The ratings are out for the week of July 16th -20th and it was good news for three of the four daytime soaps, that all increased their viewership. Topping the list with the most added viewers was Days of our Lives who badly needed a boost! The show brought in +148,000 for the ratings period, and added the most viewers for the week in the key 18-49 female demo. On the converse, DAYS is still having record lows in the 18-49 female rating share!
Over at General Hospital, things are looking better and better thanks to the hard work of Valentini and company. GH posted another +125,000 and is nearing being at the 2.5 million viewer mark if they continue to make strides in the coming weeks! The show also continues to be ahead of Days of our Lives in the rating, And from this past week’s story with the Robin bombshells, it looks like the next rating period should be stronger too!
The Bold and the Beautiful continues to do well adding another + 75,000 viewers and even though many have complained about the constant airtime of Hope/Liam/Steffy its not driving viewers away significantly.
Finally, the show that has made all the headlines last week, The Young and the Restless, they are the only show to lose viewers once again losing another -13,000 in total viewers and the number one soap was down in viewers in the key 18-49 female demo. So, could a changed not have happened soon enough? Can the show get back on track with Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith steering the Genoa City ship?
Ok soapers, weigh-in! How are you liking the stories on the four soaps? What would you change? What would you add to lure viewers back to daytime dramas? Let us know your thoughts? You can view the entire ratings via Soap Opera Network here!