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

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.

Every Cast Member Who’s Won An Emmy Award On ‘General Hospital’… Ever!

General Hospital Wins Best Daytime Drama For Record-Breaking 15th Time! General Hospital won for Outstanding Daytime Drama for the 15th time- breaking the record it set by winning last year. GH has been nominated a grand total of 32 times for the top prize at the Daytime Emmy Awards. In the soap opera’s first ten…Read more

‘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?

‘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

What The F Is Up On ‘General Hospital’ With… Elizabeth Webber

What The F Is Up On GH With… Elizabeth Webber General Hospital is on five days a week, all year round so it can be hard to get a handle on what’s been happening to your favorite characters. Making things more difficult is that soap operas play fast and loose with things like historical cannon,…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

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

Some Fans of ‘General Hospital’ See Spencer and Trina As Being Too “Woke”

Here’s a comical look back at the last few weeks of Spencer and Trina’s journey to celebrate #Sprina being back on track. Plus, I’m trolling the racist trolls back.

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)

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

‘General Hospital’: Tabyana Ali Was On Fire In Debut As Trina Robinson’s Storyline Explodes

‘General Hospital’: Tabyana Ali Was On Fire In Debut As Trina Robinson’s Storyline Explodes. Sydney Mikayla signed off last month after three years on GH -and she will be missed. Thankfully, ABC chose to carry on her legacy with Tabyana Ali taking on the role of Trina Robinson.

‘General Hospital’: Esme’s Father is Ryan Chamberlain, Here are 7 Theories On Who Her Mother Might Turn Out To Be…

GH has a new bad girl named Esme. She has connections to Ryan Chamberlain and is dating Spencer Cassidine. Who could Esme’s parents be? Could Ryan be her father?

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

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

#Sprina Forever: Praise for Sydney Mikayla & Support for Tabyana Ali By Twitter User @RealMac545

Reflections on Sydney Mikayla’s Exit, the Casting of Tabyana Ali and the Future of Both Trina Robinson and the #Sprina Movement As Told By Twitter User @RealMac545

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

Nancy Lee Grahn Exits ‘General Hospital’, Recast Confirmed…

Updated: Stephanie Erb will be stepping into the role of Alexis Davis while Nancy Lee Grahn recovers from her surgery. Fans of General Hospital may be seeing a little less of Alexis Davis on the soap opera. Actress Nancy Lee Grahn took to Twitter to thank the soap opera’s executive producer Frank Valenti for making a major scheduling change upon her request.

Soap Opera Ratings For February 7-11, 2022: Winter Olympics Rank 4th Behind ‘Y&R’, B&B’ and ‘GH’ In Viewers

The 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC replaced Days of Our Lives this week, but were no match for the soap operas in total viewers. The Olympics ranked in fourth place behind ‘Young and The Restless’ and ‘Bold and The Beautiful’ on CBS and ‘General Hospital’ on ABC.

10 Black Characters That Need To Come Back to ‘General Hospital’ in 2022: Stan Johnson

10 Black Characters That Need To Come Back to ‘General Hospital’ in 2022 ‘General Hospital’ has added many characters of color to the cast in the past few years but diversity is always a continued work in progress. The 59-year-old soap opera has a rich history with many great Black characters with stories left to…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

#SPRINA: A Short History of Trina Robinson

From the supportive best friend to one-half of a potential super couple, Trina is having her moment on ‘General Hospital’. Here’s everything that happened to Trina right up until she met Spencer Cassidine. Trina Robinson was initially played by Tiana Li beginning in 2017. Trina appeared sporadically, with the character appearing in just five episodes…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 2/4/22

There was good news for all four soap this week. ‘Young And The Restless’ continued its undefeated streak at number one in all three categories while posting large increases compared to a year ago although ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ did lose viewers from last week and last year. ‘General Hospital’ had a big bounce week-to-week…Read more

Ratings For Every ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Episode So Far This Season (9/20/21 to 1/28/22)

Here’s a look at how every episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ performed this season. Overall, ‘DAYS’ is averaging 1.7 million viewers overall with a 0.26 rating in women 18-49 and 0.38 in women 25-54. Highest and Lowest Rated of the Season in Women 18-49 The highest rated episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ in…Read more

#SPRINA: ‘General Hospital’ Viewers Were Shippin’ But The Writers Were Trippin’

#SPRINA fans got let down thanks to a whole lot of bad writing by #GeneralHospital writers. The Spencer, Trina, Esme, Cameron, Joss Cabin trip was a disaster.

Latest Soap Ratings: Week of January 17, 2022 (Includes Full Season-to-Date Ratings)

DAYS Hits Season High, CBS Soaps Bounce Back, GH Slips Slightly Here’s how each of the four daytime soap operas performed this week: Week of 1/17-1/21/22 Total Viewers(in millions) (+/-)Last Week (+/-) Last Year Young and The restless 3,672,000 (+83,000)+2% (+385,000)+12% Bold andthe beautiful 2,955,000 (+73,000)+3% (+77,000)+3% General Hospital 2,184,000 (-125,000)-5% (+169,000)+8% Days of ourlives…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

2021-2022 Season-To-Date Soap Opera Ratings (Updated With Most Recent Week)

2021-2022 season-To-Date (Weeks #1 to 17) Here’s how each of the four soap operas currently airing in daytime have performed every week so far this season. The season highs so far this season are highlighted in green and the season low are highlighted in red. 2021-2022 season-To-Date (Weeks #1 to 17) Compared to 2020-2021 (Weeks…Read more

Sprina Fans Have Concerns Over ABC/GH’s Handling of Race… They Have Good Reason

ABC Daytime Has Not Been Great To BIPOC Sprina Has Potential, Fans Do Not Want To Be Let Down Sprina has the potential to make changes- at least as a first step. The potential for this couple to have a positive impact on ’GH’ as a whole can’t be overstated. While I am not a…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

Diversity on GH: Dr. Simone Revelle Hardy

Dr. Simone Revelle-Hardy ABC Breaks Ground with Dr. Simone Hardy- In More Than One Way By the late 80s, Black America was on full display all over primetime television. While viewers had come to know and love series like ‘Good Times’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ in the 70s, both had been spun-off from shows with a…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