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B&B Has Largest Weeklong Audience Since 2007! Y&R Scores 5.73 Million For Week Best Since 2008! CBS Daytime Garners Largest Weekly Viewership Since 2005!

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Courtesy/CBS

Whew! What a headline! And a huge congratulations to the CBS Daytime line-up and in particular The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless who have set some new records with soaring ratings and viewership last week! In fact, CBS Daytime soared to its largest weekly audience in over eight years as the Network’s entire lineup hit rating milestones, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending February 2nd.

First off, The Bold and the Beautiful  soared to its largest audience with 4.17 million viewers since the week ending April 13, 2007.  Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless brought in its best weekly audience 5.73 million since the week ending February 29, 2008 and it’s best women 25-54 demo ratings  since February 4th, 2011!

For the week, CBS Daytime also averaged 4.79 million viewers, its largest weekly viewership since the week ending December 30th 2005.  Among women 25-54, CBS Daytime averaged 1.6/09, it’s largest average since the week ending February 21st,  2010.

Among the Network’s daytime programs, both The Talk and Let’s Make A Deal delivered series highs in viewers while matching their series-best women demographics. For the week, The Talk averaged 3.19 million viewers, its largest weekly audience ever and matched its best women 25-54 ratings (1.2/07). Both Let’s Make A Deal  1 (3.71m) and Let’s Make A Deal (4.22m) delivered their largest weekly audience to-date.  The Price is Right posted its largest weekly audience (6.08m) since the week ending Dec. 31, 2004, while The Price is Right 2 had its largest audience (7.12m) since the week ending Jan. 1, 2005.

What do you think about the fantastic ratings for both B&B, Y&R and the CBS Daytime line-up?   Daytime is pulling in greater numbers than many primetime series, that is for certain!

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Proof that the genre thrives! CBS has been good to daytime in recent months and it is good to see the work is paying off. Still, I iament the loss of AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT and I remain a little disappointed in the directions Y&R and B&B have taken in recent years. But the Eye seems committed and this viewer appreciates it. If only ABC did not shoot itself in the foot by suiciding its “Love in the Afiternoon” brand and its leagacy AL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE programs. If ABCis smart, it would… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Well said. Thank you.

dg
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dg

Not gonna happen. Disney is not interested in putting out more money on serials. ABC viewers should just be happy that the revolution tanked and Katie Couric begged them to save GH to give her a strong lead in for her now cancelled talk show. Also if the win the lawsuit you should ask them sell the rights to AMC and OLTL to a network willing to pay to produce them. Disney has shown that they have no love loss for soaps. GH just got saved by the skin of it’s butt. And despite their ratings they still get budget… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

TBT I would rather have both Y&R and BB get cancelled if only they would bring back ATWT.

dg
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dg

That will never happen in a blue moon! B&B is the most popular soap in the world and internationally distributed.
And YR still has the most total viewers and make millions in advertising dollars for CBS and Sony.
If you want ATWT back I suggest you contact Proctor and Gamble and ask them to sell the rights to the show to a network. They still own both it and GL. CBS never owned them and they got tired of baring the expense for not only producing them but paying licensing fees to P&G despite the declining ratings.

Derrick
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Derrick

Yayyyyyy 😀 😀 😀

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

I am loving these two shows. They totally destroy days of our lives in their consistent storytelling. It has been so good to watch and I can’t wait for it to get better. I live in Sydney and B&B is shown at such a good time. It is so good. Days is so boring at the moment but great news for CBS

PatF
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PatF

Such awesome news for the network.

I know the weather has played its part, however, with all the lineup in a creative high right now, I think you’ll continue to see better numbers than previous years.

And that’s what it is all about!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe flying banners really worked…for Y&R, lol

Susan
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Susan

Y&R ratings were probably up so much because Billy Miller and Michael Muhney’s last scenes were airing. What a loss they are!

Mark
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Mark

Love my b&b!!!

Alan
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Alan

Sadly this will only convince Y&R that they’re giving viewers exactly what they want.

dg
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dg

A soap should never give viewers exactly what they want! Viewers forget that this is fantasy entertainment. They see the characters as real friends of theirs that they want to be happy! That’s death to a story and to ratings. A show must have conflict, danger, suspense, romance and obstacles for the character to over come. The first time a fave couple breaks up or someone dies or gets ill etc fans whine and cry like children. That’s ridiculous. If there is no conflict then why watch a show. Granted there must be a balance between light and dark but… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Allow me to clarify: I fear this rise in the ratings will only convince Y&R that boring secret ret-conned cult babies, boring couples (Avery and Dylan, Cane and Lily, Abby and Tyler, Neil and Leslie, Noah and Courtney, Jill and Colin), and stories that just meander along before sputtering to a pointless conclusion (Summer and Kyle’s “romance”; Nikki’s MS; Carmine’s “murder”; the children’s book Victoria was going to write; Billy’s five minute return to gambling; Kevin and Chloe’s off-camera cat burglar story; Mason stealing money by pretending to be Devon) are what viewers want. All I want is intelligent character… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

We are getting some things we want.

The one I want the most is to see Phelps gone.

But writing is so much better. And the cast as always is STELLAR!

