|#GH50 trended on Twitter on Monday|
For comparison, here's a look at some of Monday's peak numbers:
Soap Opera Estimated Tweets Per Hour (Peak Numbers for April, 1, 2013)
#GH50 - 9,800
#GH - 1,099
#DAYS - 485
#YR - 279
#BB - 147 (This is the official BIG BROTHER hashtag, but we have seen it used for B&B)
#OLTL - 63
#GeneralHospital - 61
#YandR - 54
#DOOL - 34
#BoldandBeautiful - 0
The #GH50 hashtag performed strongly all weekend long during the 50-hour SOAPnet marathon of classic episodes. The gap is greater today than usual but #GH50 (or #GH) is solidly leading the pack on Twitter. This may explain why the 50-year old soap has grown more than any other daytime program among young viewers in the past year.
For perspective, #TheWalkingDead peak on Sunday night was estimated to be 193,400 tweets per hour.
We will keep monitoring the Twitter trends as the west coast broadcasts air and update the data if the peak numbers for Monday change.
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