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

GH Recap: Thursday, January 26, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 26, 2012.


Sonny gets a visit from Anthony Zacchara. More drama unfolds between the rival families.

Jason and Michael take off just as Ronnie and Delores arrive. Delores is doubtful about the stripper case.

Alexis gets hormonal over being a “grandmother,” and Sam finds little comfort. Jason pulls Sam into his arms.

Luke pays Tracy a visit at the Quartermaine Mansion, and Edward gets a word in.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny and Kate discuss future plans for the restaurant.
  • Maxie calls out Lulu.
  • Carly finds herself in a passionate moment.

Disney/ABC Television Group

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 5,061,000 (+274,000/-121,000)
2. B&B 3,471,000 (+137,000/+281,000)
3. DAYS 2,528,000 (+104,000/-191,000)
4. GH 2,209,000 (-348,000/-471,000)

1. Y&R 3.7/11 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.2)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/-.1)
4. GH 1.6/4 (-.3/-.4) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 1.7/5 (January 2-6, 2012)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 960,000 (+82,000/-86,000)
2. B&B 697,000 (+45,000/+97,000)
3. DAYS 597,000 (+47,000/-180,000)
4. GH 530,000 (-98,000/-296,000) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 550,000 (December 26-30, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/9 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/6 (+.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.9/5 (same/-.3)
4. GH 0.8/4 (-.2/-.5) ß———– new low *

* Previous low: 0.9/5 (January 2-6, 2012)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.1)
2. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)
4. GH 0.4/2 (-.1/-.3) ß———– ties low

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,211,000 (+80,000/-31,000)
2. B&B 788,000 (-5,000/+49,000)
3. DAYS 547,000 (+46,000/-52,000)
4. GH 466,000 (-66,000/-75,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings (Households/Total Viewers)

Monday: 2.5/3,625,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,376,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,539,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,238,000
Friday: 2.6/3,576,000

Monday: 2.0/2,760,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,580,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,486,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,387,000
Friday: 1.8/2,428,000

Monday: 1.7/2,411,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,324,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,137,000
Thursday: 1.5/2,004,000
Friday: 1.6/2,171,000

Monday: 3.8/5,405,000
Tuesday: 3.7/5,093,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,223,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,629,000
Friday: 3.5/4,957,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 22, 2012

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.5
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. DAYS 1.1
2. GH 1.1
4. B&B 1.0


Ratings Archive


GH Alerts: Week of January 30 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 30, 2012.


  • Monday: Sam rushes to the hospital. Luke and Lulu have a heart-to-heart. Carly gets closer with Johnny.
  • Tuesday: Alexis and Shawn work together. Ewen tries to help Dante. Ethan gets a surprising visitor.
  • Wednesday: Michael makes Edward and Tracy happy. Kate has another business trip. Matt gets unhinged regarding Ewen and Elizabeth.
  • Thursday: Olivia learns more about Maggie’s past with Steven. Robin and Mac talk about the future. Alexis and Diane have too much fun with Coleman.
  • Friday: Dr. Lee has important news. Something new about Helena. Dante and Lulu discover Delores.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 25, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 25, 2012.


Johnny and Anthony have an argument.

Michael challenges Dante and Delores to find the person or people assaulting strippers. Dante discovers Michael which will affect the case.

Jason and Sam get close as they both wait out for paternity test results. Later, Sam tries to take her mind off matters, but Alexis unconsciously adds fuel to her worries.

Molly gets upset when TJ makes fun of her MyFace page.

Ethan and Cassandra conspire for privacy, as Ewen looks on concerned. Later, they meet an unsettled Alexis. Ethan realizes he is dealing with a sharp shooter – literally.

