Soap Opera Ratings: 'Days of Our Lives' and 'The Young & the Restless' Up in Women 18-49

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April 1st, 2013

via Soap Opera Network:

March 18-22, 2013

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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)

NOTE: B&B and Y&R did not air on Thursday/Friday due to NCAA Basketball
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,711,000 (+345,000/+636,000)
2. B&B 3,492,000 (+112,000/+543,000)
3. DAYS 2,489,000 (+312,000/+237,000)
4. GH 2,451,000 (-87,000/+204,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.1/+.4)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.2/+.2)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 866,000 (+28,000/+24,000)
2. B&B 709,000 (-7,000/+46,000)
3. GH 605,000 (+1,000/+69,000)
4. DAYS 546,000 (+65,000/+50,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.9/6 (same/+.1)
3. 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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Happy 50th GH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jonboyelk

    Wow! Good news for Days fans but what the heck happened to GH? We may not see 51.

  • Mike

    Great job Y&R, B&B and Days. Glad to see all 3 of you recover from the disaster of last week.

    Good job.

  • Derrick

    Wow Y&R (no surprise) and DAYS!!!!!

  • Nick

    It’s a sad 50th with those terrible ratings.

  • BG

    GH should do better this week! Soapnet had a 50hr GH Marathon this weekend. Looking forward to the Nurses ball and more Liz & AJ scenes.

  • DryedMangoez

    Wow, what happened on Days for it to go up that much? Are people really that interested in Daniel & Jennifer or the 25th go-round for Sami & EJ.

    (I honestly don’t know, I’m really asking though those two stories seem to be frontburner since every other promo is about them.)

  • Pinevalleylover

    Y&R was really good that week they deserve the boost.

    B&B to me was so boring with the bill and brooke show, to me they have no chemistry.

    Days for me is hit and miss. Some storylines i like others i cant stand but its an improvement

    GH’s ratings don’t make sense, it’s been really good lately, i think this is just a dip because they couldnt have 2.7 million viewers every week to the 50th anniversary, i’m optimistic GH rose last week and hit 3 million for the 50th

  • Jeff

    Good for soaps. Shocked by GH’s ratings. I just don’t get what people are wanting from a soap. I think GH has been awesome. Hopefully, they will rise again. I haven’t seen The Chew or Katie ratings in weeks or longer. Wonder what those are like these days.

  • Sophie

    I love GH right now, so I’m surprised. It’ll go way up for the 5oth
    Happy 50th birthday GH!!!! Love all the vets back. And I can’t wait to watch it everyday. Days beat them by 40,000… That’s not much. I watched Days the other day I agree with the poster up above. To much Dannifer, and Ejami for me. Alot of older women going after younger guys. And there young crowd is ok. I do love Will and Sonny tho! GH younger group is sooooo good! Again THANKS GH!!!!

  • Bart

    “Y & R” continues its upward swing thanks to the regime! If Maria Arena Bell was still there, this show would be sinking than a dropped anchor!!

  • PatF

    Great week for the Young and the Restless! And a great increase as well over last year!

    The past two weeks have been almost perfect in storytelling. I hope it keeps up this trend!

  • Sean

    As far as gh, isn’t that the week the three oltl characters left the canvas? That might be part of it. I’d like to see the day by day breakdown.

  • Ashton Butcher

    Monday: 2.6/3,497,000
    Tuesday: 2.6/3,558,000
    Wednesday: 2.5/3,421,000

    Monday: 1.9/2,477,000
    Tuesday: 2.0/2,493,000
    Wednesday: 1.7/2,166,000
    Thursday: 2.0/2,721,000
    Friday: 2.0/2,587,000

    Monday: 1.8/2,384,000
    Tuesday: 2.0/2,621,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,392,000
    Thursday: 1.9/2,513,000
    Friday: 1.8/2,343,000

    Monday: 3.4/4,758,000
    Tuesday: 3.5/4,691,000
    Wednesday: 3.5/4,686,000

    First off Happy 50th for GH, everybody who posted should’ve given the show some respect and nodded GH for making it to 50 years that’s an incredible achievement whether you watch, don’t watch, like or don’t like the show. The same should’ve been done for Y&R last week for reaching the 40th so I am disappointed with some posted on here.

    It looks like the pre-emptions lately have hurt GH more than any other soap but it should be able to bounce back these coming weeks. I think ABC will announce within the next couple of weeks the future of GH on the network as well so stay tuned for that folks.

    Good for DAYS going back up after its first rough week since the turn of the calender year to 2013.

    Y&R and B&B just solid at this point and that whole CBS Daytime lineup doing well right now.

  • Jennifer

    Congrats to Jill Farren Phelps over at Y&R. Up six hundred thousand plus from last year!

  • Janiecec

    Hurray Days Of Our Lives. And that is without any help from the network, like General Hospital gets..

  • Mike

    Ashton Butcher,

    What preemptions did ABC or NBC have the week these ratings were for. The Pope ones were for the week before when all the soaps dropped big time.

    CBS was preempted on Thursday and Friday. So Days and GH had to compete against basketball. I would think those days would have hurt both soaps, but those days were Days best days of the week. Days even got over 2.7 million viewers one of those days. That is good for them.

    It’s a weird week for ratings esp. with Y&R and B&B only having 3 days. Will be interesting to see the ratings for last week which will be out on
    Thursday or Friday.

  • Dan

    I only watch Days when Stefano is on. Everything else is so damn stupid or boring especially Daniel and Jennifer zzzzzzzzzzz!!!

    Good for Y&R and BOLD.

    And lastly Congrats to GH and im sure the ratings will go back up in the next couple weeks. Cant wait to see the Nurses Ball episodes.

  • diana

    Happy 50th anniversary, GH! That week was Todd, McBain and Starr-heavy, now that they’re gone GH has been concentrating on its OWN characters, loved this past week, with the Mac&Frisco face-off, Richard Simmons’ guest turn was a hoot, Luke&Laura off on an adventure! Today’s epi was great, lots of vet returns: Jax, Brenda, Alan and Audrey! Is she a sight for sore eyes. Looking forward to every episode this week, especially the Nurse’s Ball!

  • Chrisann D

    Wow….so disappointed in the ratings for GH. It has been so good. Don’t understand. Sean could be right about the OLTL cast members leaving. I hope not because GH is still a great watch. I still don’t worry about it being canceled. ABC would be crazy to dump its only soap.

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