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Old 01-28-2016, 08:32 PM   #16
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It's not ratings it's DEMOS and ATWT wasn't doing well in them. You expect a network to keep a show on the air that is costing them money? Seriously?

I love ATWT and miss it still but it's ratings weren't good nor were it's demos same with AMC and OLTL.

I know people are upset and rightly so but seriously be realistic at least

Actually, both GL and ATWT were doing pretty well in demos. In fact they were doing numbers on-par with what The Talk is getting now, and far above what Let's Make A Deal is getting.

As for AMC and OLTL, they were actually in the top of demos for Daytime, right after B&B, Y&R and GH. In fact, OLTL was actually BEATING GH at the time of its cancellation, flat out BEATING GH! By all accounts, the soaps were still making money and were profitable for ABC. The truth is that Brian Frons hated the soaps and tried to dismantle them from his first day in office.
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I agree about AMC and OLTL also Freaks and Geeks.
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When CBS decided to move Murder, She Wrote from its cushy Sunday night timeslot to Thursdays opposite Friends. At the time CBS was trying to shed its image of being the old people network and those shows that were a hit with older viewers they no longer wanted. It worked, and the show was gone soon after the move.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:06 PM   #19
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It should've cancelled at Season 5 once Dolph Sweet died, it seemed that the Kaniski daughters were used less and less. The people of GAB revamped the show on Season 6 to compete against The Cosby Show by being set in New York and ditching the daughters...with the exception of Lara Jill Miller.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:01 PM   #20
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Alien Nation was cancelled after 1 season because Fox panicked and cancelled all their dramatic series for the 1991-1992 TV season. At least they gave the show some closure with the TV movies though.
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Agree about Just The Ten of Us. It got good ratings and won its time slot yet was cancelled because it wasn't a Miller-Boyett show.
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Mama's Family: Technically, it wasn't really canceled, it was just decided that they had enough episodes to be sold into syndication. This was just a dumb move. We could've/shoud've gotten at least one more season to see more of baby Tiffany Thelma.

I'll also agree with other posters about the soap genre. I'm a huge fan of Days of our Lives and I hope it doesn't get canceled (at least for another 5 or so years). I was also somewhat of an All My Children fan. I miss AMC being on ABC.
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Freaks and Geeks definitely fits in this area.
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I loved Freaks and Geeks, that was the dumbest thing ever to cancel that like they did. I hear many fans were out raged over the cancellation as well.
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what about WKRP IN CINCINATTI? CBS moved it from Mondays right after MASH then they kept moving it all over their schedule, then cancelled it because of low ratings-well OF COURSE it got low ratings!! They kept moving it all around, audiences could never find it, and they got tired of looking. And back then the only ways to find out when a show was on were to either look in the newspaper or TV guide or through network promos.
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^^^ That's the same dumb kind of stuff that screwed Freaks and Geeks over as well.
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Daytime Soaps in recent years were cancelled due to dumb moves by the networks.

First up, NBC's "Another World" was a massive success, an institution really, but somewhere along the lines NBC decided to tinker with it and made a lot of creative changes (in the early 90's) that drove fans away. Then they decided to kill off characters people LOVED (Frankie Frame!) and eventually it got cancelled in favor of dumb shows like Passions and Sunset Beach that never got a fraction of the audience AW had.

More recently, CBS cancelled Guiding Light and As The World Turns, for no reason other than sheer stupidity. GL has a big success, continued getting decent ratings (for a soap) and then they went and changed the production model (how the show is produced); changing it from a traditional soap with sets to a show filmed outside and on-location. Fans hated the new look, the new writing was a flop and the cast hated it too. It took too long, it was boring and ratings dropped massively because of this. The show was cancelled.

ATWT was still going strong in the ratings and with critics. CBS had no reason to cancel it.



ABC made the bonehead choice to cancel One Life To Live and All My Children, after spending nearly a decade trying to destroy them with bad creative decisions, slashing the budgets and giving these shows almost no promotion at all.

Had Sale of The Century still been on in the the 90s, would have NBC still canceled it for Sunset Beach in 97, or maybe put two game shows then a soap? If AW got canceled, then that's where Sunset Beach would have went?
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Their's a lot but most went out on their with shows finale's
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NBC made the same mistakes with BOTH "Sale Of The Century" and "Another World"(for example the Winners Big Money Game on "SOTC" and in the case of "AW" decided to kill off characters people LOVED (Frankie Frame!) although i guess with "SOTC" it was getting tried anyway but canceling "SOTC" for shows like "Passions" and "Sunset Beach" was stupid! i could add "Santa Barbara" too NBC made a few dumb mistakes with daytime
Another bone headed move by the network was scheduling Hot Potato in the 12 noon slot, where it was constantly preempted by NBC affiliates in favor of either local newscasts or syndicated programming.
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Sledge Hammer smart move putting it opposite of the Cosby show
Wild Wild West damn political correctness at the time killed it
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