As Dante and Olivia give each other romantic advice/counsel, Lulu and Tracy have a heart to heart at the Metro Court Bar.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason pulls Sam into his arms.
  • Anthony makes an ultimatum.
  • Edward has a moment with Luke.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bob D'Amico/ABC



Nickelodeon has tapped former “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and former “One Life To Live” head writer Josh Griffith to adapt the popular Mexican telenovelaAlcanzar una Estrella for Nick at Nite.   Phelps will be co-executive producer with Hisham Abed (“The Hills” and “The City”) and Griffith will serve as the head writer.

via press release


80-Episode Daily Series Centers Around Teenage Girl Who Reaches Stardom and Wins

the Love of Her Teen Idol; Produced in Association with Sony Pictures Television

Miami, FL – Jan. 24, 2012 – Nickelodeon, in partnership with Televisa, has ordered 80 episodes of a groundbreaking, original one-hour U.S. adaptation of the popular Mexican telenovela, Reach for a Star (Alcanzar una Estrella) for Nick at Nite, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom’s Nickelodeon Group; and Jose  Bastón  President of Television and Content from Televisa. The first telenovela ever adapted for the U.S. audience, Reach for a Star is a single-camera, daily series following a teenage girl whose life changes completely when she becomes a star and wins the love of her teen idol.  Reach for a Star will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and is set to premiere later this year on Nickelodeon’s nighttime block for families–Nick at Nite. Production begins in March in Los Angeles, Calif.

“We have experienced first-hand the popularity of the daily scripted format with our kid audience through the success of House of Anubis and our teen audience with DeGrassi: The Next Generation,” and our Nick Latin American channel has already had great success in producing telenovela’s with Televisa,” Ms. Zarghami said. “This partnership brings together Televisa’s un-matched leadership in the telenovela genre with our expertise in making content, and we’re looking forward to introducing this first true English-language telenovela to Nick at Nite’s family audience.”

“As part of the steps towards building a strong presence in the Anglo TV market, Televisa is excited to coproduce with Nickelodeon one of the many successful scripts from our library in a daily series format,” said Bastón. We are convinced that the daily series will be well received by Nick´s family audiences, and will capture their attention daily as it has happened in different markets in the world where Televisa has exported its production capabilities. The Televisa and Nick alliance will certainly result in a successful formula, and we envision Reach for a Star as the first of many joint projects.

“For more than a decade Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Televisa have been strategically building upon their regional partnership that today encompasses, distribution, consumer products and co-productions,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, Chief Operating Officer, VIMN.  “Reach for a Star marks a dynamic new phase in our partnership and VIMN is incredibly excited to once again be expanding our content portfolio with Televisa.”

Reach for a Star follows Nickelodeon’s success with its live-action serialized series,  House of Anubis and Degrassi.  Nickelodeon has also experienced tremendous success with the format in Europe and Latin America.  The Reach for a Star series is an adaptation of the hit Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar una Estrella, first broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas and Univision in 1990.  The success of the series led to a film and sequel telenovela starring Latin American pop sensations, Ricky Martin and Sasha Sokol.

Reach for a Star follows a smart, shy and independent high school senior, Loren, who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Wild. Loren’s wildest dreams come true when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren’s potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe is revealed, Eddie and Loren’s friendship blossoms.

The series will be co-executive produced by six-time Emmy Award-winner Jill Farren Phelps (General Hospital, One Life To Live) and Hisham Abed (The Hills and The City).  Josh Griffith (Young and The Restless, As The World Turns) will serve as head writer.

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez and The Nanny. 

GH Recap: Monday, January 23, 2012

Marina Chavez/ABC

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 23, 2012.


Michael confides in Sam about the purchased gun.

Sonny reveals a major truth.

Jax makes Kate a business proposition.

Jason and Sam visit Dr. Lee, hoping for clarity on who is the child’s father. Elizabeth wonders what is going on with Jason and Sam at the hospital.

Patrick confronts Robin with the truth about her HIV status.

Maggie tries to draw Steve back in her web when they throw paper airplanes on the hospital roof to let off steam – and Olivia interrupts them.

To Tracy’s horror, Luke does not stand in the way of her marriage to Anthony.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Olivia questions Lulu.
  • Sonny is surprised by Kate’s sudden work travel plans.
  • Luke delivers breakfast to an unexpecting couple.


