How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Days of our Lives

Michael Nader (“All My Children”), Matt Cedeno (“Days of our Lives”), Jade Harlow (“Passions”), Roark Critchlow (“Days of our Lives”), Bruce Michael Hall (“Passions”) and Kelly Ripa (“All My Children”) are just a few of daytime’s brightest soap stars of recent past, and they have come together for “Soap Sessions Merry Download, Vol. 2,” a compilation CD where some of your favorite stars sing (or speak) some of your favorite holiday classics.

Swirling Records released “Sessions” on October 1, 2012 as an MP3 Album on Amazon.com with a price tag of $8.99.

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For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we’ve never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn’t easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found necessary. In recent months, with the introduction of several syndicated talk shows including “Katie” and “The Steve Harvey Show,” which together took over the 3:00 PM slot from “General Hospital” in much of the country this past September after “GH” moved to 2:00 PM, and the second season without “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” things have changed. Recently, Broadcasting & Cable came out with a report that showed how syndicated programs might be a solid alternative to our soaps in the key demographics when it comes to Madison Avenue buying advertising time. While we wouldn’t want advertisers to give up on our favorite shows, B&C does provide a solid rationalization and even highlights the value of soap operas when it comes to the all important key women demos (Women 18-49, Women 25-54, etc).

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On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the world of soaps lost a true legend in Barbara Esensten, who passed at age 75. Esensten co-created “The City” along with her more than 20 year long writing partner James Harmon Brown. The duo worked together on such shows as “Dynasty,” “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live,” “Port Charles” and “Guiding Light.”

In a posting on Esensten’s facebook page, former “Guiding Light” head writer Jill Lorie Hurst said, “I think you know how much I love you and one of the many reasons is how much YOU loved your wonderful family – Mike, the kids, the grandkids – that great house of yours – and your good old partner Jim Brown. You were such a good boss/girlfriend and you always smelled so good. I miss you already.”

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of November 5-9, 2012

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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 4,374,000 (—–/-142,000)
2. B&B 3,185,000 (—–/+10,000)
3. GH 2,824,000 (—–/+555,000) *
4. DAYS 2,553,000 (—–/+259,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime
* Highest since March 21-25, 2011

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (+.2/-.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (+.1/same)
3. GH 2.1/7 (+.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 2.0/6 (same/+.3)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 758,000 (—–/-149,000)
2. GH 679,000 (—–/+108,000)
3. B&B 608,000 (—–/-34,000)
4. DAYS 595,000 (—–/+52,000)

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Although they weren’t listed with the other “Hot” stuff in TV Guide Magazine‘s Annual “Hot List” issue (pages 16-35), “General Hospital” earned a spot under Michael Logan‘s Daytime Highlights column (page 84) with the heading “Hot Again,” while NBC’s “Days of our Lives” also made the cut under the heading “Hot Days, Hotter Nights” courtesy of daytime’s hottest (and only) gay on screen couple, Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

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ABC’s “General Hospital” posted its largest overall audience in nearly 21 months (since week of February 21-25, 2011) as the daytime drama series averaged 2.82 million viewers during the week of November 5-9, 2012. This was the programs largest overall audience under executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.

The series was up 21% compared to the same week last year (week of November 7-11, 2011) in Total Viewers (2.82 million vs. 2.27 million), 54% in Women 18-34 (266,000 vs. 161,000) and 23% in Women 18-49 (679,000 vs 571,000). “General Hospital” edged “The Young and the Restless” in Women 18-34 with its largest competitive advantage in nearly 4 1/2 years (since week of June 23, 2008).

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 29 – November 2, 2012

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NOTE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, there are only partial ratings this week.

From NBC Press Release: Nielsen considers the October 29-November 2 week a “breakout” due to extensive disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy and the week’s results will not be included in season program averages.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

 

Households
1. Y&R 3.1 (-.2)
2. B&B 2.3 (-.1)
3. GH 2.0 (same)
4. DAYS 1.9 (+.1)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2 (same)
2. GH 1.0 (-.1)
3. DAYS 0.9 (+.1)
3. B&B 0.9 (same)

 

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.7 (same)
2. DAYS 0.6 (+.1)
3. Y&R 0.5 (-.1)
4. B&B 0.4 (same)

 

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.3/3,052,000
Tuesday: 2.3/3,061,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,132,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,872,000
Friday: 2.3/2,929,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,471,000  (irregular start times)
Tuesday: 2.1/2,848,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,224,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,304,000
Friday: 1.9/2,343,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,521,000
Tuesday: 2.0/2,636,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,995,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,744,000
Friday: 2.0/2,604,000

Y&R
Monday: 2.7/3,777,000  (irregular start times)
Tuesday: 3.4/4,404,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,512,000
Thursday: 3.1/4,095,000
Friday: 3.1/4,095,000

 

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through November 4, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.5
3. GH 2.2
4. DAYS 2.0

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. GH 1.2
2. B&B 1.1
4. DAYS 0.9

 

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Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 22-26, 2012

