Ok this is the final ratings period for May Sweeps 2008 and please keep in mind that these ratings had holiday Monday which of course was Memorial Day for everyone in the USA. So things might not be as accurate as it should be as the ABC soaps and Days Of Our Lives episodes were repeats and were considered 'Specials' so they were not counted for the entire weeks worth of ratings. If they had been new episodes and were not falling on a holiday, perhaps these shows might have had higher ratings than what we are seeing?
Either way I must point out the terrible state of As The World Turns and Guiding Light which are now the bottom dwellers. Has Nuke's popularity fizzled? Will someone please take Guiding Light out back and put it out of it's damn misery for peet sake! Is there a second chance for these soaps? I think ATWT can bounce back but GL is doomed! As for Days Of Our Lives, I think we are seeing some fallout from the fans over the EJ/Sami love affair from the previous week. Now I must mention the year's biggest disappointment...General Hospital. Compared to the previous year, GH has LOST -674,000 viewers. This is pretty substantial when you compare it to the second spot loser Young & The Restless who has dropped -398,000 viewers compared to last years ratings. What a difference. What do you think GH can do to turn things around? I think it is definitely not the best-written soap on ABC but there is room for improvement.
But not everything is all doom and gloom! Congrats to Young & The Restless for finally ending its freefall and was the biggest gainer compared to last week with +300,000 viewers tuning in. Also thanks to Angie & Jesse's wedding, All My Children saw a +217,000 viewership increase compared to the week before. Well done!
May 26, 2008 - May 30, 2008
1 Y&R 3.6
2 B&B 2.7
3 GH 2.2
4 AMC 2.1
4 OLTL 2.1
6 DOOL 2.0
6 ATWT 1.9 (NEW Lowest Rating Ever!)
8 GL 1.6 (NEW Lowest Ratings Ever!)
May 19, 2008 - May 23, 2008
1 Y&R 3.4 (NEW Lowest Ratings Ever!)
2 B&B 2.7
3 OLTL 2.2
3 GH 2.2
5 DOOL 2.1
6 ATWT 2.0 (Ties Lowest Ratings Ever!)
6 AMC 2.0
8 GL 1.7 (Ties Lowest Ratings Ever!)