Thursday, December 10, 2009

Soap Opera TV Ratings For Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2009

Compiled from a list of several sources, here are the Nielsen ratings for the week of November 30-December 6, 2009 for all the daytime and primetime television soap operas.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (14.7 million, 9.1/13)
BROTHERS & SISTERS (10.8 million, 7.2/12)
PRIVATE PRACTICE (9.75 million, 6.7/11) - 2nd Hour
PRIVATE PRACTICE (9.3 million, 6.3/10) - 1st Hour
V (9.2 million, 5.6/9)
BROTHER & SISTERS (8.8 million, 5.9/10)
FLASHFORWARD (7.3 million, 4.6/7)
GLEE (8.2 million, 4.8/8)
HEROES (5.9 million, 3.5/5)
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (4.8 million, 3.5/12) - daytime airing only
UGLY BETTY (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
EASTWICK (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (3.2 million, 2.3/8)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (2.8 million, 2.0/7) - daytime airing only
GENERAL HOSPITAL (2.5 million, 1.9/6) - daytime airing only
ALL MY CHILDREN (2.65 million, 1.9/6) - daytime airing only
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (2.5 million, 1.5/3) - repeat
AS THE WORLD TURNS (2.45 million, 1.8/6)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2.41 million, 1.8/6) - daytime airing only
ONE TREE HILL (2.4 million, 1.6/2)
90210 (2.2 million, 1.5/2)
GOSSIP GIRL (2.2 million, 1.6/2)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (2.0 million, 1.3/2) - repeat
MELROSE PLACE (1.4 million, 1.0/2)
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (1.1 million, 0.7/1) - Wednesday repeat
GOSSIP GIRL (1.1 million, 0.7/1) - Wednesday repeat

EDITOR'S NOTES: AS THE WORLD TURNS moved ahead of ONE LIFE TO LIVE in the daytime soap ratings for last week.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES plane crash episode paid off with a spike in viewership.

GLEE continues to grow.


  1. That Franco storyline is really hurting GH's ratings! Franco is so insignificant in the storyline. They are just showing glimpse of him per week. I really hate that the story is just focusing on Jason because most of the week I have to hear Jason nag about Franco and I'm so sick of it.

    This is a clear indictation that GH needs to change a new direction with the people in charge. They really need to get rid of Guza and Jill Farren Phelps! Hopefully bring back Wendy Riche to restore the heart of the show.

  2. Sh#t! What the hell is happening to OLTL? 2.4 million viewers?!!

    OK. I wonder if this is a backlash to its gay storyline. :(

    Part of me wonders if the producers know that the writing is one the wall and they're going for broke by delivering a good gay storyline before the show is cancelled.

    For me, OLTL has been must-see viewing. I love the stories, acting, and stories.

    I don't understand why viewers are abandoning it. Just a few months ago, OLTL was besting both GH and AMC in the ratings every week.


    I wish ABC actually spent publicity dollars on the show. Why aren't they advertising their stars and their diversity?

  3. Ooooh DOOL, dragged the baby story for too long.Personally, I hate how everyone on Salem hates and distrust Carly (I tuned to DOOL cuz la Chappell)-I respect the BO/Hope fans but the contant fighting, geez.
    Please start pacing and balancing the stories.