The biggest drama on TV was General Hospital, a daytime soap opera grabbing 14 million viewers every weekday afternoon. That’s 4 million more than watched HBO’S biggest hit, Game of Thrones, once a week for six weeks in 2017. “Sociologists analyze it; college students rhapsodize over it,” Newsweek declared of the soap’s success, driven by “super couple” Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis)—a relationship that began, disturbingly, with a drunken rape scene. (According to the story, women sometimes greeted Geary with cries of “Rape me, Luke!”) Later that year, 30 million would watch their wedding.
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