The ratingsa are out for the week of December 14-18th, and it was ABC’s General Hospital that was the only daytime drama to show gains in total viewers and key demos, while all the other soaps were down. This was also the week that President Obama’s press conference pre-empt the Friday episode of GH, altogether.
In story for the week, Liz (Rebecca Herbst) was wondering if Jason (Billy Miller) would come back to her after he found out she lied to him for months, Patrick (Jason Thompson), Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes) found Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) wherabouts and learned the truth of her captivity, and those were just a few of the plot points that drove the week.
GH added +172,000 total viewers for the week totaling 2,817,000 and remained in#3 spot, and in key women demos was at #2 in 18-49, 18-34, and #3 in 25-54, while adding viewers in each demo category.
Days of our Lives lost the most viewers for the week – 80,000 and fell back to under 2.5million total viewers. The NBC soap opera celebrating its 50th season also took a hit in all the key demos in the minus column. CBS The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful continue to hold steady at #1 and #2 even they saw some small losses 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 4,774,000 (-12,000/-38,000)
2. B&B 3,597,000 (-48,000/-170,000)
3. GH 2,817,000 (+172,000/-100,000)
4. DAYS 2,465,000 (-80,000/+150,000)
So what did you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap? Which soap is the best right now as we close out 2015? Which is keeping your interest? Which is not? Let us know in the comment section below!