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‘General Hospital’ Momentum Leads to a 5-Month Ratings High

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General Hospital’s 50th anniversary commemoration continues with ‘Baby and Legal Drama,’ powering the long-running ABC serial to a 5-month high in total viewers!

Via Press Release:

Nearly half way through its 50th anniversary commemoration, ‘baby and legal drama’ powered “General Hospital” to a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.78 million) – since week of 4/8/13 – and to its 2nd-most-watched week in 5-months in Women 18-49 (665,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (917,000/1.5 rating) – since weeks of 4/15/13 and 4/8/13, respectively.

Tuesday’s telecast, featuring complications with Britt’s baby and a newly-freed Franco proclaiming his feelings for Carly, ranked as the series’ most-watched telecast in nearly 5 months in Total Viewers (3.00 million), while Wednesday’s episode, revealing Baby Connie, was its 2nd-most-watched telecast in over 2 years in Women 25-54 (1.03 million) – since 4/10/13 and 8/15/11, respectively.

With one week to go in the 2012/13 season, “General Hospital” is pacing for its strongest season in 5 years in Total Viewers (2.97 million), generating the biggest year-to-year increases of any broadcast daytime drama (+14% – vs. 2.61 million), and is also the growth leader season to season in Women 18-34 (+35% – 253,000 vs. 187,000) and Women 18-49 (+7% – 769,000 vs. 718,000).

Notably, season to date, “General Hospital” is TV’s #1 broadcast program in daytime in Women 18-34, and ranks #2 in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, week of 9/9/13, Live + Same Day; 2012/13 season: 9/24/12-9/15/13, most current. Gapped/Breakout programming excluded.

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  1. I enjoy watching actor Michael Easton in his role as ‘Silas Clay’ in daytime’s GENERAL HOSPITAL/ABC-TV. Whatever the mystery is behind the ‘Silas Clay’ character, Michael Easton is sure to entertain and keep the viewers tuning in to see him interact with the GH cast.

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