Ratings, Rants and Raves: Shadam Sex Better Than Viagra For Young and Restless Ratings

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If loving Shadam (Sharon Case and Michael Muhney) is wrong, The Young and the Restless fans (including this one) don't wanna be right! The inappropriate-yet-red hot pairing getting sleazy in the Big Easy helped Y&R go up 115,000 total viewers the week of Nov. 29–Dec. 3, 2010 (Source: Soap Operas Network). Y&R was up total viewers year-to-date by 227,000! The sudser also went up one-tenth of a point in households and among women 18-49.




Y&R's sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful,  benefited from the former's ratings surge. While B&B fell 43,000 total viewers over the previous week, the sudser managed to go up one-tenth of a point in households and among women 18-49. We can't give all the credit to Y&R, however, thanks to the combustible chemistry between Mr. Adam Gregory (Thomas) and  Ms. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke)!  I am so ready for Brooke to do a crotch fitting of Tom's trousers, I don't know what to do!

Shadam

It was also a good week for Days of Our Lives. The NBC sudser added 118,000 total viewer over the previous week. DAYS also went up one-tenth of a point in households and among women 18-49. DAYS was pretty much jam-packed with action the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 3. EJ (James Scott) got his spawn back, Aunt Viv (Louise Sorel) wanted revenge on those who entombed her, Carly (Crystal Chappell) injected herself with a virus to save her daughter, etc. It looks like it all worked together to draw in lapsed viewers. For my money, the credit goes to the best supercouple DAYS has done in a dog's age — Victor (John Aniston) and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers)!

Over at the House-o-Mouse, General Hospital went up 78,000 total viewers over the previous week. The soap opera held steady at a 1.8 in households (tied with All My Children and One Life to Live), but went up one-tenth of a point among women 18-49. Am I the only one who thinks these numbers are a bit anemic for GH? I mean don't get me wrong, the show is at Number 2 in the all-important Women 18-49 demo, but for GH to have ratings that are consistently on par with two soaps on the same network that have a fraction of GH's budget, promotion and star power has me wondering why the soap isn't giving up more bang for its buck these days? An A-list movie star is guest starring frequently, Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo is back as Brenda, so why is GH basically flat ratings-wise? Oh well, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda's date was adorable, wasn't it?

OLTL lost  8,000 total viewers over the previous week. The soap held steady in households and among women 18-49, tied at its all-time low rating in that demo for the second week in a row. I am enjoying the heck outta OLTL again. Mean, old nasty Clint (Jerry verDorn), Hot Mess Echo (Kim Zimmer) and pervy-good-fun Eddie Ford (John Wesley Shipp) have made Llanview my go-to soap city again. It's too bad OLTL is killing off Eddie. I think he could be slightly reformed and paired with someone like Dorian (Robin Strasser) or Echo and it would be a hoot, but then again, beating up on your kid is pretty much irredeemable.



(Jamey's other personality Countess Wilhemina Von Schtupptenham takes possession of his mind and keyboard.)

Countess Wilhemina Von Schtupptenham: Vait a minute, didn't vou write about how HAWT dis Shadam was on Zee Young and Zee Restless earlier een dis post? Did not dis Adam steal Sharon's zee baby and made her tink zee baby was zee dead? Yet vou still vant to see vat blind zee pervert penetrate her five days zee week? No?

Okay, I'm a walking contradiction. Sue me! All My Kids lost 142,000 total viewers over the previous week. AMC was down year-to-date 345,000. The soap held steady in households, but was the only daytime drama to fall among the coveted demo of women 18-49. Is there any wonder I'm hearing Brian Frons is looking to replace Kreizman and Swajeski, STAT! Oops, did I just type that?! Please disregard.  See you next ratings cycle!

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week November 29 - December 3, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers

1. Y&R 5,052,000 (+115,000/+227,000)

2. B&B 3,071,000 (-43,000/-103,000)

3. DAYS 2,580,000 (+118,000/-210,000)

4. GH 2,500,000 (+78,000/+3,000)

5. OLTL 2,349,000 (-8,000/-62,000)

6. AMC 2,301,000 (-142,000/-345,000)


HH

1. Y&R 3.5/12 (+.1/same)

2. B&B 2.2/8 (+.1/-.1)

3. DAYS 1.9/6 (+.1/-.1)

4. AMC 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

4. GH 1.8/6 (same/-.1)

4. OLTL 1.8/6 (same/same)


Women 18-49 Viewers

1. Y&R 1,093,000 (+46,000/-36,000)

2. GH 769,000 (+48,000/-74,000)

3. DAYS 745,000 (+53,000/-47,000)

4. B&B 681,000 (+70,000/-61,000)

5. OLTL 610,000 (-15,000/-94,000)

6. AMC 543,000 (-22,000/-144,000)


Women 18-49 Rating

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

2. GH 1.2/7 (+.1/-.1)

3. DAYS 1.1/7 (+.1/-.1)

4. B&B 1.0/7 (+.1/-.1)

5. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/-.2) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)

6. AMC 0.8/5 (-.1/-.2) <- ties low rating (Last time: November 8-12, 2010)


Girls 12-17 Viewers

1. DAYS 25,000 (same/+2,000)

1. Y&R 25,000 (-40,000/-1,000)

3. GH 22,000 (+5,000/-25,000)

4. B&B 14,000 (-22,000/-3,000)

5. AMC 12,000 (-3,000/+4,000)

5. OLTL 12,000 (-11,000/-5,000)


Women 18-34 Rating

1. Y&R 1.1/7 (+.1/+.1)

2. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.2)

2. GH 0.7/4 (+.1/-.3)

4. B&B 0.6/4 (same/same)

5. OLTL 0.5/4 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)

5. AMC 0.5/3 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (7th straight week)


Men 18+ Viewers

1. Y&R 1,259,000 (+84,000/+138,000)

2. B&B 682,000 (-23,000/-9,000)

3. DAYS 599,000 (+19,000/+45,000)

4. GH 492,000 (+25,000/+35,000)

5. AMC 448,000 (-71,000/-108,000)

6. OLTL 426,000 (-6,000/+12,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC

Monday: 1.9/2,509,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,347,000

Wednesday: 1.7/2,226,000

Thursday: 1.7/2,221,000

Friday: 1.7/2,201,000

B&B

Monday: 2.3/3,173,000

Tuesday: 2.4/3,393,000

Wednesday: 2.1/2,932,000

Thursday: 2.0/2,866,000

Friday: 2.1/2,992,000

DAYS

Monday: 2.0/2,745,000

Tuesday: 1.9/2,559,000

Wednesday: 2.0/2,671,000

Thursday: 1.8/2,520,000

Friday: 1.7/2,405,000

GH

Monday: 2.0/2,712,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,519,000

Wednesday: 1.7/2,407,000

Thursday: 1.9/2,527,000

Friday: 1.7/2,334,000

OLTL

Monday: 2.0/2,627,000

Tuesday: 1.8/2,342,000

Wednesday: 1.7/2,367,000

Thursday: 1.7/2,252,000

Friday: 1.6/2,158,000

Y&R

Monday: 3.9/5,534,000

Tuesday: 3.7/5,263,000

Wednesday: 3.5/5,004,000

Thursday: 3.4/4,832,000

Friday: 3.2/4,630,000

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For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through December 5, 2010

HH

1. Y&R 3.6

2. B&B 2.3

3. GH 2.0

4. DAYS 1.9

5. AMC 1.8

5. OLTL 1.8

Women 18-49 Rating

1. Y&R 1.7

2. GH 1.4

3. DAYS 1.2

4. OLTL 1.0

4. B&B 1.0

6. AMC 0.9