Ratings: 'The Young and the Restless' Up in Total Viewers, W18-49, W18-34

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of December 8-12, 2014. The Young and the Restless averaged 4.76 million viewers, up +4% over the previous week. The program also led the week in both women 25-54 (1.8/12) and women 18-49 (1.2.09). Y&R marked 26 consecutive years as daytime's #1 drama. The show began its winning streak the week of December 26, 1988.

Below is a breakdown of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category:

Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year)
1. The Young and the Restless 4,812,000 (+54,000/+83,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,767,000 (-3,000/+108,000)
3. General Hospital 2,917,000 (-118,000/+30,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,315,000 (-140,000/-120,000)

Days' decrease can be attributed to a huge drop in viewers on Friday, the day of President Obama's year-end press conference which pre-empted the show in many markets.

Friday ratings:
Y&R  4,626,000
B&B  3,986,000
GH   3,086,000
Days 1,975,000

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 809,000 (+17,000/+5,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 640,000 (+22,000/same)
3. General Hospital 620,000 (+7,000/-76,000)
4. Days of our Lives 491,000 (-28,000/-108,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 223,000 (+2,000/-13,000)
2. General Hospital 193,000 (+9,000/-39,000)
3. The Bold and the Beautiful 833,000 (-15,000/-109,000)
4. Days of our Lives 154,000 (+6,000/-42,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 1,089,000 (-5,000/+3,000)
2. General Hospital 885,000 (+39,000/+51,000)
3. The Bold and the Beautiful 846,000 (-6,000/same)
4. Days of our Lives 625,000 (-20,000/-85,000)

(via SON)

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