Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of January 16-20, 2017

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NOTE: GH was pre-empted on Wednesday; All soaps were pre-empted on Friday.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,663,000 (-23,000/-645,000)
2. B&B 3,861,000 (+78,000/-202,000)
3. GH 2,764,000 (+111,000/-367,000)
4. DAYS 2,292,000 (-59,000/-580,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.36/10 (-.03/-.36)
2. B&B 2.76/8 (+.02/-.1)
3. GH 2.02/6 (+.03/-.25)
4. DAYS 1.69/5 (-.05/-.38)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 566,000 (-2,000/-189,000)
2. B&B 490,000 (-3,000/-109,000)
3. GH 462,000 (+1,000/-80,000)
4. DAYS 400,000 (same/-148,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 0.88/6 (same/-.3) <—— ties low (3rd straight week) *
2. B&B 0.76/5 (same/-.18)
3. GH 0.72/5 (+.01/-.13)
4. DAYS 0.62/4 (same/-.24)

* Rounded to 0.9

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 167,000 (+8,000/-68,000)
2. B&B 130,000 (-17,000/-55,000)
3. GH 118,000 (+8,000/-55,000)
4. DAYS 83,000 (+2,000/-58,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.48 (+.02/-.21)
2. B&B 0.37 (-.05/-.17)
3. GH 0.34 (+.02/-.17) <—— ties low (2nd straight week) *
4. DAYS 0.24 (+.01/-.17) <—— ties low (3rd straight week) **

* Rounded to 0.3
** Rounded to 0.2

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 878,000 (+6,000/-239,000)
2. B&B 775,000 (+30,000/-129,000)
3. GH 667,000 (+2,000/-56,000)
4. DAYS 537,000 (same/-134,000)

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.44 (+.01/-.41)
2. B&B 1.27 (+.05/-.23)
3. GH 1.09 (same/-.11)
4. DAYS 0.88 (same/-.23)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.93/4,093,000
Tuesday: 2.79/3,887,000
Wednesday: 2.66/3,779,000
Thursday: 2.64/3,683,000
Friday:

DAYS
Monday: 1.79/2,481,000
Tuesday: 1.73/2,356,000
Wednesday: 1.57/2,106,000
Thursday: 1.67/2,226,000
Friday:

GH
Monday: 2.13/2,972,000
Tuesday: 2.14/2,934,000
Wednesday:
Thursday: 1.80/2,385,000
Friday:

Y&R
Monday: 3.69/5,104,000
Tuesday: 3.35/4,613,000
Wednesday: 3.11/4,370,000
Thursday: 3.30/4,566,000
Friday:

Ratings Archive

  • Paul

    Days losing viewers again this explains why they fired Dena gain all the gains over Charistmas are gone this what happened last year its seem’s to be the same pattern every year for the last few years or so since 2015 early Jan and Feb Days goes free fall

  • padange

    Both Sony soaps have extremely big losses over the last year. Such a bad year for soaps (and all TV shows) in general.

  • Salem Spectator

    I know GH was preempted on that Wednesday, but wasn’t DOOL and Y&R interrupted?

  • Dave

    These aren’t ratings I expected for DOOL since Greg Vaughan came back that week. No gains to show for it and losing more in total. Good for DOOL for changing head writers. It had to happen but Ron Carlivati will have to do work to turn DOOL around. There’s still 6 months of writing from Dena Higley to make it through and how much worse will the show be by then? Ron will have to restore a lot of characters with his writing because Dena Higley has ruined them. Characters like Nicole, Hope, Eric and Sonny to start. I hope he can write off the Hernandez family with Rafe first and start over with a new Latino family if DOOL wants diversity or use them being gone to afford to hire back characters with history on DOOL like Carrie, Austin, Anna or Mike. DOOL needs to get away from the Hernandez family and focus on core characters.

    • truth

      Nobody cares about Carrie (boring and self-righteous) Austin (same), Anna they don’t know how to write her or even Mike..meh..this character should be rewritten in an interesting way..good luck with that !

      • Dave

        I named them just as examples. Who do you want back?

