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409 September 29th, 2011 The Chew continues to lose steam as ratings down over last few days!

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New ABC daytime talk show The Chew, hosted by Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon, which this week replaced the 41-year old soap opera All My Children has faltered in the ratings over the last few days.   Monday’s show saw The Chew doing well for its debut, but according to media experts this have taken a downward turn.

TVMediaInsight.com is reporting that “based on the 56 metered markets, day three of The Chew (Wednesday) the series dipped to a 1.8 rating/6 share in the overnights based on Nielsen Media Research.  Comparably, that was a loss of 36 percent in rating and three share points from the lead-in average (2.9/ 9, which is a combination of syndicated programming and local news) and 14 percent in rating and one share point from All My Children one year earlier (2.1/ 7 in Sept. 2010).

The Chew averaged a 1.8 rating/6 share on Tuesday, which declined by14 in households and one share point from Monday’s 2.1/ 7, according to Nielsen Media Research.

For the three telecasts to-date, The Chew is averaging a 2.0/ 6 out of a 2.9/10 for the lead-in.  All My Children in Sept. 2010 was a 2.1/ 7.  Considering recent ratings for All My Children were at an historical low, this is a very disappointing week one to-date for The Chew.”

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  1. Nancy Wizner says:

    Michael, Let’s not forget why those ratings were 2.1 for AMC. The writers were not chosen for their expertise, but to help bring it down. Had AMC been blessed with Lorraine Broderick with Agnes overseeing (as was for the past 4 months), AMCs ratings would have gone back up to what they use to be. As far as The Chew? I don’t know why ABC did not listen to the VIEWERS. After all, we are the ones who give the shows their ratings. NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE. No one wants to watch a food show or whatever it is during the day in place of a soap opera. The Chew belongs on The Food Network.

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    Melissa Plott replied

    I WILL NOT WATCH THE Chew! Period!!! Agree with above!!!!!!!

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    D Wieb replied

    I won’t watch it. If I want to watch a cooking show I would watch the FoodNetwork. Checking out the soaps on CBS and NBC. and then tune in to OLTL. When that goes off the channel will be changing again to another network. ABC has made a huge mistake. Maybe it is time to reconsider their blunder. Talk radio may be an option or I could tune into the FoodNetwork!!!!

    Penny replied

    As soon as the Chew comes on I turn off the TV . I will NEVER watch it and have asked all my family and friends to do the same….

    3badcats replied

    I’ve been watching Days of our Lives for quite a while, once you learn about the characters, you learn to love this show as i have, it has the same time slot as AMC.

    jean james replied

    With all the obesity in this country ABC thinks The Chew would up their ratings has got to be out of their minds. I am not impressed with terrible loud mouth actors slinging fat around.

    LaShawna Bertrand replied

    i agree i will NEVER watch the Chew

    victoria replied

    so true
    with one life to life gone soon
    just will not watch abc

    hate to watch gh now since this network likes to cancel all the good shows on the air. They are not be trusted

    ora webb replied

    I will never watch the chew for Abc taking off all my children, and now I will never watch the revolution for abc taking off one life to live ABC rating are going down. And you replace our soaps that we have been watching for 40 years with a stupid cook show and now revolution another reality show. Just save your rating and put our soaps back on. Everyone I know will not watch your 2 new shows for taking off our soaps. I will never watch abc again.

    Jeanette replied

    I’m one of millions and millions of fans, I will not watch the Chew now or ever. It could be the last and only show on television, and I would just throw out my television. I hate the chew, I don’t want the chew, I don’t care for the chew and I don’t care about the people in the chew, I don’t care for the chews food. I’m italian and I make my own stuff or I go to Lydia’s kitchen on channel 11 WTTW, that’s all I care about. I don’t care if Mario Batelli is on the chew cooking italian dishes, it’s the idea he’s on the chew. If he was on the food network, I will watch. But because the chew took the place of AMC, I will not ever watch the chew, not now, not ever! But just so you know, I don’t like the chew even if it were on the food network, reality just isn’t my thing.

    Donna replied

    I agree with all said.

    Donna replied

    The Chew is out right boring. There is absolutely nothing about the staff or the show that I can any longer attempt to keep this channel on during the day. I cannot even stand it as back ground while doing chores. Hope the network is listening to the people.

    erika replied

    I love the chew I watch everyday and down load recipes. I love it im a general hospital watchers too.

    Tee Cava replied

    I refuse to watch such a stupid show. If I wanted to watch a cooking show I would go to The Food Network . I have watched AMC most of my life and it was very sad to see it go off air. However I am now watching another soap on another channel. Thumbs down to ABC for dumping AMC !!! As soon as ABC dumps OLTL …I will be done with ABC Networks. Hello NBC ! :)

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    Pat Ledoux replied

    I knew the “Chew” would go down in flames. Brian Frons hired terrible writers for the purpose of bringing down AMC. I wrote to Carolyn Hinsey 2 years ago at Soap Opera Digest complaining that Chuck Pratt was trying to write AMC into oblivion and it was true.They knew they were going to cancel the show when they forced everyone to move to California, only to fire them all. How cruel was that? ABC did not even consider us working folks who DVR’d the show or watched at night on Soapnet- which is also turning on the fans. My entire life I watched Ryan’s Hope, AMC, and Another World. The last 2 are gone forever and now Soapnet has pulled Ryan’s Hope re-runs. ABC is really trying to stick it to us, but they will feel the wrath of soap lovers- Another World was cancelled 14 years ago and I have NEVER watched NBC since- Now I have dumped ABC as well. Thank god for cable and my many VCR tapes (yes I still have that too) of AMC and Another World. I hope ABC goes down in flames fast (and take that freaking CHEW show with you). Chew on tjhat, ABC

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    lipstickcat replied

    When you try to leave a negative comment about The Puke on the ABC website it doesn’t show up! They want everyone to think all the comments are positive! This show is going down fast but they won’t admit their big mistake! The Revolution that takes OLTL’s place won’t do any better!

    Soapsrbest replied

    I agree that the writers were doing a terrible job trying to kill All My Children. Aiden and Greenlee had the potential to be a supercouple when the show fired Aiden and got Ryan and Greenlee back together in spite of the fact that numerous fans objected. Then they killed off both Madison’s baby and Angie’s baby. Next they had Marissa turn from straight to gay and JR become paranoid and start drinking again. There is no way all those mistakes were done by accident. I hope the Chew continues to have bad ratings. ABC took away a romantic escape when it cancelled “All My Children”

    AMC Lover replied

    I will never watch the Chew I will never forgive ABC

    ora webb replied

    I agree they are just taking all our shows i used to watch them all too, even remember loving

    Jeff Cooper replied

    I have watched the soaps since before I was in Elementary school. I do not watch the Chew. But I don’t see how people think it’s going down in flames. AMC was getting from a 1.7 to a 1.9 (The whole week averaged) The Chew seems to be getting about the same ratings maybe a little higher. It’s so much cheaper than our soaps so it can get only half of what AMC gets and still make money. Partisan in sports politics and tv I guess.
    I’m not angry that they have made changes to daytime. the reality is 260 shows a year 5 days a week is not feasible anymore. Back in the 70′s daytime was more diversified. They had games shows and talk show and dramas plus repeats of primetime shows.
    They did not have to cancel AMC and OLTL. If it cost 50 million at 260 shows a year than just cut the number of shows and that will save money.
    They could have had AMC on Mondays and Friday 2 days a week 104 shows a year, which would cut the cost by more than half. They could have had the chew on tuesday- thursday. Or even 1 day a week for 52 shows a year (way more than Prime time). THEY DID NOT HAVE TO CANCEL, THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES.
    If it is 52 shows a year they could produce that in 4 months giving the actors a 8 month Hiatus TO DO ANY WORK THEY CAN FIND. if they timed the daytime hiatus to start just when prime time is starting production, they daytime stars could do prime time and daytime at the same time.
    As for the chew belonging on the food network, ABC does not own the food network. that’s like saying soaps only belong on the soap network and sports on a sports network and sci fi shows only on the sci Fi network.
    I hope Nbc and CBS read this and have more brains than ABC, why they would not even try it first is what makes me angry.
    A lot of people don’t watch soaps so there are people who will watch The Chew, just not me

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    big D replied

    The reason The Chew is going down is flames is that their numbers were so so to begin with and by weeks end were worse than most every other show on daytime tv. So there you go. And my bet is that the numbers will continue to fall further. Curiousity causes an initial high such as with Two and a half men, but they lost almost 40% of their audience by week 2. The writing is on the wall and this Chew crap is tanking. ABC is going to kill its daytime numbers for good if they don’t reconsider their mistake. Bye bye Brian.

    Tina Buz replied

    Big mistake putting the Chew in place of All My Children. You took away a big part of a lot of our lives. We have watched All My Children for so many years we know the characters like family. What a shame you thought so little of your fans. I will not and never will give the Chew one minute of air time.

    Rebekah G replied

    I TOTALLY AGREE W/YOU! I understand that it cost A LOT of $$ to produce a show nearly 300 days a year. My suggestion that I’d submitted to ABC again and again is that they could have produced a daytime soaps talk show. Except for sweeps weeks months or around major holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons), this talk show would focus on a particular soap all week. – for example, 1st week of month-AMC, 2nd week-OLTL, 3 week-GH. So during AMC’s week they would focus on AMC related themes and ideas.In June, they could have done the best or worst weddings in show history. They could have even had Fridays as the day the “stay tuned” day where they got us ready for the show to come back and give previews w/writers, directors, actors and/or producers. They could have even answered questions live via facebook, email, twitter and snail mail. This would have cut at least 2 months worth of production out of their budgets, 3 if they ignored sweeps! They could even have shown old episodes but done them w/pop-up video and/or w/hosts giving commentary throughout. Killing the soaps genre is not the answer. Finding new ways of keeping it going is. No one wants another STUPID talk show or game show (Let’s Make a Deal-such a waste of Wayne Brady’s talents). We’re already on information overload!! Boy, I miss Saturday AM cartoons!!

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    You need to copy/paste this to your email, bc it can get lost on here trying to look for it after the fact. Anyway, U shoud save this thought, and post if frequently, and also send this as a letter to Disney and abc, Tonja Walker (Alex) OLTL, posted it on Facebook, and one time isn’t enough. These type of thoughts gets people thinking, bc they can’t think of everything. Many minds are certainly better than the same overworked brains that made this stupid decision. And dont forget to send soap to abc studios in nyc, and sign the petiton going arid on Facebook, Cancel cable for a Dish/means no $ to Disney and no abc before 2pm and much after it, if at all only for GH. This is what we have vowed to do.

    Deb Rafter replied

    I AGREE!!! DOWN WITH THE CHEW SHOW FRONS WHAT AN ASS HE HAS BEEN AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF HIS PATHEIC CAREER!!! FANS KNOW BEST!!! I HAVE NOT NOR NEVER WILL WATCH THE CHEWW!!!!

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    Phillygirl replied

    ITA! There was a concerted effort to destroy AMC! I have not even turned my TV on at 1 pm since AMC went off the air. I can’t even stand the commercials for this abomination of a show. And from what I see of the cast, ewww, is all I have to say. Frons should be banned f rom working in TV every again. Or at least he should be called what he really is — a hatchet man.

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    OLYlady replied

    I have been married for 46 years and I really don’t need another cooking show telling me how to cook. I wanted my love in the afternoon, AND Brian Frons and that other simpleton Anne Sweeney screwed with us. And watching a bunch of odd balls who are pushing their style of cooking is a huge turn off.
    I think they should move the CHEW to the Food NetWork and do something useful and show people how to prepare food for special needs, that you can stand to choak down. Like for DIABETES, AND HEART PATIENTS. WOW WHAT A CONCEPT, SOMETHING USEFUL.

    Realtoronthemove replied

    Ugghh, I can only watch the Chew for about 5 minutes, and then I have to change the channel. What a horrible show. Today, they were throwing food and one another while the cooking segment was still going on. Some of the hosts are awful! There camera angles tend to be off as well. It looks so unprofessinnal. Theres no draw to keep your attention on the show what so ever…….

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    Kaweah replied

    Having SERIOUs AMC withdrawls here. HUGE mistake for replacing AMC with the CHEW..its a bore!!! Don’t we have enough obesity people in america?!!! Why didn’t they just put the CHEW ob the foodnetwork.

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    Tricia replied

    Mrs. Obama is against obesity . . . Yet, Mr. Obama has a TV “advisor.” Hello?!?! No more food shows . . . B O R I N G!!!!

    Susan M. replied

    The second sentence of you comment?????????? What is that all about??????????? Yet, Mr. Obama has a TV “advisor. That comment puzzles me?????????? I agree with no more cooking shows!!!!!!! Yes they are BORING!!!!!!!!

    Peggy replied

    Right on, Nancy! And…ALL VIEWERS NEED TO BE COUNTED! Get an accurate count and then see what the “ratings” are. Of course people aren’t home to watch during the day anymore…BUT WE ARE WATCHING!

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    D. Freeman replied

    I am so glad to hear “the chew” is not doing well, will serve them right if they go down the drain!!! If the writers of All MY Children would have written stories like the ones in the final weeks they would have kept their followers. I myself have been watching since 1977 until the final day and I’m counting down the days until January when they go online. the chew doesn’t even have people on there that is worth looking at to keep anyone interested. they need to just go away!!!!! My TV will never be turned on that channel during the lunch hour EVER!!!!!

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    rae replied

    could not agree more. those of us who enjoy the soaps are never heard. maybe this will get through!

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    Tricia replied

    AGREE, AGREE, AGREE!

    There is The Food Network, The Cooking Channel on Cable and every talk show in the morning has a Cooking Segment!

    ABC ~ YOU MADE A HUGE MISTAKE! You SHOULD have listened to the audience at this time of day!

    Cancel this redundant, ridiculous show and put AMC back on the air with the original cast & crew!

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    Yvonne replied

    Agree!!!!

    Karen replied

    Totally agree. Hope ‘The Chew’ “gags” on itself !! I AM HOPING “AGAINST ALL ODDS” THAT MAYBE AMC WILL BE ABLE TO PUT BACK ON TV WHERE IT BELONGS !! Know AMC is supposed to come out on line in Jan, 2012…but many of us do not have computers which can”stream” TV shows (or don’t have the power capabilites to get a strong enough signal to get online streaming via comuter. I’ve heard that AMC is planning on streamng; AND, there are so many of us who are a bit older and do not really know (or understand) all the “ins & outs” of computer stuff. I can only (barely) get to my e-mail and NOT able to do or understand how to do the ‘fancy stuff” of “streaming” & so forth. There was also “talk” that perhaps AMC would be put on a cable channel which would be better (for me & many others, I’m certain). There is / has been serious considerations & talk about AMC going on a cable channel! Theyare bringing back “Dallas” and puttingit on a TV Cable channel. WHY NOT AMC???

    Walter replied

    The chew sucks, I will never watch that show. The commercials alone make me sick. All of the AMC and OLTL fans are standing strong against ABC for their canceling of the soaps.

    Anyone that wants cooking advice watches the Food network. Shame on ABC.

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    vicki replied

    I will NOT WATCH THIS STUPID SHOW. Now that this show is doing worse that All MY Children back and don’t get rid of One Life to Live. The cooking shows on food tv are by far way better than this show and if I wanted to watch a food show it would be on Food Tv.

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    Fran replied

    As a huge All My Children fan, I will never watch the Chew! It’s too bad because I love cooking shows and the Food Network. It was career suicide for the chew to be put in AMC’s spot. I am also checking out the stations’s soap operas during that 1pm time slot.

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    Man About It replied

    Tell that to all the stations who program trash talk and judge shows.

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    Linda replied

    It is so funny watching The Chew message board.They are working overtime to delete all the negative comments.ABC is also closing the AMC message board Friday.Getting too hot in the kitchen!

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    Debbie replied

    I hope everyone boycotts every show that ABC airs to replace All My Children. I watched that show for 40 years, and nothing is going to replace it in my heart. ABC, ever heard the phrase “a woman scorned”? Well, I think you’re going to find out because we women will fight back!!

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    Sarah replied

    Amen!

    Traci replied

    I’ve been boycotting it!!! Big mistake cancelling All My Children…

    Roxie replied

    I might have been interested in The Chew had it not bumped AMC. I refuse to watch it simply because ABC did not listen to us and ended AMC. Whatever they put in place of OLTL, I will not watch that either! I do not watch much of anything on ABC anymore because they have proven that they do not care what the viewers want.

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    Jane replied

    Glad to see the ratings drop. I can’t believe any network thought we needed another quirky cooking show. I refuse to watch on general principle. I stared watching All My Children when Phil Brent (perched in a tree) watched Erica marry Jeff . I feel like I’ve lost some old familiar friends I could count on for a good distraction.

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    Terri replied

    We all want AMC back on the air!!! Nobody wants to see, “The Chew.” Nothing worse than having to watch cooking when housewives don’t like cooking any more than men do.
    AMC is awesome and made my day. I don’t believe the ratings fell for long periods of time nor did people not want to see AMC.
    Please bring AMC back and let us people that stay home enjoy our soap again. I have been watching AMC since I was 16 so if it has lasted this long I don’t see the reason for canceling the show!

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    Mary replied

    I will never watch the Chew and I know soooo many people that feel the same way. It also agree that this show belongs on the Food Network. ABC, you have made such a huge mistake. We the peolpe want our soaps back. We want our AMC ABC. Bring back AMC!!!!!

