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SOD: Grace Falls Ill; June 9th issue; Article Summary
Topic Started: May 27 2009, 10:34 AM (9,163 Views)
madelinehawaii


IMissAremid
May 29 2009, 05:45 PM
px780
May 29 2009, 05:19 PM
Hmm.

This ratings-rise discussion has me puzzled. It's a list of rankings, so wouldn't you also have to account for the other soaps on the air?

I mean, from what I can tell it's usually a pretty close battle for the last few slots in terms of audience. In theory, couldn't a rise from #7 to #8 be more about something on General Hospital driving down their numbers than any one thing (or combination of factors) contributing to an increase for Days?
Exactly.

I'm not sure exactly how or why Days suddenly scooted up to 3rd place but I don't think it just had to do with what was going on in Salem, but also what was happening in Port Charles, Oakdale, Pine Valley, etc...

but mostly Port Charles. GH is just AWFUL IMO.
true...there are actually less viewers watching DOOL now, ranked 3rd then there were last May when it was ranked 4th, and only 100,000 viewers more now, during this sweeps than in the middle of the Vendetta summer before last when it was ranked 8th. no one set of numbers works when using the ratings to make any point if all the other factors are ignored.
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May 29 2009, 05:42 PM
six
May 29 2009, 05:35 PM
We're saying much the same thing. My point is that one could say "when ej an sami are forefront the ratings either hold or tick up" and that is something that can be proven or unproven. Find out the days that they aired, and see if the ratings are higher than weeks when they weren't on, or lower. The grey area is when you say that they're the cause of it.

*Days has been in third place after Nicole started airing most days per week* (too lazy to see if this is true, so don't jump on it if it's not) - a statement of fact that can be verified. Either it has held third position or it hasn't. *Days has been in third place BECAUSE Nicole has started airing most days per week* - now you're in opinion territory. Maybe it's maybe because Ari is a great actress, maybe it's because the new writers w/o Corday involved are making a better show than Hogan could, maybe the Passions fans have adopted DOOL, maybe it's all these things and more, etc. In my view, soaps are in such a state of flux that there's no nailing anything down. It's like someone digging up ratings from the 80s to justify putting the vets frontburner, even though we have new writers, new actors etc. As you(?) said in another post, this is basically a different show than it was.
Yes, I think we agree in general. That is, one might be able to make a case that any particular character or couple improves ratings, but it takes a broader analysis of what was going on that day or week--was so-and-so in the "A" story, what else was going on, was it a holiday week in which ratings are counted, was it during the Olympic weeks when ratings were apparently inflated, etc. Like you say, there are other factors at play as well: new cast members, missing cast members, different writers, all of that can play into it.

Yes, it was me who said earlier that this is a different show than in 2007. That's why I think it's hard to compare. Personally, I thought Hogan Sheffer was really bad; I can hardly think of a single story of his I liked, and even ones that started out promisingly either got dropped or ruined. I would say the show is, while far from being a shining example of soap writing, is at least more consistent and more balanced than it was in 2007. I can readily see why people wouldn't like the show that's on the air now, and there are losses of characters and actors I regret. But overall, I find the show very watchable, even when it takes directions I don't like (i.e., horrifies me with Brady and Melanie kissing, things like that).
I think Hogan had better ideas than Highley does, but they always fell through. Rumors about Corday forcing him into directions he didn't want to take, such as forcing santeen to be a summer story instead of the couple week long thing first envisioned mean I'm not ready to put the blame all on Hogan though. His dialogue team was better, too. But yea, overall, I agree that things are more balanced. Highley does a better job using all the characters that she has available, instead of focusing solely a couple of people day after day. She doesn't do well with coming up with exciting or innovative stories, but things could be, and have been much worse.
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madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 06:05 PM
IMissAremid
May 29 2009, 05:45 PM
px780
May 29 2009, 05:19 PM
Hmm.

This ratings-rise discussion has me puzzled. It's a list of rankings, so wouldn't you also have to account for the other soaps on the air?

I mean, from what I can tell it's usually a pretty close battle for the last few slots in terms of audience. In theory, couldn't a rise from #7 to #8 be more about something on General Hospital driving down their numbers than any one thing (or combination of factors) contributing to an increase for Days?
Exactly.

