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


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of December 12, 2011.


Ethan becomes caretaker of Wyndemere. Lucky arrives to see Elizabeth at Shadybrooke, on Tuesday, December 13; its evident the pull between the ex’s is still there. Later, Elizabeth meets a patient named Ewen. But have they met before? Matt visits Elizabeth. Lucky and Maggie have a heart to heart. Maxie helps Elizabeth’s cause with an ulterior motive: Matt. Ethan and Lucky discuss love. On Wednesday, December 14, familial connections are revealed concerning Shawn. Lulu asks Dante an important question on Thursday, December 15. Sonny and Kate’s connection continues to flourish.

The Inside Story: Heartbreak Hotel
Sam reels from Franco’s words. Michael tries to reach out to Jason. Later, the solitude Abby provides Michael dissipates when he learns upsetting news. Alexis and Robin inch closer to the truth. Robin realizes something is medically wrong with Jason. Will Jason open up to Robin? Michael follows Sam to Chicago. Shawn breaks important news about Jason to Carly. Jason is unable to control his anger when Franco’s name is brought up. Alexis questions what is going on with Jason. Carly finds the DVD that Franco left for Sam while searching for Michael. Jason erupts after viewing the contents of the disc. In Chicago, Sam’s agony bubbles to the surface as she sees first-hand the turmoil Michael is still going through on Friday, December 16. Monica worries about Jason.

A Closer Look: Case Closed?
Dante is one step ahead of a mischievous Olivia. Olivia faces off with Delores. Meanwhile Dante discovers his key to the PCPD evidence room is missing. Steve and Maggie discuss Lisa’s murder. Maggie comes upon Robin at an interesting moment. Robin turns to Jason. Maggie gives Patrick some advice. Jason questions why Robin wants to disappear. Did she kill Lisa? Matt and Maxie are both hiding something. Did one of them kill Lisa? Dante confronts Anthony with new evidence. Somebody confesses on Tuesday, December 13. Dante finds a dead body. Mac, Delores, Dante and Ronnie discuss the confession and the possibility of finally closing the Lisa Niles murder case. Anthony calls Maxie. Johnny catches Delores breaking into the evidence room.


  • Michael tries to comfort Sam.
  • Maxie takes matters into her own hands.
  • Dante and Lulu go on an important trip.
  • Robin receives the call she’s been waiting for.
  • Two couples reaffirm their love.

GH Recap: Thursday, December 8, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 8, 2011.


Maggie questions Steve about Lisa’s murder, and they have secrets, too. Later, they arrive together at Jake’s, displeasing Olivia and needling Johnny. Dante and Delores trade work-life balance stories, but she swipes his evidence room key. What is she up to? Maxie enlists an important resident in Port Charles to help her.

Michael is determined to find Franco, despite Sam’s hesitations. They discover a Franco gift– a DVD.

Sonny and Kate start to combust, but she puts a break on things.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason loses his temper.
  • Mac rounds up the possible suspects in Lisa’s demise.
  • Dante makes a surprising discovery.

GH Recap: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, December 7, 2011.


Sam breaks down to Michael and later share a heart to heart about violence. Meanwhile, Jason might have a breakthrough – what does the latest “O” mean in Franco’s graffiti artwork? Jason loses his temper and Dante is forced to make an important decision.

Dante asks Delores to drinks. Meanwhile, Lulu gets much needed advice from Maxie. Johnny and Delores face off at Jake’s. Frantic, Maxie leaves fruitless messages searching for Matt, as Mac enters. Maxie asks someone for a favor in return.

Sonny literally faces the demons of his childhood, and Kate comes to the rescue.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Another gift from Franco surfaces.
  • Situation gets heated with Sonny and Kate.
  • Maxie enlists someone important in town for help.

GH Recap: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, December 6, 2011.


Jason and Sam resolve to not let Franco get in the way of their love, but that’s easier said than done. Later, Sam questions strippers about the recent violence, and Coleman shows Jason more of Franco’s artwork in Port Charles.

Shawn moves into Carly’s house – and fireworks spark immediately.

Lucky reminds Elizabeth that there is no going back for them, despite Aiden. Angry and unspooling, Elizabeth leaves a message for Lucky just the way Siobhan did.

Sonny enters the Bensonhurst brownstone, facing the closet of his tormented childhood and later he meets his young self.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sam breaks down to Michael.
  • Does Jason have a breakthrough?
  • Dante asks Delores to drinks.

GH Teasers: Week of December 5 Edition

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( — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of December 5, 2011.


  • Monday (Episode #12447): Robin and Patrick have a big talk. Elizabeth unleashes her anger on Luke. Lulu and Dante have a difference of opinion. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12448): Sonny goes home. Jason and Sam agree not to let Franco come between them. Carly gets a new roommate. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12449): Sam suffers a breakdown in front of Michael. Jason nears a breakthrough. Dante asks Deloris out on a date. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Thursday (Episode #12450): Another of Franco’s gifts arrives. Things heat up between Sonny and Kate. Maxie asks someone for help. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
  • Friday (Episode #12451): Jason becomes enraged. Mac rounds up the suspects in Lisa’s murder case. Dante makes a shocking discovery. (Rated: TVPG L, V)

GH Recap: Monday, December 5, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, December 5, 2011.


Robin talks with Patrick – but he thinks she is talking about Lisa’s murder.

Dante and Lulu spar over his return to fieldwork and her desire to change him.

Face to face with the Woman in White, Ethan tries to get to know her.

Furious, Elizabeth freaks out at Luke and Lucky for putting Aiden in Luke’s hands. She collapses after getting emotional, only for Luke to warn Lucky not to get sucked in.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason and Sam resolve to not let Franco get in the way of their love.
  • Carly has a new roommate.
  • Sonny returns home.

