RATINGS: 'GH' Attracts Largest May Sweeps Audience in Seven Years in Total Viewers - Soap Opera Network
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Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

For the just concluded May Sweeps ratings period, ABC’s “” attracted its largest audience in seven years in Total Viewers (3.068 million) and best performance in three years in Women 18-49 (747,000/1.2 rating) and Women 25-54 (999,000/1.6 rating) – since May Sweeps 2007 and 2011, respectively. The soap ranked as the #1 daytime show in Women 18-49 (tied in rating). Further, “GH” stood as the #1 program in Women 18-34 (252,000/0.7 rating), hitting a 4 year high in the demo – since May Sweeps 2010.

The iconic soap posted gains of 8% in Total Viewers (3.068 million vs. 2.851 million), 6% in Women 18-34 (252,000 vs. 237,000) and 4% in Women 25-54 (999,000 vs. 964,000).

With its combination of “GH,” “” and “,” ABC delivered its biggest May Sweep in seven years in Total Viewers (3.030 million) and in three years in Women 18-34 (193,000/0.6 rating), Women 18-49 (590,000/0.9 rating) and Women 25-54 (776,000/1.3 rating) – since May Sweeps 2007 and 2011, respectively.

  • ABC ranked as the #1 network in Women 18-34 and Women 25-54 (tied on rating) and placed a solid #2 in Women 18-49.
  • ABC levied the largest year to year growth of any broadcast network in Total Viewers (+11% – 3.030 million vs. 2.722 million) and was the only network up across target Women demos: Women 18-34 (+4% – 193,000 vs. 185,000), Women 18-49 (+5% – 590,000 vs. 560,000) and Women 25-54 (+4% – 776,000 vs. 744,000).

“The View” and “The Chew” performed as follows:

“The Chew”:

“The Chew” delivered its best May Sweep of all time across Total Viewers (2.719 million), Women 18-34 (168,000/0.5 rating), Women 18-49 (509,000/0.8 rating) and Women 25-54 (655,000/1.1 rating), registering the largest year to year increases in target demos.

  • Year to year, “The Chew” surged by 14% in Total Viewers (2.719 million vs. 2.375 million), by 16% in Women 18-49 (509,000 vs. 438,000) and by 12% in Women 25-54 (655,000 vs. 587,000).

“The View”:

“The View” climbed to a 2-year May Sweep high in Total Viewers (3.310 million), Women 18-34 (161,000/0.5 rating), Women 18-49 (519,000/0.8 rating) and Women 25-54 (685,000/1.1 rating), posting across-the-board gains.

  • During the sweep, the farewell to broadcast – the legend’s 3,811th telecast – became the series’ #4 telecast in its 17 year history in Total Viewers (5.211 million) and generated its best ratings in over a year-and-a-half in Women 18-49 (818,000/1.3 rating) and Women 25-54 (1.011 million/1.6 rating) – since November 7, 2012.
  • Versus May Sweeps 2013, “The View” grew by 13% in Total Viewers (3.310 million vs. 2.941 million), by 8% in Women 18-49 (519,000 vs. 482,000) and by 3% in Women 25-54 (685,000 vs. 666,000).

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

    For everyone who complains about the numbers this shows a totally different picture. Best total viewers in seven years and best 18-49 demo in 3 years. Apparently there are plenty of people enjoying the show

    • let the numbers speak

      You should read the fact-based comments and ignore the ones of people who are obviously getting paid by the anti-soaps lobby. I’ve been posting and commenting on facts and figures that prove time and again how superior soaps are to any other daytime genre, especially in the key demos that advertisers actually pay for.

      • Bexx

        Facts, but you believe that an anti-soap lobby exist?

        • Troy Lee Turner

          An anti-soap lobby DOES in fact exist. I’ve been prime target #1 from them for years

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            Prime target? LOL

  • Maryanne FrankenRon

    A lot of unemployed people especially women are watching this garbage. That accounts for the numbers.

    • Andrew Hass

      Well that might be true but they are still watching GH and ABC even i’m sure they have other choices.

    • garbage watcher

      You must watch it or you wouldn’t be here reading this garbage. Yes, there are employed women and men that watch this garbage on their lunch hrs.

  • Bexx

    ABC and CBS press releases *ahem* where is the “last” network?

    • let the numbers speak

      So, now you’ve changed your “tactics” from bashing GH all the time (the show that was about to be canceled according to the nonsense you wrote last summer) to bashing DAYS and NBC. By the way, compared to the cheap crappy talk and cooking shows you’re so in love with DAYS is still drawing considerably higher ratings in the key demos than that crap. And even many primetime shows would love to have the 1.0 in women 18-49 that DAYS drew the last week on record, which certainly wasn’t one of their strongest. So better keep your bull**** to yourself, you’ve already made a fool of yourself enough.

      • Bexx

        I see you’ve chosen to use one of your main screen names today?

        FYI – GH is still crappy.

        FYI – I never said GH was going to be cancelled. I said it SHOULD be cancelled. Outside of DOOL it’s the worst programming on the air right now.

        And according to DOOL fans ratings are suppose to be skyrocketing with the who-done-it storyline. They appear to be grounded.

  • Andrew Hass

    That’s great news for GH.People can complain all they want about how bad GH is but this proves otherwise and that people on the internet might just be a small sampling of GH’s audience.

    • Elizabeth_Erwin

      As one of those consistent and vociferous complainers, I have to say that the past couple of weeks have been good. Keep it up.

  • Kay

    Yes, it attracted a lot of viewers because we actually expected something to happen (namely with the Fluke story line) because Sweeps. And here we are at the end of Sweeps and all we know is what we all have been saying for months: the creepy Luke is NOT Luke. Well DUH.