The Revolution

TV Media Insights: "The Revolution Was Stalled at The Gate"


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

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!

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. READ MORE

One More Reason To Love Chelsea Handler: Comedienne RIPS The Chew!

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

Brad Bell Co-Owned Chicago Sun-Times: "There’s Nothing Revolutionary About The Revolution"

We shoulda known a newspaper co-owned by soap heir extraordinaire Brad Bell of The Bold and the Beautiful wouldn't be feelingThe Revolution! (We're just kidding. We know BB isn't telling the reporters what the write!) The Chicago Sun-Times had this to say about the debut of ABC Daytime's latest soap slayer:

ABC’s new daytime talker, filling the time slot of the canceled “One Live to Live,” promises its team of lifestyle experts will help both viewers and its televised “heroes” of the week transform their bodies, minds, style, health and environment.

What it actually delivers — besides one long Macy’s commercial — is a bunch of platitudes, lame tips (“embrace color”), television’s millionth makeover and advice from the no-duh handbook. READ MORE

One Life to Live's Heavily-Hyped Replacement The Revolution Sheds 17 Percent of Soap's Audience

This should come as cold comfort to fans of ABC Daytime's recently cancelled soap opera One Life to Live. According to TV Media Insights, the 43-year-old sudser's aggressively-marketed replacement The Revolution lost 21 percent of lead-in The Chew's audience and was down 17 percent from OLTL's numbers in the same timeslot a year ago. Can you say The Jay Leno Show disaster in daytime?

According to weighted results for the 56 metered markets on January 16, new talker The Revolution, hosted by Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, opened with a sluggish 1.9 rating/5 share.  Comparably, that declined from the lead-in average (2.4/ 6) by 21 percent in rating, and year-ago time period occupant One Live to Live (2.3/ 6) by 17 percent. READ MORE