The ratings are out for the week of February 4th through February 8th, and it was once again the CBS Daytime one-two punch of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful that brought in the most viewers for the week!
Looks like Y&R is returning to its high ratings indicative of its number one rated status! The folks in Genoa City total viewers numbered 4,764,000, with an increase of +66,00o for the ratings period. Y&R also scored its highest numbers under the Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith regime in the women 18-49 key demographic with an impressive +930,000 for the week and also led in that demos ratings share! Is the Dylan/Avery/Nick story captivating audiences? Or, is it some of the other storylines, such as the Michael/Lauren/Fen/Jamie bullying story?
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, this show continues to show consistent gains almost every week, even after suffering the loss of longtime series stars, Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Ronn Moss (Ridge)! B&B’s total viewers for the ratings period came in at 3,588,000, and they added +51,000 for the week! Is Hunter Tylo’s new attitude Taylor giving the show a lift? Or, is it the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle, now that Steffy is pregnant?
General Hospital who is bringing back all the big returns in celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary, ushered in fan favorite Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones during the ratings week. The return of Wagner scored GH its highest viewer total for the week on Monday. However, GH while still holding strong with 2,818,000 total viewers, lost a few viewers for the rating period with – 29,000. But the lone ABC soap gained viewers in the key 18-34 female demo, as did all of the other three daytime soaps!
Days of our Lives, whose stories seem to be percolating and getting better, lost the most viewers for the week with -52,000 with total viewers at 2,572,000. To view the entire ratings picture via Soap Opera Network click here!
So soapers, time to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soaps? What is not? What characters and stories do you think viewers should see more or less of? Weigh-in!