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Sneak Peek Promo For The First Two Weeks Of Katie Couric's New Talker Released – Watch the Video!

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On September 10th ABC unveils its new daytime line-up with The Chew, General Hospital and then Katie!  While we already know, to promote her new series debut on September 10th,  Katie Couric will be a guest on The Chew for a little cross-promotion, we are wondering why the powers-that-be did not insert Couric into a guest stint on General Hospital the same day as well?  Especially, since Katie really wanted GH to be her lead-in!

Well, all that aside, the new talker has released a promo for the first two weeks of episodes.  As already noted, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, and Barbara Streisand, are just a few of the guests slated for the key first weeks of Katie.

Now after the jump, watch the sneak peek just released promo and let us know what you think! Is it just another daytime talker?  Same format, same studio audience feeling? Or, do you think Couric can touch people at home and resonate with the viewers?  Weigh-in!

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  1. kathleen johnson

    August 31, 2012 at 9:39 am

    will not watch my soaps were replaced with this crap no way where has quality programing went down the tubes not for me

  2. Torrey

    August 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Every year we get flooded with new talk shows….and every year, more than half of them get cancelled. This looks like your run of the mill show, that you can watch on any other network, at any other time. I will not be watching. Such a stupid decision to cancel OLTL and bring on this crap!

  3. Dr. Donald G. Boudreau

    August 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Boycotting Hatie Couric all across America by turning our TV sets off! She and her show represent just one more episode of ABC/Disney’s disrespecting of scripted programming and the dedicated viewers of millions upon millions of soap opera watchers all across this country who will not rest until such time that ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN are returned to them, where they belong.

    As Roger Friedman of Forbes powerfully observed regarding ABC/Disney’s notorious business decision cancelling these iconic and much beloved shows: “[T]he entire episode will be remembered as the New Coke era of ABC Daytime.”

    It is past time now for the many shareholders of ABC/Disney to be holding Anne Sweeney PERSONALLY accountable for this major business disaster that has had serious costs for The Disney Company; economic, reputational, and otherwise. This was HER doing, period.

    And, for this to be done with a view to to either reinstating these shows forthwith, or be now releasing them at fair market value, thus allowing for a viable network or production company with the wherewithal to be bringing them back to their respective nationwide audiences – without further ABC/Disney obfuscation and delay. Until such time, soap opera fans will not be patronizing The Disney Company or its entities or its sponsors and will not be watching The Spew, Hatie, GAA, or any other so-called replacement shows – to the much beloved writer — Agnes Nixon’s One Life to Live and All My Children.

    Dr. Donald G. Boudreau, author
    American Business and Daytime Dramas

    • susan M.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      I definetely will not be watching K. Couric,GAA, The Sprew ,Hatie….I also don’t watch any show that replaced our beloved soaps……..SOAP FANS WILL NEVER WATCH THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We want them to fail & get cancelled…..

  4. James

    August 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

    looks like oprah’s set. no real interest in this.

  5. Scott

    August 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I’ll be looking into Katie Couric’s talk show for its first week or so. Just to see how it is and what she has to bring to the table.

    • susan M.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I am not watching Katie’s show…No way!!! She will bring zero to the table…. I have no interest in watching her show just to even see what it is like…I don’t want to boost her ratings …… I will boycott this show for sure!!!!!!! Want to watch GH and give it all the ratings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At 3:00 in Sept.10 I will be watching something else….And watching GH at it’s new time at 2:00 p.m. Again I have no interest in K Couric what so ever…

      • Scott

        August 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        Well that’s great for you Susan. However, I won’t be judgmental and close-minded because she’s just trying to make a living to support herself.

      • Spiro P

        September 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        It seems as if Katie Couric has never been happy with any or all of the stations she has represented or worked for so why should this one be any different .
        Judgemental or not I do not see where s has anything different to add to the table then any other talk show. I think she has done quite well for herself as far as making a living. There is nothing different, new or fresh about Katie Couric……….

    • BarbJ

      August 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      just watch any of the other ten million talk shows that are on. Do you really think she’s gonna be any different??

