The Revolution Ratings Bleed Out Continues; Down a Whopping 35 Percent From One Life to Live’s January 2011 Numbers!





This oughta teach ABC about letting the man who developed some mess called Southern Belles: Louisville shepherd the changing of the guard for their daypart away from scripted programming. Ousted network asshat Brian Frons' pet project The Revolution continues to belly flop in the Nielsens.

 According to TV Media Insights, the lifestyle series lost 25 percent of The Chew's lead-in audience Tuesday and Wednesday, and is down 35 percent from where cancelled sudser One Life to Live was in the same timeslot a year ago. Now sure, the rhetoric tossers at ABC—who've been itching to ditch soaps for years—will argue that since The Revolution is cheaper to produce than a sudser, things aren't so bad.  I'd love to see the numbers on how much money Mickey Mouse has shelled out marketing and promoting this stinkbomb though. Something tells me OLTL would still come out the better buy.

ABC rarely ever spent so much as a wooden nickel to promote their redheaded step soap (Which still managed to rise to the top of the ratings during the last season of the network's three soaps/one talker lineup!), yet The Revolution has had one of the most aggressive advertising campaigns in recent daytime TV history — complete with a licensed song from Pink. Too bad they can't fire Fronsie twice for this madness.

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37 Responses

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    giogio

    I watched for six minutes yesterday. There was a guy trying to tell me and everyone else to get rid of our bras. I dont need him or anyone else to tell me that when Victoria Secret is 20 minutes away. Also there is a woman on there who in an effort to get something thru your head uses the power of 3 – ie: if you can think it, you can be it, you can do it. Changing the words around to suit the conversation. This is what the world has come down to. Its a terrible show. And I dont know how all these people continue on the show when they know people hate it.

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    SwanQueen59

    Snicker which leads to out and out :bigsmile: . How soon before we might hear whispers about “cutting losses” and show participants “getting out”? Or is it too early?… 0:)

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    amazon2000

    Wow Im at a loss for words here. The blatent disreguard for the viewers is now proven! We as the fans of daytime have been so solid on this very point to ABC. We dont want this and no we wont be fooled or swayed into watching this, because they are truly out of touch with the audience. And as a mega corporation who has its hands in everything I thought by now with money bleeding out that they would have thrown in the towel. Stubborn actions will in time affect and hurt every show on this network, because nobody who was a daytime fan is even watching ABC in primetime, as the ratings have shown ABC in a dead heat for last place. ABC your a bunch of fools sometimes saving a buck in the long run is more harmful than to spend. I bet you my 13 year old son could turn a profit selling kool aid than ABC has selling this garbage.

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    cottle

    I will never ever watch anything that replaced my beloved folks from Llanview. My television is not even turned onto anything ABC/Disney. I love the TNT network and Days on NBC is a superb soap!!!

    Wonderful how much money you threw away shutting down OLTL and promoting this stupid show. The other networks must think ABC needs some new management.

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    blake3b

    LOL Love this!!!! Yeah it is funny how OLTL was not promoted (especially compared to the replacement show) and they had the largest ratings.
    Suck on that ABC!!!

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    AWfanforever

    Can I say how happy this makes me? I’m sure ABC is still justifying it saying that it’s still cheaper to produce than OLTL, but this is not good. Can I hope the ratings fall to a 1.3 by Friday? 0:)

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    Katiebug9624

    1.3? I want them to be more like 0.3 ;)

    Seriously though I do love Ty Pennington on a tv show called “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” which was cancelled by ABC (hopefully not for this mess)

    I think what this boils down to is they’ve lost AMC and OLTL’s audience. The viewers watching the Chew actually like (God knows why) that show, but they aren’t sticking around for The Revolution.

    I am interested to see how the other soaps, not just OLTL did last week but also this week. Which shows gained possibly new OLTL viewers, and how GH is doing with the Revolution’s weak lead in.

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    SoapyBitch

    I wonder how last Friday’s episode of The View did compared to the earlier episodes in the week and the previous Friday. I hope they also got a boost as a final twist of the knife.

    I don’t recall where I read it, but they added some spin to the usual “cheaper” mantra that ABC has regarding The Chew. They were saying that The Chew allows for more opportunities to monetize by selling cookbooks and other things to the audience. Uh, it took a day or two for a $30 OLTL cast photo to sell out. Obviously there was/is an opportunity to sell to a soap audience.

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    alstonboy4315

    I made the mistake of watching about two minutes of this garbage. It’s refreshing to know that Tim Gunn is still an artificially condescending jackass and Ty Treadway, who used to work on a show that really MATTERED, has been reduced to doing this schtick for a paycheck.

