The rating are out for the week of September 19th through the 23rd, and this time it was ABC’s General Hospital which jumped back up to over 2.7 million viewers with a gain of +176,000 total viewers for the week.
General Hospital outgained both The Young and the Restless, and Days of our Lives who both added +39,000 total viewers, while The Bold and the Beautiful was in the minus column losing -51,000 average viewers. GH also gained in key womens demos 18-49, and 25-54. However, although they held steady in the 18-34 category (with no new gains or losses), they are still tying an all-time low in that ratings share. In story, the end of this ratings week featured the funeral service for Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo).
Meanwhile, Days of our Lives is now showing an uptick as the three super villiains continue their reign of terror (Orpheus, Xander and Clyde) on Salem. The show added not only in total viewers bringing their tally to 2,196,000,, but also saw gains in the 25-54 demo.
Over at CBS Daytime, although Y&R lost viewers in all demos, and gained in total viewers, they are still far and away ahead of all the other network soaps with almost 4.8 millon viewers. Its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, while losing some viewership in the key demos, remained in the second slot with over 3.6 million total viewers. 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 4,789,000 (+39,000/+390,000)
2. B&B 3,683,000 (-51,000/+231,000)
3. GH 2,711,000 (+176,000/+118,000)
4. DAYS 2,196,000 (+39,000/-214,000)
So, what did you think of the ratings performance of GH? The uptick for DAYS? Which show has piqued your interest? Which show is not living up to what you think their potential should be? Which soap have you been enjoying the most … or the least? Share your comments below.