There is no doubt about now, General Hospital is ascending up the ratings ladder and for the ratings period of November 5th -9th, GH scored a phenomenal 2,824,000 total viewers! That again is a new ratings record for the Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati super team that is bringing the lone ABC soap into prominence once again!
With all the back from the dead returns, the show is garnering plenty of steam, and this is only the tip of the iceberg! It will be interesting to see next week’s ratings which had the Faison reveal as part of the air dates.
In addition, General Hospital was number one in women 18-34 ahead of The Young and the Restless with its largest ratings edge in nearly 4 and half years in that demo! The series was up 21% compared to the same week last year in Total Viewers, 54% in Women 18-34, and 23% in Women 18-49.
Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless held its overall number one spot with 4,372,000 followed by The Bold and the Beautiful at 3,185,000. B&B’s ratings next week will be interesting to see as well with the heartbreaking Stephanie Forrester Goodbye Party episodes as part of the ratings equation. Days of our Lives, while in fourth place, also seemed to gain some steam scoring 2,553,000 in total viewers. You can view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here.
Ok soapers, time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback. What is working on your favorite soaps? Who do you want to see have more airtime? What show do you think needs the most improvement? What do you think of GH’s growing numbers, impressed? Weigh-in!