What Goes Up, Must Come Down




General Hospital
climbed back on top of the ABC ratings race last week but what goes up, must come down and this week Bob Guza has been beat by his ABC counterparts. All My Children is hardly the soap to model yourself after but One Life to Live is, and Ron Carlivati needs to start handing out pointers to his co-workers.

I know I shouldn’t be happy about my beloved GH falling to the bottom of the food chain at ABC Daytime but I love OLTL so much more right now I can’t help but be a little giddy! I hope all the RUMBLINGS are true and the people above our dreaded PTB ( powers that be ) are making steps to fix what is most defintely broken.

1. Y&R 3.6/12 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.1/-.5) <——— ties low rating
3. DAYS 2.2/7 (+.2/same)
4. AMC 2.0/7 (+.1/same)
4. OLTL 2.0/7 (same/same)
4. GH 2.0/6 (-.1/-.3) <———- ties low rating
7. ATWT 1.8/6 (-.2/-.5)
8. GL 1.5/5 (-.2/-.4)

22 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Luke Kerr
    Luke Kerr

    I would kill to be a fly on the wall of JFP or Guza’s offices right about now…OLTL beat GH last fall, AMC beat GH earlier this year and now both of them beat GH in the same week. Way to go GH.

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    Regan Cellura

    IF you listen to all the GOSSIP, GH is not a happy place. RUMORS of firings and unhappy actors over storylines and possibly being downgraded. They are getting a boatload of bad press. Someone over there needs to wake up and smell Sonny’s coffee.

    Also, Weds was the lowest day last week. A 1.8! That’s the day NASCAR driver Jeff Burton was on, Carly and Jax renewed their vows and Robin was hanging in Rochester.

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    THEBEST

    I hope that the ratings continue to slip for GH. Maybe once Frons’ crowned jewel starts to falter, he will get his ass in line. I knew eventually that Guza’s pact with the devil would expire.
    It’s about goddamn time!

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    BigDede

    I also hope that the ratings for GH continue to slip. I haven’t watched in months and I miss Liz/Lucky/Cameron/Nik/Maxie. It’s hard for me to watch what they are doing to Ric also. As soon as they fix things I will watch again.

    But at least the ratings show people ain’t love Sonny/Claudia/isn’t she gone yet Olivia.

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    kgbmc

    I can understand GH, they deserve to figure it out by now. I guess the “training” of the audience is not working as well these days for Frons.

    I cannot understand GL. I love it. It is really managing to tell some stories by using a talented cast.

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    gwynnega

    I’m delighted to see GH the lowest rated ABC soap, and especially to see OLTL besting it. Hopefully this means they’ll start considering telling actual stories again on GH, and not just boring retreads of retreads.

    As for poor GL, I can’t help but think that it would be doing a lot better by now if it had some actual production values.

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    ohwowreally

    im sooooo glad gh is at the bottom of the abc soaps right now b/c that show sucks some kind of bad right now…and to think that used to be my favorite soap…(well it still is i just can’t stomach it at the moment) i haven’t watched gh since december and have since been watching oltl…i love oltl, it’s soooo good. Last week was exceptionally good, im pretty sure i teared up on every episode of that i watched last week….esp. the nora and cole scenes, boy those scenes really had me blurry eyed

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    sueboo54321

    Regan – What is that saying? If the way I feel is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    I am very happy that the ratings for GH continue to flatline. This has to be the only way TPTB will take a look and make some changes. They have to shake up the behind the scenes staff. They need new writers with fresh ideas instead of just playing musical couples and hoping they strike gold. If they are going to do some socially relevant story, it would help if they paid someone to do a little research. THey just keep shaking up the actors and characters and overlooking the production crew.

    As for OLTL – There is so much love for the show from everyone at DC. Why isn’t there any daily spoilers and recaps? I would love to read daily reactions.

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    jason2gether

    I am loving almost every story on OLTL except Stacy (I could like her a little more if they gave her even a little heart or a second of guilt, but so far I fast forward)

    GH just keeps ruining even the greatest of characters, rotating couples being the worst but none of the characters remain true to themselves. If a good character is going to turn bad or the bad guy is going to do something good lets find out why not just throw it into the story. I can barely watch the train wreck of a show, shame there was a time I could not wait for the next episode.

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    sueboo54321

    Someone explain to me why it matters if CBS wasn’t on two of the days. The ratings are for the three days that they were on. Would it have mattered to people watching Mon – Wed that it wouldn’t be on Thurs and Fri? I don’t get it but I am tired.

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    daisyclover1938

    From what I understand (and I could be wrong) the ratings are taken from the average of the week. Having those Thursday and Friday’s ratings may have helped those shows and not having those days’ ratings could account for the decrease on CBS shows (Y&R, B&B, ATWT, GL)

    EDIT: Oops, sorry. Y&R actually stayed the same.

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    inspiron

    it’s about time people caught on! oltl has been so much better than GH and AMC for years! and
    ATWT with the fabulous actors it has should be blowing away GH and AMC!

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