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RATINGS: Y&R Hits New Low in Women 18-49! GH Stays Strong #1 In Women 18-34!

The ratings are out for the week of April 14-18th and three of the four network soap opera showed gains in their total viewers with The Bold and the Beautiful adding the most for the ratings week with +186,000.  But B&B still is in third place in the key 18-49 and 18-34 women’s demos.

However, all things weren’t rosy in Genoa City, either!  The number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless hit an all-time low in the key 18-49 women’s demographic, and this tops their other record low back in the first week of December in 2012.  Y&R also tied their all-time low in the ratings share for the demo, as well as for the 18-34 ratings share.  The good news for the week was that the series gained +146,000 in the total viewers category.

Over at General Hospital, while the ABC soap opera was the only soap to lose viewers for the week -8,000, it still held strong as the # 1 show in viewers for the 18-34 women’s demo, widening their gap on now 2nd place, Y&R  GH also remained in first in the ratings share for the 18-34 demo as well.  And as for Days of our Lives, it gained +60,000 in total viewers for the week, but remained in last place of the four soaps in the key demos. View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

A for a few story points in the ratings week included: the Chelsea byJabot fashion show on Y&R,  a stolen truck was the things of the week in the Liam/Hope/Wyatt triangle on B&B, Dr. Obrecht dangling the MIA embryo over Dante and Lulu on GH, and over at DAYS, Abigail and EJ’s romps were about to be revealed when pictures showed up seemingly out of nowhere!

So time for you to be this week’s Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soap?  What isn’t?  What storyline do you like?  What storyline do you wish would just stop?  Weigh-in!

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Bearzy
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Bearzy

Go GH 🙂 :@

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

It is crazy good these days, with the pacing of stories being more like nighttime (DALLAS, SCANDAL). I feel like I can’t miss an episode because there are things happening in every episode. That is what drove me away from daytime in the 90’s – taking f o r e v e r to resolve storylines, and repeating referential dialogue to every scene from two weeks ago, to connect the dots for every single viewer. Geez, how I dislike when they dumb things down for the audience. Much prefer when they push the accelerator, speed ahead, and challenge fans to… Read more »

aria
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aria

what do these numbers mean? whats the difference between the demo for 18-34 or 18-49. i know it has something to do with advertising revenue the networks can use to charge for advertising but how does it work? its so confusing, how are these numbers determined, it makes n sense.

GH50
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GH50

W18-34 and W18-49 are basically used by the networks for spin. It sounds good because younger demos are coveted by most advertisers. But that is not really the case for daytime. Advertising is sold on a cost per thousand/cost per point basis. You pay for how many people are watching. 200,000 viewers 18-34 or even 650,000 viewers 18-49 are not large enough audiences to generate enough revenue to sustain a network show like GH. And the potential growth in those demos is limited because people that age simply don’t watch daytime TV in large numbers and they are not going… Read more »

boes
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boes

All I know is that GH just stinks. There’s not a story on that doesn’t feel greasy and overdone. The pacing is wildly uneven and the show doesn’t even attempt to make sense anymore. Ugh. Y&R is the same. What that show does to female characters should be against the law. And now we get to see Nick disown Count Chocula for what, the 90th time? DOOL has a few problems, but it has BY FAR the best storylines and the best characters. It has held up in quality and stayed a soap while the others have slipped into cheap… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto… LOL for all we’re worth… fan outcry… we deserve this platform GH is befuddling… after a year of noteworthy accolades… this “sophomoric” year… under the guise of RC/FV… take note… fans of it’s all over the place… and decries… mention… I can’t stand it! I’m still ovation’ing… that GH stands head and shoulders above Y&R that doesn’t bemoan my fact… what is going ON? I dare not tread too long.. over boasting… how Salem.. coasts… and is not part of the derision if you will… I think.. Salem… for it’s part… is deserving.. of 2nd year in a row…… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

Totally agree! I am glad, however, that GH is beating Y&R for the simple hope that TPTB will dump JFP and bring on someone else to run the show. It’s gone downhill ever since she’s arrived and it needs to stop.

harry
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harry

Boes, your first paragraph about GH just says it all. Greasy and overdone, perfectly put.

