Soap Opera Ratings: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Final Week On NBC… in Chart Form!
After getting clobbered last week, all four soaps saw inceases in every category.
‘Young And The Restless’ did what it’s done all season – continuing to hold onto first place in every category.
Y&R surged by nearly 200,000 viewers from last week to 3.601 million viewers. This was the hour-long CBS soap opera’s biggest audience since late January and the second-largest this year. Among women 18-49, Y&R was the only daytime drama not to show a week or week increase. However, the number one daytime drama was up 7 percent in the demographic of women 25-54 with a 0.65 rating.
‘Bold and The Beautiful’ killed off a main character- and the shocking decision paid off in the ratings.
B&B had the strongest week of any soap opera, especially in the demographics that advertisers are obsessed with. The half-hour CBS soap opera was up double digits in both categories, jumping from last week’s 0.31 rating in women 18-49 to a 0.36 rating. This was the second-highest-rated week of the year for B&B in the demographic. Even more impressive, the soap was up by 21 percent in women 25-54, climbing from a 0.47 to a 0.57 rating.
‘General Hospital’ celebrated it’s 59th anniversary with an increase in all three categories.
GH had its biggest audience in five weeks with 2.226 million viewers tuning in, up 109,000 from the previous week. The show celebrated 59 years since its premiere this past week with a small increase in women 18-49, moving up to a 031 rating in the demographic. The ABC soap had a bigger increase among women 25-54 as it jumped 10 percent to hit a 0.46 rating.
‘Days Of Our Lives’ had its second consecutive week with inceases in all three categories.
Despite being in fourth place across the board, DAYS had reason to celebrate for the second week in a row. The NBC soap opera was up 2 percent in overall viewers with 1.663 million people tuning in this past week. The trend continued in women 18-49 with an increase of 7 percent which brought DAYS to a 0.29 rating just slightly behind third-place GH. The show also managed a 3 percent increase in women 25-54 which sent it over the 0.40 mark in the demographic
February Sweeps came to close as the invasion of Ukraine impacted the schedules of all four soaps The final week of February had the potential to shake up the rankings with continued soccer-preemptions for the CBS soaps, the return of Days Of Our Lives from its two-week hiatus on NBC and a long-awaited death on…Read more
The 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC replaced Days of Our Lives this week, but were no match for the soap operas in total viewers. The Olympics ranked in fourth place behind ‘Young and The Restless’ and ‘Bold and The Beautiful’ on CBS and ‘General Hospital’ on ABC.
If you follow the soap opera industry like I do, you probably know that the four remaining soaps are almost permanently glued to their ranking in total viewers. CBS holds the top two spots with ‘Y&R’ in first place and ‘B&B’ in second, ABC’s ‘General Hospital’ is third and ‘Days of Our Lives’ on NBC…Read more
Spencer and Trina are having a moment on #GH and #Sprina fans are making an impact on General Hospital’s ratings.
Here’s a look at how every episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ performed this season. Overall, ‘DAYS’ is averaging 1.7 million viewers overall with a 0.26 rating in women 18-49 and 0.38 in women 25-54. Highest and Lowest Rated of the Season in Women 18-49 The highest rated episode of ‘Days of Our Lives’ in…Read more
The Ratings for Every Episode of ‘General Hospital’ So Far This Season (9/20/21 to 1/28/22)
The littlest soap opera that could, keeps on chugging along. ’Days of Our Lives’, that had the most impressive week of all four soaps, up 119,000 viewers week-to-week. ’DAYS’, hit a season high with a massive 1.909 million viewers tuning in to see Johnny possessed by the Devil. That was an increase of 7 percent…Read more
2021-2022 season-To-Date (Weeks #1 to 17) Here’s how each of the four soap operas currently airing in daytime have performed every week so far this season. The season highs so far this season are highlighted in green and the season low are highlighted in red. 2021-2022 season-To-Date (Weeks #1 to 17) Compared to 2020-2021 (Weeks…Read more
Soap Opera Ratings for the week of January 7, 2022
CBS Soaps Get Coal For Christmas Last week was a snoozefest in the ratings for this soap opera fan- but man, the week of Christmas brought the excitement. It may be halfway through January, but it feels like Christmas to me! Both ‘GH’ and ‘DAYS’ made Santa’s list for their networks, who are sure to…Read more
Soaps have a slow week heading into XMAS This was not the worst week for the four remaining soap operas- not by a long shot. Although there were some declines for every soap opera, these shows have seen worse. Compared to last year, every show is either building or maintaining its overall audience to some…Read more
Latest soap opera ratings for the week of December 6th 2021. DAYS, Y&R, B&B and GH included
Check out last week’s ratings here And if you are curious about how well are doing compared to past years, I got you covered. You can check out the last seven season’s worth of soap ratings here. And if you want to see how a certain former GH cast member impacted ratings click here and…Read more
Latest Soap Opera Ratings For The Week of 11/26 GH Ratings Go Up After Steve Burton is Fired.
