The ratings are out for the week of August 11th to August 15th, and it was ABC’s General Hospital who had a solid week showing gains in the all important total viewers numbers. GH while remaining in third place among the four soaps, added +75,000 to its tally, bringing its total to 2,879,000.
The only other soap to shows gains was NBC’s Days of our Lives which added +59,000 and came in with a weekly total of 2,463,000. General Hospital also was up in the key women’s 18-49 demo adding +17,000, and being only one of two soaps in that demographic to be on the plus side (Y&R being the other with +7,000)! GH continues to be giving Y&R a run for the money, inching up and not too far away from the number one position.
DAYS saw gains in the women’s 18-34 demo, being the only soap in that demographic to add viewers. And all four network soaps saw gains in the 25-54 demo category. CBS soaps; The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful continue to be at #1 and #2 positions in total viewers despite a week of losing viewers. View the complete ratings picture courtesy of SON here.
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