Disney/ABC Television Group

( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 9-13, 2012

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 4,787,000 (-132,000/-348,000)
2. B&B 3,334,000 (-118,000/+273,000)
3. OLTL 3,120,000 (+407,000/+439,000) *
4. GH 2,557,000 (+263,000/-295,000)
5. DAYS 2,424,000 (-84,000/-548,000)

* Highest since September 3-7, 2007


1. Y&R 3.6/11 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.3)
3. OLTL 2.3/7 (+.3/+.3) *
4. GH 1.9/5 (+.2/-.2)
5. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.3)

* Last time at 2.3 was November 19-23, 2007

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 878,000 (-57,000/-127,000)
2. OLTL 784,000 (+148,000/+149,000)
3. B&B 652,000 (-24,000/+72,000)
4. GH 628,000 (+23,000/-203,000)
5. DAYS 550,000 (-55,000/-305,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (-.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.2/7 (+.2/+.2)
3. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
3. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.3)
5. DAYS 0.9/5 (same/-.4)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 63,000 (+1,000/+32,000)
2. GH 33,000 (+12,000/-9,000)
3. B&R 29,000 (same/-8,000)
4. B&B 12,000 (-20,000/-16,000)
5. DAYS 4,000 (-15,000/-37,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/4 (+.1/-.1)
1. OLTL 0.7/4 (+.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,131,000 (-31,000/-101,000)
2. B&B 793,000 (+30,000/+130,000)
3. OLTL 643,000 (+100,000/+110,000)
4. GH 532,000 (+89,000/-35,000)
5. DAYS 501,000 (+8,000/-192,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,371,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,175,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,389,000
Thursday: 2.6/3,305,000
Friday: 2.6/3,429,000

Monday: 1.9/2,508,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,304,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,322,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,527,000
Friday: 1.9/2,458,000

Monday: 1.8/2,445,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,309,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,478,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,764,000
Friday: 2.0/2,790,000

Monday: 2.0/2,807,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,719,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,925,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,302,000
Friday: 2.7/3,848,000

Monday: 3.5/4,745,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,602,000
Wednesday: 3.6/4,946,000
Thursday: 3.7/4,741,000
Friday: 3.7/4,903,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 15, 2012

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.4
3. OLTL 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
5. GH 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

Ratings Comparison of Last Five Cancelled Soaps


( — Here is a comparison of the last five cancelled soap operas.


Total Viewers Households Women 18-49 Rating Women 18-49 Viewers Final Episode – Total Viewers
One Life To LiveJanuary 9-13, 2012 3,120,000 (+407,000) OLTL 2.3/7 (+.3) OLTL 1.2/7 (+.2) OLTL 784,000 (+148,000) 3,848,000
All My ChildrenSeptember 19-23, 2011 2,990,000 (+499,000) 2.3/7 (+.4) 1.1/7 (+.3) 689,000 (+157,000) 3,475,000
As The World TurnsSeptember 13-17, 2010 2,593,000 (+18,000) 1.9/7 (same) 0.9/6 (same) 610,000 (-10,000) 2,846,000
Guiding LightSeptember 14-18, 2009 2,602,000 (+512,000) 1.9/6 (+.4) 1.0/6 (+.3) 637,000 (+152,000) 2,975,000
PassionsSeptember 3-7, 2007 1,645,000 (-22,000) 1.3/4 (same) 1.0/6 (same) 629,000 (-29,000) 1,681,000

Note #1: Comparisons are to the shows penultimate week.

Note #2:  Passions’ numbers are for the final NBC broadcast, not DirectTV.


GH Recap: Friday, January 20, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 20, 2012.


Sonny gets SHOCKING news from Luke. Meanwhile, Carly and Johnny build to lovemaking – but will they go through with it? Sonny goes to see Johnny. Jax sets Michael straight with good fatherly advice.

Robin comes home to Port Charles, with Patrick ready for the truth.

Ethan and Cassandra share romantic fun at Wyndemere, to Ewen’s chagrin.

Olivia and Kate confide in one another about their romantic relationships. Who does Kate meet with at the airport?

Tracy and Anthony proceed down the aisle (with Maxie’s help), but someone important interrupts.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick confronts Robin.
  • Sonny has big news.
  • Michael confides in Sam.

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