‘General Hospital’ Time Slot Switch: The Affected Stations Fall Afternoon Lineups

    on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 5:59 PM
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    As previously reported, seven of the eight ABC Owned Television (OTV) stations – WABC in New York, in Los Angeles, in Chicago, in Philadelphia, in San Francisco, in Houston, in Raleigh-Durham – along with in San Antonio will be moving “” back to its former time period of 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/PT beginning Monday, September 8.

    Since reporting the list of stations making the switch, Soap Opera Network has learned the new afternoon lineups of each station, which includes the expansion of local noon news on WABC, WTVD and WPVI to one hour, ’s (CTD) “” airing on six of the eight ABC stations and the addition of CTD’s “” to four of the eight stations making the switch. Of note, “” will remain in its 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT/PT slot on most of the stations with KSAT being the sole exception. The foodie show will continue airing at 11:00 AM on KSAT. With the exception of KSAT and WLS, ’s (DADT) “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” with new host (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), will air in a later slot on most of the stations making time slot switches. KSAT and WLS do not air “Millionaire” on their stations in their Designated Market Areas (DMA).

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    REMINDER: If you watch local or national ABC programming on either WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham or KSAT in San Antonio, make sure to plan your viewing schedule accordingly beginning Monday, September 8. The time period changes are only in place on the aforementioned affiliated stations. Station time slot changes does not affect the national airing of “GH” on ABC in the rest of the country. The show will remain airing at 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT on the remainder of ABC’s affiliated stations.

    • Kevin

      I hope WABC doesn’t touch Jeopardy’s 7:00 timeslot. I’ll boycott if they replace it.

    • carole

      Bring back OLTL …..I don’t watch ABC at all since they took OLTL and AMC off the air….

    • valerie

      Now your just ‘filling’ in time with Daytime Jeapardy and Millionaire?? Senseless programming!!! Bring back our beloved soaps AMC & OLTL, at least they had some substance, more than game shows!!