ABC's 'General Hospital' most watched, w/ 'Sonny and Brenda' meet


ABC is Daytime’s No. 1 Network Among Women 18-49. The Week That Star-Crossed Lovers Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) See Each for the First Time in Years, “General Hospital” is the Week’s No. 1 Daytime Program in Women 18-34.

This Week Stands as “General Hospital’s” Most-Watched Week in 7 Months in Women 18-49 and in 5 Months Among Total Viewers.

“One Life to Live” Hits an 8-Week High in Total Viewers and Women 18-49, and a 6-Week High in Women 18-34.

“General Hospital,” “The View” and “One Life to Live” Stand Among the Week’s Top 3 Daytime Programs Among Women 18-49.

ABC Daytime: ABC ranked as daytime’s No. 1 network among Women 18-49 (1.1 rating/757,000 – tie).

The week that star-crossed lovers Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) met, “General Hospital” was Daytime’s No. 1 program for the week among Women 18-34 (1.0 rating/342,000 – tie).

This week stood as “General Hospital’s” most-watched week in 7 months among Women 18-49 (966,000 – since week of 2/15/10), in 5 months in Total Viewers (2.74 million – since week of 4/5/10) and in nearly 2 months in Women 18-34 (342,000 – since week of 7/19/10).

“One Life to Live” posted an 8-week high in Total Viewers (2.46 million) and Women 18-49 (714,000) – since week of 7/5/10 –, and a 6-week high among Women 18-34 (236,000) – since week of 7/19/10.

In Women 18-49, “General Hospital” (No. 2 – 1.5 rating/966,000), “The View” (No. 3T – 1.1 rating/748,000) and “One Life to Live” (No. 3T – 1.1 rating/714,000) placed among the week’s Top 3 programs.

In Women 18-34, ABC held 3 of the week’s Top 5 Daytime programs: “General Hospital” (No. 1T – 1.0 rating/342,000), “One Life to Live” (No. 5T – 0.7 rating/236,000) and “The View” (No. 5T – 0.7 rating/225,000).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks – Week of September 6, 2010:

Daytime Rank:        Total Viewers                Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
                No. 1 CBS    3.58 million        No. 1T ABC  1.1/757,000
                No. 2 ABC    2.74 million        No. 1T NBC  1.1/706,000
                No. 3 NBC    2.49 million        No. 1T CBS  1.1/702,000

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

Program                    Net                 Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless   CBS   1.7/1.11 million
General Hospital           ABC   1.5/966,000
The View    ABC   1.1/748,000
One Life to Live           ABC   1.1/714,000
The Bold and the Beautiful CBS   1.1/711,000
Days of Our Lives           NBC   1.1/706,000

(Source: ABC –  NTI, Live + Same Day:  Week of 9/06/10. All ranks based on rating unless otherwise noted. Ties are based on rating.)