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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

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Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

It was great to see the Daytime Emmys televised. Hoping next year we can see all the glamour again. Seeing Susan Lucci makes me miss All My Children so much!

Demaris Burleson
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Demaris Burleson

I was so happy to see it on network TV. Also happy it didn’t run overtime but I did miss seeing actors on the red carpet. Maybe next year.

Jennifer Wardle
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Jennifer Wardle

I’m so pleased that the show came back to network television, even though it had to be virtual this year. I’ve really missed seeing it the last few years; and hope it will continue to be broadcast going forward.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

It was cheap. it was weird. At times entertaining. At times thoughtful. At other times boring. I still watched the entire show but never fully warmed to the format. If it’s televised again will I watch. Yep.

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

What did you expect with the problems we’re facing with the COVID-19? Did you even think about that?

Rodd
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Rodd

Just so happy it was back on broadcast networks again. (Thank You, CBS!)

I thought the show was put together well given the circumstances.

Here’s to next year!

SZima
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SZima

I finally got around to watching the Emmys tonight, 2 nights after the fact, and it was…OK. Nothing can compare to a live show, and obviously none of this show was done live. Everything was pre-recorded and edited together to create the final product. That did make things run smoothly, and there was none of the constant “over-talking” that happens on all the live Zoom shows. However, the hostesses oddly did not congratulate the winners by name, because when they taped their segments they didn’t know. And it was weird that the hostesses didn’t talk to each other at all.… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

I recorded and fast forwarded through segments I didn’t like. I was glad to see it back on TV.

T Nola
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T Nola

The only reason they got these numbers was probably because of the coronavirus. More people then ever are home with nothing to do during the day then watch daytime tv. I wouldn’t expect similar numbers next year unless the coronavirus is still around…

dzzdzz
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dzzdzz

Heck I wasn’t aware it was being televised or I would of tuned in. This is what happens when it’s not advertising, commercialized, or notified. Nobody knows nothing just from internet. Of course since they have taken most daytime soap off network and the Covid-19 messing with our programs, I have switch to antenna tv. cancelled cable.

clb
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clb

Kudos to CBS for doing a great job despite COVID in bringing a virtual showing during prime-time to recognize daytime. CBS certainly took the night with the top awards. Next year should be even better. Thanks again CBS! But ratings would have been higher with better advertising.

gh#1
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gh#1

Hope Covid is gone next year and the Daytime Emmys will again be broadcast on Network Tv. Frankly, the virtual version was disappointing. I watch to see my soap stars and all the celebrities in attendance. This was all hosts all the time. Except for a few presenters only the winners were seen. I had to work so I recorded it and fast forwarded through it. Thanks for the effort but I hope this is the last time this format is needed.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Days of our Lives Shuts Down Production For Two Weeks Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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FRIDAY: Knots Landing Cast Reunion On Tap From ‘Stars in the House’

Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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