      • Scott

        August 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        I don’t know. She could be different. Hence why I’m going to watch it.

      • susan M.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:52 am

        I am sure she does very well for herself..She probably has a substantial nest egg in the bank…Savings from all the other jobs she has had threw the years….She doesn’t have to worry about employment….

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      No loyal soap fans will watch Katie Couric…It will be more of the same stuff … I don’t find these kind of shows entertaining!!!!! We don’t need another talk show especially on daytime programing….Why would watch any of these shows that replace our soaps????It will be boring for sure .I saw the promo….I want to watch drama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not a lot of talk & information…….She is on the wrong part of the day….She should be on in the morning….And I am not being close-minded..I simply will not watch shows that replace the timeslots of our beloved soaps…And I am not the only one who feels this way.I have read alot of other comments from soap fans & they want no part of Katie Couric’s show…Again soap fans won’t watch any show that replaces the soaps…..

      • Scott

        September 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        So because I’m not being an inconsiderable ass, I’m not a “loyal soap fan”? You’re really messed up to even believe that and I am insulted. And I’m not other soap fans, I’m ME. I can base my opinions on a series based on the series’ material. Anyone who doesn’t is completely idiotic and judgmental.

      • susan M.

        September 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

        Sorry!!! I know you are soap fan..I didn’t mean to get so carried away…I just never read that a soap fan would even consider watching a show that replaces our soaps….I am still upset about amc &oltl being cancelled ..And get upset with abc & their replacement shows for the soaps..I was never a fan of Katie Couric..And have no interest in waching her show…To each it own…Sorry again, I didn’t mean to offend you…Let’s start over….Fellow soap lover….SORRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!

      • Scott

        September 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

        I hated “The Talk” because it replaced my baby “As the World Turns”, but now I love the show. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t prefer ATWT, but “The Talk” was a decent replacement. Which is why I’m giving “Katie” a chance. Especially since I never watched “One Life to Live” in the first place.

      • susan M.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        Good for you..Give her a chance.. But I will not be watching it…I like drama in the afternoon….OLTL was y favorite soap of all time……Watched it a long time…Never got tired of watching OLTL !!!!!!!

    • lipstickcat

      September 4, 2012 at 7:35 am

      I won’t ever watch Couric’s show! I always thought she was so annoying & still do! I hope it’s a big failure!

      • Scott

        September 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        You’re only saying this because of the AMC/OLTL cancellation. I’m sure NONE of you would be bitching if it replaced anything but a soap. You’re all very judgmental people.

      • susan M.

        September 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        Katie has all the money in the world .. From all her past shows threw the years…She isn’t going to starve…Not every person is going to appeal to everyone….You can’t like everyone…And I don’t think it is being judemental…The fact is there are too many talk shows on already…I wouldn’t watch Katie even if they weren’t replacing the soaps…I like my drama in the afternoon …Don’t find Katie’s talk show entertaining….Or any talk show for the exception of the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno…You want to give her chance go right ahead it’ s your choice….For me I don’t want to boost her ratings by watching it….I have no interest in her or her talk show.. I am loyal to my soaps…That’s what I prefer to watch. I can’t identify w/ a talk show…There’s no drama or emotion …No characters to identify & can’t wait to see everyday.. This is for comment on 9/4 at 12:46 p.m.

      • susan M.

        September 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        And I only watch Leno here and there. Because it comes on late…

      • lipstickcat

        September 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

        Hey Scott! Why does it make sense to watch someone you can’t stand? It doesn’t so I won’t! Why should I waste an hour of my time?

  6. Mary Fergen

    August 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I have absolutely no interest in this show, or any other on ABC/D. GH only!

  7. susan M.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Looks VERY BORING by looking at the promo………I give her show a yawn!!!!!

  8. susan M.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I won’t watch her show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is wasting her time because no one will be watching…No soap fans will be watching for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ABC is wasting their money on Katie’s show …………………………………………..Poor choose abc………….It won’t fly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Christine

    August 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Ugh. Jessica Simpson’s body after baby. Seriously? Is she the ONLY woman to have ever given birth? NO! So why should I care. She has more money than me so she can just pay to have it taken away.

