“General Hospital,” with a guest appearance from James Franco (Michael Yarish/ABC)

 Back in April, ABC announced it would cancel its new 2 p.m. talk show “The Revolution” in July, and not pull the plug on long-running soap “General Hospital” after all, because “The R’s” ratings were too lame to be Katie’s lead-in come Sept. 10 — the day her syndicated show produced by ABC-parent Disney, premiered.

From July 9 through Sept. 7, ABC said in April, a program called “GMA in the Afternoon” would warm up the 2 p.m. timeslot. But it was unclear back then whether “General Hospital,” which was averaging about twice as many viewers as “The Revolution,” or another new-ish ABC talk show, “The Chew” would take over the 2 p.m. timeslot in September.

 Now we know, it’s “General Hospital” — the most honored show of the recent 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.