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RATINGS: DAYS Moves Into #3 In Key Demos: 18-49 and 18-34; B&B Gains Most Total Viewers

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After a blockbuster week of story for the week of October 22nd through 26th, Days of our Lives is on the move in the latest ratings.

The NBC soap opera is now in 3rd place ahead of General Hospital in the key women’s demos of 18-49 and 18-34.

For the 18-49 category DAYS was up +24,000, while GH was down -39,000 in total viewers for the demo. In the rating share, GH tied an all-time low for the eighth straight week, while DAYS was up to a 0.5/5 which is up .03 from the previous week.

In the 18-34 demo, both Y&R and GH tied all-time lows, while DAYS was up in that ratings share +0.05.   However, DAYS was just  -37,000 viewers short of tying GH for the third spot for total viewers for the week.   However, GH maintained its lead on DAYS in the 25-54 womens demo by 0.3 points in the ratings share, and +17,000 total viewers for the week, even though DAYS gained in that demo, and GH lost viewers.

Fans of the series watched Xander’s warehouse come to a fiery end, with Nicole dying in the fire, Eric and Brady reeling from the events that transpired, Sami rescuing the mystery patient believed to be EJ, Mimi revealing the true identity of Baby Bonnie’s father, and Rex’s return to Salem.

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However, the show that gained the most viewers for the week was CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful which gained +129,000, followed by The Young and the Restless which gained +114,000.  Both CBS soaps are down from that week last year by over -200,000 plus viewers.  For the complete ratings picture via SON click here.

So what do you think of the latest ratings?  Will DAYS remain on the rise?  Will November sweeps prove to be game-changer for any of the soaps in the ratings? Which soap opera is delivering the best drama right now? Which is delivering the least interesting to you? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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4ever DAYS

Remember this:

DAYS delivers daring daytime drama!

Steve
Steve

GH has only one good storyline (Ryan) to keep everyone interested right now.

If not Frank, someone needs to come in and dump the characters that aren’t working. Peter, Finn, Nina and (sadly now) Griffin have run their course.

Jason and Sam don’t have the spark anymore. The injection of Margeaux into the otherwise good Mike’s Alzheimer storyline stopped the momentum. If Oscar’s sick, it’s time for the makeup department to make him look that way.

Ryan’s storyline casts a great net, includes many vets and has that can’t wait to see what happens next element.

Step up your game GH, if you want to survive.

AVP
AVP

AGREE, Steve, (although, I like Nina).

su000
su000

The Ryan story is dull, very weak.
It has no suspense, no thrills, no hard mystery, no intrigue, Ryan is a total fail as a villain he’s a stale limpid and as scary as a bunny ..

sam jones
sam jones

DAYS DESERVES ANOTHER PICKUP!!!

Sylvia
Sylvia

Y&R continues to sink in the quicksand created by Mal Young. CBS needs to can this failure ASAP. As Y&R collapses, they drag B&B down too.

Kat lee
Kat lee

The killy fans will not be satisfied until kelly and billy are on the unemployment line and GH is cancelled. Frank needs to step up and do something with the golden goose JaSam soon. People are tired of waiting while he tries to stroke one actor’s ego and a small fan base.

davlestev1
davlestev1

If you’re watching soaps just to see something huge happen then turn them off again, you probably need to find some other form of entertainment. Even bad, and they can get bad, there’s always a storyline I want to see that keeps me tuning in. And within those bad stories there’s always some hidden surprises. Even in that nonsense of memories on a hard drive or people being injected with a resurrecting juice of life. Just my opinion where ratings are concerned. Otherwise, I’m calling them out on their nonsense. Period. But I’m not turning it off.

davlestev1
davlestev1

By the way. On another note. Is anyone else on here getting to see Head writer, the late great Douglas Marland turn as Head writer of the Doctors on Retro Tv? This is leading up to his turn on General Hospital with Gloria Monty as the new Executive Producer that revived and changed Daytime in the late 70’s/80’s. Kathryn Harrold as Nola Dancy. Just WOW.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Oh yes, davlestev1: I am totally watching, via the web. And I’m as impressed as I expected to be. (And even with some things that aren’t perfect, it’s far, Far, FAR better than anything on the air today. I am reminded why I started watching soaps in the first place and watched them with such satisfaction for several decades–I haven’t felt any of that in a long time, I must say.)

