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RATINGS: OLTL rakes in highest number of viewers since 2008 & almost 3 Million for week!

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As On-Air On-Soaps foretold, and as we said to all the soapers and fans out there about what you can do constructively to show ABC that they made a B-I-G mistake, you are doing it! And rightfully so!

The best soap opera on daytime television, period, One Life to Live has pulled in for the ratings week of August 1- August 5th nearly 3 million viewers! And, that is not all folks – OLTL hit it’s highest number of total viewers since back in November of 2008 with 2,912,000 and added another + 100,000 more eyeballs this week.

Take that ABC Daytime… but good for you, Prospect Park! If you can continue what the show is delivering currently on-air and bring it to cable or to your internet platform, you will definately have without question, to anyone, a bonafide hit!

As for the show itself, again it’s been on fire, and in particular watching both amazing performances of the Two Todds… Trevor St. John and Roger Howarth!

The only other soap opera that showed gains for this ratings period was the number two soap, The Bold and The Beautiful which added another +119,00, making the battle for second place a hotly contested race, with OLTL closing in, but B&B holding steady!    View the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network here!

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brian
brian

“…. cause we only have “one life to life”

Blair should re-sing the song now, it was funny spin she put on it when we all thought the show was cancelled….

Todd
Todd

I have been running home from work every night. The show has been great. I loved Nora breaking down in front of Destiny too. Enjoying all the stories right now. The Viki Todd scenes have been the best.

Torrey
Torrey

I loved the slap that Destiny’s Mom gave Nora today. I have a feeling that these families could have some really interesting scenes together. I have always felt that Destiny and her family have always been sold short. The scenes that were done when she found out her parents weren’t really her parents were spectacular. I so wish Greg was still on the show.

Todd
Todd

And Rachel too. She was a great actress and a core character. Maybe the online version.

Torrey
Torrey

Let’s keep watching more and more OLTL fans!!! I want our #1 soap in the spot it deserves to be in…..#1

Dan
Dan

It’s a shame that all of these viewers weren’t around when it mattered.

Liz
Liz

It is a shame. OLTL has always been my favorite soap. I have watched it since day one in it’s old 3:30 time slot, just before Dark Shadows.

I hope that it will continue to garner the ratings it deserves and maybe, this is a big maybe, it will continue with the same writers, cast and crew online, on tv, on anything! I just want it to continue.

Avelina
Avelina

WOW DAYS is last again. Oh Well NO EJAMI = lost viewership!

Ceridwyn2
Ceridwyn2

One Life To Live is on fire yet again. Sleep, what’s that?…I work nights (11pm-7am). I either stay up and watch east coast feeds, or go to bed and wake up early to watch west coast feed of both AMC & OLTL. Both shows have me gripped from beginning to end of the episodes. Usually can’t wait til Mondays, which is an unusual feel. 😀

mary
mary

The two Todds are a home run! Love it, love it, love it! They interact so well, and are so in tune with the character that they both did a super job.

hwo wright
hwo wright

I think maybe this was a wake up call to the networks. Oltl is showing what good writing acting can take you. An one lifen was gaining traction before abc cancelled it. Nbc is bringing back the favs too all my children is goin up b&b etc. Soaps on on fire again thanks to the viewers fighting back. Abc knows it made a. Mistake with oltl. I mean how can they justify taking it off air come january if its the number 1 or 2 show. Of all soaps ? I wonder? Does abc have the option of keeping oltl past january? An give prospect park only the online viewing ? And if so does that mean they could keep both soaps on air ? If say. The talkshows fail ? Can someone please clarify that for me

todd
todd

I heard rumor at the OLTL fanclub weekend that on Wednesday 8-10-11 OLTL tied Y and R for 1st place in the ratings. I can’t wait to see next weeks results.

danna
danna

According to the above Soap Opera Network link, OLTL had 3,197,000 viewers on Monday, August 1. OLTL has been incredible and keeps getting better, beyond what I thought was possible. I love all the performances and storylines. On the weekends, I can’t wait for Monday to watch more OLTL.

jp
jp

OLTL has been phenomenol. They better win the emmy for best daytime drama at the next awards show. No other soap can compete with it right now. Keep it up, OLTL.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Not only did ABC make a mistake OLTL also made a mistake in letting Trevor St. John go. He is an amazing actor and he has done a fantastic job as Todd over the last 8 years. He will truly be missed.

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

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In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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