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8 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Are you kidding?  I, for one, am LOVING these ratings from BITD.  I've learned so much just from looking at the numbers.  Thank you so much for posting them -- and by all means, PLEASE keep doing so, if you have anymore to share.  :)

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I agree. Keep 'em coming! 

It amazes me how much shows vary from week to week and month to month back then. I know I used to follow ratings back then, but it must have been such a norm that I never really noticed. Man, I wish there were that many shows and that much competition still today! The quality would have to improve for sure. Now networks just don't care. 

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3 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Are you kidding?  I, for one, am LOVING these ratings from BITD.  I've learned so much just from looking at the numbers.  Thank you so much for posting them -- and by all means, PLEASE keep doing so, if you have anymore to share.  :)

Thanks for the kind words. I have TONS more to share. 
Week ending 8/23/1985

GH 9.4

Y&R 8.9

AMC 8.5

OLTL 8.2

GL and DOOL 6.9

CAP 5.4

AW 5.1

LOV 4.1

SB 3.9

RH 3.2

SFT 2.8

 

8/30/1985

GH 9.5

Y&R 8.4

AMC 8.2

OLTL 7.9

GL 6.9

DOOL 6.8

ATWT 6.2

CAP 5.3

AW 5.0

LOV 4.5

SB 3.6

RH 3.3

SFT 2.8

 

Week ending 9/6/85

GH 9.2

AMC 7.9

Y&R 7.8

OLTL 7.4

DOOL 6.3

GL 6.2

ATWT 5.8
AW 4.8

CAP 4.6

LOV 4.3

SB 4.0

RH 3.3

SFT 2.6

 

9/20/1985

GH 8.8

AMC 7.4

Y&R 7.1

OLTL 7.0

GL 6.7

DOOL 6.6

ATWT 6.0

CAP 5.0

AW 4.9

LOV 3.9

SB 3.8

RH 3.1

SFT 3.0

 

9/27/1985

GH 8.8

AMC 7.6

OLTL and Y&R 7.4

GL 6.6

DOOL 6.4

ATWT 6.3

CAP 5.2

AW 4.9

LOV 4.3

SB 3.8

RH 3.2

SFT 3.0

 

10/4/1985

GH 8.8

OLTL and Y&R  7.5

AMC 7.3

GL 6.8

ATWT 6.7

DOOL 6.4

CAP 5.0

AW 4.7

LOV 4.2

SB 3.5

RH and SFT 3.0

 

43 minutes ago, kalbir said:

@VanessaReardon The ratings posts are a great look back at daytime history :)

 

This stuff was just sitting around in my basement Collecting dust so I might as well share. 
 

 

Week ending 10/11/1985

GH 8.9

AMC 7.8

OLTL and Y&R 7.7

GL 6.4

ATWT 6.3

DOOL 5.9

CAP 4.8

AW 4.7

LOV 4.2

SB 3.5

RH 3.1

SFT 2.6

 

10/18/1985

GH 8.9

AMC and Y&R 7.6

OLTL 7.1

GL 6.4

ATWT 6.0

DOOL 5.9

CAP 4.9

AW 4.5

LOV 4.1

SB 3.2

RH 3.1

SFT 2.7

 

10/25/1985

GH 8.9

Y&R 7.7

AMC 7.6

OLTL 7.5

DOOL 6.4

GL and ATWT 6.2

CAP 5.1

AW 4.3

LOV 4.2

SB 3.4

RH 3.2

SFT 2.5

Edited by VanessaReardon

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Week ending 11/1/1985

GH 9.3

AMC 8.1

OLTL 8.0

Y&R 7.6

DOOL 6.5

GL 6.1

ATWT 5.9

CAP 4.8

AW 4.5

LOV 4.3

SB 3.5

RH3.4

SFT 2.7

 

11/8/1985

GH 8.8

AMC 8.0

Y&R 7.7

OLTL 7.5

GL and DOOL 6.6

ATWT 6.2

CAP 4.9

AW 4.6

LOV 4.2

SB 3.6

RH 3.2

SFT 2.7

 

