The ratings are out for the week of November 10th through the 14th and General Hospital and Days of our Lives were the only two of the four network daytime dramas to be in the plus column in total viewers!
GH added the most with + 154,000 to bring its tally to back over the 3 Million mark at 3,074,000. In addition, GH was the only show to add viewers in the women key 18-49 demo, and was the only soap to add viewers in the women 25-54 demo.
The Monday November 10th episode was one the most watched for the week for GH scoring a rating share and total viewers of 2.38/3,260,000. In it, Sonny (Maurice Benard) was starring down the the barrel of a gun thanks to a betrayed Michael (Chad Duell). Next, the mob king is arrested for the murder of AJ Quartermaine! Meanwhile, Ava (Maura West) is hysterical in the hospital that Nina (Michelle Stafford) and Madeline (Donna Mills) have kidnapped her baby!
In addition, the Wednesday November 12th episode was solid for GH with ratings share and total viewers digits at 2.39/3,176,00. The episode opened with the Franco (Roger Howarth) narrated prologue which ends with the line, “This isn’t karma … this is revenge!”. Later, Michael (Chad Duell) gets cozy with Rosalie (Linda Elena Tovar), Sonny (Maurice Benard) end up the slammer, and Nina (Michelle Stafford) having knocked out Madeline (Donna Mills) becomes further delusional. Finally, Franco leaves a haunting videotape message for Carly to watch (after his bomb rigging ruse), as Franco orchestrates his getaway with Nina.
Over at Days of our Lives, they were the other soap to gain in total viewers adding +38,000 bringing its total to 2,411,000, while The Young and the Restless lost the most viewers for the week with -136,000, but note the top rated sudser is not that far away from the 5 million mark with 4,845,000.
Y&R though, had the most-watched episode of the week for any of the daytime drama on their Monday, November 10th episode bringing in 3.61/4,981,000. In the episode, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) asked Billy (Burgess Jenkins) why Jack (Peter Bergman) has a picture of Kelly (Cady McClain) in his desk and begins putting two and two together. Stitch (Sean Carrigan) tells Maureen (Meredith Baxter) that he is going to tell Victoria (Amelia Heinle) the truth tonight. Adam (Justin Hartley) watches Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Connor on his computer and gets upset when Chelsea talks about Billy moving in.
As for The Bold and the Beautiful they lost -86,000, but they still holds strong in second place with 3,691,000 total viewers. To view the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON click here.
So, what do you think of the performance of General Hospital for the ratings week? Was GH the best show during the rating week … or did Y&R, B&B, and DAYS strike your fancy? Which soap is keeping your interest the most right now? Weigh-in below!