‘Y&R’ Ratings Continue To Climb; Soap Garners Largest Audience In Nearly Two Years! - Soap Opera Network

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Daytime’s number one rated soap opera, “,” can’t be stopped! Not only has the sudser maintained the top spot in soap opera ratings for a consecutive 1,294 weeks, the latest Nielsen ratings reveal that the show notched nearly five million viewers for the week ending Friday, October 25 — its largest audience in nearly two years! Click beyond the jump for CBS’ official breakdown!


” Scores it Third Largest Weekly Audience and Matches its Series High in Women 25-54

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama, delivered its largest weekly audience in nearly two years, while THE TALK earned its third-largest audience and matched its series high in women 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 27.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 4.92 million viewers, up +3% over last week and its biggest weekly audience since the week ending Feb 3, 2012.  In key women demographics, it averaged 1.9/12 in women 25-54 and 1.3/09 in women 18-49.  THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ranked as daytime’s #1 program in women 25-54 and women 18-49.

THE TALK averaged 2.74 million viewers, up +3% over last week and its third-best viewers total ever, just behind two weeks in September.  In women 25-54, THE TALK averaged     1.2/07, up +20% from last week and matching its series best.  Compared to last year, THE TALK was up +21% in viewers (from 2.27m) and +20% in women 25-54 (from 1.0/06).

For the week, CBS had the top five daytime programs in viewers, four of the top five in women 25-54 and women 18-49.

Top 5 Daytime Programs in Viewers (In Millions)

1.         2                              CBS    5.47

2.         THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS         CBS    4.92

3.         1                              CBS    4.64

4.                   CBS    3.67

5.         LETS MAKE A DEAL 2                               CBS    3.46

Top 5 Women 25-54

1.         THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS         CBS    1.9/12

2.                                                      ABC    1.6/10

3.                   CBS    1.5/09

3.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2                              CBS    1.5/10

5.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1                              CBS    1.3/08

Top 5 Women 18-49

1.         THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS         CBS    1.3/09

2.         General Hospital                                             ABC    1.2/08

3.                   CBS    1.1/07

4.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2                              CBS    1.0/07

5.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1                              CBS    0.9/06

5.                                                   NBC    0.9/06


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  • marley j

    love the Y&R!

  • Sammie Jo

    Hate the killing of Delia but the acting has been spectacular!

  • Former CBS viewer

    Who do they think they are fooling with their newly invented “18-54″ category? Advertisers are interested in the young crowd, that means that viewers in the fourties are already the less interesting ones and 49 is “end of the line” for them.

    CBS just wants to hide the fact that “The Talk” is drawing only about half the ratings in the women 18-49 key demo than General Hospital (see last season average!!) and what As The World Turns was drawing in the same time slot, only shortly before some people at CBS went totally nuts and canceled this unparalleled success story

    This kind of press releases are actually proof of the fact that they must be very desperate to somehow sell these bad numbers of “The Talk” to the advertisers, especially when GH’s ratings – that during certain periods were no better than ATWT in the 2008-09 season – and soap ratings in general are so much superior and climbing to levels that these talk and “reality” shows just can’t achieve!!

    • Former CBS viewer

      The only CBS shows I’m watching are Y&R and B&B. They could have these numbers (also GH’s numbers) in the key demos all across the board, if they had done with ATWT and GL what was done with GH.

    • Lana

      25-54 is not a newly invented category. This category has been measured for years and is the main reason Y&R has remained #1 for so long. 25-54 has the buying power and advertisers are targeting that demo more and more. How about you do a little research before you start hating? And why the GH talk and comparisons? GH is not a CBS show. As for The Talk it is much cheaper to produce than ATWT.

  • Derrick

    Go Y&R…………