The ratings are out for the week of November 16th through November 20th and suprisingly it was a bad week all around for the four network daytime drama series. Every single soap saw minuses in the total viewer category.
Even Days of our Lives which has such a strong week of story culiminating in Bo (Peter Reckell) dying in Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) arms did not generate an uptick in viewership losing -119,000. However, it was General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful that saw the most losses with -176,000 and -184,000. The Young and the Restless while having a 5 million plus viewer average for it’s Wednesday episode was still – 123,000 in the debit department for the week in total viewers when all was said and done.
In addition, all key women demos: 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 saw all soaps in the minus column, except for The Young and the Restless who gained +11,000 in the 18-34 category, while The Bold and the Beautiful tied an all-time low in the 18-49 ratings share at o.83/6 (-.14/-.16)
While on GH, Liz (Rebecca Herbst), Sam (Kelly Monaco),and Jason (Billy Miller) were heading to Cassadine Island to find out what they could about Jason’s scrambled brain, DAYS Bo (Peter Reckell) was coming to terms with this fate as were his sister (Mary Beth Evans), his best friend (Stephen Nichols) and his beloved “Fancy Face”, (Kristian Alfonso), Y&R’s Sage (Kelly Sullivan) and Nick ( Joshua Morrow) were dealing with the fallout from losing baby Christian, while Dr Anderson (Elizabeth Bogush) wreaks more havoc, and Elise Moxley (Jensen Buchanan) turns up on the scene, and B&B delved into Thomas (Pierson Fode) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) sleeping together and the ramification of Ivy’s relationship with Wyatt (Darin Brooks), still the show’s were not in the positive numbers wise. View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,894,000 (-123,000/-162,000)
2. B&B 3,518,000 (-184,000/-220,000)
3. DAYS 2,687,000 (-119,000/+205,000)
4. GH 2,668,000 (-176,000/-429,000)