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


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 23, 2012.


Michael presses for answers. Matt meets Maxie’s new roommate on Tuesday, January 24. TJ upsets Molly. More mystery and intrigue at Wyndemere. The truth about Maxie’s “stalker” is revealed. Elizabeth’s apparent plans unnerve a jealous Matt. Luke disappoints Tracy. Edward confronts Luke on Thursday, January 26. Olivia questions Lulu’s drinking habits. Dante and Olivia have a heart to heart as Tracy and Lulu do the same. On Friday, January 27, Lulu confronts Luke with a question after Maxie hits her with a few unsettling truths.

The Inside Story: Love and Mob Wars Go Together Like…
Jax propositions a woman Sonny cares about on Monday, January 23. Carly blames herself after learning what Sonny has done. Kate’s sudden travel plans perturb Sonny. Johnny and Anthony butt heads. Anthony visits Sonny with an ultimatum. Sonny fills Jason in on their dilemma. Johnny takes advantage of the moment and makes a pass at Kate that is a little more troubling than flattering. Carly’s concern for Johnny does little to mask her attraction to him. Sonny demands the truth from Kate.

A Closer Look: Moments of Truth
Patrick questions Robin about her HIV status. Meanwhile, Jason and Sam turn to Dr. Lee hoping to get the answer to their biggest question. Elizabeth picks up on the anxiety between the pair. Sam takes action to fight her demons. Jason and Robin have a heart to heart. Sam and Jason lean on each other as they wait for answers. On Wednesday, January 25, Sam’s moment of peace comes to an abrupt halt courtesy of a hormonal Alexis. Jason comforts Sam. Spinelli tries to cheer up Sam. Sam, Jason and Robin receive unsettling news.


  • Tracy and Edward are delighted by what Michael has to say.
  • Olivia learns more about Maggie’s past with Steven.
  • Dr. Lee has the news Jason and Sam have been waiting for.
  • Robin and Mac talk about the future.
  • Maxie, Matt, Sonny and Shawn struggle with jealousy.

GH Recap: Thursday, January 19, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 19, 2012.


Johnny discovers Michael carrying a gun. Meanwhile, Sonny and Jason discuss past events and their retaliation on the Zaccharas. Jax stops Michael. Luke readies Zacchara arsenal for Carly – but with strings attached, of course. Meanwhile, will Carly start a new chapter with Johnny?

TJ remains a handful for Shawn – especially when TJ learns of Sonny Corinthos.

Dante and Lulu share some love time. Later, Lulu downs glasses of wine as she tries to determine her career passion.

Tracy is trapped on the boat and has to decide whether or not to marry Anthony.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jax gives Michael father-like advice.
  • Sonny goes to see Johnny.
  • Olivia and Kate confide in one another.

GH Alerts: Week of January 23 Edition

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( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 23, 2012.


  • Monday: Patrick confronts Robin. Sonny has big news. Michael confides in Sam.
  • Tuesday: Olivia questions Lulu. Sonny is surprised by Kate’s sudden work travel plans. Luke delivers breakfast to an unexpecting couple.
  • Wednesday: Johnny and Anthony have a major argument. Alexis unintentionally makes Sam upset. Michael challenges Dante and Delores.
  • Thursday: Jason pulls Sam into his arms. Anthony makes an ultimatum. Edward has a moment with Luke.
  • Friday: Sonny and Kate discuss future plans for the restaurant. Maxie calls out Lulu. Carly finds herself in a passionate moment.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 18, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 18, 2012.


Spinelli gets news about Franco’s gallery. Meanwhile, Sam dreams of Franco’s haunting words.

TJ and Molly get acquainted as study partners.

Matt finds himself physically stuck between Maxie and Elizabeth as they spar over who understands Matt better. Maxie asks Spinelli an important question about their future. Ethan seeks Spinelli for help with Cassandra.

Steve and Olivia share some time together when they are interrupted by an emergency hospital call.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Johnny makes a shocking discovery.
  • Tracy is trapped.
  • Dante and Lulu are happy together.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 17, 2012.


Carly and Johnny discuss their “night” plans. Michael tries to get rid of a gun as Carly looks for Zacchara dirt with Luke’s help. Ewen gives Dante and Delores a psychological profile on their killer.

Shawn discovers TJ, the teenage son of the man he accidentally killed in battle. Looks like Shawn has another person to look out for in Port Charles.

Matt gets uncomfortable with all the attention Ewen is paying Elizabeth.

Lulu tries a new job: dog walking, with disastrous results.

Kate gets an ugly eyeful of Sonny and wonders if she will stick with him.

Tracy burns over upcoming events.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Spinelli gets news about a mysterious fire.
  • Maxie and Elizabeth spar.
  • Steve and Olivia spend some quality time together… only to be interrupted.

GH Recap: Monday, January 16, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 16, 2012.


Jason and Sam reel together and have more questions than answers.

Sonny braces himself in a fight to survive. Shawn discovers him, and we see Jax walking away with a gun.

Shocked, Patrick refuses to believe Elizabeth and fears the worst. Patrick calls Robin.

Ewen and Cassandra discuss her possible past as Lulu confronts Ethan on his crush. Meanwhile, Helena lurks in the walls of Wyndemere.

Maxie and Matt prepare for the “Woman Behind The Man” shoot, and she asks him to move in with her. Who is following Maxie?

On the Next General Hospital

  • Tracy is upset at recent events.
  • Matt gets uncomfortable with all the attention Ewen is paying Elizabeth.
  • Carly and Johnny make plans.

