'General Hospital' Spikes to 5-Month High in Total Viewers & Ranks as Daytime’s Number 1 Program for the 6th Consecutive Week in Women 18-34

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October 3rd, 2013


via press release:

“The Chew” Delivers its #2 Week Ever in Women 18-49, Soaring

by Double Digits Year to Year Across All Target Demos


“General Hospital” Spikes to 5-Month High in Total Viewers and Ranks as Daytime’s #1 Program for the 6th Consecutive Week in Women 18-34


“The Chew”: (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)


Surging by double digits over the year ago week across all target demos, “The Chew” delivered its 2nd-most-watched week of all time in Women 18-49 (541,000/0.8 rating) – behind only last week’s record high – and was its 5th-most-watched week ever in Total Viewers (2.60 million).


  • Wednesday’s show, featuring ‘family friendly foods’ served up by Chef Mario Batali, stood as the series’ #3 telecast on record in Women 18-49 (610,000/1.0 rating), while Monday’s telecast, featuring ‘fabulous fall feasts’ placed among its Top 10 telecasts of all time in Total Viewers (2.79 million). In fact, in the past few weeks, “The Chew” has delivered 4 of its Top 10 most watched telecasts in Total Viewers.


  • Year to year, “The Chew” skyrocketed across all key measures, including by 21% in Total Viewers (2.60 million vs. 2.14 million), by 42% in Women 18-49 (541,000 vs. 381,000) and by 24% in Women 25-54 (653,000 vs. 526,000).



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


Fresh off its best season in 5 years, this week “General Hospital” surged to a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.80 million) – since week of 4/8/13 – posting double digit increases over the year ago week across all core categories.


Notably, “General Hospital” ranked as the #1 program in daytime for the 6th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (262,000/0.8 rating), and placed a solid #2 in Women 18-49 (730,000/1.1 rating) and Women 25-54 (954,000/1.6 rating).


  • “General Hospital” grew by robust double digit margins year to year in Total Viewers (+11% – 2.80 million vs. 2.52 million), Women 18-34 (+44% – 262,000 vs. 182,000), Women 18-49 (+44% – 730,000 vs. 554,000) and Women 25-54 (+31% – 954,000 vs. 726,000).



Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, weeks of 9/23/13 and 9/24/12, Live + Same Day. Gapped/Breakout programming excluded.



  • Elizabeth

    Duke Lavery
    Anna Davaine
    Laura Spencer Baldwin
    Nick Cassadine
    Helena Cassadine
    Jerry Jacks
    Cesar Faison/added Melted Cheese
    The Jeromes
    Franco Quartermaine
    The Rise Of The Quartermaines
    Kiki Jerome
    Silas Clay
    Morgan Corinthos
    Aj Quartermaine

    Forbidden Love
    Twisted Love
    Undeniable Love

    Slaps Punches Yells Triangles And so so so much More this show has been brought back not just because one character or one story it was risen by hard work and the bes daytime family ever Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini these men brought General Hospital back and stronger then ever they had many obstacles and many challenges but they faced it doesn’t matter what anyone threw at them.

    Ron and Frank are heads of our General Hospital family they treat us fair and know what we want before we even ask for it.

    I’m loving everything return of our vets new characters the stories that keep us at the edge of our seats,

    One of the best things that happened to GH is bringing Roger Howarth on pairing him with Laura Wright
    I can feel that chemistry it’s off the charts that forbidden love just the topping of the General Hospital sundae!

    Everything Ron and Frank touch turns to gold!

  • Chloe2001

    I’m loving GH Duke and Anna are reunited together they way they were meant to be,
    Noah and Bobbie although off screen they are together waiting on those wedding invites :)
    Laura married Scott still very much inlove with Luke, their adventures still amaze me.
    Felicia and Mac are together after all these years raising her girls he deserves to win her heart.

    I loved the return of the nurses ball Brenda throwing a bread roll at Carly’s head was hilarious then Carly shooting more at Brenda like Bread bullets lol Brenda vs Carly always a classic.