GH Recap: Friday, December 2, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, December 2, 2011.


Upset about the bad press from Lisa’s murder, Monica asks Robin an important question. Surprise and displeasure, Robin agrees. Will Robin tell Patrick what is going on?

Lulu gets angry when she discovers Dante and Delores are back in the line of fire…what will happen to their engagement?

Alexis and Ethan go after Molly at Wyndemere.

Maggie lets out that Luke brought Aiden to the hospital to Elizabeth. Stunned, Elizabeth slaps Luke for endangering her son after Jake. Elizabeth unspools with Lucky.

Sonny finally goes inside his Bensonhurst home after a little help from Kate.

Michael agrees to help Tracy and ELQ if she helps Abby.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Robin and Patrick have an important discussion.
  • Lulu and Dante have a disagreement.
  • Elizabeth is angry at Luke.

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of November 21-25, 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 4,532,000 (-38,000/-405,000)
2. B&B 3,188,000 (+136,000/+74,000)
3. OLTL 2,817,000 (+167,000/+460,000)
4. DAYS 2,537,000 (+84,000/+75,000)
5. GH 2,457,000 (+83,000/+35,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (+.1/+.3)
3. OLTL 2.1/6 (+.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.9/5 (+.1/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 879,000 (-24,000/-168,000)
2. DAYS 703,000 (+109,000/+11,000)
3. OLTL 683,000 (+15,000/+58,000)
4. GH 616,000 (-19,000/-105,000)
5. B&B 559,000 (-89,000/-52,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (same/-.2)
2. DAYS 1.1/7 (+.2/+.1)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2)
4. GH 1.0/6 (same/-.1)
5. B&B 0.9/5 (-.1/same)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 50,000 (+14,000/+27,000)
2. B&B 39,000 (+26,000/+3,000)
3. Y&R 35,000 (+5,000/-30,000)
4. GH 33,000 (+18,000/+16,000)
5. DAYS 20,000 (+8,000/-5,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.2/+.1)
2. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.1/-.4)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/+.1)
4. GH 0.4/3 (-.1/-.2)
4. B&B 0.4/2 (-.1/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 986,000 (-67,000/-189,000)
2. B&B 717,000 (+54,000/+12,000)
3. DAYS 530,000 (-21,000/-50,000)
4. OLTL 524,000 (+17,000/+92,000)
5. GH 464,000 (+24,000/-3,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,209,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,238,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,119,000

Monday: 1.9/2,554,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,537,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,520,000

Monday: 1.8/2,419,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,513,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,438,000
Thursday: 0.5/681,000 (repeat – did not count)

Monday: 2.1/2,870,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,630,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,950,000
Thursday: 0.6/726,000 (repeat – did not count)

Monday: 3.5/4,445,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,643,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,508,000
Thursday: 1.3/1,937,000 (repeat – did not count)
Friday: 2.0/2,996,000 (repeat – did not count)


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through November 27, 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


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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of December 5, 2011.


Ethan confronts the Woman in White at Wyndemere. On Monday, December 5, an overwrought Elizabeth goes off on Luke and Lucky. Luke warns an affected Lucky not to get sucked back in. Lucky’s firm declaration prompts Elizabeth to make a shady move. Things get interesting very quickly when Shawn moves into Carly’s house to better protect her and Josslyn. Sonny faces down his past on Tuesday, December 6. Kate comes to Sonny’s rescue. Sonny and Kate begin to give in to their passion.

The Inside Story: Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend
Jason and Sam make a doomed resolution. Sam continues to investigate the recent violence against the strippers to get her mind off of the events on the island. Coleman shows Jason the latest message from Franco. Sam breaks down to Michael and the pair share an intense heart to heart on Wednesday, December 7. Jason works to piece together Franco’s message. Dante takes measures to contain an upset Jason. Michael is determined to find Franco. Sam and Michael discover a new DVD from Franco. A caged Jason is flooded with memories – and attacks. Sam pleads with Michael not to reveal the contents of the DVD to Jason.

A Closer Look: Breaking the Rules
Patrick misinterprets the message in Robin’s words. Dante confronts Lulu about her desire to change him to suit her desires. He later asks Delores out for drinks. Maxie takes a break from her search for Matt to gives Lulu some sage advice. Maxie asks for a favor. Johnny and Delores face off. Delores clearly wants something from Dante … and takes it on Thursday, December 8. Maggie questions Steve about the night of Lisa’s murder. Later, Olivia and Johnny are not pleased when they arrive at Jake’s together. Mac, Ronnie, Dante and Delores gather all the suspects in Lisa’s murder at the scene of the crime determined to get to the bottom of the matter.


  • Ethan gets a new job.
  • Michael and Sam head to Chicago.
  • The changes in Jason’s behavior unsettles Monica.
  • Matt confronts Lucky.
  • Maggie offers Patrick unsolicited advice.

GH Recap: Thursday, December 1, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, December 1, 2011.


Sam discovers one of Franco’s graffiti symbols. Together with Jason, they try to decipher its meaning. But Jason gets emotional again and Sam realizes there is a much bigger message.

Carly asks Shawn an important question.

Spinelli uses his social networking skills to get his cyber information.

Mac asks Alexis to represent Robin and Maxie if they need legal help for murder. We realize Robin has lab test results for herself – what is her condition? Dante is assigned a new partner. Delores shows up to question Johnny. Leave it to Anthony to interrupt. Dante has evidence that the suspect pool may be larger than those on the boat, to Ronnie’s chagrin.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Monica has an important question for Robin.
  • Elizabeth has a shocking response for Luke.
  • Sonny and Kate continue their visit in Bensonhurst.

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