I'm not sure exactly how or why Days suddenly scooted up to 3rd place but I don't think it just had to do with what was going on in Salem, but also what was happening in Port Charles, Oakdale, Pine Valley, etc...

but mostly Port Charles. GH is just AWFUL IMO.
true...there are actually less viewers watching DOOL now, ranked 3rd then there were last May when it was ranked 4th, and only 100,000 viewers more now, during this sweeps than in the middle of the Vendetta summer before last when it was ranked 8th. no one set of numbers works when using the ratings to make any point if all the other factors are ignored.

The reason I chose RANKINGS instead of RATINGS is that there is an overall downward trend in Daytime viewership overall. Days may be down in viewers for the month or up and way up for the year etc. If my memory is correct, overall DAYS is outperforming all of the other soaps when you compare each show in a year to year basis.


GH being bad could explain a bump from 8th to say 6th but DAYS has risen to #3 and has been there fairly consistently for the last 16 out of 20 weeks (I don't know what this week's ratings/rankings are yet).

Feel free to take a look at the past few months episode rankings and let me know what storylines you found most interesting since the show started improving. Theo's autism story, Safe, EJole, Danloe, Phinnie/Phelony, Bo the psychic or whatever.


For the complete list, please visit:
http://www.jason47.com

Ties are noted with an asterisk.

September Episode Rankings.
via Jason47

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker Kiriakis) 15
2. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) 14
3. Renee Jones (Lexie Carver) 13
*. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 13
5. Roscoe Born (Trent Robbins) 12
*. Darin Brooks (Max Brady) 12
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 12
8. Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) 11
9. Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) 10
*. Shawn Christian (Dr. Daniel Jonas) 10
*. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 10
*. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 10
*. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 10

October Episode Rankings.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 20
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 20
3. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 19
4. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 16
5. Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) 15
6. Darin Brooks (Max Brady) 13
*. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 13
8. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 12
9. Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson) 11
10. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 10
*. Shawn Christian (Dr. Daniel Jonas) 10


November Episode Rankings.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes

1. Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) 16
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 16
*. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 16
4. Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) 14
5. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) 13
*. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 13
7. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 12
8. Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady) 10
9. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 9
10. Darin Brooks (Max Brady) 8
*. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 8
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 8

December Episode Rankings.
http://www.jason47.com/days/2008episodes.html

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes

1. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 19
2. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 18
3. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 15
4. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 14
*. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 14
*. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 14
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 14
8. Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) 13
*. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 13
*. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 13

January Episode Rankings

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 19
2. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 14
3. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 13
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 13
5. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 12
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 12
7. John Callahan (Dr. Richard Baker) 11
*. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 11
*. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 11
*. Taylor Spreitler (Mia) 11

February Episode Rankings

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 20
2. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 18
*. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 18
4. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 14
*. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 14
*. Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson) 14
7. Molly Burnett (Melanie Layton) 13
*. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 13
9. Avery & Cade Seger (Sydney) 12
10. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 11

March Episode Rankings.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 19
2. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 18
3. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 17
4. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 14
5. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 13
*. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 13
*. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 13
*. Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) 13
*. Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) 13
10. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 12
*. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 12
*. Dylan Michael Patton (Will Horton) 12

April Episode Rankings.
via Jason47


Here's how many episodes each actor has appeared in this month (4/1/09-4/30/09), out of a total of 22 episodes.
Ties are noted with an asterisk.


Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 20
2. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 19
3. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 16
4. Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) 15
5. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 14
*. Lily & Sophie Gimbel (Grace Brady) 14
7. Shelley Hennig (Stephanie Johnson) 13
*. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 13
9. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 12
*. Taylor Spreitler (Mia) 12

Edited by ilovemydays, May 29 2009, 06:20 PM.
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ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 06:19 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 06:05 PM
IMissAremid
May 29 2009, 05:45 PM

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true...there are actually less viewers watching DOOL now, ranked 3rd then there were last May when it was ranked 4th, and only 100,000 viewers more now, during this sweeps than in the middle of the Vendetta summer before last when it was ranked 8th. no one set of numbers works when using the ratings to make any point if all the other factors are ignored.

