Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Up From Last Week in Women 18-49

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December 7th, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:


November 26 – November 30, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, soaps only aired Monday-Wednesday

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,376,000 (-2,000/-47,000)
2. B&B 3,280,000 (+74,000/+197,000)
3. GH 2,751,000 (-8,000/+447,000)
4. DAYS 2,337,000 (-10,000/-122,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.1/+.1)
3. GH 2.0/6 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 762,000 (+24,000/-41,000)
2. GH 641,000 (+23,000/-10,000)
3. B&B 621,000 (+3,000/+81,000)
4. DAYS 584,000 (+51,000/-3,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/7 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/+.2)
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/same)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (+.1/same)



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.

  • JayTN

    Kayla Rae…that is a good question, I don’t know if Paul Rauch ever said what the significance of that final “Santa Barbara” scene was. If I had to guess, it was probably his way of saying goodbye, although in an eccentric way. Perhaps it was like another TV series, I forget which one, but an actress of leaving to appear on another series, produced by Stephen J. Cannell. In her final scene on her old series, her character gets into a limousine, and the driver was played by Mr. Cannell himself…so he was literally “taking her away” from her old show.

    I think a lot of viewers and critics interpreted Rauch’s scene as an “F-you” to the viewers, and I can certainly see how they may think that way. However, I would be shocked if any producer would do something to purposely piss off the viewers of his or her series in such a fashion. I’m inclined to believe that it was a well intentioned scene that just did not translate well to the audience.

  • Katherine

    @Kayla Rae I think it’s great that you love DOOL, but realistically NBC is most likely not going to renew their contract. They can’t get a 1.0 or higher in the demo.

  • Chrisann D

    I hope for your sake and many others that Days stays on the air.I know how I felt when OLTL was taken off the air. It isn’t right to put down GH to try and build up Days or put down Days to build up GH. It dosen’t work. It just makes the people who do that seem petty in my opinion.I think all the soaps have outlandish stories….that what keeps me watching them.

  • Kayla Rae

    I’d say, @Jay, that you most likely are right on the mark in regards to the meaning behind his cigar crushing departure scene. Very interesting, to be sure. I am curious, in regards to the actress who was leaving a show in a limo, that wasn’t Donna Mills at the end of Knot’s Landings’ show finale, was it? I remember her getting into a limo and singing along to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Loved it! Thanks for sharing, Jay!

  • Kayla Rae

    Mark my words, @Katherine. DOOL will stay on the air beyond 2013. You’ll see.
    @Chrisann, you may not agree with my opinions of GH, DOOL and so on. However, they are my opinions and I have a right to them. I find DOOL to be a much better show than GH. Accept that. You don’t have to agree, of course. However, remember that this is a forum for expressing our opinions. If you cannot handle an opinion that differs from yours, that really is too bad and it really is your problem. Years ago I really did like GH but have not enjoyed it for several years as I think GH long ago lost its lustre. DOOL, on the other hand, for me, has remained must-see tv throughout its run…and I’ve been watching since 1965!

  • JayTN

    Kayla Rae…It took me some time, with help from Wikipedia and Google, but the actress who got into a limousine driven by Stephen J. Cannell was soap actress Marcy Walker. Walker is best known for playing the role of Liza Colby on “All My Children” on and off for more than 20 years and the role of Eden Capwell on “Santa Barbara”.

    It was the role of Eden that Walker left in 1991 to star in the primetime CBS series “Palace Guard”, which Cannell produced. I don’t know if it was Paul Rauch’s idea to have Cannell guest star as Walker’s limo driver, but it was a brilliant wink-and-a-nod to the audience.

    The move from “Santa Barbara” to “Palace Guard” did not prove to be worthwhile for Walker, as “Palace Guard” was the first series to be canceled during the 1991-92 TV season, lasting a mere 3 episodes.

  • Reality

    My opinion is GH is SO much better now. Days on the other hand is boring. I look forward to GH everyday. The writers know what the viewers want to see. I also cant wait for the nurses ball again!

  • jonboyelk

    @kayla For your sake I hope Days does go on. I’ve never watched it but I would like to see the entire daytime dean genre survive. You don’t like GH. I get it. So don’t watch. Simple. You don’t like when people put down Days so how about being the better person and not putting down our show(s)? BTW, when was the last time you personally knew someone possessed by Satan? Sure, the Duke mask scene was car fetched…but so was that Marlena storyline. Good for you if you enjoyed it, just as I enjoyed the Duke/Faison story. Have a good weekend.

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