Johnny
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Johnny

Wow! Well I guess coherent women are into stories about murderers who have grotesque intercourse in crypts. How the mighty have fallen. Personally, I loved it. It showed what depraved disgusting pigs Sonny and Ava really are. If this story is not leading to a big downfall for Sonny, at least I can enjoy it for a while as Morgan utterly hates his father. Sonny does not deserve children, or the title of father, or any of the respect Michael gives him. He deserves to be behind bars for life. And none of his caterwauling or whining makes me feel… Read more »

harry
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harry

Not only that Johnny, it seems that they just can’t stop kicking AJ even after death. They speak badly of him, they distort the history of him, and the 2 people basically responsible for his death have sex on the AJ’s body. Judging by Ron’s Tweets, he is really proud of that sleazy, repulsive and ridiculous scene.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Meh – I was a big fan of BUFFY. That series greatly desensitized me to cemataries, crypts & graves in general. Also, ONCE UPON A TIME. I cannot look at a crypt now without thinking it must lead to a secret underground bunker/lab/storage/brewing area.

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

Sonny and Ava are ruthless coldblooded killers who deserve a Bonnie and Clyde ending!!!

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

Days has minor problems with its storylines but is the most entertaining and remains my favorite soap…GH is entertaining on occasion and could do a lot better…sex in mausoleum is totally disgusting and ive lost interest in Sonny and Ava…Tracy has become somewhat dumb…cast needs to be trimmed stat…MORE continuity and less campiness in the storylines…B&B is ok…i like Quinn, Wyat, and Ally, Y&R slightly improving but i rarely watch…a cable company needs to carry British soaps…Coronation is so much better than our 4 soaps combined: storylines move smoothly and the humor is funny…a very entertaining soap about the working… Read more »

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

Coronation Street…

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

The ghost of A.J. shouldve puked ,like in the Exorcist, on Sonny and Ava while they were making out in the crypt!!! Then id be somewhat ok with it!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I watch those scenes… and i think… why are they : as in, TPTB, the writers’ : the executive Producers’ see the talent : in front of their eyes Sean Kanan : AJ… is knocking it out of the Park! give props to Maurice Benard’ Sonny… for following with… but… it’s further proof… just, how good… SK’ AJ IS. so wasn’t Kelly Sullivan’ Connie… and just how good we had it… with Kimberly McCoullough… Kimberly so… I take it… our soaps… for what we can if, only… Sean Kanan’ AJ should have done the same, thing.. with Ava.. haunted her… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The Nielsen ratings system is a stinking mess!

Ray
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Ray

I can’t wait to see the ratings for “DOOL” from this past week? The Monday episode still has people talking.

Real Deal
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Real Deal

Y&R is a total disaster. It deserves all the bad ratings it is getting. Phelps and her soap killer writers have made the show a boring mess.

J Willis
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J Willis

I couldn’t agree more. These doppleganger s/l’s on Y&R are so overdone that it has become a cartoon show. How can you take any of it seriously now? The two best actors they had are gone and now it’s a bunch of newbies and old people sleepwalking through dialogue. To watch Y&R now is tragic. Such a shadow of itself. David Tom is a disaster as Billy. Even Tristan Rogers and Jess Walton’s s/l is a stiff. Get rid of JFP, she’s ruined this once great show.

loretta
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loretta

J Willis wow you said it all about Y&R I,m sure William J Bell is turning in is grave I,mean Laura lee bell( father) all the thousands & thousands of fans that hate JFP you think she would leave the Y&R ( do un to others as you want them to do un to you) YES THE STUPID Y&R SHOW IS NOW THE BIGGEST CARTOON (OLD & THE WRECKLESS)

Pamela
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Pamela

Y&R is just horrible now. Who writes this trash? Dumb and dumber? Jill Farren Phelps has turned this once great soap into an ABC cheap-looking has-been.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Pamela…I AGREE!!!!! Of course, that’s what that dreadful Jill Farren Phelps does…SHE RUINS SOAPS!!!!! Beyond sad.

Nanci
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Nanci

Y and R storylines I am enjoying – Faux Cassie. Camryn Grimes is
a great actress! Hilary and the 2 men in one family drooling over her.
Ha. She has come a long way. I like her. Loving Noah and Courtney,
and Dylan and Avery (minus the cooking show). Still and always loving
Chelsea.