11/15/1985

GH 9.4

Y&R 8.0

OLTL 7.6

AMC 7.4

GL 6.7

ATWT 6.5

DOOL 6.4

CAP 5.0

AW 4.8

LOV 3.9

SB 3.8

RH 3.1

SFT 2.6

 

11/22/1985

GH 9.5

AMC 8.1

OLTL 8.0

Y&R 7.6

DOOL 6.9

GL 6.8

ATWT 6.1

AW 5.1

CAP 5.0

LOV 4.4

SB 4.1

RH 3.5

SFT 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

Week ending 11/29/1985

GH 8.7

Y&R 8.0

AMC 7.5

GL 7.3

DOOL 7.2

OLTL 7.1

ATWT 6.6

AW 5.8

CAP 5.7

SB 4.8

LOV 4.3

RH 3.6

SFT 3.0

 

12/6/1985

GH 8.5

AMC and OLTL 7.4

Y&R 7.3

DOOL and GL 6.8

ATWT 6.1

CAP 5.4

AW 4.9

SB 4.2

LOV 3.8

RH 3.1

SFT 2.5

 

12/13/1985

GH 8.9

AMC 7.9

OLTL 7.6

Y&R 7.3

GL 6.9

DOOL 6.4

ATWT 6.0

CAP 4.9

AW 4.7

LOV 3.9

SB 3.8

RH 3.1

SFT 2.7

 

 

 

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Week ending 12/20/1985

GH 8.4

Y&R 7.5

AMC 7.4

OLTL 7.3

GL 6.8

DOOL 6.4

ATWT 5.8

CAP and AW 4.8

LOV 3.8

SB 3.6

RH and SFT 2.8

 

Week ending 12/27/1985 Holiday Bump for CBS
Y&R 8.9

GH 8.6

AMC 8.2

OLTL and DOOL 7.6

GL 7.5

ATWT 7.1

CAP 5.7

AW 5.4

LOV 4.8

SB 4.2

RH 3.7

SFT 2.9

 

Week ending 1/3/1986

GH 9.7

Y&R 9.4

AMC 9.0

OLTL 8.5

GL 8.2

DOOL 7.9

ATWT 7.6

CAP 6.0

AW 5.8

SB 4.8

LOV 4.6

RH 3.9

SFT 2.8

 

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Week ending 1/10/1986

GH 9.8

Y&R 9.0

AMC 8.4

OLTL 8.2

DOOL 7.5

ATWT and GL 7.4

CAP 5.8

AW 5.3

LOV 4.4

SB 4.2

RH 3.3

SFT 3.0

 

1/17/1986

GH 9.8

Y&R 8.6

OLTL 8.5

AMC 8.4

DOOL 7.3

GL 6.9

ATWT 6.7

CAP 5.3

AW 5.0

LOV and SB 4.1

RH 3.2

SFT 2.8

 

1/24/1986

GH 9.8

Y&R 9.2

AMC 9.0

OLTL 8.7

DOOL 7.8

ATWT 7.2

GL 7.0

AW 5.8

CAP 5.4

SB 4.8

LOV 4.4

RH 3.1

SFT 3.0

 

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1/31/1986

GH 9.6

AMC 8.9

Y&R 8.6

OLTL 8.5

DOOL 7.4

ATWT 7.1

GL 6.9

AW 5.8

CAP 5.5

LOV 4.5

SB 4.4

RH 3.4

SFT 3.1

 

2/7/1986

GH 9.1

Y&R and AMC 8.6

OLTL 8.2

DOOL 7.9

ATWT 7.3

GL 7.1

CAP 5.6

AW 5.3

LOV and SB 4.4

RH 3.4

SFT 2.9

 

2/14/1986

GH 10.3

AMC and Y&R 9.3

OLTL 8.8

DOOL 8.6

ATWT 7.8

GL 7.5

AW 6.0

CAP 5.7

SB 5.0

LOV 4.6

RH 3.4

SFT 3.1

 

2/21/1986

GH 10.5

AMC 9.1

Y&R 8.7

OLTL 8.5

DOOL 8.0
ATWT 7.1

GL 6.9

AW 5.5

CAP 5.3

LOV 4.6

SB 4.3

RH 3.3

SFT 3.0

 

