‘General Hospital’ No. 1 daytime program in women 18-34


ABC is Daytime’s No. 1 Network in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49

“General Hospital” is the No. 1 Daytime Program in Women 18-34 the Week, as Undercover Cop Dante Takes the Stand Against His Mob Boss Father, Sonny

“One Life to Live” Hits a 9-Month High in Women 18-49 and
a 3-Month High in Women 18-34 During a Climatic Production Week
in Which Villain Stacy Falls Through the Ice to Her Death

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ABC ranked as Daytime’s No. 1 network in Women 18-49 (1.3 rating/861,000 – tie) and Women 18-34 (1.0 rating/326,000 –tie).

“General Hospital” stood as Daytime’s No. 1 program in Women 18-34 (1.1 rating/364,000) the week undercover cop Dante takes the stand against his mob boss father, Sonny.

This week qualified as “One Life to Live’s” most-watched week in 9 months in Women 18-49 (821,000) and in 3 months in Women 18-34 (308,000) – since weeks of 5/18/09 and 11/16/09, respectively, during a climatic production in which Stacy falls through the ice to her death.

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks – Week of February 15, 2010:

Daytime Rank:        Total Viewers                Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
                No. 1 CBS    3.91 million         No. 1 NBC    1.3/866,000
                No. 2 NBC    3.28 million        No. 1 ABC    1.3/861,000
                No. 3 ABC    3.05 million        No. 3 CBS    1.2/768,000

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

Program                    Net                 Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless   CBS   1.7/1.15 million
General Hospital           ABC   1.5/996,000
Days of Our Lives          NBC   1.3/866,000
The View    ABC   1.3/851,000
One Life to Live   ABC   1.2/821,000
Price is Right 1/2  CBS   1.2/794,000
All My Children   ABC   1.2/775,000

(Source: information provided by ABC. – NTI, Live + Same Day:  Week of 2/15/10. All ranks based on rating unless otherwise noted. “Price is Right” based on 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. average.)