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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Red Hot!

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The ratings are out for the week of February 5th through the 9th, and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives who gained an impressive +117,000 total viewers, and even more impressive is that the show under head writer Ron Carlivati is up +320,000 in viewers from last year at this time.

DAYS in the total viewer category is now only +156,000 viewers away from third place General Hospital (2,529,000  to 2,529,000, respectively). During the ratings week, the fallout from Andre’s murder played heavily in Salem.  In addition, DAYS is in 3rd place in the womens 18-49 demo ahead of The Bold and the Beautiful.  The 52-year-0ld daytime drama was the only network soap to show increases in all key demos for the week including: women 18-34 and 25-56.

The Young and the Restless gained +74,000 total viewers for the week, but they have tied an all-time low for the second week in a row for the ratings share in the womens 18-49 and 18-34 demo. The Bold and the Beautiful gained +26,000 total viewers, but both CBS Daytime dramas are down in viewers from last year at this time.  B&B also hit an all-time low in the 18-34 total viewer demo.

As for General Hospital, the ABC soap was the only soap to lose total viewers for the week with -63,000. GH also lost viewers in all the key demos for the ratings period.  Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,448,000 (+74,000/-96,000)
2. B&B 3,617,000 (+26,000/-55,000)
3. GH 2,685,000 (-63,000/+48,000)
4. DAYS 2,529,000 (+117,000/+320,000)

So, what do you think of the performance of DAYS is the ratings?  Which soap is the most on fire?  Which is not?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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rebecca1

Good for DOOL! I was thinking about some people feeling that the multiple personality story was just Ron doing the Vicki/Nicki…Jess/Tess OLTL and Connie/Kate GH stories…but Abigail didn’t just split into a different person; she took on the identity of her friend. Very different than having multiple personalities of yourself…each “fighting” to gain control and leading different lives. Abby as Gabby is an interesting twist to his other incarnations.

As for GH? I think it’s been great. Not sure when these numbers are calculated but if they’re after Genie Francis was “demoted” that probably accounts for the huge drop in ratings. I like Genie and I like Laura…not enough to stop watching and not enough to want the show to take such a hit that it’s canceled. If there is a correlation the powers-that-be have a choice to make: if they WANT the show to continue they’ll bring her back; if they want it to fail this might just be the out they needed to justify cancellation.

blake

I agree, I really like “Gabigail”, she’s the best character on the show!

Harry

Numbers are down for GH because of a ton of viewers started boycotting GH when they got rid of Genie.

Celia

Isn’t she, though, blake?….. never thought this is where TPTB would go with Abbi….but, it’s working.
I said from the onset that the culprit would be Abbi or Gabi……the least people we would suspect.
However, I feel something is not right about this…..Abbi is being ‘maneuvered’ by something or someone.
Would Stefano kill his own son to reach some twisted goal? Yes!!

blake

GH’s numbers have not been great even when Genie Francis was on. The show is in a rut, nothing exciting in a long time.

Jamesj75

Yeeoooouuuch! Rebecca, you have properly called me out. Mea culpa…

Jamesj75

I’ve certainly been a supporter of the Me Too movement and will continue as such. While I do miss the actor in that role, I wasn’t thinking: a moment of thoughtlessness on my part…

Rebecca1

LOL, Jamesj! You know I luv ya…just a bit of tough luv to snap you back to your senses!:)

Jamesj75

Ha!

su0000

WHOA !!!!!
DAYS is now only +156,000 viewers away from third place General Hospital (2,529,000 to 2,529,000,,,,

RC will bring it home!!!
GH made a huge mistake letting Ron go and by doing so that created a biggly uuuuggge competition.

Ron Carlivati is up +320,000 in viewers from last year at this time.

( GH has lost more than gained )

If RC keeps rollin on Days will be atop GH sooner than latter

(( Day’s has Bad guys, real Bad Guys for excitement and thrills))
(( seems; many don’t want to watch GH a dull boring soap of Saints ))

GH needs to go back to it’s core , it’s cornerstone, the crime families and the good/bad guys along with exciting love stories and the couples and their life and death adventures ..

GH was never a Traditional soap, it was never as the other soap it was stand alone unique.. until 2013. GH rocked, since 2013 GH has lost it’s being …

Celia

PS, su….I am so absentminded , LOL….forgot to prays both Days and Ron.
DOOL is starting to gain momentum….it’s bringing it !! Love the stories….can’t wait for Theresa to ‘sock it’ to Brady. Ugh…
I guess I haven’t given Ron enough credit. Good show!!

