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Week ending 8/7/1987

no pre-emptions

Y&R and AMC 7.1

OLTL 6.9

GH 6.6

DOOL 6.3

ATWT 6.2

GL 5.5

B&B 5.2

AW 4.9

SB 4.6

LOV 4

RH 2.6

 

8/14/1987

AMC and Y&R 7.5

DOOL 7

OLTL 6.9

GH 6.6

ATWT 6.4

B&B 5.3

AW and GL 5

SB 4.7

LOV 4.1

RH 2.8

 

8/21/1987

Y&R 7.8

AMC 7.3

OLTL 7.2

GH 7.1

DOOL 6.7

ATWT 6.6

B&B 5.6

GL 5.4

AW and SB 4.6

LOV 4.5

RH 2.7

 

8/28/1987

Y&R OLTL and AMC 7.6 

Y&R had a 27 share, OLTL 26 share and AMC 25

GH 6.9

DOOL 6.4

ATWT 6.2

GL 5.6

B&B 5.5

AW 4.5

SB and LOV 4.3

RH 2.9

 

9/4/1987

Y&R 7.5

AMC 7

OLTL 6.9

GH 6.7

ATWT 6.6

DOOL 6.4

GL 5.4

B&B 5.3

AW 4.6

SB 4.3

LOV 4

RH 2.8

 

9/11/1987

AMC 7

Y&R OLTL and GH 6.9 Y&R had a 28 share and OLTL and GH had a 24 share

ATWT 6.6

DOOL 6.1

B&B 5.5

GL 5.3

AW 4.5

SB 4.3

LOV 4.1

RH 2.9

 

9/18/1987

Nielsen introduced People Meters, which helped ABC

GH 7.9

OLTL 7.7

AMC 7.4

Y&R 6.3

DOOL 6.1

ATWT 5.6

GL 5.4

SB 4.6

AW 4.5

B&B 4.2

LOV 4.1

RH 3.2

 

9/25/1987

GH 8

OLTL 7.7

AMC 7.5

Y&R 6.8

DOOL 6.2

ATWT 5.3

GL 5

AW and SB 4.6

LOV 4.4

B&B 4.1

RH 3.2

 

Edited by VanessaReardon

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10/2/1987

CBS starts to bounce back with People Meters

GH 7.8

Y&R AMC OLTL 7.7 Y&R had a higher share

DOOL 6.7

ATWT 6.2

GL 6

B&B 4.7

SB 4.6

AW 4.4

LOV 4.3

RH 2.9

 

10/9/1987

Y&R 7.8

OLTL 7.7

AMC and GH 7.6

ATWT and DOOL 6

GL 5.6

B&B 4.9

AW and SB 4.4

LOV 4.1

RH 2.9

 

10/23/1987

I don’t have 10/16/1987

GH 7.8

AMC 7.6

Y&R and OLTL 7.4 Y&R had a higher share

DOOL 6.4

ATWT 6.1

GL 5.5

B&B 4.9

AW 4.6

SB 4.5

LOV 4.2

RH 3

 

10/30/1987

GH 7.9

OLTL 7.6

AMC 7.5

Y&R 7.4

DOOL 6.5

ATWT 6.1

GL 5.8

B&B 4.9

SB 4.8

AW 4.7

LOV 4

RH 2.8

 

11/6/1987

GH 7.9

OLTL 7.8

AMC 7.4

Y&R 7.3

DOOL 6.6

ATWT 6.1

GL 5.7

SB 5

B&B 4.8

AW 4.6

LOV 4.3

RH 3.1

 

11/13/1987

Y&R 8.6

AMC and GH 8.1

OLTL 8

DOOL 7.2

ATWT 6.5

GL 6.1

B&B 5.5

SB 5.1

AW 5

LOV 4.4

RH 3.3


11/20/1987

GH 7.8

Y&R and OLTL 7.7 Y&R had a 29 share, OLTL 27

AMC 7.6

DOOL 6.8

ATWT 6.2

GL 6.1

SB 5.1

B&B 4.9

AW 4.8

LOV 4.2

RH 2.8

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, VanessaReardon said:

11/20/1987

GH 7.8

Y&R and OLTL 7.7 Y&R had a 29 share, OLTL 27

AMC 7.6

DOOL 6.8

ATWT 6.2

GL 6.1

SB 5.1

B&B 4.9

AW 4.8

LOV 4.2

RH 2.8

 

 

 

Thanks for posting!

