Ratings: Good Week for B&B and DAYS

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Ratings Report for the Week of November 7-11, 2016

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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 4,500,000 (-94,000/-517,000)
2. B&B 3,813,000 (+125,000/+111,000)
3. GH 2,622,000 (-16,000/-222,000)
4. DAYS 2,272,000 (+100,000/-534,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.24/11 (-.12/-.31)
2. B&B 2.74/9 (+.03/+.08)
3. GH 1.96/6 (-.01/-.17)
4. DAYS 1.71/6 (+.09/-.34)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 573,000 (-23,000/-238,000)
2. B&B 510,000 (+19,000/-110,000)
3. GH 451,000 (+1,000/-70,000)
4. DAYS 402,000 (+23,000/-166,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 0.89/7 (-.03/-.38) <—— ties low (6th straight week) *
2. B&B 0.79/6 (+.03/-.18)
3. GH 0.7/5 (same/-.12)
4. DAYS 0.62/5 (+.03/-.27)

* Rounded to 0.9

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 142,000 (-2,000/-104,000)
2. B&B 125,000 (+3,000/-69,000)
3. GH 111,000 (-2,000/-63,000)
4. DAYS 84,000 (+3,000/-97,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.41 (-.01/-.31)
2. B&B 0.36 (+.01/-.21)
3. GH 0.32 (-.01/-.19) <—— ties low (5th straight week) *
4. DAYS 0.24 (+.01/-.29) <—— ties low (4th straight week) **

* Rounded to 0.3
** Rounded to 0.2

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 834,000 (-33,000/-306,000)
2. B&B 740,000 (+17,000/-141,000)
3. GH 619,000 (-1,000/-100,000)
4. DAYS 531,000 (+36,000/-181,000)

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.37 (-.05/-.52)
2. B&B 1.21 (+.02/-.25)
3. GH 1.02 (same/-.17)
4. DAYS 0.87 (+.06/-.31)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.66/3,638,000
Tuesday: 2.65/3,683,000
Wednesday: 2.83/3,983,000
Thursday: 2.81/3,915,000
Friday: 2.74/3,846,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.78/2,331,000
Tuesday: 1.67/2,224,000
Wednesday: 1.80/2,452,000
Thursday: 1.69/2,181,000
Friday: 1.59/2,172,000

GH
Monday: 2.10/2,837,000
Tuesday: 1.93/2,625,000
Wednesday: 2.03/2,693,000
Thursday: 1.79/2,383,000
Friday: 1.94/2,574,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.47/4,807,000
Tuesday: 3.30/4,504,000
Wednesday: 2.98/4,214,000
Thursday: 2.98/4,185,000
Friday: 3.37/4,711,000

Ratings Archive

 

 

  • Derrick

    I’m at a loss with words right now…………..

  • Paul

    A bump for Days they need increases like that every week if they want to get renewed again no good doing it once a year.

  • Brad Wayne

    Finally! maybe this is some good news for days buy hope its not late since its been dipping in the ratings. Hopefully the lookalike of marlena when she is in prison with Hope might bring more ratings up for the show.

  • Kevin Little

    I think the last time “Days of Our Lives” saw a ratings climb like that, Reagan was President.

    • Happy Accidents

      Hah!!
      It only SEEMS like that, though!

      In any other year but this one it would be nothing to write home about – ordinary weekly fluctuations in any other year would be bigger than this!

      It’s only because the this year has been so low, and Quagley’s regime’s totals have been flat, flat, flat that this is at all startling.

      And the young womens demo is still *very* low.
      This is the SIXTH LOWEST WEEK EVER in women 18-34 viewers, and the THIRD LOWEST FIGURE EVER in the women 18-34 rating.

  • Brad Wayne

    hehe maybe some more scenes wirh paul, derrick, and sonny in tights maybe that too brink up the ratings as well!!!!!

  • gh ratings need to bump up!!! i need a supercouple… stat…

  • robert

    more bad numbers for Y&R,not surprised. the show hasn’t been very good

  • FoxyRoxyy

    Good going Mal. Down half a million viewers during a sweeps month. Not good. Y&R will be shooting all of their scenes on the roof of CBS once the budget cuts set in because of a poor sweeps performance. So far, Mal is inept.

    • charlie bracken

      WILL you stop This Madness Mal is only the Production side, I mean How many TIMES must I spell this out these are PRATT’s NUMBERS Not Mal’s! He doesn’t have a Writer at the present time everything we are seeing on Screen is what Pratt left him. Until sally and Kay take over in the coming weeks this Not surprising me. Mal Can’t make any rewrites, he can make suggestions and Give his ideas to whoever is writing the show but that’s it. SO Don’t give me this BS These are Mal’s numbers,If you haven’t been following the numbers in the past few months you will see Y&R’s numbers have not moved an inch.

      • ScottinPhilly

        Thanks for explaining reality to FR again, Charlie.

        The show has obviously been cutting back on budget knowing there would be a dip in the ratings for the fall. Things will be in good shape by the time February sweeps roll around. The show has had bumpy ratings periods before and everything has worked out when changes were made to EP/HW. #notworried

        • FoxyRoxyy

          I don’t think that you get reality. Low ratings this sweeps will only result in further budget cuts. Y&R is down over half a million viewers in a year. Terrible ratings and Mal is in charge of the whole show, and he is responsible for the ratings. Why do you think JFP got fired when they started going down?

          • ScottinPhilly

            Total viewers does not matter; it’s the demos that set ad rates. Yes, these are also down.

