Soap Opera Ratings

Soap Opera Ratings: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Final Week On NBC… in Chart Form!

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.

‘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.

'Bold and The Beautiful' killed off a main character- and the shocking decision paid off in the ratings.

‘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.

'General Hospital' celebrated it's 59th anniversary with an increase in all three categories.

‘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

'Days Of Our Lives' had its second consecutive week with inceases in all three categories.

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: ‘General Hospital’ Tops Olympics During Week Of Valentine’s Day

This week marked the second full week of the Olympic Games on NBC, as well as soccer preemptions of the CBS soaps on the West Coast. Last week, I posited that General Hospital might steal second place because of the fact that it would be the only daytime drama airing in some parts of the…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings For February 7-11, 2022: Winter Olympics Rank 4th Behind ‘Y&R’, B&B’ and ‘GH’ In Viewers

Latest Soap Opera Ratings February 7-11,2022

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.

Latest Soap Ratings Spec: Will Soccer Shake Up the Ratings Race? Plus, a Look At The Few Times The status Quo Changed in total Viewers

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

Ratings For Every ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Episode So Far This Season (9/20/21 to 1/28/22)

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

2021-2022 Season-To-Date Soap Opera Ratings (Updated With Most Recent Week)

Latest Soap Opera Ratings February 7-11,2022

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

An Intro To Modern Soap Opera History

Television In Transition The average American doesn’t watch television like they once did, that is, if they even watch TV at all. The days of viewers reliably tuning in to the networks during primetime from Labor Day through Memorial Day are a thing of the past. However, the media conglomerates that owned the networks eventually…Read more

Latest Soap Ratings: ‘GH’ Steals Second for XMAS, Satan Claus Scores for ‘Days’

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

I’m Jealous That ‘DAYS’ Gets Holiday Movie

‘Days of Our Lives’ is having its moment and could be saving the genre as we know it. This soap opera blogger and die-hard ‘General Hospital’ fan couldn’t be happier- or more jealous. I have to say this: I would not have bet in a million years that ‘Days Of Our Lives” would be in…Read more

Latest soap Opera Ratings ’21-’22 Season-To-Date

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

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: 11/15 to 11/19/21

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

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

Jason Out!: Will ‘GH’ Ratings Be Hurting Without Steve Burton?

Deep Dive into Jason Morgan’s Impact on The Ratings Part One. Check out last week’s ratings in total viewers here. You can see all four soaps ratings for every episode including Young & The Restless, Bold & The Beautiful and Days of Our Lives as well. Burton’s exit comes as co-star, Ingo Rademacher, was fired…Read more

Latest Daily Soap Opera Ratings: 11/1-11/5

Daily Soap Opera Ratings: Women 18-49 & Women 25-54 Here’s a look at this week’s daily soap opera ratings. The weekly numbers are all we can currently see for total viewers which is unfortunate. You can see how well the soap operas performed in total viewers here. On the brightside we do have access to…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 10/22/2021

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

Latest Soap Ratings: Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked : 10/1/2021

Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked: 10/1/2021 Women 25-54: Daily Breakdown Monday 9/27/21 General Hospital and Young and The restless started off the week tied for first in the demographic with a .61. Bold and The Beautiful was 3rd with a .56 and Days of Our Lives ranked last today- and every other day this week…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings Special Report: GH, DAYS, B&B and Y&R First Week of Season Ratings from 2011 through 2021

Soap Opera Ratings Special Report: GH, DAYS, B&B and Y&R First Week of Season Ratings from 2011 through 2021
Just two weeks ago, the 2021-22 season officially began. Here’s a look at the premiere week numbers for each of the four soap operas over the last 11 seasons.

Latest Soap Ratings: Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked : 9/24/21

Every Episode, Every Soap Ranked: 9/24/21 Women 18-49: One Low Rated Episode Can Ruin A Soap’s Entire Week GH had a stellar week in the Women 18-49 demographic… except for Friday’s episode. The ABC soap opera averaged a .35 rating, just behind B&B’s second place .36- and that’s only because of rounding. GH actually pulled…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 9/24/21

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

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Season Averages For The Last Seven Years

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

Latest Soap Opera Ratings Week of September 17, 2021: Wedding Bliss For GH’s Ratings, Demo Miss for CBS

Final Week of 2020-2021 Televison Season Averages Included! This week marks the final week of the traditional television season which was any but traditional for the broadcast television Networks. All four soap operas were impacted by various factors coming into the season. Days of our Lives was the only soap to air new episodes through…Read more

Latest Ratings Week of September 10: Pre-Wedding Jitters? GH loses 169,000 Viewers From Last Week, Below 2 Million Viewers for the first time since October

Pre-Wedding Jitters? GH loses 169,000 Viewers From Last Week, Below 2 Million Viewers for the first time since October General Hospital has had everybody talking this week. That’s something, right? As I type this, Carly and Jason’s wedding is still ongoing- and no, Carly does not know Sonny’s alive yet. Many of you may not…Read more

Wild Speculation: 9/16/2021

So please take this for what it is. Wild Speculation Carly’s pulled off a paternity cheme in 1997… Back in 1996 to 1997, Carly had a friend who was named Lorraine Miller. Lorraine was a nurse at Mercy Hospital who was kind of like Carly in the sense that she had no morals, but unlike…Read more

‘General Hospital’ Deserves Some Spin-Off Love

After Days: Beyond Salem, the five-part limited-series unique event spin-off from Days of Our Lives premiered in the fall, all I could think about was potential spin-offs for ABC’s General Hospital. Around that time, I brainstormed some ideas with the hopes that somebody at at Disney might get inspired to make it a reality. A…Read more

