Essentially, the question was, "Who do you blame for the failure of TOLN?" Specifically, we asked:
ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE will not return with new web episodes this winter. In fact, it seems they may both be gone for good. Something clearly went very wrong.
Not everyone is equally responsible. In your opinion, which of the parties involved had a hand in demise of not one, but two American institutions? Choose all that apply, and please, go ahead and add your own.
Here's a chart and a table summarizing the response
(a more detailed analysis is coming soon):
31.8% answered: "The leadership of Prospect Park--they weren't up to the task."
7.5% answered: "The writers union (WGA)--they were unrealistic and stubborn."
8.8% answered: "The actors union (AFTRA)--they were unrealistic and stubborn."
46.1% answered,"The parent company (ABC/Disney)--they were unsupportive and uncooperative."
45.6% answered, "Disney fabricated the entire scheme--to take some of the heat off of ABC while drawing more attention to THE CHEW and THE REVOLUTION."
73.7% answered, "ABC's management (Brian Frons, etc.)--they sabotaged the entire process."
27.3% answered, "Prospective investors in The Online Network--they were short-sighted."
8.3% answered, "Other (please specify):".
Please note: total percentages reflect the option to choose more than one culprit.