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Ratings: Good Week for Y&R

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Sony Pictures Television

Report for the Week of July 14-18, 2014

NOTE: There were pre-emptions and interruptions on Thursday and Friday.

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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 4,536,000 (+58,000/-17,000)
2. B&B 3,577,000 (-110,000/-19,000)
3. GH 2,899,000 (+27,000/+382,000)
4. DAYS 2,503,000 (+112,000/+87,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (-.1/same)
3. GH 2.2/7 (same/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 729,000 (+13,000/-112,000)
2. B&B 610,000 (-44,000/-52,000)
3. DAYS 597,000 (+35,000/+108,000)
4. GH 572,000 (-11,000/-45,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 1.0/7 (same/same)
3. DAYS 0.9/7 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.9/6 (same/-.1)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 209,000 (+38,000/+37,000)
2. Y&R 154,000 (+23,000/-106,000)
3. B&B 134,000 (-7,000/-67,000)
4. DAYS 118,000 (-38,000/-28,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.6 (+.1/+.1)
2. Y&R 0.5 (+.1/-.3)
3. B&B 0.4 (same/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.3 (-.2/-.1) <——— ties low

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,151,000 (-49,000/-5,000)
2. B&B 898,000 (-74,000/-49,000)
3. GH 847,000 (+20,000/+46,000)
4. DAYS 794,000 (+55,000/+191,000)

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.9 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 1.5 (-.1/-.1)
3. GH 1.4 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.3 (+.1/+.3)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.8/3,881,000
Tuesday: 2.8/3,881,000
Wednesday: 2.7/3,411,000
Thursday:
Friday: 2.3/3,134,000

DAYS
Monday: 2.0/2,505,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,691,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,379,000
Thursday:
Friday: 1.8/2,437,000

GH
Monday: 2.3/3,119,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,031,000
Wednesday: 2.3/2,949,000
Thursday:
Friday: 1.9/2,498,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,767,000
Tuesday: 3.6/4,928,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,276,000
Thursday:
Friday: 2.9/4,039,000 (44 minutes)

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  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    Thanks for the early ratings! I’m happy to see the “bleeding” has subsided.

    • Father Time

      When are the ratings usually posted?

      • Patrick Ferrando

        It’s all over the board.
        They used to be up on Fridays unless there was a holiday in that week, then they’d be delayed until Monday.
        This past year sometimes it has taken until Tuesday to see them posted.
        The ratings will always be for the previous week. They run one full week behind.

        • Father Time

          So, my understanding is a Friday ratings release is desired because it is for the measured week prior to the posting, which means this was a good release because it was six days after the week measured. Thanks.

  • Derrick

    Oh I am so happy Y&R is continuing to increase! Let’s hope it continues more!!!!

  • MattArmando

    Great to see ALL soaps FINALLY building in mostly every demo and total viewers… at the same time!

    Go GH and DAYS at being the only soaps to build in total viewers week-to-week and year-to-year!

  • Andrew Hass

    Well for 3 of the soaps it was a good week.

  • Patrick Ferrando

    Wow… GH has now quickly fallen to last place in the 18-49 demo.

    • Andrew Hass

      Yeah but GH is in first place in the 18-34 demo and only 51,000 from second place in the 25-54 demo.

      • Patrick Ferrando

        That’s an important demo. They fell fast. Just an observation.

        • MattArmando

          LOL, yet GH continues to be one of the only (if not THEE only) soap EVERY week that builds over both last week/last year in total viewers and almost every key demo…

          • Patrick Ferrando

            My original comment was about that one demo.

          • Elizabeth_Erwin

            GH is only building off last year because it was a complete disaster losing 500,000 viewers across the summer season (first from the PickleLila dreck, then from bringing back the OLTL 3 as completely different characters and shoving them down the audience’s throat). That is why they are doing better compared to that – as to the loss of 18 – 34 and 25 – 54, younger viewers and longtime fans BOTH are getting sick of having Nina Clay eat the show and people have dropped off because the story line is boring and disconnected from the rest of the canvas.