Celia

Praise….as I said, autocorrect has a mind of its own.
Also, su, have you started watching Days?…. or are you just comparing? I think you should, seiously, start watching, my friend….try it once, you’ll be hooked!

su0000

hi Celia..
I tune into Days off and on mostly off lol
I have to give kudos to all that can watch 4 or 3 soaps I have to push GH and Y&R into my late-night hour before sleep.

good thing I watch online I can watch both soaps in an hour of time..

Scott (ATWT Fan)

General Hospital needed to let Ron go. Sorry, but he was truly bad there. Yes, he might’ve had some bright spots, but, for the most part, his story-telling was stale and very boring to watch. And you saying GH lost its being in 2013 means you couldn’t have liked Carlivati’s regime, since he was there in 2013.

Honestly, I feel like the current regime of Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten are doing a great job with the soap.

Iakovos

Agree, Scott. I think GH is more stable now and less ‘out there’ in its stories. Still, I find it lacking in many ways. GH always has been the more adventurous soap but after decades of Gothic sci-fi and mob violence, I long for something more authentic, especially with the hospital setting at the core.

Kevin C

I agree with you 100% Scott…

su0000

hi Scott..
I said ” since 2013 GH has lost it’s being ” ..
to mention; the black and white 50th was outstanding, it was noted as a ‘hall of fame” ..
RC is a brave writer, he will cross the traditional boundaries 🙂

rebecca1

Iakovos…Mike’s alzheimer story is as authentic as it gets and extremely well done. Breaks my heart and I would have rather they brought Mike back for a different type of story so that we’d have this wonderful character on for the duration…but his diagnosis will end him unless they find out he’s been misdiagnosed or his medication halts the progression for years to come.

Hating the “diagnosis”; loving the heart and soul behind it. Both Max Gail and Maurice are about as real as it gets…incredibly poignant. Can’t watch their scenes without getting misty.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Iakovos, the issue is that GH can either be hot or cold; there is no “just right” with them, unfortunately. Chris Van Etten has added some stability, but it lacks in something ultra interesting to grasp onto.

blake

I agree, so great to see Days finally getting the ratings it deserves!

Celia

DOOL has me enthralled…yet, I am still on the fence about Abbi as Gabi….makes no sense.
Is her mental disease so far gone for her to adopt Gabi’s persona? So very different from before….then again, Abby Devereaux is Laura’s granddaughter.
I await where this story leads with anticipation….

Shay

”Abbi as Gabi?” Sounds like a nursery rhyme….Lol.

Celia

I’m glad you tune in, at your convenience, SuzieQ……so do I…late, at night when the little ‘noisemakers’ are asleep—thank goodness for DVR’s, eh? relax-time….mostly, the only time my husband and I have alone, together.
But, I do watch during the day, as well….my son gets home from school just as GH comes on….he’s eight and still in love with Maxie, LOL…..albeit, he’s a bit confused about her little baby bump.
Ahh, to be that innocent, again….

Celia

HaHaHa…..you’re right, Shaybelle! Well, look at that !….Abbi Gabi…or a cartoon? Yabba dabba doo?..

4ever DAYS

It would be more fun, Shay, with the return of Eugene, the cabbie! lol

Mateo

DAYS has my respect for coming back fighting. Ron Carlivati is hot as hell when it comes to scripting the show. I would be happy to see DAYS and Y&R battle it out for ratings. While the cast on Y&R is perfection, the majority of their stories are lacking right now. Focus on people I don’t care about. But DAYS needs to keep the momentum going because they can do it under the pen of Ron. Kudos DAYS you won my respect back.

Lia

Bull. Days is still in last place and the viewer gain are Tyler Christopher’s fans from GH. Carlivati’s story wouldn’t lead a thirsty horse to water.

Carrie

I agree with you Lia.

Alan

DAYS is definitely benefiting from Ron’s love of the genre and his varied storytelling that is giving all the cast — including vets — airtime. The Abby/Gabby plot has a lot of potential and each episode advances story and leaves me wanting more. This is definitely the show to beat right now and I’m glad to see the ratings reflecting that.

B&B never holds my interest for long because of its repetitive brand of storytelling, plus any story that involves Liam, Wyatt, or Steffy as romantic leads has me changing the channel — I just don’t get the appeal of that trio. And whatever happend to those teens who had the twenty minute “Don’t text and drive” story last summer?

