Nothing can replace One Life to Live, and the show slapped in its timeslot as its replacement by ABC, the lifestyle/makeover show, The Revolution, got off to disastrous start this week with the viewers and the ratings!
According to tvmediainsights.com, “In weighted results for the 56 metered markets on January 16, new talker The Revolution, hosted by Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, opened with a sluggish 1.9 rating/5 share. Comparably, that declined from the lead-in, The Chew’s average (2.4/ 6) by 21 percent in rating, and year-ago time period occupant One Live to Live (2.3/ 6) by 17 percent.”
While it’s no consolation for One Life fans, hopefully in short order, ABC will realize that their key demo, women, do not all just want to sit in front of the television and watch yet another “manipulated-reality program” and are craving scripted programming that is an escape, and also must-see appointment television which The Revolution, and shows of this ilk, truly fail to be!
So, has anyone checked out The Revolution? If so, what are your thoughts? And, do you think if there is enough viewer backlash ABC will ever come to realize they made a huge mistake? Or, since the bottom line is dollars to produce vs. audience and advertising return, do you think the network would just replace with another reality/lifestyle show? Let us know.