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OWN's Summer Fling with All My Children & One Life to Live Ratings Revealed! What is Your Take On the Numbers?

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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network announced its Summer Fling with the Soaps a few weeks ago and thus All My Children and One Life to Live found a television home for the first time after being axed by ABC a few years back!  On OWN, the first 40 episodes of the revival of both series from TOLN, starting with episode #1, are being broadcast.

So just how did the first week of episodes do  on OWN? Well, we have published the numbers below released by TV Media Insights for the week of July 15th -19th.

Check them out and let us know what you feel about the numbers? Do you think the shows are performing well? Under performing in the cable landscape afternoon in which it is in? Or, do you think it would help if more fans of both shows tuned in to watch episodes they may have seen before? Goal of course is: for OWN to want to carry more new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live in the future, after this ten week exclusive TV deal!

Asterisk (*) indicates new episode to OWN

ALL MY CHILDREN

* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.1 HH, 144,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 154,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 152,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 129,000 total viewers

Tue July 16 12:00PM 0.1 HH, 101,000 total viewers
Tue July 16 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 38,000 total viewers
* Tue July 16 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 84,000 total viewers
Tue July 16 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 61,000 total viewers

Wed July 17 12:00PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers
Wed July 17 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 24,000 total viewers
* Wed July 17 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 73,000 total viewers
Wed July 17 1:30PM 0.0 HH, 40,000 total viewers

Thu July 18 12:00PM 0.1 HH, 52,000 total viewers
Thu July 18 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 46,000 total viewers
* Thu July 18 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 138,000 total viewers
Thu July 18 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 62,000 total viewers

Fri July 19 12:00PM 0.1 HH, 78,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 54,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 105,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 106,000 total viewers

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

* Mon July 15 2:00PM 0.1 HH, 123,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 2:30PM 0.1 HH, 102,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 103,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers

Tue July 16 2:00PM 0.1 HH, 55,000 total viewers
Tue July 16 2:30PM 0.1 HH, 54,000 total viewers
* Tue July 16 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers
Tue July 16 3:30PM 0.0 HH, 38,000 total viewers

Wed July 17 2:00PM 0.0 HH, 18,000 total viewers
Wed July 17 2:30PM 0.0 HH, 47,000 total viewers
* Wed July 17 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 136,000 total viewers
Wed July 17 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 109,000 total viewers

Thu July 18 2:00PM 0.0 HH, 32,000 total viewers
Thu July 18 2:30PM 0.0 HH, 26,000 total viewers
* Thu July 18 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 150,000 total viewers
Thu July 18 3:30PM 0.0 HH, 44,000 total viewers

Fri July 19 2:00PM 0.0 HH, 50,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 2:30PM 0.0 HH, 25,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 93,000 total viewers
Fri July 19 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 118,000 total viewers

Comparative data from previous weeks on OWN
July 8-12, 2013 12-2 PM: 84,800 viewers
July 8-12, 2013 3-4 PM: 145,200 viewers

June 25-29, 2013 12-2 PM (includes movie on June 27 12-2:30 PM): 106,800 viewers
June 25-29, 2013 3-4 PM (includes program on June 29 2:30-3:30 PM: 113,200 viewers


HH: Household rating. A 1.0 household rating is equivalent to 1 percent of all U.S. T.V. households.
All Times Eastern & Pacific
Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Sharon
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Sharon

Other than the initial promotion when the shows were first announced, neither OWN nor Oprah have done ANY advertising of the shows. Not on Facebook or Twitter. So anyone who finds out that the two shows are on OWN are finding out from other soap fans and soap sites or by pure luck. What a shame that neither OWN nor Oprah could be bothered to promote them once they got them!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

I don’t claim to totally understand ratings, but I think (hope) the ratings are respectable for what they are. A lot, if not most, fans of AMC and OLTL have already watched these shows on Hulu or another device; thus they are repeats to many. I think there would be a significant jump in the ratings if they had been first-run shows. All in all, they did OWN a good bump up.

Annie
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Annie

I have been watching OWN, but have been a loyal OLTL fan on Hulu+ since April 29th. These numbers only track Nielsen viewers, correct?

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

does this mean we’re doing as good as when it was on ABC?

Robert in New Orleans
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Robert in New Orleans

GH has on average a little over 2,000,000 viewers per day. Keep in mind this is on cable and most fans have already watched the first run of these episodes on the net.

Tali
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Tali

When OL was on ABC it pulled the most views, which I believe were 2.1 – 2.3 million. It was better than GH at the time of cancellation!

Barbara Weaver
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Barbara Weaver

These soaps should be on abc. I don’t think Oprah has it.