 

I never knew SB beat B&B, and poor AW, all those changes in 86-87 and they did nothing for the show.

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On 11/24/2019 at 12:30 PM, Khan said:

OLTL was killin' it for awhile in '87.

I think that was due to the Max/Tina/Cord/Kate sl and the remotes

On 11/24/2019 at 1:51 PM, Soapsuds said:

ATWT had some great stuff.....Lily finding out Iva was her mother and not Lucinda and that Josh was her father and he had raped Iva. Craig was missing. Margo and Hal slept together creating Adam. Meg and Tonio got married. 

 

I think at this time Gregg Marx had left as Tom and Scott Holmes was about to make his debut as Tom.

 

B&B and GL were stinking up the place in June and most of July. B&B even dropped to 9th and was beaten by AW

Jason Kincaid came before Holmes as Tom

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22 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

TPIR isn't Y&R's lead-in in many markets though. It may have played a part, but is one of many things. 

 

Ironically, Y&R went to #1 and stayed there when H. Wes Kenney went over to GH to produce it. Kenny later said he regretted leaving Y&R for GH

What lead to H. Wesley Kenney leaving Y&R? I don't recall reading about him and Bill Bell having any type of falling out like Bill Bell had w/ John Conboy 5 years earlier. Like I've said before, H. Wesley Kenney is really the one who laid all the groundwork for Y&R as we know it today, but Ed Scott gets all the credit.

 

8 hours ago, beebs said:

It's so jarring seeing B&B down at #11. It's almost as though CBS viewers forgot to turn their boxes on or something? Bizarre!

 

5 hours ago, Khan said:

Sheila's arrival (from Y&R) really helped B&B in a BIG way.

Consider a couple of things. 1987-1990 B&B was head-to-head w/ supercouple era Days, plus B&B wasn't carried by all CBS affiliates until well into the 1990s. Sheila plus full affiliate clearance kept B&B going when it was head-to-head w/ Reilly Sci-Fi era Days.

 

Edited by kalbir

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Wes Kenney was offered a bucket load of money to move to GH  and admitted it was an offer to good to refuse.

 

Hopefully Bill Bell was OK with it. He faced a similar situation when he parted ways with Irna Phillips to move to Days.

Edited by Paul Raven

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21 hours ago, VanessaReardon said:

 

9/18/1987

Nielsen introduced People Meters, which helped ABC

GH 7.9

OLTL 7.7

AMC 7.4

Y&R 6.3

DOOL 6.1

ATWT 5.6

GL 5.4

SB 4.6

AW 4.5

B&B 4.2

LOV 4.1

RH 3.2

 

9/25/1987

GH 8

OLTL 7.7

AMC 7.5

Y&R 6.8

DOOL 6.2

ATWT 5.3

GL 5

AW and SB 4.6

LOV 4.4

B&B 4.1

RH 3.2

 

Wow...it's great to see that SB really had some upward momentum at one point. With a timeslot NOGT against GH, I think it would have done either better. When SB was good, it was on fire!

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5 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

In general, it seems like a lull for soaps in '87 with the No. 1 shows (Y&R, GH) mostly staying in the 7's. 

Yeah I noticed Y&R's ascent to #1 had a lot more to do with it maintaining its audience as opposed to gaining a whole lot, while other shows dropped. I think there was an increase in the early 90's (about 90-93) that got stifled by the OJ Simpson trial.

16 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

To me, B&B didn’t really kickoff until the arrival of the Spectra’s (Sally in particular).

Yeah agreed. Just watching the episodes from 87-89 that are around, it starts to feel like B&B once Sally arrives on the scene.

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16 hours ago, will81 said:

Yeah I noticed Y&R's ascent to #1 had a lot more to do with it maintaining its audience as opposed to gaining a whole lot, while other shows dropped. I think there was an increase in the early 90's (about 90-93) that got stifled by the OJ Simpson trial.

 

Yep! A lot of soaps were actually on an upswing in '93 and early '94 that got halted by OJ interruptions.  Y&R had a few weeks in the 9's in early '94. 

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