          • Andrew Hass

            In the 18-34 demo GH is in first place and 55,000 viewers ahead of 2nd place Y&R.The 18-49 demo is the only rating in that GH lost viewers from the previous week and from the same time last year

    • David

      There is a 25,0000 viewer difference that will be probably easily be gained back when next weeks numbers come out. I wouldn’t jump to conclusions over that small of a difference in one week.

      • Patrick Ferrando

        Trust me, I’m not. But just an observation that this site hailed YRs “rating collapse” just three weeks ago, while they were still first in multiple demos. Odd how they never seem to call that show out. Just YR.

        • David

          This site has called out all of the shows and GH on many occasions so I don’t know where you get that from. I hate when poeple think a site like this is playing favorites. They just put headlines that will get them clicks plain and ismply

          • Patrick Ferrando

            Just my observation. Yours is obviously different.

          • David

            Not an observation this site has never played favorite. It is simple as how can we get the most clicks!

          • Patrick Ferrando

            So you say “we”. If you work for SON and are TRYING to get clicks you may sway your journalism. I’m a telecomm major I know how it works. Recently I’ve noticed a shift in things. Not as bad as that other site, but something has changed.

          • David

            I don’t work for SON I was saying that they people who run the site say what headline will get us clicks. For you to say that favoritism is played on this site is just pure imagination on your part. Now if you waned to call out people who post comments on this site for playing favorites that is truth as well all have our likes and dislikes. But from what I can see this site itself refrains from that.

          • JayTN

            Personally, I think that SON (and other websites) craft their headlines to get the most attention, which results in people clicking on the article, which gets the site more money. For example, if Y&R has a bad week, but B&B has a good week, having a headline like “Y&R COLLAPSE CONTINUES” is probably going to get more attention than one that says “B&B UP IN VIEWERS/DEMOS”.

            In that sense, I do believe that SON and others do play favorites. They may not have a “favorite” soap per say, but they word their headlines to attract attention, which often means playing up a certain aspect (like Y&R’s ratings “collapse”), while ignoring other aspects.

          • Patrick Ferrando

            Thank Jay for saying it a different way. And I agree.
            People freaking out over an observation when it disagrees with their opinion is silly anyway.
            We all voice opinion on here. That’s all it is. No one is right or wrong.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            “I hate when poeple think a site like this is playing favorites” Hypocrite. How quickly we forget our past.

        • Andrew Hass

          Y&R is the number one soap and has been for very long time. Plus all 4 soaps have fans but Y&R might be the most talked about soap because of Muhney,Miller and Stafford having left over the last year or so and Phelps being in charge.Plus i think it’s been 3 straight weeks that Y&R has had gains in total viewers and the 2nd straight week that Y&R hasn’t set any new record lows.So Soap Opera Network may know the right headline to use to get people interested.

    • sands of time

      It looks like GH nabbed the 18-34 demo from DAYS. I’m still happy! Kristen’s on her way!!!

  • Warren Brady

    When is the last time Days beat GH in 18-49?

  • David

    What baffles me is GH fell so badly in 18-49 yet is still number 1 in 18-34. Does that meant that the age 35-49 viewership is hurting? And even more confusing is they did well in the 25-54 demo so I just don’t get the 18-34 number hurting so bad. It also looks like after the preemption on Thursday due to news coverage that a lot of people for whatever reason didnt watch again on Friday. Also the different between Days and GH in 18-49 is a difference of 25,000 so not hat hard to gain that number back. Just a very weird week and hard to figure out these numbers.

    • Andrew Hass

      GH has mostly always done bad on Fridays for some reason.Maybe because it’s right before the weekend some viewers record that episode and don’t watch it until Saturday or Sunday.I do think it was good that GH had 3 days of over 3 million viewers or close to it.Plus GH is only 51,000 from 2nd place in the 25-54 demo.So another good week from GH and another bad week for B&B and their positions could be switched.

