Yesterday, was the debut episode of ABC’s daytime summer replacement series, Good Afternoon America, which took the place of The Revolution which took the place of One Life to Live. The news magazine/entertainment show is slated for nine weeks in the 2PM EST/1PMPST time slot.
GAA is co-anchored by GMA’s Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott, and the network is looking to see what initial interest comes from the audience, and that could well determine if the show could have a lifespan past the summer. As it stands, ABC plans to move Daytime Emmy winning drama series General Hospital into the 2 p.m. hour in the fall, leading into Katie Couric’s new talk show, Katie.
Now according to the overnight ratings from TV Media Insights, things did not start off with a bang for GAA reporting, “One day of metered market data does not a hit or miss make, of course. But based on the weighted Nielsen averages in the 56-metered markets for Monday, July 9, Good Afternoon America disappointed with a 1.7 rating/5 share in households. Comparably, the lead-in average was a 1.8/ 5 and the July 2011 time period was a 2.0/ 6. Good Afternoon America also lost steam from both benchmarks in two of the three key demos…women 25-54 and women 18-34.”
So soapers, weigh-in! But before you do that, check out the promo for Good Afternoon America after the jump! So if The Revolution failed, and if Good Afternoon America fails, what does that signal to the network? Perhaps they might realize, a huge mistake was made by cancelling the beloved One Life to Live?