            Sony/CBS decided to ride out CP’s contract instead of bringing in the new writing team back in the summer. So, again this was an expected event. The budget can be dealt with proactively and has been lower for quite a well. JH commanded a huge salary and the show has not been using many actors that only appear on a recurring basis. Plus JFP/CP are no longer being paid and SSM/KA cost less.

          • charlie bracken

            Couldn’t have said that better myself

          • richie

            Thanks Charlie, you responded to FR & SS posts writing basically everything I was thinking regarding Mal, Pratt & the Y&R changes coming up. Like I’ve said before, I still doubt either one of them actually watch Y&R.

          • charlie bracken

            YW, everything i said was the truth. Mal shouldn’t be held hostage by what Pratt did, he has made big improvements in the past few months.

          • cab

            I am glad that I am not the only male viewer of soaps. My soap is Days. Y&R never really interested me with there slow moving pace.

          • Andrew Hass

            Maybe we should wait to see what Y&R’s ratings are when the new writers material starts airing and if the ratings are still down then it might be time to really worry.Plus Mal is the executive producer but he’s got to deal with Sony who produces Y&R and CBS who airs it.

          • Salem Spectator

            The ratings better go up or they will have a budget problem. I’m sure their lipstick is already purchased at Kmart in the value bin!

          • FoxyRoxyy

            lol And every scene will be shot in that cheesy rooftop Chancellor Pumpkin Patch Park set.

          • JayTN

            If only “Days” could afford K-Mart. They have to shop in the dumpsters behind Dollar Tree.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Well if you listen to Charlie, Mal has nothing to do with the ratings or writing, so Mal is on easy street. Not a care in the world!

        • charlie bracken

          YW! Exactly

      • FoxyRoxyy

        Sorry Charlie. You’ll never convince me that the Executive Producer is not responsible for getting the ratings up. It’s part of their job. They are responsible for the entire show.

        • charlie bracken

          It maybe but if you re read what I’ve been saying It’s the writing that Pulls in the viewers, Mal may have that Pull but he can Only do so Much as far as the writing goes. If you care to Listen (which you don’t) He can get into Trouble for rewriting anything that is on the page, Look what happened to Ed scott and JG Hmm they both got fired for doing just that. Pratt had already written this Crap before he left so everything we are see on screen is PRATT’s. Mal Is the production side he may be having trouble getting viewers to Tune in which isn’t a shock, the Stories are Bad Not his Fault . YOu can’t expect Miracles, But believe what you want.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            I hope Mal realizes how good he has it. He’s the first EP in history who is not responsible for the ratings or the writing. At least according to your twisted logic.

          • charlie bracken

            OH My “twisted Logic” is it now, when you yourself have said How many times In the past few weeks and I quote” These are Mal’s Numbers”, “He is responsible for the whole show” including the writing . Well sorry to Say No to the First question, These are PRATT’s NUMBERS. He was the solo HW of the show until he Was let go not long ago and Sally was given his Job along with Kay alden. Mal Can’t do anything about the writing He can make Suggestions and Give his ideas to who ever is writing the show but that is IT, the Numbers If you Have been paying any attention to have been like this for a while now even before JFP was fired and Mal replaced Her.He maybe responsible for the whole show But He doesn’t have a Writer at the Moment until Sally and Kay come in a few weeks time, everything That is on our Screens is still Pratt’s handiwork. SO don’t try and twist this around ON me, I’ve given you the Facts IN black and white.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Wow. Each response makes less sense than the previous one.

          • charlie bracken

            “less sense” In what that I’m speaking the Truth and you don’t want to hear it or is it the Fact you can’t stand Mal being in charge of Y&R? I mean Good God, He doesn’t have a Writer so what can he do Huh Nothing at the moment . He is the Production Side, He doesn’t write the show as you have been ranting about for how long now,He Gives His ideas to Whoever is writing the show that’s It. He May run it But it’s the WRITING that PULLS in the VIEWER. These numbers are NOT surprising, I knew the aftermath of the Baby reveal wouldn’t boost their Numbers any.The whole Story was Bad, It isn’t Mal’s fault It’s the person who wrote it (PRATT)!!

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Seek help, Charlie. Seriously.

          • charlie bracken

            I don’t need to “seek” help seriously, you are the one with the problem with having Mal be the EP of Y&R NOT me.

        • Sandra Ince

          Actually Charlie is right. Yes Mal Young is in charge overall of the show but he is limited in what he can change on scripts already in production. Depending on how far ahead they film there’s not much he can do with what’s already written. You will not see any significant changes until Dec 7th when Sally Sussman’s first episode airs.

          • charlie bracken

            TY Exactly, I think they tape 5 months ahead I could be wrong. But Yes Mal is Limited in what he can do when comes to the writing, He can give his ideas but that is it he can’t rewrite anything or he will be fired just like JG was when he rewrote some of MAB’s scripts.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Good lord Charlie! They do not tape 5 months ahead.

          • charlie bracken

            OH heaven forbid I made a mistake On my “Logic” I should have said 5 weeks ahead that better for you Hmm? But NO you will be back next week and the week after going after Mal for something that doesn’t meet your “Expectations”

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Well look at the numbers Charlie. Down over half a million viewers from last year. I’d say that Mal’s version of Y&R is not meeting alot of people’s expectations. You always say – the numbers don’t lie.

