General Hospital (GH) is one of America’s top rated drama series and one of the early medical TV shows that continue to be aired until now. Unknown to some of you, it is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running soap opera and in the third spot as well for being the longest-running drama in U.S. TV history.
GH first aired over ABC television network in 1963 and since then became a big hit with its medical stories, love triangles and presence of hot female stars.
For the period 1979 to 1988, the show gained the most number of viewers than any other soap opera aired during daytime. The top rating it earned was attributed to the popularity of General Hospital’s super couple Luke and Laura. In fact, the couple’s wedding that occurred in 1981 attracted 30 million viewers making it the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history. [Read more…]