        • truth

          Above all you have to have great writers who can write interesting characters (no matter the history although it help..when they know how use it and make it character written) and the actors have to be interesting onscreen, have to make their material interesting to watch for the audience..

      • cab

        I personally am excited for Anna’s return. I like the actress and her character. She brings comic relief for all the other drama. The fact that she carries Tony urn with her all the time, is just what the character would do.

        • truth

          Well i said the character is badly written but the character itself as well as the actress are great imho.

    • sespa

      I agree. Days was also all over the media for the big possibility of being replaced by Megyn Kelly and It did nothing to increase ratings after reading all the support for Days from fans on the internet. Perhaps, Ron was hired to show NBC a new vision and/or end it with the hopes of a ratings high because of his past work with soaps.

    • Layla

      There are very few characters/actors that are proven to drive up ratings for Days. It boils down to Sweeney, Scott and Reckell. Greg Vaughn is popular but not in their league, and so far he’s just been there to prop Rope and Daniel. It’s not what Eric fans want.

      I hope Ron can fix some of Higley’s terrible writing – starting with getting rid of the whole Hernandez family. It says everything about Higley’s lack of a moral compass that Rafe, Dario, Ed and Gabi could all be sent to prison at the same time and it would not be unrealistic. Those are Higley’s heroes!

      The bottom line is that only compelling stories written for popular characters can save the show. They should get Bo, Sami, EJ and Will back and write some decent stories. Also, they need a producer that isn’t lazy. They didn’t even try to make Prague look different from Salem. How expensive is it to switch out some chairs?

      • Barbara Long

        Ron was fired from General Hospital because he was forcing couples together that the fans didn’t want together. He also convinced TPTB (the powers that be) that the fans wanted those couples together. Long story short, Ron bought back Kimberly McCullough who plays Robin Scorpio back for a triangle between Patrick, Sabrina, and Robin that never played out.

      • lolly

        Sweeney is 40, Scott is 38, Reckell is 61. Perhaps, some old fans of the show might tune in to watch a return but the younger and new audience will not. For young adults, around 40 and over is old! When i was in my twenties soaps captured me because I related to the mostly younger characters (super couples).

        • truth

          Not true at all ! First, nowadays 40’s is still young and secondly and most of all it depend of the characters..i am young (2O’s..) and i freaking love watching Roger/Holly/Blake/Ross drama from Guiding Light on youtube !! I did not care about some teenagers corny drama..unless the actors are really charismatic and bring some ‘je ne sais quoi’..

          • tust

            “nowadays 40’s is still young” (say the people in their 40’s and older lol)….The average person believes youth ends at 35 and old age begins at 58. If you are in your 20’s and enjoy watching 40 plus year old men because they give you that ‘je ne sais quoi’ on a cancelled soap from youtube then you are the exception.

          • truth

            ‘say the people in their 40’s and older’ ugh i am 28 years old dumbass !! And i don’t care about age, it is about the character if he is interesting or not !! If the character (and his portrayer) has no charisma, is not interesting well he can have 12 years old as well as 20 years old or 80 years old i will not care, and it is the opposite if the character is interesting and the actor has presence and charisma..and yeah for exemple Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light when he came back on the 90’s he was not a young man anymore but he was still totally fascinating to watch…and that for audience for any age ! ps: we are always older than somebody else..the youngs of today will be the olders of tomorrow..some seems to be totally delusional about that..

        • Layla

          Agreed on the point about younger couples. Days in particular has done absolutely nothing to appeal to young women – except maybe the gay story which they maliciously ended in 2015. The young female characters are shallow and only interested in men, babies and clothes. If they had female heroines with careers and adventures and big over the top love stories, they would find a young female audience. I just don’t think the shows have the budget or inclination anymore.

