New Record Low Ratings For The Revolution; The Chew Continues to Slide



 




I hope whoever did all that snazzy research for Sweeney and Fronsie, about what people with girl parts between their legs (and betwixt 18-49 and 18-34) wanna watch in the daytime— as opposed to soaps— gets a great, big ol' bonus. Ha ha ha! I kid. I'm Southern; it's our way. TV Media Insights is reporting massive ratings dips for both The Revolution and The Chew for the week of March 19.

The Chew fell to just 2.04 million viewers the week in question; that's 230,000 less viewers than watched All My Children in the same timeslot a year ago. The Chew was also off AMC's demo numbers by 25 percent among women 18-49 and W18-34 respectively.

The Revolution hit a new record low the week of March 19. ABC Daytime's weakest link was only watched by 1.32 million viewers. Almost 1.2 million additional people were watching One Life to Live in the same timeslot a year ago. The Revolution lost 44 percent of OLTL's numbers among W18-49 and a whopping 60 percent among W18-34. 

Considering General Hospital was watched by 2.24 million people, and was a full three-tenths of a point ahead of The Revolution in the most coveted W18-49 demo the same week, I think ABC Daytime's decision on which show to keep come Fall 2012 is pretty clear.

In other network chat news, The View had 2.63 million viewers, while The Talk garnered 1.96 million pairs of eyeballs and a 0.7 among W18-49.


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it sounds like GH will still be around for it's 50th anniversary!!!!

but aren't The Chew & The Revolution still way cheaper to produce, no matter the ratings??

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Yeah, it still worries me that ABCD's brass is going to think "We don't care, cheaper to produce is the way to go, Bye-bye, GH."

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I can see them saying bye-bye to GH just because what do they care? People like Frons are gone anyway, what does he care if they keep GH or not. Now, how come the ratings havent slide for The Talk and Lets Make a Deal? They must be doing better than As the World Turns and Guiding Light because why wouldnt they be in the same fate as The Revolution might be in.

You have to look at it like this. What are you dealing with at ABC Daytime? Are they people that will not admit that The Revolution was a mistake? Or will they come out and say, "Hey we screwed up".

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I really hope this is Good news for us GH fans. I would hate to have to kick Mayors cute lil but for messing with my show.

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It worries me that they have yet to make an announcement on this despite the Revolutions continual downward spiral

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ABC might just abandon daytime and give it back to its affiliates.

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Sadly the soap ratings that came out today don't paint a much better picture. All the soaps were down with Y&R hitting an all time low. Not pretty numbers. Also remember, GH might be ahead but it's really not by that much. It is still a more expensive show to produce and they are going to be looking at it from that way only. Sucks because I caught a few episodes last week and was excited to see that we still have that level of talent who can and wanna do this work. The episodes were well done. I was caught up in the drama even though I knew very little about a lot of these characters. That's what soaps should be doing all the time. My friends partner recently tried to get into Y&R and he said the show had too many characters and was hard to follow. It exhausted him. Soaps should be fun and dramatic and intense. Not badly plotted and difficult to like. Maria Bell has done that to Y&R and it blows because I watched for over 20 years when it was not like that. I celebrated their continuity after all those years and and how it stayed true to itself. Fans from other soaps were already dogging how their shows were being butchered. Y&R was not that soap. But it damn well is today. I guess what I'm saying girls is, that show got me through some rough crap in my teen years. I got sucked away in their mess and escaped mine. It was beautiful how it was all put together. I was mesmerized how well they combined story to music and lighting and fashion. It was Bill Bells signature look and I ate it up. That's why I've stuck with it because I do love it. I just want it to get better soon cuz I miss the bitch!!

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If they do decide to cancel GH in favor of keeping the Revolution we can sit back and wait finally hopefully for more news sources to jump on the destroying of ABC daytime chain.

They didn't say so much when OLTL and AMC were cancelled at the same time but they have to mention the fact that both of their replacements are tanking.

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Listen, will the brass still find a way to justify GH's cancellation despite the ratings of the Chew and the Revolution? Absolutely, but if they do cancel GH, it will be an absolute PR disaster, everyone will let them have it!!! That means ABCD would have to admit, they made a mistake. We'll see!! Stay tuned!!

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Why do we play this game everytime the ratings come out poor rating for the chew and revolution doesn't make the poor ratings for GH all of a sudden become golden. GH ratings are horrible, the show has been on for 40+ years and should have garnered an audience compared to the new abc shows also the cost between the shows are a hugh difference. All this show me is that neither soap or talk show is capturing the eye of daytime viewers the networks may decide the best way to go is the cheapest.

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My concern isn't ABCD keeping the revolution and getting rid of GH, it's ABCD cutting both and giving the go ahead to one of the hundred other show ideas that probably have in the works. They have proven time and again they do not care about soaps or soap viewers.

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It should be pointed out that "The View" was in reruns all week. ABC's No. 1 daytime show did not provide the same lead-ins to the schedule that it normally does.

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And sadly, reruns of "The View" attracted a larger audience than "General Hospital." I just don't understand it.

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I so love hearing that these "shows" are tanking! No better way to start my spring break! Eat that ABC!!!

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I am still angry OLTL was cancelled.

That is all.

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Mets82 wrote:
Now, how come the ratings havent slide for The Talk and Lets Make a Deal? They must be doing better than As the World Turns and Guiding Light because why wouldnt they be in the same fate as The Revolution might be in.

You can't really compare the two Mets82. As The World Turns & Guiding Light were produced by Procter & Gamble, who clearly wanted to get out of producing soaps and had been quietly extricating themselves from the Business for the last decade before GL went off the air (if we are really paying attention, Another World's demise really should have been a red flag). The ABC soaps are produced by ABC, of course and follow a very different production structure.

One could also make an argument that the Game Show occupies a much more prominent place on CBS (i.e. The Price is Right, Let's Make A Deal) while it is virtually non existent on daytime on ABC.
As for the Talk, I cannot speak to its success or failures, since I've never watched a day of the show in my life. The bar has probably set quite low of its success anyway.

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The other thing about LMAD & The Talk, in my opinion, is that at least ATWT & GL ended respectfully. 98% of both shows legacy characters were brought back for one final spin, the show ended with nods to their histories and beautiful final scenes, and it wasn't like CBS could do anything about it, as they didn't own the shows. On ABC, the shows ended shoddily, with all the legacy characters being trudged through the mud, and AMC didn't even end with plot resolution. And also, ABC owned the shows, so they were directly responsible for both cancellations. It just angers me personally that these ABC shows seemed not to be fairly ended. The main worry here, I imagine, is that GH is going to be ended the same way. Just my two cents.

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Good news Both The Chew and Revelution are all times low,Yeaa!

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Just move General Hospital to 1 o'clock. Then Katie can be led in by The Chew. Saw The Rev the other day. What a stupid show.