The ratings are out for the week of May 2nd through the 6th, and it was the Sony shows of The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives that added total viewers. Y&R added +30,000 total viewers for the week bringing their weekly average total to 4,910,000. The number one soap also added + 45,000 in women 24-54 demo, +53,000 in the womens 18-49 key demo. In story, the aftermath of Sage’s (Kelly Sullivan) death continued to play out.
Over at Days of our Lives, the NBC series saw a slight increase in the positive with a gain of +29,000 total viewers bringing the show’s weekly average to 2,228,000. DAYS was also up in the 18-49 , 18-34 and 25-54 demos ever so slightly. The story of Maggie’s (Suzanne Rogers) daughter, Summer (Marie Wilson) played out, as well as learning more about the machinations of Deimos (Vincent Irizarry).
While The Bold and the Beautiful remained the same in total viewers for the week- neither a gain or a loss, they hold strong with 3,825,000 for their weekly average for total viewers. The show featured Nicole (Reign Edwards) learning Sasha (Felisha Cooper) is her sister and confronting their father, Julius (Obba Babatunde’), and Thomas (Pierson Fode) finding out that he is Douglas’ biological father. B&B also showed small increases in the key womens demos.
But there was not so good news for General Hospital. The soap was the only one of the four network soaps in the minus in total viewers, and taking a tumble of losing -108,000 for the ratings week. GH did not fare much better in the key demos ending up in the minus colum in women 18-49 and 25-54.
GH did get a small additon in the womens 18-34 category. In story, as Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) is being transported to another prison facility there is a major accident affecting the lives of several PC citizens, while Anna (Finola Hughes) is reaching her breaking point. View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,910,000 (+30,000/+266,000)
2. B&B 3,825,000 (same/+190,000)
3. GH 2,695,000 (-108,000/-159,000)
4. DAYS 2,228,000 (+29,000/-17,000)