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  • Robin Scorpio’s Return Powering ‘GH’ To Two Year Highs in Key Sales Demos; Soap Attracts Largest Single Day Audience in 3 1/2 Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The alphabet network is very proud of its sole remaining daytime drama series, "General Hospital," which has increased its total audience and is surging in the key sales demos. The network is also proud of daytime talkers "The View" and "The Chew," which are both achieving increased audiences in demos. "Chew" is also reaching a new zenith in total audience as the talk show attracted its largest total viewer count and women 25-54 demo count in its history. READ MORE
  • Jason Thompson Takes Over ABC Daytime! Actor Co-Hosting ‘The View’ and Appearing on ‘The Chew’

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    On Wednesday, October 23, "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) will be giving ABC's "The View" a male perspective on the day's hot topics as the daytime star is scheduled to co-host the chatfest alongside Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. The Canadian born actor will also be chatting it up with the stars of ABC's "The Middle" as the cast celebrates the show's 100th episode airing that night. READ MORE
  • PROMO: ‘Why Just…When You…’ on ABC Daytime

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    Earlier today CBS released a promo touting its daytime lineup for "Bringing Sexy Back," and not to be outdone, ABC has released its own daytime lineup promo. With the phrases, "Why just live when you can love. Why just smile when you can laugh. Why just watch when you can feel," viewers of "The View," "The Chew" and "General Hospital" are all embraced by the ABC Television Network. READ MORE
  • ‘GH’s’ Tracy and A.J. Go Head to Head on ‘The Chew’

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    “General Hospital’s” Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) and A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) will make the ol’ battle of the sexes debate seem rather blaze when they whip out their spoons and have an epic battle of... brace yourselves... condiments! Yep, that’s right: The onscreen aunt and nephew are taking their rivalry to the next level, starting when Tracy learns that A.J. has been booked on “The Chew” to showcase his Pickle-Lila recipe. When the fiery female hears the news, she hits up her new business partner, Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) to help her crash the show! READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Meets ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’ on Anniversary Day

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    Today, April 1, ABC's "General Hospital" celebrates its 50th anniversary in style! Before the anniversary episode airs (note: due to a national network preemption on Wednesday, March 13, this episode was originally scheduled to air on Friday, March 29; the Tuesday, April 2 episode was the episode previously scheduled to air as the anniversary episode on Monday, April 1) fans of the soaps most recognizable couple can watch "The View" for Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) or "The Chew" for Genie Francis (Laura Spencer). READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Ties ‘The View’ in Women 18-34; ‘The Chew’ Hits Series High in Total Viewers

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    ABC's "General Hospital" and "The View" ranked #1 in Women 18-34 for the week of January 21-25, 2013. Both series averaged a 0.7 rating in the key sales demo. This marks "GH's" 10th time in the past 11 weeks to rank #1 in the demo. READ MORE
  • ‘Chew’ Staffer Murdered in New York City

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    According to a report by NBC New York and Gothamist.com, a staff member of ABC's "The Chew" was murdered on Thursday, January 10 after being shot in the stomach near Macon Street and Throop Avenue in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn. Identified as Ivan Giovanettina, 41, the prop supervisor for the daytime talk show was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead. A recording of the suspected shooters was posted on YouTube in hopes of someone being able to help identify the perpetrators. The recording took place a few blocks away at Tompkins Avenue and Halsey Street.... READ MORE
  • Carolyn Hinsey’s It’s Only My Opinion: ‘OLTL Will Be Back’

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    In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, which just happens to be the mags annual Best & Worst issue, columnist Carolyn Hinsey ("It's Only My Opinion") shared her views of the best and worst of 2012 in the world of daytime soaps. While you can read her input by picking up your own copy, it is her statement that "OLTL will be back" that peaked our curiosity. READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ #1 in Women 18-34; Soap Hits 2-Year Demo High

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    ABC's "General Hospital" is Daytime's Most Watched Program in Women 18-34 for the 6th time in 7 weeks, posting a two year-high in the key demographic, according to a press release issued today by ABC. ABC is Daytime's most watched in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49. READ MORE
  • Broadcast vs. Syndicated: The Winners and Losers of Daytime TV

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    For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we've never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn't easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found... READ MORE