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

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( — Days after being declared one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine in the Special Double Issue on newsstands right now, J.R. Martinez achieved what many fully expected and took home the mirror ball trophy on “Dancing With the Stars.” Tonight, season thirteen’s most charming – and naturally talented – contestant beat out talk-show host and film actor Ricki Lake and her professional partner Derek Hough as well as reality television personality Rob Kardashian and his professional partner Cheryl Burke to help bring his professional partner Karina Smirnoff her first “DWTS” win in no less than ten attempts.

The former “All My Children” star follows in the footsteps of “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco (Sam) who won the competition in its inaugural season back in the summer of 2005. Before her winning run with Martinez, professional dancer Smirnoff’s best showing was opposite entertainment personality Mario Lopez in season three of “DWTS.” She finished in second place. On tonight’s edition of the popular dance competition, Martinez and Smirnoff were up against “DWTS” two most successful professional dancers ever. Lake’s partner, Hough, has delivered wins with three partners including current “DWTS” host Brooke Burke, singer Nicole Scherzinger, and actress Jennifer Grey; meanwhile, Kardashian’s partner, Burke has taken singer Drew Lachey and football legend Emmit Smith to the end.

Iraq war veteran, veterans’ issues advocate and motivational speaker Martinez instantly won over millions of new fans after first showing off his impressive dancing skills and equally impressive personality on “DWTS” earlier this fall. Click here for a look at the journey Martinez has taken since then and what’s up next for the fan favorite. In the immediate future look for Martinez and partner Smirnoff to show up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, November 23 at 12:05 AM EST. Martinez and Smirnoff will then join their fellow finalists on “Good Morning America” at 7 AM EST on Wednesday morning. Later that morning, they’ll join runners-up Kardashian and Burke on “The View.”

“DWTS” returns for Season 14 on Monday, March 19, 2012 on ABC.

GH Recap: Tuesday, November 22, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, November 22, 2011.


Dante questions Kate over her involvement at the warehouse where he was shot, but Sonny stops Dante from interrogating Kate further. Delores pays the Zaccharas a visit – and we see chemistry fly between Delores and Johnny.

Lucky rushes off the elevator to see Aiden, and Luke slips out to Tracy’s disappointment. Lucky watches Luke at the Haunted Star – is he drinking? Anthony makes a pass at Tracy again.

Hostess Olivia sets aside Thanksgiving cooking to comfort a distraught Lulu. Dante and Lulu reaffirm their love for one another.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason looses it completely.
  • Dante runs to Olivia’s to find himself at a crossroads.
  • Another year and another holiday at the Quartermaine household.

GH Alerts: Week of November 28 Edition


( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of November 28, 2011.


  • Monday: Sam tries to calm Jason down. Patrick and Robin get close in bed. Lulu and Dante discuss his career.
  • Tuesday: Elizabeth gets a visit from Lucky and Aiden. Lulu turns to Olivia and Steve. Carly calls Shawn out.
  • Wednesday: Mac discovers a distraught Robin. Jason and Sam share time together. Franco is making graffiti art in Port Charles.
  • Thursday: Mac asks Alexis to represent Robin and Maxie if they need legal help. Dante is assigned a new partner. Spinelli uses his social networking skills.
  • Friday: Monica has an important question for Robin. Elizabeth has a shocking response for Luke. Sonny and Kate continue their visit in Bensonhurst.

GH Teasers: Week of November 21 Edition

Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

( — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of November 21, 2011.


  • Monday (Episode #12438): Sonny gives Kate a present. Maxie and Matt grow closer. Carly receives a warning from Jason. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12439): Sonny and Kate arrive at their destination. Deloris visits the Zacchara clan. Lulu finds Olivia cooking Thanksgiving dinner. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12440): Jason is pushed to the edge. Dante is at a crossroads. The Quartermaines celebrate Thanksgiving together. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Encore Presentation; OAD 9/22/11) (Episode #12396): Maxie is stressed out over the wedding. Dante and Lucky talk about the future. Something strange happens at Wyndermere. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #N/A): Pre-empted. (Rated: N/A)

GH Recap: Monday, November 21, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, November 21, 2011.


Sam uses Michael’s concern for Abby and her stripper friends as a distraction from Franco. Later, Monica invites Sam and Jason to a Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Jason warns Carly to be careful – Franco is still on the loose, and Josslyn may be in danger. Carly is annoyed that Shawn’s attention has less to do with her. Franco has another gift planned.

Kate realizes Sonny is taking a trip to get an official Brenda divorce, but Sonny opts for a different destination.

Maxie and Matt try on outfits for the “Woman Behind the Man” article – only to tumble into one another’s arms.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny and Kate arrive at a special destination.
  • Delores pays the Zacchara family a visit.
  • Olivia prepares a Thanksgiving dinner when Lulu arrives.

GH Recap: Friday, November 18, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, November 18, 2011.


Luke suffers a setback. Maggie has Aiden’s diagnosis, and Tracy reminds Luke about an important fact.

Maggie needles Steve about his Memphis past.

Patrick pays Anthony and Johnny a visit – he’s pissed about Lisa. Dante arrives to take in a familiar father/son dynamic. Dante finds some incriminating evidence.