          • charlie bracken

            HOW MANY MORE Times Must I say this to get it through your head THESE are PRATT’s NUMBERS NOT MAL’s ,He is the EP he doesn’t Write the show. It’s the Writing that PULLS IN the Viewers, Pratt’s NUMBERS Have been Down for the past Several MONTHS If you care to pay any attention to them which you probably don’t. When Pratt started 2 years ago those “fans” who knew of this work on “ALL my Children” warned this would Happen but nobody listened,He kept pulling in the Numbers week after week Until Late August when their demos started to drop. Now Pratt has left the building, and Mal is cleaning up the mess Pratt left behind. Everything we are seeing on Screen is what Pratt wrote , These Numbers don’t shock me why you may ask because this Baby reveal was Poorly written.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            And I’m telling you, once again, that the EP is responsible for the ratings. Keeping the ratings up and not losing viewers is most definitely part of the EP’s job.

          • Sandra Ince

            The thing that puzzles me is that with Days,ppl have blamed multiple sources for it’s low ratings, DG,KC ,actors, and filming schedules. How you can blame 1 man for Y&R’s abysmal ratings just doesn’t make sense to me.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Who’s the person in charge of the actors, filming schedules, writers. Yup – the executive producer.

          • Sandra Ince

            Yeah he’s in charge of actors writers etc but you can’t honestly suggest that he’s solely responsible for Pratts writing which is still airing,surely. But,it’s your opinion so we shall agree to disagree. As you’re a fan of Y&R I hope that Sussman’s writing will turn things around from Dec. There’s always hope Foxy..there’s always hope.

          • charlie bracken

            Exactly, everything we are seeing is still Pratt, nothing has changed as far as direction.

          • charlie bracken

            You took the words right out of my mouth

          • charlie bracken

            OH it’s Mal’s “JOB” to boost the ratings when Pratt hasn’t brought in any New viewers in the past several months? Need I remind you That Mal is only the production side, He needs a good “support team” to balance out the numbers for which at the moment he is without of Until Dec 7th when Sally and Kay come in. Pratt writes these stories that is what brings in the viewers But Nothing is keeping the fans glued to their Tv’s which isn’t a surprise,The production side has Improved you can’t deny that.The writing is the thing that Needs to be fixed and It will be Soon, even though Sally and Kay are in the building they are not credited for writing everything that is on the Screen Need i repeat myself (since your not hearing me) is ALL PRATT.

          • Sandra Ince

            Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Mal just start as EP in July of this year. As I understand ,isn’t his role to do with budgets,production schedules, legal issues etc. It’s not common for EP’s to be involved in the writing especially long running serial dramas. There is a chance that he couldn’t change what was already agreed. Maybe he is just letting these s/l’s run its course until the new Ep’s start airing. There are any number of factors that could be the result on what is showing now.

          • charlie bracken

            You are right It is his job to Balance out the Budgets ect.. everything we are seeing is what Pratt left behind back in late August early Sept when it was announced Pratt was being let go.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Mal sits in on writers meetings before the actual scripts are written where the headwriter presents their story ideas. Mal has the power to dictate/change story ideas before the breakdowns and scripts are written but instead he ok’d the mess we are seeing now on our screens.

          • charlie bracken

            This “mess’ as you call It is what Pratt had already written weeks in advice of him leaving, even if Mal had given His suggestions to Pratt nothing would have changed in terms of direction.

  • jesse

    Everyday of B&B was great last week.Steffy/Liam montages are repeated a lot but for fans of the couple those clips are awesome.I like Nicole/Zende/Sasha another romantic triangle that I can enjoy unlike the mess with Devon/Hilary.Not good news to hear SSM likes the tabloid trash and didn’t mention Neil at all.I liked Mr and Mrs Bush on Days,they were fun with Chad/Gabi.A nice break from the usual mayhem and violence that Higley has.Next weeks ratings should be interesting because of the trial which I thought was boring.

    • monzo

      Yes, those flashbacks when Steffy stole Liam from Hope are big love for sure… The moment Hope would return to the show Liam would dump Steffy, because Hope has always been his real love, but since Kim Matula doesn’t want to return they sell Steffy as Liam’s destiny.

  • Elle L

    Wow, how did DAYS manage a +100K last week? That’s impressive. I haven’t watched in years, but always see them struggling week to week. Is this just a fluke that will go away – or did someone finally discover what works?

    Meanwhile, GH has put everything into their current storylines – and they seem to just be treading water. :/

    • cab

      Hopefully they continue to get good numbers for next week, but as a fan, I know they will probably drop next week, only to go up again the following week. November sweeps has been good for Days so far.

  • missmeka1987

    Days of our lives fan 24/7..

  • Salem Spectator

    I’m happy with the DOOL gains, but happier with the actual show! Is Y&R really a YawneR or are the fans becoming more productive citizens?

    • TV&MovieBuff

      I guess both Sony owned shows have been guilty of the same. According to the comments here and around the web Days has been as dull as a dishrag for awhile now. So I guess it has been creating just as many productive citizens. I guess one is Duller and one is Yawner. And both are down over 500,000 since last year.

    • Lampshade

      Why did DOOL gain? Did they write something interesting? After watching since 1966, I stopped this year. The dire, slow plot driven storylines, the needless and hate-filled Will Horton bloodbath, awful acting from that Ciara girl, finally forced me to say enough. When something annoys rather than entertains, there’s just no point in watching anymore. Pity, it was my favourite show with many happy memories.

      • cab

        Time for you to return home. There are a lot of exiting things on the horizon. And if they still do not interest you, just stop watching again. Ciara is being replaced and there is in no way any slow plot driven storylines.

