All My Children in danger of being axed

All My ChildrenABC daytime soap All My Children is reportedly in danger of being axed due to low ratings.

Reports in America claim that ABC are considering axing the soap after 41 years because of its consistently low ratings so far this year. Previously cancellation rumours about sister soap One Life to Live often cited low ratings as the cause for its possible axe. However, now it seems that the axe is hanging over All My Children rather than the often targeted One Life to Live. Ratings for AMC have been low for a while and recently it had two weeks of consistent lows. The reports claim ABC are considering replacing the soap with cheaper programming such as a game-show or a new chat-show.

The daytime soap world in America has been slimmed down over the past few years as the networks axe their low rated serials to replace them with cheaper options. NBC has cancelled Passions while CBS cut Guiding Light and As the World Turns. It’s been some time since ABC cancelled one of its soaps but now it looks set to do so; if reports are to be believed.

All My Children was created by Agnes Nixon in 1970 and actress Susan Lucci is the last remaining original cast member having played diva Erica Kane since day one. In January 2010 ABC moved production of the soap from New York to Los Angeles; allowing it larger studios and to switch to HD filming.

At the moment the reports are just speculation but with so many other soaps having fallen because of low ratings the future for All My Children doesn’t look as rosy.