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45 August 30th, 2014 RATINGS: The Young and The Restless Has Strong Week! Shows Gains In Total Viewers & Women 18-49 Demo!

The ratings are out for the week of August 18th through August 22nd, 2o14, and this time its The Young and the Restless who performed overall best from the four network daytime dramas.  Y&R gained in total viewers with +69,000 bringing its tally to 4,468,000.  That is the shows largest weekly audience since July 25th.

In addition, Y&R finally made some significant gains and headway in the all important women 18-49 demo adding +86,000, and putting some distance between them, and second place in the demo, General Hospital!  Y&R is now over 150,000 up on the ABC soap opera.  For the rating share, Y&R delivered 1.2/09 and that is the best showing since back in April of this year.

In story, looks like Nick (Joshua) putting the pieces together of who Mariah (Camryn) truly is, and Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) blindness and more, started to perk up the viewers who want to see action in the town of Genoa City!

The only other soap in the plus column in total viewers was The Bold and the Beautiful who added +61,000 and remained in second place of the four soaps, and also added viewers in the women’s 18-49 and 25-54 demo.  GH and DAYS were down in total viewers and demo categories this ratings week.  You can see the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what is perking your interest again these days on Y&R, that is finally showing some uptake?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Y&R has had some improvement in storyline: Days is still entertaining but it needs a shot in the arm and hopefully its Melissa Archer…sorry but Jordan and Rafe need to go unless things improve with them stat…lets bring back Hope and Julies bro Steve Olsen once again played by Stephan Schnezter…Steve could be a new love interest for Kate and the new resident bad boy like Nick was(older mature version)…Steve sold fake antiques when last seen in 1979…the actor seemed to be interested…in a 2013 interview he thought that a return wouldve happened 14 years ago…please Days bring him back…GH is just ok entertainment…one day i enjoy some moments and most other days i dont…its like RC gets too many ideas at once then gets bored with one(like A.J.s)…and focuses too much on filler plots without continuity with the more important front and center storylines which drags and stagnates the show…i actually liked the one plot with Ava planning to do in Micheal with the choclate mouse…im a chocaholic and wouldve down it in a New York minute…lol…i was suprised the scene actually continued into the next episode like a good cliffhanger should…im already tired with the Levi and kidnapping storyline but ill wait and see if that pics up…as for ratings they always go up and down…i believe these shows get ‘temp viewers’ who only tune in when certain stories interest them and very few stay for the long run like we used to do…just a thought!!!

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    Timmm replied

    If they ever do a female “Dumb & Dumber” we have two leads. Maxi and “Noclulu.” Lulu is kidnapped and the first thing she asked Dumbte is how is Rocco! Secondly, why not just dial the number and tell the police they are okay and throw the phone back on the floor so that the police can trace the call and Levi wouldnt be so suspicious when he returns. No, they are gabbing away and he walks in and catches them and now they are on the run. Who cares if they ever get rescued!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    lol…i agree…especially with the dumb and dumber part!!!

    harry replied

    I agree too. And speaking of Dumber and Dumber as well as the word “too,” Timm, did you know a sequel to that movie is coming out?
    It’s called “Dumber and Dumber to.” That just cracks me up.

    jaybird369 replied

    Timmm…y-e-s…female “Dumb & Dumber” MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! To me, Lulu is SOMEWHAT DUMB…but…Maxie is A WHOLE LOT MORE DUMBER!!!!! And, all of this is starting to make me ROOT FOR Levi (NuHaircut and all)…a TRULY SCARY THOUGHT…LOL!!!!! Timmm, most of all, you hammered it PERFECTLY ON THE HEAD with the last sentence of your posting…to which I say…as far as I’m concerned, B-O-T-H of those ditzes (Lulu and ESPECIALLY Maxie) can STAY KIDNAPPED!!!!! Oh, Well.

    Take care, dude. A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Timmm replied

    After 20 years, Yes a real sequel is coming out to Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on November 14th. Cannot wait!

  2. robert says:

    Y&R has been great lately. Stories are finally moving and are intriguing. The acting performances on Y&R have been amazing.

