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RATINGS: The Bold and the Beautiful Reaches Almost 5 Year High In Total Viewers!

Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

Dollar Bill and his antics are stirring up The Bold and the Beautiful and bringing in viewers by the boatloads!  In a fantastic ratings uptake, the CBS soap for the week of  November 4-8th brought in its highest total viewers numbers in almost five year, well 4.75 years, but we rounded that off!

B&B added +194,000 eyeballs with a total of 3,801,00 total viewers for the ratings week!  That is the highest it has been since the week of  January 26-30, 2009!   Looks like Bill Spencer’s (Don Diamont) mountain climbing adventure that almost killed him and gave him a “new perspective” on life, and showed him what’s really important, served as the major impetus for the rating surge.

Of course, as we have come to find out, Bill dumped Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), and said he wanted to be back with Katie (Heather Tom) and their son, Will.  But there was a catch!  Bill was using Katie to get back what he really cares about the most … his damn company, Spencer Publications!

Elsewhere, The Young and the Restless took a bit of a nosedive loosing -77,000 but still holding strong at number one with 4,798,000 total viewers. Connor was brought home with his new eyes courtesy of Delia and Adam (Michael Muhney) is still looking mighty guilty for running down Billy (Billy Miller) and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) daughter!

Over at General Hospital, they took a small dive in the ratings too, losing – 107,000 viewers for the week, but still in at over 2.8 million in total viewers!   Heather (Robin Mattson) revealed she is Franco’s (Roger Howarth) bi0-mother at the big art gallery showing that sparked many reveals to come this week!

Last week, Days of our Lives celebrated its 48th anniversary with the words, “Let’s go to the videotape, err, DVD!”  As Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson)were finally going to exchange their “I do’s”, Marlena (Deidre Hall) hit the play button and all the guests assembled in the church saw Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) having “hot sex” with none other than, Kristen! Oh-oh!  Of course, as much as he has tried to say he was raped by the evil DiMera woman, no one was quite believing him!  DAYS gained +23,000 in viewers for these escapades and others, bringing their weekly total to 2,572,000!  Check out the entire ratings picture for the week via SON here!

So, it’s time to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  What soap is working for you?  What soap has some issues you think need to be cleaned up?  What do you think about B&B’s performance for the ratings period?  Comment below!

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lisa
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lisa

the soaps will all be cancelled in the next 3 years. i want to see more reality shows and talk shows. gh will be cancelled next year. brians frons made a good decision to get rid of amc and oltl. erika slezak is a racist and she needs to retire.

k/kay
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k/kay

How much are they paying you to spew such nonsense? Go away!

k/kay
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k/kay

I will add this I may not like the storylines on these soaps that are left all of the time but still support a genre which brought a lot of joy to a lot of people for over 50 years. Hope they live on whether I tune in or not!

Becky
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Becky

I don’t believe everything I read and certainly don’t believe ES is a racist. It seems like you hate the soaps. If so, why are you reading this column? LOL

Lew S
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Lew S

Lisa, if you don’t like soaps, why are you commenting on this website? Hmmmmm????

Karen
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Karen

Why does anyone make negative comments? To be noticed and stir up the pot…

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

Maybe you need to retire from this message board…there are many reality and talk shows opposite all 4 soaps you could be watching…everyone has the right to an opinion but yours seems only to stir up trouble so you can sit back, laugh and get a kick out of seeing how many angry replies you can get…you r a message board bully only here to start trouble…hope no one is dumb enough to fall for it…GH by the way will not be cancelled next year…so good day to you!!!

jonathan
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jonathan

Leave lisa alone. you have issues my friend. anyone can voice their opinion here. you are the big bully on this site, get a life or go to bed you drama queen.

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

Jonathan…or whoever you are…yes…anyone can voice their opinions here…but this Lisa whoever is stirring up trouble and her remark that E.S. is a racist…come on…how would she know unless this Lisa was there…none of us really knows…this is a message board for people who like and watch soaps…if she likes talk then when talk shows are mention here thats were she should be…however, i find it strange that this ‘lisa’ and a few others come here and repeatedly say they should cancel all the soaps…there are only 4 and there is a lot of talk and reality shows out there… Read more »

mike
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mike

Erika Slezak is a great actress and a fine lady.If you hate soaps why do you visit this site?

Karen
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Karen

Not to mention her father, Hollywood Director Walter Slezak!!

