The ratings are out for the week of January 16-20, and although there were pre-emptions due to the presidential inaugural of Donald Trump, and Obama’s final press conference, it was ABC’s General Hospital who gained the most total viewers, although the series did not air twice that week.
GH added +111,000 for the rating period. It also added viewers +1,000 in the women 18-49 demo, +8,000 in women 18-34. and +2,000 in women 25-54.
The Bold and the Beautiful also had a good week adding + 78.000 total viewers, and +30,000 in the women 25=54 category. However, the show was in the minus column for women 18-34 and 18-49. The Young and the Restless lost -23,000 viewers, but showed gains in women 18-34 and 25-54.
The show that lost the most viewers was Days of our Lives with -55,000 for the week. However DAYS stayed pretty much on par with last week’s ratings in the key demos, adding + 2,000 in the 18-34 womens category.
Tying all-time lows in the ratings were: GH 18-34 ratings share, DAYS 18-34 ratings share, and Y&R 18-49 ratings share. View the entire ratings pictures via SON here.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,663,000 (-23,000/-645,000)
2. B&B 3,861,000 (+78,000/-202,000)
3. GH 2,764,000 (+111,000/-367,000)
4. DAYS 2,292,000 (-59,000/-580,000)
So, which soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama? Which is delivering the least interesting? What do you think of the latest ratings picture? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.