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    CeeCee replied

    With all due respect, I must disagree. The only thing on Y&R that is keeping me interested is Mariah’s parentage. Other than that? It is a snore…JMO. I am sick of Nikki’s revisiting the bottle ,which by now is so stale. I have been watching this woman since I was 14…. That’s almost 15 years ago….and, her storylines all revolve around the bottle. She has no fortitude…you would think that after all these years she could handle any problem she encounters….her only solution is …” Cheers, down the hatch”?

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    my big beef with Nikki

    for the love of god… what is Victor ?

    what trail… trait… treat… treaty does he bare

    what ensnares your Nikki?

    it takes all I can bare… to wanna wallop her character and supply her with drink

    at least MTS… can act out…. her own Nikki emptied out

    and trials and tribulations later… it’s snore… back at the starting gate with macho Newmans

    LOL

    I stand ready… guarded for Nikki and Victoria

    LIVE Nikki

    celebrate your individualism (s)

    Victors no less, nearby, cared truly

    Nikki

    give yourself some stamina and venture yours

    Patrick replied

    i could cry for her

    such angst, fret, nirvana

    bubble up your passion Nikki

    Timmm replied

    You must be watching reruns of old shows! Mariah is good, the bad is Jack had something on Victor when he picked up Victor’s note at Kay’s memorial but chickened out and put it back in the bowl, and the ugly is anything Winters!

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    CeeCee replied

    It isn’t clear if you are alluding to me, Timmm…but, I agree. I did say that Mariah’s storyline is stealing the show. I might add, though, that the bridal dress scene…was it a bridal gown? Whatever…it looks like a scene right out of CRIMINAL MINDS.

  3. GH50 says:

    GH lost 100,000 viewers and was down in all demos for the week, a week following the kidnapping of two legacy characters and the shooting of the former police commissioner. Now of course that sounds a lot more exciting than the horrible writing, production and directing actually was for all of that, but let’s go with it.

    The previous Thursday, 8/14, Mac is shot and Maxie and Lulu are kidnapped. The next day Friday, Aug 15, nothing followed up. We are treated to idiot Franco and Nina in an elevator, Piph and Milo pining over each other and some more threesome talk from the gay men on the show.

    Monday, Aug 18, the week of these current ratings, Mac gets to the hospital and we see the kidnapped women. Then what? Nothing for the rest of the week. Not one of the next four, count them four episodes deals with the kidnapping.
    What did we get? Well we got idiot Franco everyday, with Nina in the elevator, out of the elevator, confronting Carly, searching under the bed for Sonny. And is it a coincidence that a five day Franco week turns people off? We got Nina and her required four days a week. We got her with Franco, Rosalie, Silas, Sam. So a week full of Franco and Nina lost viewers.

    What else? Ava and Kiki bonding out of left field so that Michael can come to dinner. Alice finally came out of surgery that I think started in 2013. Sobby Sparkle Pony was back! talking about her child that people care as much about as they do her.

    We had Ned, Alexis, Olivia, Michael, Morgan and Tracy all in the same hospital that Mac was wheeled into and no one knew about the shooting and kidnapping. That’s believable. And of course that brings us back to the point, a shooting and kidnapping on 8/14 and over the course of the next six episodes, that’s six episodes, the victims appear in one and no one in town knows. Any time this show does anything that could have some interest and momentum they kill it with terrible writing, pacing and continuity.

    Which takes me to the larger and constant point, TPTB at GH are amateurs and ABC needs to get a handle on this show unless they are content with treading water at about 2.8 million viewers for a good long time and possibly worse.

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    harry replied

    Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?

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    davlestev1 replied

    ROFLMAO

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I agree with everything you say…no continuity whatsoever, pointless filler plots that stagnate the show, and when it does get somewhat interesting it starts to go downhill with the writing and pacing like you said…and who walks a shooting victim up to the tenth floor…ridiculous…i had to bury an infant so that part of the storyline is difficult to watch as it is so i wont comment further on that…it was a boring week on GH and i was only entertained when certain actors were on but they like Anna had very little to do!!!

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    su0000 replied

    lol

    You are way too overly involved ….. whoa..

