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In Less Than 6 Months, Tabyana Ali Has Become The Heroine Of ‘General Hospital’

Tabyana Ali’s The Heroine On General Hospital– And It Hasn’t Even Been Six Months! Soap opera fans can be incredibly loyal, as evidenced by continuing to watch a soap daily for decades on end. These fans can be the brutal critics as well- especially towards unfamiliar faces gracing their television screen. Actors playing new characters…Read more

‘General Hospital’ Recap 7/6/22 Part 1: From Homeless To Horsemate

'General Hospital' Episode Recap: From Homeless To Horse's Housemate

In Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s ‘General Hospital’, Michael and Willow add horses to their list of approved non-Wiley-related conversation topics. Cody goes from Dante’s couch to Quartermaine’s stable (it’s still an upgrade, that horse’s house is sick), and Britt suffers more indignity. And that’s just the first part of this episode recap.

‘General Hospital’ Dominated The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Kelly Thiebaud Wins Outstanding Supporting Actress Jeff Kober Wins Outstanding Supporting Actor Nicholas Chavez Wins Outstanding Younger Performer GH wins its 15th Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama

‘General Hospital’ Theory: Even With Carly’s Help, Michael and Drew’s Plans For ELQ Are Doomed. But Will That Matter If The Truth About Willow and Nina Finally Comes Out?

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‘General Hospital‘ Theory: Even With Carly’s Help, Michael and Drew’s Plans For ELQ Are Doomed.Will That Matter Once The Truth About Willow and Nina Finally Comes Out? In their plan to regain control of ELQ, Michael and Drew unexpectedly found support from Carly. Sonny had expressed a desire to help Michael as well, despite their…Read more

General Hospital Theory: Ryan Is Hiding Esme’s Family Ties to Felicia & Mac!

General Hospital Theory: Ryan Is Hiding Esme’s Family Ties To Felicia & Mac! Ryan Chamberlain is pulling Esme’s strings because he’s her “daddy”. Ryan doesn’t care about family but he does like control. Could he lying to Esme to control her? And is this really all about Felicia and Mac? Is Esme their daughter? Ryan…Read more

New Podcast Alert: ‘Port Charles Rewind’ Takes A Second Look At Canceled Soap Opera

Port Charles Rewind is a look back at the classic General Hospital spin-off just in time for its 25th anniversary. The soap opera made changes to its format that could have revolutionized the genre. Here’s a look at the podcast that tackles everything about PC in an epic rewatch.

Wild New Theory on ‘General Hospital’: What if Dex is Esme’s Brother? The Twist Could Take An Already Epic Storyline To Another Level

The young adults of Port Charles have a lot on their plate- and it’s must-see TV. By having Dex turn out to be Esme’s brother, could make this the soapiest summer of GH in years.

Steve Burton is Going To Appear on ‘Days of Our Lives’, Here’s Why It’s Great for ‘General Hospital’ Part 1: Carly Corinthos Edition

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News broke last week that former General Hospital star Steve Burton will be making a return to daytime- but not in the role that made him famous. Burton won’t be coming back to the ABC soap he spent decades on as Jason Morgan- he’ll be appearing on the upcoming second season of the Days Of…Read more

Every Single Emmy-Winner From ‘General Hospital’… Ever

Every Emmy-Award Winning Performer from General Hospital… Ever. Peter Hansen (Lee Baldwin), Outstanding Supporting Actor (1978) Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Outstanding Supporting Actress (1981) Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Outstanding Lead Actor (1981, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015) David Lewis (Edward Quartermaine), Outstanding Supporting Actor (1982) Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio), Outstanding Younger Actress (1989,…Read more

After getting clobbered last week, all four soaps saw inceases in every category.

‘Young And The Restless’ did what it’s done all season – continuing to hold onto first place in every category.

Y&R surged by nearly 200,000 viewers from last week to 3.601 million viewers. This was the hour-long CBS soap opera’s biggest audience since late January and the second-largest this year. Among women 18-49, Y&R was the only daytime drama not to show a week or week increase. However, the number one daytime drama was up 7 percent in the demographic of women 25-54 with a 0.65 rating.

'Bold and The Beautiful' killed off a main character- and the shocking decision paid off in the ratings.

‘Bold and The Beautiful’ killed off a main character- and the shocking decision paid off in the ratings.

B&B had the strongest week of any soap opera, especially in the demographics that advertisers are obsessed with. The half-hour CBS soap opera was up double digits in both categories, jumping from last week’s 0.31 rating in women 18-49 to a 0.36 rating. This was the second-highest-rated week of the year for B&B in the demographic. Even more impressive, the soap was up by 21 percent in women 25-54, climbing from a 0.47 to a 0.57 rating.