Even in his first headwriting assignment, Marland was just so far above so many of the “writers” daytime has seen. . . .

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

I’m not believing (nor even caring) that Nicole died in the very secret “hospital” where there were rooms and rooms mysteriously labeled with the initials of other back-from-the-dead characters.

Celia
Celia

Yeah, ChandlerFan,
Kind of nuts, eh? Pardon the pun….
I love Dool, but when I am faced with infantile, repetitive and imbecilic scenes, I question the mental stability of these writers…..
…….I missed the door with Stefano’s name-tag on it. Was there such a door?
Of course, the new storyline will be Mimi, Rex and the baby ( didn’t catch here name?). I am actually looking forward to it…..love Mimi and Farah!

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

The warehouse fire would have been far more meaningful if it somehow involved accidentally destroying all of the shirts owned by Ben, Tripp, JJ, Will, Sonny, and Paul. Just saying…

Consider how much money the producers could save by not purchasing shirts for these actors. Clearly, it’s the right move to bring the show back to profitability.

Jimh
Jimh

I just want the remaining for to survive because i doubt there will never be a new one…i dont watch all four but i still want them all there in case i start watching more…wish all four would rise in the ratings

Jimh
Jimh

four not for and ever not never

Patrick
Patrick

OK.. this “headline” threw me… for a bit… @DAYS deserves to be … way up their in the world of ratings deserve and not subject to “last”

General Hospital is pitiful
General Hospital is in last place
General Hospital is run by the worst Executive Producer and “Writing”

I want that, Frank Valentini, is subjected to; in his face … implosion of all that is

ABC / Disney / General Hospital : take umbrage.. take note … care about your product

FIRE : Frank Valentini for “his” wasteland

he continues to keep front burner : by his choice .. the dullest family with lap dog
AND his OLTL, star Michael Easton and Roger Howarth.. what a pathetic show

the article does read: General Hospital

“…In the rating share, GH tied an all-time low for the eighth straight week”.. whatever the desired demographic… at least I take satisfaction that I am not a part of that desired demo.. yet.. am feasting on knowing , that Frank / Shelly / Chris are lackey

they have catapulted GH to catastrophic

FIRE

Patrick
Patrick

PS: Ms. Ali Sweeney : you have never looked more woman… this softer side of you is PRESENT .. all the sibling share is bee’s knees

I”m so glad, Stacy Haiduk .. reigned

@days could keep bringing back.. this powerful actress… as mentioned “assured quality” “thank you, Ms. Haiduk” kooky, in this mix and time.. right on

Susan, reminds me that the times are not altered

Ali Sweeney this visit this ride DELIVERED keep coming back… so with Susan

AVP
AVP

Agreed, Patrick; although, I like Roger Howarth-just not as Franco (and not really with Liz).

AVP
AVP

Not surprised about GH’s ratings. The show is hard to watch. Sad. Frank needs to start paying attention to comments, tweets, etc., most of us say the same thing over and over again. The show is in the toilet. Instead of pushing his “pet” agenda, take a new approach.

Shay
Shay

Exactly, AVP! The ratings are tanking because even those of us who try to stick with this show end up going online to watch only the scenes highlighting our favorite characters, since trying to get through an entire episode is utterly excruciating.

Steve
Steve

Funny thing, AVP, Frank does pay attention to the comments/tweets. That’s why Genie Francis is back on contract into a major story. In the month she’s been back, she’s been on screen a lot.

Frank needs to listen to the other comments or he runs the risk of Finola Hughes leaving as the writing has made Anna almost unrecognizable (Finn and Peter have her being almost dull).

I know you like Nina. Stafford is a fine actress, but Nina’s kind of run her course.

