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RATINGS: The Bold and the Beautiful Scores Big this Week!

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The ratings are out for the first week of 2018, January 1-5th, and it was CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful that had the most significant gains in total viewers and key demos.

In story, it was the big reveal when Liam (Scott Clifton) learned from Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) that she had slept with his father, Bill (Don Diamont) that helped push these numbers.

The episodes during that week featured a strong performance by Scott Clifton. B&B gained +172,000 total viewers edging them close to the 4 million mark (3,943,000).  As well, B&B added the most viewers in the key womens demos of 18-34, and 18-49.

General Hospital also had a solid week gaining + 136,000 in total viewers bringing their tally to 2,889,000.  The ABC daytime drama series also added the most viewers in the womens 25-54 demo, and added viewers in the 18-49 category.

The Young and the Restless also had a good week with the highest numbers in total viewers and key demos under EP Mal Young’s tenure with the show.  The top-rated soap added viewers in all key demos.

Days of our Lives was slightly down for the week, but still scoring much better than a year ago at this time. DAYS also added viewers in women 18-34 and 18-49.

View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,823,000 (+23,000/-161,000)
2. B&B 3,943,000 (+172,000/-147,000)
3. GH 2,889,000 (+136,000/+71,000)
4. DAYS 2,467,000 (-29,000/+76,000)

So, which soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? What do you think of these ratings numbers for your favorite soaps? Comment below.

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Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

Because people can’t turn away from a train wreck. 😉

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree. And after today’s episode of B&B, (1/19), the train wreck is going to turn into a colossal disaster. Am I the only one that has visions of Ridge beating the crap out of Bill? Let the games begin.

Wifefour
Wifefour

I imagine the same thing. Actually, though I don’t promote violence, Bill’s beating is long overdue!

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R is still king and the rest are thankfully still on the air. END OF STORY!

rocky83
rocky83

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #WayyyyyyyyWayyyyyOverrated #Seriously???

Marc
Marc

Why are women 18-49 the big category ? Male viewers don’t count ? Old er women need not apply ?

Wifefour
Wifefour

Good point, as I am an avid watcher of 2 shows and in the over 49 category.

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I qm a 52 year old woman and I have been watching Y&R and B&B on and off since the mid eighties

Nick
Nick

Of course the ratings for the soaps were going to be up. With freezing cold, snowy, winter weather in many places in the eastern/midwest part of country, more and more non-working women are inside in front of TVs during the day. GH’s numbers, however, are also up for the same reason people can’t look away from gruesome car wrecks on the road. That show is a complete shell of what it once was.

Eileen H Hargis
Eileen H Hargis

DAYS is falling.

rocky83
rocky83

RC or not #BeyondTired&Boring

JONNYSBRO
JONNYSBRO

Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten have had three months of consistent ratings. They are a great writing duo together.

Wifefour
Wifefour

GH has some phenomenal acting and fortunately the show stayed afloat because of this. The previous writing was very poor and not until Chris Van Etten came into his “new spot” did things start looking up.

Alan
Alan

According to the ratings for GH (compared to previous week/compared to previous year):

Nov 27 -Dec 1 : -113,000/+21,000
Dec 4-8: +209,000/+248,000
Dec 11-15: -110,000/+156,000
Dec 18-22: -113,000/-10,000
Dec 25-29: +76,000/+218,000
Jan 1-5: +136,000/+71,000

While they are mostly up from last year, they are not consistently retaining viewers week to week (I would guess that is due to the lack of story diversity — if you don’t like Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, and Drew there isn’t much for you as a viewer).

Judith
Judith

I honestly can’t understand the high ratings for a show that’s only 20 minutes long and the contents are mostly flashbacks. Really?

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree with. And they keep showing the exact same clips. Can’t they humor us with different scenes at least? ! If I see Steffie in her wedding dress with construction boots one more time I’ll scream

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

LOL…it was a cute outfit, though!

Wifefour
Wifefour

I think Scott Clifton has outdone himself this time and is probably headed for another award. Never particularly a fan of his he has finally won me over with his current performance.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I’m surprised Days is down; I’m loving it!

Alan
Alan

DAYS is the most entertaining and only “can’t miss” soap right now with its mix of diverse storytelling, romance, mystery, and humor.

Y&R is just a mess with its new format, a lack of storylines, and any couples worth rooting for.

B&B is formulaic at best. I just can’t with Liam, Steffy, and Wyatt — any romantic configuration featuring one or more of those characters always has me fast-forwarding.

GH is one note, rinse and repeat. All Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, and Drew. Nothing different to entice and retain new or lapsed viewers and with Genie Francis’ exit the show has lost any heart and soul it had left.

JONNYSBRO
JONNYSBRO

Under Jean P ratings were like 2.3 to 2.4 million and they have risen over 400000 since Burton came back and head writer change. Shelly and Chris mesh well together.

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Jennifer took to social media and announced it stating: “I am excited to announce my return to contract status at Bold and the Beautiful  Donna is BACK!”

While Gareis will be back on-screen on the upcoming September 25th episode, along with her TV niece, Ashley Jones (Bridget), when the gals return for a special family occasion, Jennifer will be back in her first contract airdate by mid-October.

Viewers last saw Donna when she attended Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam’s (Scott Clifton) wedding back in August.

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Brandon played mobster Johnny Zacchara on GH from 2007-2016.

Because DAYS tapes well in advance; look for Barash to hit the air sometime in early 2019.

What are your thoughts on Brandon as temp replacement for Tyler as Stefan O? Comment below.

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Viewers were informed by Kelley herself back in June that she was not returning to the show.

As it turns out, when season 2 kicks-off, the real Cristal will be in the mix when Anna-Brenda Contreras makes her debut.

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