DAYTIME RATINGS: Good Week For B&B, Bad For GH

The daytime Nielsen ratings are in for the week of May 13-17, 2013. All four daytime soaps remain up in total viewers year-over-year. GENERAL HOSPITAL was the only daytime soap to fall week-over-week in total viewers, Women 18-49 viewers and Women 18-34 viewers.

From SON:
Total Viewers (versus last week/versus same week last year)
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 4,429,000 (+90,000/+174,000)
2. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 3,410,000 (+155,000/+328,000)
3. GENERAL HOSPITAL 2,481,000 (-85,000/+142,000)
4. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 2,422,000 (-21,000/+64,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 787,000 (+30,000/-77,000)
2. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 692,000 (+30,000/+28,000)
4. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 602,000 (+26,000/+90,000)
3. GENERAL HOSPITAL 577,000 (-61,000/-18,000)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 183,000 (-8,000/+1,000)
2. DAYS OF OUR LIVES 179,000 (+19,000/+33,000)
3. GENERAL HOSPITAL 177,000 (-31,000/+18,000)
4. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 151,000 (+5,000/+13,000)

From CBS:
CBS's THE TALK, featuring a week of shows from New York, posted growth in viewers, women 25-54 and women 18-49 from the prior week and also growth from last year's comparable New York trip, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 19.

Compared to the prior week, THE TALK was up +5% in viewers (2.43m from 2.31m), +10% in women 25-54 (1.1/07 from 1.0/06) and +17% in women 18-49 (0.7/05 from 0.6/04).

Compared to the same week in New York last year, THE TALK also increased +5% in viewers (2.43m from 2.31m), +10% in women 25-54 (1.1/07 from 1.0/06) and was even in women 18-49.


  1. I'm one of the viewers they've lost. I was pulling for Cartini, I really was. GH was horrible. HORRIBLE. They definitely improved it, but the show has no focus. There aren't any core families, there are no couples to root for, there are still too many characters that bring nothing to the table, still too many individual loose ends dangling, and nothing to really invest in emotionally. I love the veteran actors being given more to do, and I am thrilled that Sean Kanan is back, but seriously, Liz torn between two men? Relish wars? Sam as a foster mother to the most boring teen alive? Michael Easton in nerd glasses? Molly Mouse squeaking between two boring suitors? Sonny and Olivia? Why, because he's slept with every other woman on the show except Laura and he has to repeat his mistakes? Connie is still around? Alexis and Shawn forcibly crammed down our throats when it is clear they are a mismatch? The horrible, talentless Kristin Alderson as a brat named KIKI sleeping with NuMorgan and boring all of us to death? Lucy as a TOUR GUIDE? Another evil doctor trying to snare Patrick? NuLu was raped? Is there a woman on GH who hasn't been raped? Has Ron Carlivati ever written for a woman and not wound up having her victimized? The show is still terrible, and what isn't terrible is awful. I want to watch, but it is a jumbled mushy mess that doesn't tell stories so much as throw a bunch of crap against a wall to see what sticks. I really want GH to be successful, but it is a mess. It's improved because it cut loose a lot of dead wood, but it is confused and pointless right now.

    1. Totally agree! Im loosing focus on the show. Doesn't make any sense with the characters that had left & came back with another names. Im a huge fan of GH, but the storylines isn't cut out for it. I'm not impress.Olivia still being a psychic! Relish wars! Luke is back on the booze! Sean working for Sonny! The only storyline had meshed was switching babies, who shot Anthony Zackara's car that killed Star's boyfriend & her daughter, and lastly where's Robin storyline. You're loosing a fan.

  2. Jessica Amen For a sweeps month GH is a bore. Relish war is so stupid. I don't mind Kiki but Morgan sucks. AJ/Liz/Nik are a bore

  3. This is the worst GH sweeps month I can ever remember.