Ratings: Fantastic Week for B&B

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 8-12, 2012

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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,649,000 (+231,000/+440,000)
2. B&B 3,400,000 (+211,000/+536,000)
3. GH 2,671,000 (-43,000/+422,000)
4. DAYS 2,366,000 (-33,000/-84,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.2/+.5)
3. GH 2.0/6 (same/+.3)
4. DAYS 1,8/6 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 846,000 (-10,000/+38,000)
2. B&B 701,000 (+68,000/+103,000)
3. GH 629,000 (-34,000/+56,000)
4. DAYS 509,000 (+36,000/-137,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.2)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 203,000 (-28,000/+68,000)
2. Y&R 192,000 (-17,000/-11,000)
3. DAYS 177,000 (+30,000/-38,000)
4. B&B 169,000 (+26,000/+15,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6 (same/same)
1. GH 0.6 (-.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.5 (+.1/-.1)
3. B&B 0.5 (+.1/same)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.6/3,418,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,263,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,419,000
Thursday: 2.6/3,370,000
Friday: 2.6/3,531,000

Monday: 2.0/2,627,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,211,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,375,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,316,000
Friday: 1.8/2,303,000

Monday: 2.1/2,887,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,740,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,608,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,504,000
Friday: 1.9/2,618,000

Monday: 3.6/4,950,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,572,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,623,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,617,000
Friday: 3.3/4,484,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through October 14, 2012

1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.5
3. GH 2.0
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. B&B 1.1
3. GH 1.0
4. DAYS 0.8

Ratings Archive



  • CJC40

    I find it a little peculiar that DAYS gained by 36,000 viewers in the Women 18-49 category, and 30,000 in Women 18-34, but overall lost 33,000 viewers; did older viewers and/or men tune out? I find it strange that the show would pick up in the key demographics but decrease overall. I suppose the good news, however, is that DAYS is at least improving in the key demographics.

    I’d be curious to hear what viewers in the various demos think of Caroline’s Alzheimer’s storyline; I for one think it is a very bold storyline choice, one that I personally have never seen on a soap before, and I’d be interested to see how viewers are reacting to it.

    • TiredSoapFan

      Haven’t watched Days in years. Got so tired of Sami and her men. I think the Alzheimer’s story would be good. As The World Turns did one years ago and it was very good. But with Sami still being front and center with her 3 men just can’t make me even want to tune in. so tired of Sami, EJ, Lucas, and Rafe. All 4 make me want to barf.

      • juju

        There are other storylines than Sami’s front center but they suck too ! lol
        Maybe Kristen will bring something, let’s hope for Days..John and Marlena are so boring now..

      • louise

        Sami was great with Ej during Daysasters but now it is such a mess and her pairing with dull Rafe is such a bore but the other stories are not better either..the Alzheimer story could have potential but it will risk to be pretty repetitive..it is a degenerative disease therefore it can’t get better so i doubt with the writers on board (who suck) it will turn out well..

        • TiredSoapFan

          Sami and EJ are the worst choice of the 3 pairings. I liked them together in the beginning but after the rape/non rape mess I have hated them together. They might and I say might have brought in ratings the last 2 times they slept together but they have never been proven to bring in ratings long term. They were together as Sami/EJ and the Santi mess too for months and the ratings just dropped during all that. Sami & Rafe don’t bring ratings either. Sami and Lucas once did, but they have been ruined so even now they couldn’t even bring ratings. Sami and her men need a break, but with these writers that will never happen. So I will never return as a viewer. The last time I watch I recorded it so that I could fast forward through Sami scenes but I ended up watching so little of the show that I said forget it.

          • Juju

            we can agree to disagree, Ej and Sami were NEVER written as REALLY together, in 2007 when they were showcased a lot in scenes together, Lucas was always there too..the rooting guy was Lucas and the ratings were not great, the Lumi wedding did not even had good ratings, Ej was the interloper like he always is..therefore WE DON’T KNOW if Ejami together would bring ratings or not, the show never tried it to prove if it really work or not ! As far as good ratings before 2006, ratings were great with Sami and Lucas as enemies and Sami with Brandon as much if not better than Sami with Lucas..by the way i don’t buy the Sami can’t be with Ej because of the ‘rape/non rape’ stuff when Sami had been with Lucas who put her on death row among other nasty stuff..As for Sami and Rafe they suck, they are boring and don’t bring ratings.

          • juju

            hey ratings were even better when Sami was with Austin (and we know their history..lol) and Sami was a big time schemer !