    Jennifer Lopez (not JLO anymore? Who cares anyway) dating a younger man? You mean this is some great story about some celebrity who broke up her family so she could date someone else. Again, who cares? I have heard enough and seen enough of this major diva to last a lifetime.

    Why doesn’t Katie talk to some celebrity ROLE MODELS with children if she wants anyone to watch. I can’t wait until it is announced that she has the freakin’ Kardashians on there because you just KNOW it is going to happen.

    Is Katie going to give out Christmas presents in December like Oprah too? Wash, rinse, repeat. So sick of talk shows. 🙁

  10. Dina

    August 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Not interested in the least! Why can’t ABC just admit its mistake of canceling OLTL and AMC, and save itself the embarrassment of yet another talk show/ reality show flop!

  11. Carol

    August 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I will not be watching. Nothing against Katie but there are already too many talk shows on tv.

  12. faith haraway

    August 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    hello,
    Just to let you know I won’t be watching your show nor will any soap fans , sorry to tell you your show will be a flop:)

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Scott

      September 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

      False statement. LOL.

  13. Jacob Pratt

    August 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    why another talk show I wont be watching… All My Children & One Life to Live are the only show I want to see on daytime tv

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Me too !!!!!

      • susan M.

        September 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

        I don’t care what guests she has ………I will not watch it…If you watch it you will be boosting her ratings…And we soap lover’s don’t want to do that…

  14. Sara

    August 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I will not watch. Release the rights to AMC & OLTL.

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Me Too !!!!!!

  15. Patty

    August 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Wow – Katie’s pulling out all the stops with her guest line-up. Unfortunately I doubt it’s going to work. The only way I’d watch her show is if she had a OLTL & AMC reunion and announce that our soaps would be returning!! For as low as the ratings will be, they will give her so many opportunities before they pull it. But it’ll only be a matter of time and another ABC faux pas will bite the dust!! #NotwatchingKatie

  16. Debbie

    August 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Not interested. I watch talk shows at 9am or 4pm. That’s it. Afternoons are only for taping my soaps. Sorry Katie.

  17. Stella

    August 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Sorry won’t be watching…never ever like Couric…this should be the last of her, for she’s hit every other network. Way to go ABC….I only watch General Hospital on ABC…

  18. Shawn

    August 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Looks like the old set of the Oprah Winfrey show.

  19. mjanssen

    August 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I will never watch this show!!! I hate all these reality shows so sick of them, they need to put amc and oltl where they belong!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate Katie Couric!!!

  20. april

    August 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Really Katie you think viewers will watch this NOOOO I wont be watching it i will watch the doctors at 2pm on channel 2 since general hospital is coming on at 1pm I want all my children and one life to live & general hospital in my afternoons not you

  21. Rosie

    August 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Definitely will NOT be watching Katie Couric’s talk show-i refuse to support any other programming on ABC besides GH. You made a great point,though,Michael-why didn’t ABC make Katie guest on GH? Maybe they thought fans would balk at such shameless cross-promotion.

  22. lee

    August 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    ll not be watching this garbage there are too many talk shows and I have a problem with this show. due to the fact that this show cost more to produce then One life to Live. I will not watchanything on ABC until they restore the soaps they cancelled

  23. Lisa

    August 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    NO! I will not be watching Katie’s new show. I’m not a fan of hers, and have never been.

    Thank you Dr. Donald G. Boudreau. Well done!!

  24. Beth

    August 31, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I will not be watching Katie Couric’s show! I also will never watch The Chew,or Good Afternoon America,or anything else that is put on in place of All My Children,or One Life To Live! OLTL was my favorite show on television,and it is dearly missed. None of these cookie cutter talk shows will ever measure up,or provide as much joy,and entertainment!

