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Lucky Break: GH Spiked in Ratings the Week of Jonathan Jackson's Return



Like the usual state of Lily Snyder's menstrual cycle, I'm a bit late with my ratings column this week (Source: SON), but don't worry, I didn't tumble down any stairs, nor was I kidnapped to Malta.  ABC Daytime's General Hospital had a Lucky week Oct. 26-30, 2009. GH gained 163,000 total viewers, and went up two-tenths of a ratings point in households. GH also went up one-tenth of a point among women 18-49. Tied with GH in households is sister sudser All My Children, the serialized trainwreck added 52,000 total viewers. AMC is up one-tenth of a ratings point in households and held steady among women 18-49. One Life to Live also saw an increase in total viewers, even if the bump was as slight 28,000. OLTL held steady in households and among women 18-49. OLTL is tied with AMC in the most coveted demo, while GH is a full three-tenths of a ratings point ahead of the other two Mouse House soaps in the demo. AMC has the distinction of being the only soap on ABC up year-to-date for the ratings period.

NBC's Days of Our Lives lost 43,000 total viewers, but was still up year-to-date 252,000 viewers. DAYS held steady in households, but went up one tenth of a ratings point in the all-important women 18-49 demo. READ MORE

Soap Blog Coalition Links

Daytime Confidential's Melodie Aikels chatted with daytime legend Kim Zimmer at the So Long Springfield event in Pittsburgh. Read Kim's thoughts on her legendary character. (Daytime Confidential)

With little to no air-time for our favorite couple we're back to creating puzzles at The Scrubs Hub. Come check out our latest word search!  (Scrubs Hub)

Serial Drama's guest-blogger Louise is lucky enough to watch the one ABC that is entertaining (on purpose, even!). She shares her take on the good, the bad, and the anger-making SORAS mess in Llanview. (Serial Drama)

Claudia's exit on GH had the wubqueen on the edge of her seat. For once things didn't play out like a bad B Movie. Kudos to all, especially the actors. (Wubs) READ MORE

TV Guide Canada's 30 Sexy and Beautiful Stars


TV Guide Canada has unveiled their 30 Sexy and Beautiful Stars. The list, which includes many fan favorites, is who the online mag considers the "most stunning, human specimens in the soap world". Who would you put on your list of daytime's sexiest stars? Share your list in the comments.

Will Betty White's Ann Die on The Bold and the Beautiful?


Uh oh, those Douglas women will be on the loose again! Betty White chatted with TV Guide Magazine  about her alter ego's visit with her daughters Stephanie and Pam and what The Bold and the Beautiful viewers can expect. 

The fans won’t like this one bit. Ann’s a royal pain in the ass but we love her for that. We don’t want her dead. READ MORE

Ann doesn’t want to see Ann dead! I think she’s starting to get panicky and doesn’t want to face death. In her mind she didn’t show up in Los Angeles to make amends with her girls. She’d never admit she’s been less than perfect as a mother. But she’s losing her power. She’s losing control. She wants to get rid of some of the old garbage, so it’s nice for her to be with Stephanie and Pam and resolve some issues that have been sticky for a while. She must have looked in the mirror one morning and said, “My God, Ann, you’re getting older. We better get some things resolved.” Of course, I do that every morning!
 

DC #480: CBS and DAYS Dr. Pepper and Popcorn

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Carly returns to Oakdale to find out that Craig is cheating on her with Rosanna. Jack mourns Brad and talks to Benjamin Franklin. Liberty finds out that Jack was drinking the day he killed Brad. What happens if Meredith Hagner leaves ATWT? Will Carly rescue Jack? Meg is getting her bitch back. As the World Turns casts Paulina Porizkova as Clarrisa, a character with a connection to Simon.

One week Sarah Brown was in at General Hospital, the next week she's out and over at The Bold and the Beautiful. The DC gang shares their first impressions of Brown on B&B and discuss her new character. Steffy's moving up in the world very fast, but does it makes sense? Betty White returns to B&B.

Hope discovers Carly at her house, confronts her and the two have it out on Days of our Lives. Meanwhile, Vivian plans to return to Salem, but where is Ivan? Vivian needs her Ivan. Rafe and Sami reunite. Will he reveal Nicole's secret? Does Rafe know that his sister is undercover?

Billy takes on the Newman family on The Young and the Restless. Can he get away with it? Lily battles for her life with Cane at her side. Katherine is going to do an IPO of Chancellor Industries which has Ashley and Jack looking to buy stock, but not telling each other. Stop in the name of Chance, er the law. Chance is stabbed, but is the character boring? Would Y&R make him more interesting if they pit Nina and Chloe against each other in a battle over chance ala Brooke and Stephanie on B&B?

All this and much more on today's show.

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DC #479: Performer of the Week

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also pick their honorable and dishonorable mentions and read Daytime Confidential reader's picks.

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