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    Julie replied

    ha ha ha ha ha….we warned you this would happen Brian Frons and you wouldn’t listen…..We want All My Children, not a cooking show! I have been watching AMC since 1975, what makes you think we wanted to change??????

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    Janice replied

    Any chance ABC will change it’s mind on cancelling OLTL?

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    Angie replied

    I really tried to watch The Chew…..but it is not good at all…the recipes and Halloween show is the worst I have ever seen.

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    Helen replied

    I love watching the Chew. I think it is a great show.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Oh Wow! Are you an Abc Fan of AMC and OLTL? I mean, you didn’t say you LIKED watching the show, YOU said you LOVED watching The Chew!!!! There is a difference. So what I’m asking is, RU a Fan of OLTL and AMC ?

    Zanze replied

    I watched AMC since 1972. I loved the show. It gave me direction as a young woman.

    Now I have an extra hour to do whatever I do, and not watching TV is a blessing.

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    Marilyn replied

    I agree with everyone who chooses to boycott the chew as I have chosen to do that myself. If I want to watch a cooking show I will purposely watch the cooking channels! ABC you need new management and should listen to the viewers… I miss AMC!!!

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    Marcy replied

    I am still disgusted about All My Children going off air and had decided to NEVER watch the Chew to begin with. I won’t even let my TV land on that channel during that time frame! I’m glad they are failing and I hope to see them fail miserably…not because of individuals but because it was a stupid network decision in the first place! How come the other networks did not cancel their longstanding soaps? ABC should be ashamed and they should go back to the AMC crew and BEG forgiveness and get them back on ASAP! As someone said earlier, you should have checked with the viewers before you made such a stupid financial decision! I hope ABC chokes on the CHEW! Oh, first we have THE VIEW, AND AN HOUR LATER THE CHEW. YOU NEED SOMETHING IN BETWEEN CALLED THE LOO AND IT CAN BE A SHOW ABOUT CRAP!

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    Deb-e replied

    I totally agree this show The Chew belongs on The Food Network…. I’d like to know who they surveyed saying that this show would be for the better then AMC … like wise for OLTL ….All this is doing is going to make Daytime Soap Opera viewers not watch ABC any longer at this time slots and boycott the sponsors that pay for their commercials ….. I know I’ve found other things to do … grudgingly but to do in these time spots… ABC YOU DID THE WRONG THING!!!

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    Susan M. replied

    Correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sue replied

    I HAVE watched The Chew and you never learn anything because they are to busy giggling like hyenas. They are loud and never finish a recipe. Daphne Oz acts like a dumb blond, Michal Simon like a 10 year old girl, Carla creeps me out wiggling around all the time. I have to say that I could deal with Mario and Clinton, but this show really sucks!!

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    Jean replied

    Amen. Unfortunately as time has gone on Carla is out of control and nasty. “I’m just saying”.

    Susan M. replied

    This whole show is a disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are all a bunch of cackling hens….Who the heck wants to make fish tacos or anything they suggest..Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This show should be cancelled ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They do belong on the food network not on daytime programming………..I never watch it…And I never will………………They are all a bunch of HOT AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    linda replied

    I will not watch the CHEW it is stupid and i miss All My Children

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    Susan M. replied

    You get healthy advice tips from a PROFESSIONAL DR. Not these idiots..

    Crystal replied

    I love the chew. I watch it everyday. If I can’t watch live then I watch it online. AMC was dull and just seemed like everyone slept with every one. At least this show gives you ideas to help you live healthier. AMC taught you nothing

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    lipstickcat replied

    Are you kidding me?! Every time I see a commercial for it, they’re stuffing their faces with fattening food! And with Daphne’s long hair hanging near the food, I wouldn’t eat it! Even the name sounds disgusting- The Chew! Doesn’t Mario own a pair of big boy long pants & regular shoes? That crook got sued by employees at his restaurants because he kept some of their tips! Doesn’t he make enough of his own money?

    Susan M. replied

    This is about comment on 3/20 at 6:16am…The the first and last person who admits they actually like the chew..What’s to like about it?????????????? You can’t identify with that show & the people on that crappy show…Don’t carry much on their healthy advice….There are so many shows like this…And i think they are a waist of time & BORING to say the least…You are not a loyal soap fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I change the channel every time a commerical comes on for the chew when I’m watching GH…The stories keep you interested and wandering what will happen next..I want to be entertained not talked to death… Don’t watch reality/info/cooking shows………….This is a strange comment to put on this site..This is for loyal soap lover’s which you are not…Hmmmmm!!!

    barbara t replied

    Wow ,you love the chew and you come to a soap sight to tell everyone,WHY? I like the soaps The last thing I want to watch are big mouth idiots thinking they are smarter then there audience, when there NOT.I am sure that you can watch all the chew shows that you want on the ,oh I dont know ,the food channel,Good grief I cant stand 5 seconds of there ads no less a full hour of that crap.to each there own,I guess ,I just dont understand why you came here to let us know about your viewing habits,Hello, this is a soap sight,or A sight that hates dopy dumb food and talk shows.just in case you think you might run into the guy with the orange hair and clogs ,hes not here.

    sharon replied

    it makes me very happy that the chew sucks! i was very hurt and disappointed when they decided to take AMC off the air. i had watched this show since the beginning. i was part of pine valley from 1 to 2 every day. i hope ABC loses it’s shirt on this show, as it didn’t have any loyality to it’s viewers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i also turn the channel when the chew comes on and i always will!

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    Jo replied

    It is not the Chew”s fault that AMC was taken off the air.
    Blame the viewers for the ratings going down.
    I happen to think that the Chew is a very good program
    and if it is taken off the air, will be a shame.

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    karey replied

    I totally am still so frustrated with the fact that ABC could be this mislead as to think that to replace fantasy and drama with the real heartache of obesity and self indulgence is ok in today’s society when obesity has become front page health care news. I am still dissapointed a year or so later, even after the cancelation of revolution does the threat of General Hospital’s demise threaten us still. I am greatful to the new writer ‘s of Genearl Hospital for doing their best to not give up with out a fight. By incorporarting some of our One life to live favorites. I never miss an episode since my grandmother first introduced me to General Hopsital when I was merely 11 years old. Jager ,Karen, Brenda, Sonny, Luke, Laura , Jax, Carly, Nicolas,Felicia ,Catherine, AJ, Edward, Monica, Mack, Stone, Jason, Lilly just to name a few of my favorites. I really cant believe that america does not still share the emotional roller coaster of a good story anymore, c’mon we all love a good cliffhanger it keeps us invested and devoted till the story ends thankfully it never does. YEAH LONG LIVE DAYTIME DRAMA (AKA) soaps. P.S ( Brenda and Lucy Co to the rescue of Crimson and the distress of Kate and Sonny just what the doctor ordered.) NOT TO MENTION L&B TAKE OVER OF STARS CONTRACT REALLY FRUSTRATING TO THE CARLY JOHNNY ,BLAH BLAH BLAH)

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  2. Susan says:

    I have no interest in watching The Chew. Who owns a Neilson box? I don’t. If the ratings are dependent on people with Neilson boxes, then it’s no wonder “soaps are supposedly DEAD .” Hardly anybody owns a neilson box. The results are skewed in favor and bias to those who own neilson boxes.

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    Dave replied

    The boxes are just one tool to measure ratings. There are random surveys and other tools that Nielson uses that are designed to capture a broad range of demographic data. Please do the research before opening your mouth and looking foolish.

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    rae replied

    though your knowledge of the nielson system is impeccable your tact and manners are woefully non existant. while on the subject, how would you know if Susan’s mouth was open or not. Her posting was digital, not oral. Just saying.

    Serena replied

    Dave’s knowledge of the Nielson rating system is as flawed as his manners and social skills. Yes, there are surveys and other tools distributed to a very small part of the population called Nielsen Families. The selection process for those families is archaic and hasn’t been representative of the current and actual demographics for at least 20 years. The great scientific way that the ratings are accured by Nielsen are to take these box and survey results (that are inaccurate and outmoded) and multiply. So how about you, Dave, do some research before opening your mouth and looking foolish.

    Roxie replied

    I have no idea what it is and I don’t care. There was plenty of outcry from the fans that ABC knew what we wanted and they ignored it.

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  3. Kathy says:

    The Spew is going DOWN!!!! Bwahaha!!!

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    Kaweah replied

    the Spew LOL

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  4. Leticia says:

    The worse SHOW ever!!!! How boring…..well I happened to be home this week and had on GMA and never got around to changing channels on more than one day….. OMG ….A W F U L !!!

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  5. Sharon Hemmerly says:

    I do believe the network has underestimated the power of the housewife. We were a dogmatic bunch, loyal to our soaps and the network they were delivered by. With the soaps we loved being cancelled or moved to the internet, we no longer have a reason to display that loyalty. I certainly hope the sponsors are listening.

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    Annie replied

    You said this perfectly Sharon.

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    Sean replied

    You got that right! But you dont have to be a houswive to show that kind of loyalty. I’m a 13 year old boy that loves OLTL and AMC and want the Eww to fail as much as any one else ;)

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    rae replied

    good for you!!! A good story can appeal to all ages and gender.

    Serena replied

    Yay Sean! That’s right! And I have four sons, all who watch, too. All under the age of 25. Good for you for appreciating characterization and quality above quick and cheap! And as for capturing the target demographics… Well, I’m in that one for several years myself. I make 99% of all of the purchasing decisions in my home and all of the income. The Pukey Spew, ABC and Disney and any of their sponsors will not be getting another penny of that! All of my buying power will now be behind Net Flix, Six Flaggs and Knott’s Berry Farm.

    Arie replied

    The thing that I think the network didn’t think about, is I and probably other people have watched a lot of ABC evening shows because when I was watching my daytime soaps they seriously over advertised there evening shows. Now that I don’t watch ABC daytime I won’t know anything about the evening shows. So I won’t be watching those either.

    I am and will continue to boycott the replacement shows. I don’t know how they gather the ratings these days, but I make sure my cable box is not on ABC during these times.

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    Roxie replied

    I am not a housewife either but I have been recording all three ABC soaps for about 16 years and watching them at night. Now I have a DVR it is SO much easier than all the VHS tapes, but soon, it will be down to only recording one soap.

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    Adrian replied

    I work and DVR AMC. I’ve been watching since I was 14, my teenagers watch at night with me…just like everyone here, I will never ever watch the Chew or anything that goes into that time-slot. Stupid move getting rid of AMC, a lot of us loved that show. Bring it back!

  6. Dede Plott says:

    I WILL NOT WATCH THE Chew! Period!!!

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  7. Mary Helmbrecht says:

    ABC/DISNEY VIEWERS… + SPONSORS:

    I find it Extremely interesting as a long time ABC viewer that ALL pages connected to ABC/The Chew(Spew)/Clinton Kelly are deleting EVERY negative posting and blocking everyONE who makes a negative comment about ANY of them. They ask for feedback but only positive, complementary comments are left! Freedom of speech + press huh? Also people represnting them are calling viewers + SOAP fans names such as MORAN + TURD!! (Then deleting it when reported)

    I think the general pubic needs to become aware of what they do when they don’t like negative feedback! Letters have been sent + they have been reported to FB!

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    Sofia replied

    I noticed this too. I posted one myself on their Facebook page, and it was almost immediately deleted, and then five seconds later they changed their account settings to not accept comments from Facebook users who did not ‘like’ the page. I wonder if they think censorship of constructive criticism (like the fact that their show is total crap, and doesn’t even hold a candle to All My Children) will help to boost their ratings. Keep dreaming, Frons. :)

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    Gwen replied

    I posted on FB when I first learned of AMC being cancelled and within a few minutes, it was deleted. I have lost faith in ABC, the previous two fall seasons, they have halted new shows, mid season, never giving them a chance.

    Instead of contacting ABC, we need to email, call, and write to our local affiliates. They are the ones who worry most about advertisements.

    KittenPutten replied

    I hope the low ratings are seen as a statement that there are too many cooking / talk shows and people are getting fed up, literally.

    Mary Helmbrecht replied

    I have revised and added to my statement going to sponsors, etc…..

    ABC/DISNEY VIEWERS + SPONSORS: I find it Extremely interesting as a long time ABC viewer that ALL pages connected to ABC/The Chew(Spew)/Clinton Kelly are deleting EVERY negative posting and blocking everyONE who makes a negative comment about ANY of them. They ask for feedback but only positive, complementary comments are left! Freedom of speech + press huh? Also people represnting them are calling viewers + SOAP fans names such as MORAN + TURD!! (Then deleting it when reported) I think the general pubic needs to become aware of what they do when they don’t like negative feedback! Letters have been sent + they have been reported to FB! PS…… I WOULD NEVER WATCH THIS SHOW OR ANY OTHER ABC SHOW!!! I hate reality shows and NEVER watch them, and since this is how the spokespeople employed by ABC/DSNEY/The Chew feel about SOAP fans…..I can’t wait until The Chew is chewed up, spewed out and flushed down the drain!! ABC/DISNEY is losing lots of ‘housewife’ consumers with their move and subsequent actions….And just for your info…I can do several things while watching MY SOAPS-I can also watch/listen from the kitchen while cooking/baking; the bedroom while making the bed; the bathroom while cleaning; downstairs while doing the laundry…I multi-task like MOST people who watch SOAPS—-gee, WE have brains??? I, however WON’T even LISTEN while any other ABC show is on…..since my ABC/DISNEY CHANNELS ate LOCKED OFF on all5 of our TV’s.

    Mary Helmbrecht replied

    I WOULD NEVER WATCH THIS SHOW OR ANY OTHER ABC SHOW!!! I hate reality shows and NEVER watch them, and since this is how the spokespeople employed by ABC/DSNEY/The Chew feel about SOAP fans…..I can’t wait until The Chew is chewed up, spewed out and flushed down the drain!! ABC/DISNEY is losing lots of ‘housewife’ consumers with their move and subsequent actions….And just for your info…I can do several things while watching MY SOAPS-I can also watch/listen from the kitchen while cooking/baking; the bedroom while making the bed; the bathroom while cleaning; downstairs while doing the laundry…I multi-task like MOST people who watch SOAPS—-gee, WE have brains??? I, however WON’T even LISTEN while any other ABC show is on…..since my ABC/DISNEY CHANNELS ate LOCKED OFF on all5 of our TV’s.

    KittenPutten replied

    Mary I think the only thing we can do is just not watch the show. I hope all this is a prompt to put AMC on a cable network; I’m not crazy about watching it on internet TV.

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    Roxie replied

    Me either. I thought soapnet would pick it up or the OWN channel, but so far no luck

    Angela replied

    I was wondering what was going on, I posted a comment stating I didn’t like the chew on abc’s facebook and after about 3 minutes the comment was gone. I deleted them as my friend, I am 40 yrs old and I kid you not I have been watching AMC since I was 3 with my grandmother. I WILL NOT WATCH THE CHEW EVER, I no longer watch ABC for anything…..

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    Chris replied

    Its the new Stepford format at ABC. Anyone who doesn’t spew positive comments is imprisoned, reprogrammed and sent back out into society, where they immediately begin regurgitating the statements brainwashed into their psyche. We must be strong, and try to be the last fiesty wife in Stepford.

    The Spew and ABC are no longer part of my television viewing. Except for One Life to Live and General Hospital. When they go, I am gone.

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    ellen replied

    they are replaying amc on soapnet at 3am california time. yay. i will not watch anything that they replace the amc spot with even if it sounds good. i grew up watching with my mom who is an angel now. it is so extra depressing with so many people in poverty to take another thing away from us. i hope soap net or oprah will have the series on the on demand feature with the same cast and new episodes and on soap net and/or own. oprah and soap net you can have commercials on on demand for more $ and oprah pls make sure you had time warner fix lt’s issue for not having own on without a cable box. pls everyone watch amc at 3 am — i dvr it and watch it the next day. i know they could count those ratings. a lot of us work all day so had to tape or dvr amc. pls bring back amc and ty soap net for showing amc at 3am — aubrie

    Serena replied

    I am broken hearted about the loss of my beloved soaps, but I am seriously pissed about the way soap fans have been treated over the loss of them. Being ignored when crying out that we wanted our shows and not the cooking replacement was bad enough. But to be deleted when we voiced our opinions, to be called names because we had the guts to speak out and up for what we wanted, to read interviews where the heads of ABC lie blythely saying, “We listen to what our viewers want” while so many are screaming “No! No! No!” Then there are the people who would say give the replacement a chance. Why? I wasn’t interested anyway, being insulted and lied to isn’t going to move me to be kind. I want The spew to tank. The hosts were rude and condescending. I want the ABC and Disney executives who made these decisions to lose their jobs and never work in television again because of their proven track record for bad decision making and alienation of viewers. I want ABC and Disney to go down in flames for what they have done to the casts and crews of such wonderful shows, what they’ve done to and how they’ve treated their viewers.

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  8. Vickie says:

    Disney/ABC didn’t want to pay attention to the loyal viewers. Keep it up Disney/ABC—I watch your daytime network 1 hour per day now and that will be ending in Jan when OLTL is canceled and removed. I watch a couple of the primetime shows—ones that have been on before this season, but will not watch any of the new shows nor will I in the future. You didn’t care what I thought and now I really don’t care about you or what you think I should watch. Bye Bye Disney/ABC!!!!!

