Friday, October 18, 2013

GENERAL HOSPITAL Beats THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for 1st Time in Over 2 1/2 Years to Rank #1 in Women 18-49; Rises to Over 3 Year High in Women 18-34 and Over 2 Year High in Women 18-49

The ratings are in for the week of October 7-11, 2013. For the first time in over two-and-a-half years, GENERAL HOSPITAL ranked as the #1 program in daytime in Women 18-49 (735,000/1.1 rating) – since week of February 21, 2011 – placed #1 for the 8th straight week in Women 18-34 (285,000/0.8 rating) and came with 7% of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for #1 in Women 25-54 (938,000/1.5 rating), its closest competitive finish in over two years – since week of 8/15/11.

The week stood as the series' most-watched week in over 3 years in Women 18-34 and in over 2 years in Women 18-49 – since weeks of 9/27/10 and 9/26/11, respectively.

GENERAL HOSPITAL surged by 40% in Women 18-34 (285,000 vs. 203,000), by 17% in Women 18-49 (735,000 vs. 629,000) and by 12% in Women 25-54 (938,000 vs. 840,000).

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, weeks of 10/7/13 and 10/8/12, Live + Same Day. Gapped/Breakout programming excluded.


From SON:
Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 4,524,000 (-228,000/-125,000)
2. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 3,378,000 (-143,000/-22,000)
3. GENERAL HOSPITAL 2,793,000 (+62,000/+122,000)
4. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 2,492,000 (+66,000/+126,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. GENERAL HOSPITAL 735,000 (+17,000/+106,000)
2. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 726,000 (-84,000/-120,000)
3. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 588,000 (+49,000/+79,000)
4. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 535,000 (-141,000/-166,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GENERAL HOSPITAL 285,000 (+22,000/+82,000)
2. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 226,000 (-4,000/+34,000)
3. DAYS OF OUR LIVES DAYS 207,000 (+25,000/+30,000)
4. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 153,000 (-50,000/-16,000)

- The Death of Delia Abbott: What's Wrong With THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS?
- GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sean Blakemore, Tyler Christopher, Roger Howarth, Kelly Monaco & Jason Thompson Visit THE CHEW on October 24th
- READER POLL: Soap of the Week (October 14-18, 2013)


  1. Loving GH right now. Tyler Christopher is amazing love his story line. Love it that Nikolas was the one to find Robin. Their friendship has been one of my favorite storylines in GH. Keep up the good work, very interesting storylines where everyone is included and not just mob centered.

  2. Great having Robert Scorpio back on GH and pairing him back with Anna Devane. Really like all of them Robert, Anna, Nikolas, Robin all working together. They all make a great team. GH hasn't been this good in years.

  3. If GH wants to improve ratings, producers should stick with long arc with Robert, Anna...and Duke's history with the Jerome Family. The more we see Scorpio and Devane on the screen, the more viewers who once loved GH will tune in.