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All My Children and One Life to Live Top The Hulu and iTunes Charts In Their Debut Week!

The Online Network’s (TOLN)  has issued a press release stating that both All My Children and One Life To Live topped all charts in its debut week and earned rave reviews across the board.

The shows maintained an average of #2 across both iTunes and Hulu, along with 4.5/5 star audience review on all platforms! Below is a summary of key statistics:

Day One (Launch Day):

  • “AMC” #1 on both iTunes TV Seasons (dethroned “Mad Men” from #1 position) and #1 most popular episodes on Hulu
  • “OLTL” #2 on iTunes TV Seasons and Most Popular episodes on Hulu

Day Two:

  • “AMC” #1 on both iTunes TV Seasons and #1 most popular episodes on Hulu
  • “OLTL” #2 on iTunes TV Seasons and Most Popular episodes on Hulu

Day Three:

  • “AMC” #2 and “OLTL”  #4 on iTunes (dethroned only by “Dexter”)
  • “AMC” #3 and “OLTL”  #5 on Hulu

Day Four:

  • “AMC” #2 and “OLTL” #4 on iTunes
  • “AMC” #5 and “OLTL” #6 on Hulu

Recap shows air today and numbers are strong heading into the weekend as viewers are likely to binge view.

AMC and OLTL fans what do you think of the first week’s numbers? Are you prepared to do it all again next week and keep these numbers knocking it out of the park to ensure the success of the soaps you missed and fought so hard to have come back to life? Let us know!

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Becky Z
Becky Z

I’m curious what this means the total number of viewers are for each show.

su0000
su0000

I read a 100 times, there are no numbers just popularity ..

Johnny
Johnny

I will keep watching – I’m even watching OLTL (which I haven’t watched for years) and some of the scenes between Vicki and Dorian are almost cartoonish compared to years ago and it’s a little hard to take their love/hate relationship seriously after all these years. THAT is not to say that Erica Slezak isn’t great, because she is, but sometimes the tension between the characters of Vicki and Dorian seems a little forced and over-the-top – as for AMC, thrilled to have it back but am hoping for more familiar faces to return to Pine Valley.

Patrick
Patrick

i think they… the writers… like Vicki does… have a life… outside of their feud.

need to give Dorian… a love interest… or show a lil’ more interest in her children… or her possessed… infatuation with self.

spoiling her ego.

not have Dorian so channeled.. with just Vicki.

susan M.
susan M.

I disagree about the scenes between Viki & Dorian are cartoonish and the tenison
between them doesn’t seems forced. I enjoy their cat fights. I have for years! Give it a chance it was only the first week. And will be watching the second week!

James
James

Ditto, how many viewers does this translate to?

scott
scott

Ill be watching both everday lov them

lenafreed
lenafreed

I will be watching just as avidly next week! So glad to have 2 of my favorite soaps back but I’m greedy – I want As the World Turns and Guiding Light back as well!

vik
vik

Boy me too Lena, makes me so sad to see those R.I.P by my two fave soaps for forty five yrs. every time I come to this page! Lets hope the internet soap biz takes off and someone brings back ATWT and GL!

Alley
Alley

I’ll keep watching. I’m so thrilled to have OLTL back. I wake up thirty minutes early to watch it before I go to work. Llanview lives and I couldn’t be happier.

kim
kim

I watched some episodes twice…are they both counted or just the first time i watched? How accurate are they? I mean if they count the episodes i watched the first time as well as the ones i watched over(had trouble hearing dialogue like some others had so i watched again to see if i missed something)then not as many might be watching like those numbers suggest, im just saying!

Max
Max

I can’t even find episode 5 of AMC or OLTL on the hulu web site. They are mislabeled – what shows as episode 5 is actually something else. Hulu needs to fix this for us! They have no customer support phone number to call. Was looking forward to watching my shows today!

Blake
Blake

Episode 5 is the recap and special episode, they are doing that each Friday. So that is considered episode 5.

sammiluvsOLTL
sammiluvsOLTL

This makes me so happy! Congrats PP, AMC, and OLTL.

AJ
AJ

I wanna see numbers.. which they should have an exact number of viewers. If it’s topped 1 million on any given day, then it’s a great success!

CW primetime doesn’t average one million viewers for any of their shows, the average number of viewers for any primetime show is around 3-4 million. So if a internet show is able to achieve 1/3 or a quarter of a primetime network show.. that’s big!

I think i’m going to watch the week over for both shows.. love OLTL. I didn’t watch AMC towards the end of their run on ABC, but i’m hooked back in.

heidi
heidi

Congratulations TOLN, PP, AMC, and OLTL!!!

AJ
AJ

According to Prospect Park, AMC and OLTL’s break-even point is 500K viewers.. anything over 500K, means the shows are successful. Couldn’t find any numbers yet.

