(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 3-7, 2011

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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,209,000 (-55,000/-765,000) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2,864,000 (+55,000/-256,000)
3. DAYS 2,450,000 (-121,000/+112,000)
4. OLTL 2,418,000 (-298,000/-141,000)
5. GH 2,249,000 (-348,000/-322,000)

* Previous low: 4,249,000 (September 12-16, 2011)

1. Y&R 3.1/11 (-.1/-.4) <—– new low *
2. B&B 2.1/7 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 1.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.2/-.2) <—– ties low

* Previous low: 3.2/11 (September 26-30, 2011)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 808,000 (-57,000/-205,000) <—– new low *
2. DAYS 646,000 (-25,000/-21,000)
3. B&B 598,000 (+45,000/-68,000)
4. GH 573,000 (-173,000/-255,000) <—– new low **
5. OLTL 561,000 (-112,000/-153,000)

* Previous low: 831,000 (August 29 – September 2, 2011)
** Previous low: 614,000 (July 4-8, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low
2. DAYS 1.0/7 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 0.9/6 (-.2/-.2)
3. GH 0.9/6 (-.3/-.4) <—– ties low

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 39,000 (-1,000/+20,000)
2. Y&R 36,000 (-7,000/+.1,000)
3. B&B 21,000 (-6,000/+4,000)
3. GH 21,000 (-9,000/same)
5. DAYS 20,000 (-4,000/-1,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. DAYS 0.6/4 (-.1/same)
1. Y&R 0.6/4 (-.1/-.2)
3. B&B 0.5/3 (+.1/same)
3. OLTL 0.5/3 (-.1/-.1)
5. GH 0.4/3 (-.2/-.4) <—– new low *

* Previous low: 0.5/3 (July 4-8, 2011)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 969,000 (-5,000/-169,000)
2. B&B 643,000 (+51,000/+14,000)
3. DAYS 542,000 (-43,000/+65,000)
4. OLTL 491,000 (-68,000/+57,000)
5. GH 453,000 (-39,000/-15,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.1/2,858,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,813,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,930,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,905,000
Friday: 2.1/2,810,000

Monday: 2.0/2,629,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,565,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,258,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,436,000
Friday: 1.7/2,362,000

Monday: 1.8/2,367,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,247,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,347,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,128,000
Friday: 1.7/2,173,000

Monday: 1.9/2,535,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,314,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,647,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,246,000
Friday: 1.7/2,346,000

Monday: 3.1/4,024,000
Tuesday: 3.1/3,958,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,572,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,419,000
Friday: 3.1/4,121,000


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through October 9, 2011

1. Y&R 3.3
2. B&B 2.2
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. GH 1.1
2. DAYS 1.1
4. OLTL 1.0
5. B&B 0.9


Ratings Archive

GH Recap: Friday, October 14, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, October 14, 2011.


Jason discovers a curious object in their shack, delighting Franco. Later, Carly and Shawn arrive in Hawaii, just in time to interrupt Jason and Sam.

Patrick organizes a celebratory boat party for Matt’s research achievement. Unbeknownst to them, someone is watching while Lisa takes out someone else getting in her way. Matt invites Elizabeth as his boat date when Maxie turns down the party for her own work and personal pressures.

Lucky confides in Ethan, and the two men look at the portrait of Laura.

Lulu admits to Maxie happily ever after may not be possible for her and Dante… and then takes a drink.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason and Sam face off with Carly and Shawn.
  • Steve makes an important announcement.
  • Everyone’s excited for Matt’s celebration.

OLTL Recap: Friday, October 14, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, October 14, 2011.


Téa lies to Dani about her whereabouts. She wonders if the cops are investigating Rex as Victor’s murderer but Téa doesn’t know; only that Starr caught Jack in a lie.

Meanwhile Blair is with Bo, having heard from Jack that Shane pulled a gun on him. Todd decides it’s time to turn himself in, and Téa agrees. They have emotional scenes about her need for justice for Victor.

Meanwhile Blair wants Bo to press charges on Shane. Téa comes to Bo and says Todd will turn himself in. But they’re going to need something in return.

Dani is skipping school and lies to her mother. She’s leaving then house when she runs into Nate and shares with him how worried she is re Starr. Nate again apologizes to Dani for his porn endeavor.

Rama has arranged to meet Cutter at the Spotted Pony and threatens to have him arrested. Kim goes to work and finds Rama waiting for her.

Echo is about to tell Rex she forged his signature but Shane interrupts. Rex and Shane have emotional scenes in which Rex questions why Shane never told Rex what he did to Jack, and that he thought Rex had killed Victor. They resolve not to keep things from each other, and to stop chasing a ghost.

