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"The Revolution" continues to plummet in the ratings! Dreadful start for One Life's replacement!

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After a bad start on Monday for One Life to Live’s replacement, the lifestyle/reality series, The Revolution, the scenario continued to worsen. Now,  according to TV Media Insights,  “After day three, the series is down 25 percent from it lead in The Chew and 35 percent from One Life to Live, in the same slot a year ago.  The moral of the story: No one ever said replacing an institution like One Life to Live would be easy…or necessary. ”

While some, like former ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons are of the belief that the audience will be trained to appreciate this kind of informational and improving one’s self series, it seems from the feedback we are reading is that women who the  new series is supposed to appeal to, are already miffed and somewhat insulted by the tips given by hosts: Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak and the doctor/experts.  So how informational and instructional can this be?

As many have seen, The Chew seems to be steadily increasing and taking hold of the timeslot given to them after the axing of All My Children, which leaves many also believing that eventually The Revolution, might get an audience. But certainly not any of the 2.8 million who watched One Life, or any of the other smart soaps fans that we know of.

If this continues, ABC will be left searching for a replacement for The Revolution while having hundreds of jobs were lost in NYC, many daytime viewers losing their favorite long standing favorite series,  and many of whom are scurrying away to the other networks to find a replacement soap opera or show for their early afternoon television fix.   Was this all worth it because The Revolution is cheaper to produce?  Perhaps for the network, but ultimately at what cost?

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MEG
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MEG

I won’t be allowing those phonies to train me from the revulsion!!

Dede Plott
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Dede Plott

Train us!!!!! They will be sadly mistaken!!!!

Pam
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Pam

My training was my time to set back and watch my soaps,,,,now my training is to do everything I can to insure the destruction of ABC in my life and to forever hold a grudge against ABC.They have disrupted my life and I do not appreciate it.

pkevinm
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pkevinm

amen! my anger and grief almost seem irrational.

scarlett
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scarlett

ABC should have taken the time to asked the viewing public , who watch soaps, what THEY wanted. I hope all the replacement shows for the lost soaps, continue to fail and fall in the raitings….that’s what it’s all about.

Oh, yes. Disney is taking over SoapNet as of March 23rd, or so the gossip goes.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree! Although not a regular watcher of the ABC soaps, they were well-written and I’d much rather see that on TV that reality trash or talk crap! ABC= always being canceled. V, Detroit 187, No Ordinary Family, what next? Hopefully The Revolution! I am a loyal watcher of Degrassi, Gossip Girl and Days of Our Lives, but if these shows are replaced with Kar-trash-ians or stupid fashion boring and useless crap, I am done with television!!!! ABC, this is why you are always behind NBC and CBS. And why does Disney need yet ANOTHER channel? Leave SOAPnet on and… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Indeed, ABC will never bring AMC and OLTL. However, it’s not to late to save to General Hospital. We need to send letters to ABC to show our support for General Hospital. Here’s what you can include on your letters. Please be polite in the letters you send to ABC. 1) Remind ABC that they have already canceled two soaps that were important to many viewers, that the loss of these shows was difficult for many people and that out of respect to the viewers, they should at least leave us General Hospital. 2) Suggests ABC to air Katie’s new… Read more »

Regina Hoffman
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Regina Hoffman

I will watch Days Of Our Lives on NBC,before GH, the only daytime show that, I will ever watch again on ABC. will never wash the The Chew, The Revolution , or The Talk on CBS.

A Loyal Soap Fan

Julian
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Julian

See our Poll about the sopas on TV Media Insights Facebook page!

Like Us…then LOVE us!

See the poll here: http://www.facebook.com/questions/243720649046254/?qa_ref=qd

Keith
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Keith

IMO Tim Gunn is not qualified nor has the credentials to give anyone advice on the revolution with only a BFA in sculpture. And neither is Ty Pennington who only has a diploma in commercial art. Doesn’t ABC vet it’s show hosts? By comparison Dr. Phil has a Ph. D..

