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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

Households
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.

 
  • Mike

    The buzz GH created in the last 8 months is instrumental in the upswing. People are talking about it again. That gets you viewers. Most of us are really appreciating what we see and are happy to tell anyone. Keep it up. GH can go number one. Let the record show, I’m saying they will challenge Y&R for number one within a year.

  • Sophie

    I do to Mike, it’s that good! And my favorite character just left, and It won’t really bother me, cuz they know how to do good stories.Plus they balance just right. I see good things going for GH!!!! Days has EJ and Sami on everyday. It gets old! Don’t care for them. JMO…Now Sonny and Will should be on more!

  • moshane58

    Cass Rowland they can put Mario where the sun don’t shine.He has lost 3 lawsuits in the last three years for Skimming his workers over 5 millions in tips,For allowing waiter to be sexually harrsed until he had to quit.He refused to pay overtime.,days and vacation days.It took a judge to get these workers there money back,get the sexual harrasment stop and get there sick pay and vacation days.He is a grredy mean man in real life and you think we should watch him.He needs to wash that greasy hair.It been said he doesn’t like to bathe.A young man even posted on his website how rude and the hell he put him threw on a plane.Mario only caters to the rich in the real world.Clinton Kelly put on his facebook soap fans or moroons and turds.Back him to.Soaps are making money and millions are not counted daily beause anyone over 54 is not allowed to be counted and very few over 49.Funny they are ccounting them on Katie.Her average veiwing udiences is 60.Why where they not counted on soaps.Neilsen has only 25,000 boxes determine what we watch.And they say there acccurate.100,000,000 plus tv’s in the US alone.How many of these replacement shows are getting ratings in other countries.Soaps have a floowing in several countries.They don’t even count soapnet in on ratings.There’s several million more.It wasn’t over it wasn’t making money it was over the stupid Ceo’s who really just like soaps and want less working projects to full with.Anne Sweeney hd her way it would be a 24/7 news channel.Iger’s to busy trying to control Apple.They could ccare less about ABC its a drop in there bucket with all Disney’s adventures.Katie Couric’s show cost ABC 80 million before it even started.That’s two years of soaps.So believe ABC’s ,ies.Who needs a zillion talk and cooking shows.I don’t spend my day watching someone go from show to show to promote there movie,book,diet,receipe or lifestyle.Thats talk shows.Same thing all day long.Get it the first hour in the morning and I’m done for the day,They’ll be on another talker somewhere.I will only watch GH on ABC and I will boyott them day and night for being such @ss holes.They force AMC and OLTL cast to take a paycut.Made AMC move to California and knew all along they where gonna cancel them.ABC is really an evil place now.they wouldn’t promote the soaps.But they’ll shove the Chew and Katie down your thoart doing GH.ABC deserves to flop.They stabbed the cast of soaps and millions of follwers.The ratings or way off and we all know it.ABC knows it to.

  • LynTX

    The networks are a business – profit is the ultimate goal. That said, while we all have our ‘likes and dislikes’ (no soap, program is intended to meet each of our personal wants/needs)we each take from them what works for us.

    Neilsen isn’t perfect but until something better comes along, we have to deal with it. (think of the $$ associated with developing a method that captures ALL of the ways we watch our programs). Whether we like it or not, advertising $$ pay for our soaps. So while we are FF’g, maybe we should remember that we also play a role in our soaps survival. (Sometimes we have to take the good with the bad.)

  • Kayla Rae

    Elegance, I agree with you regarding Days’ expert ability to craft spine-tingling storylines such as the Salem Strangler, etc.. Would be fun to have another story along those lines again!

    And, Jo, regarding your question regarding Days’ ratings. There’s no accounting for taste and it is no wonder that quality shows are all to often overlooked in favor of mindless fluff. Sad but true.

  • Kayla Rae

    ABC has been quite cavalier and callous to say the least.

  • Kayla Rae

    I will miss Bo on Days very, very much. I only hope that he will exit in such a way that he could make a return in the future. He has been a fave for so long. Best of luck to you, Peter Reckell!

  • LoveMEhw

    Wow, Go GH.
    Duke is back, Jason’s dead, Tea lost her baby to Sam.
    There are ALOT of reasons the show did well. It was a good week.

