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LATEST RATINGS: All My Children and One Life to Live on OWN!

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The ratings are out for the week of September 9th -12th for the continuation of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable channel’s ten-week fling with the first season episodes of Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live!

Once again this ratings period data supported the notion that more people are tuning into All My Children than One Life to Live.   In fact, the Monday September 9th airing of All My Children was the most watched program on OWN with total viewers at 235,000! AMC had three episodes of over 2oo,000 viewers for the week, and only the Thursday episode showed a decline to a low for AMC at 169,000.

Over at One Life to Live,  the series slightly dips from the previous week, but is still under performing compared to AMC with its best showing off the week on Thursday of 154,000!

Here are the official stats courtesy of TV Media Insights:

ALL MY CHILDREN

Mon Sep 9 1:00PM 235,000 total viewers , 79,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Tue Sep 10 1:00PM 210,000 total viewers, 61,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Wed Sep 11 1:00PM 217,000 total viewers, 49,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Thu Sep 12 1:00PM 169,000 total viewers, 42,000 viewers in Adults 18-49

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Mon Sep 9 1:30PM 146,000 total viewers, 46,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Tue Sep 10 1:30PM 129,000 total viewers, 41,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Wed Sep 11 1:30PM 150,000 total viewers, 38,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Thu Sep 12 1:30PM 154,000 total viewers, 55,000 viewers in Adults 18-49

All Times Eastern & Pacific
Source: Nielsen Media Research

So what is your interpretation of the data on how AMC and OLTL are doing on OWN?   Do you think that given the fact that AMC out-performed OLTL on Hulu and OWN, it is a direct cause and effect of missing key characters and not gripping stories form the start of the revival of One Life?  Or, do you think it’s just because AMC originally has had more cache name recognition over the years?  And, are you watching the soaps on OWN?  Weigh-in below!

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Robert
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Robert

Oprah I think both shows have shown you will have a hit on your network. Add in those of us who caught the shows online, both shows will have an increase in viewership once fresh ones return. Well at least when AMC returns since OLTL is on hiatus.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

OLTL stories did not begin very well but picked up near the end…a few characters like Roxy and Jessica shouldve been there…Victors return lacked suspense…i feel Victors return was too short, and that hurt the show more than what gh wrote for the OLTL 3…Tea was more interesting on GH…there was too much focus on Shelter…when i went to clubs i never seen any high society women like Viki there having lunch…a big wedding for Clint and Viki, imo, couldve brought higher ratings…a lack of story 4 Bo and Nora made their appearance almost pointless…why didnt Bo investgate who was… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

p.s. both reboots would do better if the repeats were on a more popular cable channel and aired later in the day like 6pm to 9pm…imo

JeffyJC
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JeffyJC

Even after 4, Why compete with other Soaps, Put it on when there are no soaps playings. I don’t get OWN so I watch them on HULU, which I prefer. I just wished they released those numbers. They know exactly every IP Address that goes to it after all.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Call me old fashion or a purist, but in my mind a daytime drama isn’t the same when you watch them after 6 pm. Back in the day, when there were a lot of soaps and I had to tape some and watch them at night– never got into them as much. I know they aren’t live, but watching in the day, when they are being aired for the first time, without a fast forward button or avoiding commercials– makes them work best. At night they just seem like a poor cousin to the better funded and higher production values… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Mary, I have been taping these shows for years, so I almost never actually watched them live. I didn’t find much on primetime that interested me, so I stuck with all my shows.

Vincent
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Vincent

Correct !! Story ,Story ,Story ! When will people
Ever get it that shows that succeed best have
The best Story !
Simple !
That’s it ! Nothing more, nothing less !!

Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck

I have been watching both shows everyplace I can and repeatedly!! Have always been a lifelong fan of both!!

MEG
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MEG

OLTL NEEDED TREVOR ST JOHN,

Harry
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Harry

Wait–OLTL had Trevor Saint John.

