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General Hospital

GH Recap: Thursday, January 12, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 12, 2012.


Sonny tries to talk Jason into letting go of Franco, but to no avail. Sam gets a call from Alexis and Molly. Jason confronts Franco.

Sonny and Johnny face off momentarily at the mob office – and Michael asks his father to do what the PCPD has failed to do. Delores points out some conflicting information about the stripper attacks.

Ethan and Cassandra grow closer as Helena waits to strike.

Steve and Maggie discuss their past and shared secret. Olivia attacks.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth and Patrick have a heart-to-heart.
  • Sam prays for a miracle.
  • Michael becomes more like his father.

GH Alerts: Week of January 16 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 16, 2012.


  • Monday: Patrick calls Robin. Shawn discovers Sonny. Lulu confronts Ethan.
  • Tuesday: Tracy is upset at recent events. Matt gets uncomfortable with all the attention Ewen is paying Elizabeth. Carly and Johnny make plans.
  • Wednesday: Spinelli gets news about a mysterious fire. Maxie and Elizabeth spar. Steve and Olivia spend some quality time together… only to be interrupted.
  • Thursday: Johnny makes a shocking discovery. Tracy is trapped. Dante and Lulu are happy together.
  • Friday: Jax gives Michael father-like advice. Sonny goes to see Johnny. Olivia and Kate confide in one another.

Disney/ABC Television Group

( — Four stars of “One Life To Live” will be joining the cast of joining “General Hospital.”   It was announced today that the characters of Blair (Kassie DePaiva), Starr (Kristen Alderson), Todd (Roger Howarth), and John (Michael Easton) will move from Llanview to Port-Charles.

ABC Press Release:





Frank Valentini, executive producer of “General Hospital,” announced today that Emmy Award-nominated Kassie DePaiva and Emmy winner Roger Howarth, along with fan favorites Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson, will reprise their “One Life to Live” characters and head to “General Hospital” as part of a new storyline for the multi-Emmy Award-winning daytime drama. Production begins late January 2012 in Los Angeles.


“We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it! I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John (Easton), Starr (Alderson), Blair (DePaiva) and Todd (Howarth),” said Valentini. “Incorporating characters from ‘One Life to Live’ continue the legacy of the show as we weave them into ‘General Hospital.’”


With many television, film and stage credits to her name, DePaiva played the role of beautiful Blair Cramer on “One Life to Live” since December 1993. In addition, she played good-girl Chelsea Reardon on the daytime drama “Guiding Light.” Horwath returned to portray Todd Manning on “One Life to Live” in 2011, a role he originated from a day-player to a compelling long-term character. Performing at many prestigious regional theater centers, he has many theater credits to his name, and in addition appeared in the television series “Prey” and in the primetime teen drama “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as the daytime drama “As the World Turns.”


Easton joined the cast of ABC’s long-running “One Life to Live” in 2003 as John McBain.
A published poet, he also played vampire Caleb Morley on the ABC daytime drama “Port Charles,” among many other television and film credits. As for Alderson, she continuously played the role of Starr Manning on multi award-winning “One Life to Live” since March 1998, the precocious young daughter of Blair Cramer and Todd Manning.


Garnering eight Daytime Emmys in 2011, “General Hospital” airs at 3:00 p.m., ET, 2:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network, and on SOAPnet at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Winner of a record-setting 10 Emmys for Outstanding Daytime Drama, the program celebrates 49 years of broadcasting on April 1, 2012, and is the longest-running dramatic serial on ABC, having aired close to 12,500 episodes. The show is produced by Time Square Studios for ABC Daytime.


“General Hospital” was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. Mary O’Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry are producers. Ron Carlivati is the head writer. Full episodes of “General Hospital” are available on immediately following its air on the network for users to watch online.



GH Recap: Wednesday, January 11, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 11, 2012.


Carly asks Luke for a bargaining chip with the Zaccharas.

Ethan and Ewen discuss Cassandra and who she could be, as she looks on in hiding. Helena is waiting at Wyndemere.

