Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group

The alphabet network is very proud of its sole remaining daytime drama series, “,” which has increased its total audience and is surging in the key sales demos. The network is also proud of daytime talkers “” and “,” which are both achieving increased audiences in demos. “Chew” is reaching a new zenith in total audience as show attracted its largest total viewer count and women 25-54 demo count in its history during the week of October 28, 2013 through November 1, 2013.

ABC
ABC

“General Hospital” grew its Total Viewer audience for the fourth consecutive week, rising to an over 10 month high (2.91 million – since 1/21/13), set an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (748,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (989,000/1.6 rating) – since weeks of 8/15/11 and 3/28/11, respectively – placing a competitive #2 in the demos, and was the #1 program for the 11th week in a row in Women 18-34 (259,000/0.8 rating).

• Monday’s telecast – which included story lines revolving around Robin learning of Patrick’s engagement and Maxie’s frantic preparation for her baby’s return – stood as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 3 and a half years in Total Viewers (3.16 million – since 2/1/10), its second-most-watched telecast in over two years in Women 18-49 (857,000/1.3 rating) and two and a half years in Women 25-54 (1.13 million/1.9 rating) – since 8/15/11 and 3/25/11, accordingly.

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ABC Delivers its Most-Watched Week in Daytime in Nearly Two Years in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 and Hits 10 Month High in Total Viewers;
Ranks #1 Across All Target Women Demographics

“The View” Climbs to 9 Month Highs in Women 18-34 and
Women 25-54 and Sets 8 Month High in Women 18-49

“The Chew” Soars to Another Record Week in Total Viewers and Women
25-54; Thursday’s Show is the Series’ #1 Telecast Ever in Total Viewers,
With Tuesday’s Show its #1 Telecast of All Time in Women 25-54

“General Hospital” Sets an Over 2-Year High in Women 18-49 and
Women 25-54 and an Over 10 Month High in Total Viewers; Is the
#1 Program in Daytime for the 11th Straight Week in Women 18-34

For the week of October 28, 2013, ABC rose to near 2 year highs in Women 18-49 (647,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (835,000/1.4 rating), and set 10 month highs in Total Viewers (2.91 million) and Women 18-34 (218,000/0.6 rating) – since weeks of 1/9/12, 1/28/13 and 1/14/13, respectively – ranking as the #1 network in daytime across the target Women demos (tied in W18-34).

“The View”: (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

At 11:00 o’clock, “The View” surged to 9 month highs in Women 18-34 (192,000/0.6 rating) and Women 25-54 (752,000/1.2 rating) and an 8 month high in Women 18-49 (602,000/0.9 rating) – since weeks of 2/25/13 and 1/28/13, respectively – placing among the week’s Top 5 programs in daytime across the core Women categories.

• Notably, Thursday’s telecast – featuring guest star Mario Cantone and showcasing its ‘Hot Topic Halloween’ – hit an over 8 month high in Women 18-49 (704,000/1.1 rating), and over 6 month high in Women 25-54 (836,000/1.4 rating) – since 1/28/13 and 4/22/13, respectively.

• “The View” posted across the board week to week gains, including by 13% in Women 18-49 (602,000 vs. 534,000) and by 7% in Women 25-54 (752,000 vs. 701,000).

“The Chew”: (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

Riding record ratings into the holiday season, “The Chew” delivered its #1 week of all time in Total Viewers (2.82 million) and Women 25-54 (745,000/1.2 rating) and delivered its #2 week ever in Women 18-34 (199,000/0.6 rating) and Women 18-49 (576,000/0.9 rating), behind only the week of 9/30/13.

In fact, the past seven weeks have ranked among the series’ Top 10 weeks of all time in Total Viewers, with the previous eight weeks placing among its Top 11 weeks on record in Women 18-49.

• Impressively, Thursday’s ‘The Chew’s Halloween Spooktacular’ show, featuring seriously scary recipes, became the series’ #1 telecast of all time in Total Viewers (3.02 million), while Tuesday’s show, featuring ‘Crowd Pleasin’ Potluck’ recipes, became its #1 telecast ever in Women 25-54 (794,000/1.3 rating).

• Week to week, “The Chew” generated solid increases across target demos, including by 7% in Total Viewers (2.82 million vs. 2.63 million), by 13% in Women 18-49 (576,000 vs. 511,000) and by 17% in Women 25-54 (745,000 vs. 637,000).

“General Hospital”: (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

“General Hospital” grew its Total Viewer audience for the fourth consecutive week, rising to an over 10 month high (2.91 million – since 1/21/13), set an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (748,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (989,000/1.6 rating) – since weeks of 8/15/11 and 3/28/11, respectively – placing a competitive #2 in the demos, and was the #1 program for the 11th week in a row in Women 18-34 (259,000/0.8 rating).

• Monday’s telecast – which included story lines revolving around Robin learning of Patrick’s engagement and Maxie’s frantic preparation for her baby’s return – stood as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 3 and a half years in Total Viewers (3.16 million – since 2/1/10), its second-most-watched telecast in over two years in Women 18-49 (857,000/1.3 rating) and two and a half years in Women 25-54 (1.13 million/1.9 rating) – since 8/15/11 and 3/25/11, accordingly.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • pAllura

    WONDERFUL NEWS!!! GO GH!!!

  • Cathy

    I came back for Robin’s return and the talented Kimberly McCullough. As soon as I heard she was coming back, I put GH back on my DVR. Had to watch to see what was happeing again. Can’t wait for her husband, daughter and to see her. She was missed.

  • Trish

    Robin and patrick are the first reasons I watch..the 2nd would Robert and ANna….

  • peace2speak

    I’m with you Cathy. Soon after Robin’s death I stopped watching GH. When I heard that Kimberly McCullough was coming back I was overjoyed! I marked my calendar and set my phone alarm to remind me to watch GH. Seeing Robin’s agonizing captivity and quest to be with her husband and child has been like an emotional rollercoaster. I’m excited to see Robin on my screen while sad for what the character is going through. And Kimberly McCullough makes you feel it. Great to watch. Drama! I hope the writers don’t mess it up. They need to keep focus on Robin’s plight during this captivity part and after she is freed.

  • chrissy

    I can’t wait for Jaclyn Zeman’s return… too… and it is great news to see.. the show has been delivering stellar soap images and the directing and writing has been stellar… I like the multiple stories and the utilization of veteran actors… also the music is better… now get rid of that horrid opening… paralyze Sonny Corinthos… put him in a wheelchair.. it would be so good and soapy!!! I think this show could get back to 4 mill by next year… Also kudos to Maura West for bringing a sexy vamp… with Marlena Deitrich appeal.. she has been phenomenal… now get back Vanessa Marcil!!! Pay her whatever she wants… !!! This is a woman’s show… but I’m a guy… my mom told me today that she would watch but she doesn’t want to get caught up!!! But I really think this show has found direction… it’s a show again…. with characters and drama… and it feels like a true soap opera… you know it’s not real but it’s great television…. Theatre.. baby, Theatre!!!

  • Debbbie

    Kimberly McCullough’s return is the only reason I started watching again. Had to stop watching when Patrick was paired with the mousy babysitter. It was horrible to watch how his character was ruined with the teenage s/l. Patrick should be interacting with adults, not high schoolers. Can’t wait for Robin, Patrick & Emma to finally be reunited.

  • Kelly M

    Kimbery McCullough’s return is the reason I tuned back in. Robin remains my favorite as does Robert/Robin/Anna. The Scorpios are my reason for watching