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Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week September 15-19, 2008

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers

1. Y&R 4,763,000 (-332,000/-776,000)

2. B&B 3,498,000 (-13,000/-191,000)

3. GH 2,932,000 (-5,000/-451,000)

4. ATWT 2,637,000 (+158,000/-360,000)

5. OLTL 2,560,000 (+5,000/-499,000)

6. AMC 2,530,000 (+65,000/-272,000)

7. DAYS 2,323,000 (-282,000/+11,000)

8. GL 2,030,000 (+6,000/-572,000)


1. Y&R 3.5/13 (-.2/-.6)

2. B&B 2.6/9 (same/-.2)

3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/-.4)

4. OLTL 2.0/7 (same/-.4)

4. ATWT 2.0/7 (+.1/-.2)

6. AMC 1.9/7 (same/-.3)

7. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.2/same) <--------- ties low rating

8. GL 1.5/5 (same/-.4) <----------- ties low rating

Women 18-49 Viewers

1. Y&R 1,133,000 (-81,000/same)

2. GH 998,000 (-31,000/-163,000)

3. OLTL 849,000 (-9,000/-150,000)

4. B&B 834,000 (+46,000/-2,000)

5. AMC 788,000 (+22,000/-127,000)

6. ATWT 747,000 (+149,000/-29,000)

7. DAYS 709,000 (-77,000/-118,000)

8. GL 575,000 (+57,000/-152,000)

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.7/11 (-.1/same)

2. GH 1.5/9 (-.1/-.3)

3. OLTL 1.3/8 (same/-.2)

3. B&B 1.3/8 (+.1/same)

5. AMC 1.2/7 (same/-.2)

6. DAYS 1.1/7 (-.1/-.2)

6. ATWT 1.1/7 (+.2/-.1)

8. GL 0.9/5 (+.1/-.2)

Girls 12-17 Viewers

1. Y&R 37,000 (+14,000/-31,000)

2. ATWT 35,000 (+13,000/+18,000)

3. DAYS 31,000 (same/+13,000)

4. GH 29,000 (+18,000/-6,000)

5. B&B 28,000 (+4,000/+8,000)

6. GL 27,000 (+14,000/+2,000)

6. AMC 27,000 (+11,000/+4,000)

8. OLTL 21,000 (+4,000/-2,000)

Women 18-34 Rating

1. GH 1.0/7 (-.1/-.2)

1. Y&R 1.0/7 (-.2/-.1)

3. AMC 0.9/6 (+.1/same)

3. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/-.1)

5. DAYS 0.7/5 (-.2/-.4) <---------- ties low rating

6. B&B 0.6/4 (-.1/-.2)

7. ATWT 0.5/3 (same/-.3)

8. GL 0.4/2 (+.1/-.4)

Men 18+ Viewers

1. Y&R 1,110,000 (-177,000/-313,000)

2. B&B 711,000 (-104,000/-163,000)

3. GH 495,000 (-53,000/-215,000)

4. ATWT 485,000 (-23,000/-143,000)

5. AMC 484,000 (-14,000/-102,000)

6. OLTL 454,000 (-55,000/-220,000)

7. DAYS 450,000 (-118,000/+24,000)

8. GL 405,000 (-41,000/-145,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers


Monday: 2.0/2,608,000

Tuesday: 2.0/2,651,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,506,000

Thursday: 1.8/2,480,000

Friday: 1.8/2,407,000


Monday: 2.1/2,686,000

Tuesday: 2.0/2,667,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,447,000

Thursday: 2.2/2,736,000

Friday: 2.0/2,651,000


Monday: 2.9/3,780,000

Tuesday: 2.6/3,481,000

Wednesday: 2.5/3,338,000

Thursday: 2.6/3,520,000

Friday: 2.5/3,372,000


Monday: 1.8/2,142,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,272,000

Wednesday: 1.9/2,398,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,365,000

Friday: 1.8/2,438,000


Monday: 2.5/3,165,000

Tuesday: 2.3/3,053,000

Wednesday: 2.2/2,762,000

Thursday: 2.2/2,872,000

Friday: 2.1/2,810,000


Monday: 1.6/2,077,000

Tuesday: 1.5/2,091,000

Wednesday: 1.5/1,922,000

Thursday: 1.6/2,059,000

Friday: 1.5/1,994,000


Monday: 2.0/2,614,000

Tuesday: 2.1/2,759,000

Wednesday: 2.0/2,516,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,498,000

Friday: 1.8/2,413,000


Monday: 3.6/4,863,000

Tuesday: 3.6/4,920,000

Wednesday: 3.5/4,707,000

Thursday: 3.6/4,837,000

Friday: 3.3/4,487,000


For the SEASON September 24, 2007 through September 21, 2008


1. Y&R 3.9

2. B&B 2.8

3. GH 2.4

4. ATWT 2.2

5. OLTL 2.1

5. AMC 2.1

5. DAYS 2.1

8. GL 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.9

2. GH 1.6

3. DAYS 1.4

3. OLTL 1.4

5. B&B 1.3

5. AMC 1.3

7. ATWT 1.2

8. GL 1.1

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The kid in me says I want GL ratings to go up (because I want Telenext to fire Wheeler and get someone in there that knows soaps).