Johnny makes a strange demand on Steve Webber. Olivia spins out to Dante, and later does Steve still have feelings for Maggie?

As Maxie fearfully works with Anthony on the nuptials, Lulu questions Tracy on her engagement to the Zacchara mob boss. Tracy is threatened.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam gets a call from Alexis and Molly.
  • Sonny and Johnny in a face-off.
  • Steve and Maggie discuss their past.

GH Recap: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bob D'Amico/ABC

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 10, 2012.


Jason changes his mind and decides to go after Franco – for good. Sam watches a nurse and infant at the hospital.

Patrick overhears Jason demanding Robin tell her husband the truth. But Robin dissembles and Patrick lovingly sends her off.

Carly barrels in on Sonny and Kate. Later, Sonny and Kate agree to be public.

Carly pulls Johnny just as Anthony gets a visit from Michael. Michael demands justice from the PCPD, who has yet to find the guy killing dancers. Later, Delores finds a clue that connects the victims.

Freaked that she is being followed, Maxie lets loose on Lulu as they do yoga.

Anthony prepares to marry Tracy Quartermaine with Maxie’s help.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly asks Luke for a bargaining chip.
  • Helena is waiting at Wyndemere.
  • Johnny makes a strange demand on Dr. Webber.


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 9, 2012.


Just as Sam is about to confide in Michael, she gets a call from Patrick with questions about Jason’s recent violent behavior. Could it be neurological? The pregnancy test results come in.

Elizabeth makes an important promise to Robin.

Sonny gathers information on Jax – just as Kate arrives to hear. Later, she makes a mysterious call, and she and Sonny get hot.

Carly comes onto Johnny, hoping it will keep Michael from the mob.

Ethan finds out more about the Woman in White, aka Cassandra.

Olivia questions Steve about Maggie.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick overhears a conversation between Jason and Robin.
  • Sam feels alone.
  • Anthony makes important preparations.


( — Ratings Report for the Week of December 26-30, 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 5,085,000 (+158,000/-201,000)
2. B&B 3,416,000 (+64,000/+138,000)
3. OLTL 2,897,000 (+279,000/+52,000)
4. DAYS 2,711,000 (+330,000/-124,000)
5. GH 2,427,000 (+99,000/-670,000)

1. Y&R 3.6/10 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/+.1)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (+.1/same)
3. DAYS 2.0/5 (+.2/same)
5. GH 1.7/5 (same/-.5) <—–– ties low (2nd straight week)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 946,000 (+79,000/-252,000)
2. OLTL 648,000 (+77,000/-54,000)
3. B&B 623,000 (+9,000/-79,000)
4. DAYS 601,000 (+81,000/-130,000)
5. GH 550,000 (-19,000/-369,000) <—- new low (2nd straight week) *

* Previous low: 569,000 (December 19-23, 2011)

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

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 78,000 (-3,000/+3,000)
2. OLTL 67,000 (same/+7,000)
3. B&B 63,000 (+30,000/+3,000)
4. GH 25,000 (-4,000/-43,000)
5. DAYS 22,000 (+10,000/-6,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/4 (+.1/-.2)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (+.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
4. GH 0.4/2 (same/-.3) <—–– ties low (2nd straight week)
4. B&B 0.4/2 (-.1/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,236,000 (+85,000/-13,000)
2. B&B 779,000 (-5,000/+21,000)
3. OLTL 597,000 (+20,000/+30,000)
4. DAYS 573,000 (+17,000/-95,000)
5. GH 514,000 (+60,000/-115,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.5/3,528,000
Tuesday: 2.6/3,445,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,387,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,541,000
Friday: 2.3/3,179,000

Monday: 2.1/2,852,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,861,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,536,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,711,000
Friday: 1.9/2,597,000

Monday: 0.8/1,148,000 (repeat – did not count)
Tuesday: 1.7/2,499,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,441,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,347,000
Friday: 1.7/2,419,000

Monday: 1.1/1,480,000 (repeat – did not count)
Tuesday: 2.1/3,076,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,796,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,751,000
Friday: 2.1/2,965,000

Monday: 3.7/5,360,000
Tuesday: 3.6/4,865,000
Wednesday: 3.7/5,226,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,962,000
Friday: 3.5/5,011,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through January 1, 2012

1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. OLTL 2.1
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 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



( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 6, 2012.


