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.

  • Kayla Rae

    Days is head and shoulders above GH in quality and content. Those Neilson ratings are flawed to be sure. Days is definitely VERY popular with many, many loyal fans. Take heed, NBC.

  • Chrisann D

    Regina, He decided to leave when I told him he talked down to people. He thought I was being unfair I guess. Go GH!

  • PaulMax1957

    On Days, Sami is back with Rafe but once Sami knows the truth that EJ, not Rafe, was Nicole’s baby’s Father, you will see just how fast Sami will go back to EJ despite what he did to her. This story line is getting so tiresome. One week she is with EJ, the next week with Rafe and it doesn’t look like she can make up her mind which one she really wants, like I said, very tiresome to watch.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I can understand Y&R’s numbers not improving that much from week to week — this show is just too dragggggggggggggggggggggggggggggy. I am SO hoping Miss Phelps does something, anything, to change that trade mark of this show. Also, the main characters need something fresh to do. OMG, I can’t believe Jack is trying to get Victor’s company again. They’ve done this story to death on this show. I also don’t get all the repetition and why they think it’s necessary. Victor and Nikki are back together again — but just for maybe this month. Next month they will separate again, and then by Christmas they will reunite. Enough already!

  • jonboyelk

    Ssssssshhh! It’s been enjoyable on here for awhile, but even mention you-know-who or he might turn up again!

  • Regina Mills

    @jonboyelk- Lol. Good point I will not mention his name again unless by the nickname someone else gave him which I believe was “Dumb Dick”!!

    @Chrissan- That’s all we were ever trying to say about him months ago. I believe you defended him back then which I couldn’t understand. He was such a condescending jerk that I quit coming to this site for awhile. I guess it only got worse after I left. I enjoyed your posts until you started putting me down for putting him down. It got pretty ugly there for awhile thanks to dumb dick! Well its all water under the bridge now. Glad to see your still around. Are any of the other regulars still around or did he run them off as well?!

  • jonboyelk

    @Kayla Ron’s soaps are entertaining farce, not real hard drama like the others. If you watch with tongue in cheek its enjoyable. You really have to stretch credibility when you watch. I mean, people travel from point A to point B at the speed of light sometimes. A lot of what could be good drama is played off camera and just talked about later. There are lots of missed opportunities, but I have to admit I’m addicted. True, Jason and Sam both seem lethargic—-as if they’re phoning it in. I won’t miss him.

  • ChrisannD

    Regina just wanted to say that while I did think Richard was condesending I did not agree with calling him names….so you are right I did defend him when others started calling him names. I just thought that was over the top and uncalled for. But you are right it is water under the bridge.Kepp enjoying GH!

  • Lulu

    Cool for GH ! And folks i am not an uber-fan of Sonny but this week in question with good ratings was about Connie/Sonny non-wedding, so it seems viewers are interested in his stories..
    Days is CRAP, major boring CRAP and if most of us are not entertained we have the freaking right to stop watching ! IMO Sami is not the problem, she is a dynamic core character who can drive stories the problem is the writing for her and this awful pairing with boring Rafe, these Hernandez asses kill Days but seems these writers are clueless about it, too bad for them, their show will be cancelled with characters and boring stories like that..

  • jonboyelk

    On GH: send Tea back to Llanview. Some of the worst acting I’ve seen. Totally got on my last nerve. On Y&R: good job Phyllis. Too bad Josh Morrow still hasn’t mastered the art of maintaining eye contact. Can’t seem to get through a sentence without glancing to the side. Annoying!

  • Kayla Rae

    I hear ya’, Jonboyelk, regarding Tea on GH. Horrid acting! Also, Kelly Monaco and the Burton dude playing Jason: these two are like emotionless cardboard cutouts. They are definitely in the wrong profession! They couldn’t emote themselves out of a wet cardboard box! LOL! Days has much, much better actors for sure!

  • Kayla Rae

    BTW, I never had a problem with Richard like some of you did. I often enjoyed what he had to share.

  • Regina Mills

    Kayla, I hope you know you are in the minority with your opinions. I love (well only like lately) and watch Days but it is and will never be better than GH. Days has better actors? Really? Like who? John Black? Rafe? Rafe’s sister? Please… give me a break with that mess. But then again you did just admit to actually liking Dick (again… in the minority), so that explains everything! No name calling lol just stating the facts as I see them.

  • Regina Mills

    By the way, Chrisann, you might be one tough cookie but don’t ever try to take me on again or you’ll be sorry wink wink! GH FOR LIFE!

  • Regina Mills

    Chrisann, by the way, you might be one tough cookie, but try to take me on again and you’ll be sorry! wink wink! Know your place! GH for life!!!!

  • ohiogirl

    Why does Days insist on moving the story forward with Samantha and E.J., and then totally dumping the story line and throw Sami and Rafe together? Rafe is a great character, but not with Sami. There are so many other possibilities on the show for him. James Scott and Alison Sweeney are terrific together, and I mean as actors. They could have any type of storyline, not just romantic. Again, Days’ only area of weakness is in the writng- no imagination or knowledge of who the characters are, or how to write for them. It seems as soon as they have a good story arc, they kill it with poor choices and ‘out-of-character’ daily writing of scenes. The actors are doing great with what they are being given.

  • jonboyelk

    @Regina must u take over where R left off? Kindly cease antagonizing others lest u become public enemy #2.

  • jonboyelk

    @Kayla it would have been great if Jason went off the hospital roof saving the baby. Now that’s the way for an actor to leave a show! Not one of these fade outs where they return when they can’t find a job in actual movies.

  • Pinkle

    GREAT week for GH! They are inching closer and closer to being kept on the air. They just need to keep it up and they will be fine.

    Can’t say the same for Days, though. At this rate, I don’t expect the show to get its renewal, but things do happen. They really need to get it together and fast. The only good thing about Days is Will/Sonny and it seems as if they are going to eff that up before they can actually be a couple.

    Yes, Kayla, the Nielsen ratings suck, but they are what we have to go by because of advertising. Online viewers and DVR viewers who watch too late don’t count, unfortunately.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I know it’s too soon to judge, but Y&R’s new writer isn’t changing things fast enough for me. And he seems to like that kind of draggy dialogue the show’s been using since forever. I really don’t understand why it is necessary for characters to talk about something to absolute death on this show.

    2 different scenes with the same 2 characters is enough. Anymore, and you’ve gone into drag mode — which this show does PERFECTLY!

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