With the news that One Life To Live has been shelved I began to wonder again about the support of the fans who fought so hard to get the show back on the air.
Whether it is on TOLN, hulu or Oprah’s OWN fan should be watching. You fight for them and then make excuses for not watching. I have seen remarks like, I watched for a few episodes on TOLN, but did not like to so I tivoed OWN and watched when I could. What? Fans who turn their noses up at watching online have got to adjust their way of thinking. These shows were dead and now reborn and you don’t like to watch on your computer? Give me a break. How ridiculous is this?
Then there are those who won’t watch Oprah. You are not watching Oprah people, you are watching OLTL and AMC on television again. If there is a chance Oprah will pick them up so everyone can watch them again you should be supporting them on OWN or FX channle or Disney Jr. Whatever! I too felt this way until I realized we are hurting the show and the actors and crew. Support the shows people. The shows you claimed to love so dearly. Or, was it just the fight that thrilled you? Taking down ABC, which was never possible, or just saying you were a soap savior.
You all had your chance to keep One Life to Live alive. Those of you who have supported it thank you, muchos gracias. Those who have not, sorry you helped shelve the show.
ALL MY CHILDREN
Tue Sep 3 1:00PM 230,000 total viewers, 74,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Wed Sep 4 1:00PM 266,000 total viewers, 56,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Thu Sep 5 1:00PM 219,000 total viewers, 65,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Tue Sep 3 1:30PM 175,000 total viewers, 53,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Wed Sep 4 1:30PM 206,000 total viewers, 51,000 viewers in Adults 18-49
Thu Sep 5 1:30PM 174,000 total viewers, 62,000 viewers in Adults 18-
I know that AMC has better writing now, believe me I have not been a fan for years, but see the difference now and enjoy it. OLTL was the weaker show, but I watch it because I loved the show for most of my life and will support it because I know it will get better. It always has. I fought the last couple of years to bring it back, I will not give up on it now, Nor should any of you. It is worth fighting for.
I cannot help but wonder what the totally devoted fans of Guiding Light would have done if they were lucky enough to have their show brought back in any incarnation. I think they would have listened to it, if it came back on radio. They are that devoted. I know, I have dealt with many and they LOVED their show!
If we never get OLTL back it is entirely the fault of the fans. Laying the blame on Prospect Park or TOLN or ABC won’t work. The fans let it down, too lazy to watch online or so silly they took their dislike of Oprah and demolished their show in the process.
The fight may be over for OLTL and if it is I will be devastated as will it’s many true fans , but those who let it down and turned to GH lets see how much fight you have left when they decide Pee Wee Herman will draw more fans than GH. Where will you be then? Boycotting ABC? Good Luck!