Study ThisBy Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 26, 2011
Not that soap fans need an academic study to prove losing a show is traumatic, but they have one now. A recent study, published in the April 2011 issue of the journal Mass Communication and Society, showed that the anguish of missing a show is very real. And information from this study was gathered during the writer's strike of 2007-8, when at least viewers had the comfort of knowing their faves would probably be back. AMC, OLTL (not to mention ATWT and GL) fans have no such consolation. But at least there's now proof that they're not alone in their very real grief.