Soap Opera Nielsen Ratings: 'Bold and the Beautiful' Makes Gains, 'Days of our Lives' Hits New Record Lows

The Live + Same Day daytime Nielsen ratings are in for July 17-21, 2017. Due to the preemptions on Thursday for the parole hearing of O.J. Simpson, the ratings are an average from the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday episodes only. Versus the previous week, The Bold and the Beautiful was up on total viewers (+16K), and with females age 18-49 (+15K) and 25-54 (+24K). Days of our Lives hit new record lows in 18-49 year old females (290,000), with only 50,000 women 18-34 tuned in.

Check out a breakdown below 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 4,458,000 (-20,000/-167,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,476,000 (+16,000/-176,000)
3. General Hospital 2,359,000 (-51,000/-171,000)
4. Days of our Lives 1,975,000 (-110,000/-185,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 517,000 (+13,000/-89,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 418,000 (+15,000/-60,000)
3. General Hospital 364,000 (-11,000/-91,000)
4. Days of our Lives 290,000 (-45,000/-86,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 112,000 (-13,000/-15,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 94,000 (-8,000/+1,000)
3. General Hospital 85,000 (+6,000/-35,000)
4. Days of our Lives 50,000 (-18,000/-47,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 823,000 (+39,000/-68,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 646,000 (+24,000/-83,000)
3. General Hospital 520,000 (-5,000/-85,000)
4. Days of our Lives 387,000 (-43,000/-97,000)

On Pop TV, same-day repeats of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless made the cable Top 150 rankings on Thursday. (723,000 viewers). The Bold and the Beautiful did not make the cable Top 150 during the week. For the latest Pop's soap opera ratings, visit our Pop TV Ratings Hub.

(Daytime ratings via SON)

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