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

 
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GH Teasers: Week of October 24 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of October 24, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #12418): Lisa plots to settle the score with Patrick and Robin. Carly and Sam compromise. Elizabeth encounters a strange man. (Rated: TVPG D, L)
  • Tuesday (Episode #12419): Maxie reasons with Matt. Jason receives an important phone call. Spinelli locates someone. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday (Episode #12420): Carly tells Jason a secret. Kate attends to some unfinished business. Sonny makes some plans. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #12421): Johnny and Anthony’s chat turns heated. Carly and Shawn talk over drinks. Someone is lurking around Wyndermere. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #12422): Dante quizzes Michael. Luke takes Tracy by surprise. Jason and Sam talk about Carly. (Rated: TVPG L)


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, October 20, it was announced that longtime “General Hospital” writer Michele Val Jean would be joining the Emmy Award winning writing team of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Also on that day Val Jean was given the opportunity of visiting the set of the soap while they were filming so she could get a better feel of the characters and the actors.

“I am pleased to announce that Michele Val Jean will be joining our writing team,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell shortly after showing Val Jean around the set amidst introductions to cast and crew. “With her vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity, Michele is sure to be a significant addition to ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’”

For the past 18 years Val Jean held numerous positions as a writer at “GH” including a brief stint as Co-Head Writer in early 2001 (January 2001 – April 2001) along side “GH” Script Editor Elizabeth Korte. Val Jean was also an Associate Head Writer and Occasional Scipt Writer on the soap from 1996-2000. Val Jean joined the “General Hospital” writing team as a Script Writer in 1993 and departs in 2011 in the same position.

One of the rarest of qualities found in a daytime writer today is a presence that connects fans of daytime serials to the creative minds behind what appears on screen. Unlike many of her peers, Val Jean has been a key fixture in social networking services including Facebook and Twitter. Just a short time ago for instance Val Jean wrote on her Twitter page and said, “Home stretch. One more script and I turn the page on an 18+ year chapter in my life and begin another. #lookingforwardtothefuture.” Laura Wright, who portrays the popular Carly Jacks on “GH” responded to Val Jean’s tweet shortly afterward by saying, “@MicheleValJean so excited for u and super sad not to say ur words anymore! Enjoy ur next chapter!!!”

In addition to her work on “GH,” Val Jean is credited as a writer on both “GH” spinoffs (SOAPnet’s “General Hospital: Night Shift” and ABC’s “Port Charles), ” NBC’s “Generations” and “Santa Barbara.”

At this time it remains unclear as to when “B&B” scripts written by Val Jean will first appear on screen. Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as this story develops.



Disney/ABC Television Group

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With the cancellations of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” back in April it was unclear at the time as to where their replacement shows “The Chew” and “The Revolution” would film their daily episodes. Now with “Chew” filming in New York and soon “The Revolution” set to begin filming in New York as well, Soap Opera Network has learned that ABC Daytime is shifting much of its operations to New York City including talent management and media relations.

Along with the behind the scenes shift to New York, look for Katie Couric‘s new syndicated talk show to be filmed there as well. As previously reported, Couric’s new show will replace “General Hospital” in the 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/PT timeslot as ABC is set to hand over the hour back to its affiliates beginning in September 2012 in hopes that their affiliates will choose to pick up what the company deems to be a more profit sharing program.

With just three hours left available to program effective September 2012, “General Hospital,” which will be the last remaining regularly scheduled daytime soap still airing on ABC and the last daytime series (scripted or otherwise) produced by ABC filming in Los Angeles, will be fighting for its survival in the coming months as it goes head-to-head with “The Chew” and “The Revolution” when it comes to the almighty dollar (ie. which show brings in enough income relative to cost). Upon announcing the timeslot shift for “GH” back in June, Jori Petersen, Vice President, Publicity, ABC Daytime/SOAPnet stated via a company press release that “The announcement does not mean the inevitable cancellation of ‘General Hospital.’ Rather it means that in September 2012, we will program our daytime block with our three strongest shows. We’ll have options for the daytime daypart just like we do each year with prime-time. We believe in all of our shows and the ones that our viewers want will be the ones that continue. There are many options that could happen … only time will tell. We are simply giving ourselves options for the future, which is a smart way to do business. The best way to ensure a favorite show stays on the air is to watch it.”

New York’s last remaining regularly scheduled daytime soap opera, “One Life to Live,” is set to film its final episode on the afternoon of Friday, November 18 and air its series finale in January 2012. “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” “The City” and “Loving” were the last regularly scheduled daytime soaps to film in New York City. In the case of “AMC,” the soap moved to Los Angeles in January 2010 in a cost saving move after nearly 40 years on television. The soap was later canceled along with “One Life to Live” in April 2011, four months after celebrating its 41st anniversary.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that actress Erin Chambers is returning to ABC’s “General Hospital” in the near future. However, word has it that she might not be playing Siobhan McKenna, the role in which she originated back in September 2010.

Interestingly enough, on Thursday, October 20, Chambers wrote the following on both her Facebook page and on Twitter: “Hey people! I am filming “something” right now. Worked on it last week & this week. Can’t tell you just yet what it is…but stay tuned! :)”

While there is no certainty that the two occurrences are related, Soap Opera Network will continue following this developing story as details become available.



GH Recap: Friday, October 21, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Olivia realizes she may be competing with someone in Steve’s memory.

Johnny struggles to walk.  Lisa confronts Robin and Patrick.

Spinelli and Maxie investigate the curious light at Wyndemere.

Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude, and Coleman tries to make himself scarce.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lisa has plans for Robin and Patrick.
  • Carly and Sam find middle ground.
  • Elizabeth has an encounter with a mystery man.


ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 24, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Olivia’s symptoms continue. Kate and Sonny return to Jake’s on Wednesday, October 26 to confront the issue at hand. Michael is not happy to learn about Carly and Shawn’s trip. He takes out his ire out on Abby on Thursday, October 27. Michael and Dante’s bonding session soon takes a sour turn. Lulu confides in Ethan. Lucky heads to the church Siobhan wrote about despite being warned against it. A mysterious woman watches Lucky. Luke’s words surprise Tracy.

The Inside Story: Bondage at Sea
Matt races to find Elizabeth. A mystery man saves Elizabeth from her seemingly imminent fate but then disappears. Patrick and Robin are helpless to defend themselves as Lisa proceeds with her macabre plan to “bond” husband and wife forever on Monday, October 24. Maxie tries to get through to Matt. Matt fears its too late. Elizabeth has a vision from the great beyond. Spinelli finds a near lifeless Elizabeth. Robin breaks lose and manages to get the upper-hand as she and Lisa struggle. Dr. Scorpio awakens to a mystery. Things get heated as Johnny and Anthony disagree on their next move. Is the danger really over for Elizabeth? The mystery man from earlier lurks inside Wyndemere.

A Closer Look: Sweet Temptation
While Shawn fills Jason in on the warehouse drama back home, Sam and Carly hash a few things out. Sam and Jason discuss the pros and cons of having a baby. Carly and Shawn draw closer as he opens up about his PTSD … but pull back before things get too hot to handle. Jason gets an update on Franco’s location. Carly confides in Jason but ends up putting her best friend in a tough spot. Shawn and Carly share a charged moment. The pair later let loose over booze. But how do things escalate into a pissed Carly charging at the hunk on Friday, October 28? Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly. Franco continues to watch Jason.

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011

  • Sonny plans a family dinner.
  • Diane has news about Brenda.
  • Kristina questions her future.
  • Carly gets upset with Shawn.
  • Jason is in for a surprise.


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 10-14, 2011

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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 4,491,000 (+282,000/-540,000)
2. B&B 2,989,000 (+125,000/-226,000)
3. OLTL 2,580,000 (+162,000/+129,000)
4. GH 2,348,000 (+99,000/-176,000)
5. DAYS 2,343,000 (-107,000/-70,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.3/-.1)
2. B&B 2.3/7 (+.2/same)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 953,000 (+145,000/-100,000)
2. B&B 620,000 (+22,000/-30,000)
3. GH 615,000 (+42,000/-216,000)
3. OLTL 615,000 (+54,000/-71,000)
5. DAYS 611,000 (-35,000/-72,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5/10 (+.2/-.1)
2. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
2. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.3)
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (+.1/same)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 57,000 (+21,000/+25,000)
2. OLTL 45,000 (+6,000/+33,000)
3. B&B 30,000 (+9,000/-3,000)
4. GH 23,000 (+2,000/+14,000)
5. DAYS 19,000 (-1,000/-17,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (+.1/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 0.6/3 (+.1/same)
4. GH 0.5/3 (+.1/-.3)
4. B&B 0.5/3 (same/same)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,032,000 (+63,000/-136,000)
2. B&B 627,000 (-16,000/-60,000)
3. DAYS 533,000 (-9,000/+49,000)
4. OLTL 508,000 (+17,000/+86,000)
5. GH 468,000 (+15,000/+21,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,117,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,080,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,948,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,891,000
Friday: 2.2/2,908,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,467,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,316,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,222,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,365,000
Friday: 1.7/2,343,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,352,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,197,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,495,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,290,000
Friday: 1.8/2,403,000

OLTL
Monday: 1.9/2,525,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,601,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,651,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,471,000
Friday: 2.0/2,652,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,732,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,433,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,431,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,392,000
Friday: 3.4/4,467,000

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For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 16, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.4
2. B&B 2.2
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.1
2. DAYS 1.1
4. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9

 

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GH Recap: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick and Robin get romantic.

Steve and Olivia get romantic, too.

Lulu’s concern heightens when Sonny gives her some advice about marrying Dante. Meanwhile, Delores questions Dante.

Kate trounces into Jake’s and lays one on Coleman when Sonny arrives.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lisa takes Robin and Patrick by surprise.
  • Johnny struggles.
  • Sonny won’t take Kate’s attitude.


GH Alerts: Week of October 24 Edition

Bob D'Amico/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 24, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Lisa has plans for Robin and Patrick. Carly and Sam find middle ground. Elizabeth has an encounter with a mystery man.
  • Tuesday: Maxie gets through to Matt. Jason gets an important phone call. Spinelli finds someone.
  • Wednesday: Carly reveals a secret to Jason. Kate has unfinished business to complete. Sonny makes plans.
  • Thursday: Johnny and Anthony have a heated discussion. Drinks for Carly and Shawn. Who’s at Wyndemere?
  • Friday: Dante questions Michael. Luke surprises Tracy. Jason and Sam discuss his relationship with Carly.


GH Recap: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Elizabeth, Robin and Patrick discuss life.

Maxie goes into a jealous frenzy when Spinelli reveals Matt’s growing closeness with Elizabeth.

Spinelli sees a light at Wyndemere.

As Shawn stands guard outside, Carly and Jason exchange words and later, they discover Sam peacefully asleep with Josslyn in her arms. Meanwhile, Franco sets out with a baby of his own to play with.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth finds herself in a precarious position.
  • Sonny gives Lulu important advice.
  • Kate trounces into Jake’s.








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