Derek
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Derek

Obviously Lisa is a troll. She/he always posts under different names and says basically the same things in various threads. Hasn’t anyone noticed? I mean why is she posting about AMC and oltl under a bold and beautiful thread?

sheryl postin
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sheryl postin

Lisa you don’t know what is going to happen and I hope you are wrong and if, you don’t have anything good to say about soap operas and there actors you shouldn’t be on this website , the fans don’t appreciate your comments. I guess you are against soap operas it is a real shame because you are missing out on something. good.

Becky
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Becky

I enjoy parts of GH (not the constant changing of storylines, like Franco was Jason’s twin, now he’s Heather son). If we can’t count on any storyline to actually be true, maybe I don’t need to invest the time. I’m a new viewer of B&B and would watch more if it wasn’t so redundant (how long can the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle go on?). Today’s storyline with Brooke turning the tables on Bill was great. Now, that’s more like it!

Derrick
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Derrick

Go B&B………..

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I love Don Diamont! I’m loving his storyline. I hope he’s ready for the next big shockers from Katie – she still has his company – she still has custody of Will and guess what, Bill? You are going to be a daddy again….or at least that should be icing on Katie’s cake. GH is suffering from “writer’s cramps”. The premise of the storylines are good but the actual development and writing sucks. Be thankful that GH has some of the best actors in daytime…they make these characters rise above the writing…Sonny, Carly, Sam, Alexis, Diane, Lulu, Maxie, Michael, Morgan,… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Not unless Heather Tom is pregnant again!

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

Both CBS soaps are more down to earth with a touch of the romance novel and have a more or less realistic approach to story telling while Days and GH have been, since the 1980s, somewhat campy and occasionally cartoonish with aliens, devil possessions, sci fi plots and vampires ect(and as silly & absurd as they can be at times GH and Days remain my favorites. But what l like many might not) However, they do have moments of realism too, and imo, more entertaining than cbs soaps. They have been a great way to escape the real world and… Read more »

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

I read Kaylas son Joey may be showing up in Salem…hopefully this means we will be seeing more of Kayla.

donny
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donny

Joey is going to turn out gay.

Phil
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Phil

I don’t know if you have been watching DAYS lately, but it is anything but Sci Fi and Supernatural! DAYS and GH are in my opinion the best shows on television period. I would rate the shows as follow these days:

1. DAYS
2. GH
3. B&B
4. Y&R

Campy? Sure, but Y&R and B&B have had their share of campy, and to be honest, I really don’t see the appeal in these shows.

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

I agree with you…GH and Days are the best(and my top favorite tv shows)…i was talking about how both shows have been written in a campy style since the 1980s, and are still occasionally written that way: Robins kidnapping, the fake masks, the vampire plot ect on GH. And i did mention Days has been more believable in its plots but it is still widely known for its campy approach…it wasnt too long ago Stephano(the phoenix) was again killed off and brought back from the dead, and im sure itll happen again and Kristens villainy is..imo…very campy…but i enjoy these… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I appreciate fans… who have, at one time or another… watch the remaining 4… and are decades plus…. invested in… and know… the shows.. for what the are: 1. DAYS 2. GH 3. Y&R 4. B&B i still think… CBS was so smart… to showcase and feature… ie: example: Y&R at 11 a.m… the start of the day… most people.. habitually… turn their TV on.. kids were off to school… husband gone… breakfast over… naturally… put the channel on CBS… does it merit #1. resounding… shout from the rooftops… absolutely, NOT. doesn’t mean, they are watching… intently… I love DAYS… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I refused to watch B&B…. based on principle

I was never a multi-millionaire… and don’t fashion or imagine myself.. like:

so.. why watch and farfetch

Phil
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Phil

In my opinion DAYS and GH have been flip flopping back and forth between 1 and 2 and just a couple of weeks ago I would have rated them both tied at number 1, but DAYS has been outstanding these past few weeks and deserves the top spot.

Larkin
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Larkin

I agree with the list Phil except for Y&R. B&B is the worst show so it deserves the #4spot or none at all. The writing on B&B is practically a recycle of William Bell old sl rivalry, they don’t have enough people on the set to created opposition and the absence of a villain, is a downer.l B&B has been reduced in strong characters traits “assassinations” ,boring triangles and a parade of the same sl going around between generations.Y&R is no way like that, it has realistic plots and various characters, so it doesn’t deserve that spot just because of… Read more »

John Eric
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John Eric

First, I want to tell Lisa & Jonathan: anyone is indeed welcome to voice their opinions, even if making a total ass of oneself, dissing a genre they claim not to like but must be watching if they have such a negative opinion. The day I go onto a sports message board to say all sports suck and should not be televised is the day I officially need to GET A LIFE! I also agree with jimh: “Lisa” & “Jonathan” are message board bullies trying to stir up trouble. Not to mention talking about something they obviously know nothing about,… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

When i read such comments, i am dismayed by the lack of understanding, and why Bell Jr is full of himself and can bother to pay attention,to the real world or the viewers who have watched long before he stepped into his dad writing room. I wish stop be padronizing when it comes to this show to assume about other people what they know, or understand or like, that’s just plain ignorance and arrogance. This show has become insuklting to anyone in this business and I feel sorry for the other actors and crew who works for real and give… Read more »

robert
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robert

I’m shocked B&B is still rising.

