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RATINGS: The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital Show Gains!

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The ratings are out for the week of April 11-15th and two daytime dramas scored gains in total viewers and in key demos.

Most impressive was CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful that featured the continuing unspooling of the tale of Liam’s (Scott Clifton) captivity by Quinn (Rena Sofer), and Liam finally attempting to return to his life, while Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) had already married his brother, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) in the process. B&B added + 71,000 viewers for the week bringing their average tally for the week very close to the 4 million mark with 3,951,000.   The show also showed the most gains in women 25-54.

General Hospital also showed some gains adding +16,000 in total viewers averaging them to 2,816,000 for the week.  The ABC daytime drama also added the most viewers in the key 18-49 and 18-34 demos, while also showing gains in the 25-54 womens demo.  In story, Anna  (Finola Hughes) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) were featured, as well as Jason (Billy Miller) returning ELQ to the Quartermaines, and Nathan (Ryan Paevey) proposing to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), while also revealing a connection between Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Nathan.

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Days of our Lives had an interesting week.  The soap continues to struggle in total viewers down to 2,238,000 ,and losing another -20,000 for the ratings week.  However, it did gain in all key demos.  But even with the gains, the lone NBC soap opera is still coming in at all-time lows for the 9th straight week in the 18-34 demo ratings share.

As for the number one, The Young and the Restless, they lost -124,000 for the week, but still remain very close to 5 million viewers (4,945,000) and added viewers in all key womens demos.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings via SON

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,945,000 (-124,000/+18,000)
2. B&B 3,951,000 (+71,000/+209,000)
3. GH 2,816,000 (+16,000/+7,000)
4. DAYS 2,238,000 (-20,000/+84,000)

So, which daytime drama is delivering the goods?  Which show do you think needs some help?  Which storylines are you into?  What do you think of the latest ratings picture?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Mo
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Mo

B&B has been really good.

Days is slowly getting better. I hope they are looking at the ratings and realize their stories aren’t working. I think they lost a lot of viewers with that whole stupid Yo Ling storyline.

Mo
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Mo

Add in Ciara’s rape and the demolition of Hope’s character. And why is Hope still at Jen’s and if it were me, I’d have that love seat where Ciara was raped reupholstered.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i would burn that love seat…

Mollie
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Mollie

I’d have that love seat burned! Seriously. The other day, in story, when I saw Hope and Rafe sitting on the sofa while “expressing their feelings” I thought Ewww. Get rid of the rape couch!

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m distressed, about … “Days”

i’m 3 weeks behind… I plan on catching up

yeah… i’m surprised that Hope and Ciara are still at Jenns

you’d think if Hope really knew… she’d have gotten her daughter out of their

Daisy
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Daisy

Can someone please explain the difference in the demo age ranges? They appear to encompass the same age brackets to me. 18-49 and 18-34?? What makes these different? How can you split the same age group into two categories that apparently are so coveted? 25-54 is even more puzzling. And why isn’t there a demo for an age range above 54? Older women have been dedicated loyal soap fans longer, some have more free daytime hours to watch live, and they have money to spend on the products advertisers are promoting. Why don’t they have a voice in the demographics?… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

18-49 is the most important because a wide range of products can be advertised for that group.

18-34 are for products that are geared for that age range.

25-54 are for products that are geared for that age range.

Some demos overlap simply because advertisers are selling certain products for certain age ranges (demos).

Older than 54 doesn’t hold much weight because it is believed that the older a viewer is the more likely the viewer wouldn’t change what products they would buy…If older viewers have been buying Tide laundry detergent for 40 years, they’re less likely to try Rip Current (lol) laundry detergent.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Additionally, 18-34 are your target for mothers with infants, toddlers and young children. Look at the adds on Daytime. Lots of ads are targeted to a specific demographic that this dude is excluded from.

It’s all about advertising dollars. And advertisers love specific demographics for placing ad buys. Do you see Ford Truck ads in Daytime? No, but I see them all the time when I watch baseball. Because demographics

Daisy
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Daisy

Thank you. It makes sense. I still don’t like it, but I understand it now.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days seems to show some improvement but it is still nowhere i thought it would be…GH has improved some..so will there be a miracle pregnancy-Nina pregnant by Dillion and then pass the child as Franco’s?

