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That clock started ticking as soon as GL was canned.

I don't know how many GL viewers will go to other soaps. Many of the viewers left at GL were probably old time fans, and they usually did not switch. They will stay with CBS or just stop watching soaps. I think many of them will stop watching soaps. I know some CC fans will be watching DAYS, but I'm not sure if that will move numbers.

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In all fairness, it was premiere week for the 2nd week in a row for most of the syndication shows and viewership was up for most of them so it's no surprise to see a boost in soap ratings. Even without the hype with GL's final week, The numbers would've been up due to the lead-in in earlier time spots in certain areas.

Normally, over the past year from what I see, when most syndication ratings are up, soap viewership goes down and vice verse. If syndication ratings are a mixed bag, soap ratings will be too. It's very rare that syndication and soap ratings would parallel with one another. I'm into what the ratings will be from a month from now.

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In all fairness, it was premiere week for the 2nd week in a row for most of the syndication shows and viewership was up for most of them so it's no surprise to see a boost in soap ratings. Even without the hype with GL's final week, The numbers would've been up due to the lead-in in earlier time spots in certain areas.

Normally, over the past year from what I see, when most syndication ratings are up, soap viewership goes down and vice verse. If syndication ratings are a mixed bag, soap ratings will be too. It's very rare that syndication and soap ratings would parallel with one another. I'm into what the ratings will be from a month from now.

This is really a fascinating perspective. I very much liked seeing TPIR/View in this week's reports. I wish we could get the syndicated ratings on a weekly basis too. Dream big!

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This is really a fascinating perspective. I very much liked seeing TPIR/View in this week's reports. I wish we could get the syndicated ratings on a weekly basis too. Dream big!

I don't know where TPIR or the view ratings are at but for the most of the syndication ratings are posted at http://www.broadcastingcable.com/ on a weekly basis in the Syndication & Distribution section. You be amazed at how many shows get renewed with the numbers they're getting.

I'm surprise that many people hasn't know about this ratings trend.

Also, an another trend that I found out was pro wrestling programming on cable follow the same trend as I posted early. It has been a while since I focus on wrestling ratings to compare the pattern between that and soaps.

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That clock started ticking as soon as GL was canned.

I don't know how many GL viewers will go to other soaps. Many of the viewers left at GL were probably old time fans, and they usually did not switch. They will stay with CBS or just stop watching soaps. I think many of them will stop watching soaps. I know some CC fans will be watching DAYS, but I'm not sure if that will move numbers.

GL viewers will probably watch the remaining CBS lineup or just not watch soaps anymore. That's what I plan to do once ATWT is gone. I might watch Y&R or just give up soaps for good!

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And GL plus ATWT were pre-empted on Monday in the west coast due to US Open Tennis Coverage.

I don't think the west coast would have mattered anyway, at least where GL is concerned. The show's stronghold was always the Mid-Atlantic to the deep south and mid-west anyway...

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Nice to see GL went out in style... a healthy 3 million and 3rd place in viewers for the final eppy. It's still weird to think that GL is now one of the "defunct" soap operas no longer on the air. Sigh.

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Does anyone remember if AW had a comparable bump during its final week?

I do wonder if ATWT could get a similar bump. GL got lots of coverage in the mainstream media (60 Minutes, etc.) because it was "the longest-running show in history," and I'm sure many lapsed fans from WAAAAY back caught wind that the show was being wrapped. ATWT's death might seem, well, a bit anticlimactic after GL's.

AW had and was averaging a 2.2 the last week on the air. the final week rose to a 2.7

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