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General Hospital Scores 2nd Most-Watched-Week in Over 2 Years in Key Demo!

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Courtesy/ABC

The Young and the Restless is not the only show to have an extremely strong ratings week ending October 20th! According to ABC, General Hospital delivered its 2nd-most-watched week in well over 2 years in the key Women 25-54 demo!  And the show continued to be strong for the 9th straight week in Women 18-34 and in the number one spot in that demo!  Looks like Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) return to the canvas, and all the events surrounding it are clearly paying off for GH!

Here is the official summary of the numbers from Nielsen via ABC, “General Hospital climbed to an over 2-year high in Women 18-49 (745,000/1.2 rating) and delivered its 2nd-most-watched week in well over 2 years in Women 25-54 (960,000/1.6 rating) – since weeks of 9/26/11 and 8/15/11, respectively – ranking a solid #2 in the demos and was the #1 program for the 9th straight week in Women 18-34 (254,000/0.8 rating).   Furthermore, it climbed to a six-month high in Total Viewers (2.821 million) – since week of 4/8/13.  General Hospital  improved over year ago levels by 11% in Women 18-49 (745,000 vs. 672,000) and by 17% in Women 25-54 (960,000 vs. 819,000).”

So it looks to be a very good time for soaps as we head into the crucial and all important November Sweeps period!   What do you think of General Hospital’s performance over the last week?  Do you think with the big ratings period behind us, GH will score in the top spot of all the key female demos? And what about the men? What show are you watching?  Let us know!

 

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Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

The show has been “must see TV”. I love the stories…all the former cast and stories being blended into the new. Btw I thought the Heather, Lucy and Scotty scenes were so funny…the three of them have such comedic timing…give us more Ron and Frank.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I enjoyed that scene too, and hope the 3 work together again in the future…i wonder if Heather got her disguise from the same disguise shop where Dr.O gets hers…

Shay
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Shay

What I want to know is where Dr. O. obtained that oh-so fab and fashionable black croc tote she used to stash her disguise and weapons of mass comas….wonder if it could have come from that same high-end handbag shop in Switzerland that left “The Oprah” in such a snit????? As Britt pointed out, the stylish scientista does have money!!! LOL…..

Jane
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Jane

I hope Valentini is cluing into the meaning behind this……fans love theScorpios!

jake r
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jake r

Hear hear! The Scorpios-Robert and Robin, Mac, and Anna Devane (Scorpio) are all on fire! And the evil comedy pair of Cesar Faison and Liesl Obrecht are the best super villain duo ever on daytime TV, even better than Mitch Laurence and Allison Perkins.

Mika
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Mika

I have to admit that I love most of GH these days, but the when the focus is on the Jeromes, Morgan and Kiki and Michael, Franco and Carly, I will fast forward or in the case this week skip those days.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Agree totally on the Franco and Carly piece, and Michael and Kiki are beyond boring now that they’re in happily ever after. However, Morgan and the Jeromes were fabulous today! As were Robin and Faison, Britt and Nik, Robert and Anna.

The show is getting better and better.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Although I wish they would resolve their contract issues with Genie and Tony, if only to give us a decent resolution to LnL. Even to be done with it after that.

su0000
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su0000

You are FF past some very exciting good stuff …

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I agree with su0000 100%…

heidi
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heidi

Well deserved!!! Still think it should be numder one!!! Love GH!!! Love the great legacy characters getting more play!! It truly is must see most of the time!!! Thanks GH!!!

Johnny
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Johnny

Which legacy characters are getting more play exactly?

janet
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janet

Welcome to the Scorpios. Goes to show you. Give the fans who they want, and your ratings will go up. I am not happy about more mobs, but I just DVR and can FF the ones I don’t like. The week -one day I watched real time .If I never see Scummy, Carley, Franco, Luke the new mobs I am fine.I know we have to wait for sweeps ,so the conclusion of Robins abduction will be she sees all and cannot tell she4 is alive. get on with it. Oh yes also here the he !! is AJ ?

Joshua
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Joshua

Jill Farren Phelps, if you can take a break from killing “Young and the Restless,” please tune into “General Hospital” and take notes.

This is how you do daytime drama … and don’t alienate long-time viewers.

mary
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mary

No. I want JPP to stay at Y&TR. Gh is great these days w/o you. Steve Burton can also stay at Y&R too. We are better at GH w/o you.
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jake r
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jake r

I agree! I don’t understand all the people clamoring for Jason to come back. I never got the love for that character. He was always so rude to Alan and Monica, who wasn’t even his birth mother but raised him and took care of him. And why is it every time he was in the hospital for some brain-related issue or another, he was allowed to wear his black t-shirt instead of a hospital gown?

Johnny
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Johnny

Josh….are you actually suggesting that JFP look around and take note of her mistakes????? She is in this business since the 70’s….if she was going to learn from past mistakes….don’t you think she would have done that already?

