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56 July 26th, 2013 RATINGS: GH Moves Ahead Of DAYS! B&B Has Solid Week!

The ratings are out for the week of July 15-19th, and there  is interesting news to report upon looking at the latest statistics and numbers!

General Hospital has now regained third place from Days of our Lives!  GH gained  +68,000 in total viewers for the week giving it a total of 2,517,000!  While DAYS fell and lost total viewers -34,000 and whose total came in for the ratings perood with 2,416,000.   There is only 100,000 total viewers now separating the two shows as of this ratings!  However, General Hospital also added some viewers, +7,000, in the key 18-49 demo a category.

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Now on to The Bold and the Beautiful who really had the most solid week of all the daytime dramas.  B&B added +87,000 total viewers, the most of any soap for the ratings period, and it remained in the second spot with over 3.5 million viewers. B&B  also is up a whopping +456,000 from the previous year at this time!

B&B also added the most viewers in key demos-18-49 females +31,000, and +5,000 in females18-34!  As for The Young and the Restless, after a great week last week, it appears that fans may not have loved the final, or next part, of the fall out of the Summer Newman paternity pickle!  Y&R lost -101,000 from the previous week but still maintained, of course, it’s number one position with 4,555,000.   You can view the entire rating picture here from SON.

So its time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soaps? What is not? What would you do to fix them?  Which soap opera are you enjoying the least this summer? Which soap opera are you enjoying the most? Weigh-in!

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  1. Mary SF says:

    Well I know when the Sharon twist came out I was mad enough to stop watching Y&R, but atlas like any relationship I couldn’t walk out on my soap– no matter how lame it gets, because I love it– for better or for worse–lol.

    GH picked up a bit and Days has slowed down, so the numbers seemed to reflect that- no bit shockers there.

    B&B well it is consistent anyway– it sticks to formula, the characters have no real growth and change– and Brad seems to recycle scripts like we recycle plastic– and if you like that kind of thing– you will never be disappointment because B&B truly is ‘a what you see is what you get’ type of soap.

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    gloria replied

    Agree with every word!

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  2. Sarah says:

    Days ratings suck because people are sick of watching the days of Samis life. The whole revolves around her in some way or another! I have stopped watching, and I honestly used to watch every day. I know Sweeney is nbcs golden child, but the writers need to get over their fixation with her and sami, and give other actors, and characters some storyline and substance. Where is Peter reckell, drake, joe,Bryan, etc? Or Christie, kristian, Suzanne, ari, Nadia,? Or even eileen and missy? Salem does not revolve around Alison Sweeney! She had never been nominated for an Emmy! That speaks for itself!

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    Tsuds replied

    AGREE!!!

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    Paul replied

    I feel the same way about Missy as Jennifer. She is on virtually every day and none of the scenes are driving any major story. While I used to enjoy the character; Jennifer has become such a holier than thou harpie over the last year; it’s become tiresome to watch. The Jennifer/Daniel pairing is like nails on a chalkboard.

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  3. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    It has to be because of the storyline they’re giving Franco, tying it in with Jason. I have to admit, the Ava/Franco storyline is one of the only ones I’m enjoying on GH currently, and that’s part in due to the wonders of Maura West and Roger Howarth, who I always believed had great chemistry that should have been explored during their times on As the World Turns.

    But I wouldn’t call General Hospital the better soap against Days of our Lives. DAYS is at its prime for the first time since the ’90s (or so I’ve been told). They’re telling some compelling stories that are really giving the audience a world of colour. I’m sure DAYS will return ahead of GH in the next week’s time.

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    Jules replied

    Agreed! DAYS’ quality is superior to GH’s. I don’t like the numbers and that they aren’t reflecting how much better DAYS is, but in my heart I know DAYS has a lot of great things going for it right now, and that the numbers will hopefully get better because of them.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Um… actually the 15th to the19th was a week where the OTHER GH actors were actually allowed to be seen! We had Luke’s illness and Laura’s concern, Danny’s illness, Patrick and Sabrina, Maxie, etc.

