Quote On a Clear Day
Quote On a Clear Day: Wow, they've lost 437,000 viewers over the past 2 weeks since Adam disappeared and nuBilly started. I wonder if they will continue to go down next week or if this shedding of viewers will stabilize.
's ratings are higher than they were before the Winter Vortex blew in. The Winter Vortex, touched the Southeast as well as the North. In addition Phyllis, Adam and Billy took over Y&R
in the summer 2010; thereafter, Y&R
consistently garnered fewer than 5 million viewers. In both of the last 2 weeks, Y&R
had 600,000 (over 1.4 million when the 2 weeks are added together)more viewers than the previous year, when Phyllis, Billy and Adam were running amuck. Lastly, if this is evidence of Billy and Adams' popularity, Cane must have been beyond popular since the 2 weeks after his departure, Y&R
lost 689,000. Compare to the previous year after Cane's departure (2 weeks), Y&R lost 622,000
You edited and highlighted only 1/4 of what I said rather than showing my entire statement above. I did not suggest that the lowered ratings for 2 weeks in a row were solely due to lack of Adam character and new Billy entering. I went on also to say how none of the stories are that interesting and I FF through many others.
You can spin the numbers however you want by comparing them to different points in time or throwing weather, holidays, etc. into the mix. The big picture is they lost a lot of viewers two weeks in a row and all the other soaps now compete with them much closer in differing categories from week to week. People have become less loyal and a little more fickle and are checking out other soaps now. Y&R used to take for granted it's #1 status because it had decades long loyal viewers who did not delete from the DVR even when bad. They need to wake up and not rely on the habit of viewers tuning in.
You cannot compare the ratings of any of the soaps to what they did last year or 4 years ago. All the soap ratings are now much higher. Neilson started counting more types of viewers this summer from tablets, phones, etc. and adding those to the mix so now all the soaps consistantly have higher total viewers. It's not because the soaps are better than they have ever been. It's not apples to apples.
You are correct I did delete much of your message; however, I did not edit or highlight your words. Unless I am having a very slow day, I do not debate people on anecdotal information; I believe in facts. For me ratings are facts. Here are some undeniable facts.
MS, MM and BM, when he was not pursuing outside jobs, held court from 2011-2013 at the expense of other characters. Consequently,Y&R
experienced its lowest ratings ever. Moreover,B&B
cut its lead to under a million viewers on a few occasions.
After BM and MM's departure, Y&R
has maintained at least 1.34 lead over B&B
, its closest competitor. Those numbers are definitely better than when Adam, Billy and Phyllis were omnipresent.
MM and BM played prominent roles during and after the 1st snow storm of 2014, and the ratings dropped by 330,000 the week after the snow storm, which is more than the week after they departed.
None of the boards have more than 4 million posters which suggest that the overwhelming majority of viewers never visit the boards, and those that do make occasional posts. These are my subjective statements.
MAB listened to a few posters on the message boards and soap critics in such rags as SID
to shape her presentation of characters. Resultantly, Y&R
lost at least a million fans. Y&R
is on the verge of emerging from the ashes that MAB left behind or fizzling out. It is the only soap that has diversity in ethnicity and temperament. That is why at its best, other soaps will never touch it. Unless something drastic happens B&B
will never have more the mid 4 million viewers and GH
as well as Days
will never have more than 3.5 million viewers, because they do not have diversity.
is diverse, each fan will see a few characters as irrelevant. I hope that the new TBTP understands that most of the standard characters have fanbases. Although Phyllis, Billy and Adam characters mean less than nothing to me, I wholeheartedly support their return if they are a part of an ensemble and screen hogs.