Sonny cashes in on a favor Alexis owes him. Meanwhile, Carly invites Michael to Thanksgiving – but her son is not interested if Shawn will be there. Later, Carly and Sonny spar over Kate. Sonny has plans about Brenda

Ethan questions Alexis about the Cassadines and Wyndemere. Meanwhile, two people are lurking around Wyndemere.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny arrives at Crimson with a gift for Kate.
  • Jason gives Carly a warning.
  • Maxie and Matt find each other closer.

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of November 21, 2011.


Maxie and Matt mix business with unexpected pleasure on Monday, November 21. Sparks fly between Delores and Johnny as the pair discuss crime and punishment. On Tuesday, November 22, effected by her discussion with Olivia, Lulu finally seems to get back on track with Dante. Will fate soon impede upon Lulu’s progress? Luke slips out when Lucky arrives to reunite with Aiden. Lucky and Tracy worry about Luke’s next move. Tracy’s disappointed by the suitor who arrives to keep her company on Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23.

NOTE: On Thursday, November 24, “General Hospital will air an encore presentation. “GH” will not air on Friday, November 25.

The Inside Story: Forget You Not
Sam tries to distract herself by focusing on Michael’s problems. Jason warns Carly that Franco still poses a real threat to her and Josslyn. Shawn’s single-minded focus agitates Carly. Franco prepares another surprise. Monica, meanwhile, invites Jason and Sam to the Quartermaine Thanksgiving. Shawn prepares a special feast for Carly. Jason and Sam remain profoundly haunted despite their efforts to move forward. Jason flips out at the Quartermaine Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday, November 23. Franco leaves a gift for Josslyn.

A Closer Look: I Love You (Not)
On Monday, November 21, Kate realizes Sonny is going away to officially end his marriage to Brenda. Sonny makes a slight alteration to his plans and arrives to see Kate with a surprise. Dante confronts Kate about her involvement at the warehouse where he was shot. Sonny orders Dante to back off. Kate and Sonny arrive at a special destination. Later, Sonny is surprised to find Kate’s hotel room empty.


  • Sam tries to calm Jason down.
  • Kate helps Sonny face the past.
  • Mac finds a distraught Robin.
  • Dante is assigned a new partner.
  • Elizabeth’s reaction to Luke shocks everybody.

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

( — “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” continue to make changes to their writing staffs.

Victor Gialanella is rejoining “DAYS” as a breakdown writer.    He previously wrote for the show from 1995 – 2006, and then again in 2008.

Script writer Janet Iacobuzio was let go from “DAYS” and was snapped up by “GH” to write scripts.  Iacobuzio returns to “GH” where she was Co-Head Writer in 1997 and wrote breakdowns in 1998.  Also joining “GH” is former “All My Children” script writer Joanna Cohen.

For discussion on these topics and more, join us in the Writers/Directors thread at the SON Community.


Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

( — Ratings Report for the Week of November 7-11, 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 4,516,000 (+264,000/-477,000)
2. B&B 3,175,000 (+209,000/+126,000)
3. OLTL 2,524,000 (-95,000/+128,000)
4. DAYS 2,294,000 (+4,000/-204,000)
5. GH 2,269,000 (-124,000/-259,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.2/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (same/+.2)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (same/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 907,000 (+80,000/-190,000)
2. B&B 642,000 (+96,000/-5,000)
3. OLTL 595,000 (-50,000/-84,000)
4. GH 571,000 (-57,000/-277,000) <—– new low *
5. DAYS 543,000 (-23,000/-178,000) <—– new low (2nd straight week) **

* Previous low: 573,000 (October 3-7, 2011)
** Previous low: 566,000 (October 31 – November 4, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.1/-.3)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
3. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
3. GH 0.9/5 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low
5. DAYS 0.8/5 (-.1/-.3) <—– new low *

* Previous low: 0.9/6 (October 31 – November 4, 2011)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 42,000 (+9,000/-7,000)
1. OLTL 42,000 (-19,000/+24,000)
3. B&B 19,000 (-1,000/-16,000)
4. GH 15,000 (-7,000/-10,000)
5. DAYS 14,000 (same/-4,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/4 (+.2/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (+.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
4. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.3)
4. B&B 0.5/3 (+.2/same)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,037,000 (+83,000/-145,000)
2. B&B 697,000 (+53,000/+35,000)
3. OLTL 506,000 (-14,000/+97,000)
4. DAYS 499,000 (-26,000/-42,000)
5. GH 428,000 (-27,000/-22,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,058,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,844,000
Wednesday: 2.5/3,300,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,371,000
Friday: 2.5/3,302,000

Monday: 1.7/2,321,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,197,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,294,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,323,000
Friday: 1.7/2,338,000

Monday: 1.6/2,096,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,280,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,405,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,183,000
Friday: 1.8/2,380,000

Monday: 1.7/2,228,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,668,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,613,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,356,000
Friday: 2.1/2,755,000

Monday: 3.3/4,274,000
Tuesday: 3.2/4,077,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,615,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,576,000
Friday: 3.6/5,036,000


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through November 13, 2011

1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. OLTL 2.0
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: Thursday, November 17, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 17, 2011.


Aiden’s bruising symptoms cause concern for Steve, Monica, Robin and Maggie. Meanwhile, Tracy and Lulu express shock about Lucky’s request for Luke.

Jason remains resolute to track down Franco. Can he and Sam keep it themselves together before emotional shutdown? Maxie receives a dozen red roses – could they be from Franco?

Matt agrees to be part of Maxie’s upcoming magazine spread.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Luke has a setback.
  • Carly and Sonny spar over Kate.
  • Steve and Maggie discuss their past.

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