Saturday, April 20, 2024

Soaps: Ratings Plummet for “Young and Restless,” “General Hospital” Before Holiday Break


Going into Thanksgiving weekend,. it’s a cliff hanger for the daytime dramas and their ratings.

For the week of November 5th to the 9th, three of the four remaining soaps lost huge chunks of viewers from a year ago– and during sweeps.

“Young and the Restless” lost 475,000 viewers, “Bold and the Beautiful” lost 375K, “General Hospital” lost 326K. The only soap that gained a few fans was “Days of our Lives.”

“General Hospital” in particular should pay close attention. ABC is gunning for their time slot.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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