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Ratings: GH Ties Y&R For #1 in Women 18-49 Demo

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Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Report for the Week of April 7-11, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,432,000 (-112,000/-98,000)
2. B&B 3,435,000 (-94,000/+74,000)
3. GH 2,780,000 (-95,000/-91,000)
4. DAYS 2,336,000 (-87,000/-133,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 2.6/9 (same/+.2)
3. GH 2.1/7 (-.1/same)
4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 727,000 (-68,000/-124,000)
2. GH 703,000 (+23,000/-18,000)
3. B&B 633,000 (+16,000/-55,000)
4. DAYS 540,000 (-33,000/-36,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. GH 1.1/8 (same/same)
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (-.1/-.2) <—— ties low
3. B&B 1.0/7 (same/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/6 (-.1/-.1)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 180,000 (-58,000/-49,000)
2. Y&R 166,000 (-49,000/-71,000)
3. B&B 162,000 (+9,000/-16,000)
4. DAYS 133,000 (-30,000/-44,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. B&B 0.5 (same/same)
1. GH 0.5 (-.2/-.2)
1. Y&R 0.5 (-.1/-.2) <—— ties low
4. DAYS 0.4 (-.1/-.1)

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,103,000 (-23,000/-62,000)
2. GH 910,000 (-7,000/-17,000)
3. B&B 894,000 (+3,000/-22,000)
4. DAYS 623,000 (-67,000/-123,000)

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.8 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.5 (same/same)
2. GH 1.5 (same/same)
4. DAYS 1.0 (-.1/-.2)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.6/3,485,000
Tuesday: 2.6/3,524,000
Wednesday: 2.5/3,411,000
Thursday: 2.5/3,353,000
Friday: 2.6/3,404,000

DAYS
Monday: 2.0/2,685,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,297,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,262,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,039,000
Friday: 1.7/2,394,000

GH
Monday: 2.3/2,914,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,861,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,874,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,636,000
Friday: 1.9/2,614,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,652,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,456,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,313,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,593,000
Friday: 3.2/4,143,000

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  • RobNYC

    The headlines are always so dramatic. Y/R hit a low, GH did not hit a high. I have found all of my favorite shows pretty unwatchable in the last month. I imagine they are gearing up for sweeps.

    • paul F

      The headline didnt say GH hit a high it said that it tied Y&R in the 18-49 demo. It did tie it in the ratings but Y&R was still slightly ahead with 727,000 to 703,000 for GH in the 18-49 demo. Not a good week for soaps and a very bad week for Y&R and yes Days had some really bad numbers this week as well

  • Patrick Ferrando

    Ouch for all shows.
    But that 1.7 for Days is DANGEROUS territory to be in.

    • sands of time

      DAYS was renewed for 2 more years.

      • Patrick Ferrando

        The sands are running low….

        • sands of time

          LOL!

    • Bexx

      It’s DOOL! That’s considered high for them.

  • FBM

    On a weak ratings week overall GH did hit a couple high notes including when a certain couple hit the desk.

  • Kelsey

    Those YR ratings are horrific. Replace JFP before it’s too late. Those are MAB levels of terrible. And bring back Billy Miller

  • Andrew Hass

    Yeah it was a bad week for the soaps but in some of the rating categories some of the soaps went up.However this is the second straight week that all soaps went down in overall viewers and that could be very telling.

  • TV&MovieBuff

    Wow all the shows had a bad week this week. B&B is the only show showing any positives on the side of the year to year ratings and that is in total viewers. Sad to see Days back down to a day just slightly over 2 mil. Sad to see Y&R with 1 day only slightly above 4 mil. It has been a long time since they have been down in the 3 mil range even on a daily basis.

    B&B did have 3 positives being up in the demos from last week. And GH had 1 — up in the 18-49 viewers.

    The best we can hope for right now is that the soaps have big stuff planned for May sweeps. Right now they all seem to be in a holding pattern….waiting for something big. Of course I haven’t seen GH in weeks and no plans to. But of the 3 I have watched they have all been quite boring lately…nothing going on that makes me want to rush home and watch them. Hope they all pick up and hope next week is better.

    • vivien

      Hey TV, I saw your comment before it was erased, don’t know why, but let me assure you, I don’t enjoy watching sex scenes of ANY kind unless it’s with a couple I REALLY love (Patch&Kayla’s rooftop scene, for instance). How boring to see a couple you don’t care about (ahem, Dannifer) or dislike for the reasons you mentioned (Ejami) in bed. FF-worthy.

      • sands of time

        Hi Vivien, I remember that rooftop scene. Mary Beth Evans was pregnant at the time! Don’t laugh, but Pete and Melissa was my favorite couple when I first started watching. They were eclipsed by Shane and Kimberly! I actually like Danifer because of the meddling characters. I love Anne!!! I always thought Sami was on too much at times. I liked the EJ and Nicole pairing more than EJ and Sami. Of course, I like Nicole and whoever she is with because she’s the best!

  • sands of time

    That week, DAYS’ Will and Sonny were only on the Wednesday (honeymoon). The next episode was the lowest ratings. In light of the previous week being so low, including the worst ratings for the actual wedding episode, I would have to say DAYS core audience has spoken loud and clear. Will and Sonny must come to an end! I don’t mind Will and Sonny. I like the social issues, but the majority should rule.

    • GH DAYS fan

      I’m starting to wonder if you’re really a troll, because you’re contradicting yourself about every second comment you post. The “honeymoon” you’re talking about was about 4 minutes, and that’s the only time Will and Sonny were on that whole last week that was significantly worse than the week before (the WilSon wedding week). And the huge drop happened weeks before the Will and Sonny wedding. So, what “majority” are you talking about? The majority of DAYS viewers wants good storytelling again – and that’s what’s been absent for at least six weeks now. It has nothing to do with Will and Sonny whose wedding was totally isolated and without a real story around it. So, if anything THAT’s what is symptomatic why DAYS has been losing viewers over the last week.

      Obviously, the couples that dominated 2013 very widely popular and gave DAYS a huge upward trend in the ratings – with good stories behind them. If you like it or not, Will and Sonny were an important part of that mix that made DAYS successful again.

      • sands of time

        I’m not a troll. I love DAYS! Normally, weddings bring in high numbers. The Wilson wedding did not. That was a very little airtime for the honeymoon, but it could be enough of a reminder to viewers that hate that they were married to tune out again. Yes, I did admit to DAYS being slow for about six weeks now. That post is above. I do hope DAYS becomes great again. It’s good, but slow. I hope I’m wrong about Will and Sonny. At the very least, I should have said it is several contributing factors that make DAYS less appealing, but the haters may not stay as long because of Wilson. I’m not a hater. I’m not a troll. I just want DAYS to thrive again.

      • vivien

        True, Will&Sonny’s storyline with Gabi, Nick and Ari attracted viewers. I think most viewers like Will&Sonny as characters. But I also think a lot of viewers are turned off by seeing them making out in bed together. And getting married.