          • truth

            I kind of disagree with some points here..Young women, that’s right they want to watch female characters with careers and goals in life outside of men and babies and clothes..but not the big over the top 80’s love stories..Now we want more complex sophisticated stories, not the generic hero/heroine against the big bad villain..nah..too shallow and outdated for us..We want complex characters played by charismatic actors (no matter the age). That is all. Will stories were kind of topical but thankfully grey and dynamic characters like Ej and Sami were involved in these stories otherwise it would not have worked..given that Will and his pairing with Sonny were by itself too much cookie cutter, Ej and Sami gave the dynamic, sexy, volatile, layered touch, which was needed in order to make it modern..all of the above is a big reason 2013 stories were a success for Days..with also Kristen’s return..and yeah Ej, Sami are not 20 years old anymore and don’t get me start with Kristen who is at least 50 years old if not more..The age of the characters is not the problem..the problem is how the characters are, what they are doing and how they are played..

        • Paul

          Well the show is full of young actors at the moment and its doing terrible in the ratings Sweeney and Scott are not old and when they were on Days they were loved by the young fans as well fans in their 20’s. In a recent poll from Sony released yesterday they said how much EJ and Sami is missed on Days this proves my point.

    • lolly

      You must be talking about older viewers and fans of Days. Greg Vaughan 43 years old. No younger viewer or new viewer is going to care about his return.

  • JayTN

    Keep in mind that the above ratings include “Days” new 12pm (noon) timeslot on NBC’s flagship affiliate in NYC (WNBC), which is the #1 market in the US. A timeslot change in that affiliate will have more impact than a change in a different, lower-ranked, market.

    • nycgrandma

      I can say that it sucks when you are used to watching a soap (dool) at a
      particular time and then they change the time! I do
      not not know about others in my area but it is hard to change a daily
      routine especially when the show just isn’t that good anymore but i was
      still watching out of habit until last week. Perhaps, we can contribute BB increase from Days viewers in NYC who can watch it now because they no longer compete haha.

    • nastywoman

      I doubt a show like Days would be effected (ratings wise) by a time slot change in the NYC market. If you ever been to NYC you would understand why a show geared to mainly “white woman and families” has little relevance. In NYC many speak other languages and many younger ‘woman” are not home during the day because they are working to pay bills.

      • Layla

        Young women still love soaps, and they would watch in NYC and elsewhere but NBC has given them no viable options except pirating on Youtube. If they made Days or any other soap available to stream when it airs and wrote good, soapy stories – they’d build a new audience in no time. You’re right, though, the way it goes now, there’s not many people who can watch the old fashioned way.

        • Lana

          Young women do not love daytime soaps.

          • March

            Yea..they are too busy going to school and working nowadays. But they do manage to make time for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr. Youtube, etc and lots of social apps..hehe

          • truth

            young women above all love great/interesting/complex stories played by charismatic actors..simple as that..we have choices now lot’s of choices so we will not waste our time for mediocrity, even when we watch tv shows..that is all.

          • Layla

            They do in other countries, where they can watch online & stories are written to appeal to them. The audience is there, but the US Daytime shows have chosen to cling to an old business model that is killing them.

      • JayTN

        Aside from the “speak other languages” comment, everything you said could also be applied to every other part of the country. So, what is your point, other than to strain to make a political comment or point where one doesn’t exist.

        • nastywoman

          My point is that NYC has a very diverse younger market. I believe the ratings for Days whether they increase or decrease has very little to do with a time slot change in NYC because the majority of the targeted viewing demographic in that area are probably not watching it in the first place. And if there is anything we can learn from politics I believe it is that…The popular vote says it all and networks need to take a look at where the money is and who would watch and why in the top rated TV areas in the country when it comes to saving daytime soaps. A show with a mainly white cast based somewhere in the Midwest and geared to “white” woman is no longer a hit in NYC.

          • keely

            In terms of gaining (new) viewers I might agree with you somewhat. But i think that time changes for soaps can have a negative impact on ratings especially with long time viewers/fans.

          • JayTN

            You are misinterpreting my comments. I did not say that the NYC timeslot is solely responsible for the decrease in viewers. The timeslot change is one of many factors to be taken into consideration. However, since NYC is the #1 market in the country, it is just common sense to surmise that a timeslot change there is going to have more impact that a change in Denver, CO or Savannah, GA.

