The ratings are out for February 25th - March 1st and the news is somewhat dreary. (Source: Soap Opera Network). All soaps are down for the week and several shows tied their lows in the demos. Yikes! Okay, let's get into it . . .
The Young and the Restless averaged 4.346 million viewers, which was down 191,000 viewers, but was UP 150,000 viewers year to year. Y&R is the only daytime drama to post positive numbers in total households. In addition, the CBS soap maintained the #1 position in all key demos. The soap showed the very beginning of the J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) is dead . . . maybe, trial and the continued fallout of Lola's (Sasha Calle) attack. The high point in the ratings came on Monday when Y&R netted 4.608 million viewers. It focused on Nick (Joshua Morrow) throwing Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) to the curb and Mia (Noemi Gonzalez) blocking some handcuffs with a claim of pregnancy.
The Bold and the Beautiful averaged 3.309 million viewers for the week, which was down a staggering 312,000 viewers and 150,000 viewers year to year. The CBS soap came in at #2 in all demos with slight gains year to date in women 18 to 49 as Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Sally (Courtney Hope) solidified their move to Spencer Publications. The high point in the ratings for the week were Monday and Tuesday, both averaging around 3.56 million viewers and featuring Hope (Annika Noelle) breaking down . . . again . . . while trying to return Liam (Scott Clifton) to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) like a bad Christmas re-gift.
General Hospital averaged 2.237 million viewers for the week, which was down 194,000 viewers and 269,000 viewers year to year. The lone ABC soap came in at #3 in all demos, but tied their low in women 18 to 34 and 18 to 49 as the serial killer lite storyline began to move towards its conclusion. Friday's episode netted the most total viewers at 2.342 million as Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) and Ava (Maura West) looked to get out of town to Niagara Falls, and Carly (Laura Wright) was about to be trunked.
Days of Our Lives averaged 2.171 million viewers for the week, which was down 119,000 viewers and 72,000 viewers year to year. The NBC soap remained #4 in all key demos and tied its low in women 18 to 34. John (Drake Hogestyn) came to terms with another long lost son and #HortonPrivilege reigned supreme as Will (Chandler Massey) was all but applauded for assaulting Leo (Greg Rikaart) in Horton Square. Monday's episode, featuring an extended dream sequence when Claire Bear (Olivia Rose Keegan) admitted she tried to torch Ciara (Victoria Konefal), netted the highest numbers of the week with 2.257 million viewers.
Not a lot of ratings love to spread for the last week of sweeps. What did you think? Do these numbers reflect your thoughts about what is happening on your screen? Sound off in the comments!