RATINGS: ‘General Hospital’ Ignites What’s Left of ABC Daytime


Surging to its best numbers in over a year in viewers, ABC’s “General Hospital” averaged 3.186 million viewers during the week of February 16-20, 2014, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The soap pulled in its best numbers in over eight months in Women 18-49 viewers (665,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (889,000/1.5 rating),  since  the  weeks  of  1/6/14  and  6/9/14,  accordingly  –ranking as the week’s No. 2 drama in daytime in Women 18-49. Meanwhile, “The Chew” hit three month highs in viewers (3.042 million) and 10-week highs in Women 18-49 (497,000/0.8 rating) and Women 25-54 (656,000/1.1rating) – since the weeks of 11/24/14 and 12/8/14, respectively.

via Press Release

Monday’s show stood as the series’ most-watched telecast in over 1-year in Total Viewers (3.421 million), in close to 1-year in Women 18-49 (804,000/1.3rating) and over 8-months in Women 25-54 (1.016 million/1.7 rating) – since 1/28/14, 3/25/14 and 6/9/14, respectively.

Monday’s telecast – featuring surprise guest cook Tracee Ellis Ross of“black-ish” and Robin Roberts – qualified as the series’ No. 2 show on record in Total Viewers (3.689 million), its No. 5 telecast of all time in Women 18-49(659,000/1.0 rating) and was the 2nd-most-watched airing in over 8-months in Women 25-54 (810,000/1.3 rating), behind only 2/2/15 and since 6/5/14.