CBS has two soap operas on the air. The Young and the Restless has the highest ratings of any of the broadcast soaps. The Bold and the Beautiful is in a distant second place. Are the ratings high enough for it to be renewed for the 2017-18 season or, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
Premiering on CBS on March 23rd in 1987, The Bold and the Beautiful revolves around the Forrester family and their fashion house in Los Angeles. Castmembers include Ashleigh Brewer, Darin Brooks, Dick Christie, Scott Clifton, Felisha Cooper, Don Diamont, Pierson Fodé, Linsey Godfrey, Reign Edwards, Rome Flynn, Sean Kanan, Thorsten Kaye, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Alley Mills, Karla Mosley, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Rena Sofer, Aaron D. Spears, Heather Tom, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and Jacob Young.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. You can see how the ratings for the four soap operas compare here.
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For comparisons: The 2015-16 season of The Bold and the Beautiful averaged a 0.85 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 3.70 million total viewers.
Raw data courtesy Soap Opera Network.
What do you think? Do you still like The Bold and the Beautiful TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for additional seasons?