Petra
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Petra

who does Tim Gunn think he is telling us what is appropriate to wear outside of the gym???? He is not qualified to give such advice and nobody cares anyway…If i feel like wearing a sweat suit outside of a gym, i darn well will do so…these people don’t even live in the real world..why would they even think we should give a hoot about what they think we should and should not do??? I want OLTL back and will not ever watch the revolution..it is permanently locked on my tv

Ellyn
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Ellyn

ABC got what it deserved

Trudy
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Trudy

Agreed!!! Goes to show ABC that “Karma Really Is A Bitch!”

deenwojtach
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deenwojtach

I agree Karma really is a bitch & it bit abc right in the ass!

Nicki C.
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Nicki C.

That could be the name of The Revolution’s replacement show!
Now airing: CARMA REALLY IS A BITCH!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Love that title! Hope it also will apply to The Chew & Katie Couric’s show too! Screw ABC!

ricardo
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ricardo

the revolution will be cancelled very soon. but abc will not admit the mistake they made by cancelling one life to live. sorry to say stranger things have happened before. bring back one life to live on abc. please we will forgive you abc. if you bring back our soap. all my children was dropping in the ratings. it was becoming silly and boring storylines. the chew have better ratings than all my children. chew had a bad start. but they have their audience. the chew is way way better than the revolution. bring only one life to live back.

Canuck Man
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Canuck Man

Ricardo I agree that you are entitled to your opinions but I ,like many other viewers, feel that The Chew sucks.

Emma
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Emma

ABC should have NEVER cancelled OLTL. I am now watching Days of Our Lives and am waiting for the Mannings and John McBain to shake things up on General Hospital.

deenwojtach
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deenwojtach

Dont count on them staying long. I read they are there for for a few episodes,to bring in a new story line.

Judith Sekscenski
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Judith Sekscenski

I’ve watched both GH and OLTL since I was a child and am so looking forward to seeing the two soaps meld together along with the genius of Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini. It definately lessened the sadness a little bit to know I can still see Michael Easton, Roger Howarth, Kassie DePaiva and Kirsten Alderson mix it up with my GH favorites.

Andrea Dawson
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Andrea Dawson

I hope both replacement shows fail. My tv is off during the times that AMC and OLTL aired. I miss my shows, but have found some solace in Y and R and DOOL. I want soaps. I have never been a GH fan, but will watch it online as long as some of my OLTL stars are on it. I am through with ABC. Hope the replacements continue to fail!

Judy
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Judy

I’m with you Andrea!!!

heidi
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heidi

WooHoo!!!

Brian
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Brian

It’s gonna keep on sinking… lower and lower. I could not be HAPPIER !!!!

Linda
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Linda

What does abc consider its daytime audience? We are not seals to be trained into their way of thinking! We are the counter revolution. Long live One Life to Live!

annie
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annie

Amen to that Linda..Lmao..Ya training their audiences hmm ya no…The audience is going to train ABC that we have dropped that station and moved on to others..Hell there is a smogosborg of other programing to watch..For crying out loud how many stupid talk shows, self help shows can one person take!! LOL

david
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david

Daytime audience for The Chew and The Revolution: Women ages 18-49 with IQs 18-49. Men with low IQs welcome too. Anyone capable of being trained to like putrefying waste. (Actually, I think this applies to all ABC/Disney products.)

Deb
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Deb

Its only been on less than a week! Not that I want it to be successful, because I don’t, but it takes awhile before certain shows catch on.

Jenna
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Jenna

Yeah, I agree … unfortunately. All they need to do is announce to all the twits out there that Kim Kardashian or someTHING like that is going to be on and the ratings will go up.

