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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

Latest soap Opera Ratings ’21-’22 Season-To-Date

Check out last week’s ratings here And if you are curious about how well are doing compared to past years, I got you covered. You can check out the last seven season’s worth of soap ratings here. And if you want to see how a certain former GH cast member impacted ratings click here and…Read more

How are General Hospital’s Ratings? A Look Back From The Shutdown Through All of 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, General Hospital has performed in the ratings and what the future may hold for television’s longest running series. Last year was a television year like no other, thanks to the pandemic. Like almost every other industry, the pandemic halted film and television production, and the four daytime soap operas…Read more

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: 11/15 to 11/19/21

Latest daily soap opera ratings for Young and The Restless and Bold and The Beautiful on CBS, NBC’s Days of Our Lives and General Hospital on ABC. The charts include the women 18-49 and 25-54 ratings for the four soap operas for the week of 11/15/21 through 11/21/21.

Jason Morgan & The Quartermaine Massacre

A look at how many viewers tuned in as Jason Morgan remained front and center while his family members were killed off one by one. The Quartermaines were introduced in the late 70s, and the obscenely wealthy but equally dysfunctional family resonated with fans. The exploits of the Quartermaines were similar to series that would…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

Latest soap opera ratings: 11/12/2021

Every Soap Opera Saw Viewership Climb in This Week’s Ratings This week every soap opera had a reason to celebrate, with all soaps up multiple categories. As always the raw data is courtesy of Soap Opera Network. Check them out. Oh and their message boards are dope. This week has the added bonus of a…Read more

Jason Out!: Will ‘GH’ Ratings Be Hurting Without Steve Burton?

Deep Dive into Jason Morgan’s Impact on The Ratings Part One. Check out last week’s ratings in total viewers here. You can see all four soaps ratings for every episode including Young & The Restless, Bold & The Beautiful and Days of Our Lives as well. Burton’s exit comes as co-star, Ingo Rademacher, was fired…Read more

Latest Daily Soap Opera Ratings: 11/1-11/5

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: Women 18-49 & Women 25-54 Here’s a look at this week’s daily soap opera ratings. The weekly numbers are all we can currently see for total viewers which is unfortunate. You can see how well the soap operas performed in total viewers here. On the brightside we do have access to…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.

Rumor: William Devry Tweeted From Los Angeles Yesterday…So Will the Popular Actor Return As Steve Burton and Ingo Rademacher Exit???

Can William Devry fill the void left by the rumored exits of Ingo Rademacher and Steve Burton? Absolutely. But the question is will he? William Devry has been outspoken about the need for safety measures and vaccinations as part of the public health response to the pandemic. On Wednesday, the actor seemed to make a…Read more

Confirmed: Ingo Rademacher is out! Rumor: Steve Burton next!

Steve Burton memorably left GH in 2012 under the guise of spending more time with his family in Tennessee. The actor was reportedly unhappy with the direction of storyline and the proposed reduction in screen time for Jason Morgan under head-writer Ron Carlivati at the time. Burton’s true intentions were obvious when he took a…Read more

Latest daily soap opera ratings Breakdown: every episode, every soap ranked week of 10/22/21

Y&R Has Been #1 in W18-49 Since Christmas Young & The Restless was on top of the women 18-49 demographic once again- spot the soap hasn’t given up since last Christmas when it lost to GH. Fun fact: Y&R, GH and DAYS have all held first place in the last year. B&B held first in…Read more

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

Latest Soap Ratings: Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked : 10/1/2021

Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked: 10/1/2021 Women 25-54: Daily Breakdown Monday 9/27/21 General Hospital and Young and The restless started off the week tied for first in the demographic with a .61. Bold and The Beautiful was 3rd with a .56 and Days of Our Lives ranked last today- and every other day this week…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 Ratings: Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked : 9/24/21

Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked: 9/24/21 Women 18-49: One Low Rated Episode Can Ruin A Soap’s Entire Week GH had a stellar week in the Women 18-49 demographic… except for Friday’s episode. The ABC soap opera averaged a .35 rating, just behind B&B’s second place .36- and that’s only because of rounding. GH actually pulled…Read more

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: Season Averages For The Last Seven Years

Total Viewers For Each Season Since 2014-2015 Season Young & The Restless +/- Bold & The Beautiful +/- General Hospital +/- Days of Our Lives +/- 2014-15 4,830,000 🧐 3,720,000 🧐 2,860,000 🧐 2,400,000 🧐 2015-16 4,798,000 0% 3,697,000 0% 2,772,000 -3% 2,381,000 0% 2016-17 4,458,000 -7% 3,598,000 –3% 2,554,000 -8% 2,166,000 -9% 2017-18 4,314,000…Read more

Rude Recap for General Hospital 9/21/2021 : No-Friend Nina’s Never Ending Story of Nixon Falls

General Hospital (RUDE)Recap 9/21/2021 : No-Friend Nina’s Never Ending Story of Nixon Falls/ How to Throw A Wedding On a Budget KABOOOOMMMM! And we are off with a bang. Well, sort of. Brooklyn and Chase Chase, that stud of a shell of a man that he is, shows up to the Q mansion with a…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

