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Viral Video Series RIGHT THIS MINUTE To Replace FABLife On ABC Owned Stations Coming Fall 2016!

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Those who were hoping for a different sort of offering in the failed talk show slot by Disney/ABC (now being vacated by the cancelled FABLife) are getting a variation  of a talker involving viral videos and social media.

Deadline reports that the viral videos show Right This Minute, which has been airing in national syndication since fall 2013, distributed by MGM, has changed distribution partners, signing with Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution for fall 2016.  In the first move, the show has been cleared on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group.  The inventory is now available because of the axing of FABLife.

The upcoming 2016-17 season actually marks the series its sixth year on the air and fourth in national syndication. Gayle Bass, Charity Bailey, Christian Vera, Oli Pettigrew and Nick Calderone, host the series which currently airs on 169 stations covering 87% of the country.  The series is produced by MagicDust Television in Phoenix, Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and the E.W. Scripps Company.

So, what do you think of the latest offering for ABC O&O stations following FABLife? Are you disappointed to hear that it will be putting on a viral video show programming format/talker as its next foray into this continual problematic timeslot for the network and its affiliates? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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clh
clh

UUUUGGGHHHHH WHY???????!!!!!!

su0000
su0000

Well, if it is good people may watch it instead of their soap.. lol

Sandy
Sandy

It is now proving that our once beloved weekday daytime tv line up is now officially dead, the three original major networks NBC ABC CBS has yet to realize that people want soaps and not talk shows and now this right this minute video show which comes on in my tv market replacing Oprah once she went off the air. I don’t understand why can’t these networks makes and create two 30min soap operas film in NY or outside of NY use as many former actors and actress from Another World, As the world turns, guiding light, all my children, one life to live, I truly believe that these networks ratings would go back up if one if not all of them produce two 30min soap opera shows.

Marvana
Marvana

No more talk shows. Bring back the programming that was successful. Something worth watching would be nice.

Brett
Brett

Yawn, we want soaps and that’s all!

su0000
su0000

yah because we are soap fans..
not all who watch daytime tv watch the soaps lol
Many will like ”RIGHT THIS MINUTE” it will be interesting and surly funny..
It is youtubs of weird or news stuff, so entertaining..
sorta a TMZ for news and youtube’s lol ..
there is a facebook for it and a website and apps, not bad ..

clh
clh

And I can see any viral video I want 24/7 on my phone, computer, tablet etc. Even if I would watch this crap, I would see it on one of those venues long before it was on this show. What another waste of time!

Timmm
Timmm

Boy, rush right in, anything but a soap! How stupid. This will Fail immediately. The concept is geared towards the 16-25 age bracket and I got news for you, teenagers barely watch daytime and once they go off to college they woudl never tune in to ABC to get their “Right this Minute” news/gossip! Its called TMZ, Twitter and Facebook and it is at their fingertips ALL the time. Dumb, dumb, dumb! SIXTH YEAR on air? I’m a TV buff and I never heard of it? Oh, and if any of these people pictured walked into the supermarket I wouldnt even know they were on TV!

su0000
su0000

hey Timmm ..
yes, the young ones do watch it just not during the day on TV..

TV is the past media with younger peoples;

Facebook; Right This Minute. 592733 likes · 14374 talking about this.

website; so far today- 200 videos 83,032 views Updated today..

James
James

Right This Minute has been around for a while so it hasn’t failed yet. The show just started airing in the overseas market where it seems to be faring just as well too.

TRAVIS T THOMAS
TRAVIS T THOMAS

You are so right. Im also a HUGE tv junkie, and I have never heard of this show. In NY its on some CBS sister station at 8am, so that says how much demand there is for it.

davlestev1
davlestev1

It’s being billed as a news show 2 half hours a day set to dvr tomorrow I’ll see but I agree timmm..TMZ..IT WOULD BE NICE. .if they could take DAYS from NBC..but that won’t happen anytime ever

davlestev1
davlestev1

Hmmmm..see a little kid almost run over. .see a sheep almost fall 200 feet off a cliff. .see a possum stuck on a high electrical wire. .yeah I’m cool. .I wouldn’t watch this show regularly from the moon with a high powered telescope

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

Pathetic. A televised Facebook. ABC should just break down and do just what PP was trying to do and come up with two 30 minute inexpensive soaps. This show will fail too. See, we have iphones that can do this. That’s why people are running from cable and networks, they simply don’t give us what we want.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Will ABC/D ever disclose the miilions they spent on coming up with these lifestyle/talk show concepts?

