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SOD: Grace Falls Ill; June 9th issue; Article Summary
Topic Started: May 27 2009, 10:34 AM (9,098 Views)
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May 29 2009, 09:38 PM
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May 29 2009, 04:56 PM
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. :)
This sort of touches on the reason why I as an ejami fan usually prefer the ejole scenes to the safe scenes. While I don't like the way they've rewritten Nicole to cower a lot instead of taking charge, or her current scheme, she is fine with EJ's dark lifestyle, and fortunately she's dropped the goody-goody act she was doing while pregnant. While safe is carrying on this wholesome white-picket-fence thing that is so not classic Sami. Belle is supposed to be doing that. The writers need to get her back here, and let her live in domestic bliss, and let Sami be Sami. I'm still a Sami/AS/ejami fan, in spite of this, though. The writers haven't completely ruined them for me, yet.
Edited by six, May 29 2009, 10:16 PM.
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ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 10:04 PM
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May 29 2009, 09:55 PM
ilovemydays
May 29 2009, 09:21 PM
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.
I did look at your original post (the one that laptop responded to and you then quoted~I went back on purpose so that I would know why you were posting all of this in the first place) and no one is attacking you.
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

You know I'm wondering if I should split this thread and put the ratings talk in a new thread just for ratings discussion... ^o)
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May 29 2009, 11:02 PM
You know I'm wondering if I should split this thread and put the ratings talk in a new thread just for ratings discussion... ^o)
You might as well leave it. Eventually, the discussion in that thread would just veer off into something completely different, too, LoL.
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May 29 2009, 10:06 PM
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May 29 2009, 03:13 PM
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May 29 2009, 09:55 AM
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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
if you think anyone is going to bother going thru whatever the hell that was, you must credit people with a great deal more patience than i do :drunk: for that is what i would have to be tipping to bother with that ...

go check the final ratings for this months sweeps..they suck. . DAYS 2,527,000 (-178,000/-310,000)

Down 310,000 viewers from same week last year. Days has lost 375,000 viewers the past month. Looks like safe sex was a total bust. Also people are sick of getting jacked around and having no reveal in the baby switch. Think this is a strong enough message for TPTB? days is losing more and more viewers as they continue with letting nicole hide her secret, and the fact that stef is still pulling wool over ej's eyes..

the grace death is going to pull them in, but all the other stuff, ejole, safe, is tanking as it deserves to.

only bright spots have been victor, mr. peanut has been outstanding...plus so has melanie, she has shined.
Edited by Livie, May 30 2009, 01:06 PM.
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May 29 2009, 09:20 PM
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.



I'm with you on that. And there was that article about people forgetting to record their viewing accurately.

The other element of this whole ratings/reasons thing- wouldn't something have to be promoted to be a draw for viewers? So don't you also have to look at what was being promoted, if anything? People have to know somehow that it's a Safe week or a Nicole week to tune in in increased numbers specifically for that.

Or, maybe it's the storylines featured in the previous week(s) that are really driving ratings the following week.

I kind of think Days has found its bottom line- the people who will turn in for anything. A few months from now they'll start to lose people again until they bottom out. Other soaps will drop later, so the Days crew have a chance at a high ranking again. Seems to be their longer-term pattern, irrespective of what's actually on-screen.

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May 30 2009, 12:08 PM
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May 29 2009, 10:06 PM
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May 29 2009, 03:13 PM

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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
if you think anyone is going to bother going thru whatever the hell that was, you must credit people with a great deal more patience than i do :drunk: for that is what i would have to be tipping to bother with that ...

go check the final ratings for this months sweeps..they suck. . DAYS 2,527,000 (-178,000/-310,000)

Down 310,000 viewers from same week last year. Days has lost 375,000 viewers the past month. Looks like safe sex was a total bust. Also people are sick of getting jacked around and having no reveal in the baby switch. Think this is a strong enough message for TPTB? days is losing more and more viewers as they continue with letting nicole hide her secret, and the fact that stef is still pulling wool over ej's eyes..

the grace death is going to pull them in, but all the other stuff, ejole, safe, is tanking as it deserves to.

only bright spots have been victor, mr. peanut has been outstanding...plus so has melanie, she has shined.
Actually by this time last year EJ and Nicole were hanging out at the Chez Rouge getting drunk and flirting heavy

Maybe HAPPY FLIRTY EJOLE is what people want to see :o ...or maybe they just want to see less Stephanie in a box...or maybe they don't want to see Philip shot again...or maybe they're tired of seeing Stefano in a hospital bed...or maybe they are tired of spoilers about dead babies.



I hate to say it but IMO, if the recent ratings numbers continue like this through to the past week, it will look like the GA doesn't like the Kiriakis Vs. Brady storyline as much as The Babyswitch storyline.




Edited by ilovemydays, May 30 2009, 01:43 PM.
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

I want Steph in the drawer drugged 24/7 till we get an actress who doesn't whine like a toddler and doesn't make me feel like I want to throw crap at my TV when she's on......