And the person in the hospital bed wakes up.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Victor’s murderer is revealed.
  • Shaun has news for John.
  • John wants to test Brody’s gun.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings for the week of October 3-7, 2011 have not come out for soap operas as of this writing, but ratings for “The Chew” are! The talk show that replaced “All My Children” in the ABC Daytime lineup is now down to an average of just 1.78 million viewers tuning in for cooking advice according to Marc Berman of TV Media Insights.

For the week of October 3-7, 2011, “The Chew” is down a whopping 322,000 viewers from its already dismal debut week (week of September 26-30, 2011) and an even steeper decline of 650,000 viewers from what “All My Children” had during the comparable week last year.

TV Media Insights:

Based on the Live Plus Same Day ratings results from Nielsen Media Research, new ABC daytime talker The Chew dipped from its already lackluster opening week ratings.  The Chew averaged 1.78 million viewers for the week of Oct. 3, which was down by 322,000 viewers (or 15 percent) from the 2.10 million it delivered for the week of Sept. 26.  Demo losses were 20 percent in women 25-54 (1.0 to 0.8 rating), 14 percent in women 18-49 (0.7 to 0.6) and 20 percent among women 18-34 (0.5 to 0.4).

Check back soon as Soap Opera Network will be posting a full ratings analysis on “The Chewand its performance compared to “All My Children” and the rest of daytime.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” has cast actor and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” culture expert Jai Rodriguez in as yet-to-be-named role set to begin airing in January 2012, per a tweet by the actor on Thursday, October 13.

Although a “Days of our Lives” representative was unable to reveal the character in which Rodriguez would be portraying nor what storyline he’d be involved in, they did state that Rodriguez “will be on for at least a few episodes.”

Just days before announcing his “DAYS” stint, Rodriguez wrote various messages on his Twitter and Facebook pages. On Sunday, October 9, Rodriguez wrote on his Facebook Fan Page and said “Today I’m gonna hit the gym so I’m nice and pumped for my two auditions tomorrow.” On Wednesday, October 12, Rodriguez tweeted that he got a “call back for major tv show tomorrow. So excited!!!” While it wasn’t clear what show he was referring to at the time, the timing fits as the next day he tweeted “Yay! I booked a great new role on Days of Our Lives!!! I start shooting in one week. Details to come!!”

“Days of our Lives” isn’t Rodriguez’s first foray into daytime as he previously appeared in episodes of ABC’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Earlier this year the actor appeared as a drag queen in episodes of NBC’s “Harry’s Law” and ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7.” Rodriguez is an executive producer of the upcoming LOGO series “Bad Sex,” which premieres Friday, November 4 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on LOGO.

Rodriguez begins filming his appearance on “DAYS” next week.

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

via Press Release




UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 14, 2011 – For the week of October 3-7, “Days of our Lives” (1.0 rating, 7 share among women 18-49, 0.6/4 among women 18-34) ranked #3 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for #1 in the women 18-34 race. Versus the same week last year, “Days” was up 5 percent in total viewers (2.5 million up from 2.3 million).

“Days” matched its highest women 18-49 rating in 16 weeks (since the week of June 13-17).

Season to date, “Days” is tied for #3 in the women 18-49 category and tied for #1 in the women 18-34 demo. So far this season, “Days” is up in total viewers by 2 percent versus last season (2.512 million vs. 2.454 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.”

OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 17 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of October 17, 2011.


Tina and Cord get closer while babysitting Ryder. Natalie interrupts the old flames on Wednesday, October 19, and finally unleashes her anger on her aunt. Trying to make peace, Tina offers to plan her niece’s wedding. Later, Tina and Cord decide to put their feelings on hold. And Viki makes Clint do his exercises on Thursday, October 20.

The Inside Story: Means, Motive, and Opportunity
Todd conjures up another image of Irene on Monday, October 17. Téa tries to make a deal with Bo, and considers listening to Victor’s last words. Shaun tells John about his run-in with Vimal. John decides to have Brody’s gun tested. Natalie runs the ballistics test. Roxy is upset to learn about Natalie’s engagement. Todd makes a decision about his future. Nora demands answers from Todd on Tuesday, October 18. Brody lashes out at John. Tina inadvertently gives Jessica a clue about the DNA test results. Jessica and Ford discuss Victor’s murder. Nora and Bo debate dropping the charges against Todd. Brody interrupts Jessica and Ford’s evening on Wednesday, October 19. Ford wonders what Brody knows. Brody threatens Vimal. Todd and Starr come face-to-face. Blair reminds Jack that the police know he’s lying. Starr, Todd, and Tomas each go to court. Tomas makes a confession to Blair. Bo and Mayor Finn mince words. By Friday, October 21, Blair pleads with Tomas, who speaks from the heart. And Todd continues to be tortured by his dead mother.

