Ratings: DAYS and B&B Up For The Week


Ratings Report for the Week of June 5-9, 2017


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NOTE: There were pre-emptions on Thursday due to James Comey’s testimony.


NOTE: There were pre-emptions on Friday


NOTE: DAYS did not air on Thursday and Friday due to French Open tennis.


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,133,000 (-30,000/-559,000)
2. B&B 3,407,000 (+206,000/-250,000)
3. GH 2,548,000 (-5,000/+26,000)
4. DAYS 2,127,000 (+46,000/same)


1. Y&R 2.96/10 (-.07/-.38) <—— ties low (2nd straight week) *
2. B&B 2.46/68 (+.14/-.19)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.01/-.03)
4. DAYS 1.58/5 (same/same)

* Rounded to 3.0


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 502,000 (-1,000/-204,000)
2. B&B 432,000 (+45,000/-92,000)
3. GH 408,000 (+15,000/-4,000)
4. DAYS 366,000 (+35,000/same)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 0.78/7 (same/-.33) <—— ties low (6th straight week) *
2. B&B 0.67/6 (+.07/-.15)
3. GH 0.63/5 (+.02/-.01) <—— ties low (6th straight week) **
4. DAYS 0.57/5 (+.06/same)

* Rounded to 0.8
** Rounded to 0.6


Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 105,000 (-8,000/-130,000)
2. GH 101,000 (+26,000/-18,000)
3. B&B 99,000 (+17,000/-55,000)
4. DAYS 80,000 (+13,000/-13,000)


Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.3 (-.03/-.39) <—— ties low (2nd straight week)
2. B&B 0.29 (+.05/-.16)
2. GH 0.29 (+.07/-.06)
4. DAYS 0.23 (+.04/-.04) <—— ties low (14th straight week) **

** Rounded to 0.2


Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 791,000 (+23,000/-123,000)
2. B&B 676,000 (+60,000/-80,000)
3. GH 573,000 (+4,000/+11,000)
4. DAYS 454,000 (+30,000/-24,000)


Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3 (+.04/-.22)
2. B&B 1.11 (+.1/-.14)
3. GH 0.94 (+.01/+.01)
4. DAYS 0.74 (+.04/-.05)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.50/3,474,000
Tuesday: 2.51/3,556,000
Wednesday: 2.40/3,337,000
Thursday: 2.31/3,186,000
Friday: 2.58/3,482,000

Monday: 1.61/2,154,000
Tuesday: 1.55/2,127,000
Wednesday: 1.59/2,102,000

Monday: 1.92/2,600,000
Tuesday: 1.91/2,549,000
Wednesday: 1.86/2,495,000

Monday: 3.16/4,465,000
Tuesday: 3.04/4,298,000
Wednesday: 3.04/4,234,000
Thursday: 1.84/2,471,000 (17 mins runtime)
Friday: 2.90/4,004,000


Ratings Archive



  • JayTN

    While the media reported that 19 million viewers watched the James Comey testimony on Thursday, the three major networks only contributed about half that number. About 10,000 viewers separated coverage by ABC and CBS, with ABC coming out on top with 3.295 million compared to 3.286 million for CBS. Both networks led their fellow broadcast and cable competitors. Cable news networks Fox News Channel and CNN were next with 3.096 million and 3.049 million viewers respectively. NBC was actually fifth with just 2.723 million viewers, just ahead of its own cable news network, MSNBC, with 2.719 million. Among the new demographic (viewers aged 25-54), NBC actually finished in second, behind CNN. ABC was third in the demo, followed by CBS and MSNBC. Fox News was last place among the major broadcast and cable networks airing the testimony.

    ABC added viewers with the testimony, as “The View” (the only ABC series impacted by the coverage) averaged 2.64 million viewers for the week, in line with previous weeks. CBS, meanwhile likely lost viewers. While the network has reported weekly numbers for “The Price is Right” (the only CBS series fully pre-empted for the testimony) since October 2016, at that time is was averaging 4.84 million viewers. “The Talk”, meanwhile, averaged 2.46 million viewers for the week. The series will be looking for a new co-host since Aisha Tyler will leave the series after five years later this summer.

    • grazzelled

      It depends on the time zone. They showed a repeat episode of GH on Thursday and some of Wed.’s episode wasn’t seen in the L.A. market on Wed. I had to see a part of it online so GH was affected possibly due to time zone issues. No problems on Friday.

