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4 October 19th, 2010 OLTL ranks higher than debut of “The Talk”

ABC Daytime put out their own press release today, pointing out that its soap, One Life to Live, fared much better in the same day ratings as the premiere of  the replacement for As the World Turns, the mommie-fest talk show, The Talk.

From the release:  “Against the highly-promoted debut of CBS’ The Talk, in head-to-head competition at 2 o’clock EST/1PMPST, ABC’s daytime drama One Life to Live defeated The Talk by a solid 13% in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.2 million) and 19% among Women 18-49 (690,000 vs. 581,000). ” Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 10/18/10

So now both networks have spun ratings in their favor.  Let the games begin!  ATWT fans  can only hope One Life delivers a knockout punch to The Talk.  So, make sure to start watching the goings-on in Llanview if you are not already on-board!

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  1. Sally says:

    This gets better and better. LOL


  2. Charles says:

    The Talk is nothing more than a cheap knock-off of The View. Do we need another talk show? I think not. I hope OLTL continues to beat The Talk in the ratings and that network execs understand we love our soaps, and we have more than enough talk shows at the moment. So sad to think that ATWT was cancelled for The Talk? I doubt many long GL or ATWT fans will be tuning in to see how The Talk fares.


  3. Big apple says:

    But get this the hosts’ of the Talk are not interested in beating one life to live just has long as they beat ATWT!!, so said holly R pete in a very recent interview she also said apparently that she is oh so happy that juile chen is host because of JC husband But my question is what do these women trutly kn about raising babies when you look at that reality show w/ SHARON OSBORN an all the drugs unage drinking so on. Do we really want the future children of america growing up like that? Remember it only takes one bad egg An you want yr viewers taking advise from S.O or juile chen, or sara G cbs?? we really should had a 30 minute reality soap with daytime actor’s A day in the life of part fiction/ part reality… Loads of gossip So funer…. Lol.


  4. Jeffrey Moree says:

    I really do hope the talk fails


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