The reason I chose RANKINGS instead of RATINGS is that there is an overall downward trend in Daytime viewership overall. Days may be down in viewers for the month or up and way up for the year etc. If my memory is correct, overall DAYS is outperforming all of the other soaps when you compare each show in a year to year basis.


if you're going to suggest the following....

Quote:
 
people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.

How successful in the ratings was the show when Sami was frontburned in the Vendetta/Ejamicus story?


and then only provide the part of the ratings that prove your point and leave out the rest of the picture, it rather weakens the point you're trying to make. Days may be number three but there are Still less people watching now then when they were ranked lower and that does suggest something about anyone's popularity as well

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madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 07:19 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 06:19 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 06:05 PM

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The reason I chose RANKINGS instead of RATINGS is that there is an overall downward trend in Daytime viewership overall. Days may be down in viewers for the month or up and way up for the year etc. If my memory is correct, overall DAYS is outperforming all of the other soaps when you compare each show in a year to year basis.


if you're going to suggest the following....

Quote:
 
people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.

How successful in the ratings was the show when Sami was frontburned in the Vendetta/Ejamicus story?


and then only provide the part of the ratings that prove your point and leave out the rest of the picture, it rather weakens the point you're trying to make. Days may be number three but there are Still less people watching now then when they were ranked lower and that does suggest something about anyone's popularity as well

I tell you what why don't YOU take the time to copy and paste the numbers. At the very least you can look the information up yourself before saying that there are less people watching now with DAYS at #3.

Since January (before that actually but I didn't go back beyond the last week of December) DAYS has been up in viewers nearly EVERY WEEK COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE.

DAYS has been consistently up in Ranking and in Viewership.

See for yourself:
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=4

While the Nicole/EJole/babyswitch saga is the only reason I am watching I realize not everyone feels the same way.

Feel free to give a shout out for the storyline you have been watching since January.



Edited by ilovemydays, May 29 2009, 07:56 PM.
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ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 07:56 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 07:19 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 06:19 PM

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if you're going to suggest the following....

Quote:
 
people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.

How successful in the ratings was the show when Sami was frontburned in the Vendetta/Ejamicus story?


and then only provide the part of the ratings that prove your point and leave out the rest of the picture, it rather weakens the point you're trying to make. Days may be number three but there are Still less people watching now then when they were ranked lower and that does suggest something about anyone's popularity as well

I tell you what why don't YOU take the time to copy and paste the numbers. At the very least you can look the information up yourself before saying that there are less people watching now with DAYS at #3.

Since January (before that actually but I didn't go back beyond the last week of December) DAYS has been up in viewers nearly EVERY WEEK COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE.

DAYS has been consistently up in Ranking and in Viewership.

See for yourself:
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=4

While the Nicole/EJole/babyswitch saga is the only reason I am watching I realize not everyone feels the same way.

Feel free to give a shout out for the storyline you have been watching since January.



I did look them up...I don't post things without looking them up first, and since you asked so nicely lol

last week...

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,995,000 (-176,000/-71,000)
2. B&B 3,288,000 (-72,000/-581,000)
3. DAYS 2,705,000 (-31,000/-208,000)
4. GH 2,558,000 (+113,000/-395,000)
5. AMC 2,555,000 (+96,000/-15,000)
6. OLTL 2,495,000 (+56,000/-216,000)
7. ATWT 2,471,000 (+37,000/-340,000)
8. GL 2,044,000 (+26,000/-333,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=30589

A year ago last week....

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,066,000 (+109,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,869,000 (-9,000/+24,000)
3. GH 2,953,000 (+105,000/-658,000)
4. DAYS 2.913,000 (+217,000/+294,000)
5. ATWT 2,811,000 (-40,000/-202,000)
6. OLTL 2,711,000 (+254,000/-396,000)
7. AMC 2,570,000 (+203,000/-620,000)
8. GL 2,377,000 (-12,000/-226,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=26285

Ratings for the week August 20-24, 2007 (I was curious to see the rating for the middle of the vendetta but the ratings for the week of May 14, 2007 are pretty much the same as these)

(Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,388,000 (-135,000/-336,000)
2. B&B 3,666,000 (+60,000/-552,000)
3. GH 3,424,000 (+325,000/+163,000)
4. OLTL 3,157,000 (+235,000/-57,000)
5. AMC 3,020,000 (+209,000/-120,000)
6. ATWT 2,867,000 (+29,000/-485,000)
7. DAYS 2,651,000 (+56,000/-722,000)
8. GL 2,562,000 (-33,000/-366,000)
9. PSNS 1,780,000 (+49,000/-3,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=21685

as for being up in viewers every week compared to last year, I checked, they were up except for three weeks in February (for the weeks of the plane crash and Ireland I think from sweeps in 08) and they were down compared to last year on the one I posted above. Don't know about this week yet.

