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Daytime Broadcast Ratings for the Week of April 18-22, 2022

A look at how daytime broadcast performed during the week of April 18-22, 2022 in Total Viewers, Households, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 rating.

Daytime Broadcast Ratings for the Week of April 18-22, 2022

A look at how daytime broadcast performed during the week of April 18-22, 2022 in Total Viewers, Households, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 rating.

CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” (3.672 million) came roaring back during the week of April 18-22, 2022, matching in total audience with the week of January 17-21, 2022 for its best overall performance since the week of January 3-7, 2022. The soap gained +249,000 viewers week to week and was up +448,000 viewers compared to the same week last year. Year to year, “Y&R” was flat in both Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 rating, tying for third place in Women 18-49 rating with “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “TODAY 3rd Hour,” each with a 0.4 rating, and tying for second place in Women 25-54 rating with “B&B” and the first half-hour of “The Price is Right,” each with a 0.7 rating.

The two half hours of “The Price is Right” (4.795 million/4.212 million) attracted their largest overall audiences since the week of February 21-25, 2022, and “The Talk” (1.536 million) had its best audience since the week of March 28-April 1, 2022. Meanwhile, both half hours of “Let’s Make a Deal” (2.772 million/2.421 million) were the only daytime broadcast series to lose viewers week to week while the second half-hour was down a mere -8,000 viewers compared to the same week last year.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” (3.213 million) hit a new season high in Total Viewers and attracted its largest overall audience since the week of April 20-24, 2020, the final week of pre-pandemic originals. The series tied for third place with “Y&R” and “TODAY 3rd Hour” in Women 18-49, each with a 0.4 rating. In Women 25-54, “B&B” tied for second place with “Y&R” and the first half-hour of “The Price is Right,” each with a 0.7 rating. In fact, “B&B” was the only daytime broadcast series to see gains in Women 25-54 compared to the same week last year, increasing +0.1 in rating. In Women 18-49, the soap was flat year to year.

Compared to its performance in 2020 (3.2136 million vs 3.275 million), “B&B” also managed to hold onto most of its total audience during a period in which TV viewing was reaching multi-year highs. The soap was down a mere -62,000 viewers compared to two years earlier.

“The View” (1.583 million) aired reruns all week but still managed to attract more viewers than “The Talk,” and beat the first half-hour of “Let’s Make a Deal,” “GMA3: What You Need to Know” (1.594 million) and “The Talk” in Women 18-49 rating. “The View” tied for sixth place in Women 18-49 with a 0.3 rating to the latter three shows’ 0.2 rating. “GMA3: What You Need to Know” again placed last in Women 25-54, and tied for last place with the aforementioned “The Talk” and the first half-hour of “Let’s Make a Deal” in Women 18-49 rating. “The View” was officially retitled to “VIEW-ABC” which means its figures for the week will not count into the show’s season average.

Despite “The View” being in reruns, “General Hospital” (2.180 million) managed to increase by +71,000 viewers week to week. The soap also saw gains week to week in Women 25-54, +0.1 in rating, while remaining flat week to week and year to year in Women 18-49 rating.

Days of our Lives” (1.818 million) had its best audience showing since the week of January 31-February 4, 2022, the final week of originals aired before going on a two-week hiatus due to NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games. The soap was up +154,000 viewers week to week.

What follows is a breakdown of how the daytime broadcast shows performed during the week of April 18-22, 2022 in Women 18-49 rating, Women 25-54 rating, Households and Total Viewers, including a look at their comparable performance in 2020 and 2021 (where available), respectively. A closer look at the daytime soaps, including their daily performance in the demos, will be posted soon.

Notes: Viewing levels were hitting multi-year highs in 2020 during the initial shutdown of the country due to COVID-19. Year-to-year comparisons (2022 vs 2021) among Households and Total Viewers will be back beginning with next week’s report (week of April 25-29, 2022).

Households and Total Viewers for “TODAY 3rd Hour” were not available at press time which currently skews the rankings in those categories. Comparable 2020 figures for “GMA3: What Need to Know” are based on the performance of “Pandemic: What You Need to Know.” The current iteration was rebranded effective June 2020.