    You seem to hate what you are watching yet you’re punishing yourself by watching it and taking note of all you hate…..
    .( personally overly involved in the soaps syndrome, is a thing….

    Soaps are make believe.. usually not logical .. they are soaps lol ..
    — one can not make reality from fiction / not possible :)

    Long live the soaps.. the good, bad and ugly of them is priceless!!

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    CeeCee replied

    Well, now, su0000. I always enjoy what you write. But, I must disagree…there have been, and still are, and always will be, many psychos who make reality out of fiction. These sickos mimic fictional travesties , tragedies and butchering of human lives on a daily basis…they are out there. So, one CAN make reality out of fiction, just as one can make fiction out of reality. These two facts are intertwined…one goes hand-in-hand with the other.

    DidjaNoit replied

    Yes, soaps are make believe, but they are a specific genre of writing called Serial Drama. All of Charles Dickens’ works were first published as serial drama. Now imagine if the newspapers publishing Great Expectations as a serial, suddenly decided to throw A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Bleak House into the middle of Great Expectations, and failed to inform the readers of what they were doing. That is what FV/RC do with GH.

    Those of us who know from past experience how these shows should be written and produced, shouldn’t have to just settle for a comic book version of Great Expectations instead of the novel. And their desire for a better show isn’t trumped by “it’s just a soap”, when Cartini won’t even follow the rules of writing a soap.

    Elizabeth replied

    Yeah…. after all, its not like GH needs or wants those 99,000 viewers they lost…. to heck with all of them. If they don’t like amateur productions too bad for them!

    aria replied

    GH50 i agree with you, the continuity is bad on this show, and the pacing too. i knew the milo and epiphany scene was more like a filler for the hour, wish got me thinking that they had to either reshoot some stuff, or delay airing other stuff like Robin and “jason” coming back. they probably thought they were going to get Billy Miller to play Jason and he bailed and they had to fill the show with filler storyline that are going nowhere. maybe they should get a co headwriter because i think RC can’t handle writing for this show, he’s all over the place, and he needs help, i can understand the show wanting to keep things under the vest for the element of surprise, and they probably want to save airing the juicy stuff for the start of the fall season, but they played this jason thing far too long and thats not a cool thing to do to viewers.

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    I do take exception to the rule… that , how dare they, diss fans and audience alike… that, when Mac was shot… i expected it to be the shot heard ’round the world

    I was crying… and deflated.. the next day and after that… that it took that LONG to see him finally showing up at the hosp.

    LOL @Harry
    Ms. Lincoln… knew this was coming… she’s resigned herself that to throw any more bait hook and switch is merely an exercise in futile attempt to discount aware

    keeping up with lauded GH is so full of “w’ holes” gaping at that… but… nevertheless, is better than Y&R

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    Lawrence replied

    Gh has no follow up with the Victor Cassadine story. We get more Sabrina, Nina, and Franco. They wonder why the ratings tanks. I think they really don’t care unless the show hits lows again like it did last year.

  4. Sammie Jo says:

    Oh this can’t be true! After all the predictions of the demise of Y&R when MM left. lol

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  5. harry says:

    Y&R has gotten better–a lot better. Some folks were complaining because Mariah turned out to be Cassie’s twin sister. They were feeling let down because it was so predictable. I don’t know where folks got the idea that good story telling always has to yield forth a great surprise (see plot devices, ie GH’s Ron Carlivati) because it doesn’t. Mariah being Cassie’s twin was actually a viable explanation to why they are each other’s doubles. The important thing is there was some solid character driven writing which followed through with the reveal not to mention some damned fine acting by Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow. Now Ian, her seemingly kind father figure and spiritual mentor) has Mariah drugged up and all dressed up in a bride’s gown. Now that is creepy! Now that is a sinister villain and what makes Ian so sinister is his external charisma which disguises his internal evil nature. So yes, I am back to watching Y&R and no, I am not back to watching GH.

