Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“Good Afternoon America” is A Bust, off 70% from “One Life to Live”


I never thought I’d say this or it would be possible. But ABC should bring back “One Life to Live” and fast. Its two replacements have been ratings horror shows. First “The Revolution” was an utter disgrace, a low point in mindless TV chitchat. Then “Good Afternoon America,” which the network thought would kill off “General Hospital”: it’s a dud. Even the watchable nonsense called “The Chew” has turned into a flop vs. the old numbers for “All My Children.” If Katie Couric’s talk show isn’t a big hit out of the box, there’s going to be big trouble. (ABC’s Brian Frons, who carried out all these hatchet jobs, must be very pleased with himself.) So ABC, re-start the soaps. “The View” was enough. Spend some money and buy some good will. “GAA” is 70% off of the “One Life to Live” ratings. Embarrassing.

Here are the numbers courtesy of TVMediaInsights:

-Total Viewers:
The View (ABC): 2.58 million (-15), The Talk (CBS): 1.89 (-10), The Chew (ABC); 1.86 (-26 from All My Children), Good Afternoon America (ABC): 1.36 (-56 from One Life to Live)

-Women 25-54:
The View (ABC): 670,000 (-22), The Talk (CBS): 555,000 (-10), The Chew (ABC): 433,000 (-42), Good Afternoon America (ABC): 289,000 (-68)

-Women 18-49:
The View (ABC): 527,000 (-18), The Talk (CBS): 404,000 (-16), The Chew (ABC); 336,000 (-41), Good Afternoon America (ABC): 215,000 (-70)

-Women 18-34:
The View (ABC): 190,000 (- 8), The Chew (ABC): 134,000 (-26), The Talk (CBS): 101,000 (-19), Good Afternoon America (ABC): 85,000 (-61)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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