GH continues to be a Sonny-centric mess with liberal doses of daytime’s most boring triangle Jason/Sam/Drew. Out of five hours this week, I would venture to say I fast-forwarded through at least four hours of it simply because it featured Sonny, Carly, Sam, Jason, or Drew. Maura West and Michelle Stafford are the only reasons I even watch at this point.

Y&R is a complete disappointment. Mal Young has been head writer for almost six months and there doesn’t seem to be any long term story in place — actually I can’t think of anything resembling a story on the show right now, just lots of random scenes that don’t add up to anything worth investing my time in. The Chelsea exit was so out of left field and completely plot driven and after Friday’s episode I still don’t understand why Chelsea did anything she did (except that plot required her to do it because Melissa Claire Egan is leaving). A major problem with the show is its rushed pace with a lot things happening off camera that people talk about (Hilary’s insemination; Nikki’s affair with Arturo; Rainbow Gardens; Devon’s romance with Simone) and a general lack of direction for the characters. And as I asked in a previous post — if there is no story in place what is the show rushing to get to?

Shay

@Alan…Terming GH a “Sonny-centric mess” is a true understatement! Ditto for the strangely somnambulant Drew-Sam-Jason triangle to which you have alluded….it started out promisingly enough, but has become a real snoozer. However, in addition to that sad truth, how could anyone be surprised that this soap experienced a significant drop in ratings after unceremoniously dumping one of its most iconic, beloved and respected characters of all time, in favor of giving her role in the highly-anticipated mayoral storyline to an over-the-hill hussy obsessed with her own sexual gratification? Why the showrunners could even consider such an unsuitable substitute for the adored, substantial Laura in a woman who has apparently proudly become Port Charles’ “town bicycle” is beyond me! When one speaks of Alexis, the old saying “Any port in a storm” comes to mind, which is hardly an enviable position for any female to be in, let alone a former(?) lush and unapologetic libertine pushing 60 who repeatedly revels in behaving like she’s 16! Not exactly a role model for the youth of the city by any stretch of the imagination! If constantly propping up this seriously checkered character is the best GH has to offer, then this one-time top-notch show really has hopelessly lost the plot!

Celia

Alan, your logic never fails to amaze me…..it assuages any doubt that what you write is, indeed, what it is ( if that makes any sense).
Your style of penning what’s what makes it so simple to believe your word as gospel….have I told you lately what a great reviewer you are?—you truly have that rare gift of summarizing and encapsulating any writing without breaking a sweat…..
Thank you….I could read you forever, without boredom.

Kevin C

I agree Celia, I love Alan’s writing which he does extremely well.

Celia

@Kevin C.
Hey, Kevin,
For sure, my friend……Alan caught my eye not long after I started enjying the” The Michael Fairman On Air Soaps”, LOL, that’s a mouthful.
No flowery words….just tells it like it is, yeah!

Beth

So B&B’s 88th wedding for Bridge wasn’t Must See TV? And the return of the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle Part 7 isn’t riveting for fans? I wish that B&B would take some risks, real risks, with story and try to improve the show. I’m a fan of Ingo Rademacher, but he’s floundering right now, unable to get traction, without a potential love interest, and with no real purpose. B&B is in bad, bad shape.

Good for Days, and I’m hopeful GH will improve. Maybe after Y&R stops focusing on Chelsea and her exit, it can go back to compelling storytelling.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

I do wish CBS had more creative control with The Bold and the Beautiful, because Brad Bell needs to be taken out of his positions. His dual role as executive producer and head writer is not working anymore, and a major shakeup is needed to give us something new and amazing! As for Ingo, I love him, but Thorne is not the right character for him. The storyline they’re telling could have been told with Winsor Harmon, and I don’t get why it wasn’t. It was a stupid recast decision by Bell, again, proving he cannot handle what his job is requiring of him right now.

Iakovos

More agreement, Scott. B&B is just in a holding pattern, a do-si-do of bedhopping and improbable romances. Lowest common denominator. No corporate drama. No lasting unions. No romance. What about relevant stories about #metoo or really spotlighting an issue for more than two special episodes. B&B is but empty calories, and not tasty ones at that.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Unfortunately, Brad Bell only does those kind of storylines — a-la the corporate takeover of Forrester, Maya’s transgender storyline, etc. — for Emmy submission. Then, once he’s done that, he goes back to his rinse-recycle pattern of story-telling. He is proof that keeping the same regime for a longer period of time does not always work. Yes, people may like him behind-the-scenes, but he is not the right person to be running the show anymore. I’m hoping that sometime this year we might get a shakeup.