Dinah
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Dinah

Watch on both

MEG
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MEG

I WOULDN’T PAY FOR AMC, I WATCHED IT A FEW TIMES ON F ,BUT DIDN’T LIKE IT ANYMORE THAN I DID ON ABC,I WANT OLTL BACK WITH TSJ.

su0000
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su0000

The soaps are FREE on HuLu, you don’t have to pay 🙂

MEG
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MEG

I’M IN CANADA ,I HAVE TO PAY FOR ITUNES,BUT I TRIED TO WATCH AMC ON FX CANADA ,I FOUND I DIDN’T LIKE IT ANYMORE THEN WHEN IT WAS ON ABC ,EXCEPT FOR THORSTON KAY.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Unless Meg is Canadian, they don’t have HULU there, and OWN Canada license states it can’t air any scripted shows– so all they get on OWN are reality shows or talk shows. — they had a deal with FX Canada to show the shows until PP decided to go to only 2 shows a week so FX bailed— so in Canada they have to buy it from ITunes

Harry
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Harry

Hey, Meg All Caps–what are you talking about? Trevor IS on OLTL? Are you speaking of the other two actors who had to go to GH?

Emtk
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Emtk

I watched AMC to support it, but I really couldn’t get into it. I watched every second of OLTL. The characters are so much more interesting. I would be devastated if OLTL didn’t return. They could improve the storytelling, but I could tell they were improving.

Kate
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Kate

DVRing the repeats of AMC on Soapnet. Getting close to the final episode. Crying all over again. Why is it taking so long for PP to start production of AMC?! Also watching OLTL on Hulu to show support. I think AMC has always had a larger audience. OLTL ended with a large audience because AMC viewers were watching to show support. Both great soaps but I just think PP’s AMC was written better. I started watching OLTL but it just got very boring. I am watching the rest of OLTL now so I will be ready for season 2 and… Read more »

Sheryl
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Sheryl

They are repeats if they were new more people will watch. They are also on when the other channels have the bold and beautiful and days.

Dani
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Dani

I tried both on HULU and basically, the story on AMC was way better. More gripping, great acting with Angie/Jessie/Brooke etc….This actually surprised me since I had stopped watching AMC about a year before it went off the air. OLTL was my favorite and I loved the old characters. HOWEVER the nightclub scenes and drugs turned me right off. It had nothing to do with recasts. I loved seeing David and Dorian but it wasn’t the same feeling. I don’t know why. It had nothing to do with Todd, Starr or McBain. Why can’t people get it. A nightclub with… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I understand the need to have Shelter – but I agree, in the beginning they focused way too much on the club and not other stories.

Stefan
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Stefan

OLTL majorly dropped the ball with Victor’s return from the dead storyline…..THAT hurt the show in a big way I think…

curry-girl
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curry-girl

Totally agree. The lack of reaction and concern for Victor being alive especially by his own sister Vickie was the beginning of the end of OLTL.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

we’re just rehashing the same conversation. OLTL reboot was not good; only picked up slightly toward the last few weeks. Thus, they supposedly hired new writers. Only if/when OLTL returns will we know if the stories improve and thus their ratings…

su0000
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su0000

There were no and are no numbers/ratings on HuLu..
HuLu goes by what is most popular and ”both” AMC and OLTL were in the popular top ten..
So, both soaps were doing very well.. Both rebooted well..
Nobody can say the numbers for OLTL were low, there are no numbers ratings on HuLu..
Which is better is merely assumed by peoples personal preferences, not numbers/ratings..

And, iTunes do not rate.. It goes by how many downloads and people downloading do so for many different reasons, and still not ratings..

Peggy Hegner
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Peggy Hegner

Why are they only counting people 18 to 49? Not enough interest in 18 to 49-year-olds is part of the reason the brainiacs at ABC canceled the two soaps! I’m way over 49 and I’m sure there’s many more of us oldies out there watching. Do we not count? Is our loyalty to the soaps not important enough?

cri cri
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cri cri

Sadly 50+ doesn’t matter to advertisers – which is a big part of the problem.