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  9. Ronie Downing says:

    ABC is like used gum…all CHEWED up and SPAT OUT!

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  10. eric brazier says:

    HOUSEWIFE HELL! I’M A DUDE AND BEEN WATCHIN’ SINCE THE 70′S , I’M SICK !

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    larry replied

    As another dude who has been recording AMC the last 27 years, compliments to my late wife who got me hooked – my trusty VCR is deprogrammed for AMC’s former time slot. ABC you can shove it. Over and done!

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    JustSaying replied

    You said it Eric!

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    Richard replied

    another AMC/OLTL/GH dude here. 45 years old and can’t even remember a time when our “tv families” weren’t there? Glad to see the Pue’s ratings going down every single day… ABC: WE TOLD YOU!

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  11. Blondie says:

    Screw The Chew! Hey Idiot Frons – CAN YOU HEAR US NOW???

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  12. Sandi says:

    Glad to see the ratings are falling as predicted by MILLIONS of AMC fans… take note, I believe that the ratings we will continue to see the ratings fall as more people realize it wasn’t a fluke that their show wasn’t on it was replaced by The Spew… Choke on the ratings Mouse.. they are only going to get worse…
    I do not watch ANY programming on this network other than OLTL and GH ONLY the Daytime Soaps for me other than that I boycott the Rat!

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    Robin replied

    Ive taken it one step further…I dont watch One Life To Live at its regularly scheduled time either.I watch it on Soapnet at various times.I refuse to give them any viewership.Makes no sense to watch any primetime show either.The moment u get interested…they kill the shows anyway(fFlashforward…V…Detroit 187 to name a few).I hope that CBS takes on the task of getting all of the ABC veiewrs over to Y&R ands B&B.ABC SUCKS…and is about to find out that they made a grave error in p**ssing off fans!!

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    Sandi replied

    I support the ratings of OLTL and GH because I want to show that people are watching. Soapnet is owned by Disney/ABC so watching it there doesn’t hurt ABC, it just does not show up in the ratings for ABC Daytime. I also watch them when they reair on soapnet to add viewership there as well.
    Did you know that older episodes of AMC, OLTL and GH are being aired in the middle of the night on soapnet? starts at 3AM Pacific time I believe…

    Beverly replied

    thing is ABC considers the American, no whole world homemaker not important enough to entertain. HOWEVER, GUESS WHO TAKES CARE OF THE WORLD, WAIT IT IS THE INSIGNIFICANT HOMEMAKER THAT KEEPS THIER OWN HOUSE CLEAN AND RUNNING WHILE THE ARE OUT DESTROYING THE HOMEMAKER AT HOME.
    And just is case my anger shows. I am not just anther dumb housebody, I graduated with a 4.0 from college, watched my soaps everyday and was a mother to 3 children who was never left with a babysitter more then 3 hours a day, that as I put it then, the sunday school teachers gave me a 3 hour vacation each day we went to service and that was enough for me.
    See watching the soaps did not make me a bad mother, just made me better at being a mother.

  13. kat says:

    I’m sorry to ask a dumb question, but are these numbers including the DVR? I get confused about that. I’m glad that The Chew is tanking.

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  14. ethel says:

    i don’t feel bad that the chew’s rating are plummeting – i am glad because this is just what disney/abc deserves after what they did to the soaps!

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  15. Luan Snyder says:

    Chewing it up……..spitting it out!!!!

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  16. Luan Snyder says:

    Looks like the AMC viewers are chewing it up and spitting it out!!!!!!

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  17. Luan Snyder says:

    The Chew is being chewed up and spit out!

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  18. S Salieri says:

    There are comments all over the internet from people (not just disgruntled soap fans) who say that The Chew is an awful show! The pacing, the burned pizzas, the misinformation provided by so called “experts,” the sometimes bored and other times hysterical audience response, the forced interaction between the hosts, hosts that don’t wash their hands before cooking, that don’t tie back their long hair and let it dangle into the food, hosts that can’t be bothered to show up for the premiere of their very first show and unhealthy recipes ladden with carbs and sugars gleened from a battered Betty Crocker recipe box bought at a garage sale… Well, for a cooking show that was so heavily advertised and touted as a program that would bring style and healthy food ideas to our homes it all just turn out to be a recipe for disaster. ABC = Another Bad Choice! Now the ratings are proving it! Brian Frons should have listened to the soap opera viewers and the loud public outcry that lasted for literally months, instead of deleting comments right and left while trying to force feed The Chew to them during the broadcast time of All My Children. Who is sorry now ABC???

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    Carole replied

    I love it!

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    BitchyPoohBah replied

    ABC = Another Bad Choice! I lurve you S Salieri! Lurve, lurve, lurve!

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    Sharon Hemmerly replied

    I think ABC/DISNEY have gone reality show for the most part. I do not watch nighttime ABC and I only watch OLTL and GH for now. When they are gone, I will no longer have a need for ABC. I don’t even watch the local news ABC affiliate anymore. A lot of people will be out of work because of Disney/ABC and Frons; and, a ABC will lose a lot of history from the American Broadcasting System as it will surely go the way of the CHEW.

    Serena replied

    Well, Frons is out of a job, too… Sadly, too late for AMC and OLTL. Now to get rid of Sweeney.

  19. Lynda C. Zigler says:

    I’ve pretty much given up my ABC viewing. Once OLTL and GH are gone, so will I be. Last season they had a new show “Body of Proof”. I watched it and used my DVR to get “The Good Wife”. I’ve watched GMA since its’ debute, but, now I watch “Morning Joe” and I don’t even like Joe Scarboro, but his show is edgy, which is more than I can say about the NBC/CBS counter-parts. Every Sunday evening, I’d sit in front of my TV with a box of tissues watching Extreme Home Make-over, as of Friday, Sept. 23rd, my television viewing habits changed. My youngest daughter, my only son, and my 3 young adult grandchildren all live in the same house, and we have 7 TVs’, we will NOT be watching ABC or any of its subsidiaries (i.e. ABC Family)

    I’ve been a day one viewer of AMC, OLTL, and GH. My grandparents, mother, 3 adult children, and 4 of the 5 grandchildren were all ABCD viewers. We had every age group and dynamic covered. In case there’s a question as to whether my family is nothing but a bunch of layabout do nothings, no, we are not. I retired from the Dept. of Justice as a Paralegal, My grandfather retired from the Dept. of Defense as a Munitions Expert. My mother was a Registered Nurse. My youngest daughter is a V.P. of a large multi-state, multi-region bank. Two of my grandchiden are in college. And yet the interest in ABC’s daytime drama is as strong today as it was back in the 60′s.

    In case there is any doubts to my intent, I am boycotting ABC and everything Disney.

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    Wullfiesgirl replied

    Reading your comment was inspiring Lynda. I have always watched ABC in the past, but no more. As of January 2012, ABC is dead to me and my family and my friends. I also encourage my customers to boycott the network that doesn’t care about it’s fans, the one’s who for so many years have been loyal. We have been shat on enough!

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  20. todd says:

    The show is terrible. In these tough economic times, 25% of children in the U.S.A. go to bed hungry. In what world are happy families sitting around a table talking. People are concerned where their next meals are coming from. This is just pure advertising…..as obviously bad as the Nate Burkus show. He does advertising for Kohl’s during his entire show. The Chew will be that soon too. The sad part is…..millions of people will watch and enjoy being advertised to.

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  21. June says:

    Could not have happened to a better group of people. Clinton is the only one out of this group that I even a little bit liked . . . not anymore. Not only will I not watch the “poo”, now I will no longer watch “What Not To Wear.” Yeah, let them talk about us soap fans being bitter. We have every right to be bitter and we ARE!!

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    Annie Banks replied

    ZF01 is that you?!!!? June you bet your bitty we’re bitter!

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    June replied

    LOL!! Yes, its me . . . how did you know?? LOL!!

  22. Vicki says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I knew this was going to happen..I could’ve saved them ALOT of trouble if anyone would’ve asked me and told them this back in April..MAY IT GO DOWN IN FLAMES!! Dumb ABC for thinking we actually wanted to watch this CRAP!!

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  23. Lauren says:

    I will never watch The Chew. I miss All My Children. Daytime TV is getting dumber and dumber. Thank you to Prospect Park for supporting soap fans.

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  24. kendrakk says:

    WE WANT ALL MY CHILDREN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WANT ALL MY CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO AWAY THE CHEW OR WHATEVER!!!!!!!!!

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  25. ALICIA says:

    THE CHEW WHO?……ALL MY CHILDREN OR NOTHING, I NOW WATCH THE FOOD NETWORK AT THE ONE O’CLOCK HOUR…..DOWN WITH THE CHEW, I HOPE THEY CRASH AND BURN……GOOD RIDDANCE

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  26. gerriann says:

    FIRST I LIKE TO SAY ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND GH ALL THE WAY
    SECOND. FRONS SHOULD BE LET GO BEFORE ABC IS NO LONGER THE CHEW
    IS A STUPID NAME BUT I’M JUST SAYING I DON’T WATCH ABC ONLY FOR OLTL AND GH
    I DO. WATCH TYAR AND BB ON CHANNEL
    2 ABC WILL BE LUCKY IF THEY HAVE ANYONE LEFT TO VIEW IT

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  27. Deb says:

    I have no interest in watching The Chew. From their reaction to the fans of AMC and OLTL it’s obvious that ABC and Disney does not care about my opinion or need me as a viewer. I’m fine with that. I don’t need them either. Once OLTL goes off the air I will not be watching any ABC channels (including Soapnet) or giving any business to Disney. Just saying…

    Don’t expect ABC or Disney to take any heed of how this has affected the fans. They don’t care. They set out to destroy the soaps and they’ve succeeded as far as they are concerned. It’s up to us to throw our support behind PP and the soaps when they go online. You know what they say …money talks and BS walks.

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    Sharon Hemmerly replied

    I totally agree, and I hope they don’t expect me to feel sorry for them when the networks bottom line is impacted!

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  28. Jan says:

    They took down the foundation of TV.

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  29. Jean says:

    Down with The Screwy Chew……………LONG LIVE ALL MY CHILDREN. My heart is broken and I miss Pine Valley and all the beloved residents. Bring back TAD, JACKSON, JESSIE, ANGIE, MADISON, SCOTT etc. etc.

    I LOVE YOU PINE VALLEY and will not watch The crappy Chew. GOODBYE ABC

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  30. Fran says:

    SCREW THE CHEW AND ABC TOO!!

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  31. Elizabeth Warner says:

    Screw the chew and ABC too

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  32. Elizabeth Warner says:

    I will not watch the chew ever. I have been boycotting ABC since it was announced that the soaps are cancelled. I only watch OLTL and GH and then I turn the channel to Fox. I hope Chew’s ratings continue to drop off the air. Bring back AMC and leave OLTL alone.

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  33. fran says:

    I will not watch the chew ever. I have been boycotting ABC since it was announced that the soaps are cancelled. I only watch OLTL and GH and then I turn the channel to Fox. I hope Chew’s ratings continue to drop off the air. Bring back AMC and leave OLTL alone.

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  34. Carol says:

    Never will I ever watch the Chew! I watch Food Network on weekends. Now I will not watch anything on ABC after OLTL. I loved AMC and nothing can ever replace it especially a show lke the Chew!

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  35. Carole says:

    I will never watch “The Spew”. Instead, this week I’ve been watching “The Young and the Restless.” Bianca was on today! She plays a lawyer! Of course, I miss AMC with all my heart. Personally, I hope Brian Frons and Ann Sweeney make an appearance on “The Spew” and get rushed off the set with food poisoning.

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  36. Liz says:

    My grandmother had the Chew on today, and she didn’t see anything special about it. She doesn’t plan on watching it again.

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  37. Angela says:

    I HOPE Frons and Sweeney chews on crow for what they did to ABC Daytime. We were a legacy and you just threw the loyal cast & crew and viewers under a bus, just to save money. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. HA!

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  38. Terrie Schane says:

    I think ABC and Brian Fron knew The Chew is going to fail. Their plans are to take off the soaps and put other shows in the time slot. If that show fails than put another one on, so on. We just need to remember no matter what they put on in the time slot is to boycott it and keep it up.

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    Wullfiesgirl replied

    I totally agree with you on that. Better yet, boycott ABC all together in all time slots as of the day OLTL goes off the air.

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  39. Tracey says:

    Will never watch the Spew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad it’s tanking…..Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy Frons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish you had my viewership now don’t ya.

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  40. Sandy says:

    This show should be titled “The Ewwwwwwwwww.” It’s about as appetizing as as a feces sandwich washed down with a urine/period blood cocktail. Also, that Carla chick looks and acts like she’s on crack. I wish someone would harpoon her.

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    Iakovos replied

    Tell us how you really feel, Sandy. You might be more forthright in your language, but yes, THE CHEW is “ewwwwwww.”

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    Shanie Logan replied

    And there you have it!!! A little gross but I feel ya!!

  41. MOlly says:

    Ha! Ha! Brian Frons-Ha! Ha!

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  42. Mitchell says:

    I have not seen this show, however, my Mother who LOVES the Food Network gave it a try and by Wednesday told me to take it off her DVR auto record list. She said it is BAD, teaches you NOTHING about cooking.

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  43. Blake says:

    Funny how these shows that replace the soaps do not do very well. I know they are cheaper to produce, but I guess they prefer passion-less viewers who make sure to tune in to their shows. Instead they get people who probably can’t change the channel or have not many other choices to watch.

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  44. nurseaide says:

    I have stop watching anything that ABC puts on. Bring back all my children and OLTL

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    Shanie Logan replied

    What really sucks is after ABC figures out that they have made a HUGE mistake it’s going to be too late for the cast.. I bet they are even more devested then we are, if that’s possible!!!

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  45. Vickie says:

    I only watch the View I will not support the Chew at all I cook all week I don’t want to see that in place of All my Children ,,, Abc will not be on my tv after 10:58 cst . I will turm channel 7 back on at 1;15 cst thank you for ruinin my day time … shows abc now I’m wacthing All My children On line re-runs

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  46. Ktten Putten says:

    Last night I watched the episode where Jessie tells Angie their baby died. (I have been saving my DVR’d AMC) After it ended I turned off my TV to go to bed, thinking about Angie and Jessie and the mothers out there who suffered the tragedy of a still birth. It distracted me long enough from my own problems to fall asleep.

    Isn’t that better then taking a sleeping pill? Maybe when Dr. Oz has his infomercial/show he can suggest watching a soap opera as an insommia cure. But that would ruin his daughter’s ratings. Never, ever has thinking about food caused me to fall asleep. One tip to lose weight? DON’T think about food.

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  47. Torrey says:

    What’s really funny is how much ABC is promoting The Chew, and how quickly everyone is losing interest. Trying to replace our soaps with that garbage was the absolute worst idea ever! ABC, do you see now, how angry your viewers are? The best Christmas gift I can get this year is seeing that crappy show being cancelled and Brian Frons being fired.

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  48. Shanie Logan says:

    This change has devasted a lot of people. The Chew is a joke compared to the 41 year old Soap that I have watched my whole life. Even my 15 year old daughter that has been watching All my Children all her life misses it everyday. We go home and it’s like a void in our lives now. ABC has no idea how many people they have hurt by this ridiculous decision.. If we wanted a Food show we would go to the food channel.. Makes no sense at all!!! You couldn’t pay me to watch the Chew and I bet that is how a lot of people feel.. Boycott THE CHEW!!!

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  49. Lynda C. Zigler says:

    When Coco-Cola messed with the formula, the customers revolted, protested and boycotted until they got “the original” Coke back.

    Last season when Criminal Minds killed off the character “Emily Prentiss”, the viewers and fans wrote in complained and let the sponsors know that they weren’t happy. As a cliffhanger, NCIS-Los Angeles put the character “Hetty Lange” as played by Linda Hunt, the viewers let CBS know that they weren’t going to stand for it. All I can say is, that Hetty’s still on.

    My point in the above recitation is that WE have to stick to our guns. WE have to continue to boycott not only The Chew, but, ALL of ABC and Disney. Nothing gets peoples attention more, than after someone takes them for granted, then to refuse to play with them anymore. ABC took us for granted, and now we’ve gathered up out jackets and coats, and gone home. We don’t want to play with the cheaters anymore.

    We must not give up, we cannot become despondent, we can’t get the attitude that we are just one person or a small group and that we don’t matter. Every person counts, we have to keep it up for weeks and months or even longer if we have to.

    Just remember they (ABC/Disney) needs us just as much (really more than) we need them.

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    Torrey replied

    And to add to that…..all of the AMC fans need to tune in to OLTL to help get the ratings up even more. Really stick it to ABC. This is one of the greatest ways to get even…..and possibly let the network see that Brian Frons no longer needs to be the head of ABC daytime.

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    Kaweah replied

    I don’t watch ABC until 1:00 hoping the CHEW’s ratings will go down LOL.

    Tammy replied

    I agree, continue to watch OLTL (we need this show to have awesome numbers). It should also be noted that we also need to continue watching GH because they are NOT immune to what has happened to AMC and OLTL.

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  50. pam londo says:

    I have been watching amc for 35 years and feel like abc had killed my family members. The choice of the chew as a replacement is a joke. Michael Symon is a worse diva than Erica Kane on her worst day, wait isn’t he and iron chef. In case you missed it he will be happy to tell you and Daphne’s dad is Dr Oz. Who cares they all have no chemistry and no information that is worhwhile to give. I tryed to give the show a chanc and could only tolerate about 10 minutes a day for the first week. Won’t bother again. I can always watch the real food channel or the young and the restless.

