General Hospital had the best week of all the four networks daytime dramas for the ratings period of June 18-22nd. GH has the most gains adding +128,000 viewers and landing in the third place among the soaps with 2,422,000 viewers and is now ahead again of Days of our Lives. GH was the only soap for the ratings period to increase viewers in the key 18-49 women demo!
The Bold and the Beautiful was the only other show to show gains adding +12,000 viewers and holding strong in second place with 3, 140, 000 viewers. Of note: B&B and GH also picked up male viewers with men 18 and up, as did DAYS. As for the number one, The Young and the Restless, they lost another -120,000 viewers and DAYS lost -112,000 viewers.
The week topped off for GH with the ABC series winning the Outstanding Daytime Drama at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Now the key question is, with Good Afternoon America about to launch as its lead-in for the summer on July 9th will it kick-up the numbers further for GH? And what will it all mean in the long run? Let us know what you think of GH’s chances to rise further in the ratings? And what you would tell your favorite shows to do, to increase their ratings? To view the complete ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network click here!