Daytime’s number one rated soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” can’t be stopped! Not only has the sudser maintained the top spot in soap opera ratings for a consecutive 1,294 weeks, the latest Nielsen ratings reveal that the show notched nearly five million viewers for the week ending Friday, October 25 — its largest audience in nearly two years! Click beyond the jump for CBS’ official breakdown!
“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” DELIVERS ITS LARGEST WEEKLY AUDIENCE IN NEARLY TWO YEARS
“The Talk” Scores it Third Largest Weekly Audience and Matches its Series High in Women 25-54
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama, delivered its largest weekly audience in nearly two years, while THE TALK earned its third-largest audience and matched its series high in women 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 27.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 4.92 million viewers, up +3% over last week and its biggest weekly audience since the week ending Feb 3, 2012. In key women demographics, it averaged 1.9/12 in women 25-54 and 1.3/09 in women 18-49. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ranked as daytime’s #1 program in women 25-54 and women 18-49.
THE TALK averaged 2.74 million viewers, up +3% over last week and its third-best viewers total ever, just behind two weeks in September. In women 25-54, THE TALK averaged 1.2/07, up +20% from last week and matching its series best. Compared to last year, THE TALK was up +21% in viewers (from 2.27m) and +20% in women 25-54 (from 1.0/06).
For the week, CBS had the top five daytime programs in viewers, four of the top five in women 25-54 and women 18-49.
Top 5 Daytime Programs in Viewers (In Millions)
1. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 CBS 5.47
2. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS CBS 4.92
3. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 CBS 4.64
4. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL CBS 3.67
5. LETS MAKE A DEAL 2 CBS 3.46
Top 5 Women 25-54
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS CBS 1.9/12
2. General Hospital ABC 1.6/10
3. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL CBS 1.5/09
3. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 CBS 1.5/10
5. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 CBS 1.3/08
Top 5 Women 18-49
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS CBS 1.3/09
2. General Hospital ABC 1.2/08
3. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL CBS 1.1/07
4. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 CBS 1.0/07
5. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 CBS 0.9/06
5. Days of Our Lives NBC 0.9/06