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cast members last?
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.
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)