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|Latest Ratings: Week of Feb 23-27|
|Topic Started: Mar 5 2009, 03:39 PM (578 Views)|
|Ellie||Mar 5 2009, 03:39 PM Post #1|
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
Ratings for the week February 23-27, 2009
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 5,280,000 (-177,000/-508,000)
2. B&B 3,367,000 (-206,000/-794,000)
3. DAYS 2,905,000 (-112,000/+6,000)
4. GH 2,687,000 (-114,000/-328,000)
5. AMC 2,634,000 (-95,000/+46,000)
6. OLTL 2,594,000 (+34,000/same)
7. ATWT 2,531,000 (-32,000/-803,000)
8. GL 2,077,000 (-98,000/-665,000)
1. Y&R 3.8/13 (-.2/-.4)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.2/-.5)
3. DAYS 2.1/7 (same/same)
4. AMC 2.0/7 (-.1/same)
4. OLTL 2.0/7 (same/same)
4. GH 2.0/6 (-.2/-.3) <------ ties low rating
7. ATWT 1.9/7 (-.1/-.5)
8. GL 1.6/5 (-.1/-.4)
Women 18-49 Viewers
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7/11 (-.2/-.2)
2. GH 1.3/8 (-.1/-.3)
2. DAYS 1.3/8 (-.1/-.2)
4. AMC 1.2/8 (same/-.1)
4. B&B 1.2/7 (-.1/-.2)
4. OLTL 1.2/7 (+.1/-.2)
7. ATWT 1.0/7 (-.1/-.4)
8. GL 0.8/5 (-.1/-.5)
Girls 12-17 Viewers
Women 18-34 Rating
Men 18+ Viewers
|Deleted User||Mar 5 2009, 03:46 PM Post #2|
C'mon GH, FALL!
Nice to see OLTL go up, for once LOL
I can't believe DAYS is up from last year. How wrong is that?
|e83talus||Mar 5 2009, 03:52 PM Post #3|
||Is it just me or does Days seem to be going up and down every week by around the same amount of people?|
|jules||Mar 5 2009, 03:52 PM Post #4|
||Yes, but Days is down .2 in demos from a year ago and that's the more important factor.|
|Kevc1980||Mar 5 2009, 03:59 PM Post #5|
As is every other soap...This has nothing to do with John or Marlena..I bet most offline fans don't even notice they are off the show..
|peaches179||Mar 5 2009, 04:00 PM Post #6|
Wow! What a terrible week for soaps.
Thanks for posting, Ellie!
|PhoenixRising05||Mar 5 2009, 04:05 PM Post #7|
GET EM STEPH!!
Everyone is down in demos vs last year. Y&R, which is arguably the best show right now, is down -2 as well.
You can either look at the numbers positively or negatively. On the positive side, Days is in the 2nd position in demos. Granted, it's because of everyone else dropping off but it's still a better position then they were in last year.
Plus, your only looking at one demo. They look at several. Girls 12-17 is a big one too and Women 18-34 is just as big as 18-49.
Days' numbers are solid all around. Even when they drop off, they don't drop like they have in the last few years. They've stabilized and are building an audience. They have not been below 2.0 since September. That is an accomplishment in this era of bleeding ratings. They've brought viewers back and kept them for awhole now. Some out there are liking what they are seeing and the most impressive thing is they've done this during a cast purging and during a time when they really haven't done any big stunts. The loss of several vets has not hurt them at all. Maybe it will in the long run but, for now, the show is in fantastic position and is the only soap up in viewers from last year. There is definitely more positive then negative here for them.
I'm so sad for GL. It's been so good. As has Y&R. I hate seeing their dropoffs.
I don't want any soap to go down but I can see why GH dropped. It's been slowly losing me again and I think it's only going to get worse. OLTL has been struggling a bit IMO too but slowly it's been getting better this week and next week looks good so I pray they start inching up again.
|Manny||Mar 5 2009, 04:13 PM Post #8|
||Poor Y&R.. :(|
|jules||Mar 5 2009, 04:18 PM Post #9|
Did I even mention J&M? :unsure: It's a fact that the demos went down and I was responding to the poster who said the HH were higher than a year ago.
|Kevc1980||Mar 5 2009, 04:20 PM Post #10|
I'm sorry, no you didn't mention John and Marlena..i just think it will be impressive if Days can hold steady without them or Steve and Kayla for that matter..Which it seems like they are doing..
|jules||Mar 5 2009, 04:23 PM Post #11|
Well, first you said no one notices they're gone and now it's impressive they're holding steady without them LOL. I think they would "hold steady" without lots of other characters as well... Bope, Sami, EJ, Nicole etc. IMO. Sami had her big return to Salem last week and ratings dipped a bit.
|King||Mar 5 2009, 04:28 PM Post #12|
||I still can't believe where DAYS is at. Months ago, I thought with all of these casting decisions they'd be down with GL by now.|
|Kenny||Mar 5 2009, 04:37 PM Post #13|
I'm just as surprised, believe me! LoL.
|PhoenixRising05||Mar 5 2009, 04:54 PM Post #14|
GET EM STEPH!!
^I'm not surprised at all.
Soaps are past the point of who is onscreen making a difference in the ratings. I still remember even in 2007 there were days that were either completely boring or that featured no vets and they were getting higher dailies then days that were exciting and that had vets. It's about the stories and it's about things happening every day. All you need is a little familiarity, which Days has, to get by. You also need a vision and a direction. Since Tomlin came on, the show has had that. No more dropped stories. No more forced pairings because of conflict behind the scenes. There is story building and relationship building going on and people are tuning in because there is a reason to. It's going somewhere where as since 2006 it's been one short arc after another, whether it was because it was planned that way or the story was just dropped.
Plus, it's been clear Days lost the vet viewers long ago. When J&M left for 2 months in 2006 and the ratings either stayed the same or went up, that showed that. Not only that but there have been times over the past few years where the vets were in heavy rotation and the show got nothing for it ratings-wise. In fact, the numbers were worse because it was repetitive. It had all been done before. There was no suspense. You know J&M, Bope, S&K, etc aren't going to die or split apart so why watch or invest? You know the outcome whereas now, in most cases, you don't. It's like the 90's where you weren't sure if the rooting couple would make it through or if the character would survive because it's new. Its fresh. These characters have been down these roads before.
There comes a time when shows have to reinvent themselves. The soaps have done this over the years. You have to because they are continuous. They need to stay fresh. They aren't like primetime shows, which don't last as long. For the longest time, many soaps, especially Days, shied away from this and some finally are doing it again and it took them long enough. Days tried going back to the 90's with JER again and it failed. They tried an 80's rebirth and it failed. Now they are using somewhat of a 90's model but also giving the show a Melrose/Sunset like vibe.
It may still fail but, at the moment, it's a success and if the numbers for the other shows below Days don't start seeing improvement soon, you better believe there will be alot more vets out of work. Heaven knows many of these shows always seem to rip off Days when it does something high profile anyway.
|Mikegoldy||Mar 6 2009, 07:23 PM Post #15|
||For years, the show has needed a set of 20 to 30 somethings to lead the show, but the show refused to stop living in the past. The show has not been this good since the first JER tenure|
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