The adult in me says I want GL to tank miserably (because it is so bad).

Thankfully, I have Kellogg's shredded wheat to help me make my mind up... sweet... not... sweet.... not...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Daytime Programming

Week of September 15, 2008

ABC is Daytime's No. 1 Network in Women 18-49,

Surpassing No. 2 CBS by 8% and No. 3 NBC by 22%

In Women 18-34, with All Programs Positioning Among the Top 3,

ABC Dominates the Competition in Daytime by Double-Digit

Percentages, Overshadowing NBC by 43% and CBS by 67%

For the Third Week Running, "The View" and "General Hospital" Place

Among Daytime's Top 5 Most-Watched Programs in Total Viewers,

With Both Shows Ranking Among the Top 3 in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49

All ABC Programs Rank Among Daytime's Top 3 in Women 18-34,

With the Network Home to 3 of the Top 5 in Women 18-49

Extending its Streak as a Top 5 Player in Daytime to 23 Straight Weeks,

"One Life to Live" Tops CBS' "As the World Turns" at 2 O'clock

By a Hefty 85% in Women 18-34 and by 14% in Women 18-49

At 3 O'clock, "General Hospital" Nearly Triples CBS' "Guiding Light"

In Women 18-34, and Towers Over the Time Period Competitor

By 74% in Women 18-49 and by 44% in Total Viewers

ABC Daytime - Current Week

* ABC ranked as Daytime's No. 1 network in Women 18-49 (1.3 rating/868,000), surpassing CBS (1.2 rating/789,000) by 8% and NBC (1.1 rating/709,000) by 22%.

* Placing all programs among the Daytime's Top 3, ABC dominated the competition by double-digit percentages for the No. 1 position in Women 18-34 (1.0 rating/324,000), topping NBC by 43% (0.7 rating/246,000) and CBS by 67% (0.6 rating/209,000).

* For the third week running, "The View" (No. 3 - 3.71million) and "General Hospital" (No. 5 - 2.93 million) placed among the week's Top 5 most-watched programs in daytime in Total Viewers, with both Elite 3 players in target Women 18-34 and Women 18-49.

* In Women 18-34, all ABC programs positioned among Daytime's Top 3 programs, including the week's No. 1 with "General Hospital": "General Hospital" (No. 1T - 1.0 rating/353,000), "The View" (No. 3T - 0.9 rating/318,000), "One Life to Live" (No. 3T - 0.9 rating/318,000) and "All My Children" (No. 3T - 0.9 rating/306,000).

* In Women 18-49, ABC delivered 3 of the week's Top 5 programs in Daytime: "General Hospital" (No. 2 - 1.5 rating/998,000), "One Life to Live" (No. 3T - 1.3 rating/849,000) and "The View" (No. 3T - 1.3 rating/836,000).

* Extending its streak as a Top 5 player in Daytime to 23 straight weeks, "One Life to Live" surpassed CBS' "As the World Turns" in the 2 o'clock hour by 85% in Women 18-34 (318,000 vs. 172,000) and by 14% in Women 18-49 (849,000 vs. 747,000).

* At 3 o'clock, "General Hospital" nearly tripled the delivery of CBS' "Guiding Light" in Women 18-34 (182%; 353,000 vs. 125,000), and towered over the time period competitor by 74% in Women 18-49 (998,000 vs. 575,000) and by 44% in Total Viewers, or by almost 1 million (2.93 million vs. 2.03 million).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks - Week of September 15, 2008:

Daytime Rank: Total Viewers Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s) No. 1 CBS 3.35 million No. 1 ABC 1.3/868,000 No. 2 ABC 2.93 million No. 2 CBS 1.2/789,000 No. 3 NBC 2.32 million No. 2 NBC 1.1/709,000Top 5 Daytime Programs in Women 18-49 (rank based on rating): Program Net Rtg/000sThe Young & the Restless CBS 1.7/1.13 millionGeneral Hospital ABC 1.5/998,000One Life to Live CBS 1.3/849,000The View ABC 1.3/836,000Bold and the Beautiful CBS 1.3/834,000

Source: NTI, Live + Same Day Current Week: 9/15-9/21/08. All ranks are based on rating unless otherwise noted; program percent changes based on 000s.)

