Daytime Drama Ratings Week of July 6-July 10

Ratings for the week July 6-10, 2009
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
****Most shows were pre-empted on Tuesday, July 7 for coverage of the Michael Jackson Memorial

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,916,000 (-149,000/+71,000)
2. B&B 3,182,000 (-280,000/-364,000)
3. DAYS 2,683,000 (+153,000/+145,000)
4. OLTL 2,450,000 (-135,000/-313,000)
5. AMC 2,370,000 (-182,000/-284,000)
6. GH 2,325,000 (-150,000/-611,000)
7. ATWT 2,318,000 (-20,000/-357,000)
8. GL 1,991,000 (+16,000/-177,000)

1. Y&R 3.5/11 (-.1/same)
2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/-.2)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/same)
4. OLTL 1.8/6 (-.1/-.3)
5. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.3)
5. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/-.5)
5. ATWT 1.7/5 (same/-.3)
8. GL 1.5/5 (+.1/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,126,000 (+12,000/+75,000)
2. DAYS 813,000 (+40,000/+63,000)
3. GH 765,000 (-2,000/-180,000)
4. OLTL 738,000 (+2,000/-147,000)
5. B&B 729,000 (+7,000/-38,000)
6. AMC 668,000 (-41,000/-97,000)
7. ATWT 585,000 (+56,000/-71,000)
8. GL 496,000 (+47,000/-87,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7/11 (same/+.1)
2. DAYS 1.2/8 (same/+.1)
2. GH 1.2/7 (same/-.2)
4. OLTL 1.1/7 (same/-.2)
4. B&B 1.1/7 (same/-.1)
6. AMC 1.0/7 (-.1/-.2)
7. ATWT 0.9/6 (+.1/-.1)
8. GL 0.7/5 (same/-.2)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. DAYS 58,000 (-2,000/-4,000)
2. OLTL 47,000 (-25,000/-29,000)
3. GH 46,000 (-19,000/-21,000)
4. Y&R 44,000 (-19,000/-5,000)
5. ATWT 34,000 (-7,000/-21,000)
6. GL 29,000 (-14,000/-9,000)
7. AMC 25,000 (-4,000/-28,000)
8. B&B 23,000 (-23,000/-18,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 1.1/8 (+.1/+.2)
2. DAYS 1.0/6 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/6 (same/-.1)
3. OLTL 0.9/6 (same/+.1)
5. AMC 0.8/5 (-.1/+.2)
6. B&B 0.6/4 (same/-.1)
7. ATWT 0.5/3 (same/-.1)
8. GL 0.4/3 (same/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,126,000 (+30,000/-2,000)
2. B&B 652,000 (-46,000/-70,000)
3. DAYS 488,000 (+36,000/-34,000)
4. AMC 457,000 (-41,000/-39,000)
5. ATWT 419,000 (-12,000/-110,000)
6. OLTL 390,000 (-23,000/-55,000)
7. GH 373,000 (-6,000/-86,000)
8. GL 359,000 (-26,000/-48,000)


Day-To-Day HH Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 1.8/2,479,000
Tuesday: ****
Wednesday: 1.7/2,347,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,412,000
Friday: 1.7/2,240,000

Monday: 1.8/2,525,000
Tuesday: ****
Wednesday: 1.7/2,311,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,262,000
Friday: 1.5/2,176,000

Monday: 2.4/3,356,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,861,000 (did not count; aired at 12:30pm on the East Coast)
Wednesday: 2.5/3,361,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,028,000
Friday: 2.2/2,983,000

Monday: 2.1/2,987,000
Tuesday: ****
Wednesday: 1.9/2,609,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,531,000
Friday: 1.8/2,603,000

Monday: 1.8/2,458,000
Tuesday: ****
Wednesday: 1.7/2,365,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,307,000
Friday: 1.6/2,169,000

Monday: 1.5/2,188,000
Tuesday: 0.3/510,000 (did not count; aired at 2:07am on the East Coast)
Wednesday: 1.5/1,880,000
Thursday: 1.5/1,980,000
Friday: 1.4/1,916,000

Monday: 1.8/2,636,000
Tuesday: ****
Wednesday: 1.8/2,496,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,411,000
Friday: 1.6/2,257,000

Monday: 3.7/5,200,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,827,000 (did not count; aired at 11am on the East Coast)
Wednesday: 3.6/4,953,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,834,000
Friday: 3.3/4,677,000


For the SEASON September 22, 2008 through July 12, 2009

1. Y&R 3.8
2. B&B 2.6
3. DAYS 2.2
3. GH 2.2
5. AMC 2.0
5. ATWT 2.0
5. OLTL 2.0
8. GL 1.6

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.8
2. DAYS 1.5
2. GH 1.5
4. OLTL 1.2
4. B&B 1.2
4. AMC 1.2
7. ATWT 1.0
8. GL 0.8

Source: SON (Soap Opera Network)

America’s Favorite Past Time: President Obama Throws Out first pitch of 2009 All Star Game

President Obama took a break from The West Wing to enjoy a game. Here he is throwing out the first pitch at Tuesday’s All Star Game. Almost 15 million people tuned in to see the game.

