Friday, May 20, 2011

NEWS: Daytime Ratings, Macho Man Dead, Trends For Fall

Daytime Soap Ratings for the Week of May 9-13, 2011
Total Viewers (versus last week/versus last year)
1. Y&R 4,630,000 (+87,000/-483,000)
2. B&B 2,790,000 (-33,000/-397,000)
3. OLTL 2,582,000 (+84,000/+166,000)
4. DAYS 2,489,000 (+250,000/+45,000)
5. GH 2,371,000 (-8,000/-327,000)
6. AMC 2,299,000 (-36,000/-201,000)

1. Y&R 3.3/12 (same/-.4)
2. B&B 2.0/7 (same/-.3) ---- ties low (2nd straight week)
3. DAYS 1.9/7 (+.2/+.1)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.1)
5. GH 1.8/6 (same/-.1)
6. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2) ---- ties low

Hashfic: STUDIO 60's Odd Second Life On Twitter
A few weeks ago, the cast and crew of STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP joined Twitter en masse.

CW Fall Preview
The CW’s fall press release was full of spoilers.

ONE TREE HILL will end next season
Season 9 will be the CW drama's last, with 13 episodes.

Why women and minorities are the "losers" among new fall shows
Women are actually the winners this year with 22 out of 39 new shows boasting female characters or female-focused storylines. Yet, as Eric Deggans notes, "many of the new shows starring women skirt the edge of sexism and exploitation." Meanwhile, just one show — Shonda Rhimes' SCANDAL — features a minority actor as a star.

CW will reward viewers who watch ads via a bingo-like game
The CW is introducing "CWingo," a bingo-like game that will have viewers cross off images featured on the show and during commercials. Another service, "Shoptick," will reward viewers who watch with their smartphones.

Katie Couric close to signing an ABC afternoon talk show deal
The new Couric show is expected to cost about $40 million a year to produce, according to someone with knowledge of the proposed terms. Couric and Zucker would have an opportunity to participate in the profits of the show.

Alec Baldwin again says he expects to leave 30 ROCK after next season
"That's pretty much all I think about right now," Baldwin said of exiting when his contract is up next year. "To finish the show, I'm going to do this year then start thinking about what I want to do next."

GREY'S ANATOMY could lose Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, more after next year
Asked abut Pompeo and Dempsey's contracts ending next season, Shonda Rhimes says: "It might be the last hurrah for a lot of them; you never know. I really don't know and I don’t presume to know." She adds: "All the originals are in play."

Randy "Macho Man" Savage dies in car accident
The 58-year-old former WWF star was driving this morning when he suffered a heart attack, and lost control of his vehicle.

Girlfriends Films Releases 11th Installment in Lesbian Soap Opera IMPERFECT ANGELS
Girlfriends Films’ IMPERFECT ANGELS< 11 is out now on DVD. In the tradition of daytime TV’s longest running shows, Imperfect Angels is a scandalous lesbian soap opera offering hours of sinful delight.


  1. Roger/Damon,

    You do realize that "Imperfect Angels" is a PORN series?!! I just clicked on the link and got a big eyeful.

  2. Yes, it definitely is a porn series, I did the same thing as my friend there!

    I love how OLTL's viewing figures keep going up week on week! It just shows how great the show is at the moment. I wish abc would just admit they made a mistake and 'cancel' the cancellation. Believe me, we would think so much more of them if they did! For heavens sake, they are cancelling their current best rated show!!!! How does that make sense??!! It just annoys me so much when a show like OLTL (and AMC to a certain extent) get cancelled while on another network utter rubbish like DOOL just keeps on going! (I am also still bitter about the loss of Guiding Light, by the way!)