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    pam londo replied

    maybe they can contact the cast of amc and get them to return if the don’t already have other jobs

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    pam londo replied

    what does it mean when my comment is awaiting moderation? Am I expressing a comment that is unwelcome?

    Sick of ABCD replied

    Sorry, Pam … but several AMC actors have already gone to other soaps. Check out Y&R and B&B. Bianca and Jonathan Lavery are already on Y&R and Angie will be soon. JR went to B&B.

    I fear even Prospect Park will be too late in getting most of AMCs cast … it’s taking too long to get thru all the red tape.

    Ame` replied

    I could barely watch The Chew.One wants to relax while watching TV but this show was so nerve racking that it made me feel terribly uneasy.Nothing about the show works.It reminds me of a local news program when they want to fit a mini cooking segment in at the last minute.It’s easy to lose track because it;s not connected topically well.I will NEVEr watch The Chew again.

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  51. mike says:

    It sucks period

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  52. Ame` says:

    The name THE CHEW is hidious.What a loser name it is.I’m glad the show isn’t doing well because maybe ABC will wake up and realize we want AMC back.Also people were DVRing and taping AMC and contrary to what Frons said it wasn’t just for women who stay at home.Both genders and all ages have loved AMC since 1970 but the writers messed it up so it would not be the same.The storylines became rediculous and somewhat too negative.Relationships always seemed on the rocks,the characters seemed written only for conflict and misunderstandings.
    Viewers want to see a stable home not constant bickering.
    I hope eventually AMC will be on NBC or somewhere on cable,but for now online will ok.

    The Chew was crazy,all disjointed like jerk chicken.They were talking over one another and at a nerve racking pace.Not a good show/

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  53. todd says:

    I am so happy the ratings are bad. It is too early to tell. I hope it only goes downhill and does not make the same profit that AMC did. Fans please watch OLTL until January…..and then lets all watch, share, and do our own advertising for TOLN.com versions of both shows.

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  54. Chelsea says:

    I hope the ratings keep falling The Chew, if I want to watch a show about food I’ll watch the Food Network or the Cooking Channel.

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  55. Lori says:

    I won’t watch any cooking show, or talk show, especially one that took the place of my favorite soap.

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  56. Renaldo says:

    Chew on this.
    Straight to the point. Bring back All My Children

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  57. Sick of ABCD says:

    I will never watch The Spew … but from all the negative comments I’ve seen here and anywhere else … it sounds just as bad as the promotions made it look … if not worse. I hope it tanks in record time. I’d love to see EGG spewed on Frons face!

    I will continue supporting OLTL and GH on ABC and Soapnet … but once they’re gone, ABC and any Disney owned networks will be banned from my house!

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  58. Valerie says:

    Okay…so after vowing that I would never, EVER watch The CHEW, I happened to catch the tail end of it PURELY BY ACCIDENT. I had just tuned into an episode of OLTL when, oh gee, I realized I had turned on the TV about 60 seconds too soon. And there it was in all its glory. Actually, I have to say that the CHEW exceeded my every expectation. I mean, why should viewers mourn the loss of AMC—a daytime drama with a sterling track record of 41 years and gazillions of fans—when they can be subjected to a parade of loud-mouthed cartoon characters, led by a walkin,’ talkin’ lump of lard, as they drool and slobber over food?!? If this piece of garbage exemplifies the direction in which daytime network TV is headed, God help us all.

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  59. Jared says:

    I agree that we all need to be vigilant. When “the goo” is canceled, we can only accept AMC in that time slot. Nothing but AMC will do. Also, we need to boycott “the devolution” when it replaces our beloved ONE LIFE TO LIVE on the mouse house network. I’m not going to watch GH, simply because I don’t think it’s a good show and I’m a little sore about the alphabet crew’s historical bias toward GH, while OLTL has been treated like the unwanted stepchild. However, that’s just my own opinion, and I think soap fans should generally support GH. For me, though, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, after my ONE LIFE TO LIVE leaves abc, so do I, and for good. The only way to get me back will be to return AMC and OLTL to their time slots permanently and stop this ridiculous talk of canceling our shows, but that’s just a dream. They do not care about us, so I don’t care about them, so I am putting on my coat and leaving the spew party. Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE!

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    jp replied

    I agree. One Life to Live has always been the most overlooked soap for years, by ABC and the emmys. I am glad it has a new life online and hope a cable network picks it up soon after.

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    Daryl replied

    Well put. One Life to Live has always been my favorite and ABC has always treated it so poorly. I am just glad that as it goes off the air it will be ABC’s highest rated soap at that time and that GH’s numbers continue to drop too!

  60. Elhu says:

    What’s The Chew? That show is something that is NOT and NEVER will be on my radar!!!! Apparently, I am far from the only one that feels that way. Give it a couple of months, and I am guessing the numbers will be even lower. Is it a good show? I don’t know, and it very well could be, but I sincerely doubt it will survive on ABC Daytime, considering it took the place of a very beloved, LONG RUNNING soap opera, and there are way too many people out there, who have that sour taste in their mouth for this reason, and that will not change. My stomach turns when I see the commercial for it, which is on WAY too much – overkill for sure. I also think the other reality show (I honestly, don’t even remember the name) that will be taking OLTL’s place in January, will be a bust as well. As many of us have said before, we want to watch food shows or self help programs, etc. we will go to the Food Network, or WE or other cable stations. ABC Daytime is meant to carry “Love in the Afternoon”, which was their theme for many, many years promoting AMC, OLTL and GH. All I can see is long live GH on ABC, and I cannot wait to see AMC and OLTL on the internet, thanks to Prospect Park!!!

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  61. RICKIE says:

    Great… another show that tries to convince people that grated nutmeg, capers and Craisins can jazz up ANY recipe. This show is simply awful! Mario’s clogs and Carla’s ostrich head scare me! This show is worse than “The Talk” — which I didn’t think was even possible. (I won’t even go into how Les Moonves’ wife has NO charisma… she’s the one who singlehandedly ruins this 60-minute snoozer.)

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  62. lina chouinard says:

    I’m glad the chew is doing bad cancell it. That’s what happens when you get rid of good shows like all my children and one life to live

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  63. JennaP says:

    I refuse to watch the chew and have no interest. I hope it continues to crash and burn so ABC will know what a colossal mistake they made.

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  64. mike says:

    And this was considered the stronger of the two new shows. wait until The Revolution hits and then misses.

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  65. valerie says:

    Good!!! Taking off our soaps was a really, really BAD move!!!

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  66. GJ says:

    ABC has bitten off more than they can CHEW….lol…will not watch The Chew as I was a life long AMC fan……….so chew on that…

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  67. mavis says:

    Everytime ABC uses OL & GH to air a commercial on the shew, (the s*** has entered the waves) it reminds me of when my soon-to-be- ex-husband sent his girl-friend over to pick out what she wanted of our household furniture. I slammed the door in her face too.

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    Daryl replied

    That is true. I must admit that I thought that it was very hurtful as well to keep pushing the ads for these shows during the current shows that they are about to replace. And good for you too, some people don’t need anything said to them, just a DOOR SLAMMED IN THEIR FACE! After OLTL is gone, I will be slamming that door on ABC!

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  68. C Niccola says:

    BIG mistake ABC. I haven’t turned on my t.v. at 1:00 p.m. since All My Children’s last episode. Who needs another food show? And, then in the new year after they show you what you should prepare to eat on The Chew, they’re going to show you how to get fit with another fitness/get healthy show. Now, doesn’t that make a lot of sense. It would make more sense to clean house at ABC and Disney….starting with the so-called brain trusts that make these decisions. Bring back All My Children…even for 2-3 episodes per week.

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  69. Bev says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if all the viewers of all my children could sue abc for what they’ve done to our beloved soap. And the settlement would be that abc had to pay the moon to all the actors and production crew to get them back. And that abc had to leave one life to live and general hospital alone. Wouldn’t that be nice? One can only dream.

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  70. Elayala says:

    There are enough cooking shows on the air already to force feed an already over weight American population. Thank ABC [Already Been Chewed]. You’re the best!

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  71. C Los says:

    I’ve watched both AMC and OLTL since day one, as a teenager to a now mid-age lady. They were my TV families, and I was sadly shocked when ABC decided to toss them aside. I have not watched The Chew, nor ever will. As said over and over, we have enough cooking, lifestyle,etc. shows on the air. The heads of ABC will finally realize that faithful soap viewers mean what we say and that this ‘cheaper’ show will sink without an audience. Bye … Chew…. won’t miss you BUT do miss my AMC.
    Keep thinking the show will air & I’ll see who got shot by JR. Unfortuntely, I’m now counting the days till my favorite, OLTL, comes to an end.

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  72. dansing says:

    why would i have time to watch a cooking show but not a soap; doesnt make any sense! I loved watching all my children and am insulted that im not supposed to anymore. We certainly dont need another cooking show and im not a bit impressed with the chew! Bring back all my children!!

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  73. James-Braque says:

    Not surprised that second day and beyond ratings have already fallen. Gay Bee Cee will regret such a bumbling mistake. There are three cooking show networks with 24 hour a day broadcast. They seem to have wheeled out four no name cook off contestants and tried to make a TV show. ABC seems to have been trying to bury Daytime soaps, I understand OLTL replacement is a home improvement, next top model mesh, look around there are two home improvement networks. All AMC needed was the original writers, and no interference from ABC. I wonder if there is way to measure how many Men and Women will permanently turn away from all shows on this Network.

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  74. Lisa says:

    Let’s not forget that the ratings comparisons for the Spew and AMC are not accurate. They do not include all of the viewers that DVR’ed AMC or watched it on Soapnet. Millions of viewers were not being counted. I doubt very seriously that DVRs are being set to daily record the Spew or that lengthy conversations between friends are being centered about that show. My TV will remain dark from 1p – 2p Mon – Friday!

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  75. Sue says:

    You would do well to bring back All My Children. I watched 15 min of Chew and choked!! Do you really think we are idiots and want to watch such trite? Bring back our much beloved soaps!!! I will even watch your ads! But I won’t be watching Chew!!!!

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  76. PAUL WILLIAMS says:

    So the ratings are down for “The Chew”! This cannot come as a big surprise to anybody! And it certainly can’t come as a surprise to ABC! Did they really think that they could replace a 41-year old daytime legend like AMC, with this johnny-come-lately with the worst title I’ve ever heard? Does Frons and company think that we, the viewing public are so dumb that we’ll just take anything? I’m sure that finding out that this is not the case! Sorry, but I say down with The Chew!!!!!!!

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  77. christy says:

    I hope ABC fires Brian Frons he clearly has no idea what he is doing. I have watched AMC literally my entire life. ABC clearly has no loyalty to its fans. I DVR my soaps and would watch them to escape after a hard day of work. How dare Frons take this away from all their loyal fans. He really needs to pay attention to what the people want and not his own wallet. I hope he experiences the same pain and loss he has caused AMC and OLTL fans. He should listen to the people but I guess to him we do not matter. I truely believe karma will get him in the end. He could have kept AMC on for 1 day weekly but to just take it away completely was selfish and unrealistic. The chew is a joke. ABC has lost many loyal viewers because of an idiotic decision made by Frons.
    Maybe frons will wake up and put AMC back on the air. I doubt it though because that would require Mr. no it all to admit he was 100% wrong. I will never stop hoping for AMC to return. Long live AMC!

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  78. ashley says:

    I will never watch “the chew”. Bring amc back! I’m 23 and watched amc with my grandma who has been watching the show for over 20 years. It was a way we bonded and we both miss it and refuse to watch “the chew”

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  79. Dashia says:

    Missing AMC. Actually having a hard time watching the OLTL and GH episode I have piling up on my DVR. Just felling a little wierd not having my daily dose of AMC. I want to support the two shows I have left but if they are going to eventually get taken away it’s hard to stay invested. Last week was a long week.

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  80. denise ruddy says:

    i agree with everyone who wants amc back. i hope our freedom of speech will bring it back.it is the only time i take a break from my domestic goddess job

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  81. ladyruth54 says:

    I hope all of you complaining about The Chew will also boycott Let’s Make A Deal and The Talk on CBS. That is what they replaced As The World Turns and Guiding Light with. I totally feel your pain. I felt the same way when they put these crap shows on in place of my shows that I had watched for years. I, also refuse to watch The Chew and any of these cheap replacement shows.

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  82. Dan August says:

    Why did ABC get such high initial ratings for “The Chew”? It was the incessant promotion, using expensive 60 second commercials for it that they shoved down our throats in daytime, morning, and evening during EVERY SINGLE program. Had ABC spent that much time and effort promoting their soaps, AMC and OLTL ratings would have gone through the roof! Also…

    Is the soap community aware that the CBS and NBC soaps are sold to networks all over the world? The profits for that arrangement are through the roof. Let’s face it – if you’ve paid for the program anyway and then you make all that gravy money by selling the show to networks in 17 foreign countries it is good sound business to continue the soaps. However, Brian Frons is stupid enough to have OLTL being broadcast in only two countries in the world…. United States and Canada. I think AMC may be on in 4 or 5 countries. Why slaughter a cash cow? If he’s pushed for worldwide sales, ABC would have made a bunch more cash and Frons would have been a hero and had a bit more long term job security.

    Mr. Frons, I am glad that you only have one life to live, as both my parents, my siblings, and all my children will not be watching your daytime programming.

    Sorry for being so long winded, everybody!

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  83. Bettie Ashley says:

    Viewers like myself could care less if The Chew is wonderful or not. I am sorry for the cast of the show because people like myself who are not about to let ABC just take away something that we enjoy and shove something, good or bad down our throats, will not watch it. Not only that, some of us really meant that we will not watch ABC at all. As of this date, the only thing ABC broadcasts that I will watch is One Life To Live and General Hospital. ABC Evening News has been a constant for my family over the years. However, I am learning to enjoy other channels as well. I find NBC has a very good evening news production. There may not be as many viewers who feel as strongly as myself about what ABC has done, but there should be enough of us to make a decent showing, and in some way be missed, if only by the companies that advertise on their network.

    I keep reading from different sources that the only people that watch soaps are ignorant, unlearned, lazy and good for nothing. I have paid my dues, had a very productive life, career, raised a family and contributed my time and energy to others, during this busy time I always made it a point to keep up with the soaps. Now that I am retired I schedule my relaxation time around the soaps. The Young and The Restless has great story lines. I am not adverse to change, just touchy about how changes are handled in some venues and that we really don’t care about you attitude. ABC, attitude begets attitude.

    Sincerely,

    Bettie Ashley

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    john replied

    Bettie,

    I feel exactly the same way! I have watched ABC evening news my whole life, but on sept. 23rd tuned in to CBS evening news. In fact, i have not watched ANYTHING on ABC since they took off AMC. I don’t need to watch a network that has, like you said, a we don’t care about you attitude

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  84. Kim says:

    Now that AMC is off the air, my TV does not get turned on during the day period. This means my local affiliate loses me turning on the local news at noon sometimes, or watching the end of Who Wants to be a Millionaire before AMC came on.

    In addition, I feel revulsion for “the talent” involved in The Chew and can’t imagine buying any of their products.

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  85. Mirtha Duque says:

    I hate to ABC I told you so even when All My Children was at its lowest it was still higher then The Chew which just started. People have had enough of talk shows during the day, reality shows, and food shows people can watch cable for that.

    So hope ABC and their dum Frano the new President. He better think twice before taking One Life to Live, and especially General Hospital off the Air. I personally do not even turn on ABC after the View and then turn it back on whe One Life to Live goes on and then General Hospital.

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  86. Angela says:

    I hate the Chew, who in there right mind would want to watch that show, ABC made a huge mistake taking it off air, I am a working mother but I always recorded my show and watched it before bed… I am completely done with ABC….

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  87. Susan M. says:

    I’m glad The Chew ratings dipped…B Frons made a big MISTAKE cancelling THE SOAPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! None is interested in watching THE CHEW!!!!!!!!!!!! One of a million cooking shows on T. V. This show should be on the chopping block real soon ,HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!! Correction No one is interested in The Chew…..Including ME!!!!!!!!!Goodbye to THE CHEW… Bring AMC back to ABC & KEEP OLTL on ABC… This is what the viewers WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Susan M. replied

    Keep as is no moderation

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    Kaweah replied

    TOTALLY AGREE!

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  88. Jimmy H says:

    I have not and will not watch one second of “The Chew”. I have switched to “Days of our Lives” at 1pm. I hope that ABC wakes up and sees what a mistake it has made and changes its mind about “One life to live”

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  89. Kaweah says:

    HAVING SERIOUS AMC WITHDRAWLS HERE!!!! The CHEW sucks, period.

