Ratings May 5 - 9, 2008

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This is just getting sad now. No daytime drama seems to be getting the memo that May Sweeps are super duper important with advertising dollars and network renewals at stake. Perhaps someone should tell the producers/writers/directors/executives (you know the general TIIC) that increases in the ratings is a very good thing. Many of the soaps including Guiding Light, One Life to Live, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and As the World Turns have pulled into stagnation central with no signs of these little choo-choo trains (soaps) chugging along up the ratings mountain. 

But what I find more disturbing is the current freefall Young andamp;the Restless has endured this year which has landed them at an all-time ratings low. Sure it still is at the top of the pack but for how much longer? Do you think there will come a day where another soap will topple this ratings giant that has been the reigning king of all soaps for more than 1000 weeks since 1988? I could see Bold and the Beautiful catching up and overtaking the leader if this trend continues.

But what if General Hospital finally got it's act together and started a ratings resurgence and surpassed the top leader? Oh you know there would be tons of accolades and bragging happening at ABC for a whole long while. Couldn't you just see Bob Guza lapping it all up or even worse Brian Fronz taking all the credit? I think if that day were to come I would feel very sorry for Young & The Restless who to me always seemed like the most mature of all the soaps, that respected its audience more, and actually gave a crap about proper balanced storylines and such. What a sad day indeed....so get a clue Y&R....get up, dust yourself off from this bump in the road, and start moving onwards & upwards damn it!



May 5, 2008 - May 9, 2008

1 Y&R 3.6 (NEW Lowest Rating Ever!)

2 B&B 2.8

3 GH 2.2

4 ATWT 2.1

4 DOOL 2.1

6 OLTL 2.0

7 AMC 1.9

8 GL 1.7

April 28, 2008 - May 2, 2008

1 Y&R 3.8

2 B&B 2.9

3 GH 2.2

4 DOOL 2.1

4 ATWT 2.1

6 AMC 2.0

6 OLTL 2.0

8 GL 1.7