Friday, August 21, 2015

Ratings: All Four Daytime Soaps Gain Viewers Week-Over-Week But 'General Hospital' Hits Another New Low in Women 18-49 Demo

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of August 10-14, 2015. All four daytime soaps gained viewers versus the previous week, but General Hospital hit another new all-time low in Women 18-49 viewers (down to 389K).

The Young and the Restless increased +2% in viewers (4.82M from 4.74M) from last week and +9% from last year (from 4.43M). The Bold and the Beautiful notched increases of +9% in viewers (3.82M from 3.45M) and +8% in women 25-54 (1.4/09 from 1.3/09) versus last week and +10% in viewers (from 3.46M) compared to a year ago.

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 4,823,000 (+83,000/+395,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 3,815,000 (+316,000/+356,000)
3. General Hospital 2,555,000 (+11,000/-284,000)
4. Days of our Lives 2,443,000 (+41,000/-46,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 714,000 (-17,000/+30,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 581,000 (+36,000/-12,000)
3. Days of our Lives 448,000 (-25,000/-89,000)
4. General Hospital 389,000 (-15,000/-225,000)*

* New all-time low for GH.

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 211,000 (+15,000/+58,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 174,000 (+43,000/+16,000)
3. General Hospital 128,000 (-2,000/-47,000)
4. Days of our Lives 124,000 (-12,000/-37,000)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. The Young and the Restless 1,018,000 (-3,000/-72,000)
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 840,000 (+50,000/-20,000)
3. Days of our Lives 588,000 (-16,000/-112,000)
4. General Hospital 542,000 (-16,000/-281,000)

(via CBS and SON)

- Same-Day Episodes of 'Days of our Lives' to Encore on Pop Weeknights Beginning August 24
- Watch 'The Young and the Restless' Star Tracey Bregman's Appearance on 'Home & Family' (Video)
- 'South Beach' Premieres July 29 on Hulu, Cast Includes Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Jordi Vilasuso
- 'The Young and the Restless' Actress Alyvia Lind To Play Young Dolly Parton on 'Coat of Many Colors'
- 'The Bold and The Beautiful' Promo: Turn Up the Heat, Keep Cool, and Always Be Bold!
- FLASHBACK: 'Another World' The Story of Steven, Rachel & Alice
- 'Days of our Lives' Waters Its Roots with Next Generation: Kyler Pettis, Olivia Keegan, Jonathon McClendon, Vivian Jovanni and James Lastovic
- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Meg Kelly and Michael O'Leary on SudsvilleTV, and Their Love of the Daytime Soap Audience


  1. So sad to see GH at those numbers.. What were the numbers for AMC and OLTL when they were canceled ? What does this mean for GH ?

    1. Both canceled ABC soaps had just finished their 2009-2010 season when the news was announced: AMC 20.0 & OLTL 1.9

      In their final season 2010-2011: OLTL 20.0 & AMC 1.9

      OLTL had an extended run into 2011-2012 season: Rating: 2.1

      Both were higher rated than GH is now. Source: wiki Soap Ratings By Season

      It means JP and SA better bring everything they've got to GH immediately and get it working asap. GH needs to go up in ratings/demos in last quarter of this year and continue to hold/rise in 2016. It can be done. Let's hope it happens.

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  2. I hope they count the people who watch online. ABC doesn't help very much considering that if you watch it on HULU, you have to wait a whole week after an episode airs. CBS you can see it online that same day on

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  4. Deletion was double post. Sorry. Hoping GH goes up and quickly!