Connect with us

Days Of Our Lives

50

RATINGS: Soaps Bounce Back with Good Week!

Yes, we do report good news too!  On-Air On-Soaps is happy to say for the ratings period of April 9-13th, your favorite daytime dramas rebounded from a dismal previous week gaining viewers and doing well in key demos!

First off, The Young and the Restless came back strong gaining +349,000 viewers for the week with a total of over 4.3 million viewers remaining firmly in the number one spot.  It’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful also gained viewers from the previous week adding + 167,000 viewers.  And, Days of our Lives which had been in a spiral perked up too!  The gang from Salem added a very good +221,000 viewers, while General Hospital, which just got its all important renewal pick-up from ABC lost only a tiny bit of viewers -27,000, but still remains at the bottom of the four soaps.  We can only believe that it’s disastrous lead-in, The Revolution is part of the main culprit here!

For this ratings period, the canceled One Life to Live replacement series dropped to a series low of 1.19 million eyeballs.  Can you imagine what GH would be looking like if One Life were still on the air?   Was there any reason on earth that One Life to Live should have been canceled when it ended with 2.9 million viewers tuning into the finale?  Many primetime and daytime series, would kill for numbers like that these days … just sayin’.

You can view the entire ratings week story via Soap Opera Network here!  And for more on the tanking The Revolution, you can view what TV Media Insights had to say about it all here!

So let us know what storylines you are digging that would make you want to tune-in to your favorite soap everyday? And what is missing …  so we can get even more eyeballs to keep the soap genre alive!

 

 

 

Leave a comment | 50 Comments
Advertisement

50

avatar
17 Comment threads
33 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
29 Comment authors
Marcia WhitelipstickcatTroy TurnerdavidCarol Recent comment authors
newest oldest
WishILivedInLlanview
Guest
WishILivedInLlanview

Glad they bounced back! Hopefully, this positive trend will continue.

As for GH still losing some viewers, I think you’re right about “The Crap-olution” affecting its numbers.

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

Wish I lived in landview to,and you are right about the crap-olution,abc should take it off the air now and put one life to live repeats on,that will bring the ratings up and give them time to put back together what they took apart,I miss all my friends from landview and would love to have them back.

Blake
Guest
Blake

I would love that! I love watching OLTL reruns on soapnet, I have them all dvr’d.

Susan M.
Guest
Susan M.

I get so pissed-off OLTL should have nerver been cancelled!!!!!!!!!!!!OLTL & GH were team.. Watch OLTL and than GH….Now gh… Gh is mising it’s counterpart OLTL………………..I miss all the people of landview……….They had to brak the awesome team What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GH has to do more better in their ratings…They are doing okay, but they have to do BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcia White
Guest
Marcia White

Excellent idea, Barbara! You should be in charge of daytime programming at ABC. I’d have alot more respect for that network if you were running it! Yes, if ABC won’t bring OLTL back to it’s loyal fans, at least bring us some more reruns. I’ve been taping all the AMC and OLTL reruns on every nite and I love them. It’s been months since they took our shows off the air, I still miss them so much. I highly doubt The Chew and The Revolution will ever know such viewer loyalty. ABC really screwed up and became driven by greed.… Read more »

chris
Guest
chris

A MASSIVE issue with GH is whats playing outon screne right now. How can Ron. C write a story where the rape victim is the bad guy and it’s about her husband’s pain. This is a real disrespectful s/l. And it’s been horrible since he’s got here. He stated he wants to test their love you mean to tell me that her being raped on there honeymoon and possible preg. by the rapist isn’t enough. There is a reason why he’s been getting backlash from this storyline it’s sick. This isn’t love in the afternoon this isn’t something you wanna… Read more »

david
Guest
david

You never watched OLTL did you? OLTL was about romance. This sick crap is typical of GH and the Franco storyline that already existed BEFORE RC showed up.

lipstickcat
Guest
lipstickcat

So right! I’m sick of all the mob BS on GH!