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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 4,410,000 (-92,000/-57,000)
2. B&B 3,108,000 (-89,000/-72,000)
3. GH 2,751,000 (-30,000/+378,000)
4. DAYS 2,425,000 (-53,000/+74,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.0/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/+.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 794,000 (-46,000/-149,000)
2. GH 701,000 (+29,000/+22,000) *
3. B&B 593,000 (-21,000/-43,000)
4. DAYS 519,000 (+6,000/-92,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.1/-.3)
2. GH 1.1/7 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.2)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 248,000 (-13,000/+74,000)
2. Y&R 189,000 (-32,000/-29,000)
3. DAYS 176,000 (+3,000/-32,000)
4. B&B 144,000 (-15,000/+4,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.7 (-.1/+.2)
2. Y&R 0.6 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 0.5 (same/-.1)
4. B&B 0.4 (-.1/same)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,207,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,104,000
Wednesday: 2.4/3,271,000
Thursday: 2.3/2,895,000
Friday: 2.3/3,065,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.9/2,427,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,353,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,629,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,385,000
Friday: 1.8/2,333,000

GH
Monday: 2.1/2,783,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,641,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,901,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,576,000
Friday: 2.1/2,853,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,688,000
Tuesday: 3.4/4,485,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,321,000
Thursday: 3.1/4,133,000
Friday: 3.4/4,423,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through October 28, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.3
2. B&B 2.4
3. GH 2.0
4. DAYS 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2
2. GH 1.1
3. B&B 0.9
4. DAYS 0.8

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Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group

 

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 15-19, 2012

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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 4,502,000 (-147,000/+23,000)
2. B&B 3,197,000 (-203,000/+130,000)
3. GH 2,781,000 (+110,000/+464,000) *
4. DAYS 2,478,000 (+112,000/+85,000)

* Highest since February 28 – March 4, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/12 (-.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. GH 2.1/7 (+.1/+.3) *
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/+.1)

* Highest since March 21-25, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 840,000 (-6,000/-66,000)
2. GH 672,000 (+43,000/+75,000) *
3. B&B 614,000 (-87,000/+31,000)
4. DAYS 513,000 (+4,000/-67,000)

* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.1)
2. GH 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2) *
3. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.1)

* Highest since October 24-28, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 261,000 (+58,000/+118,000)
2. Y&R 221,000 (+29,000/-13,000)
3. DAYS 173,000 (-4,000/-2,000)
4. B&B 159,000 (-10,000/+5,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. GH 0.8 (+.2/+.4) *
2. Y&R 0.7 (+.1/same)
3. DAYS 0.5 (same/same)
3. B&B 0.5 (same/same)

* Highest since April 11-15, 2011
* New high for FV/RC regime

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.6/3,390,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,169,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,108,000
Thursday: 2.4/3,095,000
Friday: 2.4/3,221,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,429,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,420,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,495,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,566,000
Friday: 1.9/2,478,000

GH
Monday: 2.2/2,916,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,610,000
Wednesday: 2.0/2,644,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,956,000
Friday: 2.0/2,777,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.5/4,650,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,455,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,580,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,412,000
Friday: 3.3/4,414,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through October 21, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.5
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 1.9

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

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Photo Credit: Bell-Phillip Television Productions

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of October 8-12, 2012

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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 4,649,000 (+231,000/+440,000)
2. B&B 3,400,000 (+211,000/+536,000)
3. GH 2,671,000 (-43,000/+422,000)
4. DAYS 2,366,000 (-33,000/-84,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.5/11 (+.2/+.4)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.2/+.5)
3. GH 2.0/6 (same/+.3)
4. DAYS 1,8/6 (-.1/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 846,000 (-10,000/+38,000)
2. B&B 701,000 (+68,000/+103,000)
3. GH 629,000 (-34,000/+56,000)
4. DAYS 509,000 (+36,000/-137,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/same)
2. B&B 1.1/7 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.2)

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. GH 203,000 (-28,000/+68,000)
2. Y&R 192,000 (-17,000/-11,000)
3. DAYS 177,000 (+30,000/-38,000)
4. B&B 169,000 (+26,000/+15,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6 (same/same)
1. GH 0.6 (-.1/+.2)
3. DAYS 0.5 (+.1/-.1)
3. B&B 0.5 (+.1/same)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.6/3,418,000
Tuesday: 2.5/3,263,000
Wednesday: 2.6/3,419,000
Thursday: 2.6/3,370,000
Friday: 2.6/3,531,000

DAYS
Monday: 2.0/2,627,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,211,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,375,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,316,000
Friday: 1.8/2,303,000

GH
Monday: 2.1/2,887,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,740,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,608,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,504,000
Friday: 1.9/2,618,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.6/4,950,000
Tuesday: 3.5/4,572,000
Wednesday: 3.5/4,623,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,617,000
Friday: 3.3/4,484,000

For the SEASON September 24, 2012 through October 14, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.5
3. GH 2.0
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4
2. B&B 1.1
3. GH 1.0
4. DAYS 0.8

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