A lot of fans of both General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful have been grumbling over current storylines, but ratings prove viewers are tuning in to the shows, despite those complaints.
Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings for the week of October 24 through October 28 show that The Bold and the Beautiful was up 10,000 viewers compared to last week and was up an impressive 83,000 viewers compared to this time last year, with a grand total of 3,717,000 viewers for the week.
Meanwhile, General Hospital gained 34,000 viewers from its total last week and 18,000 new viewers compared to its total last year, with the ABC soap pulling in a total of 2,641,000 viewers for the week.
The Young and the Restless managed to increase its total viewers by 152,000 compared to last week, but the CBS soap is 301,000 viewers short of its total viewership compared to last year. However, it still managed to keep its spot as daytime's number one soap with a grand total of 4,626,000 viewers for the week.
Unfortunately for Days of our Lives, it was the only soap opera to lose viewers compared to its status last week, coming in with 27,000 less viewers than reported for the previous week. The NBC soap also took a big hit in total viewership compared to its numbers last year. The show garnered a grand total of 2,182,000 viewers -- a whopping 476,000 (almost a half million) less viewers than it had this same time in 2015.
For the full ratings report, including where the four soaps fell in the important Women 18-34 and Women 25-54 categories, check out Soap Opera Network's story here.