  • Andrew Hass

    Yeah B&B and Days had good weeks but lets see if they continue the good ratings because if next week they lose the ratings they gained this week then these good ratings won’t matter.Plus even though Days gained a 100,000 viewers they’re still a half a million viewers down from last year.

    • Salem Spectator

      Last year’s gains were under special circumstances, their 50th anniversary.

      • Happy Accidents

        Yeah, Higley & co had SPECIAL amounts of publicity for the 50th, with the cast touring the country, big book on sale, lots of TV spots, opening the stock exchange, Horton ornaments in the Smithsonian, big names coming back, etc. With all THAT the key demo was still much stronger in 2013 and 2014 than it was during the anniversary season of 2015. (Also 2015 Fall totals were equivalent to 2013 Fall totals).

        So your point here is mistaken, because DAYS was much higher in EVERY previous year. No, the “special” year is THIS YEAR, with its unprecedented lows.

        • Malakies

          Well said, some just want to create hype out of one nothing.

      • Happy Accidents

        A key demo graph shows that DAYS 50th was NOT especially high! On the contrary, the Falls of 2014 and 2013 were stronger in the key demo, and it is THIS YEAR which is ESPECIALLY LOW – lower than ALL previous years!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/484756d05b5349be0796c1f2b3b4a07497627ed63172e137c21e4f745dce4472.png

        • paul

          Yep there is the proof 2013 was a great year and it beat the crap out of the 50th in the demos well of course it would it had Ali and James there for starters plus so many other great actors like ED, JM, and BB show was flying that year.

      • Paul

        Please 2013 was better than the 50th and was no 50th anniversary especially in the demos i am amazed how you keep making excuses for Days horrible ratings just the show is pretty rubbish now. Yes went up this week a decent amount big deal first time since Jan since they got a decent increase that is pathetic.

        • cab

          Another male viewer besides myself, great. You must not like suspense and mystery that us other male viewers like. Romance is good, but there has got to be more for us male viewers to watch. Try a romance novel if you are not watching Days, it might be what you are missing in your life. I myself am enjoying Days and its twists.

          • Paul

            Good for you i was a big Days fan but i am not liking at the moment nothing missing in my life i am not only one that thinks Days sucks now most fans do look at the ratings. I respect you like the show good for you but with respect some of you to accept not everyone feels the same as you if they did Days would be getting much better ratings wouldn’t they.

    • cab

      Last year was their 50th, so they had a lot going for them to attract viewers, and the Neck Tie Killer storyline. The fact they went up 100,000 from the week before is amazing especially for November sweeps.

  • Salem Spectator

    Y&R just tied their low for the sixth week in a row in the 18-49 ratings, the cream of the crop demo! Do I hear seven? Who’ll give me eight?

    • Malakies

      I’m not sure why your celebrating (its a miracle Days got an increase, they should treasure it) I will not be surprised they lose it just as fast. Let me see YR is still over 4 million viewers and Days is still in wait, Last Place.

      • cab

        Todays soaps aren’t competing against one another as the old times. Todays soaps have to keep the viewers that they have. Y&R is struggling as is all soaps.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      I wouldn’t brag too much Days has been tying lows in the demos all year long. The 2nd cream of the crop demo up there they have tied their low for 4 weeks straight. Do I hear 5? Who’ll give me five??????

  • Salem Spectator

    My sources tell me that DOOL dumped Vivian Jovanni (Ciara Brady).

    • monzo

      Good.

    • Carrie Walker

      She needs more practice, and soaps used to be a training ground for that. But, with there only four left, we can’t alienate viewers. Maybe do commercial work, guest appear on other shows, along with Hallmark movies to gain experience and eventually a strong suit will be found, its just not daytime dramas.

    • Lampshade

      God, I hope so. The plastic trees in Horton square are more believable than her acting.

      • M. J.

        Hilarious! UpVote for you! Thank you for mine and I’m gonna arrow you an upvote, because I love your name! I didn’t mind them killing Will, because the last guy that played him deserved to die. No One could top or replace that Massey guy! He was AWESOME! I stopped caring about the show, once Sammy left.

    • VivianSnores

      I like how you give us the inside scoops hehehe

    • Mandy

      That would be a good thing. I wish no ill will toward VJ, but it’s been more than a year and her acting has not improved one bit. As someone else said, she needs some more training and perhaps different kinds of projects to hone her skills. She has had a few moments (her work with Peter Reckell was her best, IMO) but overall has been really flat.

      Casting fascinates me. I’ll never understand how the same casting department that in recent years found Billy Flynn, Camila Banus and Marci Miller (I know it’s early, but she’s impressed) can also come up with Vivian Jovanni and Guy Wilson.

  • sherwood

    Y&R is an unmitigated disaster now. It’s November sweeps and this train wreck of a show is bleeding viewers by over half-a-million. The stories are beyond awful & the acting is not much better. CBS & Sony have a real mess on their hands.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Y&R is horrible – both the writing and the TMZ looking juvenile production.

