One Life to Live BEATS The View Among Women 18-49 During Final Week on Air!!!!!
Cancelled ABC Daytime soap opera One Life to Live was the No. 2 program in daytime among women 18-49 for the week of January 9. That's right, I said program — not just soap opera!
OLTL, with a W18-49 average for the week of 1.2, came in behind CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless (1.4) in the coveted demo, but bested The View (1.1), The Bold and the Beautiful (1.0), The Price Is Right (1.0) and General Hospital (1.0), which rounded out daytime's top five broadcast programs for the week in question.
Now for the funny part. Even with these stellar ratings for OLTL, the ABC ratings press release is touting The Chew having its most watched week ever. Um...yeah and it still didn't make the Top 5! Spin much? Shame on any entertainment website or blog that runs this dressed up press release verbatim without actually taking the time to analyze the numbers!
OLTL also finished the week at No. 2 among women 25-54, according to the press release. Meanwhile, ratings for the popular soap opera's replacement, The Revolution, continue to erode dramatically. According to TV Media Insights, the talk show/reality series hybrid was down yesterday by 43 percent from where OLTL was in the same timeslot this time last year. Isn't it about time someone at ABC admits they royally effed this one up?