The mainstream press is taking notice of Good Afternoon America proving to be every bit the smelly, ratings turd that The Revolution was before it. A recent item in the Chicago Sun-Times had this to say about the limited-run series:
First “The Revolution” bombed as the replacement for “One Life to Live,” and now the summer-only edition of “Good Afternoon America” is attracting an audience 70 percent smaller than the axed, long-running soap opera. While “GAA” is basically a place-holder for the much-anticipated launch of Katie Couric’s “Katie” chatfest on Sept. 10, you can bet the ABC honchos are hoping the veteran broadcaster will be a lot more successful.
Eagle-eyed Daytime Confidential readers will likely point out that GAA is actually 70 percent smaller than One Life to Live's numbers among women 18-49, which I blogged a few days ago, after finding the info on Marc Berman's must-read TV Media Insights blog. So glad the mainstream media is starting to pay attention to the rotten dinosaur eggs ABC is laying all over their daypart, in a rushed attempt to get out of daytime soaps. Mickey and Minnie, it just ain't working. Bring back One Life to Live and All My Children!