2/28/1986

GH 9.9

AMC 8.4

Y&R 8.3

DOOL 8.0

OLTL 7.7

GL 6.9

ATWT 6.6

AW 5.4

CAP 5.1

LOV 4.6

SB 4.5

RH 3.2

SFT 3.1

 

3/7/1986

GH 9.6

Y&R 8.7

AMC and DOOL 7.9

OLTL 7.8

ATWT 6.9

GL 6.6

CAP and AW 5.2

LOV and SB 4.3

RH 3.1

SFT 3.0

 

3/14/1986

GH 9.7

Y&R 9.0

AMC 8.5

OLTL 8.1

DOOL 7.8

ATWT 7.2

GL 6.6

CAP and AW 5.2

SB 4.6

LOV 4.2

SFT 3.1

RH 3.0

 

3/21/1986

Y&R 9.4 conclusion of the Lauren/Shaun story

GH 9.1

OLTL 8.0

DOOL 7.8

AMC 7.6

ATWT 7.1

GL 6.8

AW 5.2

CAP 5.0

SB 4.6

LOV 3.7

SFT 2.9

RH 2.7

 

3/28/1986

Y&R 9.4

GH 8.6

AMC 7.6

DOOL 7.4

OLTL 7.3

ATWT 7.1

GL 6.5

CAP 5.1

AW 5.0

SB 4.2

LOV 4.0

RH 3.1

SFT 2.6

 

4/4/1986

GH 9.5

Y&R 8.7

AMC 7.9

DOOL 7.8

OLTL 7.7

ATWT 6.7

GL 6.1

AW 5.3

CAP 4.6

SB 4.3

LOV 4.1

RH 3.0

SFT 2.8

 

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On 11/8/2019 at 3:15 PM, Khan said:

 

Are you kidding?  I, for one, am LOVING these ratings from BITD.  I've learned so much just from looking at the numbers.  Thank you so much for posting them -- and by all means, PLEASE keep doing so, if you have anymore to share.  :)

 

+1 

 

@VanessaReardon Trust & believe, you've got peeps reading what you're posting, and appreciate you for doing so :)

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Like I said, I am learning so much from these ratings.  For instance, you could look back and pinpoint almost exactly when the wheels on the Kobe/Long era of GL began to fall off.

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16 hours ago, Khan said:

Like I said, I am learning so much from these ratings.  For instance, you could look back and pinpoint almost exactly when the wheels on the Kobe/Long era of GL began to fall off.

True story here. In early 1986, I was not enjoying GL. I wrote to Gail Kobe and told her that I was not enjoying the show.  I received a letter back from her that I thought was kind of harsh. She said that my letter was unfocused so she couldn’t take it seriously. Maybe my letter was unfocused, I truly don’t remember what I said in it, I just remember that ratings were falling and I didn’t enjoy the show anymore. A few weeks later she was fired and I remember being happy about it. To me, it was justification that others (her bosses) were unhappy with her work. I wasn’t the only one.  

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On 11/13/2019 at 1:14 PM, VanessaReardon said:

True story here. In early 1986, I was not enjoying GL. I wrote to Gail Kobe and told her that I was not enjoying the show.  I received a letter back from her that I thought was kind of harsh. She said that my letter was unfocused so she couldn’t take it seriously. Maybe my letter was unfocused, I truly don’t remember what I said in it, I just remember that ratings were falling and I didn’t enjoy the show anymore. A few weeks later she was fired and I remember being happy about it. To me, it was justification that others (her bosses) were unhappy with her work. I wasn’t the only one.  

 

And here I thought that I was the only one who received a condescending (i.e., bitchy) reply from Kobe.

