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RATINGS: It's A Good Week For General Hospital!

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The ratings are out for the week of August 12th -16th and the one network soap to gain viewers was ABC’s General Hospital!

GH added +83,000 in total viewers,  and moved well ahead of DAYS for the third spot! DAYS lost the most total viewers for the ratings period with -113,000.

What was also of note was the Tuesday episode during the ratings period that we loved that featured Kathleen Gati as Dr. Obrecht in disguise at Mac and Felicia’s pre-wedding party at the Floating Rib, was the most watched episode of the week for GH!  The soap also scored in the 18-49 key female demo adding +27,000 during the ratings week. And,  GH also added viewers in the 18-34 female demo.

Elsewhere, The Young and the Restless although losing -9,000 in total viewers remained at number one with 4,511,000, and while The Bold and the Beautiful  lost – 63,000 total viewers, it stayed in the number two spot with a total of  3,382,000.  Check out the entire ratings picture here via SON.

Now it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback of the week! Do you feel General Hospital now on the upswing again? What are you enjoying most on your favorite soaps? What would you do to the storylines to increase viewership on our favorite soap? Weigh-in!

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mario danza
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mario danza

General hospital is on fire again. dr. o singing was hilarious. the lady can sing. lol. Robin will be back in the fall. ratings will go higher and higher. now please bring back robert scorpio now.

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

I believe Robert will be back in the fall…maybe he and Holly will be the ones who rescue Robin and bring her home…

mario danza
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mario danza

Yes yes i hope its true. robert needs to come back home. please more dr. o. i love her. i want to sing with dr. o. who knew dr. o can sing. i love her voice. great singer and she loves to dance to. lol.

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

We also need more Dr.O

mario danza
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mario danza

Yes i agree . more dr. o . i want her to sing again. she can sing. i live dr. o.

Shay
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Shay

Oh yeah….we need waaaay more of the dark lady doctor!!!! Would love to see GH put out some musical video promos by the creepy chanteuse….traditional tunes like those suggested in the previous post saluting the great Gati, plus some fun pop songs. How about “99 Luftballoons,” or “Addicted to Love?” Lotsa fab ’80’s selections to choose from….maybe even with some duets with other cast members or group songs led by Dr. O.!!!!! Endless possibilities….

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Hahaha I loved Dr.O’s singing too!! I remember her dancing at the nurses ball!!!

mario danza
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mario danza

Yes dr. o loves entertainment. she can sing. yes i do remember dr. o dancing at the nurses ball. it was so funny. lol.

Davnee
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Davnee

Yes. Robert needs to come back soon. There are so many people important to Robert that need his help. Robin, Luke, Anna, Sean… I love it that so many characters keep mentioning his name these days. Every time someone says Robert it makes my heart skip a beat. If GH wants to increase its ratings then bring back Tristan Rogers and give the guy an extended contract. Poor Anna needs help at the PCPD. She still hasn’t solved who shot Olivia and now she has to figure out who shot Connie. The Jeromes have moved back to town. Anna is… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Glad for GH. Love the show!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

me,too

Mary SF
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Mary SF

GH has come out of the summer doldrums with a bang. RIP Connie. It is always fun when all the secrets are revealed on screen.. Maxie and her baby. Britt and who her mother is. Derek figuring out he is Sam’s father. On Y&R it looks like all the drama is behind the scenes rather than on screen, but I suspect Mrs C’s memorial will bump up the ratings for that show soon. On GH looking forward to Dante and Lulu finding out Britt is carrying their baby. On Y&R although not thrill Dylan might be Nikki’s son she gave… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Every time the ratings get posted I get a chuckle over the reactions of something that is a roller coaster when it comes to numbers; up and down.. The only fan species who even pay rabid attention to ratings are soap fans.. When ratings are posted it’s usually a ”bash fest ” over blame and whatever, if down. Anyways, ratings and soap fans is a frantic thing .. lol I knew GH was doing well, needed no ratings to let me know that and even if GH had gone down, I would not care.. Love GH and the ratings up… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The ratings are crucial; they should make a difference to you. They’re what makes the difference between the shows staying on the air or being cancelled ala OLTL and AMC.

PatF
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PatF

YR has been good. Just some crap days thrown in there every so often, especially when Burton’s on. I’m expecting it to get worse later this fall once Josh’s writing runs out and we are faced with Phelps’ new writer choice who I am sure will have NO YR history knowledge.

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

I hope its Morgan who shot Connie…he goes to prison and Johnny saves him from a prisoner attack…released from prison a grateful Sonny and Johnny team up to fight the Jeromes!!!

heidi
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heidi

Great story-line idea Jim!!!

