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

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April 19th, 2013


via Soap Opera Network:

April 8-15, 2013


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,530,000 (-139,000/+221,000)
2. B&B 3,361,000 (+53,000/+383,000)
3. GH 2,870,000 (+78,000/+653,000)
4. DAYS 2,469,000 (+159,000/+86,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/+.2)
3. GH 2.1/7 (same/+.4)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)



Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 851,000 (-39,000/-64,000)
2. GH 721,000 (+61,000/+171,000) *
3. B&B 688,000 (+9,000/+16,000)
4. DAYS 576,000 (+95,000/+44,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (same/same)
2. GH 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (+.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.

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  • lizzie

    Deshawn said it best Please bring back robert. New regime act’s like he never existed sad for Robert and Anna fans.nothing against ian,duke needs to go Robert needs to enter

  • robert sprague

    I agree Tristan rogers need to come back he is one of gh most popular chracthers duke can stay Robert don’t really belong with anna any way. give im anew love interest or get emma samms back us fans love her. keep using heather webber love the show when shes on and pls frank and ron bring back are beloved Jackie zeman as boobi soon please miss her already. enough of Brenda already she never sleept with micheal its all a scam the witch plotted to get back at carly. love chad duell as micheal great actor. lets give him ajuicy storyline. how about a nice adventure with his uncle luke .

  • David

    I would like others have said expect to see a drop in all soaps last week. Considering what went down here where I live in Watertown, MA and in Boston. I know the Boston ABC affiliate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday moved GH to their sub Channel 5.2 ME TV which is widely available on most cable systems in Massachusetts. I wonder if those numbers will be averaged into the ratings or how that works.

    Considering all the premeption which were understandable I expect to see drops when the ratings from this past week are posted.

  • cab

    Not surprised with the gains Days and GH did. I personally like the action scenes and back stabbing storylines. I would rather see faster paced stories than slow moving ones like Y&R is famous for. True if you miss a day or two of Y&R you can easily catch up on what you missed. Not true with Days. Miss one day and you wonder how did that happened, or how did they end up there. Peter Reckell is soon coming back. So glad he is returning. That should give Hope a storyline. Bo and Hope are important to the show. Wish they would keep Laura Horton around, I love Jaime Lynn-Bauer. This has been a busy year for me already, used to watch Days only on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, because that were the episodes that had the most dramatic effects for the week, however now watch Days every day sometimes avoiding primetime TV to see the next episode of Days. I know they are doing their best to keep ratings up, and I don’t know what else they can possibly do to raise the ratings. The writers and the actors are surpreme. It is fast paced and worth every moment of my time. I don’t understand why some posters say that Days is boring or a snoor fest: what do they usually watch wrestling? I love the Jennifer-Daniel storyline and want them to be a couple. Days; keep up the excellent work.

  • jonboyelk

    Wish I had known about Jaime Lyn Bauer appearing on Days. I would have watched for her. Loved her on Y&R. From commercials it seems the show revolves around Alison Sweeny, which would be enough to make me stop watching. I gave up Biggest Loser because I couldn’t stand her.

  • jonboyelk

    @mike Didja see Brenda Dicksons tell all Y&R autobiography is coming out. Should be interesting.

  • Mike

    Yes jonboy I saw that. I doubt I will read it. She has gone so far off the deep end in the last few years that I have lost interest in her antics. I prefer drama onscreen and tire of drama queens who constantly cause it or seek it in life.

    I did not know that Jaime Lyn Bauer was returning to Days either. I missed that one. Not sure it would have been enough to make me watch. I would love to see Jaime Lyn come on to B&B now since Flannery has retired. Maybe they could revive the hot chemistry with her and John McCook again.

  • Jeff

    Does anyone else think Liz’s son Cameron is about to be SORAS’d too? Morgan is just a few months older than him, and Molly is actually “younger” than either of them. I think it would make sense to have Liz and Carly’s sons hate each other. So, them, plus Molly, TJ, Rafe, and this african american girl they are casting (maybe a Ward or a Hardy family member) should fill out the younger set just fine.

    Just keep Kristina gone for a good while, and bring back Bobbie with Lucas (for Felix of course). Then, get rid of Sabrina (kill her please!), bring back Robin, send her off with Patrick, let Britt die when she gives birth to LuLu and Dante’s baby (I think she implanted herself with some of their eggs), and please just quickly wrap up whatever nonsense they are planning with Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton. Roger is worth reinventing for, the other 2 are not, and they should have just been let go.

