Entertainment Weekly'sMichael Ausiello spoke out on the news of As The World Turns' cancellation. Ausiello, a former writer for Soaps In Depth, and the now defunct Soap Opera Update said,
ATWT’s demise wasn’t unexpected, but it still stings. As you probably know, I got my start covering soaps. In fact, my first college internship was at ATWT. To watch the once-mighty industry wither away like this is beyond depressing.