Is OWN's summer fling with soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children paying off for the cabler? Marc Berman's website TV Media Insights, has published a breakdown of the soaps first week of Nielsen ratings on Oprah Winfrey's Discovery-backed channel. Here are the AMC and OLTL numbers for Monday, July 15. An asterisk indicates it was a new episode for the channel:
ALL MY CHILDREN
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.1 HH, 144,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 154,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 152,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 129,000 total viewers
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
* Mon July 15 2:00PM 0.1 HH, 123,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 2:30PM 0.1 HH, 102,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 103,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers READ MORE
Jesus be a publicist! Rae Dawn Chong has released a video to clarify the comments she made against Oprah Winfrey. Chong, who starred alongside Winfrey in The Color Purple, made headlines when she appeared on Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour trashing O and then claiming,
If you look at the way [Oprah] looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily. She would have not been a house n**ger she would have been a field n*****.
Devious Maids and All My Children legend Susan Lucci stopped by The Wendy Williams Show Thursday, to help the talk show host celebrate her birthday.
During her appearance, La Lucci flipped the script and placed Williams in the ‘Hot Seat’, a game she plays with her guests. For Williams’ last question, Lucci asked the birthday girl what her most awkward encounter was with a celebrity. Williams told Lucci and the audience about a time she ran into talk show titan Oprah Winfrey. Williams recalled:
"I was coming down the escalator and she was going up the escalator in a publishing building. I forgot exactly what I was doing there, but that’s where Harpo's...where her magazine is here in Manhattan. And we were the only two people in the lobby other than security downstairs, and for them I guess it was like watching a TV show. You know, like okay, 'Here it goes.' And I said to my publicist [who] was with me, I said, “There’s Oprah hold in your stomach!”
Say what? Watch at the 10-minute mark after the jump! READ MORE
It’s time for All My Children and One Life to Live fans to put their eyeballs where their mouths are, and watch Oprah’s Summer Fling With Soaps on OWN! The passion of fans helped inspire Prospect Park to produce the show, but like any production, AMC and OLTL’s long-term success is dependent on the licensing deals they land. That is why it is so important for fans to watch the episodes on OWN, even if you’ve already watched them on Hulu, Hulu Plus or iTunes.
Vote with your remote by tuning in to All My Children and One Life to Live at 1 pm EST and 3 pm EST on OWN.
According to the site, Lohan will appear on Oprah's Next Chapter, after completing her 90-day, court-appointed rehab stint . OWN has also signed Lohan for an eight-part documentary series, which will air in 2014.
Get your marathon-viewing eyes ready, soap fans! Oprah is treating suds lovers to a mini-marathon of All My Children and One Live to Live. Tune in for the premiere of both shows on OWN this July 15 and get a nice kick-off with the following binge-style schedule:
The first three episodes of “All My Children” will air from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 1:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.
The first three episodes of “One Life To Live” will air from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 3:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 3:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16. READ MORE