Programs starring daytime suds alums helped ABC win the Monday night ratings race. On the strength of the Season 16 premiere of Dancing With the Stars (featuring General Hospital's Ingo Rademacher) and an episode of Nathan Fillion starrer Castle, ABC bested original lineups on rival networks. READ MORE
Oprah Winfrey has even more reason to bask in the afterglow of her interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. In addition to pulling in good numbers domestically for her cable network OWN, The Washington Post reports 28 million viewers worldwide tuned in for at least a minute of the much anticipated two-part sit down. Reportedly,
The 28 million is a “reach” stat; OWN defines this as anyone who watched one minute, or more, of the two-night interview.
The ladies of CBS Daytime's The Talk have a lot to celebrate this weekend. The chatfest delivered its largest weekly audience ever the week ending Jan. 13. The Talk also posted its best women 18-49 ratings since September, according to the folks over at Nielsen. READ MORE
The four remaining daytime soap operas all found candy canes and sugar plums in their stockings from Santa Nielsen—as opposed to lumps of demographic coal—Christmas week. The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives all saw impressive gains over the previous week. (Source: Soap Opera Network) READ MORE
CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless may have been holding the No.1 spot since 1988, but it was struggling in key demos the week of Dec. 3-7. (Source: Soap Opera Network) Y&R hit a new low among women viewers 18-49. In both the W18-49 and W18-34 demos, the sudser tied its all-time low. Y&R also fell 197,000 among total viewers, during a week that saw all four soaps dip in that category.
A former and current General Hospital star each helped their respective primetime episodes hit season highs. General Hospital alum Vanessa Marcil's guest stint on the CBS cop drama Hawaii Five-0 earned 10.1 million viewers, up 12 percent in its ratings. Meanwhile, General Hospital favorite Kelly Monaco aided in kicking up 16 million viewers on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars.
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