    In other words GH ratings rose when the focus WASN’T on Franco.

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    Tammy replied

    I agree,the Franco,Jason saga is a little far fetched.Lets see some of the other characters.

  4. rosanna says:

    GH is rocking and has solid storylines that keep flowing and its fast paced that is why you miss an episode and your lost, this is NOT the soap of yesterday where everyday it was same group of peope and storylines, love the show and some stories and been a fan since luke and laura!!

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    Tali replied

    Really!???? I do not like GH. Franco is not redeemable and fans are not stupid!

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    des10261991 replied

    I think they need New Writer’s The show is terrible

    susan M. replied

    Yeah! GH is rockin!!!!

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    Tsuds replied

    YEP .. GH is moving FAST in the good way!

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  5. Dan says:

    Good news for GH. The show has been picking up again lately after a lackluster period, and I’m glad the ratings reflect that. I really enjoyed the scenes with Genie Francis and Jane Elliot this week. Two daytime icons that haven’t really gotten much of a chance to work together over the years. It was a pleasure to watch.

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    susan M. replied

    DITTO!

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  6. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    GH has improved(except vets like Mac and Felicia need airtime. With Laura off searching for Luke, id like to see Scotty turn to alchol and maybe Ava: theyd meet at a bar. plus more Monica/Leslie scenes) ‘Days Of Our Sami’ hasnt been too interesting of late. Ive had too much of Sami. I like A.S. and Sami but i want other characters more in the spotlight as well. What happened to Lucas. Why hasnt Julie come see baby Arianna or have a Horton talk with JJ about her own experience with snoplifting. However, im enjoying both soaps. GH is back in first place for me…but like b4 that could change again.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    i know my spelling ect.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Its the friggen keyboards fault!!! lol

    Elizabeth replied

    Haven’t seen anything of Nick and not much of Will and Gabby…

    I would like to see Theresa (LOVE her) become acquainted with Nick!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    She and Nick would be perfect…great idea.

    Patrick replied

    oooh nice! LOL.

    would love to see Scotty… get some air time…

    why not… have him guzzling from the bottle and siding up to Ava…. for some wet action…. or something….

    why would Scotty… endlessly play 2nd fiddle to Laura… up and running in search of Luke?

    give Scotty some meat….. to fester…. release… fulfill… deliver his guts…. a pair to relish…. LOL… love the man… show the Scotty of ole… and release some demons.

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  7. gloria says:

    I am sick of looking at Todd’s (can’t get past that) beaten up face & awful yellow hair. I wish they would let him look like he did when he was with Carly. He looked so good on the bridge with the hooded sweatshirt. GH is ok right now but DAYS is the best.

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    Patrick replied

    that’s exactly what i thought… when “franco” was on the bridge in the hooded sweatshirt…. Yum… yikes… it’s him…. savor!

    for all he’s trying… get rid of the dyed blond hair…. agree with you… it’s more devilishly wanting… his dark features real mysterious… and pent up anxious.

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    Shay replied

    I’d rather look at Franco’s bleached blond coif than Scotty’s ridiculous porcupine (or is it hedgehog) look….it’s just so strange and distracting! And to think, he had a really smooth style back in the day…..

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    gloria replied

    I know what you mean & when you look at Luke’s hairstyles over the years! Ha. Now he hardly even has any! Scotty’s hair IS horrible but I never thought he was THAT goodlooking-cute maybe but not sexy like Todd/whoever the hell he is supposed to be-Roger H. really looked good when he was with Carly & the day he left town, WOW. That is the look I am talking about-which we saw a glimpse of on the bridge the other day.

    Shay replied

    Being partial to blond guys, I cannot say that Franco’s hair bothers me all that much…it is a bit comical, but I can deal with that (He was a laugh riot in his “Jason” mode….). Perhaps post-surgery, he will tone it down a bit….I still think his current “style” is more appealing than the bland, brown-haired and scarred Todd…he really did nothing for me!!!! As for Scotty, he was neat and sweet when he started out on GH..a real white knight!!!! Sometimes miss that character. His angry man stuff is just getting boring, especially since he got his Laura back!!! I know he will forever be fighting Luke for her heart, but grow up dude!!!!

