Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “All My Children” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are the only soaps up year-over-year in total viewers. CBS’ “Guiding Light” continues to erode the most viewers year-over-year (down 412,000 viewers compared to the Week of December 31, 2007). The series did, however, gain 175,000 viewers from the week prior. “General Hospital” and “DAYS” tied for #2 in women 18-49 (1.4 rating), but DAYS had a larger share (8 share vs 7 share for “GH”) and about 47,000 more Women 18-49 viewers.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” had a 1.3 in Women 18-49 for its Friday broadcast, tying “AMC” and “OLTL.” Each soap had a 7 share in the demo. “The Young and the Restless” had a 1.9 rating and 10 share on Friday.

While “GH” is tied for fourth place in Women 18-34 (with “AMC”), it remains daytime’s youngest skewing drama series with a median age of 50.2. “OLTL” came close with its median age of 50.7. “GH’s” Friday broadcast had a median age of 49.8. “B&B” is the oldest skewing daytime drama with a median age of 58.6. ABC is the youngest skewing network with a median age of 50.8.

What follows are the daytime ratings results for the week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009:

 Daytime Ratings:
Week of December 29, 2008
(in order of Households)

 Rank  Show Network
Households
(Rating/Share;
change vs last week/last year)
 Total Viewers
(in millions;
change vs last
week/last year)
Women 18-49
(Rating/Share;
change vs last week/last year)
 1 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.8/11
(+.1/-.3)
5,385,000 (+131,000/-328,000) 1.7/10
(+.1/-.3)
 2 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7/8
(+.1/-.2)
3,781,000 (+213,000/-249,000) 1.2/6
(+.2/-.3)
 3 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3/7
(+.2/same)
3,282,000 (+275,000/+180,000)

1.4/8
(+.1/-.1)

 4 General Hospital ABC 2.1/6
(-.1/-.2)
2,865,000 (-90,000/-180,000) 1.4/7
(-.1/-.1)
 5 All My Children ABC 2.0/6
(same/-.1)
2,838,000 (+152,000/-394,000) 1.2/7
(same/same)
  As The World Turns CBS 2.0/6
(same/-.1)
2,776,000 (+44,000/+83,000) 1.0/5
(+.1/-.5)
  One Life to Live ABC 2.0/6
(+.1/-.4)
2,710,000 (-59,000/same) 1.2/6
(-.1/-.1)
 8 Guiding Light CBS 1.6/5
(+.2/-.3)
2,232,000 (+175,000/-412,000) 0.9/5
(+.1/-.4)

Source: NTI Live+SD

Soap Opera Episode Rankings:
Week of December 29, 2008
(in order of Total Viewers)
 Rank Show
Network

 Household Rating

 Total Viewers
(in millions)
 Airdate
1
The Young and the Restless
CBS
4.0
 5,648,000  Friday
2 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.7  5,471,000  Wednesday
3 The Young and the Restless  CBS 3.6  5,312,000  Tuesday
4 The Young and the Restless CBS 3.9  5,193,000  Monday
5 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7 3,976,000  Wednesday
6 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.7  3,919,000  Friday
7 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.9  3,728,000  Monday
8 The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 2.6  3,694,000  Tuesday
9 Days of our Lives NBC 2.4 3,353,000
 Monday
10 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3  3,329,000  Friday
11 Days of our Lives NBC 2.2  3,163,000  Tuesday
12 General Hospital
ABC
2.3  3,117,000  Friday
13 Days of our Lives NBC 2.3

 3,076,000

Wednesday
14 All My Children
ABC
2.1
3,000,000
 Monday
15 General Hospital ABC 2.2  2,989,000  Monday
16 One Life to Live
ABC 2.1  2,910,000  Friday
17 As The World Turns CBS 2.1  2,874,000 Friday
18 As The World Turns CBS 2.0  2,851,000  Tuesday
19 All My Children ABC 2.1  2,828,000  Friday
20 As The World Turns CBS 2.1 2,790,000  Monday
21 One Life to Live ABC 2.1 2,778,000  Monday
22 All My Children ABC  1.9  2,502,000  Tuesday
23 General Hospital ABC  1.9  2,488,000  Tuesday
24 One Life to Live ABC  1.8 2,441,000  Tuesday
25
Guiding Light
CBS  1.7  2,440,000  Friday
26 Guiding Light CBS  1.6  2,244,000  Tuesday
27 Guiding Light CBS  1.7  2,212,000  Wednesday
28 General Hospital – repeat of 10/31/07 episode
ABC 1.4  2,055,000 Wednesday
29 One Life to Live – repeat of 10/01/08 episode ABC  1.3  1,896,000  Wednesday
30 All My Children – repeat of 10/22/08 episode ABC  1.5  1,888,000  Wednesday
31 As The World Turns – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Wednesday
32 Guiding Light – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Wednesday
33 All My Children -Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
34 As The World Turns - Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A Thursday
35 The Bold and the Beautiful – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
36 Days of our Lives – Pre-empted NBC N/A  N/A  Thursday
37 General Hospital – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
38 Guiding Light – Pre-empted  CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
39 One Life to Live – Pre-empted ABC  N/A  N/A  Thursday
40  The Young and the Restless – Pre-empted CBS  N/A  N/A  Thursday
  Legend:  Most Watched Episode
 Did Not Count  Least Watched Episode

Source: NTI Live+SD


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