Compiled from a list of several sources, here are the Nielsen ratings for the week of June 28-July 4, 2010 for all the daytime and primetime television soap operas. CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox together had the fewest primetime viewers last week in two decades of record-keeping, the Nielsen Co. said. Together, the four networks averaged 18.9 million viewers, less than what AMERICAN IDOL alone usually gets during the season.
MIAMI MEDICAL (5.84 million)
THE GOOD WIFE (5.8 million, 4.0/7) - repeat
FLASHPOINT (5.57 million)
BOSTON MED (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (5.09 million, 3.5/11) - daytime airing only
GLEE (3.6 million, 2.4/5) - repeat
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (3.5 million)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (3.07 million, 2.2.7)
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (2.999 million)
HUGE (2.53 million) - series premiere
ALL MY CHILDREN (2.48 million, 1.8/6) - daytime airing only
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (2.38 million, 1.7/6) - did not count, NBC decision
GENERAL HOSPITAL (2.38 million, 1.8/5) - daytime airing only
AS THE WORLD TURNS (2.36 million, 1.7/5)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2.19 million, 1.6/5) - daytime airing only
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (2.1 million)
THE GATES (2.02 million)
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (1.830 million) - season premiere
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (1.5 million, 1.0/2) - repeat
ONE TREE HILL (1.2 million, 0.7/1) - repeat
SMALLVILE (1.01 million) - repeat
SUPERNATURAL (939,000) - repeat
LIFE UNEXPECTED (895,000, 0.6/1) - repeat
90210 (815,000, 0.5/1) - repeat
GOSSIP GIRL (576,000, 0.4/1) - repeat
- ONE LIFE TO LIVE was the lowest rated daytime soap for the week for the second week in a row, and a hit an all-time low in total viewers.
- Although MAKE IT OR BREAK IT was down from its last premiere, its 1.830 million viewership made for a solid showing at 10PM (a timeslot in which GREEK had routinely struggled to hit the 1 million mark). The show scored a 0.7 with adults 18-49, a 1.4 with women 18-34 and and a 2.2 with teens.
- FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) finished #1 in its time period among the major networks in adults 18-49, giving the critically acclaimed drama a sixth straight week ranking #1 or tied for #1 in the Friday 8-9 p.m. hour.