      • JayTN

        Coverage of Comey’s testimony ended at approximately 1:00pm EDT, however there was an additional news report at around 2:30 or 2:45pm, which could have impacted GH. However, GH was not pre-empted in its entirety on Thursday, though if ABC aired a repeat instead, it’s really a moot point.

        • grazzelled

          My point is that that it depends on where you live whether or not shows in your area were impacted. Here in Pacific time GH was affected by the hearings on days other than Thursday.

          • JayTN

            I’m only talking about the Comey testimony, which was contained to just one day – Thursday. GH was ultimately not impacted by that, other than having to air an encore episode and pushing Thursdays episode to Friday.

            No series airs at the same time across the country. The Comey testimony was over by 10am in the Pacific time zone. While I don’t live in that time zone, it would not appear that the Comey testimony ultimately played havoc with the network schedule for that particular day. Y&R suffered the most, since it was pre-empted for more than half its episode in the Eastern & Central time zones, which encompasses half the country and more than half of its population of potential viewers.

    • TruthSquad

      I think that when there is an interuption some viewers will jump over to MSNBC, CNN and FOX News.

  • Secret Squirrel

    These news interruptions are not helping an already dying genre. I’m sure there’ll be the usual negative Y&R comments but i’m liking a lot of what i’m seeing and that’s all that matters to me.

    • TruthSquad

      Every episode has been good for about a month now. I am with you. I like what I am seeing,

  • jesse

    With all the pre emptions local/national I wonder how many viewers just watch on apps.Y&R’s 6/8 episode is available.

    • TruthSquad

      Sheila’s return did not disappoint. That’s for sure. I look forward to what’s in store this summer.

      • jesse

        Yes Kimberlin is amazing,hoping her stay is very long.

    • soaprealityfan

      Sheila is great for this soap. BB is on an upswing too.

      • jesse

        Agree Sheila is awesome,hope the ratings increase with KB back.

      • monzo

        I’m happy for Sheila fans who are loving her comeback, me I’m just a regular viewer who is not impressed by it yet. Deacon saved the show this week, hope B&B won’t turn into that Sheila half hour again, but I’m really looking forward to next week’s ratings to see if Sheila is really bringing viewers back.


    YR is tanking so bad and still down big from JFP/Pratt. Something is clearly not working or connecting. I think Mal Young might get the boot first. Hes clearly has no vision for YR.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Mal has been horrible for Y&R. It’s past time for him to go back across the pond. He has no vision for Y&R. And Sussman has been a disaster.

      • soaprealityfan

        Why are you just looking at the NUMBERS? And how can you blame one EP after a decade-plus of bad decisions? She can’t influence the people who are already past viewers and never coming back. And she is not a magician that can undo all the damage that Pratt did. You make the incorrect correlation that the numbers are the entire result of an EP or writer. The numbers under Pratt (not “Pratt’s numbers”) were higher.. so what? His stories made me stay away like the plague because they were horrible. He ripped off past soap ideas and the scripts were ridiculous and a waste of time. The numbers under Sally (not “Sally’s numbers”) are lower because all soaps continue to trend downward and lose ground. Her shows actually are realistic and well-written. Today’s audiences don’t want that.

        • FoxyRoxyy

          LOL. Did you seriously say Pratt’s numbers were higher…so what? Tell that to an advertiser or CBS or Sony number cruncher. TV is all about numbers and ratings and profits and demos. And the fact is, the ratings are way down from a year ago. That has to be very concerning to the network and show owners.

  • TruthSquad

    I am thoroughly enjoying Y&R. Every episode. I think there are a lot of folks that are pre-occupied with political news and that the daytime ratings drop have a lot to do with current events.

  • Carmel Smith

    There are some things I don’t like on YR but it is OK right now. The problem is there isn’t anything I have to or can’t wait to see, if that makes sense. I don’t care for JFP but there were a lot of days, I had to watch live, didn’t want to miss it. Now…meh

    • soaprealityfan

      The kind of enthusiasm you speak about comes usually from writing tight and slowly developed plots. Soaps today don’t do that anymore, hence, emotional attachments cannot be fostered easily. Today we have ret-cons and three month story arcs.

      • jonboy

        So true!

