Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Temptation leads to discoveries. Lives are stuck in time.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Lulu asks Carly to hire Johnny at the Metro Court. Maxie and Spinelli find Johnny working at Jake’s as a janitor. Maxie is suspicious of Lulu’s reasonings for being with Johnny – “Lulu, are you trying to emulate Luke and Laura? Is that why you are with Johnny?” Nikolas informs Olivia that he doesn’t want Spoon Island re-constructed as it holds so many fond memories of his life with Emily. Robin admits to Patrick that Matt reminds her so much of him from when they first met. Carly wishes Sonny and Jason would mend fences. Matt flirts with Rebecca, who is a dead ringer for Emily on Wednesday, January 20. Carly has an invitation for Robin. Jason is worried about Carly. Nikolas and Jason are questioned by Patrick. Nikolas pays his respects to Monica on Emily’s birthday.

The Inside Story: A Corinthos Affair
Claudia makes it clear to Sonny that he is on the verge of losing everything that he’s worked hard to achieve unless he does what Anthony tells him to. Afterward, Claudia plans on seducing Ric in an effort to find out what he’s been up to with her father. Meanwhile, Sonny is looming nearby while Claudia and Ric enjoy their intimate moment. Will Sonny catch Claudia in a lie or does fate hold all the cards? Claudia puts the pressure on Anthony. Sonny leaves Kate with a promise. Olivia warns Sonny to stay away from Kate or else.

A Closer Look: Reunited Acquaintances
Sam and Jason are back in good graces, and this week the two work even closer than ever to bring down the Zacchara organization. On Monday, January 19, Sam informs Jason of her plans to infiltrate Anthony’s inner circle in her quest to help Jason and Spinelli. Jason, however, is not completely sold on the idea and warns her to be careful. Later, Sam meets up with a concerned Ric, who informs Jason that life isn’t as safe with Sonny around as he thinks. Spinelli’s self esteem is on the verge of crippling when he learns that Sam is also trying to protect him. He later tries to hack into the FBI database in order to find out what Jason did to keep him out of harms way, temporarily. Later, Spinelli has an offer that Agent Rayner might not refuse.

What To Watch

  • Patrick recalls the events leading up to the mysterious catastrophe at the hospital on Monday, January 19.
  • Anthony warns Johnny about the consequences that life brings on Wednesday, January 21.
  • Patrick realizes there’s a disaster in the making at the hospital on Thursday, January 22.
  • Patrick races to avert a catastrophe at the hospital on Friday, January 23.

General Hospital News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

  • Monday: Claudia and Anthony hold their cards close to the vest. Many lives are in peril as events are set in motion. Lucky wants to know what’s going on between Jason and Sam.
  • Tuesday: Spinelli has Jason’s back. Lucky and Sam call it quits. Claudia fears Sonny is getting too close.
  • Wednesday: Kate learns exactly what Claudia has been hiding. Patrick is unable to stop a tragedy from happening. Nikolas thinks his eyes are playing tricks on him.
  • Thursday: Kate holds her ground with Claudia. Elizabeth’s life hangs in the balance. Robin continues to grow more and more depressed.
  • Friday: Claudia gets ready to throw down her cards. Nikolas thinks his tumor has returned. Lives are in danger at the hospital as the time warp continues.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: GH PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition



AMC PreVUE: Week of January 19 Edition

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:10 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Family crisis.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Were Ms. Montgomery’s insecurities all in her head? Maybe not; after taking him home on Wednesday, January 21, Bianca’s fiancé finds herself privately unsettled by the depth of her feelings for Mr. Slater. David’s malevolent tango with the Hubbard’s is just getting started when he has Jesse arrest Angie for breaking and entering after she confronts him with the illegal drugs she found at Wildwind. Tad rips into Krystal after she chooses going to David’s side over spending time with Jenny. David covers his tracks on Thursday, January 22. Brot calms Emma’s fears at the hospital. Jesse issues David a warning. Ryan becomes suspicious of Dr. Sinclair’s motives. The ABC Daytime line-up is pre-empted on Tuesday, January 20 for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

A Closer Look: Parent Trap
Jake confronts Amanda with the check David wrote out to her. Amanda tells Jake the truth on Monday, January 19. Colby’s makes an emotional plea to JR who runs off after scaring Little Adam. Amanda rushes to JR’s rescue after the drunken Chandler falls off the dock. After calling Jake over to check on JR, Amanda heads to the hospital prepared to terminate her pregnancy. JR races to get to Amanda after finding her home pregnancy test. Jake gives Amanda something to think about.

