This final note today, in which Susan Lucci loses her job. Yes, it's true.

Today, ABC canceled two of the three soap operas it still has on the air -- "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."

Lucci made a career of playing Erica Kane on "All My Children." The cancellations are pretty much all economics. "All My Children" averages about two and a half million viewers a day. Nice, but down 9 percent from last season.

Median age of a typical viewer? And this is the real signal -- nearly 57.

I wonder if I'm the only person out there who arranged their class schedule in college to be back in time for the soaps? Let us know, leave a comment.

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