Soap Opera Ratings: 'Days of Our Lives', 'The Bold & the Beautiful' & 'The Young & the Restless' Up in Women 18-49

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October 5th, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of September 24-28, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,450,000 (+161,000/+102,000)
2. B&B 3,277,000 (+138,000/+434,000)
3. GH 2,521,000 (-57,000/-21,000)
4. DAYS 2,356,000 (+44,000/+45,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/12 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.1/+.3)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/same)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 810,000 (+76,000/-60,000)
2. B&B 639,000 (+10,000/+90,000)
3. GH 554,000 (-55,000/-115,000)
4. DAYS 496,000 (+47,000/-94,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (+.2/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.1)




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.

  • ohiogirl

    Watched a little Y&R this past week…I couldn’t believe how boring and drawn out it was. Days is so much better. I can’t understand why it hasn’t bounced up in the ratings.
    …though, I will say, Nichole’s character has ‘jumped the shark’. There will sonn be no men left in Salem that she hasn’t either been married to or slept with. She’s becoming comic relief, instead of a serious character…that usually fortells an actor’s departure.

  • Shanice

    How is GH the only soap to lose viewers? GH had another amazing week especially with Sonny and Kate’s wedding….
    I watch B&B and Days and they have been boring and dull compared to GH!

  • Melissa

    Clapping woo Hoo days :)

  • Lola

    Gh had an amazing week all around. I am loving how they are rebuilding Sonny and Alexis’s relationship. come on people.

  • TV Gord

    Shanice, these numbers are for LAST week. Kate and Sonny’s non-wedding was this week.

  • TV Gord

    By the way, Duke Lavery makes another appearance on GH on Monday, so it would be a good time for former viewers to check in again.

  • James

    Let’s spin the GH ratings guys! 3 weeks at 2pm eastern slot, 3 weeks of 2.5 Million viewers. And this are last week’s ratings, this week’s ”wedding” theme is out next week.

  • ragincajun

    It’s promising that Y&R is ticking up. These are the last few episodes that were written by MAB, although JG did re-write a few scenes before actually filming them. There is definitely a new vibe to the show. I believe all of JG and JPF’s stuff begins airing this week.

  • krogers

    GH has been so much better than both B&B and Y&R. Y&R and B&B have been horrible and boring. At this point the only reason I tune them in is to support the soaps but in all honesty I really could skip watching the both of them.

  • Rob R

    DAYS was modestly higher than the same week one year ago. That is significant because exactly one year ago was the heavily promoted week known as the “Reboot” that brought back Marlena, John, Jack, Carrie, and Austin.

  • John K.

    Are the 18-34 Adults numbers not available?

  • Robert

    Y&R was better. Can’t wait till the new material starts airing.

  • Stacy

    Watched Days and right now it is great. THe only reason I’m not watching GH is because it comes on at the same time as Days. I did DVR GH for a couple days but then never got around to watching it, so I decided to let it go.

  • Pat

    Y and R has been good and better than a year ago, which is reflected here. MAB’s stuff airs until the 12th. B and B has been so consistent in ratings, but I don’t watch. Tried watching GH online the other day but couldn’t get through much.

  • Nick

    How is GH not up? Easy, because it sucks and continues to be about the same characters that nobody wants to see anymore. No major change in the show, no major change in the ratings.

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  • Sophie

    I loved GH again at least they are still ahead of Days. I read on a DAYS board, that they were ahead last year at the same time by 94,000. It’ll change next week for Days. Eileen is coming back, but Bo is leaving!

  • Mike

    Let’s put this in perspective.

    Last week,

    3. GH 2,578,000 (+50,000/+139,000)
    This week,
    3. GH 2,521,000 (-57,000/-21,000)

    This means this weeks ratings are just about the same as the last 2 weeks before. GH’s ratings are holding steady. Really no gain but just an important, no loss.

    GH fans be patient. Continued excellence is where we need to place our hope. Regular viewers are loving GH. Just keep spreading the good news about GH’s renaissance. Word of mouth is always the best publicity. I still don’t understand why ABC barely promotes GH at times of high viewership, meaning primetime. Some effective promotion could make a real difference.

  • Jenny

    B&B is amazing, love it. I can’t wait to see the change in Y&R!! I still watch Y&R but mainly fast forward it on my DVR…

  • Deshawn

    I don’t care what no one says gh is on fire and the ratings should go up more I like y&r but it’s been boring lately if gh don’t go up that means no one is supporting it and that’s a shame Ron is writing good story lines no ones interesting that’s bad but I’m going to continue to support the only abc dud see.

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