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2012-13 Soap Ratings -- The New York Purge Cools Most Ratings Hemorrhages

Written Grateful Another Genre Lives on by Bridger Cunningham

Image result for GH 50th AnniversaryTwo milestone anniversaries marked the year as General Hospital turned 50, and Young and the Restless hit 40.  ABC milked every inch of the event, calling a plethora of favorites back for a splashy event and investing in catchy promotions and graphics.  Y&R?  I guess everyone hates turning 40, and it showed.  Days of our Lives ticked down a tenth, while GH went the other way.  Elsewhere, Bold and the Beautiful experienced significant increases.  The greatest victory for the season involved no threats of cancellation which plagued ABC and NBC for years.


General Hospital moved up one hour after 34 years in its winning timeslot.  As predicted, no major changes in performance. The four soap remains all housed their own timeslots with little competition from their fellow sudsers.


Source -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._daytime_soap_opera_ratings