    • vivien

      Hi Sands, I can only speak for myself, I quit watching when Will&Sonny got engaged. I knew they were gonna get a big wedding extravaganza, and, you know what? They haven’t earned it. Why doesn’t DAYS spend all that money on a couple the audience REALLY wants to see get married?! I loved Eric&Nicole, but I could see the writing on the wall for those two, they were going nowhere! (at least for the foreseeable future). So .. until DAYS steps up its game in the romance department, I’m just not interested any more. It breaks my heart, really, what DAYS has become. I was re-watching classic Patch&Kayla .. OMG! WHERE are the couples like THAT! I’d honestly rather watch old Youtube videos than what’s on DAYs right now.

  • Darlene

    It’s great that Y&R ratings continue to go down. You would think that TPTB would get the message soon! Fans do count and they say how Y&R is doing by their feet!! Over and over people have tweeted that they’re bored!!

    • TV&MovieBuff

      Alot of people are still trying to blame the loss of Adam for this, but even if he was still there Y&R’s ratings would be dropping like this. The show is just boring. There is nothing that makes you wait til the next episode.

      • nyvoter

        I certainly do not think you can blame the loss of any one person or even a certain s/l for the ratings drop; indeed it is a composite of many issues. But the loss of multiple talented actors takes it toll … an excellent actor can accent even the most trival of storylines while a less-than endowed actor cannot soak the best of scripts. It all takes its toll and it all must be factored in. Of course, judgments should not be made week to week but over a substantial period of time … 4,432,000 total viewers for the week of 4/7 to 4/11 continues an uneviable trend: these levels have not been seen since the weeks of 8/19-8/23 (4,459,000 total viewers) and 7/1 – 7/5 (4,396,000 total viewers). TPTB must balance personal preferences and beliefs against loss of talent; inconsistent, irrelevant and/or inconceivable s/ls; casting a blind eye toward history; accenting personal favorites which may not reflect the views of a large portion of your audience. TPTB may hold the script in hand at all times, but the viewers holds the remote … and it can go off as easily as it goes on.

        • TV&MovieBuff

          But those same talented actors were there under MAB and 3 of them were very heavily featured under MAB and the ratings dropped and dropped and dropped until Sony stepped in and got rid of her. Every story seemed to revolved around Michelle Stafford and Michael Muhney under MAB. We were dealt with years of both of them in just about every story to some degree. Yet the ratings continued to fall. So even with them there it is still not the answer. You have got to have the stories and right now we are not getting that in the same way we weren’t getting it under MAB.

          • nyvoter

            Oh, I completely agree with you; it is never one issue. The ratings indeed fell under MAB, although as bad as she was I thought she had her better moments. My personal opinion is that SONY disliked MAB’s lavish spending habits and believed it could control JFP (rightfully or otherwise); when MAB continued the s/l of Victor/Sharon, many viewers became infuriated, causing CBS to move away from MAB and come toward SONY’s position. In all matters, politics play a powerful roll. I actually stopped viewing in May 2013 before the departure of MS, BM and MM … the trend did not look good then and it has not gotten any better. Clearly, at a minimum, the s/ls must improve.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Phelps did say that Sony brought her in to make the show cheaper to produce. I think they had to do that when CBS cut the price they were willing to pay to license the shows. Thus why B&B had to lower the actors pay that forced Ronn Moss to quit and Susan Flannery to decide to retire.

            As to those 3 you mentioned I personally don’t miss them. I was overly tired of Muhney and Stafford. Needed a break in much the same way I needed a break from Jason, Carly, and Sonny at GH. I prefer David Tom as Billy so I don’t miss Miller either. My problem is not with any of the actors right now — it is fully the writing. The storylines have got to get better. I thought they might with Jean Passanante. I am not a big fan of her writing but it is usually more exciting than this.

          • nyvoter

            Well, we must agree to disagree on MM and BM … and in my case, particularly MM. I always enjoyed his scenes … even in poor S/Ls he caught my attention more than others. As I stated, I left while he, BM and MS were still there … the s/ls in the end turned me off for good. Again, for me the quality of acting has also shifted downward, along with the storylines. But these are opinions … some will agree, others will disagree. It makes for interesting posting. :)

          • TV&MovieBuff

            I watch the shows more for characters than actors…always have and I guess I always will. I grew tired of Adam right about the time he threw Ashley’s fetus in the fire place. I have seen villains on soaps do some despicable things and always could find something to like about them. I just never found any of that in Adam and never found any reason to feel sorry for him at all. Michael Muhney is nice looking and has talent but there was nothing that could make Adam likable to me. That is the way I feel about Franco on GH. Roger Howarth is a great actor but I have no use for Franco at all. My only regret with him is that the brain tumor didn’t take him out. Not even a tumor can make him redeemable to me. Good writing can make you forgive crimes. I have before and even felt sorry for characters who do bad things at times, but not those 2.

          • RedRiver38

            Well, at least you are honest in your prejudicial comments and what they are based on. You attack those things and people you don’t like based on their character on these shows. Fair enough.

          • sherwood

            Obviously, 1.2 million viewers who have quit watching since Muhney left disagree with you about his impact on the show. Y&R is lousy. Admit your mistake and bring Muhney back stat. Eventually, JFP will be fired. It’s only a matter of time. She’s wrecked this show. The numbers don’t lie.

      • Darlene

        Well, I didn’t mention Adam but I do think if he was on, it would be less boring. Bring back Billy Miller too. Victor always has a fight with these two. Their departures could have been written in a better way and the Delia story line could have been eliminated. Too obvious it was done to turn fans against Adam to justify their actions. I don’t watch anymore because I don’t agree with Sony/CBS ethics. CBS President and CEO made $69 million in 2013 and likely Sony execs made more as they own the largest part of CBS. All they care about are the $ and definitely NOT the fans. They think that we’ll watch anything no matter how bad it is.
        Ratings prove them wrong! These boots are made for walking…

        • TV&MovieBuff

          That is the business world we live in though. That is just a part of life. And sadly it is part of life now that the networks have to save money. And sadly the soaps are going to get hit with more and more cuts. Billy Miller wanted more money, more time off, and Y&R was not willing to play ball. Every year he asked for less time working and more time off to explore other work. Y&R wanted someone who was there more. The sad fact is there are actors that are willing to do that. Sony also refused to give in to what Peter Reckell wanted at Days.

          But Sony is not the only one playing that game. The Bells had to play the same game with Ronn Moss and Susan Flannery. Sony had no part of that.

          ABC has been playing those games for years with their actors. And GH is constatly getting cuts.

          It is like you said soap fans have to decide what they can and can’t live with. And move on to other things when they reach that point.

          • Kelly

            No he did NOT want more money. They offered him more money and he still declined because they did not offer him what he wanted in that he could do outside projects and he said in an interview they wouldn’t let HIM do outside projects.

          • sherwood

            This is very true. Miller wanted the same out clause that he’d had years previously. Phelps wouldn’t do it and she hired David Tom before the negotiations had broken down. Phelps wanted Miller gone. Then she went after Muhney. She’s a lousy producer and even worse human being. Y&R deserves to fail.

          • Bexx

            How did she go after Muhney? Did she electronically control his hands to make them land on Hunter’s breasts?

          • RedRiver38

            And you were there Bexx? I love how you MM haters know everything that really happened.