      • charlie bracken

        Y&R is “horrible” to what the Naked eye or is It the Simple fact you have Issues with what Mal is trying to do BY cleaning up after two “Idiots” for whom both got praised not so long ago for doing Great work But were also fired for not bringing in the Viewers. The “Juvenile” production as you so Happily Called it has Seriously “Improved” in the past few months, as for the Writing That hasn’t Improved at all why you ask I will tell you It’s called PRATT!! PRATT wrote these Stories Probably weeks in advice of him leaving The show so everything we are seeing is still his work, Not Mal’s But Pratt’s. don’t confuse the two Now hmm, as I mentioned In my last Post The “All MY children” Fans warned everyone when Pratt came aboard this would Happen But no one took them seriously, Now He has left a Huge “mess” behind between the numbers not living up to those Fans “expectations” and the stories being so Bad the Viewers have tuned out. SO Sally,Kay along with Mal have their Work cut out for them in the coming months ahead can they bring back the viewers the show lost with Great stories that will have them watching again.

        • FoxyRoxyy

          Charlie, you can’t dispute the numbers that Mal is pulling in as EP. They are not good. Mal was named EP in June, so this is his production that we are seeing, and it isn’t good. That’s fine that you like what he’s doing, but I don’t think he has improved the production and the numbers back me up.

          • charlie bracken

            OH please Have you Not heard what I said These are Not I repeat NOT MAL’s Numbers, Pratt is the writer he is the one who brings in the viewers with his stories. MAL may have come in June but he was with the show back in January if you remember correctly before JFP was Let go this past summer. Y&R’s NUMBER’s have been LIKE this since Last year even before Mal was made EP by Sony and CBS, PRATT hasn’t Brought any New Viewers to watch His Crappy Tales, This Baby Reveal was One Of many tales that Flopped On him during his time at The show. SO Don’t give me “THESE NUMBER’s back me up” BS, MAL is doing his Best to bring back those Viewers the show Has lost in the Past Year and half, you think this is easy to DO Probably not. WHY do you think CBS and SONY brought Back Sally and Kay HUH, Because they BOTH Know the show and the History of the characters!! Pratt made a Total Mockery of what Bill created, and Now it needs to be FIXED can Sally and Kay do That IMO YES But it’s going to take TIME.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            I realize that you’re challenged, but constantly saying that these aren’t Mal’s numbers is ridiculous. He is the EP. So when Sussman starts, then the ratings will be Mal’s all of the sudden? Or is an EP never responsible for the ratings? You contradict yourself.

          • charlie bracken

            Oh it’s Now “Ridiculous” just like you saying “these are Mal’s Numbers” he is the EP he is responsible” for bringing in the Viewers” sorry to say your Dead wrong so Don’t try and “Contradict” me, I’m saying what i will continue to say It’s the writing that brings in the Viewers. Mal has only been at this for a few short Months, you can’t expect Miracles But in your case you see nothing bad Karma for Mal and what he is trying to do which is his job By making the show watchable again for those Fans who have tuned out due to what Pratt did. so Don’t try and Spin this to make it look like I’m the Villain when you are the one who comes here week after week saying These are mal’s numbers Ect.. Will I blame Sally No, she has her work cut for her once she starts .

          • FoxyRoxyy

            So an EP is not responsible for keeping the ratings up? Wow are you in a dream world!

          • JayTN

            I would agree with Charlie on this issue. People tend to tune in for whatever is happening on screen. Not a lot of people are going to say “wow, Mal Young is the new EP of Y&R, so I need to watch it now”. In that sense, the head writer is responsible for what appears on screen. The EP is responsible for overseeing the production of the series, basically that everything comes in ahead of schedule and below budget. The EP can change the production and/or direction of the show, but doesn’t have a lot of power when it comes to the writing, especially in this circumstance since Pratt was also an EP, putting him on the same footing as Young.

            Some may complain that Young did not oust Pratt sooner, but that move may have been dictated by Young’s bosses at Sony or CBS. It’s a little too simplistic to say that one person is responsible for a series low ratings. Are these “Mal Young’s ratings”? Of course…they occur under his watch as EP, but that doesn’t mean that there are not other factors, some outside of his control, that influence the ratings as well. It is a collaborative effort and there is more than enough blame to go around.

          • charlie bracken

            BINGO, you hit the nail right on the head Jay!

          • cab

            It is so heart warming to know that there are male viewers of a soap that are passionate about their show. Maybe you should start watching Days and then I can be involved with your conversation.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Charlie is “special”.

          • charlie bracken

            Thanks Cab, I used to watch DOOL but been watching Y&R for 14 years

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Well then you don’t read Charlie’s rantings because he puts the blame solely on Pratt. I put it on Young, mcDaniel and Kent because they all sign off and approve story outlines before they ever get to the script phase.

          • charlie bracken

            OF course I will Put this Solely on “Pratt”, he is the one who was hired under Kent and McDaniel’s Noses if you remember by JFP when Shelley and Jean P were Being replaced 3 years ago.Sony didn’t want Pratt they wanted Sally but JFP got her way and we ended up with two years of Rotten Storytelling, SO placing this on Young isn’t going to solve The show’s Problems it’s having Now is it. He was Hired to replace JFP when she was Let go in June, he is doing what he was hired to do which is Fix the production and some of the writing.But as I have pointed Out Pratt was still His Co-Ep even after JFP left, so Mal couldn’t say let’s change this direction ect..! Now Mal is being blamed for Bad numbers why he didn’t Make this “Mess” ,JFP and Pratt did.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            You are nuts Charlie. You keep contradicting yourself and you’re all over the place with your logic. Maybe you need an extra pill today.

