The ratings are out for the week of August 12th -16th and the one network soap to gain viewers was ABC’s General Hospital!
GH added +83,000 in total viewers, and moved well ahead of DAYS for the third spot! DAYS lost the most total viewers for the ratings period with -113,000.
What was also of note was the Tuesday episode during the ratings period that we loved that featured Kathleen Gati as Dr. Obrecht in disguise at Mac and Felicia’s pre-wedding party at the Floating Rib, was the most watched episode of the week for GH! The soap also scored in the 18-49 key female demo adding +27,000 during the ratings week. And, GH also added viewers in the 18-34 female demo.
Elsewhere, The Young and the Restless although losing -9,000 in total viewers remained at number one with 4,511,000, and while The Bold and the Beautiful lost – 63,000 total viewers, it stayed in the number two spot with a total of 3,382,000. Check out the entire ratings picture here via SON.
Now it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback of the week! Do you feel General Hospital now on the upswing again? What are you enjoying most on your favorite soaps? What would you do to the storylines to increase viewership on our favorite soap? Weigh-in!