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  90. susan goodman says:

    i will never watch the chew leave our soaps alone i hope the chew and abc fails i don`t even watch any abc programm

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  91. eaz says:

    Saw a few minutes of the “new show” here and there (during the commercials for ID Discovery which I ‘d been watching all day, every day except for during AMC. Now I have it on during that time slot too!) – and I noticed that they have a constant parade of guests from The View and GMA, and I have to wonder if Sam Champion, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and all other ABC talk show employees – are now required as part of their job description and a means of job security – to support and promote whatever awful new programs ABC decides to throw on their networks. I have NEVER seen so much propping up and promotion coming from other television shows and TV talk personalities, as I currently see happening on ABC with all of this “daytime, talk/news show host crossover ” style of support. I guess ABC is hoping that having these other ABC daytime personalities appear on the “new show” will be a sure-fire way for it to develop a loyal following, fan base, and steady ratings. I think it is pretty ridiculous for the network to rely on these other ABC daytime personalities and their respective shows – to carry this new, low budget, abomination of a cooking show. Yes – I am a huge fan of All My Children as well as One Life To Live – but it is in spite of that, not because of it that I say what I’m about to say. From the few snippets of the “new show” that I happened to witness – I can honestly say that it was really boring, annoying, unprofessional, and completely lacking any type of identifiable personality that a program of this nature needs to be loved and identified by – in order to establish a loyal fan base. It truly is a pathetic waste of money (even a little money) – and the last minute desperation of coming up with a show to take this time slot REALLY, REALLY shines through quite loudly. The concept is just awful – the name is awful – and quite frankly from the few minutes I saw………………………it just really BLEW! That is why I call it The BLEW!

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    Donna replied

    Excellent points Eaz!!! The really funny thing is that ABC has been developing this awful show for a whole entire year. It was not a last minute desperation, that is what is truly funny!!!! A whole entire year of development, focus groups and this is the crap they came up with. The other thing the totally stinks about this show is the lack of hygiene, undercooked food, burnt food, hair dragging thru the food and at the end of the show watching folks with absolutely no table manners. I can not stand watching people talk with their mouths full, it is absolutely disgusting!!! Mario really should take it easy on the booze, he’s sweating it out during the show and its getting in the food. I bet the folks they have sitting up front for the taste tests are hiding the food in a napkin under the table like we did when we were kids……..even if there was a damn dog under the table, he would have spit it out!!!!!!!! Bring back our stories!!!

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  92. Mary says:

    I am with the rest of ya.. I have only been watching AMC and OLTL for about 5 years now and from day one i was hooked on both of them.. NBC taking off Another World and replacing it with Passions was not much of a responsible business move.. Passions did not last long.. NBC lost a lot of the dedicated AW fans.. When they took off AW it was a big punch in the gut to the viewers.. but what ABC wasn’t smart enough to learn from NBC’s mistake was that AW fans just turned around and gave a more powerful punch back.. When they ignore what we the viewers want then we turn around and let them feel the wrath of the fans.. I’m totally saddened by them taking off AMC and OLTL.. I fell in love with both soaps.. I can’t personally say that i don’t like the Chew.. Why because I WILL NOT EVER WATCH IT!! My 1 o clock time slot is now filled by Bold and The Beautiful.. Can i say that it even comes close to AMC and OLTL.. NO i can’t.. The only way i will forgive and forget what ABC has done to us viewers is if they bring back BOTH OF THE SHOWS!! If that doesn’t happen.. Well i am done watching ABC all together!! I agree.. Screw the Chew and u too ABC!! Oh and by the way.. JR was on the Bold and the Beautiful that Monday after AMC final show.. And if i am not mistaken.. i’m pretty sure he was wearing the same shirt on the last AMC and his first Bold and the Beautiful.. lol

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  93. Annie says:

    I wont watch the chew at all. I’ve watched soaps since I was in first grade and I’m 57 yrs old. They seem to be taking them off one by one but I see that as a mistake they will live to regret. Why didnt they just put this chew show on Food Net Work where it belongs. It will go down in flames just like everyone else says it will. I will eventualy have to go to radio once they are all off. Its all about the money for these folks but when we all come together and stop watching where’s the money going to come from then? Bring back the soaps or we’ll run you out of business.

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  94. Chris says:

    (Heavy Sigh)…….I sincerely hope that The Chew becomes a WASTE of money to the network. I do not even turn on the tv anymore during the day. NO MORE food shows and NO MORE talk shows…..does ABC really think that there are not enough of them on already ……I MISS AMC!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  95. Chris says:

    While I hate The Spew and ABC as much as the rest of you, something really has to be done about the system of rating television shows. The Neilson ratings system is outdated and produces inaccurate results. In 2009 of the 114,500,000 U.S. television households only 25,000 total American households (0.02183% of the total) participated in the Nielsen daily metered system. In 2010, the number of people is now 115.9 million, but Neilson hasn’t increased the amount of households it includes in its rating system. Televisions in college dorms, public places, businesses, and technological viewing (Ipods, dvr’s, online viewing, Hulu, etc.) are not counted. In today’s technological age, how can that be an accurate way to judge which shows make it and which shows don’t? Advertisers don’t care what the public thinks. They depend on Neilson. Until that changes, we may as well be spewing in the wind.

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    jeff cooper replied

    Wish they would sell Neilson boxes to anybody who wants it. btw the ratings do include DVR now, but only if you watch it in the same day LOL most people watch it way later.

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  96. Sandra says:

    I hate the chew. It is a waste of air time. We already have enough food shows. I want my favorite soap All My Children back. I will never watch anything on this station at 1; 00 if it is not my soap. The fricking end!

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  97. jean says:

    I have been watching All My Children,OLTL and GH since I was 10 years old.Im now forty and I have 4 children.One of my most happiest memories are running home from school to watch soaps with my grandmother.My mother would never let me watch soaps so before she got home from work nana and I would watch all of them,as nana and I got older we would call each other and talk about the soaps.Before she passed away she asked me”Now who you going to watch soaps with”I said “I dont know”.Then she said “How about Erin”?(Erin is my only daughter)Isaid”Nana you dont think she is to young and she said,she is 12 you my dear were younger than that!So after she passed away I asked Erin if she wanted to watch my soaps at night with me and she was thrilled.When they cancelled AMC it was like i lost my nana all over again.My daughter was so bummed out.I will never watch The Chew or any other show that takes over my soaps and neither will my 12 year old daughter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS,GOTTA GO I HAVE ALOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO

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  98. Monica says:

    I need all my children i don’t need to cook please please give me back all my children or to hell with( ABC).

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  99. Colleen Puryear says:

    I have not, nor will I ever watch the show The Chew. (Like we need another cooking show). Cannot believe you took away AMC. Not many shows can say they have lasted 4 decades, what fools!

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  100. larry says:

    Brian Frons and ABC execs are nothing but educated IDIOTS!!

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  101. john says:

    I have been recording/dvring AMC every day since 1983. I am as outraged as everyone else here. We must all stick together and keep boycotting ABC for replacing our soap with the SPEW. The last show i watched on ABC was Sept 23rd. That very night i tuned in to the CBS evening news after many years of always watching ABC evening news. Let’s boycott all ABC shows and really show Mr. Frons what a HUGE mistake he made!!

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  102. Judi Mozisek says:

    I only watch 2 shows on ABC. Live with Regis and Kelly and OLTL now that AMC is off the air. I did look at the Chew for a few minutes but really could NOT stomach it any longer, so I change channel to FOX until OLTL comes on then turn ABC off until the next day. I really hope to see ABC tank. Thanks ABC for abandoning your loyal viewers. I will not watch your network again.

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  103. JT says:

    What do Frons and the brown spots in an old man’s underwear have in common?? They’re both sh*t stains.

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  104. jp says:

    I will never watch the chew because I am at work. At least you had me taping my OLTL and seeing it on soapnet. Now you have nothing, but millions of soap fans who will never tune into your abc shows again. Bye Bye.

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  105. Jan says:

    It’s a beautiful thing.

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  106. Jessica says:

    Of course I record OLTL…doesn’t feel real that it will be ending soon. However right at the beginning of OLTL is the tail end of The Chew – Blah! I won’t even watch that little snippet – I zoom into my show!!! When OLTL ends, that will be it for me!! I hope both shows go DOWN in flames…No AMC, No OLTL & No Oprah…just stupid low rated Food Shows that can be found by the dozens on this thing called “The Food Network” maybe ya’ heard????

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  107. Drema says:

    ABC has taken most any show that I want to watch off their network. I thought the entire concept of the Chew was stupid regardless. How many cooking shows are needed on TV??? I hope any of the new idiotic shows that are replacing AMC and OLTL cost them a fortune.

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  108. jeff cooper says:

    I’m still not watching The Chew but I really don’t get how people think it’s going down in flames, or that abc is unhappy. You must be looking at different numbers than I am. Going through my Soap Opera Weekly ratings AMC-
    1.6 June 27- July1
    1.8 July 4- 8
    1.7 July 11 -15
    1.9 July 18-22
    1.9 July 25-29
    1.8 Aug 1-5

    It hit a 2.0 on September 5-9 and back down 1.9 12-16
    Aug 16-20 2010 1.6
    Aug 17-21 2009 1.6
    So it has been getting from a 1.6 – 2..1 for the last couple of years

    The Chew for the first 3 days averaged a 2.0 which is in the same general area that AMC has been getting, higher even since we have been under 2.0 for most of that time.
    With the Chew being so much cheaper it can get half of AMC’s ratings and be in profit or at the very least not lose as much money. I just don’t see how the DATA backs up that it’s going down in flames.

    On a positive front it’s nice that A.M.C. got up to 2.3 and 2nd place in it’s last week, just wish they would have continued on into OLTL giving it a 2.3 too.
    I am interested in seeing what OLTL ratings are for this week, I figure the chew’s viewers are people who don’t watch soaps or at least not a.b.c soaps, am hoping some new eyes will be on O.L.T.L

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  109. alisa says:

    Glad The Chew is not doing well… would love to see AMC come back… ABC is ruining itself by getting rid of all soaps…. you had alot of followers that you chose to ignore…

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  110. Southern Woman says:

    My TV does not come on for The Chew! I watch One Life To Live and then General Hospital. I use to tape AMC. Miss it soooooooo much! ABC made a huuuuge mistake! Wonder what they are going to replace The Chew with now??? If I wanted to watch a show like that … I’d watch FoodNetwork or HGTV!

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  111. avacat says:

    I have watched OLTL and AMC since the 60′s and 70′s, respectively. I like a little unrealistic, fantasy entertainment in the afternoon with my lunch; is that too much to ask? I know people who have named their children Erica, for heaven’s sake. Give us ALL a break, admit you made a mistake, re-tool AMC, DON’T cancel OLTL, stop the bleeding while you can. ABC its first mistake in broadcasting the OJ trial; that’s where the viewership dropped off in the first place. So DON’T give me another lousy cooking show when I can go to the Food Network for the same thing!!!!!

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  112. Penny says:

    I turn off the TV when the show The Chew comes on. Bring back All My Children.

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  113. Penny says:

    The PHEW stinks! I have followed AMC for 40 years and am devastated. I along with hundreds of thousands of others here in the nation will boycott ABC unless they bring back AMC.

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  114. Joe says:

    Here’s hoping this drivel is cancelled by the winter time and ABC decides to leave ONE LIFE as is to replace the SPEW. Wouldn’t THAT be poetic justice?? If it’s a numbers game, ONE LIFE has MUCH better ratings than both GH and the SPEW and yet it’s still slated for cancellation…???? I don’t get that.

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  115. tricia says:

    I WON’T even watch ABC news now.Too many food shows for an already morbid obese population.The food usually has lots of butter,cheese,other heavy sauces.YUCK.I am lucky cause I just started watching 2years ago after I retired. My husband works nights so I can watch old episodes at 2am.It’giving me answers to some of the weird stuff that happens in P.V.
    PLEASE BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN!

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  116. lori says:

    bring back amc

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  117. kathy says:

    No chew for me. I’m checking out Young and Restless and Bold and Beautiful.
    At least I can see a familiar face and get lost in a fantasy while I eat lunch. I am sick of “reality” TV

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  118. Patti says:

    I,m So Glad The Ratings Are Going Down For The Chew. ABC We Didn,t Need Another Cooking Show, That Is Why They Have Food Channels. We The Viewers Want Our So Soaps. I Bet ABC Is Kicking Them Selves In The Butt. Ha Haa

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  119. Eleanor says:

    I watched As the World Turns for over 50 years and AMC for the past 20. Now….both gone. I’m trying to watch Y&R but it will never replace the others. If AMC goes on the ‘net, I’ll watch of course but it will be difficult on this smallish screen. As far as “The Chew” goes I can only say (and putting it nicely more or less), I’ve never seen such unattractive people trying to be ‘cute’, in my life. And by the way, I didn’t just sit and watch my soaps, I worked about 30 of those years and still kept up with the shows either through my mother who also watched ATWT and then VCRs when they arrived on the scene. We even watched AMC on our lunch hour at one place I worked. I’m through with all the daytime talk shows also. Just the same thing over and over. I have a lot to say about ‘The View’ but I’ll save that for another time!!

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  120. terry says:

    “Leave a comment”? Are you serious? No need. These good people have said it all!

    Well, OK. Sorry to say I was not an AMC fan, but I am addicted to OLTL!!! So I will be feeling your pain in a couple of months.

    CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SONs and daughters! (Also a KANSAS fan…)

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  121. Sue says:

    I am watching it, find it is entertaining. At least I don’t have to wait 6 months to get some results.
    Anyone who writes here about the cancellation of soap operas should get a life.

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    eaz replied

    Haven’t you heard about The Chew ? Well I’m very surprised by your comments Sue! Saw a few snippets here and there – it was aimless, lackluster , and pretty queer. No personality, charisma, or style – which is cool if ABC wants to suck for a while. At least AMC brought some life to the table – The Chew’s got no identity, it’s ratings aren’t stable. Undeveloped concept, recipes, and roles – disjointed segments, just too many holes. We like to be entertained Sue – AMC did THAT for us, AND we say The Chew does nothing but bore us. You jumped into our arena and and put forth a slag, towards all of us people who think The Chew ‘s a drag. We’ve already got lives – where we work, clean and cook, and AMC was like our afternoon book. The bit of The Chew that I saw – seemed to Blow, so I think they should call it THE BLEW – this new show. If you disagree you should go to a blog, where there are others like you who are in a “Chew Fog”. You can talk about gumbos, and dish rags, and grizzle – at least until The Chew starts to fizzle. Until then Miss Sue if you wanna throw stones, I’m afraid you’re gonna hear lots of groans. For we are not happy that they axed our great show, and we use every forum we can – to say so. And what we all know, way deep in our heart – is that ABC and The Blew will soon have to part. The way it is looking is that the cast of The Chew, may be told one day soon to to pack up and SHOO!

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    caro replied

    I say call it The Choke.

    Beth replied

    Is this Mrs Frons?

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  122. todd says:

    Anyone that doesn’t care about soaps that writes here should get a life.

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  123. Terry says:

    You tell ‘em Todd!!! Sue just doesn’t get it. Daytime Dramas are as American as apple pie.

    In the past I have been derided and jeered because I am a soap fan. I just tell them, it’s like a good book you start reading that never ends.

    Thanks to PROSPECT PARK, maybe AMC & OLTL never will!!!

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  124. Kathi says:

    I tried to watch The Chew, ONCE!.1 O’clock will never be the same without All My Children.That time of day was my down time to,forgot about my own stuff in life & I got sucked into it,YES i know fake & maybe even stupid to others but i was hooked for many ,many years.To be honest it was much better then watching these other shows they put on.The only good it did for me by removing AMC was the t.v. now stays off during the day!

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  125. jessica burgos says:

    The Chew is terrible. I tuned in today for a couple of seconds, and it is nauseating. The big highlight today is that the Fattest Vegetarian I have ever seen, Daphne Oz, ate a hot dog. PLEASE, ABC is going down hill fast. This show has characters with no chemistry and are actually ugly physically, and no redeeming value whatsoever. There is no point to the show. It is not informative, nor helpful. And for a food show, they are sure cooking alot of slop!

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  126. LaShunda says:

    I am so happy the rating is falling… why mess with a good thing….SHAME on you ABC

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  127. LaShunda says:

    I hope you realize if you decide to end OLTL the same will happen

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  128. Joyce says:

    I wonder what ABC was thinking…with obesity being a huge problem in this country, the last thing we need is yet another food feast show. Don’t we get enough reality from the news and the other talk shows with one centered around eating and talking? I am not bitter about AMC, but I miss the escape from reality after a long work day. Sometimes looking at the bottom line causes a company to lose sight of their audience. I’m sure the execs did not see this big backlash coming! Lose the CHEW and maybe soon the View (which hasn’t been too god this season so far).

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    Joyce replied

    I meant to GOOD.

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    jane replied

    agree and you made a good point.

  129. Karen Neff says:

    Love all the comments and YES, down with the CHew and bring back our shows. i have watch AMC since the day it started and this is just wrong. No ABC for me for the hour I use to watch AMC and when this happens to OLTL, I will have ABC off for at least those two hours. Such a wrong decision. Bring it back and do it NOW!!!!!

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  130. Lisa says:

    My TV never goes to ABC. Had to stop watching dancing with the stars because of them taking of the soaps. I watch OLTL and General Hospital on soapnet only.

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  131. Lisa P says:

    I turn it off when this stuff comes on. I will never watch it!

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  132. flufferpuff says:

    Could Carla be any more irritating?

