How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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General Hospital


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 9, 2012.


  • Monday: Elizabeth makes Robin a promise. Sam gets a call from Patrick about Jason. Sonny gathers information about Jax.
  • Tuesday: Patrick overhears a conversation between Jason and Robin. Sam feels alone. Anthony makes important preparations.
  • Wednesday: Carly asks Luke for a bargaining chip. Helena is waiting at Wyndemere. Johnny makes a strange demand on Dr. Webber.
  • Thursday: Sam gets a call from Alexis and Molly. Sonny and Johnny face-off. Steve and Maggie discuss their past.
  • Friday: Elizabeth and Patrick have a heart-to-heart. Sam prays for a miracle. Michael becomes more like his father.

GH Recap: Wednesday, January 4, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 4, 2012.


Patrick busts Robin on her trying to leave town without telling him. She dissembles about an HIV conference in Africa, but Patrick cannot guess the grave reality.

Michael grieves the loss of Abby, and not even Sonny can comfort him. Michael meets with Johnny, dangerous plans in motion.

Unaware of a new Franco threat, Jason and Sam decide to check in on Michael. Jason has a flashback to the motorcycle accident, and his world comes crashing in on him with Jake’s death and now Michael’s injury.

Sonny and Kate make romantic date plans. Olivia and Kate have a heart to heart about the Corinthos family and dating life.

Maggie hopes Steve and her can return to old antics and behaviors. But Johnny has other plans. Olivia sees Maggie pressed against Steve’s chest.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason sets Spinelli up for an important task.
  • Alexis confronts Sonny.
  • Michael asks Johnny for a job.

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

( — Ratings Report for the Week of December 19-23, 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 4,927,000 (+462,000/+215,000)
2. B&B 3,352,000 (+332,000/+303,000)
3. OLTL 2,618,000 (+11,000/+263,000)
4. DAYS 2,381,000 (+140,000/-205,000)
5. GH 2,328,000 (-67,000/-51,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/10 (+.2/+.3)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (+.1/+.3)
3. OLTL 1.9/5 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/same) <—– ties low

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 867,000 (+70,000/-35,000)
2. B&B 614,000 (+52,000/+54,000)
3. OLTL 571,000 (-41,000/-31,000)
4. GH 569,000 (-77,000/-151,000) <—– new low *
5. DAYS 520,000 (-8,000/-107,000) <—– new low (3rd straight week) **

* Previous low:  571,000 (November 7-11, 2011)

** Previous low: 528,000 (December 12-16, 2011)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/8 (+.2/same)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 0.9/5 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
3. OLTL 0.9/5 (-.1/same)
5. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (3rd straight week)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 81,000 (+43,000/-7,000)
2. OLTL 67,000 (+37,000/+24,000)
3. B&B 33,000 (+3,000/-29,000)
4. GH 29,000 (+1,000/-10,000)
5. DAYS 12,000 (+2,000/-27,000)

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

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,151,000 (+143,000/-89,000)
2. B&B 784,000 (+101,000/-23,000)
3. OLTL 577,000 (-19,000/+122,000)
4. DAYS 556,000 (+61,000/-112,000)
5. GH 454,000 (-40,000/-15,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings ñ HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.6/3,568,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,169,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,170,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,305,000
Friday: 2.4/3,547,000

Monday: 1.8/2,466,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,366,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,240,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,392,000
Friday: 1.8/2,439,000

Monday: 1.7/2,300,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,369,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,335,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,259,000
Friday: 1.7/2,377,000

Monday: 1.7/2,329,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,528,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,674,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,723,000
Friday: 1.9/2,838,000

Monday: 3.5/4,875,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,930,000
Wednesday: 3.5/5,017,000
Thursday: 3.5/4,901,000
Friday: 3.4/4,915,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through December 25, 2011

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


GH Recap: Tuesday, January 3, 2012


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 3, 2012.


Jason is horrified to find that he hit Michael. Luckily, neither one of them are injured.

Michael realizes Jason took part in hiding that Jax is alive. He swears off Jason along with his entire family. Upset about Jax news, Alexis tosses champagne in Carly’s face. Carly levels Alexis with a question she does not want to answer. Later, Carly gets an earful from Kate.

Sam realizes that her period is late – Franco? Will Sam show Jason the results of her pregnancy test?

Jason brushes off Patrick’s care, leveling him that it is Robin who needs his attention.

Despite herself, Elizabeth finds Ewen quite intriguing. Matt has a bit of attitude about this. Later, Maxie gets flustered when she sees Matt and Elizabeth looking at “constellations,” as both Spinelli and Ewen look on. Maxie gets flustered and competitive when she sees Spinelli mooning over the Woman In White. Later, Ethan and the Woman in White leave suggestively mysterious messages for each other.

Lulu and Dante share a romantic moment as husband and wife.

Tracy is desperate to get out of the elevator, but Anthony makes a proposal she cannot refuse.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Patrick busts Robin.
  • Jason has a flashback.
  • Sonny and Kate make romantic date plans.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of January 2, 2012.


Lulu and Dante make time for romance. Anthony makes Tracy a proposal she literally is unable to refuse on Tuesday, January 3. Page 6 soon splashes with shocking news. Anthony turns to Maxie for assistance. Will Johnny get in the way of Maggie’s plans for herself and Steve on Wednesday, January 4? Sonny and Kate plan a date. Olivia and Kate have a heat to heart. Elizabeth’s interest in Ewen irks Matt. Maxie, meanwhile, is irked by both Matt and Spinelli’s interest in other women. Spinelli steps up to the plate when Lulu’s plans leave Maxie in a bind. Ewen makes an impression. On Friday, January 6, Spinelli, Ethan and Ewen arrive at Wyndemere – each on a mission. Could their missions involve the mysterious Woman In White?

