Friday, November 5, 2010

New Brante Promo Starts a Stir!! GH Ratings, new LOW!

SID posted the new Brante promo on it's Facebook page and in no time,  people were just screaming about it!

What does it show? 
1. Dante tells Brenda he loves her (flashback)
2. Carly's trying to find out the "truth" about the past
3. Dante tells Brenda he wants to raise "this baby" together (flashback)
4. Dante tells Lulu he and  Brenda were "pretty close"

You do the math. Brenda got PG by the guy she killed (connected to the Balkan, maybe his son) and Dante tells her they'll raise it together. I don't think it's their kid. Now, did the baby survive and she gave it up for adoption so the Balkan wouldn't find it--or did it die and the Balkan not know? More interesting if there's a 3 year old kid running around, right? 
There are A LOT of pissed people out there. Lante fans (one of the last 'newer' fanbases) are mad. S&B fans are LIVID because this is going to throw a HUGE wrench into the whole S&B reunites fantasy plans. 

Erroll Lewis on Soap Opera Network  reports that GH hit even NEWER lows in demos (most important ratings)
Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,878,000 (+16,000/-124,000)
2. B&B 3,108,000 (-79,000/-169,000)
3. DAYS 2,424,000 (-107,000/-535,000)
4. OLTL 2,345,000 (-9,000/-175,000) BEAT GH!!
5. GH 2,282,000 (-98,000/-446,000) <- new low (Previous low: 2,325,000 for July 6-10, 2009)
6. AMC 2,270,000 (-39,000/-452,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6/10 (+.1/-.1)
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/-.4)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same)
2. GH 1.0/7 (-.1/-.4) <- new low
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (+.1/-.1)
6. AMC 0.8/5 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)

I am so damn happy OLTL Beat GH!!! They were bottom of the ABC lineup for a long time and NOW LOOK what good writing can do!!! WOOT!! The show has the lowest budget-- is the last in line for HD-- and doesn't have a "giant" guest star list. The writing is the key. I keep saying that. I just want GOOD STORIES!! 

With the upcoming Dante/Brenda past coming up, it's going to get dicey. Will the S&Bers tune out? Lante Fans? Why would they go this direction?? Having Brenda and Dante know each other is one thing--this is a WHOLE 'NOTHER kettle o' fish.  

How YOU feeling after watching the promo? Intrigued? Upset? Me... I have NO faith the writing will be anything but the mess it has been for the past few years, so I don't care. Any interest I'd have would be either dropped/messed up or FF by Guza.  I don't care who the 'couple's' are  BTW...I care about how the stories are told!!

BTW, the "Balkan" should have been "Valentin"--- the one Hells was so upset about. See, THAT would have tied everything together.  Just an idea. If Brenda got PG with a Cassadine to boot? Ahhh... could have been interesting.  Maybe Bob will read this and have The Balkan end up being Valentin.


Carla Gade said...

So was Dante like 20 years old then?
I hate their attempts to rewrite history. Never works.

Amy said...

So I guess that is Brenda's big secret that was going to "change everything" when she came back. I have mixed feelings about it. Naturally, if done right, it could be good, but this is Guza we are talking about! lol!

I must say Karen, I have not "replaced" ATWT yet, and your raves is making me think of OLTO. My only hesitation is the ATWT show killers (chris goutman/jean passante) headed over to OLTO.

kdmask said...

Who's going to OLTL?? Dang,they have the best team NOW!! I hope they don't change it. boo

Ari said...

GO OLTL!!!! I've even been finding the time to watch online at the bfs!

And that Brante thing seems STUPID!

Melissa said...

I's so annoyed that two people can't just have a past together without having been lovers or a "couple". I'm sure that the baby she is referring to is not Dante's but belonged to the guy she killed - her former boyfriend who went psycho, right?

I was ecstatic when I found out that Brenda was coming back. She is my all-time favorite soap character and even I'M disappointed with her storyline to date. I doubt that I will ever stop watching - I'm too loyal for that - but I am losing faith everyday that this will get any better.

Melissa said...

I thought he was assigned to guard her in 2007, which wasn't that long ago. Am I missing something in the timeline?

Mamaspat Ole said...

yeahhhhhhhhhh go OLTL yes they do have great writers.Shame on Guza for rewritting GH history.

Anonymous said...

I am not livid about the promo one bit.

Reasoning: If Sonny can have 52 kids with 52 different women, Brenda can have a baby by anyone, including Sonny. What's fair is fair and if there's a 7 year old child out there by chance, it could be a SnB baby or a JnB baby.