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    eaz replied

    She is absolutely the MOST arrogant and irritating one of them all! She really fancies herself to be an authority on EVERYTHING ? ! She acts completely condescending – “above it all” – she is a total snob. and when I see that commercial clip on SoapNet where she mentions “My yummy gumbo” I find myself thinking that she is a “GUMMY DUMBO”! They play that ad over and over again on SoapNet and I have to hear her say: ” I only buy things for the kitchen that have multiple uses.” like a million times during the AMC reruns that I watch at 3:00am (just because I miss my old Pine Valley friends ha ha). She is truly obnoxious, and I can’t understand why she comes off as if her “tips” are so all-important and useful. It is just a really boring and awful concept – a group of 5 goofballs throwing together a few mediocre dishes, and using napkins for bibs, and sitting down together at a table to discuss ???????? nothing memorable! The View is bad enough- this surpasses it on a scale of Bad to Worse :(

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  133. TrU says:

    I’ll NEVER watch this stupid show. That’s why we have the FOOD NETWORK and the COOKING CHANNEL!!

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  134. lee says:

    i will never watch the chew, and if it was not for grays anatomy i would nit watch abc at all.

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  135. kim says:

    I tell you I am thrilled the Chew is going down It makes me sick that amc got canceled I watch OLTL which is hard because they continue to show the chew commercial nonstop I am angry they took off AMC For a show that couldve been dealt better on food network I no longer watch nothing on abc not even the news .

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  136. Lisa-N-Texas says:

    Dear ABC/Disney, thank you for making millions of loyal viewers miserable, sad, anxious and depressed.. You rude, selfish, disrespectful bastards! Not only do you NOT care about your employees—-neither the actors we love who don’t deserve to be treated this way, nor the crews, affiliates, etc.,—you don’t give 2 shits about your MILLIONS of loyal soap fans!

    We WILL boycott ABC/Disney and The Chew’s sponsors! FIRE BRIAN FRONS YESTERDAY! He has no business being head of daytime, or head of anything–he’s lost his mind!

    “Chew” on that!

    G’bye, All My Children. You’ve been a good friend all these years and will be sorely missed.

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  137. Melisa says:

    I will also never watch the chew, If i wanted to watch another cooking channel I;d watch food network. I cant believe that abc has allowed something as stupid as a cooking show take away 2 long time running soaps in which alot of people love. I hope the chew gets cancelled and fast!!!

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  138. Lisa says:

    I am glad “The Chew” is doing horrible. Who needs another Talk Show. When I come home to relax, the last thing I want to see is a Talk Show.

    Bring back ALL MY CHILDREN!!!!

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  139. caro says:

    The Chew is a Choke. Just based ont the commercials, I wouldn’t watch it , but here is the thing ABC — I really hope you read this stuff too — I am a highly educated woman, i watch little tv but when i do it is dexter or the big c, or project runway, or documentaries — but everyday I watch my soap. I find a few things here wrong with your inane idea to take off soaps…
    1. there would be a backlash.
    2. the only people watching tv at this time of day watch soaps.
    3. who cares about a fluffed up, overproduced talk show with cooks.
    4. you guys at ABC are so off your game — GMA is not news, it is a three minute news piece with G. S. then gossip about stars and missing kids. The View is not from real women to real women , it is a bunch of millionaire stars with nannies, limo drivers and maids who travel the world and somehow you thnk that we care about their opinions wrong. i would like to hear from real women on real womens matters. and now this last insulitng piece of puke – the chew. fire the idiot who did this.
    5. i have enough realism to watch, i have a million great cooking shows to watch, and i would like that one of you clowns would quit thinking becasue someone was once on a tv reality show that they are a great chef and should become a superstar. it is insipid.
    6. i am insulted by how stupid you think we all are and more insulted that you did this to make even MORE money. ugh.
    7. to summarize, we like our soaps, educated or not, working or stay at home, married or single, some men too, we just like to tune out the world and watch our crazy, stupid, fun soaps. you guys so missed the boat.

    so i hope the chew chokes. and a side note, i quit watching all of your programming except for OLTL. you couldn’t pay me to go back. once OLTL is gone, so am I – 100%.

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  140. Susie Reinke says:

    Bad….real bad….move on ABC’s part to dump AMC & OLTL for a replacement show like “The Chew”. I watched it once & that was more than enough for me. If I want cooking, I watch a top rated network like The Food Network not a wanna be on ABC. Anymore I only watch OLTL on ABC and come January my TV won’t be set on ABC any longer. Recenty, I’ve discovered the quality shows are on CBS.

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  141. Betty Droney says:

    I agree with all of you. I do not watch ABC daytime any longer. NBC does have the best programing. I am retired and the younger generation are working i do not watch reality shows at all even in the evening they are stupid and not entertaining at all. have never watched the chew and never will bring back my AMC watched for 41 years this is no way to treat loyal fans.On week ends all ABC has on is infomercials and sports how about us old ladies don’t we count??????

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    Liz Shea replied

    I’m a real foodie and am almost embarrassed by The Chew. The mugging, frenetic behaviors, unwarranted laughter; it’s patronizing to anyone who really loves to cook and understands cooking. Even the audience looks glum. I was excited when I first learned about a show dedicate to cooking and chatting about lovely techniques and recipes, but this show is not as advertised. It’s silly and awkward and the real chefs need to bail out before it’s too late.

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  142. Tyffany says:

    I will never watch The Chew, in fact I have started a Facebook group Bring Back All My Children & One Life to Live , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Back-All-My-Children-One-Life-to-Live/144339698996238 I will continue to Boycott this horrible excuse for a show in hopes that ABC will get the hint and cancel it..

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  143. michele says:

    Serves ABC right for doing something so stupid.

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  144. jdelev8d says:

    As a long time viewer of All My Children, I say bring it back and hire better writers. We certainly do not need another food show with uninteresting personalities.

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  145. Debbie says:

    Putting aside the sentiments of all the disgruntled soap opera fans (and I empathize with them) – The Chew is simply a BAD show! It is trying to be everything to everyone!
    There are too many “hosts” – it’s disjointed, choppy and frenetic…there is NO chemistry between the cast at all. The 2 female members are the weakest links – Dr Oz’s daughter might be a lovely person, but a tv personality she isn’t! The other female comes across strident and totally lacking in personality. Mario and Michael belong on the cooking channel, where they alreadey are, not daytime tv…… and I don’t even know who the other gentleman is!
    The show was over promoted, and I became bored with it before it even aired!
    In fairness, and to give it a chance – I watched 10-15 min of the 1st 2 shows…….bottom line…….it’s an ill-conceived loser, and I don;t think it can be salvaged.

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    jane replied

    DITTO!

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  146. Paula says:

    I was an avid All my children fan but decided to watch The Chew just to see and I hated it, It was unorganized, the only one trying to hold show together was Clinton Kelly but it was horrible

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  147. Rhonda says:

    Not NO but No, No, No to the Chew!!! Let’s stick together Soap Fans….

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  148. Sue says:

    I like The Chew. It’s better than those boring soap operas! I mean seriously! How many times was Erica married and divorced. She was annoying back when I was in high school- over thirty years ago! It’s time was over. Let’s all move on too.

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    Donna replied

    Sue, I understand that you do not like the soaps but you have an entire network dedicated to food 24/7. Besides, I feel you are only here not because you actually like The Chew but because you like bashing folks who miss their stories. You know the chew is just awful, and really if you don’t, that is absolutely laughable!!! Oh, Sesame Street has been on for like 30 yrs plus, would you like that cancelled and replaced with an hour long Toy Commerical??? That is what the Chew is, an hour long info commercial as badly produced as Con Man Kevin Trudeau’s info CON’s.

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  149. Tina says:

    I WILL NEVER WATCH THE CHEW!!! NEVER EVER AND WHAT EVER THEY PUT IN ONE LIFE TO LIVE PLACE EITHER. I DON’T EVEN WATCH DANCING WITH THE STARS ANYMORE….ABC SUCKS!!!!!! I DON’T EVEN WATCH MY LOCAL ABC NEWS ANYMORE. I DARE THEM TO TAKE OFF MY SOAPS!!!! I MEAN IT I WILL NEVER WATCH WHATEVER THEY PUT ON IN IT’S PLACE!!!! SOME DUMB EXEC SHOULD BE LET GO FOR THIS!!!!

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  150. Lew says:

    Nancy, I totally agree with you! That is where The Chew belongs! ABC needs to re-think premiering the Revolution in 2012. ABC needs to re-think Frons’ contract.

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  151. theresa malagoli hanecak says:

    amc should still be on..Iam glad its not doing good.. leave oltl on the air

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  152. netty says:

    I leave for work at 1:30 and leave the t.v. on for my puppies. I am annoyed by the voices on The Chew as I get ready for work. The couple of minutes I have watched inspired a very child-like rolling of the eyes. Although I am not home to be aggravated by it–I refuse to leave my t.v. on ABC !

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  153. Breeze says:

    Brian Frons is a complete idiot and should be fired. I am going to be boycotting any new ABC shows that come out. I will never watch anything on daytime but one of my soaps. Guess it will soon just be General Hospital. The heads of ABC must be as stupid as Brian Frons. I have wondered for a long time where the find the fools that write a lot of the garbage that comes out. Oh yeah, and the ones that don’t get that we the people who watch are the ones that put the money in your pockets.

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  154. Anne Zapantis says:

    I think The Chew is great..it is different, as I am a True food network fan. please give it a chance! Thanks!

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    Hallie replied

    Never going to happen with soap fans. I predict it will be gone by next season since ratings are how they judge. I am guessing u r not a soap fan

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    Donna replied

    Anne, as I stated above to Sue, you have a 24/7 Food Network. You really would begrudge soap fans a few measly hrs during the weekdays of their stories, man, come on!!!! We will not give The Chew a chance….PERIOD!

  155. Jared says:

    Say what? Give the goo a chance? I think not. If I want food/lifestyle advice, I’ll buy a book, research the internet or find an appropriate targeted cable network. When I watch TV, I want to be entertained by original scripted programming. I feel bad that the hosts of the poo made sorry career decisions, but they underestimated the passion and loyalty of us soap fans. OLTL/AMC fans, stay vigilant. Down with the spew!

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  156. Breeze says:

    Absolutely down with The Spew. This is really not a good place to be unless you are trying to rile up the people here who miss AMC. Sorry but it was a bad mistake for the people of The Spew to go into AMCs place.

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  157. Hallie says:

    I think it was a dumb move and I don’t see the chew lasting not only does it piss off the amc and oltl fans but it also alienates gh fans because if they do to them they are next. I hope the online site is a hit and abc regeta their choice who knows maybe this will end up being a good thing for the soaps

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  158. Snuffi says:

    The Chew is maddeningly awful. No one who enjoys cooking can learn anything from this group of clownish “experts”. Mario Batali and Michael Symon have really demeaned themselves by participating in this horrible farce. Carla Hall is manic to the point of idiocy and her facial expressions and gyrations are hideous. Ms. Oz is a big zero as is the know-it-all “host” with his condescending attitude.
    I find this show to be insulting to anyone with taste and intelligence and can only hope that it will be cancelled ASAP.

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  159. Cher faigus says:

    Love Carla and Clinton !!

    Can’t stand daphne and her preaching!! Too many chefs…

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  160. Cher faigus says:

    Who wants to sit and listen

    To people chewing and saying yum yum all the time.

    Mario and daphne are condescending!!

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  161. terry says:

    the chew must die once and for all.

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  162. Monica says:

    Thanks ABC for giving me an extra hour to clean everyday! Yes! Would rather clean than watch The Chew!!!!

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  163. Canuck Man says:

    I don’t know about you folks but a scornful term I’ve coined for ABC officials who are short-sighted in making decisions and/or are inconsiderate to viewers are what I call the ABC ‘amoeba-brains’ . You read correctly I consider SOME ABC officials to be amoeba-brains. If ABC officials are “bellyaching” about The Chew’s low ratings than that’s their problem and their fault. Since I reside in Canada I don’t give a rat’s behind if some Canadian viewers (especially if they’re fans of All My Children) are voting that ‘The Chew’ sucks. Finally just so that you know I didn’t invent the term “amoeba-brain” it’s something I recall from watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series from the ’80s and or ’90s.

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  164. Canuck Man says:

    I should have added by saying that if there are ABC officials who regard it as a mistake or blunder to replace AMC with The Chew the feeling would be mutual.

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  165. mary a bruce says:

    i love the show the chew and everybody on it i wish it was two hours long instead of 1 hour long i hope it stays on tv for a long time it is my favoite show. daphne oz is great on ti and all the others. thanks for bringing on a good daytime show.

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  166. Gary says:

    Please take this rotten “Chew” and it’s ugly people off the air,and get back “All My Children”……The moron who cancled this 41 yr old soap should be thrown out on his ass as well.

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  167. Diane Vajgrt says:

    Soap fans are speaking we told you we would quit watching

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  168. mavis says:

    the only thing that will influence the power of daytime televison is the viewers. if we want soap to continue to be aired, then we have to stop watching the replacements. boycotts have worked since the beginning of our country. thats how we switched from tea to coffee. gotta show them you care.

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  169. Shannon says:

    Reading these post crack me up! I also “WILL NOT” watch the CHEW and I also change the station every single day! I hate what you have done ABC! I will boycott that time for as long as there is something else besides All My Children. Pretty soon I will be boycotting for 2 hours not just 1. One Life To Live is next. So do you get it yet?? We want our soaps!

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  170. spoons says:

    I love the Chew. I feel the cooking segments are well done and don’t leave us hanging like other shows that “run out of time”.

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  171. Fran says:

    I have not watched this stupid show and never will. To see 5 people stuff their faces with fatty foods. They must be paying the audience money to come to the show and eat their food and saying it’s great. Screw the Chew and glad the ratings are not doing that great and when the Revolution airs I will not watch that either. To see Ty Pennington on a show like this and with Tim Gunn. Going down boys. I certainly will not watch this show. Looking forward to the day when they both bomb and Frons fired.

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  172. Angie says:

    I usually watch “Regis & Kelly” until “The View” comes on and keep in on abc for the news until “The Chew” comes up then I quickly change to something else. If I wanted to get recipes I check out the Food Network, otherwise I will watch whatever is on “I Love Lucy”, court shows…anything but “The Chew”, which I tried to see what it was about today (Nov. 4, 2011)as they showed bugs, it was disgusting they talked of eating live bugs and someone drank a strange tasting “milk” that turned out to be cow sperm? What kind of show is this?!!! Needless to say I changed the channel and didn’t want to hear anything else. Ugh!

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  173. Angie says:

    I forgot to mention on my earlier post. If you like cooking shows, nothing tops Food Network. I go online and get the recipes that I like on the show. They provide the daily shows and recipes for the day from Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Giada, Emeril’s recipes and other Food Network chefs, PLUS YOU GET TO STORE THEM IN YOUR OWN “MY RECIPE BOX” without having to buy an enormous cookbook! You may also print the recipe if you wish, or just store it till you need it. You make comments on the recipes and get hints from other members. ALL THIS IS FREE if you have access to a computer! Does the chew offer this?! I didn’t think so. Put AMC back please! (besides who wants to eat that junk?!

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  174. tammi clark says:

    This is way to funny to see the ratings for the Chew go down. Good move ABC you should be so proud of yourself. I have been an AMC fan my entire life and seeing the Chew be advertised every commercial during the last week of AMC was a slap in the face. Thank you ABC for being so rude to loyal AMC fans.

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  175. yolanda says:

    i will never watch the chew a true fan of amc.
    learn your lesson if one life to live is off the air no one watch the replacement show also not a true fan anyways

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  176. Linda says:

    I guess this show was a mistake, should never taken off All My Children. You may not of had the numbers you wanted, buy you had a very dedicated audience. Personally, you should fire the rocket scientist that came up with the idea of cancelling certain tv shows.

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  177. Linda says:

    The Chew is one of the most annoying shows on television . I have stopped trying to give it a chance. The cast tries way, way too hard to be funny and needless to say they don’t succeed. I make sure I have something to do for the hour they’re televised. Why ABC keeps this on the air is a mystery. I am guessing that admitting they made a mistake taking AMC off the air, is too much for them to handle. They will follow this mistake with another by replacing One Life to Live with another panel show offering all kinds of wisdom. It will be short-lived as well. Do us a favor and take The Chew off the air quickly. By the way, as much as I appreciate Dr. Oz and his advice and knowledge, his daughter is an air head. She is so vacant.

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  178. Rose says:

    Well, my predictions are coming true about The Chew. Ratings are sliding. As soon as it comes on I either turn off the TV or switch channels. I was a life long AMC fan and have really missed the show. Now I’ll tune into OLTL if I can, but I’ve discovered a whole afternoon of “no TV” watching. Thanks ABC. You used to be my favorite station. TV has too many cooking shows trying to outdo each other and too many talk shows with men and women talking (yelling) at the same time. You can tell they just want to hear themselves talk, talk, talk. They remind of politicians….all talk and not to be trusted. Give us a break!!! Shame on you, DISNEY. You talk the “fantasy” out of television and replaced it with so-called reality shows. Our lives are filled with reality and we don’t need to see your version of it.

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  179. Hapexamendar says:

    The Chew? Really? It’s tanking? What a surprise. What the hell was this “decision” anyway? I actually don’t know the first thing about what’s going on at ABC because when I heard they were canning my beloved Susan Lucci, I canned them! I will not watch that loser station again, and I haven’t even needed to! Don’t forget to not buy anything from the sponsors of that ridiculous show either!!

