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    Ratings: ABC Attracts 7.9 Million Viewers During Eclipse Coverage

    ABC’s “The Great American Eclipse” brought in the most viewers of any network, cable or broadcast, during the network’s coverage of the first total solar eclipse in 38 years on Monday, August 21. The program, which aired from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, was hosted by “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir and brought in 7.9 million viewers with about 2.1 million in the Adults 25-54 demo, nearly tripling the average of what all-new episodes of “The Chew” and “General Hospital” would have attracted in the time period. More

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    First Round of Daytime Emmy Presenters Announced

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the first round of presenters for “The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” taking place Sunday, May 1 from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and “The 43rd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards” taking place on Friday, April 29, also at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. More

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    Daytime Ratings: ‘The View’ is Least Watched Season-to-Date

    After reporting how daytime stacks up when looking at the Adults 18-49 demo as used by primetime advertisers, one has to wonder what daytime looks like in the actual key sales demo of Women 18-49 when it comes to the season-to-date rankings. What’s surprising is how poorly “The View” does overall, and how well “General Hospital” is actually doing when factoring in the Live+7* numbers vs. the traditionally reported Live+SD** numbers seen here on Soap Opera Network each week. More

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    RATINGS: ‘General Hospital’ Ignites What’s Left of ABC Daytime

    Surging to its best numbers in over a year in viewers, ABC’s “General Hospital” averaged 3.186 million viewers during the week of February 16-20, 2014, according to newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The soap pulled in its best numbers in over eight months in Women 18-49 viewers (665,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (889,000/1.5 rating), since the weeks of 1/6/14 and 6/9/14, accordingly –ranking as the week’s No. 2 drama in daytime in Women 18-49. Meanwhile, “The Chew” hit three month highs in viewers (3.042 million) and 10-week highs in Women 18-49 (497,000/0.8 rating) and Women 25-54 (656,000/1.1rating) – since the weeks of 11/24/14 and 12/8/14, respectively. More

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    WATCH: ‘Last Week Tonight’s’ Salmon Cannon Attack on ‘Y&R’s’ Sharon Newman During Dramatic Scene

    “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” has been entertaining millions of late night talk show fans since debuting earlier this year as an escape from late night talk shows. The premise of the HBO series is that host John Oliver takes a closer look at the happenings of the past week in terms of news, politics and social media, and culls it altogether into one half hour of entertainment that seeks to empower and inform its viewers. In a segment highlighting a “CBS This Morning” report on a device known as the Salmon Cannon, Oliver, who was so in awe of the Salmon Cannon concept, gives viewers insight into the purpose (it helps push the Salmon that typically get caught in hydroelectric dams over said dams) and decided to make his own, which resulted in the flying fish hitting several of television’s biggest stars including “The Young and the Restless'” Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) during a made up “Y&R” scene featuring co-star Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) as the two fight over Sharon’s hidden secrets. More

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    ABC Daytime Loses ‘The View’ In the Midst of Reported ‘Dysfunction’ at the Network!

    With ABC becoming full owner of “The View,” after buying out Barbara Walters‘ stake over the summer, the network announced today that the daytime talker will now fall under the purview of ABC News after more than 17 years under the entertainment division, this despite a drastic makeover this fall with the inclusion of three new hosts joining Whoopi Goldberg on the panel. With the talk show now falling under the umbrella of the news division, “General Hospital” and “The Chew” remain the only entertainment programming airing during the daytime on the network. More

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    ‘GH’s’ Jason Thompson and ‘AMC’ Alum Mark Consuelos To Appear on ‘The Chew’

    On the Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 episodes of ABC’s “The Chew,” the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and “All My Children” alum Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz for some fine dining. More

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    DAYTIME RATINGS: Should Advertisers Consider Men Over Women?

    Each Monday, we plan to publish our weekly Daytime Ratings Report, which covers the broadcast soaps, game shows and talk shows. Unfortunately, due to an arm injury I sustained last Thursday, my typing skills have been put to the test and the report was delayed. Alas, I’m feeling a lot less pain than I did for much of the past week so here now is the daytime ratings report for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014. Better late than never, right? This week we highlight how the broadcast shows ranked overall in Total Viewers, Men 18+, Adults 18-49 and Median Age. More

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    RATINGS: ‘The Chew,’ ‘The Talk,’ ‘The View,’ ‘Price’ and ‘Deal’ – IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    As Soap Opera Network gets ready to celebrate its 13th anniversary on Wednesday, October 8, we are proud to announce that we will begin providing our readers with weekly ratings reports for not just the daytime soaps, but also talk shows “The Chew,” “The Talk,” “The View,” “The Today Show 2” and “The Today Show 3,” as well as game shows “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price is Right,” along with the previously reported ratings for “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The charts, which will vary week to week, does not take away from the weekly daytime drama rankings we will continue posting each week, but instead represents what daytime programming as a whole looks like when compared with one another and not based solely on genre. More

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