General Hospital Set to Finish “Strongest Season in Five Years”





Fifty never looked quite as good as it does on ABC Daytime's General Hospital. The serial hit a 5-month high in total viewers the week of Sept. 9. Roughly 2.78 million viewers tuned in the week in question. The sudser also hit a 1.0 in women 18-49 and a 1.5 among W25-54.

For the season, GH is averaging 2.97 million and is on track to have its most successful year in total viewers in five years. The Frank Valentini helmed and Ron Carlivati scripted sudser additionally boasts the biggest year-to-year increases of any broadcast daytime drama. 

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    pferrando

    While not a GH fan…good for them.

    It’s kinda like a BIG MIDDLE FINGER to ABC. I love that.

    It sounds like the vocal YR fans…GH fans want their vets, and it seems when that’s delivered they get the ratings.

    It’s very simple Frank, Ron, AND Jillie Phelps!

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    bobbyew

    Great for GH! KIKI’s DRESS Amazing today. With that said the show is as Scary Spice would say as well as all the black people on Earth is Off The Hook! Gh is giving it to you in every which way imaginable on the budget they have. The Jerome’s as well as Sonny having a breakdown in Don Corinthos Fashion is something to talk about.

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    bobbyew

    GH, is the BOMB.COM did not expect todays outcome. Cartini Fabulous. Ya’ll need Cartini to be in the dictionary as the definition of the way soaps should be produced.

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    Yoryla

    Go GH!!!

    This is great news. Even though the show has had it’s weak moments, for the most part it’s been an unimaginable upgrade over what it was two years ago. The March-April months were super amazing, July-August-Sep have been great aswell! However it becomes sliced, GH is my definite #2 favorite soap after Days this year.

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    keanna

    This is great news!!

    Yes, they’ve had their bad moments, I agree. But for the most part, GH has been on the money.

    Loved today’s episode, great twists and turns.

    I also agree, that a BIG part for the increase, is that it’s more of an ensemble now which is ALWAYS a great thing.

    Kudos to Frank and Ron, hope they can keep the momentum going.

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    Lucy D.

    They did it @Marland Fan because there’s no Jason. Even on it’s “bad” days this show is SO MUCH BETTER than it was when everyone was worshiping at the altar of Jason and Sonny

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    liason4real

    Congrats to Ron and Frank.

    GH is back to being an ensemble show which was in place when SBu/Jason left back in 2000 and 2001. GH became the “mob” show of Sonny, Carly and Jason under Frons’ reign of terror from 2002 until 2012.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I am so happy for GH, as a long-time viewer. I have been really enjoying the show lately. Maurice Bernard has been really do some stand-up acting lately. With Sonny being off his meds., the scene on Friday where he grabs Olivia and starts dancing was so great. So out of character for Sonny, but I like it. Rather watch that then hearing for the millionth time over the years how Sonny loves his children and is such a great father (a Mob Boss-Ha!0. It’s fun seeing Sonny smile and be lighter. I loved Kiki’s dress! I remember KA when she was just a kid playing bratty Starr on OLTL. She has grown into a very pretty women. The way Kiki and Mike look at each other, you can see they are a real-life couple. Anyone else notice that Micheal and Morgan seem to be the new Jason and AJ? Bitter brother rivalry ahead!
    I love the Jeromes. They are two sexy villians. Willian DeVry plays the role with such suave sexiness, and Ava just plays the blonde vixen to perfection. She’s like a smoldering snake, trying to wrap herself around Silas, and also get around Sonny. Maura West and Willian DeVry are the best new characters in awhile. I hope they stay on the show for awhile. If Franco can be redeemed, keep these two charcters on ! I found myself liking Carlos. Those Latin guys can be sexy. As gorgeous as Patrick is, his relationship with Sabrina is just DULL. I think Carlos will add some spice to it.
    Have really been enjoying GH so much. I also watch Y &R, sorry, it is not as good. Watching Steve Burton as Dylan, kidnapping the baby and holding yet another gun, makes me happy he is no longer on GH. He took GH over WAY too much, and he’s doing it again, thanks to JFP on Y &R.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I am so happy for GH, as a long-time viewer. I have been really enjoying the show lately. Maurice Bernard has been really do some stand-up acting lately. With Sonny being off his meds., the scene on Friday where he grabs Olivia and starts dancing was so great. So out of character for Sonny, but I like it. Rather watch that then hearing for the millionth time over the years how Sonny loves his children and is such a great father (a Mob Boss-Ha!0. It’s fun seeing Sonny smile and be lighter. I loved Kiki’s dress! I remember KA when she was just a kid playing bratty Starr on OLTL. She has grown into a very pretty women. The way Kiki and Mike look at each other, you can see they are a real-life couple. Anyone else notice that Micheal and Morgan seem to be the new Jason and AJ? Bitter brother rivalry ahead!
    I love the Jeromes. They are two sexy villians. Willian DeVry plays the role with such suave sexiness, and Ava just plays the blonde vixen to perfection. She’s like a smoldering snake, trying to wrap herself around Silas, and also get around Sonny. Maura West and Willian DeVry are the best new characters in awhile. I hope they stay on the show for awhile. If Franco can be redeemed, keep these two charcters on ! I found myself liking Carlos. Those Latin guys can be sexy. As gorgeous as Patrick is, his relationship with Sabrina is just DULL. I think Carlos will add some spice to it.
    Have really been enjoying GH so much. I also watch Y &R, sorry, it is not as good. Watching Steve Burton as Dylan, kidnapping the baby and holding yet another gun, makes me happy he is no longer on GH. He took GH over WAY too much, and he’s doing it again, thanks to JFP on Y &R.

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    Lucy D.

    I knew it. Months ago Perkie’s feed was dominated by posters proclaiming how awful GH was and calling Ron C. all sorts of names. It’s as if they were rooting against the soap.
    These numbers justify what a few in the minority (me for one) were saying: that the show was SO MUCH better and far more interesting. Thankfully most of the chronic complainers have disappeared.
    I don’t think any of us think the show is perfect, but I know I enjoy most of every episode.

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    jezza

    [quote=ANGELWENDY15]Watching Steve Burton as Dylan, kidnapping the baby and holding yet another gun, makes me happy he is no longer on GH.[/quote]

    Wasn’t Dylan holding a flashlight, thinking it was a gun? I actually liked that touch, and the WTF look on Adam’s face was priceless.

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    JasamForever

    Good for gh, although I have not watched the shows in months because it was horrible to me. I still have no desire to return as a viewer either. We all have different tastes and like different things.

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