Lucky Break: GH Spiked in Ratings the Week of Jonathan Jackson's Return

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Like the usual state of Lily Snyder's menstrual cycle, I'm a bit late with my ratings column this week (Source: SON), but don't worry, I didn't tumble down any stairs, nor was I kidnapped to Malta.  ABC Daytime's General Hospital had a Lucky week Oct. 26-30, 2009. GH gained 163,000 total viewers, and went up two-tenths of a ratings point in households. GH also went up one-tenth of a point among women 18-49. Tied with GH in households is sister sudser All My Children, the serialized trainwreck added 52,000 total viewers. AMC is up one-tenth of a ratings point in households and held steady among women 18-49. One Life to Live also saw an increase in total viewers, even if the bump was as slight 28,000. OLTL held steady in households and among women 18-49. OLTL is tied with AMC in the most coveted demo, while GH is a full three-tenths of a ratings point ahead of the other two Mouse House soaps in the demo. AMC has the distinction of being the only soap on ABC up year-to-date for the ratings period.

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NBC's Days of Our Lives lost 43,000 total viewers, but was still up year-to-date 252,000 viewers. DAYS held steady in households, but went up one tenth of a ratings point in the all-important women 18-49 demo.

CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless dropped 52,000 total viewers over the previous week. Y&R is still up 298,000 total viewers year to date, however. Daytime's number one soap dropped one tenth of a ratings point in households, and held steady among women 18-49. Sister sudser The Bold and the Beautiful proved it doesn't always have to rely on Y&R's lead in. B&B gained 36,000 total viewers. B&B held steady in households, yet dropped one-tenth of a point among women 18-49, tying its all-time low in that demo. The soap analysts believe is in most danger of receiving the axe next, As The World Turns, went up 60,000 total viewers over the previous week. ATWT is also up year-to-date 37,000 viewers. Last place ATWT held steady in households and among women 18-49.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week October 26-30, 2009

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers

1. Y&R 5,002,000 (-52,000/+298,000)

2. B&B 3,277,000 (+36,000/-67,000)

3. DAYS 2,959,000 (-43,000/+252,000)

4. GH 2,728,000 (+163,000/-181,000)

5. AMC 2,722,000 (+52,000/+141,000)

6. OLTL 2,520,000 (+28,000/-121,000)

7. ATWT 2,507,000 (+60,000/+37,000)


HH

1. Y&R 3.6/12 (-.1/+.2)

2. B&B 2.4/8 (same/-.1)

3. DAYS 2.2/7 (same/+.2)

4. AMC 2.1/7 (+.1/+.1)

4. GH 2.1/6 (+.2/-.1)

6. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/-.1)

7. ATWT 1.8/6 (same/same)


Women 18-49 Viewers

1. Y&R 1,107,000 (-33,000/+120,000)

2. GH 919,000 (+76,000/-64,000)

3. DAYS 899,000 (+32,000/+66,000)

4. AMC 738,000 (+3,000/-33,000)

5. OLTL 727,000 (+17,000/-115,000)

6. B&B 684,000 (-23,000/-5,000)

7. ATWT 598,000 (+6,000/-10,000)


Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.7/11 (same/+.2)

2. GH 1.4/8 (+.1/-.1)

2. DAYS 1.4/8 (+.1/+.1)

4. AMC 1.1/7 (same/-.1)

4. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/-.2)

6. B&B 1.0/6 (-.1/same) <----- ties low rating (Last time: October 5-9, 2009)

7. ATWT 0.9/6 (same/same)


Girls 12-17 Viewers

1. GH 43,000 (same/-1,000)

2. DAYS 30,000 (+3,000/-2,000)

3. OLTL 23,000 (-21,000/-18,000)

4. Y&R 20,000 (-18,000/-21,000)

5. B&B 19,000 (+1,000/+2,000)

6. AMC 13,000 (-12,000/-23,000)

7. ATWT 10,000 (-7,000/-13,000)


Women 18-34 Rating

1. Y&R 1.2/7 (same/+.3)

2. GH 1.0/6 (+.1/-.1)

2. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/-.1)

4. AMC 0.9/6 (same/+.1)

5. OLTL 0.8/5 (same/same)

6. B&B 0.6/4 (-.1/same)

7. ATWT 0.5/3 (-.1/same)


Men 18+ Viewers

1. Y&R 1,263,000 (+52,000/+102,000)

2. B&B 737,000 (+36,000/+5,000)

3. DAYS 611,000 (+6,000/+6,000)

4. ATWT 548,000 (+24,000/+74,000)

5. AMC 504,000 (-41,000/-1,000)

6. GH 483,000 (+1,000/-19,000)

7. OLTL 439,000 (-28,000/-19,000)