Why aren't the ABC showing previews of the next day's show?

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@CharRay7 (1549)
United States
July 4, 2008 12:47am CST
I've noticed this past week and last that the three ABC soaps I watch don't show a preview of the next day's show at the end. I know they always did this before because I dvr the shows to watch later and when I fast forward thru the commercials, I always click back on the show at about 57-58 minutes. Now it's just commercials. I really like watching the preview to see what might be happening the next day. Has anyone else noticed this and can you tell my why?? Thanks! Char :-)
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Yes I noticed that too. In fact I noticed that they were doing preview for another soap at the time they would normally do GH's. I too DVR and know that 57 to 58 is when the previews come on. I even reset my setting so that they would record for a few minutes past GH to see if maybe they were showing them later. NOPE! Not there either. First they cut off 2 to 3 minutes a show now no scens for the next episode!!! ITS CRAP!!
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Thanks for your response. Yeah, I think they are doing the big drama commercial for one of their other soaps during the time they usually preview for the next show. I watch all 3-All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital and they are all doing it. Have a great day! Char :-)
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I only watch GH - I don't even have time for it most of the time - thank "comcast" for my DVR! LOL anyway my husband watches One Life to Live (yeah he really does) and he said the same thing - either way it SUCKS!
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Sorry this is sort of late but, I wanted to chime in as I noticed it too and, it is still going on. And, as I see others have said, they do play a preview. Just not the preview for the show you are watching. After GH, which is the only show I watch, I think they play a preview for One Life to Live. I don't care about that show. I want to see what to expect on GH, not what to expect on a show I don't even watch. And, this has been going on for more than a month now. They really aught to rethink their choices. I don't know if they are just trying to garner interest in the other shows from the other shows audiences so they can boost ratings. Maybe they think that they can get the GH watchers to watch One Life to Live, the One Life to Live watchers to watch All My Children and the All My Children watchters to watch GH by airing those other previews after the other shows. I can tell you that it hasn't worked on me and, in fact, it has only irritated me so, it hasn't helped them and has only hurt them in my eyes. Again, sorry this is so late. I didn't see it until today!
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Hi, Thanks for your response! I know, they are still not showing the previews like they used to I think your right about one show showing previews for the other shows. They are probably just trying to get viewers to watch the other shows too. I watch all three so I just want my previews back. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I have noticed the same thing. It is difficult when fast forwarding to know where I am without the coming attractions. I like to see what is going to happen next. Especially on Fridays! I want my previews back. It's not like they made the shows a smidge longer either. It just has an extra commercial at the end. How rude! :)
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Thanks for your response. I totally agree with you. I really miss those previews on Fridays. Have a great day! Char :-)
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I noticed that too. I usually record the shows and watch them when everyone else go to bed. I thought I just fast fowarded past them, so I watched closely and they're gone. I sort of enjoyed the teasers, and I miss them now that they're gone. It really doesn't matter, they know I'll be back, so I guess I don't need them.
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@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I noticed that this week too. No previews. I wasn't to anxious about them anyway, but kind of fun to see them. There is a "commercial" about 15 seconds about the next soap coming up (this is on ABC) on the one that is on but that is it. Don't know why - thing is...I'd like to see more show instead of more previews!
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Thanks for your response. I agree with you about wanting to see more show instead of previews, but if they would only show more show, but they don't. They show more commercials. LOL Have a nice weekend! Char :-)
@halynn (1809)
• United States
1 Aug 08
i hadn't noticed that i don't watch much tv during the daytime as i'm usually out & about. that is strange tho bc they usaully do those previews to keep ppl in suspense lol.