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Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Daytime Programming
Week of May 18, 2009


ABC is Daytime's No. 1 Network in Women 18-49 for the 3rd Consecutive Week

ABC Lands All Shows Among Daytime's Top 5 Programs
in Target Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 Demos

ABC Daytime

* ABC ranked as Daytime's No. 1 network in Women 18-49 for the third week running (1.3 rating/853,000).

* In Women 18-49, ABC positioned all shows among Daytime's Top 5 for the second straight week: "General Hospital" (No. 2 - 1.4 rating/905,000), "The View" (No. 3T - 1.3 rating/865,000), "One Life to Live" (No. 3T - 1.3 rating/848,000) and "All My Children" (No. 5T - 1.2 rating/793,000).
 
* In Women 18-34, all ABC programs landed among Daytime's Top 5: "General Hospital" (No. 2 - 1.0 rating/342,000), "One Life to Live" (No. 4T - 0.9 rating/321,000) and "The View" (No. 4T - 0.9 rating/319,000) and "All My Children" (No. 4T - 0.9 rating/304,000).

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks - Week of May 18, 2009:

Daytime Rank:        Total Viewers                Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
                No. 1 CBS    3.36 million        No. 1 ABC    1.3/853,000
                No. 2 ABC    2.84 million        No. 1 NBC    1.2/802,000
                No. 3 NBC    2.53 million        No. 3 CBS    1.0/680,000

Top 5 Daytime Programs in Women 18-49 (rank based on rating)

Program                    Net                 Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless   CBS              1.7/1.09 million
General Hospital           ABC              1.4/905,000
The View                   ABC              1.3/865,000
One Life to Live           ABC              1.3/848,000
Days of Our Lives          NBC              1.3/802,000
All My Children            ABC              1.3/793,000

Source: NTI, Live + Same Day:  Week of 5/18/09. All ranks based on rating unless otherwise noted.
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