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RATINGS: All My Children and One Life to Live's Summer Fling On OWN!



The ratings are out for the week of August 5th -August 9th for All My Children and One Life to Live’s continuing summer fling on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN television cable network!

This was the first week of the OWN programming scheduling change for AMC and OLTL, that had AMC stay in its 1PM slot and moved OLTL up to a 1:30 slot immediately following AMC.   So now viewers can get a much cleaner picture of the ratings and total viewers since there are no more repeat episodes sandwiched in front of, or after the new episode of the day.

When looking at the breakdown by day, All My Children scored an impressive Tuesday and Wednesday, while both shows continue to be strong in their numbers in comparison with the previous ratings week.   Check out the numbers courtesy of TV Media Insights below!

All My Children

Mon Aug 5 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 142,000 total viewers
Tue Aug 6 1:00PM 0.2 HH, 216,000 total viewers
Wed Aug 7 1:00PM 0.2 HH, 276,000 total viewers
Thu Aug 8 1:00PM 0.2 HH, 184,000 total viewers

One Life to Live

Mon Aug 5 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 119,000 total viewers
Tue Aug 6 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 180,000 total viewers
Wed Aug 7 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 163,000 total viewers
Thu Aug 8 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 155,000 total viewers

So have you been watching All My Children and One Life to Live on OWN?  Are you preferring one show over the other? Comment below?

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I havent watched OLTL since early July but glad these shows are doing well…people will still watch soaps on the network which is proof the genre isnt dead…i like soaps on network better but also like watching online too, and on demand, especially if i missed something…glad we have a choice how to watch which serves our individual needs.

Is this good or bad? Is OWN going to keep the shows on regularly ? Hope so!

OLTL is must-watch TV for me. OWN’s new schedule for it and AMC is a good idea, IMO, but it’s a shame they can’t repeat the same day’s episodes later that night or over-night. These series need all the exposure they can get.

Michael, can we get an analysis of these ratings? Have the shows lived up to expectations? What are the ratings like on iTunes & Hulu? It would be nice to know what the ratings mean.

Has Opra ever had such high ratings on her channel before?

Oprah’s network FINALLY made a profit this year thanks to Tyler Perry, AMC and OLTL…

I haven’t watched OLTL in a while but AMC is amazing! I’m falling in love with my favorite soap all over again. Shout out to Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Vincent Irizarry and the rest of the cast and crew! I’m at all not surprised AMC’s doing so well in the ratings. Hope AMC keeps up the good storytelling and it continues to well in the ratings.

I still do not see these numbers on OWN being a mandate for more. I hope I am wrong. I have watched OLTL through episode 53. I have watched OLTL on and off since 1977 or 1978 when I was a little girl. The regime under Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati was superb.

Sadly, PP’s production of AMC and OLTL appear to be typical operations run by Jeff K. . It appears to me that the blessings came from Richard Frank, former Disney executive and NATAS leader. He has an interesting interview on the Emmy Foundations Oral History archive recorded in December 2012.

It is interesting to hear his plan and intention at that time. He has a sterling reputation and would not want to risk damage by a false step and major lawsuits with ABC. What ultimately becomes on the TOLN is up for consideration. However, these shows are not going to be cash cows on which a new platform can be built.

But in the end, there has been lots of discussion and press with a ready made fanbase for 9 months or so. Whatever has been invested will serve as a significant launch of a platform.

I hope that there is another act for both AMC and OLTL. But I would not count on it. It would be marvelous as a part of a settlement of any lawsuit is that ABC would gain OLTL rights again. Perhaps, TOLN could keep AMC – The Next Generation. There are financial advantages for starting a new show versus a continuation. Frank mentions this in the Archive interviews.

It could be a win-win – maybe. Without leadership of someone of the calibre of Frank Valentini, a turnaround for OLTL is unlikely at this point. So, I am thankful for the efforts and hope for a new solution set soon.

What you do not seem to be skipping;
The soaps are .. reruns…

Most all fans have seen the soaps that are running on OWN, and do not go back for seconds..
To have numbers that high for reruns, is excellent.. (especially from daytime viewers)

Hopefully some of those numbers are ”new” viewers..

It is very good to be having those high numbers for reruns ..

Exactly! What people are forgetting is that these aren’t first-run episodes…these are reruns that the soap fans have already seen. If these were new episodes, I’m sure the numbers would be much higher.

Yes! for reruns being rerun for daytime viewing, the numbers are really good!!
Not many do not like reruns nor daytime viewing..

