Tight economic times and declining viewership seriously impacted soap operas in 2009 with the cancellation of Y&R's sister CBS soap opera Guiding Light, pay cuts, reduced airtime and veteran soap actors leaving long-term roles.
Interestingly enough, a video entitled "Really Stupid Cats" actually features some of the more unique cat acts available on the web, yet it suffers a far lower viewership than Crazy Cats' uneventful bathtub antics.
Both Facebook and Twitter continue to help with expanding our online audience and increasing our video-on-demand viewership, while allowing people to connect with our content and brand across multiple platforms.
Just how much reality is captured when cameras follow a mob family around may be up to debate, but public fascination with the mafia lifestyle spells big viewership numbers for networks.
Luke and Laura's wedding broke viewership records in 1981 and was honored with repeat performances on the twenty-fifth anniversary in 2006 both on SoapNet and on the ABC sudser itself.