          • Bexx

            No I don’t know everything, but I do know that Muhney is still and will forever be fired. You Muhney lovers are the only ones still holding on.

          • vince

            Never say never Bexx. Things change when you least expect it in life. You may eventually turn into a decent human being….nah, not in your case.

          • Bexx

            CBS isn’t in the business of employing sexual predators. Maybe he can try ABC.

          • sherwood

            Bexx, you are low life. You’re the real predator here. Bullies like you need to be snuffed.

          • Bexx

            Why are you so hostile? Do have some decency.

          • RedRiver38

            You get what you give Bexx.

          • Bexx

            I was expecting tons of love, but I’m feeling kinda let down that Sherwood didn’t reciprocate. :-(

      • vivien

        I love watching Colin&Jill (TristanRogers & JessWalton), that’s about it

        • TV&MovieBuff

          Yes I like them too. But they aren’t enough. I like some of the other characters too, but not enough to sit through a boring story.

          • Bexx

            This past week with the exception of Dylan and Avery has felt better. What do you think about Friday’s show?

          • RedRiver38

            Y&R Lovers are so delusional. The show is boring as dishwater going down a sink…which is what Y&R is currently doing, circling the drain.

          • Bexx

            Y&R haters are so boring. Someone really should have mapped out a better plan for your loons after January 30th. You guys seem to be stuck in limbo, desperately searching for any news pertaining to a show you consider to be dead.

          • vince

            It is dying. The ratings have shown a loss of over 1.2 million viewers since January 30th. Read it and weep Bexx, or should we call you JFP?

          • Bexx

            JFP? You are getting more paranoid with each response.

          • RedRiver38

            You are a hateful little troll, aren’t you? Spew your poison elsewhere.

          • Bexx

            I was here first buddy! How’s GH? LOL

          • TV&MovieBuff

            I have not watched any of this past week yet Bexx. I am planning on catching up on Monday. I’ll try to post then.

          • Bexx

            Aww I hope you haven’t read my post above. I think I may have spoiled Friday for you. :-(

            I think this past week picked up quite a bit, stories seem to finally be moving. It was nice to have a real cliffhanger Friday again.

          • Loveintheafternoon

            I agree it really has improved

        • Bexx

          I love Colin and Jill, especially when Colin is being all pervy. LOL. Can’t stand Avery and this cooking show nonsense, reminds me of that stupid “Mob Princess” crap they had on GH. Today actually felt great though, with the reveal of Fake Ghost Cassie.

      • sherwood

        I disagree. Michael Muhney drove bad storylines and made them watchable. He was one of those actors who’s presence made you want to watch. Y&R’s loss is going to come back and bite them….oh, I guess the latest rating’s numbers show that they are already bitten. Over 1.2 million viewers lost since his last appearance on January 30th. How’s that working out for you CBS?

        • TV&MovieBuff

          Oh yeah — well here is what your ratings looked like 2 years ago in April with your precious Michael Muhney driving stories:

          Total Viewers

          1. Y&R 3,960,000 (-164,000/-603,000) <—– new low *

          2. B&B 2,811,000 (-174,000/-16,000)

          3. GH 2,244,000 (-11,000/-361,000)

          4. DAYS 2,162,000 (-137,000/-201,000) <—– new low **

          Y&R wasn't even hitting 4 million viewers anymore. Viewers were really tuning in to watch him drive bad stories. He was really a draw wasn't he.

          The only thing it proves that no matter what if stories are bad ratings are low no matter who is on screen. If stories are bad people are not going to watch.

          • sherwood

            And who helped bring those numbers up for Y&R these past two years? Michael Muhney and Billy Miller, that’s who. They delivered and the audience came. Numbers don’t lie. Well, they are gone now and the numbers don’t lie. You may not like either of these two actors, but a heck of a lot of folks did and they are gone. Y&R deserves to fail.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            But if they were that powerful then why didn’t they keep the ratings from dropping in the first place? They along with Michelle Stafford were in front burner stories the whole time MAB was there. If they are so powerful then the ratings should have never dropped. They should have just kept going higher and higher. You said they were good enough to make people want to tune in for bad stories. I’m just using your wording. I proved to you they weren’t. The ratings got so bad MAB got fired and they were her darlings….leading all her stories. So evidently they can’t do that because they couldn’t then.

            So there are no guarantees as boring as Y&R is right now that even they could have kept viewers tuning in because it has been proven that not even them could keep viewers watching 2 years ago.

          • Bexx

            Your evidence please? To my knowledge Muhney, and Miller weren’t staring in a two-man soap.

          • sands of time

            * Y&R was full of crap until they had a BM! They no longer have a BM and are full of crap once again!

            * Must be what certain unhappy Y&R/BM fans are saying.

            They should not look for MM to save Y&R. His hands are tied!

            LMFAO!

          • RedRiver38

            Y&R and DAYS are both in the crapper. The audience is walking away. You can only take garbage so long.

          • RedRiver38

            Wow, Mr Snarky Know-It-All spouts off. How do you know they didn’t? Since they’re gone, the numbers have plummeted like a rock. Get real.

          • Bexx

            I’m not foolish enough to believe that one or two soap actors can destroy a show, like you loonies. Y&R story lines have been crap, that is the reason their ratings have declined, not losing your heartthrob.

          • vince

            Insults from trolls like you show who the real loonies are.

          • Bexx

            You’re posting like a newly created username. ;-)

          • nyvoter

            Wow, extremely interesting numbers. On one hand, we can all take heart that two years ago, things were quite worse. I am not certain because at that time I was not watching #GH but, in April 2012, is that not around the time JFP was fired and FV/RC was hired .. somewhere around there I believe. As for Y&R they did eventually go back to the 4 million range even under Bell but 3.9 million (new low) speaks volumes. Thanks for the numbers … I love statistics, LOL :)

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Jill Farren Phelps was fired in December of 2011. Her material last aired January 31, 2012. Ron C. and Frank. V. were hired in January 2012.

            Ron C.’s first episode listed as writer was Feb 12, 2012

            Frank V. was first listed as Exec. Producer on Feb 1, 2012

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Oh and as to Y&R, Phelps was first credited on Oct 22, 2012 as Exec. Producer.

            Bell was last listed in October 2012 too. One source says the 22nd too (that is Wikipedia). SON does not have an ending date for her.

    • RedRiver38

      So happy to see Y&R viewers abandon it. You can deny it all you want, but if Muhney & Miller were still on the show it wouldn’t be boring. Great acting elevates the material on the page. JFP created this chaos, let her and this boring mess sink.

    • Bexx

      Tweets are not a real reflection of viewers opinions. Many of those tweets are from raging fan girls who aren’t even watching.

  • Hugo

    DAYS was great at the beginning of the year: EJ was cheating on Sami with Abby, Eric and Nicole said “I love you”, Nick came back from the dead… So much good stuff! For the past few weeks, it’s been really boring. They completely lost their momentum: the Ejabby affair ended, Nicole went back to her old tricks, Daniel and Jennifer reunited, Jordan’s storyline still didn’t progress… I don’t think Will and Sonny’s wedding is the reason why the show suddently lost a lot of viewers, it might have turned off a few people but the whole show is just not exciting right now.

