Join for the fifth installment of our decade by decade track through the history of a TV legend.

As the millennium turned, the series finally started to settle down… behind the scenes at least. Chris Goutman took over as Producer of As The World Turns from 1999 until the end. Only nine writers alternated on the story front, which gave the show more consistency than it had possessed for a long time, but that wasn’t always a good thing. Keeping with the rest of the Daytime market, ratings steadily fell. By 2010, there were half as many viewers as there had been ten years before.