Marlene
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Marlene

I totally agree with Peggy. Why limit the age to 49. My God! Most of those people are out working . It’s the semi or semi retired that are the backbone of soaps. We are the ones that have been watching these programs since their duration. Personally I haven’t liked AMC for over 30 yrs. I have been a faithful viewer of OLTL since before my first child was born , and that was in 1969!! I will be more than upset if “after all this”, they pull the plug on OLTL. I know it was hard at first getting… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

No you do not count lol Well, you do as a number but not as a desired customer ..
You do not fit into the ”advertisers” demographic of what they want..
The ”18 to 49” are the important numbers that count in the ratings..
Sponsors don’t look at how many viewers they look at the 18 to 49 numbers. 🙂

Christopher
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Christopher

Perhaps all of us 50 yr old and older AMC &OLTL fans can HELP the writers out for both shows story lines afterall most of us have been watching one or both shows for MANY years and we can probably create fantastic weeky stories at least for the main characters after all we know their history inside and out…their family trees, their real true loves, and their children and even their childrens children and the evil people they have known over the years especially those who refuse to die…the monsters and the mobsters from their lives and so on. ..A… Read more »

Kelsey
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Kelsey

I bought Hulu plus to watch OLTL – I started watching AMC to support both shows. Forget it. I’m done. I’m sick of the nonsense from PP. those guys don’t know how to do a soap- hire people who can.

Laurie
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Laurie

I am very much enjoying both and tune in every chance I get! Thanks OWN and PP.

Alan
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Alan

The key to any successful show is good writing — you can have all the great characters in the world and if you don’t have solid story it won’t matter. AMC may not have had as many vets as OLTL did, but they had better writers in place and it showed on screen. Ron Carlivati set the OLTL reboot up to succeed with the show’s final episodes and in my opinion the writers dropped the ball with too many new characters and silly plots that didn’t hook viewers.

kathryn
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kathryn

I believe it is possible that people have stopped watching OLTL because of the fact that it has been put on hold. I will be disappointed if it does not return, both shows are good but OLTL has always been my favorite. However, with Prospect Park’s decision to delay production, people may not want to invest their time when they think the show will not continue. I feel that way to a degree.

lance
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lance

one life to live will not be back. lets face it, the reboot sucked big time. lets move on and watch season 2 of all my children soon. one life to live really was awful. poor writing and even poor erika slezak couldn’t save one life to live. rip one life to live.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

The reason there were more viewers for AMC might be that there were still new episodes. The episodes for OLTL had already been seen.

Samantha
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Samantha

I have watched One Life to Live everyday since it’s been on Own. I just feel like no matter how much people watch the executives of the show just don’t want to air it. Online , tv, or Internet!!!!!!!

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

I don’t watch Own because I have seen AMC and OLTL on Hulu and I don’t care to watch them over again. Why are they counting the ratings by what is watched on OWN. Probably alot of other people feel the same way. I never missed an episode of either show.I am really getting tired of this run around up and down maybe on and maybe off OLTL

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

They are counting them and watching because if they do well enough as ‘reruns’ on OWN, then OWN or another cable channel will be more likely to pick them up.

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

I hope and pray they are both back soon, either online or Own. I miss watching them, and thank you CTWildheart.

Joshua
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Joshua

I bought a ROKU box back in March so that I could watch them on TV way before the Oprah Winfrey announcement.

Glad I did … ROKU is addictive!!!

Sunny D
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Sunny D

I watched both on Hulu and Oprah. Although I miss Todd, Starr and John, I probably will get used to it, and I can watch them and support them on GH. I think the things that turned me off the most about OLTL were what they did with Dani’s character, plus all the cussing (it just seemed forced and unnatural) and also the whole bar atmosphere. Everything just always felt “dark”. I feel like the writers don’t really know the characters they are writing for. They all seemed to be “acting” their characters, not “being” them like before – with… Read more »

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

EXCELLENT now I WISH OTHER CABLE NETWORKS liked soaps. AMC was always a better written soap than OLTL. OLTL WAS EXCELLENT THE FIRST 10 YEARS IT WAS ON BUT LOST STEAM when THEY CHANGED THERE TIMESLOT AND IT WAS ON BEFORE General Hospital. OLTL did real good when Dark Shadows and GH we on before and after OLTL. I know I’m living too far in the past.