NOT working for me – Victoria with Stitch. Esmerelda – ugh. Want her
to leave! Where is Chavez? He needs to come back – miss his funny,
quirky personality and his banter with Kevin. Wish Gloria was on the
show more, love her!

harry
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harry

Nanci, I agree. Y&R has improved since this ratings period somewhat. Some people turned off Y&R after both Michael Muhney and Billy Miller left. I tuned back in because I think Tristan Rogers is a charismatic, talented and strong actor–no matter how bad the writing is, he rises above it. I do think the Winter’s family is killing this show. Lily is just awful–always utilizing that sassy, bratty voice whether the scene calls for it or not. Whenever she tells someone off, I am on that someone’s side because I detest Lily. And when are they finally going to admit… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

Lol, “more boring than my humidifier.”
And YES, the Lily thing, I forgot her in my post.
Too uppity and judgmental, BUT for some reason,
is fine with Kelly’s fling with Billy? Contradiction!

pat coggins
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pat coggins

Please do not bring Stephie back to get in the middle of Hope and Liam again. Let Hope make up her own mind with no interference fro th peanut gallery

PatF
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PatF

Wow. Yet another obvious GH plug.

The show is down across the board, especially in total viewers but is praised for doing well in one demo.

C’mon. Let’s be objective.

su0000
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su0000

GH has the most whiner’s.. some constantly bitch whine and moan but they still watch lol Perhaps those GH watchers watch simply to find something they can complain about .. there is no reason for anyone to punish themselves watching something they hate, so they do like GH they just have need to complain… lol The demo numbers are the numbers the sponsors care about and GH is doing really well.. ALL soap, the numbers go up and down.. Y&R n has the most boring couples in soap land… All they do is have long boring conversations that hold little… Read more »

Omar
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Omar

I love GH, but until I saw Sonny and Ava doing the nasty, and yet another betrayal for Morgan, I kind of had enough of the character of Sonny…This character has finally been dehumanize..First exposing his son while he was on bipolar mode and now THIS…The show entertains but with lots over the top nonsense and cartoonish garbage..Yet I still tune in to GH and enjoy the show. suOOOO, you must work for ABC or GH, cause you find nothing wrong in the direction the show is going “and that is your respected opinion” and you say “long live our… Read more »

GH50
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GH50

Many fans have been watching for decades and you don’t invest that much time in a show and just tune out completely. It happens over time. But people are tuning out. The numbers for GH are down in the last few months. GH was averaging over 3 million viewers when Robin came back and then when she left, the next two weeks went down to 2.6 million. They rebounded the week of the baby reveal and have gone down each of the subsequent three weeks. And you are wrong about the demo numbers when it comes to this show. Advertisers… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

They make love like old people, really! it’s terrible!

LOL. OK

although… it would do me good.. to see Eric Braedon… Victor going through, with

i’d enjoy his downfall

you know.. you have to question.. Nikki’ involvement with this… how could such a viable WOMAN go through this

she doesn’t NEED HIM

I rue the day, for Nikki… when Niiki has her time… and needles dead Victor and she commands

harry
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harry

Su00, why do you think it’s okay to whine about people whining about GH ? Do you not only see your double standard, do you also recognize that the majority of GH viewers who are “whining” about GH might have a point.? Many of these “whiners’ have been GH cheerleaders for thirty plus years, therefore, if they (we) are finally resorting to whining, you can bet your bottom dollar that something smells rotten in the state of Port Charles. So, quit your whining about whining–will ya? Things cannot improve until one admits there is a problem. It’s not disloyal to… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

I knew GH’s rating was going to be low. It’s been two boring weeks. Whenever Kelly Monaco is on the ratings has been higher and better. #JustSaying

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well all four soaps are coasting right now, nothing terrible, but nothing too exciting. Hopefully May sweeps will bring back some zing in daytime. Y&R rushed the whole Stitch and Victoria story and now she could be pregnant with his child– blah. Their chemistry might have been great if they didn’t break the sexual tension that was building between them with a drunken quickie in her car. The fashion show was a bust– Jabot should get out that business and stick with cosmetics. The engagement party was dull– Nick finding fake Cassie was interesting for a second, then it went… Read more »

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

I once said same about Ann and even wrote to Days…give her a backstory!!! I liked her in the beginning but now im beginning to care less about her…first Ann, then Teressa hating Jen and Danial and now its Liam starting trouble…Jennifer used to be far more interesting…the writers need to change this storyline…enough with ‘Everbody Hates Jen’ and lets move on!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I forgot GH in my earlier post– my biggest pet peeve with this show is the flow– whole stories get drop for long period of time, while other stories are being told– also when the writers change who characters are in order to make their stories fly is annoying; like Tracy and Lulu who can’t see Luke is not acting like Luke when it is obvious he isn’t Luke or even trying to be Luke. I can’t imagine a Lulu who wouldn’t wonder why her father wasn’t there by her side during the kidnapping of Ben/Rocco– but this version obviously… Read more »

