Tonight’s Nightline to focus on daytime ratings woes
from Deadline Hollywood Daily:
Tonight, ABC’s Nightline looks at the recession and viewership woes of Daytime TV. Of course, the show is an advertorial for All My Children and its veteran star Susan Lucci. But there does seem to be some journalism in the afternath of pulling the plug on Guiding Light , the veteran CBS soap, or firing senior actors off NBC’s Days Of Our Lives. Julie Hanan Carruthers, All My Children’s exec producer, says the recession is hitting the folks behind Pine Valley. Even Susan Lucci had to take a pay cut. “So far, the tough economic times haven’t actually worked their way into the soaps’ ever-evolving plot lines.