    • sands of time

      Yes, DAYS has been really slow for about six weeks. Things are starting to pick up!

    • TV&MovieBuff

      The sad thing about Days is that they film so far ahead if they are not already working on picking things up by the time they do so many fans will have tuned out it may be too late to make a difference.

      I personally don’t think it is Will and Sonny. Like you I just think the show is boring. The day to day writing is still stellar. Days has some of the best dialogue of any show out there. But the stories by the head writers are just bad.

      I love the EJ Abby affair but they pushed it too soon with very little build at all, and then just as soon as it got started it was over. Like the guy at We Love Soaps said it is way past time to break up Daniel & Jennifer.

      And dead beat dad Bo was a bad mistake. I still can’t get past that one. As bad as I hate to lose Bo (even though killing off a person means nothing in soaps anymore) but I would have rather had Bo killed and see Hope moving on without him.

    • GH DAYS fan

      DAYS’ ratings dropped weeks before the Will and Sonny wedding. So, it had nothing to do with DAYS losing viewers. By the way, Will and Sonny have always been a big ratings draw (see the weeks when DAYS hit ratings highs last year).

      The problem is the lack of good storytelling we’ve seen for at least the last month now. In that weak environment, with little to no build up for the wedding and no real storyline around it, the wedding was a totally isolated highlight that couldn’t bring ratings up. Let’s hope DAYS gets back to the brilliant writing we saw last year very soon!

  • TV&MovieBuff

    All the talk about Days renewal for 2 years. Fans need to get away
    from trusting that. Networks always put in outs in the contracts. Just
    because it says renewed for that long it is not a sure bet. NBC can
    still review the contract are certain times in there. Networks always
    protect themselves in case ratings drop. And they can get out and try to
    put something in that position. Also if Days drops below a certain
    rating then your affiliate doesn’t even have to carry it any more. They
    can drop it or move it to a early morning or late night time slot. Many
    have already done that when Days dropped before.

    Our network
    affiliates here especially the NBC one has dropped many daytime shows
    before they went off the air. Our NBC affiliate dropped Another World
    six months before it went off the air. They dropped Sunset Beach and
    Passions too. Our ABC affiliate aired Port Charles at 2 a.m. in the
    morning for a year before it went off the air.

    • GH DAYS fan

      It’s certainly NOT a single week, a single month or even a single quarter that matters. All in all, this season has been the best for DAYS in many years (season average), so your constant “cancelation” talk couldn’t be farther from reality.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        Why don’t you show me the exact posts where I have constantly mentioned cancelling Days of Our Lives. Because I do not constantly talk about cancelling Days of Our Lives.

        I just constantly see where some people bring up the 2 year renewal. I just wanted to point out that was not a guarantee that they would get that full 2 years.

        Also you yourself mentioned that Days has been dropping for weeks before the Will and Sonny wedding. If Days continues on that downward trend continues then anything can happen with Days. None of us knows what can happen.

        I don’t want any of the 4 shows remaining to go. Even if I don’t watch them, but none of us have any control over that. If they do go we just have to deal with it and go on.

    • nyvoter

      Very interesting point you are making about “affiliates.”

      • TV&MovieBuff

        Affiliates never surprise me with what they will do. Our ABC affiliate only stuck with the ABC lineup with AMC, OLTL, and ABC. The lower rated series they bounced around all the time. Our CBS affiliate often aired ATWT and GL in odd time slots after their ratings starting dropping. And Days has stayed in daytime hours but it has never aired where NBC listed on their lineup. With their history with other NBC soaps it would not surprise me if Days’ ratings got low enough if they wouldn’t drop Days too. They just have that history.

  • nyvoter

    One thought not yet discussed: daytime ratings only factor in live + same day viewing; thus, if you DVR a program you must watch it on the same day it aired live or it will not be counted in the ratings. Perhaps certain viewers are not necessarily “leaving” but simply waiting until another day to view … when s/ls are epic and at exciting points, the viewer may be inclined to watch the show either live or a same-day DVR; conversely, long, winding, tiresome s/ls can easily push the DVR viewing to a further day in lieu of more exciting programming. Although in the end it amounts to the same consequences, ratings may be reflected, in certain cases, of audiences watching a soap on a later day rather than simply abandoning it. The answer, either way, is to improve the quality of the soap, thereby enticing an eager audience.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      I wish SON still showed the Season to Date ratings. Those included the Live plus 7. Although none of the shows were getting the Season to Date big increases they did get some and you could keep an eye on where they were. Since they quit posting them you cant’ get that anymore.

      Someone keeps posting the current ratings as the season to date averages at Wikipedia and passing them off as Season to Date, but they post the current weeks ratings at SON as the Season to Date. And then use them as their source for passing off into as true. But it is far from true.

  • JayTN

    Throughout this season, whether a soap was up or down compared to the previous week, the one constant was that the ratings were always better than they were a year ago. Now even that is not always a guarantee. GH, “Days” and Y&R were all down year-to-year and Y&R has been below their year ago numbers for two weeks now. This should be concerning for all of the soaps, as it deprives the genre of one of its biggest talking points this season, namely that the audience for these soaps are growing.

    • Daniel NYC

      It’s not a “talking point”, it’s a fact that all the soaps are having the best season average in many years. And a single week or even a month or a quarter doesn’t change that.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        But where are you getting the season to date totals. The ones at Wikipedia are wrong based on the source used for them. And SON is the only one that gets the season to date ratings and they aren’t posting them anymore. The season to date ratings posted at Wikipedia are just the ratings for last week.

        • GH DAYS fan

          I’m getting the season averages from a private source and can’t publish them here, but actually, it’s just applying some simple maths to see that these averages are the best in many years, for all the soaps.

          You can take the numbers published by SON till the end of 2013 and then, basically, you add at least 0.1 (sometimes it’s 0.2 or 0.3) to the weekly averages that have been published since then. Even if you increase the weekly averages by only 0.1, DAYS’ season average is the best since 2009-10. So, your talk about cancelations etc. is baseless.

          The big increases we saw from DAYS this whole season till February are an excellent basis to build upon when the stories pick up again in the coming weeks.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            If you noticed I said if ratings continued to fall. They are not going to base cancellation on one week. I was just trying to put out that a renewal wasn’t a guarantee.

            Trying to deny that cancellation is possible is good in thought but not ever good to base hope on. Remember ABC was saying that AMC and OLTL were safe. Even sent Susan Lucci out to say so. Fans of the shows tried to deny it was possible. And boom they got smacked with the news of cancellation.

            You have no guarantees that stories will pick up and that ratings will rise. We all hope they will but none of us knows what fans will like and what they won’t like.

      • JayTN

        A “talking point” can also be a “fact”, so pointing that out seems to serve no purpose. If the soaps start to fall short of their year over year numbers then that will impact the season to date numbers (I am always skeptical when people claim to have information but cannot reveal the information or their sources).

        Another “fact” is that for the second week in a row, “Days” has set a season low in viewership. Y&R has also set a season low in viewership and B&B had its second worst week in viewers.

