Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Up in Viewers Except 'General Hospital'

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September 1st, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of August 20-24, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,505,000 (+194,000/+92,000)
2. B&B 3,284,000 (+213,000/+357,000)
3. DAYS 2,771,000 (+72,000/+331,000) *
4. GH 2,446,000 (-17,000/-22,000)

* Highest since the week of January 31-February 4, 2011

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (+.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 2.0/7 (same/+.2)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 850,000 (+26,000/-2,000)
2. B&B 645,000 (+19,000/+80,000)
3. DAYS 618,000 (+35,000/-15,000)
4. GH 574,000 (-17,000/-119,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/+.1)
2. DAYS 1.0/6 (+.1/same)
4. GH 0.9/6 (same/-.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.

  • Richard

    Also noticed there that Live with Kelly and Michael is still doing well.

    I wonder if the daytime ratings will be released today or if we will have to wait until Monday. Haven’t seen anything yet on the regular network talk shows.

  • Richard

    Someone mentioned seeing Leslie Charleson back on yesterday’s show. I ff’d so much I even missed her. I knew that she had finally been in the spoilers 2 times — one giving Tracy news and one giving Jason news. Not sure if she will be used much after that.

    I just found out from a couple of sites the full story behind why Monica has not been used. She and Frank V. had gotten into it a few months ago and now have just made peace.

    Leslie Charleson was scheduled to work back during the death of Sam’s baby. She was supposed to be comforting Jason on the day of the funeral. At the last minute without telling Charleson they changed the scene and decided to replace Monica with Michael — so Michael was seen comforting Jason and not Monica.

    Charleson confronted Frank V. about it and they got into it. But recently made peace.

    I know that many on here and across the boards felt Monica should have been there at her grandchild’s funeral and couldn’t figure out why. It is good in a way that they felt so too, but bad that at the last minute they decided against it.

    It is things like this that drive the GH fans crazy. You can almost feel assured that if the shoe were on the other foot with Starr losing another child they would move heaven and earth to bring back Blair for a visit for several days to comfort her child. But we couldn’t get one scene of Monica comforting her son.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I’m really glad everyone seems to like DAYS more since the break during the Olympics, but come on, has the show really changed THAT much in this short amount of time? I see commercials when I’m watching Y&R (now there’s one that needs an overhaul), and I still see pretty much the same cast. Surely the same stories are still going on now, or at least being wrapped up, so again, is it really THAT much different or is everyone trying to read and see something into the show that’s not really there (yet)? Maybe I’m wrong, but from what I’ve read from many posts on here, it’s like the show has an entirely different cast now with completely different storylines too. Soaps just don’t do an about face that quickly. But….. more power to them!

    I hope they utilize Eileen Davidson on this show WAY, WAY more than Y&R did. Maybe it was her choice to leave, but Y&R just did not know what to do with this interesting and long term character anymore. I could have offered up about 10 other useless, twitty characters that could have been easily written off Y&R, and kept Eileen and given her a new story in the process. ???

  • Flavi

    I quit watching Days after Marlena killed off the entire town and they miraculously re-appeared alive and well on an island. Dumbest thing I have ever seen on TV.

  • Richard

    Haven’t seen today’s show yet — waiting for it to be put on Yahoo. But am reading on boards and even a few on Facebook and Twitter that say the cliffhanger did not live up to the hype that it was going to be big. Some are saying that should have been a normal everyday cliffhanger not a big one to make people want to tune in for the new time change.

    You never know whether to believe Ron C. and Frank V’s hype or not.

  • Stacy


    After reading what you posted about Leslie Charleson (Monica) i don’t regret my decision to watch days and not gh starting next week. I have always liked Leslie and i think she should have a bigger role in gh.

    I didn’t watch gh today because my kids had a school event that i went and watched but i didn’t want to see a big cliffhanger since i wouldn’t be watching starting next week.

  • Rich

    I am glad to see DUKE LAVERY back, now all we need is CASEY the ALIEN back on GH and all things will be right again in Port Charles!

  • Richard

    Rich, I have a feeling that by the time they actually show Duke again people are going to forget about it.

    I know they probably wanted to have this big cliffhanger, but to do it and then have to wait 5 weeks until they show him again.

    It just seems like the show stops and starts too much with things.

    That is the same as showing Robin alive, then going months and hardly dealing with the story. Then Patrick sees her and then Anna finds out she is alive. then to accomodate Geary’s yearly sabatical Anna and Luke go off looking for her and not seen. At this point who really knows when we will even see Robin again.

    I am not even that big of a fan of this virus story but they got some momentum going and then stopped yesterday for a JaSam special episode that just seemed to stop the momentum of the virus story for a little bit. I even read others complaining about the same thing.

    That is just my opinion on that as I am sure JaSam fans really loved yesterday’s show. And that is fine. I don’t really watch for couples so any couple special like that wouldn’t have been my cup of tea.

  • joshua

    I am I big CBS fan, ATWT was my second fav behind the Guiding Light (before live action that suuucked) but moving on. 3 and now 1 fav Young and the Restless writing for Victor is a joke and suck to believe that any of this could happen. Billionaire doesn’t show up for work, hum. Nobody can find him but Billy and Laura from GH? What! crazy and they wonder why young folk tune out. Its stupid that’s why, just stupid. Where is Cathrine to find Victor and his stupid kids can’t find him. Now Billy is a bad guy? Not telling his stupid wife? Uhg stupid!

  • joshua

    Where is the fbi? To find the missing Billionaire? Stupid stupid stupid. I love soaps but really?

  • vivian

    General Hospital went down this week due to new time slot!!!!

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