      • CJC40

        Sami goes through men so quickly it’s enough to make your head spin, so I’ve given up rooting for one particular pairing for her, though Lucas was my favorite. Still, there are some good stories on the show, I believe; the Alzheimer’s story is being handled well, I think, and I have to give the writers credit for that. Plus I still enjoy anything featuring John and Marlena, so as long as they keep them around I’ll always have something to look forward to, at least. Especially with Kristen’s return the show I think their story may finally start to get interesting agan.

      • nana

        And me i am tired of the Nicole show ! What a bore and she is not even a chore character (what is she doing still on this soap for pete’s sake ?! ugh), with her ‘miracle’ pregnancies stories when she is a big hypocrite..pukeeeeeeeeeeee !

  • TiredSoapFan

    Glad to see B&B go up. to me it is the only soap opera even close to being classic soap opera today. Can’t stand GH or Days — both suck big time esp. GH. I watched Days and GH longer than any soaps ever, but the writing for both shows just made me tune out.

    Maria Bell ruined Y&R for me.

    • juju

      GH is great.

      • TiredSoapFan

        In your opinion. Doesn’t make it so for many of us who have tuned out for good. Even some people who watch it are sick of Ron C.’s writing and don’t see all the goodness that some of you see. Just read the posts in the GH thread on SON and other sites.

        For me I think GH is worse than it has been in years. Even worse than Guza and I thought that was bad.

        • David

          TiredSoapFan Is definitely Richard who used to post at another site. I see he has brought his whining and hatred to this site now. Funny thing is people say GH is so bad but it is the best it has been in a long time and the ratings are imrpoving. ANd 18-34 is number 1 and are getting very close to #2 in 18-49. Ron C is doing a great job!

          • Didja Noit

            If being critical of the writing on a soap is whining and hating, then I suppose anyone who criticized Bob Guza was whining and hating too? I agree with TSF, GH is the worst it’s been since Megan Mctavish in my opinion. Also my opinion that when Ron C. gets the credit for increased ratings, he gets the blame when they go down. And they went down four of the last six weeks You can also look at the ratings numbers from last year and see that GH was hitting new lows in the total households and the target demos during this same time period. So what does that really say about Ron and Frank, if all they’ve really done is bring the numbers up a fraction over the lowest they ever were? That’s not doing a great job in my opinion, it’s mediocre at best.

          • TiredSoapFan

            I don’t know who you are, but do you honestly think there is only one person out there posting that doesn’t like GH. You must since you automatically assume I am someone because I don’t like GH. Look around and open you narrow minded eyes and I think you will find there are many of us. Don’t even look there look at the numbers — there are many of us that have tuned out.

            Funny you are one of those who loves to call others whiners but you come on a site and whine about someone complaining about a TV show.

            Oh and look at the numbers above. If you will you will notice that GH lost viewers in every category above. 18-49, 18-34 and total viewers too.

  • Agatematt

    What has happened to the Men 18+ category? It has not been listed for the last two weeks of ratings results. Have always found it interesting to see how many men are watching the soaps for it breaks the long-held stereotype that only women watch daytime dramas.

    • TiredSoapFan

      They have probably quit counting them just like they did the Girls 17 and under. They quit counting them last year. Just a guess but I bet it is a cost thing. If you will notice we have never seen the 18-34 viewers but now we see them and lose the male viewers.

      Nielsen may still do them but just don’t release them unless someone pays to see them.

      Many of us like to see things, but sadly the advertisers still will only pay those high ad rates for the women viewers in daytime.

      I always enjoyed seeing the 50 and over demo as it was always so high. But we stopped getting to see that years ago.

      • foxcrane

        Right. Nielsen counts and reports whatever the paying client wants them to report. Example: you can still find the F25-54 demo reported in the ABC press release, and we know this stat is considered very key to the older-skewing CBS. Check out their most recent press release for The Talk. During the Luke & Noah storyiine on ATWT, they would even release and tout increases in the teenage boy (12-17) numbers on occasion. They know. It’s whether or not they want everyone else to.

      • lol

        hey you are more tiring actually than tired..ha.

  • Seconded about the men 18+ – i’m in that category, and i wanna see how my demographic is represented!

  • Lana

    Good for BB for continuing to gain viewers. Y&R, I’ve seen some slight improvements ove rthe past week. GH is getting crappier than ever writing wise with the worst dialogue ever and the dumbest characters with no real motives.

  • Heather Weber

    Is the year over year comparison for GH to OLTL or GH since they had a timeslot change?

    • TiredSoapFan

      It is compared to GH’s ratings last year.