Karen
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Karen

It’s all well & good that Oprah has done this & I think that its a good thing..but its not available on the OWN network in Canada, so Tell me how is that fair to Canadians, who already have a tough time getting online content from some networks?…just sayin’..

lisa
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lisa

I`m with you on this one Karen….I was so excited when FX Canada was carrying the shows – then the ball dropped when that was cancelled because they changed the viewing of AMC and OLTL . I wasn`t about to pay a hundred dollars to iTunes Canada for 50 shows either. Then came the news that Oprah was going to run the first 40 episodes of each show on her network…..but not Canada. As a fan I feel ripped off and repeatedly smacked in the face. At least I can still see Roger Howarth on GH albeit not as Todd.… Read more »

JeffyJC
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JeffyJC

As I understand it one of the problem the IATSE union had was that it was airing on FX Canada. The claimed that violated the contract the union had with them. If that is true then that would be the reason why it is not in Canada. I don’t know when they will be able to broadcast internationally.

Rose C
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Rose C

I think it is wonderful that it is on OWN television, and more fans have acess to the show. I am watching it on the computer, only because I already saw the other episodes, and don’ t care for repeats nor do I want to miss the new ones. But happy for others, and will watch where ever I have to to get my “fix” of OLTL and AMC 🙂

Tali
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Tali

Disappointed with the numbers. I do understand that you have to be signed up with Nielsen ratings for the numbers to count. I am NOT and surely there are a lot like me. I’ve already watched them on hulu, but watching them again. Just another nail in ABC’s coffin for me, they should of never canceled them!!!

MC
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MC

If you go by only the new episodes then it’s not so bad. 110K for AMC/109K for OLTL. But once you start factoring in the other episodes totals go down to 85K for AMC & 73K for OLTL. Any way you slice it, OLTL is losing viewers in the timeslot for the network. AMC is doing better or the same as the previous week. I guess the question would be how many new viewers did the shows attract to the network? If by airing the shows OWN could increase their reach, that would be an added value to to the… Read more »

Kiki
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Kiki

One Life is not losing viewers, it is doing great on hulu, and is an AWESOME show, better that it was on ABC.

MC
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MC

No one is saying that OLTL is a bad show. I was just going by the numbers published. When you take the average, it is less than what they reported for the week before. I don’t have access to anything other than what was in the article, and then I did the math.

I love OLTL. Liked on ABC & like it online. Like it on OWN.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I think the rating for both shows need some improvement. However, I don’t think these ratings include the people who DVR it and watch later. I am curious to see how they would do with a show that people haven’t already seen.

moshane58
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moshane58

What I read last week is they are the same as the show on before they put the soaps on.So all us soap fans who are tuning in didn’t raise rating at all…HUM…I know I never watch OWN beofre the soaps and so is alot watching that didn’t before.Where are we at in the ratings.Another thing TOLN and Oprah needs to pay for advertising on networks where people watch soaps.Alot still have no clue these soaps are back.We can’t do much more on the internet trying to get the word out.We don’t have the means to advertise them.Some people said… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I think that many people just don’t receive OPRAH’s network – I already pay for HULU Plus just to watch AMC and OLTL – both of which by the way are not up to par to what they were on abc-tv.
ABC-TV should be ashamed at what they did to these two iconic soaps.
If there is any justice abc should re-insert the shows into their afternoon schedule.

boes
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boes

One thing is immediately clear. When it’s a “new ” episode, the numbers go up – for both shows.
An older acquaintance of mine is watching on OWN and got confused by the repeat episodes each week. Now she watches, but only the new ones. I don’ think there are very many people out there who have either the interest or the time to watch very many repeat episodes – either on OWN or online.

rebecca2
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rebecca2

I think A) a lot of people need to pay to get her station and B) many won’t watch her station because of her original attitude.

Maybe if she actuallly apologized for her original condescending refusal…..instead of acting like she’s come to some great realization and is “listening” to the fans like she’s doing them a favor…more people would tune in and it would be a win/win. Although of course the apology would be insincere but at least make ti instead of acdting like you’re “hearing” the fans.

Johnny
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Johnny

I know, it’s true, I can’t stand when she screams out ” WE HEARD you!” like she’s Santa Claus in a dress ~ I dislike the fact that she tries to come across like the giant Savior of Soaps.

rebecca2
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rebecca2

LOL. agree!

Soapy
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Soapy

SHE IS!

su0000
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su0000

Considering the soaps are reruns, it is doing very well..
Most people do not watch a rerun when they already know the outcome..

The biggest mistake;
Putting them back on daytime air times ..

PP should have dealt to air them during the evening 9pm`ish

People are not home nor have the time for daytime tv..