John Eric
Guest
John Eric

As a viewer since 1973 who found the mob stories unbearable and the writing of Bob Guza terrible and in total disregard for the characters and show’s own history, I totally disagree with you here. Soaps are dying from all the negativity and discontent. Other lapsed viewers (GH had millions more) will read comments like yours and say “well I know I won’t be wasting my time checking out whats going on on GH” and eventually yes, it will be cancelled. There will always be characters and stories and couples and actors or characters you tolerate but actually dislike, but… Read more »

Judith Sekscenski
Guest
Judith Sekscenski

I agree. Ron C and Frank V have done wonders in such a short period of time! When I first heard about the OLTL characters heading to PC, I couldn’t imagine how they would fit in to the existing storylines/characters. Well, so far, Frank and Ron have done a brilliant job achieving this task. I’ve watched both OLTL and GH since I was in middle school and although I was extremely saddened by OLTL’s demise, I am thrilled with the direction GH is taking with Valentini/Carlivati at the helm. I actually look forward to watching GH everyday; something I hadn’t… Read more »

ethel
Guest
ethel

the did storyline was already in the works way before ron took over

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

That has to stop now ,jason is so upset to find out that franco is his twin brother ,how he is treating Sam is heartless ,but then again jason is heartless ,Hello sam was raped by that monster lets talk about her pain and what she is going through,Hopefully in the near future we find out that jason(even though I am pissed off at him Now) is the father Of Sams baby.And yes CHRIS ,I am not happy at the way Sam is getting treated ,the last thing I would want to do is go to Sonnys stupid birthday party… Read more »

Judith Sekscenski
Guest
Judith Sekscenski

I would like to see Sam turn to John for consolation. Love the references made to a “past life” as a homage to Caleb and Livvie. Honestly, I’m getting bored with Sam and Jason. Like Barbara T, I too am enjoying the OLTL crossovers. They’re are being integrated onto the canvas beautifully.

gin9rrsnap
Guest
gin9rrsnap

That storyline was set in motion long before RC got there. He had no choice. As for Konnie – I haven’t had this much fun watching GH in a long, long time. KUDOS to RC and FV.

chris
Guest
chris

If you are saying RC had no choice for this Franco s/l isn’t so far from true. He came out his mouth and said THIS is what he wanted to do. He wrote the Robin s/l so of course he had time to do this. How is a rape vicitm fun.

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

Watching kate/connie is good ,Im enjoying that to.connie isnt taking any shit off kate ,the other day in the mirror scene,that was a riot and very good acting,liking kate/connie even more.I cant wait to see connie introduce herself to sonny in johnnys bed (priceless) thats a good old fashion soap opera and I love it ,Its been years since he has been with connie cant wait to see the look on sonnys face .I will have to watch that scene over,and over again.

Judith Sekscenski
Guest
Judith Sekscenski

Ditto.

MBmomof3
Guest
MBmomof3

AMEN! I loved OLTL, it was my favorite soap. But they need to lighten up. I know they have a mess to clean up from the previous regime, but the viewers are sick of the violence and depressing storylines. We want adventure, mystery, romance and a little levity. At least I do.

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

Chris,what do you mean,how is a rape victim fun?That I am not seeing I am pissed off at jason for thinking of himself first ,and sams rape is like a after thought,also I have read somewhere that there will be a big change to jason,Maybe this is the start.I still trust Rons writing ,he has something going and I bet you it will be good it always is.

Blake
Guest
Blake

GH did stories like this wayyyyyy before Ron and Frank got there.

Robert
Guest
Robert

While I like the news, one of the four soaps will always be at the bottom. It is just a fact. With over 2 million viewers a week and Days of Our Lives barely beating GH in terms of ratings, GH will be fine. ABC will not be making the mistake of cancelling this soap even after their one year reprieve. Hopefully next year Agnes will have the rights to her soaps so that our beloved AMC and OLTL can go somewhere else.

Oprah should reconsider having them on her network. She could use the viewers!

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

Robert ,I hope you are right about abc/disney not cancelling general hospital in a year.and that agnus nixon gets her stories back and we can watch them on a network that cares about those two classic soaps and how they should continue.Oprah should reconsider and she should also put the daytime emmys on her network to .