    • faith

      September 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      I agree , I can’t believe they took OLTL 🙁 have watched as longs as I’ve been alive Abc is run by a bunch of idiots . I watch General Hospital from 3-4 and thats the only time i go near ABC

  25. metejt

    August 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    It appears to be just another talk show, in which I have absolutely NO interest. Actually looks like it’s an Oprah wannabe and even the “real” thing ran it’s course. She may have stood a chance if ABC hadn’t cancelled it’s best daytime lineup, but without the soaps for lead ins I don’t believe she’ll make it. And I find it irritating that General Hospital is losing it’s decades long time slot to accommodate HER. Won’t be watching.

  26. Polly

    August 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Sorry but I don’t watch talk shows. Though I am loving General Hospital right now. Still miss One Life to Live and All My Children like crazy. For me, the purpose of television is to get lost in the drama of an ongoing story. One where you get to know the characters like they were next door neighbors. You know, shows like soap operas. I’m looking to escape the crazy world for a little bit and don’t want to know things like how to make your own conditioners or peak into the lives of celebrities. I doubt they want me up on stage talking about my life so why would I want to do that to them. I know that this is supposed to be a replacement for Oprah but I didn’t watch her either. I would record my soaps and watch them at night. I’m just grateful for GH. Sorry, Katie, but I won’t be watching.

  27. gayle higginbotham

    August 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Oh boy, can’t wait!…NOT!!!!!!!….Major “ick” factor…never watched her because frankly, I can’t stomach her…talk shows are boring and there are WAY too many of them….my ABC BOYCOTT continues with the only exception being GH….too many gabfests on network TV and cable…ABC/Disney should’ve put the money they’re paying her back into scripted programming…how many of your lame shows do we have to kill before you listen and learn?

  28. Lydia

    August 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I will never watch any of the shows that are replacing our soaps. Besides I am sick to death of talk shows. I never watch them. I want my AMC and OL back.

  29. jene

    August 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    theres no way in hell im watching that crap i neva watched talk shows ever they suck all the same old crap!! whos cheating with your cousin mom i want to be a stripper and last but not least the most playd out topic of all whos my baby daddy and the dna results are come on already what phony bullshit u took off my favorite show for this ive been watching one life to live since im 5yrs old one of the best soaps ever never watched the other soaps on the other chanels they suck!! only watch abc soaps and now i have one show this is an out rage and not for nothing we did not need the chew we have a cooking chanel if want a recipe enough with your experments there not going to work i already knew before that dumb idea for that dumb show the revolution was not going to last before u pulled my favorite show for that crap you know guess hello we have the exercise chanel too you know!! so stop your crapy show experments you guys aint getting no rateing here and by the looks of it no where else either and put back our one life to live hey i have an idea for rateing combined one life to live and general hospital make it an hour and a half long and u guys can squeeze in a half hour new little judge show lol im sure u will get more rateings with that idea or maybe a half hour game show hummm cause katie can kiss my ass lol now experment with my ideas cause yours aint working baby thank u hope to see mt one life to live back and dont even dream off pulling general hospital cause u can completly kiss any abc daytime rateings good bye!! 😉

  30. ethel

    September 1, 2012 at 3:08 am

    OMG!!! is she trying to be the next oprah or what????????
    will not be watching this crap – abc has failed again!

  31. Skyzalex

    September 1, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I will not watch her show ever! I will set my DVR to record a random show, on purpose, during her time slot! I am sick of reality tv and rather clean my house or read a book. She will not be watched in my home. I really don’t know why the Chew is even still on, this baffles me. Bring back OLTL and AMC, then I will watch all ABC programs again!!

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      I agree with you…

  32. Terry M

    September 1, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Still ABC…still no AMC & OLTL…still NOT WATCHING!

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Could have not sad it better myself!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goes for me too……

  33. Robin

    September 1, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I won’t Be Watching. I Don’t Care 4 Her Never Have. Besides Only Thing I Now Watch On ABC/Disney Is General Hospital Ever Since They Took Off AMC/OLTL. There Are Way 2 Many Talk Show’s On Tv We Don’t Need Another1.