The Inside Story: In the End
Erica cradles a bleeding Josh as he loses consciousness. Zach stuns Erica when he tells her he needs Josh’s heart for Kendall and finally lets her in on just how dire her daughter’s condition really is. Back at the hospital, David jumps into action when Kendall goes into cardiac arrest. Erica learns that Josh is brain dead. Erica gives David the go ahead to transplant her son’s heart into her daughter. David successfully performs the transplant but explains that Kendall’s not out of the woods yet. Ryan privately wonders if Zach intentionally killed Josh for his heart. Jack attempts to comfort Erica. Erica throws herself into work as a worried Bianca looks on, on Friday, January 23. Reese, meanwhile, confronts Zach on why he’s been avoiding Kendall since the transplant. Reese takes Zach to listen to Kendall’s heartbeat to alleviate his fears.

All My Children News and Headlines

  • Pine Valley’s Ins and Outs
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “AMC” during the week of January 12 – 16, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2009

  • Monday: Ryan faces off with Dr. Sinclair. Aidan might have taken things too far. Tad reaches his breaking point with Krystal.
  • Tuesday: Dr. Sinclair wants to make Annie pay for what she’s done. Amanda has a surprising proposition for Greenlee and Ryan. Reese and Zach are caught in an awkward moment.
  • Wednesday: David wonders if he’s the father of Amanda’s baby. Aidan realizes Dr. Sinclair is on to him. Krystal presents Tad with divorce papers.
  • Thursday: Erica stirs up trouble at Bianca’s bridal shower. Reese squares off with her mother. Tad confronts Krystal about her drug use.
  • Friday: Reese confesses her feelings to Zach. Zach and Kendall share a romantic reunion. Tad tears into Krystal for destroying their family.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Congratulations go out to actress Alison Sweeney who welcomes a new baby girl into her family.

At 11:48 PM PT on Monday, Sweeney gave birth to Megan Hope Sanov (not pictured), who weighed in at 6lbs, 7 oz., reports People magazine. This is Sweeney’s second child with husband Dave Sanov. They have a 3-year-old son named Ben.

“Both mommy and baby – and daddy, too – are doing well,” said Carrie Simons, Sweeney’s representative, in a statement.

Ironically enough, Sweeney’s Sami Brady is about to give birth to a baby girl on ”Days of our Lives ” in the coming weeks. Pictured, Sweeney holding said baby on the “DAYS” set on December 18, 2008.

In addition to her work on “DAYS,” Alison also serves as primary host of the popular NBC reality series, “The Biggest Loser.” The series airs Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


 Discussion: Alison Sweeney Welcomes Baby Girl


  • Days of our Lives
  • Alison Sweeney

    Monday, January 12, 2009 2:45 AM ET | Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — An Affair to Remember.

    THIS WEEK ON:
    DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    Can Lucas and Chloe find happiness? Chloe goes to see Daniel and the two give in to passion, but Kate is looming around the corner. Stefano and EJ plan on taking control of the Alternative Fuels Project. Nicole takes Mia to the DiMera mansion in order to show her where her child will be raised. Nicole makes sure that she has a cover story in case someone is around. Brady finds evidence that John is getting his memories back on Friday, January 16. John refuses to leave Salem without Marlena, which doesn’t sit well with Charlotte. Melanie learns that EJ is interested in the Alternative Fuels Project, but will she let him have it? Sami sets a plan in motion. Hilda is murdered. Nicole accompanies Mia for her ultrasound with Dr. Baker.

    A Closer Look: Stephanie Part Deux
    Phillip realizes that Stephanie’s presence could be too distracting and decides to reassign her to another work supervisor. Chelsea warns Stephanie that she can’t have her cake and eat it too when it comes to Max. The two discuss their dubios relations with the infamous Brady boy. 

    What To Watch

    • Nick faces Judge Fitzpatrick and learns his fate on Wednesday, January 14.
    • Chloe and Lucas’ engagement party begins.

    Days of our Lives News and Headlines

    • Marsha Clark appears as Judge Fitzpatrick.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “DAYS” during the week of January 5 – 9, 2009?  You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

    • Nicole faces off with Sami.
    • Kate gives Lucas a stern warning.
    • Charlotte is out for revenge.
    • John and Marlena bid Salem farewell.
    • Chloe contemplates leaving Salem.

    “Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition



    Sunday, January 11, 2008 9:18 PM EST | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Schemes begin to unravel…

    THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Chloe can’t keep her mind off Billy. Adam has a lot to worry about when Victor makes some serious demands. Katherine decides that the best thing for her is to steer clear of Genoa City. Tyra and Karen get into a heated argument. Nikki and Jill find themselves having a very interesting conversation with one another. Lily debates if she wants to continue her newfound relationship with Billy. Amber finds herself face-to-face with Katherine.

    What to Watch: Unraveling Schemes
    Sharon lets it be known that she is through with Jack. Nick is floored to see that Sharon and Brad are hanging around one another. Later Nick approaches Sharon and they have a discussion about Phyllis’ actions. When Nick heads home he and Phyllis get into an argument. Things don’t fare well for her when she confronts Brad about his deception. Jack gives Phyllis cause to be worried when he threatens to blow away her marriage as payback for destroying his.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

    • Katherine has something she can prove.
    • A friend could blow Billy and Chloe away.
    • The fur flies between Phyllis and Sharon.
    • Brad has a nasty encounter with his nemesis


    Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:36 PM EST | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Forgiveness is granted and young love is put to the test…

    THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

    Josie pays a visit to Johnny and Dusty at the hospital. A tender moment is sharred between the twol. As she heads out she passes by Paul’s room. When he sees her he tries to convince her to help him be able to see Meg and Eliza. She does so and both head to the Snyder Farm only to see that Meg isn’t at all thrilled to see either of them. Craig wants Parker to see Johnny but when he learns that Dusty left with him he hits the roof. He soon arrives at the Lakeview and whisks Johnny away from a stunned Josie, who is baby-sitting. She immediately calls Dusty.

    Lily gives Craig the suggestion to get his life in order if he wants to be able to win the custody battle for Johnny. He suddenly comes up with a plan and goes to see Carly. Carly is stunned when he asks her if she will be his wife. At home, Casey tells Tom that he has feelings for Alison, but Tom instantly lets his son know that he isn’t pleased with the idea. Later on Alison bolts when she sees Casey with Jade. Casey is confused when Alison gives him the cold shoulder and later learns that she had concert tickets and didn’t invite him. Alison and Casey later make amends after sharing a moment with one another but it’s cut short when Jade shows up wanting to go to lunch with Casey.

    What to Watch: The Need for Closure
    Lucinda, still burning from Brian’s betrayal, makes it a point to continue to give Luke the cold shoulder. Jade calls her on it and tells her to stop blaming Luke for things that her husband has done. Taking it to heart Lucinda goes to find Noah. When they sit down to talk, she tries to persuade him to take Luke back. Jade soon appears and Noah fingers her as the one trying to stir things up by using Lucinda to do her bidding. He tells Jade that there is nothing more between him and Luke. Casey in the meantime is trying to talk to Luke about making up with Noah and it is at Old Town where Luke pours his heart out to Noah. Noah moved by what Luke has said pulls him into a kiss. Luke and Noah head home and share ice cream with Lucinda who soon makes peace with her grandson. The next day at Worldwide Lucinda is burning Brian’s belongings when he shows up. He once again pleads with her to help him find closure but she rebuffs him. Crushed by her rejection Brian heads to Java where he encounters Noah. There he asks Noah into convincing him to get Luke to speak to him. Noah tells Brian he will do no such thing but also points out that he and Luke are together again. Although pleased that things worked out for them Brian leaves and heads back to the Lakeview. Worried that Brian might hurt himself he follows him but Brian refuses to let him in. Noah calls Luke who comes to the Lakeview. They immediately begin to think that Brian is thinking suicide but Brian refutes the claim. As he’s admitting that he is in fact gay, Lucinda arrives and the two finally talk.