    • Soraya Montenegro

      Indeed. The only thing that’s interesting to me is Dina/Abbott storyline. I want to see what Dina is hiding from them especially with this Graham hanging around. The Cane/Lily/Devon/Hillary/Mariah/Victoria/Billy hour since the writing/producing changes has been a snoozefest.

  • soaprealityfan

    Why the hell are there all these god-damn news conferences and press briefings every day? get a life! So tired of all the Trump bashing. I would be sick of it, no matter who it was. Leave it on the news channels and leave our soaps alone. Whether or not Russia decided to meddle in the US election is ultimately irrelevant and has nothing to do with having to preempt the soaps!

    • JayTN

      Not to get too political, but while I agree that the seemingly weekly string of pre-emptions is not good for soaps – or any daytime programming – I would strongly disagree that a foreign power meddling in our electoral process is “ultimately irrelevant”. It is 2017 and if Y&R or B&B or GH or “Days” is pre-empted, there are multiple options to catch that episode, whether it is on cable (for Y&R and B&B), online (all of them) or other streaming choices.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        For the last few years I have seen a big change in most of the doctor’s offices and waiting rooms I go into. Used the staff had the TV’s set on one of the networks and often on a soap opera if you went in the afternoons. But now at all the doctor’s offices I go into if they don’t have that medical TV it is either on one of the news channels or something like Food Network or HGTV. The only network program I have caught in one of the doctor’s offices in at least 2 years is The Price Is Right which at my bone doctor is always on as I go about that time each visit. But as soon as it goes off they switch the TV is CNN. None of these have it where the patient’s can control the TV anymore. Even the hospital where my daughter recently gave birth the waiting room there was controlled by the volunteer at the desk. It switched from one news channel to the another at the top of each hour.

      • Soraya Montenegro

        Agreed to an extent. I’m not going to dance around the “too political” comment because it’s true the 45 administration has literally hurt the genre this season for soaps along with a combo of bad writing from the soaps. It cuts both ways. Even in 2016 when many in these very comments last year were saying the ratings were terrible and the shows needed new writers/EPs the numbers six months last year and six months this are not night and day! Last year’s numbers were not close to bad like they are this season and last year was an election year. People still were watching soaps especially The Bell Soaps particularly. I keep saying – soaps are a hypnosis! If you break the pattern for the audience like the president and his administration has done, viewers will leave. They will either catch later day episodes (Poptv, demand or network app) or read synopsis after episodes air.

    • Eileen

      “Ultimately irrelevant”. Just wow! The dumbing down of this country continues.

      • Soraya Montenegro

        It’s remarkable. SMH.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      There would be a whole lot who disagree with you. Soaps are entertainment — the other is life and people are concerned about life and the things that are effecting it and their jobs and their families. That is why many times when you see the ratings for the news channels they don’t seem to be suffering the huge losses that other TV networks are suffering these days.

      No the endless pre-emptions are not good for soaps, but folks during the time of The Vietnam War and Watergate there were almost daily interruptions for over a year for many of the soaps. It’s life — it happens.

      Back then what you missed was lost forever. Today as Jay said there are many ways to catch up on what you are missing.

      • Lisa Schwartz

        Then why don’t they have these press conferences during the evening when most viewers are home from work? Vietnam and Watergate cannot compare to what network news considers breaking news now. just my opinion but the Vietnam War and Watergate were much more important than the news breaks lately.

        • TV&MovieBuff

          They didn’t have them back then as much in prime time hours either. Think about it — the biggest reason is that most of the government is shut down at night except for essential workers. Most business on capital hill is done in the daytime hours. So of course the majority of the news breaks from politics are going to coming during the day. Sometimes work carries into the night in times of budget or big votes or juries etc., but those don’t happen that often. The same reason is why the OJ trial effected daytime more than prime time because the trial went on during daytime hours and not prime time hours. The networks want to report the news while it is happening or as soon as possible so as not to be scooped. They can’t wait until the scheduled news hour and report if they expect to compete with all the competition out there today.

      • soaprealityfan

        But that works both ways. People can catch up on the news if they want to,not have it pre-empt the networks,because we didn’t turn the tv on to see spicer and cnn yet again!

  • Fox

    One would think Y&R’s Thursday show shouldn’t really count.

    • TruthSquad

      If you average in the 4 days and do not count the episode that was on for 17 minutes, the total viewers were actually up for the week. 4,250,250.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      Each of the shows only have a certain number of episodes a year they can not count. They have to give the Nielsen’s a notice before hand they don’t want it to count. Either they didn’t let Nielsen know in time or they decided to save the rest of their exempt episodes for later in the year. They have already used several this year. And they still have a lot of holidays coming and a lot of year to come.