Judith Sekscenski
Guest
Judith Sekscenski

I sent Oprah a message on her Facebook requesting just that (daytime emmys). It would do wonders for her network and we would be able to watch our favorite daytime stars on the red carpet.

lipstickcat
Guest
lipstickcat

ABC doesn’t care about ratings when it comes to the soaps! If they did, they never would’ve cancelled the highly rated OLTL! Did you see the kind of crap Doprah has on OWN? She would never put high quality soaps on or the daytime emmys! She only shows garbage!

Chantal
Guest
Chantal

She probably can’t afford it, production cost is what keeps the networks away from soaps nowadays…

Blake
Guest
Blake

I’m scared that both Days and GH will be cancelled next year. They both have contracts for another year. All soap fans need to support all the shows and keep them on the air.

aria
Guest
aria

they should give GH , OLTL time period already, and have the GMA afternoon addition air in the slot they plan to give to Katie Couric, why wait till september? just do it already, and leave GH alone and not mess w/ it period.

James
Guest
James

GH’s ratings woes are primarily due to the Revolution tinkering around only a million viewers. I think if GH had OLTL as a lead-in with the way it’s being written now that it might be giving B&B a run for it’s money. That being said, GH is still not perfected. They cannot become complacent especially with ABC testing GMA. If the root cause of the ratings issue (it’s not all lead-in if a show is written well) isn’t determined ABC will opt for GMA if it does well.

Justin
Guest
Justin

I am not sure these days that a lead in means anything at all really. I watched As The World Turns on CBS for 20 plus years without giving a shish about Y&R or B & B. Lead IN Lead OUT…made no nevermind. Yes, I did watch them once or twice a year if I saw someone interesting joining the cast (usually for a month or so, because they would eventually be killed off.) These days with TIVO and digital recording lead ins and lead outs mean Jack Squat! Since ATWT was cancelled, I did watch Y & R more,… Read more »

Teresa
Guest
Teresa

I agree. I have never paid any attention to the shows on before my soaps. I watch what I want. I can, however, understand the logic. Some people who may not have anything else to do may just sit and watch because that’s what’s on.

Heather
Guest
Heather

I hate The Revolution. But in all fairness to The Revolution, I don’t think it has anyting to do with the ratings of GH. GH had these same awful ratings when OLTL was there.

GH has been on a downward spiral since May or June of last year.

MBmomof3
Guest
MBmomof3

I agree. I am enjoying GH right now for the most part, but I really want to see it get to 50. I think ABC/D blew it when they cancelled AMC & OLTL and viewers left in droves.

Val
Guest
Val

The fact is that GH did lose viewers. The mob continues to be their focus. If viewers thought the mob was the end all, we’d be tuning in faithfully all this time. But that is not the case. Lower ratings are because the love affair with Sonny & Jason comes mostly from TPTB. Viewers turned out in droves to see Tristan Rogers come back as Scorpio, and his return got this year’s only 2.0. Logic would suggest that if TPTB balanced the show and gave us Robert back, the ratings would increase. Instead we get a mix of mob &… Read more »

Blake
Guest
Blake

I never understood why they have had the mob on the show this long. I don’t get the love for Sonny and Jason, they are just thugs who do horrible things to people and keep getting away with it, especially Sonny.

david
Guest
david

I never got the mob angle either. I assumed it was an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of HBO’s The Sopranos.

ricardo
Guest
ricardo

i am very happy that the soap operas are picking up in the ratings. we need to support our remaining 4 soaps. thank god that the revolution finally got cancelled. we have to continue to fight for general hospital to remain on air. please watch general hospital because it is getting really good now. please bring back jackie zeman as bobbie spencer. i really miss her alot. also please bring back kassie depaiva and put her on contract.

