Those soap opera hitmakers, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, have worked their magic on General Hospital, just as they had over at One Life to Live, if the new ratings out via ABC have anything to say about it!
As we reported a few weeks ago, GH was nearing their best season in five years and they have hit their mark! The ratings week of September 16th-20th put GH over the top! According to ABC, General Hospital also delivered a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.78 million) for the week of September 16th, and it’s best showing since the week of 4/8/13 – climbing by a solid 8% over the year ago week (vs. 2.58 million).
Then 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.
So fans what do you think about the resurgence of General Hospital from where it was before Frank and Ron took over? Are you happy with General Hospital as we head into major stories for the fall and November sweeps? And, for those GH fans, give yourselves a pat on the back for hanging in, and watching the show each day. The support you have shown for your favorite soap is a big key to their success and survival!