MIKE ZVIRBLIS
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MIKE ZVIRBLIS

At a half hour each, it’s kinda like watching one program. So I can’t imagine NOT watching the two.

Johnny
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Johnny

I agree with you Mike. I couldn’t keep up with both soaps when they were on abc tv because it was too much (demands of my job) but I promised myself I would watch both AMC and OLTL on line since they would only be 23 minute increments. Both on line inceptions require work – stronger writing and more connectivity between characters. I do feel like it’s almost one program, visit Landview and then visit Pine Valley, they are supposed to be near each other anyway. Actually I think they should just combine the two and make one show and… Read more »

Becky G
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Becky G

I watch both and I must say that AMC’s stories started off w/bigger bang! It was great to see the old characters on OLTL but there hasn’t been much sizzle or antagonism going on, though I do see it picking up now. I liked that they repeated the shows just not HOW they repeated them! I wish they’d show a new episode at the top of the hour and repeat that episode immediately after, at the half. And it would make more sense to move the shows to a different time when they’re not competing w/soaps on other major networks,… Read more »

Dee Martin
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Dee Martin

I just wish someone would pick up AMC and show it in Canada. I had watched it way back when it first started and watched until it went off the air, then it was in Canada for just 2 weeks, nicely getting to know the new actors and lost it again. OWN was to air it and then something happened so that they couldn,t air it in Canada. What are we??? Contagious or something ?? Don’t we count at all. Please bring it to Canada again. !!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

It comes down to money and the FTC’s regulations.

Tracy
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Tracy

I love both shows! I rather watch on Hulu than OWN! When they asked Oprah to put the shows on when they got cancelled she refused and now she wants them because she wants people to watch her network so she can get more money! As much as I love AMC & OLTL,I will not watch them if they are on OWN!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

While I share your angst….watching them on OWN will help these shows stay financially viable. You aren’t hurting Noprah by not watching – you are hurting AMC and OLTL.
And there are those who still cannot watch online, if they can watch on OWN, then I’m all for it.

d.w. mckim (Mupp Freek)
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d.w. mckim (Mupp Freek)

Any discussion of last week’s ratings should note that on Tuesday, OWN accidentally ran a repeat of Monday’s episode (#34) skipping over #35. (Someone else will have to chime in as to whether or not the same thing happened with AMC.)

cathy sokalski
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cathy sokalski

I’m not watching on OWN because I already saw all those episodes on HULU this summer, so all those people like me are not counted in the number of viewers. There are many fans who are waiting for the next season of episodes. Don’t tease us again with this off-again, on-again possibility of seeing OLTL.

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

Do these ratings even matter anymore? Prospect Park refuses to communicate with OLTL fans which is a huge mistake. Last week, the same OLTL episode was shown two days in a row on OWN. That would bring the ratings down.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

The same episode showing is on OWN not PP.

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I’m grateful for OWN because while I watched AMC on Hulu, I’m enjoying recording the show on OWN and keeping it for future viewing. I don’t watch OLTL and I can’t comment on it, but AMC was more “hit” than “miss” this past season and it deserves a second season, one which I hope OWN will also carry. It took AMC a few weeks to find some storyline traction and focus more on the returning characters as much as, if not more than, the new faces. When it did that, it worked much better, IMO. Still, from what’s been previewed,… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

Okay Oprah put the shows on OWN.

krktoday
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krktoday

Am I wrong. I read OLTL isn’t returning because it didn’t do as good as AMC. Are they bringing it back or not? It was my favorite and I watched it on Hulu every time a new show aired . I didn’t watch AMC because I didn’t watch it on network .

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

All we have officially now is that OLTL is being ‘shelved’ temporarily until the lawsuit has been worked out.

