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  • ‘General Hospital’ Primetime Special ‘Smash’s’ NBC

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    On Saturday, April 6, “A Special Edition of 20/20 with Katie Couric: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish” beat out the first original airing of NBC's "Smash" in head to head combat with the Katie Couric hosted special ranking second in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind only the "NCAA Basketball Tournament," according to TVbytheNumbers. 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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    "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 Chew’ Attracts Largest Audience Since Premiere, But Remains Below ‘All My Children’

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    As in previous weeks, ratings for soaps are unavailable at press time but the numbers are out for talk shows including "The Chew," "The Talk" and "The View." READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Continues to Erode Viewers from ABC Daytime Lineup

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    Ratings for the week of October 3-7, 2011 have not come out for soap operas as of this writing, but ratings for "The Chew" are! The talk show that replaced "All My Children" in the ABC Daytime lineup is now down to an average of just 1.78 million viewers tuning in for cooking advice according to Marc Berman of TV Media Insights. READ MORE
  • Chew Watch: A Look at Talk Shows Performance in Women 18-49

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    Marc Berman of TV Media Insights has been doing an excellent job in reporting the overnight ratings data for ABC's new daytime talk show "The Chew," which replaced soap opera "All My Children" in the 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT timeslot on Monday, September 26. Since the talker debuted it has lost ground compared to "AMC's" performance at the same point last year in television households. Now more than a week since its debut, Berman has revealed that the show is also losing ground in the all important Women 18-49 sales demographic compared to how "All My Children" had... READ MORE
  • ‘The Chew’ Falls Again! Talk Show Reaches Lowest Benchmark for Daytime Programming

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    A few weeks ago an insider informed us that a 1.7 is the lowest acceptable point a daytime program can reach in households before television networks begin to worry about the future of the program on their daytime schedules (ten years ago it was a 2.7). After four days on the air, "The Chew" has hit that benchmark. READ MORE