            As far as what is a “hit in NYC”, look around at most of television – whether it be daytime or primetime – and non-minority characters vastly outnumber minority characters. While producers & writers have gotten better in the representation of minorities, they still have a long way to go to be on parity with non-minority roles. I find it a bit ironic that the NY-set “Kevin Can Wait” has but one minority character and he is merely a supporting player not integral to the series. I guess that “Kevin Can Wait”, therefore, doesn’t have much of an audience in NYC given its majority white characters.

          • nastywoman

            Personally, i never seen “Kevin Can Wait.” A google search says that the show is set in Massapequa, New York, on Long Island (which is a mostly white town and about an hour away from NYC). If a show is good most people will watch no matter what. And let us not forget the night time television audience is much different then the daytime. If this particular show entails the “stereo typically” long islander, (much like the way The king of Queens was) I can see why people from NYC and other places would watch it.

          • JayTN

            I’m merely pointing out that just because a series is not diverse in its cast does not mean that NYC audiences will reject it. “Friends” – set in NYC – famously had no persons of color prominently featured, even as guest stars (absent Aisha Tyler’s short stint). Before you mention that “Friends” aired back in the 1990s, I’m sure New York was no less diverse then. Therefore, you cannot realistically make a blanket statement that any series lacking in diversity is rejected by NYC viewers.

          • nastywoman

            I was not talking about any series. As a viewer, I was specifically talking about the current state of DAYS and my opinion as it relates to the “#1 market in the US” because that is where i live (NYC). I was responding to your comment about the time change in NYC and its Impact on the soap. IMO, most soap fans who were home to watch at 1 will just watch it at 12. Story lines, cast decisions, sets, etc have a bigger impact on ratings.

          • JayTN

            Funny that now you are mentioning your opinion, when earlier you were making statements as if you were the spokesperson for all NYC viewers. Surely you realize that in 2017, people do not have to watch a series “live” in order to watch it or be counted by Nielsen. If timeslots are so unimportant – in your opinion – then why is the often repeated (and widely debunked) theory that “Days” performs so poorly because of its varying timeslot around the country quickly trotted out by fans as an excuse for its low ratings?

          • nastywoman

            Was not trying to be a spokesperson for all viewers I apologize if I came across that way. All I am trying to say is that for DAYS its time change in the Number 1 market I do not believe will have a significant impact. Its core fans will watch whenever it is on during the day. But as far as a significant increase in ratings (in the number market) unless the show changes drastically in terms of stories, characters, sets etc. I doubt we will see any significant increases in this particular demographic. Thanks for the discussion and responding.

      • ErrolLew

        I don’t think you understand the impact a timeslot move in the #1 market has on a show like “DAYS,” which has held that 1:00 PM slot for much (if not all) of its 50+ years on TV. On the other side of the coin, the #DAYS move is a testament to how badly WNBC (the NBC affiliate in NY) is doing when it cancels its noon news broadcast and decides to air a soap opera against WABC’s (the ABC affiliate in NY) top rated newscast. Although, it must be said that they’ve canceled said broadcast before in the past and aired absolute garbage.

        • Lana

          DAYS was moved from 1:00pm in the Philadelphia market about a year or two ago

        • totra

          The show has been losing viewers for years. Increases and decreases in ratings are common. If it had lost a drastic amount then i would see your point.

    • TruthSquad

      very true.

    • Salem Spectator

      Is there any way to see the ratings for NYC?

      • gregg

        Its only been a week since the time change. Losing this amount viewers compared to last week is common for DAYS and all soaps.

        • padange

          And Days didn’t even loose viewers in the demos. They gained a little bit in W18-34.

          • gregg

            Good observation…Very true.

      • JayTN

        Only if WNBC or NBC were to mention them, most likely.

    • Salem Spectator

      Maybe WNBC should have a full hour of news at 11:00 am followed by DOOL. If WNBC’s DOOL ratings are bad, doesn’t it mean the DOOL ratings went higher elsewhere? These ratings didn’t change much from last week.

      • herb36

        Well, Days no longer airs against B&B in that NYC time slot and B&B is get an increase. So now dedicated days fans at 1 pm in NYC could of tuned into a talk show on NBC, CBS soaps or watched the Chew on ABC.

        • tawanii

          Also, Dr Oz on Fox is shown at 1 pm in NYC. I am sure he gets plenty of people watching.