ABC Daytime Media Relations Contact:

Marianne Fleschman (818) 460-7277 [email protected] Catherine Lord (818) 460-6628 [email protected]

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Y&R sucks. boring wishy washy school girl characters. boring s/l's. scenes are plain. no action. no montages. music is cheesy and dull. the cast. with an exception of maybe two characters on the show. the rest suck. good balance.

GH. Rocks. kickass characters who fight with words and guns if they have to. entertaining s/l's. scenes are compelling and mostly riveting. lots of action. fantastic montages. cool music. best overall cast in daytime. balance could be better.

with all that being said. do the math. GH wins in all aspects except for balance. but it doesn't matter. with the characters GH does utilize are atleast entertaining to watch when you compare it to Y&R who only has like two interesting characters."victor/gloria"

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Lest we forget, GH's writing sucks. And when I say sucks, I mean that it's really really bad.

Mob-light has become so benign and pathetic at this point.

Oh, and i disagree about the characters/actors. Sure, it has some greats, but the females that we most see are either boring, bland, and baseless like Liz Webber or Robin Scorpio or Nadine, or just plain ridiculous and very moronic like Carly or Lulu. They're all however hypocritical bitches.

The male characters take self-centered-ness to new levels, and have little justification for it, like Jason, Sonny, or Johnny, or they're neutered and emasculated like Patric, or also dumb like Ric or Scott.

That being said, Claudia is my favorite because she's bad, and she knows it. AND Sarah kicks ass.

So, yea, I'd like GH to go down as well.

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Agreed with everything you said. Not watching much of GH but the writing and stories stink. the female characters pretty worthless, and the male characters self absorbed.

The mob on GH and all their alleged kickass characters have been non-existant for the last couple of years. While I liked this element on the show at one time, it has been written as cartoonish for at least 4 or 5 years now as have the characters involved.

I do also like Sarah Brown and hope she sticks around and they do more intelligent things with her character. Unfortunately with Bob Guza at the helm, I have little hope.

And don't get me wrong. I think Bob Guza was at one time an effective writer but I think his time on GH has passed and they need fresh blood to reinject some energy and newness into this show. The only thing good about GH these days is Nightshift. It shows me what the show could be if injected with a writer who cares about the history of the show and it's characters. And I do think that could apply to characters like Sonny, Jason, and Carly also.

I have felt for a while how great it would be if Jason left the mob and they built a real story around it, unlike what they have done with Sonny. I think it could add new life to the character of Jason and the show.

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the thing is you can't really honestly say characters are badass on other soaps can you?... GH is the only soap that brings that type of mentality out of the veiwers because the characters on the show speak with there action.. as for the males. i don't know how they can be dumb. ric is intelligent. scott is a douche bag so i agree with that. sonny will always be a badass from past experiences in mob s/l's. i believe he earned that right to be called a badass. jason if you watched any of his past scenes with AZ/trevor. the shootouts he's been involved in. the guy is badass. johnny is a cool dude. i think he has potential. claudia is my fav too. and yes she's kickass. but what about Olivia? the newest cast member? carly is kickass. that woman can throw a fight like nobody else besides sam. and her and kate's chitchat two days ago when carly looked kate straight up in her face and said that she'll kill her in a calm and fierce voice. was brilliant just goes to show you that gangsta mentality of GH. for a minute there carly sounded like that chick from that tvs show sons of anarchy. "Gemma" but Anyway. i see i;m arguing with the same posters from a few months ago when i was last on so this is basically useless and repetitive to do all over again. btw. i hope the ratings rise. :P peace out.

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1. There are more measures of intelligence than simple understanding of concepts.

2. I'm more badass than Jason is

3. Sonny is... I'm sorry, not going there.

But, this isn't a GH thread, and I don't want to take it over with any long winded discussion about all the problems with everyone on the show.

I'll discuss it, certainly I've been debating it on an almost daily basis elsewhere, but not here because this is about the ratings.

I will however say that the characters of old are certainly not worthy of praise today. Jason and Carly were my absolute favorite characters. At this point, I hate Jason and think Carly is a moron.

If I were to say what the underlining problem with Guza's writing is, I'd have to say he's a blatant misogynist. He has a serious issue with women. But he apparently doesn't like men too much either. Unless their names start with Steve and end with Burton or Maurice and Bernard, et al.

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