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OY! The Chew's debut bests All My Children numbers in the ratings!

ABC Daytime’s new lifestyle program The Chew, which replaced the canceled All My Children debut on Monday to solid numbers!

According to Deadline.com, “The food-themed series drew 2.5 million viewers for its premiere and 590,000 women 18-49. That was higher than last year’s series premiere of CBS’ The Talk (2.2 million viewers, 568,000 women 18-49), which also replaced a long-running soap. (The Chew did better than The Talk debut in the other women demos too.) Additionally, The Chew matched AMC‘s most recent available weekly audience (for September 12-16) and beat the departing soap in women 18-49 (590,000 vs. 532,000). It exceeded AMC‘s 2010-11 season averages in total viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.4 million) and women 18-49 (590,000/0.9 rating vs. 541,000/0.8 rating).

At a fraction of the cost of a daytime drama, if The Chew doesn’t drop dramatically, it should improve ABC’s bottom line significantly. Ironically, the level of interest in The Chew may have surpassed ABC’s own expectations — I hear the show’s website crashed yesterday because it couldn’t handle the incoming traffic. Or it was die-hard AMC fans sabotaging their show’s replacement!”

OK soapers, so either its a case of curiousity that made every one tune-in and the show won’t sustain itself over the next several months, or we are all in big trouble and the four soap remaining will be in danger also if they don’t construct more innovative ways to bring back the audience and increase eyeballs, since a show like this that cost 40% less than a soap opera is far more appealing to a network’s bottom line dollar business plans.

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Angela
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Angela

I think people and disgruntled AMC fans were curious to see what was replacing AMC. I don’t think the ratings will remain high like the debut. I tuned in for 15 minutes and found the show to be unorganized and all over the place (people talking over each other).. Guess one never knows.. But I give it 8 months the most. Since ABC spent a fortune on advertising.

Josie
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Josie

I watched Chew for 5 minutes. Ugh – who needs to watch all that silliness that goes on? I avoid watching any programs on ABC since they dumped All My Children.

Torrey
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Torrey

I personally think that it was just a curious nature of people wanting to see what the show was about….being that ABC has all but forced the show down everyone’s throats. I have never seen a show so heavily advertised, in my life. They really want people to tune in. I have not watched one second of The Chew, nor do I intend to. I wait until exactly 1pm Central Standard Time to turn my tv to ABC…..I don’t even want to see the end credits of The Chew. I think, as the days go by, interest will be lost,… Read more »

DavidsMuse
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DavidsMuse

How do we know that awful replacement show’s ratings didn’t also benefit from AMC finale day-behind viewers on Monday, in some large markets such as Dallas/Fort Worth?

Julie
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Julie

It won’t last. Did you ever hear a soap star call people morons and turds? I doubt it. The hosts of The Chew have no problem doing that. I wish them a quick but very painful trip to unemployment.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I admit. I watched it. Nothing to cheer about.

You could just watch the Food network and not worry about missing anything.

kim
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kim

You have to be kidding. I saw the last three minutes before OLTL and it stunk so badly.

Marsha
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Marsha

Usually when shows debut, their opening episode scores decently. I’m not shocked this _____(fill in the blank) got ratings. However, I would not be surprised if over the next few weeks we find out what people really think.

Can’t pay me to watch that drivel

brothasoap
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brothasoap

When I read the title of this article, I felt a little sad. But when I read this review, I felt significantly better – “Chew Reviews Are In — and They’ll Be Tough for ABC to Swallow” @ http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/09/chew_reviews_are_in_and_theyll.html

tvcat1
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tvcat1

I hope it’s just curiosity. You couldn’t turn on an ABC show without bumping into a Chew add. Keep us posted on next week, see if it drops.

ethel
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ethel

i feel that the rating were high & will be high until the newness of the show wears off – after viewers see that the chew is basically about nothing then the rating will definitely plummet down to nothing………..