’30 Rock and ‘Mad Men’ Lead Emmy Nominations

Simon Baker, Emmy nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "The Mentalist"

Simon Baker, Emmy nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "The Mentalist"

The Prime Time Emmys were announced today with NBC’s 30 Rock and AMC’s Mad Men leading the pack with with 30 Rock receiving a record 30 nominations and Mad Men earning a total of 19.

First-time nomineesĀ  were heavily honored this year as Big Love, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother were all nominated in the best show categories.

First-time nominees in the acting field were in the drama series performer categories, Simon Baker, lead actor in a drama series for “The Mentalist” and in the supporting drama series categories, Elizabeth Moss in “Mad Men”, Christian Clemenson in “Boston Legal”, Aaron Paul in “Breaking Bad”, William Hurt in “Damages”, Rose Byrne in “Damages”, Hope Davis in “In Treatment” and Cherry Jones in “24”.

First-timers in the comedy series categories included Jim Parsons in “The Big Bang Theory,” Jemaine Clement in “Flight of the Conchords,” Toni Collette in “United States of Tara,” and Sarah Silverman in “The Sarah Silverman Program” in leading roles for their work and Tracy Morgan in “30 Rock,” Jack McBrayer in “30 Rock,” Kristin Wiig in “Saturday Night Live,” Jane Krakowski in “30 Rock,” and Elizabeth Perkins in “Weeds” for supporting.

The Prime Time Emmy Awards, hosted by nominee, Neil Patrick Harris (supporting actor in a comedy series for How I Met Your Mother), will air on Sunday, September 13 in Los Angeles.

For a full list of nominees, click here: List By Category Complete List

New Movies: Soul Power

In a look at new movies, there are surely some that might get overlooked in all of the advertising and marketing of the big summer blockers.

Brian Boitano Skates To The Food Network With New Series




‘What Would Brian Boitano Make?’ Premieres August 23rd at 1pm ET/PT

NEW YORK July 15th, 2009 Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano is more than just a champion on the ice; he also gives a winning performance in the kitchen! In the new daytime series, What Would Brian Boitano Make?, premiering Sunday, August 23rd at 1PM ET/PT, Brian demonstrates his culinary skills and talent for one-of-a-kind entertaining.

“Brian’s combination of off-the-wall humor and culinary inventiveness will be a revelation to viewers,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. “His clever recipes, infectious enthusiasm and stylish ideas will inspire and entertain.”

With a lifelong passion for food and cooking, Brian hosts unpredictable get-togethers at his San Francisco home and creates amazing menus focusing on innovative but accessible dishes. He feeds an all-girl roller derby squad, plays matchmaker for a friend, wins over his handyman’s supper club, and plans a surprise party celebrating new motherhood. With a humorous and knowledgeable approach to cooking, Brian puts his unique spin on irresistible dishes like Chicken Paella Burgers, Pear and Almond Crostata, Crab and Avocado Crostini, and Bourbon Bacon Apple Tarts.

Few athletes have enjoyed the artistic and popular success that figure skater Brian Boitano has achieved since winning the gold medal for the United States at the 1988 Winter Olympics Games in Calgary, Canada. Brian, a three-time Olympian, has won more than 50 titles and was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and the National Italian-American Hall of Fame. Brian won a primetime Emmy Award for his starring role in the HBO movie Carmen on Ice. In 1997, Brian published “Boitano’s Edge: Inside the Real World of Figure Skating (Simon & Schuster). He and fellow Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt toured North America in three successful ice shows, and he also toured with Champions On Ice for 15 years. Brian has provided expert commentary on skating shows for ABC, NBC and Turner. In 1995, Brian founded White Canvas Productions creating more than 20 specials including The Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular, which will air January 1, 2010 on NBC.

For more information, videos, and recipes visit:

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Maxwell is back with BLACKsummer’ CD after a long wait


R&B artist Maxwell is back after a long break with a new release his first since 2001. The Boston Globe had this to say about his latest work, BLACKsummers’ night, “…reminds you of why Maxwell is the premiere R&B vovalist of his generation.”

Maxwell recently talked with USA Today about his time away from the musical spotlight and about the new album.

“”It’s almost career suicide to take a break and just not release music like I did,” says Maxwell, 36. “But to have people still care, I just don’t know what to say and how to explain it. I’m just so happy because it validates the music I did in my 20s.”

Read the full article as well the review of the CD: MAXWELL