Page 6 splashes news of Tracy and Anthony’s wedding. Anthony asks Maxie to plan the wedding with the fanciest of trappings.

Elizabeth and Monica (and Matt) get a pleasant eyeful of Ewen. Both Spinelli and Ethan set their sights on the Woman In White. Later, Spinelli offers to move in with Maxie since she just lost her roommate. Spinelli, Ethan and Ewen (unbeknownst to the other) arrive at Wyndemere.

Patrick catches Robin looking at her will – why? Later Robin asks for Elizabeth’s help – replace her in Patrick and Emma’s life should anything happen to Robin.

Jason is in an uncontrollable rage concerning Sam. Later, Michael and Jason exchange heated words in the street as Sam flashes back to the Franco horror. Jason goes to General Hospital only to pass out.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam gets a call from Patrick about Jason.
  • Elizabeth makes Robin a promise.
  • Sonny gathers information about Jax.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 9, 2012.


Olivia demands answers on Monday, January 9. She later confides her concerns to Dante. Steve and Maggie discuss the past and their secret. Olivia loses her cool. At yoga class, on Tuesday, January 10, an unsettled Maxie takes out her anxiety on Lulu. Tracy and Maxie have their hands full with Anthony. Cassandra spies on Ethan and Ewen. On Wednesday, January 11, a dark and looming Helena watches the events unfold at Wyndemere. Ethan and Cassandra give in to their attraction. Patrick overhears Jason pressing Robin to come clean to her husband. Robin continues to deceive Patrick. On Friday, January 13, Elizabeth has a difficult but necessary conversation with Patrick about his wife.

The Inside Story: Bulletproof
What exactly is Sonny plotting concerning Jax? That’s what Kate would like to know on Monday, January 9. Kate later places a mysterious phone call. Carly, meanwhile, suggests to Johnny that he’d benefit more form an intimate alliance with her rather than a professional alliance with her son. Later, Sonny and Kate are less than thrilled when Carly barrels in on them in at an inopportune moment. Michael confronts Anthony. Delores finds a new connection between the victims of the killer. Carly asks Luke to help her gain the upper hand. Sonny and Johnny face off. Michael presses Sonny to do what everybody else has failed to do so far – find the killer and make the person pay. Meanwhile, Delores discovers some more clues pertaining to the murders. Kate urges Sonny not to oblige Michael’s dark side. Michael purchases a gun. Jax places himself back into the picture.

A Closer Look: The Stork Report
Sam and Michael have a heart to heart. Just as she’s about to confide in him about her potential pregnancy, Sam receives a troubling call from Patrick concerning Jason. Sam receives the pregnancy test results. Jason’s continued focus on Franco leaves Sam out in the cold. Sam ponders what the future now holds. On Thursday, January 12, Sonny presses Jason to let go of his obsession with Franco to no avail. Alexis and Molly surprise Sam. Jason confronts Franco. Sam tells Jason that she is pregnant.


  • Patrick prepares himself to confront Robin.
  • Maxie and Elizabeth spar over Matt.
  • Carly and Johnny make big plans.
  • Jax reaches out to Michael.
  • Tracy is trapped in more ways than one.

GH Recap: Thursday, January 5, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, January 5, 2012.


Jason sets Spinelli and FOS (his social network) to find Franco. Meanwhile, Sam feels foreshadowed pangs of fear as Molly shows Ewen a Cassadine photo album.

Alexis confronts Sonny about Jax – but something else is going on with her.

Michael asks Johnny for a job, only for Carly to stumble on them deal making. What does Carly have to do to keep Johnny away from Michael?

Lulu moves into Dante’s, leaving Maxie alone in her apartment.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth and Monica get a pleasant eyeful of Ewen.
  • Robin asks for Elizabeth’s help.
  • Local paper splashes news about another wedding.

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