I’m not an anti-newbie. I find Curtis refreshing, think Chase has potential, warmed up to new Cameron, and welcome the addition of Kim and Oscar to the mix.

AVP
AVP

Steve, in regards to #genieisgh, yes, Frank did finally wise-up. As far as Anna, and the on-slaught of newbies and the bloated cast, he doesn’t appear to be paying attention. I like Curtis. I don’t have an opinion on Chase. I’m not a fan of the teen-scene, and Kim and Oscar are “filler,” IMO. I miss the adventures of the ’80’s, and early to mid ’90’s.

Rodd
Rodd

Most days, I find DOOL very entertaining to watch. Ron is doing a great job using so many of the characters in story and those he brought back have ties to characters we already love. There are high stakes involved in the story lines and most of them build to a climax.

On the other hand, GH has been very uneven and pushes so many of its characters to the background and keeps them there for long periods of time…think Monica, Amy, Epiphany, Felix, Mac, Felicia, Bobbie, Scotty, Max, Milo, Diane, Terry, the kids, etc…while playing new characters with the contract players. The stories often come out of left field and have little or no build up to the end….think Ryan’s weeks of non-scary cryptic lines about ending numerous people’s lives only to have the wonderful Mary Pat (one of the most refreshing new characters to hit GH in a LONG time) be killed; and off screen at that…(unless that was the day the news broke in and I just didn’t see it). Stories are rushed and beats are misses left, right and center so that their conclusion hits a sweeps period. I say that is lazy writing. It’s like they’re making spaghetti and throw it against the walls to see what will stick. The GH team is blessed with a very talented pool of actors but they just don’t seem to know how to write for them.

SO it’s no wonder to me that DOOL has surpassed GH in some demos. However, there are only four daytime soaps on network. Someone will always be on the bottom. I want them all to survive, whether I watch all of them or not.

Satan
Satan

Problem with Days is that about 1/3 of the people you see on screen are “temporary” returns who are about to leave again. Another 1/3 are contract cast members who we know will be gone soon (thanks to the ridiculous 6 months ahead taping schedule) and a big chunk of the remaining 1/3 are either newbies or recasts of long forgotten characters, some of which should have stayed forgotten. (Rex “gemini twin” Brady?? Who the Hell asked for him to come back? And Sarah Horton should be in her 40s by now. Or in her 50s, since that now dead airhog Daniel Jonas was hatched from the same batch of Maggie’s eggs)

This is the same stunt casting pattern that ReRon used on General Hospital. But it’s not sustainable for the long term.

Brett
Brett

Days should be no1. Y&R is awful, Mal Young should be fired.

Carol
Carol

agreed

Soaphound
Soaphound

I think DAYS is moving up because of the gorgeous glut of great-looking men. More than GH or Y&R (all they have are Nick and Cane). Casey Moss, Robert Scott Wilson, Chandler Massey, Christopher Sean, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan, Freddie Smith, and the imminent arrivals of Greg Rikaart and Brandon Barash all add up to success in my book. That’s what keeps me tuning in.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Too much “sacrifice” for ratings.

Dylan
Dylan

Days has been the best soap sinc August…by a mile

Mateo
Mateo

The gift that Ron Carlivati gives to daytime is his sense of humor. He writes with humor underneath even the most dramatic stories. This is what makes DAYS work. It was going down the toilet with the worst stories. Ron came in and shook things up. Yes DAYS uses stunts to gain viewers but manages to keep them by always dangling something new to keep them. I am happy with this regime. The Halloween episode was the BEST show out of all four on air. Ron gave major pay out to his viewers. I am thrilled with what’s ahead. I think Stacy Haiduk is great as Susan but awful as Kristen. Her presence is too strong for this role. There is only one Eileen Davidson and she was the only one who could handle multiple roles like this. Every one else is really killing it on these storylines. I am so happy with the direction DAYS is taking.

Patrick
Patrick

Plug – Prop – All Points Bulletin : “Get IT” Kyle Lowder and Lindsey Godfrey

reign supreme OUT OF THE BOX : what a delight !!!