        To simply disregard or dismiss year over year losses for three of the four soaps, even if for one week, is to stick your head in the sand and pretend that those numbers don’t exist. And, yes, a month or a quarter of lower ratings WILL change the fact that “all the soaps are having the best season average in many years”. That’s just a mathematical certainty.

  • Didi

    Muhahahahaha! #TeamMuhney

    • Bexx

      Muahahahaha! #TeamUnemployed

      • sherwood

        Muahahahaha! #TeamYRRatingsCollapse

        • Bexx

          Muahahahahah! #Team2017

          • vince

            Muahahahah! #TeamNotForLong

          • Bexx

            Waiting is so tiring huh?

          • sherwood

            Waiting for you to dry up and blow away.

          • Bexx

            Bitterness is so unbecoming.

          • sherwood

            You should know first hand.

          • Bexx

            What do I possibly have to be bitter about? My show is still on the air, the characters I love are still there.

          • RedRiver38

            You have to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning. That’d make anyone bitter and sick..

          • Bexx

            I’m actually quite cute. Even puppies can’t resist me.

        • Bexx

          Nice job rating yourself up. :-) Next time do it as a guest, like the looney DOOL lover.

  • Bexx

    Not much to rejoice about when you are tied with a show that’s at its low point. I imagine ratings will continue to decline with viewers gearing up for summer.

  • Ke Farmer

    Attempting to kill “anti” super-couple Ejami by horrid OOC writing (‘shock and awe no!’ story lines destroy) and trying to shove boring Dannifer down viewers throats is killing Days. Relying on the teeny-boppers to boost ratings doesn’t work – they have to go to school and do their homework, etc. Remember your core audience – mature adult women who don’t find daddy-baby sitter hookups that threaten to destroy families all that entertaining, and bring back relationships and romance and Love in the Afternoon or soon there will not be any more sand at the top of the hourglass for DOOL.

  • Paul

    The only reason why Days got good ratings in Jan was because of the awful weather now its back to reality they destroyed Ejami for EJ and Abby totally wrote EJ out of character even James said he hated that they had EJ cheat on Sami with Abby. Now the bad weather is gone they way down from last year Ali is leaving and find it no surprise Days is using Ali and James to promote the may sweeps they are talking up Mondays show big time they know the reveal will probably give them a huge bump.
    But how much longer will they be able to rely on Ali and James that is the question?
    They ruined Ejami a couple that has carried days for the last seven years for EJ and Abby the day of Abby finding out if she was pregnant with EJ’s baby got a 1.6 that tells me they never that popular Days thought they were but it the bad weather that got them the good ratings not EJ and Abby together. Wilson very few people like and Dan and Jen is like watching paint dry Days is rubbish right now.

    Once again it will be Ejami that saves Days.

    • MeganLA

      “Wilson very few people like”

      Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of people posting about them on YT, Facebook, on fan sites and so on. No other couple has generated so much buzz for DAYS over the last one and a half years.

      BTW, WilSon were on for a total of 4 minutes last week. They have nothing to do with the bad writing that JayTN has pointed out very well above that is the reason for ratings having dropped weeks before the WilSon wedding that was totally isolated with no real story around it (big mistake)!

      And NO, DAYS didn’t only draw good ratings “because of the weather” – they drew very good ratings last year, and by the way, whenever they hit ratings highs in 2013, Will and Sonny were front and center of the story.

  • JayTN

    Personally, I feel that GH, “Days” and Y&R all need to have writing regime changes. No offense, but Jean Passanante has been around the soap block multiple times. She’s already been a writer (associate or head) at three soaps at the time of their demise (“Another World”, “As the World Turns” and OLTL).

    My biggest complaint about “Days” is that they seem to write in circles, with characters seemingly repeating themselves all the time. How many times does Nick claim to have changed? How many times does Gabi defend Nick in spite of his past actions? How many times do Will and Sonny cast disapproving glances Nick’s direction? How many times does Rafe run off at the mouth without knowing the whole story? How many times does Will whine and complain about his childhood with Sami? (Poor kid, he must be the only child in America who grew up in a broken and/or dysfunctional household.) How many times has J.J. had to bail on a “date” with Paige? How many times has nosy MaryBeth warned Paige about J.J.? The writers must have an easy job over at “Days”. Most of their scripts are cut-and-pasted from previous scripts.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      Wonderful post Jay. I can’t agree with you more. The only thing I wouldn’t change about Days is its script writers. They do very well in that department. The stories are just bad.

      Y&R should have never hired Altman or Passanante. They needed a change from Griffith but they made the wrong change. Their dialogue is getting fairly bad too. I noticed this week that they have hired Lloyd Gold as a writer now too. I guess a script writer. He has been on staff at several soaps too at the time of their demise. I know he was head writer at GL I think at one time. He is not good either.

      GH needs help all around. If they don’t want to fire Ron C. at least give him a co-writer. And get rid of some of the really bad script writers.

      Sony might possibly make a change if Y&R’s ratings continue to drop. They may too with Days. But if these writers are doing their bidding and on their side over Corday at Days or the Bells at Y&R — they may not make changes and keep yes men in place.

      My biggest fear at GH is that ABC just won’t care either way with GH and just let things play out. If the ratings drop then they can just get rid of it. I think even the guy that replaced Sweeney has more experience with reality TV. So he and Drummer may just decide to go with what they know.

  • sands of time

    What has happened to Y&R? Not so long ago, Y&R was getting 2 1/2 times the ratings as DAYS. Now Y&R don’t even get 2 times the amount! Y&R is in trouble! They all are.

    • sherwood

      When you fire Michael Muhney and dump Billy Miller, your show is going to suffer. Y&R is now getting its just desserts. These numbers reflect poor judgment by Phelps, Sony, and CBS. I don’t feel sorry for them or the show one bit.

      • Bexx

        I’m sure the Execs are up late trying to figured out what to do. This very minute they are sharing a cup of coffee with the boys from NBC.

        • vince

          Who cares what you think? Your insults aren’t working.

          • Bexx

            Obviously you do! Might I add twice now?

          • vince

            Trolls like you thrive on garbage.

          • Bexx

            Vince, Ive been on this board longer than you have. What some internet nobody thinks of me makes no difference. Do speak when you’re spoken to.

          • sherwood

            Bexx this board isn’t your personal urinal to piss all over everyone. Too bad someone doesn’t back down from a bully like you. Anyone who reads this knows what kind of trash you are.

          • Bexx

            I don’t bully anyone. Pointing out a loony with an agenda is a wonderful contribution to the community. It serves to help the rational commentators distinguish between real topics, and the rubbish rantings brought on by a disgruntle weeping fanatic. I would think a guide pointing to the loons would help you find friends faster.

          • RedRiver38

            Hard to admit your an obnoxious bully, isn’t it? You’re pathetic. This whole board despises you. You’re a total loser.

          • Bexx

            This from someone obsessed with a sexual predator? Ok. I may be a bully as you claim, but I’ve never blamed a young girl for the actions of her abuser.