Liam
Liam

Lou, ABC did not come up with this show. It originally aired only on Cox Media Group, Raycom media, and E.W. Scripps Company stations. Our ABC affiliate here in Phoenix is owned by E.W. Scripps and has been airing this show since 2013 (the show is produced in Phoenix). The show leans more towards an Inside Edition type show (although not that) than a lifestyle/talk show. You can blame ABC for picking it up though – the show is not horrible, but I’d rather see ABC invest in another soap than this. This show would do well regardless of whether it was on a major network or independent channel.

lou piikes
lou piikes

I’m talking about the fabliife, revolution, and Katie, not right this minute.

James
James

ABC Daytime doesn’t program those shows. The only network shows under ABCD is The View, Th Chew and General Hospital. Everythings else are shows either produced or distributed by its syndication co-subsidiary.

mrsa1107
mrsa1107

so I guess a Ron C soap focusing on the children of AMC and OLTL icons kids aint happening!?!
i had hoped for an ALL MY LIFE TO LIVE type soap
focusing on Kendall, Bianca, JR, Natalie, Jessica, Kevin, Joey, Mathew, Cassie, Langston and Star
then their parents could be supporting players

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I have been working on my reality show idea for a while and by the sounds it, its time may have come— I am going to place a video camera on my lawn and just let it film whatever happens. I know it’s brilliant. What is more exciting than watching grass grow right? I’m surprise no else has come with it— and of course there is the drama of when or if my dog might pee on the camera to really sell the show. I think I could get millions for this idea because it is obviously networks will put on anything as long it isn’t a soap. Of course there will be the sequel — the video camera facing the freshly painted wall in my living room, because watching paint dry is a nail biter.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Sigh. Doesn’t every morning show and off-hour newscast include “caught on camera” and “gone viral” segments already? And usually the same ones across the programs? And it looks like there is a group of people around a table, too, to talk endlessly about the clips. Again, sigh.

Scott H
Scott H

what a bunch of dumbasses at ABC……this will be, yet, another failed show……so sad….what will it take to get anyone to listen over at ABC????? Viewers don’t want this when, like stated above, we can get this on Facebook, twitter…just produce a 30 minute daytime drama…..start out small, see how many viewers you’d get and watch as smiles get plastered all across America and ABCs ratings go up and up….keep putting lame ass shows in this time slot and eventually, ABC will no longer exist…..

Linda
Linda

Still won’t tempt me to watch anything on ABC except for GH!!!!!!

JUDY K
JUDY K

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rose
Rose

If it’s like the one I’ve seen aired in my market…UGH! Shows no respect for loyal soap viewers over the years. And if cheaper production costs are a goal…well they got CHEAP!

robert
robert

this is dumb. i don’t see middle age women wanting to watch viral videos.

Ray
Ray

From bad (FabLife) to worse.

su0000
su0000

Actually, Right This Minute, is a newsie show, and doing very well.. it has a great following online, and TV.. It will do well..

Ray
Ray

It is not a matter of doing well, it is a matter that this is a show that basically recycles news from “what is trending?” It seems to be the premise of EVERY show like “The View,” “The Talk” “Meredith Vieira,” etc. I would like to see some originality. It would be nice to see another soap opera launched, but I do not think that is going to happen. I would prefer to see a game show than to see another mindless, cheap show with 4-5 panelists talking about today’s headlines.

davlestev1
davlestev1

From your mouth to the outer limits su

LenTonio
LenTonio

What is wrong with ABC, NO NO NO! Listen to your viewers, you guys just don’t get it.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I smell another massive failure.

JUDY K
JUDY K

ABC IS A FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEFINITELY WILL NEVER WATCH.

su0000
su0000

OK.. this funny !!!!

——— RightThisMinute’s shows a day and two half-hour shows for the weekend, 52 weeks a year, in a Phoenix building turned into a TV studio.

—“I don’t think anyone in TV syndication does that,”—– said Phil Alvidrez, RightThisMinute’s executive in charge of production and a former KTVK-TV Channel 3 news director.————

Besides the show’s fast expansion, it also has been beating top TV shows in the ratings. For example, on Sept. 6, RightThisMinute was the most-watched show all day on Channel 3, 5 and 15 locally for viewers 25-54 years old, according to Nielsen ratings. It regularly beats shows such as the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz Show and Katie Couric’s show in some markets.

su0000
su0000

NEW YORK (AP) — “Right This Minute” wants to save you time — the minutes and hours you might spend trolling the Internet for interesting new videos in a search you could never hope to get ahead of.

Instead, “Right This Minute” invites you to tear your eyes from your browser for this syndicated TV show (which, available in more than 90 percent of the United States, airs weekdays in two 30-minute blocks; check local listings).

Its mission: to unearth interesting stuff.

“We want to find a great video before 3 million people have seen it. We want to find it when 32 people have seen it,” says Beth Troutman, one of the show’s team of five co-hosts. “Then we add the journalism aspect: We don’t just show the video and laugh and point. We actually talk about the story and people behind it.”

