Remember the week of December 2nd through the 6th! That was when the viewers saw the efforts and the payoff of the work General Hospital had been leading up to for months!
During that ratings week, which marked the episodes where Robin (Kimberly McCullough) is reunited with Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) for the first time in almost two years, and the fallout from Patrick and Sabrina’s (Teresa Castillo) wedding, scored tremendous numbers for the ABC soap opera who is finishing up its 50th anniversary year on a high note!
According to ABC,”General Hospital ranked as the #1 program in Daytime for the first time in over 6 years in Women 25-54 (1.18 million/1.9 rating), and also ranked #1 in Women 18-34 (289,000/0.9 rating) and Women 18-49 (880,000/1.4 rating), marking the series’ first sweep across the key women demos in over six years – both since week of 7/16/07. ”
And with that, the week which included the town of Port Charles reeling from seeing Robin alive,s tood as the series’ most-watched week in nearly six years in Total Viewers (3.31 million)! The Friday telecast of December 6th, surged to a near 6-year high in Total Viewers (3.45 million) and near 3 year high in Women 25-54 (1.24 million/2.0 rating) – since 1/21/08 and 2/21/11, respectively.
General Hospital has now posted the biggest year-to-year gains of any broadcast daytime drama in Total Viewers (+30% – 3.31 million vs. 2.54 million), Women 18-49 (+44% – 880,000 vs. 609,000) and Women 25-54 (+55% – 1.18 million vs. 760,000). And as we previously reported last week, GH is on pace to have their best season in seven years!
So, were you tuning into the big moment of Robin’s return last week? What do you think of General Hospital’s ratings? Have you enjoyed the show and what the creative team and cast delivered in this major ratings week? Comment below!