    I’m loving the writing I’m loving Ron and Frank they always amaze me,

    I kinda wish we had more Franco and Carly tho that episode of her saving him from himself on the bridge just captured me I was a hater I doubted Ron something I will never do again.

    Thank you Ron and Frank!

  • Sara

    Good job everyone :)
    Loving Ron and Frank,
    They throw Comedy Romance Adventure Drama Mystery in a big bag shake it up and out comes General Hospital!!!
    I’m loving the return of Scotty Laura Lucy Nicholas Anna Duke Aj,
    Feels like old GH again and I love it!

    Something I noticed myself falling for is Carly and Franco it’s strange before I hated all things Roger Howarth
    Now I guess Carly/Laura has worked her magic once more I can’t wait to see this story progress :)

  • Lynn

    I’m awaiting Robin Scorpio’s return, but I am loving these stories Duke and Anna vs the Jerome’s,
    Morgan playing with his mother inlaw he’s so Sonny and Carly’s Son,
    I’m loving the possible Britt and Nick stuff ever since Emily died I couldn’t imagine him with anyone until Britt,
    Sam actually falling for someone that doesnt beat or threaten her I’m loving her with Silas,
    Luke can’t die ever and seeing him this close to death again proves he’s unbeatable and unstoppable,
    This chemistry between Roger Howarth and Laura Wright is undeniable even if you hate them you can’t deny they have more chemistry then gasoline and a match more of Carly around Franco I swear they will set my tv screen on fire,
    Amazing Job Ron and Frank you really do know what fans want!

  • AmberScott

    I been a Carly fan since 1999 
    I even named one of my kids after her, seeing Carly deal with her children and handle Sonny the way only she knows how just keeps me loving her more and more,
    Carly and Franco have chemistry the are Sexy funny and different I love the Dynamic’s of it I love the fact that Carly is going to a place she has never gone before and evolving her as a character by doing so,

    Ron and Frank keeps everything interesting by going places most people wouldn’t, having no fear and they indeed recaptured the excitement that was GH.

  • Eileen

    Bravo to GH, Kudos to the Cartini team and the fine, fine cast of actors and crew. Love the returns of the vets tying in such rich history. I’m glad I’m not in charge of booting any character off the island because I love them all and couldn’t choose one. (ok, on 2nd thought, I could choose Taylor. sorry girl) I love that Robin returns and I’m hoping for a conclusion to who shot Connie…love Duke & Anna, love Carly & Franco, Brit & Nik, Ava & Morgan All Soapy goodness!

  • Kim

    I started watching when I saw a promo with Michael Easton, decided to DVR it and the rest is history. This has been after a very long soap hiatus. There is nothing like having a favorite show available 5 days a week. Kudos to GH!

  • LauraHowarthFan

    Congrats to the GH team, especially Ron and Frank for turning this show around from the verge of its death. I am also thankful that PP took back their characters. Franco may not be the best man that had ever happened to Carly but he sure as hell will bring the greatest love story into Carly’s life. With their rich and painful past, the possibilities are endless. Can’t wait to see their story unfolded.

  • Alex

    I love it ALL and I don´t miss a single episode. Thanks to Ron & Frank who turned this show into something you just can´t miss.
    I love the Carly / Franco pairing, Robin´s return, Britt and Nik, even Ava & Morgan….

    Congrats to the entire staff of GH who made this work.

  • SoapFansTogether

    What a sharp contrast to the ATWT replacement show – “The Talk” – that is in the same time slot and drawing only about half the ratings in the women 18-49 key demo. Like all the cheap replacement shows.

    Networks must finally make smart investments again – in soaps!!

  • SoapFansTogether

    So “The Chew”, in its “second strongest week in 6 months”, draw the same rating in the women 18-49 demo as GH in the women 18-34 (!) demo

    AMC and OLTL drew much better numbers in the key demos than “The Chew”, too, and could be in the same position as General Hospital today.

    No one is buying these desperate and ridiculous ABC press releases concerning “The Chew” anyway. A 0.8 rating (women 18-49) being the “second-highest rating in 6 months” is nothing else than the clearest evidence of failure.

  • luthecat

    Makes you wonder if cancelling the other soaps will be a good move long term for ABC…

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