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All My Children


( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 15, 2011.


On Monday, August 15, Erica and Jack spend time alone in the south of France. Jake waits for Amanda to wake up after surgery. Jesse confronts Mookie after finding him lurking outside the loft. Maya realizes what she has to do on Tuesday, August 16. Marissa tells Bianca she wants them to take the next step in their relationship. Bianca and Marissa make love on Friday, August 19.

The Inside Story: The Mysteries of Life and Death
Zach pull through his medical crisis and shares an emotional reunion with Kendall. Babe’s status comes in question as word of David’s latest miracles spreads. David explains saving lives feeds his ego. Zach details the little he remembers from the crash that appeared to end his life. Kendall explains to a concerned Griffin her heart is soaring because she has her husband back. Griffin insists on examining her. Zach observes the dynamic between Kendall & Griffin. Ryan admits to Greenlee that something is not sitting right with him concerning the details of Zach’s plane crash. Zach reunites with Spike and Ian. Griffin asks Zach if he’s remembered anything more. Jesse gives Ryan surprising news. Greenlee confronts David demanding to know what really happened at the facility after she lost consciousness. On Thursday, August 18, Ryan reveals to Kendall that the one person who could fill in the blanks about the plane crash has been found dead. He suspects someone is covering up something. Ryan tells Jesse to be careful in his dealings with David. A cryptic David asks Greenlee if she remembers Gillian. Zach asks Griffin if he’s in love with his wife. Greenlee confides in Kendall.

A Closer Look: The Road That Leads Me Home
Cara tells Tad that she’d just be in the way if she remained at the house. JR & Dixie have an emotional confrontation at the mansion. Dixie insists on moving into the mansion to help her son despite Tad’s reservations. Tad comes clean to Dixie about his feelings for both her and Cara after a heart to heart with Opal on Wednesday, August 17. Dixie explains to Kathy that her parents are going to take thing one step at a time and with any luck will build her a family that will last. David extends a proposition to Cara after overhearing her making plans to leave town. Cara’s loved ones are concerned when she seemingly disappears. Griffin is relieved when Cara finally calls explaining she just needs a little time alone. JR brags to Liza that he moved up the custody hearing to prevent Tad & Dixie from testifying. Colby goes off on JR after realizing he spiked his coffee. Will JR choose his son or the booze?


  • David makes it clear to Zach that he’ll have to earn it if he wants a part in Project Orpheus.
  • Zach goes to Griffin with an offer … and then later with a pointed demand.
  • Dixie is determined to remember what David did to her.
  • Tad, Greenlee and Griffin have strong reactions to Cara’s decision to align with David.
  • Erica is haunted by David’s cryptic comments and the memory of Mike Roy.


( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 11, 2011.


Jack tells Jane he might be able to swing an insanity plea so she doesn’t have to go to prison. Jane claims Ben was her only accomplice and when Erica insists David was a part of the plan Jane swears she didn’t know anything about him until she pretended to be Erica.

Tad promises he won’t let Cara be deported. Dixie comes face to face with David in the park. Scott questions if JR wants to be someone his father and mother could be proud of. JR is stunned when he shows up at the Martin house and sees Dixie.

In an effort to escape Zach tries to bust out but collapses and passes out and Greenlee panics when there’s no pulse and calls out for someone to get David.

On the Next All My Children

  • Ryan hears Greenlee’s cries for help.
  • Kendall gets the shock of her life.
  • Zach lapses into a seizure.

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of August 1-5, 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 4,749,000 (-29,000/-119,000)
2. B&B 3,107,000 (+119,000/-67,000)
3. OLTL 2,912,000 (+100,000/+547,000) *
4. AMC 2,510,000 (-70,000/+133,000)
5. GH 2,504,000 (-5,000/-57,000)
6. DAYS 2,312,000 (-138,000/-97,000)

* 2.75 year high (2,912,000 on November 10-14, 2008)

1. Y&R 3.4/10 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (same/same)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3)
4. GH 1.9/5 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/same)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 991,000 (+30,000/-122,000)
2. GH 735,000 (+38,000/-75,000)
3. OLTL 719,000 (+45,000/+31,000)
4. B&B 658,000 (+70,000/-34,000)
5. AMC 572,000 (+45,000/-43,000)
6. DAYS 567,000 (-106,000/-106,000) <—– new low *

* Previous low: 579,000 (June 20-24, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (same/-.2)
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (+.1/same)
5. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <—— ties low

