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Y&R Tops Over 5 Million Total Viewers Delivering Largest Audience Since April! B&B Scores Best Viewer Numbers Since August!

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CBS Daytime is also getting into the soapy November Sweeps performance and celebrations as both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed strong gains for the ratings week of November 9-13th.

However,  it was the dynamo that is The Young and the Restless that had another 5 million plus total viewer average for a ratings period this year (5.02 million), delivering its best performance since the week ending April 10th. With baby Christian, supposedly dying, and grieving parents Nick  (Joshua Morrow) and Sage (Kelly Sullivan) falling apart, and Victor (Eric Braeden) confronting Adam (Justin Hartley) that he is the baby daddy, and the doctor who is up to no good who is duping Sharon (Sharon Case), and the Neil/Hilary/Devon story (Kristoff St.John/Mishael Morgan/Bryton James) , the series increased up +3% from last week.  In key women demographics, Y&R averaged 1.9/12 in women 25-54, up +6% from a week ago and best since the week ending July 24th with 1.3/09 in women 18-49, up +8% and  best since the week ending July 31.

As for The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS reports that the series also showed an increase averaring 3,700,000 million viewers, up +5% from last week and its largest weekly audience since the week ending August 14th.  Among women 25-54, the daytime drama averaged 1.5/09, up +7% and 1.0/07 in women 18-49, up +11%, highest in both demos since the week.

So what do you think about the performances during the key Sweeps week for Y&R and B&B? Share your thoughts on their current stories that are making you tune-in, via the comment section below!

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Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I doubt the Hilary/Devon/Neil story had anything to do with these numbers, I have to flip the station whenever they are on because this story is getting as long and senseless and boring as the music box story Jill and Colin endured. But I did enjoy the Victor Adam story — not sure about the Sharon story, this is her third baby kidnapping story– when Adam stole her baby, when someone stole Mariah from her so she didn’t know Cassie had a twin, and now someone is giving her a stolen baby. But if this gets her back into… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I really really think it’s Michael E Knight’s announced and heavily promoted appearance which generated ratings.
But he’s barely been on–it feels like bait and switch. Please give MEK a good, solid, front burner storyline and the high ratings will be sustained.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It’s possible because whenever a soap vet with a large fan base comes back to daytime they do bring some of those fans to that soap even if they never watched it before. I don’t think MEK was meant to be on long term so they didn’t really have a history or a long term plan for his character. But I believe they are having him stick around longer than intended but not sure for how much longer. If the character stays on they will have to back peddle and find a way to connect him to the larger canvas.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

awe shucks! I really hoped; with fans

That Y&R give Ashley and Dr. MEK’ character a go … why couldn’t she be at the hosp… as she’s having a brain scare… an aneuryism… of sorts… just to bring these two together

Eileen Davidson delivers comedic timing as well as through the roof drama.. and shares her screen time and escalates all those with

just knowing that MEK wants this as much as we’d like…

i’d tune in

su0000
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su0000

I like Y&R since Pratt.. but- ”baby Christian, supposedly dying, and grieving parents Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sage (Kelly Sullivan) falling apart” Really? there was not much about that to grab people in, baby death.. ”Victor (Eric Braeden) confronting Adam (Justin Hartley) that he is the baby daddy” LOL that was a 2 minute scene that had no impact/ no story.. ”the doctor who is up to no good who is duping Sharon (Sharon Case) That may interest some but it rather boring and not seen as a hot story.. ”Neil/Hilary/Devon story (Kristoff St.John/Mishael Morgan/Bryton James) kidding? they are total… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi Su,
I agree. I find this storyline disgustingly dehumanizing. No, the baby may have not been hurt, but it takes a real monster to even conceive such a diabolical act. What’s with these writers? This is not entertainment.

Sheila
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Sheila

Hmmm although I watch B&B, I’m not bothered if I miss it. I’m actually surprised there is an increase in viewers. At best, since the Myron/Maya reveal, this show has been ok. I’m wracking my brain trying to figure out what would cause the increase. The excitement of Y&R resulting in another 1st place position is no surprise. This week is a titch slow but of the remaining daytimers it is by far the most enjoyable. NBC and ABC are drowning in boredom. DOOL has seen a rise only because of Bo and Patch but at the same time are… Read more »

JayeLynn
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JayeLynn

There’s no accounting for the low brow taste of the American public. If they lap this trash up, this show will just be in the tank for the foreseeable future. So sad.