  • donnie

    F_ _ _ ABC and G.H.

  • cab

    Jay you sick puppy, go watch your gay porn. The Sonny and Will storyline is beatifully handled. They haven’t even slept together yet. Straight storylines often head to the bedroom like it was a matter of life or death. So glad the ratings are up for Days, hope it contimues to go up. My husband who never was interested in Days is hooked with the Nicole and Jennifer baby storline and watches it when I do. I can’t beleive that he is actually interested in it. More drama and excitment to come as November sweeps knocks on the door. Up Up Goes Days.

  • jay

    Robert Scorpio coming back in november more info @ abcsoapsindepth.com DOOL is soooooooooo boring! How can u watch that, then again all u true DOOL fans are the ones watching.. My aunt use to watch that show told her to switch back to GH and she sure did and now she loves and doesnt miss an episode of GH! She says “DOOL is like a cartoon show full of amateur actors.” sorry that was her quote.

  • jason

    @jay:

    Good news with Robert Scorpio returning!! You’ve made my week. I hope he, Luke and Anna get a good 80s style adventure story. So sick of Sonny and the mob.
    I’m a big fan of Heather too. GH is better than it’s been in decades and deserves the ratings rise.

  • TimsDale4ever

    STILL not surprised with Y&R. Their total viewers are about to go below this time last year, and the 18-49 is already lower. The show gets more boring by the week under the new regime, combined with the continuation of stories that have already been done by the past 3 regimes. I just don’t get why it’s so hard for these “experts” to put on a great show.

    Congrats to all you GH fans. After what I saw on OLTL in their last year, I always thought FV/RC would be the team to improve any show. I fell in love with their very quick paced writing style and short scenes, as well as their attention to a show’s history, and the fact they were not afraid to try something completely off the wall. OLTL was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TimsDale4ever

    And speaking of Y&R, why in the hell would you start a story (Phyllis finally being accused of running over Chrisine years ago), take the viewers down this road for months, only to have the trial start AND dismissed in LESS than one episode. Huh????

    And then bring back Daisy, who could witness for Paul, then have “someone” (her supposedly dead mother) check her out of the hospital, and then drop this part of the story completely. This was at least a month ago. WTH??? I have NEVER seen a daytime soap written this sloppy before.

  • Jeff

    I love how Frank and Ron put on a show! Not perfect, but I know there are a million things for them to deal with (budget, network, contracts, unions, etc), but they pack almost every show full of surprises. And, they use history so well. That was their best trick at OLTL, and they are working it at GH too. Case in point. SPOILER ALERT— how they brought back AJ today. It really does make almost perfect sense. It really isn’t that far fetched to believe (well, at least as soap-back-from-the-dead returns go)! Keep going GH!

  • LynTX

    For anyone interested, SoapNet ratings for week of Oct. 15 – 21 available at TV Media Insights. Y&R is averaging over 400K for the week; GH and DOOL avg 200K+.

  • MBmomof3

    Love Anderson Cooper on CNN, but,,,,so glad that waste of space talk show was cancelled. One down, 268 more to go. Loving the soaps!

  • Kayla Rae

    I agree with you, MBmom, regarding Anderson Cooper’s talk show. I too love Anderson on CNN but did not think the talk show venue suited him well.

    Jay, you are out of your gordette. GH is BORING, NOT Days. Days rocks! I find GH simply and unbearably unwatchable.

  • brad

    While I love GH I must admit DAYS has been great.

  • WMD

    >And speaking of Y&R, why in the hell would you start a story (Phyllis finally being accused of running over Chrisine years ago), take the viewers down this road for months, only to have the trial start AND dismissed in LESS than one episode. Huh???? And then bring back Daisy, who could witness for Paul, then have “someone” (her supposedly dead mother) check her out of the hospital, and then drop this part of the story completely. This was at least a month ago. WTH??? I have NEVER seen a daytime soap written this sloppy before.

    These two stories were started by Maria Arena Bell and have been largely dropped by new writer Josh Griffith. (He might just be backburning the latter story for now, though.)

    Granted, this start-and-stop crap has been going on at Y&R for a while, so it was something that MAB specialized in. But for the moment, it has much more to do with JG throwing MAB’s stories in the trash.

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