      • JayTN

        I’m not saying the timeslot in NYC is the only reason for the decrease, or even if it is a reason for the decrease. I’m just mentioning it as a factor in the ratings moving forward. “Days” has now lost viewership for three straight weeks, tying its longest downward streak of the season. “Days” is also at its lowest viewership mark in six weeks, dating back to the week of Dec. 5th when it had 2.84 million viewers.

        That week-to-week decline of 59,000 is the second biggest week-to-week decline of the season. Only the 156,000 decrease from the the week of Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017 is bigger; and the week of Dec. 26 was inflated due to the holiday week.

      • lantz

        I
        hope NBC continues with Days and stops cutting in with Special reports
        which aren’t always special. Some are for sure if it is about our
        National safety but others can wait.

  • TruthSquad

    Congratulations to GH for increase in total viewers and demos. Y&R is at least having some 5M viewer days. Weird week with all the interruptions and the preemption on Friday. Good news about DOOL switching writers. I bet they get another year.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Did you not read the numbers? Y&R is down 645,000 viewers from last year. That is atrocious. Wow- on a holiday when people were home they had 5 million. That used to happen every day . Y&R is in huge trouble. Viewers arw not responding to Mal Young and his uninspired production.

      • TruthSquad

        Everyone knows that until December 3rd, Mal Young co-produced Y&R with one of the worst soap killers in daytime history. As far as I am concerned and I think many agree with me that for 4 months (since Pratt’s announced firing to the end of his tenure), that Young had a hostile head writer who did not have the shows best interest at heart. Even still, Y&R is the second highest rated daytime show and have hit the 5 million mark 3 weeks in a row after a 6 month absence under Pratt.

        • padange

          I think Mal Young did some great things as a producer, and he’d probably would have done more if their budget allowed it. However IMO the production values rarely (if ever) translate into ratings. It seems people only care about stories.
          Btw, I don’t get where is Pratt’s fault in this. Some viewers may not like his storytelling style and bash him as much as they want, but his ratings were anything but bad. It’s not even my personal opinion it’s numbers.

        • FoxyRoxyy

          The LOSS of viewers is going to be very concerning to the advertisers. That is what matters. Under Mal, ratings continue to erode, especially in the all important 18-49.

          • TruthSquad

            Thick as a brick.

          • TruthSquad

            If the advertisers want to reach 5 million viewers in one place during the day they only have 2 choices and that is Y&R and Price is Right. Finding 5 M viewers in prime time isnt easy these day either.

        • charlie bracken

          ITA with you, Given what Sally and Kay walked into They have done a great Job at Cleaning up the damage. I mean The show it self has gotten better, this past friday show was IMO one Of the Best I’ve seen In forever.

          • TruthSquad

            Could you imagine what a nightmare Mal Young had working with that soapkiller for all those months ? Foxyroxyy is so full of it blaming everyone but Pratt. Meanwhile he and about 5M others still watch every day. Y&R became Mal Young’s show on Dec 3rd when Pratt left and you can see a difference.

          • charlie bracken

            Exactly, you can see the difference. The show has done a 180 as far as direction goes, the writing has gotten so much better even with little rewrites here and there you can see Sally has gotten the show back on track.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Reed using a credit card to watch porn online.
            Lauren Fenmore finding out about shopping online.
            Dare to say the writing is better smh.
            The writing will suck until Sally decides to join us in 2017.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            LOL ! Sally is head writer and co-executive producer. And the outdate storylines are all hers, not Mal’s. Your desillusion is cute.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Cleaning up the damage?
            Pretending the ten past years never happened is not cleaning, it’s insulting. Viewers SAW the ten past years and are not amnesiac.

  • FoxyRoxyy

    Way to go, Sally and Mal. To lose 645,000 viewers of Y&R from a year ago? Blasphemy! People complained about Pratt, but at least the show was interesting and had me wanting to tune in. Sally Sussman’s writing is boring and Mal Young’s production is uninspired. Sad lack of music. Mal has been there long enough for someone, higher up, to say “We have a problem here. Mal’s ratings are horrible. We expected better.” These ratings are unacceptable.