A Closer Look: A Case of Mistaken Identity?
Rama and Cutter frame Kim for an old crime on Monday, October 17. Cutter watches after Kim’s friend. Aubrey helps Rex plan a party for Natalie and Brody. The doctor is forced to sedate the woman in the hospital bed. Roxy tells Rex that Echo forged his name on Thursday, October 20. Dani visits Starr in jail. Cutter tries to cut a deal with Clint, who contacts Rex with the news. Kim’s friend talks to Cutter. Clint tells Cutter where to go, however, the con man quickly comes up with a new scheme on Friday, October 21. Aubrey shares her party ideas with Rex, who tells her of Cutter’s latest antics. Later, Cutter has an offer for Rex. Starr butts heads with a paparazzi as James whisks her away. Afterward, Starr reunites with Hope and encounters Rick. Ever the sleazeball, Rick tells Starr her likes her new image, and forces her to play hardball if she still wants a career in music.


  • Kim’s friend returns to Llanview.
  • Viki tries to keep peace between Tina and Todd.
  • Marcie reminds John of Brody’s violent history.
  • Tina makes a shocking discovery.
  • Tomas asks Blair if she still loves Todd.

Marina Chavez/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of October 17, 2011.


Abby has a surprise in store for Michael on Monday, October 17. Jason and Sam deal with their uninvited guests. Shawn and Sam leave Jason and Carly alone to hash it out on Wednesday, October 19. Franco sets out with a surprising new companion. On Thursday, October 20, a very uncomfortable Coleman finds himself directly in the middle of Sonny and Kate’s peculiar mating dance. Sonny lays down the law to Kate.

The Inside Story: (Not Quite) The Love Cruise
Despite some tension rising before hand, everyone is excited for Matt’s impending celebration at sea. Lisa, meanwhile, comes face to face with Johnny after taking care of his father. Maxie finds Anthony in a precarious situation; will she come to his aid on Tuesday, October 18? Johnny pays the price as a cold-blooded Lisa moves forward with her plans. Spinelli races to get to Matt’s party with a romantic surprise for his ex. Elizabeth, Robin and Patrick discuss life. Matt and Elizabeth share a moment. Maxie seethes with jealousy when Spinelli points out the obvious about the pair. Patrick and Robin get romantic. Olivia realizes Steve’s heart may be divided after their own romantic rendezvous at sea. Elizabeth finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Patrick and Robin get the shock of their life. Johnny struggles to walk.

A Closer Look: Unsolved Mysteries of the Spencer Kind
Elizabeth and Ethan discuss Lucky’s abrupt decision to get out of dodge. Ethan confides in Elizabeth about the mystery events at Wyndemere. Later, Luke spots Laura’s picture at Wyndemere. Ethan and Luke talk about the past. Lulu continues to drink to cope with her problems. Spinelli sees something curious at Wyndemere. Lulu’s unease about her future with Dante intensifies after a talk with Sonny. On Friday, October 21, Spinelli and Maxie investigate what is really going on at Wyndemere.


  • Lisa has unsettling plans for Robin and Patrick.
  • Elizabeth gets help from a mystery source.
  • Carly reveals a secret to Jason.
  • Who’s the mystery person at Wyndemere?
  • Luke surprises Tracy.

GH Recap: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 13, 2011.


Just as Patrick and Robin discuss building a greater future together, their life is turned upside down.

Lucky dashes all of Elizabeth’s hope. Lucky makes an important decision while Elizabeth breaks down in anger and despair.

Kate gets a visit (and flowers) from Sonny, and they have unspoken chemistry.

Kristina is determined to intern for Kate, to Alexis’ chagrin. Kristina gets startling news.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Another surprise in Hawaii.
  • Matt invites Elizabeth to a party.
  • Lulu admits one of her fears.

OLTL Recap: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 13, 2011.


Shane has Jack at gunpoint. Shane tells Bo and Rex his story. Meanwhile, Vimal suggests to Shaun that the police have a suspect in their midst.

Elsewhere, Blair visits Téa at the cabin and learns that Todd is on the mend. Blair tells Téa that Jack as much as admitted his story that Todd killed Victor is false, but he refuses to say so to the police.

Kim confesses everything to Cutter. By EOD Kim hands over the document that controls Clint’s fortune. Cutter hopes to use it to wrangle control of the Buchanan riches.

Elsewhere, Aubrey tells Rama and that she and Cutter broke up. In the process, Rama learns that Kim has surfaced. Rama intends to get back the money Kim stole from her. Jessica encounters John, but will she tell him the truth that Liam may be his son.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Dani remains in the dark about Todd.
  • Téa offers Bo a deal.
  • Kim’s friend wakes up.