'General Hospital' Hits a Two Year High Among Women 18-34; ABC Daytime is Number 1 in Women 18-49 for the Sixth Straight Week

Categories: Daytime and Soap Opera TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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November 26th, 2012

via press release:

ABC is the #1 Network in Daytime for 10th Consecutive Week

In Women 18-34, and for 6th Week in a Row in Women 18-49


“General Hospital” Ranks as Daytime’s #1 Program in Women 18-34 for the 6th Time in the Prior 7 Weeks, Boasting a 2-Year High in the Target Demo


“The Chew” Nearly Matches Last Week’s Series High in Women 18-34;

Hits 10-Month High in Total Viewers and 9-Month High in Women 18-49


Daytime Programming Highlights


  • ABC stood as Daytime’s #1 network for the 10th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (0.7 rating/239,000), and was #1 for the 6th straight week in Women 18-49 (0.9 rating/599,000 - tied).


  • “General Hospital” qualified as Daytime’s #1 program for the 6th time in the previous 7 weeks in Women 18-34 (0.8 rating/275,000), rising to a 2-year high in the target demo  – since week of 11/8/10.


  • “General Hospital” surged over year-ago levels in key measures, including by 19% in Total Viewers (2.81 million vs. 2.37 million), by 55% in Women 18-34 (275,000 vs. 177,000) and by 10% in Women 18-49 (697,000 vs. 635,000).


  • In the final week before holiday cooking season, “The Chew” virtually equaled last week’s series high in Women 18-34 (194,000 vs. 195,000), ranking among the week’s Top 5 daytime programs for the 2nd consecutive week (0.6 rating), and hit a 10-month high in Total Viewers (2.56 million) and 9-month high in Women 18-49 (482,000) – since weeks of 1/9/12 and 2/20/12, respectively.
  • RJ

    All this hate for The Chew and it is still doing very well.

  • Malo

    GH IS ON FIRE!!!!

    OLTL’s showrunners and writers have benefited GH big time so at the end it ended up working more for GH.

    I wish there were at least 5 soaps on the air instead of five. NBC should get back in the soap game and give DOOL a partner.

  • ebarryhill

    I don’t know if the GH mob stuff will be completely gone. It already has been lessened tremendously to great effect. Cartini has made relationships and family their focus. That’s what they did on OLTL. Right now, they seem to want to beef up the core family, the Quartermaines. I’d love to see Ned come back permanantly to run ELQ. Next should be the Spencers, Luke, Lulu, Lucky and hugely important finding the budget to bring Laura back. As much as I’d love it, there will not be an influx of OLTL characters. There will be visits though. McBain will have to deal with Natalie Buchanan at some point soon, and that’s the only one I see for sure. Disclaimer: These are just my opinions.

  • Louis Mack

    isn’t it interesting that GH has seen such a rise and it coincides with the vets returning? Yeah Robert, Duke, Faison! Now let’s get Elizabeth something to do – AJ and Liz???

  • moshane58

    Yeah Gh.Boo The chew.Wonder how much its getting ratings off Gh since you turn on GH at 1 pm to avoid the Chew and there is the ending.amazing Gh is over 3 minutes before the next show.

  • robertsprague

    keep are old favorites on the show aka ana Felicia Robert heather duke lucy and give us more micheal and the quartermaines of course luke and give us bobbi laura and throw in celia quartrtmaine and holly. celia and jimmy lee would be great.

  • moshane58

    Great for Gh.Boo on the rest.Not watching anything but GH on ABC.They cancel it ABC will be blocked on my Tv.

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