 1.6
12. The Talk (CBS) 1.5
— The Chew (ABC) 1.5
Women 18-49 Rating
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 1.4
2. All My Children (ABC) 1.2
3. Days of our Lives (NBC) 1.1
— General Hospital (ABC) 1.1
— The View (ABC) 1.1
6. One Life to Live (ABC) 1.0
7. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 0.9
— The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 0.9
9. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 0.8
10. The Talk (CBS) 0.7
— The Chew (ABC) 0.7
12. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 0.6
13. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 0.5
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Days of our Lives (NBC) 0.7
— The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 0.7
— The Young and the Restless (CBS) 0.7
— All My Children (ABC) 0.7
— The View (ABC) 0.7
6. General Hospital (ABC) 0.6
— One Life to Live (ABC) 0.6
8. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 0.5
— The Chew (ABC) 0.5
10. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 0.4
— Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 0.4
— Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 0.4
— The Talk (CBS) 0.4
Girls 12-17 Rating
1. One Life to Live (ABC) 0.4
2. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 0.3
3. Days of our Lives (NBC) 0.2
— The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 0.2
— The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 0.2
— All My Children (ABC) 0.2
— General Hospital (ABC) 0.2
8. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 0.1
— Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 0.1
— The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 0.1
— The Talk (CBS) 0.1
— The View (ABC) 0.1
13. The Chew (ABC) 0.0

 

With “All My Children” no longer a factor in the current daytime climate, for the week of October 3-7, 2011 CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” remained daytime’s most watched soap with 4.2 million viewers watching the daily antics in Genoa City. The soap has lost 15% of its audience (or 765,000 viewers) compared to its performance a year ago (week of October 4-8, 2010). Despite receiving more viewers than any series aired on The CW, including in the rarely reported Adults 18-49 demographic, and remaining the most watched daily serial, the soaps performance would place it in serious danger of cancellation if it were aired in primetime on any of the big four broadcast networks with the exception of maybe a Friday night airing on ABC, FOX or NBC. “The Bold and the Beautiful” by comparison has lost only 8% of its viewership compared to the same point last year (2.9 million vs 3.1 million). Overall CBS has lost 12% of its daytime viewership compared to last year (3.0 million vs 3.4 million). The network is down 8% in households (2.2 vs 2.4) and another 16% in Women 18-49 viewers (530,000 vs 631,000).

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ABC is down 5% in households year-to-year (1.9 vs 2.0) and 9% in total viewers (2.5 million vs 2.7 million). The network is down a whopping 24% in both Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 viewers (541,000 vs 712,000 in Women 18-49 viewers; 714,000 vs 941,000 in Women 25-54 viewers) compared to its performance during the same week last year. ABC is down another 28% year-to-year in Women 18-34 viewers (163,000 Vs 225,000). With “All My Children” no longer in the mix, the network is losing ground in every ratings category with “General Hospital” losing as much as 30% or higher in a number of key demographics including a 50% drop in Women 18-34 rating and 51% in Women 18-34 viewers. “One Life to Live” has lost only 17% of its Women 18-34 (rating) audience and just 23% in actuals. “The View” is the sole bright spot for ABC with a gain of 10% in viewers (3.7 million vs 3.4 million) and another 12% gain in households (2.9 vs 2.6) compared to the year-ago.

NBC’s sole program during the daytime hours remains “Days of our Lives,” which is up 5% in viewers year-to-year and either flat or marginally down in most other categories.

*Note: “The Price is Right 1,” “The Price is Right 2″ and “The View” were preempted on Thursday, October 6.

What follows is the Live+SD ratings for the Week of October 3-7, 2011:

Total Viewers
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 4,456,000*
2. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 4,209,000
3. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 3,878,000*
4. The View (ABC) 3,724,000*
5. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 2,864,000
6. Days of our Lives (NBC) 2,450,000
7. One Life to Live (ABC) 2,418,000
8. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 2,417,000
9. General Hospital (ABC) 2,249,000
10. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 2,099,000
11. The Talk (CBS) 1,834,000
12. The Chew (ABC) 1,778,000

Households (Rating/Share)
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 3.2/11*
2. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 3.1/11
3. The View (ABC) 2.9/10*
4. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 2.7/10*
5. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 2.1/7
6. Days of our Lives (NBC) 1.8/6
— One Life to Live (ABC) 1.8/6
8. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 1.7/6
— General Hospital (ABC) 1.7/5
10. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 1.5/6
11. The Talk (CBS) 1.4/5
— The Chew (ABC) 1.4/5

Women 18-49 Rating
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 1.3
2. The View (ABC) 1.1*
3. Days of our Lives (NBC) 1.0
4. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 0.9
— General Hospital (ABC) 0.9
— One Life to Live (ABC) 0.9
7. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 0.8*
— The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 0.8*
9. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 0.6
— Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 0.6
— The Talk (CBS) 0.6
— The Chew (ABC) 0.6

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 808,000
2. The View (ABC) 686,000*
3. Days of our Lives (NBC) 646,000
4. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 598,000
5. General Hospital (ABC) 573,000
6. One Life to Live (ABC) 561,000
7. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 517,000*
8. The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 502,000*
9. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 399,000
10. The Talk (CBS) 393,000
11. The Chew (ABC) 373,000
12. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 365,000

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. One Life to Live (ABC) 39,000
2. The Young and the Restless (CBS) 36,000
3. The Price is Right 2 (CBS) 22,000*
4. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) 21,000
— General Hospital (ABC) 21,000
6. Days of our Lives (NBC) 20,000
— The Price is Right 1 (CBS) 20,000*
8. The Talk (CBS) 15,000
9. The View (ABC) 10,000*
— Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS) 10,000
11. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS) 9,000
12. The Chew (ABC) 6,000


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, October 18, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd is grateful to Tea for representing him. Téa informs him that Bo is considering dropping the charges against him – but he has to turn himself in. Todd agrees to do so. But when they arrive, Nora, not trusting him, demands he tell her the truth.

John doesn’t let go if his question to Brody: why did he threaten Victor? Finally, Brody explodes at John, accusing him of hammering at him because Liam is Brody’s son, not John’s, and Natalie is going to be his wife and not John’s. They leave but John isn’t about to let it go.

Jessica holds onto Liam’s paternity test but hides it from Tina. She tells Jessica that the document, whatever it was, belonged to Victor. Ford is surprised when Jessica accepts his invitation to Capricorn. Once they’re there, Jessica fills him in about the paternity test, surmising that Victor hated John McBain, maybe he was purposely keeping him from knowing the truth.

Rex runs into Aubrey at Capricorn. She apologizes for telling Bo about Rex’s gun – and for trying to get closer to him right after his fiancée died. Rex assures her he knows all about being a con, used to be one too. She offers to help him with the party for Natalie and Brody he wants to throw. He accepts.

The doctor is forced to sedate the patient in the hospital bed.

Bo and Nora discuss dropping the charges against Todd. Nora admits that she will never trust him. She was fooled by him once when she defended him when he raped Marty, she will never be fooled by him again. Bo assures her that the mayor would be happy if Nora went to trial anyway. Nora teases Bo about the mayor’s romantic interest in him.

Cord and Tina babysit Ryder and they are reminded of parenting together. They address the elephant in the room: their recent near-kiss. They look like they might kiss again.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Natalie confronts Tina.
  • Dani visits Starr in jail.
  • Blair has a talk with Jack.