Ratings

Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:59 PM ET | By Xavier Toups(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Despite airing original episodes of its daytime drama lineup on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), CBS' "As The World Turns," "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless" were the only soaps to increase their total viewing audience during the week of May 25-29, 2009. "The Bold and the Beautiful" lost a mere 3,000 viewers week-to-week. "The Young and the Restless" remains daytime's number one drama series with a gain of 120,000 viewers week-to-week and 48,000 viewers year-to-year. The drama is also up in Women 18-49. ABC's...

on Friday, January 9, 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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...

on Sunday, December 14, 2008 @ 7:35 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008 12:11 AM ET | By Errol Lewis  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The economy is a bust and we're in a recession. Advertisers are pulling ad dollars from network television and have instead decided to spend less and fire thousands. With daytime's audience trending down for more than a decade, 2008 will forever be remembered as the year the daypart finally received its reality check. So, instead of bringing you a what's up and what's down ratings report, we at Soap Opera Network have decided to launch a new feature where we pit soap against...

on Thursday, August 21, 2008 @ 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:55 PM ET | By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- I've always thought that if you put on quality television with good writing combined with great acting, you'd find yourself well positioned for growth in the Nielsen Ratings. NBCs "Days of our Lives" proved just that during the week of August 11, 2008, when it moved up to 3rd place in the Nielsen rankings, pulling a 2.4/8 in households. Oh, wait...the Olympics were on. Never mind.With the Summer 2008 Beijing Olympic games as a lead-in, "Days of our Lives" was able to bring in 500,000 more households...

on Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 3:45 PM
The Friday, June 20 telecast of the "35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on ABC was the least watched in the ceremonies history and the network placed third overall against repeats on the other networks.

on Saturday, May 10, 2008 @ 3:33 PM
By Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "Guiding Light" tied their lowest household ratings in history while "As The World Turns," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" are the only soaps to increase their viewership year-to-year.Continuing a trend it started earlier in the year, the ABC soaps continue to lose the most total viewers year-to-year with a combined loss of 1.7 million viewers. "General Hospital" lost the most with 642,000 viewers.In Women 18-49, "The Bold and the Beautiful" was the only soap opera to increase year-to-year in Women 18-49,...

on Friday, February 22, 2008 @ 3:20 PM
ABC Daytime Loses Three Million Viewers in One YearBy Errol Lewis(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With the Daytime Soap Opera almost extinct due to falling ratings week-after-week, it's anyone's guess as to how ABC Daytime, once considered the premiere network for soaps, has lost three million viewers in one year for their dramas with no changes expected in sight.For the week of February 11, 2008, ABC Daytime's "General Hospital" held down a 2.3/7 household rating for the third week in a row. The soap averaged 2.9 million viewers, but lost 150,000 total viewers from the week prior (Week of February 4 ,...
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