Demon ‘DAYS’: NBC Soap Revisiting Marlena’s Demonic Possession

Looks like all hell is about to break loose on ’Days of our Lives’. What a time to be a soap fan. Just a week after the limited series dropped on NBC’s premium streaming service, Peacock, some more good news has emerged. NBC has already given DAYS fans a lot to be thankful for. After…Read more

GH Spinoff Idea #6: The Port Charles Guide with Lucy Coe

Based on book ‘The Travelers Guide To Port Charles: When To Go, Where To Live, Who to Love, Who To Never Ever Cross, In America’s Most Dramatic City’ By Lucy Coe. The Guide To Port Charles with Lucy Coe Weekly half-hour mockumentary series. Starring Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe The series takes viewers on an…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week of 9/3/2021

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

‘Bold’ and Booming in Ratings

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

#NBC Looks ‘Beyond’ Same-Day Ratings for DAYS

The fans of Days of our Lives, long accustomed to fearing low ratings, with the belief it will lead to imminent cancellation, now find themselves at ease. NBC’s little soap opera that could (have a lead character become possessed by the devil and thrive post-OJ trial) has been on one of the wildest ratings rides…Read more

Y&R Gaining Steam, Number 1 in All Categories

Young and the Restless led all four soaps once again in total viewers, women 18-49 and women 25-54. Y&R managed to pull in 3.502 million viewers, up 60,000 viewers from the previous week. This week was the second most watched for Y&R this season just behind the 3.523 million who tuned in for the week…Read more

GH Ratings: Demos May Need ICU… Maybe Not?

Fans Not Happy About Peter’s Return Is there an emergency brewing on General Hospital? There is a lot to be said for ABC’s one soap opera. None of its peers are offering the twists and turns that GH does nor have they been able to keep up the pace. America’s longest running drama is able…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: August 27

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

What Are The “Ratings”?

The ratings measure… What? How? Why? What are the “ratings”? How do they work? You probably have wondered how television networks make money. If you haven’t, it is perhaps because you already are familiar with what keeps all forms of entertainment from truly being awesome: advertising. Those frustrating commercials that interrupt General Hospital and any…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings: Week Ending 8/20

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

‘Bold And The Beautiful’: Ratings For The 2020-2021 Season, Updated 8/20/2021

What viewers are not counted in these numbers? Great question. If you watch the episode via DVR-recording AFTER 3:00 AM, it would not count for the Live-Plus-Same-Day ratings. Those views are counted during Live-Plus-Seven-Day ratings which include (you guessed it), all the DVR viewing during the first week after the episode airs. Also not included:…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings Week of 8/13 Update

All Soaps Up From Last Year As the season approaches a close, all four soap operas are looking to be in pretty great shape. ABC’s General Hospital saw viewers return, with increases in all categories. GH continued to perform best compared to last season in total viewers. Days Of Our Lives returned strong after a…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings 2020-2021 Season To Date

The 2020-2021 season ends in just a few short weeks. Here’s a look at how each soap opera performed in total viewers. Expect an update in the next couple of days (or maybe even hours) with the most recent week’s rating breakdown for each show. Expect an updated version of the season-to-date chart before the…Read more

Latest Ratings Soap Opera Ratings: Week of August 6th, 2021

Latest Ratings Soap Opera Ratings: Week of August 6th, 2021 With NBC‘s coverage of the Olympics, Days of Our Lives remained on break for a second week. The network has continued to dominate every timeslot any of Tokyo Games events have aired in and by a landslide. However, the sporting event is down up to…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings Week Ending 7/30/2021

Olympics In Place of ‘DAYS’ Can’t Stop CBS Soaps, Games Coverage Trips Up ‘GH’ Y&R Hits Total Viewer High, Ties High in Demo Against Olympics on NBC The number one soap since the 1988 Olympics, Young And The Restless continued to hold the title, hitting a season-high in total viewers and tied its high in…Read more

Latest Soap Opera Ratings July 19-23, 2021

Moving ‘Bold’-ly Towards Future ‘DAYS Ratings Overshadowed By NBC’s Days Of Our Lives Spin-Off Announcement Wow. What a week. The soap news cycle rises and sets by weekly ratings, but the live + same day viewing numbers as well as demographics might mean less than ever. How else does one explain the lowest rated soap…Read more

Latest Ratings: Week of July 16 2021

Week of July 16th Soap Opera Ratings Updated Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 demographics included Something Positive For Each Soap, But CBS On A Hot Streak Great news! The great people of [www.soaoperanetwork.com] published the demographic ratings for the two most recent weeks. Looking at each of the four remaining soap operas, everybody had at…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings: 3 of 4 Go Up in Viewers

Nearly A Year Since Soaps Returned Withy Fresh Episodes, A Steady Week Soap Ratings Fans rejoice! Numbers fans can soon enjoy some year to year increases, since we are JUST three weeks away from having data to compare year to year numbers for all four soap operas! Going into those weeks, it looks like only…Read more

Soap Opera Ratings June 21-25, 2021

Soap Opera Ratings June 21-25, 2021 ‘General Hospital’ Hits Season High In Total Viewers, Most Watched Week Since April 2020 This week, GH hit a 13-month high with 2.276 million viewers tuning in. The last time more viewers was April 20-24, 2020 which was the last week of CBS’ soaps new episodes before the shutdown….Read more

General Hospital, Now In Color: The Ward Family

The 90s Brings The Ward Family to Port Charles By the 90s, Black creators and performers, had begun to establish themselves with the general (primarily White) population with decades of work finally paying off. The loyal Black audience, long been taken for granted, was beginning to be seen as a consumer with discerning tastes that…Read more