As 2021 draws to a close, General Hospital has performed in the ratings and what the future may hold for television’s longest running series. Last year was a television year like no other, thanks to the pandemic. Like almost every other industry, the pandemic halted film and television production, and the four daytime soap operas…Read more
Latest daily soap opera ratings for Young and The Restless and Bold and The Beautiful on CBS, NBC’s Days of Our Lives and General Hospital on ABC. The charts include the women 18-49 and 25-54 ratings for the four soap operas for the week of 11/15/21 through 11/21/21.
Daily Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 11/12 Welcome to the Daily Soap Opera Ratings breakdown. Thanks to the folks at Soap Opera Network and their resources, I am able to do ratings rundown that I hope you all enjoy! You can check out the full ratings analysis, including total viewers and year-to-year comparisons for this…Read more
Every Soap Opera Saw Viewership Climb in This Week’s Ratings This week every soap opera had a reason to celebrate, with all soaps up multiple categories. As always the raw data is courtesy of Soap Opera Network. Check them out. Oh and their message boards are dope. This week has the added bonus of a…Read more
The greatest Unsolved Mystery of Soap Operas
Krista Allen joins B&B. She’s been on DAYS and Baywatch. And a lesser known sexier series.
Latest soap opera ratings for the four remaining soap operas. Week of 11/1-11/5
Daytime Soap Opera Total Viewers (in millions) Women 25-54 Women 18-49 Young and The Restless 3.638 0.65 0.40 Bold and The Beautiful 2.982 0.55 0.32 General Hospital 2.180 0.48 0.29 Days of Our Lives 1.583 0.36 0.25 Raw data courtesy of Soap Opera Network. Young and The Restless Young and The Restless continued its (practically)…Read more
Ever wonder how well the four daytime dramas would fare compared to the shows of primetime?
Daily Breakdown of the Latest Soap Opera Ratings Week Of 10/15/2021
Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/8/21 Daily Breakdown. How every episode of General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Bold and The Beautiful, and Young and The Restless performed in the ratings
LATEST RATINGS FOR THE SOAPS #DAYSOFOURLIVES #GENERALHOSPITAL #BOLDANDTHEBEAUTIFUL
Week #3 of the 2021-22 Season Women 18-49 This Week Last Week %LW Last Year %LY Season To Date Young and The Restless 0.41 0.42 -2% 0.39 5% 0.40 Bold and The Beautiful 0.35 0.38 -8% 0.37 -5% 0.37 General Hospital 0.31 0.38 -18% 0.37 -16% 0.37 Days of Our Lives 0.23 0.28 -18% 0.34…Read more
Three out of the four soaps increased in total viewers from last year’s premiere week. Only one of them managed to grow in every category. Even though it’s been just one week, it’s worth noting that compared to the just-completed 2020-2021 season, all four soaps increased in total viewers season to date. GH built on…Read more
Total Viewers For Each Season Since 2014-2015 Season Young & The Restless +/- Bold & The Beautiful +/- General Hospital +/- Days of Our Lives +/- 2014-15 4,830,000 🧐 3,720,000 🧐 2,860,000 🧐 2,400,000 🧐 2015-16 4,798,000 0% 3,697,000 0% 2,772,000 -3% 2,381,000 0% 2016-17 4,458,000 -7% 3,598,000 –3% 2,554,000 -8% 2,166,000 -9% 2017-18 4,314,000…Read more
Overall Audience Overshadows Demographic Drops For Now How did it perform the first week of September? Pretty damn good. The soap added 115,000 viewers, up 3 percent from the 3.502 million viewers last week. Y&R hit a season-high with 3.617 million viewers- and you know that one week that each soap aired only one episode…Read more
CBS continued to have reason to celebrate as Bold, and the Beautiful continued to improve its season averages while surging versus last year. This past week, 3.047 million viewers tuned into B&B, giving the half-hour soap its second-best performance of the season after the week ending 8/6 (not counting the 3.622 million viewers who tuned…Read more
CBS Soaps Looking Young and Bold. Is There a Crisis Brewing at GH? Steady DAYS Before ‘Salem” As the four remaining soap operas close out the 2020-2021 season, the CBS soaps continue to see positive trends across all categories. Meanwhile, General Hospital and Days of our Lives are facing demographic drops as same-day linear viewing…Read more
Every Soap Opera (and Soap Fan) Has Reason To Celebrate Man, I love it when there’s just good soap news all around. Although there were losses in some categories for each of the four daytime dramas, they all show stability that was unthinkable a year ago. All four soaps dipped in total viewers, but only…Read more