As the month of May pressed on, “General Hospital” continued leading the way in delayed viewership gains but its overall audience has seen a rapid fall from a high in April. For the week of May 11-15, 2020, “Days of our Lives” led “GH” in both Women 18-49 and Men 18+. In Live+Same Day numbers, “GH” beat “DAYS” by just 1,000 viewers in Women 18-49. In Live+7, both soaps gained similar numbers but “DAYS” was able to beat “GH” by 4,000 viewers in the demo.
The luster of classic airings of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” appears to be fading as neither show is gaining anywhere near what they were when they aired originals. Falling from its normal spot in the top 5 among viewers and most of the demos, “B&B” ranked 11th place in viewers out of 13 programs. Reruns of “Y&R” beat “DAYS” to place eighth.
The week marked the second to last in which “GH” will be rated by Nielsen — the networks are allowed to exclude a select number of episodes for a series from counting towards a show’s season-to-date ratings. The series began airing a full week’s worth of reruns starting with the week of May 25. The last original aired on Thursday, May 21.
What follows are the daytime broadcast television Live+7 rankings for the week of May 11-15, 2020: