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ABC’s “General Hospital” is Daytime’s Most Watched Program in Women 18-34 for the 6th time in 7 weeks, posting a two year-high in the key demographic, according to a press release issued today by ABC. ABC is Daytime’s most watched in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49.

Ratings are for the week of November 12-16, 2012.

via Press Release

ABC is the #1 Network in Daytime for 10th Consecutive Week

In Women 18-34, and for 6th Week in a Row in Women 18-49

“General Hospital” Ranks as Daytime’s #1 Program in Women 18-34 for the 6thTime in the Prior 7 Weeks, Boasting a 2-Year High in the Target Demo

“The Chew” Nearly Matches Last Week’s Series High in Women 18-34;

Hits 10-Month High in Total Viewers and 9-Month High in Women 18-49 

Daytime Programming Highlights

• ABC stood as Daytime’s #1 network for the 10th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (0.7rating/239,000), and was #1 for the 6th straight week in Women 18-49 (0.9 rating/599,000 – tied).

• “General Hospital” qualified as Daytime’s #1 program for the 6th time in the previous 7 weeks inWomen 18-34 (0.8 rating/275,000), rising to a 2-year high in the target demo – since week of 11/8/10.

• “General Hospital” surged over year-ago levels in key measures, including by 19% in Total Viewers (2.81 million vs. 2.37 million), by 55% in Women 18-34 (275,000 vs. 177,000) and by10% in Women 18-49 (697,000 vs. 635,000).

• In the final week before holiday cooking season, “The Chew” virtually equaled last week’s series high in Women 18-34 (194,000 vs. 195,000), ranking among the week’s Top 5 daytime programs for the 2nd consecutive week (0.6 rating), and hit a 10-month high in Total Viewers (2.56 million) and 9-month high in Women 18-49 (482,000) – since weeks of 1/9/12 and 2/20/12, respectively.

Following are the Daytime lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs ranks among key Women, sorted by Women 18-49:

  P2+    F18-34    F18-49    F25-54
Program 000s Rank US AA Rank 000s US AA Rank 000s US AA Rank 000s
ABC 2,906 #2 0.7  #1 239 0.9 #1 599 1.3  #1  757
CBS 3,519 #1 0.5  #2 156 0.9 #1 568 1.3 #1 787
NBC 2,419 #3 0.5  #3 175 0.9 #1 549 1.1  #3 688

 

F18-34 F18-49 F25-54
Program Net US AA Rank 000s US AA Rank 000s US AA Rank 000s
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS CBS 0.6 #3  187 1.2 #1  799  1.9 #1 1171
GENERAL HOSPITAL ABC 0.8 #1 275 1.1 #2 697 1.4 #3 863
BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL CBS 0.5 #5 157 1.1 #2 680 1.5 #2 935
VIEW, THE ABC 0.7 #2 247 1.0 #4 619 1.3 #4 785
DAYS OF OUR LIVES NBC 0.5 #5 175 0.9 #5 549 1.1 #6 688
PRICE IS RIGHT 1/2 CBS 0.5 #5 157 0.8 #6 541 1.2 #5 756

Topics Discussed
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • David

    Not surprising at all GH is on fire and the ratings are showing that people are lvoing it! Way to go to the cast of GH, and to Ron C and Frank V. What an awesome turn around!

  • mitch

    Please list the shows with their ratings like you used to. I am interested to see how close GH and B&B are now that GH is on fire.

  • ROCKY

    GH, CRAZY WILD GREAT !!!!

  • Tia

    Where are your weekly ratings? You said it would be up by Monday. I don’t care about GH no offence.

  • Kate

    Yeah I thought the ratings for all soaps would be out today. I wonder what the reason is for the delay? Will there be a delay for the ratings for the week of Nov. 19-23 as well? Thanks!

    • Kate

      oh, never mind the full ratings were just posted!

  • over4tea

    If they want the ratings to go even higher, all they have to do is bring back OLTL and continue to do crossovers between GH and OLTL on both shows. They could even keep the cooking show as a seasonal special a few times a year, although the ratings would probably suffer on those days.