Week Of April 18-22, 2022 Rankers

Women 18-49 Rating

Rank / Show / NetworkThis WeekLast WeekLast Year2020 W18-49
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS)0.5/100.50.60.7
1. The Price is Right 1 (CBS)0.5/90.50.50.7
3. TODAY 3rd Hour (NBC)0.40.40.40.7
3. The Young and the Restless (CBS)0.4/80.40.40.6
3. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)0.4/70.40.40.5
6. TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (NBC)0.30.30.40.5
6. General Hospital (ABC)0.3/60.30.30.4
6. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS)0.3/60.30.40.5
6. The View (ABC) – REPEAT0.3/50.40.40.5
6. Days of our Lives (NBC)0.3/50.30.30.4
11. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS)0.2/50.30.30.5
11. GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)0.2/40.20.30.4
11. The Talk (CBS)0.2/40.20.20.3
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Women 25-54 Rating

Rank / Show / NetworkThis WeekLast WeekLast Year2020 W25-54
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS)0.8/120.80.81.1
2. The Price is Right 1 (CBS)0.7/110.70.71.0
2. The Young and the Restless (CBS)0.7/90.60.70.9
2. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)0.7/90.60.60.8
5. TODAY 3rd Hour (NBC)0.60.60.61.1
6. General Hospital (ABC)0.5/60.40.50.7
6. TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (NBC)0.50.40.50.7
8. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS)0.4/60.50.50.7
8. Days of our Lives (NBC)0.4/60.40.40.6
8. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS)0.4/60.40.50.8
8. The View (ABC) – REPEAT0.4/50.50.60.7
8. The Talk (CBS)0.4/50.40.30.5
13. GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)0.3/40.30.40.7
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Households

Rank / Show / NetworkThis WeekLast WeekLast Year2020 Households
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS)3.0/142.92.94.3
2. The Price is Right 1 (CBS)2.6/132.62.63.6
3. The Young and the Restless (CBS)2.5/112.32.32.9
4. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)2.2/102.11.92.4
5. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS)1.8/91.91.82.8
6. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS)1.6/81.61.62.4
7. General Hospital (ABC)1.5/71.4N/A1.7
8. Days of our Lives (NBC)1.2/51.1N/A1.5
9. The View (ABC) – REPEAT1.1/51.6N/A2.3
10. GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)1.0/51.0N/A1.6
10. The Talk (CBS)1.0/51.00.91.4
. TODAY 3rd Hour (NBC)N/A1.4N/A2.3
. TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (NBC)N/A1.0N/A1.5
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Total Viewers

Rank / Show / NetworkThis WeekLast WeekLast Year2020 Viewers
1. The Price is Right 2 (CBS)4,795,0004,611,0004,435,0006,286,000
2. The Price is Right 1 (CBS)4,212,0004,064,0003,918,0005,668,000
3. The Young and the Restless (CBS)3,672,0003,423,0003,224,0004,042,000
4. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3,213,0003,068,0002,734,0003,275,000
5. Let’s Make a Deal 2 (CBS)2,772,0002,912,0002,780,0004,052,000
6. Let’s Make a Deal 1 (CBS)2,421,0002,517,0002,408,0003,418,000
7. General Hospital (ABC)2,180,0002,109,000N/A2,304,000
8. Days of our Lives (NBC)1,818,0001,664,000N/A2,110,000
9. TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (NBC)1,615,0001,456,000N/A2,114,000
10. GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC)1,594,0001,579,000N/A2,203,000
11. The View (ABC) – REPEAT1,583,0002,353,000N/A3,059,000
12. The Talk (CBS)1,536,0001,486,0001,272,0001,905,000
. TODAY 3rd Hour (NBC)N/A1,981,000N/A3,094,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Note: The numbers above are calculated using Live+Same Day viewing and DVR playback, defined as 3:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m, and are courtesy of Nielsen. Household ratings are the percentage of TV homes in the U.S. tuned into television.

*Notable Preemptions/Schedule Changes

  • “Let’s Make a Deal” aired for just 10 minutes during its first half-hour on Thursday, April 21.
  • “The View” was retitled to “VIEW-ABC” as the show aired reruns all week and its average is based on four days (Monday-Thursday). Its ratings will not be factored into the show’s season average. The Friday, April 22 episode was not rated by Nielsen.