    Janet questions Liberty about her and Parker. Liberty tells her that she and Parker are seeing one another, to which Jack instantly puts his foot down on. Jack’s not only surprised that Janet is allowing it but that Carly agrees with her. Jack soon starts to worry that Carly is too close to Craig. Meanwhile, Lily tries to explain why she didn’t want Holden helping her by lending her money for Metro. Back at the house Parker and Liberty are alone in his bedroom and the two begin to make love when Jack barges in. Embarrassed at being caught, Liberty flees out of the house and an upset Parker takes off after her. Jack finds Carly with Lily having lunch and begins to place the blame not only on her but Janet for allowing the teens to see one another. Carly surprises herself when she tells Jack that she agrees with Janet that the kids have to be trusted enough to be responsible.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

    • Dusty decides its time to take matters into his own hands.
    • Carly still has an answer to give.
    • Emily offers something out of the ordinary.

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    Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “All My Children” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are the only soaps up year-over-year in total viewers. CBS’ “Guiding Light” continues to erode the most viewers year-over-year (down 412,000 viewers compared to the Week of December 31, 2007). The series did, however, gain 175,000 viewers from the week prior. “General Hospital” and “DAYS” tied for #2 in women 18-49 (1.4 rating), but DAYS had a larger share (8 share vs 7 share for “GH”) and about 47,000 more Women 18-49 viewers.

    “The Bold and the Beautiful” had a 1.3 in Women 18-49 for its Friday broadcast, tying “AMC” and “OLTL.” Each soap had a 7 share in the demo. “The Young and the Restless” had a 1.9 rating and 10 share on Friday.

    While “GH” is tied for fourth place in Women 18-34 (with “AMC”), it remains daytime’s youngest skewing drama series with a median age of 50.2. “OLTL” came close with its median age of 50.7. “GH’s” Friday broadcast had a median age of 49.8. “B&B” is the oldest skewing daytime drama with a median age of 58.6. ABC is the youngest skewing network with a median age of 50.8.

    What follows are the daytime ratings results for the week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009:

     Daytime Ratings:
    Week of December 29, 2008
    (in order of Households)

     Rank  Show Network
    Households
    (Rating/Share;
    change vs last week/last year)
     Total Viewers
    (in millions;
    change vs last
    week/last year)
    Women 18-49
    (Rating/Share;
    change vs last week/last year)
     1 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.8/11
    (+.1/-.3)
    5,385,000 (+131,000/-328,000) 1.7/10
    (+.1/-.3)
     2 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7/8
    (+.1/-.2)
    3,781,000 (+213,000/-249,000) 1.2/6
    (+.2/-.3)
     3 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3/7
    (+.2/same)
    3,282,000 (+275,000/+180,000)

    1.4/8
    (+.1/-.1)

     4 General Hospital ABC 2.1/6
    (-.1/-.2)
    2,865,000 (-90,000/-180,000) 1.4/7
    (-.1/-.1)
     5 All My Children ABC 2.0/6
    (same/-.1)
    2,838,000 (+152,000/-394,000) 1.2/7
    (same/same)
      As The World Turns CBS 2.0/6
    (same/-.1)
    2,776,000 (+44,000/+83,000) 1.0/5
    (+.1/-.5)
      One Life to Live ABC 2.0/6
    (+.1/-.4)
    2,710,000 (-59,000/same) 1.2/6
    (-.1/-.1)
     8 Guiding Light CBS 1.6/5
    (+.2/-.3)
    2,232,000 (+175,000/-412,000) 0.9/5
    (+.1/-.4)

    Source: NTI Live+SD

    Soap Opera Episode Rankings:
    Week of December 29, 2008
    (in order of Total Viewers)
     Rank Show
    Network

