General Hospital , Still Healthy, Claims 10th Emmy
General Hospital , which debuted in April 1963 and dominated daytime drama in the '80s, may have fallen in the ratings in recent years, but it received the Emmy for top daytime drama Friday night at the 35th annual Daytime Emmy ceremony in Hollywood. It was the 10th such awa rd the show has received -- beating its own record of nine. Ellen Degeneres was voted best daytime host, while Rachael Ray won for best entertainment talk-show. The Tyra Banks Show was named best informative talk show. Among other winners, Jea nne Cooper won the award for best lead actress on The Young and the Restless . She has been with the show since 1973 and had previously been nominated seven times. She is 79. The ABC telecast's ratings slid as it attracted an average of just 5.4 mi llion viewers, 3 million fewer than last year's show.