While One Life to Live viewers are now in week four without their favorite soap, week three of its replacement, The Revolution, proved to be disastrous and quite the embarrassment for ABC Daytime programming in the just released ratings for the week of January 30th!
According to TV Media Insight, “Based on the Live Plus Same Day ratings from Nielsen, week three of ABC daytime talk show The Revolution dipped to 1.44 million viewers, which is now half the audience of year-ago occupant One Life to Live (2.85 million viewers for the week of 1/31/11). “ Can you imagine? They cancelled One Life for ratings like these?
But that is not all the bad news for the lifestyle/makeover series! The Revolution has 50 percent less of its share of the audience in three key demos than OLTL a year ago at this time— women 25-54, women 18-49 and women 18-34. So who we ask, is this show aimed at when women are clearly tuning out?
TV Media Insight also points out some more fun facts! “Three weeks to-date and The Revolution on ABC is turning into one of the biggest failures in the history of daytime.” And as far as the last three shows to replace the soaps, The Revolution is lagging way behind The Talk and even, The Chew with The Talk at 2.31 million, The Chew at 2.23, and The Revolution at 1.44 for the ratings week!
On-Air On-Soaps also stumbled across yesterday another casting call that went out for the series taking place in Long Beach, California that read like this: “LOOKING FOR OUR NEXT “HERO” WOMEN for ABC’S NEWEST DAYTIME TALK SHOW! The Producers of The Biggest Loser and ABC’s newest hit Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition have a new daytime talk show for ABC that will help you shed the weight once and for all! Our team of experts will provide YOU with a lifestyle makeover!
We are looking for inspirational and relatable WOMEN who are ready to drop 50-100 lbs and regain control of their lives. On this show, we will provide you with a trainer and nutrition plan to help you lose the weight within your own environment. Have career, family, life situation or kids taken control of your weight? Have you overcome challenging circumstances that have caused you to gain the weight? Are you constantly giving to others or just neglecting yourself? Is it finally time to lose that extra weight? If you answered yes to any of these, then this is your chance to turn it all around!”
We say, how about turning this all around and putting One Life to Live back on the air and admitting that this was a huge mistake? Since that may never happen, perhaps because The Revolution is performing way below sub-par that it helps General Hospital get some additional time on the air! Let us know your thoughts to all the above! We know you have plenty to say.