I haven't been watching for any storyline because none of them have caught my interest.

Edited by madelinehawaii, May 29 2009, 08:55 PM.
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madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 08:50 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 07:56 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 07:19 PM

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I tell you what why don't YOU take the time to copy and paste the numbers. At the very least you can look the information up yourself before saying that there are less people watching now with DAYS at #3.

Since January (before that actually but I didn't go back beyond the last week of December) DAYS has been up in viewers nearly EVERY WEEK COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE.

DAYS has been consistently up in Ranking and in Viewership.

See for yourself:
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=4

While the Nicole/EJole/babyswitch saga is the only reason I am watching I realize not everyone feels the same way.

Feel free to give a shout out for the storyline you have been watching since January.



I did look them up...I don't post things without looking them up first, and since you asked so nicely lol

last week...

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,995,000 (-176,000/-71,000)
2. B&B 3,288,000 (-72,000/-581,000)
3. DAYS 2,705,000 (-31,000/-208,000)
4. GH 2,558,000 (+113,000/-395,000)
5. AMC 2,555,000 (+96,000/-15,000)
6. OLTL 2,495,000 (+56,000/-216,000)
7. ATWT 2,471,000 (+37,000/-340,000)
8. GL 2,044,000 (+26,000/-333,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=30589

A year ago last week....

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,066,000 (+109,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,869,000 (-9,000/+24,000)
3. GH 2,953,000 (+105,000/-658,000)
4. DAYS 2.913,000 (+217,000/+294,000)
5. ATWT 2,811,000 (-40,000/-202,000)
6. OLTL 2,711,000 (+254,000/-396,000)
7. AMC 2,570,000 (+203,000/-620,000)
8. GL 2,377,000 (-12,000/-226,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=26285

Ratings for the week August 20-24, 2007 (I was curious to see the rating for the middle of the vendetta but the ratings for the week of May 14, 2007 are pretty much the same as these)

(Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,388,000 (-135,000/-336,000)
2. B&B 3,666,000 (+60,000/-552,000)
3. GH 3,424,000 (+325,000/+163,000)
4. OLTL 3,157,000 (+235,000/-57,000)
5. AMC 3,020,000 (+209,000/-120,000)
6. ATWT 2,867,000 (+29,000/-485,000)
7. DAYS 2,651,000 (+56,000/-722,000)
8. GL 2,562,000 (-33,000/-366,000)
9. PSNS 1,780,000 (+49,000/-3,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=21685

as for being up in viewers every week compared to last year, I checked, they were up except for three weeks in February (for the weeks of the plane crash and Ireland I think from sweeps in 08) and they were down compared to last year on the one I posted above. Don't know about this week yet.

I haven't been watching for any storyline because none of them have caught my interest.

I tell you what. If you really want to make your point valid don't just cherry pick a a couple of random weeks. Go back to JANUARY and show the numbers from then to now.

I didn't pick random weeks I showed every week for over a year. The least you can do is go back a few months if you really want to prove that the show was better under a different storyline.
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Shove your crappy show where the sun don't shine, Corday!

ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 09:34 AM
^ AZ was just interviewed about Nicole. AZ doesn't need to camp out at the mags nor do TPTB need to cover Nicole with glitter. Love her or hate her people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.

How successful in the ratings was the show when Sami was frontburned in the Vendetta/Ejamicus story?


Oh well, I hope AS does better with the Grace storyline. I just hope she dials back on the blubbering ugly cry.

:applause: :applause: :applause: VERY well said!
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ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 08:58 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 08:50 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 07:56 PM

Quoting limited to 3 levels deephttp://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=4

While the Nicole/EJole/babyswitch saga is the only reason I am watching I realize not everyone feels the same way.

Feel free to give a shout out for the storyline you have been watching since January.



