Due to a Presidential news conference, ratings were impact on Wednesday, July 15. The Bold and the Beautiful was nationally pre-empted that day, while the other soaps face interruptions in some cities.
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 4,895,000 (-29,000/+326,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,695,000 (+1,000/+93,000)
3. General Hospital 2,683,000 (-40,000/-147,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,296,000 (-48,000/-221,000)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 792,000 (-39,000/+60,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 630,000 (-23,000/+16,000)
3. Days of our Lives 511,000 (+77,000/-86,000)
4. General Hospital 473,000 (+4,000/-90,000)
Women 18-34 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 183,000 (-41,000/+26,000)
2. Days of our Lives 147,000 (+28,000/+29,000)
3. The Bold and the Beautiful 142,000 (-29,000/+3,000)
4. General Hospital 122,000 (-19,000/-83,000)
Women 25-54 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 1,138,000 (-30,000/-21,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 917,000 (-1,000/+12,000)
3. General Hospital 642,000 (+11,000/-188,000)
4. Days of our Lives 631,000 (+67,000/-163,000)
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