Soap Opera Ratings: 'General Hospital' Hits Highs

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October 26th, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of October 15-19, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,502,000 (-147,000/+23,000)
2. B&B 3,197,000 (-203,000/+130,000)
3. GH 2,781,000 (+110,000/+464,000) *
4. DAYS 2,478,000 (+112,000/+85,000)

* Highest since February 28 – March 4, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

1. Y&R 3.4/12 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.1/7 (+.1/+.3) *
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)

* Highest since March 21-25, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 840,000 (-6,000/-66,000)
2. GH 672,000 (+43,000/+75,000) *
3. B&B 614,000 (-87,000/+31,000)
4. DAYS 513,000 (+4,000/-67,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2) *
3. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

* Highest since October 24-28, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime




Source: Soap Opera Network

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Y&R = The Young & The Restless, B&B = The Bold and The Beautiful, GH = General Hospital, DAYS = Days of Our Lives.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Derrick

    Well crap!!!
    Thought Y&R and B&B would continue to climb!!!

    Ratings go up and down anyway!!!

    Congrats to DAYS for a pretty good increase!

  • Greg

    GH’s ratings increased, IMO, because OLTL fans tuned in to see Tea lose her baby to Sam. Sad stuff. Great drama though.

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  • Michelle

    IMO, GH ratings went up because Sam got her baby back, plus JaSam reunited. NOT because Tea had to give the baby up….

  • Sean


  • Sheamus

    Monday: 2.2/2,916,000
    Tuesday: 1.9/2,610,000
    Wednesday: 2.0/2,644,000
    Thursday: 2.1/2,956,000
    Friday: 2.0/2,777,000


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  • BL

    WOW for GH this show is about to clear 3 million real soon. It seems like its actually growing a new audience or getting some of the old viewers back.

    I told people a long time ago when Ron C. and Frankie V. changed OLTL for the better that given time GH would be the show that people have been wanted the past 5-10 years. I just didn’t expect them to turn around GH so quickly and obviously the fan base loves it because the ratings are way up too. Looks like GH isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This show is going to be alright without Jason but I personally still miss him. LOL!

  • LynTX

    Wow! One week up, down the next. Appears viewership responds to ‘events/plots’. I’ll celebrate when these soaps CONSISTENTLY show increases. For now, cautiously optimistic.

  • cass rowland

    i dont know why but can someone tell me why some people are saying that they are boycotting abc i mean they are all mad but they dont now the point of the cancellations i mean the ratings declined for amc and oltl and the became less profitable they moved to la to save them and the former head brian frons even stated that in order to save the soaps they had to move to la and that did not work i dont know but i just dont want the shows that i watch on abc cancelled because of this what they are doing i mean some people are just being so hateful to the chew and they are saying that they are now watching the talk and that is just being an hypocrite because that also replaced a soap opera that is my perspective and i would love an answer from someone who is not makeing fan excuses

  • Jeff

    Good job GH. A few days so close to 3million. Keep going. I think it’s coming soon.

    Separately, saw a video on TVGuide with a scene of Will and Sonny from Days. I don’t watch days, but I might have to. Will is HOT!

  • Matthew

    GH is really close to 3 million viewers. In fact, you can count Thursday’s 2.95M as 3.0M.

    Plus, 1.1 in the demo? Thats close to Y&R numbers!!

    Also, nice spike for Y&R and DAYS.

    Cant wait till GH takes that #2 spot in viewers away from B&B. (GH=2.8M – B&B=3.1M)

  • MBmomof3

    WOO FREAKIN’ HOO!!! Loving GH the most. Go soaps!

  • cc

    Yay for GH!!!

  • Chrisann D

    lol MBMom, You took the words right out of my mouth!I am remaining optimistic. Good for Days also!

  • Sean Kanan

    GH is just knocking it out of the park right now. The only thing that their missing is Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina.

    Good week for DAYS too not a day under 2.4 million viewers.

    The CBS soaps have been good lately, I’m guessing they’ll bounce back next week.

  • Chrisann D

    Cass Rowland As far as boycotting ABC well I don’t watch anything on ABC daytime EXCEPT for GH. It started out as a boycott for me but now well just don’t care for any of their daytime programming.(except for GH) But to be fair the only thing I watch on the other networks are the soaps during the day. Also ABC dosen’t have much on in primetime that I care to watch. No disrespect but your sentences run all together and kind of hard to read.

  • jay

    GH: 18-34 Solo number one 0.8
    wow, that beats Y&R which is number one in total viewers.
    which means GH has younger Audience and Y&R has an old audience which the network don’t give a damm about! hahaha GO GH GH GH GH GH, and who cares about the gay storyline on DOOL.. BORING i’d rather watch a gay porn then this cheap crap On NBC! hahahahahahahaha

  • Nero

    For my B&B fans out there:

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