I did look them up...I don't post things without looking them up first, and since you asked so nicely lol

last week...

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,995,000 (-176,000/-71,000)
2. B&B 3,288,000 (-72,000/-581,000)
3. DAYS 2,705,000 (-31,000/-208,000)
4. GH 2,558,000 (+113,000/-395,000)
5. AMC 2,555,000 (+96,000/-15,000)
6. OLTL 2,495,000 (+56,000/-216,000)
7. ATWT 2,471,000 (+37,000/-340,000)
8. GL 2,044,000 (+26,000/-333,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=30589

A year ago last week....

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,066,000 (+109,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,869,000 (-9,000/+24,000)
3. GH 2,953,000 (+105,000/-658,000)
4. DAYS 2.913,000 (+217,000/+294,000)
5. ATWT 2,811,000 (-40,000/-202,000)
6. OLTL 2,711,000 (+254,000/-396,000)
7. AMC 2,570,000 (+203,000/-620,000)
8. GL 2,377,000 (-12,000/-226,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=26285

Ratings for the week August 20-24, 2007 (I was curious to see the rating for the middle of the vendetta but the ratings for the week of May 14, 2007 are pretty much the same as these)

(Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,388,000 (-135,000/-336,000)
2. B&B 3,666,000 (+60,000/-552,000)
3. GH 3,424,000 (+325,000/+163,000)
4. OLTL 3,157,000 (+235,000/-57,000)
5. AMC 3,020,000 (+209,000/-120,000)
6. ATWT 2,867,000 (+29,000/-485,000)
7. DAYS 2,651,000 (+56,000/-722,000)
8. GL 2,562,000 (-33,000/-366,000)
9. PSNS 1,780,000 (+49,000/-3,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=21685

as for being up in viewers every week compared to last year, I checked, they were up except for three weeks in February (for the weeks of the plane crash and Ireland I think from sweeps in 08) and they were down compared to last year on the one I posted above. Don't know about this week yet.

I haven't been watching for any storyline because none of them have caught my interest.

I tell you what. If you really want to make your point valid don't just cherry pick a a couple of random weeks. Go back to JANUARY and show the numbers from then to now.

I didn't pick random weeks I showed every week for over a year. The least you can do is go back a few months if you really want to prove that the show was better under a different storyline.
I'm not the one trying to make the point...you were...I was simply showing you're not applying all the information necessary and if you or anyone else think what I have to say isn't valid, doesn't bug me. You obviously know exactly where to find the info for yourself given that you posted the link
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In my opinion ratings, rankings, etc., don't mean jack shit really. I don't have a neilson box, people meter, nada. I don't know anyone who does or ever has had one and sometimes I question if they really exist or if they are a scam. I read that in my county (of over a million people) there are approximately 400-800 boxes. How can they possibly get an accurate assessment of what we are all watching from that?

I get how statistics work, and advertising, blah blah blah, but I think this is just not really a measurable thing unless they put some device in every single cable box in every country all over the world. Then we'll really know.

Until then, I will just keep watching this crappy show and hope that there are more stories that don't suck instead of ones that do.



Edited by michelle, May 29 2009, 09:22 PM.
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madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 09:10 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 08:58 PM
madelinehawaii
May 29 2009, 08:50 PM

Quoting limited to 3 levels deephttp://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=43. DAYS 2,705,000 (-31,000/-208,000)
4. GH 2,558,000 (+113,000/-395,000)
5. AMC 2,555,000 (+96,000/-15,000)
6. OLTL 2,495,000 (+56,000/-216,000)
7. ATWT 2,471,000 (+37,000/-340,000)
8. GL 2,044,000 (+26,000/-333,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=30589

A year ago last week....

