If you happened to be tuning into “One Life to Live” or “General Hospital” today and you lived in New York City or its surrounding areas, you may have noticed no shows! That’s because both shows were preempted by WABC, the nations most watched station and ABC’s flagship station in New York. If you don’t have SOAPnet or access to the ABC.com Full Episode Player (if you are reading this you should), then you are out of luck when it comes to viewing today’s episodes.
According to a station representative, due to coverage of Hurricane Irene, all ABC broadcasts will be preempted so the station can bring viewers wall to wall coverage of the upcoming hurricane scheduled to hit the New York/New Jersey coast by 9:00 PM Saturday evening. The station will not resume broadcasting ABC programming until an unspecified time tomorrow or until time warrants.
Today’s interruption for “One Life to Live” in particular is just the latest in a series of interruptions/preemptions that have occurred this week alone and will likely impact the series greatly when Nielsen Media Research releases ratings data covering the week of August 22-26, 2011 next week.
If you do have SOAPnet and/or access to the ABC.com Full Episode Player, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” will be available in their entirety as scheduled.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you’re local ABC affiliate broke into “One Life to Live” and/or “General Hospital” today, you might have missed all or part of today’s episodes due to a 5.9 magnitude Earthquake that hit the east coast just before 2:00 PM. Thankfully, SOAPnet and ABC.com are here to save the day for those markets affected by the quake.
According to an ABC representative, if either show was interrupted by your local station due to Earthquake coverage it will be up to the local station to make up for it by airing the shows in a later hour or in the “overnights.” Otherwise, the episodes will be available in their entirety on SOAPnet and ABC.com’s Full Episode Player as scheduled.