Sheila
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Sheila

Why are you here dissing people? You have to watch if you have an opinion.

Harry
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Harry

Sheila, I read this comment and just laughed. It sounded so much like me twenty years ago.
“But I was so much younger then, I am older than that now.”
Who said that?

Harry
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Harry

I have been Y&R’s cheerleader for the last couple of years, so please know my criticism is well deserved. Frankly, despite the great acting, Y&R has been a mess–the stories are badly paced, disjointed plot driven and nonsensical. So much to say with so little time. However, for example, how on earth is Victor able to blackmail Adam with his idea that Christian is his son? As Adam asserted, both Chelsea and Nick already know that Adam slept with Sage and could possibly have been the father. How would this news shake the very foundation of Adam and Chelsea’s relationship?… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Harry, you have read my mind. As Mary SF has said, this stupid quadrangle (Hilary, Devon, Neil, Gwen) has become unwatchable. What a ridiculous storyline. Neil has serious issues. Gwen? How pathetic can a woman get? For shame. They all need a dose of what the psychiatrist is giving Sharon and walk around as Zombies…..much more entertaining. There’s nothing more to add to your eloquently written synopsis of the inane and insane lives inhabiting Genoa City. I can’t even discuss Cricket…She sickens me. She is one angry broad….as my grandfather would say. Lol. To think that not too long ago… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

As usual, Cee Cee’s comment is pitch perfect. Now, you might recall (not that I am so self-centered as to think anyone remembers what I have previously posted) that I detested Sage. I happily stand (or sit?) corrected. Kelly Sullivan has really risen to the occasion and reached down inside of herself to pull out something so real and so true that we can all feel the pain of the void which was left behind. I was wrong about Sage and wrong about Kelly Sullivan, and happy to admit it. That’s the good part about growing old. I have a… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

Not a whiner nor a bitcher— your dissertation speaks volumes for we loyal fans! I could not have said it any better, Cee Cee!

I was not a fan of Sage– but, boy, she makes PAIN so believable. And, I cannot handle this story at all and it is because she makes it so painfully realistic. Bravo to her.

I don’t really care for the Dr. Neville storyline, but I do think he’d make a great catch for Ashley. She was married to a doctor once before (the 80s? or early 90s? Steven Lassiter.)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Harry and Ron:
Thank you for understanding what I try to impart. It means a lot. Happy Sunday.

Sheila
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Sheila

Hey Harry…….love me some Bob Dylan any day. Can you beat 68 yrs?

Rose
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Rose

Harry, Cee Cee, Ron you all speak for me, too. I’m not even a long time Y&R viewer and I’m having a hard time with what they keep doing to Sharon. Then there’s Lily, Christine, Neil &family, one catastrophe after another (some repeats), all of the sad/tragic stories that revolve around babies/kids…and Ian Ward. For some reason I kinda like him popping up now and then, more because I love Ray Wise, certainly not Ian. As an aside, I finally got first season of the original “Twin Peaks” with Ray from the library. Let’s just say, he has a knack… Read more »

Carol M Littlejohn
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Carol M Littlejohn

Hello, I am retired and a young at heart, I have watched the Y&R and B&B for many years. I try to watch
A couple days a week. I wish the story line would not so long! The baby taken from the hospital is alive.
Please bring him back to his mother and Adam needs to know that it is his son.

Thomas is a man who preys one women with no regard to others. I hope he finds out he is the baby’s
daddy

Mr. X
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Mr. X

Congrats to CP and JFP. While they’re version of Y&R has its share of detractors, the ratings tell something completely different. As for me, I’ll always prefer the Bill Bell storytelling but at least the current regime keeps me watching with their hit and miss stories.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well this isnt a surprise. What about GH and Days?

Blake
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Blake

Days has it’s own article for ratings now.

Darlene
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Darlene

For the last few weeks only a few ratings stats have been shared, very little information is actually shown. Where is the complete breakdown of ratings for all 4 soaps? Last week when you “rag” writers released information, it was scarce and actually Y&R ratings were down week to week. Most pepple understand that you are on the CBS payroll and promote as asked but it is frustrating seeing writers play with words and mislead people. Do you read any comments that viewers post? A huge # are very negative about the storylines on Y&R, talk about not watching just… Read more »

Terri
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Terri

Omg this show is so bad. I cannot believe the numbers went up. I guess people tuned in to see the 4 people that died. Oh wait they didn’t. This show is such crap. There is not one couple I like or one character.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Press release information is spin. Show me real number comparisons to last *year*, not just last week. The weekly ups & downs are not worth reading about unless they are part of a larger trend, like GH’s downward trend that lasted 6 weeks.

