The ratings are out for the week of January 21st-25th 2013 and it was General Hospital who posted the best numbers! GH was the only one of the four network soaps to gain viewers for the week adding +108,000 giving its total viewer numbers for the week to 2,908,000. The lone ABC soap also was in the lead in the key 18-34 female demographic besting number one sudser, The Young and the Restless!
So let’s take a look at what was going on that week in Port Charles: Sabrina, Britt, Patrick and Emma were part of a major story where Bitchy Britt told little Emma she did not like her and Emma upset … disappeared! (The pick-up of the cliffhanger was this Monday Jan 28, so that is not counted here) In addition, there was more ELQ drama of who would take over the company between AJ and Michael vs Tracy and Ned. Meanwhile, Maxie was shocked to find out she was pregnant via Spinelli, and Luke told Anna he loved her and would compete against Duke for her heart!
On the other soaps, The Young and the Restless was strong at number one for the week (even though viewership was down) with 4,573,000. The Bold and the Beautiful is firmly in second place with 3,492,000, and Days of our Lives which had a great week previously, lost some ground with 2,773,000, but is doing much better than a year ago at this time! You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!
OK, soapers! Be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair quarterback! Are you into the stories on GH? How will the ratings be next week with the kick-off of the ‘vampire’ murder mystery? What would you fix or revise on your favorite soaps to bring up their ratings numbers? What characters do you want to see more or less of? What storylines are working for you, and which are not? Weigh-in!