Soap Opera Ratings: 'The Bold & the Beautiful' Up in Women 18-49 and Total Viewers

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October 18th, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of October 8-12, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,649,000 (+231,000/+440,000)
2. B&B 3,400,000 (+211,000/+536,000)
3. GH 2,671,000 (-43,000/+422,000)
4. DAYS 2,366,000 (-33,000/-84,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.2/+.5)
3. GH 2.0/6 (same/+.3)
4. DAYS 1,8/6 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 846,000 (-10,000/+38,000)
2. B&B 701,000 (+68,000/+103,000)
3. GH 629,000 (-34,000/+56,000)
4. DAYS 509,000 (+36,000/-137,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.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.

  • MBmomof3

    Sooo P.O’d! Just read on Fairman’s site that Melissa Archer wasn’t invited to join GH! The storyline possibilities would have been awesome. Much better than Duke and his ever-present state of botoxed shocked appearance. And this coming from a Duke fan. He WAS a hottie back in the day. When I was a teenager. BLECH! I’m so disappointed:'(
    Hopefully it’s all a ratings ruse.

  • jonboyelk

    I personally don’t want any more OLTL characters on GH….and I’m a former OLTL fan! GH is a different show, with different characters. Todd and McBain are okay, Starr is passable..but let the rest live in our memories in Llanview. I read somewhere that Blair is gonna turn up AGAIN!! Ugh!! Carlavati needs to let go of his relationship with OL and move on.

  • MBmomof3

    @jonboyelk, No kidding GH is a different show. I’ve watched it since I was 6! I’m now 40 something. Personally I’m happy with the recent changes to the production, storylines and characters. Personally I could do without the b1+c#y new doctor and dorky nurse and replace them with Natalie. Or maybe we should just go with your idea and have the daily recycling of Sonny/Carly/Jason. Yeah, that really got viewers tuning in everyday.

  • MBmomof3

    @jonboylek, sorry…that was really biotchy of me. You are entitled to your opinion. I was just really disappointed, but as a grown woman I should be more tolerant.

    Oh how I miss Richard and Dave A. arguing with me. If you’re lurking guys, hope you’re well and watching your soaps!

  • Chrisann D

    MBmom, Hi, I don’t even believe I am saying this…but I miss Richards posts also. Hmmmm maybe I should post as Richard…say bad things about GH writers and argue with myself. I am glad that Blair is coming back on GH. She is the only one that knows how Todd really is and will call him out. That being said I guess not everyone feels the same as I do. I am really liking the direction GH is going in. But I just wish Jason and Sam would have had more time together with the baby. So keep up the good work GH! Hope you all go out and vote!

  • Chrisann D

    I just wanted to say that I am enjoying B&B lately too. I tune in every day to see Stephanie say her goodbyes to all her loved ones.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Wow, Y&R continues to get worse and worse. Yesterday’s episode was a snooze fest. This show needs heat and no one knows how to get it there. There’s too much conversation and no action on this show for episodes, plus they continue to do the same story over and over. I simply cannot believe viewers are being subjected to Jack and Victor arguing over business takeovers AGAIN! I also had to laugh when Victor gave Nikki another engagement ring. How many is this? At least 20 by now. It’s all so “been there, done that” on this show. ???? Exacty how much does an EP and HW make on one of these shows? Overpaid comes to my mind QUICKLY!

  • David

    @MBMom they couldn’t bring every OLTL character! It is GH after all! I don’t want to see any more OLTL characters brought on! Enjoying the current mix of characters including Dukes return! Look forward to the return of Sean Kernan I think that’s his name today! Loving that it is giving Leslie Charleson more on screen time! Lots of good stuff coming up!

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