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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Entertainment Weekly’s InsideTV posted your first look at the cast of E!’s new reality series “Dirty Soap.”

Premiering Sunday, September 25 at 10:00 PM ET on E! “Dirty Soap” follows the real lives of daytime’s hottest stars including Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of Our Lives”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Farah Fath (“One Life To Live”), John-Paul Lavoisier (referred to as “JP” in the reality series; “One Life To Live”), and Galen Gering (“Days of Our Lives”). Also appearing in the soap will be Gering’s wife of 11 years, Jenna, who can be seen at top left.

Noticeable scenery, outside of the cast wearing some interesting attire in what appears to be a hallway, include a bar soap inside a small puddle of water, a purse that looks to have lost some items such as lipstick, a cell phone and one other unmentionable.

For a look at what you can expect from the series, here’s the official trailer:

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of August 15-19, 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 4,514,000 (-73,000/-780,000)
2. B&B 2,969,000 (+23,000/-414,000)
3. OLTL 2,804,000 (-84,000/+588,000)
4. GH 2,698,000 (+125,000/+75,000)
5. DAYS 2,496,000 (+147,000/-29,000)
6. AMC 2,488,000 (-64,000/+105,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/10 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 2.1/7 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 2.0/6 (-.1/+.3)
4. GH 1.9/6 (same/same)
5. DAYS 1.8/6 (+.1/same)
5. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 884,000 (+9,000/-220,000)
2. GH 790,000 (+37,000/-93,000)
3. OLTL 773,000 (+22,000/+108,000)
4. DAYS 667,000 (+85,000/-79,000)
5. AMC 578,000 (-1,000/-35,000)
6. B&B 543,000 (-15,000/-142,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.4) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
2. GH 1.2/8 (+.1/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.2/8 (+.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)
5. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
6. B&B 0.8/5 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 64,000 (-3,000/-5,000)
2. OLTL 49,000 (-2,000/+23,000)
3. GH 40,000 (-2,000/+2,000)
4. B&B 35,000 (-2,000/-1,000)
5. AMC 20,000 (-3,000/-4,000)
6. DAYS 15,000 (-25,000/same)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (+.1/-.3)
1. OLTL 0.7/5 (same/+.1)
1. GH 0.7/4 (same/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.6/4 (+.1/-.3)
5. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
6. B&B 0.4/3 (same/-.2).

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 983,000 (-14,000/-205,000)
2. B&B 672,000 (+79,000/-35,000)
3. DAYS 524,000 (-4,000/-4,000)
4. OLTL 468,000 (-61,000/+55,000)
5. GH 448,000 (+3,000/-47,000)
6. AMC 416,000 (-67,000/-81,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.8/2,439,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,410,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,566,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,376,000
Friday: 1.9/2,649,000

Monday: 2.2/3,187,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,928,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,970,000
Thursday: 2.1/3,044,000
Friday: 2.0/2,718,000

Monday: 1.9/2,616,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,497,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,554,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,390,000
Friday: 1.8/2,424,000

Monday: 2.1/2,908,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,497,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,655,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,880,000
Friday: 1.8/2,552,000

Monday: 2.0/2,813,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,718,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,736,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,818,000
Friday: 2.0/2,937,000

Monday: 3.4/4,641,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,394,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,615,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,660,000
Friday: 3.1/4,262,000


Ratings Archive

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.


Patrick and Matt fight over who will operate on Jason.

As a couple, Jason and Sam make an important decision. Jason’s surgery takes a bad turn.

Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Several women dream of Jason.
  • Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation.
  • Skye gets a surprise visit.

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If you happened to be tuning into “One Life to Live” or “General Hospital” today and you lived in New York City or its surrounding areas, you may have noticed no shows! That’s because both shows were preempted by WABC, the nations most watched station and ABC’s flagship station in New York. If you don’t have SOAPnet or access to the Full Episode Player (if you are reading this you should), then you are out of luck when it comes to viewing today’s episodes.

According to a station representative, due to coverage of Hurricane Irene, all ABC broadcasts will be preempted so the station can bring viewers wall to wall coverage of the upcoming hurricane scheduled to hit the New York/New Jersey coast by 9:00 PM Saturday evening. The station will not resume broadcasting ABC programming until an unspecified time tomorrow or until time warrants.

Today’s interruption for “One Life to Live” in particular is just the latest in a series of interruptions/preemptions that have occurred this week alone and will likely impact the series greatly when Nielsen Media Research releases ratings data covering the week of August 22-26, 2011 next week.

If you do have SOAPnet and/or access to the Full Episode Player, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” will be available in their entirety as scheduled.

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 29, 2011.


Kristina and Alexis confront Sonny about what he’s done on Tuesday, August 30. Carly and Alexis get into it. Shawn gives Carly an update on the Jax front. Carly informs Sonny she’s taken steps to insure his influence in Morgan’s life is minimal. Lulu becomess upset after overhearing Dante and Lucky’s discussion. Tracy and Lulu have a heart to heart. Dante and Lulu soak in Olivia’s words of wisdom. On Wednesday, August 31, Lucky and Lulu have an emotional confrontation about his drug use. Lulu makes a decision about her future. Matt continues to prove to be a good friend to Elizabeth. Patrick gets into it with Robin … and Matt. Matt is up to something. Robin calls Patrick out on his attitude. Kristina’s emotional turmoil is the least of her problems on Thursday, September 1. Patrick gets in the middle of Sonny & Anthony with disastrous results. Sonny confront Anthony. Is Spinelli is onto Anthony?