'Bold and The Beautiful' killed off a main character- and the shocking decision paid off in the ratings.

‘General Hospital’ celebrated it’s 59th anniversary with an increase in all three categories.

GH had its biggest audience in five weeks with 2.226 million viewers tuning in, up 109,000 from the previous week. The show celebrated 59 years since its premiere this past week with a small increase in women 18-49, moving up to a 031 rating in the demographic. The ABC soap had a bigger increase among women 25-54 as it jumped 10 percent to hit a 0.46 rating.

'General Hospital' celebrated it's 59th anniversary with an increase in all three categories.

‘Days Of Our Lives’ had its second consecutive week with inceases in all three categories.

Despite being in fourth place across the board, DAYS had reason to celebrate for the second week in a row. The NBC soap opera was up 2 percent in overall viewers with 1.663 million people tuning in this past week. The trend continued in women 18-49 with an increase of 7 percent which brought DAYS to a 0.29 rating just slightly behind third-place GH. The show also managed a 3 percent increase in women 25-54 which sent it over the 0.40 mark in the demographic

'Days Of Our Lives' had its second consecutive week with inceases in all three categories.

#GH Anniversary Special: 59 Great Women of ‘General Hospital’ (Part 1)

General Hospital: 59 Great Women of GH

The women of General Hospital have never truly been given their due. For the soap opera’s 59th birthday, here’s the beginning of a list of some of the great women who have made a mark on GH over the years. Please save your tomatoes for the end and remember that the list is in no specific order

Latest Soap Ratings: Final Week of February Sweeps Disrupted by War Coverage

Latest Soap Opera Ratings February 7-11,2022

February Sweeps came to close as the invasion of Ukraine impacted the schedules of all four soaps The final week of February had the potential to shake up the rankings with continued soccer-preemptions for the CBS soaps, the return of Days Of Our Lives from its two-week hiatus on NBC and a long-awaited death on…Read more

Say It Ain’t So: Sydney Mikayla Out At ‘General Hospital’! Trina to Be Recast!

UPDATE: Sydney Mikayla Confirms Exit from ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ UPDATE: There it is, folks. Soap Opera Digest confirms what we all hoped was a mistake. Sydney Mikayla has made the decision to exit ‘GH’ . The actress, who was dropped to recurring this past fall, a move that coincided with her first semester at UCLA….Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: ‘General Hospital’ Tops Olympics During Week Of Valentine’s Day

This week marked the second full week of the Olympic Games on NBC, as well as soccer preemptions of the CBS soaps on the West Coast. Last week, I posited that General Hospital might steal second place because of the fact that it would be the only daytime drama airing in some parts of the…Read more

Latest Soap Ratings Spec: Will Soccer Shake Up the Ratings Race? Plus, a Look At The Few Times The status Quo Changed in total Viewers

If you follow the soap opera industry like I do, you probably know that the four remaining soaps are almost permanently glued to their ranking in total viewers. CBS holds the top two spots with ‘Y&R’ in first place and ‘B&B’ in second, ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ is third and ‘Days of Our Lives’ on NBC…Read more

Latest Soap Ratings: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Hits New High (Plus Season To Date Deep Dive)

The littlest soap opera that could, keeps on chugging along. ’Days of Our Lives’, that had the most impressive week of all four soaps, up 119,000 viewers week-to-week. ’DAYS’, hit a season high with a massive 1.909 million viewers tuning in to see Johnny possessed by the Devil. That was an increase of 7 percent…Read more

An Intro To Modern Soap Opera History

Television In Transition The average American doesn’t watch television like they once did, that is, if they even watch TV at all. The days of viewers reliably tuning in to the networks during primetime from Labor Day through Memorial Day are a thing of the past. However, the media conglomerates that owned the networks eventually…Read more

Latest Soap Ratings: ‘GH’ Steals Second for XMAS, Satan Claus Scores for ‘Days’

CBS Soaps Get Coal For Christmas Last week was a snoozefest in the ratings for this soap opera fan- but man, the week of Christmas brought the excitement. It may be halfway through January, but it feels like Christmas to me! Both ‘GH’ and ‘DAYS’ made Santa’s list for their networks, who are sure to…Read more

Latest Soap Ratings: Week Before Christmas

Soaps have a slow week heading into XMAS This was not the worst week for the four remaining soap operas- not by a long shot. Although there were some declines for every soap opera, these shows have seen worse. Compared to last year, every show is either building or maintaining its overall audience to some…Read more

Former-star of B&B, Susan Flannery Pays Tribute to Betty White

Television lost a legend this weekend with the passing of Betty White. Arguably the funniest and most beloved actress of the last century, she passed away just weeks before marking 100 years on this earth. Betty White, known for her primetime roles on sitcoms like the Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, also…Read more

