'The View' and 'General Hospital' Stand as the Week’s Top 2 Daytime Programs in Women 18-34 for the Second Week Running

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October 18th, 2012

via press release:

ABC is Daytime’s #1 Network for 6th Consecutive Week in Women 18-34

And for the 2nd Straight Week in Women 18-49


“The View” and “General Hospital” Stand as the Week’s Top 2 Daytime

Programs in Women 18-34 for the Second Week Running


“The View” is Daytime’s #1 Program for the 4th Straight Week in Women 18-34


“The Chew” Soars to Best Week in More Than 7 Months in Total Viewers;

Spikes by an Impressive 24% Over Year-Ago Levels


Daytime Programming Highlights


  • ABC ranked as Daytime’s #1 network for the 6th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (0.5 rating/182,000 – tie) and was also the #1 network in Women 18-49 (0.9 rating/545,000 – tie).


  • In Women 18-34, “General Hospital” (0.6 rating/203,000) and “The View” (0.6 rating/201,000) tied as the Top 2 programs in Daytime. Impressively, this represented “The View’s” 4th consecutive week as Daytime’s #1 program in the young woman demo.


  • In its fourth week at 2 o’clock, “General Hospital” climbed by solid margins over year-ago levels, increasing by 14% in Total Viewers (2.67 million vs. 2.35 million) and by 29% in Women 18-34 (203,000 vs. 157,000).


  • “The Chew” delivered its most-watched week in more than 7 months in Total Viewers (2.31 million – since w/o 2/27/12), surging by an impressive 24% over year-ago levels (vs. 1.86 million).



Source: NTI, Week of 10/1/12, Live + Same Day; “Price is Right” is average from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All ranks/ties based on rating unless otherwise noted.

  • Matt

    Good for GH! That’s a show that appears to be doing well with its reboot, unlike DAYS.

  • ChuckieChk

    I say it all the time and I will say it agian, The Chew is an awesome show and I am glad people are finding it and watching it now. The five hosts are amazing together and the best part …. THEY COOK!!!

  • Cancel that Monkey

    GH’s ratings have gotten so impressive its really strong right now.

  • TimsDale4ever

    It’s the VIEW, not the CHEW. Good grief people, read…. I’m all for GH succeeding, and yes their numbers have improved lately, but about 2.5 – 2.7 million viewers is not impressive today. The 10 million or more that were watching in the 80’s is IMPRESSIVE.

  • Cardinals & Joe Buck ruin baseball

    Your whole statement is a fail TimsDale4ever, 2.5-2.7 million is good today why do you think its boasted? DUH!

    Rule #1 don’t ever compare a show from way back to now. Cable wasn’t a huge factor back then like it is now and women started going to work since then.

  • JayTN

    The ratings from the 1980s may be IMPRESSIVE, but you cannot compare 2012 with the 1980s. In the 1980s, cable was still in its infancy and the viewer did not have, literally, hundreds of viewing choices. Add to that the fact that you have fewer people at home during the day makes the comparisons even more unfair.

  • Sean


  • USAmerica1st

    The View keeps the controversies coming and riding them to the top.

  • Rick

    Someone said yesterday in the post about Katie that it was all spin.

    Well evidently ABC does a good job with spin. SON just put up the numbers for this week and GH fell in every category. They will be posted here soon.

  • sugargurl

    I love the chew. People need to watch and give it a chance. The host work so well together. I love Mario!!!

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