    • TruthSquad

      I loved Y&RB&B crossover episode when Eric Forrester came to see Lauren. I’m loving it more and more every day. I think if I were a scripted daytime tv show I would want to in Y&R’s shoes. 🙂

      • FoxyRoxyy

        That’s lovely for you. But for the 645,000 people who have tuned out, we feel differently.

        • TruthSquad

          You haven’t tuned out. And those people tuned out long before SOAPKILLER PRATT had finished. Y&R had finally hit the 5M viewer mark for the 3rd week in a row after steady declines under Pratt. Keep on watching.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            and a low record on the demo for the 3rd week lol

          • TruthSquad

            Just about every single network show is down in the demos Year to Year. Prime time, daytime, late night. No exceptions.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            But only ONE show gets a low record on the demo!!

          • FoxyRoxyy

            You don’t get the winter, when more viewers watch thing, do ya? Regardless, can you deny that Y&R is down way more than a half million viewers from last year.

          • TruthSquad

            Keep complaining. At least we know you are still watching. And you know the drop in viewers has more to do with Pratt than any other factor. You just enjoy arguing with people.

      • Amie

        Yeah Eric and Lauren is my favorite.Dylan is finally left now Sharon,Doug and Melody did a great job.Thank u Steve Burton on his best show.Dylan will be missed

    • Amie

      U should shut up.Y&R is getting better.We don’t care what u say.Y&R is getting good.So go away with your complains BS

      • sherwood

        Well, the ratings say differently sweetie. Don’t tell people to shut up you petulant twit. The show is hemorrhaging viewers. It’s called reality, live in it.

      • Bantilau Regnies

        We don’t care? YOU don’t care. And yes, the show under Sally is a disaster.

      • TruthSquad

        I blocked Sherwood as did many others. He is truly a repulsive troll.

    • robert

      the show was more exciting under Pratt. the production is not good. the lack oof music makes the show more exciting

  • jesse

    B&B has been good,looking forward to sweeps and in March they’re celebrating 30 yrs with shows in Australia.GH don’t watch as much Charlotte had different parents every other day.Will never like Franco,Nina,or care about who killed Morgan.Jane Elliott is retiring will miss her.

  • vivien

    Women love a big, splashy wedding (if it’s for a couple they’ve been waiting for!) and GH did not disappoint with Nathan and Maxie. This was the best wedding since Patrick and Robin’s, almost 10 years ago.

  • gh ratings were good last year… these ratings are ok… days is improving… hope to see gains and strong viewership for the rest of the year… i don’t know why we can’t get a new show.. there can’t be just four soaps…??? it just doesn’t look right… i mean maybe they can retire some of these shows and create new ones.. wouldn’t that be cost effective???

  • sherwood

    The advertisers look at trends and Y&R is at all-time lows in their key demographic, women 18 to 49. They are losing overall audience by over 600K viewers. This is bad, both CBS and Sony know it. Young and Sussman’s reign may be short lived if this continues. The show is listless and slow as molasses from a maple tree.

    • robert

      the pacing has gotten worse under Sally,everything is moving at a snails pace. their is no good storyline,and all the couples are bad

      • sherwood

        Cane & Lily have been horrible for years. Sussman is going to put them front and center. I can hear the channel change right now. Big fail.

        • TruthSquad

          I don’t hear you changing the channel. I just see you and your alter ego watch and complain week after week. I guess you like watching the paint dry. I, like hundreds of thousands of others who stopped watching under Pratt have been slowly back under Sussman. I didn’t complain about Pratt, I just did other things with my time.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Sally thinks that viewers want to watch paint dry. Her writing is dull.

    • AvalancheDog

      I completely agree. Oddly Pratt brought me back after a terrible couple of years. I gave this new/old regime a month and realized it was completely boring – there’s no urgency to watch. I’ve gone back to reading day-ahead summary. I’ve only DVR’d a couple of episodes based on that. There are so many things, starting with GlOverdose, Faith playing chess, cheesy Dylan undercover, that are big turn-offs. Perhaps they’ll figure it out soon.