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  180. Candy says:

    Hate it put my soaps back enough cooking shows and the foods suck. They put everything in the kitchen in one dish yukkkkkkkkkkkk Very boring

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  181. Candy says:

    When it comes on I am forced to change the channel not to help their ratings as I find the show horrible. Too many screaming and talking at once. Not so interesting cast or foods. We already have Rachel Ray enough is enough

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  182. LISA says:

    PLEASE….oh PLEASE tell me when we were not permitted to speak freely….OR….The Chew on Facebook would delete your comment and better yet……disable you from making any more comments at all ???

    I belong to many Facebook shows and they welcome “opinions”…..

    ABC must be having a very difficult time, as when I tried to let the All My Children friends on Facebook know that I had voiced my opinion that I watched The Chew and things two things I did not find appealing, that my comments were deleted and my commenting ability was disabled !!!

    I know they had done this because people had commented AFTER my post and addressed me BY NAME…..referred to MY COMMENTS…stating that they loved The Chew and I just shouldn’t watch.

    The horrible thing that I was in total disbelief about was that when I informed the All My Children friends on Facebook what had happened when I commented on The Chew…….my comments were also deleted from All My Children FB page and also the ability to comment there was also disabled.

    ABC must GREATLY be having issues with trying to keep THE CHEW afloat……..you have to give shows like The View, Kathie Lee and Hoda a big thumbs up for it to be OK with commenting about a guest or something that happened, etc. that is not all peaches and cream. That is called good news….and the ability to communicate.

    I will NEVER watch The Chew again and yes, they’re right…..since I can’t comment anyway since they disabled me…….I’m in a win win situation then, right ??

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  183. Sharon Schultz says:

    I think that the chew is the worst cooking show that I have seen. All then chief have there own shows on the two food channels and that where them people should be.Why take all the soaps off and have you watch a show that you do not like at all.When you retire you like to watch your soapes and you are taking them off one my one and putting on more talk and reality shows that are so so boring who want to know what going on in there lives.

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  184. Susan says:

    Ok, I could not agree more with all of you who hate the Chew and refuse to watch it. My DVR catches the very end of the Chew because I record OLTL and I can tell you from just the end clip the show looks so STUPID. I would never watch anything with Mario B for the simple fact that; He looks like a fat, sweaty, gross, pig who wears crocks cause, he is to dirty and cheap to afford real shoes. Mario B. From the end clips looks like he wants to knock someone out, he looks mad.
    For the most part I have stopped watching ABC altogether. I basically only watch OLTL and GH.
    Because of what ABC did I have stopped watch DWTS as well.
    I heard today that OLTL will not on-line after all.
    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/plan-collapses-for-reviving-all-my-children-and-one-life-to-live/

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  185. Bev says:

    This is something I would like to just see if other people have noticed the same thing I have. Since AMC went off the air, every time I’m in a medical facility waiting to see the doctor, the tv’s in the waiting rooms are now on ABC. And most of the time I’m there when the Chew is on. I can’t stand this show and what abc has done to all of us by cancelling our soaps. Before, the tv’s in the waiting rooms would be on medical reports, cnn, or cbs ( when I wished it would be on abc so I could be watching one of my soaps).But now it’s abc and the chew. And I’ve been in numerous facilities with family members or myself. I just don’t get it.

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  186. Angie says:

    As soon as AMC left the air I boycotted ABC. I miss AMC so much. Now I watch Y&R, B&B, and DOOL. I knew that the Chew would have piss poor ratings because so many people love AMC. Brian Frons is stupid for letting go AMC. He is already making billions of dollars, yet he is so greedy that he let go of AMC due to supposedly poor ratings. He only wanted the slack Chew on the air so he can make more money. He makes me sick.

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  187. RIO says:

    i m a long time soap opera fan the last thing i wanted to see was their departure from day time for another food show that could go on the food network
    bring back all my children don’t get rid of one life to live or general hospital.

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  188. Rabbott says:

    The “ew” makes me spew and the “revultion” makes my skin crawl. I will NEVER watch either of them. I am disguised enough that I have to put up with the promos for both the shows EVERY commercial break during the soaps. I usually miss the first minute or two of OLTL because they run over to show with some disguising thing they made or some idiot thing they say. I hope both shows hit the skids and end very soon for everyone. I also hope the idiot that came up with pulling the soaps to put on this dibble is not only fired but blackballed from TV for live. I can’t believe that this torture to being brought to us by Disney..like they actually give a care for anyone. I have lost all respect for both ABC and Disney

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  190. DaisyDD says:

    I must say that while I am a soap fan, I hadn’t watched AMC for quite a while because I lost interest in it. I am also a cooking show fan but the new ABC show hired a bunch of uninteresting and boring hosts for The Chew so I wish they would find better hosts or dump it completely and bring back AMC for its long and devoted fanhood. In this day and age to hire an obese chef who looks so unhealthy and may keel over any second was a stupid move. Plus, could he be a little more arrogant???

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  191. Kay says:

    Please bring back All My Children. I Started watching The Chew when you took AMC off the air, but I do not like this show and I am now watching a different network during this time frame. I am also so sad OLTL is going off the air I have watch this show for 35 years and my daughters have watch the soaps with me we are all going to be watching different networks. Please bring back our shows!

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  192. Ruthann says:

    It kills me to see the last few seconds of closing show everyday. They make me fast forward to get to OLTL. I will never watch anything ABC puts in the time slots that belongs to the soaps. ABC messed up day time TV for sure! Bring back the Soaps!

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  193. Yolanda says:

    Bring back AMC ! Have you note learned anything from what wall street did to the housing market. This is the same thing.

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  194. Dani says:

    My grandmother raised me, and I fondly remember her love for OLTL and GH. I got out of school at 230p, and one day I figured out if I got my book bag ready at 225p and ran home, I could make it in the door by 240-245p to watch the last minutes of GH-I was obessessed with Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield) in 2nd grade. lol I loved staying home sick from school: I had blankets, juice, plus everything I needed and OLTL.

    After everything that’s happened, Frons stepped down. I wonder if ABC will bring our beloved shows back? It doesn’t surprise me that the Chew is doing poorly. I have boycotted ABC programming, and will continue to do so, due to the poor actions and attitude of ABC. I am sure I am not the only person who has boycotted.

    PS: My comments about Frons and Co. have gotten me kicked off the ABC boards and the OLTL link on Facebook. That proves ABC may listen to us….lol

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  195. Lucille says:

    I am 15 and love the shows. I will be boycotting all of ABC after OLTL ends. My mom and I watch the shows together everyday and they give us something to talk about. We are very upset about it and about how ABC is not acknowledging us!!! I hope these horrible ratings on the Chew and the Revolution will open their eyes. ABC you messed with the wrong group of people!

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  196. Michelle says:

    I can not stand the Chew…I can’t even stand to watch the commercials. I fastforward throught them. What a terrible mistake made by ABC. Bring back our soaps and dump the chew or put it on a food channel where it belongs. Grrrr…

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  197. kelly says:

    the chew is an interesting cioncept for a show
    but seriously, I dont understand what the thinking behind
    clinton Kelly as the “anchor”..he’s a stylist..he has no talent as a host, moderator etc
    he ‘s all wrong for this gig

    what they need to do is re-amp the show
    too many unattractie, people with zero charisma

    its “show biz” after all

    why not geta hunky guy to replace clinton

    keep daphne

    and get all new people….get a doc, get a financial expert, get a beauty expert

    if we hae to lie with this
    make it something we can WATCH!

    also
    haing the audience in the back is rude
    and stupid
    and looks awful

    I really really tried to watch it today …its totally unwatchable

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  199. Judi Mozisek says:

    I only watch Live with Kelly and OLTL on ABC/Disney. That particular network is not whar it used to be. ABC used to be a quality network. In dact it was the only network I would have my tv set to all day long. Now since Brian Frons got involved ABC is unwatchable. I have watched AMC many many years and OL TL also. I went to a private school and the pastor at the school would watch AMC and tell us about the story everyday. It won’t be long and I will only watch ABC for Live. Biggest mistake ABC has ever made. I hope your stockholders see what a mistake they made.

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  200. Karen Green says:

    4 eyes needs a beuty parlor what his name needs a barber and they all need to take a shower. I hate looking at these idiots from the chew let alone watch them cook wander if they wash their hands after bathroom call oooooowwwwwwwww.
    I won’t watch it never never never!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe a new wardrobe to and take an iron to them. Ratings are in the toilet yeh yeh yeh abc I love reading the ratings and how bad they are. You can afford soaps and everyone knows it too. No profit for ABC Good. I am glad to see it plummating!

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  201. cindy says:

    The Chew is such a terrible show! ABC is going to loose so many loyal viewers by getting rid of AMC and OLTL, what were u guys thinking?

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  202. CURT & ROXANNE says:

    SOMETHING STINKS IN THE KITCHEN ! IT MUST BE COMING FROM THE CHEW TV SHOW. IT IS TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET RID OF THIS DEBACAL ! A.B.C. REALY GOOFED ON THERE DECISION TO CANCEL ALL MY CHILDREN. HIGH PAID T.V. BIG SHOTS SHOULD LISTEN TO THE VIEWERS. WE ARE THE PULSE OF RATINGS NOT THE COMPANYS THAT DECIDES THE FATE OF GOOD PROGRAMING. RETHINK AND BRING BACK CAST AND CREW OF ALL MY CHILDREN. UNTIL IT IS BROUGHT BACK WE WILL CONTINUE TO BOYCOTT ALL A.B.C. PROGRAMS KNOW MATTER HOW GOOD THEY MAY BE.

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  203. suzie says:

    what bothers me is i grew up with all my children i LOVED that show, i will never watch whatever they put in its place but a food show is a joke- it is like a knife through the heart, when i was not at home i tivod all my children i cannot understand why the ratings were so low, there are so many supporters and with more people aging they will be the majority of the populatin i am part of the baby boomers that will be part of this WE WANT OUR SOAP BACK!!!

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  204. Melissa says:

    Not everyone like all of these talk shows. I watch One Life to Live on my days off now, and nothing else. The soaps were a treat to watch for me. I dvr OLTL and used to do the same for AMC. Now daytime tv is just going to stink. Execs at ABC made a BIG mistake!

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  205. Melissa says:

    I am so freaking sick of talk shows and reality shows. Do these executives really listen to their viewers? Guess not. They’ll see it when the 1pm-3pm time frame plummets to the bottom. General Hospital might make it once they see the very poor business decisions that have been made. Otherwise, this will be the end of my ABC viewing-I watch CBS primetime and these were the only shows I had set on dvr.

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  206. steve says:

    I won’t watch the chew, why would anyone want to watch another cooking show. I did watch when it first came out and was bored though out the show. What an uncaring company abc is to take away from so many avid faithful followers a show with a proven history for a new show that most will not watch since it caused the demise of our soaps. Fairwell abc.

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  207. mary says:

    I hope the chew bombs big time .It was stupid to take a soap off for something people wont watch

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  210. Ann Bellamy says:

    I like the Chew!!!! I told a friend and she is hooked too. She told her sister and she in turn likes it. It is light and the food is good. I stopped watching soaps, I find them depressing. The program makes me laugh and it’s nice to see people enjoy themselves and actually eat what they cook. They say if they like it or not. I hope that it stays on the air. Better than any soap that I ever watched.

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    Serena replied

    How nice for you that you made the choice for yourself to stop watching a program and to choose for yourself what you want to watch instead of having the programming you enjoy ripped away from you no matter what you say or want. And how nice for them that they can say that they like things or not. We’re unable to… Our comments on not liking things are deleted. Constantly, by the thousands. As the ratings show, you are in the extreme minority in enjoying this program… Are you sure your last name is Bellamy and not Sweeney, Ann?

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    Canuck Man replied

    But Ann I trust that you bothered to read other comments where others are not in the same “boat” as you so therefore and with all due respect I or many of us don’t share your interests.

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  211. Sue says:

    I will NEVER watch THE CHEW or THE REVOLUTION!!!!. ABC made a HUGE mistake canceling AMC & OLTL!. These soaps were a part of most of my life. ABC what are you thinking? As much as I liked Cougar Town and Modern Family, I stopped watching after the news came of the soaps cancellations. I will continue to boycott ABC. The ONLY reason ABC is on in my home is because of my beloved soap operas! Without them…ABC you are nothing! I realize my opinion may not mean much but as least you can read my words. My son is 9 years old and watches the soaps along side of me. My son is sad about this as well. I grew up watching them with my mom, my grandma, and my aunts and cousins and friends…and now soon to gone. WE DON’T need another talk show, reality show, cooking show…heck Martha Stewart has even been cancelled. This will come back and bite ABC in the arse. Enjoy the ride ABC…it won’t last long!!!

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  212. Kay Turner says:

    I, hope it crashes and burns, along with the other 7 hours of talk shows they now have on during the day. then you get a break with 3 and half hours of news. then it’s topped off with 30 more minutes of that stupid ET. I have a great idea let’s not watch TV at all.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    I’m with you….. Lol

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    barbara t replied

    you have a point there , just shut the dam t.v. off ,how many more celebrities need a talk show,they are all over the place ,every time I feel the need to channel surf,thats all I see,thats just to much information,the only way we can hurt abc is to only watch general hospital ,and NEVER ,EVER watch anything on abc morning, afternoon and prime time .And do what 1love abcsoaps said to do ,go to the dollar store and get the cheapest (just like abc) soap.and let them know we arent watching there stupid shows.we want our soaps back.It will never happen, but at least they know how I feel ,since this whole soap kill started I have sent abc emails letters you name it they have heard from me .

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    Kay Turner replied

    If you want your complaint heard You can also call ABC at 818-460-7477 you will be given a message: if you are calling about OLTL press #663 to leave a message. How simple is that

    jane replied

    ditto!!

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    barbara t replied

    all ready called abc they know how I feel.and I have called more than once leaving my feelings ,Ive also put it down on paper have sent letters, signed petitions the only thing left to do is boycott abc.which I am ,after this friday ,I only watch general hospital.Thats even more simple,because abc doesnt care what we think if they did ,they had plenty of time to save all my children and one life to live,they choose to ignore me.oh yeah they sent me 2 e mails explaining that they have a large volume of emails ,and cant answer them all , that e mail as far as Im concerned ,told me, I dont matter.and neither does any one else trying to save the soaps ,but I will keep fighting,I want one life to live to continue.Because it will be missed.My afternoons will never be the same,been a soap watcher for 50 years ,thats along time to have something taken away,for really no other reason but greed.

  213. Katie says:

    I will never watch the Chew or any other show that replaces AMC or OLTL. When the chew comes on I turn to another station until it is off then I turn it back to watch OLTL. I ahve been watching ABC for 34 years. Now the only thing theat have that I will watch is General Hospital and Greys Anatomy otherwise I will wtach another network….

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  214. SCARLETT says:

    THE ABC NETWORK HAS BAD RATINGS ALREADY FOR “THE CHEW”. I CAN SAFELY ASSUME THAT “THE REVOULTION” WILL ALSO HAVE LOW RATINGS ONCE IT AIRS IN THE DAYTIME SLOT THAT ONE LIFE TO LIVE WILL HAVE LEFT. I WILL NOT EVER WATCH ANY ABC NETWORK SHOW ONCE OLTL IS OFF THE AIR FOR GOOD.
    I CAN’T REMEMBER THE EXACT DATE THAT I ACTUALLY STARTED WATCHING OLTL, BUT IT WAS WHEN NATHANIEL MARSTON ( AL/MICHAEL) HAD LEFT ATWT. I ALSO REMEMBER ONE OF THE FIRST SHOWS I WATCHED HAVING STARR RUNNING AWAY TO NEW YORK AND MEETING UP WITH A YOUNG BOY THERE.
    I GUESS IT WAS 2004 WHEN I STARTED WITH OLTO.

    I TOOK IT FOR GRANTED THAT I’D ALWAYS HAVE MY FAVORITE SOAP TO WATCH…NOW i WON’T . NBC WILL HAVE ANOTHER VIEWER STARTING 1-14-12

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  215. Kay Turner says:

    If you really want your voice to be heard heres your chance!!!
    Call Disney CEO Bob Iger and Frons right now and burn up their phone lines. 818-460-7020 for Brian Frons goes straight to his office. For Bob Iger Dial 818-560-8701 as soon as the recording starts about reaching Stephanie press 0. As soon as it begins saying an operator is not available dial 4566400# Let them know we are united and getting louder and are their worst nightmare!! Tell them to let someone have the rights that can get the shows back into production!
    These are the people responsible. At least let them know how you feel

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  216. Kay Turner says:

    2. FAX and EMAIL Robert Iger and remind him that he started at ABC on the soap Ryan’s Hope
    fax #: 818-553-7210 Email robert.a.iger@disney.com
    http://helpsaveoursoaps.wordpress.com/faq/fax-anyone/

    3 Call Bob Iger and ask him if he remembers his roots? We sure do and we know that he started at ABC on the soap Ryan’s Hope.(818) 460-7020 and then hit 0 enter 4566400 also 818-560-8701 as soon as the voice mail starts hit 0 for operator then enter 4566400# (the 2nd number is for after hours) We can do this one when they are closed :)

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    Serena replied

    I hope you posted all of this information to the Facebook fan sites.