  8. Beacon says:

    GH does not deserve ratings success. DAYS is doing the best shows it has done in years.

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    Patrick replied

    I applaud DAYS – Sony – NBC.

    ratings be damned.

    I am devoted to GH and DAYS.

    which do I watch first? Salem, of course.

    for the life of me…. go figure… I can’t read in to “the ratings”….

    DAYS… you have to think when watching…. and, THAT’S GOOD. the intrigue between the characters and setting the scene…. and… dag! I can’t express how well the production has been and IS.

    it’s pointless and a moot point to overload reasoning… why DAYS is continually what it’s been…. those damned ratings…. it’s #1 with me.

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    gloria replied

    Oh me too. I watch all the soaps still on tv but for the past several months I watch DAYS first. Can’t wait till tomorrow. Good night!

  9. Libby says:

    DAYS is still better than it has been in a decade or more. #FreeSami #Ejami #Ejustin #Wilson #Bristen #Ericole stories are well written and well paced.

    #Dannifer is still an albotross. As is Rafe in coma and awakening with amnesia. However, Jen Lilley is adding some interest now.

    We still have a few days of filler and too many folks without story who appear to just appear. No real story for characters of Kate, Hope, Marlena, Chad, Kayla…

    Kudos to Eilleen Davidson, James Scott, Wally Kurth, Alison Sweeney, Judi Evans, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith.

    On GH, it has been slower than I like. I have really tried with RH as Franco/Jason – now brain tumor story.Sorry, it has jumped the shark for me. I miss Julie Marie Berman as LuLu . Just not into NuLu and Dante..

    Kirsten Storms is doing well with Maxie. I am just not into Kiki Jerome. But really like Maura West as Ava Jerome. Like increased time for Jane E as TracyQ and AJ.

    The Patrick, Britt, Sabrina is a snoozefest. A few too many ancillary folks starting at hospital.

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    blake replied

    I agree that Days is still really good these days. I try to watch it whenever I get a chance, and I haven’t been able to say that a lot of the years lately.

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    Jules replied

    Agreed! I have no idea what’s happening on GH, but what you said about DAYS I agree with. I do think JJ has added as much freshness to the hideously stale Dannifer story as Theresa has, though. Something about this kid I have found so amusing and entertaining. He could have been such a typical “caricature” with this kind of a bad seed storyline, but instead it feels real and is giving the canvas a whole new flavor- including Missy Reeves who is doing her best work as a “mom” than she has since she’s returned.

    I think Chad and Kate are getting stories soon, what with Rafe waking up and Chad involved with the video leak/Abigail’s triangle/possible concussion from the 4th of July picnic (?…my guess only, I’m spoiler free). But I think Hope, Marlena and Kayla could all definitely be used way more than they have been given. I want Hope to hook up with Vargas, which would give her story, romance and keep Sean Douglas. For Marlena, I’d just like her to be more involved period. And I hope we see more Nick soon. He hasn’t been on much lately.

    Overall, the show is still firing on all cylinders for me. This week with the school’s unveiling, Sami’s arrest, Justin/Adrienne scenes, the build-up of Kristen’s scheming and possible reconciliation with Brady, and Nicole’s scenes with just about everybody (Eric, Brady, Victor, EJ and Kristen) have kept me thoroughly entertained and engaged. Plot development is organically progressing and the dialogue has been funny, sweet, sad and real. And aside from those few characters with lack of story, most are being utilized and incorporated in the bigger storylines.

    I’m still an extraordinarily happy customer!

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    Patrick replied

    Kayla has been cracking me up lately….

    she’s two-footing her stance on Theresa…. I am your Aunt Kayla…

    and this is your Last Chance to make a go of it. LOL.

    Theresa… “why should I rent a room above the bar/restaurant” LOL….