Patty
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Patty

I don’t care for Michael and Kiki. Trying to justify that Morgan did wrong for keeping her real identity from them makes them the victim is stupid. He only did that because his brother was after his girlfriend and couldn’t be trusted. Trying to make stupid out of the viewers in order to put them together is insulting. Although this is not real life, these things in real life happen and no one would say it’s ok for a brother to go after a brothers girlfriend or wife and them play them as the victims is not realistic. My friends… Read more »

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

2 good actors wasted…

Margaret Johansen
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Margaret Johansen

The show has been incredible! I’m excited to watch it EVERYDAY!! I feel like it’s been November sweeps for the last 2 weeks and it’s still October!!

mary
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mary

Totally must see TV. Better than anything on nighttime tv. I still hope Spixie get their baby back. Gp GH

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I hope Maxie & Spinelli get their baby back.. I can’t stand LuLu these days. Saying it’s her baby, her daughter , and isn’t giving her up. She has a sad awakening coming. LuLu is oppessed …Don’t care for her much lately…

mary
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mary

I call Lulu, Shrewlu, because she has become such a bitch, a shrew. I always love to see Jerry Jaks, robert, and Faison. I hope Ron writes it that spixie get
Their baby. I also hope that the Britch baby is 1/2 hers and 1/2 Dante. Now that would be interesting. Love GH these days.

Shay
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Shay

@mary… I love the “ShrewLu” label, too, as do so many others….it deliciously defines the role: girl has gone from 0 to 100 as lame, but basically likeable, to absolutely beyond insufferable….cannot imagine how she’ll ever be able to get back into the good graces of the viewers when this babymamadrama finally ends. JMB definitely could have pulled off the range of emotions and their nuances that Lulu has experienced over these past many months, but sadly, ER as NuLuLu never achieved those necessary shades of gray. Thus, I see this character/actress continuing to struggle with finding her place and… Read more »

Merry M.
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Merry M.

Can’t wait to see more of Anna and Duke, with some excitement and reminiscing about the past. Their love is the very best!!!!!

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

Use the Duke character better.

jake r
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jake r

GH is GREAT right now! Has been since Robert woke up from his coma and Robin became a contract player again.

I love the days of the week where we have Robert, Anna, Robin, Cesar, Lisl Obrecht, Jerry Jacks, and Luke. And even the Jerome stuff has grown on me a bit.

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

Some of these actors play the best crazy I have ever seen!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

On the coming attractions for Gh’s Monday episode you see ROXY! I wonder what will be going on with that. Roxy is a BLAST!

mary
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mary

Is she going to be Roxy from OLTL or Delia from Ryan’s Hope. Either way, Irene Kristen is great.

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

YAY!

Jill
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Jill

Yes, it is totally about the Scorpio/Devane shows, the fans want them! Having Dr. O has given some comic relief. I also do not care about Micheal/Kiki/Morgan.

I would rather see Molly, the long lost Kristina, and wrap up the AJ story.

GH is the best and always has been!

Gina S
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Gina S

Olbrecht & Faison are awesome lately…keep them going (not to jail) I have watched GH since the beginnings with my Nana, it is great……Can’t wait for Patrick & Robin to reunite…his connection with Sabrina sucks. Hope Robert sticks around Lulu has turned into a whiny shrew with no fashion sense….hoping though that Britt’s baby is hers & Dante’s since Britt has already said Ben isn’t hers …..keep up the good work xoxo

Shay
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Shay

Yes, Dr. O. must be kept on the canvas at all costs….even if they have to dip into the Anthony Geary slush fund to do so…..sorry Luke, you have been uproariously upstaged and her name is Liesl Obrecht!!!! It is high time for this Valkyrie-loving vixen to assume Helena C’s mantle as GH’s resident “Madame Kryptonite,” the irrepressible and impossible to vanquish villainess of venom. As the glittering Germanic glory, Gati is wickedly worthy, the height of wight!!!!

MarLo
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MarLo

LOVE LOVE LOVE GH!!! Been watching for 30 years
And I won’t stop no matter what! But I must say I
Am THRILLED to have Robert back and to see Robert
and Anna back in action! It’s just killing me that they just
missed Robin! Waiting for robin to reunite with Patrick
and Emma!!!!!!! At first I wasn’t sure about Morgan
but his acting is def growing on me! Very real! Keep
up the good work GH!!!!!!! Now if Steve Burton would return all
will be right in Port Charles! 😉

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

I am a man and have watch GH since it began………..love what I see a mix of excellent actors and a good storyline dictate a excellent return for Kimberly/Robin. To bad the writing was not as good for Genie Francis’s return…………good storytelling for good actors mean a ratings hike and talking for more people to watch………..also advertisement as Brenda received in 2010 can do it too…….keep up the good work GH and please try to do it for all cast……….Love Robin and her return…..

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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