I’m Jealous That ‘DAYS’ Gets Holiday Movie

‘Days of Our Lives’ is having its moment and could be saving the genre as we know it. This soap opera blogger and die-hard ‘General Hospital’ fan couldn’t be happier- or more jealous. I have to say this: I would not have bet in a million years that ‘Days Of Our Lives” would be in…Read more

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 11/12

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 11/12 Welcome to the Daily Soap Opera Ratings breakdown. Thanks to the folks at Soap Opera Network and their resources, I am able to do ratings rundown that I hope you all enjoy! You can check out the full ratings analysis, including total viewers and year-to-year comparisons for this…Read more

Why General Hospital’s Decision to Cut Jax Loose Is No Big Deal… PT. 1

The concept of Jax was kind of the bastard child of everything that made the writer’s characterizations larger than life and mid-90’s youth-obsessed, sex-soaked, MTV-influenced gobbledygook that the networks were overdosing on at the time. How else can you explain Australian-born, Alaskan-bred, sky-diving, outdoor-enthusiast, corporate-raiding, billionaire-playboy with a heart-of-gold

General Hospital’s JAX is Out!

Controversy is not new to the actor, known for clashing with fans and costars like Nancy Lee Grahn alike over the past few years. But things came to a head as a debate over the proposed private sector vaccine mandates entered the public Conversation. The mainstream press covered the resultant clashes with his costar and fans in publications like Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/22/2021

Daytime Soap Opera Total Viewers (in millions) Women 25-54 Women 18-49 Young and The Restless 3.638 0.65 0.40 Bold and The Beautiful 2.982 0.55 0.32 General Hospital 2.180 0.48 0.29 Days of Our Lives 1.583 0.36 0.25 Raw data courtesy of Soap Opera Network. Young and The Restless Young and The Restless continued its (practically)…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/8/21 Daily Breakdown

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/8/21 Daily Breakdown. How every episode of General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Bold and The Beautiful, and Young and The Restless performed in the ratings

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/8/21 Daily Breakdown

Week #3 of the 2021-22 Season Women 18-49 This Week Last Week %LW Last Year %LY Season To Date Young and The Restless 0.41 0.42 -2% 0.39 5% 0.40 Bold and The Beautiful 0.35 0.38 -8% 0.37 -5% 0.37 General Hospital 0.31 0.38 -18% 0.37 -16% 0.37 Days of Our Lives 0.23 0.28 -18% 0.34…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings Special Report: GH, DAYS, B&B and Y&R First Week of Season Ratings from 2011 through 2021

Soap Opera Ratings Special Report: GH, DAYS, B&B and Y&R First Week of Season Ratings from 2011 through 2021
Just two weeks ago, the 2021-22 season officially began. Here’s a look at the premiere week numbers for each of the four soap operas over the last 11 seasons.

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 9/24/21

Three out of the four soaps increased in total viewers from last year’s premiere week. Only one of them managed to grow in every category. Even though it’s been just one week, it’s worth noting that compared to the just-completed 2020-2021 season, all four soaps increased in total viewers season to date. GH built on…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings Week of September 17, 2021: Wedding Bliss For GH’s Ratings, Demo Miss for CBS

Final Week of 2020-2021 Televison Season Averages Included! This week marks the final week of the traditional television season which was any but traditional for the broadcast television Networks. All four soap operas were impacted by various factors coming into the season. Days of our Lives was the only soap to air new episodes through…Read more

General Hospital: Wild Spec & Rude Recap 🥂💍🧨💣 Edition 9/20/2021

🥂💍🧨💣🥂💍🧨💣🥂💍🧨💣🥂💍🧨💣 It only took the longest two weeks of my lifeget to this ceremony but we finally made it through 12 hours in Port Charles time to get through this wedding. And what a payoff. That was the single best non-outdoor, wedding ceremony on a budget for two adults over the age of 50, I’ve…Read more

Latest Ratings Week of September 10: Pre-Wedding Jitters? GH loses 169,000 Viewers From Last Week, Below 2 Million Viewers for the first time since October

Pre-Wedding Jitters? GH loses 169,000 Viewers From Last Week, Below 2 Million Viewers for the first time since October General Hospital has had everybody talking this week. That’s something, right? As I type this, Carly and Jason’s wedding is still ongoing- and no, Carly does not know Sonny’s alive yet. Many of you may not…Read more

‘General Hospital’ Deserves Some Spin-Off Love

After Days: Beyond Salem, the five-part limited-series unique event spin-off from Days of Our Lives premiered in the fall, all I could think about was potential spin-offs for ABC’s General Hospital. Around that time, I brainstormed some ideas with the hopes that somebody at at Disney might get inspired to make it a reality. A…Read more

I don’t usually do this but here are some bonkers theories I have on the following:

Carly and Jason/Nina and Sonny/Jax…and Britt

Carly Loses it When Sonny Rejects His Old Life…

So spoilers are suggesting that Mike will not want to be Sonny ever again. He’ll return to Port Charles, probably want to have a relationship with his kids (Michael especially because of Wiley), but he is dead set against being the man he was otherwise.