Becky Franklin

Fantastic! This show is on fire as is Ron Carlivati. Loving double, the addition of Tyler Christopher, too many to mention. Love it all. Thanks Ron, cast and crew.

Gibbt

DAYS is tops at storytelling right now. RC has it hitting on so many fronts. GH continues to be hit & miss. B&B is one broken record. It is a recycling of stories & triangles. Y&R is simply awful. The Chelsea exit is insultingly poorly written, with the Jack/Ashley conflict ridiculous. The rest is a long boring slog. CBS needs to dump Mal Young. He’s terrible.

Kevin C

Hi Gibbt, YES, CBS get rid of Mal Young…I will watch for the 45th anniversary to see how he handles faves coming back but Y&R needs HELP BIG TIME, CBS/Sony, wake up and see that Mal Young is not the answer to this once wonderful show and please rehire Jack Allocco and David Kurtz to handle the background music.

Maca

I’m so happy for days I love days!!!!

rpm

Days continues its hot streak! Good for ron and the cast of Days!

Steven

Yes congrats too nbc soap.the best writer ever Ron Carlivati is the best in daytime can u bring back Molly Burnett please racheal Melvin

blake

Great news and Days, and well deserved! Days is the best soap on right now thanks to Ron C and the cast and crew! Days is on fire! I’d love to see Days beat GH in the ratings!

Patrick

can you imagine the buzz and enormity

that Days of OUR Lives is leavening : permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better

it’s REELING… on it’s own

Patrick

i’m gobsmacked… LOL…by being 1 fan rejoicing

this is not a stab in the dark

Ron Carlivati has given me DAYS

Patrick

Truly – from July 19, 2017 ( or thereabout)

ie: Hattie and Bonnie.. to when Bryan Dattilo started his RUN . he’s something

AND every thing in between: Eileen Davidson to Chandler Massey to Ali Sweeney

to current day story. I am still caught up in : Carrie , Anna, and Roman.

such light and delight that the heart warms

Patrick

Ron Carlivati : May your team be ever present in building your dream

Patrick

Salute : ” Like sand through the hourglass… so are the Days or OUR Lives”

bestow the best of show to

Patrick

May , those +117,000 eyes multiply

yeah, I do want , that @GH – KNOW – what affect they are

I celebrate my two shows. they are far and away better than the top 2 @CBS.

bar none GH and DAYS production TEAMS are equivalent

Jaime

I just do NOT like Ron Carlivati nor his constant need to repeat DID stories . Same as what he did on every program he worked on. enough already of rehash Ron. Tyler Christopher is so dull on Days its like watching a man sleepwalking. Taking off his shirt does not make u p for the fact that he is a boring actor.

Mo

I don’t think Tyler is that great an actor either. This is my first time seeing him so I’m surprised considering the hype and Emmy.

Celia

Oh, my!! Be still mine heart…. really, Mo?? I never thought I’d see anyone else say he/she did not give acting accolades to Tyler. I agree with you. I did not like him as Nikolas Cassadine, and I am extremely disappointed in Stefan……falls short for me….hype is right.

Harry

Interesting, Jaime, Mo and Celia.
I sometimes wonder if certain actors are just playing the part in such a way as to reflect a certain brooding, non-emoting personality, or if they just aren’t very good actors. For instance, January Jones was so good at playing the seemingly hollow ice princess Betty Draper in Mad Men. I have not seen January in many other movies or shows so I was never able to deduce whether she was just strongly adept at playing a character who represses her emotions and therefore, comes off cold or if that is just all the actress can play. I mean, in real life you often meet people who seem to be poor actors in their real lives! Does that even remotely make sense?
So, now I learn that Tyler is playing the same part with a different name so perhaps he is not that great of an actor.
Well, good–hope he comes back to GH along with Genie Frances. He worked just fine for me as Nikolas Cassadine.

Rebecca1

I love Tyler, Harry, and I think he’s doing a great job over at Days. I don’t think it’s his acting that’s the problem; they cast him in a very similar role. Like Nicolas, Stefan O (his character) is well-bred, rich, a business shark and cool on the surface. There really wasn’t much room for him to stretch in such a similar role. IF he had been cast as a James Franco “Franco” role and he was still Nicolas-esque; I’d say he had no range. But the role is too similar to lable him one-note.