Debbie
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Debbie

Hope they don’t hurt themselves patting themselves on The back because the only reason they got those ratings was everyone was watching Billy Miller and Michael Muhney’s final week it’ll be fun to watch the ratings plummet for the month of February… Then Hopefully they will FINALLY fire Jill F Phelps!!!!

dg
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dg

I hope Jill is fired as well but I seriously doubt the rating will drop. JFP is hated by many but she knows how to pull a good story out of her but. And she is desperate to keep her job. I firmly believe she is going to build on the momentum she gained by using both actor’s departure to create a suspenseful story. And Im sorry but I think the show should be commended for their numbers considering all the upheaval on the show this year. Jeanne Cooper died. Billy Miller quit because he could get more time off.… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

You are presuming the rumors are true and MM laid a hand on HK. BIG Presumption. CBS started the rumor by planting the story on TMZ in the first place. I beleive it was more accurately because MM reportedly wanted EB to step aside as the old lion he is, and let the MM move in as the new lion. EB can deny it all he wants, but I beleve he doth protest too much. EB has called people an Ass or a Bitch on Twitter and CBS does nothing, but MM was too difficult? CBS has a MUCH bigger… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

These types of headlines are misleading. In the past years, Y&R has pulled high ratings from events that are very damaging to the long-range future of this show —- Kay’s funeral, the killing of Delia, the last appearances of two of its most popular stars. This does NOT indicate that the show is gaining in popularity. This is akin to a headline like “Coca-Cola breaks profit records this quarter!!” while the details are that Coke made the money by selling the rights to its formula. It is ALL sensational and attention-grabbing but definitely detrimental to the long-term health of the… Read more »

dg
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dg

What you’re saying is emotional but it doesnt jibe with the facts of the numbers. 5.73 million viewers is huge for a daytime serial today. And of course all of TV rolls out big stories for sweeps ratings period. But the proof is how the numbers fair after the periods and if they spike down. So far that has not been the case with YR. One would think the Michael Muhney scandal and Billy Miller’s departure would erode ratings but yet they keep climbing to grand heights. It appears all the negative buzz has generated great interest in the show.… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Well said dg!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Excellent post Barbara. The sad part is this is something that Jill Farren Phelps would do

Cheri
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Cheri

I had really come to like the actor playing Adam Newman. I don’t think his firing is fair. I hope to see him on another show soon. I also think it’s hard to accept someone new playing Billy Abbott. I am really disappointed in the people that produce the show.

dg
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dg

Muhney was accused to criminal sexual harassment and sexual assault under California law. Hunter King’s parents threatened to prosecute him and sue the network if he were not fired. Jill Phelps tried to save Muhney by covering up the incident but the network ordered her to fire him. When Hunter’s parents confronted Jill CBS and Sony launched a full investigation into the matter and they came to the conclusion that the allegations were indeed true. And to keep their set and show safe they had no choice but to fire Muhney. As for Billy Miller he left of his own… Read more »

EventsDiva
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EventsDiva

Wow, how do you know all of this information? Really an interesting read.

k/kay
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k/kay

@dg Yes and JFP wiggled out of it once again this is why I was so mad about DD saying her leadership was great it is not. I wish HK would have asked for them to show JFP the door. The allegations were first made in June 2013. That is why MM was off twitter all summer and signed off in November. This might not have come out if MM had not let his ego get the best of him and let Sony make the announcement that they were going in another direction. And no I am not beating up… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

dg
what you said about M. is bull..
You nor anybody else knows what happened..
Not one from CBS, lawyers, news, has ever once said MM sexually abused anyone.. It has never been said as factual..
It was ”’alleged”’ and nobody including yourself knows the facts..
You need to stop voicing your opinions as facts, they are not..
There has been no prof given as to the accusation against MM.. and you have none, either …

dg
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dg

Prove positive that all the whiners about the Delia Hit and run story should shut their pie holes. The fallout from that story has been brilliantly executed. And say what you will about JFP she took a bad situation ( the departure of Billy Miller and the firing of Muhney) and she turned it into spine tingling drama and ratings gold! She is def not my choice to captain this ship but when push comes to shove she is capable of pulling some great hat tricks out of her tired butt. As for ABC I wish people would get over… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

B&B is my show. Glad to see t up esp. Loving Kridge (Katie+Ridge). Brooke will have a meltdown!!! Quinn is a delicious would-be villain, looking out for her son, but I hope they redeem her a bit later while keeping her interesting. Lots of potential. Congrats to CBS Daytime!

TNT 2.0 Forever
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TNT 2.0 Forever

I’m loving Katie and Ridge as well!

robert
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robert

Congrats to CBS daytime. Love Y&R and B&B doing fantastic.

su0000
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su0000

The ratings will go down, no doubt of that happening..
There were circumstances that created a lager audiences at that time..
It is good to see the numbers rising on all the soaps, nonetheless..

Mary Fite
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Mary Fite

I am so upset with this oucome of Adam and Billy. After 43 years of watching Y@R I’m done watching this show.

k/kay
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k/kay

Take care as always no I do not DVR anymore but wish everyone the best just not my style!!!!

dg
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dg

Suooo. What you don’t understand is that cbs would have never fired muhney if they didn’t believe the accusations. Jill phelps tried to cover up the scandal. But hunters parents threatened to sue. If mm is so innocent why hasn’t he sued hunter and the network for defamation.
Bottom line is that as fans we dont want to believe but the brass did believe it and they took action and fired muhney. U can protest the cows come home but the people in power fired muhney. He is finished.

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Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and former As the World Turns star Jen (Jennifer( Landon (Ex-Gwen) has landed a recurring role on the  second season of the CBS crime drama, FBI: Most Wanted.

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Jen joins another daytime soap alum, Julian McMahon (Ex-Another World), in the cast.

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According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Diamont on Y&R the week of February 8th,

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