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Daytime’s number one rated soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” 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!

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“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” DELIVERS ITS LARGEST WEEKLY AUDIENCE IN NEARLY TWO YEARS
“The Talk” 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.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2                              CBS    5.47

2.         THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS         CBS    4.92

3.         THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1                              CBS    4.64

4.         THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL          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.         General Hospital                                             ABC    1.6/10

3.         THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL          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.         THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL          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.         Days of Our Lives                                          NBC    0.9/06

 

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