RATINGS: ‘Y&R’ and ‘B&B’ Draw Largest Weekly Audiences In Nearly Three and Six Years, Respectively


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CBS’ “” and “” ushered in 2014 with their largest weekly audiences in several years, according to data released today by Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 30, 2013 through January 3, 2014.

Per the ratings company, “B&B” averaged 4.13 million viewers, which marked its largest weekly viewer total since the week of February 25-29, 2008. The soap also delivered its best Women 18-49 rating (1.2 rating/6 share) since the week of September 2-6, 2013, and its best Women 25-54 rating (1.7 rating/8 share) since the week of January 14-18, 2013.

“Y&R” meanwhile deleivered an average 5.31 million viewers, which was the soaps largest weekly audience since the week of January 31 – February 4, 2011.

  • Bexx

    Whoa! Quite amazing there CBS. For the first time in months Y&R seems to be improving, I hope they keep up the pace they have going. Even the promo’s for BB make me want to tune in.

  • tootie

    Of course, they want to tune in to the last month of Billy Miller and Michael Muhney! The ratings for February will be much more telling. 🙂 Also, I’d be curious to know, what was the big #YR storyline back in 2011 when the ratings hit that high?

    • Bexx

      You think Y&R has been number one for the last 25 years due to Muhney and Miller? Please stop acting like a sheep.

  • let the numbers speak

    gosh, these soaps are giving them the best ratings by far, even more in the key sales demos. you can only imagine how much advertisers would love to see another soap like GH that’s drawing double the ratings in the women 18-49 key demo than “the talk” in the same time slot!

    oh, wait a minute. they had such a show that drew exactly the same numbers as GH, only 1-2 years before cancellation. its name is ATWT!

    • Bexx

      Stop spamming your nonsense, this article has nothing to do with GH. Go spam on the ABC board.

  • Philip

    Congrats Y&R and B&B. Good job.