Soap Opera Ratings: 'Days of Our Lives' Bounces Back after Series Low

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June 10th, 2012


Ratings for the week of May 28 – June 1, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,248,000 (-40,000/-448,000)
2. B&B 3,075,000 (-3,000/+297,000)
3. DAYS 2,396,000 (+102,000/+56,000)
4. GH 2,323,000 (-45,000/+71,000)

1. Y&R 3.2/10 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (-.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (+.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 889,000 (+67,000/-89,000)
2. B&B 728,000 (+48,000/+224,000)
3. GH 666,000 (+63,000/+27,000)
4. DAYS 504,000 (+24,000/-129,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (same/+.3)
3. GH 1.0/7 (+.1/same)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.2)



Source: Soap Opera Network

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Y&R = The Young & The Restless, B&B = The Bold and The Beautiful, GH = General Hospital, DAYS = Days of Our Lives.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Chris B you are COMPLELTELY cracking me up — thank you! SKD: very well said about the idiotic teen generation of today. Can you imagine DAYS (or any show) filled to the brim with Abigail clones?, or the one that has the stalker after her that she hired?, characters that use “like” 10 times in a 20 word sentence? OMG, just shoot me now, or beter yet, shoot them!

  • TimsDale4ever

    From what I’ve read here, apparantly OLTL (which according to you guys seems to have been fully resurrected) will celebrate their 44th anniversary in July!!! lol. Just let me know when GH has been complelely turned into OLTL and I’ll start watching!

  • Joe

    Hoping GH does not turn into oltl!!!

  • Richard

    Jase, Yes Lesley just disappeared.


    According to even some OLTL fans on various boards are saying it might as well be OLTL just with different character names. One of even Ron C.’s biggest supporters said after watching yesterday’s GH episode that it was just like Ron C. was copying his own OLTL scripts with the Kate story.

    So I guess if you enjoyed the story on there you should enjoy it on GH too.

  • MBmomof3

    As a lifelong fan of both shows, but especially OLTL the last 10 years or so, I have to say GH resembles OLTL and storylines seem to be mined from OLTL history. That said, I am personally enjoying GH more than I have in a long time.

  • Richard


    That is a general feeling that I get.

    Folks who loved both shows love this version of GH.

    But some hardcore OLTL fans are hating it due to what he has done to certain couples or characters. I know I read somewhere where one fan said she would never forgive him for killing Tea’s baby. But I chalk those up to maybe being fans who were more couple fans than maybe even being a fan of OLTL the show.

    As to the fans who were just fans of GH and never watched OLTL, very very few of us are enjoying this version of GH. And it is because to me the show doesn’t even feel like GH to me.

    I mean FV even fired the musical director from GH and hired OLTL’s musical director — so now even the background music and such is not what was traditionally used on GH. I had noticed it when I was trying to watch. And then I read yesterday that some of the music being used are variations on OLTL background music.

    I mean many of the backstage personnel have been replaced by OLTL folks, the OLTL headwriter and producer are there, and then you have some characters.

    I never watched OLTL so I can say that the show feels or resembles OLTL but I know for sure it doesn’t feel like GH when I watch. And I definitely hate the new film technique.

  • MBmomof3

    I noticed it in the music, lighting, general production values. I am a fan, but that is me and I can see why some GH fans won’t like the changes. As an OLTL fan I don’t like what they have done with changing the happy endings for Star and her family, and I am assuming John & Natalie. I am enjoying seeing Todd integrated and a brief smattering of OLTL crossovers.

  • Aquarittarius

    What’s with this Chris guy?

  • reader

    to MBmomof3, I don’t watch any soaps. A while ago, I was considering watching new soaps, but then I thought the soaps would be cancelled soon, so I decided not to start watching any new soaps. I never watched OLTL. The only episode that I ever watched of AMC was the last episode. I watched GH during it’s glory years, with Scotty, Bobbi, Lucy, Tony.

  • Ron C.

    This is Ron C. here hello my good friend Richard. As a reminder I am one of Chris B’s alters from his D.I.D. I am sorry I guess GH has to be cancelled now because we fired the music director and you don’t like that. Shame on me.

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