Ratings: Good Week For Soaps in Demos

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Ratings Report for the Week of September 2-6, 2013

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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 4,615,000 (-3,000/+317,000)
2. B&B 3,671,000 (+79,000/+473,000)
3. GH 2,752,000 (+79,000/+191,000)
4. DAYS 2,624,000 (+205,000/+166,000)

1. Y&R 3.4/12 (+.1/+.2)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (same/+.1)
3. GH 2.1/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 2.0/7 (+.2/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 867,000 (+109,000/+55,000)
2. B&B 752,000 (+87,000/+177,000)
3. GH 734,000 (+98,000/+126,000) *
4. DAYS 604,000 (+75,000/+125,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.2/+.1)
2. B&B 1.2/8 (+.2/+.3)
3. GH 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (+.1/+.2)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 274,000 (+51,000/+75,000)
2. Y&R 251,000 (+48,000/+25,000)
3. B&B 226,000 (+40,000/+90,000)
4. DAYS 201,000 (+43,000/+47,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.8 (+.1/+.2)
2. B&B 0.7 (+.1/+.3)
2. Y&R 0.7 (+.1/same)
4. DAYS 0.6 (+.1/+.1)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Tuesday: 2.6/3,661,000
Wednesday: 2.7/3,775,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,578,000

Tuesday: 2.0/2,626,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,504,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,680,000
Friday: 2.1/2,684,000

Tuesday: 2.1/2,717,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,615,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,837,000
Friday: 2.2/2,839,000

Tuesday: 3.6/4,900,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,349,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,595,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through September 8, 2013

1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.6
3. GH 2.2
4. DAYS 2.1

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.2
3. B&B 1.1
4. DAYS 1.0

Ratings Archive


  • SoapFansTogether

    Congrats! The big upward trend for ALL soaps is holding steady.

    The ratings for this week (1st week of September) are the best since 2008 !

    If you sum up the household ratings of the four top soaps, season average is the best since 2007-08 !

    Above all:

    NO other daytime genre is drawing such good numbers in the women 18-49 key demographic that advertisers actually pay for!

  • Bexx

    Finally a turn around for DOOL, I hope they can keep it up. Whoa B&B is doing fantastic these days, congrats to them and the fans.

    • Philip

      I guess if you aren’t praising GH or maybe Y&R around here then people vote your posts down. That was a positive soap opera post and 3 people voted it negative. Talk about being childish.

      • Rebecca W

        Or maybe it’s that some of us can’t stand the Ejami/Dannifer horrorshow that is Days? Not everything is about YR & GH.

  • Oh my

    VERY surprised that Y&R went down this week as this was the week of Katherine’s funeral/memorial.

    • Derrick

      I’m stunned too!!!!

    • Alex

      Actually, Y&R didn’t go down, but remained stable at a much higher level than last year (more than 300,000 viewers gained).

      In the key demographic (women 18-49) they got an additional boost in comparison to the previous week and in households they hit a 3.6 on Tuesday.

      All in all very good numbers for this time of the year.

  • Derrick

    You honestly telling me that Katherine’s funeral both Tuesday and Wednesday wasn’t higher. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???????????? Her funeral was beautiful!

  • Jeff

    Awesome go GH

    • Noah Snyder

      “With only a couple weeks remaining in the 2012/13 season, General Hospital is pacing for its strongest season in 5 years in Total Viewers (2.97 million), generating the biggest year-to-year increases of any broadcast daytime drama (+14% – vs. 2.61 million), and is also up the most season to season in Women 18-34 (+36% – 253,000 vs. 186,000) and Women 18-49 (+7% – 770,000 vs. 719,000).”

      Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, week of 9/2/13, Live + Same Day; 2012/13 season: 9/24/12-9/8/13, most current

      Another reason to ignore “Bexx”, Philip and how these anti-soaps people call themselves. For them, it’s not about one soap being their favorite, they just want to distort facts and numbers and put a negative spin on the soap genre as a whole!

      No matter which soap is your favorite one, ABC and CBS should want to have more daytime programs with a performance like this:

  • PatF

    Good numbers all around. Was kind of surprised as well by YR since it was Kay’s memorial, but they are still up quite a bit over LY and all the demos are good.
    All soaps in good shape this week.

  • LW

    On Y&R – Notice how the second day of Kay’s memorial went down from the first? If they had stayed on point instead of careening into the Paul-Christine wedding (where there was scant build-up and little to no emotional investment) they probably would have maintained the 3.6. We didn’t even get a decent scene between Brock & Jill. He was treated like and underfive. And I’d rather have seen more flashbacks, and not the same old ones that have been available on youtube for years.