          • charlie bracken

            MY logic is Fine thank you very Much, and No I’m Not Nuts. That is the Simple Truth if you followed what happened Before Pratt was given the Job of writing The show Kay Alden, Sally and Even Josh G had all Given Bibles to CBS and Sony But JFP didn’t want any of them so she went over Kent’s head along with McDaniel’s and got Pratt to come aboard. Sony had wanted to Hire Sally But we got Pratt instead , we had two years Of bad storytelling. Putting this all on Young isn’t helping matters, but with your “Logic” it makes perfect sense.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Mal isn’t helping matters with his juvenile GC Buzz camera angles and shooting alot of the show on the roof of CBS. Those were his ideas. And the music is horrible! He is not helping the show at all. The ratings prove that. Sony, CBS all have a hand in the downfall of Y&R. They all approved Pratt’s stories and since Mal has been EP, he has also signed off on them. I can be as relentless as you Charlie. You’ll never ever change the fact that the EP is in charge of the whole show. If Mal took the job knowing that he’s only in charge of production and not the writing, then he’s an idiot and shouldn’t be in the job! Any seasoned EP will want control over the direction of the entire show. And before you pull out your “Mal wouldn’t be in the job if CBS and Sony didn’t think he could do it”, remember that they also thought Phelps, Arena Bell and Latham were good for the job. Look at where that got them.

          • charlie bracken

            “Junvenille” Mal is doing his Job that he was given, remember NOW (since you seem to forget) He was W/the show in January before JFP was Fired this past June, SO don’t give me this BS about he isn’t “right for the JOB”! Mal is in the charge of the whole show But as far as the Writing Goes he can Make suggestions and give his ideas to Pratt But you also seem to forget Pratt was his Co-EP Before he was let Go this Past September so even If Mal wanted to make changes to the script he probably couldn’t. AS for the NUMBERS They have been Like this for over a YEAR expect in December of last year they had that Huge spike but they fell that’s where they have been.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Charlie, the numbers have not been like this for over a year. Read them again. Y&R is down over half a million viewers from last year. And there were many weeks last winter where they were over 5 million. They now sit at 4.5 million. That’s a fact. Mal’s production for this weeks ratings are down over half a million viewers from the same week last year. That’s a huge loss that Mal is responsible for.

          • charlie bracken

            The Networks look at their Demos, that is what brings in the Money for all the shows. Their 18-49’s along with their 25-54’s have been either Breaking records for all time lows Or they remain steady. ALL of the soaps this week were Down viewers expect for B&B and Days they showed gains,Y&R and GH didn’t.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Fine. Y&R’s demos are all down significantly from last year. That’s not good. Especially in a sweeps month. Advertising rates will fall which will mean less profit. That’s never good with all the soaps that were cancelled in recent years.

          • charlie bracken

            True But you also have to remember we are in that transition Period with all of Pratt’s stories coming to a End and Sally and Kay are about to Take over, so It’s a wonder why their Demos are the way they are. I mean Mal has no power over these numbers, the fans have to watch but most have those DVR’s where they FF through the Ad’s or The show is online for them to watch daily.

          • charlie bracken

            You also dare to forget the music part wasn’t Mal that was JFP, when she was hired she cut the show’s Budget and she fired all the music people that were with Y&R for years. The writing was probably already set in stone before Mal took over,They tape 5 weeks ahead. Even if Mal had wanted to write off any of Pratt’s stories Pratt was his Co-Ep.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Charlie. Mal Young is the Executive Producer of Y&R. He is responsible for the very LOW ratings that the show is currently experiencing.

          • charlie bracken

            OH for the Love of GOD, How many More times Must I say this to you these are PRATT’s NUMBERS I repeat Pratt’s NUMBERS!! When will you stop Raking Young over the coals for something he walked into Not long ago and has tried to Revamp the show. I mean did you Not read what I posted before the Networks look at the over all Demos, That is what brings in the Money week after week for all the shows Not just Y&R! Their Demos have been very low for a while now, They have either broken Record lows Or they remain steady. Young is trying what he has at the Present time, you can expect Miracles, Pratt wrote very bad stories That have not made the viewers Tune in. The Baby reveal was not a BIG ratings Booster for the show which wasn’t a huge surprise, I mean Until Sally and Kay get started the show is going to be a little on the dull side. But according to your “LOGIC” Mal is to Blame for all the Shows woes.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Yes, because Mal is the Executive Producer. I explained that to you, Charlie.

          • charlie bracken

            I have also explained to you Too That He was handed this “Mess” back in June, He also had to put up with Pratt and his Huge ego for Bad storytelling for which Has not “Raised” their Numbers in the past few months. SO according your Great “LOGIC” Mal is to blame for Bad numbers and Bad stories But dare we Forget(since you have so often) Pratt was The Co-EP/HW, so even “IF” Mal had wanted to change direction He probably tried but couldn’t. SO Don’t go on your High horse that Mal is to blame for the Shows woes when in fact JFP and Pratt are the ones who IMO should be blamed for making a Mockery out of what Bill Created.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            You constantly contradict yourself Charlie. Mal replaced Jill. You don’t like Jill but you do like Mal so when ratings were bad it was Jill’s fault, since you don’t like her. However, when ratings are still bad, but you like Mal, they are not his numbers. You’re all over the place while I hold steady that the EP is responsible for the ratings – good or bad.

          • charlie bracken

            OH I see Now it’s back To I’m “Contradicting myself”, when you have been all over me with your “logic” about Blaming Mal for what JFP and Pratt did before He even started. Yes I do Blame Jill and Pratt for making Y&R unwatchable I mean you can’t sit here and tell me These two are not to blame But according to your wonderful “Logic” Mal is the blame for everything that has happened in the Past two years is that it hmm?

