The numbers continue to head south for ABC Daytime's The Revolution. Based on the lifestyle/talk hybrid's first week metered market overnight ratings, the program nabbed a dismal 1.5 rating/5 share, reports veteran TV analyst Marc Berman of TV Media Insights.
The Revolution was down 35 percent from One Life to Live in the same timeslot a year ago, when the cancelled sudser nabbed a 2.3/6. As another point of reference, OLTL nabbed a 2.3/7 in households for it's last week on the air. READ MORE
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!
If you listen to the Pop Confidential podcast, you know raunchy comedienne Chelsea Handler is one of my she-ros. Handler's naughty E! late night talker, Chelsea Lately is my nightly bedtime story, complete with discussions of Josh Wolf's balls, and the sex lives of little people. Now I have one more reason to love La Handler. She skewered All My Children replacement The Chew on a recent installment. Take a look after the jump! READ MORE
Erika Slezak on AMC and OLTL Getting Axed: "ABC Has Let So Many People Down By Cancelling These Two Shows"By Jillian Bowe on January 04, 2012
Erika Slezak never shies away from voicing her opinions on the state of daytime and One Life To Live. In an interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, the legendary actress discusses her take on why Prospect Park's deal to resurrect All My Children and OLTL collapsed. She also shares how she feels about The Chew and The Revolution. READ MORE
The Chew premiered the Monday after All My Children’s finale and now ABC has announced that The Revolution will premiere on January 16, the Monday after One Life to Live’s finale on January 13. According to Deadline, the show’s concept has been tweaked.
It will still chronicle one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months, but its focus will now be on a team of experts including Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry giving viewers tips and tools to transform their lives.
Is Rachael Ray worried about competition from Katie Couric and Ricki Lake’s new talk shows next fall or ABC’s The Chew this season? When asked about the topics by Zap2it, Ray responded:
"I'm a huge Katie fan, and I think she's going to kill it. And I love Ricki. There's going to be a lot of great television to watch. I think those are probably both afternoon-type shows, and the afternoon hasn't settled in yet. There isn't another 'Oprah,' and there never will be, but there isn't a lot of smart talk going on in the afternoon."
Find out what Ray had to say about The Chew after the jump.