     Household Rating

     Total Viewers
    (in millions)
     Airdate
    1
    The Young and the Restless
    CBS
    4.0
     5,648,000  Friday
    2 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.7  5,471,000  Wednesday
    3 The Young and the Restless  CBS 3.6  5,312,000  Tuesday
    4 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.9  5,193,000  Monday
    5 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7 3,976,000  Wednesday
    6 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7  3,919,000  Friday
    7 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.9  3,728,000  Monday
    8 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.6  3,694,000  Tuesday
    9 Days of our Lives NBC 2.4 3,353,000
     Monday
    10 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3  3,329,000  Friday
    11 Days of our Lives NBC 2.2  3,163,000  Tuesday
    12 General Hospital
    ABC
    2.3  3,117,000  Friday
    13 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3

     3,076,000

    Wednesday
    14 All My Children
    ABC
    2.1
    3,000,000
     Monday
    15 General Hospital ABC 2.2  2,989,000  Monday
    16 One Life to Live
    ABC 2.1  2,910,000  Friday
    17 As The World Turns CBS 2.1  2,874,000 Friday
    18 As The World Turns CBS 2.0  2,851,000  Tuesday
    19 All My Children ABC 2.1  2,828,000  Friday
    20 As The World Turns CBS 2.1 2,790,000  Monday
    21 One Life to Live ABC 2.1 2,778,000  Monday
    22 All My Children ABC  1.9  2,502,000  Tuesday
    23 General Hospital ABC  1.9  2,488,000  Tuesday
    24 One Life to Live ABC  1.8 2,441,000  Tuesday
    25
    Guiding Light
    CBS  1.7  2,440,000  Friday
    26 Guiding Light CBS  1.6  2,244,000  Tuesday
    27 Guiding Light CBS  1.7  2,212,000  Wednesday
    28 General Hospital – repeat of 10/31/07 episode
    ABC 1.4  2,055,000 Wednesday
    29 One Life to Live – repeat of 10/01/08 episode ABC  1.3  1,896,000  Wednesday
    30 All My Children – repeat of 10/22/08 episode ABC  1.5  1,888,000  Wednesday
    31 As The World Turns – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Wednesday
    32 Guiding Light – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Wednesday
    33 All My Children -Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
    34 As The World Turns - Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Thursday
    35 The Bold and the Beautiful – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
    36 Days of our Lives – Pre-empted NBC N/A  N/A  Thursday
    37 General Hospital – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
    38 Guiding Light – Pre-empted  CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
    39 One Life to Live – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
    40  The Young and the Restless – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
      Legend:  Most Watched Episode
     Did Not Count  Least Watched Episode

    Source: NTI Live+SD


    Discussion/More Ratings Results: Daytime Ratings: Week of December 29 Edition



    Friday, January 9, 2009 9:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Things in Port Charles appear too quiet as disaster is about to strike.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Nadine sways things in her and Nikolas’ favor during the Senate hearing. For her best efforts, the White House has a surprise for her. Lucky spends quality time with Elizabeth, Jake and Cameron. Jason is forced to choose between Spinelli and Sonny when Agent Rayner makes him an offer on Tuesday, January 13. Maxie tries to ease Spinelli’s fears. Lucky and Elizabeth re-connect. Kate tears into Claudia after catching her searching Sonny’s bedroom. Kate has her eyes and ears glued on Claudia and that pesky DVD. Lulu asks Carly for some money. Johnny doesn’t get the job he wanted, but lies about it to Lulu. Claudia has a warning for Spinelli. Matt asks Maxie out on a date on Thursday, January 15

    The Inside Story: To Carly with Love…
    On Monday, January 12, Jax and Carly finally admit that they have purposely stalled their divorce. The two opt to spend quality time together to find out where things may lead. On Wednesday, January 14, Alexis isn’t lead to believe otherwise when she questions Jax on his whereabouts the night before and if they included Carly. Carly once again butts heads with Claudia, but this time it’s over Michael. Hoping to divert an upcoming Government raid, Jason asks Carly to mitigate a meeting between he and Sonny. Will Carly decide to continue making progress with Jax or will her friendship with Jason win over, again?