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    Ryan-Scott

    I had to see just a minute of this to truly drive it home that my beloved Llanview is gone. I did the same thing when GL, ATWT, & AMC went off. Today was that day for OLTL. I watched the intro and the hosts were all on treadmills, they were going to talk about removing pit stains in clothes, and getting out of debt.
    I had my moment of sad reality then I turned on Days!

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    TikiBarb

    Enough REALITY……ENTERTAIN ME !!! The whole premise of this show is a JOKE !!! Admit your mistake — Bring back OLTL and CUT YOUR LOSSES !!! ABC/DISNEY is banned in my house and business with the exception of GENERAL HOSPITAL. I miss ABC news AND a few other shows BUT I WILL NEVER BACK DOWN !!!

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    Jamey Giddens

    @SoapArmageddon. Ratings, Rants and Raves isn’t done. I just had to pull back a bit. I will be bringing it back soon. My father became seriously ill during the holidays. We almost lost him. Then my cousin, who was raised up more like my little brother, lost his newborn baby. I’m just now getting back in the groove. ;-)

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    soapbaby

    My goodness Jamey. I am sorry to hear about your family’s woes. I hope your father’s health improves andy sincere condolences on the loss of your cousin.

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    norasusan

    OMG…I care barely believe this!! When I had my first baby, one of the nurses gave me some emphatic advice. She said, “You’ve had a baby. From now on you need to buy good support bras and wear them 24/7. She was so insistent that I listened to her. Guess what? I’m 50, a 34D and I can still pass the pencil test!

    This show is nuts! If there is one thing I do not need is another show telling me how to improve my life. My life is fine…thank you very much!

    One other comment…if ABCD had put OLTL on at 1pm, followed by GH, then at 3pm, The Chew…I might have watched The Chew, but unless they decide they made a hair-brained mistake and bring back OLTL…forget about it!

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    Y2Jin99

    [quote=hothunk]ONE LIFE AND AMC
    will be announced coming back on shortly ….
    wait and see… with ratings falling on the shows that they were replaced with ….[/quote]

    Good luck with that. They will never admit they were wrong and bring back these shows. Especially one thats been gone 4 months now and actors have moved on to other stuff.

    Like someone said its so much cheaper to put out this nonsense that they don’t care about the ratings that much.

    I wish Prospect Park was truly shopping for other possibilities but its over.

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    1titanman

    Serves ABC right! However the networks have such a complexity issues. They will promote the hell out of primetime, but they never seem to promote the daytime shows during the primetime hours. Days of Our Lives seems to run ads during Harry’s Law or other NBC primetime shows. No GH, Y&R or B&B promo during primetime hours. You would think viewers who haven’t watched in a long time would get hooked by that 60 second spot to have them come back for their stories…

    This type of show belongs on cable, and who wants to take bets that these two replacement shows will not last.

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    maryelaine

    I AM GLAD THE RATING ARE DOWN FOR ABC THAT IS WHAT THEY GET FOR DOING LOYAL SOAP FANS WHO WATCH OR RECORD EVERYDAY AMC AND OLTL GH MAY STILL BE ON THE AIR BUT UNTILL THIS FIGHT IS WON NO SOAPS ON ANY CHANEL ARE SAFE. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINING ALL DAYTIME SOAP FANS HAVE JOINED TOGHTER WE ARE NOT GOING TO GO DOWN WITH OUT A FIGHT !WE ARE GOING TO BE HEARD AND ABC LOSING RATING IS JUST THE START WE ALL KNOW THIS IS ABOUT MONEY FANS ARE WILLING TO PAY TO HAVE THESE SHOWS PUT ON ANOTHER CHANEL THEY JUST WANT THEIR SOAPS BACK ABC IS ALSO GETTING READY TO CANCEL SOAPNET AND REPLACE IT WITH ANOTHER DISNEY OR NICK CHANNEL IN MY BASIC CABLE PKG ALONE MY DAUGHTER HAS 8 CHANELS ALONE AND DOCTIRS WONDER WHY TODAYS CHILDREN ARE OVER WEIGHT . WAY TO GO TO ALL MY FRIENDS AT BOYCOTT ABC,SOAP FANS UNITE AND ALL THE OTHER DAYTIME GROUPS SO MANY OF US LOYAL SOAP FANS BELONG TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!

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    dkouns

    I hope the revolution burns. Does anybody want a good laugh. Disney is the parent company of ABC and they are not taking any credit for taking off OLTL. I wish the chew would burn right along with the revolution. The people don’t want to watch junk they want their soaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So ABC PUT OLTL BACK ON WITH ALL THE SAME PEOPLE. ABC IF YOU BRING BACK THE SOAPS TO THE ONE AND TWO O’CLOCK SLOTS AND FIX GH YOU MIGHT BRING UP YOUR RATINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    AriAMC

    I can’t believe that ABC replace two great soaps for this type pf crap. I am not even tempted to watch The Chew or The Revolution. I hope both of these show tank within the next few months.

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