Reporting on B&B’s ratings is a waste of time. I’ll paraphrase. But, as Bradley Bell put it, the show would stay on the air even if U.S. ratings went into the toilet because their int’l revenue alone makes money for CBS.

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

Sage baby not dead…duh

Harry
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Harry

Jim–it’s a reversal of fortune, so to speak.
Remember when Adam stole Sharon’s baby and gave it to Ashely, who had miscarried?
I hate this baby story so much and the only way it can be bearable is if they end it fast. It’s horrible–Sage and Sharon deserve better.

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

I agree…its a little too much…on a brighter note i find myself watching and liking this show more!

su0000
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su0000

SURPRISE !!!! A real shocker, huh.. lol

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

I wish the lottery was as easy and predictable like these soaps!…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well we did all see that coming from a mile away, but at least they had decency to let the child live, but I do always find it tedious watching characters mourn a death when we know no one has really died. But as said above, if the baby turns out to be Adam’s this will at least bring Adam back into Sharon’s life– I’ve hated how the writers have ignored the long history between these two characters. I think Sharon and Adam had one scene together and no one has told her yet that Adam is alive– it is… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Mary, YES! I so do agree. Why is Sharon not even being told that her good friend Adam is still alive?

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

I remember the good old days of soap telling when characters died and stayed dead and we mourn the loss of the character as if a member of our own family…we arent able to get that invovleed anymore and i think that hurts soaps today…we cant feel for the characters like we used to!

Mo
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Mo

It has been good lately. For me, that is due to Adam. I hope Victor will not let Adam rot in jail. The viewers certainly need him out of jail.

Someone needs to reel Dylan in though. I was glad Paul finally told him he’s not a cop, but he still asked him for advice on the case. Dylan should get PI license. I guess Esther is running the coffee shop in between visiting Chloe at the nuthouse.

Rob
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Rob

If you dumb it down, they will watch!

Nikki
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Nikki

Not a surprise. This is the best soap of all and it just keeps getting better. I wouldn’t want to be M.C.E.(Chelsea or J.H Adam Newman) the pressure these two are under would be horrible. They are the show and as far as I’m concerned they are the reason the ratings are as high as they are.

Patty
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Patty

This whole “who’s your baby daddy”, is getting OLD !!!!!! Hate the triangles involving parents and their adult children…been there…done that with Hilary !!!!! Love Adam and Jack’s friendship/Dad relationship. Please end this whole Hilary storyline NOW !!
Thank goodness for FF on my remote. Stop duplicating story lines so closely together. Adam, Chelsea, Nick, Sage, and Noah and Marissa keep me watching !!!!

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

The Newman Towers fire, Adam and Chelsie, Sharon’s drugging by her doctor is what kept me interested. I FF through the rest.
On B&B, my FF turns a 30 minute snooze fest into 5-8 minute show. The only lights in that tunnel are Steffy and Liam, and Bill and Katie. Caroline and faux Ridge make me cringe – she looks like his daughter and he needs a makeover. Please let the baby be Thomas’.

jeanette
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jeanette

The baby swiching story is off the wall not good, theHilary story I could do without, the only that rate anything is the Adam&Chelsea storyline, also him going to prison and the way Victor tries to put the baby daddy story in on him, he is not the DADDY. Some one check the writers they need a lesson on how to write.

YR4Ever
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YR4Ever

That rating is nothing to be happy about it was during the fire disaster at NE, and was a waste of time. All we got after that week was over was more of the same story lines with Adam still under a dark cloud, Sharon still being victimized, Sage being propped up by Nick which is sicken, Victor wins, Paul being clueless chief of police, Dylan in every story lines, Sage again on every day while Sharon on once a week if we are lucky to see her. Nobody died in that fired it was all a lie to get… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I hated every minute of Friday’s episode.

These writers drive me nuts. I do an awful lot of hand-waving as a soap fan but get a clue… Genoa City is in Wisconsin. They are not Cubs fans or Bears fans. I guess these LA. idiots have never heard of the Green Bay Packers or the Milwaukee Brewers. GAAAH!!!!

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