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

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October 11th, 2013

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via Soap Opera Network:

Ratings  for the Week of September 30-October 4, 2013

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,752,000 (+24,000/+334,000)
2. B&B  3,521,000 (-44,000/+332,000)
3. GH 2,731,000 (-71,000/+17,000)
4. DAYS 2,426,000 (-200,000/+27,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/12 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (same/+.2)
3. GH 2.1/7 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.2/-.1)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 810,000 (+46,000/-46,000)
2. GH 718,000 (-12,000/+55,000)
3. B&B 676,000 (+46,000/+43,000)
4. DAYS 539,000 (-91,000/+66,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (+.1/same)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/6 (-.2/+.1)





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.

  • Mike

    Glad to see Y&R over 5 mil on Monday. I don’t even remember what happened that day or the Friday before. Been really bored with the show lately. But still glad to see it rise.

    Really happy for B&B.

    What happened to GH on Friday. That is a big big drop from Thursday to Friday.

  • cc

    Love/hate to see Days down, but TIIC have destroyed what was a great soap.

    GH on the right track, hope it continues.

  • Derrick

    Happy Y&R and B&B are up! Should get interesting with both coming up!

    What on earth happened to DAYS?

  • Andy

    Was the Presdiental press conference during the ratings period. It almost pre-empted an entire GH episode. GH has really been running on all cylinders and should bounce back next week.

  • Bexx

    AWESOME week for Y&R. :-) It’s nice to see them trying to battle back. I imagine with the Delia tragedy they will get another bump in the coming weeks.

    Nothing happened to GH just déjà vu again, they ride high for a couple weeks then proceed to take their rightful place at the bottom. ABC knows it’s product, except their fans always expect a different outcome.

    Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

    Monday: 2.7/3,815,000
    Tuesday: 2.5/3,344,000
    Wednesday: 2.6/3,484,000
    Thursday: 2.5/3,353,000
    Friday: 2.6/3,611,000

    Monday: 1.9/2,573,000
    Tuesday: 1.9/2,533,000
    Wednesday: 1.8/2,404,000
    Thursday: 1.8/2,351,000
    Friday: 1.7/2,292,000

    Monday: 2.2/2,800,000
    Tuesday: 2.1/2,793,000
    Wednesday: 2.1/2,711,000
    Thursday: 2.3/2,949,000
    Friday: 1.9/2,442,000

    Monday: 3.7/5,167,000
    Tuesday: 3.5/4,719,000
    Wednesday: 3.5/4,831,000
    Thursday: 3.2/4,482,000
    Friday: 3.3/4,546,000

    For the SEASON September 23, 2013 through October 6, 2013

    1. Y&R 3.5
    2. B&B 2.6
    3. GH 2.1
    4. DAYS 1.9

    Women 18-49 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.2
    2. GH 1.1
    3. B&B 1.0
    4. DAYS 0.9

  • joshua13

    Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautil has lost a viewer. Killing of children and the HOPEless story is terrible. I have watched soap for years my favorite being Guiding Light and As the World Turns. So today is the day that I remove both and the last soaps from my DVR. Goodbye soaps! Moving on

  • moshane58

    Gh looses viewers when it is so good? Something surprising all the time now..

  • Mike

    I Googled and didn’t come up with a Presidential Conference on the 4th. There was one on the 8th that aired during GH’s timeslot but not on the 4th according to Google.

  • Mike

    The Chew and GH have turned into a great combination for ABC. Both of GH’s highest days Monday and Thursday were good days for The Chew too. Those were the #2 and #3 highest ever ratings for The Chew in 18-49.

    People for a long time have been posting about how far The Chew is behind GH in the key demos. The Chew has grown 44% in the last year in the 18-49 demo.

    GH is 1.1 and The Chew is .9 in the 18-49.

    The View is turning out to be the weakest link in their lineup now.

  • Mike

    Correction — they have grown 48%. I looked at it wrong. Here is the stuff from the press release.

    Year to year, “The Chew” soared by double digits across all key measures, including by 15% in Total Viewers (2.598 million vs. 2.251 million), by 48% in Women 18-49 (587,000 vs. 397,000) and by 33% in Women 25-54 (686,000 vs. 515,000).

    And GH’s too:

    Year to year, “General Hospital” climbed by 14% in Women 18-34 (263,000 vs. 231,000), by 8% in Women 18-49 (718,000 vs. 663,000) and by 9% in Women 25-54 (921,000 vs. 844,000).

    There was no mention of The View in the press release.

  • bearzy

    GH, was prempted on the 4th in the state of new mexico for 30 mins.. That explains fridays rating. jus sayin :)

  • lizziemarie

    robert fav gh person ever.please stay and get back with anna.

  • j

    Y&R had a great week.It will be interesting to see what happens when JG isn’t the head writer.Days has characters I like but JJ & Theresa are not two of them.If Rafe can be walking again by sweeps I will be so happy.Bring back John and Bo or do something with Hope.Kristen is remarkable still after 30 yrs.Bo/Hope and Marlena/John could bring life to Days.

  • moshane58

    forgot about some of he west coast getting cut off from GH last Friday…

  • James

    Glad to see the soaps I watch, YR and GH doing good. Days needs to pick it up.

  • robert sprague

    as I was saying gh loses viewers when the vets are not on . I rest my case. robins come back did nothing for the ratings . better off spending the money on genie francis emma samms or Jackie zeman. learn abc and frank and ron learn .

  • Shelly

    good to see all soaps up compared to last year when daytime execs were doing everything they could to kill off the genre.

  • Marissa

    GH was preempted for 35-40 minutes here in Atlanta on 10/4, too.

  • Mike

    My “Days” is up and down, really don’t think it will crack 3 million anytime soon. The JJ/Theresa thing is sickening, and MUST GO!! We need more Nicole/Brady, Stefano/Marlena scenes, and Rafe needs to start walking soon, and stop making GOO GOO eyes at that dopey therapist, Jordan. I read that Carly, Steve, Stephanie, Melanie, Frankie, Kim, and Shane are coming back. Hopefully that can liven things up a bit, cause right now, except for Nicole, and some barbs from Victor, it is really not that good. Jennifer is such a woosey, that character used to be so strong, now she is totally whipped by her bratty son, I can’t stand it!! I will still watch, and hopefully see some improvements soon.

  • Jeff

    Preempted in NC too. So, I am assuming ratings would have been much closer to the previous week’s had Friday not been pre-empted. Either way, still up over last year is great!

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