The ratings are out for the week of August 10th through the 14th, and it was an excellent week for The Bold and the Beautiful which saw a gain of +316,000 total viewers.
During the week in question, it was Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya’s (Karla Mosley) wedding that played out with the confrontational drama between the Avant family, and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) trying to remember what happened the night Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) was killed and if she was indeed a murderer! B&B came in with + 3.815,000 for the week. The CBS soap also the only daytime drama to add viewers in the key 18-49, and 25-54 women demos. B&B also added the most viewers in the 18-34 women demo of any soap.
Elsewhere, General Hospital is continuing to struggle. The ABC series is once again hitting a new low in the key 18-49 women demo, as well as tied in that category for all-time low rating share. GH actually added +11,000 in total viewers for the week, but their overall total viewer performance tallied in at 2,555,000 and that is down -284,000 from the same time last year.
And this now opens the door for NBC’s Days of our Lives, who this week just debuted the new head writing regime of Josh Griffith and Dena Higley’s work, as all the returns will now be starting to file in beginning with Patch played by Stephen Nichols next week on-air.
DAYS is just under 100,000 plus total viewers away from the number three spot that has been held for so long by GH. Will DAYS overtake GH in the coming weeks? Can GH stave them off and keep their number 3 position safe? It’s not looking promising for the folks in Port Charles as of this week’s ratings report.
The Young and the Restless continues to hold very strong. The number one soap gained +82,000 total viewers for the ratings week and is almost at +400,000 since the same time last year. Y&R continues to also be in first place in every key demo. Check out the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.
So, was The Bold and the Beautiful the show to watch last week? Can GH gain some momentum? Will DAYS finally be in the number three spot by the end of August when the ratings come out? Share your thoughts on what is working and what is ailing on your favorite soap opera in the comment section below!