‘General Hospital’ Hits Four-Month High in Key Demos, ‘The Revolution’ Continues Poor Performance

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( — “” is the only soap opera left on the ABC Daytime schedule and is also the longest running dramatic series in the networks history. Unfortunately, the soap is facing the same cancellation danger that its former network counterparts (“” and “”) faced just over a year ago before ABC officially announced the two would go off the air in a press release. Before any decision on the future of “GH” is ultimately made, the drama series is showing an uptick in key demos and viewership.

For the week of February 27 – March 2, 2012, “General Hospital” averaged 2.4 million viewers (highest since week of January 9, 2012), 657,000 Women 18-49 viewers (18-week high) and 871,000 Women 25-54 viewers (three-month high) per details released today by Marc Berman of TV Media Insights. Compared to its performance during the week of February 20-24, 2012, “GH” increased its Women 18-49 performance by 59,000 viewers and retained a similar overall viewership total. By comparison, “,” which hit its second most-watched week since its debut (week of January 16, 2012), averaged just 1.62 million viewers.

“The Revolution” is down 23 percent in total viewers, 27 percent in Women 25-54 rating, 38 percent in Women 18-49 rating and 40 percent in Women 18-34 rating compared to “One Life to Live’s” performance on the year-ago (week of February 28, 2011).

For more ratings information on “The Revolution,” “,” “” and “,” check out TV Media Insights.

ABC Press Release:

“The Chew” posted a 7-week high in Total Viewers (2.489 million – since week of 1/9/12), climbing by an impressive 11% over “All My Children’s” year-ago delivery (vs. 2.249 million), by 10% in Women 25-54 (1.1 rating vs. 1.0 rating) and tying in Women 18-34 (0.4 rating) and Women 18-49 (0.7 rating).

“General Hospital” recorded 18-week highs in Women 18-49 (657,000) and Women 25-54 (871,000), since the week of 10/24/11, a 13-week high in Women 18-34 (172,000 – since the week of 11/28/11) and a 7-week high in Total Viewers (2.403 million – since the week of 1/9/12).

“The Revolution” delivered its most-watched week in Women 25-54 (485,000 – tied debut week) and 2nd-most-watched week to date in Total Viewers (1.624 million) and Women 18-49 (351,000), behind only its premiere week, posting an impressive 4th consecutive week of gains in Total Viewers.

Moreover, Friday’s show was the series’ #2 telecast ever in Women 25-54 (531,000), while Wednesday’s show was its #4 telecast to date in Total Viewers (1.761 million).

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  • My2Cents2

    where are the stats?

    • ErrolLew

      Coming Soon 🙂

  • Didja Noit

    I prefer the actual ratings statistics.  Also, why is there a picture of a OLTL character showing with the General Hospital ratings?   Why not Tristan Rogers or Finola Hughes?

    • msmoop

      Because GH’s ratings only went up when Starr Manning started on the show Feb. 24th.

  • I know some GH fans don’t like the OLTL crossover, but when it comes right down to it, it’s SAVING the show.

    The week after OLTL went off the air, GH’s ratings plummeted and hit alltime lows.  Once the OLTL’s made their debut, the ratings went back up.

    Why is there a picture of Starr in the article?  She’s among those characters who helped those highs and since KA is on contract she IS a GH character now.

    This is a winwin situation, guys.  The OLTL’ers help GH’s ratings which helps GH in its fight to survive while the OLTL fans get a “sequel” in the meantime while still awaiting a revival and the fact that GH’s ratings climb when OLTL characters are on are major strengths for those working to get OLTL back in some form.

  • My2Cents2

    DITTO on everything you stated in your post Mupp. I been saying that all along, only you put it into words better than I did.Todays Show:Has anyone noticed that out of all past & presents actors that have been on opening credits this week, the only person who I haven’t seen is Maxie. (Old) Did I miss it, or am I right? Krissy was shown today.Where is Aunt Dorian the Senator with her niece going thru such trauma?? Calling Aunt Dorian & Uncle David.Too much OLTL?? WHO CARES! Its working people! CORENinthos! LMAO! LOVE how Todd pronounces his name!
    Ohh Todd you are priceless. Alexis…few words, but her intertwine with Sonny Gotti is priceless. (sarcastic)Mouthy Magget Maggie…can’t she get stuck in an elevator and KABOO..she is gone??Robin?? That is what the show is lacking. CLosure to the storyling before new stuff brought on. Right?Carly, Sonny, Blair & Todd.
    How much better does it get??I give today a b+How can’t the show be cancelled?? Didn’t Raven say she knew it as a fact?? OK I am being sarcastic. Sorry.