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

I wouldn’t be able to comment on either show ,as I have not watched, nor will I ever watch. It is pretty sad and pathetic that ANYONE would watch either program, THE CHEW, OR The Revolusion. .. I remember when People USED to care about issues. I remember a time when people cared that Huge corporations didn’t treat employees well, or Replaced them for a cheaper work force. Too many people just don’t care about Anything anymore. Take a LOOK around People!! Look at the quality of programs that are on Television today! IT IS AWFUL! Yes, There are some… Read more »

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

P.S)Looking back at the way the actors were treated before the cancellations happend……I don’t know the details….but I remember when Phil Carey (AsA) on OLTL became Ill in real life with Cancer. CANCER People!! He had been on this show for how long, 25 years? More? And when he was going through his treatments, and feeling better…They would only give him a Recurring role status.. I imagine perhaps it saved ABC/ Disney Lots of money..from having to provide insurance etc..PERHAPS? That’s how a Company treats a Valued employee after 25 years? 30 years? How about David Canary (Adam) on AMC..I… Read more »

rose
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rose

Wow! You let it all out. I’m with you and all the following replies.

MaryAnne Robertson
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MaryAnne Robertson

Amen dear !!!! I agree with you 100% Missing AMC & OLTL !!!

TJ
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TJ

And this is what we are here for to speak out for the actors.
ABC/DISNEY is DEAD TO ME!!

Julie
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Julie

do you feel better now? I have not watched and will not watch either of those new shows, I am just as angry and upset as you are. I even go so far as to not turn to ABC a second early just in case the rating somehow goes to that show… I won’t even watch the View, or any of their morning shows, I do not watch the news on ABC anymore, I stay away from Disney. I am suffering withdrawal from my long time soap addiction, I started watchhing in High School. I loved them, I loved that… Read more »

Joanne
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Joanne

I am also angry and upset by the cancellations of two of daytimes most compelling soaps. I watched AMC from the day it began and am still missing it terribly. OLTL fans are much more vocal now than the AMC fans because their pain is newer so I can understand how they are only fighting for their program. The thing is, we are all in this together and I’m afraid that the GH fans will join us in the Fall. We should all ban together to boycott all programming put on by ABC in the tiimeslots which aired our soaps.… Read more »

Julie
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Julie

so sad but true, I don’t think they really care if they have any ratings at all, those shows cost only a fraction to produce so they can just keep trying different kinds of cheap garbage and take what advertisers will pay for it and too bad for the soap fans.

annie
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annie

I’m banning abc and disney….there are over 2 million viewers of our soaps and we can make a difference if we all pull together…Who cares about abc…I just want them to sell it back to agnes or another channel because frankly at the point I wouldn’t trust them to take the soaps back and stay with them….just think over 2 million viewers moving to other channels…..that takes money out of their wallets and those who advertise on the commercials…If they lose some advertisers it is also a big chuck out of their wallets…..Lets just keep speaking up the only way… Read more »

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

Hi Julie,
Well, This forum is a good outlet for all of these emotions we have all been forced to deal with, so it helps..but I’m with you…I won’t feel better until OLTL is back on..It was my favorite show…And, I did follow AMC since the beginning…and I want That program back on as well……
I’m with all of you here…I watch Nothing Disney/abc..with the exceptions of CASTLE, and Grey’s anatomy..well scripted shows that I will support.
No reality garbage..NO VIEW..no GMA.. All nbc and cbs for me .

Janice
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Janice

amen!! So well said. I watch nothing on ABC but GH and if I miss it oh well. I absolutely hate the way Disney and ABC have treated their loyal fans and their employees. Just what we needed more people out of jobs NOT
Just a suggestion if you gat any Disney product advertisements , remind them just how many older Disney movies you own and let them no you will NEVER buy another Disney movie.

Karen
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Karen

Reap what you sew ABC. You screwed the pooch on this whole deal but it looks like ABC was the pooch and Frons was doin the screwin. Now he gets to dance off like some twisted jester, laughing his fugly ass off while we are stuck with Buggy Eyes Spew and not-real professionals with tips for those living under rocks and bushes. Nay nay ABC…we’ve flown…you are dead in the water.

Tyriana
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Tyriana

Have started watching CBS, Y&R, and B&B! Watched the Chew once and found it loud and silly-should be on Food Network, it is produced by the same people who do Paula Deen’s show. I agree with Ricardo, bring back OLTL and get your ratings back!