  • robert

    more bad numbers for Y&R. Sally may not have been the right choice to write the show. her writing is slow and outdated. the show has no buzz and bad couples

  • Carmel Smith

    YR is just so boring, IMO.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      It is SO boring! I agree.

  • Salem Spectator

    I hope Sheri Anderson’s contribution to DOOL is well received! She was good for DOOL in the past, especially in the 80’s, but people from the 80’s aren’t helping Y&R. We’ll see…

    • faith

      i guess you have about five months to hope…Good Luck!

      • Salem Spectator

        It’s not a long wait for me because I’m happy right now.

        • daysfan

          Same here! I am loving Days right now. I hope they find Stefano alive.

        • jacki

          I
          wish they would bring Days back to Pop TV at night for those of us who
          work during the day and don’t have a DVR. I have no idea what is going
          on.

          • Salem Spectator

            You can watch at the nbc website or download the app for free. Each new episode is usually available by 8:00 pm.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Sheri doesn’t seem stuck in the past like Sally Boring. Sheri did her own thing. Sally Boring copied Bill Bell. This isn’t 1987.

  • jesse

    Ratings and demos were going down every month in 2016 for Pratt/JFP.CBS made the right choice.Sally has been good except for Dillon exit story.A quick fix isn’t realistic,Y&R is worth watching again.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Oh my. You are SO right! Look at those ratings drop.

    • charlie bracken

      IA 100% I think the Dylan stuff was good the Friday show was outstanding him leaving and Sharon standing there watching him.

      • jesse

        Friday was emotional very good acting and writing.

      • Eileen

        I agree. I especially liked the fact it was not just another ‘presumed dead’ story. Now the audience and characters know Dylan is alive and in witness protection. I am hoping they recast this role within a year.

        • TruthSquad

          I thought that aspect of Dylan’s exit was perfect. Wrapped it up beautifully.

        • jonboy

          Actually I would prefer the character remains gone.

    • TruthSquad

      I for one am loving Y&R again. After Pratt’s peak when he stopped caring for whatever reason, I stopped watching like hundreds of thousands of others. Now I watch 3-5 times per week.

      • FoxyRoxyy

        645,000 people have stopped watching since last year. That is significant. Sally and Mal are tanking the show. It’s dull.

        • TruthSquad

          Not as dull as someone who doesn’t like some thing but watches 5 hours per week and complains for another 5. You have 300 channels to choose from. Pick one and move on.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            How do you know often I watch the mess that has become Y & Boring? Don’t assume things.

          • TruthSquad

            I don’t assume. I just tell the truth. You know I’m right. You watch “y & boring” every day and you know it. It’s comical. Haha

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Y&Boring is bleeding hundreds of thousands of viewers each week. The show sucks with Mal Young and boring Sally. Looooook at those numbers!

          • TruthSquad

            How was today’s episode? I was at work today so I haven’t seen it yet but I bet you have. Keep on watching!

          • jonboy

            Loved Friday & Mondays show.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            People just need to read recap to know if it’s boring or not.
            Just seeing the names of Reed, Victoria, Billy or Victor and you know it’s an episode to skip.
            No need to watch.
            But the simple fact you defend your beloved Sally just because you can’t stand the thought of people hating the show, THAT is comical.
            What about just enjoying the show? You’re free to love it. We’re free to hate it!!

      • jesse

        Same here watched Pratt in 2015,then last yr it got worse baby switching etc.Hiring Sally was good.I like most of her stories and watch about 3 times a week.You are spot on about foxy the troll.

        • TruthSquad

          Thanks Jesse . Foxy has hundreds of shows to watch at lunchtime and like 5 million others decides to watch Y&R. Instead of watching something else or rooting for the show, he complains constantly and blames a regime that hasn’t even been in the drivers seat for 2 months.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Not too bright, are ya. I’m not a man and viewers are tuning out of Y&Boring by the hundreds of thousands.

          • TruthSquad

            I don’t care if you’re a man or a woman. You bully your fake facts and complain all the time. I think this thread that was started by Jesse was him or her praising his/her show for what he/she likes about it and you bully your way in with the same endless complaints about how awful the show is. Doom and gloom. All complaints without solutions or suggestions. And your comments don’t even bother to acknowledge the facts. Pratt was fired for declining demos and ratings. Instead why not start your own thread or be respectful on other people’s topics?