The Inside Story: What Kind of Fool…
Jason and Michael’s relief about the accident doesn’t last long after Michael realizes Jason too played a part in the lies and deception concerning Jax. Michael swears off Jason along with the rest of his family. Alexis flips out on Carly but the fast-talking attorney is the one who is ultimately left with the scars of their – mostly – verbal duel. Kate confronts Carly. Michael grieves the loss of Abby. Sonny tries to reach out to Michael. A darkened and determined Michael meets with Johnny. Carly finds Michael and Johnny making a deal. On Thursday, January 5, just how far will Carly go to keep her son out of the Zacchara fold? Sonny faces Alexis’ wrath. Michael and Jason share heated words.

A Closer Look: Teardrops Keep Falling….
Will Sam show Jason the results of her pregnancy test on Tuesday, January 3? Jason tells Patrick to get off his back about seeking care and focus on the person who really needs his help: Robin! More alarms go off for Patrick when he finds Robin ready to sneak out of town. Robin gives Patrick a plausible excuse for her actions.Jason becomes overwhelmed as he flashes back to the past year. He urges Spinelli to help him locate Franco. Molly and Ewen’s discussion about the Cassadine history hits too close to home for Sam. She later experiences horrifying flashbacks of Franco – as Jason’s rage spills over again. Jason arrives at General Hospital after a volatile confrontation wih Michael – and passes out. Patrick finds Robin looking through her will on Friday, January 6. Will he be able to put the pieces together? Elizabeth realizes something is wrong when a serious Robin asks her to replace her in Patrick and Emma’s life if she can’t be there for them.


  • Elizabeth makes Robin a promise.
  • Sam struggles to cope.
  • Carly turns to Luke for help.
  • Sonny and Johnny face off.
  • Helena returns.

Disney/ABC Television Group

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 2, 2012.


“General Hospital” did not air today. This was a scheduled national pre-emption so fans will not miss a single moment of their favorite soap. “GH” will pick up from the episode that aired on Friday, December 30, 2011 on Tuesday, January 3.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Alexis gets angry at Carly.
  • Jason gets news about Michael.
  • Elizabeth finds Ewen intriguing.

Bob D'Amico/ABC

( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of January 2, 2012.


  • Monday: “General Hospital” will not air today. This is a scheduled national pre-emption.
  • Tuesday: Jason gets news about Michael. Alexis gets angry at Carly. Elizabeth finds Ewen intriguing.
  • Wednesday: Jason has a flashback. Patrick busts Robin.  Sonny and Kate make romantic date plans.
  • Thursday: Jason sets Spinelli up for an important task. Alexis confronts Sonny. Michael asks Johnny for a job.
  • Friday: Elizabeth and Monica get a pleasant eyeful of Ewen. Robin asks for Elizabeth’s help. Local paper splashes news about another wedding.

GH Recap: Friday, December 30, 2011

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, December 30, 2011.


Robin and Patrick share a loving evening with Emma.

Sonny gives Kate a belated Christmas gift, and Spinelli returns another gift to Sonny.

Everyone gathers at the NYE Metrocourt bash – Olivia, Lulu, Dante, Carly, Alexis, Diane, Anthony, Tracy, Kate and Sonny. Vengeful Michael seizes an opportunity by announcing big news. The scandal breaks out across our characters.

Ethan and the Woman In White exchange notes on a coffee cup. Spinelli convinces Maxie to help him dress up for NYE – and she gets jealous of his intentions for the Woman In White.

Anthony seizes an elevator opportunity with Tracy.

Sam has a nightmare. Jason rushes home, a shadow runs into the street, and there is an accident.

On the Next General Hospital

  • “General Hospital” will not air on Monday, January 2.

GH Recap: Thursday, December 29, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 29, 2011.


Could Jax be alive? Carly tries to convince Michael to let the idea go – but Michael reacts violently to the idea of letting go of Abby. Shawn confides in Dr. Ewen about Carly’s gift dog.

Tracy calls out Lulu on the fact that homemaking does not replace passion. Meanwhile, Sonny forces Dante into a father-son talk.

The Woman In White leaves a message for Ethan – just as he stirs awake. But instead he finds two unlikely people visiting Wyndemere. Later, Ethan gets a glimpse of the Woman In White, but she’s gone just as quickly.

Elizabeth and Maggie discuss men and the mystery one that saved her from the water. Elizabeth has a flashback with a clue.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam has a nightmare.
  • Robin and Patrick share a loving evening with Emma.
  • Everyone gathers at the New Year’s Eve Metrocourt bash.

GH Recap: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Errol Lewis/SON

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 28, 2011.


Robin and Jason try to convince one another to take proper steps regarding their health. Michael offers help to Jason as Maggie offers help to Robin.

Shawn tries to refuse Carly’s gift, and Carly gets personal. Michael visits his mother thinking he saw Jax at the airport.

Olivia tries to save Lulu’s cooking – but it’s unclear anything will salvage it. Dante and Lulu have a romantic evening.

Sonny flexes his verbal muscles with Anthony and Johnny Zacchara. Will the Zacchara’s take this opportunity to poach Michael? Later, Johnny and Delores share another connection. Sonny asks Dante for help.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Tracy calls out Lulu.
  • Elizabeth and Maggie discuss their relationships.
  • The Woman in White leaves a message for Ethan.

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