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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via Soap Opera Network:

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.

  • Harlee

    @jonboyelk..yes Thursday’s episode was EXCELLENT! It had it all going on with the vets that day! All the intermixing of family in turmoil, Victor\Adam, Nikki\Victoria Newman parenting…love it…friends connecting, & disagreeing w\the conversations bwt Paul\Michael…Paul in protection mode of Lauren, Michael knows it was a cold faced liar…great drama and loving the contrast from the 2 men on YR that knows Lauren…shows how each man relates to Lauren!! Give me Phack all day!

  • Mike

    The holiday really seems to have Nielsen behind on certain things. The late night ratings haven’t even been released this week yet. I bet we won’t get last weeks soap ratings until Monday.

  • Harlee

    Friday’s episode was also a standout…Fall of the House of Baldwin…just keeps getting better! This was Friday’s best! I did love the last shot of Lily coming home drunk..I like a drunk Lily! All is hitting the fan! Some speculated Devon was leaving and I’m not sure now…could Devon be getting long overdue story? Delia stealing that girl’s doll…Chloe & Kevin needs child protection agency comes in and Billy is given temporary custody of Delia…let fallout be major if you want fans to like them again…enough with Chloe\Kevin bs.

  • Mike

    Just saw the CBS press release here on this site. Good job for all of CBS’ daytime lineup being up for the season. CBS has a winning lineup now, and it really makes all the shows have that safety factor. As long as they are doing good and making money, CBS will leave them alone.

    I love how CBS uses the shows to promote the soaps too. It is a good healthy relationship between them and even the fans support the shows when they are featured on The Talk, etc.

  • bizzarr1000


  • Mike

    According to the press release issued by NBC, Days had a great week last week. Great numbers in demos and total viewers.

  • MBmomof3

    DOOL has been awesome. But, please no more Dannifer. They are so boring, and just…yuck. So many other characters & storylines that deserve the airtime.

    All the soaps are really good right now. Loved Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper memorial. Very touching.

  • Harlee

    @Mike, I just saw the CBS press release and CBS daytime is very strong & coherent and functioning again as whole programming block. It has been years since the upheaval the last 5-6 years, it’s so nice to see CBS daypart thriving again in positive direction…good job AMcD!

    Now, w\YR is strong but growth is flat which the uptick they did improve on should had been higher. The mistake was keeping MAB way past her time & the eroding and now w\JFP & JG improvement big directional change in writing w\Josh but at times lacks to be bold, I wish he was not so safeguarding, too many changes w\JFP from castings, recasting, sets, music…but things she has done right is give us a beautiful 40th, the pre-anniversary build-up in stories w\vets, awesome tribute for Jeanne, having a vision & Josh was executing great writing…this is good team play, grounded many characters again as their characters in Victor, Sharon, Phyllis. She has added diversity back on show but then again, She is trying to shake up couples on YR Michael\Lauren, Jack\Phyllis, Cane\Lily etc but both Jill & Josh some stories just flatlines and no punch and then the arrival of Dylan is what makes me nervous…but more anxious because both have delivered story w\mix bag on lackluster stories…always teetering the fence..will this one be great, thoughtful story, or a rushed, force agenda story?

  • 4hourglass

    The sands of time are flowing.
    Great writing is showing.
    Husbands and wives
    should watch Days of our Lives
    The best is still growing.

  • Mike


    Considering your classless post in the CBS thread I completely disregard your opinion totally.

    Anyone who uses someone’s death to put down a show and to make a point is totally classless.

    I’m sure you have the immature mentality that just by putting down another show on a message board and making a classless post as you did then everyone is suddenly going to think well that Days has to be so good I’m going to start watching now. Wrong idiot.

    Hopefully the ghost of Jeanne Cooper will cure her boredom as you called it by haunting you daily for months.

  • Harlee

    @Mike…what did “4hourglass” write about Jeanne? It was on another board? That’s some fightin’ words being disrespected towards an icon as Jeanne!!

  • Mike

    Said she must have been bored to death…basically saying the show was so boring as to why she died.

    If he wanted to say the show was boring — go ahead — but the way he said it was uncalled for and esp. so close to her death.

  • jonboyelk

    @Harlee Would not be upset at all if Devon left the show.

  • joyce

    The Bold and the Beautiful: It’s time for Bill Spencer and Brook Login to face some of the things that they have put others through. It’s time for them to get caught, Stop letting them play God and getting away with it. This makes me wanting to stop watching this soap for real. I do know that this is a Soap.. Get Real…..

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