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‘Revolution’s Renewal Chances Slim After Series Lows, ‘General Hospital’s Look Better
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 5:43am PDTTags: ABC, General Hospital, The Chew, The Revolution

With the deadline looming for ABC to make a decision about which shows will take the two remaining daytime slots on its schedule next fall, things are looking brighter for the network’s embattled soap General Hospital. It is still the least-watched among the four surviving daytime dramas on ABC, CBS and NBC, averaging 2.3 million viewers for the most recent week we have data for (March 12-16). But the series had a ratings uptick recently (it hit an 18-week high among women 18-49, 657,000, for the week of March 5, which featured the death of a character), and in the female demo, it’s been actually running ahead of NBC’s Days Of Our Lives.2. DAYS 1.1
2. GH 1.1

2. B&B 1.1

That is not running ahead to me.
Those are the season to date numbers.

In the week to week ratings, GH generally is higher than Days. It's rare that Days beats GH in that category even with Days having far more Total Viewers.
Considering Season-To-Date numbers include ALL viewers and not just same-day...I would certainly not say that GH draws higher in 18-49...because the fact is THEY DONT.
I agree that the season to date numbers are the same. All I was saying is that the week to week numbers in the 18-49 women demo are higher in GH's case and have been for awhile. Whether or not Days is higher or lower has no bearing on GH's future and vice versa. Days future is secure regardless. ABCD doesn't care one way or the other how GH is doing vs. Days. All they care about is having a show to replace GH.

All I care about is the soap opera that I love getting the chance to stay on the air.
I don't necessarily agree. DAYS is far from secure IMO. Yes DAYS will be around until at least Sep 2013, but beyond that, I would say their future is just as uncertain.

Also, while I agree ABC mainly is trying to kill off their soaps....at the same time I certainly think they care how well the show performs in relation to other networks daytime shows..it still matters.

And I agree, I hope GH is not axed...one more soap being axed if bad for ALL the soaps, no matter what network is doing the axing.

My only issue was with the article's inaccuracy and its implication that GH is performing better in W18-49 than DAYS is, when in fact that is just not true.
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