ABC w/ “General Hospital” Daytime’s No. 1 in Women 18-49


“General Hospital” Hits a Near 2-Year Highin Total Viewers and Women 18-49,The Week After Mob Boss Sonny Shot His Long-Lost Son,Undercover Cop Dante. If you are one of the many that have been hooked on GH then this you are very happy.

ABC Daytime Delivers its Largest Weekly Total Viewer Audience in 9 Months, and its Top-Rated Week in Women 18-49 in Almost 3 Months

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Delivering its top-rated week in close to 3 months in Women 18-49, ABC was the No. 1 network in Daytime in the key women demo (1.3 rating – tie, since week of 11/9/09).

The week’s No. 2 daytime program in key women demos, this week stood as “General Hospital’s” most-watched week in nearly 2 years in Total Viewers (3.05 million – since week of 2/18/08) and in almost 22 months in Women 18-49 (1.6 rating/1.07 million – since the week of 4/21/08). In storyline this week, we saw the aftermath of what happened when mob boss Sonny shot his long-lost son, undercover cop Dante.

In Total Viewers (3.06 million), this week was the network’s most-watched week in Daytime in 9 months (since week of 3/30/09).

In target women, “General Hospital” was the week’s No. 2 daytime program in Women 18-34 (No. 2 – 1.1 rating/385,000) and Women 18-49 (No. 2 – 1.6 rating/1.07 million).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks – Week of February 1, 2010:

Daytime Rank:        Total Viewers                Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
                No. 1 CBS    3.85 million         No. 1 NBC    1.3/873,000
                No. 2 NBC    3.12 million        No. 2 ABC    1.3/852,000
                No. 3 ABC    3.06 million        No. 2 CBS    1.2/789,000


Top 5 Daytime Programs in Women 18-49 (rank based on rating):

Program                    Net                 Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless   CBS   1.8/1.21 million
General Hospital           ABC   1.6/1.07 million
The View    ABC   1.4/916,000
Days of Our Lives          NBC   1.3/873,000
Price is Right 1/2  CBS   1.3/870,000

(Source: information provided by ABC. –  NTI, Live + Same Day:  Week of 2/1/10. All ranks based on rating unless otherwise noted. “Price is Right” based on 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. average.)