How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” 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 (“All My Children” and “One Life to Live”) 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 ratings 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, “The Revolution,” 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,” “The Chew,” “The Talk” and “The View,” 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).



NBC Universal

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Tuesday, March 6, a presidential press conference took place and was carried live by NBC and other broadcasters. The press conference resulted in the preemption of “Days of our Lives,” which pushes all episodes of the drama series back by one day.

As “DAYS” currently films approximately three months in advance of airdate, the soap opera will not become current with its planned episodes for some time.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of March 12, 2012.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: A showdown begins. Dante and Lulu are puzzled. Steve’s past is discussed.
  • Tuesday: John McBain (“One Life to Live’s” Michael Easton) arrives in Port Charles… why? Maxie is guilt-ridden. Anthony works on Johnny accepting an offer from Kate.
  • Wednesday: A big event takes place in Port Charles. A bickering match between Monica and Tracy. Jason makes a request.
  • Thursday: Sam gets Alexis and Molly on board. Jason gets a visitor at the hospital. Patrick’s upset.
  • Friday:  Jason and Sam get heated. Sonny confronts Kate. Maxie is going crazy.


ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of February 20-24, 2012

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,584,000 (-160,000/-42,000)
2. B&B 3,084,000 (-201,000/+157,000)
3. DAYS 2,489,000 (+21,000/-267,000)
4. GH 2,354,000 (+192,000/-571,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.3/7 (-.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)
3. GH 1.8/5 (+.2/-.4)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 956,000 (-16,000/+92,000)
2. B&B 697,000 (-43,000/+178,000)
3. GH 598,000 (+71,000/-276,000)
4. DAYS 521,000 (-5,000/-218,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5 (same/+.2)
2. B&B 1.1 (-.1/+.3)
3. GH 0.9 (+.1/-.4)
4. DAYS 0.8 (same/-.3) <—— ties low (5th straight week)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6 (-.1/same)
2. GH 0.5 (+.1/-.3)
3. DAYS 0.4 (same/-.2) <—— ties low (4th straight week)
3. B&B 0.4 (-.1/same)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 988,000 (-76,000/-26,000)
2. B&B 588,000 (-77,000/-25,000)
3. DAYS 540,000 (-14,000/-105,000)
4. GH 453,000 (+28,000/-43,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,219,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,015,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,274,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,800,000
Friday: 2.3/3,109,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,570,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,370,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,428,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,582,000
Friday: 1.8/2,497,000

GH
Monday: 1.6/2,188,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,466,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,294,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,308,000
Friday: 1.9/2,516,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,882,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,523,000
Wednesday: 3.4/4,674,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,440,000
Friday: 3.3/4,400,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through February 26, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.5
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. DAYS 1.1
2. GH 1.1
4. B&B 1.0

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