Mateo
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Mateo

DAYS will continue in the tank if they continue to feature the no talent youthful cast. They are awful. Ciara has not grown in her role. All these other characters of college age have no value in the plot. The Joey and his new gf out of nowhere is just a rehash of Kayla and Patch and that is bad enough in it’s original form. Since the conclusion of the Ben/Chad/Abby story there is nothing to root for. No one to care about. The one actress who manages to keep attention is Suzanne Rogers as Maggie Horton Kiriakis. Her story… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I find myself in agreement with almost all of what you said. I would add that the sepia tones flash backs on DROOL are awful, verging on parody. And I fear that the storyline it supports is going to flame out as well. It’s nice to know I can FF through all the Summer scenes safe in the knowledge that the six months of her story and the character were already abandoned. She’s going to linger onscreen for another several months but there’s no reason to pay attention. At least Brady’s heart isn’t giving him any more Dead Daniel memory… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Days is now a joke. The Hope/Rafe pairing has people pissed and tuning out. The Summer story is just lame. Chabby was ok but KM leaving. They better do something quick.

su0000
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su0000

OK- the ratings do not represent if the soap is actually liked. IF, the rating showed how much of an episode was actually watched, then and only then would the ratings represent like or dislike. I FF through much of GH and only watch certain scenes, about 13 mins of the episode. I watch, I am a number in the ratings, but GH is no longer GH and at times I don’t know what in hell I’m watching, surely not GH.. So– ratings do not show if or if not a soap is good / just that people tuned in… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Your points in the ratings don’t count if u ff . if u dvr GH then u have to play it out n not ff the commercials for you to count in the ratings. Plus your probably still praying for RC to return to writing for GH , good luck on that one…

su0000
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su0000

I watch online.. just a click-in counts as a number ..

Dan
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Dan

I loved Sonny and Anna teaming up to go find Carlos on GH. We haven’t seen Maurice and Finola work together much over the years, so that was a real treat. I want more of that. As much as I want to see Carlos pay for what he did to Duke, I do have to say, Jeffrey Vincent Parise does such a great job in the role. Richard Burgi as Paul was also tremendous this past week. I like the mob and crime stuff heating up. Julian back involved in the business is a lot more interesting than him and… Read more »

damien
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damien

days is beyond burnt toast!
how much longer before they nab ron carlivati from gh to headwrite?
wats the holdup?
why make the audience suffer any longer?… this new writing regime was good for about two months… they ve reached their height… its all downhill now

sonia
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sonia

I thought, I saw Kelly Monaco/Sam right beside Billy Miller/Jason getting those stocks and take them the Q’S and give them back.. don’t see not mention

Lexie
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Lexie

Pratt’s using a 10 year-old kid as a psychotic murder is disgusting. How low can Y&R go?

Rose
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Rose

Lexie…so agree.

Timmm
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Timmm

It is certainly uncomfortable to root against a young kid like that and hope he falls down a pair of steps himself!

Rodd
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Rodd

I am really liking GH in a lot of ways lately. It’s not water-cooler-talk on a lot of days, but there are a lot of beats that the writers are capturing. )They still have plenty that slip through the cracks, though.) I especially like that I’m seeing a lot of the superb cast on a weekly basis, even if it may just be for snippets; a lot of them are not being ignored for weeks on end. This is making PC seem like more of a community to me.

Aria
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Aria

I have no idea what fans see in Carlos and Julian, I know fans love their good guys or bad guys with a heart of gold ect. But I’ve never seen fans root for weasels and Carlos and Julian are just that they are weasels, two guys who hide behind their not so bright ladies, sorry Alexis, I lost respect for you once you were ok with Julian putting out a hit on Duke .. Those two need to pay for their crime already . Please no Paul with Anna either Paul is the latest weasel to hit town ,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Carrrrrrlos is a dirt bag!

Scott H
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Scott H

I have to say that Kate M (Abby) knocked it out of the park this last week…..she has truly grown as an actress…will miss her a lot…..see no chemistry at all between Hope and Rafe; however, I did notice some sexual tension between Hope and Deimos…..which was oddly surprising……not sure how the new head writer Ryan will be able to bring Days back to it’s glory Days…pun intended…..I did notice on a previous feed someone mentioned bringing Ron Carlivati to the show as head writer…can’t say that that would hurt the show…at least he could draw on the history of… Read more »

cooks7570
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cooks7570

I want to know where the family scenes are at on GH. Where’s the freindships at too. I want to see more of Valerie. I hope Anna will stop crying too.

Timmm
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Timmm

Carly had a friend in the 1990’s. [Courtney]

Dmitri
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Dmitri

B&B and DOOL used to be my favorite soaps, but now they suck so bad. The Summer storyline is awful. Chabby is great but KM is leaving soon. There’s no chemistry with Hope & Rafe. Just too many forced storylines and people are tuning out. I haven’t watched since November! The way things look, I won’t watch for another few months. As far as B&B goes, I’ve boycotted the soap since August. Such bad writing. So sick and tired of Liam and Steffy all the time. Get rid of them! And now I hear that Quinn might be pregnant with… Read more »

Rj
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Rj

If Days can come out of the darkness they have had on the show now for quite awhile, perhaps, ratings will improve. I saw a few minutes of the show today, and hope they are trying to move in that direction with the Hope/Rafe romance, etc.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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