See what you people made me do now I'm completely off the subject of the original spoiler in this thread too.... :whistle:
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May 30 2009, 02:50 PM
I want Steph in the drawer drugged 24/7 till we get an actress who doesn't whine like a toddler and doesn't make me feel like I want to throw crap at my TV when she's on......

See what you people made me do now I'm completely off the subject of the original spoiler in this thread too.... :whistle:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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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)
if you think anyone is going to bother going thru whatever the hell that was, you must credit people with a great deal more patience than i do :drunk: for that is what i would have to be tipping to bother with that ...

go check the final ratings for this months sweeps..they suck. . DAYS 2,527,000 (-178,000/-310,000)

Down 310,000 viewers from same week last year. Days has lost 375,000 viewers the past month. Looks like safe sex was a total bust. Also people are sick of getting jacked around and having no reveal in the baby switch. Think this is a strong enough message for TPTB? days is losing more and more viewers as they continue with letting nicole hide her secret, and the fact that stef is still pulling wool over ej's eyes..

the grace death is going to pull them in, but all the other stuff, ejole, safe, is tanking as it deserves to.

only bright spots have been victor, mr. peanut has been outstanding...plus so has melanie, she has shined.
Actually by this time last year EJ and Nicole were hanging out at the Chez Rouge getting drunk and flirting heavy

Maybe HAPPY FLIRTY EJOLE is what people want to see :o ...or maybe they just want to see less Stephanie in a box...or maybe they don't want to see Philip shot again...or maybe they're tired of seeing Stefano in a hospital bed...or maybe they are tired of spoilers about dead babies.



I hate to say it but IMO, if the recent ratings numbers continue like this through to the past week, it will look like the GA doesn't like the Kiriakis Vs. Brady storyline as much as The Babyswitch storyline.




The uptick for the EJole on 12/28/08 wasn't for EJole, if you want to get technical.

Over a period since 1990, in the majority of ratings, Days has always gone up around New Year's Day regardless of storyline. The reason: people are at home with the family and tune into something familiar, a tradition.

Week of:
Dec 23, 1991 5.2
Dec 30, 1991 5.9

Dec 21, 1992 4.6
Dec 28, 1992 5.3

Dec 20, 1993 5.9
Dec 27, 1993 6.3

Dec 19, 1994 5.3
Dec 26, 1994 6.1

Dec 22, 1997 5.1
Dec 29, 1997 5.9

Dec 21, 1998 4.7
Dec 28, 1998 5.1

Dec 20, 1999 4.3
Dec 27, 1999 4.7

Dec 18, 2000 3.9
Dec 25, 2000 4.3

Dec 24, 2001 3.8
Dec 31, 2001 4.2

Dec 22, 2003 3.2
Dec 29, 2003 3.5

Dec 19, 2005 2.7
Dec 26, 2005 2.8

Dec 24, 2007 2.1
Dec 31, 2007 2.3

Dec 22, 2008 2.1
Dec 29, 2008 2.3

Placing ratings blame or credit to one couple is a dangerous thing on both sides.

People want to see good stories that have payoff. I haven't watched in a month and don't plan on watching again. They lost me as a viewer and I'm not tuning into another soap opera. I just don't watch them anymore.
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my ratings timing has to do with ending period may 22..which was no where near nicole and ej in the bar..it was the period of may 19 when the famous ej and sami love making scene happened..

coming about three weeks later was the drunken ejole scene, which ended when sami came and asked ej to come home with her, which he did....and totally pissed off nicole..just sayin

miou has it right..we have had no payoff about nicole stealing a baby, and until it is coming to light, there is gonna be repercussion in the ratings..

the baby death will be compelling..and will get some ratings back..again, waiting for nicole to stumble and fumble
Edited by Livie, May 30 2009, 03:20 PM.
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May 30 2009, 01:32 PM
michelle
May 29 2009, 09:20 PM
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.



I'm with you on that. And there was that article about people forgetting to record their viewing accurately.

The other element of this whole ratings/reasons thing- wouldn't something have to be promoted to be a draw for viewers? So don't you also have to look at what was being promoted, if anything? People have to know somehow that it's a Safe week or a Nicole week to tune in in increased numbers specifically for that.

Or, maybe it's the storylines featured in the previous week(s) that are really driving ratings the following week.

I kind of think Days has found its bottom line- the people who will turn in for anything. A few months from now they'll start to lose people again until they bottom out. Other soaps will drop later, so the Days crew have a chance at a high ranking again. Seems to be their longer-term pattern, irrespective of what's actually on-screen.