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Michelle

        September 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

        ditto

  34. Terry

    September 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Sorry Katie can not watch and will not watch your show. I did enjoy you on the Today Show in the morning. But since ABC has shaken up daytime so much it makes me so sad. Not to have my family on TV. I so miss All My Children and One life to live. Now you have bumped General Hospital to a new time slot. Sorry but since 1970 I have been watching Gh at 3. That is there time, and forever in my heart when 1 o clock comes I say omg I miss AMC and I do the same at 2. So sorry Katie go back to NBC where you belong. I hear they might need you on the morning show. Lol

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      She should have stayed on the morning show…..

  35. Robin

    September 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I Won’t Be Watching I Don’t Like Her Never Have. Only Thing I Watch On ABC/Disney now Is GH Ever Since They Took Off AMC/OLTL, Tooooooooo Many Talk Shows On tv Any Way We Don’t Need Another 1

  36. Clara

    September 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

    One good thing about this, I like General Hospital at the 2:00 pm spot, of course I still won’t watch the Katie Couric show or the disgusting “Chew”, but now I can finish lunch dishes, turn tv on at 2, and turn it off at 3 to get ready for my afternoon!
    ABC BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIVE TO LIVE!!!!!
    Other than GMA (local weather on breaks from local station), and GH this household WILL NOT tune to ABC for anything else until the soaps are back!!!!

  37. nancy

    September 1, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I will never, ever watch anything on ABC during the day except for GH. Besides the fact that ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL I don’t even like Katie Couric. And the Chew is just a silly show

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      The Chew should be cancelled…Don’t know why it is still on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And NO KATIE FOR ME !!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Sue

    September 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Will not be watching anything on ABC except GH

    • susan M.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Me Too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Kristen Howe

    September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Sorry Katie. I won’t be watching your show… EVER.

  40. bsherry

    September 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT WATCH THESE SHOWS OR ANY OTHER ABC SHOWS WHEN SHE APPEARS. IF AND WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE TO HAVE HER GUEST HOST ON G.M.A., I PREDICT THAT THE RATINGS WILL TANK. THIS WOMAN IS A “WHINY DIM-WITTED JOKE” AND NEEDS TO RETIRE.

  41. susan M.

    September 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Don’t want Katie on daytime programing !!! Katie go back to the morning show…The morning is the best for you…We don’t want you on daytime programming………

  42. Janet Matrai

    September 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    No way!!!! I won’t watch her…… Loving General Hospital

    • susan M.

      September 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Christopher

    September 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Bring back one life to live. Katie it is time to give it up.

    • susan M.

      September 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. susan M.

    September 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    There are talk shows on morning, noon. & night…Even on in the very early morning hours…We don’t need another talk show…………Or cooking shows for that matter…I want my drama in the afternoon……And that is what I watch in the evening..Shows I have watched & liked for a while…Rareley to I watch a talk show especially in the afternoon..And NEVER watched a cooking .. These type of shows I have absolutely no interest in….

  45. Ginny

    September 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Sorry Katie I won’t watch. I was a faithful viewer of OLTL + AMC since the first shows. They are part of my family. ABCDisney please release the rights.

  46. Michelle

    September 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Us as mothers do not want to see another talk show about another mother, we want
    to enjoy our time with our soaps! ABC is making a big mistake with this talk show…

  47. Amanda

    September 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I will not be watching this either!!! I see a lot of ppl are upset just like me. I didnt watch OLTL or AMC much, but a lot of people did and loved them, as I do GH. I have been watching GH for many years. Since I was a kid. It has always been on at 3. I dont want to watch stupid talk shows. I dont think many ppl do anymore. And 80 million?!?!! ARE U KIDDING ME?!?! Wow lol thats a lot of money to waste in today’s economy. And it WILL be a waste. I see everyone boycotting ur show but no one really speaking for it here. I hope ur ready for ur show to flop!! And I hope ABC will finally see that WE are the ones who have to watch the things they put on tv and we want what we want. And if they mess with that and move it around and replace it with CRAP LIKE THIS we will boycott all their shows except GH. Then eventually they might play GH 24/7, or bring back the other soaps and have soaps 24/7. WE WANT IT!!!! LOL 😛

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The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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