The ratings are out for the week of August 20-24th, 2012 and it was a very good week for daytime dramas with three shows gaining some significant viewership!
Over at Days of our Lives, they continue to rebound strong after the Summer Olympics and they have now recorded their highest week of total viewers since back at the end of January and early February of 2011! DAYS is up to 2,771,000 in total viewers at this point in time.
However, it was the two CBS soaps gained the most viewers for the week! The Bold and the Beautiful added +213,000! And The Young and the Restless added another +194,000! Those are solid additions especially since Y&R has been in funk of late!
The only soap not to gain viewers but to lose them was the firing on all cylinders General Hospital! The lone ABC soap lost -17,000 and remained significantly behind DAYS for the third spot. Will GH have its chance to rebound when it moves into its new time slot on September 10th? And will viewers come on board to check out its upcoming high action adventure to be played out involving many of the citizens of Port Charles? We shall see! You can view the entire ratings picture for the week courtesy of Soap Opera Network by clicking here!
So now its time for you to play our weekly Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! If you were to analyze why Y&R, B&B, and DAYS all increased viewership, why would you say that happened? If you were to dump some storylines and expand others on your favorite soaps, what would you choose to do if you had the power to make the changes? Let us know what you feel is working on your favorite soaps … and what isn’t!