“What we’ve tried to do is bridge the daytime TV audience with the hardcore I’m-on-YouTube-all-the-time world,” says Phil Alvidrez, “RTM” executive in charge of production.

The brisk format is simple: Hosts convene to share with one another (and the audience) videos they like, none of which their fellow panelists have seen until then.

Each of these laptop-equipped curators comes to the table having logged time plundering the web’s nooks and crannies — their efforts bolstered by a round-the-clock team of e-jays (as in “e-journalists”) — while also digging into details of who made a chosen video and why.

“We found a video where a baby cried when the mother sang to her,” says Alvidrez. “This one beautiful song elicited one particular reaction, and the dad picked up his camera and posted the video for friends. They never intended to be YouTube stars.”

Not only did “Right This Minute” bring this video to light before it went viral, he says, “but nobody else called the father except us. We like to find out, What were they thinking? Why would they do that? Who are they? Where?

“Even if a video is already well-known, you might learn something about it on our show that you wouldn’t have learned otherwise.”

Quietly tucked away in Phoenix, “RTM” is flourishing in its fourth season, averaging 6.6 million viewers per week and beating such stalwarts as “Dr. Oz” and “Rachael Ray” in household ratings.

“When you consider that there’s 100 hours of video being uploaded every minute onto YouTube, it’s a pretty big universe to try to make a splash in,” he adds. “RTM” is seeking splash-worthy videos. (And it welcomes viewers’ video submissions on its website.)

mgb357
mgb357

blah blah blah blah blah

how about that – right to this minute – thats what i think

davlestev1
davlestev1

Stop trying to stir up a hornets nest and rest your fingers. .no one on the boards has heard much about it. .there’s no great buzz surrounding it. .it’s TMZ like timmm said. .a literal televised you tube..not on my tv daily. .content and hosts. .forget it

Timmm
Timmm

How much is ABC paying you?

su0000
su0000

I’m sorry.. I am of now.. I go to the internet for shows..
It has a great following on line..
Facebook;
Facebook; ”Right This Minute”. 592733 likes · 14374 talking about this.

None, No , soap facebook carries close to those numbers, far from it actually.

I recall reading boards back when people needed to go Hulu to watch OLTL and AMC and a great many never even knew of Hulu or how to get there or use it, that is what is called a generation difference.. 🙂

Right This Minute has ”apps” hopefully all know what they are..
It really is popular, daytime TV is struggling and ABC was lucky to get it considering talk shows fail, it is different for daytime..

And it is time some realize that AMC and OLTL will never return, never.
The networks struggle to keep the soaps they have ..

luvs !!!

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

I think I just threw up in my mouth.

Seriously this country is (rhymes with clucked). Why have the masses become so freaking lazy?

Why do the masses lack the attention span to watch a brilliantly scripted TV show? Why do the masses spend hour upon hour watching the above-mentioned BS online?

Why are the Kardashians’ every move documented everywhere you go? Who cares?!

Why can’t the masses see the beauty in the world, in REAL people instead of this facade that is the majority of the garbage online? Do we really need anymore of this narcissistic entertainment?

The talent is in the CABLE shows and the internet soaps. I think once the soaps are gone that everyone of us that are complaining here would be best served to just turn off the network TV. Aside from the soaps, I only watch The Price is Right and primetime. I don’t care for sitcoms like I used to (with the exception of MIKE & MOLLY, but really just for Melissa McCarthy). There is nothing that compares to SEINFELD these days. The dramas are where the entertainment is.

Rose
Rose

Or read more books of all kinds from serious lit to light reading. Interesting to note that the Romance is one of the best-selling genre, and some of their authors are as prolific as James Patterson. They adapt over the years from incorporating mystery, crime, sci-fi, witches, to covers ranging from the cliche Scots in kilts, to firemen. Maybe the networks should talk to some of these authors about writing for them.

Marc
Marc

I dont watch abc. This is perfect for them. Cheap crap

brian
brian

I can surf the net and find viral videos all on my own thanks. I will end my post in my usual way….ONE LIFE TO LIVE V3 PLEASE.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newmanwins
Newmanwins

Just another reason why GH is not going anywhere. Every other new protect that ABC daytime has tried to develop since they got rid of OLTL has flopped in record time. The Revolution bombed out, as did the Katie Couric show, and now Fablife.

The View just had their least watched year ever and the show is a mess cause of the constant turnover in the panel while the Chew is a lousy lead-in for GH. ABC daytime is an absolute mess right now and the fact that GH can still draw three million viewers in a week is pretty impressive given the show lineup that preceeds it.