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    harry replied

    My main complaint about Y&R is the utter waste of Tristan Rogers, When he is on the small screen, he lights up the joint just by allowing his natural, easy-going charisma and sense of humor to come through.
    The problem is they have yet to give this man a storyline worthy of his talent. How many times must we see him meet up in secret with some shady loan shark in which Colin delivers the same old line,”I will have the money for you soon but do not involve my family”? Or to Cane,”I’m fine, son. Don’t worry about me, I got it handled.”? Please, Y&R writers, you have a treasure in the person of Tristan Rogers– use him! And yes, I even love Jill when she is with him which is a huge testament to his charismatic prowess. Give this man a story which does not entail him acting like a passive man who has no control over his life and finances.

    PS. Speaking of bad writing, I apologize for my very badly written post above. I used the word ‘now’ to begin a sentence three times in consecutive order, completely ignoring the importance of sentence variation. I also placed a parenthesis when I meant to put in a comma. Now, that is some bad writing!
    I don’t know what it is about these little black boxes–perhaps it’s my poor eyesight, but I do have trouble writing coherent sentences in here.

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    su0000 replied

    Harry,
    your writing is just fine.. Mine is written with an accent lol
    Americans don’t speak and write in Queens English, these days..
    Proper english went out decades ago (altho spoken and written by those that need to be proper)
    We proudly speak ”American” and that is whatever is spoken/written ..

    Be proud to speak American!! we rock !!

    and- I agree!
    Tristan should be back on GH . he kicked ass being Scorpio..
    Now at Y&R he is Jills old Duffus and that is sad to see the great Scorpio being degraded :( ..

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Dont worry about badly written posts…im certain you notice mine arent so great(due mainly to past and present medically problems) but as long as we get our points made thats all that really matters…most posters wouldnt be able to comment if we all had to be perfect writers…GH is badly written and some dont seem to mind it…lol…you always have some of the most interesting comments and you have been very witty too, especially with suOOOO…i enjoy an occasionaly chuckle from you…T.R. is wasted at Y&R …not much better than what was written for him at GH…i do agree that Y&R has improved lately and Ian is a far less campy and more interesting villian than those Saturday Morning Retro Cartoon Villians over at GH!!!

    harry replied

    Jim–I only notice your sparkling prose which makes me laugh more than you know. Thank you.

    Shay replied

    Harry….TR’s biggest problem is that he is in the wrong fictional location!!!!!….”Colin” needs to bid “Genoa City” adieu once and for all, so that “Robert” can return from “Wisconsin” to “Port Chuck” where his sparkling, cheeky personality can shine for all to see. GH is just crying out for his presence!

  6. su0000 says:

    C’mon guys..
    Ratings are up and down up and down, a rollercoaster..
    always have been and will be… no big deal if one goes up and one goes down (unless by a million) That is what ratings do, go up and down LOL :)
    I do not give ratings any hoopla..

    The only thing I care about is;
    If I like my soap and enjoy it.. If it has only a 100 viewers it wouldn’t matter as long as I liked watching it :)

    (next week the ratings will switch and go up and down like the always.. )

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    harry replied

    Stop it Su00, I don’t know how to react when you’re nice to me!

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  7. Timmm says:

    I love Roger Howarth. He has to be embarrassed to be Franco. It is a horrible character that is not clicking with viewers. I love Michelle Stafford. She is great and she will find her way. Roger needs a reboot. GH fans would not be pissed if you turn him into Stephan Cassadine. Its a soap, we wont care. Michelle needs to act with people on her level. On Y&R she acted with Peter Bergman. He is a legend! On GH Michele acts with Silas, Sam, and Rosalie. You see her character come to life when her and Roger were stuck in the elevator together. We hate Franco but you see what happens when you forget for a moment who he is and he bounces lines off of Michelle. Come on Frank, you saved the show, quit being so lazy! Cut the cast and focus on strong actors and write good stories.

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    KMB replied

    Sorry, but this GH fan would be pissed if Roger Howarth turned into Stefan Cassidine. There are still many fans who will only except a return of Stephen Nichols in the role of Stefan. There are other Cassadines out there if Roger needed to be turned into another character. I get what your saying about Franco, but frankly switching Roger around from character to character over and over would most likely be frustrating… both for him and his fans.

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    Timmm replied

    Oh listen, I would love Stephen Nichols back first. I just dont know if he is interested in reprising the role? There was a rumor almost two years ago of a new Cassadine coming to Port Charles named Valentine, oddly around February 2013 but it never happened. Cast Roger as this new Cassadine.

