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RATINGS FOR THE CHEW HARD TO SWALLOW

October 7, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

ABC on Thursday issued a press release boasting that the first week of The Chew, the talk show that replaced All My Children, had surpassed rival talk show. ABC’s The Talk, by double-digit percent margins. The website TVbytheNumbers, which tracks TV ratings, posted the ABC press release but appended this disclaimer: “The Chew’s results for […]

CANCELED SOAPS NOT A WASH-OUT YET

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live may yet have another life to live on television. After originally announcing that it was trying to find a new home for the long-running shows on the Internet, Prospect Park, the company that now owns the rights to them, was reported to be […]

EULOGIES FOR DYING SOAPS AT DAYTIME EMMYS

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s presentation of the Daytime Emmy awards was more like a funeral for soap operas than a celebration of top talent. The ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live were up for awards for the last time. At one point, Debbi Morgan of All My Children remarked as she presented an […]

THE ANTI-SWEEPS: HOOVER BOYCOTTS ABC

April 19, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Angry viewers have often banded together to boycott advertisers because of their sponsorship of certain controversial programs. In 2008, the American Family Association and the Parents Television Council mobilized a boycott of CBS’s As the World Turns, produced by a division of Procter and Gamble, best known for its Tide detergent, to protest a scene […]

GUILDS IN A LATHER OVER SOAP CANCELLATIONS

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) reacted with shock and dismay Thursday to ABC’s announcement that it will be shutting down the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. In a statement, the DGA said, […]

ANGER RISES OVER U.K. SOAP EPISODE ABOUT SIDS

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A public outcry has failed to diminish over the plot of a British soap opera concerning the mother of a victim of sudden infant death syndrome who swaps her dead baby with a healthy one. News reports in the British press said today (Friday) that the BBC has now received 6,000 complaints about the episode […]

CARAMBA! UNIVISION WINS AGAIN

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second day in a row, the top-rated show on Wednesday night among 18-49-year-olds did not air on either ABC, CBS, Fox, or NBC. It aired on Spanish-language Univision — and it was the primetime limited soap opera — or “telenovela” — Soy tu Dueña. Two other Univision shows, Eva Luna and Don Francisco […]