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RATINGS: General Hospital Shows Gains In Total Viewers and Women 18-49 Demo!

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The ratings are out for the week of August 11th to August 15th, and it was ABC’s General Hospital who had a solid week showing gains in the all important total viewers numbers.  GH while remaining in third place among the four soaps, added +75,000 to its tally, bringing its total to 2,879,000.

The only other soap to shows gains was NBC’s Days of our Lives which added +59,000 and came in with a weekly total of 2,463,000.  General Hospital also was up in the key women’s 18-49 demo adding +17,000, and being only one of two soaps  in that demographic to be on the plus side (Y&R being the other with +7,000)!  GH continues to be giving Y&R a run for the money, inching up and not too far away from the number one position.

DAYS saw gains in the women’s 18-34 demo, being the only soap in that demographic to add viewers.  And all four network soaps saw gains in the 25-54 demo category.  CBS soaps; The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful continue to be at #1 and #2 positions in total viewers despite a week of losing viewers.  View the complete ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So what do you think about the ratings performance this week of General Hospital and Days of our Lives? Where they the best soaps on the air for the ratings week in question?  What story did you enjoy?   Share your thoughts below!

 

 

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Nancy
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Nancy

Considering I get excited every day to watch GH I am not surprised. Best show on tv.

harry
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harry

The headline indicates this is good news but GH remains in third place. There are only four soaps on the air now.
This is actually rather depressing news.

Nancy
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Nancy

Not when you consider their numbers are included with the fact that they are broadcasted in Europe.

Shay
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Shay

Harry….I’m responding to your post on another thread regarding MF notices. Generally speaking, I get mine in my main inbox…maybe your spam filter is preventing you from receiving them? Just a thought….However, there is something peculiar about the whole process…I have gotten replies that never made it to post, and I am thinking that they had been moderated out of existence for online perusal, but still sent to me, which is great. I like to reply to any comment I receive as long as they are decent and respectful, but the problem is that the replies you receive personally are… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Meant “identity of the author”…..my bad!

harry
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harry

I sometimes do see your positive responses, Shay. But it’s only because I went back to look. Comments like yours are the ones I want to see! I did see your response to my comment pertaining to the whereabouts of Spencer (answer–in that great abyss called Alexis’s cleavage). I responded in kind but the post did not appear. However, my missing comments is not always a bad thing. Inherently, I am a bit of a coward. Sometimes I am that person who throws a rock and then runs away. And speaking of rocks, cracks and the abyss, this morning’s earthquake… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh, dear….I hope you are feeing better, Harry!!! I saw the news coverage of the earthquake….quite a fright you had there! Do take care!!!! Having said that, I’m firmly convinced that the “Mystery of the Lost Replies” (Sounds like a Nancy Drew book title…..) can be attributed to the MF moderators having to work overtime to deal with all of our snarky bon mots and snappy rejoinders, hence, I’m not surprised that a fair amount of our comments go m.i.a. (aka, unposted/unsent)….Oh well, it’s certainly NOT for our lack of trying!!!! (Let battle continue…..) Lastly, on the subject of our… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Young Bold and Days are fabulous but GH is such a mess I fast forward thru it. The last episode I sat thru was the “epic” one when the gay three way was gonna happen. It was ok but the only fun part was Piffy and Milo making googly eyes at each other. The rest was just “ehh?”

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m surprised DAYS did not reach 3,000,000 viewers!!!

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

Maybe if Bo would return…that could help get an increase…but then im still waiting for Don Craig to return from the mailbox and Neil to return from checking with his patients(doctors sure keep long hours…lol…both disapearing over 20 years ago…must be visiting other missing Salemites like the long forgoten Tommy Horton and several others plus maybe even Justin…maybe Bo and co. are lost in Melaswen or the Horton attic…wish Jen would go there?…lol

Mark
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Mark

Days is The Best!!

