‘General Hospital’ Season-to-Date: Live+Same Day vs. Live+7 Ratings Performance

General Hospital
"General Hospital"
ABC

For the first time ever, Soap Opera Network is releasing the individual Live+Same Day versus Live+7 Days (delayed viewing) ratings performance numbers for “General Hospital.”

These numbers compare the show’s reported performance shown in our regular weekly ratings reports versus the show’s performance season-to-date when factoring in delayed viewing.

In this report, we’ll be showing you how the show has performed thus far during the 2020-2021 television season in the categories of Total Viewers, Women 18-49 Viewers and Women 25-54 Viewers. We’ll also present how the show has performed in Men 18+ Viewers and Adults 18-49 Rating.

Note: Season-to-date figures are known in the industry as “most current,” meaning the numbers are intermixed with final delayed viewing (Live+7) figures and Live+SD numbers that have not yet been finalized. This means the latter two weeks shown at the bottom of each category only includes the Live+SD numbers. Additionally, averages are based on each week’s total number unrounded up/down. Differences reflect an increase between the averages of Live+SD and Live+7. All numbers are tallied by The Nielsen Company.

General Hospital / Total Viewers

NetworkWeek ofLive+SD Viewers
in millions
Live+7 Viewers
in millions
Live+7 Change
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in percent
ABC09/21/20202,0682,383+315+15%
ABC09/28/20201,6661,867+201+12%
ABC10/05/20202,0262,359+333+16%
ABC10/12/20201,9202,226+306+16%
ABC10/19/20201,9762,315+339+17%
ABC10/26/20202,0542,382+32816%
ABC11/02/20202,1252,439+314+15%
ABC11/09/20202,1092,429+320+15%
ABC11/16/20202,0322,302+270+13%
ABC11/23/20202,1392,398+259+12%
ABC11/30/20202,2442,501+257+11%
ABC12/07/20202,1852,475+290+13%
ABC12/14/20202,1792,466+287+13%
ABC12/21/2020*2,1752,175*NCNC
ABC12/28/2020*2,2412,241*NCNC
AVERAGE2,0842,359
DIFFERENCE+275+13%
*Most Current = Live+SD 9/21-01/01/2021; Live+7 9/21-12/18/2020

General Hospital / Women 18-49 Viewers

NetworkWeek ofLive+SD Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in percent
ABC09/21/2020254305+51+20%
ABC09/28/2020189218+29+15%
ABC10/05/2020243303+60+25%
ABC10/12/2020226278+52+23%
ABC10/19/2020225279+54+24%
ABC10/26/2020230269+39+17%
ABC11/02/2020246305+59+24%
ABC11/09/2020237300+63+27%
ABC11/16/2020214261+47+22%
ABC11/23/2020265304+39+15%
ABC11/30/2020241284+43+18%
ABC12/07/2020264316+52+20%
ABC12/14/2020234273+39+17%
ABC12/21/2020*252252*NCNC
ABC12/28/2020*275275*NCNC
AVERAGE240285
DIFFERENCE+45+19%
*Most Current = Live+SD 9/21-01/01/2021; Live+7 9/21-12/18/2020

General Hospital / Women 25-54 Viewers

NetworkWeek ofLive+SD Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in percent
ABC09/21/2020387465+78+20%
ABC09/28/2020284336+52+18%
ABC10/05/2020348442+94+27%
ABC10/12/2020343422+79+23%
ABC10/19/2020356438+82+23%
ABC10/26/2020347412+65+19%
ABC11/02/2020367449+82+22%
ABC11/09/2020366446+80+22%
ABC11/16/2020316391+75+24%
ABC11/23/2020376438+62+16%
ABC11/30/2020391458+67+17%
ABC12/07/2020368446+78+21%
ABC12/14/2020351407+56+16%
ABC12/21/2020*357357*NCNC
ABC12/28/2020*380380*NCNC
AVERAGE357426
DIFFERENCE+69+18%
*Most Current = Live+SD 9/21-01/01/2021; Live+7 9/21-12/18/2020

General Hospital / Men 18+ Viewers

NetworkWeek ofLive+SD Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Viewers
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in thousands
Live+7 Change
in percent
ABC09/21/2020470533+63+13%
ABC09/28/2020425476+51+12%
ABC10/05/2020461524+63+14%
ABC10/12/2020421476+55+13%
ABC10/19/2020445515+70+16%
ABC10/26/2020464532+68+15%
ABC11/02/2020489553+64+13%
ABC11/09/2020490554+64+13%
ABC11/16/2020477530+53+11%
ABC11/23/2020472529+57+12%
ABC11/30/2020505563+58+11%
ABC12/07/2020486548+62+13%
ABC12/14/2020526599+73+14%
ABC12/21/2020*501501*NCNC
ABC12/28/2020*527527*NCNC
AVERAGE478535
DIFFERENCE+57+12%
*Most Current = Live+SD 9/21-01/01/2021; Live+7 9/21-12/18/2020

General Hospital / Adults 18-49 Rating

NetworkWeek ofLive+SD RatingLive+7 RatingLive+7 Change
in rating
Live+7 Change
in percent
ABC09/21/20200.290.34+0.05+17%
ABC09/28/20200.230.26+0.03+13%
ABC10/05/20200.270.33+0.06+22%
ABC10/12/20200.240.29+0.05+21%
ABC10/19/20200.250.30+0.05+20%
ABC10/26/20200.260.29+0.03+12%
ABC11/02/20200.280.34+0.06+21%
ABC11/09/20200.270.33+0.06+22%
ABC11/16/20200.250.29+0.04+16%
ABC11/23/20200.290.33+0.04+14%
ABC11/30/20200.270.32+0.05+19%
ABC12/07/20200.290.34+0.05+17%
ABC12/14/20200.280.32+0.04+14%
ABC12/21/2020*0.280.28*NCNC
ABC12/28/2020*0.310.31*NCNC
AVERAGE0.270.31
DIFFERENCE+0.04+15%
*Most Current = Live+SD 9/21-01/01/2021; Live+7 9/21-12/18/2020