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,066,000 (+109,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,869,000 (-9,000/+24,000)
3. GH 2,953,000 (+105,000/-658,000)
4. DAYS 2.913,000 (+217,000/+294,000)
5. ATWT 2,811,000 (-40,000/-202,000)
6. OLTL 2,711,000 (+254,000/-396,000)
7. AMC 2,570,000 (+203,000/-620,000)
8. GL 2,377,000 (-12,000/-226,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=26285

Ratings for the week August 20-24, 2007 (I was curious to see the rating for the middle of the vendetta but the ratings for the week of May 14, 2007 are pretty much the same as these)

(Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,388,000 (-135,000/-336,000)
2. B&B 3,666,000 (+60,000/-552,000)
3. GH 3,424,000 (+325,000/+163,000)
4. OLTL 3,157,000 (+235,000/-57,000)
5. AMC 3,020,000 (+209,000/-120,000)
6. ATWT 2,867,000 (+29,000/-485,000)
7. DAYS 2,651,000 (+56,000/-722,000)
8. GL 2,562,000 (-33,000/-366,000)
9. PSNS 1,780,000 (+49,000/-3,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=21685

as for being up in viewers every week compared to last year, I checked, they were up except for three weeks in February (for the weeks of the plane crash and Ireland I think from sweeps in 08) and they were down compared to last year on the one I posted above. Don't know about this week yet.

I haven't been watching for any storyline because none of them have caught my interest.

I tell you what. If you really want to make your point valid don't just cherry pick a a couple of random weeks. Go back to JANUARY and show the numbers from then to now.

I didn't pick random weeks I showed every week for over a year. The least you can do is go back a few months if you really want to prove that the show was better under a different storyline.
I'm not the one trying to make the point...you were...I was simply showing you're not applying all the information necessary and if you or anyone else think what I have to say isn't valid, doesn't bug me. You obviously know exactly where to find the info for yourself given that you posted the link


Actually, I DID supply all of the necessary information because You proved MY point when you admitted that since January all but a couple of weeks were stronger this year than the previous year. PROVING that the higher rankings since January are also consistent with MORE viewers than the year before!

I didn't bother to copy and paste the rest of the numbers because they were repetitive in that they only substantiate what I had already posted.

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I tell you what why don't YOU take the time to copy and paste the numbers. At the very least you can look the information up yourself before saying that there are less people watching now with DAYS at #3.

Since January (before that actually but I didn't go back beyond the last week of December) DAYS has been up in viewers nearly EVERY WEEK COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE.

DAYS has been consistently up in Ranking and in Viewership.

See for yourself:
http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showforum=4

While the Nicole/EJole/babyswitch saga is the only reason I am watching I realize not everyone feels the same way.

Feel free to give a shout out for the storyline you have been watching since January.



I did look them up...I don't post things without looking them up first, and since you asked so nicely lol

last week...

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,995,000 (-176,000/-71,000)
2. B&B 3,288,000 (-72,000/-581,000)
3. DAYS 2,705,000 (-31,000/-208,000)
4. GH 2,558,000 (+113,000/-395,000)
5. AMC 2,555,000 (+96,000/-15,000)
6. OLTL 2,495,000 (+56,000/-216,000)
7. ATWT 2,471,000 (+37,000/-340,000)
8. GL 2,044,000 (+26,000/-333,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=30589

A year ago last week....

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,066,000 (+109,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,869,000 (-9,000/+24,000)
3. GH 2,953,000 (+105,000/-658,000)
4. DAYS 2.913,000 (+217,000/+294,000)
5. ATWT 2,811,000 (-40,000/-202,000)
6. OLTL 2,711,000 (+254,000/-396,000)
7. AMC 2,570,000 (+203,000/-620,000)
8. GL 2,377,000 (-12,000/-226,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=26285

Ratings for the week August 20-24, 2007 (I was curious to see the rating for the middle of the vendetta but the ratings for the week of May 14, 2007 are pretty much the same as these)

(Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,388,000 (-135,000/-336,000)
2. B&B 3,666,000 (+60,000/-552,000)
3. GH 3,424,000 (+325,000/+163,000)
4. OLTL 3,157,000 (+235,000/-57,000)
5. AMC 3,020,000 (+209,000/-120,000)
6. ATWT 2,867,000 (+29,000/-485,000)
7. DAYS 2,651,000 (+56,000/-722,000)
8. GL 2,562,000 (-33,000/-366,000)
9. PSNS 1,780,000 (+49,000/-3,000)

http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=21685

as for being up in viewers every week compared to last year, I checked, they were up except for three weeks in February (for the weeks of the plane crash and Ireland I think from sweeps in 08) and they were down compared to last year on the one I posted above. Don't know about this week yet.

I haven't been watching for any storyline because none of them have caught my interest.

Excellent post!