Chantal
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Chantal

That was the week of Maxie’s wedding and no follow up last week. Let’s Watch the following week’s ratings…

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

Ratings are somewhat good news…better if they continously climb…villians returning to GH in the fall…will it help or hurt…i still think why not add some heroes too to balance it all out…why not go all the way with the corny and campy stuff and add Batman and Robin from the 60s cult classic…Nik would be a great Batman with his huge mansion and because he does have a butler named Alfred…lol…but i suggest Nathan in the role since the actor and Adam West who played Batman are both wooden performers…lol…however, Nathan seems a little better…lol…Dante can play Robin, the Boy… Read more »

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

This could increase ratings…suprised days wasnt a bit higher…still good news for the soap world! Now lets see this continue and then it’ll be something to report about!!!

brian
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brian

Come on GH fans…Lets break 3 million.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

the GH Fans are watching it already.. You need to motivate others to watch a good soap just as GH… Def the Best soap out there by FARRRRRRRRRRR…………………

harry
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harry

Not going to happen, Brian. Too many disgruntled GH fans tuning out.
And hearing that there is only going to be a greater influx of villains is really a turn off for me. Wow, Port Charles really needs to secure the borders.
If there are too many villains it follows you have no one for whom to root and intriguing storylines will not follow.

su0000
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su0000

Harry.
the bored Y&R fans who dropped out of Y&R are coming to GH..
And– GH, a couple of times, did top out at 3 million,,
(wait for winter.. it’s gonna roll !
Root for the bad guys, Harry.. !! they will never bore you 🙂

GH50
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Harry-I think that’s correct about disgruntled fans tuning out. GH is pretty stagnant and their ceiling seems to be just under 3 million on average. Hitting 3 million or a little above on a day or two doesn’t count for anything, it’s about averages, that’s how advertising is priced and sold. I think GH gains viewers with some of the stunts and castings. like Stafford, but they lose viewers by throwing vets in the back, so the gains are offset and the numbers never really go anywhere. How many more fans can you bring with additional castings and how many… Read more »

harry
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harry

Miss Su00, in the future when I wince in disgust at watching what has become of my once favorite daytime serial, I shall take solace in the fact that you are deriving some kind of weird and inexplicable joy from it. I mean it–I am glad GH makes you feel happy. I still maintain that with the villains outnumbering the heroes, that we are left with no one to root for. I never liked it when The Batman and Robin TV show had The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Catwoman on the same show. Yes, this TV show from… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

I really enjoyed this week’s scenes with Britt and Nicholas.

jeremy
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jeremy

Love my “GH” 🙂

Katie
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Katie

Good news for Days, but I’m concerned where they’ll go after November. I don’t like EJami (though I love Sami separately and like EJ separately) and I love Kristen. But they’ve built the story around them for so long that I think they’re going to be grasping for story next year. And Nick/Gabi are gone (though that was in May).

I wish they’d bring back Shawn D, Belle, Claire, JT, Chloe, and Philip. They could do a lot with them.

djazzyldy
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djazzyldy

Alison Sweeney directed GH…should help their ratings

Timmm
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Timmm

Steven Spielberg could direct GH and I wouldnt know the difference!

Kathy
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Kathy

I think it’s wonderful GH’s rating’s are up no matter what week it’s for I look forward to watching GH every week. I just can’t understand how Day’s ratings improved too when most people deep down know Day’s should have been cancelled when the other soap’s were being cancelled a few years ago maybe if it had been OLTL would still be on the air.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Be careful what you wish for!

Mark
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Mark

Gh is so bad deep down it should be cancelled now

I Love GH
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I Love GH

I don’t want ANY soap to be cancelled. It would likely mean the end of all soaps, and I love them.

denisefan
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denisefan

Replace Carlivati before deciding to cancel.

su0000
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su0000

ahah self punishment watching a soap;
I seen it all now; soap opera masochist’s..

(A study should be done on soap fans who hate their soap and inflict pain on themselves by watching it; masochist’s )

I do use to like Y&R and now its horrible, but I only watch every other day for about 10 mins an episode if I see something almost entertaining..

GH ROCKS!! .. and puts Y&R to shame 🙂
I wish you happy watching !! 🙂

Donna
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Donna

Love GH been watching since I was a young teenager. Thank you GH

Sly
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Sly

Let’s just support all the soaps. I think if we lose one more soap, we lose them all.
Please encourage, and not discourage.

brian
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brian

Agreed ! Its any time one of us post a positive comment… we get slammed.

su0000
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su0000

brain.. All the negative grumpy – – nothing is every right or good people,’ well .. imagine being married to one of the grumpies .. frightening, huh.. I love GH .. Y&R- I tell it like it is.. It sucks .. no need to need write a ”War and Peace” length complaining post about it (I never read the long ones ) just say it sucks, its horrible boring, and the new Billy is gawd awful terrible.. no whining needed- just get to it lol.. (and kill Robin.. no need to write a whiny grumpy book about it, just kill… Read more »