Adrienne
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Adrienne

No one Ever mentions the theme song to OLTL and it is TERRIFIC along with the dances, characters perform. Especially TnB. The theme song written by Snoop Lion bka Snoop Dogg just makes me wanna dance in my chair and snap my fingers Everytime I watch the show. The lyrics, “It’s a brand new start, brand new art. I’m not scared. I’m glaaad” etc. pulls me into the show and keeps me focused on the fact it is a re-boot that premiered online. With that being said, the characters on OLTL are More gripping than those on AMC. 1. Simply… Read more »

Mk
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Mk

SBH was NOT ep during those years it was Linda Gottheib. .SB H came in in late 95 and 96 ti 9 7

su0000
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su0000

new people see the ”opening”’ of OLTL , which is very lame, and don’t watch because that screams what is to come is lame..lol.. Really, the opening is terrible and that is a turn away .. I believe PP gave OWN a sweet deal to air the rerun soaps, a trial offer.. I wonder if Oprah will pay the big bucks to air season 2 .. OWN has to buy the soaps to air them and trial offer has now ended,, Both soaps need theme music opening that labels them as dramas of quality.. The openings are terribly lame lame… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I disagree about the opening…well the song anyway. I don’t like the ‘dancing’ it doesn’t really match the song – but I LOVE the song! I didn’t at first, but then I watched it with closed captioning and understood all of the words and I changed my mind.

Amy
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Amy

Omg! All My Children back on tv? Omg! I’m all in. DVR is programmed. I am a huge fan, but couldn’t make the pc adjustment. I just saw this article on Facebook. The news will get out and the viewers will go up. Thanks OWN!

su0000
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su0000

Nope, both soaps are still internet ..
OWN is showing reruns, the first 40 episodes and no news as to if Oprah and her people will pay-out to air both soaps after they run on the internet/season 2 ..
OWN has to pay PP to rerun the soaps..

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

That is what we hoped when OWN announced this trial. But we don’t know about Season 2 yet. And just an FYI…you only need an HDMI cord to connect your television to your pc and then you can watch everything online on your tv.

Amy
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Amy

Thanks! My tech savvy son just went off to college, so I’m learning the ropes. Appreciate the tip. I will be praying to the Gods (aka Oprah in this case) that this will bring soaps back to life on tv. Hopefully the Internet ppl will be bought out or play nice together with the tv ppl.

wayne r harrison
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wayne r harrison

I,think that ,both soaps are excellent n I,m so happy ,that ,they,re back ,on the air/internet,whatever ,but I think that the reason why AMC,S,ratings were better than OLTL,S was the storyline between ,Jesse,angie,n Cassandra,that was such a dramatic story,even,if you don,t agree with me,you have to admit ,that that was 1 of the best storylines,that AMC has had ,in a long while,I see daytime Emmy nominations for Darnell Williams,Debbi Morgan n Sal Stowers,the writing for that story was so briliant n kick-ass ,it made you believe that cassandra was being Brutilized,I,felt like I was watching a Law n order SVU,story,I… Read more »

Fran
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Fran

canceled my Hulu plus only got it to watch OLTL probably willn’t watch AMC

Johnny
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Johnny

I will state again that I do not care for the way PROSPECT PARK has handled certain issues – they should be more communicative with the fans (of both shows) and not keep everything so completely shrouded in mystery. Is ALL MY CHILDREN going back into production in October? No one seems to know. I suspect the actors have been asked not to tweet, not to issue statements – with the exception that I believe that PP asked Erika Slezak to release a statement since she has a huge fan base (and is a great and respected actress) ~ but… Read more »

Tracey
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Tracey

I totally agree with you. I emailed PP this week, stating my displeasure with the way events didn’t unfold as fans were originally led to believe. I understand and appreciate that is venture began on uncharted waters and there is no set formula to this. If you release a statement saying the objective is to resume production in time so there are no interruption of shows and then a month later or so announce each show is going to have a season finale with no real/honest explanation as to why the change, that is going to upset fans. Here were… Read more »

Nor
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Nor

Thank you OWN for showing AMC and OLTL. I am watching both on OWN, much more convenient for me than on the internet. Been watching both soaps since 1980 and was crushed when they went off ABC. I will be disappointed if OLTL does not return. I watch both shows but OLTL has always been my favorite. Hoping Prospect Park reconsiders their decision to halt production of OLTL. And once again thank you OWN and OPRAH for showing AMC and OLTL.

