The ratings are out for the week of July 6th through the 10th. And after a very bad week previously, General Hospital rebounded and was the only daytime drama out of the four network soaps to gain in total viewers!
GH added +184,000 bringing it’s average total viewer count to 2, 723,000. The lone ABC soap opera also gained in total viewers in all three women’s demo categories: 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54, where it showed the most gains adding +51,000. However, the series still tied an all-time low in the 18-49 demo ratings share.
As predicted and previously reported, the ratings uptake on GH featured the return of Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and the reveal that little Jake Spencer (James Nigbor) is alive, while Luke (Anthony Geary) and Lucky had some touching heart-to-heart conversations, and more.
Over at The Young and the Restless the show continues to be at number one averaging 4,920,000 total viewers, and was up in the 18-49 female demo adding +56,000 viewers – the most in that category of any of the network soaps. However, all four networks soaps showed increases in the 18-49 demo, as well as the 25-54 audience.
The Bold and the Beautiful remained in the second spot slightly down with total viewers at 3, 694,000, and Days of our Lives was only slightly down from last week coming in at 2,344,000. View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.
So, what do you think about General Hospital stopping its skid with a solid ratings week? Do you think they can continue to hold steady and/or climb? What stories are working for you on your favorite soaps? What stories aren’t … and make you want to tune-out? Which soap is your favorite right now? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!