Daytime and Primetime Television Ratings | Soap Opera Network
Daniel Jonas in the Morgue
The death of Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and the dilemma surrounding who would get his heart --- Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) or Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) -- helped lift NBC's "Days of our Lives" to its most watched week in two years in Total Viewers and an 18-month high in Women 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data for the week of January 4-8, 2016.
During the week of December 28, 2015 through January 3, 2015, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" attracted its largest weekly audience since February 2007, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The network's "The Young and the Restless" delivered its biggest audience since February 2015.
Whoopi Goldberg with co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, Raven-Symone
After reporting how daytime stacks up when looking at the Adults 18-49 demo as used by primetime advertisers, one has to wonder what daytime looks like in the actual key sales demo of Women 18-49 when it comes to the season-to-date rankings. What's surprising is how poorly "The View" does overall, and how well "General Hospital" is actually doing when factoring in the Live+7* numbers vs. the traditionally reported Live+SD** numbers seen here on Soap Opera Network each week.
As we prepare to publish another week's worth of ratings covering the daytime soaps "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless," we felt it was worth noting the difference between daytime and primetime when it comes to demographics as part of a year-end report.