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  • RATINGS: ‘GH’ Biggest Year to Year Gainer in Total Viewers and Key Demos

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    For the week of June 2-6, 2014, ABC's "General Hospital" ranked as the week’s #1 program in daytime among Women 18-49 (680,000/1.1 rating – tied on rating) and placed an ultra-competitive #2 in Women 25-54 (909,000/1.5 rating), rising to 8-week highs in the target demos – since week of 4/7/14, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data. READ MORE
  • RATINGS: ‘GH’ Attracts Largest May Sweeps Audience in Seven Years in Total Viewers

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    For the just concluded May Sweeps ratings period, ABC's "General Hospital" 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. READ MORE
  • RATINGS: Including Ties, ABC Leads Daytime in Key Sales Demos; ‘GH’ Tops in Women 18-34; Barbara Walters ‘View’ Send Off Strong

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    For the week of May 12-16, 2014, ABC Daytime ranked #1 in Women 18-34 (199,000/0.6 rating) and Women 25-54 (784,000/1.3 rating) and tied for #1 in Women 18-49 (610,000/1.0 rating), per newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The network hit a 10–week highs in Total Viewers (3.2 million) and Women 18-34, and 7–week highs in Women 18-49 and in Women 25-54 – since weeks of 3/3/14 and 3/24/14, respectively. READ MORE
  • Official Dates Set for Daytime Emmy Awards

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    It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. READ MORE
  • TWO YEARS LATER: A Look Back at ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’

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    Two years ago today the final television broadcast of "One Life to Live" aired on ABC. While the show would go on to have an additional forty episodes in 2013 via Prospect Park's The OnLine Network, this day marks the end of a 43 year run on ABC. READ MORE
  • RATINGS: ‘GH’ #1 In Women 18-49 Again! First Back to Back Win in 6 1/2 Years

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    For the week of December 9-13, 2013, ABC's "General Hospital" continued to pace for its best season in seven years in total viewers (since 2006/2007 television season), and is turning in its best performance in the key women sales demos in 2 1/2 to 4 years. The soap was number 1 in Women 18-49 for the second consecutive week (779,000/1.2 rating), which is the first back to back win the soap has had in the demo in six-and-a-half years (since week of 5/21/07). "GH" turned in its 2nd-most-watched week in over two years in Women 18-49 and in over... READ MORE
  • Robin Scorpio’s Return Powering ‘GH’ To Two Year Highs in Key Sales Demos; Soap Attracts Largest Single Day Audience in 3 1/2 Years

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    The alphabet network is very proud of its sole remaining daytime drama series, "General Hospital," which has increased its total audience and is surging in the key sales demos. The network is also proud of daytime talkers "The View" and "The Chew," which are both achieving increased audiences in demos. "Chew" is also reaching a new zenith in total audience as the talk show attracted its largest total viewer count and women 25-54 demo count in its history. READ MORE
  • PROMO: ‘Why Just…When You…’ on ABC Daytime

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    Earlier today CBS released a promo touting its daytime lineup for "Bringing Sexy Back," and not to be outdone, ABC has released its own daytime lineup promo. With the phrases, "Why just live when you can love. Why just smile when you can laugh. Why just watch when you can feel," viewers of "The View," "The Chew" and "General Hospital" are all embraced by the ABC Television Network. READ MORE
  • Say Goodbye (For Now?) to the Llanview 3 on ‘General Hospital’

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    Soap Opera Network has learned that during the week of March 18, ABC's "General Hospital" will be departing the "One Life to Live" characters consisting of Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson), Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and John McBain (Michael Easton). As previously reported, ABC Daytime and Prospect Park have been in a dispute over the characters and their appearance on "GH" vs "One Life to Live," which Prospect Park is rebooting for the web along with "All My Children" later this spring. The actors are under contract to ABC, while Prospect Park holds the license rights to the characters. READ MORE