The Young and the Restless is not the only show to have an extremely strong ratings week ending October 20th! According to ABC, General Hospital delivered its 2nd-most-watched week in well over 2 years in the key Women 25-54 demo! And the show continued to be strong for the 9th straight week in Women 18-34 and in the number one spot in that demo! Looks like Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) return to the canvas, and all the events surrounding it are clearly paying off for GH!
Here is the official summary of the numbers from Nielsen via ABC, “General Hospital climbed to an over 2-year high in Women 18-49 (745,000/1.2 rating) and delivered its 2nd-most-watched week in well over 2 years in Women 25-54 (960,000/1.6 rating) – since weeks of 9/26/11 and 8/15/11, respectively – ranking a solid #2 in the demos and was the #1 program for the 9th straight week in Women 18-34 (254,000/0.8 rating). Furthermore, it climbed to a six-month high in Total Viewers (2.821 million) – since week of 4/8/13. General Hospital improved over year ago levels by 11% in Women 18-49 (745,000 vs. 672,000) and by 17% in Women 25-54 (960,000 vs. 819,000).”
So it looks to be a very good time for soaps as we head into the crucial and all important November Sweeps period! What do you think of General Hospital’s performance over the last week? Do you think with the big ratings period behind us, GH will score in the top spot of all the key female demos? And what about the men? What show are you watching? Let us know!