mgb357
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mgb357

I would tune into OWN daily for new episodes, espcially if they were repeated them later at night. Please settle this silly lawsuit and give us back OLTL!!!!! AND if that doesnt work out… How about a hybrid,,, One Life to Live with All My Children (Or All My Childrens Lives to Live) . an hour long saga of life in Suburban Philadelphia (Llanview and PineValley) .. Since they share the same sets and studio.. it would give us the possibility of Clint Buchanan Vs Adam Chandler.. Brooke and Viki being BFF’s, Dorian Vs Opal and even Jack vs AJ….… Read more »

Nancy K
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Nancy K

I really do agree with you on this one. This would be great to see all these actors on one show. It would be entertaining to watch!! The name could also be All My Childrens One life to Live!!

Mk
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Mk

OLTL got me hooked during the final week, Yes it neefs tocome back to see the poentials

Rob
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Rob

I cancelled my HULU Plus subscription as soon as I heard OLTL was “shelved”. Lets face it, OLTL was not weak because of what went down at GH, it was weak becasue of poor writing. While Iapplaud PP for taking this on, its clear to this day, they bit off more than they can chew. Instead of working with GH in order to have limited access to three major characters, they are blaming GH for killing off a non-contract recast and two kids. I never liked that they killed children but lets face it, they werent integral to the continuity… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I watched both shows forever and rejoiced when they came back to life online. I DVR’d the repeats on OWN. I will watch them both again WHEN they come back. (hopelessly optimistic!)

I have no idea why one did better than the other. It is actually humorous reading peoples reasoning and explanations why they like one show over the other. Many times they cite the exact same things.

Dolores Henderson
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Dolores Henderson

I think it’s because many so called fans just didn’t want to watch online. I don’t see how the method of the polls can be accurate when so many people record the shows for later watching. Also they are missing a great many viewers count by not counting past age 49. I guess my faithful viewing for 40 yrs for OLTL doesn’t make any difference, but I’m still watching because I love it and the characters.

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

PROSPECT PARK (supposedly) stated that they “refuse to discuss when ALL MY CHILDREN will return to production” (for season 2) according to what I read on-line, and of course, who knows what to believe anymore. The rumors were flying for a while that they were planning to resume production on October 21st, but now no one seems to know if that’s an accurate date. If anyone hears of anything since there has been no formal statement from PP please post.

Rose
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Rose

I have watched both shows for many years. I can’t get OWN. I wish I could. I watch them faithfully on Hula plus. I still enjoy them very much. I hope both shows continue on for a long,long time. i am O K with the 2 shows a week ,if that is what they need to do.

Andrew
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Andrew

I feel like I’m the only one who loved OLTL from start to finish (with the exception of the way they handled Victor’s return.. botched!) and was quickly turned off of AMC (too much Angie screeching and too much bad Russian accent). I liked OLTL so much, I stopped watching the OWN broadcasts and watched the last dozen episodes over the course of a weekend. Glad I did, it was great (although Clint’s meltdown wasn’t near as spectacular as reports made it sound … and thankfully the last moment in the hospital hadn’t been spoiled). Shame if we never get… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

OLTL deserves a second chance. great stories, great acting, great production values… PP messed up everything by changing the number of episodes per week and then shelving the production, based on a flimsy lawsuit with ABC.. just figure it out… we soap fans are foregiving and we want our OLTL on a daily basis. And forgive me for saying this.. but the MORE episodes are just PR — the budget for them should go back into the actual show, we need less MORE and more OLTL! Repeat – the story episodes were great..need more OLTL, need more Viki, Clint, Dorian,… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I could not wait for either to come back. I have watched both since the early 1970’s and that year long wait was painful. I tuned in for the first few episodes of each and it was dissapointing and I stopped watching. I guess I was expecting for them to pick up where they had left off and so many characters are gone. I know that they are trying to capture a new audience, but for viewers like me, it is just not the same. I also think getting use to watching them on a computer is strange. I liked… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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