Jenna
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Jenna

I agree. “Iron Chef” Batali and “Iron Chef” Symon already have plenty of their own shows!

Jen
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Jen

I’m now tuning in to Y&R and B&B until 3:01 when I will tune in to GH. I say 3:01 because I don’t want to tune in one moment before 3:00 and have my viewership counted in the ratings. I’d rather die than be counted as a “viewer” for that piece of garbage. ABC blew it big time.

Jenna
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Jenna

OH, good advice! I am going to change my DVR time for GH to one minute after.

Tara
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Tara

You don’t need to do that. Ratings are Neilsen ratings, and you have to have a special box. You won’t be counted unless you are a Neilsen ratings household.

Thea Sheridan
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Thea Sheridan

Actually, regular Joe-Anybody viewers DO count. From what my son was telling me your local cable company keeps a record of what you watch/DVR. They use this info to gauge how much demand there is for channel X and how much they’re willing to pay for said channel. The cable companies also do not go by the hour.. they go by the quarter hour. So when The Spew was running over into OLTL time by 2 or 3 minutes they were actually stealing 15 minutes of OLTL time to pad up The Spew. So with OLTL out and The Revulsion… Read more »

A
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A

This is Karma. Why ruin a good thing when you have one.

annie
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annie

True True and it’s another story of corporate greed by not allowing agnes or another networks to buy the soap and let their viewers move to another channel..Thus is their eyes trying to force us to watch there new programing…..We’re not lab rats ABC and Disney….we do know how to change the channel!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I can’t figure out who is watching The Chew. Certainly not me or any other die hard soap fans. Won’t even test out Chew or Revolution. I for one would like to see them both tank. I believe The Chew had to be stealing some OLTL ratings by running over with no commercial in between because I don’t know a single person who watches it.

Gloria
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Gloria

I can’t figure this out either. How on earth could the Chew’s ratings be increasing? As I have said many times on this site, “ratings” are a mystery to me. I should be having my lunch & enjoying OLTL right now, damn it. Instead I am not even hungry, I am just totally pissed off.

Jenna
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Jenna

I’m with you girls. I don’t get it myself. Also related (but on CBS) after the stupid local news there is NO mention of the show that is coming up next, which is Y&R. They tell you to watch The Talk or tune in to the sister news channel. As for ABC, I notice that they ONLY limit the runtime for GH (and OLTL was the same) to the day’s episode. There are no previews for the next day and no recaps for the previous day like they used to do. It is like they are being held at gunpoint… Read more »

Thea Sheridan
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Thea Sheridan

I’m posting this again in case you missed it further back — Actually, regular Joe-Anybody viewers DO count. From what my son was telling me your local cable company keeps a record of what you watch/DVR. They use this info to gauge how much demand there is for channel X and how much they’re willing to pay for said channel. The cable companies also do not go by the hour.. they go by the quarter hour. So when The Spew was running over into OLTL time by 2 or 3 minutes they were actually stealing 15 minutes of OLTL time… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

The Chew is probably gaining ratings mostly from people who watch only reality reruns and talk during daytime. Loyal soap fans would NEVER watch that crap, unless they never liked the ABC soaps to begin with.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

ABC execs should be fired for lack of commonsense. OLTL was a ratings winner everyday. I so miss the folks of Llanview coming to my house everyday.

Tracey
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Tracey

I will never watch either of the shows. I have no interest in what they are offering. I have watched soap operas in the afternoon my whole life. When I worked, I taped them and watched them when I got home. Now they are gone and afternoons are empty……all so ABC/Disney could save a few dimes. I am so angry and disgusted at ABC, I will never watch it again. Disney will never get another dollar of my money or time. I will make sure that everyone I know is aware of how slimy they have acted from the very… Read more »

rose
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rose

I agree about the afternoon being empty. It’s almost like a death in the family…well maybe not that extreme, but sorely missed. And sometimes they were just as crazy as families and friendships can be.

Blake
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Blake

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Tally
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Tally

I love that comment:”Trained”! How does it feel to be viewed as one of Mr Pavlov’s DOGS?

