Ratings: New Low for Y&R in Women 18-49 Viewers

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Ratings Report for the Week of December 3-7, 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 4,179,000 (-197,000/-425,000)
2. B&B 3,062,000 (-218,000/-53,000)
3. GH 2,538,000 (-213,000/+277,000)
4. DAYS 2,279,000 (-58,000/-129,000)

1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.1/-.2)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (-.2/same)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 712,000 (-50,000/-44,000) <—– new low *
2. GH 609,000 (-32,000/-1,000)
3. B&B 546,000 (-75,000/+12,000)
4. DAYS 504,000 (-80,000/-28,000)

*Previous low: 734,000 (September 17-21, 2012)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/7 (-.1/-.1) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/6 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.9/5 (-./1+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (-.1/same)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 213,000 (-30,000/+64,000)
2. Y&R 162,000 (-12,000/-12,000)
3. DAYS 157,000 (-46,000/-2,000)
4. B&B 116,000 (-15,000/-31,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.6 (-.1/+.2)
2. DAYS 0.5 (-.1/same)
2. Y&R 0.5 (same/same) <—– ties low
4. B&B 0.3 (-.1/-.1) <—– ties low

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.4/3,133,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,089,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,045,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,021,000
Friday: 2.4/3,024,000

Monday: 1.7/2,261,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,254,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,364,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,184,000
Friday: 1.8/2,332,000

Monday: 2.1/2,705,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,450,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,645,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,437,000
Friday: 1.8/2,451,000

Monday: 3.2/4,025,000
Tuesday: 3.0/3,965,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,370,000
Thursday: 3.1/4,205,000
Friday: 3.3/4,329,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through December 9, 2012

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.5
3. GH 2.2
4. DAYS 2.0

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. GH 1.2
3. B&B 1.0
3. DAYS 1.0

Ratings Archive


  • That’s because the new writers on Y&R are horrible and these story lines are stupid, let alone the fact they have fired a lot of people and left story lines open and dangling!

    • richie

      Y&R is great. You are dillusional with your comments.

      • You can have your opinions, we can have our’s!

      • Kevin A.

        Get a clue! Y&R (I was a long time fan until recently) is only good for curing insomnia these days. I haven’t yawned this much in a long time. GH is the epitome of a classic daytime drama, a soap opera that is engaging and full of suspense and romance at every turn. Y&R needs a prayer and a new writing team!

        • JC

          GH is so gimmicky. Yes, it probably is the best right now but compared to what it is stacked up against that isn’t really hard to do.

    • Agree with you Carol 100%. The writers are horrible. I’m so damn sick of every man, especially ex-husband Nick standing up for pittiful, needy, wimpy Sharon. Adam needs to stay with Chelsea but no, here we go again. He’s got to ruin his marriage and protect Sharon. Sharon, Sharon, Sharon! Now, boring, sneakey Avery. I hope Avery turns out to be a terrible person. Get Phyliss & Nick together one more time. At least they had spark. And please, send Summer and Phen off to boarding school far, far, away!!!!!!

  • lee parks

    I think Y&R is 100% better then hack Hackarena. The stories are based in character driven stories again and I’m enjoying Y&R once again having live through the mess of LML & MAB. They needed to fire those actors they were a waste of air time especially GF. They need to fire SN when his contract is up. Is Y&R perfect hell no but for the last 6-7 years of damage you can’t flip a switch and everything is fixed. I do agree that some stories were rushed to end, but thank goodness it was the stories of characters the new team wrote out. I come to realize how spoiled I was and didn’t realize the fact all those years of having Bill Bell weaving those slower pace, psychological sexually tense character driven stories…big shows to fill and this is coming from a Y&R fan that has watched since day one on the debut back in ’73.

    • jonboyelk

      Amen to that!

    • I’ve watched from day one as well. Good ‘ol Lori, Leslie, Peggy, Snapper, Greg, and the best Jill there ever was. The writing is absolutely horrible. It used to be I couldn’t miss a show. I would tape it if I couldn’t watch it. I still tape it, so I can Fast Forward most of the show!!!!! Wake up writers.

      • lee parks

        we see things different because compared what was on our screens Y&R is much improved and characters are more like themselves again. The writers have done a good job in a short time. I loved LoriLanceLeslie triangle.

        • Kevin A.

          I guarantee you, GH will will the emmy next year. If we’re comparing horrible writers, Y&R takes the prize.

      • Kevin A.

        Heather! You read my mind. totally agree. Y&R was once an amazing show. It sucks balls now.

  • Jen

    All the soaps dropped last week

  • robert

    It’s December. The ratings are always down this time of year.

  • richalan

    Y and R is better than it has been for years. The stories are being creatively written. No more being all over the place. It is a pleasure to watch again. Great job new writers!

  • BleedingHearts

    No comments from the bleeding heart GH fans about the decline?

    • lee parks

      I agree about GH fans they will come out “rave” when the ratings are up but silent when they slide predicting that GH will overtake Y&R as #1 but they have get by B&B first and that’s an uphill battle.

      • Kevin A.

        HA! GH is the only show that is up in viewers compared to last year. Take that and smoke it! 😉
        Hoping Y&R gets much needed resuscitation. It is dying on the table now.

        • Jana

          B&B is up in viewers and no one was celebrating all year when it was