Soap Opera Ratings: 'General Hospital' Up in Total Viewers, 'Days of our Lives' Ties Low in Women 18-49

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October 13th, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of October 1-5, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,418,000 (-32,000/+154,000)
2. B&B 3,189,000 (-79,000/+380,000)
3. GH 2,714,000 (+193,000/+117,000) *
4. DAYS 2,399,000 (+43,000/-172,000)

* Highest since March 28-April 2, 2011

1. Y&R 3.3/12 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.1/+.3)
3. GH 2.0/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 856,000 (+46,000/-9,000)
2. GH 663,000 (+109,000/-83,000)
3. B&B 633,000 (-6,000/+80,000)
4. DAYS 473,000 (-23,000/-198,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/+.1)
2. GH 1.0/7 (+.1/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.7/5 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low


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.

  • Nero

    Very good stuff coming up for my CBS soap fans as two veterans are fighting for their lives:

  • Nero

  • Jim

    Am a Days fan and happy with the new direction, a former Gh fan from way back. Don’t understand the negative comments between shows. Enjoy your show and be happy people are watching soaps, four are all we have left !

  • Andy

    GH has been must see daytime tv the past few months. It sure looks like Robin Mattson’s time on the show is almost done. ** SPOILER TALK** I sure hope she survives the fall of the roof. I love Robin Mattston. I can’t wait to see how Robin is brought back onto the show.

  • sick

    B&B is actually up almost a half a million from this time last season that is really impressive.

    Quite a week for GH and their baby switch storyline should keep the numbers up all the way through Jason’s last day on the show then they got November Sweeps so GH might not see another down period until late November.

    DAYS aint doing bad really but like a few of you have said there’s a disconnect with some of the stuff their doing with the main characters on the show like Sami. They got to put a bandage on that part.

  • lka sua

    Hating duke’s jibs at Robert,and sorry duke Robert is anna’s true love,even told Sean awhile back that she stayed in PC because of Robert.finola Hughes said in sow that Robert was Anna’s true love.

  • Chrisann D

    Hey GH!!! Good job to all the cast and crew! Must see tv. Sorry Days is down. Hope it picks up. All the soaps need to keep the viewers they have and find a way to pick up more viewers.But for now I think we should be grateful there is more than talk and reality shows during the day.

  • Da Truth

    @ Chrisann D

    I’ve gotten to the point where I would rather see reality shows than talk shows. They have killed the talk show genre the past few years, its too over saturated now and annoying.

  • I like this show

    LOL @ Donald GH could rehash every terrible storyline from passions and still be better than the CRAP DOOL produces these days. I watched DOOL for the first time in years last week and Sami/Rafe/EJ (Reason i quit watching in the first place) was still going on HAHAHAHA. Oh and they evidently don’t have cell phones in Salem (shows how behind the times they really are) because Sami and Rafe were looking all over town for eachother… melodramatic….CRAP!!!!!!
    Their reboot FAILED last year and now they are bringing back another old fart Kristen. Please someone put a pillow over Stefano’s face and end DOOL! TERRIBLE show!

  • Tom Hunter

    GH seems to be firing on all cylinders lately!!

    OLTL characters nicely integrated to the show, a couple of returning vets, stories NOT centered around the mob… best it has been in probably 5-7 years!!!

    Congratulations to all involved!!

  • Tom Hunter

    As for DAYS, well, it leaves me sort of stunned that the show continues on the downslide. I was as much a fan of DAYS as I was GH. Recently, DAYS has been misfiring on one story after another. I don’t understand why they can’t get their act together, in terms of writing and production.

    The reboot was definately not strong.

    I keep hoping for a turn around, but just don’t see it coming from the writing or production side.

    As for the CBS shows, have no opinion. I have rarely watched either show.

  • joshua

    I love YR it was grrrrreat this week.

  • Robbee65

    GH is a much better show with FV & RC in charge. Wonder what JFP will do with Y&R? She made such a mess of GH. All of the OLTL characters only make the show better, especially Rog Howerth. All of the storylines are must see. I wonder who Sean Kanan will play. I’m all for him replacing SB as Jason. I like SB but he’s been boring for a long time.

  • Regina mills

    Well hello Chrisann! Nice to see your still around. I told you I’d be back… bahahaha…I bet you thought you got rid of me for good huh?! Not so fast there missy. Now where is your dumb loser boyfriend Richard at? Hopefully he got booted off of here for thinking his poop opinion is the only one that matters! Hee hehe come and get sum! A BIG WOO HOO FOR GH!! BEST SOAP EVER!!!!

  • cab

    Again, I can not understand these ratings. Who is Neilson trying to fool. Days of Our Lives number 3 of favourite all time soaps, and now number 2 in TV Guides most PVR or dowloaded soap. Hope NBC does not take Neilson numbers seriously, because Days is still an incredibly popular soap, whether or not Neilson wants to admit it, for whatever reason(being up to the present.)
    And yes there are cell phones in Salem. Sami left her cell phone at her grandmother’s when she dropped her kids off for her to babysit. And Rafe tried calling on his phone but Sami did not have hers.
    NBC we love Days.

  • Chrisann D

    Mmmmm Hey Regina, I am not sure what you are talking about. But thats ok. Richard has decided not to post anymore.Funny you think Richard and I had the same views though. We butted heads more than once soooooo maybe you have me confused with someone else.

  • Regina mills

    NO I am not confused at all Chrisann because you liked running to Richard’s defense when we told the truth about him. But since he is gone (happy face) I will cut you a break. Just curious though, when and why did he finally decide t stop posting his anti-GH slurs?!

  • Sam

    GH is the best daytime tv show ever! Days is ok. We need to stop hating on these shows though.

  • Brad

    I am so happy that GH is up in the ratings!!! Now DAYS needs to go up! I also think the CBS soaps are about to get really good!

  • Kayla Rae

    I think that Days has been wonderful lately….so very much better than GH for sure! I love Ken Corday.

    Everyone on Days is doing a fabulous job….GO Days!

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