HomeTV37th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsDaytime Emmy Ratings Up Over 2009; 4 Percent Higher Than 2008! Luke Kerr June 28, 2010 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, All My Children, Days of Our Lives, Daytime Emmys, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 18 Comments The morning after the Daytime Emmys there is something else to celebrate. According to The Live Feed, Sunday’s telecast was up 2.9 million viewers over the 2009 CW broadcast and 4% higher in households than in 2008 when the award show aired on ABC. There were more mixed results in the all important 18-49 demos. Sunday’s show was 83% higher than in 2009, but down 8% from 2008. 18 Responses justanidiot June 28, 2010 I loved the show. It was very entertaining and it covered more than soap stars, which few soap fans either recognize or admit should be part of the Daytime Emmys. I saw Travel Channel and Discovery Channel people. I saw Wayne Brady too! After all, Daytime Soaps don’t make these networks a lot of money any more. I think you have more than decent producers for this show, you have miracle workers who turned a dull event into something I found thoroughly entertaining. So, you can’t speak for me and it was far from an atrocity, lmao. Kudos to David McKenzie and Jim Romanovich! Log in to Reply sassysdreams June 29, 2010 This was the worse Daytime Emmy’s EVER!!! A major disappointment and a complete waste of time! If I wanted to watch an infomercial on Vegas I could turn on the travel channel! CBS clearly got paid A LOT OF MONEY by Vegas but what a shame!!! All Vegas all night with a little daytime thrown in to justify the title of the show is NOT what the Daytime Emmy’s are supposed to be!!!!! What a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Sp :Sp :Sp Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 29, 2010 Whaaaaatttt???? So a LOT of people watched this crappily produced/written piece of nonsense???? I am sure they were all equally as disappointed with how little respect to the genre as a whole was paid last night??? If not, they should be. Last night’s ceremony was an ATROCITY. Other than the fact that most of my favorite’s won, it was a joke. Next year, if they DO have a ceremony, I hope they get some decent producers who know how to eliminate the BS and focus on what’s important!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 June 29, 2010 Last year’s emmy was wayyy better than this year. Last years have its flaws, but at least the host respect the industry and it was well produced last year on a limited budget. This year looks tacky, sorry, LOL. Log in to Reply GeoffLA June 29, 2010 Please. Someone beseech the ATAS/NATAS to stop airing the Daytime Emmy Awards telecast until they can remember why they began airing it in the first place. Rather than celebrating the best in daytime programming and honoring those that work tirelessly as the unsung heroes of entertainment, this increasingly moronic telecast continues to frustrate and disappoint the loyal audience that follows daytime. This weekend’s telecast seemed nothing more than an infomercial of where to go when in Las Vegas . Where were clips of the actors’ work leading into the nominations and presentation of the awards? Where was the traditional “In Memorium” spot honoring those we lost this year? Do you mean to tell me the Academy could not find time to honor three stellar individuals: James Mitchell (ex-Palmer, AMC), Frances Reid (ex-Alice, DAYS) and Helen Wagner (ex-Nancy, ATWT) (all lived into their 90’s), whose combined 129 years of service to daytime was not worth a mention in the broadcast? Or the shameful 60-second clip package to send ATWT on it’s way? With the exception of the beautiful underscore (Tyrone Wells’ ‘Time of Our Lives’), this rushed montage was the way the Academy chose to honor a show that logged 54 years on television (20 years at #1 from 1958-78) and an unprecedented 54-year run by the late Helen Wagner (longest-running character in televison history)?? You don’t think the tour of the Hilton penthouse or the forced Feed the Children segments couldn’t have been shaved? SHAMEFUL! Where were the clips of Jeff/Penny (daytime’s FIRST supercouple)? James Stenbeck? Jennifer Reynolds? David/Ellen Stewart? Grant Coleman? Hal Munson? Duncan/Shannon McKechnie? C’mon! I didn’t think the show could do any worse than the slight it gave GL last year during it’s tribute, but I was sadly mistaken. It’s like the people producing these shows have no idea the impact and contribution that these shows had to daytime and television in general. The six shows remaining on the air wouldn’t even be around if not for GL and ATWT, yet they are sent on their way without so much as a thank you. This is one 35-year daytime viewer that expected more from an industry that pretends to care about it’s own. Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie June 29, 2010 This year’s show was disappointing. It seemed like one big informercial for everything BUT Daytime TV. But I didn’t like that the actual handing out of the rewards were a rushed afterthought! They didn’t even show the emmy clips that the actor’s submitted! A 2 hour telecast, what they mentioned about the actual award nominees could’ve taken 15 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the Lion King, Vegas info, etc. entertainment. Regis was funny; his “I wonder what it’s like to win tonite” and other comments were good. The Feed the Children segment was awesome. Loved the Dick Clark/American Bandstand tribute. Ryan Seacrest did a great job at hosting and his comments to his mentor/Clark were wonderful. But I tuned in for a DAYTIME EMMY award show! Log in to Reply twb6yz June 29, 2010 I wonder how these numbers compare given that CBS is on the air in more markets than CW? Log in to Reply inspiron June 29, 2010 I liked this year’s better because they didn’t look cheap, BUT next year add on actor clips and clips of the best show. Also I want to see the actors in the audience more and more stars on stage presenting. Log in to Reply matealestlmo June 29, 2010 [quote=justanidiot]I loved the show. It was very entertaining and it covered more than soap stars, which few soap fans either recognize or admit should be part of the Daytime Emmys. I saw Travel Channel and Discovery Channel people. I saw Wayne Brady too! After all, Daytime Soaps don’t make these networks a lot of money any more. I think you have more than decent producers for this show, you have miracle workers who turned a dull event into something I found thoroughly entertaining. So, you can’t speak for me and it was far from an atrocity, lmao. Kudos to David McKenzie and Jim Romanovich![/quote] You are either oblivious or blind! Have you had your eyes and ears checked lately? Yeesh! Log in to Reply cheryl85 June 29, 2010 I think the Dick Clark tribute gave the ratings a boost. Log in to Reply terrifictam June 29, 2010 Did anyone else question if Sharon Case was drunk? Walking onstage and almost opening the envelope before announcing the nominees. I’m surprised I haven’t seen any other comments about her yet… Log in to Reply blake3b June 29, 2010 I can’t believe this train wreck got higher number than 2008’s show on ABC!!! Last year’s CW I can understand cause CBS gets more viewers than CW. Was there more competition on ABC that year? TerrificTam, I forgot about how weird that was that Sharon was opening the envelope before they announced the nominees! Did she think the list of noms were in the envelope? That was odd. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 29, 2010 Terrifictam– Yeah, I discussed her drunkenness on another blogging site. Vanessa Marcil also looked confused and discombobulated……and to quote Jamie Foxx, I “blame it on the ALCOHOL!!!!!!!!!” Some actors can’t handle their liquor, and shouldn’t be drinking just before they are about to be presenting at an award show that will be viewed by MILLIONS of people!!!!!!!! I expected more professionalism and impulse control from these soap actors. Yes, it’s Vegas, but you should be able to get drunk on your OWN time without embarrassing yourself on national television, even though the event was a complete WASHOUT (with or without the drunk presenters and some of the drunk or tipsy winners!)!!! Next year, IF they hold a televised ceremony, I hope that these actors are better behaved than this year. Log in to Reply justanidiot June 29, 2010 Geesh. I do believe opinions are allowed that differ from yours without you stating that I am either demented or physically handicapped, no? Now that I’ve seen how offensive your posts can be, Imagine how much credibility I give your opinion? And yep. LOVED the show! BTW, this comment is directed at the person with an old dude as their avatar. Log in to Reply mjones5081 June 30, 2010 Please remember CBS and CW are one in the same as far as the company is concerned Log in to Reply naughtytomato June 30, 2010 I would have liked to see each nominee as they were announced before the winner was declared. Not the rushed listing-winner announced-then a shot or two of the losing person. In the best actor case, they didn’t even show a best actor nominee! The camera work was horrible. CBS doesn’t have enough cameras to get all of the nominees? It was kind of sad to see the soaps decline and loss of power in the show. A lot of the things people listed -actor clips, death reel were lost to the show several years ago. just sad that’s all….. Log in to Reply soapsudzer June 30, 2010 I thought the show was a waste. Just one huge ad for Vegas. I agree with the lack of tribute’s for the great’s who died. No clip’s, few star’s, Daytime award’s should be confined to stuff that happened on daytime this past year. Dick Clark’s tribute should have been on a music award show. It had nothing to do with current television programming. In place of all the junk we sat through they use to run the clips actors summited to get nominated plus clips from each of the show that was nominated for best soap. Many year’s we have gotten to watch red carpet shows to see all the gown’s the actress was wearing. My guess is Las Vegas paid to put this entire show on since the only other commercial’s were free spot’s for feed the children. I was glad to see America’s kid’s thrown in that mix for a change because America has 1000’s of homeless children in every big city in the country. The biggest change I would have made was the tribute to Dick would have been to the soap actor’s who died this year. Log in to Reply soapster June 30, 2010 When will soap fans realize that he Daytime Emmy’s is not the soap opera awards, if those who claim that soap is the end all of daytime then maybe one of the mags can financize an award show like in the past wait they are not making any money. Please give it a rest why was the show not entirely focused on soaps because the reality of the situation is that they are not the powerhouse genre that they once were, soap fans do not pull in the numbers and soaps don’t pay the bills. The Dick Clark tribute probably added some eyes to the show along with showing in on cbs Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.