Soap Opera Ratings: 'The Young and The Restless' Up From Last Week in Women 18-49 and Total Viewers

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May 6th, 2013

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via Soap Opera Network:

April 22-26, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,445,000 (+208,000/same)
2. B&B 3,310,000 (-72,000/+272,000)
3. GH 2,550,000 (-128,000/+195,000)
4. DAYS 2,496,000 (+57,000/+113,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.2/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 888,000 (+70,000/+15,000)
2. B&B 733,000 (+92,000/+48,000)
3. GH 600,000 (-72,000/+41,000)
4. DAYS 557,000 (+9,000/+31,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/same)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.2/same)
3. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/+.1)




Source: Soap Opera Network


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.

  • robert sprague

    I agree I couldn’t sit to watch gh for 10 minutes last week it was boring and I mean boring weres all the vets luke laura anna Felicia duke alexis . so sick of the lulu story line already when Julie marie left they should of just let lulu stay gone this new girl isn’t working out.enough of the brit Patrick sabinna story boring been done if the vets arnt on im not watching I want luke laura Felicia anna tracy duke micheal heather and Robert and bobbi for good sorry frank and ron we need good story or gh will be online or cancelled. allmy children is accally pretty good.

  • cab

    Not surprised that GH went down after all the hype and advertising. I have said it before and will say it again. Once you have a viewer in you must have something to make that viewer come back daily. MM I don’t know where you see all the negative commments about Days most of the negative comments are about Y&R. Days has been kind of slow lately but they are building on the storylines for May sweeps. Something is brewing in Salem. Gabbi will have her baby. EJ is going against Stefeno. Kristen is going to get hers. Bo is coming home. So much activity that the writers are building on for May sweeps. Jennifer’s son J.J. also comes home. Will will also have a conflict of interest. So much happening, can not wait.

  • PatF

    PMR- Sounds like you have a good grip on the state of Y and R right now. I am in total agreement. The only exception being they didn’t need to recast Kyle. Blake Hood was doing a great job, and he looked and acted like the rest of the Abbott men.

    Not a big fan of JFP, but Josh has done a great job of bringing the characters back into focus.

    Can’t wait for the rest of May!

  • Jennifer

    I think DAYS is actually getting better with the writing of storylines lately. I like that characters such as Kate, Marlena, Kristen and even Maggie (The Veteran actresses) are getting good material and better storylines instead of DAYS using only the younger actors. I do however like the Will/Sonny connection, it is rather cute! DAYS is only a few thousand behind GH now. I said that going into the summer DAYS would be moving up to better ratings and it is slowly happening!!

  • Eddie

    I have been watching Y & R since 1974 almost from the beginning (It first aired in 1973). I remember when it was only 30 minutes. Y & R has for the most part been much more into having longer storylines that take months to come to fruition. This is what made it a number #1 soap all these years. I have been a huge DAYS fan since around 1991. I am glad DAYS has broght back Kristen, Eileen Davidson plays her so well. I also think Rafe, played by Galen Gehrig is gorgeous!! Such a handsome fella:) DAYS has always had the best looking men out of all the soaps in my opinion. A good reason to watch!!! :)

  • Lynn

    I have a hard time believing these numbers since OLTL and AMC are back. I would have thought we would see dramatic decreases from all soaps.

  • jonboyelk

    Appears as though OLTL and AMC may shortly have some company at Prospect Park

  • bizzarr

    i think online is the new way to watch soaps im a fan of GH I LOV THAT SONNY IS GETING A STORYLINE

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  • Mike

    Lynn, These ratings are for the week before OLTL and AMC debuted. Those ratings will not come out until this Thursday. But the ratings here will not include AMC and OLTL as Nielsen does not track ratings for the online services like Hulu or ITunes. They may later but for now they do not.

    I am interested in seeing whether the debuts have any impact on the ratings. Of course we will never really no for sure if the ratings drop for the soaps because of those or just normal drops for this time of the year. It will just be a guess. this time of year anything can affect the ratings.

  • joshua

    Now let’s bring back ATWT and GL. I would be a very happy boy!

  • janiecec

    Go, go, go Days of Our Lives…You have a great cast, writers, and viewers really should try it again…I have been with Days since day one, and I have seen the good days and the bad days…Sometimes the writing has been off and sometimes the cast has not been up to par. They have a winning combo now..The actor playing E.J. should be cast as Mr. Gray in the “50 Shades of Gray” movie. He would be perfect…

  • James Michael

    Although I’m thoroughly enjoying GH, in my gut I think they will be online by next year if the OLTL/AMC reboots are a success. I also know we never know the whole story on what goes on behind the scenes. Seems to me GH was on fire during the anniversary and has really lightened up since. I’m enjoying it but wonder if this “slow down” wasn’t planned for the early weeks of AMC/GH, still owned by ABC. All speculation but regardless of the recently publicity of lawsuits, these folks have to collaborate. Where ever they air, I’m just glad we have them. OLTL is still on fire!!!!!!

  • James Michael

    I meant to say early weeks of AMC/OLTL.

  • PatF

    A couple of thoughts…

    I don’t see the online reboots affecting the ratings of the network soaps. Generally soap viewers take a while to lose interest. I don’t see it happening especially when they have to watch them in a different format.

    And not to rain on anyone’s parade as it is way to early to tell, but day over day their “ranking” online went down so I think it’s too early to call them a success. I’ve been watching.

    But I’d love to see an ATWT reboot. Don’t think GL would ever happen.

  • David

    Todays GH and the scenes with Luke and Laura were fantastic. Them deciding that they were each others past was heartbreaking. But in soaps it creates drama. I am sure we have not seen the last of them but we shall see.

    Tomorrow we get to see the returns of Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton in their new characters. I am interested in seeing how they reintroduce then.

    I have to say people saying GH is dead is laughable a couple weeeks of very small drops and people already have it dead.

  • robert sprague

    gh was a lot better today I could accully watch a whole episode luke and laura was amazing as allways and lynn herring is like electric on screen ‘still hated the lula and dante scenes .loved rafe and sam scenes rafe and molly belong together get rid of tj happy to see that luke and laura talked about bobbi and noah I want bobbi back on scene for good. not big on all the sonny screen time again . more sam alexis and give chad duell a meaty storyline wonderful actor deserve some good story.

  • David

    @Robert Sonny has been on more in the last few weeks but far from being the focus of the show like he used to be. This week he has yet to be on at all. I don’t consider being on 2 days a week overkill. Plus the writers seem to go in arcs with characters being the focus then moving on to another one.

    I would imagine Chad Duell will get more air time with Kristen Alderson returning in whatever new character she is going to be.

    I would expect a TJ Molly Rafe triangle probably to play out during the summer.

    I would expect to see a Sam storyline based on todays ending probably involving Micahel Easton and whatever character he is now going to portray.

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