I have been looking at the ratings for the remaining daytime dramas that are on the air and something occured to me - although I may be wrong about the actual viewing figures, so apologies if I am.
I was looking at cancelled shows such as AW, PC, SB and others that were cancelled back in the 1980's and it seems to me that some if not all had higher ratings than the ones that are still in existence - certainly higher than GL and maybe a few of the others that are now at the bottom of the ratings.
I am relieved that these shows are still on but I just wondered if anyone could say why the shows were cancelled when the networks are still showing faith with the remaining 8 shows on air - I thought it could be for sentimental reasons as AW must have been on the air for over 30 years when it was cancelled.
I am very pleased the 8 shows remain but wonder why the others were axed.
Also, does anyone think that any of the cancelled shows will ever been resurrected?
I come from the UK and we have had countless soaps over the years but in 2001, a soap that had been axed in 1988 was revived with some of the original cast - it was axed again a couple of years later but this has never been done before or since.
Just wondered if anyone thought this was a possibility with american daytime?
Also, as well as ratings erosion with more channeIs; which is a problem we have in the UK, I have read that the american youth dont watch daytime.
I just wondered why this is - do they see it as being an old fashioned genre? In Britain, soaps - and programmes from all other genres have seen their ratings decrease due to there being more choice of channels and the new media available such as the internet, but although the ratings are lower, there are still all ages watching the UK soaps.
If the youth arent watching US daytime is there a way of enticing them back?