IF, OWN ran the current soaps (not the reruns) in an evening time slot, they would get tons of new viewers..

Ron, is that you? You’re probably still mad that your shirtless Ford boys stories were dropped, and that your ridiculous version of clowny Todd was corrected. PP is getting everything right and it’s only getting better this fall. More good new on the way for OLTL.
Ratings win all over the place. Not so much for GH.

Are they counting the people who tape them because some other soaps are on the same time?

yes, if they are watched within 24 hours..

What happened to tad and his dad was on but not any more

It’s good to see that both show’s are doing exceptionally well on both “OWN” & their online homes via Hulu & iTunes. The ratings if I’m understanding them correctly is proof that the new versions of both AMC & OLTL are indeed getting their groove back. Did someone call Stella? I hope that @Susan Lucci, makes a pit stop in Pine Valley to check on her daughters & grand daughter. Though, I’m not sure how likely that will be considering she’s juggling two shows at once. However, like it or not “Pine Valley” is her home and that is where her heart may very well be again at some point.

I agree…wish that Susan Lucci was back on AMC, but you’re right I think it seems unlikely right now. I really don’t want her to just “pop in” for a cameo visit like Kendall did, what does that do for us? AMC needs help, it’s all right but it is lacking the “heart” of the ABC-TV inception. I hate to say that since I like many others are still furious with ABC but to me it’s an honest fact. I miss familiar faces on AMC and some of the re-casting hasn’t thrilled me nor has the writing but I am hoping things will improve.

In my opinion, AMC has more heart now than it ever did.on ABC AMC in its final years.

I’d watch to help support but can’t TiVo that much. Wish of wasn’t against gh and days. 🙁

Haven’t watched on OWN because I have already seen them on Hulu! I would watch them there if I haven’t already seen them!

I am a longtime OLTL fan who found it difficult to watch online have “caught up” on OWN. I can honestly say the AMC storylines are more compelling. I think the storylines for “season 2” need to be more dramatic. and surprising. Have John McBain come to town and get killed or something. Fast paced needs to also be SHOCKING to attract online viewers.

Oprah hasn’t had such high ratings till now! Because of OLTL & AMC … Well if she had
put them on her own channel from the begining her station wouldn’t have had low ratings & Oprah wouldn’t had to let go the employees on her channel.

I love OLTL and I do watch the reruns on OWN when I am off from work every other Friday. I do wish Oprah would repeat the shows at night because I love OLTL, since like AMC is doing good but I would say OLTL does not begin to be must see tv/internet until episode 40, it goes back to its basic soapy formula and has a lot of surprise twist.

I hope Oprah does choose to show these shows past 40 episodes because after episode 40 of OLTL I think the shows have been excellent.

Why oh why does Oprah have these shows airing at the same time as soaps on major networks, they should air immediately after GH!

Both the soaps should air during the evening, on OWN, when people are home to watch them..
Daytime viewing is terrible, not many people are home in this 21st century to watch during the daytime.
I do not believe any soap should be daytime viewing, they all should be evening, perhaps on cable..

Oprah needs to renew these soaps for the fall season too.

Maybe it will negate her negative press due to the “Switzerland” incident with the purse.

I love both shows, would rather watch on OWN than on a computer. Please put them on permanently.

I used to watch both AMC and OLTL religously until they went of air. When they came back I started streaming from my computer. I lost interest in AMC because so many characters were replaced or didn’t return which made it less interesting for me. I’m still giving OLTL a chance and now watching on the OWN network. I hope my show has found a new home with OWN.

Carol, please give AMC another chance. It is so good right now. Yes there are new faces but, you will grow to care about them too. Everyone was new at one point.

I do agreethatthe writing and storylines on AMC have been much more intersting BUT I also think OLTL is about to hit its stride with the Ron Raines storyline.

I love both shows but I have to say OLTL is my favorite. I watch all new episodes of OLTL but AMC seems to be made up mostly of young kids which some of them is okay but I have watched AMC since the first and I am more interested in the characters I was invested in when it was on ABC. I know it is impossible to get every character back because the actors have gotten other jobs but I would prefer to have more storylines about original cast members and more of them.
I would love it, love it, if PP would have one hour episodes everyday of OLTL. Two episodes as they are of AMC is okay until they bring back more characters to flesh out the storylines, like Tad.
As I said, I love both AMC and OLTL and mourned them when they went off ABC and was so glad when PP brought them back. I will continue to watch and cheer them on and will watch them online with Hulu, iTunes or OWN wherever I can watch. Keep them coming.

