Soap Opera Ratings Week of Sept 18 to 22, 2017 – ABC’s General Hospital Dominates – Steve Burton The Reason!

Soap Opera Ratings Week of Sept 18 to 22, 2017 - ABC's General Hospital Dominates - Steve Burton The Reason! The Soap Opera ratings for the week of September 18 through 22, 2017 have been reported by Soap Opera Network; compared to last week, CBS’ The Young and the Restless (Y&R) is on the rise; but the daytime drama that dominated this week by far, is ABC’s General Hospital (GH).  There were no pre-emptions, nor interruptions that would have altered these ratings at all!


NBC’s DOOL has drastically dropped in its total viewership, down 66,000 total viewers and the only one who went down 16,000 among women viewers between the ages of 18-49.  Maybe fans were not impressed with the ghostly return of Will Horton (Chandler Massey), or the fact that we are seeing a side of Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) we haven’t seen before; he is acting dangerously jealous of his brother, Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) and the love of his life, Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker).  Hopefully ratings will pick up with all the anticipated excitement of the return of Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) and her presumed dead son, Will!


ABC’s GH dominated the ratings with +109,000 this week in total viewership this week; almost doubling the soap opera behind it.  The ABC daytime drama gained 25,000 among women aged 18-49, leaving this week with 412,000 viewers.  It appears that the closer we get to the inevitable return of Patient 6 (Steve Burton) to Port Charles, the antsier and more excited fans are.  Sonny (Maurice Benard), Carly (Laura Wright) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) struggled internally about what to do with Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) as Franco (Roger Howarth) obsessively wanted answers about his real-life ‘imaginary friend”.  It will be fantastic to see how this storyline plays out, and how many people will be truly affected by the impending revelation.


CBS’ B&B dropped just slightly in total viewership by 5,000; but it remained pretty level among women 18-49, adding 10,000 from the week before.  The week started off with another catfight between Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) and the excitement continued as Liam (Scott Clifton) took control of Spencer Publications, and made massive changes.  Viewers may not be impressed with how B&B’s romance department is doing, as it seems many couples continue to feel the fallout from Bill’s (Don Diamont) careless and dastardly actions.


CBS’ Y&R sits with 4,412,000 in total viewership, up 58,000 from the previous week and gained 7,000 viewers in women aged 18-49; but has tied low for the 5th straight week in women 18-49 ratings.  Victor (Eric Braeden) and his son, Nick (Joshua Morrow) continue to butt heads when it comes to Nick’s children, as Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Jack (Peter Bergman) continue to explore a possible reconciliation; one, Abby (Melissa Ordway) is not impressed with, fearing another feud.  Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Chistell Kahili) are falling apart, while Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Billy (Jason Thompson) seem to work better and better, personally and professionally.  Which couples will survive and which ones will crash and burn; only time will tell.

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