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Kind of hazy on this, but I think AMC either hit or tied for #1 twice in 1987. The first was Memorial Day week (which I seem to recall was fired EP Jorn Winther's last week of episodes before new EP Steve Schenkel started appearing in the credits the following week) and then again in late November/early Decemeber with the climax of the Silver Kane/Damon Lazarre storyline. Damn, this all seems like yesterday. Hard to believe it was nearly 30 years ago!

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Dale   

From the June 1980 issue of Daytime TV. Given that the ratings from that mag were usually 3 months behind the issue date, I would peg these from March 1980, but I know that Sharon Gabet returned to EON in February 1980, so these are probably from very late February-early March 1980

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WEEKLY "DAYS" RATINGS FOR MANY WEEKS FROM 1985-1989 NOW AVAILABLE...JOINS DATA ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR EVERY WEEK SINCE SEPTEMBER 1989...
Here's the new weeks from 1985-1989 now available. For an archive of how "Days" has performed every week since September 1989, please click here: http://www.jason47.com/days/weeklynielsens.html
Week Of..Rank....Rating..Share
1/7/85.........5........7.7......23
4/15/85.......6........6.5......24
6/10/85.......5*.......7.1......23
6/17/85.......5*.......6.6......21
6/24/85.......5........7.1......24
7/1/85.........5........6.6......22
7/8/85.........5........7.3......24
8/5/85.........5........6.9......23
8/12/85.......5*.......7.0......22
8/19/85.......5*.......6.9......22
12/30/85......6
1/27/86........5
2/24/86........4
3/10/86........5
3/24/86........4
4/7/86..........3
4/21/86........5
5/5/86..........5
5/19/86........5
6/2/86..........3*
6/9/86..........NA....7.9.....26
6/16/86........3
6/30/86........5.......7.4.....23
7/14/86........3
7/21/86........NA....8.0.....26
7/28/86........3
8/11/86........6
8/25/86........3
9/8/86..........5*
9/22/86........5
10/6/86........5
10/20/86......3
11/3/86........4
11/17/86......6
12/1/86........4
12/15/86......3*
12/29/86......2
1/12/87........4
1/26/87........5*
2/11/87........6
2/25/87........6
3/11/87........4
3/25/87........4
4/6/87..........6
4/20/87........5
5/4/87..........6
5/18/87........5
6/1/87..........5*
6/15/87........3
6/22/87........NA......6.9......23
6/29/87........6
7/13/87........5*
7/27/87........4
8/10/87........3
8/24/87........5
9/7/87..........6
9/14/87........5
10/5/87........5*
10/12/87......5
10/26/87......5
11/9/87........5
11/30/87......5
12/14/87......5
12/28/87......2
1/11/88........2
1/18/88.......NA.....7.0........24
1/25/88........5
2/8/88..........5
2/22/88........5
3/7/88..........6
3/14/88........6.......7.2........23
4/4/88..........5*
4/18/88........7
4/25/88........6.......5.9........22
5/2/88..........6
5/16/88........5*
5/23/88........6.......6.2........23
5/30/88........5.......6.4........22
6/13/88........2*......6.9........23
6/20/88.......NA.....7.3........24
6/27/88........2.......7.2........23
7/4/88.........NA.....7.5........24
7/11/88........2
7/25/88........1.......8.1........26
8/8/88..........2.......8.0........25
8/15/88........2.......7.5........24
8/22/88........2*......7.4........24
9/5/88..........5.......6.6........24
9/19/88........6
10/3/88........5*
10/17/88......5
10/31/88......5*
11/7/88........5.......6.4........22
11/14/88......5.......6.3........23
11/21/88......3*......6.6........22
11/28/88......4
12/12/88......4*
12/26/88......3
1/2/89..........4*
1/23/89........3*
2/6/89..........5*
2/20/89........5
3/6/89..........7*
3/20/89........6
4/3/89..........8
4/10/89.......NA......5.3.......20
4/17/89........8........5.4.......20
4/24/89.......NA......5.0.......19
5/1/89..........6
5/15/89........7
5/22/89.......NA.......5.5......20
5/29/89........6
6/12/89........5
6/19/89........5
7/10/89........8........5.6.......18
7/24/89........7*
8/7/89..........6
8/21/89........7

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Reported in Variety Dec 5th 1980,so probably a week or two before

DOOL 5.6 21 NBC's top rating daytime show

 

May 84 11.30 timeslot

TPIR 9.9/39 

Dream House 5.1/20

Loving 3.9/15

 

Edge of Night Oct 84 2.7/9

General Hospital week ending June 27 1982 10.6/36 (outrated 18 primetime shows)

Weekending Dec 30 1983 the second half of TPIR hit 14.1/40 the highest daytime rating in 9 years.

 

Edited by Paul Raven

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This is from June of 2002, when Variety Magazine had an impressive multi-page article celebrating GL's 50th anniversary on TV. It shows their decline in viewership since 1987, including HH number, share, and millions of viewers. 

 

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9 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

This is from June of 2002, when Variety Magazine had an impressive multi-page article celebrating GL's 50th anniversary on TV. It shows their decline in viewership since 1987, including HH number, share, and millions of viewers. 

 

GLRatingsfromVarietyMagazine0002.png

By 1987 GL ranked #7 out of 14 soaps on the air. I thought GL was still great but the competition just got tougher in 87.

And IMO by 1987 GL became more campy of a soap. I think its camp hurt it in the ratings.

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July 1983

CBS won first place in daytime ratings for third consecutive week ending July 17, although not by as great margin as week ending July 10. CBS researchers say CBS captured 7.0 rating to ABC  6.7 and NBC 5.4, to give it six of top 10 shows of week. NBC said that was highest rating since January, 1981, and claimed two shows in top 10. 

Edited by Paul Raven

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