Eh, this SnBer is not upset. Time will tell what story Guza is trying to tell.


Anonymous said...

So are we still sticking with the story that Dante only guarded Brenda for four days? Because that's a LOT happening in four days...falling in love, killing someone, stashing a body, covering it up, talking about raising a baby together... Just saying. If she didn't have a miscarriage, did she come back to the States nine months (-ish) later so Dante could help her hide the kid? What the heck, Guza? Lame.

I'm a Lante fan, and I hate how they're re-writing Dante's character. How many times has he told Lulu he's never been in love before meeting her? Just tarnishes their whole relationship.

I have no faith whatsoever in Guza's ability to pull this out and make it good. None. About to quit watching altogether. Not sure why I haven't yet...

Andrea said...

Glad to see Days up in the ratings again!! They have their hit and miss days, but GH just has miss and miss days.
I only still DVR the show just in case Jason and Liz have any scenes. It won't happen, I'm sure, but I don't want to miss if they do. Otherwise, I don't even watch the show. Just delete it from my playlist.

Anonymous said...


kdmask said...

OMG,I did TOTALLY do the math wrong! LOL...the kid would be 3 years old! duh

Ocean Park Girl said...


Mamaspat Ole said...

I think so too Ocean Park Girl....Today was soooo good had a great ending.....Im starting to really dislike Clint and Brody.Marty I think is going off the deepend too.

TwilightEternity said...

WOW,can this show suck anymore...yeah it can! I hate that they are messing with Lante! I'll be tuning out for this!

Anonymous said...

I think this could be a good soapy story. That was a great promo.
BUT I don't think they slept together but want people to think they did to cover the identity of the baby's father from the Balkan.

And if Sonny turns on Brenda for this after all he's done and all the kids he's had and women he's slept with? I'm done as and S & B fan.

And this Claire story has got to stop. That is a hideous way to tell S & B's story. And if he gets back with Claire again after learning about this secret? Just done.

Dori said...

I really don't think that they are going to look at trying to hook up Brenda and Dante; and really if it happened in the past, who cares?!! Everyone seems to forget the fact that Sonny had an affair with the daughter of his daughter's mother; and damn near had a baby with her!(yeah that was confusing!) But he didn't know at the time that Sam was Alexis daughter anymore than Brenda knew Dante was Sonny's son. Hell, neither Sam nor Dante knew about their respective mother and father when the hook ups happened. Sam's baby died and everyone thought it was this horrible tragedy and don't get me wrong, it was devastating and sad. Still, everyone is so quick to judge Brenda and Dante before they even know anything.
I am interested to see how this story plays out, will I be satisfied, probably not; but I'm willing to at least give it a try!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Dante and Brenda together. I'm not liking LuLu anymore...

Anonymous said...

I do wish GUZA would stop rewriting history...The GH fans that have watched as long as I (27 years) know better....It stinks.
So does GUZA.

Anonymous said...

I do wish GUZA would stop rewriting history...The GH fans that have watched as long as I (27 years) know better....It stinks.
So does GUZA.

Anonymous said...

I do wish GUZA would stop rewriting history...The GH fans that have watched as long as I (27 years) know better....It stinks.
So does GUZA.

Lori said...

I wish Guza would stop writing GH :D

Anonymous said...

GH makes promos that always look thrilling, but they never deliver when it's played out on screen. I'd watch GH a lot more if it only last 2 minutes each show, but was always as exciting as the promos.

And I'd have to care about Brenda and Sonny and Dante and Lulu in order to feel anything about it.

Anonymous said...

As a S&B fan, I'm not upset. Brenda kept living her life, while she was gone. As did Sonny. LOL!

But as a Lante fan, I'm pissed. TPTB totally did a history rewrite with them. HATE.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the Vegas hijunks and thst's it!

Anonymous said...

Can't say I care. I once loved Brenda. But now couldn't care less about her. Brenda is such a boring, pitiful mess now. And nothing about Dante is remotely interesting. He has devoured the canvas. Can't stand the character. Sonny has been in love so many times. His romantic life is now a joke.

The only thing I'm looking forward to is Luke, Tracey, Maya, Ethan and the Q's.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will change until Guza leaves! The rating will continue to go down!! How far will ABC let it go before they do something!!
Guza is destroying the show and ABC is letting it happen!

Anonymous said...

I am watching for Maya and Ethan unlike some I enjoy this pairing and I adore Luke and Tracy but they could add Laura to the mix. I enjoy Lucky and Michael but I am not a Kristina fan. But i like Molly, Mac, and I feel bad for Sam.