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RATINGS: GH, Y&R and B&B Show Audience Gains For Key November Sweeps Week!

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For the ratings period of November 3rd through November 7th, three of the four network daytime drama showed gains in total viewers and in all major women demographics!

The week in discussion was a key week for the all important November Sweeps week in television! And General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful all came away with increases, while Days of our Lives was the one soap that lost viewers.

In stories, General Hospital played the fall-out from Franco (Roger Howarth) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) “Hallowedding” where all secrets and bombshells were revealed: Carly cheating on Franco with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Michael (Chad Duell) finding out that Sonny killed his father, AJ!  Then, there was Nina (Michelle Stafford) and Madeline’s (Donna Mills) twisted plot to take Ava’s  (Maura West) baby, which they successfully did after Nina drugged the pregnant mob gal and delivered her arch-rivals baby!

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Over in Genoa City at Y&R, Sharon’s (Sharon Case) world came crashing down as Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) jogged Sharon’s memory and in a revisiting of the important stairwell scene from a year ago!

Sharon admits to having switched the paternity tests of Summer (Hunter King) and lying to Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Jack (Peter Bergman) all along, and the gents find out, too!  Yup, Nick is the bio-dad! And the week featured the very “quickie” debut of the new Adam Newman, played by Justin Hartley.

At The Bold and the Beautiful, it was the fallout from Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) betrayal to Rick (Jacob Young), as now a furious Rick takes over the CEO position at Forrester Creations and continues being back in Maya’s (Karla Mosley) orbit! Meanwhile, Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer), Liam (Scott Clifton), Hope (Kim Matula), and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) were getting ready to head to Amsterdam.

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Elsewhere in Salem, Kristen’s (Eileen Davidson) diabolical plot to take Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) child right out of Theresa (Jen Lilley) unfolded, just before the evil DiMera left town.  And, JJ (Casey Moss) and Eve (Kassie DePaiva) try to cover up their tracks after hitting the sheets,  were a major part of the action on Days of our Lives.

In the numbers; it was Y&R who led all soaps with the most gains!  The number one CBS soap opera added +272,000 total viewers for the week, and had the most gains in women 18-49 and 25-54.  General Hospital added + 147,000 coming close to reaching the 3 million mark in total viewers again, and adding the most viewers of all the soaps in women 18-34, but, also adding viewers in the women 18-49 and 25-54 demos as well. The Bold and the Beautiful added +145,000 total viewers for the ratings period and was also up in all women’s demos.   View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,981,000 (+272,000/+183,000)
2. B&B 3,777,000 (+145,000/-24,000)
3. GH 2,920,000 (+147,000/+120,000)
4. DAYS 2,373,000 (-92,000/-199,000)

Now let us know, which soap opera do you think delivered the most exciting November Sweeps week storylines thus far? Which soap is on fire? Which is not to you?  Comment below!

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Michael S.
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Michael S.

GH has rocked it! Surprised they didn’t have even more gains but still strong showing! It’s nice to see soaps making a comeback!!!

Laurie
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Laurie

By the drastic drop & difference in Wednesday’s ratings for the shows that were preempted for the President versus their ratings for the rest of the week, it seems clear that it did affect the ratings. That makes me boiling mad. I know that it’s available online later in the day, or some affiliates aired the Wednesday show at a later time, but those numbers aren’t measured. General Hospital was near 3 million M & T, and Th & F were over 3M, (Friday-3.243 M!). Wednesday it dropped by about 600,000 viewers!! Wow. There’s no rhyme or reason for the… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

I have to amend my above comment. Next weeks ratings reveal should show an even bigger rise for GH than the 11/1-5 ratings, as none of the shows for 11/8-12 were preempted.

jeremy
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jeremy

Good numbers for GH, except wednesdays preemption brought there numbers down. Here in New Mexico wednesday’s episode did not air. So upset by this. Again they shouldn’t interrupt our soaps for there stupid Special Reports. Isnt thats what the news are for!!! Please all four Networks stop interrupting our Soaps forgods sake

su0000
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su0000

you can watch it online next day when that happens..
a least you’d get to see it..

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Whistling in the wind. Network news always tops soaps and that will never change. Do u think when a President is fixing to speak, he really cares if a SOAP is on?

