In some good news for a change for the ratings of the now lone ABC soap opera, General Hospital, and as we expected, the week of February 20 – 24th saw a good increase for the series. With Robin’s exit story playing out where her body was charred and burned beyond recognition due to a laboratory explosion (Thanks Maxie!), the week saw the final performance of real-time Robin! Now, of course various members of the Drake/Scorpio family are seeing her as a ghost and Jason, too! In addition, new head writer, Ron Carlivati’s scripts began to air, this ratings week, and viewers began to see quicker paced scenes with impact to them.
GH gained 192,000 viewers for the week plus went up one-tenth of a ratings point in the key women 18-34 and 18-49 demo. The only other soap to show gains was Days of our Lives who added another +21,000 eyeballs keeping the series in the third place of the four remaining soaps and ahead of GH, Will’s coming out story and the EJ/Sami secret helped continued the show’s recent steady progress.
However, this week was not a good week for the CBS soaps, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. While they remained at number one and number two, respectively, they both lost viewers. View the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network after the jump.
Now, let us know how you think the four remaining soaps are fairing? And, how do you feel about the odd exit of long-time GH fan favorite Kimberly McCullough (Robin)? Do you think the character deserved a better exit ? Do you think the burned body is actually Robin’s? Weigh in!