Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Up From Last Week

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December 22nd, 2012


via Soap Opera Network:


December 10 – December 14, 2012

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,372,000 (+193,000/-93,000)
2. B&B 3,258,000 (+196,000/+238,000)
3. GH 2,657,000 (+119,000/+262,000)
4. DAYS 2,369,000 (+90,000/+136,000)

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


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 804,000 (+92,000/+7,000)
2. B&B 667,000 (+121,000/+105,000)
3. GH 610,000 (+1,000/-36,000)
4. DAYS 549,000 (+45,000/+21,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (+.2/+.1)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/same)
4. DAYS 0.9/5 (+.1/+.1)




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.

  • LynTX

    Y&R appears to be rushing plot lines with no ‘beats’. Not sure where they are trying to get to (in a hurry). So many characters are being rewritten (some over and over again) – and not for the better. Do hope it all comes together in 2013.

  • diana

    I do think the gay story on DAYS is offending a lot of people, especially long-term viewers like me. I don’t know anybody who likes it. Sorry, but not everybody wants to watch two guys kissing. ESPECIALLY when there are no HETEROSEXUAL couples worth watching! DAYS needs to offset the gay story with a really romantic MAN-WOMAN love story, or people like me won’t be back. JMHO.

  • LynTX

    Ratings for week of 12/17 – 21st up at SON. Guess they will be posted here later today.

  • tim

    wow i find it nice to see 2 guys kisses on T.V. its reality finally.If you wanna know,and on the internet everybody is talking about it,more positive then negative.As for days of our lives i have been watching for 38 years now,and i am still liking it.No couples worth watching funny Maggie & victor,sami & E.j.,Daniel & Jennifer,Brady & Kristian,John & Marlena,Justin & Adreine,Nicole & Rafe….should i go on….Just trying to say there are soap fans that don’t have a problem with it…thanks from tim..

  • Mike

    The most I read and hear about the gay story on Days is not criticism about them being gay but just how dull they are and how little chemistry they have outside of love scenes. One similar comment was on We Love Soaps website where a guy said he wished they were as hot out of the bed as they are in bed. He said they nearly put him to sleep during non-love scenes.

    I read very few comments of people on the Internet against them because they are gay.

  • diana

    Well, it’s JMO about why DAYS’ ratings are going down. I’ve been saying this from the beginning .. all the soaps with prominent gay storylines have been cancelled for low ratings. If DAYS’ ratings go UP, I will SHUT up. I don’t know about the internet, but the women I talk to in REAL life don’t like it. Especially those with young children, like me. I will not have that on my TV with them around. Heterosexuals in bed are nothing new, kids know mommy&daddy kiss in bed, they say “eww” and walk away. Two boys in bed? I don’t even want to think about exposing my kids to that. Go ahead and call me a homophobe. I’m not alone in my thinking.

  • tim

    Hi had to comment,maybe people in the real world,should let people see all kinds of lifestyles,and explain to there children that love comes in all kinds of people including woman & woman,men and men & men and woman…its up to todays parents to show there children the real world,not hide them from it….I think its better than spreading hate in this world…Tim..

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