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.

  • Chrisann D

    jonboyelk, I agree the roof story would have been dramatic if Jason went off the roof but for the fans of Sam and Jason I am glad they are getting their reunion. It was kind of touching today when Sam and Jason were getting back together.

  • LynTX

    Ratings for week of Oct 8 -12 are posted at SON. The CBS soaps had a great week, both gaining 200K+ viewers. If they can maintain, should have great ratings going into sweeps next month.

  • Kayla Rae

    Regina, I am not concerned whether or not I am in what you claim as your “majority.” LOL. It is not my desire to attempt to gain majority favor, etc., so you can stop worrying over and fretting about that. Days actors as a whole are of a higher caliber than most of those on GH as I see it. For example, GH’s Kelly Monaco couldn’t begin to carry off the emotional depth displayed by the Days actress portraying Nicole. Just not gonna’ happen. Monaco couldn’t feel her way out of a wet paper bag in fact.

  • Kayla Rae

    One more thing, Regina, regarding your self-righteous comment regarding majority rule. Remember, might does not make right. In fact, time again history has clearly revealed that being in the majority does not necessarily make one “right.” In fact, quite the contrary has all too often proven itself to be the case. Need I remind you that once upon a time, not so very long ago, the majority felt that African Americans were 2nd class citizens. Also, the majority once held that women did NOT deserve the right to vote. So think twice, Regina, before so proudly attempting to align your position with “rightness” simply because it may be held by a certain majority.

    As for myself, I choose to follow my own path and seek my own truth. What others think means little in that regard.

  • Kayla Rae

    In that 2nd sentece above I meant to type, “…time AND again…” :)

  • Kayla Rae

    sentence, not setece…lol

  • Sue Duell

    I have watched Days since 1974, I can’t bear watching two guy’s making out. Loose the gay story line, and I’ll be back.


  • Donna

    Days has lost his long time viewers trying to please the younger crowd. This in turn probably lost a lot of viewers which made your ratings go down. All you can do is end the show if ratings keep dropping. I for one will never watch it again. You try to please the younger crowd and lost the fans that made this show number 1 many times over the years. Live with it!

    Donna–started watching DOOL with my grandmother in the late 70’s. Lost me as a fan in early 2012.

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