The ratings are out for a big week of story - October 12 through the 16th – on your favorite daytime dramas. And for the first time since late summer of 2013, Days of our Lives has moved into third place ever so slightly over General Hospital!
The long-running NBC series about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in two weeks time, added the most viewers for the week of any drama with +172,000, and besting GH in the 18-49 and 25-54 key womens demographics as well. DAYS tallied at 2,647,000 for the week, ahead of GH by just only 1,000 viewers. GH landed in fourth place for the ratings week with 2,646, 000 total viewers. In story, DAYS was strong with the fallout and reactions of everyone in Salem learning Will Horton (Guy Wilson) had been brutually murdered, and his death brought back fan favorites: Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) to the canvas for a short visit!
But it was also a strong week for The Young and the Restless, who played its Adam (Justin Hartley) reveal to the fullest with great episodes! Y&R added +136,00o total viewers and up over +216,000 from last year at this time. The number one show averaged for the week 4,794,000 total viewers.
The Bold and the Beautiful was the only soap down of all the network daytime dramas losing -59,000 total viewers, but still bringing in an average of 3,559,000 for the week. View the entire ratings picture via SON here!
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,794,000 (+136,000/+216,000)
2. B&B 3,559,000 (-59,000/+22,000)
3. DAYS 2,647,000 (+172,000/+50,000) *
4. GH 2,646,000 (+7,000/-210,000)
* First time in 3rd place since July 29 – August 2, 2013
* Highest amount of viewers since March 3-7, 2014
Now let us know, what do you think will happen in the coming weeks? Will DAYS continue to hold in third place, or will it drop back to fourth? Is GH getting its ducks in a row, and about to have a renewed spark come November that will drive up the numbers, with the just announced return of Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and the long awaited Jason (Billy Miller) reveal? Can Y&R continue to increase viewership with its story of Adam Newman, and their upcoming Halloween episodes? Can B&B continue to pique interest with its Ridge/Caroline/Thomas (Thorsten Kaye/Linsey Godfrey/Pierson Fode) bady daddy storyline? Share your thoughts below on the ratings picture, and what should happen in story to continue to get you to tune-in to your favorite soap!