The soap opera ratings race for the week ending June 1 show numbers on the rise for three out of four of your favorite daytime dramas.
General Hospital (GH) was the only soap to see falling numbers all around. The 55-year-old soap has been struggling with story of late, with many fans complaining that the Jason return fell flat, while the tale of Henrik Faison took over.
GH garnered 2,505,000 viewers on average overall, down 2,000 from the week before and 48,000 from the year before. While the drop from the week before was not steep, it still shows viewers losing interest.
The soap also lost ground in all three female demographics, dropping to number four with women 18-49 and 18-34.
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) continued the upswing it’s been enjoying all year, pulling in 2,283,000 viewers on average overall, up 28,000 from the previous week and 201,000 from the previous year.
DAYS also gained ground from the prior week and prior year with women 18-49 and 18-34.
The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless (YR) remained in its number one spot, as per usual, garnering 4,169,000 viewers on average overall, up 106,000 from the week before and 6,000 from the year before.
However, it was not all good news for Y&R as it lost ground from the previous week and previous year in the female demos.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) saw the most gains, pulling in 3,500,000 viewers on average overall, up 180,000 from the prior week and a whopping 294,000 from the prior year.
Liam leaving Hope at the alter and Steffy going into labor certainly helped the soap’s numbers rise.