Since data can be manipulated to suit different agendas, the better question is how does TPTB interpret the data. How do they decide whats a ratings hit or disaster?
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May 30 2009, 03:18 PM
my ratings timing has to do with ending period may 22..which was no where near nicole and ej in the bar..it was the period of may 19 when the famous ej and sami love making scene happened..

coming about three weeks later was the drunken ejole scene, which ended when sami came and asked ej to come home with her, which he did....and totally pissed off nicole..just sayin

miou has it right..we have had no payoff about nicole stealing a baby, and until it is coming to light, there is gonna be repercussion in the ratings..

the baby death will be compelling..and will get some ratings back..again, waiting for nicole to stumble and fumble
You're right in that I was talking about what I was watching at this time (actual time not ratings time this year) but the week of May 18-22 last year was also the time that LUCAS came back so unless you are arguing that EJamicus was a solid 'A' storyline I don't see your point.

Anyone is free to go back and look at the recent numbers but the 'A' story for this years May sweeps has been the Kiriakis vs. DiMera feud and for some inexplicable reason they have centered it around Stephanie.

I'm not sure if people will be tuning back to watch Grace die or not. Time will tell but IMO The Babyswitch story is still watchable. Sobbing Steph in a box just didn't do anything for me.





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May 30 2009, 03:14 PM


The uptick for the EJole on 12/28/08 wasn't for EJole, if you want to get technical.

Over a period since 1990, in the majority of ratings, Days has always gone up around New Year's Day regardless of storyline. The reason: people are at home with the family and tune into something familiar, a tradition.

Week of:
Dec 23, 1991 5.2
Dec 30, 1991 5.9

Dec 21, 1992 4.6
Dec 28, 1992 5.3

Dec 20, 1993 5.9
Dec 27, 1993 6.3

Dec 19, 1994 5.3
Dec 26, 1994 6.1

Dec 22, 1997 5.1
Dec 29, 1997 5.9

Dec 21, 1998 4.7
Dec 28, 1998 5.1

Dec 20, 1999 4.3
Dec 27, 1999 4.7

Dec 18, 2000 3.9
Dec 25, 2000 4.3

Dec 24, 2001 3.8
Dec 31, 2001 4.2

Dec 22, 2003 3.2
Dec 29, 2003 3.5

Dec 19, 2005 2.7
Dec 26, 2005 2.8

Dec 24, 2007 2.1
Dec 31, 2007 2.3

Dec 22, 2008 2.1
Dec 29, 2008 2.3

Placing ratings blame or credit to one couple is a dangerous thing on both sides.

People want to see good stories that have payoff. I haven't watched in a month and don't plan on watching again. They lost me as a viewer and I'm not tuning into another soap opera. I just don't watch them anymore.




Excuse me but I was quite clear in my ORIGINAL post that I was only placing markers net to the weeks so that you can get an idea of where a storyline was at. In no way was I implying that any one thing raised the ratings for the week. I posted such a long period of time to focus on THE VIEWING TRENDS OF 'A STORYLINES'

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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
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well my attention was held watching ej and sami tummy tissing..as for lucas? he was there???????????????????????
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Excuse me but I was quite clear in my ORIGINAL post that I was only placing markers net to the weeks so that you can get an idea of where a storyline was at. In no way was I implying that any one thing raised the ratings for the week. I posted such a long period of time to focus on THE VIEWING TRENDS OF 'A STORYLINES'

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.[/b]
I wasn't trying to start an argument. Anyway, I started looking at ratings with my own agenda in mind a few months ago. But as I delved into the numbers, I made a bit of a "discovery" and my agenda fell away.

Days has been in a downward trend for years. Storylines have come and gone, but the viewers started dwindling long before Hogan Sheffer (who is blamed for the most part) started with Days. Now we see the kind of viewer bleed Days saw in 2007 for other soaps like General Hospital, As the World Turns, and even, the top-rated the Young and the Restless.

In Days' case, the only writer who seemed to be able to reverse the trend, and I hate to say it, was JER during his first run quite successfully, during his second, not so much. I read an article a few weeks ago where NBC said as a condition of renewing Days (I forget what year), as part of the package Corday had to hire back JER. That in itself says a lot. The network wanted the demos and ratings that JER brought in during his first run.

In any case, after awhile I just started looking at the numbers without regard to who was being featured in front burning stories and well, the story isn't pretty for Days, really for any soap opera. The demos, which pay for the show, aren't good, and I seriously doubt the 1.2 demo this past week made anyone at NBC happy. From what little I know about advertising, if shows don't deliver on promised demos, advertisers can decide to pull their ads or not pay. Not good.

Sorry to get off topic . . . Grace falling ill sounds very sad, but this girl more than likely won't be watching based on the terrible storytelling I've seen during the majority of Ms. Higley's run. I have grave doubts she'll do this story any justice. Maybe I'll watch it later online if I hear by some miracle it is done well.
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fact is i mostly liked what jer did on days..yeah he got out there at times, but i still tuned in. now..well i have one story that interests me, but they are determined not to show it.
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fact is i mostly liked what jer did on days..yeah he got out there at times, but i still tuned in. now..well i have one story that interests me, but they are determined not to show it.
Lots of people liked JER. :) I liked his writing at first (during his first run), but after awhile, I couldn't stand it anymore. It drove me insane. But in comparison with what is on the show now, I think I'd take JER's writing.
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