ABC is Daytime’s #1 Network in Women 18-34 for 3rd Straight Week and for the 19th Time in 20 Weeks

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January 31st, 2013

via press release:

ABC is Daytime’s #1 Network in Women 18-34 for 3rd Straight Week and for the 19th Time in 20 Weeks; Biggest Year-to-Year Gainer of the Broadcast Nets


“The Chew” Delivers the Series’ Most-Watched Week Ever in Total Viewers, Posting its 3rd Consecutive Week of Growth; Up by Double Digits Year to Year


“General Hospital” and “The View” Tie for #1 in Women 18-34


With Season Highs, “The View” Delivers its Most-Watched Week in 8 Months



Daytime Programming Highlights


During the week of January 21, 2013, ABC ranked as Daytime’s #1 network for the 3rd week in a row in Women 18-34 (0.6 rating/198,000 - tied), and for the 19th time in the prior 20 weeks, posting the largest year-to-year increases of any broadcast network in the demo (+37% vs. +15% NBC/-20% CBS).


  • Gaining viewers for the 3rd consecutive week, “The Chew” recorded its most-watched week on record in Total Viewers (2.628 million), up by a solid 12% year to year (vs. 2.345 million).


  • “General Hospital” and “The View” tied as Daytime’s #1 program in Women 18-34 (0.7 ratings apiece), marking “General Hospital’s” 10th time in the past 11 weeks to rank #1 in the key demo.


  • Boasting season highs, “The View” delivered its most-watched week in 8 months in Total Viewers (3.440 million – since week of 5/14/12).


Source: NTI, Week of 1/21/13, Live + Same Day; “Price is Right” is average from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2012/13 season to date: 9/24/12-1/11/13. All ranks/ties based on rating unless otherwise noted. Excludes specials/breakout/gapped programming.

  • Heather

    The Chew-GH duo is a winning combination for ABC. Better than the AMC/OLTL/GH trio. And better than the Chew/Revolution/GH trio.

    ABC shouldn’t cancelled either show.

  • Jeff

    Good for GH and daytime TV in general.

  • Browner

    Daytime in general seems to be surging back right now and the soaps which were dead not that long ago have seen a new life.

    I think the carrier of the lineup is GH, without GH’s turn around this lineup would be struggling right now.

    As for AMC and OLTL I would like to see ABC syndicate them which gives the affiliates a chance to place the soaps anywhere on the schedule.

  • cass rowland

    praise god abc made the right choice in axing amc and oltl and bringin the chew good ratings and cheaper to produce cbs and abc daytime is doing well

  • rob60990

    It’s not surprising a lot of daytime shows were up last week. The weather was so frigid in most of the country. If they would have aired on MLK day, the gains would have been even bigger.

  • Sean

    GO GH!!!!

  • GH fam

    Dreadful decision to end OLTL. Don’t miss AMC–well, a little. The Chew is silly and that name is disgusting. Bring back OLTL?

  • robert sprague

    give us back bobbi ron and frank us fans want her on the show we want Jackie Jackie Jackie on gh

  • Lalo

    If ABC could bring AMC and OLTL reboots back for a single hour their lineup would be killing even more in the ratings.

  • Jason

    I agree with you Lalo. ABC should reclaim the hour it gave back to its affiliates and air the AMC and OLTL reboots there. AMC and OLTL would be back on ABC without interfering on The Chew. This wouldn’t negatively impact Katie either since her show is syndicated anyway.

    1:00pm The Chew
    2:00pm GH
    3:00pm AMC/OLTL
    4:00pm Syndication (including Katie)

  • Robert

    Frisco is back!!! Awesome!

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