Dollar Bill and his antics are stirring up The Bold and the Beautiful and bringing in viewers by the boatloads! In a fantastic ratings uptake, the CBS soap for the week of November 4-8th brought in its highest total viewers numbers in almost five year, well 4.75 years, but we rounded that off!
B&B added +194,000 eyeballs with a total of 3,801,00 total viewers for the ratings week! That is the highest it has been since the week of January 26-30, 2009! Looks like Bill Spencer’s (Don Diamont) mountain climbing adventure that almost killed him and gave him a “new perspective” on life, and showed him what’s really important, served as the major impetus for the rating surge.
Of course, as we have come to find out, Bill dumped Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), and said he wanted to be back with Katie (Heather Tom) and their son, Will. But there was a catch! Bill was using Katie to get back what he really cares about the most … his damn company, Spencer Publications!
Elsewhere, The Young and the Restless took a bit of a nosedive loosing -77,000 but still holding strong at number one with 4,798,000 total viewers. Connor was brought home with his new eyes courtesy of Delia and Adam (Michael Muhney) is still looking mighty guilty for running down Billy (Billy Miller) and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) daughter!
Over at General Hospital, they took a small dive in the ratings too, losing – 107,000 viewers for the week, but still in at over 2.8 million in total viewers! Heather (Robin Mattson) revealed she is Franco’s (Roger Howarth) bi0-mother at the big art gallery showing that sparked many reveals to come this week!
Last week, Days of our Lives celebrated its 48th anniversary with the words, “Let’s go to the videotape, err, DVD!” As Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson)were finally going to exchange their “I do’s”, Marlena (Deidre Hall) hit the play button and all the guests assembled in the church saw Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) having “hot sex” with none other than, Kristen! Oh-oh! Of course, as much as he has tried to say he was raped by the evil DiMera woman, no one was quite believing him! DAYS gained +23,000 in viewers for these escapades and others, bringing their weekly total to 2,572,000! Check out the entire ratings picture for the week via SON here!
So, it’s time to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What soap is working for you? What soap has some issues you think need to be cleaned up? What do you think about B&B’s performance for the ratings period? Comment below!