Wild Speculation: 9/16/2021

So please take this for what it is. Wild Speculation Carly’s pulled off a paternity cheme in 1997… Back in 1996 to 1997, Carly had a friend who was named Lorraine Miller. Lorraine was a nurse at Mercy Hospital who was kind of like Carly in the sense that she had no morals, but unlike…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 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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Demon ‘DAYS’: NBC Soap Revisiting Marlena’s Demonic Possession

Looks like all hell is about to break loose on ’Days of our Lives’. What a time to be a soap fan. Just a week after the limited series dropped on NBC’s premium streaming service, Peacock, some more good news has emerged. NBC has already given DAYS fans a lot to be thankful for. After…Read more

GH Spinoff Idea #6: The Port Charles Guide with Lucy Coe

Based on book ‘The Travelers Guide To Port Charles: When To Go, Where To Live, Who to Love, Who To Never Ever Cross, In America’s Most Dramatic City’ By Lucy Coe. The Guide To Port Charles with Lucy Coe Weekly half-hour mockumentary series. Starring Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe The series takes viewers on an…Read more

GH Spinoff Idea #5: W.S.B

W.S.B. 13 one-hour episodes on Hulu/Disney Plus Spinoff Idea #5: W.S.B Starring: Caitlin Reilly as Annie Donely Anthony Montgomery as Andre Maddox Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones (voice of) Sharon Wyatt as Tiffany Donely Finola Hughes as Anna Devane/Alex Marrick Tristian Rogers as Robert Scorpio Emma Samms as Holly Sutton Charles Shaughnessy as Victor Cassidine…Read more

GH Spinoff Idea #4: PCPD: Making The Case

PCPD: Making The Case Starring:John J. York as Mac ScorpioPaulina Begembe as Valerie SpencerReal Andrews as Marcus TaggertHaley Pullos as Mollie DavisCarolyn Hennessy as Diane MillerKin Shriner as Scott BaldwinKent Masters as Dr. Lainey WintersMarisa Ramirez as Gia CampbellMichael E Knight as Martin Gray 13 Hour Long Episodes on Hulu/Disney Plus Think of it as…Read more

GH Spinoff Idea #3: Port Charles: Books of Caleb

Port Charles: Books of Caleb Starring: Michael Easton as Caleb Morley/Silas Clay/ Michae Clay And any and every ABC Daytime soap star playing whoever you can imagine. Premise: Deep beneath General Hospital lies a horrifying secret that bends time and space. A world where the stuff of nightmares is reality, a place where what we…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 9/3/2021

Overall Audience Overshadows Demographic Drops For Now How did it perform the first week of September? Pretty damn good. The soap added 115,000 viewers, up 3 percent from the 3.502 million viewers last week. Y&R hit a season-high with 3.617 million viewers- and you know that one week that each soap aired only one episode…Read more

Spin-(off) Cycle: GH Spin-Off Idea #1: GH Nurse’s Station

Thanks to Days: Beyond Salem, the five-part limited-series unique event spin-off from Days of Our Lives debuting this week, all I can think about are potential spin-offs of General Hospital. I know the likelihood that any of these will become a reality, but who knows, maybe somebody at ABC/DISNEY/HULU will get inspired. Soap operas are…Read more

‘Bold’ and Booming in Ratings

CBS continued to have reason to celebrate as Bold, and the Beautiful continued to improve its season averages while surging versus last year. This past week, 3.047 million viewers tuned into B&B, giving the half-hour soap its second-best performance of the season after the week ending 8/6 (not counting the 3.622 million viewers who tuned…Read more

#NBC Looks ‘Beyond’ Same-Day Ratings for DAYS

The fans of Days of our Lives, long accustomed to fearing low ratings, with the belief it will lead to imminent cancellation, now find themselves at ease. NBC’s little soap opera that could (have a lead character become possessed by the devil and thrive post-OJ trial) has been on one of the wildest ratings rides…Read more

Y&R Gaining Steam, Number 1 in All Categories

Young and the Restless led all four soaps once again in total viewers, women 18-49 and women 25-54. Y&R managed to pull in 3.502 million viewers, up 60,000 viewers from the previous week. This week was the second most watched for Y&R this season just behind the 3.523 million who tuned in for the week…Read more

GH Ratings: Demos May Need ICU… Maybe Not?

Fans Not Happy About Peter’s Return Is there an emergency brewing on General Hospital? There is a lot to be said for ABC’s one soap opera. None of its peers are offering the twists and turns that GH does nor have they been able to keep up the pace. America’s longest running drama is able…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: August 27

CBS Soaps Looking Young and Bold. Is There a Crisis Brewing at GH? Steady DAYS Before ‘Salem” As the four remaining soap operas close out the 2020-2021 season, the CBS soaps continue to see positive trends across all categories. Meanwhile, General Hospital and Days of our Lives are facing demographic drops as same-day linear viewing…Read more

What Are The “Ratings”?

The ratings measure… What? How? Why? What are the “ratings”? How do they work? You probably have wondered how television networks make money. If you haven’t, it is perhaps because you already are familiar with what keeps all forms of entertainment from truly being awesome: advertising. Those frustrating commercials that interrupt General Hospital and any…Read more