  • nyvoter

    Not the best of weeks for soaps, in general, but taking it all in stride not the worst either. All soaps (other than B&B) were lower than same time last year in total viewers, but certainly not by amounts that could send them reeling … and #GH rose in the 18-49 demo, tying with Y&R for 1st in the demo rating. The true test lies in what is to come.
    Continuing my ongoing review of Y&R, now in its tenth week, Y&R has lost an accumulated 1,295,000 total viewers. Its total viewers of 4,432,000 (3.3 rating) has not been this low since the week of 7/1 – 7/5/2013 (4,396,000 total viewers), In addition, this week, it also ties its low in the 18-49 and 18-34 demo rating. Further, it ties #GH for 1st in its 18-49 demo rating and is second place to #GH in its 18-34 demo viewers. B&B is now approximately 1 ml total viewers away from Y&R as 1st place soap … still a decent distance, to be sure, but #Y&R has touted that 1st place banner so loudly and triumphantly those in charge of keeping note should be at least somewhat alert to the precipitous narrowing.

    Out of the last ten weeks, #YR has experienced 2 positive ratings reports and 8 negative reports. Its daily ratings stand at Mon (4.6 ml), Tues (4.4 ml), Wed (4.3 ml), Thurs (4.5 ml) and Fri (4.1 mil). I would venture to say there is no one s/l propelling viewership to a significant extent in either direction. Other than Fri (a notoriously low day of the week since many viewers push off their DVR viewing till weekend and thus are not included in Nielesen live + same day viewing ratings), daily ratings indicate less fluctuation than prior weeks, a sign perhaps that the ratings are reaching a level (at least for now) and are settling in. Time will tell.

    • Bexx

      Please do spare up with these long-winded analysis every week that no one seems to care bout. CBS is not canceling Y&R over a few weeks of bad ratings. I’m confused why anyone would bother with someone who believes Nielsen is conspiring with CBS? Do you believe the numbers or don’t you? Maybe you should get back to one of your Shadam 4EVR fansites, as if anyone actually believes you stopped watching in May. Bitterness.

      • nyvoter

        (1) I never suggested CBS is cancelling Y&R …. my reports interest me as I assume your postings interest you, such as they may be; (2) I believe the Nielsen rating system is antiquated … for everybody, not just Y&R; I certainly do not believe that Nielsen is conspiring with anyone (much less CBS), they are simply inadequately behind the times; (3) your “beliefs” are not a concern to me; (4) my posts are always polite, I will leave it at that; (5) simple answer to what you do not care to read … simply move right on. That is usually what I do with your posts .. this being the one exception, hereonafter I will not respond to you. Have a good day :)

        • Bexx

          If your reports were of sole interest, there would be no reason to post them here publicly for others to read.

          When CBS issues a press release boasting about Y&R gains, you believe them to be fabricated, and untrue, like many of the other conspiracy theorists who can’t seem to accept the numbers when they are high for Y&R.

          I truly find it strange that you’ve suddenly taken an interest in the ratings, only after the ratings declined for Y&R. You were nowhere to be found when Y&R started off with a great year, but we’re to believe that you’ve been in love with the numbers all along? Nope.

          If you want to delve into the numbers game, then why not analyze all four soaps, rather than single out Y&R? Why not focus on GH, a soap that you currently believe to be far superior than Y&R?

          Sorry, just not buying your sudden interest in ratings, people like Mike from TVBTN was someone who actually truly enjoyed the numbers games.

          You clearly were a hardcore Adam/Sharon lover that once believed they were some great legacy couple, and not only that, but you also believed that they as a couple brought in high ratings. Again, how can anyone take you seriously?

          You clearly are some bitter ex Y&R viewer who is cradling their recent low numbers in an attempt to justify you not watching. If anyone took a closer look it’s quite evident.

          Great things on GH, yet you seldom talk about it…

          • nyvoter

            Wow, someone really needs to take a tranquilizer, LOL :)

          • Bexx

            “Sharon/Adam, sweet, sultry, sensual … they are irrefutable, irreplaceable, irresistible, unrelenting … organic … no props, no pretense, natural, flowing, chemistry, creative & a brand unto themselves … unique in all they do”

            “Adam & Sharon (Y&R) exploded against all odds, unexpectedly, without propping, gimmicks, special effects … only the sheer, undeniable, penetrating, palpable & incomparable, combined chemistry of Michael Muhney & Sharon Case; they have sustained, they attract and draw highest ratings, excitement, passion & loyalty. Shadam has a life force of its own, unique, unparalled & unrelenting. As long as MM and SC remain with YR, #Shadam will live, either rite beneath the surface or exploding on our screens …it is only … always … just a matter of time”

            “The legacy of Adam & Sharon (Y&R) .. let it breathe again”

            Careful there…someone might actually think you’re insane.”

          • Pete

            How do you now he/she just didn’t find this site. Maybe they have always been interested in ratings but never knew about this site.

          • Bexx

            …and there very first posting who be a ratings report on Y&R? Unlikely, Pete.

          • vince

            Why do rude people like you come here just to insult others? Just go away.

          • Bexx

            New users first!

          • Pete

            Well my very first post was on a ratings report..but I digress.

          • nyvoter

            Thank you, Pete :) As a matter of fact, I did just find this site a little while ago. Angry and rude posters like Bexx fade into the distance with all the other nice posters I have encountered. No one needs to agree with anyone else, but everyone should present their comments in an adult, orderly, polite manner. Thanks again. :)

          • Bexx

            Yawn……………….

            Fake people simply annoy me.

            Stop pretending that your weekly rantings about Y&R have anything to do with your so called love of the numbers. You just found SON a month ago? HAHAHA!! SON is the only public source with the weekly ratings, I mean come on a hugely popular site such at this one, and you as a long time soap viewer, and ratings lovers JUST found it? You can’t even go to a message board that have ratings postings without there being some mention of SON.

            Bitterness over the lost of ‘legacy’ is what’s fueling these posts, not the numbers.

          • nyvoter

            Hey Bexx, you are an ignoramous. I am posting … if you do not like, do not read it. You are coming after me …. I never reached out to you. Every word I present is true …. and your ignorance, rudeness and obnoxiousness does not change the facts. You want ignorance … take your stupidity and shove it up your ass.!!!!!

          • Bexx

            How many times have your ‘reports’ contained incorrect information? Multiple people here have disputed those facts which you speak of.

            I’m curious why someone who seemly has common sense can find themselves so enamored with a fictional soap couple? You stopped watching Y&R in May 2013? Wasn’t that around the time Y&R started to veer away from your “organic” couple?

            If you want to discuss the numbers, then actually do so without the bias BS. You clearly have an agenda, which is fueled by your hatred over Y&R not allow Shadam to “breathe again.” LOL

      • RedRiver38

        Please do spare us with your obnoxious comments based on being a network suck up. No one believes a word you say. PR hack.

        • Bexx

          So are you still boycotting Y&R? It’s hard to tell these days. By the way I would love a PR job at CBS.

          • vince

            I have and it looks like 1.2 million have stopped watching since 1.30.14 too!

      • basket weaver

        You must not watch Y&R or you’d be complaining. There’s nothing there its a shambles. Tell me one great must see SL? JUST ONE? Nada zip zero

  • Bexx

    It’s funny reading DOOL fans blaming poor ratings on Wilson. What a difference a wedding week makes.

    • sands of time

      I think the DOOL fans are tired of the dragging storylines and haters that would normally wait it out are more likely to give it up if they don’t like Will and Sonny.

