The ratings are out for the week of February 2nd through February 6h, and for this period it was ABC’s daytime drama General Hospital that scored strong numbers, and added viewers across the board.
GH went back over the 3 million mark in total viewers increasing their total to 3,156,00 and added + 169,000 – the most of all four network daytime dramas for the week. Y&R added +102,000, and DAYS added +67.000 to their total viewer count, as well. The action in Port Charles that week was surrounding the two bombs that were set to explode! One, to kill Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and the other to kill the residents of Port Charles aboard the Haunted Star.
This was the week viewers also learned that Fluke could possibly be the real Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary), that Sonny (Maurice Benard) saved the day and then got pardoned, and that “Jake” (Billy Miller) fessed up to being under the control of Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and more. GH also scored the most gains in all key womens demos: 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54.
Days of our Lives, which had the major drama of Sonny (Freddie Smith) being stabbed and his emergency surgery, and the set-up of the fallout between Will (Guy Wilson), Sonny and Paul (Christopher Sean), gave the NBC soap a bit of a boost in key demos ; women 18-49 and 25-54. However, DAYS is still is being out-performed by all three other network daytime dramas. CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful was the only show to lose total viewers for the week. To view the entire ratings via SON click here.
So, what do you think of GH’s performance for the ratings week? Thus far, which soap opera is delivering the best February Sweeps? Comment below!