Port Charles is the place to visit these days if you are thinking about what to watch in the afternoon, or on SOAPnet (if you still get it in your city), or, on your DVR’s! In the latest ratings for the week of October 1st through October 5th, GH delivered it’s highest numbers of total viewers since late March of 2011!
By the numbers, General Hospital added +193,000 viewers for the ratings period bringing its total viewers to +2,714,000! In the key demos GH did extremely well too! In Women 18-49, GH added +109,000 viewers and gained in the ratings share for the demographic as well! GH was also number one in Women 18-34 adding another + 49,000, and that rating share was up too. Looks like viewers were into the Sonny and Kate/Connie wedding twists and turns, and the fallout involving many residents of Port Chuck!
The only other soap to add total viewers for the ratings week was Days of our Lives which had a gain of +33,000 bringing their total to 2,399,000. However DAYS is not doing well with the key Women 18-34 demo. Once again it tied a new series low!
As per usual, The Young and the Restless remained in the number one slot, even though they dipped in total viewers as Nikki and Victor slept together, Sharon decided to sue Victor for abandonment and then is arrested! Elsewhere, Christine and Danny made love! The Bold and the Beautiful kept its hold on the number two slot, but like Y&R, lost total viewers for the week. B&B lost the most viewers for the ratings period -79,000. You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!
So soapers, what do you think of GH’s performance in the ratings? And, as its time for you to be our weekly Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback, what would you do to improve each of the four soaps ratings? What is working? What isn’t? Weigh-in!