      • David

        Yes I know we discussed the Friday thingbefore. My biggest thing I don’t get is GH droped in 18-49 yet saw increases in 18-34 and 25-54 so the only thing one can assume by that is the 35 to 49 audience is what they lost and 18-34 and 50-54 did ok. Just very strange usually if 18-49 is down the 18-34 is also

      • nyvoter

        I totally agree, Andew. Due to the preemption on Thursday, and GH’s routinely lower Friday numbers (reasons for which have been stated by several of us), I do believe its numbers are more accurately defined in its daily ratings. Certainly its weekly numbers for this week are still very good but, as you stated above, it had three (out of four unpreempted days) of over 3 million viewers or close to it. Friday, in my opinion, is as several of us has discussed … so I concur, another good week for General Hospital. And, as always, its demos are at the top or very insignificant layers of numbers separate them from the other three. In my opinion, General Hospital has consistently exhibited growth in all the right places and, as a happily consistent viewer, I can readily understand why.

  • David

    Also interesting that last week a lot of us were observing how good Bold and The Beautiful did but this week they took some pretty big hits.

  • don

    if ratings going up in the last two weeks on Y&R, I think they are wrapping up unresolved storylines that was there for too long and needed to come to an end and move on to other things and if they are thinking like that ratings could go continue to go up in the near future now they need to bring adam back to finish the hit and run storyline that is not resolved yet.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      Ratings may go up next week with the truth coming out about Stitch, and also the court room drama. I think they completely dropped the ball with the Stitch storyline. I read the day ahead spoiler, and needless to say I’m very unhappy. I really hope there is more to his back story. What they should have done was make it so Ben was the hit and run driver. This would have cleared the way for Adam to return in the fall. Imagine Victoria carrying the child of the man who killed Dee Dee.

      • Andrew Hass

        I do think there’ll be more to Stitch’s backstory because he has to explain why he took the name Ben Rayburn.A lot of people are accused of murder and even go to prison but they don’t change their names as a result.

      • JayTN

        I agree that the whole Stitch reveal seems like a let down, especially considering how all of the other characters played it up to be so earth shattering (speaking of which, is there really a need for the useless – and annoying – Kevin character?). Also, using the term “murder” is a bit of stretch. It’s not like Stitch shot or stabbed someone. He may not have made an effort to save someone – opting instead to save oneself – but I wouldn’t exactly label that as “murder”.

        • RobNYC

          I haven’t watched today’s episode yet but when I was watching the other day I couldn’t help but think that as much as I have had to come to terms with all the new faces , I didn’t mind seeing Chloe go and the same goes for Kevin. Silly character.

  • sands of time

    The caption should read: Good Week For DAYS

    • sands of time

      Congrats to Y&R and GH! Keep going up, DAYS!!!

    • nyvoter

      I agree … it was a good week for Days also (I really think it was a good week for all the soaps in general). The growing trend is toward snapshot “captions” and “headlines” to immediately catch the eye; you need to read the details to get a better picture.

  • sands of time

    18-34 demo viewers need to tune in to DAYS!!! Kristen comes home Monday!!!

    • Mysterious888

      You are happy about Kristen is coming home. Well i think Kristen should get back her man Brady from Theresa. Theresa should go to jail for what she has done. I love sands of time is a socialpath who needs help. I will keep trying to stick up for you as always. I am done of arguing with him. By this weekend i am going to say what i am going to say to him and that is it.

    • RobNYC

      Looking forward to the arrival of Kristen. I kept expecting her to turn up at the board meeting. I hope she stays for a while.

      • sands of time

        She’ll be on DAYS beginning Monday for a three month story arc in which her last few weeks will be concurrent with Ashley on The Young and the Restless…because Eileen signed a two year contract with Y&R…allowing visits to DAYS.

        • RobNYC

          Looking forward to it. I think Days has been very good for a long while.2 good years now. I cringe at some of the sets though. Why do the keep showing that bad set from the gala again and again? If they were going to re use the scene again and again they shoild have had Hope and Her love interest have their moment on a better set. Oh well. Other than that- no compalinta.

        • Father Time

          Please don’t give any spoilers. I like being surprised.

  • RobNYC

    I have been enjoying Y & R again. It feels like a different show with lots of new faces and that is difficult but the writing has been better again and some of the new faces (Kelly, new Billy, Stitch) are good actors. I am glad I like it again. Let’s hope it stays good. Like it or not I will always wish Y & R well.

