The soap opera ratings race for the week ending November 3 reveals an incredible week for one soap, and a not-so-great week for others.
There’s a change in the air in Port Charles and it’s actually electric and fans are noticing. You can’t miss a day or even a minute as the pace has picked up–and so have the ratings.
General Hospital (GH) still came in third place out of four soaps overall, but it was the only soap to make any gains from the previous week. GH pulled in 2,763,000 viewers on average, up 13,000 from the week before and 125,000 from the year before.
But, the most stunning news was GH coming in number one in two of the three female demos. GH was on top with 18-49 and 18-34, making gains from both the week and year before. With women 25-52, it moved into second place, also making gains all around.
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) placed last once again and garnered 2,190,000 viewers on average overall, down 108,000 from the prior week, but up 17,000 from the same time last year.
The only place where DAYS made any gains in the demos was with women 18-34, where it moved to third place and was 15,000 from the prior week and 5,000 from the prior year.
The Young and the Restless
Number-one rated The Young and the Restless (YR) continued to lose viewers, pulling in 4,415,000 viewers on average over all, down 41,000 from the week before and 179,000 from the year before.
Y&R also lost viewers in all three female demographics.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) didn’t fare much better, garnering 3,491,000 viewers on average overall, down 71,000 from the previous week and a whopping 218,000 from the previous year.
Like Y&R, B&B also lost viewers from the week before and year before for all three female demos.