Leslee
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Leslee

Love this idea!!

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

Thanks…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it’s Ava. It can’t be AJ…( I LOVE AJ and hate all the AJ bashing) and I doubt it’s Franco (they need to redeem him for Roger to stick around…if they cart him off to jail or he’s the victim of Sonny’s revenge that won’t happen…unless they still attribute it to his recent surgery and devastation over losing Kiki..

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

I heared it was her from my niece who read a spoiler somewhere but it could be wrong

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think it will be Ava too. Sonny and Olivia were trapped in the elevator together so they are ruled out as suspects. Doubtful Julian would be the killer since the actor has signed a long term contract– also he was with Alexis at the time of the shooting. That leaves, AJ, Franco and Ava unaccounted for;who had motive to kill poor Connie. It won’t be Franco after all the writers did to get him on canvas and redeemed,plus they want to keep RH there. So that only leaves AJ and Ava– AJ is too obvious, so by process of… Read more »

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

Maybe Kate shot Connie to get rid of her so Kate can have Sonny…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

You jest, but it is a possible– maybe not for the reason you stated, but it could have been a suicide. With the stress of AJ threatening to kill her and all the guilt she was feeling over betraying Sonny and having been a lousy mother to her son being thrown into her face– she could have disassociated, and one of her alters, killed the other, using AJ’s gun that he left behind- he gets blamed– he confesses to it, because he was so drunk he thinks he actually believes he did it– eventually Olivia has some kind of vision… Read more »

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

I was thinking about a possible suicide and was discussing it with my sister and niece last night but my niece continues to insist its Ava. Connie does seem to be under a lot of stress so i definately agree with you Mary a suicide is what happened here!

Charday
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Charday

Enjoying GH recently…less of Franco, please!

su0000
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su0000

noooo.. Franco is going rock!!
When the tumor was taken out the old Franco was flushed..
This Franco will be an active Q!
And RH will own 2013 Franco character– it’s coming! it will be awesome!!

Tay
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Tay

I hate that Michael seems to have no qualms about what he is doing to his brother. Michael is like AJ in that he is making his brother hate him. I wish Morgan would ask Jax to adopt and say screw you to his father.

Tristan
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Tristan

GH ratings went up this week? Well…duh!!!!! It was a week that featured the beloved GH vets: Anna, Duke, Mac, Felicia, Lucy and Kevin, plus Maxie and Dante and Lulu, Luke and Holly. What was missing? Franco, and the terrible trio of Morgan, Michael and Kiki. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what characters create ratings spikes!!!! And which ones DO NOT!!!!!

Nan
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Nan

Perfectly stated! I tuned in daily which I don’t normally do but with the vets having a s/l I m in again! It’s so interesting to me that the network wants ratings up with the mid range34-49 or so up, easy just give s/l to Anna, Felicia, etc bc those characters were the ones he grew up with and watched them evolve instead of drop off the canvas bc they hit their 40s! I love RH from OLTL. He is beyond talented but this whole Kiki, Franco etc makes me ff scenes.

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

General Hospital is wonderful to watch.

Serena might be coming back

Lucas is coming back

Sam father is front and center

The Cassidines are coming back

John Eric
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John Eric

This is exciting news! Serena should return, hopefully played by Carly Schroeder again. I read not ling ago she’d be willing to return and I think her and Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) are still close… I had a feeling Bobbie’s son Lucas might be coming back to Port Charles soon….his biological father is the presumed dead–and recently returned–Julian Jerome (William deVry), AKA Derek Wells. Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) was believed to be the father at one point. Lucas’s birth mother, Cheryl Stansbury, was Tiffany Hill’s (Sharon Wyatt) sister, who was involved with both Julian and Robert before she died. I… Read more »

jake r
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jake r

@John Eric THANK YOU for mentioning Victor Cassadine! I have been mentioning to the GH writers (NOT that they read my tweets) that Victor was NOT killed on Ice Princess Island (unlike Mikkos and Tony) but was in fact sent to prison. I think 32 years later, he would be getting released now and could easily be planning some masterful revenge storyline. I don’t know why the writers insist on bringing back villains like Julian Jerome (whom we saw get killed on screen) when they could bring back LIVING bad guys! And since Thaoo Penghlis isn’t on DAYS anymore, I’m… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Here, here on the Thaao Penghlis idea….Victor was the most debonair and least diabolical Cassadine, not to say he wasn’t still devious and dangerous. Would love to see him back to wreak some havoc on PC….