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 69,000 (+12,000/+6,000)
2. OLTL 55,000 (+11,000/+11,000)
3. B&B 52,000 (-19,000/+4,000)
4. GH 29,000 (-9,000/-31,000)
5. AMC 26,000 (+7,000/-3,000)
6. DAYS 19,000 (-13,000/-12,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.4)
2. GH 0.6/3 (same/-.2)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/same)
4. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.5/3 (-.1/-.3)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.3)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,049,000 (+17,000/+88,000)
2. B&B 646,000 (+53,000/+62,000)
3. OLTL 561,000 (+9/+163,000)
4. DAYS 510,000 (-26,000/+57,000)
5. GH 475,000 (+29,000/+18,000)
6. AMC 469,000 (-52,000/+8,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.9/2,643,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,586,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,443,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,459,000
Friday: 1.8/2,433,000

Monday: 2.3/3,100,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,103,000
Wednesday: 2.1/3,063,000
Thursday: 2.2/3,137,000
Friday: 2.2/3,134,000

Monday: 1.8/2,559,000
Tuesday: 1.6/2,355,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,274,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,201,000
Friday: 1.6/2,180,000

Monday: 1.9/2,534,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,447,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,701,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,494,000
Friday: 1.7/2,345,000

Monday: 2.1/3,197,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,919,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,772,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,887,000
Friday: 2.0/2,786,000

Monday: 3.5/4,907,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,755,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,795,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,602,000
Friday: 3.2/4,691,000


For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 7, 2011

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. AMC 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0
6. AMC 0.9

Ratings Archive

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( — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 15, 2011.


  • Monday: Zach fights for his life. Dixie and JR reconnect. Will Amanda be cancer free after surgery?
  • Tuesday: Is Babe alive? Marissa tells Bianca she wants to spend the night with her. Maya dumps Mookie.
  • Wednesday: Greenlee demands answers from David concerning her encounter with Leo. Important questions are left unanswered when a certain figure is found dead. Tad admits to Dixie the truth about his marriage to Cara.
  • Thursday: David brings up the topic of Ryan’s past love Gillian to Greenlee. Tad and Dixie discuss their future. Meanwhile, David offers Cara an alternative for her future.
  • Friday: Cara goes missing. Greenlee confides to Kendall about Leo. Will JR give up the booze?

AMC Recap: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 10, 2011.


Before heading into surgery Amanda asks for some time with Janet and she tells her mom she loves her and crawls in bed next to her. Jake tells Griffin he didn’t appreciate how amazing Amanda was until it was almost too late.

Griffin tries to cheer up Cara and says there’s no guarantee that Tad will go back to Dixie. David watches Cara introduce herself to Dixie. He follows Dixie off to the park as Tad and Cara have a heart to heart.

Ryan looks at the tracking device and tells Kendall that David might be heading straight to Greenlee. Ryan and Kendall track David to Angie and Jesse’s hotel room. Ryan realizes David duped him. He fills Jesse in on everything that’s been going on in Pine Valley and David’s involvement. Angie and Kendall are sure David wouldn’t hurt Greenlee but Ryan isn’t so sure. Zach continues to hallucinate and has flashbacks to his mother Amelia’s funeral. He then starts to think that Greenlee is Kendall and says he is going to protect her with his life. Greenlee pulls away when he holds her but he’s out of control so she decides to go along and pretend she’s Kendall.

Angie wishes Jesse could see David the way she does.

On the Next All My Children

  • Griffin asks Kendall if she can honestly say she hasn’t considered the fact that Zach may be alive.
  • Tad promises Cara he won’t let her be deported.
  • Scott questions if JR wants to be someone his father and mother would be proud of.

AMC Recap: Tuesday, August 9, 2011


( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 9, 2011.


While snooping around for Dixie, David gets a warning from Krystal not to hurt Angie. Angie’s shocked to learn David’s treating other patients and wants to talk to him alone about the work he is doing but David won’t reveal names.

Jesse confronts Kendall about Erica’s whereabouts.

Ryan tells Kendall that Greenlee is missing but insists he doesn’t want to involve the police. Zach remains unconscious. Greenlee wonders why David would bring these people back to life only to leave them locked up. Zach opens his eyes and starts hallucinating that Greenlee is his mother.

Dixie asks Tad to tell her about his life since she’s been away. Cara tells Griffin that Dixie is alive.

