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.

  • sofaspud

    RE: GH

    30+ year viewer here. GH not at its worst ever but certainly slipping bad.

    Maura West’s Ava is really the only newbie I’ve liked. The show overall is a mess. Stagnant stories that somehow STILL require 15 flashbacks per episode, unpopular romances (Molly/Rafe; Michael/Kiki), the usually excellent Roger Howarth looking downright silly in that blond dye job trying to humanize a horrible character as a recast… the show is falling apart and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if someone at ABC (Vicki D?) stepped in soon.

  • Jeff

    I agree, she needs to set Frank and Ron straight or set them loose. There is no way that Jacklyn Zeman, Tristan Rogers, Emma Samms, and using vets like Mac, Felicia, Monica, Lucy, Scotty more could cost any more than having RH, ME, KA, MW, Peter Reckell, William DeVry be on the show. USE WHAT WORKS. USE WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE. The fans are not loving the show Frank and Ron. Use your heads, and stop forcing what you want, instead of giving the fans what they want. You will find yourself on cancellation’s door again soon, and it will be your own fault this time.

    I was a big Ron and Frank fan, but lately, there is very little that can be said to defend their horrible decision making and storytelling.

  • robert sprague

    loved seeing georgie on gh such abeautifal actress I didn’t relies how much I missed her. allways liked geogie over maxie any day hope gh uses her more may be some scene with Felicia and mac ‘ less britt Sabrina Patrick felix his sister franco and silis all ways love to see heather robin mattison such a talent .why peter reckell when we can have Tristan rogers and Jackie zeman. stop bring new chracher in when you can use the money on the vets we want to see.the fans and myself hate the mob storyline but yet the fans keep voting for sonny and merice for best actor in abc tv magazine ,me I would love to see sonny sail out of town for good get a big ship and take all the newbies with you pls@ jeff I agree frank and ron need to do a lot of changes or have some one else step in .so pls abc more georgie luke laura tracy alexis mac felica lucy Robert bobbi heather rafe molly sam and the very talentd chad duell as micheal and pls sean and tiffany for mac and Felicia wedding love Sharon wyatt such a talent right up there with genie Jackie lynn herring and robin mattison heard about the medical problems Sharon was having god less her such a beautiful lady with class and talent any show would be happy to have her. if any one knows how Sharon is doing pls let me know.cant seem to find any thing since last year.

  • Mike

    I will never understand some fans.

    For some reason the Georgie and Maxie thing has come back up and been reading a lot of comments about them again. I guess either Georgie is back or they are talking about her. But that is not why I was going to post.

    for years fans have been talking about how awful it was to kill Georgie because she was a legacy character. Child of a super couple and so on. And all that I can see…although I am not one who agrees that every legacy character should be free from death. Death is part of life. No one is free from it. And it hits many families that don’t deserve it. But again not my point.

    They just go on and on about her status as child of a super couple, etc. as to why she should have never been killed. And then turn around and post that it should have been Maxie that was killed.

    And I sit there shaking my head. What about all the reasons you gave for Georgie not being killed? Was Maxie just created yesterday? Who are her parents? I guess reasons only apply if you like a character.

  • jonboyelk

    @Jeff @sofaspud. Agree totally with your posts.

  • cab

    Reading these posts I got the surprise of my life. Peter Reckell going to GH. Wow what a traitor. He must enjoy being on a last place soap. Now that he is gone from Days, its ratings have been better than GH. Maybe you were the curse Peter. Days has continued its improvement this past week with interesting storylines, and funny scenes. Keep it up. I have also noticed that they have down played the Sonny and Will scenes. They no longer kiss like the straight couples do. They just peck at each other, quick on the cheek or on the lips. If they are in love they should smooch like the other straight couples. Just saying,..Otherwise Days is still the best and continues to improve.

  • RIckster

    Way to go Days! Kristan has made that town sizzle!!!!

  • Mike

    So an actor is a traitor if he wants to better himself or challenge himself with other roles.

    I never have understood that philosophy with fans. They hold actors to standards they wouldn’t even hold themselves to.

    Are you a traitor if you ask for a raise and when you don’t get it seek out other offers from other companies?

    Folks you need to get a grip. Actors are people doing a job. Many of them don’t even watch the shows the play on. They don’t have time from all the lines they have to learn, the hours they put in each day, etc. Many of them have even admitted they don’t have time to watch. One of the young actresses on Days even said in Soap Opera Digest a few years back that none of the friends her age even watched soaps anymore.

    Actors put on their pants one leg at a time. They have families. They have bills. They have mortgages, child support, alimony, etc.

    And who is say that even if Peter Reckell had stayed with Days that he wouldn’t get the treatment that both Drake Hogestyn and Bryan Dattilo are getting now. Both have not worked and have been dropped from the credits meaning they no longer have contracts anymore, but the show didn’t even care enough to announce it or let them know. This has been reported on at least 2 sites now.

  • MBmomof3

    Congratulations and thank you OLTL for 45 years of entertainment. Here’s to 45 more!

  • Jeff

    Does anyone know when the new ratings are going to come out? It’s now almost Tuesday! They are way, way, way late.

  • Jay

    I don’t really have anything to add (I go through phases were I’m just not interested in the soap ratings, and I just happen to be in that phase right now), but reading the past four pages I am struck by the downright civil tone of everyone. No name calling or tirades or rants. Congratulations, everyone. That is the way this board – and any internet message board – should operate.

    Cab…regarding Will and Sonny on “Days”, I remember that when “As the World Turns” decided to make the character of Luke gay, the producers would not let him and his boyfriend kiss for more than one year. There was actually a moratorium on guy-on-guy affection…I believe the producers/writers even admitted to it. ATWT honchos over at Proctor & Gamble probably feared a backlash from the soap’s older, more conservative audience.

    I hope that “Days” decides to recast the role of Will (and possibly Gabi, as I’m not a big fan of Camila Banus) if/when Chandler Massey departs, as the whole Will/Sonny storyline is one of the most popular stories that the soap currently has and taking away one part of the duo could impact the ratings…which no soap wants to do.

  • Mike

    Jeff they are up now.

    Nielsen has been so far behind. Even the late night ratings were really late too.

    All of the soaps were down in Total Viewers. Some were slightly up in the demos. GH set a new low in the 18-49 viewers.

  • Mike

    Jeff I meant that to say they were up at SON now.

  • Kayla Rae

    So happy to see Days rising in the ratings as it sooooo deserves it! It is so very delicious that I never miss an episode!

  • Kayla Rae

    @Jay, are you suggesting that Chandler Massey may be leaving Days? I surely hope not. As for the actress, Camila Banus, I agree with you. I’m not a big fan of her either. I’d like for her character to stay, however, a better actress would be desirable in the role.

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