Some very encouraging and optimistic news this morning, from reputable Hollywood entertainment business site Deadline.com! Their sources are hearing that chances look favorable in General Hospital’s way, more so than the ailing Revolution, when it comes time in a few weeks for ABC to make their final decision of which show stays and which stay goes to make room in the afternoon line-up when Katie Couric new talk show, Katie hits the air in September. As we already know, Katie herself wants GH in, and The Revolution thrown off its axis!
Deadline reported,”The network’s embattled soap, General Hospital is still the least-watched among the four surviving daytime dramas on ABC, CBS and NBC, averaging 2.3 million viewers for the most recent week we have data for (March 12-16). But the series had a ratings uptick recently (it hit an 18-week high among women 18-49, 657,000, for the week of March 5, which featured the death of a character), and in the female demo, it’s been actually running ahead of NBC’s Days of our Lives. But boosting Go’s chances of survival the most is the poor ratings performance of new lifestyle series The Revolution, ABC has given the series time to find its legs — it only premiered in January — but I hear the network brass are starting to lose faith in the show, which hit series lows for the last two weeks with Nielsen data.”
Now if common sense comes into play here, Couric’s request for the lead-in, GH beginning an upswing, despite no help from its poorly performing lead-in, the revolt from soap fans after ABC canceled their other two soaps, then this would seem a no brainer. Unless, it all comes down to the bottom dollar, and that the cheap production costs of The Revolution warrant it getting more time to straighten it itself out, ( not sure how they could do that, with the present concept) since ABC Daytime as we know it is for all intent and purposes … gone.