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On Monday afternoon, TV Guide Magazine revealed news that "General Hospital" actor Jonathan Jackson has decided to exit the role of Lucky Spencer on the ABC daytime drama. Sources indicate to the magazine that Jackson was denied a lighter schedule following two years of non-stop drama for his beleaguered character and that ultimately played into his decision to get out of Port Charles. Jackson was also apparently disappointed that his character never got the opportunity to properly reunite with his former love interest Elizabeth Webber played by Rebecca Herbst. The four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner will last tape on November 17.
Beginning in September 2012, ABC affiliate WFTV in Orlando, Florida will begin airing a new daily syndicated talk show from comedian and radio host Steve Harvey reports the Orlando Sentinel. The affiliate plans to launch the program in the soon to be vacated 3:00 PM timeslot, which will be ceded to affiliates nationally by the ABC Television Network at that time. Does this mean to ultimate demise of "General Hospital," which currently occupies the timeslot? Before you say yes, let's take a moment to think rationally.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:54 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings Report for the Week of October 24-28, 2011NOTE: 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 4,467,000 (-12,000/-411,000) 2. B&B 3,180,000 (+113,000/+72,000) 3. OLTL 2,562,000 (-31,000/+217,0000) 4. GH 2,373,000 (+56,000/+91,000) 5. DAYS 2,351,000 (-42,000/-73,000)Households 1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.1/same) 2. B&B 2.4/8 (+.1/+.2) 3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1) 4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1) 5. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 943,000 (+37,000/-93,000) 2. OLTL 684,000 (+76,000/+55,000) 3. GH 679,000 (+82,000/-8,000) 4. B&B 636,000 (+53,000/-14,000) 5. DAYS 611,000 (+31,000/-59,000)Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.5/9 (+.1/-.1) 2. OLTL 1.1/7 (+.2/+.1) 2. GH 1.1/6 (+.2/+.1) 4. DAYS 1.0/6 (+.1/same) 4. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/same)Girls...