          • FoxyRoxyy

            You are unraveling Charlie. Calm down. Mal is responsible for everything that has happened since be was named EP. He is responsible for the current low ratings and loss of demos from last year. Your logic is all over the place because you say that these are not Mal’s numbers because he is not the writer, but yet when Jill was the EP, she was responsible even though Pratt was the writer. You contradict yourself.

          • charlie bracken

            I’m not “contradicting Myself”, Mal was handed this “mess” back in June. You want to stick to your great “Logic” that Young is to blame for what JFP and Pratt handed him before they left fine by me But I will say this Mal shouldn’t be held hostage for something that wasn’t His fault to begin with, Before you go on your little “rant” about Young being the EP and the Numbers blah, blah He was with the show in January of this year so he knew what he was walking into even before he got Picked to be the new EP. IMO he is trying his Best, But i can’t change your “logic” so I’ll leave it at that.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Exactly Charlie. You walked right into it. Mal knew what he was getting into back in Jan. He knew back then that he was replacing Jill. We all knew it. He has not helped Y&R gain viewers.

          • charlie bracken

            OH honestly, Give the man Time for god sake.WE are in that Transition Period between wrapping up Pratt’s Ungodly crap and going into Sally and Kay’s which starts in a few weeks. You can’t expect their Numbers to just bounce back in a short period of time, The Baby story was Bad was that Young’s Fault No it was Pratt’s. But you stand By your great “Logic” which will be “Let’s Blame Mal for Y&R’s woes” while I’ll stand By mine which is “Give the man some leg room to work before just throwing him under the Bus”!

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Charlie, we’ll he having this same argument 6 months from now when Y&R is still down in the ratings. It’s Mal. No it’s Sally. Y&R should get a bump with winter viewing, but they will still be down year to year. Count on it.

          • charlie bracken

            OH lord always gonna be the Debbie downer aren’t you, I mean seriously we don’t Know what is going to happen once Sally and Kay start next week.Good god These is going to take time , it isn’t something that is gonna boost their ratings through the roof. The Fans tuned out Not because of Mal it was due to what Pratt did , so give Up your “Flawed Logic” about Mal being the EP and all that Jazz because IMO he didn’t create this “Mess” we are in Pratt and Jill did. Jill and Pratt should take the heat for has happened to the show the past2 years, They made a mockery out of it. While Young gets put out to pasture for nothing he did, He gets raked over the coals each week by you.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Why is it that Jill was responsible but Mal isn’t?

          • charlie bracken

            I will tell you why #1: Jill was brought in to cut The shows budget she did That, #2: she threw Josh G under the bus for Jean and Shelly. #3: she brought in her old friend and The unpopular Fan fave Pratt who made All my children fans Hate Him with a passion. Pratt came in and made the show Look awful, His “two Disasters” The plane Crash and the roof coming down brought in the Viewers they had a ratings blow out for months Until August when their demos started dropping, Then His Second One didn’t fair well either. Jill was rumored to be let go several times during her time at the show But she kept on trucking Until this year when her Luck ran out, That was when Mal was brought in This past January we didn’t know if he was going to be the new Ep or not. Now that he has taken over Her Job the fans were Happy she was gone and we got him. Pratt was also rumored to be Next after Jill had left but he didn’t leave until this September , that was when Sally and Kay were brought in. As for of Now Mal IMO has Improved a lot of the production side, as the Numbers goes It all comes down to Pratt.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            I have never understood Sony in all this. Y&R is their big cash prize at CBS. When Days first got in trouble a few years ago, they ordered bunches of rewrites and a total reboot of the show. Yet here Y&R has had 2 rough years hitting new lows and falling ratings and stagnant ratings all summer. But they let Pratt’s stuff play out in this instance. Maybe they have a lot of confidence that Sally’s stuff will impact the ratings quickly and that it will be impacted by cold weather soon. Who knows what they are thinking in this instance. But the show has really been very stagnant to me for awhile now and that comes from someone who just 6 months or so ago was enjoying at least some of what Pratt was writing.

          • charlie bracken

            IA with you 100%, I had thought when the Baby thing came out when last week it wouldgive them a slight boost but it didn’t, Pratt is still making waves even though he is gone. Sally and Kay have their work cut out for them…

          • JBT

            With all intended respect, this really seems like a Pratt/Phelps mess that has spilled over onto Mal Young’s plate. IMHO, the production side matters very little if the writing is crappy. The writing has been crappy for part of JFP’s supervision and especially since Pratt arrived. That said, it is unfortunate that Y&R and Pratt publicly parted ways and yet he remained for 3 months like a bad odor. Now it is Mal’s problem to clean up.

          • charlie bracken

            Exactly JBT I couldn’t agree More..

          • JBT

            I think it was sloppy and irresponsible planning to keep Pratt on after announcing they were parting ways. I think they were desperate to get the word out. Maybe to prevent further loses. Who knows? I really hope Sussman and Alden deliver the goods. Most soaps that have had the misfortune of Pratt at the helm never come back.

          • charlie bracken

            Exactly, they had too due to Pratt’s contract that’s why we are still seeing his Crap on screen. Sally and Kay have their work cut out for them.

  • curacaoman

    The numbers for Y&R will change soon enough, no worries there. The others are not so lucky, especially not GH

  • bravodays

    Days is on the right track! It has been good lately. I am actually tuning in these past couple of weeks. I am sure the same is happening with the fans and it is being reflected in the ratings! For those of you not tuning in because you do not like Dena, I suggest you give it a try because you are basically missing out.

