Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Up in Total Viewers

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May 17th, 2013

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April 29-May 3, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,339,000 (+8,000/+20,000)
2. B&B 3,255,000 (+87,000/+193,000)
3. GH 2,566,000 (+115,000/+124,000)
4. DAYS 2,443,000 (+47,000/+9,000)

1. Y&R 3.2/11 (same/same)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/7 (same/same)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 787,000 (+30,000/-77,000)
2. B&B 662,000 (+1,000/-11,000)
3. GH 638,000 (+102,000/-5,000)
4. DAYS 576,000 (+68,000/+32,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.0/7 (+.2/same)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (+.1/same)


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.

  • Jeff

    Y&R fans, if Stafford leaves, it will probably be the first of many. Sorry to have said it, but JFP does not like 40+ year old women on her shows. She will continue to reduce screen time for the vets, until they quit or she fires them. And, just count your blessings if she doesn’t kill her off. Look at GH and all of the major characters she killed off for her ratings stunts. Tony, Emily, Alan, Courtney, Georgie, AJ (but he got brought back to life thankfully)….. And, she got rid of Laura, Monica, Bobbie, Felicia and really reduced the screen time for Mac, Alexis, Tracy, and Edward.

    I hope for the best for your show.

  • mrebbie

    all soaps will eventually die. Soap Operas suck.

  • JayTN

    Mike…even recasting Phyllis could help with the budget for Y&R. If the role is recast, whomever gets the job will probably not be paid as much as Michelle Stafford was. If Phyllis gets a new face, I wonder if producers will go for a “big” name star or someone who most people do not know (perhaps Sandra Nelson who played the role in the late 1990s when Stafford left the first time).

  • Harlee

    That’s what is making the rounds about Robin being the replacement…I curious if contract negotiation went sour or wasn’t renewed as someone mentioned “pushed out” this has me very concern and MTS has been shown very much at all…but we need Phyllis. Now if Josh gives a lackluster paternity story and it fizzles and was Nick anyhow I will be royally peed off. The fallout of this story is the aftermath and how it touches so many on canvas if Jack’s bio daughter…this brings more soapy drama to TV screen and it would be enjoyable to watch…

  • Mike

    Jay, Yes it would help with the budget.

    I don’t want to see Y&R run over with new characters and new faces, but honestly a few of the vet characters need a break for awhile. But I don’t want them all gone because you need that continuity.

  • robert sprague

    jfp is a jack ass phylis is an important character on y and r Michele staffords is a very talented actress but then look what she did to genie francis @ jeff your right she destroyed gh thank god shes gone and frank AND RON ARE on board at gh it was wonderful seeing robin mattison back on gh today and denise alexander is adelight lets hope see stays with the show for a while. all thow I don’t think she married scotty and laura I think she made the ceremony up lesly knows it luke and laura not scotty and .laura. the new morgan needs some lessons in behavior bad attitude , carly needs to put him in his place. still trying to like lulu just ant feeling it so I see roger Hayworth is franco still want my Jackie zeman back on the show even if it a day aweek miss her presents very much.

  • JayTN

    Although Hunter Tylor and (maybe) Jacqueline McInnes Woods are departing B&B, former GH actress Rena Sofer is joining the CBS soap. According to Soap Opera Network, Sofer will play Quinn Fuller who will join former “Days” actor Darin Brooks who is her on-screen son Wyatt.

    Since the character of Ridge has been off screen since Ronn Moss departed last year, I wonder if B&B producer Bradley Bell still wants to recast the role (as he alluded to in a TV Guide interview) or if the character is gone for good.

  • bizzarr1000

    jeff thats so true

  • Harlee

    Yes you need the continuity of vets, this is what makes it a soap opera and why fans tune in everyday to watch their favorites. If the vets a thrown aside for recasts & newbies this is just unacceptable. There needs to balance and YR is not balanced at this point between recast, newbies & vets.

  • jonboyelk

    Stafford has made such a mark with that character I can’t see anyone else successfully replacing her. I sure hope this isn’t the beginning of GH-killer Phelps undoing the show.

  • Derrick

    Oh god……………….
    Here we go again with JFP destroying everything again!

    Maybe MS decided to leave on her own terms!

  • PatF

    The character of Phyllis should not be recast. Let the paternity story quickly play out and have the remaining players deal with the fallout if Michelle leaves before then.

    I’m tired of “names” from other soaps coming into a new soap and it being a total bust. It doesn’t work anymore. Think Maura W., the woman who played Harmony, Tucker, Sarge, Paul’s daughter (twice).

    Just let the character leave the canvas and if needed recast further down the line.

    I don’t think the ratings will take a hit from this, but if Jill FP allows more core Y and R characters to walk to save money, then she’s an ass.

  • Mike

    Derrick, The way her statement reads she left of her own accord. But she didn’t elaborate on her reasons. Maybe we will learn more later.

  • Derrick

    I hope so because this is driving me crazy…………

  • PatF

    I don’t think Stafford would have left if her contract talks would have gone her way.

    And I doubt that ANY soap star this day and age expects everything to go their way. Maybe an increase, maybe some clause that allows her to do other work, but I BET that she left because of JFP somehow. I just have a feeling.

  • Mike

    Well another Thursday and no daytime press releases.

    May sweeps has been fairly good for many of the prime time shows but not good for daytime.

    Last week the soaps did recover. Let’s hope that no press release means that they held steady and didn’t drop.

  • Dave

    Today is Wednesday but I guess your sugars are out of control and you do not know what day it is Mike or should I say Richard

  • Mike

    PatF — It doesn’t surprise me at all if she did. Every time any new regime comes in someone there is not going to like working with them. And I’m sure since she was hired to make the show cheaper she is playing hardball with salaries and stuff.

    I just hope that she Phelps can keep the show looking good. I hate when they make the shows cheaper and under budget and do it by making the show look cheap. What is the sense in spending all that money making a show high def and then make the sets and everything look so cheap. Because a high definition TV really brings out all the details in a cheaply produced TV show.

  • Dave

    Yes Richard cuz you are the expert on how money should be spent! If you spent less time worrying about soaps and more time controlling your sugars it wouldn’t be an issue!

  • mrebbie


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