Soap Opera Ratings: 'The Young & the Restless' & 'The Bold & the Beautiful' Up in Women 18-49 & Total Viewers

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May 23rd, 2013

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May 13-May 17, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,429,000 (+90,000/+174,000)
2. B&B 3,410,000 (+155,000/+328,000)
3. GH 2,481,000 (-85,000/+142,000)
4. DAYS 2,422,000 (-21,000/+64,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (+.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
3. GH 1.9/6 (same/+.1)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 797,000 (+10,000/-30,000)
2. B&B 692,000 (+30,000/+28,000)
3. DAYS 602,000 (+26,000/+90,000)
4. GH 577,000 (-61,000/-18,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (same/-.1)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
3. DAYS 0.9/6  (same/+.1)
3. GH 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.

  • James

    Only thing I really like on GH lately is Roger Howarth is back, and seems to be a Franco recast.

    I am behind week plus on AMC on Hulu Plus and a episode or two behind on OLTL. I’ll plan to watch all later tonight or Sat morning.

  • Melanie P.

    I have been home and been able to watch all of my soaps, Y&R, B&B and GH this past week. I have been enjoying them so far but some storylines I can do without. On GH it is funny to watch John McBain(now Stephen), Starr (now Kiki) and Todd as someone else though! I keep wanting to call them their characters from OLTL but they are different ones now since the actors came back to GH since OLTL is back online. Anyways, something tells me former Todd is actually Franco. Can’t wait to find out next week! I don’t like that Lulu has amnesia though and they can drop the relish storyline also and sick of Maxie lying about the baby. Morgan and Kiki are kind of cute I think and wonder how she will handle being Franco’s daughter and a Quartermaine heir. That makes she and Michael first cousins, lol.

    On Y&R I am guessing that Summer is really Jack’s daughter, therefore she would be getting ready to get involved with Kyle who would be her half brother, yikes, please make it stop!! I read that Michelle Stafford who plays Phyllis is leaving Y&R and I am guessing that may have something to do with it.

    On B&B I don’t want Eric to go along with Brooke’s plan to pass of she and Bill’s baby as his. That would be a big mistake!! Tired of the endless Liam, Steffy and Hope triangle. With Steffy’s miscarriage I am wondering will Liam go back to Hope and stay with her once and for all.

  • bizzarr1000

    maybe im the only one who likes the recast of star jon and todd im happy daytime soaps are all doing good last monday was a high rating i think this week has been good on gh and y&r thats me

  • Cath

    Stopped watching GH and just erased what I recorded for the past two week. The new Morgan story is so so boring. New Morgan looks older than Michael. And having to bring back the old OLTL as new characters who are interacting in new ways is just too much change too fast. I have been watching GH for decades and I have summer break coming up but I just don’t care any more. That is sad. ABC has managed to push viewers away and The Chew nonsense was the last straw.

  • Harlee

    PatF…CBS is probably full unless they do a 30 minute soap at 3pm but the other networks has the time & placement to try again, soaps are on the rise again if done properly and thoughtfully about the launch or relaunch.

    Melanie P…she stated ” I read that Michelle Stafford who plays Phyllis is leaving Y&R and I am guessing that may have something to do with it.” Please share I haven’t read nothing on Michelle’s reasons for leaving or is this just speculation? That dangerous area to tread if nothing to back up. Nelson interviewed her and it was Michelle’s decision all the way so I wish her the best, but we need Phyllis on canvas to play the fallout, this is one of “Phyllis” best story-lines in years and Michelle has chosen not to continue it’s her loss and her loss only. I don’t want a good soap opera story as the paternity issue and amounts of story it can bring to canvas to be put aside or short changed, I say full steam ahead with a nuPhyllis…all I ask for is an actress of Michelle’s caliber which there are plenty of top flight soap actresses out there to fill the shoes. It will be startling at first but I can wholeheartedly accept a new actress if that what it takes to play this out.

    Friday’s episode was excellent today even w\Dylan, so many other good stories happening today, Lichael & Fen, the atmosphere of Lichael talking about their relationship was superb…it was moody but soft & romantic, the mood was edgy w\tension & with the dim lights, Jill now that’s good direction for kind scene surrounding Lauren\Michael…I so enjoyed that whole Baldwins family dynamic today, Carmine …wow Michael!

    Nick & Sharon at Cassie’s grave and love how “organic” their relationship has been simmering slowly for weeks now, makes you remember how great Shick really is together and chemistry between JM & SC is spot ON! I wouldn’t be upset in the least if Sharon & Nick was paired up again…

    The growth in the overall ratings for Y&R, one the reasons why it has grown is when it’s good YR has been great viewing again but their are still hiccups that need to be addressed.

