Friday, July 9, 2010

Soap Opera TV Ratings June 28-July 4, 2010

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
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (3.07 million, 2.2.7)
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
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.


  1. OLTL has just fallen off the rails with all of the new ppl. It's just too much. Hey, they fired the gays, whom will they blame next for the ratings??

    I have to say that AMC has been interesting.

  2. I actually think the opposite. I love the Ford boys and Nate. I don't care about Star though well I kind of like her with James. I hate Cole, Jessica and Natalie, Rex and Gigi but I put up with them. I actually watch it more than GH and Days two of my favs. I'm sorta watching AMC but if I even get an inkling their putting Rylee back together then I'm out.

  3. Just like to add that, Univision's telenovela, Soy Tu Duena, which premiered in June, averaged a 2.7 HH number for the week and 5.39 million viewers. Some nights it won the 18-49 and 18-34 demos among broadcast networks.

  4. Thanks, FoxCrane. I try to add Univision in when I can find the details. It's a fast-expanding audience.