      • Kelly25

        You’re such a disgusting homophobe, it makes me sick!!

        Will and Sonny were on for 5 minutes last week!!

        And yet, according to your homophobic and racist “logic”, ratings continued to drop and made last week the worst week of the whole season so far.

        You’re a shame for the whole rest of us DAYS viewers and fans that love WilSon!!

        • sands of time

          You don’t know what you’re talking about! I’m not a homophobe. You should read all my posts.

          I’m a longtime fan of DAYS. I’ve never stopped watching and don’t plan to stop watching, unless I’m no longer entertained.

          I was always for Will and Sonny. I’ve always been for social issues.

          The point I’m trying to make is there are homophobes that would refuse to watch a show with gay characters. There are some homophobes that will continue watching if other stories hold their interest.

          Apparently, viewership is dropping. Why? Could it be for dragging storylines or Will and Sonny or other factors. It could be a combination.

          Personally, I feel the show has been too slow in all the storylines. It,s good, but slow.

          Some people may stop watching because of Will and Sonny.
          Some people may stop watching because of EJ and Sami.
          Some people may stop watching because of Eric and Nicole.
          Some people may stop watching because of Dan and Jen.

          They could stop watching for any combination of reasons, be it couples or stories or the slow never ending writing.

          The ratings for the week of the Wilson wedding saw a drop in ratings. That Monday episode was the bachelor party along with a couple other stories. The Tuesday and Wendseday episodes were almost entirely Will and Sonny wedding preparations and guests. The end of that Wendseday episode had the walk down the aisle. Thursday’s episode was the actual ceremony. Will and Sonny were not seen until the following Wednesday.

          The wedding week had dismal ratings as far as a wedding goes. Thurseday’s episode was the least viewed, which was the actual wedding episode.

          The following week saw a bigger loss in ratings. After that small honeymoon for Sonny and Will on Wedseday, the Thursday episode was the leat viewed.

          You don’t think DAYS lost viewers (I’m not say all viewers whom left) because of Will and Sonny?

          You called me a discusting homophobe for trying to understand what the problem is. I’m not a homophobe. I’m just a fan of DAYS and if the research shows that Will and Sonny are a big reason for people tuning out, then I say let them go. That’s not homophobic, it’s being realistic. I want DAYS to succeed, regardless whom needs to stay or go.

          I have been a big supporter of DAYS for 30 years. I’ve been a big supporter of Will and then Will and Sonny for a few years.
          DAYS comes first, not Will and Sonny or any of the others.

          You’re quick to call me a homophobe, yet you fail to realize that some people could stop watching DAYS because of Will and Sonny. Why is that? Are all your so-called homophobic people still watching and the non-homophobes are tuning out? Get real!

          As I’ve stated in another post, the stories are dragging causing people to drop out, but some of those viewers may be willing to hang in there longer if Will and Sonny were not on the show. In other words: There are homophobes that have been watching for different lengths of time and don’t like Will and Sonny, but may choose to continue watching because of the other characters/storylines. If those stories are dragging too long, then the Will and Sonny haters may not hang around for a turnaround for the other stories.

          I’m a DAYS fan and a fan of Wilson. DAYS should do whatever is needed for the show to survive. I have liked social issues since I can remember. Some people don’t.

          I never said I hated/did not like Will and Sonny. I never said that of real life gays. I’ve never said I would quit watching DAYS because of Will and Sonny. I’m not a homophobe and you are disgusting to suggest so!

          • vivien

            And I take issue with the term “homophobe”. Not afraid of gay people, just afraid of being persecuted because of my religion. And DAYS calling everybody who disagrees with gay marriage a “bigot” is actually calling people who believe in the Bible “bigots”. That is OFFENSIVE.

          • JayTN

            I agree about the (over)use of the word “homophobe”. I’m sure there are actually some people who may be “afraid” of gay people, but the overwhelming majority of people are probably “not”.

            Personally, I prefer the term “bigot” to refer to people who “hate” gay people. If people who claim to be Christians actually are, they would be neither a “homophobe” nor a “bigot” as the Bible instructs Christians to “love one another” and makes it known that someone can “love” a gay person without “loving” their sexual orientation or actions.

            My own belief is that if you are in a consenting relationship with another person, their gender does not matter. At the end of the day, it doesn’t affect me or my relationship in any way. I just would prefer that “Days” present a more balanced storyline where characters who have problems with a physical relationship between Will & Sonny are not treated with outright contempt and make out to be idiots or villains for holding that viewpoint. Instead, the “Days” writers come off as preachy and heavy handed in the treatment of this particular storyline. And I don’t think expressing that opinion makes me a “homophobe” or a “bigot”.

        • vivien

          I find it very interesting that anybody who says anything the least bit negative about Will&Sonny must be a homophobic bigot. This is exactly what DAYS does, instead of a reasonable conversation, they just hurl insults.

    • Nuke Kish WilSon fan

      It’s NOT funny, it’s what you have to expect from that handful of homophobic bigots. Ratings have been dropping for weeks, but hey, it must be the gay guys’ fault!

      And “sands of time” always claims not to be one of those bigots, but continues ignoring and distorting the facts and repeating the homophobic talking points.

      • sands of time

        It would have been nice to get a direct reply from you. I must have failed making you understand me. If you truly knew me, you would know I’m not a bigot.

  • sands of time

    I’ve looked into Nielsen and don’t like what I’ve seen regarding many instances of partnerships between Nielsen and CBS. Those are two entities that should not have any partnerships!

    • basket weaver

      I concur

  • sands of time

    I love DAYS so much! The good thing about being in last place is the swift kick in the ass to bring in good storylines. DAYS has brought in great stuff, but viewers are slow to catch on. Hopefully May sweeps will help. A lot will be happening! It’s already started.

    So, Y&R fans should not fret because once Y&R goes down, you will see good storylines. It really is nice to be in last place.

    I just hope JC doesn’t have any relatives that want their own talk show!
    Julie’s husband (CBS president) killed As the World Turns for her to have The Talk.
    Look out Y&R fans, B&B is the safe one!

  • TV&MovieBuff

    Just to see how things were looking for all 4 soaps for 2014, I went back over the 15 weeks of 2014 to see how the soaps are doing in gains and losses of viewers. Here is how it looks — all 4 soaps have lost viewers overall in 2014. I got this from adding/subtracting how many viewers each show lost or gained each week of 2014.

    The Biggest Loser:

    Young & the Restess (-419,000 viewers). They had 6 weeks up and 9 weeks down. Their biggest gain was week #1 — a gain of 473,000. Their biggest loss week 3 — a loss of 489,000.

    In 2nd place:

    Days of Our Lives (-412,000 viewers). They have also had 6 weeks up and 9 weeks down. Their biggest gain was week #1 — a gain of 273,000. Their biggest loss came week #3 — a loss of 352,000.

    In 3rd place:

    Bold & the Beautiful (-384,000 viewers). They had 6 weeks up and 9 weeks down. Their biggest gain was week #12 — a gain of 356,000. Their biggest loss was week #3 — a loss of 447,000.