  • Luis English

    As usual. B&B has been the best soap…..it’s the only one that can catch your attention from the beginning to the end….I still don’t understand why so many people watch GH…the same locations, the same stories, the same stupid problems and too much (and forced) drama. If B&B continues the good writing…soon it will become America’s n1 soap (but it is already in the world).

    • sands of time

      B&B recycles incestuous triangles. It’s naughty fluff!

      • Matthew Place

        But I love me some naughty fluff!

    • Myles Stevens

      B&B is a repetitive bore most of the time, with a bright patch here and there. This past month or so has been wonderful (Quinn is a godsend). But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll get back to the Liam/Hope/Wyatt schlock soon enough.

    • RobNYC

      I love B & B. It and Y & R are my two all time faves. I think the half hour format makes iB & B very easy to watch and so when I am busy it is easier to stay on top of than the hour shows. The sets are always great so even when it is slow it is at least visually appealing. Y & R collectively over the years has HAD the most disciplined writing but lately I have to say B& B has been better than Y&R. I would like to see B&B number one but not because of Y&R’s decline but because B&B increases.

    • Matthew Place

      B&B is a wonderful decadent guilty pleasure! The writing is old school with a twist. The show is gorgeous. B&B rocks. Days is also good. I’ll keep watching all four soaps because I want to support the genre and only 4 soaps are left!

      • RobNYC

        I agree and I watch all 4 when I can. They are all good in their own way. Each have their own identity.

  • Father Time

    Days will be #1 in due time.

    • Matthew Place

      Love your enthusiasm, but I’d be happy if Days would just gain in the ratings a bit. Hoping it goes up next week and gets solidly in the 2s (even a 2.0 would be awesome!)

      • Patrick Ferrando

        Not to trash any of the shows, but neither GH or Days will hit number one unless Daytime starts seeing a younger demo tune in. With the top show in one demo only getting 200,000 viewers, a 2,000,000 viewer gain, won’t happen.

        • Matthew Place

          Patrick, JSUK I didn’t say these show would hit #1! I was being nice to Father Time! I only stated that I hope Days rises … some. That’s all.

  • Andrew Hass

    I’m wondering something.On Wednesday DOOL had a rating of 1.9 with 2,379,000 viewers.Then on Friday Days had a a rating of 1.8 with 2,437,000.So even Friday’s show had more viewers than Wednesday’s show it had a lower rating.Also prime time has a rating system of live viewing and one consisting of live viewing plus 3 day DVR viewing.Daytime ratings on the other hand are based on live and same day viewing.So maybe Daytime should sort of do the same thing Prime time does in regards to rating.

    • nyvoter

      Andrew, I think the issue may be timing with regard to Daytime live and same day viewing versus Primetime live viewing plus 3 day DVR viewing. Primetime programs air only one episode weekly so that it is fairly simple to provide an initial ratings report, followed up later in the week with an updated report that includes the 3-day DVR viewing, and still provide ratings (initial and revised) on a timely basis before the next week’s airing. On the other hand, Daytime programs airs five episodes a week, one for each week day. You can imagine how adding a three-day DVR viewing for each of those days might affect accurate timing vis-a-vis ratings… every week might get unwieldy by clogging up the ratings route. I think it is safe to say that there are most likely more daytime viewers if alternative viewing methods were counted, and DVR viewing got a greater life span … however, since all daytime programming is treated equally, everyone is under the same gun. My one suggestion, however, is with respect to Friday daytime programs. Surely Nielson could revise that “same day” rule regarding DVR viewing to same day +1 or +2 to accomodate the extra days during the weekend when many viewers may opt to view their Friday DVR program.

      • Andrew Hass

        I wasn’t saying that Daytime should do what Prime time does.However as you suggested maybe they could just change it from the same day rule to one day or even just count the weekend as part of Friday’s viewing.Or if there’s a holiday preemption during the week when there’s no episode on (New or rerun) they could count that day as part of the previous day’s ratings.