It was a very good week for the ratings period of January 5th through January 9th, the first full soap opera new first-run episode week of 2015! Three soap operas did very well in total viewers led by CBS’ The Young and the Restless, who again went over the 5 million mark with 5,110,000 and that is up +66,000 from the previous week.
Next, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful scored with over 4 million at 4,045,000 and increased the most of any soap in total viewers with +162,00o for the week! Looks like the Rick (Jacob Young), Maya (Karla Mosley), Caroline (Linsey Godfrey), Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and the Forrester family feud and boardroom drama is captivating the audience!
Meanwhile over at General Hospital, the series went up over the 3 million mark in total viewers once again with 3,119,000, and an increase of + 119,000. The only soap to lose viewers is NBC’s Days of our Lives which came in with 2,452,000 and a minus 42,000 in the key category.
DAYS had the big scenes where Will (Guy Wilson) cheated on Sonny ( Freddie Smith) with Paul (Christopher Sean) during the ratings period, and that Thursday episode of January 8th did however bring in the most viewers for their ratings week, but still the show overall was in the minus department.
All four soaps did stay on the positive side and gained viewers in the all important key women’s demos: 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54. View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.
So, what do you think about the health and state of your favorite soaps as we begin 2015? Which soap do you think holds the most promise in the New Year? Which show is keeping your attention right now? And, which is not at all? Comment below!