    In 4th place:

    General Hospital (-284,000 viewers). The had 8 weeks up and 7 weeks down. Their biggest gain was week #13 with a gain of 417,000. Their biggest loss was week #11 with a loss of 372,000 viewers.

    • Bexx

      Thank you for the just the numbers. Others driven by their personal agenda could learn a thing.

    • Fox

      Rather than “loss of total viewers” – try doing it proportional as a
      “percent of total viewers.” Example: That -412,000 loss to DAYS
      actually represents a much bigger loss than the -419,000 loss to
      Y&R. Something on the order of -17.6% to -9.4% — or nearly double.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        I just put the numbers there. Whatever anyone wants to do with them they can.

    • let the numbers speak

      Nice try, but the only thing that matters is the number of viewers 2014 versus THE SAME TIME OF THE YEAR 2013.

      Ultimately, it’s the numbers live+7days that are used for the season average and that SON doesn’t publish anymore. Basic math, however, enables everyone to verify the following result:

      The first quarter of 2014 has been the best first quarter for the top 4 soaps since 2009.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        I posted the numbers. They are there. Read into them what you want. Of course you with your child like attitude thinks anyone that posts anything that shows any downward slide — they immediately have an agenda. I did the arithmetic for the first 15 weeks. The numbers are there. Go back and add them if you don’t believe. I used the data that is available to me. And I didn’t make up some kind of story that someone is feeding me data that no one else can see. If you can’t deal with that then don’t.

  • Loveintheafternoon

    Does anyone know how much the budgets are for the soaps because Days looks so cheap compared to the other ones.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      I do not know how much any of them are as far as numbers. I have just read on several sites that Days has the lowest budget of any of them. GH, Y&R, and B&B have had budget cuts. CBS cut the amount they were willing to pay to license both B&B and Y&R which lead them to cut what they were paying actors. But as far as how much they cut them no one ever stated. Brad Bell seems to still manage his budget well leaving them money to do remote shots like they just did overseas.

      • sands of time

        What movie features the characters of Peter, Dan and Sandy whom save a seagull that swallowed a fishhook?

        They later meet Rhoda whom Sandy feels has upset their clique.

        In the end, they attack Rhoda.

        I know the answer. I’m just testing you because of your username.

      • sands of time

        Apparently, I gave too much information. I googled the four names together and wikipedia came up with the answer:

        Last Summer

  • Suzy

    Can I ask the Muhney Martyrs why they believe this lose of viewers is due to his departure but a few weeks ago when Y&R had a two year high( MINUS MM),there was silence?And how his departure effected Days? LOL

    Will you guys come out next rating report when they go back up and say its fabricated? MM is gone,not coming back and Y&R isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
    DEAL W/IT.

    • RedRiver38

      Y&R Zombies just can’t admit that Miller & Muhney delivered an audience that stayed with them and tolerated terrible storytelling and lousy acting by other actors. The show is now being written by people who destroyed several other soaps. Why are they employed? They are proven failures. Phelps has put this lousy team together, the show is a boring mess. I will celebrate when the whole disaster collapses.

      • basket weaver

        Thank you RedRiver couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • Bexx

      If you don’t speak loon, don’t expect to understand their thinking process. People like RedRiver only show up when ratings are down, but he’s never around when ratings head North. I’m so confused as to why those boycotting are still so interested. The freezing of humans beings on GH must not be that enjoyable.

      • sands of time

        I think they want to go back to watching Y&R if their demands are met, but I don’t understand why a molester would be welcomed back. It don’t matter if he had been molested first. He is still a molester unless he’s been railroaded. JFP is hated by many and they think she may have fabricated the molestation story. Personally, I think he was a victim and became a victimizer. Y&R is in trouble.

    • basket weaver

      You can’t honestly say that y&r is good anymore. It’s all new ppl terrible story lines, it needs to be canceled. It’s the cheapest sets, worst acting and terrible music. Anyone who watches is in denial LOL. It’s shameless to watch. It’s disfigured. Who gives a crap thst Avery can cook while sniveling Dylan watches. And Abby having a engagement party for an entire epi? She and Tyler can’t even act. The soap is DONE PUT A FORK IN IT! It was done before MM & BM left but at least they were entertainment. Great actors. Come on now. Admit it, it sucks now!

    • basket weaver

      If JFP has her way and Sony it’s a goner! DEAL WITH THAT LOL as it is its not the soap I started watching from its inception. Deal with that hahaha it’s done for lol

  • Bexx

    I remember when these ratings threads would have 6-10 comments. Now we’ve got fake ratings ‘experts’ loons, and a slew of users with multiple usernames. I miss those peaceful days.

  • basket weaver

    I seriously can’t see Y&R not being canceled. It’s a shell of what it was. A cooking show on a soap? If anyone thinks Y&R isn’t going to get canceled, I’m the Queen of England. Can’t believe what’s become of it…ugh seriously there’s nothing to watch or keep anyone interested. Gospel truth. Plus I hope that us #MichaelMuhney/teamMuhney fans have our hands in the downfall. We waited patiently for a decent SL for a couple years. The only thing holding viewers was MM, MS and BM. The rest is just clown shoes! I mean seriously hahaha Y&R sux! Fire JFP she’s awful in that position and CBS SONY & BELL don’t give a cap about fans like they used to. Teresa Segal

    • Bexx

      Another Muhney parasite. Booohoo cancel Y&R because you fired our favorite sexual predator.

      • basket weaver

        Bexx the soap sux anyone watching it now needs a brain brainless LOL

  • let the numbers speak

    It’s absolutely ridiculous – and more often than not seems to be agenda-driven – to see some people come up with their “cancelation” talk again.

    The first quarter of 2014 was the best of its kind for the top 4 soaps since 2009!!

    All the major networks would love to have MORE daytime programs with such good numbers in the key demos, not less.

    • JayTN

      I don’t know that daytime is really a major concern for the broadcast network’s anymore. This isn’t the good ol’ days when profits from daytime helped keep the primetime schedule afloat. If anything, the recent actions of the network’s would suggest otherwise. When ABC canceled “Port Charles” (which aired at 12:30 pm), the network did not replace it with anything, but merely ceded that half hour back to its affiliates. ABC then gave up the 3 pm hour (in an apparent attempt to entice affiliates to air the syndicated “Katie” talker) in 2012, reducing their daytime schedule to just three hours.

      NBC replaced soaps “Passions” and “Sunset Beach” with extra hours of its “Today” morning show. While NBC still technically produces three hours of daytime (the third/fourth hour of “Today” and “Days”), its daytime line-up is essentially limited to “Days”.

      Even the CW, which most people don’t even realize programs a daytime schedule, cut back from two hours to one hour (talk show “The Bill Cunningham Show”) a couple of years ago. And Fox hasn’t aired anything in daytime in years. CBS is the only network that still airs as many daytime hours as it has for more than two decades (since the decline and disappearance of the half-hour daytime game show in the 1990s).

      • Elizabeth_Erwin

        If I were ABC I would start to air reruns of GH – starting at the beginning. Of course that would be hugely embarrassing to the current production team because the show is so bad it would probably have less viewers than the reruns. (No offense to the acting, just the writing, which is incredibly bad.)