If you don’t like the new AMC fine but to suggest they increase airtime for OLTL but not for AMC is a bit much. There are a lot of people who enjoy the new AMC as evidenced by the ratings. AMC is even doing better than OLTL. Personally I prefer AMC to OLTL but I would never suggest that they not increase airtime for OLTL because I respect the fact that OLTL has many fans that enjoy watching it.

It’s very day soap friendly on own bec tika sumpter’s have and have nots was recently renewed.

I really didn’t expect to watch the AMC/OLTL reruns on OWN as I pay for them on iTunes and watch them downloaded on my iPad. But to my surprise, I am loving watching them again on my big-screen TV! Today I was home from work during the day and even got to watch AMC at 1 p.m. like in the old days. I have to tell you that when I’m home during the day I make a point of not turning the TV on during that time slot, just out of sorrow for the loss of my soaps–until today! A side benefit to the OWN channel is that my DVR isn’t recording anything else during the day, so when I get home, the channel is tuned to OWN, and I find myself watching regular live programming on the channel too. I had never watched this network before I started recording the AMC/OLTL reruns. So thank you, Oprah!

Love then both, hope they stay on OWN..

I’ve been watching both All My Children and One Life to Live since I was 15 years-old – some 30 something years ago. Needless to say, I was very disappointed when both shows were cancelled. Now, I am very happy to see them return – even with fresh new faces. Life goes on, even soap characters grow up. I am very pleased.

OWN is supposed to show AMC and OLTL for a 10 week limited engagement. Does anyone know if the shows will continue after the 10 weeks?

I totally am thrilled to watch these 2 soaps on OWN, one thing is everyone is on vacation in the summer, I thinl they will have better ratings after the summer. Will OWN have them on again in the fall?


Very pleased that they have been picked up by OWN, but I have always only allowed myself to get addicted to one show and that is All My Children. I don’t watch the other because I limit myself. I feel certain that it is an excellent show, but once a person gets hooked on a show it is hard to give it up.

I had no idea I could watch OLTL on OWN … today was the first time I watched!! I love it!! I finally have a reason to watch OWN!!

Absolutely I watch and how it continues. Watching online is way too much of a hassle. You haveto there, can’t fast forward etc etc. Keep it on Own or any other TV channel.

Hope it continues. Hate auto correct. You have to sit there. ..sit.

Oh No!! Am I wrong? I have been doing some checking … it looks like All My Children and One Life To Live will no longer be on OWN after Thursday, Sept 19th. I believe that is the LAST DAY! OWN stated that both soaps would be on a ten week limited run beginning on Mon, July 15.
So if you count ten weeks … it ends on Thurs Sept 19. I AM DEVASTATED! I guess the ratings must have been very low because it looks like OWN will no longer air AMC and OLTL as of Mon, Sept. 23. If I am wrong, I apologize!

What happened to AMC? Is it true that the series ended in September? No warning or anything. I am very disappointed. After 43 episodes, to leave its fans hanging was unforgiveable. Can fans be informed ? What about this ten week run? I am so sad about the situation? what fans do, if the show is closing after 10 weeks?

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Billy Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Created at His Alma Mater to Help Others ‘Realize Their Dreams’

Two months since three-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Billy Miller passed away, the beloved All My Children (ex-Richie), General Hospital (ex-Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (ex-Billy) star, will now have a permanent scholarship endowment in his honor at the University of Texas at Austin which was Miller’s alma mater.

Through the scholarship, it will be able to help radio/television and film undergraduate students with financial need. Billy’s family and friends have established this permanent scholarship in his memory, naming it the William Jon Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship. They hope the endowment will be a legacy to his life and love of acting.

Before becoming soap-famous, Billy graduated from the the university’s department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) at the Moody College of Communication. On its official website, they shared the news of this special memorial scholarship and how Miller died at the age of 43 after surrendering his life to bipolar depression, which he struggled with his whole life.

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Megan Hubbell, Billy’s sister, expressed, “We want something positive to be held in his name in perpetuity through the University he loved. He would be honored to know that even in death, he can help someone else realize their dreams.”

She added how she hoped her immensely talented brother will be remembered: “I hope BJ (as Billy was known by to his friends and family) is remembered for the kind-hearted, silly, funny, goofy, generous, beautiful soul that he was His megawatt smile, deep belly laugh and gorgeous mug were gifts on screen, but his true self was a bright light that will be carried with us forever.”