Bring back OLTL with Bo, Nora, Clint, and Vicky as the anchors. Easton, Archer, DePavia, and Alderson are all free to return as John, Natalie, Blair, and Starr. ABC needs to do whatever it takes to get OLTL back from PP.

su0000
su0000

Right This Minute is not a talk show and that is a good thing..

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie
Annie

Hell yes ! Love my OLTL characters especially Archer and Easton

Melissa
Melissa

So stuff culled from the internet that’s slapped on TV. Yeah, that’s so original.

Rodd
Rodd

OMG! My brain hurts just thinking about the lowest common denominator these idiots had to select in putting this show on as a replacement! God forbid they do a variation of a soap. Fools! This will be gone within the year.

Why can’t TPTB listen to what the daytime audience wants? Why can’t they create a show that is sort of a hybrid of all the soaps that are off the air? I can’t help thinking that if they put together a show that ran old soaps in 13-week cycles that they’s find which ones people really want back on the air and capitalize on that; not these insipid shows they keep putting on air. Give us our soaps!

su0000
su0000

hey Rodd..
Daytime tv is a dinosaur, a fossil of what was. ..
The networks are not going to put money into any more soaps, not going to happen
Daytime TV is junk tv, soon it will be hanging onto just enough to survive then Daytime will go psy tv to survive.

It makes no difference what an audience wants when it come to daytime it is going to be about survival and they will show the least expensive to produce and pay for..
Daytime is doomed, it’s just a matter of time until the junk piles up … LOL :)..

The soaps we have now, are the last..
Soaps are becoming extinct, they are on the endangered species list .. LOL

mgb357
mgb357

if you don’t like soaps, then why are you on this website???

go back to the bridge (you troll) and bother someone else.

Mo
Mo

Do people watch this? I am so tired of videos on TV–it’s too much. I watch a few here and there on the computer, but I choose them and if I don’t like them, I can turn it off. I’m certainly not going to watch this show. Whatev.

Jim
Jim

I don’t know, but it currently airs at 4:00 a.m. on my NBC affiliate.

mgb357
mgb357

enough is enough…. abc – what are you thinking… you are ignoring what is right under your nose. soaps will help you restore your daytime lineup, this”right to this minute” will encourage everyone to abandon their tv and use their laptop and tablets and totally eliminate abc from their day…..

oh well I guess this is how the folks on the ‘Titanic” felt when the band kept playing …as they sunk deeper and deeper.

Joe
Joe

OMG. Fire everyone at ABC.

tatiana
tatiana

The problem is that soaps are just not as profitable as they used to be. Its not because of the viewership because Y&R is actually the highest viewed show in daytime. All other soaps have more viewers than most of the other daytime shows.

However, soaps are more expensive to produce so they make less money than those other talk shows, regardless of viewers. Even if this new show gets half or a quarter of the viewers of any of the soaps, it will still make twice as much money because it costs nothing to produce. One set with 5 or 6 hosts who probably make less than a newbie soap star?

I think they should start replaying popular soaps that have gone off the air like Another World or Santa Barbara or Ryan’s Hope like other syndicated shows. Costs would be minimal and they would probably get the same viewership of a talk show so it would be profitable.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Does this mean ABC/D are losing money in that time slot? If so, they deserve it.

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

Another one bites the dust!!!!! You still don’t get it, ABC/Disney? That’s ok! We’ve got more. Just keep ’em coming and we’ll keep doin’ it. ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! boom boom boom – another one bites the dust – and another one gone and another one gone – another one bites the dust – boom boom BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim
Jim

This currently airs at 4:00 am on my NBC affiliate.

jaybird369
jaybird369

H-u-h?!?!? OK…you know what??? VH-1 Classic’s Morning Video Block and (my personal FAVE!!!!!) Totally ’80s is basically video enough for me!!!!! Furthermore, if I wanna watch something else video-themed (or whatever), I’ll watch it on YouTube or I’ll watch America’s Funniest Home Videos on Sunday nights. As for this Right This Minute junk-fest…n-o-p-e. Pass. Next……….

jeanne wetherbee
jeanne wetherbee

put any soap back on please no viral video another failure for abc

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

Sounds like “The Daily Share” that replaced News on the HeadLine News network in the afternoons. As has been said…cheap crap.

Catherine
Catherine

Not another panel of people. Pick up a comedy show!

Jonny
Jonny

Right this minute is the most stupid show I have ever seen

Merry Lynn Wegner
Merry Lynn Wegner

I felt fab life was so fake and the cast was also fake and impersonal. The Chew is successful because they have a great rapport and seem to genuinely love each other. I have nothing against someone gay, but the one guy was over the top. They also seemed to have no domestic or cooking skills. They just seemed so dumb. I wanted to smack them all the time for their stupidity. Good luck guys but this was not your calling.

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