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  • Daytime Talk/Morning TV Listings: Week of November 26-30, 2012

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    Over the years we've found that a number of our readers and community members are interested in topics other than what's happening on their favorite daytime soaps. Therefore, Soap Opera Network is happy to present you with our 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. READ MORE
  • Broadcast vs. Syndicated: The Winners and Losers of Daytime TV

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    CBS Broadcasting Inc.
    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... READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Posts Largest Audience Since February 2011

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC's "General Hospital" posted its largest overall audience in nearly 21 months (since week of February 21-25, 2011) as the daytime drama series averaged 2.82 million viewers during the week of November 5-9, 2012. This was the programs largest overall audience under executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati. The series was up 21% compared to the same week last year (week of November 7-11, 2011) in Total Viewers (2.82 million vs. 2.27 million), 54% in Women 18-34 (266,000 vs. 161,000) and 23% in Women 18-49 (679,000 vs 571,000). "General Hospital" edged "The Young and the Restless"... READ MORE
  • ‘Good Afternoon America’ Ties or Slightly Beats ‘Revolution’ Season Average, Plus More Ratings Deets

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    Ida Mae Astute/ABC
    Although "Good Afternoon America" showed some gains over the recent performance of ratings eyesore "The Revolution," those gains could only last so long. The ABC News daytime talk show hosted by "Good Morning America's" Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott has also failed to bring in an audience on par with the year-ago airings of the canceled "One Life to Live" after five weeks of ratings data (week of August 6-10, 2012). READ MORE
  • Ratings: A Closer Look at Daytime Talk

    Before we post the daytime soap opera ratings for the week of March 26-30, 2012, our friend Marc Berman at TV Media Insights has posted the latest ratings for daytime talk shows and things are still looking very bad for ABC's "The Revolution" while "The Chew" has sustained a similar total audience in comparison to former time-period occupant "All My Children." "The View" was in repeats, while "The Talk" on CBS was up year-to-year in total viewers and Women 25-54, flat in Women 18-49 and down in Women 18-34. READ MORE
  • ‘The Revolution’ Hits New Series Low, Bringing Down ‘General Hospital’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    "General Hospital" and "The Revolution" are both fighting for a spot on the fall 2012-2013 schedule on ABC Daytime, although neither appear to be making a solid case for themselves. READ MORE
  • The Missing Link: What Happened to ‘General Hospital’s’ Viewers on Friday, March 2, 2012?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Call it the case of a pissed off audience or call it a fluke, but whatever it is the mystery of where "General Hospital's" audience went by its Friday, March 2, 2012 episode is up in the air. READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Hits Four-Month High in Key Demos, ‘The Revolution’ Continues Poor Performance

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    Donna Svennevik/ABC
    "General Hospital" is the only soap opera left on the ABC Daytime schedule and is also the longest running dramatic series in the networks history. Unfortunately, the soap is facing the same cancellation danger that its former network counterparts ("All My Children" and "One Life to Live") faced just over a year ago before ABC officially announced the two would go off the air in a press release. Before any decision on the future of "GH" is ultimately made, the drama series is showing an uptick in key demos and viewership. READ MORE
  • ‘One Life to Live’ Ends Television Run as Daytime’s Second Most Watched in Women 18-49

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    Just before we post the dailies, which will provide a clearer picture of "One Life to Live's" final week on television, ABC has revealed that the 43-year old soap ended its run as daytime's 5th most watched program in total viewers (3,120,000), while ranking a strong second in Women 18-49 viewers (784,000) for the week of January 9-13, 2012. Only 94,000 Women 18-49 viewers separated "One Life to Live" from tying "The Young and the Restless" in that category. In Women 18-49 rating "OLTL" had a 1.2 compared to "Y&R's" 1.4. The canceled ABC soap beat its former network... READ MORE
  • Light Joins ‘View’ Tribute to ‘One Life to Live’

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    Gary Gershoff/Getty Images
    After scheduling conflicts reportedly kept her from reprising her signature role of housewife turned hooker Karen Wolek on "One Life to Live" in show's final months on the air, Judith Light is finally coming back to Llanview...sort of. On Friday, January 13, just three hours before the final "One Life" episode airs, Light will set down on "The View" with several of her former co-stars to recall some of her fondest memories of the soap she called home from 1977-1983. READ MORE