Kathy
Kathy

I will be watching both soaps. Can’t wait.

susan M.
susan M.

DITTO!

su0000
su0000

Well, of course our soaps are up on top, I had no doubts .. 🙂

Rodd
Rodd

I will watch on every gadget I can to help keep the numbers up.

I mean, we cannot forget that many soap fans (and others) fought very hard to bring these shows back to us, while many of us (me included) just wished they’d return. Now a miracle has occurred and OLTL and AMC are with us again. This is a new format and there are bound to be both good and bad. We ALL must promote and support these shows as they learn to stand in a different medium; brand new just like when soaps went from radio to TV. For every little complaint I want to see fixed, I stop myself from remaining so critical and thank TPTB that my show is back where I can visit with these characters several times a week.

I have to wonder how many fans of other defunct soaps wish their soaps had been brought back to life. I know I sure have my Wish List for back from the dead soaps.

My sleeves are rolled up and my clicker-finger is ready to watch OLTL and AMC for years to come on my computer if that’s what it takes.

I can’t say THANK YOU enough to those who fought so hard to bring these shows back to us and to the actors and production team members who came back to bring us our favs.

kay
kay

yep I’ve been letting them run every available way I can. Hopefully those count as separate views. It’s still not fully sunk in that my shows are really back. Will support however I can to keep them back now.

daph
daph

I am so happy. i will keep watching for sure though those recap shows are kind of lame!

su0000
su0000

I have searched on line to find out how to get/see numbers for the soaps’
there are no numbers at HuLu, none..

So, people maybe should stop asking for numbers because they will get the same answer; there are no numbers.
If, PP gets the numbers and shares them with us., it would be the only way will ever see numbers..
The internet is different than Network TV, for one thing, Nielsen is not on the internet counting, and that is a very good thing that the Nielsen Ratings are not at HuLu..
Everything I found on-line about numbers at HuLu, there are none, and that it is all about popularity.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This is wonderful news. I hope the trend continues. I know I’ll be watching both shows everyday.

Bruce
Bruce

Both shows everyday!! Love prospect park for saving this project! Well worth it. Both shows amazing!!

Tali(not Smith)
Tali(not Smith)

Isn’t it great!

Irene
Irene

I am watching. Both good. I actually prefer watching on huluplus thru tv. Click and there they are.

I do hope the fans of these shows get more like the primetime soap fans. I think the daytime fans have gotten where they feel comfortable criticizing everything. Saying they are loyal just doesn’t fit anymore. There has to be change there for this venture to work. Just compare the Scandal/Dallas fans to daytime. It is sometimes embarrassing how the daytime fans have gotten. Go back to enjoying and even though I hate saying this I will, If you don’t like what you are seeing, don’t watch.

I do see viewing going more and more this way. It is just matter of time. Not sure how sports will fit in. I still watch with huluplus and tv. I like huge screen. Went back to basic cable. Hope the ratings continue to rise on these two shows. I think they have advantage of pulling in younger viewers because of viewing venue.

Char
Char

I agree. I’m so sick of all the couch potato criticism. If you want things to go exactly the way you want, and characters to speak to you personally, I say to these type of fans to write fan fiction. There’s many people, many tastes, and shows can’t cater to just one fan’s or even a particular group’s pov. Its just gross to me. My theory is that if anyone is to blame for Disney not wanting to deal with a soap opera on its network, these fans, who can take a look in the mirror, and own it. If a fan has to see things their way, they should not watch television at all, let alone single out a show that knocks itself out to care about the fans.

Cathy
Cathy

Love having AMC back, bought the ITunes season and will continue to watch and renew as long as it is available. Are they charging for the recap episode?

Cathy
Cathy

One negative for me though, not a fan of the foul words, especially coming from the veteran characters. Not necessary.

susan M.
susan M.

Oh well.. They can say things on line that they could never say when they were on the T.V. I think it isn’t necessary either.

Jen
Jen

I will be watching every single day! 🙂

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Loving my soaps on Hulu. Congrats & thanks to all involved in the reboot!

carol
carol

All My Children ROCKS! Thankyou to all the faithful actors who stuck by this vision with HuLu and made AMC a success. How could you not with the appearances of Dr. Joe Martin (The Matriarch)Adam Chandler (icon) Brooke (ol’ faithful) sweet Dixie, ageless Angie, Villon David, and my favorite – the hilarious Opal. You all look as great as ever! If we as fans continue watching and supporting our favorite soap AMC, this will be in the History books! ABC eat your hearts out. I for one never watched the other shows that replaced our beloved AMC and must admit, became a Days of Our Lives fan instead. But I’m back and I hope Petee makes Mama proud!

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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