“General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary commemoration episodes have been bringing the sudser some of its highest ratings in months, and the numbers haven’t stopped soaring! According to a press release sent out by the network, the show’s recent baby and legal drama powered it to a five-month high of 2.78 million total viewers. In addition, the episodes propelled the show to its 2nd-most-watched week in five months in Women 18-49 (665,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (917,000/1.5 rating), respectively.
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ALL CBS DAYTIME SHOWS FINISH THE SEASON WITH YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH IN VIEWERS
Daytime Lineup Also Posts May Sweep Increases in Viewers and Key Demos
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT and THE TALK all finished the 2012-2013 season and May sweep with year-to-year growth in viewers.
Compared to last season in viewers, LET’S MAKE A DEAL 1 was up +14% (2.69m from 2.36m), LET’S MAKE A DEAL 2 was up +13% (3.11m from 2.76m), THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 was up +5% (4.48m from 4.27m), THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 was also up +5% (5.33m from 5.08m), THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL posted an +8% gain (3.51m from 3.25m), THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was up +0.5% (4.82m from 4.80m) while THE TALK posted growth of +10% (2.40m from 2.18m), according to Nielsen most current ratings.
Among key women demographics for the season, LET’S MAKE A DEAL 1 & 2 were up in both women 25-54 (+13%, +25% respectively) and women 18-49 (+17%, +14% respectively), THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 gained +8% in women 25-55 while THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was up +7% in women 25-54.
In the May sweep according to Nielsen live plus day ratings, CBS’s daytime lineup posted increases in viewers and/or key women demographics.
Viewers W25-54 W18-49
LMAD 1 May 2013 2.70m 0.9/6 0.6/5
LMAD 1 May 2012 2.31m 0.7/5 0.5/4
+17% +29% +20%
LMAD 2 May 2013 3.11m 1.0/7 0.7/6
LMAD 2 May 2012 2.64m 0.7/5 0.6/4
+18% +43% +17%
TPIR 1 May 2013 4.38m 1.2/8 0.9/6
TPIR 1 May 2012 4.03m 1.1/7 0.7/5
+9% +9% +29%
TPIR 2 May 2013 5.11m 1.4/9 1.0/7
TPIR 2 May 2012 4.81m 1.2/8 0.9/6
+6% +17% +11%
B&B May 2013 3.28m 1.5/9 1.1/7
B&B May 2012 3.07m 1.4/9 1.1/7
+7% +7% nc
THE TALK May 2013 2.36m 1.0/6 0.7/4
THE TALK May 2012 2.27m 1.0/6 0/7/5
+4% nc nc
Y&R May 2013 4.38m 1.3/9
Y&R May 2012 4.30m 1.3/9
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‘DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ MATCHES ITS BIGGEST WOMEN 18-49 VIEWERSHIP IN 18 MONTHS
For the Week of May 20-24, ‘Days’ Jumps vs. the Same Week Last Year by 32 Percent in the Women 18-49 Demo and 34 Percent in the Women 25-54 Category
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 31, 2013 – “Days of our Lives” has equaled its biggest women 18-49 audience in 18 months and set an 11-week high in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures for the week of May 20-24 from Nielsen Media Research.
For the week, “Days of our Lives” averaged a 1.0 rating, 6 share among women 18-49 and a 0.6 rating among women 18-34, tying it for #4 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tying it for #3 in the women 18-34 race.
“Days” equaled its biggest women 18-49 audience (634,000) since the week of November 21-25, 2011 (703,000). “Days” also averaged 634,000 women 18-49 during the week of January 14-19, 2013. In total viewers, “Days’” 2.513 million persons for the week was the show’s biggest overall audience since the week of March 4-8 (2.563 million).
For the week versus the same week last year, “Days of our Lives” was up 14 percent in the women 18-34 race (200,000 vs. 175,000), up 32 percent in the women 18-49 demographic (634,000 vs. 480,000), up 34 percent in the women 25-54 race (788,000 vs. 590,000) and up 10 percent in total viewers (2.513 million vs. 2.294 million).
For the second quarter to date, “Days of our Lives” is up 3 percent in the women 18-49 category (632,000 vs. 611,000), up 8 percent in the women 25-54 demo (807,000 vs. 748,000) and up 3 percent in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 2.5 million).
Season to date, “Days of our Lives” is tied for #4 in the women 18-49 category and tied for #3 in the women 18-34 demo. Season to date, “Days” is up 2 percent in total viewers (2.7 million vs. 2.6 million).
Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”
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‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE’ AND ‘ALL MY CHILDREN’ RECAP FIRST THREE WEEKS IN TWO SPECIAL EPISODES AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON HULU.COM AND TO HULU PLUS SUBSCRIBERS;
EPISODE ONE OF ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE’ AND EPISODE ONE OF ‘ALL MY CHILDREN’ NOW AVAILABLE ON THE TOLN YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Los Angeles, May 22, 2013– The Online Network (TOLN) has plans to catch all fans up on their favorite shows, “All My Children” and “One Life To Live.” While brand new episodes of “All My Children” will post on Mondays and Wednesdays and new episodes of “One Life To Live,” will post on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning this week, the company said today that plans were in place to provide viewers with several opportunities to catch up on recent episodes of the series which made their historic online debut on April 29th. Newly-produced recaps bringing fans up to date on key storyline developments that took place during the first three weeks of episodes are now available on the free Hulu.com service and to subscribers of Hulu Plus:
“One Life To Live”
“All My Children”
On Sunday, June 16, SOAPnet will present a four-episode father’s day marathon of “One Tree Hill” dubbed “Buff Daddy.” The marathon is scheduled to run from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET/PT.
ABC has partnered with amfAR, The Foundation of AIDS Research, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “General Hospital.” In a press release issued today, the network said that as “GH” approaches its 50th year on the air (Monday, April 1), it will return the popular Nurses Ball event after a 12 year absence (not since 2001). amfAR’s participation includes storyline integration that will mark the first time that a real-life charity will be involved in the event.
On Monday, February 11, Paos Revolution, the team behind the upcoming “On Air” film starring “All My Children’s” Jordi Vilasuso (Dr. Griffin Castillo) and Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart) announced the launch of their official website. “The launch of paosrevolution.com is the first step of our plan to connect fans to the soap actors and insiders they love. Founding partners Jordi Vilasuso, Dock (Jeff Dockweiler) and John Homa are committed to creating an interactive actor friendly environment,” said a press release announcing the launch.
Prospect Park announced today that it will begin production on Monday, February 25 on both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Principal production for both programs will take place in Stamford, Connecticut as expected. The company did not release additional casting notices, despite Cady McClain announcing she had signed on for the “AMC” reboot. The company expects to release additional casting notices in the coming days and weeks.
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FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE INITIAL 25 EPISODES OF “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” NOW AVAILABLE ON CBS.COM
Original Episodes from 1987 Introduced the World to the Forrester Family and Their Fashion Dynasty
For the first time, the initial 25 episodes of the multi-Emmy® Award-winning THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL are now available for a limited time at http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_bold_and_the_beautiful/.
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“Television has seen many stars, but there will only be one Larry Hagman. Larry was a larger-than-life personality, both on-screen and off — a master showman and brilliant actor who brought to life a character that transcended the medium and truly captivated a nation. Today, we mourn the loss of a friend, but remember a man who brought true greatness to his craft and a television character in J.R. Ewing that will never be forgotten.”