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  • ‘General Hospital’ To Air Overnight In Markets Impacted By Today’s Presidential Press Conference

    Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As a result of a presidential press conference taking the place of today's, November 5, episode of ABC's "General Hospital" in several major markets, including six of the eight markets that recently moved the show back to its original time slot, the daytime soap opera will be airing in the overnight hours on those impacted stations for what is known as makegoods. This process finds stations re-running a program that may have been interrupted in any significant way in its corrected form at a later time. READ MORE
  • REPORT: The Political Role of Soaps, Talk Shows, Game Shows and More!

    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
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    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
    As the polls close in some states, and prepare to close in others, it might come as a surprise to learn which of your favorite television shows may appeal more to those who share a different political viewpoint from that of your own. In the weeks leading up to the mid-term elections taking place today, Bloomberg did a study that followed political ad spending on various forms of programming aired throughout the year leading up to election night. In it, Bloomberg noted that "General Hospital," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "The Steve Harvey Show" and... READ MORE
  • Top Networks In Trouble After Ratings Plummet?

    ABC Family; FX; MTV; Lifetime
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    ABC Family; FX; MTV; Lifetime
    NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke recently made a blunt statement regarding the future of television — and the hype now has many speculating that top cable networks may be headed for serious trouble! READ MORE
  • ABC Daytime Loses ‘The View’ In the Midst of Reported ‘Dysfunction’ at the Network!

    Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With ABC becoming full owner of "The View," after buying out Barbara Walters' stake over the summer, the network announced today that the daytime talker will now fall under the purview of ABC News after more than 17 years under the entertainment division, this despite a drastic makeover this fall with the inclusion of three new hosts joining Whoopi Goldberg on the panel. With the talk show now falling under the umbrella of the news division, “General Hospital" and "The Chew" remain the only entertainment programming airing during the daytime on the network. READ MORE
  • REPORT: The Rise and Fall of ‘Y&R’s’ Ratings

    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Despite recent bouts of ratings growth in Total Viewers, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and other assorted demographics, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is the subject of a recent report in the October 31 edition of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, which includes interviews with Angelica McDaniel, CBS Daytime senior vice president, and Brad Adgate, senior vp research for Horizon Media, among others. The magazine noted that following Nielsen's admission of a counting error that lasted for more than six months (since at least March of this year), revised numbers show the daytime drama series doing better than... READ MORE