    A Closer Look: Postpartum Depression
    Over 12 years ago, Carly Roberts came to town and blew the town of Port Charles sky-high when they all learned that she was the daughter of Barbara Jean Spencer and a John from back in the day. She then tore apart two families when it was learned that she conceived a child with either A.J. Quartermaine or Tony Jones in 1997. Once the baby was born, however, Jason Morgan claimed the child was his – the baby was fathered by his brother A.J. Soon afterward, Carly left town believing she harmed her child. Upon her return months later, she refused to touch the baby. It was revealed that Carly was going through postpartum depression, but not everyone was convinced – in particular one Robin Scorpio. On Thursday, January 15, look for Robin to have an unexpected reaction to her newborn baby girl. Fearing she is doing something wrong, Robin asks Elizabeth to watch over Emma. Afterward, she finds Jason and questions him on what things were like when Carly suffered from postpartum depression. On Friday, January 16, Robin is offended by Patrick’s medical suggestion.

    What To Watch

    • Patrick makes an alarming discovery on Thursday, January 15.
    • Natalia Livingston debuts as Rebecca on Thursday, January 15.
    • Disaster strikes General Hospital on Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16 as Port Charles is hit with a “Twist in Time.”
    • Nikolas confides to Alexis that he still misses Emily on Friday, January 16.

    General Hospital News and Headlines

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

    • Monday: Sam informs Jason of her plans to infiltrate the Zacchara organization; Olivia neutralizes Nikolas’ power play to stall Jax’s hotel project; Matt insists that Maxie go out on a date with him.
    • Tuesday: Pre-empted due to Inauguration coverage.
    • Wednesday: Claudia successfully seduces Ric in order to find out what he’s been up to; Carly urges Sonny to re-consider his battle against Jason; Anthony questions Sam’s true motives.
    • Thursday: Ric explains Anthony’s plan to Claudia; Spinelli’s self-esteem is on the verge of crippling; Sonny is even more suspicious of Claudia after her latest actions.
    • Friday: Claudia confronts Anthony; Carly discusses the possibility that Robin may have postpartum depression with Patrick; Olivia has romantic advice for Sonny.

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: GH PreVUE: Week of January 12 Edition



    Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “General Hospital” dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results.

    “General Hospital” roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are daytime’s most popular stars according to Soap Opera Network readers out of the 964 votes received. The soap held the top 2 or 3 positions in the Actor, Actress and Couple categories.

    Top ranked “The Young and the Restless” held a decisive lead over “General Hospital” to hold the #1 position as Top soap. “The Bold and the Beautiful” was dead last in this category.

    Voting for the Week of January 5 – 9, 2009 is Now Open.

    Top Actresses

    TW LW Peak Actresses  Weeks On
     1  1   Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital)  1
     2  –  2 Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital)  1
     3  3 Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, General Hospital)  1
     4  4 Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives)  1
     5  –  5 Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light)  1
     6  6 Maura West (Carly Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
     7  7 Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, All My Children)  1
     8  –  8 Tamara Braun (Reese Williams, All My Children)  1
     9  –  9 Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless)  1
     10  –  10 Susan Haskell (Marty Sayrbooke, One Life to Live)  1

    Just Missed: 11. Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As The World Turns); 12. Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, One Life to Live); 13. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless); 14.Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children); 15. Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restles); 18. Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children); 19. Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless); 20. Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks, General Hospital).

    Top Actors

    TW LW Peak Actors Weeks On
     1  1   Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital)  1
     2  –  2 Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital)  1
     3  3 Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, All My Children)  1
     4  4 Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
     5  –  5 Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live)  1
     6  6 James Scott (E.J. Wells, Days of our Lives)  1
     7  7 Michael Easton (John McBain, One Life to Live)  1
     8  –  8 Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill, Guiding Light)  1
     9  –  9 Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless)  1
     10  –  10 Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, The Young and the Restless)  1

    Just Missed: 11. Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, General Hospital); 12. Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless); 13. Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital), Jack Wagner (Dominick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful); 15. Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless), Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan, As The World Turns); 18. Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless); 19. John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom, One Life to Live); 20. Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, All My Children), Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children).

