1968-69 Soap Ratings

Written by Bridger Cunningham

CBS shook up their lineup in an effort to not only purge 15-minute serials, but also help the ailing Secret Storm deflect ABC's Dark Shadows' eclipsing ratings.  That meant GL had to locate to 2:30, falling behind NBC's growing DOCTORS.  Come December 30, NBC attempted to expand their lineup with Hidden Faces, which bombed scheduled against 1st Place ATWT and ending 6 months later.

Scheduling changes reflected in the ratings.  SFT benefited from GL's remaining 15 minutes and gained nearly a point, while GL lost 1.1 points and took 2nd to NBC's Doctors.  The Secret Storm faced stiff competition from NBC's climbing AW, and Dark Shadows hit its peak season without competition.

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Source -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._daytime_soap_opera_ratings

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