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Week ending 4/11/1986

GH 8.6

Y&R 8.2

DOOL 7.7

OLTL and AMC 7.6

ATWT 6.5

GL 6.4

AW 5.2

CAP 4.5

SB 4.4

LOV 3.8

SFT 3.0

RH 2.5

 

4/18/1986

GH 9.2

Y&R and OLTL 7.9

AMC 7.7

DOOL 7.5

ATWT 6.3

GL 6.0

AW 5.4

SB 4.5 first time beating Capitol

CAP 4.4

LOV 4.3

SFT 3.1

RH 2.8

 

4/25/1986

GH 9.3

Y&R 8.3

AMC 8.0

OLTL 7.9

DOOL 7.3

ATWT 6.4

GL 6.0

AW 5.1

CAP & SB 4.6

LOV 3.7

SFT and RH 3.0

 

Week ending May 9, 1986 (missing 5/2/86)

GH 9.2

Y&R 8.4

AMC 7.3

OLTL 7.2

DOOL 7.0

ATWT 6.7

GL 6.4

CAP 5.0

AW 4.9

SB 4.2

LOV 3.6

SFT 3.1

RH 2.7

 

5/16/1986

GH 9.8

Y&R 8.3

OLTL 7.7

ANC 7.6

DOOL 7.4

ATWT 6.8

GL 6.4

AW 5.3

CAP 5.1

SB 4.4

LOV 3.7

SFT 3.1

RH 2.7

 

5/23/1986

GH 9.7

Y&R 8.6

OLTL 7.8

AMC 7.6

DOOL 7.2

ATWT 6.9

GL 6.6

CAP 5.2

AW 4.9

LOV and SB 4.1

RH 3.0

SFT 2.8

 

5/30/1986

GH 9.5

Y&R 8.5

DOOL and AMC 7.7

OLTL 7.5

ATWT 6.9

GL 6.3

AW 5.2

CAP 5.1

SB 4.2

LOV 4.1

RH 3.4

SFT 3.2

 

6/6/1986

GH 9.1

Y&R 8.5

DOOL and AMC 7.7

OLTL 7.5

ATWT 6.7

GL 6.4

AW 5.6

CAP 4.7

SB 4.2

LOV 3.9

SFT 3.2

RH 3.0

 

6/13/1986

GH 8.8

Y&R 8.5

DOOL 7.9

AMC 7.6

OLTL 7.2

ATWT and GL 6.7

AW 5.6

CAP 5.0

SB 4.0

LOV 3.8

SFT 2.9

RH 2.8

 

6/20/1986

GH 9.5

Y&R 8.8

DOOL 8.1

AMC 7.9

OLTL 7.6

ATWT 6.9

GL 6.4

AW 5.7

CAP 5.3

SB 4.7

LOV 4.1

RH 3.1

SFT 3.0

 

6/27/1986

GH 9.5

Y&R 8.8

DOOL 8

OLTL 7.9

AMC 7.8

ATWT 7

GL 6.5

AW 5.7

CAP 5.1

SB 4.5

LOV 4.4

RH 3.5

SFT 2.8

 

7/4/1986

GH 8.6

Y&R 8.5

AMC 7.9

OLTL 7.5

DOOL 7.4

ATWT 6.6

GL5.9

AW 5.7

CAP 5

SB 4.6

LOV 4.4

RH 3.3

SFT 2.7

 

7/11/1986

Y&R 9.5

GH 8.7

DOOL 8.1

ATWT 7.3

OLTL and AMC 7.2

GL 6.6

AW 6.3

CAP 5.4

SB 4.8

LOV 3.9

RH 3.1

SFT 2.7

 

7/18/1986

Y&R 9.2

GH 8.2

DOOL 7.9

ATWT 7.5

AMC 7.3

OLTL and GL 6.9

CAP and AW 5.6

SB 4.6

LOV 3.7

RH 2.9

SFT 2.5

 

7/25/1986

Y&R 9

GH 8.2

DOOL 8

OLTL and AMC 7.4

ATWT 7.3

GL 7

AW 5.8

CAP 5.6

SB 4.9
LOV 4.2

RH 3.1

SFT 2.9

 

8/1/1986

Y&R 9.9

GH 8.8

DOOL 8.4

OLTL and ATWT 8

AMC 7.6

GL 6.9

AW 6.1

CAP 5.8

SB 5

LOV 3.9

RH 3.2

SFT 2.8

 

 

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Great to see AW have a couple of 6's. I wonder what was going on the week of 7/11/86 to cause a 6.3? Isn't '86 when Tom Eplin, Ellen Wheeler, Stephen Schnetzer, Julie Osburn, Anna Stuart, and Sharon Gabet all left. I remember being devastated at the time. I loved Cass and Kathleen! 

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