How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Disney/ABC touted its reigning champ WABC-TV as New York’s most watched station in 2013 and the number one station in the country. While highlighting the success of “Live with Kelly and Michael,” November’s “The ING New York City Marathon,” “The View,” “The Chew,” its Eyewitness News broadcasts, and ABC’s strong primetime schedule, the company neglected to note the success of its sole remaining daytime soap opera, “General Hospital,” on the station.

According to a representative for WABC-TV, however, “GH” is New York’s most watched series during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the key Women 25-54 sales demo, and ranked a dominant #1 in its time period in households and Women 25-54 during calendar year 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The rep also notes to Soap Opera Network exclusively that the series is one of the strongest programs in the number one television market overall.

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Richard McLaren/Lifetime

Richard McLaren/Lifetime

Susan Lucci has been busy filming “Devious Maids” and “Deadly Affairs,” all the while trying to swing by her old stomping grounds, “All My Children,” where she played Erica Kane from 1970 to 2011. She’s also taken the time to help promote the Smithsonian’s upcoming daytime television exhibit, and she appeared on “Katie” Wednesday. But that’s not all the Queen of Soaps has been up to! Soap Opera Network just got word that the New York native has been in talks to host this year’s Rock the Dock Summer Bash benefiting the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, and she has officially been announced as the event’s MC!

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Disney/ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group

Going into Sunday’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards telecast, the Disney/ABC Television Group was the most honored television group with 50 nominations covering all genres including talk shows (“The View,” “Katie” and “Live with Kelly and Michael”), game shows (“Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”), soap operas (“General Hospital” and “One Life to Live”), amongst many others. By the end of the big night however, the combined television group went home with 11 statues (two during broadcast and nine from the Creative Arts on Friday).

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Looking at how daytime television has become the pre-primtime of the entertainment landscape in more ways than one, Variety.com, now part of Penske Business Media, LLC (owners of Deadline.com and TVLine.com), has highlighted several of daytime’s biggest stars in front of and behind the scenes who help make the daily drama, the fun & games and the topics of discussion millions of viewers tune into each and every weekday. Those featured in the article include Angelica McDaniel (Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime), Frank Valentini (Executive Producer, “General Hospital”) Kelly Ripa (Tak Show Host, “Live with Kelly and Michael”; ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos, “All My Children”), Heather Tom (Katie Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Katie Couric (Talk Show Host, “Katie”), Judge Judy Sheindlin (Judge, “Judge Judy”), Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly (Co-Hosts, “The Chew”) and many more.

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Over the years we’ve found that a number of our readers and community members were interested in topics other than what’s happening on their favorite daytime soaps. Therefore, Soap Opera Network is happy to present the first edition of our weekly Daytime Talk/Morning TV Listings. Here you’ll find out who will be appearing on some of your favorite talk shows and morning news programs. Listings for “CBS This Morning” and “The Talk” were not available at press time.

Note: All scheduled guest appearances are subject to change.

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For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we’ve never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn’t easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found necessary. In recent months, with the introduction of several syndicated talk shows including “Katie” and “The Steve Harvey Show,” which together took over the 3:00 PM slot from “General Hospital” in much of the country this past September after “GH” moved to 2:00 PM, and the second season without “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” things have changed. Recently, Broadcasting & Cable came out with a report that showed how syndicated programs might be a solid alternative to our soaps in the key demographics when it comes to Madison Avenue buying advertising time. While we wouldn’t want advertisers to give up on our favorite shows, B&C does provide a solid rationalization and even highlights the value of soap operas when it comes to the all important key women demos (Women 18-49, Women 25-54, etc).

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via Press Release

 “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Opens its Season as TV’s No. 1 Syndicated Talk Show 

Building Year to Year, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” 

Scores the Show’s Strongest Season Premiere Week in 5 Years

In its Inaugural Broadcast, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” 

Marks the Program’s Highest-Rated Telecast in Nearly 10 Months

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” National Ratings 

During its premiere week in the National ratings (w/o 09/03/12), the newly-rechristened “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished as TV’s No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (2.8 rating), Total Viewers (3.6 million) and Women 25-54 (1.5 rating).

Building over its year-ago premiere week in Households (+8% – 2.8 rating vs. 2.6 rating), Total Viewers (+6% – 3.6 million vs. 3.4 million), Women 25-54 (+7% – 1.5 rating vs. 1.4 rating) and Women 18-49 (+10% – 1.1 rating vs. 1.0 rating), “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” generated the show’s strongest season opening week since 2007.

In its inaugural broadcast on Tuesday (9/4/12), “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” posted the show’s top-rated telecast in nearly 10 months among Households (3.3 rating) – since 11/21/11.

Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive-produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.



via Press Release

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Claims the Season’s Biggest Premiere Week, Topping

The Opening Week of “Ellen” by 18% in Households and by 6% in Women 25-54

During the 2nd Week of its Season Against Premieres for the Other Talkers, 

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Finishes No. 1 Among Households

Building its Numbers Year to Year for the 2nd Week in a Row, 

“LIVE!” Tallies its Highest-Rated Week 2 of a Season Since 2007 

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Ranks No. 1 in its Time Period in 8 of the 

Top 10 U.S. Markets, Winning in New York on Each Telecast During the Week

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/10/12) 

During its second week up against season premieres of nearly every other syndicated talker, newly-rechristened “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished as the No. 1 talk show overall in Households (leading the premiere week of “Ellen” by 2 shares and tied in rating – 2.8/10 vs. 2.8/8). Its top-ranked position becomes even more impressive considering “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” airs earlier in the day with lower overall HUT levels. 

Comparing premiere week numbers, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/3/12) scored the season’s biggest premiere week for any syndicated talker, opening higher than “Ellen” (w/o 9/10/12) by 18% in Households (3.3/11 vs. 2.8/8) and by 6% in Women 25-54 (1.9/13 vs. 1.8/11).

Building year to year in Homes (+4%) for the 2nd week in a row, “LIVE! marked its highest-rated second week of the season since 2007.

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” ranked No. 1 in its time period in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. Markets among Homes, including New York and Los Angeles.

Dominating in the No. 1 U.S. market for the 2nd week in a row, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished No. 1 at 9:00 a.m. in New York on all 4 telecasts for the week among Homes (Tuesday was pre-empted for 9/11 coverage).

Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive-produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.









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