On the Next All My Children

  • Greenlee pretends she is Kendall.
  • David tricks Ryan and gets him off his trail.
  • Amanda and Janet share a close moment.

Rick Rowell/ABC

( – Agnes Nixon is returning to ABC’s “All My Children,” for which she created, to once again portray the role of Agnes Eckhart, one of the longest reigning board members overseeing the fictional Pine Valley Hospital on the daytime soap. The character, who was created by Nixon herself, first appeared on the drama series in 2005 for the shows 35th anniversary. This time the character will be admitted to PVH under the care of David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Cara Martin (Lindsay Hartley).

In addition to sharing scenes with Irizarry and Hartley, Nixon will also interact with series star Susan Lucci (Erica Kane).

Incidently, when the episode airs on Wednesday, August 31, it’ll also mark the final date of employment for “AMC” cast and crew, at least for the ABC incarnation, as all contracts with Disney/ABC are set to expire on this date. Prospect Park, which picked up the distribution rights for the series from the Disney/ABC Television Group last month, has not formally announced who, if anyone, will be continuing with the drama series when it debuts online and possibly cable TV in January 2012.

via Press Release

Agnes Nixon to appear on All My Children this August


Agnes Nixon, creator of ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children,” returns to the show as Agnes Eckhart, a long standing board member of Pine Valley Hospital.

Nixon, often called the “queen of the modern soap opera,” created “All My Children” in 1970. She was a pioneer in daytime, writing for such shows as “Another World,” “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns” and “Search for Tomorrow” before going on to create “One Life to Live,” “All My Children,” “The City” and “Loving.” It was on these shows where Nixon brought many current and important social issues to the small screen. She was honored in 2010 with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys.

Nixon first appeared on “All My Children” in 2005 as the character Agnes Eckhardt, a role she created to celebrate the show’s 35th Anniversary. This time around, Agnes Eckhardt is admitted to Pine Valley Hospital where Cara (Lindsay Hartley) and David (Vincent Irizarry) tend to her. She also crosses paths with Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). Agnes has a profound effect on all of the characters she interacts with that changes the course of their lives. Nixon’s first episode airs on August 31, 2011.

Hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, “All My Children” has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

“All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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( — Just before “Krystal’s Country BBQ” event took place on Saturday, July 30 during the “All My Children” Fan Club Weekend, Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) took the time to speak to Soap Opera Network on when she learned her show was being canceled, how she broke the news it was being resurrected on Twitter and her delight at having Alexa Havins back as on-screen daughter Babe Chandler, despite the character supposedly succumbing to death back in 2008 care of a Tornado that hit Pine Valley.

“I got out of the shower. I was getting ready to go to work, and I have quite a drive from where I live, and all of a sudden I looked at my phone and I was getting message after message and tweet. You know all these things…text messages, phone calls and I said to my husband, ‘I bet we’ve been canceled,” said Eakes about the day she learned ABC decided to pull the plug on “AMC” after months of rumors. “I don’t have that many friends calling me all the time, so I knew something was up,” she laughed. “Sure enough, I got a call from the studio and they said ‘you know there is a mandatory meeting,’ so I figured that’s what it was.”

For more from Eakes and whether she’d be open to moving with the show with Prospect Park now in control of things, watch our exclusive interview below.

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( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 8, 2011.


Bianca wonders how Tad is going to react to Dixie being alive. Cara tells Krystal and Opal about Janet’s claim that Dixie is alive. Opal doesn’t believe it and Krystal says she is happy for Cara and Tad. Tad continues talking to Dixie unaware that she’s close by. The realization of who he is sets in and Dixie calls out to him.

Ryan asks about the Orpheus Project and David explains. Ryan admits he put a GPS tracking chip into David’s cell. Greenlee realizes she isn’t dreaming and Zach is alive. Kendall tells Bianca about the Orpheus project and Griffin’s involvement.

Jake won’t leave Amanda alone with Janet.

On the Next All My Children

  • Kendall insists Zach is not alive.
  • Dixie sees Tad and Cara’s wedding photo?
  • David gets a warning from Krystal not to hurt Angie.

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( — For the past two and a half weeks, I found myself in unfamiliar territory when it came to running the website as I was based out of Los Angeles. Normally, I run things here in New York. What I found unfamiliar, however, was finding out the true stories behind what many soap fans can’t seem to get enough of – the Disney/ABC and Prospect Park connection as it relates to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” and even “General Hospital.” So what did I learn that I can share with you? Plenty!


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