Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Down in Total Viewers

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March 21st, 2013

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via Soap Opera Network:

March 11-15, 2013

NOTE: There were Papal election interruptions/pre-emptions on Tuesday and Wednesday

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,366,000 (-183,000/+29,000)
2. B&B 3,380,000 (-152,000/+264,000)
3. GH 2,538,000 (-170,000/+290,000)
4. DAYS 2,177,000 (-386,000/-243,000)

1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.2/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.2/-.1)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 838,000 (+13,000/-78,000)
2. B&B 716,000 (+6,000/+21,000)
3. GH 604,000 (-11,000/+29,000)
4. DAYS 481,000 (-104,000/-75,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.1/same)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (-.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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • James Michael

    Following up on the comment about some who love Days and bash GH. That’s been going on since I started posting here last Feb 2012. I don’t know why we have to hate on the other shows but I digress. I happened to be off on Friday and while waiting for new tires to be installed, Days was playing in the waiting room. Being a person who knows nothing about this show, I have to say I was entertained. Many faces from other ABC and CBS shows which made it seem a little familiar. Interesting dialog. Controversy when a character used the deragatory “F” word to refer to the gay character. A little comedy within the dialog. Not that I’m going to start watching but I did see what appeared to be an entertaining show.

    I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to watch Y&R, GH, OLTL and AMC. Who has the time???

    Unfortunately, I missed about 3 weeks of GH (will catch up on You Tube thank goodness cause I missed the end of the vampire story and other things), but tuned in Friday again and it is as excellent as ever. I was excited to see Bobbi again and Nikolas being shot on Monday made me jump in my seat. And the reveal of Dr. Britt’s Mother being Robin captor?? I love GH. Y&R is still holding my interest too. Go all soaps!!!

  • jonboyelk

    @JamesMichael glad GH has finally given the Britt character some dimension. Glad to have Bobbie back but I find myself distracted by whatever “enhancements” she’s had done. Why can’t these actresses just grow old gracefully? Look at Tracy! Her eyes don’t look like they’re going to POP out of her face, her cheeks move when she smiles and she looks okay.

  • Mike

    From the CBS press release CBS daytime recovered from the week before. Now to see if NBC and ABC did.

  • walsh

    I am really impress about Dool dialogues and scripts for the past two months. The texts are extremely funny, witty, and makes the show not taking its past and present to seriously and laugh in a good way about past storylines, characters and the show’s history. To let Sammy and lucas have punchy dialogues about the show’s best past criminal storylines in the police office room was clever. Match those bitchy dialogues with Anne, Nancy, Chloe, Kristen, and Nicole and you got an interesting show all the way!! Days has been improving since the past three years and it tends to be more ‘character driven’ than ‘couple driven’ and that’s actually a good thing but some fans might be dissapointed with the show’s direction.

  • Chrisann D

    @ Jonboyelk, I agree I was happy to see Bobbi back….but hate what she has done to her face. I think she is pretty but looks plastic pretty. I agree Tracy looks real…maybe not a classic beauty but I think she looks wonderful. Loving GH, Days and Y&R right now. Love Y&R intro. Stopped watch B&B I just didn’t enjoy it anymore. Too bad really since I want to support all the soaps.

  • Kayla Rae

    Hi Pinkie and Cab…yes, I agree with you both about how interesting Days has become! Keep it up, DOOL!!!

  • Kayla Rae

    When I first saw Bobbie on GH the other day, I was horrified! She looks terrible! What on earth happened to her and I sincerely hope she is suing her plastic surgeon! I found it difficult to even look at her and couldn’t take her seriously. Tragic.

  • Kayla Rae

    Yeah, Walsh, you certainly have it right about Days’ wonderful storylines, witty banter and character-driven plots. They are rockin’ it!

  • Kayla Rae

    James Michael, glad you took the time to watch a Days episode. I’m not surprised that you found it quite entertaining. It’s sooooo good!

  • jonboyelk

    @Kayla.Holy cow! It was bound to happen eventually: we agree on something re: Bobbie Spencer. Why do these beautiful women mar themselves?

  • Kayla Rae

    Yeah, it’s funny that we agree, @jonboy! :)

  • PatF

    Where are the new ratings?

  • Mike


    I have not seen anything posted at SON about it, but my bet is that they were not emailed to the site owner there yet. They have not posted any updates about them or anything there. I bet we won’t get them til Monday.

  • PatF

    Thanks Mike!

  • MBmomof3

    Happy 50th Anniversary General Hospital. Thank you for all the entertainment you have brought to the masses. Rock on!

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