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Mar 22 2013, 09:33 AM
Mar 22 2013, 09:04 AM
Just coming out of lurkdom to add that it's not just the Papal announcement on Wednesday that was a factor. The coverage of the selection of the Pope actually started on Tuesday with the beginning of the vote (which impacted Y&R quite a bit). It's possible some people may have wrote off Tuesday too based on that coverage.

Also, Thursday and Friday featured scattered preemptions in the south due to conference tournament basketball coverage I believe. That happens every year and people tend to forget that. Days and GH do VERY well numbers-wise in the south (as a report from a few years ago showed) so I have no doubt that impacted both those shows greatly. Days and GH will be hurt this week too by the NCAA Tournament. I think last week and this week easily get written off because of that.
I live down South and there were no preemptions for NCAA or the Pope. I think you're missing the bigger picture here. The ratings are not low because of "outside factors", they're low because the shows sucks as a whole and people are quickly losing interest.
We really can't say that until next week. There were pretty big external factors for this week, so while the drop seems extreme it's not as simple as the show just sucks. And I agree that the show sucks but there's no getting around the pre-emption's effects.

And yeah, I live in the south too and we didn't have any sports related pre-emptions. Idk that we ever have.

They're guaranteed a bump next week. It will be interesting to see how much of one they get.
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