Last season, once again, ABC didn’t announce if General Hospital would return for another year. They haven’t cancelled the show either so, as long as it stays on the air, perhaps no news is good news. Will GH survive to see a 56th season (2018-19)? 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 Vinessa Antoine, Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Matt Cohen, William deVry, Chad Duell, Michael Easton, Hayley Erin, Genie Francis, Nancy Lee Grahn, Rebecca Herbst, Roger Howarth, Finola Hughes, Chloe Lanier, Lisa LoCicero, Billy Miller, Kelly Monaco, Anthony Montgomery, Ryan Paevey, Emme Rylan, Michelle Stafford, Kirsten Storms, Donnell Turner, Robert Palmer Watkins, Maura West, Laura Wright, and Dominic Zamprogna.
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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Note: ABC aired reruns on August 29, 30, and 31. The lower ratings for those airings were included in the demo average for the week of August 27 so we are omitting it so as not to throw off the season average.
For comparisons: The 2016-17 season of General Hospital averaged a 0.66 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 2.55 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?