Perhaps because ABC owns General Hospital outright, the network sometimes doesn’t announce if their sole surviving soap opera has been renewed for another season. However, they’d certainly let us know if the show had been cancelled! Since the soap is still airing, we can assume they renewed it for 2015-16. Will GH survive to see a 54th season? How will it do in the ratings? Stay tuned.
Debuting on April 1st of 1963, General Hospital revolves around the loves, lives, and deaths of the people of Port Charles, New York. The current season’s cast includes Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Nancy Grahn, Finola Hughes, Dominic Zamprogna, Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco, Sonya Eddy, Roger Howarth, Carolyn Hennesy, Billy Miller, Vinessa Antoine, William deVry, Kathleen Gati, Kirsten Storms, Chad Duell, Haley Pullos, Bryan Craig, Ryan Paevey, Tyler Christopher, Lisa Lo Cicero, Teresa Castillo, and Jane Elliot.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. You can see how the ratings for the four soap operas compare here.
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For comparisons: The 2014-15 season of General Hospital averaged a 0.84 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 2.86 million total viewers.
Raw data courtesy Soap Opera Network.
What do you think? Do you still like General Hospital TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for additional seasons?