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Although THE CHEW seems to me to be very derivative, I am not suprrised for the healthy premiere episode. There are some watchable personalities involved, notable Michael Symon. But I do not see this series sustaining high ratings for the long run, or lasting years. I will not watch as I believe what they offer has been done before and better… and there is a matter of pride. I want daytime drama back on network television,and I want ALL MY CHILDREN to be part of that.

Rob
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Rob

I saw a small part of it and think it may be the worst thing I have ever seen on television, the hosts are annoying and uninteresting….I do think the only reason it scored high is curiosity.

Susan
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Susan

I have never watched the Chew, nor do plan to. In my neck of the woods, The Chew is on opposite Y&R. Daytime soaps beat any Talk/Lifestyle show in my book. I don’t want to be told what to do. Watching soaps helps me escape my problems for a couple of hours at least.

susan perkins
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susan perkins

i wouldn’t watch that show, if it was the last show on television.

Vickie
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Vickie

I’ve found other ways to waste the noon hour. Won’t watch the chew now or later.

Presschick
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Presschick

Tomorrow is Thursday… give us the ratings then. If there’s a drop, and we bet there will be, then many of theories above could be true — which I hope.

Judy
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Judy

I found the promos to be annoying. One of the hosts in the promo is soooo hyper and their tips are lame. I have no desire to watch. Gordon Elliot needs to stick to his Food Network shows.

FP
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FP

DOOL also did good numbers on Monday opposite “Ah Choo”, or whatever that trainwreck is called. According to Daytime Confidential, “Days” scored a 1.9 household rating and a 1.0 female 18-49 demo. Let ABC stick that in their pot and cook it.

Sandi Taylor
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Sandi Taylor

I believe that some of the ratings were due to curiosity, others do to research being done to find out who is sponsoring the show (so we know who to boycott) while other viewership may in fact have been from people who STILL DO NOT KNOW that AMC has been canceled so they tuned in to watch AMC and instead found The Spew and watched for 15 minutes (which I believe is all that is required to be counted in the ratings) and then clicked to another network but unfortunately were still counted… Folks in nursing homes, convalescent hospitals etc.,… Read more »

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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‘Pine Valley’s’ Leo Richardson Teases First Episode Script of All My Children Primetime Reboot

On Friday, soap fans were abuzz on Twitter, when head writer and executive producer, Leo Richardson of the All My Children reboot in development, showed off the script cover of the pilot and first episode of Pine Valley.

The series is currently in the works over at ABC with former AMC favorites, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and Rebel’s Andrew Stearn as the other executive producers.

Richardson shared along with the script pic, “A year and a half of work comes down to just 60 pages. And off she goes… #PineValley””

Fans of All My Children are thrilled at Richardson’s news and now will await word on what will happen with the proposed show.

Leo has also written the long-running British soap, EastEnders and for Lee Daniel’s Star.

Check out his tweet below.  (UPDATED: Since this original posting, Richardson’s tweet was taken down)

Now, let us know if you are excited to find out just what characters are in the script of Pine Valley in the comment section.

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Kim Delaney on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “All They Have To Do Is Ask, and I’m There”

While Kim Delaney is currently appearing on General Hospital in the role of Jackie Templeton, and she just appeared in her new Lifetime movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt of Justice, the actress revealed she would be up for appearing in the upcoming primetime revival in development of All My Children.

Delaney became soap-famous in the role of AMC’s Jenny Gardner from 1981-1984 before she was killed-off the show in the now iconic jet ski explosion.

Now even though Jenny died, Kim would be up for figuring out how the character could be resurrected or how she could take part in the primetime reboot of the ABC soap opera called, Pine Valley.

In an interview with Soaps.com, Kim shared on being part of the reboot: “All they have to do is ask, and I’m there.  Sure, Jenny died, but someone asked me the other day if we ever saw her body. So maybe she’s out there, somewhere… ”

Former All My Children stars and real-life duo, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are executive producers of Pine Valley along with Andrew Stearn.

So, would you like to see an alive and well Jenny Gardner, or some other role for Delaney, in the All My Children reboot? Comment below.

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