Now this is where I start pulling stuff out of my bum. Carly and Jason are getting in over their head with the five families. The Novaks especially since they are in cahoots with Cyrus. Carly is the least skillful decision maker and something tells me she won’t see what is coming. She certainly won’t listen to Jason. Carly will do what she thinks will get Sonny back. No matter how much she trusts Jason, she will believe that Sonny will be Sonny again.

Carly Threatens To Kill Nina, Sonny Won’t Have it

Jason will explain that whatever happened to Sonny is just like what happened in his accident all those years ago. Carly may even get some surprise emotional support from Monica. Her mother in law knows all too well the pain of a loved one not remembering you and rejecting their old life. Carly is stubborn and will likely make overtures to Sonny to reclaim his life. Carly will also lash out at Nina- possibly even try to kill her.

Sonny Pulls A Brenda to Save Nina


Fearing the worst, Sonny will do the one thing he thinks would work to keep Nina safe. Old Sonny would try to kill Carly but new Sonny will try to get rid of her as any upstanding person would of any criminal. Sonny will agree to wear a wire to get incriminating evidence on Carly and Jason, just like Brenda did to Sonny all those year ago.

Now Brenda believed Sonny was innocent. She thought she could prove it and in the end she saw a side of Sonny she could never unsee when he caught her and lost it. Remember it was Lily Rivera who overheard the wire plot and tipped Sonny off, effectively ending his romance with Brenda and setting up his marriage to Lily.

Jax Begs Nina to Leave PC to Save Her Life

Jax will likely be in a tailspin, both furious with Nina but also terrified that Carly will try to kill her. Jax will try to get Nina to leave town to keep her from getting whacked by Carly. Nina will tell him Sonny is taking care of it, leading Jax to believe that Sonny will try and kill Carly.

Nina Will Spill The Truth to Jax

Nina will convince him that everything is fine and let slip that Sonny is planning to take care of Carly. Either Jax will fear Sonny is planning to kill Carly and he does to intervene or- and I think this is just like the characters involved- Jax believes that’s what Nina means. Nina will then let it slip that Sonny is wearing the wire. Jax has done a lot to keep Carly from jail so far and with Nina in love with Sonny- he will do it again.

Jax Pulls a Lily…

Jax wouldn’t let Carly go to jail for the whole Nelle falling off a cliff debacle and was willing to lie about Nelle being Nina’s child. All to protect the mother of his child. Jax will do the same thing again and tip Carly or Jason off about the truth.

Or does Britt?

Oddly enough, Britt hasn’t gotten pregnant after sleeping with Jason and then Jax. Will she find out she is pregnant during the whole wedding disaster of it all. Is it Jason’s or Jax’s baby? Will she fear Jason will guarantee her a life of constant death threats from Carly or his enemies and say its Jax’s baby? Or will she learn the truth from Nina or Jax about the wire, and will Britt prove her loyalty to Jason by tipping him.off. Or will she show some love for Nina and her child’s safety by letting it play put?

Esme Prince is ———-?

So this one is really getting pulled out of my rear end. But I have been thinking who could this girl be related to that would have just as much of an oomph as her father, Ryan Chamberlain. Now it’s likely her mother is dead- but she may not be. And since Ryan has always had a thing for blondes and Esme is a jerk.

I can only think of two women who could fit the profile as Esme’s mother:

Potential Mother #1: Faith Roscoe

Remember this psycho? We all saw her die back in 2005 in the bloodbath of a shootout that also claimed AJ’s life the first time around. But who ever stays dead? Plus she was a psychotic blonde right up Ryan’s alley and her mob ties might give Esme more reason to have a bone to pick with Ava. Now I think chances are tiny that this will be the case but it’s not called wild speculation for nothing.

Potential Mother # 2: Cassandra Pierce

Now this is something I think may be possible. Cassandra Pierce didn’t have anything to do with Ava, but she did have a lot to do with Nikolas And Valentine. Could she be using Ryan to lure Ava away from Nikolas to set the stage for Cassandra’s return? Is she doing the dirty work for her mother by weaseling her way into Spencer’s heart? Cassandra was not somebody who I’d put anything past. Could Esme be the love child of Cassandra Pierce and Ryan Chamberlain?

What you guys think?

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