Jules
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Jules

Days needs a shot in the arm. Pieces are good, but pieces isn’t cutting it. JJ/Eve was a good start, but it took far too long to get there an the main causality, Paige, is a huge snore (recast PLEASE!!!). So I’m already anticipating the fallout from what should be a hot story won’t be as climactic or juicy. The Kristen/Bray/Theresa storyline also has potential, but the best part to the story, Kristen, isn’t even on screen any more. I really like Aidan’s backstory with his wife. I thought it wasn’t as expected, but still believable and dramatic, way of… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

I actually think GH did do as well as they thought, but they were preempted Wednesday for the President. Every day was near or over 3M, except Wednesday-The ratings went down around by around 600,000 Wednesday. There’s no rhyme or reason for it, since it is sweeps and all the stories are in high gear & smack dab in the middle of unfolding. Days was interrupted Wednesday too, and they made a sharp drop that day. Later that afternoon I saw a report trending on Yahoo news about ABC affiliates receiving so many complaints for the preemption, that major cities… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

All in all Days is the best soap opera left but it has been painful to watch the last few months and without EJ I fear the axe is going to fall

Mark
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Mark

Days needs to recast snooze diva Paige ASAP I am so bored with her and this storyline despite loving JJ to bits! Casey Moss is a doll and deserves better.

Mark
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Mark

Gh is so good! I loved michael in bed with Rosalie!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Kristen is actually adorable and appears to be very nice. Give her a chance. I must say though, I do like Rosalie. I think the actress is very good and I can’t figure out what her secret is!!!

Mark
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Mark

She is adorable I’m sorry lol I just got carried with michael and all his problems !! Gh is so good I just love it right now!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh noooooo Mark. Please. No need to apologize to me…at all! You are entitled to your opinion and I don’t fault you for it. I’m glad you’re enjoying GH. I am too! Best… 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Haha…I see your original comment got edited so this part about Kristen will be confusing to anyone else reading it.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I have to admit, I did too. Aren’t Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson an item in real life (or did that come to an end and I missed it)? They have surprisingly little chemistry on screen (not the first time that has happened in a case where costars were dating or involved or married—it’s as though real-life involvement sucks all of the romantic tension out of onscreen relationships), but Chad and the actress who plays Rosalie have quite a bit. I’m enjoying the new, less trusting and ready-to-kick-some-booty Michael. Much as I hate that AJ was killed off (again), the… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

It seems that often real life couples spark very little chemistry on screen. I watched Kristin Alderson grow up on OLTL as Starr and always loved her. But Kiki? She’s obnoxious and she employs irksome habits–always mugging it up with the camera with her mouth gaped open, eyes popping out of her head and her wild waving of the arms. And Michael should not forgive her. His parents have lied to him in order to protect him his entire life. Now he discovers his girl friend has been doing the same thing. There’s no recovering from that. I hope they… Read more »

SC
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SC

I’ve always enjoyed Days the most, but like others have said it just hasn’t been too good this November sweeps. I’ve definitely been enjoying the other 3 soaps though right now. I’m just hoping that Days can come back to good storylines after all of these new characters are introduced to the show.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Days needs to fire Gary Tomlin a.s.a.p. Bring back vets, romance & storytelling. I’d love to see Lorraine Broderick and Christopher Whitesell as the headwriters. LB knows romance and IMO, CW is good at planning out umbrella storylines. Days also has GOT to cut back on it’s tape schedule – right now, they’re 5-6 MONTHS ahead & they can’t correct things that don’t work nor capitalize on things that do. Take 3 months OFF – and come back with a 5-8 week MAX lead-time from tape-to-air. And for cryin out loud – set up John & Marlena as the steady… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’ll have what you’re having!

damien
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damien

speaking of vets…
charlotte ross needs to be back as the original eve to really make eve/ jj/ paige believable, maybe even bring back frankie for round 2 of eve/ jenn/ frankie triangle and really invest in this storyline!!!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Why does DAYS write so far ahead? Is it a cost-cutting thing? Do they try to cram a year’s worth of work in like 6 months, then let the writers go unpaid for the rest of the year? You’re correct that it leaves the soap with zero flexibility to respond to what is working and what isn’t.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree!

Maryann
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Maryann

I agree with everything you said No1_ILoveLucyFan.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

If you’re losing viewers during sweeps that is not a good sign for Days— I could be wrong, but if they are filming five months ahead, they are plotting stories even further out, which means when two of their leading actors left, they had to go back and redo the story line they had mapped out maybe a year ago. Because that is what I am seeing on screen patch work. The good stuff that is working were most likely stories that could stay intact without EJ and Sami– like Hope and Aiden’s story finally moving along. However the stories… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, Mary SF, you are on target! I feel that DAYS is already turning around and they can still finish the sweeps on the upswing. They just had to reevaluate the characters and positions of the storylines to minimize the void left by Sami and EJ. A lot of EJami fans may have tuned out and the DAYS fans that stayed were aware of the bid change, but there are storyline beginning to heat up and new storylines that will blow us away!!! I’m staying tuned and hope all others do the same. I refuse to let a little slump… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*big
*storylines

Sammie
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Sammie

I am loving Gina T on Y&R as the new phyliss, she has such an undercurrent of danger to her.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Sammie. She’s damned good. On one hand you find yourself empathizing with her predicament but on the other, you find her to be rather frightening. She can pull off emoting disparate emotions in her character, and by extension, in the viewers. That is no easy feat.

