Friday, April 20, 2012

The Chew on ABC: Ratings Dip AGAIN

How long can the smiles among The Chew
cast members last?
The ratings news worse and worse each week for The Chew on ABC.

During the week of April 9th, Nielsen reports that the All My Children "replacement"  had 1.99 million viewers, a lot less than the previous week's 2.11 million viewers and the previous week's 2.21 million.  Does anyone see a trend here.  AMC was drawing 2.34 million people overall at this time last year.

Of course, the show that follows The Chew, The Revolution, has now been cancelled by ABC and its ratings were down to 1.19 million, a low for that program and more than 50% fewer viewers than the show it replaced, One Life to Live (2.5 million audience members).

The Talk on CBS seems to be picking up some of the slack.  It now has 2.16 million viewers and its numbers are up over last year. 

ABC executives can't be happy about these trends.  It's one thing to have bad ratings, but it's quite another when the upstart program on another network, that wasn't close to being a threat last year, is now gaining on its programs.

The Talk, however, is no competition for The View, which had a whopping (comparatively) 3.53 million viewers during the week in question.

Finally, here are the soap ratings for the week of April 9th.  As with the past few weeks, you'll notice that General Hospital is hurting from its lead-ins and the other networks are benefiting from the lack of competition on ABC.  Clearly, soap fans are migrating to new stories.

Total Viewers
1. Young and Restless - 4,309,000 (+349,000 from previous week)
2. Bold and Beautiful - 2,978,000 (+167,000)
3. Days of Our Lives - 2,383,000 (+221,000)
4. General Hospital - 2,217,000 (-27,000)

15 comments:

  1. I have watched GH for over 30 years and will continue to watch it. Since the cancellation of AMC and OLTL I only watch ABC at 3 pm for GH. I am very happy the Revolution has been cancelled and the Chew is losing ratings. Neither program is watchable and should have not replaced to iconic soaps. I will continue to boycott ABC, Disney and their sponsors until ABC released the rights to AMC and OLTL and returns then to Agnes Nixon so they can live on.

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  2. Maybe ABC/D will see the light! They have treated their viewers so bad the viewers have turned against them. If they want their ratings to come back up all they have to do is put OLTL & AMC back on. We have added more & more fans to the SOS. We can live without ABC/D but need OLTL & AMC. The chew's days are numbered.

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  3. Haha ABC if the goal was to save money and produce low cost shows. You seem to be spending more and losing viewers with the crap you have put out lately. It's called karma. ABC/Disney your losses this year will be great.

    The movie John Carter-it was a $250 million dollar flop.
    The Revolution-canceled!
    The Chew will be cancelled next year (already renewed so next year it will go bye-bye)

    Yes when you piss of your viewers, you reap the vengeance that we can only muster. We turn the channel and watch your competitor's. Bring back what we want and give the rights to AMC & OLTL back to Agnes Nixon now!

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  4. Eschew The Chew

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  5. I had been a loyal viewer of ABC for 30+ years. I have faithfullly watched, AMC, OLTL and General Hospital through different media outlets, be it regular television, radio tv, (Who can remember this) vcr, dvd, soapnet or the Ipad. ABC's arrogance toward it's viewing audience will utlimately lead to it's dimise. I chose to switch my tv channel to CBS. My day now consist of The Young and the Restless, Bold and the Beautful, The Talk and General Hospital.

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    1. I agree. I now watch Y&R on CBS. I'm over 49 so why should I watch anything on ABC day/night (since ABC only want ages 18-49 to view their programs) I still miss AMC every weekday.

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  6. I was a diehard AMC viewer since the early 1970's. Needless to say i was very disappointed when the show was cancelled. When i first started to watch The Chew I was not impressed but now i am a faithful viewer. It took awhile for the chemistry to click but once it did it really took off. They act like good friends getting together and we get to watch and learn and laugh with them. I have tried and enjoyed many of the recipes they have made. With all of the talk and news shows on every channel The Chew is a breath of fresh air. Keep up the great work you are doing. Thank you ABC for renewing The Chew!! I truly understand why you didn't renew The Revolution.

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  7. I love The Chew! Thank you for renewing it! I call them "my friends" and enjoy the laughs I get every day!

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    1. The chew group are to sloppy they drop food and eat it there eating out of each others plates and spoons. If one of them catch a desease there all gonna get it.wakeup dr oz and talk to them .

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  8. will never watch abc again. haven't since, except for general hospital...

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  9. I love "The Chew" show. What is so annoying is that the audio does not match when the stars are talking. This happens every day not once in a while.

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  10. You could get rid of the sexist-non-humor Mario and replace him with OH I don't know, but replace him with someone.

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  11. If the Chew would get rid of Carla I would start watching it again, she is so annoying and I don't know who dresses her but its ugly to look at. Everyone else on the show is fun and interesting and nice to look at.

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    1. And you stand behind your remarks SO FIRMLY that you left it anonymously! What a class A gutless yellow turd you are.

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  12. I was shocked and appalled when ABC did away with so many beloved and successful daytime dramas, many of which I watched for years and years. I will further state that I didnt care for the show "Revolution". However, I LOVE The Chew. I cant always watch it, but I love it...the recipes are good, the tips they give are good, they get GREAT guests, and the hosts are a perfect mix of fun & funny professionals who know what they're doing. BRAVO, ABC! Now give the legal rights to the soaps back to Agnes Nixon so her rabid fans can have their way elsewhere.

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