ABC's 'The Chew' Soars to Series Highs, 'General Hospital' Sets 5 Month Total Viewer High & 'The View' Hits 7-Month High

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September 27th, 2013


via press release:


“The View” Sets 7-Month Highs in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 and

6-Week High in Total Viewers; Ranks Among the Top 5 Daytime Programs


“The Chew” Skyrockets to Series Highs in Total Viewers and

Women 18-49 and Delivers #2 Week Ever in Women 25-54


Fresh Off Its Most-Watched Season in 5 Years, “General Hospital”

Surges to 5-Month High in Total Viewers


“The View”: (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


Growing its audience for the 3rd consecutive week, “The View” delivered its most-watched week 7-months in Women 18-49 (579,000/0.9 rating) and Women 25-54 (752,000/1.2 rating) – and set a 6-week high in Total Viewers (3.08 million) – since weeks of 2/25/13 and 8/5/13, respectively – pacing among the week’s Top 5 daytime series in the target women categories.


“The Chew”: (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)


Boasting its 4th straight week of gains, “The Chew” surged to series highs in Total Viewers (2.75 million) and Women 18-49 (564,000/0.9 rating) and delivered its #2 week of all time in Women 25-54 (700,000/1.2 rating), behind only week of 11/14/11.


  • Friday’s show, featuring Carla’s ‘breakfast essentials,’ ‘Mario cooking with the star of ABC’s “The Neighbors,” Lenny Venito’ and Michael’s ‘leftover magic,’ became the show’s #1 telecast ever in Women 18-49 (652,000/1.0 rating) and its #3 telecast on record in Total Viewers (2.99 million) and Women 25-54 (766,000/1.3 rating).


  • Impressively, this week out-delivered the series’ 2012/13 season average by hefty double digits across all target demos: +13% in Total Viewers (2.75 million vs. 2.44 million), +29% in Women 18-49 (564,000 vs. 437,000) and +20% in Women 25-54 (700,000 vs. 581,000).


“General Hospital”: (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)


Coming off its best season in 5 years, this week “General Hospital” delivered a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.78 million) – since week of 4/8/13 – climbing by a solid 8% over the year ago week (vs. 2.58 million).


  • For the 2012/13 season, “General Hospital” recorded its biggest season in 5 years in Total Viewers (2.98 million), boasting the biggest year-to-year increases of any broadcast daytime drama (+14% – vs. 2.62 million), and was also the growth leader of the season in Women 18-34 (+35% – 253,000 vs. 187,000) and Women 18-49 (+7% – 770,000 vs. 719,000).


  • Notably, “General Hospital” qualified as TV’s #1 broadcast program in daytime for the season in Women 18-34, and ranked #2 in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.



Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, week of 9/16/13, Live + Same Day; 2012/13 season: 9/24/12-9/22/13, most current. Gapped/Breakout programming excluded.

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  • TimsDale4ever

    Dang, do it GH!


    That’s awesome for GH still maintaining its momentum. Damn the chew is at 2.75 million and one day had almost three million that’s impressive. Abc has to be happy they cancelled Amc and replaced it with a much cheaper show yielding higher ratings. Show must be hitting its stride now.

  • Monzo

    Are GH numbers SD+7? For the last twelve months only six episodes had more than 3 million viewers (Live+SD), so it’s impossible to reach such an average.

  • Mike

    Wow at GH at 2.78 mil and The Chew at 2.75.

    I know that ABC has to be happy that The View is finally showing some life again.

    I wonder how GH did in the key demos since ABC did not mention the numbers in the press release.

  • Mike

    Monzo — the season to date numbers are Live plus 7.

  • Phil

    the Chew!!!!

  • SG

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaves and the ratings go up! I do miss Joy Behar on The View.


    The Chew/GH are a very good combo. They feed well into each other.

  • Jeff

    Good for GH. Let’s keep good soap news coming for all the soaps!

  • blockman5252

    Joy Behar leaves and the ratings go up! I do miss Elizabeth Hasselbeck on The View.

  • Marissa

    Great news for GH! Robin’s return should be very exciting!

    I have to admit that I do enjoy The Chew some, too. Carla is awesome.

  • Jzay Lew

    re: The View … I miss Joy but not Eliz.

  • Mike

    The View used to be a fun break in the day until it became so political and ugly. I turned it off and have never tuned in again. I prefer The Talk.

  • Shelly

    If DAYS doesn’t get that whiny, dippy, spineless Jennifer off the show (or change her personality very quickly), they are going to continue to lose viewers at 1:00 to the Chew.

    GH is on fire!!! It’s BY FAR the best soap on air right now. Way to go snagging Maura West as Ava. She has infused new life into the show. Ya’ll have to do something about the Franco storyline (if can you call it that).

  • Melanie P.

    Go GH! It is the best it has been in a while.

  • Frank

    GH has really hit its stride the last two weeks or so. The stories for the most part seem to be moving a little faster. Hope Laura Will have a more active part soon. Go GH!!! Great actress Maura West. She’s been on fire.

  • Melanie P.

    @Shelly and Frank,

    Agree with you about Maura West as Ava! She is a wonderful addition to the show. I want her to hook up with Sonny.

  • Marissa

    Ava has been a fantastic addition. And Julian, too. He’s very mysterious & intriguing.

    GH has been can’t-miss for the past month or so! (except when Franco’s on the screen)

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