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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
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
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
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, and hopefully the show will go away. And lets not forget, AMC & OLTL pull in about 2.5 million viewers on a daily basis…this was a premiere episode of a new show. Aren’t the numbers always good at first? I know it’s not right to wish bad things upon people, but I really do hope that this show gets exactly what it deserves…..a pink slip.

DavidsMuse
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
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
JustSaying

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

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

kim
kim

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

Marsha
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
susan perkins

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

Vickie
Vickie

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

Presschick
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
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
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
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., OR places that have the TV on a certain network don’t change it because programming has changed unless requested. I think there are MANY reasons they got any ratings at all and NONE of them is because it is a show worth watching OR worth replacing AMC with!

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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