What he does do in my opinion is deliver his lines very naturally and believably. And just his stance, his gestures, his little nuances whether it’s rocking back and forth when he’s sizing someone up or a raised eyebrow…works for me.

I’d love to see him reprise Nicolas on GH one day. Seems doubtful but never say never. In the meantime I’m really glad he’s at Days.

Jimh

Days is the only soap i watch everyday….i will go back to GH full time once Genie is back full time…Y&R-the actors save this show….not into B&B…but if something ever interest me i will tune in!!!

Celia

The GH thrill is gone, eh, Jimmy—in the same boat, here, my friend, for more reasons than Genie!

rebecca1

Hey Jimh…

I have such a different take on Genie and GH. Yes to Genie. She’s a vet and exudes warmth, hearth, home. For me, that’s almost the problem. Not that I’d want that to change…she’s warm n’ fuzzy. But that’s all she’s been for so long that I don’t tune in for her. She’s nice to see…but they’ve made her grandma way before her time…from her grandmothering role to her clothes. I found most of her scenes pleasant but not must-see TV.

Kevin, on the other hand, has always held my interest. He was always involved in interesting stories…from his wacky (but much loved Lucy) days, to his “troubled” brother…and back to his Lucy/”Doc” days…just always loved him. And, now, even without Laura, they have him involved with Franco…which I enjoy. I hope that Andre is back to stay…but I wonder if he’s going to find his way back to shrinking people at GH…if so, there better be room for TWO psychologists! Love them both!

Back to Genie. So. I get that she was about to embark on her mayoral story. Might have been good; dunno. Even IF they listen to fan outcry (which I can see being a real possibility) and bring Genie back full time, I hope they give her something interesting to do/say because otherwise I just find her scenes like a warm glass of milk…comforting with a resulting yawn….

Debra m

I am so happy for DOOL. They were so close to be canceled and here they are gaining ratings. Hope it continues. Ron has a love for the soaps and it shows. I am also a long time viewer of GH. The show needs improvement, I want it to continue on for years.

Mary SF

I might be in a minority here, but although Days is vastly better than it was I don’t find it as good as some are saying. I am from the school that daytime drama bread and butter was and should be romance and I am finding not just Days, but all the soaps on air right now solely lacking in that department. There isn’t one couple anywhere that I am invested in–even the super couples of old have lost their magic– perhaps I am getting too old that I am missing what passes for romance nowadays, but I find without solid romance, soaps are just prime time wannabes.

Mark

Hello Mary. I some what agree with you. They no longer keep couples together long enough for you to root for them and want to fight for them. I know that drama keeps the soap turning but if you don’t care about the characters then it doesn’t matter if they are together or not. It is not just romance they are missing, it is just everyday happiness they don’t get. They do seem to thrive on the happiness they get from the clam chowder at Brady’s Pub. lol I have watched Days since I was a young kid. I use to watch others but they were canceled or I quit watching because they became boring. I have came close to quitting Days a few times, but I have such fond memories of watching it with my mom and grandmaw. It makes me feel close to them still. If that makes any sense.

Jimh

Romance is dead in daytime….it needs to be revived…no supercouples whatsoever…it also needs some humor thrown in to balance out the bleakness!!!

nancy dillingham

Agree with you, Jimh! Romance is indeed dead in daytime–haven’t seen a truly romantic scene in the longest time. Sex scene, yes–romance, no.
And, yes, needs humor; nothing worse than a humorless soap.

rose

Jimh…absolutely agree. Also add adventure to your list .

Kevin C

Hi Mary SF, I am right with you on everything you said…I am not finding any of the soaps compelling and they have all lost their direction of the hey day of what they were…

robert

Days is on a roll,so entertaining. all B&B is doing is recycling the same stories we’ve seen for years,i can’t take another Steffy,Liam,Hope triangle. GH has been average,i think the show would improve if there was less focus on Sonny. Y&R continues to be a dissapointment,Mal Young has been head writer for 4 months now and i haven’t liked what i have seen Chelsea’s exit story makes no sense and so many of the characters have no direction,why don’t Michael and Lauren have any story?

Ashland22Cripton

Love , love , love what Ron Carlivati has been doing both to and for “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”. The drama is riveting, has been helping to keep me at the very edge of my seat, if you know what I mean.

Ashland22Cripton

I’m loving the twist that not only does it seem like “Abigail” / “Abby” is the one that “did away with” Andre, but also the intertwining of yet this other twist that seems as if “Abby” / “Abigail” has some issues with either “Disassociative Personality Disorder” and / or “Multiple Personality Disorder”.

