General Hospital Hits New All-Time Low in Total Viewers

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The week after the Fourth of July holiday wasn't a stellar one for most daytime soap in terms of the Nielsen Ratings. All the soaps lost total viewers save for NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS's cancelled sudser Guiding Light. DAYS added 153,000 total viewers over the previous week, holding steady in households and among women 18-49.

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GL saw an increase of 16,000 total viewers and went up one-tenth of a ratings point in households. Elsewhere on CBS, The Young and the Restless lost 149,000 total viewers over the previous week and dropped one-tenth of a ratings point in households. Y&R and DAYS remain the only soaps up year-to-date. Y&R's sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful lost 280,000 total viewers over the previous week. B&B held steady in households and among women 18-49. As The World Turns dropped 20,000 total viewers for the week, staying the same in housholds. ATWT managed to go up one-tenth of a ratings point among women 18-49. (Source: Soap Opera Network)

One Life to Live was the number one ABC soap again for the week of July 6-10, 2009, even after losing 135,000 total viewers over the previous week. OLTL dropped one-tenth of a ratings point in households and held steady among women 18-49. All My Children lost 182,000 total viewers over the previous week. Although AMC dropped one-tenth of a ratings point in households and among women 18-49, the real ratings sob story for the Mouse House lineup for the week rated was General Hopsital. GH lost 150,000 total viewers, hitting a new all-time low. GH also lost one-tenth of a ratings point in households. All three ABC soaps are tied with their all-time low numbers in households.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week July 6-10, 2009

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers

1. Y&R 4,916,000 (-149,000/+71,000)

2. B&B 3,182,000 (-280,000/-364,000)

3. DAYS 2,683,000 (+153,000/+145,000)

4. OLTL 2,450,000 (-135,000/-313,000)

5. AMC 2,370,000 (-182,000/-284,000)

6. GH 2,325,000 (-150,000/-611,000) <----- new low (Previous low: 2,360,000 for April 20-24, 2009)

7. ATWT 2,318,000 (-20,000/-357,000)

8. GL 1,991,000 (+16,000/-177,000)


HH

1. Y&R 3.5/11 (-.1/same)

2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/-.2)

3. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/same)

4. OLTL 1.8/6 (-.1/-.3) <----- ties low rating (Last time: June 22-26, 2009)

5. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.3) <----- ties low rating (Last time: June 22-26, 2009)

5. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/-.5) <----- ties low rating (Last time: June 22-26, 2009)

5. ATWT 1.7/5 (same/-.3)

8. GL 1.5/5 (+.1/-.1)


Women 18-49 Viewers

1. Y&R 1,126,000 (+12,000/+75,000)

2. DAYS 813,000 (+40,000/+63,000)

3. GH 765,000 (-2,000/-180,000)

4. OLTL 738,000 (+2,000/-147,000)

5. B&B 729,000 (+7,000/-38,000)

6. AMC 668,000 (-41,000/-97,000)

7. ATWT 585,000 (+56,000/-71,000)

8. GL 496,000 (+47,000/-87,000)


Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.7/11 (same/+.1)

2. DAYS 1.2/8 (same/+.1)

2. GH 1.2/7 (same/-.2)

4. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/-.2)

4. B&B 1.1/7 (same/-.1)

6. AMC 1.0/7 (-.1/-.2)

7. ATWT 0.9/6 (+.1/-.1)

8. GL 0.7/5 (same/-.2)


Girls 12-17 Viewers

1. DAYS 58,000 (-2,000/-4,000)

2. OLTL 47,000 (-25,000/-29,000)

3. GH 46,000 (-19,000/-21,000)

4. Y&R 44,000 (-19,000/-5,000)

5. ATWT 34,000 (-7,000/-21,000)

6. GL 29,000 (-14,000/-9,000)

7. AMC 25,000 (-4,000/-28,000)

8. B&B 23,000 (-23,000/-18,000)


Women 18-34 Rating

1. Y&R 1.1/8 (+.1/+.2)

2. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/same)

3. GH 0.9/6 (same/-.1)

3. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/+.1)

5. AMC 0.8/5 (-.1/+.2)

6. B&B 0.6/4 (same/-.1)

7. ATWT 0.5/3 (same/-.1)

8. GL 0.4/3 (same/-.1)