  • diana

    GH has lost all its momentum from the 50th anniversary and, while I still DVR it, I frequently end up FFing through it. This week I FFd Thursday&Friday’s episodes without stopping even once. Last week, even though I don’t watch The Chew, I did enjoy the segment, especially when it literally BECAME “The SPEW”, what a hilarious call-out to soap fans! Can’t remember anything else I liked from that week. The “OLTL 3″ are blah in their new roles. I am enjoying PP’s “OLTL” SO much more than any other soap these days.

  • Bex

    Today’s Y&R was wonderful, just a nice mix of characters without feeling over crowed. I loved the Adam coma flash back, the long linger of his glass whispering at the moment of realization, the dramatic music and voice over echo was a nice touch. You just know a storm is coming, as they say.

  • Bex

    Not very surprised about GH to be honest, the whole ‘big 3′ was a bit of a hyped-up bust. GH doesn’t realize that their fans enjoy the vets, and the return of the ‘undead’ not those former OLTL rejects. ABC needs to pull a PP, and toss the writers out.

  • Melanie P.

    @Harlee, I have read no reasons as to why Michelle was leaving Y&R. That was just a total guess on my part. We will just have to watch and see if she will be recast and how the paternity storyline plays out. I know Phyllis is a character that people love to hate, but I think Michelle Stafford has done a phenomenal job in the role and she will be missed.

    @Cath, I know what you mean about NuMorgan looking older than Michael. I know they have to SORAS alot of these kids for storyline purposes but wow, lol! I feel the same way about NuKyle on Y&R. To me, he looks like he could be Jack’s little brother instead of his son and he also looks a little older than Billy too, LOL!

  • Lynn

    I think B&B is the strongest soap currently. There’s a balance of stories and all the couples seem to really be working. Y&R is hit or miss, mostly miss for me. DAYS is better but GH is awful. There’s nothing to invest in emotionally. It’s plot driven and over the top.

  • Lynn

    Prospect Park has really screwed up the relaunch of AMC and OLTL. Replacing the current head writers on both shows before even a month of their material has aired just shows how desperate PP is. Why not replace Agnes Nixon too? She’s the consultant. She must have signed off on the story lines, outlines and scripts. Where’s the accountability for her? I liked the new AMC, but with the episode cutbacks and now this, I’m not wasting my time anymore.

  • robert sprague

    it no wonder gh is down in the ratings all the vets has preet much vanished back to the boring Patrick britt Sabrina storyline lulu storyline stupid and morgan kiki story not worth watching. abc has to start paying the actors we want to see. luke laura scott lucy kevin and where is Felicia anna and duke. iread felix is getting a sister how care felix his sister and tj can leave town together molly and rafe should be together any way .it was agolden moment when I seen robin mattison on the other day that’s what we want to see abc and frank and ron .

  • Harlee

    @Melanie P…Michelle has done a superb job and so right about the Phyllis she’s the kind of character you “love to hate”. This seems sudden but maybe not if they just couldn’t keep her and she wanted to go what can you do but a recast. That put YR under the gun so to speak.

  • Harlee

    Let Cassie have twin…as much as I loathe doppelganger stories, anything to put CM back on canvas & doing double time with Sharon Case & Josh Morrow. It would be wonderful if Sharon being so young had twins and Primrose orchestra the black market baby and sold it at the hospital with a lackey working for her, neither Sharon & Doris knew Sharon ever had twins…great story for a part of Cassie to return as young adult to be important facet to the Newman family.

  • dave

    Great to see Days ratings are good! The show is outstanding right now. Great storytelling. I used to watch B&B, but got tired of the same ol same ol with Brook (my favorite character when I used to watch it). I was disappointed to learn that the writers were changed by PP for OLTL and AMC. I actually like both shows and never watched them during their ABC run. I hope both shows continue to make strides with awesome storytelling within their new platform. I hear Susan Lucci is in negotiations for a comeback with AMC. Might help in promoting the show.

  • PatF

    Sharon recently said she needed a purpose, so I hope that’s a foreshadowing.

    I always hoped that when they killed Cassie off, the whisper she made to Nick about having another girl actually meant a twin, not a new baby.

    Since Sharon had Cassie off screen and was part of her backstory, there could easily be her twin.

    I’d love it. In any event I’m excited to see her back!

  • Mike

    I don’t care how much I like Grimes and wish Cassie hadn’t died. Bringing her back as someone else after all the doppleganger stories of the past few years is too much too soon. And a return from the dead story so soon after the flop that was the Philip Chancellor story is too soon too. Not looking forward to it at all. I am holding out hope that it is just another ghost appearance even though that isn’t great but of the choices it is best for now.

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