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According to Miller’s family, Billy had his picks of schools and UT was his first choice. When he first came to the university, Billy started in the zoology program before switching to radio-television-film, where he felt he belonged. Miller was one of just 20 students at the time accepted into the department’s prestigious production-sequence program.

“BJ was extremely proud to be a Texas Longhorn and always remembered his time there fondly,” Hubbell said. “The time he spent at UT allowed him the space to explore who he wanted to be and what he wanted to accomplish.”

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In honoring her brother’s work and strength to persevere in the often heartbreaking world of entertainment, Megan related: “I always admired the guts it took to go after a dream in Hollywood that so many people tried to discourage. He heard, ‘You’ll never make it’ more times than I care to count, but he used those comments as fuel and said, ‘Watch me.’”

Miller’s roles went far beyond those on daytime soap operas, as throughout his career he played major parts in primetime’s Suits, Ray Donovan and Castle to name but a few.

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In his death, Billy’s family is encouraging people to take stock of their own mental health. “BJ would want anyone struggling with intrusive thoughts to seek professional help,” Hubbell said. “Do not suffer in silence or try to muscle through on your own. Mental health is vitally important and shouldn’t be spoken about in silos behind closed doors but rather in open forums with open arms. Shame has no place in the discussion to seek help.”

To donate to the William John Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship click here.

Share your thoughts on Billy’s family and friends, along with his alma mater, setting up this memorial scholarship endowment to help other talented young people in financial need get a shot at realizing their dreams via the comment section below.

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Touchdown in Ratings with Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Halloween: The Eras Show’ Delivering Largest Audience In Over A Year

More great numbers for Live with Kelly and Mark. The talk shows Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show scored an impressive 2.9M total viewers on October 31, making it the most-watched Halloween episode in four years, according to the Nielsen ratings.

The episode also delivered some of the highest ratings in seven months for the morning show, particularly among women 18-49 and 25-54. Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show also pulled in a 1.92 household rating, as well as a 0.47 among women in the key 18 to 49 demo and a 0.69 among women 25 to 54. Those are up over the last two years of Halloween episodes and since Consuelos first started in the co-host chair back in April.

According to Deadline, Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show, also pulled in the largest audience numbers for a single episode in more than a year and half.

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As is tradition with “Live’s Halloween” episodes, they are always filled with costume and pop culture moments and special guest surprises. Ripa and Consuelos were right in step with the biggest social media love story at the moment; that of Swift and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce.

During Halloween week which started on Monday, October 30, Live was up up 11% versus the week prior in total viewers, and averaged 2.6 million viewers throughout the week.  Year-over-year, the talk show was up that week by 15% in terms of total viewers.  It looks like the former All My Children’s alum on-screen chemistry is just as palpable as it off-screen; as the two marrieds are making quite a successful run together on morning television.

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So, what do you think of the impressive numbers for the Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on ‘Live’? Did you enjoy their recent Halloween episode? Share your comments below.

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‘All My Children’ Star Peter White Dead at 86

Peter White, best known to soap fans as All My Children’s Linc Tyler, passed away this week at the age of 86. The cause of death was revealed to be melanoma.

The late actor’s former AMC co-star Kathleen Noone (ex-Ellen Shepherd Dalton) confirmed the news to multiple outlets sharing that White died in his home in Los Angeles of melanoma on Wednesday, November 1st. His death was first reported by Soap Hub.

White’s first soap opera role was actually on The Secret Storm in 1965-66. Then in 1971, he joined CBS’ Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, where he took on the role of Dr. Sanford Hiller. However, he became soap-famous for his role as Linc on All My Children which he began in 1976 and it would be a role he would play on and off till 2005.

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In story, Linc was in love with Kitty Cole and later her sister Kelly (both played by Francesca James), despite his mother Phoebe’s constant interference and disapproval.

Peter later appeared in numerous primetime shows including: The Colbys, Knots Landing, Dallas, Sisters, Hill Street BluesThe JeffersonsThe Paper ChaseThe West WingStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sisters, and more.  His film roles included: Dave, Flubber, Armageddon, Thirteen Days and First Daughter.  

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However, White jumpstarted his entire acting career in 1968 with the starring role as Alan McCarthy in Matt Crowley’s original Off-Broadway production of The Boys in the Band.  Later, the drama was made into a landmark 1970 film, White and his original co-stars were all featured in it.

Share your condolences and remembrances of All My Children’s Peter White via the comment section below. But first, check out this clip when Linc was trying to help Kelly after the murder of Eddie Dorrance.

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