    Theresa reals… dare I misstep the brady family crest.

    if this gives us Kayla… heck…. per Kimberlys orders… watch out for our Jeanne… Ms. Theresa with kick.

    —————

    I get lost in his face – I can’t help it… he oozes his Rafe…. as he’s telling Kate… You’re the only one who’s being honest with me. Kate’s still masking her Rafe… and it’s a treat and a tantalizing prospect these two could be.

    ————-
    great review Jules – I keep pressing how good it is to be in Salem.

    Patrick replied

    Justin & Adrienne Kiriakis and Son…. Freddy Smith… are commanding…

    I’m in awe of this trio… this family is getting the limelight… the camera… and with excellent script… are delving in to their triggers and goody bags… and top notch acting their Talent….

    so many emotions are befalling this family… and it’s all a mixed bag of emotions that are going to spiral Justin and Adrienne…. all with the good intentions of Adrienne… she was so on … when she lambasted Justin… “you had no idea” this tape was in existence… ie: Salem bad cop and Sammi going at it.

    Justin is a revelatory presence… his demeanor and toughness… machinations… whilst remaining true to his family is going to be tested… and that look in his eyes… bespeaks hold on for the ride… dang! isn’t he sexy.

    if this is the catalyst for Freddy Smith to further elevate his part in the show… than… he’s on target. don’t know so much about the new blond kid… I hope that Brian comes back… as they had some serious chemistry.

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    Patrick replied

    Kristen and Brady.

    I loved when she opened her eyes and was eagerly responding to Brady…
    she had to check his response time… and he was real with her.

    so… like i’ve said…. these two… are still delivering… without John and Marlena…

    and that speaks volumes… as they’re still interesting with out… and I honestly… thought that from the start… that these two needed John and Marlena, for this story to be a success… and it’s not wavering or lacking in interest…

    it would appear.. that now Kristen is in a quandery…. she loved… loves… is feeling… real emotion… and raw as she’d like to be… ie: with Father Eric… she knows she’s feeling the real stuff… and it’d be in character for her to withdraw her original mindset for revenge and enjoy life.

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    Patrick replied

    next… you have the wonderful…. teen angst kitten… earning her stripes… new, hot about town…. Theresa… smarmy’ing her way about town.

    you see JJ and Theresa sharing their intimate feelings at different times and with each other… and it’s culminating in come hither, teasing, and yet… are holding their own… in relation to all the other couples who’re drama’ing it out with.

    it’s fun to watch the differences and nuanced delivery of all the couples….

    Jenn Lilly is a Treat. and JJ is playing to the hilt the nerves, consequences, the plays unfolding with his mom and sister.

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    Shay replied

    Totally agree about NuLulu…the poor girl is trying, but she simply lacks the grit, sass and snark that made JMB believable as Luke’s daughter. This may sound crazy, but I think Kristen Alderson would have made a better Lulu, even though she would not have gotten to play against her beloved Chad. “Kiki” has that same toughness and attitude. If she would have stayed a blonde and adopted the tone and demeanor as her current character, I think it could have worked. And we would have been spared her inane pairing with that little puke Morgan. Although I didn’t initially mind him, he is getting old really fast…and we already have too many roles that fit that description: Shawn, TJ, Taylor, Felix, Brad, SABRINA, etc….Time for some serious housecleaning, Cartini!!!!

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  10. Aria says:

    GH is getting interesting again it just needs to stay consistent and showcase certain people more like finola Hughes, genie Francis and Rebecca Herbts needs to be more front and certer, hopefully the show will stay on track.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with you! GH ROCKS!!! Never know GH be #1…..

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  11. nancy dillingham says:

    HOW is GH pulling in more viewers now????? Well, there was a glimmer of hope when Laura stated acting (being written) like Laura again and going after Luke.

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  12. susan M. says:

    Happy Gh picked up in the ratings.. I had a feeling it would..