  • JBT

    Congratulations B&B. They have produced some good tv the last couple of weeks.

  • Salem Spectator

    I’m hoping next week’s ratings show many more viewers tuned in for Thursday’s episode where Abby (Marci Miller) revealed herself to Jennifer and listened to JJ and Jennifer’s conversation while hidden behind her great grandmother’s chair. Alice seemed very present to me during that episode. Bravo to all involved, especially Marci Miller who is most definately Abby to me as well as performer of the week! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a3e0a6951ea2c8e2a50c7b6c7a191e472f48dab4ecd9430ddbbecda2fe147a2.jpg

    • daytimeluv

      I have loved all her scenes with the cast so far and I am enjoying her portrayal of Abby. This is a great recast!

      • mariap

        I am giving the new Abby a chance. New Chad turned out great. Loved new Belle, and Brady in the past/present. The only one they can’t seem to replace well is Phillip.

  • Falconcrest

    I see GH is still losing in the key demos. No wonder.

  • Mandy

    I have been struggling with DAYS most of this year, but I feel like it has really caught fire in the last week or two. The stories are interesting and engaging. I’m loving the new Abby and the upcoming Gabi/Chad/Abby triangle. I’m even enjoying Jennifer now that she’s at the Spectator. Kayla and Steve are awesome. Looks like good stuff for Lucas/Adrienne/Justin. I didn’t like Theresa’s exit storyline, but the performances were on point, and I’m curious to see what happens with Brady now.

    I even found myself interested in stories I don’t really care for, like Hope’s trial. It just feels like everything on DAYS is coming together better, the stories feel more carefully planned and the acting seems much stronger across the board. It feels like something has energized the show. I hope this isn’t a fluke and that the momentum continues.

    As for Y&R, I feel like many people deserve the blame for the show’s sorry state. It’s Pratt’s fault for writing the crappy stories in the first place. It’s Mal’s fault for giving the approval to those tales and focusing too much on wobbly camera angles and wonky lighting. It’s Sony/CBS Daytime’s fault for not stepping in, giving notes and rather letting Pratt run amok for his last months on the show. It’s like everybody is asleep at the wheel over there. I have no doubt they will see a ratings bump once Sally’s stuff starts airing, but I am curious how long it will continue if fans don’t see what they hope or expect.

    • cab

      Although many viewers complained about the writing on Days, I have always said that the acting on Days was superb, with one or two exceptions.

  • JayTN

    Here are the numbers for “The Talk” and “The View” for the week of Nov. 7:

    The View
    3.112 million viewers

    The Talk
    2.878 million viewers

  • cab

    Days is on fire. They are counting their loses and bringing in excitement. Ratings may have gone up because of Abby’s return and the fact that Jenn Linnley is leaving. Court scenes usually are a bore, but what suspense that they created for Hope’s trial. Hopefully they continue with the increase.

    • daytimeluv

      Vanessa Williams who is playing Valerie Grant is a wonderful addition to the show. I look forward to her present story line and I am enjoying her interactions in Salem.

    • Evelyn Hodges

      All the soaps l think going bad to much drama,they never finish a storyline before adding another to many people in the inter circle everybody been with everyone in marriage no outside contact these people no who each other and yet they keep messing with each other you would think they no who’s doing what are not to trust that person but they don’t if this sound crazy welcome to the world of soaps,it’s all crazy and getting crazier nothing makes sense and just when its about to it get stupid,everything starts to happen all over again like this thing with sonny and the girl in his bed are Julian blackmailing Leica what ever her name is are Nick having to share his because of what he didn’t no ,and what’s going on with Hilary can’t they stop her Chloe really and if they bring Adam back! Please make you wonder ,
      who

      • Connie Coleman

        Days of our Lives getting boring and the characters are playing the roles to dumb for me. Abigail they need to stop this story line to long to get to the end and people are not that dumb that they don’t hear people walking in a room. The writer have boring story lines and a lot of viewers are not please with the story line to.

  • babaraz

    I am satisfied with Days lately with the exception of the Paul, Sonny and Derrick story line. I just find it all boring without Will and lacking any chemistry between the actors. My gay hair dresser says they should just send them off to NYC or Paris to live an open relationship or have a Grindr App murder mystery storyline and send them off that way. Make Days Great Again! Thank you Dena and Ryan!

  • scott16475

    I watched roughly 5 minutes of Days on Friday, November 18th and found the writing and acting to be HORRIBLE. Some girl was telling some boy that she was pregnant and the writing and acting that scene was really sophomoric. I cringed throughout that scene and was embarrassed for everyone – myself included for watching it. I quickly turned the channel. It was God awful.

    The storylines on GH are really bad but the dialogue is pretty good and the acting is top notch (minus one actor in particular). Days is really bad overall. My gut tells me that people who enjoy Days are under 21 years of age. That’s the CW/MTV series age range so they don’t know good television from really, really bad television.

    • scottdowner

      I heard you and I do not care! Days is good!

    • Happy Accidents

      Whilst we are not given figures for under-18s, a quick look at the demos we *do* get shows that the Days younger demos are the *worst*. This week:
      18-34: 84,000
      18-49: 402,000
      25-54: 531,000

    • cab

      Hey, they are trying to attract the younger set. Maybe they should keep up the good job.

  • ilovedays

    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you
    concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
    — Oprah Winfrey