Sammie
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Sammie

yes she definitely has that latent psycho vibe going on. lol
Did you see jack’s face when she told him if she knew the woman’s name, she’d kill the b1tch! lol
He had that perpetual jack just pooped his pants look on his face. lol

su0000
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su0000

lol
The ratings are like age, only a number ..

if you like it numbers do not matter ..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Unless of course those numbers mean the show ends up getting cancelled, in which case, if you like it, the numbers really do matter, because you’re really out of luck.

Sasha
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Sasha

DAYS was doing much better in the ratings in 2013 when they hit multi-year ratings highs several times. It seems to me that were the stories that had actually been prepared by the interim head writers that were on the job 2011/12, because the writing has been horrible this whole year. And no matter what they say publicly, there’s a reason – very poor material and obviously bad treatment by the producers- why so many actors who were front and center in the major stories of 2013 left the show: Chandler Massey, Blake Berris, Camila Banus, Casey Deidrick, now James… Read more »

toure cannon
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toure cannon

see I knew it I told you! General Hospital always makes it come back don’t believe what you read people. I am so pleased with their ratings and especially new people who know the shows history.and the look on Cathlyn Jerome’s face when she seen Rosalie and Michael in bed at the hotel?? She look like she wanted to gag! Superb Lee excellent acting! She opened the door and not noticed they were humping and they did not see her open that door was riveting as hell! And with the last comment I agree that soap operas are making a… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

That week was gh best week this year. Obama tanked wednesdays episode but that gh friday was impressive with 3.2 million

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

All is not lost. DAYS had a very entertaining and compelling week of episodes from November 10-14…That should be reflected in the next ratings post!

DAYS has set several intriguing storylines in motion, including Brady and Theresa’s kidnapped fetus, the Hope and Aiden union (& dead wife mystery) and the Eve/JJ/Paige scandal.

The sweeps period is not over and DAYS great stories are just beginning!

Patrick
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Patrick

Daniel Cosgrove deserves prop

this is from, this past Wednesday’ ep

as he’s telling Hope… what happened to his wife… as he’s emulating… the hurt, crush, of his wife passed…. was mind blowing…

“who knew” Daniel Cosgrove had it in him… i mean that in a good way…. the maturity of said actor… just propped him moreso in my realm of dream

I’ve always liked him… from AMC to ATWT… now on DAYS… standing O

I’m so happy for this dream couple… Hope andAiden move to

Jules
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Jules

I agree Patrick. Daniel did a commendable job retelling the story of his late wife. It’s no wonder why he was so proud of those scenes. Great acting, an a compelling backstory.

Patrick
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Patrick

I am continually captivated by Jenn Lilly’ Theresa… and , notwithstanding… emmy winner, Eric Martsolf for the life of me… why the characters of Salem… continue to slam… ditch Theresa… like she’s yesterdays news… lack of a better phrase her acting… I will continue to share… as, Kassie DePaiva shares… she’s fearless… I cannot stop watching her… I imagine myself acting… and it’s her… the person… that spotlights… how enigmatic and feature it must be to ACT I am so looking forward… to Theresa and Anne… chewing the scenery… giving their all… ACTING OUT… believing in themselves…. fighting all the… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

I do agree 4ever DAYS that it was much better last week. IMO, Clyde,Tammi Sue/Ben does NOT help them! I hate this term, but I feel these characters have been propped up or however you use the “prop” term. The fact that these s/l’s are written so far in advance does not help. Although GH is my fav soap, I’ve thought Days was the most consistent of all 4 remaining soaps in the past year and a half. I didn’t see huge gaps in the s/l’s, there seemed to be decent follow-though, good acting. The acting is still strong but… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… they are FINALLY amping up the Hope/Aiden s/l. Why do you have 2 actors of this caliber, with this kind of chemistry and not use them? ”

i finished thursday’ ep : I am in love with Kristian Alfonso’ Hope… all over again

Kristian Alfonso is ON top

LOL… this is giddy time

Love for two : Hope and Aiden

I haven’t been this excited for her as an actress … since the death of her and Bo’ son

mgb357
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mgb357

soaps gaing audiences????

wow I thought they were going extinct.. you’d think that maybe the network execs would try to capitalize on this trend.

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

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Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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