Soap Opera Ratings: All Soaps Up in Total Viewers

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July 7th, 2013


via Soap Opera Network:

June 24-June 28, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,556,000 (+134,000/+13,000)
2. B&B 3,494,000 (+108,000/+156,000)
3. DAYS 2,665,000 (+211,000/+336,000)
4. GH 2,453,000 (+23,000/+176,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/10 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/-.1)
3. DAYS 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 794,000 (-2,000/-72,000)
2. B&B 616,000 (-36,000/-63,000)
3. DAYS 595,000 (+6,000/+139,000)
4. GH 576,000 (+41,000/+18,000)

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

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.

  • Bex

    Nice job for all the soaps, and it’s great to see each soap in their normal position. The top remaining there, and the bottom sustaining the bottom.

  • Bex

    @moshane58 Kelly has already confirmed that her character is being written out come fall.

  • platypus Perry

    Good for all Soaps!!!! I haven’t watched Days since May when Gabi is giving birth and I am trying to catch up but it seems you tube pulled days episodes. I would just jump to now but I heard Kristin story line has been great and Don’t want to miss it. If anyone kniws where I can catch up besides NBC online that would be great :)

    It would be awesome to see all Soaps up in viewers next week instead of this up one week down the next week trend for the past few months. I would love to see the bottom two soaps Days and GH hit high 2 mil for the week.

  • mike

    Not many left

  • lampshade

    Good to see gains for all soaps, and I hope it can be sustained. DOOL has been great viewing. And last week’s BB with Heather Tom was amazing so if viewers tuned in BB should soar. I agree with a previous poster about the ghosts on YR-either bring the characters back or leave them be. I get the Cassie storyline but imo John Abbott need not materialise. I only caught GH once last week and was not impressed with the Franco s/l. Franco/Todd, who can tell the difference? I’m sure Roger Howarth is a fine actor but the writing is lazy. If the writers expect us to swallow the convoluted storyline then write for Franco and NOT Todd.

  • Nick

    Another dreadful week for GH. To only gain 23000 on an “up” week for soaps is pretty scary. Life support.

  • diana

    GH ratings were much higher when the vets were front-and-center last April .. just sayin’…

  • PatF

    YR was going up against the Ricky shooting last year…so to be up (when Maria was telling one of her best and last stories) is good.

    Next week will be the same thing, but then the ratings started falling after that. It will be interesting to see what happens with YR since it seems a lot of the vocal fans are not supportive of the current team now either.

    I’d rather have some boring stories going, than the crap that Hogan and Maria sometimes threw our way.

  • opinion8d

    Good for DAYS!!! Keep it up!!! Hottest soap on the air!!!

  • Mike

    ABC is puzzling me these days. There is just no word from them as far as press releases at all except for GMA for their day part.

    Either all their shows are just getting by and they don’t feel they have anything to spin or they are just not satisfied with anything. I just can’t fathom that on one of these weeks that GH was up since the OLTL 3 returned that they didn’t find some way to spin the ratings just to put a knife to Prospect Park. I mean I have seen ABC press guys spin some mighty bad ratings in the past. Surely they could have if they wanted to.

    I know that the rumor of a GMA spin-off is circling again. Since ABC owns GMA I don’t see them syndicating it which leaves it with 3 time slots to put a spin-off — The Chew, The View or GH.

    I just wonder how The Chew and The View are both doing or if they have fallen as much as GH has since the 50th.

  • Diana

    Days is doing great. I’m happy to see how good Days is doing. The 2 soaps I watch are Days and Y&R. Right now both soaps are very good I think. I don’t really like the Phyllis/Nick/Jack story right now, but the rest is really good.

  • cab

    Been a huge fans of Days for over 40 years and never really understood why it was always low rated, especially when they have a huge fan following. Soap Opera Digest magazine used to hand out awards based a fan voters. Days was always a big winner. It has a great fan base, yet ratings never showed this result. When Daysaster happened I expected Days to soar; when Eileen Davidson came back I expected ratings to soar; when Nicole blamed Jennifer for her baby’s death I expected huge ratings, none of these made the ratings improve. There are so many exciting things happening on Days every time, action, suspense, love, family and backstabbing as well as other interesting storylines. This is finally, and I say finally beginning to show up in the ratings. I can’t wait for today’s episode.

  • PatF

    Just was looking at the daily averages, and GH looks to be in trouble. It didn’t hit 2.0 on a single day.

    What’s up with it? I don’t watch.

  • Mike


    You cannot judge a show’s ratings based on online polls or anything like that. Those polls were well known to have been flawed in the sense that some fans would buy 9 or 10 magazines to get the ballots and vote. People have learned for years how to flood online polls and stuff.

    A person can only punch their Nielsen button once and be counted.

    That is one of the biggest reasons they are still having trouble with online viewers. That is the reason that you will often see them listed as unique viewings and total viewings. Unique viewers where a URL is only counted once are always much lower than the total views.

  • jonboyelk

    Really not buying Sonny and Olivia playing kissy face on GH, but Yesterdays (Monday) episode wasnt horrible.

  • Bex

    What’s up is the same thing that has been up since the 50th. Cartini. Maura West, William DeVry, Peter Reckell and even Michelle Stafford wouldn’t even be able to save that ship.

  • Jocelyn

    Michael and Kiki, if they’re related at all, are actually second cousins because they only share one grandparent; also, I’m pretty sure they’re not related at all. Someone besides Franco is Kiki’s father.

  • Mike

    I’m not watching now but did during James Franco’s entire run as Franco. My biggest problem with the story just on paper without watching is that there is no amount of rewriting that can ever be done that can erase in your mind what you saw play out. In particular no amount of trying to explain it away can ever make me forget that Franco had Michael raped.

    I was the same way with the Philip Chancellor death on Y&R. They rewrote it and said he didn’t die that he just faked his death because he didn’t want them to know he was gay. But that story was so powerful when it aired. I just never can wipe that away. In my mind he is still dead and all the stuff they tried to rewrite and pull off is just as bad dream.

    And I was the same way when Gloria Monty tried to say that Luke didn’t really rape Laura. I saw it when it first aired and yes he raped her. I was so glad years later when they tried to rectify that and make him face that he did. Sometimes no matter how good they try to write it, you just can’t erase what people see.

    And I’m sorry I see comments from people that say they love a writer or an actor so much that they can forgive their characters anything. I have never loved any actor or writer or couple that much. And I just don’t go for this that it is just a show so let’s not take things seriously like rape.

    That would be great if soaps didn’t try to make you care about it with one story and take it seriously and then other times oh it’s just a soap don’t take it so serious. Soaps need to decide what they want and stick with it.

  • robert sprague

    get rid of cry baby morgan sick of him already love how brad is so sneaky now he has the hots for micheal brad knows what he want micheal may have to give it up for brad to stay silant. starting to like kiki a little with micheal but dye her hair back blond. still no on franco and silace just cant get it .franco had better not be the doner for danny make heather the doner she is related to danny that will give her achance to get out of the nut house and give her astory we love robin mattison get her back on gh all ready and get tracy a man that going to love her not luke because it will be luke and laura for me for ever and tracy deserves a desant man . scotty and heather are meant for each other lets get them together great chemistry in the 80s they still have it know. hate that the show is getting to be more on sonny again and his mob crap enough all ready gh and Olivia and sonny don’t go there seen that one coming .im thinking gh is bring in michelle staffords to play bobbi don’t do it abc Jackie zeman is bobbi and the only actress that can play her don’t get me wrong michelle is one of the best actresses over at y and r ang I would love her on gh but as some one new. I want Jackie zeman back on gh pronto along with Tristan rogers whats going on frank and ron don’t you like tritan . I do like elizebeth with aj give tracy the company she deserves elq . love lynn herring only wish gh would use her more loved seeing mac and Felicia on Fridays show and duke and anna on todays show .gh need more of that more old chrachters less new ones would love to see sean and tiffany back also legends is what they are and what we want to see. pls frank in ron ive watch for 30 years got a lot of time in the show it looked like you were getting it back together in march and april and then back in the toilet. less new chracther time like felix britt felix sister tj sean . more luke laura lucy scotty heather anna Felicia bobbi Robert alexis tracy sam .Robert I belive should be sams father . more chad duell time love micheal chads a wonderful actor gh use his gift. and wasn’t jimmy lee and celia cousins I believe so and they ended up together. loved celia and holly what about some real qs coming back celia and her children to the fold instead of all these fack quartermaines get celia dyan and ned and jenny back .well I guess I bitched and complained enough for this written hope some of you agree. till the next written then .

  • Jackster

    With all the Emmy winners on GH: Carly, Anna, Duke, Franco, Luke, Laura, Sonny, Tracy, Alexis, Kiki, and Ava. Luke, Alexis, and Ava are multiple winners. There should better storylines on GH with all that talent…

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