  • Ida Slapter

    Y & R is so boring right now. Nothing happens except people sitting around talking. B & B is great now, I can’t wait to tune in every day to see what Sheila is up to.

    • Salem Spectator

      If YawneR is an appropriate name for it, then Sheila should visit that show, too.

  • sherwood

    Sussman & Young are a bust. They’ve had long enough to turn Y&R around after Pratt & Phelps ran the show into the ditch. Their writing and production have resulted in the ratings plummeting to all-time lows, while the demos show their key audience for advertising is also leaving in droves. You can’t blame this on current political events. The show is losing audience and CBS’ latest ads are pleading for viewers to come back. Sadly, there’s not much to come back to unless you want to take a solid hour long nap.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Sussman and Young combo is the worst. The show is so dull. Lots of fast forwarding and some days I’ll watch for 3 minutes and then delete it off the dvr because nothing is happening. CBS has to be losing lots of ad revenue because of the low demo numbers.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Y&R has lost 130,000 women 18-34 viewers in a year. They only have 105,000 viewers left in that demo. If they were to lose another 130,000 in the next year, they’ll be in the negatives. lol Way to go Mal & Sally. Keep driving those viewers away.

      • Salem Spectator

        If Sheila visits YawneR after B&B it’s younger viewers may tune in.

        • Soraya Montenegro

          The young set especially when it comes to Mariah and Abby – they need their own romantic love interests! Plus the stories need more meat on their bones. Until Young gets it through his head the ratings will continue to slide.

      • ctshar

        I like the younger cast they hired, just need a fun story for them. Feels like Y&R has the pieces in place now, just needs a co-HW with fresh story ideas.

  • ctshar

    Y&R just needs a modern soap pace, slow as molasse stories don’t work in 2017 (didn’t in 2007 either). Sad that someone needs to explain this to CBS daytime.

    • Dan O’Malley

      Y&R was excruciatingly slow-moving back in the mid-80s, even.

  • cab

    I never really understood the ratings system. Nielson is a group of people that get picked to record their veiwing habits, who is watching what, and what they are watching. Some seems to have it in for NBC, they are always last. I have seen polls and surveys that always shop Days on top. Soap Hub just did one, Y&R isn’t even in the top 10 while Days is number one. Sure you can say surveys are flawed, but then can Nielson be flawed, I say yes. Recently on a game show one of the answers was Soap Operas, and the first clue that was mentioned was Days Of Our Lives. The person receiving this clue guessed the answer correctly with that one clue. Being the first clue from the contestant on his mind, and not having to mention another soap goes to prove that Days is popular, and why the ratings do not reflect this is beyond me.
    I am really enjoying Days right now and find it exciting. Wonder if Ron will make me happy with his material. With all the returns and buzz about Days recently I think he will be able to keep this fan as a viewer.

    • BoomBoomBoomerang!

      Wow! Scientific much?!

    • JayTN

      “Days” has always had a reputation as a soap that is popular with younger viewers, such as college students. Nielsen certainly has flaws, but their is never going to be a true and accurate counting of viewers (due to privacy laws), so Nielsen is the best that we have. NBC, especially their soaps, haven’t really been all that popular since the 1980s. “Days” had a bit of a resurgence when James Reilly was headwriter and had Marlena possessed by Satan and buried Carly alive (I actually enjoyed Reilly’s early, kooky storylines, but he later went off the rails, especially when it came to “Passions”). So, if Nielsen “has it in” for NBC, it dates back decades.

    • jesse

      It proves that Days has been on the air for along time and those two contestants are familiar with it.NBC should consider bringing back the Pyramid game show back to daytime might get better ratings thand some of the current shows like Days.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      The flaw comes in when people think ratings are about popularity and they are not. Ratings are about advertising and how many people are actually watching the show whether they like it or not. It’s about the folks sitting in front of the TV at a particular time.

      And as far as the accuracy of polls. The biggest thing with those is that in the online polls a person can vote in those many times on different computers via different IP addresses, etc. With the Nielsen ratings because of the box that is hooked up to the TV set no person can be counted multiple times. The flaws there are with the sampling, etc.