Celia

An eye-opener, indeed, Ashland. Nice way of putting it, on your part.
I don’t know if I buy it, though….do you, Ashland? Abby never suffered from MPD…..are we to believe it is DPD?
Whatever it is, I don’t remember any given time spent on her ailment…..she sorta-kinda flipped and disappeared.
So, yeah….this is, definitely, a twist. For Abby to transform/morf into Gabi, tells me she is very jealous of her—-perhaps resents Gabi sleeping with her husband—perhaps she envies her popularity as a model, her label.
Abby’s resentment could possibly be manifesting itself in this criminally destructive manner….many possibilities there. ….seems to me Abby wants Gabi to burn.

k/kay

B&B is totally off the track someone needs to step in and Ingo comes off as the new Thorne as creepy! Don Diamont must need a paycheck bad to deal with how they have destroyed his character. The 600 wedding for Brooke the show never has had the ratings Capitol did even when Bill was writing

mike

Now NBC has to step up with at least a 2 year renewal

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Days of Our Lives has gone from my #4 soap to my #2 soap, and that’s due to the creative team of Ron Carlivati, Sheri Anderson and Ryan Quan. Yes, I was skeptical of Carlivati becoming head writer of the soap following his miserable reign at General Hospital and the fact I hated One Life to Live under his regime (in comparing to clips I watched on YouTube, though, I still don’t like that soap), but some time away from daytime has clearly brought some creativity back to him.

Yes, he may be repeating [some] storylines, but I definitely between having the duo of Anderson and Quan to reign him in is helping him out tremendously. I can only hope that this momentum is kept up, and that we can continue to see the ratings rise and sustain themselves, because I do believe NBC might have more faith in renewing the soap again with these ratings in comparison to what we’ve been used to seeing.

However, The Young and the Restless continues to be my #1. They are on fire and are giving me genuine entertainment for a soap opera. So, my order is:

1: Y&R
2: DAYS
3: GH
4: B&B

Iakovos

Third point in your win column, Scott. Don’t you think Mr. Young is just trying to finish out previous stories, hence the shifts and quick finishes recent weeks? I do hope Dina returns I like the soap showed a family dealing with Alzheimer’s and even a wealthy powerful family cannot win. I like Hillary and her machinations. I like the revival of Sharon. I was bummed at the haste of Chelsea’s turn and exit but don’t you sense she has heard from Adam and we are to believe life will go on for them happily away from Genoa City? I was so hoping for a brief cameo Friday of Justin Hartley waiting for Chelsea and Connor. It is time for the Christian paternity secret to be revealed. I think Mr. Young is building and soon there will be a long-term story that will engage all. Eager tosee what this anniversary parade of vets means, yes?

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Mal, to me, is [finally] getting into the stories he is wanting to tell. He inherited a state of a soap from someone who wasn’t in it for the right reasons, and he is. As for the Alzheimer’s storyline with Dina, I do believe it will come back. Marla Adams is still apart of the cast, and with the return of Melissa Ordway’s Abby, I do believe she’ll be popping back up to play. So far, I am loving the pace and direction of The Young and the Restless; it’s what I’ve been saying needs to happen to American soaps for the past few years!

Patrick

Ron C. had 1 1/2 years off between GH & DOOL.

he began his headwriting duties January 2017. which premiered July 19, 2017

so that brings us currently – 7 months and 1 week later.

PER my fave part of your post.

“…I do believe NBC might have more faith in renewing the soap again with these ratings “