Only the Retired, Disabled, Mothers on assistant and Millionaires are home during the day to watch daytime tv..

((daytime watching is what is helping kill the soaps, people are not home))

rebecca2
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rebecca2

PP doesn’t need to put them on at night. You can watch them on Hulu round the clock. There’s no set time.

Nancy
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Nancy

Thank you. That is exactly when I can watch, after 7:00 pm or between 4:30 to 5:00 am before I go to work. I had always picked the shows up on Soap Network in the evening.

Jody
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Jody

Ditto….totally agree…..there is a reason that there are only 4 left on network; daytime viewership has dwindled

JeffyJC
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JeffyJC

Yes did not make sense to me. If they started them at 3pm even they would not be competing against another soap.

Linda
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Linda

I don’t know if the ratings are just based on Nielsen boxes alone or if other factors are used as well. Most people have already watched these episodes AMC & OLTL online or on iTunes. While others watch Y&R, B&B and Days during the 12:30-2:00 time frame. Also there are those who still don’t know AMC & OLTL are on OWN. It would be nice if OWN advertised the soaps more and if Oprah had said yes back in 2011!!

Dani
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Dani

Are these good or bad? Someone please clarify.
Either way, it was me who had to tell my mother in law about it being on OWN and she even gets Soap Opera Digest. My news came from Michael and FB.
I think some promos are needed asap.

Susan
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Susan

I have a lot to catch up on Hulu. After the first 3 weeks I got lazy. I can’t help it I like watching on tv. As soon as the episodes I haven’t seen come on, I will be watching on OWN

Kat
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Kat

My cable company does not offer OWN on HD so the video quality is not good on my HD TV. The audio isn’t great either. Plus, I’ve already seen all the episodes on Hulu so am less inclined to watch the repeats on OWN. If OWN was in HD and the shows were first runs, I would DVR them and watch at night when I get home from work. I’ll bet a lot of people have a similar situation.

Angela
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Angela

I was happy the shows were being broadcast on OWN because I fell behind and I really didn’t like watching on my laptop. However, I do not understand how they are showing the past episodes. The first week I must have seen the same one episode 4 times! I don’t know if someone has goofed I just don’t understand why they keep repeating the same episodes over and over. Can anyone explain this to me? I would really appreciate it.

David
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David

Angela the new episodes of AMC are on at 1PM EST and repeated at 1:30pm EST

The New episodes of OLTL are on at 3pm EST and repeated at 3:30pm EST.

All other episodes aired at other times are repeats

Lisa M.
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Lisa M.

Well I have checked out the numbers and honestly I don’t know if they are good, bad or fair. I watch all new episodes on huluplus every Monday and have no desire to watch them again but I encourage everyone who has not seen them to support OWN. We all know that Oprah is continuously trying to get her numbers up and with the help of her good friend Tyler Perry, Iyana Vizant and so many more it is happening. So if we can put how we feel about Oprah behind us and move forward and support AMC & OLTL… Read more »

kathyj
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kathyj

wow i thought the ratings would be much better just wish thy would not have the repeats from the days before

Nick
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Nick

Folks, no matter how you slice and dice these numbers, they are just not good even for a cable channel like OWN, compared to what aired there before. That can’t bode too well for PP’s plan to find a regular TV home for the soaps after they are produced for the Internet. I realize that lack of advertising could be an issue, as well as confusion as to the order of episodes in each half hour, not to mention that some people may have seen the episodes already. But you really do have to wonder just how many mainstream people… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

I agree with you Nick. These #s do not bode well. They overall lower than what was being shown before on OWN. Given this, I doublt OWN will want to keep running these shows or even have these “fling” specials. And I’m afraid other cable outlets will be looking at these # and figure that if Oprah can’t get them to work, why even bother. I’m just hoping that PP can still continue producing them online after the initial year since they were hoping to offset some of the production cost by airing these shows somewhere. Not good news at… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Well, prior to their cancellations, I believe that All My Kids pulled in just under two million viewers, with One Life close to the same. I watch One Life on Hulu Plus (on my ipad), but I’m glad to see the shows on OWN. There has been zero publicity for the OWN experiment. It is important to note that the above ratings only reflect the cable TV viewers, and are not inclusive of Hulu and Itunes. One Life rocks- I h ope they get more viewers on OWN, before Oprah pulls t he plug on the ‘summer fling’.

su0000
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su0000

The only viewers that count are the ones watching via HuLu, pay or free, for the ”new” episodes.
the reruns on Oprah are just another way for people who have fallen off or behind to catch up..
Our soaps will remain on HuLu, until they die.. And the viewers on HuLu will be the numbers that, that we do not see and never will see, but they exist, are the ones that count/mater.
Reruns are not the numbers that hold any real importance for PP only for Oprah ..