    KMB replied

    That would definitely make more sense. Stefan is Nikolas’ older uncle. The rumor is still out there that someday it might be revealed that Stefan is really Nikolas’ father. Since Roger Howarth and Tyler Christopher are only about four years apart, I couldn’t picture Roger playing Tyler’s father, lol. So yes, making Roger another Cassadine or even a member of another Port Charles family would work out much better. In the mean time, I do hope for a return someday of Stephen Nichols….He would really stir up the Cassadines. :)

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Agree…Roger would be better as a Cassidine!!!

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    su0000 replied

    lol
    Roger Howarth/Franco is awesome!!
    The old bones from OLTL can let Todd go,Todd is dead and gone, move on peoples. Roger Howarth is an actor and his Franco is great!! Love Franco ..
    Roger Howarth is legended as a soap actor, none better..
    Franco will have his 180 turn, wait for it..
    I hope he goes ballistic and kills Robin!!

    GH is unique.. and it has a special kind of audience..
    The GH fans are colorful people with big opinions and we are not passive..
    It takes a certain type of person to see the beauty of GH, yah!
    Not everyone has what it takes to be a GH fan ..
    One needs to be very openminded and enjoy the wild and crazy fun GH offers , some can not do that and they should watch boring same thing every year Y&R..
    GH is cdonterverstional .. and therefore it gets all the attention on boards and the 100′s of posts..

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    Timmm replied

    I didnt watch OLTL. Franco to me, can be redeemable but his character is boring. Redeeming the James Franco portrayal or Franco is tough because we liked him as an unpredictable psycho. Its like Victor Cassadine. His character is interesting because he is an evil Cassadine. If you redeemed Victor and had Victor dressed as Santa at the GH storytelling event, he would be boring. Franco’s only hope is to live on the edge with Nina.

  8. Rose says:

    I think some of these ratings have to come from strong performances from Ray Price who plays Ian Ward. I was lucky this weekend to meet him at Fan Expo where he was a guest . Since it’s a sci-fi/fantasy show I think he was mainly there for RoboCop, but I’ve enjoyed him in many roles including 24 and Mad Men. Was able to have a nice chat with him and tell him he’s been really, really bad on Y&R. He was very nice and just laughed. Had to hold myself back from asking him what comes next. And he does have those penetrating blue eyes.

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    Rose replied

    Mistake…Ray Wise, not Price.

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  9. Lawrence says:

    I am happy to see Y and R’s increase in ratings. They have turned the show around in some of the storylines. It is definitely an improvement and I think the writers are finding there balance in their stride. I like the mix of vets and newbies.

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  10. jaybird369 says:

    Y&R may have had a strong week (or whatever) in terms of ratings, but, in terms of OVERALL storytelling????? H-A!!!!! I’m N-O-T buying it. No. I will say this, though: In terms of the Y&R character canvas (or whatever), here is what I think are the show’s current strengths:
    1. Anita
    2. Esther
    3. Gloria
    4. Jack
    5. Jill
    6. Kelly
    7. Kevin
    8. Lauren
    9. Mariah
    10. Mark (aka that Detective Harding dude)
    11. Michael
    12. Stitch
    13. Traci
    As for the rest of them (character-wise)…never mind.

    Peace.

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  11. damien says:

    great news for y n r !!!! Fave show !
    background music is getting better, but still miss the old score, it s important to the show and distinct heightens every scene!
    y n r needs to continue and build the romance pull of relationships! why isnt leslie worried about neil, will she be there to pick up the pieces after hilarys exposed? whats up with leslies quickie wedding to dr.barton? is abby and tyler romance already finished? it was so sweet and innoncent until it was dumped , just as sweet is austin and summer!
    these young and older romances need to be explored and at the forefront of the characters motivations. successful characters like victor and nikki and sharon and nick are pivotal because the audience roots and is invested in them. pls y n r writers, dont rush potential couples like abby and tyler or austin and summer or neil and leslie because love is what drives story!

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  12. George says:

    They need the original music it would help improve the show greatly!!

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