Ratings, Rants and Raves: Soaps Didn't Find The Nielsens Wishbone Thanksgiving Week
GH went down 48,000 total viewers over the previous week, yet was up year-to-date by over 300,000. GH fell one-tenth of a point in households, and among W18-49. Among W18-34, the soap opera dipped two-tenths of a point, but was still tied at No. 1 with DAYS.
Edward Quartermaine's (the late John Ingle) health failed the week in question, sending the Q's reeling. AJ (Sean Kanan), who had been tricked by Tracy (Jane Elliot) into breaking his house arrest, was desperate to see his grandfather.
Elsewhere in Port Charles, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) used much more exposition than I would have liked to explain to Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) who Faison is. The whole time, I was screaming at my TV, "Fool, if you know he's Faison, why the hell are you wasting time talking to Olivia and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) about it?"
AJ called Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Michael (Chad Duell) to let them know about Edward. When Sam revealed to the dying patriarch that Daniel was Jason's son, Edward reached out to touch Danny's hand, as Monica (Leslie Charleson) looked on.
Ned (Wally Kurth), Skye (Robin Christopher) and Lila Rae all returned to say goodbye to Grandfather on Thanksgiving, only to have the meal ruined by the fabulously-insane Heather Webber (Robin Mattson).
The week ended with Edward's spirit reuniting with Lila to ascend the staircase to heaven. Nice touch.
As with the upcoming battle for Forrester on B&B, I am pumped about the fight for ELQ on GH. Give me a well-plotted corporate power struggle any day of the week! My only big gripe about GH of late is the lack of storyline for Elizabeth. Rebecca Herbst is one of the most popular performers on the soap. She needs more to do than sketching 80's supervillains and playing sidekick to Ugly Betty. See you next Ratings!