Heather
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Heather

It’s time for OLTL and GH fans to put their differences aside and to join forces to save General Hospital. I’m calling out all OLTL fans, GH fans as well as Y&R/B&B/DAYS fans to boycott The Revolution like the plague and to support General Hospital by watching it live on ABC as much as possible (if possible, avoid the DVD or online thing). I know that General Hospital isn’t exactly the best soap right now, but it needs our help and it’s time to save it and prevent this cancellation poison that has completely wiped out the the NY soaps… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Very well said, Heather! Both of these posts are spot on!

Jenna
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Jenna

I have read on other message boards that we should get the names of the advertisers of these so-called replacement shows and write to them threatening to boycott their products. I would do it, but I would have to do it on the TV that is not hooked up to Tivo. Since I am not a Neilsen household, having that garbage on my non-Tivo set should not matter. I would be willing to do that for one day while GH is recorded on the other set. But I just don’t know if any of this will matter. I am getting… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Realistically speaking, I don’t think that AMC and OLTL can be saved nor do I think that ABC will give/sell the soaps back to Nixon . That’s why I have given up this battle in order to devote myself to a more realistic battle which to save GH even though if I have always prefered OLTL over GH. The plan is to boycott The Revolution so that it gets canceled and that GH gets a timeslot in September . This is something that can really happen if all the soap opera fans gather together and support GH by watching it… Read more »

david
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david

Boycott? The Chew and The Revolution are repulsive. Who in their right mind would have to think about intentionally avoiding either or the rest of the garbage ABC thinks is programming? People didn’t boycott the primetime comedy Work It. It crashed and burned. The Chew and The Revolution are headed to the same graveyard. And Brian Frons claimed to be proud of their creation. Can you imagine claiming to be proud of these two pathetic embarrassments? That makes as much sense as thinking people can be trained to want garbage.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Couldn’t agree more! I am a loyal fan of DOOL, as well as several primetime soap operas. The Chew and The Revolution…there are about a thousand other shows out there that are basically the same thing. And what STUPID titles!!! Like my dad says, no creativity in American television anymore. Either more useless game shows, boring talk, or mindless reality TV.

Heather
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Heather

“If this continues, ABC will be left searching for a replacement for The Revolution ”

That replacement will be General Hospital

Mary Lou
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Mary Lou

Well said! I certainly won’t watch ABC’s cheap & boring replacement shows. Since AMC was cancelled, I have been watching DAYS, & reruns of old AMC episodes on Soapnet. I’m also starting to watch GH, & it will be nice to see some citizens of Llanview there next month. I miss my OLTL family.

Colleen
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Colleen

ABC needs to move quickly and make a bold move and get One Life To Live Back into production immediately…they could pretend this was a bad dream. If I were in charge I would apologize for the stupidity of hurting loyal viewers and not realizing the importance these soap operas had. I would then be the hero and not bring back just OLTL, but I would start a talk show with soap stars and let them help people and talk about life issues. I would even start a new soap opera. But they better hurry, because they will never watch… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

REALLY! Wouldn’t they be somewhat of a hero if they could just STEP UP & ADMIT THEIR MISTAKE? Bring OLTL back & beg everyone’s forgiveness for their stupidity, short-sightedness, moneygrubbing, IGNORANCE, lack of understanding of the fabric of this country! Serials, soap operas, daytime dramas, soaps, our shows-call them what you will-these are the stuff that make America America. Get with it ABC! Man up, make it RIGHT.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

If anything, make OLTL a primetime weekly soap, as well as AMC. Still, it being aired as a daily daytime drama would be preferred.

Joan Aeschbach
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Joan Aeschbach

I am just amazed at what has happened. It boggles my mind that ABC thinks people want more of this garbage…..primetime is a different audience from daytime……and based on what I watch I don’t want to see one more cooking show or self help show….who do the guys at ABC consult to find out what shows to put on……and yes, all the actors and crew out of work and now a show that will tank (hopefully and thank goodness) is pure genius….. The talent (and I use that loosely) on The Revolution is painful to watch…I watched the first day… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

I will never watch these two stupid shows. I watched oltl for 25 years and nothing will ever replace it. I hope both of these shows sink. Those were the only shows I even watch on t.v. And they were the best soaps on t.v. and we have to lose them for these two retarded shows that no one cares about. I am boy cotting abc. All morning we have talk shows and now all afternoon. thank you for ruining my t.v. time those soaps were the only shows I even sit down to watch.