      And the other thing you have to look at with polls that so many people bring up is that they reach only a certain portion of the soap opera audience. Esp. with an online poll, you are only reaching a small portion of the people who are watching soaps. So the votes are going to be biased toward those soaps who have more people online. A soap like Bold & the Beautiful has never had a big online presence so it has never done well in any online polls. Soaps like Days and GH have always had big online presences and done well. The old magazine polls from the 70s & 80s were geared the same way. One magazine was made up big time of CBS soap watchers and CBS soaps dominated their poll. In another magazine the NBC soaps dominated for the majority of its run, and the CBS soaps and actors hardly ever made the Top 10.

      Bottom line all of the ways soap viewership are measured are flawed, but ratings and popularity don’t go hand in hand. Soap viewers equate it with popularity but it is not. Many shows have been popular but not big ratings winner. Many movies have been popular but didn’t make the big bucks at the box office.

  • BoomBoomBoomerang!

    Congrats to B&B! I expect it to have more upswing in the ratings. Y&R is one BIG story away from ratings success. All they need is to get busy recasting Adam and in the meantime have Chelsea find clues that Adam may not be dead and suspect that Victor is purposefully hiding him somewhere. Y&R’s smaller SLs are nearly pitch perfect, just need a big, viewer-grabbing SL to get people excited. Sally and Mal still have time to tweak Y&R and get this show’s ratings up. Still B&B was the ONLY show up in households for the week. Way to go B&B!

    • jonboy

      IMO someone needs to fine tune each episode. The ideas are there but the presentation is somehow lacking. Too much quick editing between unrelated scenes. And Im all for the younger generation but these actors are just not, well, very good.

    • Dianne

      Last week, BB was down -260. This week they are up +206, They didn’t quite regain all the viewers they lost the week before.
      I don’t see this as such a big deal.

      • BoomBoomBoomerang!

        Anytime our soaps are up it’s a big deal because soaps (like most broadcast TV) are in the decline. B&B should get a rise in coming weeks from Sheila Carter return as well.

        • BoomBoomBoomerang!

          BTW Y&R should get a rise if they can speed up the Adam return. Days may get a good boost from Ron C coming aboard. GH will also be getting a new HW (or a current writer gets promoted, which might not be the best outcome). Hopefully things are looking up for our soaps!

  • JayTN

    This is a little off topic, but daytime schedules rarely change nowadays. NBC has had only one (official) daytime series for a decade and CBS has had its same schedule for going on seven years. ABC kept its three soaps – AMC, OLTL & GH – intact in their same time slots for more than 30 years. However, back in the day, a network’s daytime line-up changed frequently, sometimes dozens of times a year. I’ve always liked looking over historic TV schedules, whether they be daytime or primetime. I recently stumbled across a website devoted to the historic daytime schedules. I don’t think I can post a link to it in this write-up, but just Google search “history of daytime tv schedules” and find a result called Dave’s Fun Stuff to get access to the daytime schedules dating back to the 1950s of the major broadcast networks.

  • Ang

    All the CBS Daytime shows have been renewed…Y&R got 3 years. So it looks like they’re OK for now. No panic firings over there…

  • JayTN

    As expected, the entire CBS daytime line-up has been renewed for next season (B&B was already safe, having been renewed for two seasons last year). Now we likely know the reason why the network delayed renewing Y&R…they were hashing out a three year deal with Sony (if only “Days” was so lucky).

    Thanks to the CBS press release (also available on this site), we know the season-to-date ratings for their series (which includes Live+3 numbers): Y&R is averaging 4.9 million viewers; B&B draws in 3.9 million and “The Talk” puts up 2.7 million viewers. Game shows “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price Is Right” continue to shine as well. “Deal” gets 3.1 and 3.5 million viewers for its two half hours, while “Price” – the highest rated daytime series – gets 4.8 and 5.5 million viewers for its half hours.

    • TruthSquad

      That is indeed great news. I have to admit I was getting a little nervous that Y&R had not been renewed but the 3 year renewal explains why. CBS seems to know it has a relatively good thing in its diverse daytime lineup.

      • Kevin Little

        Where are the two trolls always screaming from the top of their lungs that if Sally Sussman Morina isn’t fired tomorrow, Y&R will be cancelled next week?

        Are they going to take a break from posting for the next three years?


  • Michael Taylor

    TOUPS, I WANT THE RATINGS FROM JUNE 12-16 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!