The ratings are out for one of the key weeks of May Sweeps 2015 for the week of episodes airing May 4th through the 8th.
General Hospital and The Young and the Restless scored best, gaining in total viewers, while also showing gains in the key women 18-49 demo. But for GH, even though they showed gains in the that key demo, they still unfortunately hit their all-time low in the demo rating share for the third week in a row.
The total audience gains for the week, while not off the charts impressive was good news. The ratings revealed gains in total viewers of +80,000 for The Bold and the Beautiful and Y&R, and +79,00o for GH.
However for NBC Days of our Lives, the show still struggles and was the lone soap to lose viewers losing -71, 000 for the ratings week. Additionally, the show that is set to turn 50 was down -203.000 from the previous year. In addition, in all key demos DAYS was in the minus column as well.
While viewers have to wait a through summer for the new stories to kick-in from new head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, reports and expectations are high that the series will have a major ratings spike when all the returns begin on-screen for it’s 50th anniversary milestone and beyond. The exciting returns include: Stephen Nichols (Patch), Thaao Penghlis (Tony/Andre?), and Peter Reckell (Bo), coupled with lots of anticipated new arrivals including: A Martinez and more!
What are your thoughts on the latest ratings? Do you think DAYS will be on the right track with rumored exciting story and their returns? Will it have a major rebound? Are General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful delivering big time during this May Sweeps? What soap is keeping you interested the most? Share your thoughts below!