    I am hoping they quickly send away Kate/Connie for good, and bring back Robert for a triangle with Anna and Duke (the 2 loves of her life). I am also hoping they really aren’t bringing on Maura West. The cast doesn’t need to get any larger, and the budget doesn’t need to get sucked up by her, when there are vets that the fans are begging to see more often.

    There’s my GH wishlist!!!

  • George

    I am not a fan of Jill Farren Phelps…..Quite frankly, I loved Maria Arena Bell’s reign at Y&R. There were so many naysayers that CBS forced her out. Maria’s problem was that she didn’t know how to finish her storylines with the wallop that her great stories deserved.

    As for JFP, she’s amaster at ruining shows and dismissing popular characters, IE: Maureen Bauer, Guiding Light. She will ruin Y&R, I promise.

  • PatF

    Y and R is too important to CBS. It’s the cornerstone of its lineup…has been #1 for over 25 years, and regardless of issues with these new teams, it has remained as stable as the remaining soaps. When LML put the show in the toilet in about a year and a half she was replaced. They replaced Bell…they’ll cut her in a second trust me. She HAS already changed some things that didnt need to be fixed. Thankfully the writing is shaping up thanks to Josh. There are too many of us who are too vocal to let her ruin this fantastic show.

  • David

    I don’t watch Y&R and considering what JFP did to GH I dont have high hopes for thins there.

    I do think the show is safe being the number 1 soap as far as ratings go. When that changes then they may have something to worry about.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Kevin A/cab/George: I hear you loud and clear concerning the once mighty Y&R. It’s not that the show is a mess — it’s more to the fact that there’s just not enough going on to entice you to watch. A week later the characters are still in the same situations basically having the same conversations. ???? (The wonderful Billy character was showcased recently in an entire episode playing cards. Seriously?) That’s the BEST the writers can come up with? The show also has a large cast which is great, but for the most part the entire show revolves around new characters (Leslie, Tyler, now dad, the “god awful Chelsea”, Avery, Dylan) that really have no major ties to this show’s amazing history. These characters should have been blended into the show, not become THE ENTIRE SHOW, and then gradually I could have come to care about them. Now they’ve already recast newbie Summer and I read they will replace newbie Kyle, who I thought was interesting but they never wrote for him. What was the point of aging him to begin with if you weren’t going to do anything with the character? This new team IMO hasn’t brought anything wonderful to Y&R and it appears by now they’re not going to.

  • Derrick

    You guys need to give JFP a chance with Y&R!!!!
    CBS is watching her!

  • Mike

    I think she has done fairly well so far as far as bringing the ratings back up.

    From October to the end of last year Y&R was consistently losing the 18-34 top spot to GH and now they are consistenly back on #1 there.

    Her ratings are now higher than the last few weeks of Maria Bell. The last full week of Bell Y&R had 4.4 million total viewers. She is about the same and has been above in the 18-49, and has brought the 18-34 demo up.

    I don’t trust the woman either, and have had problems with her ever since she came to OLTL. But she stopped the bleeding going on and so far what she is doing is stabilizing the show.

    And I firmly believe that if she starts going off the rails there is no way CBS will let it go as long as they did with Bell. They had to fight the Bell family over that one. They won’t have to with Phelps.

  • David

    Give JFP a year or so, saw how badly she killed GH and its legacy. Thankfully Frank and Ron have done sucha great job fixing the damage she did

  • PatF

    As stated before, CBS won’t let her destroy the show. I haven’t been a fan of some of her changes, but the one that was damaging the show…the writing…has been addressed and if the ratings continue, CBS will be happy. Some long time viewers are in the same boat as me…thrilled to see characters acting like themselves again, and cautiously optimistic about the other changes.

  • Tim

    Wow my sisters just called me on “Days of our lives” the male cast members are all stripping…..That should pleases some of there female viewers….I think its funny,because i am a part time stripper….Tim The dancing Machine and days fan for 37 years….

  • robert sprague

    hope y and r bombs jfp destroyed gh and y and isn’t looking to good now it may get the ratings but its gh and dool that gets the media yand r can have jfp and steve burton good riddins to both of them.

  • Umanyways

    The thrill is back on Days. More than few shady characters and bone head moves from main characters. Explosions of drama and chaos in Salem. Plus Bo is coming back to Salem.

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