Ratings Report for the Week of December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Just as CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" are enjoying some of their highest ratings in several years, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is also enjoying its best rating in Women 18-49 in two years and its best overall audience in nearly three years, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" ushered in 2014 with their largest weekly audiences in several years, according to ratings data released today by Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 30, 2013 through January 3, 2014.
With its lineup consisting of soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," game shows "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," and talker "The Talk," CBS Daytime posted double-digit growth during the fourth quarter in viewers compared to the year-ago period, while each series was up or even in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In fact, "Y&R" was first in both key women demos.
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Disney/ABC touted its reigning champ WABC-TV as New York's most watched station in 2013 and the number one station in the country. While highlighting the success of "Live with Kelly and Michael," November's "The ING New York City Marathon," "The View," "The Chew," its Eyewitness News broadcasts, and ABC's strong primetime schedule, the company neglected to note the success of its sole remaining daytime soap opera, "General Hospital," on the station.
CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has officially clocked 25 consecutive years as daytime's #1 drama series. The soap is pacing for its largest audience to begin a season since the 2011-2012 television season with 5.1 million viewers tuning in on average to the trials and tribulations of Genoa City's elite. "I am so proud of the talented cast and crew, past and present, for making 'The Young and the Restless' #1 for 25 years," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. "A special thank you to our loyal and passionate fans for helping us reach this incredible milestone."