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

Mary, you are scaring me…lol…we think to much alike! A man like Sonny wouldnt have a guilty concious…perhaps Sonny is really having a mental collapse…he then will go to mental hospital(instead of prison) for A.J.s murder…and what bugs me is Alice wasnt even at the funeral!!! Also, i mentioned how dumb Tracy is now…she shouldve wondered why Kiki would suddenly hit on Luke and realized its the other way around knowing Luke has been acting strange and hasnt been himself in weeks!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Yep– if our lives were a soap I would definitely suspect you are my long lost twin brother LOL—– As for Sonny maybe this is where this story is going– maybe he will have a melt down of sorts and Fluke will convince Dante, Michael and Morgan that Sonny needs to committed for his own good– and while there Sonny finds the real Luke and realizes Fluke is an impostor. And then real Luke and Sonny have to team up and escape and find a way to expose Fluke, who has taken over PC criminal element and is running amok—… Read more »

Melinda H.
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Melinda H.

It’s been two disappointing weeks on GH. I’m glad to hear GH’s ratings went down because it tells RC, FV & ABC that their crappy writings sucks. I wish they would focus more on love stories, family stories instead of forced pairings and sex.

k/kay
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k/kay

Y&R the only thing that is working for me is the fake Cassie storyline. Memo to JFP we still want to see EB, JM & SC these people are vets we know their stories & we either hate them or love them but we have watched them they are Genoa City. GH nothing is working for me a mess. B&B same thing so sick of Hope & Brooke. Days I do not watch so no opinion there.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

It would be very interesting to have your opinion on DAYS as a fresh eyed viewer that knows how to write!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

k/kay…OH I AGREE!!!!! I (also) am so sick of B&B’s Brooke and Hope. More and more, Brooke acts like such an over-the-hill B-I-M-B-O…LOL!!!!! As for that self-righteous and annoying Hope, the mere sound of her voice makes me wanna S-C-R-E-A-M!!!!! All in all…YIKES!!!!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

@ 4everDAYS I was a faithful watcher of Days for years back when they were the soap known for the super-couple. I quit watching when they had the storyline when Marlena was killing everybody but they were actually alive and on some island back when the great Alice was frail but still kicking. What year was that? I do not remember who was writing for the show? Still a fan of Deidre Hall but just never started again!!!!

Jared
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Jared

I don’t like these demo groups, and I couldn’t care less about about the women 18-49 demo. I think total viewers is what should count, and Y&R will probably always have that edge, until the remaining four traditional daytime soaps, one by one, disappear into television history. I think the cold winter may have influenced increased viewership earlier this year, which gave us all the false sense of a soap resurgence. Given the perpetual norm of low ratings, I can’t imagine that DAYS and GH have much life left beyond their current renewals. I could be wrong, but I’ve come… Read more »

RLeternal
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RLeternal

I love only DOOL, 100%. I love almost every actor on the show. My favorites are Sami Brady and Nick Fallon; although they are supposed to mean trouble. Alison Sweeney and Blake Berris are outstanding actors; they can make you love them and hate them at the drop of a hat. Y & R deserves to have a slide in ratings rapidly; that’s what happens when clueless writers like JP are hired as a co-HW.

loretta
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loretta

my commrnent is without Michael Muhney & Bill Miller who cares about Y&R

Fran
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Fran

I agree with Loretta. The jealousy between Adam & Nick. The fact that he was settling down with Chelsea & peanut. Billy Miller & Victoria were a great couple. None of it is the same so it’s ok at best.

Debra
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Debra

Y&R what have you been up to? Seriously, there has been so much change. So many of your leading stars have left the show… I am about done. Not too much holding me here now.. My favs are all gone. There are only two of them left. You need to fix your Employee Morale Issues!! Yah, I’ve heard it all… Soap Stars are like gypsies…. Alway moving on, always changing. Money talks people. Get Phyllis back, get the “real Billy” back…. Stop killing children. This would be a good start. I’m almost done watching and I’ve been a supporter for… Read more »

Camille
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Camille

No surprise there. I haven’t watched it since January 31st. Not just because they fired MM, but also because I just lost interest after the Delia death storyline. It was a senseless character kill, and one just to make watchers hate MM but instead made alot of watchers literally cringe at the entire show. My husband can’t believe that I’ve quit watching because it used to be an everyday event and sometimes even 2 times on my off days (CBS and SOAPnet before it went off the air) and it was Y&R this and Y&R that- and then it just… Read more »

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So, intrigued to find out what A will be playing in “Ambulance”?  Would you like to see him back on daytime?  Comment below.

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Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

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