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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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.


Siobhan and Elizabeth discuss their relationship to Lucky and his drug addiction. Anthony arrives at General Hospital, only to be put in his place by Epiphany. But Anthony has deadly plans. Matt helps Lucky in a tight spot with Anthony’s drug dealer.

Sam worries Jason may have another seizure, despite Jason’s protests. Robin reveals a theory about Jason’s brain.

Lulu and Dante make love. Dante gives Lulu her birthday gift – an official key to the apartment. He wants her to move-in!

On the Next General Hospital

  • Anthony attacks a patient in the hospital.
  • Skye is keeping someone safe.
  • Carly and Sonny face off… yet again.


( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 22, 2011.


Jackal, P.I. can’t ignore his feeling about the bakery (Luzetta). Maxie takes Jackal, P.I. on an emotional field trip. He is affected. Will Spinelli return to Maxie on Wednesday, August 24? Diane and Max make a decision about their relationship. Skye delights at Tracy’s discomfort. Johnny secretly listens as Skye and Anthony discuss their scheme. Sam makes it clear to Jason she’s in charge. Robin tells Jason & Sam her theory about his condition. Patrick and Matt butt heads over who will operate on Jason. Jason and Sam make an important decision on Friday, August 26. Will they regret that decision after things appear to take a horrible turn?

The Inside Story: Natural Born Killer
On Monday, August 22, we see Jax safely hidden and in Skye’s care. Carly continues to rip into Sonny for what he’s done. Sonny contemplates his biggest regrets at the hospital chapel. Carly and Shawn’s bond continues to grow. Sonny pleads his case to Michael. Abby is incredulous that Michael can support the actions Sonny took against [Michael's] former step-father. Dante overhears Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax. Abby and Sonny don’t hold back the verbal punches. Abby runs into Johnny and their is an obvious connection as they confide in each other. Mac comforts Alexis who fears Jax’s fate. Michael’s support of Sonny agitates Carly.

A Closer Look: Girl Interrupted
Anthony gets to Siobhan before Lucky. Siobhan manages to leave a note in the aftermath of Anthony’s attack. Elizabeth fears Lucky will blame her for what has transpired. Lucky doesn’t see Siobhan’s note. He later battles the urge to succumb to his addiction again. Matt helps Elizabeth cover when Steve confronts them about the missing drugs that Elizabeth used to help Lucky while he was going through withdrawal. Matt confronts Lucky after finding Siobhan’s note on Thursday, August 25. What does it reveal?


  • Sam, Elizabeth, Carly and Monica all dream about Jason Quartermaine.
  • Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation.
  • Johnny and Ethan have their hands full with Skye.
  • Kristina unleashes her fury at Sonny – but something appears to be very wrong with Sonny’s daughter.
  • Lucky and Lulu have an emotional confrontation.

“One Life to Live” star Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) had many fans in attendance at last weekends “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend Luncheon scratching their heads when she said “I was told by our executive producer [Frank Valentini] yesterday, that on Wednesday [August 10] we tied with ‘Y&R.’” Considering “The Young and the Restless” is daytime’s #1 soap, we thought she may have made a mistake too, but it turns out she wasn’t wrong at all.


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( — Just weeks before the Prospect Park deal to pick up the production and distribution rights of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”  from the Disney/ABC Television group was announced, ABC revealed that they had decided to move “One Life” head writer Ron Carlivati to “General Hospital” as a script writer once production wrapped on the soap in November. Is that still the case two months later?

As you may remember, Carlivati along with “One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valentini were signed to long-term contracts with ABC back in September 2010 that kept them both with the network through 2012 (Valentini) and 2013 (Carlivati), respectively, leaving a move for Carlivati to “GH” an obvious decision.

Two months after making the announcement to hand Carlivati over to “GH,” and 17 consecutive weeks of “One Life to Live” rating as ABC’s #1 soap in households and total viewers, you’d think there was a chance of the writer to continue with the soap once Prospect takes over, but you’d be wrong.

According to an ABC representative, plans for Carlivati’s move to “GH” are still in place “as far as [they] know,” leaving the millions of viewers currently on the edge of their seat courtesy of the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline to wonder what the soap will look like when it debuts online on January 16, 2012 and who will be writing it.

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of August 8-12, 2011

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,587,000 (-162,000/-448,000)
2. B&B 2,946,000 (-161,000/-358,000)
3. OLTL 2,888,000 (-24,000/+641,000)
4. GH 2,573,000 (+69,000/+25,000)
5. AMC 2,552,000 (+42,000/+94,000)
6. DAYS 2,349,000 (+37,000/-145,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/10 (-.1/-.2)
2. B&B 2.1/6 (-.1/-.2)
2. OLTL 2.1/6 (+.1/+.4) *
4. AMC 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
6. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/-.1)

