Ratings, Rants and Raves: B&B and GH Spike; How to Get The Young and the Restless Back to Business
CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful continued its meteoric ascend in the Nielsens, while ABC's General Hospital showed signs of ending its ratings slump the week of July 15-19. Sony sudsers The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives didn't have nearly as much to blog home about. (Source: Soap Opera Network)
B&B was up 87,000 total viewers (+456,000 year-to-date). B&B also went up one-tenth of a point in households and held steady in the key female demos.
The Bold and the Beautiful could have been renamed: "A Logan Woman Scorned" the week in question, as Katie Logan Spencer (Heather Tom) ousted her cheating husband Bill (Don Diamont) from atop his global publishing empire. Teaming with her Sapphic sister-in-law Karen (Joanna Johnson), Katie combined her one percent of Spencer Publications with Karen's 50 percent to create a majority. Dollar Bill was kicked out on his smug ass and B&B created the kind of soap operatic drama that no doubt has Bill Bell smiling down from the heavens.