‘General Hospital’ Attracts Largest Single Episode Audience in Over 6 Years; Tops Daytime In Women 18-34 and Strong #2 in Women 18-49

Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group

ABC’s “” continues to pace for its best season since the 2006/2007 television season as the series hit four week highs in Women 18-34 (254,000/0.8 rating – tied in rating) and was the #2 program in Women 18-49 (776,000/1.2 rating) and Women 25-54 (1.05 million/1.7 rating). The soap attracted its largest single episode audience in over 6 years in total viewers on Tuesday, January 7 as 3.55 million viewers tuned into the happenings going on in Port Charles. The last time the audience for a single episode was that high was November 12, 2007.

Meanwhile, “” and “” are showing growth for the alphabet network in the key sales demos and viewers.

via Press Release

“The View” Sets 1-Year High in Total Viewers and Near 1-Year High in W25-54

“The Chew” Devours Record Highs in Total Viewers and
Women 25-54; Delivers Top 12 Weeks Ever in 2013/14

Tuesday’s “General Hospital” is the Series’ #1 Telecast in Over Six Years in Total Viewers; Ranks as the Week’s #1 Program in Daytime in Women 18-34

“The View”: (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

At 11:00 o’clock, “The View” returned from two week of encores surging to a 1 year high in Total Viewers (3.51 million) and a near 1 year high in Women 25-54 (782,000/1.3 rating) – since weeks of 1/28/13 and 2/18/13, respectively.

• Notably, Tuesday’s telecast hit a near 1-and-a-half year high in Total Viewers (3.95 million) and set a 1 year high in Women 25-54 (915,000/1.5 rating) – since 9/25/12 and 1/28/13, respectively.

• “The View” posted double digit year to year increases in target demos: by 16% in Total Viewers (3.51 million vs. 3.02 million), by 12% in Women 18-49 (575,000 vs. 512,000) and by 17% in Women 25-54 (782,000 vs. 671,000).

“The Chew”: (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

On the verge of breaking into the Top 5 programs in daytime in coveted sales demo Women 25-54, “The Chew” returned from two weeks of repeats recording all time weekly highs in Total Viewers (3.28 million) and Women 25-54 (774,000/1.3 rating – tied week of 12/9/13).

In fact, 2013/14 season to date, “The Chew” has generated its Top 12 weeks in the show’s history in Total Viewers, Top 13 in Women 18-49 and Top 7 in Women 25-54.

• Impressively, Tuesday’s telecast – featuring healthy yet delicious recipes to kick off the New Year – stood as the show’s #1 telecast of all time in Total Viewers (3.67 million) and Women 25-54 (889,000/1.5 rating).

• Versus year ago, “The Chew” delivered the largest growth of any program in Daytime, surging by 41% in Total Viewers (3.28 million vs. 2.34 million), by 38% in Women 18-49 (574,000 vs. 416,000) and by 44% in Women 25-54 (774,000 vs. 536,000).

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

With four week highs, “General Hospital” ranked as the week’s #1 program in daytime among Women 18-34 (254,000/0.8 rating – tied on rating) and was the #2 program in Women 18-49 (776,000/1.2 rating) and Women 25-54 (1.05 million/1.7 rating).

• Tuesday’s telecast ranked as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 6 years in Total Viewers (3.55 million – since 11/12/07).

Source: NTI, U.S. , weeks of 1/6/14, Live + Same Day. Program rankings based on U.S. and include ties. Gapped/Breakout/Specials programming excluded.

  • Bexx

    Who did they raise from the dead this time? And congrats to The Chew, ABC has a real winner there.

    • Bexxx The Clown

      No one was brought back from the dead, my twin, In fact GH’s numbers continue to be grow. I remember you saying they would have a big drop but with the exception of one week where they were preempted for part of the episode and a repeat aired they have had fantastic weeks going back for months now. It appears the combination of The Chew followed by GH is working out to be a great combination for ABC. Congrats to both those shows. Sad that my twin has to spew such hate!

      • Bexx

        You seem to be desperately seeking an identity. You need to craft your own way…this isn’t Single White Female.

  • bigdede

    What happened on the 7th?Was that a Robin day?

    • Bexxx The Clown

      No Robin was not on that day big dede.

      • bigdede


  • Andrew Hass

    That’s great for GH.January 7th had a lot of characters in it including Sam,Silas,Sonny,Carly,Franco,Ava,Julian,Rafe,Morgan and etc.There could be a lot of reasons people tuned in that day

  • Fred

    Hmmm I might start tuning tuning in to GH since Y&R has turned into a crapfest under JFP. Maybe some former Y&R stars will move to Port Charles. Heard that Michelle Stafford may go there. Planning on boycotting CBS once Muhney and Miller’s last air date of Jan 30th.

  • let the numbers speak

    It’s telling that only GH’s numbers in the key sales demos women 18-49 and women 18-34 are completely published in this “press release”! Very obviously, ABC doesn’t want to highlight the direct comparison of GH with the other two shows they are trying to pimp. Advertisers know they need and want more programs like GH on daytime TV anyway!

    • Bexx

      All that it’s telling is that GH is losing viewers to The Chew. Those “cheap” talk shows seems like a profitable solution for ABC.

      • Bexxx The Clown

        Actually no GH is actually doing far better numbers in the key demos of 18-34 and 18-49. So again my twin you would be wrong! As usual! Advertisers could care less about total viewers as YOU and your GH haters have constantly pointed out when the numbers were not good. I am glad The Chew is doing well in overall viewers, I actually dont mind The Chew. And it looks like THe CHew and GH have become a great combination for ABC. Way to go!