Susan Manning
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Susan Manning

amen

David-Edwsard
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David-Edwsard

OLTL lasted 43 plus years. May The Revolution not even last 43 weeks! Sounds like it won’t. Hurray!

Petra
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Petra

they should realize that we are intelligent adults who can make their own life choices..what do I care what Tim Gunn thinks I ought to wear to whatever??? Problem is, these self glorified know-it-alls actually think they and their opinions are important to people who live REAL lives…ughh

Dmitri
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Dmitri

make The Revolution not even last 43 days

Ted
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Ted

Regardless of how we fans rant and rave, the network (ABC) has decided, ALL the networks are apparrently deciding in fact, to phase out daytime serials which we’ve known for decades. The writing is on the wall…..next indeed will be AMC. I mean, just think about it!—Katy Couric HAS to “go in somewhere” with all the hype last summer with her new show being announced.and the 3:00PM slot is almost certainly destined to be “hers”. ABC network likely will do everything it can to successfully launch this show too, in cooperation with their affiliates signing up Katy’s show to air… Read more »

Ted
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Ted

Oooops! I need to correct the first paragraph in my post to say it’s GH that I think will likely be axed next making way for Katy Couric! (I already know AMC was cancelled! It’s obvious I’m furious with all these soap cancellations and I still had AMC on my mind when I should have said GH!) –Oh well. I’m sure my fellow soap fans will totally understand…right? The thought of the possibility of another soap cancellaton “looming” makes me sick.

Michael
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Michael

Truly the best news! I hate, hate, hate ABC- I wasn’t even a One Life regular viewer until news of their cancellation- at which point I DVR’d it and loved each episode. I love soaps (Days, GH) and I resent ABC for its careless treatment of a beloved genre. I ferverntly hope that ABC loses viewers each and every day. I use to love Katie Couric, but since news of her upcoming show seems to trigger the possibity of canceling or moving GH, I won’t watch her show either. In face, (except for GH), I just don’t watch anything on… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

I think it will be like the 12:30 hour. NBC and then ABC gave the half an hour back to the affiliates. It would not surprise me if they put on INFOMERCIALS on in those time spots. THE PHEW got like 2.4 million Monday and THE DEVOLUTION got 1.9 so it lost from it’s lead in.

Michelle
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Michelle

Train? Really…. You train a dog so is ABC calling us DOGS? I hope ABC flops! Maybe us trained dog’s will watch other networks as ABC starts to crumble.

Elhu
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Elhu

ABC no longer exists for me between the hours of 1 and 3pm. I tune in at 3pm for GH. Unless some miracle occurs and our beloved soaps come back, no matter what else is put on in their places, I WILL NOT be tuning in during that timeframe again. I actually migrated to CBS and started watching Y&R and B&B (between 12:30pm and 2pm), nothing like AMC and OLTL, but imo, certainly a better choice than the reality shows (yawn) that have replaced our wonderful ABC soaps. Like I said when the announcement was first made way back when,… Read more »

Kay Turner
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Kay Turner

All I have heard from everyone is they were not going to watch ABC/Disney. I just got off the phone with my satellite provider. When I told him I was boycotting ABC/Disney and I wanted all the disney channels and any other channels that ABC was affiliated with taken out of my package. He was totally clueless as to why. He had not heard from one other customer that they had a problem with ABC. Surly I am not the only one that has had disney taken out of their package with their cable provider. I also reduced my bill… Read more »

NUNN
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NUNN

I am on here for one reason only, and that is that I am glad the “soaps” are on the way out! Maybe if the people that are upset at “The Chew” and “The Revolution” would get off the couch with their box of bon bons and actually do the exercises maybe “OUR” country wouldn’t the leader in Diabeties and Obesity!!! LIVE IN REALITY PEOPLE!!!!