I'm watching simply because I have for years. Through good stories and bad - I still watch. Sometimes I do wonder why but in the end, I'm a fan of the overall show.
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And I'm a huge Alison Sweeney/Sami fan - but I rue the day they decided she had to be turned in to the show's heroine. It's been a terrible rewrite of the character and her history and was completely unnecessary, IMO.
I think this is my problem with Sami too. I was always since I started watching a HUGE Sami fan. Always. These past two years, I have dreaded seeing her on screen.

Sami was great scheming and chasing her men.
Now, she turns her nose up at scheming and has three men chasing her!

It kills me how she looks down upon EJ and all he did when she would do the exact same thing since she has been on the show. One could even blame EJ's dad just like she used to blame her mom.
Sami's character's rewrite has ruined her for me.

So if I want to trash talk Sami, I feel that I am in my right. Sami was MY girl. Now, I don't know who she is, and I can't stand NuSami. Glitter queen, Sarlena, Octomom, whatever. This isn't the girl I used to tune in for, and even her scheming to keep Grace from EJ has totally flopped. I would have bought it better if she would have kept Grace from EJ because she was pissed off at him...not because he is evil. Sami was evil.

And, for me, I liked Santeen and some of Hogan, but I feel that the show has gotten more interesting since Nicole has been back. The stories haven't gone the way I would have wanted, but I feel that if it weren't for her, I might have stopped watching. She brought in a new vibe in a stale story.
But hell, if I watched Jett Carver, I can watch anything. :)
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May 29 2009, 09:38 PM
But hell, if I watched Jett Carver, I can watch anything. :)
Let's all take a moment of silence to remember and reflect on Jett's floor-humping when he got shot in Vegas.

And when we're done with that, let's remember how he used to make sure his chest was on full display in the bacteria-laden hot tub.

And when we're done with THAT, let's remember the time we got scarred for life when we clicked on the link where somebody had posted his Playgirl pictures. Or maybe that was just me.
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Actually, I DID supply all of the necessary information because You proved MY point when you admitted that since January all but a couple of weeks were stronger this year than the previous year. PROVING that the higher rankings since January are also consistent with MORE viewers than the year before!

I didn't bother to copy and paste the rest of the numbers because they were repetitive in that they only substantiate what I had already posted.

This was the point you were trying to prove..the one that started this...

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Love her or hate her people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.


the ratings have gone down the last six out of seven weeks. What is that supposed to mean? Perhaps that people are tired of the story that going nowhere? Ratings can be twisted around to fit all sorts of scenarios and if that's what you want to see, great.
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Excellent post!

I'm watching simply because I have for years. Through good stories and bad - I still watch. Sometimes I do wonder why but in the end, I'm a fan of the overall show.
I must admit I'm watching more for certain characters because the sl don't interest me and I've not really a creature of habit. I used to be a fan of the show overall but that's a struggle for me lately.
Edited by madelinehawaii, May 29 2009, 09:58 PM.
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I wish I didn't have such a lively curiosity, lol . . . there are some things I just wasn't meant to know. But I felt we could all commiserate over the memories.
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Actually, I DID supply all of the necessary information because You proved MY point when you admitted that since January all but a couple of weeks were stronger this year than the previous year. PROVING that the higher rankings since January are also consistent with MORE viewers than the year before!

I didn't bother to copy and paste the rest of the numbers because they were repetitive in that they only substantiate what I had already posted.

This was the point you were trying to prove..the one that started this...

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Love her or hate her people find her compelling. Nearly the entire time Nicole has been frontburned the show has been #3.


the ratings have gone down the last six out of seven weeks. What is that supposed to mean? Perhaps that people are tired of the story that going nowhere? Ratings can be twisted around to fit all sorts of scenarios and if that's what you want to see, great.
Actually NO that was NOT the point I was trying to make. Why not take a look at the original post before you go attacking someone for something? To think I could have saved an hour.

The whole post here:
http://daytimeroyaltyonline.com/single/?p=8170111&t=8127570

I clearly stated that there were potentially numerous factors

In case you have a problem following links I'll re post it for you, just look below.
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when ej an sami are forefront the ratings either hold or tick up..but tptb have a hard time keeping the focus..and the ejole wedding was a tanker. why? all the hype about what was to happen fell flat, and the current may sweeps is losing viewers as well..so far, but i will not blame nicole, if they would show her getting her lies caught out in front of the whole town, i would be there with my popcorn bag as well..that would be entertaining.