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  217. jane says:

    I HAVE BLOCKED abc FROM MY TV….SO WHEN I SCAN STATIONS IT SKIPS RIGHT OVER abc.
    I SUGGEST FANS DO THE SAME. Out of sight out of mind.
    I have been a fan of OLTL for 43 and one half years.
    Fiction is a healthy welcomed escape from reality.
    With all the reality shows on TV ….do we really need more??
    Could someone tell me why the heck do we need yet another cooking show during daytime. Don’t we have Rachel Ray? If the Chew were on NBC or CBS I would still feel the same. I watched it a few times and folks I gotta tell you it was painful to sit through.
    I expect the Revolution to be just as painful judging from the promos.
    Brian Frons truth be know I believe you really could not have cared what was good for abc. Your insight was certainly foggy….say there you can be proud of the CHEW which is on it’s way down.

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  218. Teresa says:

    I hope nothing but the worst for anything that takes the place of my soaps.They are like my family.So i hope abc crashes.ABC will be blocked in my home.You have removed every show that i watched on abc.yall must not care about the viewers.

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  219. LEAH says:

    I SO MUCH AGREE THE THESE SO CALLED REALITY SHOWS ARE STUPID AND I KNOW AND HOPED THEY WOULD GO DOWN IN FLAMES. I ONLY WATCH ABC FOR MY SOAPS AND CASTLE AND IF THEY DO ANYTHING TO GH I WILL NEVER WATCH IT AGIAN. YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO YOUR VEIWERS AND KEEP THESE STUPID SHOWS OFF, BRING BACK OUR SOAPS

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  220. jane says:

    Ok…I had not planned to then I thought go ahead watch the Revolution.
    I could not take more than five minutes…but I watched almost 30 minutes. Had to get up and walk around could not sit still during that time.
    It is so bad and I really tried not to remind myself that this is what replaced “One Life To Live”
    First of all as most have said on many of the boards I have read….we do not need more cooking or get fit shows. I agree.
    The Revolution is clearly trying to replace all of them.
    It is like being forced fed against ones will.
    The executives that put this show on do not give a rip about getting this country healthy ….they are trying to capitalize on the shortcomings of those who need change in their lives. And the good Lord knows with seven out of ten Americans with eating disorders there are many desperate for help. Another TV show for one to sit for one hour and likely munch on a snake is not going to be anything more than counter productive.
    It should be so easy to get America healthy and positive about life by watching a TV show that basically is saying we are here for you.
    We do not need more reality shows on TV. What we need are TV movies or soap operas depicting “slice of life” situations with “resolutions”. This would help the viewer to see they are not alone with their problems and it would inspire them to possible seek help and change.
    We already have Dr Phil …..if he and the other self help type shows don’t work ….nothing will.
    Help is all around for the asking. And observe your friends or loved ones and you can encourage them.
    Not some crazy TV show.
    Just had to vent….my thoughts only. :-)

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    gloria replied

    You were brave today Jane. I could not do it. I watched Friday’s The View with the goodbye to OLTL this morning & had to get outside & walk around a while afterwards. So emotional. I haven’t even watched the last 2 OLTL episodes. They are on dvr, vcr & dvd waiting for me to be brave enough. It’s like as long as I haven’t seen the last show it’s not over. At 1:00 when OLTL was supposed to be coming on I looked at the clock & said I cannot believe my show is not coming on. I so agree with you that soaps offer so many “slice of life” situations & interesting solutions. And face it, soaps are just such fun entertainment, something to look forward to every day!

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    Jane replied

    I have been a fan for many years and always recorded OLTL. I like yourself looked forward to watching it everyday. It was a very welcome escape to zone everything else out and just enjoy the great acting.
    By the way I turned on The Revolution yesterday. I could not get past the first segment introduction and after had to switch stations.
    I don’t want to sound heartless but quite honestly….I am sick and tired of turning on TV and seeing people with their problems.
    We all are confronted with our own day to day life’s situations and problems to some degree.
    Good grief…to think the executives think this show will be an enjoyable entertainment experience to watch these individuals through their 5 month rebirth journey (which will be condensed to 5 days of actual TV time). This is nothing more than induced labor for the viewer.
    It is so uncalming to watch talk shows that have more than one host. I dislike The View for that reason and stopped watching it two years ago.
    So I am looking forward to the “Mannings” on GH in February. Although I really do not like GH.

  221. Michelle says:

    that’s what they get for replacing the soaps, all they care about is money anyway…could’t pay for a great group of actors and storytellers to continue their story, they had to put people on that cook and tell us how bad we eat, what’s the fun in that?
    There is no love in the afternoon, no escape from life’s pressures, just people telling us how bad we are…

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  222. Nancy Lee Shrader says:

    I watched first episode of OLTL as a new bride, and the first episode of AMC on my 22nd birthday and I watched the last only days after my 64th birthday. It has been like a death in the family to me. I have boycotted ABC and all its shows. General Hospital is the only ABC show I still watch; however, I only watch it on SoapNet.

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  223. Bandi Bear says:

    A very hyper show. I have been recording shows from other sources such as FX, Fox, BBC, etc. As a result, I see other evening shows that look interesting so we watch those at night. Not watching much ABC as a result of canceling two soaps.

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  224. Susan says:

    I just don’t like the Chew……not because of any soap being canceled…….didn’t watch them for years. I just can not take the 2 women on this show! Get 2 new people and it might be more interesting. They are both very annoying.

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    jane replied

    I lost interest in AMC several years back.
    Even if I were a current fan …..I would agree about the annoying factor.
    But does this sort of show really need FOUR hosts??
    For me that is what I find annoying. Although I could only watch a few minutes to see it is too much yacking back and forth very annoying. It is about food but it becomes too annoying with all of them chattering at the sametime.

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  225. Susan says:

    Your probably right. It is just like the view…..too many talking at once gets annoying. I just feel that the women are each trying to out do the other with their enthusiasm and excitement. Maybe because the two men are strong known chefs, they feel they have to compete.

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  226. Sue says:

    I wish they would put my shows back on. I miss all my children and one llife to live. I hate abc daytime now.

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    Nancy Lee Shrader replied

    I’m with you Sue. I see ABC going under. There love of low spending on low buget shows will be their downfall. I hope when they finally figure out the new shows are a bust; the AMC and OLTL writers-actors will charge them double.

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  227. jane says:

    My gut feeling is that OLTL will be back on the air in about a year.
    It not about being crazy nuts about the show…..Just when I get a gut feeling about something most of the time it just happens.
    We will see…..
    Meanwhile I suggest that everyone take that one hour and do something positive just for yourself……
    Relax, meditate, read a book,exercise….whatever….. just give that one hour to yourself. :-)

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    Nancy Lee Shrader replied

    Watching my recored soaps was my time for me. GH is now my 45 minutes,nt even an ho. I hope your gut feeling rings true, Jane.

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    jane replied

    I understand…it was a part of my day that I looked forward to also. I would tape and most times watch later on at night. It really has not been easy trying to fill the void. I have tried to get into GH but it isn’t working for me. Nothing compares to OLTL.

    Aside from my personal gut feeling on the show returning.
    From what I have read no other soap after being cancelled has had the outcry of fans so upset as OLTL. I don’t believe for one minute that the “higher Ups” and cable network execs aren’t paying attention to this and thinking this could have potenital for being a pretty good money maker considering the dedicated fan base. Not many if any other shows have such wide range demographics ….it covers three generations.

    ABC is a sinking ship with the line up they have….and deserves to sink. I would hope that if it were to come back it would not be with this network. Agnes Nixon and the actors and all the tech people out of jobs would get the last laugh if and maybe when it comes back.

    Anything is possible……….
    Nancy, I’m hoping this is one gut feeling that I have that will ring true too.

    Nancy Lee Shrader replied

    Jane, I have watched GH for over 40 years, not since its beginning as AMC and OLTL, but pretty close I think. I just checked and GH began its reign in 1963. I started watching in1964; that’s 47 years. I understand how you would have troube getting into it now. I have been trying to watch some o the other soaps, and I’m having the same problem. My sister watches them and is trying to fill me in on their background, but it is sill hard. She started watching all the soaps when VCR’s came out. She had three VCR’s taping at the same time. I now wish that I had dune the same, and I would be able to fill up my time. With all these new fangled shows on with people eating bugs really turn me off.

    Well one good thing happened from loosing my soaps; I have almost finished two books in the time it usually took to write one. My publisher is pleased.

    Let ABC sink like the Titanic did in my third book.

    Jane replied

    Good for you Nancy.
    For me, I have not watched any of the remaining soaps…with the exception of catching five minutes of GH the other day.
    I could not stand to watch Star Manning’s desperation in trying to get help at the car accident sight….it went on and on…. Way too annoying. At this point I would not watch it even if they had the whole former cast of OLTL on GH. It is and would still be GH. As far as I am concerned the writers of OLTL were one of a kind with all those fabulous story lines that we all enjoyed over the years.
    So where can I find your books….I think I might be interested in doing a little reading….now that I have totally given up on the soaps. :-)

    W. Olson replied

    I want them back on too, but if you watch Y& R, you can see that some of the AMC stars are on it, and JR from AMC is on the Bold & the Beautiful, so how can they possibly get those shows going again?

    I too have watched them since I was in grade school. I would rush home for my half hour lunch to watch AMC. I saw the first episode of OLTL. Ask the sponsors how many of us long time fans have seen their ads, and probably purchased their products. How many potential customer’s have they lost now because of ABC’s stupidity.

    I also taped them everyday and watched them after the kids went to sleep to wind down. There is nothing good on daytime anymore except Y&R for me. And night show’s are all about murders and cops. Bring back our shows. We were loyal to you, ABC and you slapped us on the face too hard. DOWN WITH ABC! I haven’t watched them at all since they announced the demise of our shows, except THOSE shows, until they ended.

    ABC…. what were you thinking??

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  228. Susan LeCair says:

    Clinton Kelllys disgusting comment on the chew 1/30/12 sickened me. Talking abut cheese that smells like “butt crack” Hmmmmmm……..Great comment on a food show! UGH! ICK!!!

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    jane replied

    I agree. And I wonder how please the execs are of that disgusting comment.
    The show most likely lost more viewers that day.
    It is just a matter of time…..

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    W. Olson replied

    I did not see that show where Clinton Kelly said that, but if this is what ABC has turned into, none of us should ever watch them again. It isn’t interesting, and certainly comments like that should be bleeped right off the air, along with the show.

    I will never see anything that they say or do, because I will never watch those 2 shows that took AMC & OLTL off! Shame on you ABC, you have lost alot of fans. So have the sponsors.

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  229. A Michaud says:

    What the heck was ABC thinking?! Did we really need another talk/cooking show?…NO!
    Now there is nothing to watch durring the day other than Talk shows,Cooking shows,and Jerry Springer type shows.Bad move! I will never watch abc between 1 & 3 again,(yes,I watched OLTL too.The Revelution,I also boycott) and if General Hospital gets cancelled I will not watch from 3-4 either! I have started watching the CBS soaps. Hopefuly CBS had more sense.

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  230. Irena says:

    And why doesn’t Clinton Kelly ever mention his husband by name, is he ashamed? It is very tense on the show because he seems to be in the closet even tho everyone knows he has a boyfriend or spouse and is gay.

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  231. W. Olson says:

    I hope this awful show just disappears. It took off a good show, that many of us were loyal to for MANY years.

    I hope the sponsors are paying attention. We hate the Chew, and pretty much hate ABC now. BOYCOTT ABC!

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  232. Gregg Weiss says:

    I agree withy all you guys,The Chew is BORING and the other show too.ABC made a cheap mistake.Yes Cheap to save money not caring about their fans.AMC WAS AND ALWAYS BE THE BEST——–BRING IT BACK EVEN FOR 30MIN

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    Gary Garber replied

    I enjoyed your show today! I prefer the show without Mario. Thank you to Michael for all the positive comments in regards to Cleveland. What a great city. I always recommend LoLa to my friends.

    Best of luck,

    Gary

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  233. De says:

    Bring back OLTL and AMC already, what are you waiting for, JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have enough reality, style and cooking shows already.

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    Gary Garber replied

    I love The Chew. However, I think both show and cast are better without Mario! Having lived in Cleveland I appreciate Michael’s positive comments about a great city. Wish he would open a restaurant here in Columbus.

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    barbara t replied

    Just out of curiosity what soap do you watch?I dont want you to think I am being rude because Im not I just want to know ,but seriously I dont think any one here cares whether or not mario stays or go we would rather see one life to live or all my children and the chew it can go to the food channel where it belongs.99% of the people here like soaps not cooking shows .But hey I give you alot of credit for writing what you did.myself I hope abc/disney sinks big time in the ratings game ,they killed 2 perfectly good soaps for a cooking show that you can find all over the place a cooking show is not unique ,there are just so many ways you can cook a chicken or a meatloaf ,I would rather shove a t v dinner in the microwave and be done with it but thats just me.

  234. Becky Cloutier says:

    These to shows are horrible!!! Abc you really messed up on daytime TV!!!! The worst shows ever!

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  235. angela j says:

    Good for the Chew….Its going down…My TV doesn’t turn to ABC IN THE AFTERNOON between 1-3pm…as long as I watched all my children/one life to live…. that’s how long my TV …will not tune in to ABC…until 3pm….GET RID OF GENERAL HOSPITAL…AND I NEVER WILL WATCH….ABC AGAIN…. I miss my soaps

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  236. Dee says:

    I will not watch ABC again until they bring back AMC and OLTL. Those soaps were staples in my household. I have watched since Erica was a high school girl in love with Phil Brent. Those are the shows that brought LOYALTY (which is obviously something ABC/DISNEY know nothing about.) It’s not the first time ABC has removed good shows and left us with the trash to watch. CHEW?…REVOLUTION?…Get rid of ‘em. Bring back the soaps.

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  237. Tony B says:

    The Chew is horrible. Too many hosts and not enough focus or entertainment value. It’s not a cooking show and it’s not a talk show. It’s just a bad thing in the middle. It really irritates me. Not one of those hosts seem to have much talent. Sorry. Just bad TV.

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  238. Patricia Kim says:

    Why is it anyone that has anything to do with making a decision is an IDIOT!!! How many talk shows and food shows (that’s what the food channel is for) do you think one person can watch. AND its the same old dumb sh*i over and over!!! With soaps, it was never a rerun and there were always twist and turns to keep us coming back for more. I have boycotted ABC because of the cancellation of my two favorite soaps. I will never watch ANYTHING on ABC ever again. The only reason I even keep cable is for USA network. They are the only one that seems to have something new and different. Maybe they will pick up the soaps! ABC it’s not to late to admit your mistake and make it right!!

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  239. Patricia Kim says:

    I’ve decided I’m going to tape one show of the Chew, just to see who runs a commerical so I can boycott them also. I hope I can stand just one show,….It will be hard!!

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  240. sharon says:

    put AMC back on!

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  241. Anna J. Patty says:

    I loved the Chew. Now I’vemoved to an apartment that has no free cable. I bought and installed an air antenna. It picks up NO CHEW! My daughter says that I should be able to pick it up on my computer. I have a good internet provider.
    Please tell me how I can do this. I have watched Mario for many years, but I like the entire cast, and their receipes.

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    barbara t replied

    Anna, Have you read the 397 comments here? If you didn’t maybe you should.You may find one maybe two people who like the chew, Id rather chew on razor blades then watch that show or watch mario, Is he the idiot with the orange hair and those nasty clogs? Well here is a little advice if you came her to swap receipes your at the wrong place.But I will be nice If you go to the internet, go to the rat channel thats abc.com I am positive you will find your chew show there. If not have direct tv installed.

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  242. Bonnie says:

    Boring!!!! Iwould watch the food network then watch people cook & eat for an hour!! ABC “BIG MISTAKE!!!

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  243. Anita says:

    The Chew is a great live free for all show and we really enjoy watching it as much as possible.. two problems however, the time slot is not too good 1:00pm sort of early
    and then too too many commercials to watch back to back .. lose interest in the whole thing in about 30 minutes into the show .. so we will not watch the show in full we’ll change channels when we get tired of the ads..

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  244. nancy says:

    I don’t stay at home. I work. I have never been a fan of soaps much. Not that there is anything wrong with it. I prefer reality. Having said that, I LOVE THE CHEW! This is an awesome show with very talented fun people. Yes, it’s a cooking show, but they also discuss arts & crafts, recent events & more. All that aside it’s a blast to watch! I record it on my DVR and my husband knows when I get home I’m watching my show. Please keep this show on the air!

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  245. Cindy J says:

    I really liked The Chew, but agree that the time slot stinks. Also, people are doing things in the summe months, so ratings for anything at that time frame wont be good…dah!!! I wont be watching Katie, which I see will be put into that time slot. Don’t like her and all it will be is another regular talk show. At least on The Chew you got a little bit of everything. Guess my TV will be shut off or turned to another channel. Sorry, but you screwed up taking them off!

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  246. Noreen says:

    Leave the show alone. I love to watch them not only for the food but for the intertainment. people are tired of them. I have learned so much from the show. My only concern is why isn’t there a sink for them to use. Why is that.

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  247. Noreen says:

    sorry I messed up, reality shows are the worst, and Kaite, we all ready Ellen what else do you need. Please leave the Chew show alone

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  248. josette says:

    Why is Michael Symon to child like and why doe he like to try to insult Clinton.
    His envies Mario to the point of almost hate. He has the short man syndrome.

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  249. Lea says:

    I quit watching this program if you keep having Dr. Oz, his daughter and grandchild on the program. DOES OZ HAVE MONEY INVESTED? I love the program, but, lose the family please.

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