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CBS May Cancel Guiding Light

guidinglightlogo-033009TV Week is reporting that CBS may soon decide to pull the plug on Guiding Light, the longest-running daytime drama in television history (it started on radio and together with its television run its survived more than 70 years).  While no final decision has been made yet, the network’s deal ends in September and the network would likely settle on a decision within the next month.

Last February the show changed its storytelling approach to one that gave the show a more realistic, less stage feel.  That was also around the time that CBS renewed the show for its current season and retaining an option for an additional season.  But ratings haven’t improved since the switch.  According to data from Nielsen, season-to-date, the show is averaging 2.17 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in women 18-49 rating (the target demographic for daytime soaps); that’s down 18% in viewers and 25% in the demographic season-to-season.

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  • angryxer

    dear god, please don’t let this be true. i’ve only just become addicted, thanks to the Otalia storyline. brilliant writing and acting–something i never thought i’d say of a soap!! on the one hand, i’d hate to think that GL only just got a little daring with a sapphic storyline to help improve ratings, but on the other hand, they’ve done such a superlative job with the story that it unquestionably merits attention. because the relationship hasn’t been played for cheap titillation, but has exhibited a serious integrity to character and complexity. long live GL!!

  • angryxer

    dear god, please don’t let this be true. i’ve only just become addicted, thanks to the Otalia storyline. brilliant writing and acting–something i never thought i’d say of a soap!! on the one hand, i’d hate to think that GL only just got a little daring with a sapphic storyline to help improve ratings, but on the other hand, they’ve done such a superlative job with the story that it unquestionably merits attention. because the relationship hasn’t been played for cheap titillation, but has exhibited a serious integrity to character and complexity. long live GL!!

  • Tiffany K

    No cancellation please!

  • Tiffany K

    No cancellation please!

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  • Inga Kane

    I have been watching GL for about….over 30 years! Pleae don't cancel!

  • Inga Kane

    I have been watching GL for about….over 30 years! Pleae don't cancel!

  • sharon morelli

    please don't cancel.. it is the best show on all day. i want to stand up for the faithful and long time viewers, we have to have a say in this just as we did when you were going to kill off reva. how can you end 72yrs? there are so many good storylines going on, i hope you can reconsider, it has been such a big part of my life since papa bower and mata, mike and ed, don't let us go keep it going.now we are seeing a new generation i have seen 2 of them so far .

  • sharon morelli

    please don't cancel.. it is the best show on all day. i want to stand up for the faithful and long time viewers, we have to have a say in this just as we did when you were going to kill off reva. how can you end 72yrs? there are so many good storylines going on, i hope you can reconsider, it has been such a big part of my life since papa bower and mata, mike and ed, don't let us go keep it going.now we are seeing a new generation i have seen 2 of them so far .