The soap opera ratings race for the week ending September 2 shows increased overall numbers for all four remaining daytime dramas.
The Young and the Restless maintained its number one perch as it has for decades, pulling in 4,760,000 average viewers, up 91,000 from the week before. However, the soap lost viewers from the previous week and year in 18-49 and 25-52 female demographics. In the 18-34 demo, Y&R was up by 2,000 viewers from the week before.
Sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful once again came in at number two, garnering 3,758,000 overall average viewers, up 40,000 from the week before and 190,000 from the same time last year. However, the soap lost viewers from the previous week in all three demographics and gained viewers from the previous year.
General Hospital garnered 2,588,000 viewers overall, up 64,000 from the week before, but down 47,000 from the same time last year. It gained about 3,000 viewers in each demographic from the previous week, but lost viewers in each demo from the previous year.
Days of Our Lives saw a modest increase overall, pulling in 2,158,000 viewers, up 9,000 from the previous week, but down 157,000 from the previous year. Sadly, in each demographic DAYS lost viewers from both the week before and year before.