* Last time at 2.1 was December 15-19, 2008

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 875,000 (-116,000/-259,000)
2. GH 753,000 (+18,000/-24,000)
3. OLTL 751,000 (+32,000/+116,000)
4. DAYS 582,000 (+15,000/-149,000)
5. AMC 579,000 (+7,000/-14,000)
6. B&B 558,000 (-100,000/-194,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.2/-.4) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
2. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
4. AMC 0.9/6 (same/same)
6. B&B 0.8/6 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 67,000 (-2,000/+6,000)
2. OLTL 51,000 (-4,000/+19,000)
3. GH 42,000 (+13,000/-13,000)
4. DAYS 40,000 (+21,000/+10,000)
5. B&B 37,000 (-15,000/same)
6. AMC 23,000 (-3,000/+6,000)

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

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 997,000 (-52,000/-57,000)
2. B&B 593,000 (-53,000/-42,000)
3. OLTL 529,000 (-32,000/+145,000)
4. DAYS 528,000 (+18,000/+16,000)
5. AMC 483,000 (+14,000/+3,000)
6. GH 445,000 (-30,000/-64,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.9/2,640,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,550,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,535,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,448,000
Friday: 1.9/2,600,000

Monday: 2.1/3,070,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,187,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,680,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,749,000
Friday: 2.2/3,080,000

Monday: 1.7/2,249,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,488,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,404,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,331,000
Friday: 1.6/2,276,000

Monday: 1.9/2,652,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,599,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,627,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,491,000
Friday: 1.9/2,494,000

Monday: 2.0/2,893,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,031,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,970,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,766,000
Friday: 2.1/2,782,000

Monday: 3.5/4,975,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,782,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,425,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,421,000
Friday: 3.0/4,334,000


For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through August 14, 2011

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. AMC 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0
6. AMC 0.9


Ratings Archive

GH Recap: Thursday, August 18, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 18, 2011.


Skye presses Tracy for the truth of her secret mob past.  

Elizabeth asks Matt to test a suspicious prescription bottle. Meanwhile, Ethan prevents Anthony’s goon again. Later, Siobhan asks to see Elizabeth – will she accuse Elizabeth?

Outraged, Carly swears Sonny out of her life.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Siobhan and Elizabeth discuss their relationship.
  • Skye discovers someone she knows unconscious.
  • Lulu and Dante make love.

Adam Larkey/ABC

( — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of August 22, 2011.


  • Monday: Anthony attacks a patient in the hospital. Skye is keeping someone safe. Carly and Sonny face off… yet again.
  • Tuesday: Will Lucky find a message from Siobhan? Sonny takes vigil in his greatest regrets at the GH chapel. Maxie takes Jackal, P.I., to Georgie’s grave in hopes that will jog his true identity.
  • Wednesday: Johnny overhears an important conversation between Anthony and Skye. Dante arrives to find Sonny and Carly fighting. Sonny and Abby don’t see eye to eye.
  • Thursday: Matt discovers an important document. Mac comforts Alexis. A couple in Port Charles breaks up.
  • Friday: Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side. Patrick and Matt fight over an upcoming surgery. Sam makes an important decision.

GH Recap: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 17, 2011.


Carly hears about Jax’s plane crash. Meanwhile, Sonny faces off with Jax in his prison cell. Carly smacks Sonny across the face.

At Siobhan’s bedside, Lucky prays for her recovery.

Carly tries to visit Jason but is only greeted with an anxious Sam. Patrick and Matt, along with Robin, get in a heated argument over Jason’s diagnosis.

Skye brings Edward home after his chest pain complaints. Tracy and Skye face off about her past with Gino Soleito, their animosity from the past still strong.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Elizabeth asks Matt to test a suspicious prescription bottle.
  • Siobhan asks to see Elizabeth.
  • Carly swears Sonny out of her life.

GH Recap: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 16, 2011.


Coleman and Diane split up duties to counsel the romantically challenged Alexis and Mac.

Ethan discovers Anthony’s goon dangerously looming over an unconscious Siobhan. Meanwhile, Elizabeth helps Lucky come down from his high and tells him of the car accident.

Dante makes it clear that no matter the family ties, from now on he is treating Sonny as a criminal if he breaks the law. Later, Jax’s plane goes down.

Abby is greatly disturbed when she overhears two women talking about her (assuming she is a hooker) in the casino bathroom.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lulu expresses great concern for her brother.
  • Carly visits her friend.
  • Tracy and Skye face off.

GH Recap: Monday, August 15, 2011

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( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, August 15, 2011.


Jason calls Carly for an update on Josslyn, he has a seizure.

Sonny faces off with Jax in the Drake living room. A scuffle ensues, Robin tries to stop the men – and Sonny shoots. Dante arrests Sonny as Jax tries to leave Port Charles on his plane. Carly gets much needed help from Shawn.

Maxie is jealous of all the attention Jackal, P.I., is paying Lulu.  

On the Next General Hospital

  • Lucky holds Siobhan’s hand as Elizabeth looks on.
  • Dante makes it clear he is treating Sonny as a criminal.
  • Abby is greatly disturbed when she overhears two women talking about her.

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