John Eric
Guest
John Eric

Ricardo, I totally agree with you about us needing to support the 4 remaining soaps. If you are a soap fan, Soap Classics is also releasing multi episode sets of special, hand-picked classic episodes of special occasions and specific themes for the longest running shows in broadcast history, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns. There may be future releases from them of Search For Tomorrow, Another World, The Edge of Night and Texas, too, with fan support through buying the GL & ATWT DVD sets. I think General Hospital is better than its been in years and has dramatically… Read more »

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

They have to put Kassie depava on contract she belongs with todd and starr.

Blake
Guest
Blake

Yeah they need Blair, Tea and Victor Jr. on contract.

Judith Sekscenski
Guest
Judith Sekscenski

I agree Ricardo. Bring back Bobbie Spencer, we all need to watch the remaining 4 soaps, and yes, GH IS getting good now. 🙂

Fran
Guest
Fran

GH is nothing like OLTL. OLTL ratings for last year was much better than GH right now. The only thing is similar is the DID storyline. As far as the Revolution goes, ABC/D needs to get rid of it right now. Their disastrous ratings are pulling GH down with it. GH is so much better than it use to be. Loving the Kate/Connie and Jason/Sam storyline. Frank and Ron are doing a fantastic job finally giving Jason and Sam and Kate/Sonny a storyline that is watchable and full of drama. Instead of them sitting around hugging all the time.

ethel
Guest
ethel

that you michael for posting this – your site is the first one i visit daily because i can always count on you for the latest soap news……..

cathy trinque
Guest
cathy trinque

Looks like some of these commenters don’t care about the remaining soaps.
I miss my soaps dearly and I will watch Days and GH to help the cause and I will continue to boycott ABC except for GH out of respect for the staff and actors of my favorites soaps.

Chantal
Guest
Chantal

The revolution has nothing to do with GH’s ratings. If you think the success of your show is linked to the show before, you are doomed to fail…

Emily
Guest
Emily

Yayyyy!!! I love my soaps and hope they have a long life span, despite the networks wanting to phase’em out for boring, who care’s, cheaper talk shows. I for one don’t want to see a slew of that kind of tv (talki shows) during the 3 hour stretch of daytime. I’m excited about May sweeps. Always looked forward to sweeps and what’s in store. I miss my Soap Opera Weekly, but enjoy reading all these on-line soap boards. Rgt now I’m watching GH and DOOL, mostly GH. I watched Kimberely McCullough’s interviews w/her soap “family” and they’re the best, should… Read more »

GariAnne
Guest
GariAnne

I’m glad GH is staying around. But I know it was a huge mistake cancelling OLTL. I really want it back on the air. No matter how many characters are cross-over to GH, its just not the same. I watched everyday. When i couldn’t watch, I bought a TV receiver radio, then a VCR, now a DVD-R. Never missed a day. I hate ABC.

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

The Rev-pollution is over, so mow our soaps can thrive! Yay!

Carol
Guest
Carol

General Hospital has been fantastic. I wish more viewers would tune in and find out for themselves. I have been enjoying every storyline that is going on at the moment. I know that the new head writer has so much more good stuff in store for us. I really think that ABC needs to start doing promos of the show. I have not seen any promos during their morning shows that I watch. I watch GMA, Live with Kelly and Rachel Ray. There are many people who watch these shows that have no idea how good General Hospital has been.… Read more »

david
Guest
david

The absence of promos for GH isn’t encouraging. It’s as if ABC is bidding its time until it can find a cheaper replacement. Or maybe ABC desperately needs advertising revenue that it cannot afford to spare the time to promote GH. I think the attitude among executives is that if people aren’t already soap viewers they are not going to start, which is inaccurate. Compared to other soaps, in its last year, OLTL was gaining more young viewers than any other soap. OLTL was actually creating a young fan base, coveted by advertisers, that would have sustained it and had… Read more »

Troy Turner
Guest
Troy Turner

I think ABC is secretly hoping that GMA2 will bail them out of the mess they’ve created. That’s not to say that GH will be cancelled in September-the turnaround would be too short, BUT if GMA2 draws numbers this summer, GH’s days will be numbered all over again

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

JMaurice Benard as Sonny & Max Gail ad Mike

General Hospital

Airdate: 10-08-2020

Advertisement

Popular