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  13. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    Congrats to”GENERAL HOSPITAL”

    Love Silas Clay and Sammatha Morgan +Daniel

    Now if RC can show more of the interior things that have to do with Sam like:

    1. Her kitchen so that Silas can make her a fancifal meal

    2. The Cadillac Jeep she drove in 2009, when she drove Jason back home!!!

    3. The patio in the apartment ( they never show it)

    4. Her closet!!!! We rarely see her closet (she hasxthat beautiful teal dress and she has that
    PINK AND BLACK CORSET SHE WORE IN JULY 2009 : GOING UNDERCOVER

    5. Lucy suppose to open a “spa”? I would love to see Silas eyeing Sam getting her excersise
    Groove on!!!!

    6. When Danny gets well I cant wait for Silas assist “stud muffin” in walking

    …………the ratings is getting better, but the biggest thing he can do is get SAM AND SILAS
    MARRIED

    RC should all the resources he has,

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  14. B&B Fan says:

    Glad B&B is Still doing great even without JMW & HT. Bravo to B&B.

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  15. Patrick says:

    There are so many layers involved to Rafe and Kate.

    There are so many who’ll say Rafe will never “graduate”. he’s part ding’bat / too sexy.

    watching him layer, elevate, his romance life… from Sammi to Kate… and the unmentioned seeking beyond the physical where it was safe and too good. to gapping their differences and bringing it to light… watching this cougar twosome is involved in much to do. since kate’s been leashed on her own… watching Kate keep Rafe up to date… is stunning to watch her.

    rafe;s good looks… not too bright reaching for a new rafe… and he’s got it so easy with Kate beside you.

    you know… you want him to at best… let the other actors do their job and help him… and it’s not a hinderance that Rafe is still on.

    let’s see… kate is not all the responsible… could Rafe be growing? LOL.

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  16. Patrick says:

    I finally realized Kristens’ DAYs.

    she’s Fay Dunaway’ing it with Style…

    and/or she’s Cybill Sheppard’ing us with the “Last Picture Show”…

    DAYS is production’ing nuances’ with the cast… and it’s further elevating. and the actor’s are shooting cylindars.

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    Patrick replied

    thank you Eileen Davidson… for your powerful take in Salem.

    still loving the flashbacks with father Eric….

    you and Brady are still a treat.

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  17. Patrick says:

    LOL… so, didn’t Theresa “look” Donna Mills….

    as she rests comfortably in her office… as she eyes Daniel.

    “what can I do for you…”

    she swears she doesn’t care for JJ.

    planted circles around Abby… and nixed his mother from the start.

    Jeanne Theresa Donovan… where are you? LOL.

    luscious find.

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  18. Patrick says:

    “but, frankly, I don’t think either of us know’s what this woman is capable, of”

    Eric to Brady

    Thereby; goes DAYS.

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  19. 4everdays says:

    I do’nt put much stock in the ratings system. Viewers should be counted, not
    represented. DOOL is so exciting, I can’ t miss a second! YawneR makes me
    tired, but congrats to GH.

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    4everdays replied

    B&B is as lame as ever!!! Pure crap!!! Botchy & Bothersome!!!

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    Shay replied

    Amen…..quit watching it years ago when they kept recycling the same old plotlines, and I as I have read, they are still doing it!!!!! The only original idea as of this past year was killing off Stephanie, and that was only due to Susan Flannery choosing to leave!!!!!!

  20. Paul says:

    GH is picking up. It was going to take time to rebound after the sudden departure of Todd, Star & McBain. All their stories were in full throttle when they were forced to exit the canvas. All the plot had to be rewritten which clearly required a lot of damage control. I have every faith in the current regime at GH.

    Days has been must watch for several weeks now. Eileen Davidson is doing amazing work as Kristen. Agree with what someone said earlier about Dannifer being an albatross — cut the cord on that pairing already. Ugh.

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    4everdays replied

    No way! I love Dannifer beacause of JJ and Theresa.

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  21. Jake R. says:

    As a man, I wish they would show what the % of male viewers is in all demos. I know I’m not the only guy who watches “his stories.”

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  22. RLeternal says:

    Why is GH gaining grounds in ratings when they have the worst writer in soap SLs, JP, on their writing team?

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