‘General Hospital’s’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Draws Year-and-a-Half Ratings High in W25-34

General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Week Soars to Year-and-a-Half High in Women 25-54, Posting Double-Digit Year-to-Year Increases Across Key Demos

General Hospital’s 50th anniversary week soars to year-and-a-half high in Women 25-54, posting double-digit year-to-year increases across key demos.  Friday’s kick-off to the Nurses’ Ball sets 6-week high in Women 18-49.

Via Press Release:

Week’s #5 Most-Tweeted TV Series, Amassing 114,000 Tweets Across Activity  on ABC and SOAPnet; Page Views Spike by 77% on ABC.com with 2.1 Million

Kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration, “General Hospital” delivered its most-watched week in one-and-a-half years in Women 25-54 (918,000/1.5 rating – since 9/26/11), ranking a solid #2 for the week in the demo, and posting a 6-week high in Total Viewers (2.79 million – since week of 2/18/13) and 5-week high in Women 18-49 (660,000/1.0 rating – since week of 2/25/13).

“General Hospital” registered solid double-digit percent increases year to year across target demos, including by 25% in Total Viewers (2.79 million vs. 2.24 million), by 23% in Women 18-49 (660,000 vs. 538,000) and by 27% in Women 25-54 (918,000 vs. 722,000).

* Friday’s kick-off of the ‘Nurses’ Ball’ ranked as the series’ most-watched telecast in 6 weeks in Women 18-49 (718,000/1.1 rating – since 2/18/13).

* On ABC.com, the anniversary week amassed 2.1 million page views, up by a massive 77% over the prior two weeks.

* On Twitter, “General Hospital” was the week’s #5 most-tweeted TV series, accumulating 114,000 tweets between social activity on ABC and SOAPnet.



  1. Your bitterness towards GH’s success really is sad. You may have “heard” GH was at its lowest, but the facts speaks otherwise.

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