Ted
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Ted

No one can argue about diabetes and obesity being such a big health concern in the U.S.. However…..don’t blame the daytime serials, please. For the record, many Americans cannot physically get up off their couches and do exercises because they’re aged, perhaps physically challenged or impaired (even infirmed for many OTHER health reasons).And, it’s THAT segment of the population whom I feel especially sad for as the soaps get cancelled. The daily camarderie of having these fictional characters and their families play out their life’s stories has provided wonderful ways to pass otherwise long days in hospitals and health care… Read more »

pkevinm
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pkevinm

ever here of a dvr nunn? and btw, i am not fat nor do i eat bon bons. your attention getting remarks are in really bad form and speak volumes to your personality. i am not upset at the chew or the revolution. i am upset that this level of white trash television replaced quality daytime programs. programs that more often than not actual had public service messages and more importantly, fulfilled the original mission statement of television – entertainment… the inane banter from obese chefs, old queens and greasy crackheads do not come close to providing.

Zoe
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Zoe

Wrong! I lost 85 pounds. Part if it was diet, but because I mostly eat fruits,vegetables, and whole grains already, most of it was recording the soaps and then working out on the elliptical in my basement before or after my sedentary job. I have a rule that I only watch them when I am exercising. Now I am down to just one to record, so only 35 minutes a day instead of about an hour. So it will have the opposite effect. Anyway, you are just a shill for ABC. Loser! For those that watch the other networks –… Read more »

Cathy
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Cathy

You may be glad that soaps are on the way out and you have a right to your opinion. Where you go wrong with your argument is that you assume that those of us who watch soaps sit at home and eat bon bons. First of all I started watching soaps with my mom in the evening because she taped them on our VCR. I then left for college and taped them myself. I was excited when Soapnet became a channel so I could catch my soaps several times a week when I had time. I have been recording my… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Live in reality? Yes our country has problems with overweight, etc. but first of all what does a fashion show like The Revolution have to do with these issues? Second of all, there are tons of shows just like these two already on air! Third of all, the “reality” shown today are Kardashians wasting $10,000,000 on a wedding where the marriage lasts 75 days before the sluts move on to the next man! While some soaps depict similar storylines, most give us better storylines than ur reality crap!

Alley
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Alley

The Chew and The Revolution will never have a viewer in me. Yeah, I could use some cooking lessons, and Lord knows I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I’ll never get the same enjoyment from these types of shows that I got from OLTL. For the past week, I’ve come home from work and there are no new OLTL episodes on my DVR. My world is askew and I don’t like it. I was planning on boycotting ABC, but that will have to wait because I’ll follow the Mannings and McBain to GH and will stay tuned… Read more »

Angela Vogl
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Angela Vogl

When the low ratings for The Spew came out last September The bald guy who’s on there called Soap Fans Morons when all the fans let it be known they would never watch this garbage in place of AMC. Now, I’m reading that they equate us to Circus Animals who can be trained—————–More like Brain Washed to watch this Revulsion in place of OLTL. Enough with the INSULTS ABC/DISNEY!!! We are intelligent, educated, hard working, tax paying consumers who bought (notice I said bought in the past tense) the many products advertised on our Beloved Soaps. I don’t care what… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

I am still missing AMC. After GH ends, I will no longer watch anything on ABC. In fact, the only things that I watch on the networks during the day is the remaining soaps. There are some great shows on cable and the Internet. I will not run out of shows to watch for a long time. If AMC or a new soap with the AMC actors come back, I will watch and I am willing to pay for it. I am sorry for the OLTL fans. I know how they feel. I am thinking the only reason The Chew… Read more »

auotb
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auotb

I now watch DOOL when I used to watch OLTL will never watch chew revolution or Katie Couric

