The ratings are out for the week of May 11th through May 15th and all four network daytime dramas were up in total viewers!
Y&R neared the 5 million mark picking up the most total viewers with +290,000, while DAYS rebounded and added +49,000. In the key demos, it was The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives who were the only soaps that added viewers in the women 18-49 category. In addition, B&B also added +225, 000 in total viewers coming in at 3,860,000 and not that far away from 4 million viewers. Meanwhile, General Hospital came close to hitting the 3 million mark adding +99,000 with its tally of 2, 953, 000 total viewers.
Now on to the big question: Which daytime drama delivered the best May Sweeps in 2015? The May Sweeps period ended this week which means next ratings period fans will still have some key data for the final week of the all important period of TV in the spring.
But for the last several weeks, all four soaps have taken different approaches to bringing in fans! Y&R has been led by the tale of two Jacks (Peter Bergman) and other assorted stories.
B&B has been telling the tale of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) as now everyone close to her, or that she works with knows she is a transgender woman. Will Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya stay together and weather the storm?
Over at GH, it was the Nurses Ball and the live show events along with shocking revelations in regards to who now knows the true identify of Jake Doe (Billy Miller), and major departures such as Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) being killed-off.
On DAYS Kristen’s (Eileen Davidson) return and the truth about baby Tate’s biological parents, and then Kristen’s “demise” were a key part of major story. There was also the continued build to the fallout to the truth of Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and JJ’s (Casey Moss) affair, and Paige (True O’Brien) finding out their dirty little secret and more.
So, let us know which soap has kept you glued to your TV sets, computers, tablets, or phones? Which delivered the best May Sweeps to the fans?
What was the highpoint for you on your favorite soaps during the last several weeks? Which was your least favorite moment? Comment below!