Soap Opera Ratings: 'General Hospital' Up in Households, Women 18-49 & Total Viewers

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August 30th, 2013


via Soap Opera Network:

August 19-23 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,454,000 (-57,000/-51,000)
2. B&B 3,290,000 (-92,000/+6,000)
3. GH 2,618,000 (+75,000/+172,000)
4. DAYS 2,383,000 (+100,000/-388,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/+.1)
3. GH 2.0/6 (+.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 726,000 (-38,000/-124,000)
2. GH 649,000 (+45,000/+75,000)
3. B&B 582,000 (-61,000/-63,000)
4. DAYS 544,000 (+13,000/-74,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/+.1)
3. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/6 (same/-.2)




Source: Soap Opera Network


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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • tyrone

    GH killed off Connie best decision the show could have made. Help the numbers

  • Kelby

    Y&R is pitiful. DOOL is bad, too. Miss the good ole days.

  • jackscutie

    please bring back robert, anna and robert are a forever love ,plus with robin a family so real and great connection,on and off screen

  • DOOLfan

    I wish Days would stop the tension between Daniel and Jennifer. I don’t find this couple compelling, and the back-and-forth, on-and-off relationship is getting old. I hope that Eric will stop being a priest soon. He’s been back for almost a year and he an Nicole are no closer now then they were a year ago. I like Kristen and Brady, sadly Kristen is leaving. Good for Gabby for telling off Will and Sonny. It’s time she gets a backbone. I kind of want to see Roman get back with Marlana.

  • Marissa

    I’ll actually miss Connie on GH. I’m glad to see the ratings bump! Interesting how the ratings improve when “Franco” moved to the back burner.

    Just about every GH storyline is in full-swing and the pace has been perfect!

  • PatF

    Thankfully the CBS blackout is over.

    So even though no one really knows how much it impacted the CBS soaps, they are back on an even playing field.

  • jonboyelk

    @Milissa I don’t mind nu-Lulu but she sure is no Julie Marie Berman. As for Connies demise, after watching Lisa LiCiceros horrendous acting after the discovery of the body I was wishing she had been the one to be murdered. I will miss Kelly Sullivan. Talented actress, unlike Lisa.

  • Mike

    Well I felt we were just waiting for another announcement from Prospect Park. And we got it. OLTL shelved until the lawsuit is over. Which with lawsuits that could mean years.

    Again I don’t buy PP’s excuse. They knew about this lawsuit — a lawsuit they filed — even before season 1 started. Now all of a sudden it is a problem with production.

    I know their press release says they are now just going to focus on AMC, but I don’t even trust that at this point.

    I would bet a TV deal will be completely out of the picture unless they are going to increase the number of shows for AMC. I just don’t see any station buying only AMC for 2 days a week for 30 minutes.

  • Marissa

    I agree, Jonboy. I can’t stand the actress that plays Olivia on GH …. she’s always way too over the top and overacts. Badly. Olivia is just a waste of a character, IMO.

  • jonboyelk

    @Marissa She’s from the Susan Lucci school of overacting.

  • robert sprague

    Olivia talks about how bad aj is yes hes no saint but she better look at home sonny is a mobster so sick of sonny I wish sonny would disappear himself and take Olivia with him along with lulu and dante and get robin back so her and Patrick and leave town together keep britt and Nichols together get rid of felix Sabrina and brad.that will open up a lot of more money for Jackie zeman to return and use its vets. pls gh rating will be down this week shows arnt that good to much sonny Olivia Patrick Sabrina lulu dante only good thing about this weeks show is micheal sam alexis Julian kiki. and thank god not a lot of franco boring .more laura luke holly tracy lucy Felicia and where is heather and Robert.

  • robert sprague

    fraco and sonny can have a shoot out they both get hit and dye best gh story ever no more sonny or franco a gift to a lot of the fans.

  • sophie

    GH has been great this week. Alot of Luke, laura and Felicia. That’s why the ratings will go up. There’s been No Sonny. In fact I thought wow, Sonny or Maurice, must be on vacation… I haven’t seen him in a while. Gh has been really good, and that is why the ratings have gone up!!!!It’s a must see and very exciting! I love alot of the new couples… GO GH!!!!

  • Mike

    What I find funny with the whole OLTL/Prospect Park thing that it is not being thrown up by fans this go around how the OLTL actors found out about this.

    Prospect Park didn’t even issue a press release themselves about this. It was a little blurb in an interview. Most of the actors found out on Twitter, the Internet, etc. And still days after the press picked up on the little blurb in the interview PP still has not said one thing official.

    ABC was raked over the coals for the way they let actors know the shows were cancelled.

    2ndly where is the outrage over the jobs lost. With an indefinite hiatus these actors are going to be out of jobs and out of money. I’m sure that PP is not going to pay them until all this is over.

  • jonboyelk

    @Mike If these actors didn’t get a job in the time between ABC and PP I doubt they will now. There’s a lot of actors in the biz and few parts. Cracks me up how PP bitches about the “big 3″ but where are Jessica, Roxie, Rex…..

  • jonboyelk

    @Robert I sooooo agree about Sonny. That scene a few weeks ago with him waving his gun around at AJ was laughable. And, hello, why wasn’t he arrested for that? Thus whole mob thing is a joke. I never see him do mob business. Don’t mobsters deal in drugs, guns, illegal gambling and prostitution? Do we ever see that side of mumble mouth?

  • Mike


    I agree with you there. My point was just that it was the big outcry before against ABC that they put all those people out of work.

    But now you have those that have their heads so far up the rears of PP that nothing they do is wrong.

    It just amazes me how far some will go to apologize for Prospect Park when they clearly went into something they had no idea about. Constantly make knee jerk decisions and then now I was reading this morning that they are finally deciding to look into what really works on Internet storytelling and what doesn’t.

    Prospect Park clearly to me bought into the hype of all of this. Thought they had an easy money maker and found out they didn’t. Everything they do is made up along the way. Even to me the lawsuit was a knee jerk reaction. They lost the actors and decided well now we will sue. I mean if the deaths of Cole and the baby were that big of a deal then why did it take them almost a year before they said anything.

    ABC and Cartini are not innocent in all of it. They knew what they could do and what they couldn’t. But they went ahead anyway. They knew they only had the characters for a year but they gave the actors 3 year contracts. They honestly thought PP was done with the shows and would never say anything.

    They were wrong, but still it doesn’t look good on PP’s part when they waited so long to say anything.

  • PatF

    YR’s Kay memorial episodes were pretty good.

    It’ll be interesting to see if there is a ratings bump for those shows.

    JG’s writing should last into October…and then we’ll see if things fall apart.

  • jonboyelk

    @Pat I’m gonna be optimistic. Hey, you never know. Could be a winning combination. Or not. We all play head writer at one time or another so in my scenario I would create a new core family to interact with the veterans. Yang that what Bell did years ago? He filtered out the Brooks, Foster and Prentiss families and gave us the Newmans and Abbotts. At the same time I would filter out unnecessary characters like Anita, Jeffrey, Gloria, Esther (without Mrs C what purpose does she serve) and Devon. Yes, Devon. His shelf life expired long ago.

  • Mimi

    GH is great on the weeks that we aren’t force fed Franco and Kiki. I can even tolerate Kiki but the whole Franco redemption, coupled with Carly’s infatuation is downright offensive. Can’t wait to see the ratings fall back down again when the story turns back to them.

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