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Well I have to throw this in I guess people need the Chew to learn how to eat the Bon Bons? They said years ago that soaps was the dumming down of America would you like for me to list all the reality shows that do that? What channel is Modern Family on I just heard the news talking about some kid dropping the F Bomb. So I do not see how they are improving one’s IQ.

bertha blanchard
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bertha blanchard

ABC is on my hit list. scripted shows are what us old farts, now retired want to see. soaps calm me and take me away from my problems. the chew and revolution are mirrors that i would rather provide for myself, not the network doing so

Mary
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Mary

I am a long time soap fan and I can not be trained to watch anything that I don’t want to watch. I am a person not an animal that needs to be trained. Shame on Brian Frons for making such a comment. I will continue to support GH but no longer watch any other shows on ABC. ABC could redeem themselves real quick by putting the soaps back on where they belong

liz
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liz

It’s a good thing that this revolting show is tanking. Now, maybe GH can be saved and moved into the time slot. It’s little consolation, however, to me and the millions of OLTL fans. I miss my show more than words can describe. I am truly heartbroken. I will NEVER forgive ABC for taking away the one thing that I could count on, 5 days a week for the past 43 1/2 years.

gloria
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gloria

AMEN.

PAUL WILLIAMS
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PAUL WILLIAMS

So ” The Revolution” is plummeting in the ratings, huh? Obviously, this can’t come as any surprise to anyone!!!!!!! Well, as for me, I contuinue to watch Y&R, and now, with OLTL gone, I now watch DAYS, then GH. When I watch TV in the daytime, I want to be entertained, not preached to, yelled at, or talked down to. And nowadays, that’s what we’re getting more of, with all of these advice, courtroom, and crazy talk shows. I don’t know about anyone else, but that’s scary to me!!!! As of now, we’re just down to only 4, a mere… Read more »

Diana Hege
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Diana Hege

Don”t they know that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, obviously not if they say they can train us…LOL,,,,Who has on the rose peddled glasses….

Luke
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Luke

Shows just how little Frons thought of Daytime viewers to think we can be ‘trained’ to watch something – think again –
the revolution will not be televised in my home – Ever.

Jan
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Jan

GOOOODDDDD! CRASH AND BURN!

Donna
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Donna

Why is this a surprise? The powers that be underestimated the passion of the soap fans and now have egg on their face! Fools! We will not stop protesting until you give Agnes Nixon the rights to the shows that SHE created and has nurtured.

Jenna
Guest
Jenna

Disney/ABC represents the GOP/Republican Greed on Steriods.

barbara t
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barbara t

If this is true, why was the president at walt disney world,just last week?and not all republicans are greedy, just the ones in office along with the democrats.this has been one of the worst weeks for me ,I have missed one life to live terribly ,I hope everyone is still boycotting abc,only watching general hospital.I have no idea what is up with that revolution show ,but the ads they show during gh ,that show is just awful.and I hear that the chew is high in the ratings,why ? who watches that stuff?or is abc telling fibs ,just to get people… Read more »

Gail
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Gail

I am not sure how ABC wanted to TRAIN me but this past week, I trained myself to turn my Direct TV recievers to other stations right after Good Morning America and not turn back until the nightly news. I am well trained now.

barbara t
Guest
barbara t

the best way to train yourself would be not to watch anything on abc except for general hospital,that means the news, the morning shows ,there all alike the same crap ,on all the channels so just find another morning show thats not on abc.I watch my local nbc cbs or fox for my local news then I go to discovery id channel.I refuse to bring abc any ratings of any kind,abc broke my heart when they killed all my children and one life to live ,ive watched abc soaps since the beginning of general hospital ,so you can say I… Read more »

david
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david

[Warning: sarcasm alert] Wow, what sacrifice. ABC must be shaking. Networks can do anything and most people have little will power to resist. You’ll be back to watching ABC daytime in no time if you cannot resist GMA and the nightly news. You are well trained. In a month, you’ll probably be rooting for The Chew and The Revolution. Enjoy.

Dmitri
Guest
Dmitri

If you have to watch anything on ABC, let it be GH, not crap like GMA or nightly news that can be viewed on other stations!

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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