OK I’ve wanted for EON.. forever and a days… Maggie gets a real family
OK my stud muffin Roman gets a son… more airtime for my Josh Taylor

yeah, I mean it… I’ve “watched” Josh Taylor for YEARS. he’s never been better as the Brady “patriarch” love his manner at taking it all in stride.. teasing us with his big grin… smiling being called upon to “perform” YEP

OKAY : ladies and Gents : Sarah Horton and Rex Brady !!!!

Sarah : daughter of Suzanne Rogers’ Maggie ! I’ve christened mother Horton
Rex : son of Josh Taylor and Lauren Koslow : Roman AND Kate. dag !

Linsey Godfrey : as Sarah Horton… this is serious high brow stuff.. AND she came on so strong… you could see a clear connect w/Mom Maggie… AND with her husband to be as played by Kyle Lowder’ Rex.

Linsey : I never watched her on Bold & Beautiful… will give her props even then.. as she caught on with that audience.. AND is emmy nominated – THREE – times !!!! Woah this girl’ got chops… she’s delighting me . I see a lot of Jennifer Jason leigh.. and am just waiting for her to drop with the cast of “A Streetcar named Desire” she’s that enticing … i’m drawn to her acting style… LOVE YOUR HAIR , plus

Kyle Lowder : Welcome back… as pressed.. he gave a knock out interview in SOD… he’s come full circle and am thrilled – FOR HIM – to be back where he belong all I can say and repeat ^^^ @Soaphound… @DAYS stirs… @DAYS male testosterone is spilling over .. just wowzah.. WITH ACT

my end note… how does it happen that two characters… just reach for REEL .. I’m lapping it up… this is GOOD STUFF…

two characters that arrive at our front door.. and have taken … I am thrilled and prideful @Days of OUR Lives

aria
aria

I’ve been watching GH for a long time, and I’m currently still enjoying the show, its been a while that I’ve posted and even read any comments regarding storyline, casting, or ratings but its funny one can go away for a while and things are still the same about what so called GH fans complain about, so now I laugh, because its really ridiculous that almost all the criticism about GH is still the same, there’s the Frank haters, the newbie haters, the ones still stuck in the 90’s wanting the vets back, the ones that are mad about GH overblown cast, and on and on and on. I’m not trying to sound disrespectful about individual taste, like and dislike, I mean there’s things about GH I still not over the moon about, but over-all at least for me GH is still worth watching its still watchable, its way better in my opinion the other soaps, (don’t go hating on me) I expect any Y&R,dool and BB fan to think the same of their show. I’m really happy with the GH cast, the current stories playing and yeah theres still parts of it that frustrate me, but I’m not going around wishing the show gets cancelled because of it. long live GH.

Momo
Momo

Awesome! But they need to move up overall. I hope they can sustain the ratings. Days is really good. People need to watch!

su000
su000

GH is failing, it will die if they don’t clean house and get rid of the old and bring in new, new writers and producers..
GH stories are very predictable and reruns.

Most all of GH stinks, it stinks of OLD.
It is stale and moldy and repetitive.

GH will be canceled if someones doesn’t have the foresight to clean house.

rose
rose

I never thought I would say this, but if I miss a day of GH, B&B or Y&R it’s no big deal to me anymore. No more rush to get home to see what happens next, or setting up the dvr. And not for other daytime tv which holds no interest for me at all. Or the news which is all bad anymore it seems. So sorry for those caught in situations out of their control like flooding and wildfires. Soaps were supposed to be there to take us away from the real world for just a few hours everyday. And not so downer themselves like GH has been for far too long.

At the same time I want soaps to thrive and survive. While I may have certain characters and actors that I prefer over others, and can handle a mix of vets and newbies, for me it comes down to good story telling that is lacking…the kind that got me hooked on soaps in the first place.

I’ve even noticed that many familiar MF reader’s names don’t appear as often as they used to. And that commenting used to be more fun with speculations and humor. Maybe I’m contributing to that today. Sorry about that. I’ll partially blame it on the gloomy weather we have had in my part of the country for what seems days and days. :))

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