The ratings are in for the week of December 3rd through the 7th and it was not a good week for your favorite daytime dramas! In fact, all four soaps were down in total viewers with The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital all losing -200,000 viewers give or take a few either way. Days of our Lives was the only show to lose the least amount of viewers for the week – 58,000.
However, the most notable part of this ratings sheet is that number one Y&R is slipping in the key female 18-49 demo! In fact, they hit a new low with 712,000 viewers in the demographic, and whose previous low was back in September. Are fans not digging the transition thus far of Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith taking the reins as series EP and head writer? To view the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network click here!
So it’s time for you, our soapers, to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What needs to be done with the current storylines on Y&R, B&B, GH, and DAYS to pique your interest to tune-in each and every day? What is making you fast-forward through the episode, if you Tivo’d or taped it? And, what is working that you would like to see more of? Which show is doing the best job right now of integrating the characters you want to see from the canvas? Weigh-in!