Soap Opera Ratings: 'General Hospital' Hits Three Year High in Women 18-49, Ranking Number One in the Demo

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December 13th, 2013


via Soap Opera Network:

Ratings  for the Week of December 2-6, 2013


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,987,000 (-178,000/+808,000)
2. B&B 3,828,000 (-39,000/+766,000)
3. GH 3,305,000 (+6,000/+767,000) * <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2,680,000 (-44,000/+401,000)

* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* Highest since January 21-25, 2008

1. Y&R 3.5/12 (-.1/+.3)
2. B&B 2.7/9 (same/+.4)
3. GH 2.5/8 (same/+.6)
4. DAYS 2.0/6 (-.1/+.3)


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. GH 880,000 (+106,000/+271,000) * <—– 2.75 year high
2. Y&R 831,000 (-24,000/+119,000)
3. B&B 677,000 (+24,000/+131,000)
4. DAYS 659,000 (+63,000/+155,00) ** <—- 2 year high

* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* Highest since March 21-25, 2011
** New high for Tomlin/Whitesell regime
** Highest since November 21-25, 2011

Women 18-49 Rating
1. GH 1.4/9 (+.2/+.4) * <—– 3 year high
2. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/+.2)
3. DAYS 1.0/7 (+.1/+.2)
3. B&B 1.0/7 (+.1/+.2)

* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* First time sole #1 since September 17-21, 2007
* Last time at 1.4: December 27-31, 2010


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.

  • Chrisann D

    Just read another actor was fired from Y&R. The actor who plays Adam Newman.

  • Mike

    I have a feeling that someone at CBS has dictated somehow that the two CBS soaps have got to play hardball with their actors.

    They are not giving in to any of the vets or long term folks this year. B&B and Y&R have both lost so many of their long term players this year: Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery (retirement), Hunter Tylo, Billy Miller, and now Michael Muhney — just to name a few.

    I would normally say it has nothing to do with CBS but since it is happening on both shows and they are each owned by different companies, CBS is the common denominator. Or it may just have to do with the fact that CBS cut the licensing fees and they have to play hardball.

    The thing I can’t wait for is when Eric Braedan’s contract comes up this time. He has always had a diva type attitude like Tony Geary esp. at contract time. Sony didn’t give in to Peter Reckell at Days. I just wonder if they and Phelps will give in to Braeden this time.

  • sofaspud

    I wonder when daytime is going to start counting DVR viewing 3D and 7D just like the nets do for primetime. These numbers are really higher for all the shows.

  • Mike

    Sofaspud —- Daytime does count them….they are just not released. The 7 day DVR viewing are added into the Season to Date numbers. Go to the link above and you will see the season to date numbers. It is just averaged out for the whole season and not on a weekly basis.

    These are the current numbers with 7 day DVR’s included:

    For the SEASON September 23, 2013 through December 8, 2013

    1. Y&R 3.7
    2. B&B 2.8
    3. GH 2.4
    4. DAYS 2.1

    Women 18-49 Rating
    1. Y&R 1.4
    1. GH 1.4
    3. B&B 1.1
    3. DAYS 1.1

    Women 25-54
    1. Y&R 2.1
    2. GH 1.9
    3. B&B 1.6
    4. DAYS 1.4

  • Mike

    On the latest Y&R firing. I am not thinking there is a whole lot more to it than what we know. I did know until I was reading some sites that Muhney had recently signed a new contract. I thought he may be in negotiations and they played hardball with him.

    But if he just signed a new contract, there had to be something that happened that caused the show to fire him. One site says they didn’t even give him 3 days notice. No show does this without a reason.

    They are saying they are going to recast.

    Kind of like deja vu since the first Adam was fired abruptly and Muhney got his part.

  • jonboy

    If Brandon Barash is cast as Adam, as some are predicting, I am done with Y&R.

  • Mike

    I had not heard that rumor but haven’t been on the computer much since early this morning.

    I actually like Barash as a performer. Not sure how he would be as Adam, but I have watched Y&R since day 1. I didn’t quit when a lot of my favorites left or were fired and replaced. So I won’t now over this.

  • Mike

    Doug Davidson, who plays Paul on Y&R, tweeted the following: “Honestly, JPF’s is not to blame. She is terrific. Today’s events don’t reflect her leadership. Trust me, there is more to the story. The Young and the Restless is a team sport.”

    I know he still works for the show but even others are saying there is more to this firing than we know yet. We Love Soaps is hinting that it may have come from higher up than Jill Farren Phelps and could have involved something that happened weeks ago.

    I just wonder if something happened with him and the cast. One article I just read said that of the people he follows on Twitter none of them are his fellow cast members at Y&R. Makes you wonder if he had a falling out with someone else at the show. He and Braedan haven’t gotten a long in years according to rumors.

  • Marissa

    Are SOAPnet numbers factored in to these ratings? I’m sure they’re extremely low, but I’ve always wondered if they were included.

    With SOAPnet going off the air soon I wonder if some are tuning into GH (or DVRing it) during the day now.

  • MBmomof3

    I hear Michael Muhney can be a real ass, but he played an evil character very well. I loved to hate him and actually felt bad for Adam when he supposedly killed Delia. I believe Adam should pay for his crime(s) and be sent a way for a bit, but I’m sorry they are recasting the role. Another one bites the dust at Y&R. :(

    Anyway, great week for soaps! Yeah! GO SOAPS!

  • MBmomof3

    Chrisann, I agree with you…I’m gonna miss Spinelli. Always liked his character’s quirkiness and Bradford Anderson. The character interacted with a lot of different characters for different reasons over the years (mostly his tech and PI skills)so I think Spinelli left his mark on GH. Guess its better to go out following a big storyline than just fade away with no explanation and fans wonder, “Whatever happened to….”

  • jonboy

    Well, I watched Y&R from the time Katherine was first introduced and quit for over ten years when Jess Walton replaced Brenda Dickson. Jill, as portrayed by over-the-top Brenda, was my sole reason for watching. I won’t be abandoning because of the Adam recast but, then again, he’s not my favorite character. I’m not sure I even have a favorite.

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