'General Hospital' Surges to an Over 2-Year High in Women 18-49

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November 21st, 2013


via press release:

“The Chew” Delivers its #2 Week on Record in Total Viewers, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54; Monday’s Show Sets Record High in Women 18-49


 “General Hospital” Surges to an Over 2-Year High in Women 18-49 and

Women 25-54 and a Near 11 Month High in Total Viewers; Is the

#1 Program in Daytime for the 12th Time in 13 Weeks in Women 18-34



“The Chew”: (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

In another solid week, “The Chew” delivered its #2 week in the series’ history in Total Viewers (2.81 million), Women 18-49 (583,000/0.9 rating) and Women 25-54 (732,000/1.2 rating), posting double digit increases year to year.


Notably, the past three weeks have ranked among the show’s Top 4 weeks of all time in Total Viewers and among its Top 5 weeks on record in Women 25-54.


  • Impressively, Monday’s telecast, featuring back to basics Thanksgiving recipes, stood as the series’ #1 telecast of all time in Women 18-49 (656,000/1.0 rating), its #2 telecast ever in Women 25-54 (819,000/1.3 rating) and its #3 telecast to date in Total Viewers (3.02 million).


  • Year to year, “The Chew” soared by 10% in Total Viewers (2.81 million vs. 2.56 million), by 21% in Women 18-49 (583,000 vs. 482,000) and by 18% in Women 25-54 (732,000 vs. 621,000).



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

“General Hospital” climbed to an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (753,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (1.00 million/1.6 rating), placing a solid #2 in the demos, and set a near 11 month high in Total Viewers (2.98 million) – since weeks of 8/15/11, 3/21/11 and 12/24/12, respectively. Furthermore, “General Hospital” ranked as the #1 program in daytime for the 12th time in the past 13 weeks in Women 18-34 (255,000/0.8 rating).


  • “General Hospital” posted solid gains over year ago levels, including by 6% in Total Viewers (2.98 million vs. 2.81 million), by 8% in Women 18-49 (753,000 vs. 697,000) and by 16% in Women 25-54 (1.00 million vs. 863,000).



Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, weeks of 11/11/13, Live + Same Day. Program rankings based on U.S. ratings and include ties. Gapped/Breakout/Specials programming excluded. 

  • Jeff

    WOW! Awesome GH. Almost to 3 million! This week might be over 3 million. Lots of major stuff happening!

  • Shawn

    GO GH!!!

  • moshane58

    So good to see it rising. The show has been great.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I am so happy for their fans. Maybe GH will be around for a long time to come.

  • Robbee 66

    OH, YEAH GH just keeps getting better and better and it shows! I guess Jill f Phelps is worried. She had to poach another GH star!!!

  • maloney

    GH ROCKS!!!!! :)

  • katie

    Phelphs & then Guza almost killed GH. Love the writers now. Fantastic writing and acting. Reminds me of the writing of the 80’s when GH was #1.
    Y&R will suffer under Phelps.

  • Marissa

    Keep on keeping on GH! Nice momentum! Loving the GH stories right now.

  • Heather

    Again The View is noteworthy for its absence on this ABC Daytime report.

  • MBmomof3

    So happy to see GH not only improve their ratings, but also receive acknowledgement from ABC. I love this show! To all involved in the production of this show, thank you and keep up the great work.

  • SoapFansTogether

    GH draws the same numbers in women 18-34 as the crappy “Chew” in women 18-49 in a so-called “record week”.

    Soaps are so much superior to these cheap crappy replacement shows, especially in the key demos, no matter how they try to spin it.

    With AMC and OLTL still on, ABC could now have GH-like ratings the whole afternoon.

  • GHFanfrom81

    @Robbee 66 so true! Cant help but agree that the Tristan Rogers snatch had everything to do with the Scorpio rating surge. GH blew it by not ensuring he was solid through the time they needed him. Every time they focus on the Scorpios the rating surge.

  • WannaLoveGH

    Is it my imagination, or are there an unusual number of gushing, glowing reviews for this messed-up show on every single GH blog anymore? It’s a bit over the top, gentlemen.

    I have a soft place in my heart for General Hospital, and I have endured a lot of bad plot twists and questionable writing over the years. But lately I’m almost wishing they’d go out with a big, final party before the show gets any more painful to watch.

    Keep Felix; he’s a cutie. But most of the other new people from the past couple of years can just go. Even Robin looks washed out this week, although she might fill some people’s Laura void. But get rid of Spinelli’s redhaired girl and bring him back from Zombieland, and bring all the other characters back from their assorted islands and dungeons to have a nice Port Charles Christmas. (Thanksgiving was lame, btw…not even a shot of pizza at the Quartermaine’s! And no, “We Gather Together.” Hell, Luke could have led that one in the karaoke bar. Oh, and pay whatever fortune it takes to get Ethan back, and Lucky, and the real LuLu.

    And those homeless hoboes from OLTL have got to go! It’s ONE life to live…Todd doesn’t get to vanish and come back as James Franco, are you kidding me? And bad enough when he was Alan’s invisible baby, but now I’m supposed to believe that R. Howarth is Kin Shriner’s little boy? See, my mind is just not going there. It’s too much for the writers to ask.

    And that Kiki Starr girl…she’s one of the reasons I never watched the other show. I want no parts of her singing career, or her inevitable twerking, or her shrill voice…she can run off with Michael, maybe, because that actor just screams “Disney Boy” and is really not right for the part. And that other one, Morgan, can go to prison or military school, but he just sours the screen, really.

    And I know Jason’s gone for good (for now), but that bump on a stump vampire guy who’s latched on to Sam is my cue to go grab some coffee. All these confusing characters have to go, and maybe if they ran back to Prospect Park it would help settle the impending LAWSUIT over this disastrous plot butchery.

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