          • FoxyRoxyy

            You DO get that Y&R is DOWN significantly from last year? Right? Truth!

          • TruthSquad

            No. They are up since Pratt left. Year to year is irrelevant in this context. 😀

          • Richie

            We got your message. How many more times are you going to repeat your same anti Y&R posts this week & EVERY WEEK????? Get a life…

          • Bantilau Regnies

            People are FREE to state their opinion.
            You have every right to say you love the show.
            We have every right to say we hate it.
            It’s called DEMOCRACY.
            If the show is that good, why are you upset about a different opinion ?? Enjoy the show! And let people decide if they love it or not.

    • TruthSquad

      Just finished with Friday. Looking good.

  • cab

    I have read and seen polls that are done in articles and in magazines and through other media. Days always comes on top with those polls. The fact that Neilson keeps placing them last baffles me. Wish that somehow the networks could get more accurate way to get actual viewership for there programs.

    • Eileen

      Just because they win polls among soap fans has nothing to do with how many are watching. Days has always had a more vocal fanbase than other soaps; it is who is watching that counts. Neilson puts them last because they are last in the overall ratings.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      Not everyone of those polls only allow a person to vote 1 time. Even online. A person can create multiple e-mail accounts and vote in a poll from each and every one. When the SOD awards were going on, people were photocopying the ballots and sending them in instead of buying the magazines — and voting multiple times.

      With the ratings — a household only counts one time. A person only counts once as a viewer. And these ratings have nothing to do with popularity. They are about how many people are watching LIVE plus 1 day of DVR viewing so that the networks know how much they can charge the advertisers for ad spots on their show.

      IT IS ONLY THE FANS WHO MAKE RATINGS ABOUT POPULARITY.

    • ditus

      Someone should really look into ratings fraud. It can happen.

  • Eileen

    A 1.80 on Thursday is bad. GH may have increased in viewers but they are still not doing well.

  • TruthSquad

    What a treat. DOOL, Y&R and B&B all good today. I didn’t hit the forward button at all today.

  • TruthSquad

    Hi all,
    If you have a disagreement with FoxyRoxyy and the facts start to frustrate him you may get tag teamed by Bantilau Regnies or any other alter profiles. The facts are still the facts.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Yup. Facts: Y&Boring is way down in ratings.

      • Stella

        Amen…keep representing the thousands that are not happy with the show. Thank you. It worked for Days and those fans managed to get a head writer change now if only the unhappy fans will tell it like it is for the Y&R. We love you foxy

      • jonboy

        Some people are never happy.

      • Aldinara

        Y&R ratings are down because the show is a total snoozefest with every storyline ….. And I’m glad the viewership numbers reflect that.

  • All4DaysLolz

    Where is Happyaccidents with his Days graphs? I always look forward to his graphs.

    • Happy Accidents

      Ah, thank you, that it sweet. 🙂

      I was going to quit for new year LOL!
      … but then Dena Higley served up an all-time low, and I couldn’t resist!

      I wish the new writing team the very best of luck. They’re going to need it coming after Hackley!

      Anyway, seeing as you have been so sweet, here’s the present households. They fell hard and fast from the end of January last year, and I imagine they’ll delay the renewal decision as long as they can – to see how the ratings go this year. It’s not looking good to be frank. I believe it when NBC says they are optimistic – they want to renew the show, and they mean for the new writers to be a success. What the numbers have to be for that I’ve no idea https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c50e74a9f1141e3e9a5707c3a009726eb67e4bbdb1fb8216fb19d0fda7135db8.png – but I got to imagine the current graphs are some cause for concern.

    • Happy Accidents

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c50e74a9f1141e3e9a5707c3a009726eb67e4bbdb1fb8216fb19d0fda7135db8.png

      My initial reply seems to have gotten lost in the system, so here’s the graph again.

  • TruthSquad

    Looks like the Spectra family in a new form has been resurrected on BOLD.