New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby tessicapls » Sun May 19, 2013 11:03 am

Quote tinasfatheronlostin: At this point all we can really do is take a wait-and-see approach, right?

I've heard all the pros(Pollyanna-ish at best) and cons( naysayers from day one) about the reductions and the poorly done public relations spin that PP gave for the two day a week schedule.

I heard the news on Thursday and like most I too was upset, confused and surprised.

Now on Saturday, two days later, and being more open-minded and having some time to reflect......I don't see viewers getting invested in a half hour soap that airs twice a week.


I probably sound like a naysayer, but I loved OLTL. I consider myself more a realist. With the news this weekend that OlTL and AMC have been removed from FX Canada, I just think the writing is on wall.

For me, and only me, OLTL has felt forced, and I've had trouble getting into it. I find myself surfing the web, and only listening. I don't love the cursing and sexier sex scenes. I also think the characters are being played differently. I used to love Dani, I can't stand her now. Matthew too. The story lines, again, to me, are too rushed and underdeveloped. I just haven't loved it.

I haven't watched Thursdays show yet. I may not. I'm not sure if this is going to last much longer, and I'm not sure I want to get more invested.

I don't want OLTL to go anywhere, I really don't. But I haven't had the same experience y'all have. I don't love the show. I'm sorry for the naysaying.

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby tessicapls » Sun May 19, 2013 11:06 am

Quote iwatched4: I think everyone should take a step back and see what is going on. The problem is not that people aren't watching the shows, it is that people aren't watching BOTH shows. This is not a big deal now but in 6 months when the curious factor has faded and they look at the viewership it will matter. It will pit one show against another and dome one of them to failure. Because they want to save both they are making sure that people will watch both.


I've didn't watch AMC before. They need to understand not everyone liked and watched both shows, in fact, a lot of people did not watch both.

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby BringBackStarr » Sun May 19, 2013 2:12 pm

why not just make the shows 15 minutes long and keep the four day a week concept? :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby tessicapls » Mon May 20, 2013 10:47 am

It's confirmed,FX Canada no longer showing OLTL:

soapcentral.com/soapcentral/news/2013/0519-pp_canada.php

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby MikeLikesSoaps » Mon May 20, 2013 1:37 pm

I am happy to have AMC and OLTL back but I am glad that PP is cutting back to 2 new shows per week. I am one of those viewers that has to "binge" view the epsiodes and it is exhausting. Besides, since they taped/are taping 100 episodes per season, the series will run for 50 weeks now instead of 25. I would rather have the show run for more weeks with fewer weekly episodes than for fewer weeks with a several month hiatus in between seasons.

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby oltlforever31 » Mon May 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Quote MikeLikesSoaps: I am happy to have AMC and OLTL back but I am glad that PP is cutting back to 2 new shows per week. I am one of those viewers that has to "binge" view the epsiodes and it is exhausting. Besides, since they taped/are taping 100 episodes per season, the series will run for 50 weeks now instead of 25. I would rather have the show run for more weeks with fewer weekly episodes than for fewer weeks with a several month hiatus in between seasons.



I think for those of us who watch both shows, it may not be so bad only having it every other day. For those who only watch one, it may not seem like enough. I think I might end up liking it better in the long run, because it won't take up as much of my morning. Usually I watch OLTL first, and then I'm ready to be done, but AMC comes on, and I stay and watch, but I really don't always have time. So last week, I did get a little behind. I caught up this morning. I also have stopped watching GH live too. I am a couple of days behind. I will probably start watching it at night, now that most of the shows at night are in repeats for the summer. This time of year, it's so hard to stay in and watch TV all the time. ;) 3) I think this would be a good summer schedule for PP. Maybe in the fall they should think about putting it back to 4 of each a week, when people are more likely to be inside watching. I don't know, I just hope people won't give up on the shows simply because they see it as imminent cancellation. I don't see it that way. Some are already starting rumors that the shows will be cancelled, and that has not been said anywhere. OLTL just started taping again today for the next 5 weeks. I think we all need to relax, and just enjoy the show(s). 3) :)

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Re: New Schedule for OLTL and AMC announced by PP

Postby raylit » Tue May 21, 2013 3:24 am

Quote oltllover: wow that was quick. I have been saying all along that they had no publicity to promote this if the problem is viewership that is their fault. I also think a half hour show is just not cutting it for some. the cussing seems forced and I have read posts from people not being to crazy about it. I have not watched AMC and still wont no matter what format they come up with not sure why they think that will change anything and I also find myself watching more then one episode in one day instead of daily I bet they didnt account for that and might not be seeing the numbers. I started a thread asking for everyone to give it a chance before complaining its to bad PP couldnt do they same.

There has been publicity though. On social media, on YouTube, on TV it is just a matter that this whole deal is shows numbers have to reflect daily viewers and not people viewing the shows once a week on one day of the week


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