Soap Opera Ratings: 'General Hospital' and 'Days of Our Lives' Up in Women 18-49 Viewers

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November 3rd, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:

Week of October 22-29, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,410,000 (-92,000/-57,000)
2. B&B 3,108,000 (-89,000/-72,000)
3. GH 2,751,000 (-30,000/+378,000)
4. DAYS 2,425,000 (-53,000/+74,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.0/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 794,000 (-46,000/-149,000)
2. GH 701,000 (+29,000/+22,000) *
3. B&B 593,000 (-21,000/-43,000)
4. DAYS 519,000 (+6,000/-92,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.1/-.3)
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.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.

  • Lori law

    I believe the ratings! I have watched Days for years and its gone downhill bad! The story lines are boring and the characters have so much potential that has not been capitalized on. Sami jumping from guy to guy, the gay storyline, and Nicole losing the baby! It’s a little much…It went from a must see show to pressing the fast forward button through most of the show!

  • lizzie marie

    Love ej and sami also loove robert scorpio aka tristian rogers my 10 year old girl crush in 1991. Plese bring back the bever ending love of robert and anna scorpio.

  • lizzie marie

    Never ending love typo

  • Hudson

    DOOL is amazing with the return of Kristen, Nicole always causing trouble; a strong Jennifer and storytelling the puts the DiMera’s back on top do not let the sudser leave the air; GH knew it had to pullout the stops but look for DOOL to take them down come Jan 2013

  • jonboyelk

    I am a man of faith but have to reconcile that with also being the B in LGBT. The way I figure, its up to the Father to judge me in the end and not any one else. But I can understand not wanting something you find distasteful shoved down your throat. That’s when, on tv, you change the dial. Heck, I’ve done it over the past four years every time our (did someone actually call him sane?) So-called President has held a press conference. Looks like I’ve got another four of switching.

  • Mike

    The gay thing aside the biggest problem for me with the gay story on Days is the same as any of the gay stories on soaps so far.

    Luke and Noah were boring. The actor that played Noah couldn’t act at all, and the one who played Luke was often off too.

    Many of the others were all about the coming out and before anything could ever go anywhere they were dropped.

    The Kish storyline on OLTL was ruined by the writer himself when he took it too far by throwing in all the other gay characters, making the election for mayor about being gay, and then that awful mass gay wedding.

    The storylines on Y&R were totally unnecessary. Rafe was just a plot bump that went nowhere at all. And resurrecting Philip the way they did and then just to dump him before it all could play out.

    And then the writing at Days has just been awful for the Will/Sonny thing. It started out promising, then you had all the shouting and hollering from Will, the weird snickers and facial expressions, the obsession with EJ, and then boom suddenly he is in love with Sonny but sleeps with the Hispanic girl. Add to that any chemistry that the couple had is gone for me. I don’t see any sparks at all between the 2 actors and for some reason the actor playing Will just seems like he is phoning his scenes in now. He has said he clearly would rather work with James Scott and it shows in all of his scenes.

    Even many gays I talk to or see posting on boards don’t like the Will/Sonny story or wish that Sonny was hooked up with someone else.

    Most of it boils down to the writing. That has been the problem with soap operas overall for quite awhile. And then if you don’t have actors who are appealing and strong enough to turn bad writing into gold — you are really in trouble. And I personally find both actors in the Will/Sonny story to be very weak at times.

    As far as the soaps I find all of them but B&B boring right now. Its the only one that is must see TV. But who knows that could change anytime I guess.

