One day of metered market (overnight) data does not a hit or miss make, of course. But based on the initial Monday results from Nielsen, The Revolution on ABC was left at the starting gate. According to weighted results for the 56 metered markets on January 16, new talker The Revolution, hosted by Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, opened with a sluggish 1.9 rating/5 share. Comparably, that declined from the lead-in average (2.4/ 6) by 21 percent in rating, and year-ago time period occupant One Live to Live (2.3/ 6) by 17 percent.
With so many talk shows flooding the daytime airwaves (including recent ABC entry The Chew), did we really need The Revolution? And should ABC have canceled long-running One Life to Live?