Soap Opera Network has the ratings out for last week and GH's numbers are up by almost 200,000. Friday (Starr/Cole/Hope's first day) was their highest rated day at 1.9/2,516,000. And so it begins....
You beat me to it...was just about to post this.
It's also worth noting that Friday's ep (the first with oltl characters) was GH's highest ratings since oltl's last day.
I'm very happy since i had hoped the specific days that oltl characters are on would be higher than the others since that's the most powerful defense for getting oltl back as its own show. Fri's numbers weren't the big dramatic spike over the previous day's numbers but it's still their best ratings since 1-13 so big grin/happy dance.
...and this is good for gh since they've hit record lows the last few weeks so this last week was a much needed upswing.
I haven't been able to post for a week and a half since i was waiting on a computer repair but i did want to suggest people watch the oltl episodes of gh on abc's generalhospital.com site - it is known abc is looking at those numbers so if you're not a nielsen family, this is a great way to have your viewership counted. Even if you prefer watching on your tv, watch on television for your enjoyment and click on the episode on the site to have it counted...i'll let it play as i do my surfing in another window...and "watching" several times. (I also did this for oltl's last episodes) Abc keeps the eps up for a week after original broadcast. I'll check youtube to see if the oltlers are on a particular day and if so then off to abc's site i go.
As for the Emmy pre-noms, here's who got a pre nom (with those awho submitted but didn't get one in parenthesis):
Lead actress: Kassie DePaiva, Erica Slezak (Florencia Lozano, Hillary B Smith)
Lead actor: Jerry VerDorn, Robert S Woods (Michael Easton)
Supporting actress: Gina Tignoni (Ilene Kirsten <FR cancelling level scream>, Bree Williamson, Melissa Archer)
Supporting actor: John Wesley Shipp (Mark Lawson, Roger Howarth)
Younger actress: (Shenell Edmonds, Kristen Alderson)
Younger actor: David Gregory, Eddie Alderson, Austin Williams (Andrew Trische...Tric...the hair model kid)