On the heels of a cancellation announcement and a failed online venture, it was announced that successful former Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, and former Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, of “One Life to Live” were hired for the same positions at a struggling “General Hospital.” Rattling many “GH” fans in recent days has been the announcement that at least several major “OLTL” stars will be showing up in Port Charles as their Llanview alter egos. Carlivati insists to insiders that “GH” fans need not worry as he has no intention of turning their soap into “OLTL.” To that end, the show-runners have also announced the return of three of “GH’s” most legendary performers and characters – Finola Hughes, Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms as Anna, Robert and Holly – for extended runs on the last-standing ABC daytime drama.


( — Ratings Report for the Week of January 2-6, 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 4,919,000 (-166,000/-188,000)
2. B&B 3,452,000 (+36,000/+241,000)
3. OLTL 2,713,000 (-184,000/+342,000)
4. DAYS 2,508,000 (-203,000/-155,000)
5. GH 2,294,000 (-133,000/-444,000)

1. Y&R 3.6/10 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.5/7 (+.1/+.3)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
5. GH 1.7/5 (same/-.3) <—–– ties low (3rd straight week)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 935,000 (-11,000/-139,000)
2. B&B 676,000 (+53,000/+13,000)
3. OLTL 636,000 (-12,000/+63,000)
4. DAYS 605,000 (+4,000/-194,000)
5. GH 589,000 (+39,000/-232,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/8 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/6 (+.1/+.1)
3. OLTL 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.3)
4. GH 0.9/5 (same/-.3) <—–– ties low (3rd straight week)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 62,000 (-5,000/+44,000)
2. B&B 32,000 (-31,000/+13,000)
3. Y&R 29,000 (-49,000/-3,000)
4. GH 21,000 (-4,000/-33,000)
5. DAYS 19,000 (-3,000/+4,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.1/-.3)
1. OLTL 0.6/3 (same/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.3)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (+.1/same)
5. GH 0.4/2 (same/-.3) <—–– ties low (3rd straight week)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,162,000 (-74,000/-133,000)
2. B&B 763,000 (-16,000/+4,000)
3. OLTL 543,000 (-54,000/+98,000)
4. DAYS 493,000 (-80,000/-87,000)
5. GH 443,000 (-71,000/-90,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.7/3,793,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,386,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,686,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,249,000
Friday: 2.4/3,145,000

Tuesday: 1.9/2,613,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,486,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,486,000
Friday: 1.8/2,445,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,374,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,395,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,047,000
Friday: 1.8/2,361,000

Tuesday: 2.0/2,768,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,720,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,490,000
Friday: 2.1/2,874,000

Monday: 3.9/5,387,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,874,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,207,000
Thursday: 3.6/4,746,000
Friday: 3.4/4,380,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 8, 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


GH Recap: Friday, January 13, 2012

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 13, 2012.


Sam tells Jason the results.

Patrick is concerned he has not heard from Robin. She finally calls – but she is not where she claims to be. Elizabeth has a heart-to-heart with Patrick.

A familiar face is back in Port Charles.

Meanwhile, Kate talks Sonny down from compromising his son in mob revenge but he gets into trouble. We see Michael buy a gun.

Ethan and Cassandra combust but Ewen warns Cassandra.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick calls Robin.
  • Shawn discovers Sonny.
  • Lulu confronts Ethan.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 16, 2012.


On Tuesday, January 17, Lulu begins a new career – with interesting results. Later, with wine in hand, Lulu mulls her future. Jason and Sam reel. Spinelli gets an update concerning Franco on Wednesday, January 18. Can Steve and Olivia get back on track? Shawn finds the son of the man he accidentally killed, TJ. Fate (and school) acquaints the same young man with Molly. Shawn has his hands full with TJ on Thursday, January 19. Tracy goes through the stages of grief as Anthony continues to plan their wedding with an unnerved Maxie. Someone important interrupts Anthony and Tracy’s big moment. Patrick is rocked by his discussion with Elizabeth. He later calls Robin who agrees to return home. On Friday, January 20, will Robin find the strength to come clean to her husband?

The Inside Story: Father Figure
Carly returns to Luke for help after upping the ante with Johnny. Sonny finds himself in a fight for survival. Shawn later comes upon the mobster as we see Jax walking away from the scene with a gun. Ewen gives Dante and Delores insight into the mind of the killer. Michael, meanwhile, tries to get rid of a gun. Kate gets an unsettling reminder that Sonny still has a very dark side.  Johnny confronts Michael after finding him with a gun. Jason and Sonny discuss their history with the Zacchara family. Jax stops Michael from making a mistake. Michael appears to take a loving Jax’s good advice to heart. Luke is ready to give Carly what she wants … for a price. Later, Luke’s news stuns Sonny. Will Carly and Johnny actually go through with it and make love on Friday, January 20? Olivia and Kate discuss the trouble with men. Kate arrives at the airport to meet someone.

A Closer Look: Love Games
Ewen and Cassandra discuss the past. Lulu, meanwhile, confronts Ethan about his crush as Helena continues to lurk. Maxie asks Matt to move in with her. But who is following the manic fashionista? Matt bristles at the attention Ewen is paying to Elizabeth. Maxie and Elizabeth argue about Matt. Matt tries to keep the peace but finds himself physically trapped between the two warring parties. On Thursday, January 19, Maxie asks Spinelli an important question that could change the game. Ethan seeks Spinelli out for help. Ewen bristles as Cassandra and Ethan continue to grow closer.


  • Patrick confronts Robin.
  • Johnny and Anthony have a major argument.
  • Edward and Luke find some common ground.
  • Olivia questions Lulu.
  • Alexis upsets Sam.

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