Larkin
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Larkin

Right behind you.

Kate
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Kate

My favorite is Y&R. I love the storyline of Adam’s child having the eyes of the little girl he ran over. Just wish they would not be so serious all the time. I watch B&B because it followsY&R. Hope Thorston improves this soap.

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

It is interesting to note that GH’s ratings are down again. The previous week, GH had more viewers especially in the desired demographic. The former OLTL viewers tuned in to see “Roxy’s” appearance. They we were gone. Bring back OLTL. I still don’t care for any of the GH characters and cannot get into the show.

Paul
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Paul

I don’t see any of the remaining 4 network soaps going anywhere, anytime soon. I love the genre and will continue to support it. Hopefully, PP will get their act together and start a new “incarnation” of AMC and OLTL w/ a permanent deal with OWN.

Larkin
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Larkin

I m so tired to see these “pumpin B&B up” articles every now and then, especially when the ratings are sinking. Should all of us who has clarity just “shut off our craniums” and go along with it? It seems everyone does PRETEND when it comes to B&B!. Well NOT TODAY folks, at least not me…..This article is nothing but another in a long line of well paid and built up PR jobs. I m passed the point of disgust but utterly insulted to see such lying nonsense keeping piling up, no matter how many times we have LOUDLY complain… Read more »

MK
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MK

I totally agree. Sure, B&B just hit an all time high in the ratings, but it’s been up and down over the past few months, that I don’t see this huge “jump” in the ratings as a big deal. One week, they’re up 100,000 viewers, the next week they’re down 72,000 viewers, etc.etc. I gave up watching this show about a year ago (and I watched it since day one) but I still tend to read about it online here and there, hoping that the show will improve (yes, in my opinion, it does need to improve-the Brooke/Hope show is… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

Well said. I totally feel the same. I started to watch this show since the first time it aired. On and off since Jr is the producer, but stopped watching 2011. I had enough as well to see my characters written like crap, to prop others. Not only that but the stories are just ridiculous, it is ONLY about these Logans getting men, (not to mention good locations and dresses) nothing else happen. Maybe Jr ‘s memory is a bit rusty to recall why daddy Bell was a star in the soap world.

Maria K
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Maria K

Three friends and I were bored and we hashtaged B&B over 5,000 times. We don’t watch anymore, BTW. But we do this often as we know that hashtags count! It was fun! The least we could get is a thank you from Mr. Bell. 🙁 We plan to continue doing the same.

LucyT
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LucyT

I used to never miss watching Y&R and sometimes watch B&B NOW as long as Brill is on or brooke and bill I will not miss it. Y&R needs to go back to it’s core cast of the past and there offspring and rebuild the fun that was Y&R.

I started watching GH when it landed Emme Rylan and Maura West I never watched before but I like it .It has a large cast so I am still learning the history great show though.I had no idea what I was missing.

PatF
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PatF

YR and BB have been the two top ranked soaps in total viewers for almost 15 years now. They have always had traditional story telling, which obviously appeals to more people since they have more viewers. And I didn’t say they appeal to everyone, just more people seem to like their style. I think Days has done a great job the past several years trying to get back to that. Under Bill Bell’s pen in the 70’s Days was great. Then they took their free fall with possessions and aliens and really stretched believability. And well, GH, they treaded into… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

I agree about what you say, it is very true, that’s why this rating list is not believable and offensive.” Every show have its fans”, and also very important to point out, cuz VIEWERS are the people who make it a success therefore the most important to be heard. It is not about being “the oldest on the market” so to speak, but about the quality of the writing and storylines. B&B died with William Bell. To consider B&B next to Y&R GH or Days, the way it is now, it is unfair to everyone in the soap world. not… Read more »

tracy
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tracy

When will this crap be cancelled so that cbs can put something else in its place.

Patricia
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Patricia

The high ratings are due to the purchase of FB likes, Twitter followers & YouTube. It’s all purchased. When they started allowing social media to be counted into the rating. The FB likes are growing by the thousands; however, not supported by comments. This is Social Media 101.

Elaine
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Elaine

Is the young Stephanie coming back does anyone know

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