Sly
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Sly

I agree. And most of these people are GH fans. At least I think so.

su0000
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su0000

well, Some need the soap to be written just for them.. the way they want it to be.. and when this or that is not written the way they want it to be, they negatively complain (complainers are unpleasant people, mom said so!) over something they can not change.. (Spock would say; not logical) Now, if it were written the way I would like it– A Cannibal Serial Killer would kill and eat New Billy, Robin, Dixie Cooney- no complaining needed to make me happy, just kill ’em and in nasty way, heh but it won’t happen because others who… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Su000… You are one long list of contradictions. No matter, though…I loooove reading your posts; very entertaining. Tune in…Y&R is getting better, (NOT)…..except that tptb should get rid of all characters and start fresh…lol.

harry
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harry

SuOO, you will be happy to read this spoiler. Helena Cassadine, while looking for her son Stavros in the family’s deep freezer unexpectedly runs discovers Ted Williams’ head. Helena discovers a way of transplanting Ted Williams head onto the body of Morgan Corinthos who soon is the recipient of many a baseball scholarship. Unfortunately, the fact that Morgan not only has Ted William’s anger management issues teaming in his thawed out head, he has the same issues coming from that the body of that hot head of a man suffering from small man’s compex, Sonny Corrnthos. It doesn’t go well.

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

Sorry suOOOO but your evasive way of complaining about complainers as if you are trying not to sound like you’re complaining is still negative complaining(i know because of me daddy tellin’ me so)…lol…Looks like you wont be getting your soaps written and cast the way you want nor will you get your way on this message boards…us unpleasant negative people are here to stay…lol…i do like reading your posts and agree with your serial killer suggestion but i have a better idea: all four soaps join in on a crossover plot involving this serial killer…works for me…lol

su0000
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su0000

Jimh.. how yah doing? Hey.. I like your idea!! love serial killers ! (especially cannibal ones.. The soaps need serial killers, for sure.. The only thing in GH I would want different is a dead Robin, but I wouldn’t want to see her fans crying so Siberia is a good second…. I am a true GH fan who likes it all!! nothing negative here about GH.. And- Y&R sucks, big time! it is gutted and empty.. and that is not a complaint that is a fact and telling it as it is.. –and my mom said it right out too;… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@su @@ @@….As per usual, your latest series of scintillating, in-depth analyses have left me utterly nonplussed.

Timmm
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Timmm

The Final Four. Lets watch, criticize, but be grateful they are still on the air. Story lines will come and go, same with characters. My only wish is to have the correct actors play the role. I STILL imagine Billy Miller when I see this dude Burgess read his lines. He is unacceptable as Billy Abbott. There you have it, I’m negative BUT I’m not going top quit watching Y&R AND I will support their advertisers because this soap has been a part of my life for a ZILLION years! Love you Sharon Case!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Timmm. When you are stranded in bed or on the couch for weeks on end, you will vehemently find yourself thanking the soap gods.

Johnny
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Johnny

Today’s episode of DAYS was so good!!! Kate M knocked it out of the park when she confronted Will!!! And she continued her rampage when she went and slapped Sami. I love that Abby is fighting mad and fighting back!!!!! The writing was so tight and focused and interwoven and intertwined….it seemed almost like a play!! There was character development FIRST and plot movement second….Ron Carlivati could take some notes!!! I no longer watch GH because of the vile piece of trash it has become so I am very glad that DAYS is firing on all cylinders!!!

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

The whole hour was entertaining…the way a great soap should be…my favorite episode in weeks!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

ToDAYS episode will be phenomenal too!

dmr
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dmr

Off topic, as I posted above yesterday, I think-I am hoping that Ava accidently gives Kiki the poisoned chocolate mousse. I can’t stand the character. The actress can’t hold a real, genuine storyline of her own so she is placed in all of these other, random scenes. I can’t take it. I loved how Nina called her “Kooky Kiki” and spoke about how annoying she is; I agree!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

The same thought actually crossed my mind, dmr. …not because I don’t like Kiki, she’s okay…take her or leave her… But, as the universe’s retribution for trying to kill Michael.

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