One of the two long-running soap operas recently canceled by ABC has surged in the ratings since the cancellation was announced, Deadline.com reports.
The show is "One Life to Live," which was the third-most-viewed daytime drama with 2.76 million viewers during the first full week since its cancellation. That placed the program ahead of ABC’s "General Hospital," which the network has chosen to keep on the air, the piece notes.
ABC announced it was canceling “All My Children” at the same time it announced the cancellation of “One Life to Live.”
In the latest results, "One Life to Live" was the only soap opera to show growth vs. both the previous week and the year-ago period, the story says. "All My Children" declined in both categories.