This is for 10 weeks, only..
If that would change, it is still reruns..

Laura
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Laura

I’m glad OWN is showing AMC because i just am not into watching it on my computer, but why is OWN showing the same episodes over and over? They repeated the same episode back-to-back – yawn. Why show 4 episodes per day if half are repeats of the ones you just showed? Still, I’m happy it’s on tv, but show more episodes without repeats.

Cher
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Cher

Does this count any that were DVR’d? Had issues with DVR, and only got the first episode of the day. I have since changed that.

su0000
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su0000

It makes no difference how many watch the ”reruns” on OWN/Oprah.. It is only the new episodes on HuLu that count.. Reruns are a whole different thing.. They do Oprah good for her network OWN, and hopefully PP will get some new viewers from OWN airing reruns.. PP wants to air the reruns so the people who are behind can catch up and to hopefully get some new viewers, also. The mistake PP made was airing the soaps during the daytime when there way fewer viewers than they could get during the evening. The network soaps are going down because… Read more »

Char
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Char

I don’t have cable. It makes no sense for me, so I can’t participate. Many of us watch programs on iPad, from iTunes. I mean, I watch cable shows, but I buy them. Like Walking Dead, DowntonAbbey etc. Cable does not represent those of us who are more par4ticular about our choices and don’t buy cable “just in the off chance” I use it.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Serves oprah right with these ratings. thats what she gets trying to profit off reruns.

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

I’d consider these good numbers. If anyone was expecting network-comparable numbers, they’d be bound to be disappointed. But both PP & OWN would have more realistic expectations: — They’re on daytime cable — They’re on a station that’s in most places, a higher-tiered cable station, not part of the most basic cable package in most areas. — These had all been previously available online. There may be a few viewers here and there that had already seen them online tuning in to support the tv airings but these viewers largely represent those who hadn’t seen them online previously. So these… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

These figures don’t look that great, but we really need to take a few things into account when analysing these figures: 1 A lot of people do not get OWN 2 The episodes are shown several times so we need to add up the ratings for each screening to get a true picture (I don’t know why they show them so many times) 3 Even before the first screening on OWN, they are in essence re-runs, as most fans have already watched them online. As loyal as some people want to be, not every one has time to watch episodes… Read more »

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

It is difficult to get a true reading on these statistics. All of these episodes are reruns. Each episode is shown on OWN more than once. The schedule would be somewhat confusing for the casual viewer of OLTL. First an OWN rerun is shown then a “new” episode, and then a rerun of that “new” episode (I think). On my Time Warner cable guide, the description of the OLTL did not match the episode when I watched it. One day it said that a “MORE” episode was being shown, and that was incorrect. I boycotted OWN after Oprah made those… Read more »

kcphilly
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kcphilly

The “new” episodes seem to be doing decently. I don’t get why they are rerun so much unless she is trying to fill up airtime cheaply. In response to a comment I saw above about putting the shows on at night, I believe the person was talking about OWN putting them on at night, not the hulu because of course those are “anytime” viewing. That’s not PP’s issue though. That’s whoever does programming at OWN. I wish they would just do the “new” episodes during the week and then a marathon of each weeks episodes on the weekend like soapnet… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

No only what they have done to our OLTL on ABC but GL on CBS and the other soaps they have cancelled.. It is so sad! Thank you PP for getting this online and it keeps getting better everyday. OWN should have step up when all the Soaps were starting to be drop by our dear network execs.!!!!! A day late and a dollar short!

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

I am not really well versed in reading what the numbers mean but if these are considered mediocre, then there are factors involved. Number one, these are reruns so for that many to be watching reruns may not necessarily be a bad thing. Second, many folks who have watched them on Hulu are not watching so their numbers are not added in. Third, many cable providers may not carry OWN depending on where you live. So all of those things can play a part, but that is just my take. If fans are not watching due to being angry with… Read more »

brian
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brian

Please Please Please understand that to most OLTL / AMC fans, these are REPEATS !!!

Hopefully they continue on OWN once new epsodes air. Then we will see the true ratings.

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I looked on owns website and my tv schedule and these shows are not listed? What has happened? Is it because I am in Canada? Help..lol

Sam Raven
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Sam Raven

If the soaps run new shows every day stop running them on Hulu while they are on OWN we might see a spike in viewership. Who will watch a show on tv that they have already seen on the internet? Also more promotion of the shows should bring in an audience of about 500,000 which would be nice and move on from there. People will watch both soaps even on OWN because of loyalty, they need to get rid of the reruns.

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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.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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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.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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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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