17 Facts About General Hospital


General Hospital is an American daytime television soap opera.

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General Hospital is the longest-running serial produced in Hollywood, and the longest-running entertainment program in ABC television history.

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From its beginning, General Hospital starred John Beradino and Emily McLaughlin, and both actors stayed with the show until their deaths in 1996 and 1991, respectively.

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General Hospital spawned the daytime series Port Charles and the primetime spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift .

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From 1979 to 1988, General Hospital had more viewers than any other daytime soap opera.

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General Hospital was praised for the love story of teenagers Stone Cates and Robin Scorpio .

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General Hospital has aired on the ABC television network and has been filmed in Hollywood since its inception.

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General Hospital has had a number of different distributors throughout the show's history.

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Production of General Hospital was suspended in March 2020, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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General Hospital was Disney's first series to go back into production during the pandemic.

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General Hospital cast and crew have won many awards since 1974 when the Daytime Emmy Awards were created.

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General Hospital has won 14 Daytime Emmys for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

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From 1979 to 1988, General Hospital remained number one in the ratings, competing against two game shows and two low-rated soaps on NBC—Texas and Santa Barbara—and Guiding Light on CBS .

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General Hospital remained in between third and fifth place in the ratings during that time, and from late 1991 to 1996 All My Children held the title of ABC's highest-rated soap.

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Production of General Hospital was suspended in March 2020 as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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Popularity of General Hospital has gained it many parodies and references in other mainstream programs.

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British television series General Hospital did not feature any characters from the American show, but was modeled after its format.

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