...

Now I only bullet pointed the following to give you an brief timeline of what was going on. Most people, IMO, have their faves but generally follow storylines. With a strong storyline in place, The Baby Switch, we've lost faves like Jarlena and Tanna and yet the ratings have not fallen.

In the recent past we've had Touch my Thighs, Tina Lau, The Vendetta and Santeen, Crazy Ava, John Black's back, Who Killed Professor Robbins and the AFP (I'm sure I left some out). Currently we have Phinnie/Phelanie, Safe, Dan/Chloe/Lucas, Ejole and The Baby Switch.

Maybe the uptick in the ratings is GG and EM being on the show or maybe it is Safe or maybe people like EJole and the baby switch.

http://www.jason47.com/days/weeklynielsens.html


Date - WEEKLY RANKINGS - (Brief highlight of what happened that week)
7/2/07 #8
7/9/07 #7 (Santeen meet)
7/16/07 #6
7/23/07 #7 (Santeen kiss)
7/30/07 #6
8/6/07 #6 (Santo declares his love for Colleen)
8/13/07 #7
8/20/07 #7
8/27/07 #6
9/3/07 #7 (EJ and Sami reading letters about Santeen sex)
9/10/07 #8 (EJ and Sami imagine themselves as Santeen)
9/17/07 #8
9/24/07 #7
10/1/07 #8
10/8/07 #8 (Lumi gets an annulment)
10/15/07 #7
10/22/07 #6
10/29/07 #6
11/5/07 #7 (Ejami wedding)
11/12/07 #6
11/19/07 #7 (Sami tells EJ she has feeling for him to appease Stefano)
11/26/07 #5
12/3/07 #5
12/10/07 #5
12/17/07 #5
12/24/07 #5
12/31/07 #4
1/7/08 #5
1/14/08 #5
1/21/08 #7 (EJami go into WPP together)
1/28/08 #5
2/4/08 #5 (Santeen reunited in death)
2/11/08 #5
2/18/08 #3 (Plane crash, Caroline learns Shawn Sr. had passed away)
2/25/08 #5
3/3/08 #4
3/10/08 #5
3/17/08 #5
3/24/08 #4
3/31/08 #3
4/7/08 #5 (EJ meets Nicole)
4/14/08 #5
4/21/08 #4
4/28/08 #4
5/5/08 #4
5/12/08 #4
5/19/08 #5
5/26/08 #6
6/2/08 #7
6/9/08 #6
6/16/08 #6
6/23/08 #5
6/30/08 * (no ratings due to all "special" episodes this week; averaged a 1.7 rating)
7/7/08 #7 (EJole and Luloe have sex and then Nicole pushes EJ away)
7/14/08 #7 (Nicole continues to refuse to go out with EJ)
7/21/08 #7
7/28/08 #4 (EJ tells Nicole he is done with Sami)
8/4/08 #4
8/11/08 #3
8/18/08 #3
8/25/08 #4
9/1/08 #4
9/8/08 #4
9/15/08 #7 (This week had an actual RERUN in it!)
9/22/08 #5
9/29/08 #5
10/6/08 #4
10/13/08 #4 (Nicole tells EJ she's pregnant)
10/20/08 #6 (EJ prevents Sami's murder)
10/27/08 #4 (Sami leaves Salem to go into WPP)
11/3/08 #4 (Sami meets Rafe)
11/10/08 #6 (Brady returns)
11/17/08 #5
11/24/08 #5 (Nicole loses her baby)
12/1/08 #4
12/8/08 #4
12/15/08 #4
12/22/08 #4
12/29/08 #3 (Ej and Nicole get engaged)
1/5/09 #3
1/12/09 #3
1/19/09 #3
1/26/09 #4
2/2/09 #3
2/9/09 #4
2/16/09 #4
2/23/09 #3
3/2/09 #3
3/9/09 #4
3/16/09 #3
3/23/09 #3
3/30/09 #3
4/6/09 #3
4/13/09 #3
4/20/09 #3
4/27/09 #3
5/4/09 #3
5/11/09 #3
Just to clarify
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