    Top Couples

    TW LW Peak Couples Weeks On
     1  1   Robin Scorpio/Patrick Drake (General Hospital)  1
     2  –  2 Luke Snyder/Noah Mayer (As The World Turns)  1
     3  3 Elizabeth Webber/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
     4  4 Samantha McCall/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
     5  –  5 Bianca Montgomery/Reese Williams (All My Children)  1
     6  6 Kendall Hart/Zach Slater (All My Children)  1
     7  7 Reve Shayne Lewis/Jeffrey O’Neill (Guiding Light)  1
       –  7 Sami Brady/E.J. Wells (Days of our Lives)  1
     9  –  9 Angie Hubbard/Jessie Hubbard (All My Children)  1
     10  –  10 Gigi Morasco/Rex Balsom (One Life to Live)  1

    Just Missed: 11. Lily Winters/Cane Ashby (The Young and the Restless); 12. Hope Brady/Bo Brady (Days of our Lives), Sharon Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 14. Phyllis Summers Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 15. Brooke Logan Forrester/Ridge Forrester (The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Reva Shayne Lewis/Josh Lewis (Guiding Light); 17. Carly Snyder/Jack Snyder (As The World Turns), Viki Lord Davidson/Charlie Banks (One Life to Live); 19. Lizzie Spaulding/Bill Lewis (Guiding Light), Marty Saybrooke/Todd Manning (One Life to Live).

    Top Soaps

    TW LW
    Peak
    Soaps
    Weeks On
     1  1   The Young and the Restless (CBS/SOAPnet)  1
     2  –  2 General Hospital (ABC/SOAPnet) 1
     3  –  3 As The World Turns (CBS/CBS.com)  1
     4  – 4 All My Children (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
     5  –  5 One Life to Live (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
     6  –  6 Days of our Lives (NBC/SOAPnet)  1
     7  –  7 Guiding Light (CBS/CBS.com)  1
     8  –  8 The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CBS.com) 1



    Discussion: Top 10 Results: Week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009



    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Final decisions. 

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    A heartbroken Pete ends his friendship with Colby. Amanda gives JR a dose of tough love. Bianca’s accusation sends Reese packing for Paris but the lovers soon end up back in each other’s arm. Aidan takes a few digs at Ryan before signing his and Greenlee’s divorce papers. Annie is convinced of what she needs to do after having a nightmare where Ryan is stabbed to death by Greenlee. An increasingly suspicious Dr. Sinclair puts Aidan in lock down after he sneaks back into Oak Haven. Reeling from another tense confrontation with Frankie, an upset Randi propositions the wrong man on Tuesday, January 13. Aidan explains his motives concerning Annie on Wednesday, January 14. Greenlee is wary of Annie’s claim of forgiveness. Amanda prays that she isn’t pregnant.

    A Closer Look: Fallen
    Krystal learns that taking an offense is not the best defense on Monday, January 12, when Tad gives her the boot in such a fashion that even Dr. Hayward is left stunned. Tad and David separately make moves to keep Krystal from Jenny. On Thursday, January 15, Adam, Tad and Opal all give damning testimony against Krystal who shows up in court high as a kite. Krystal accidentally sends her pills flying across the courtroom during an emotional outburst. Tad is granted full custody of Jenny. A sympathetic Tad tells Krystal she can visit Jenny whenever she wants but without David and without the pills. Angie and Jake take (illegal) action to uncover David’s law-bending.

    The Inside Story: Desperate Measures
    Josh heads to the casino determined to make Zach pay. Bianca and Josh have a close call. Zach grows desperate to get Kendall moved to the top of the heart transplant list after David informs him that his wife is going to die of heart failure in a matter of days. Back at the casino, a masked Josh stages an armed robbery. Zach finds himself staring down the barrel of Josh’s gun. Erica comes to a disturbing realization after hearing Reese’s description. Reese and Bianca grow suspicious of Erica. The three women soon find themselves facing an armed Josh who attempts to take Reese hostage. On Friday, January 16, a shot rings out as Zach and Josh face off at gunpoint.

    All My Children News and Headlines

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    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2009

    • Monday: Erica faces a difficult decision. Amanda gets the news she’s been dreading. Angie and Jake get the goods on David.
    • Tuesday: The ABC Daytime line-up is pre-empted for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.
    • Wednesday: Kendall’s life is on the line. JR is at rock bottom. David turns the tables on Angie.
    • Thursday: JR’s discovers that Amanda’s pregnant. Angie becomes David’s latest victim. Tad accuses Krystal of letting David brainwash her.
    • Friday: Reese helps Zach face the truth about Kendall. Jake gives Amanda something to think about. Annie remembers killing Richie.

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