The ratings are out for the week of October 5th -12th, and there was great news for The Bold and the Beautiful! The series picked up another + 211,000 viewers and upped their total for the week to 3,400,000! Seems people are tuning in to the emotional drama that had Stephanie finding out her cancer has returned and that she is now terminal, Brooke reeling from Ridge’s decision not to return with her to Los Angeles, and Katie dealing with the fallout from having her baby, and Bill’s actions with Deacon that messed up Liam and Hope!
The Bold and the Beautiful also gained the most viewers for the week in the key 18-49 female demo adding +68,000 as well as picking up viewers in the key 18-34 female demo. The series ratings shares in all key categories were up as well!
Over at The Young and the Restless, the still number one kingpin of soaps, added the most viewers for the week with +231,000 as we started the segue from Maria Arena Bell’s stories to Josh Griffith’s. Y&R is now at 4,649,000 viewers for the week, which is also quite good.
General Hospital this week lost a little steam after having a stellar week last ratings period losing -43,000 in the total viewers category and faltering some in the key demos. The lone ABC soap is still up over last year with 2,671,000 for the ratings period.
Days of our Lives is still running fourth losing another -33,000 in total viewers. However, the series did gain in the 18-49 key female demo, and other than B&B, was the only soap do so during the ratings week. To see the complete ratings picture click here for Soap Opera Network’s rankings.
So here we go, soapers! Put on your Soap Opera Programming Executive hat and be our Armchair Quarterback! Which shows do you think are compelling you to tune-in? What is working? What isn’t? Weigh-in!