The Inside Story: Wake-up Call
On Monday, August 29, Sam, Elizabeth, Carly and Monica all imagine their lives had Jason Morgan never replaced Jason Quartermaine. Patrick struggles to pull Jason through the surgery. Sam prays for Jason to come back to her. Maxie surprises Sam with the lost engagement ring. Jason is not allowed any visitors, which doesn’t disrupt Anthony’s plans to check on him. Sonny gets in Anthony’s way. Michael and Edward bond as they wait for word on Jason. Sam sits vigil at Jason’s bedside. It’s an emotional moment when Spinelli arrives to see Jason. Jason wakes up.

A Closer Look: Boys & Girls
Johnny confronts Skye about Anthony. Skye gets the best of Johnny. Tracy finds Skye in a sticky situation. She later becomes suspicions when Johnny comes looking for her nemesis. Kristina is crushed when she overhears a flirting Ethan dismiss his relationship with her to Skye. Anthony holds a lot more cards than Tracy is prepared to handle. Johnny puts Ethan on the job concerning a certain red head on Friday, September 2.


  • Matt and Elizabeth go on a picnic.
  • Anthony faces off with a growing list of enemies.
  • Lucky is in trouble.
  • Will Jason wake up the same man he was?

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( — It is full steam ahead behind-the-scenes of “One Life to Live” this week as the show works overtime to film their necessary quota of episodes before taking some time off before wrapping production on the shows TV run later this fall.

Beginning Monday, August 27, the “One Life to Live” studios will go dark for about two weeks before taping is scheduled to resume for the final stretch of the drama series’ run on ABC. The show will tape its final ABC episode in November before resuming production under Prospect Park and its online distribution outlet, for which episodes are slated to air shortly after the broadcast television series finale airs in January on ABC.

On Monday, Kassie DePavia (Blair) confirmed the fast-paced production schedule, tweeting that cast and crew were “Super busy at ‘OLTL.’ Shooting 9 shows this week. Hope everyone is enjoying the show.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Julia Davis, who does make-up for the soap and runs her own company called Julia Jovone Beauty, who tweeted that “Wow! Not tonight… Can’t believe they just extended our out time on set : ( # canceling dinner plans,” and later “Home from a long day on set. Very Grateful for all of my blessings. Time to bring this day to an end. : ).” And again today with “Morning Morning! Early start on set in Lllanview… In need of my morning Smoothie,” and “So prepared to bring this long day on set to a close. Grateful for my grind but exhausted out of my mind : ” And she throws in a little teaser for fans, saying “Ok time to break out my bruise kit on set!”

Cast and crew of “General Hospital,” which has also adopted some of “OLTL’s” cost-saving techniques, returned from a three week break in taping in July, and is currently on another one. So far this year, the soap has taken more than 15 weeks off from production. “All My Children,” which is scheduled to tape the final episode of its TV run next week, took a three week hiatus earlier this summer.

GH Recap: Thursday, August 25, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 25, 2011.


Despite his seizures, Jason tries to conduct business from his hospital bed. Sam puts her foot down, and the two share a romantic moment planning their wedding. Later, Robin arrives with a shocking explanation for Jason’s seizures.

Drugs threaten to take a place in Lucky’s life again. Meanwhile, Steve questions Elizabeth and Matt over missing drugs at the hospital. Matt discovers Siobhan’s note and shows it to Lucky – what does it mean?

Jackal, P.I., continues his stakeout of Luzetta’s, making himself at home in the dumpster.

Mac comforts Alexis as she mourns missing Jax.

Diane and Max break up.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.
  • Patrick and Matt fight over an upcoming surgery.
  • Sam makes an important decision.

Soap Opera Network

As Soap Opera Network recently reported, SOAPnet will be saying a special goodbye to the41- year network run of “All My Children” on the weekend before the daytime drama’s last episode is scheduled to air (Friday, September 23). Today, SOAPnet released the episodes they will use for the 2-day marathon.

The “I Love Lucci” marathon airs on Saturday, September 17. The following is a list of the episodes scheduled to air:

7:00 PM EST: Tom furiously ends his marriage to Erica when he discovers she’s secretly been taking birth control pill. Langley tries to convince Myrtle they’ve never met before. (OAD: November 27, 1979)

8:00 PM EST: Erica gives a shocking speech when she accepts the “Media Woman of the Year” award while high on pills. Kelsey thinks she’s going into labor after Lamaze class with Edmund. Janet panics when she learns Amanda has pneumonia. (OAD: January 19, 1996)


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( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 29, 2011.


  • Monday: Several women dream of Jason. Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation. Skye gets a surprise visit.
  • Tuesday: Sam prays that she and Jason will get to have their wedding day.  Lulu overhears a conversation between Dante and Lucky. Kristina’s upset with Sonny.
  • Wednesday: Lucky and Lulu have an emotional argument. Patrick’s ego crosses with Robin. Carly and Alexis discuss Jax and Sonny.
  • Thursday: Robin and Patrick fight over his attitude since she became chief of staff. Carly and Shawn grow closer. Something’s not quite right with Kristina.
  • Friday: An important moment for Jason. Johnny puts Ethan on the job to find out more about Skye. Two important medical issues are the order of the day in Port Charles.

GH Recap: Wednesday, August 24, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 24, 2011.


Skye delights when she discovers Tracy trying to cover her tracks about Gino Soleito. Later, Skye meets up with Anthony to discuss the terms of their scheme as Johnny arrives to overhear.

An emotional glimmer of Spinelli shines through – and is gone again.

Dante arrives to hear Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax. It gets ugly between Abby and Sonny. Later, Abby runs into Johnny, and they discover they have a lot in common.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Matt discovers an important document.
  • Mac comforts Alexis.
  • A couple in Port Charles breaks up.

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