Reed
I usually defer to su0000 on ratings matters, but for your eye-rolling pleasure are a few visuals to give you a sense of how things are going six weeks into 2018, courtesy of Soap Opera Network. Days is definitely enjoying a renaissance under Carlivati and the momentum is clearly with them. What does this all mean? Who knows, just keep supporting your shows! And to GH, although much improved, Carlivati is eating your lunch and nipping at your heels, so pick up the pace! 2018 Total Viewers for Week Ending: | 5-Jan | 12-Jan | 19-Jan | 26-Jan | 2-Feb | 9-Feb | YTD Avg Y&R | 4,823,000 | 4,810,000 | 4,840,000 | 4,470,000 | 4,374,000 | 4,448,000 | 4,627,500 B&B | 3,943,000 | 3,935,000 | 3,912,000 | 3,664,000 | 3,591,000 | 3,617,000 | 3,777,000 GH | 2,889,000 | 2,815,000 | 2,732,000 | 2,726,000 | 2,748,000 | 2,685,000 | 2,765,833 DAYS | 2,467,000 | 2,479,000 | 2,531,000 | 2,412,000 | 2,412,000 | 2,529,000 | 2,471,667 14,122,000 | 14,039,000 | 14,015,000 | 13,272,000 | 13,125,000 | 13,279,000 | 13,642,000 2018 Total Viewers Incr/(Decr) Vs. Prior Week Ending: | 5-Jan | 12-Jan | 19-Jan | 26-Jan | 2-Feb | 9-Feb | YTD Avg DAYS | -29,000 | 12,000 | 52,000 | -119,000 | 0 | 117,000 | 5,500 GH | 136,000 | -74,000 | -83,000 | -6,000 | 22,000 | -63,000 | -11,333 B&B | 172,000 | -8,000 | -23,000 | -248,000 | -73,000 | 26,000 | -25,667 Y&R | 23,000 | -13,000 | 30,000 | -370,000 | -96,000 | 74,000 | -58,667 | 302,000 | -83,000 | -24,000 | -743,000 | -147,000 | 154,000 | -90,167 2018 Total Viewers Incr/(Decr) Vs. Prior Year: | 5-Jan | 12-Jan | 19-Jan | 26-Jan | 2-Feb | 9-Feb | YTD Avg DAYS | 76,000 | 127,000 | 238,000 | 152,000 | 163,000 | 320,000 | 179,333 GH | 71,000 | 162,000 | -32,000 | 90,000 | 29,000 | 48,000 | 61,333 B&B | -147,000 | 144,000 | 44,000 | -170,000 | -99,000 | -55,000 | -47,167 Y&R | -161,000 | 123,000 | 177,000 | -297,000 | -210,000 | -96,000 | -77,333 | -161,000 | 556,000 | 427,000 | -225,000 | -117,000 | 217,000 | 116,167
Reed

P.S. visually, it looked better when it was submitted. I was sabotaged by the lack of functionality on this site. An “A” for effort and a “D” for the ratings…where are all of the viewers going?

rebecca1

LOL…It looks great, Reed! Definite A for effort and comprehensive info!

Where are all the viewers going? Millions have jumped ship; too many other boats (cable, etc) in the sea; but that took decades. The remaining ebb and flow….

Patrick

Reed – sincere “Thank You” for all the effort. ESPECIALLY

“…And to GH, although much improved, Carlivati is eating your lunch and nipping at your heels “

Jamesj75

Great work and commentary, Reed! Thank you!

Reed

James, thanks! I’ll rely on you for your wonderful memory of great show moments and the characters that we love anytime! I, however, can generally be trusted with numbers or pithy comments.

Jamesj75

Thanks a million, Reed! And please keep the numbers and pithy comments coming! 🙂

Timmm

Y&R must just have so many more loyal fans? I dont see how this load of crap is STILL #1? Dina and Victor are the only good thing about the show and they are in their twilight years. I like Sharon and Mariah, thats it! Devon is so bad, Hillary has screwed over everyone on the show but somehow will survive. I know, Victor has and still does but he does it to protect his family. Who is Hillary doing it for? HER! Jill is AWOL and Jason Thompson still does nothing for me. And last but not least, Gina as Phyllis is HORRIBLE! She is so mean. That smirk of hers! Who would want to get anywhere near her? And why does she have such anger towards Chelsea? What freakin business is it of hers? I am fine with Chelsea leaving town but I had only wished she would have hit Phyllis with her car on the way out! The show is horrible and mark my words, they will hire back Michael Muhney as the shows night in shinning armor! Thats great but they better have decent writers and a competent EP in place!

Jamesj75

“The show is horrible and mark my words, they will hire back Michael Muhney as the shows night in shinning armor!”:

Timmm, I would be most happy with that!

rebecca1

I don’t watch the show, Jamesj75, but it would be a real slap in the face to the “me too” movement to hire Muhney back. There was enough talk to support the actress who accused him…and the fact that he didn’t sue for defamation says a lot. There are plenty of other actors in the sea; if major film stars can be replaced so too can daytime actors.

Mo

This is awesome. The show has definitely improved since Ron took over so I am glad to see more people are watching. I hope Days moves up in the standings, but one thing at a time. Yay!

xmascarol

Great job days.love the split personality story.I watch the show every single day never miss it.

IRENE M ADAMS

Days,should be #2. I don’t watch Y&R right now,but I just don’t see them ever losing 1 spot. Viewers habits. Days has good stories and good characters. Much for young and older.

