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‘General Hospital’ Ratings Surge: Draws Largest Audience Since 2008

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The numbers are in and it’s getting bigger and bigger! ABC’s General Hospital soared to a near six year ratings high in total viewers for the week of November 25, 2013. The network’s lone soap is on course to end with its best season since 2006-2007.

With mystery surrounding whether Robin is alive, the continuing manhunt for Faison and the drama around Sabrina and Patrick’s wedding, General Hospital generated a near 6-year high in Total Viewers (3.30 million) – since week of 1/21/08 – tracking for its best season in 7 years – since the 2006/07 season.

Moreover, “General Hospital” recorded an over 2-and-a-half-year high in Women 25-54 (1.04 million/1.7 rating) and an over 2-year high in Women 18-49 (774,000/1.2 rating) – since weeks of 3/21/11 and 8/15/11, respectively – ranking a strong #2 for the week in the core women measures.

“General Hospital” posted the largest year-to-year increases of any broadcast daytime drama in Total Viewers (+20% – 3.30 million vs. 2.75 million), Women 18-49(+21% – 774,000 vs. 641,000) and Women 25-54 (+25% – 1.04 million vs. 833,000).

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, weeks of 11/25/13, Live + Same Day. Program rankings based on U.S. ratings and include ties. Gapped/Breakout/Specials programming excluded.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC, weeknights on SOAPnet and anytime on

Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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