  • donald accolla

    days happy 47th anniversary the show is at its best its on the right track with gary tomlin and chris whitsell as the head writers they know what they are doing in the end it days will be the only soap on daytime the other 3 soaps will be gone like a bad habbit gh more than anyone they suck they cant act to save there life while days is doing great with nicole daniel ej it will shoot to number 1 and overtake yr spot after y&r has held that spot for the last 5 thousand years and days will take the number 1 demo with women 18 to 49 for good plus the storylines with gabi the lying slut with nick the dick will and sonny are great as a gay coulpe im gay and i can relate and they are hott i would love to have freddie smith and chandler massey as my boyfriends in a heartbeat its on the right track with top notch writing and acting ari zucker will win a emmy for her performance as nicole and chandler massey will get his 2nd award for his performance as will and u have eileen davidson back as kristen stalking marlena and john i havent been this exicted since the 90s with jim reilly as head writer with mardevil storline buried alive with carly they need to bring louise sorel back as vivan and team her up with kristen imagine the stuff they could do to wreack salem but we have kristen for that and stefano and the show will win another emmy for outsanding writing just like last year my hats off to days heres to another 47 years congrats while gh cant act there way out of a paper bag gh sucks take that gh and the ax from abc nbc keep it up days keep it up happy anniversary again yes

  • PFerrando

    Yes, sane, calm, and respected as the Commander in Chief.

  • joshua

    General Hospital should be set on fire. Lol uhg hate it

  • Kelby

    DOOL screwed up the Will story by having him sleep with Gabi. That was just dumb. He has been saying he is gay. Is he some how still confused? Whatever we don’t have to label that boy, it was just stupid. I thought his story had a lot of potential, but the writers fouled that up as usual. I think there could be a lot of potential in it still, but once you mess that one thing up it is hard for me to be interested in it again. And Chandler Massey who plays Will, looked like he was going to laugh in the middle of his make out session with Sonny recently. Will is cute, but his acting is very distracting to me much of the time. Like he can not put on a serious face when he needs to be serious. Another words he needs acting lessons. A lot like that awful Melanie. Her facial expressions made my skin crawl. I am so glad she left. DOOL is better than Y&R, but not by much.

  • diana

    @Chrisann, you mentioned that “poor gay man in my church who has to go through life without someone to love” – au contrare! He has a very rich, full life as a minister and public speaker, his name is Christopher Yuan, he has written a book on how he found God and it saved his life. He has tons of friends, who love him. He could have joined a more liberal church, but he didn’t want to. It’s his prerogative to believe what he believes.

  • Chrisann D

    Hi Diana, If he is happy and living the life he wants good for him. You said it is his perogative to believe what he believes. Do you give the same rights to those who believe being gay isn’t a sin or wrong and chose to live their life being who they are? Seriously who would it hurt if all were allowed to marry and have the same rights as hetrosexual couples? I am not trying to start anything but could you explain to me why if two men or two women married would it make your life any different or worse? Maybe you don’t have a problem with same sex marriage…Idk.

  • TIM

    Hi i believe will & gabi had the fling,for the future,when she finds out later she is going to have a baby….Its not bad writing people,it future story lines…Will it be Will’s or Nick’s….days of our lives is finally picking up and i am grateful,and the ratings have gone up this week,i been reading ahead…Hugs from tim…

  • diana

    @ChrisannD, I’m sorry, but gays do not seem content to “live and let live”. They want to FORCE us to think there’s nothing wrong with the way they live. By legislating it and FORCING Christians to make them wedding cakes, allow them to marry in their family-owned bed-and-breakfasts, boycotting their businesses and harassing anybody who patronizes those businesses (i.e., Chick Fil A). Conservative Christian churches like the one I attend will NEVER marry gay couples, and yes, I know they will have “civil” marriages. But if you’re gonna change the definition of marriage, why stop there? Why “any two people”, why not any THREE people? Bigamists and polygamists are already taking their cases to the courts. I happen to believe in the sanctity of man-woman marriage, but I also think it is there to protect children.

  • Chrisann

    Diane. I guess we are going to agree to disagree. I have no idea who you think the children need to be protected from because of same sex marriage.

  • Chrisann D

    Diana, Who is going to protect the children from sex abusers in the Catholic church? I wouldn’t look to them to protect my children. They are more concerned of covering it up.

  • Buddy

    “GH” just keeps getting better and better, and moving up faster and faster in the ratings, won’t be long until “GH” regains its rightful spot at the top of the pack!!!

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