The ratings are out for the week of January 18th through January 22nd, and it was a good week for all four network daytime drama series as each showed gains. As well, each show is ahead of its total viewing audience numbers from last year at this time.
However, it was ABC’s General Hospital who gained the most viewers adding +116,000. In story during the ratings week, Lulu (Emme Rylan) rescued Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) from the cabin fire, Johnny (Brandon Barash) exited one more time, the Lulu and Valerie catfight broke out, and the further disintegration of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s marriage ensued. GH fans also had the opportunity to see fan favorites Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes), working together to try to find the whereabouts of Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise). With that and other stories, GH brought its total viewer average count to 3,131,000.
Days of our Lives added the second highest number of viewers for the week with +85,000 in episodes that saw Hope (Kristian Alfonso) confessing to murder, then later sharing an unexpected kiss with Rafe (Galen Gering), John (Drake Hogestyn) finding himself in a stunning betrayal over his biological parents, and more. The 50 year old soap opera came in with a total viewer tally of 2,872,000, and that is +473,000 from last year at this time. Y&R is the only show ahead of DAYS in terms of audience growth in numbers from a year ago.
Speaking of The Young and the Resstless, the CBS soap continued to lead the pack in the number one spot, gaining +39,000 viewers, and giving the series + 5,308,000 in total viewers for the ratings week. Meanwhile, The Bold and the Beautiful is still holding very strong hitting over the 4 million mark in total viewers again, and gaining +65,000. In the key demos, GH was the only soap to increase viewers in women 18-49, while DAYS was the only soap to increase viewers in women 18-34. In the category of women 25-54, Y&R, DAYS and GH were up, with GH gaining the most viewers. Check out 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 5,308,000 (+39,000/+567,000)
2. B&B 4,063,000 (+65,000/+313,000)
3. GH 3,131,000 (+116,000/+226,000)
4. DAYS 2,872,000 (+81,000/+473,000)