JohnEric
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JohnEric

It’s a shame Sharon Wyatt (ex-Tiffany Hill Donnely) is not in better health. If you recall, Tiff debuted as Victor Cassadine’s girlfriend, who Robert Scorpio stold from him, then dumped for Jackie Templeton (Demi Moore). I also imagine Victor would cause some trouble for Tiffany and her current husband, Sean Donnelly, who we saw recently!

heidi
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heidi

GH is the BEST!!!

shelly
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shelly

Right now, GH is the best on-air soap. When I attempt to manipulate my work schedule around a show, that’s a good thing. Btw, I haven’t heard much Katie hype lately. She still around?

su0000
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su0000

You dont have to manipulate your work to watch GH..
you can watch it any time free on Hulu or on the ABC site .. 🙂

Charles E.
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Charles E.

A lot of great stuff, but it’s heartbreaking to see A.J. being such a bad freefal- he is very much the Job of the show. People seem to forget that all his problems began before he was born because of the whole Lesley/Rick/Monica/Alan thing. What he really needs is sessions with Kevin Collins to stop all this self-loathing and learn to fight back in the right way. His future with Elizabeth is still iffy- if they do break up, put him with Sabrina- after all, she’s gonna need solace once Robin returns to Patrick!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I too love AJ. Never understood the AJ bashing…with all the characters that betray ie cheat, kill, backstab, for some reason most despise AJ. It’s like the fans have been brainwashed and jump on the bandwagon. For me, AJ’s always been a sympathetic character. He’s not evil…he’s hurt, lost, insecure and searching for love and acceptance. When Micahael was taken away from him it was heartbreaking…he tried soooo hard to claim his son…he went to every length. With the return of Sean Kaanan AJ is an equal force in the looks department, built, handsome…yet he’s vulnerable….trying so hard to be… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I love AJ! SK hasn’t hit a false note since he has returned in the role, and I am tired of him being everyone’s punching bag!!! (Particularly Tracy’s…..) It’s about time the guy catches a break….after he escapes the bad rap for Connie’s murder, I wish nothing but good things for him, perhaps some success in business and a happy love life…at least for awhile!!!!

Aria
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Aria

GH is hot again just wish Kelly Sullivan wasn’t being killed!

Shay
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Shay

And that they eliminated “Sapprina” instead….still holding out hope for that one!!!!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

oh,pleaseeeeeeeeeeee bring that one and only Robert Scorpio and Robin one more time to put the end of Dr. O,Britch, Jerry Jacks.. I’m glad Luke killed Helena C off the canava..too bad for Kelly Sullivan’s time to go to say Goodbye next week.. I will be cried just like Jason Morgan killed off from Faison 🙁 I just wish Jason come back to GH,b/c he was my favorite character of all time.

liz
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liz

Welcome back GH!!! sorry but the show lost me for a while . A great big thank you Kimberly McCullough for coming back, I want my SCRUBS

Max
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Max

OMG liesel singing “is that all there is” at the pre-wedding party was the most fun I had watching GH Since we lost Tod. I am starting to Love Brit and her Moma!

Horselover
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Horselover

GH has been fantastic the last couple of weeks. Lots of vets and less of the OLTL3 and newbies. Hope TPTB are paying attention.

mark
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mark

fridays show (yesterday 8/23) was riveting tv, in fact thursday was too the georgie stuff was just incredible. its what soaps try to do but it never really hits the mark but it did on gh.

i never thought id say this but I LOVE DR O. She is just so evil and funny! lol and I love Britt! Can you believe? I hated her a few months back.

At Days: sorry and sad about Chandler leaving!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is just THE BEST!

KarenB
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KarenB

I heard that Kimberly McCullough is just coming back to wrap up her storyline with Patrick.

Tristan
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Tristan

You heard wrong. She has signed a contract for an extended stay.

MK
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MK

It was Classic GH with Anna, Luke, Lucy, Holly, Felicia, Duke all front and Center! OK, GH keep it up, you know where the magic is.

Judy
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Judy

Gh is great, didn’t expect Connie to die but I liked Olivia with Sonny anyways. Not happy Robyn is coming back! Really like Patrick and Sabrina much more! And I’m thinking that Brit”s baby is Dante and Lulu……Brit implanted there goods to have this baby. Spinelli and Maxie get to have their Georgie. Hope one day Jason will be back and dumps y&r!

Cheers!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Simply put, GH is gaining in numbers because TPTB are giving us longtime viewers what we want. Luke and Laura–Genie Francis and Tony Geary–acting together again. What a tour de force from Genie. She laid all of her emotions bare–and she is drawing Tony Geary ever so slowly. We want L and L together as before, and we want to see Tony and Genie giving it all they’ve got–and they’ve got plenty! Always did have, always will. The created 2 indelible characters that can never be broken apart. If the writers continue to give them meaty scenes, GH will be… Read more »

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