Ratings, Rants and Raves: Why DAYS is The Best Soap Currently Airing in Daytime and Tough Love For Y&R and GH
General Hospital managed to shed the least total viewers of all four daytime soaps, over the previous week. However, the ABC Daytime soap was in last place in total viewers, households, and W18-49.
GH went down 102,000 total viewers, but was up 8,000 year-to-date. The sudser fell one-tenth of a point in all key demos, and was tied with its all-time low in the coveted W18-49 demo.I guess some of the 50th Anniversary magic dust is starting to wear off.
The Quartermaine mansion was the place to be in Port Charles, the week in question. Kiki (Kristen Alderson), Michael (Chad Duell) and Morgan (Bryan Craig) all realized how Michael and Morgan's new galpal are connected — they're kissing cousins!
Tracy (Jane Elliot) and AJ (Sean Kanan) both jockeyed for Franco's (Roger Howarth) ELQ support. Wouldn't it be smarter for these two to contact Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) or Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner) about contesting Franco's inheritance, I dunno, since he's a bat shit crazy serial killer? I know AJ wants ELQ, but its hard to buy him being nice to a guy who inadvertedly orchestrated his son being raped in prison.
Scotty particularly would be a fun addition to this madness, since he once tried to worm his way into the Q fortune via his dalliance with the late Susan Moore. Speaking of Susan Moore, are we sure she's really dead-dead?
Am I the only one getting all warm and sudsy at the thought of Colleen Zenk storming into Monica's (Leslie Charleson) house, gloating about being the mother of not one, but two of Alan's heirs? Y'all know I had to throw in a little Wishful Casting.
Alexis might be too busy to help the Family Q out of any legal pickles, since she's sucking up all of the oxygen in Port Charles with her blowhardy hypocrisy. How can Lexie D. fix her face to condemn Shawn (Sean Butler) for being a hitman, when she killed Alcazar 1.0 (Ted King) and that boy from Pretty Little Liars, who beat up Kristina?
She and Luke (Anthony Geary) also conspired to kill Helena (Constance Towers). How is Shawn "taking the law into his own hands" any different than what she's done or attempted to do on numerous occasions?
Hey Alexis, it's a bad economy. If Shawn wants to help Sonny protect his supply of vanilla bean latte mix, who are you to judge?
Just in time for summer, the Port Charles teen scene saw their hormones on full blast the week in question. Distraught over seeing Molly (Haley Pullos) spreading Mono with the Vampire Prince (Jimmy Deshler), TJ (Tequan Richmond) ripped open a condom with his teeth and proceeded to penetrate newcomer, Taylor Dubois (Samantha Logan). I love me some Logan. She's teen Brenda to Pullos' teen Karen Wexler.
Patrick (Jason Thompson) agreed to take part in Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Felix's (Marc Samuel) scheme to find out the paternity of Britt's (Kelly Thiebaud) baby. Patrick is a grown ass man. Why should he have to participate in Scooby Doo capers? If he has questions about the child's paternity, he should confront Britt head on.
Ellie Trout (Emily Wilson) shouldn't be able to get work selling DNA kits at the CVS. This woman has to be the most unscrupulous employee to ever fill out a 1040 form to work at General Hospital!
Ellie is always preaching at people, but then has no qualms about stealing medical information for the "right reasons". I can't wait for Maxie (Kristen Storms) and/or Britt to hatch those eggs, so they can whup Ellie's ass, good and proper.
I will tolerate the loopy shenanigans at the hospital, however, because they mean I get to see more of pervy Brad (Parry Shen). What is Felix's problem? Brad is fantastic! Get up on dat, son.
Now that Michael Easton's long, flowing locks have been set free, I don't hate Silas as much. GH is gonna have to work damn hard to rebuild the momentum Easton and Kelly Monaco shared as John and Sam, though. Right now I'm not seeing any spark. Kemo is doing everything in her power to create a connection, but something is off with Silas.
Part of me wants to see Kemo and Sam freed from this nonsense and injected into the battle for ELQ. Why hasn't Tracy or AJ considered hiring Sam to dig up dirt on Franco and Ava (the magnificent Maura West)? Sam's kid is a Q. She has a vested interest in this fight. Who wants to watch a sick baby story for summer? See you next Ratings!