Those watching soaps have routines. Days is good enough for me to take break during the day. I did that for Guiding Light to see what Reva was up to.

See writers from GL there.

blake

Agree Irene, Days should be at least #2 in the ratings.

Yeah, Days has Lorraine Broderick on the writing team, she was great writing for Guiding Light and I believe on All My Children.

xmascarol

Great job Days I just wonder how long it will take for Chad to realize that Abby has a split personality.I think sooner or later Gabby will come out in front of everyone.I must say that Marci is doping a great job playing someone with a mental illness. I think she looks better in the dark hair then the blond even my friend said so.I am not to sure though if Vivian will keep her mouth shut about seeing Gabby-Abby.Days just keep up the good work and I jsut bet your ratings will continue to grow.

rose

Getting, growing, and keeping audience is not easy in the soap world. But one thing I do like that CBS does is promote their soaps with teaser ads. Just saw one on CBS (serious) news this morning for Y&R. It get’s me ready for the afternoon show and what’s up with Chelsea and Nick, etc. Wish ABC would do the same for GH.

dolly gordon

if GH is minus 63000 viewers and Days is 117,000 plus, i have to wonder if the addition of tyler christopher to Days made a difference, certainly some of his fans must have followed him, and he is doing an excellent job in the part he is playing…plus Days has more inclusive story lines, interracial, gay, drawing more minority groups to the soap, keep up the good work Days, we dont want to lose you, i still cry over the loss of Another World

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DAYS Preview – Week of May 28, 2018

Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) returns to Salem after murdering a man, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) overhears that a company Stefan (Tyler Christopher) owns is developing a bionic eye that can restore Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) vision.  She asks him for help. Did she make a deal with the devil?

Rob Scott Wilson makes his return as killer Ben Weston.  How will he impact those that he once terrorized, and those that he’s trying to turn over a new leaf for?

Check out these teasers from upcoming episodes of Days of our Lives.

Monday, May 28

Preempted.

Tuesday, May 29

Brady is ready to decide whether he wants to be with Theresa or Eve, but before he can give an answer, he’s thrown a curveball.

Wednesday, May 30

Laura arrives to help Abigail integrate her personalities.

Thursday, May 31

Xander continues to be a thorn in Theresa’s side.

Friday, June 1

Marlena evaluates Ben and tries to determine if he’s telling the truth.

Watch the latest promo for Days of our Lives here.  So, what storyline has piqued your interest the most for next week?  Let us know via the comments section below.

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Marci Miller Shares Sentiments On Her Final Tape Day At DAYS

Today was the last day of the incredible journey of Marci Miller as Abigail Deveraux DiMera.  After two years, the actress decided to not renew her contract after receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination and playing the multiple personalities storyline of Abigail, Gabby, and Dr. Laura.

Here, she shared her sentiments via an Instagram post on her final tape day at the NBC studios in Burbank.

“And just like that, 2 very meaningful years have come and gone. I have been loved so well today. I will miss this cast. I will miss these people. I will miss this place. I am both heavy and light at the same time. Much love to all, you have left just the sweetest impression on me. Xx #Days”

What did you think about the sentiments Marci Miller has shared?  Sad to know it’s Marci’s last day in Salem? Comment below.

 

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DAYS Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

Next week on Days of our Lives, Brady (Eric Martsolf) is in for quite the surprise when Theresa (Jen Lilley) shows up and turns his world upside down again. What will happen when Theresa discovers that Brady and her sister, Eve (Kassie DePaiva) are engaged?Meanwhile, Sonny (Freddie Smith) is in for surprise also, when he realizes Leo (Greg Rikaart) is going to turn the tables on him, after their steamy passionate kiss. And, Will (Chandler Massey) find a new clue in Dr. Rolf’s diary, as Kate (Lauren Koslow) learns her fate in Vivian’s death.

Check out these teasers from upcoming episodes of DAYS below, and then watch the latest promo from NBC. Tell us what storyline has piqued your interest the most via the comment section below.

Monday, May 21

Stefan threatens Abigail with Chad’s freedom.

Tuesday, May 22

Lani has a scare concerning her unborn baby.

Wednesday, May 24

Sonny’s world is turned upside down when he receives stunning news.

Thursday, May 23

Xander taunts Jennifer about her relationship with Eric.

Friday, May 25

Gabi learns a judge has overturned her conviction… but a new problem arises.

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