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Days of our Lives Delivers 20-Month Ratings High In Total Viewers!

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Days of our Lives anniversary week is being capped-off with news from Nielsen Media Research, and in a press release from NBC, touting the 50-year-old drama’s current success!

For the week of November 2- 6, DAYS delivered its most-watched week in 20 months averaging 2,721,000 million viewers for the ratings week.   That performance is only bested by the week of February 17-21, 2014 where the show averaged 2.836,ooo viewers.

In addition, week to week, DAYS grew +10% in women 18-49 (0.87 vs. 0.79 for the week of Oct. 26-30) and +11% in women 18-34 (0.52 vs. 0.47).  Versus the same week last year, DAYS was up +15% in total viewers (2.721 million vs. 2.373 million for the week of Nov. 3-7, 2014), up +49% in women 18-34 (0.52 vs. 0.35), up +6% in women 18-49 (0.87 vs. 0.82) and up +12% in women 25-54 (1.18 vs. 1.05).

In results for the 2015-16 season thus far, DAYS ranks #5 among network daytime series in both the women 18-49 and women 18-34 demos.

With Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove) and Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) wedding, as Bo (Peter Reckell) attempts to get back to Salem,  the Bicentennial celebration, and Abigail  (Kate Mansi) learning Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) is the necktie serial killer, the series was firing on all cylinders.  We anticipat next week’s ratings for this week’s airshows, where Bo and Hope see each other again for the first time in 3 years or more, will also garner some very high numbers!

So, what do you think about DAYS rating performance?  Is it the best daytime drama on television right now?  Did DAYS knock it out of the park for their 50th anniversary?  Are you surprised at the numbers?  Share your thoughts below!

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Patrick
Patrick

“…DAYS ranks #5 among network daytime series ”

I have to believe, this is – very – good news

please give us a renewal notice already

code85
code85

Right own

Jeremy
Jeremy

I expect a two-year renewal. I’ll take five, though! 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeeeees!!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

HI, Mary.
Sounds reasonable and reprehensible, at the same time. I am as suspicious as you are, but not comparable to what was done to Will. From what I gathered, Peter does not want to be part of the show. There were probably many negotiations going on behind the scenes. But, I believe, Guy was just thrown under the bus without much notice. As far as I’m concerned, Guy/Will was stabbed in the back, as it were. I read all these comments about ‘haters hating on Will’ ( which is one of the worst grammatically incorrect expressions in existence). No one wanted Will gone…NO ONE, albeit some of us wanted a recast. The return of Bo has always been ‘iffy’; but, Will? I loved the character. I don’t know if I would compare the two situations…apples and oranges. Just my opinion.

damien
damien

too bad daniel cosgrove was sacrificed for peter reckalls temporary return,,, imo daniel cosgrove s mezmorizing portrayal as aiden s tortured last days were one of the main reasons viewers kept tuning in!… at the very least aiden should ve ran off and not been killed off. hope and aiden were the next ‘ it’ couple!!!

elm51
elm51

instead of tptb turning aiden into a maniac why couldn’t they write hope being torn between bo & aiden – then kick bo to the curb and then bo leaves salem since peter didn’t want to stay on the show……………..

Mary
Mary

That would have been nice. Instead, the writers are going to give fans what they want in the short term. Bo and Hope back together for a few weeks then the rug will be pulled out. All will find out that Bo is dying as a result of what happened to him during his 3 year captivity. He cannot be saved. Since Peter is leaving the show Bo’s death will happen fairly quickly. But the writers will make sure that Hope, Kayla, Steve, Victor, Caroline, Shawn, Ciara, Jennifer, Maggie, John, Marlena, Roman, Brady etc each get to say goodbye to Bo. Then a funeral will be held over several episodes and Hope will truly be a widow. I know it’s not a nice scenario but given what the writers did to Will I am deeply suspicious.

Patrick
Patrick

@Damien; too bad daniel cosgrove was sacrificed for Peter Reckell
@elm51; why couldn’t they write hope being torn between bo & aide
@Mary; Hope will truly be a widow

posts are full of yearn for love and romance… i’m certainly with…

oy! Hope… had it in spades! twice ! w/ Bo and Aiden! and both will be gone

I am so with… that to see Hope torn between both… would have been tantamount to serial recipe

knowing that Hope tragedy of lost husbands…. looms… is heart ache!

if only DAYS production would have written these ideals

argh! this is going to be Kristian Alfonso year… nevertheless!

it’s pretty clear… that the writers have Rafe waiting in the wings !

??? after Bo … after Aiden ???

I will laud Galen Gerring presence and how his character does drive and carry

one of my lady loves ( fancy face) is on a harrowing road

lynn
lynn

I agree their chemistry was great

lynn
lynn

I agree I really liked hope and aiden together

Ray
Ray

The only surprise is that the ratings weren’t higher. I continue to hear from long-time viewers that they can’t wait to watch the show each night. I do not think the ratings are completely accurate. With more than 5,000 fans gathering in Pigeon Forge two weeks ago for the book signing, it seems a lot of fans are not be counted.

The highlights from the shows have been endless. Will’s murder, the return of Sami and Sonny, the dark side of the murders, Aiden’s descent into madness, the emergence of Abby and Chad as a supercouple, Bryan Datillo’s tour-de-force, are just a few of the highlights. In the end, the show realizing the veteran actors is what the viewers have wanted for years Patch, Kayla, Bo, Hope).

I have not watched a soap in years that has been this capivating. Thank you Ken Corday and Greg Meng for making my favorite show the most exciting it has been in years.

Now, let’s see more Theresa and Brady.

Jenni Zemlock
Jenni Zemlock

Problem is many people Fast Forward through commercials on their DVR then the ratings do not count. Also many fans do not have a DVR & will watch on YouTube when they come home which also doesn’t help ratings. I agree ratings are much higher then the ratings sport.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

Theresa and Brady? I mean, hasn’t there been enough of the pairing of those two? I just think it gets a little monotonous with the SAME deal of Theresa being manipulative and Brady being taken in over and over. Also, I am bored to death by Nicole and Daniel.
I DO like the storyline of Ben and Abigal, due largely to the incredible dramatic performance given by Kate Mansi as Abby. I also enjoy the tension between Chad and Ben. I realize of course that the show has other characters, but it’s time to explore other avenues than the same old same old jazz between Brady and Theresa. There are new characters that could be interwoven into the storylines.

lynn
lynn

I fast forward theresa and Brady’s scenes I can see him falling off the wagon again get a clue

Jan
Jan

LUV IT! Been a 50 year view and miss seeing all the oldies but goodies. Bringing BO back is the BEST THING EVERRR !! Luv this Chad, superior acting and I am a grandma!! Ha~

Jan
Jan

OH and having the writers get all “Shonda-rymes” with Aiden, was hard to take. But having his son, Chase, and Ciara grow up literally over night? Come on. Usually they send kids away to school THEN bring them back as teens.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, I love Chad–and Abbi. Great story fraught with storm and drung.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days is real good right now but i hope they tone down the violence soon…glad ratings improved…Andre is a little too cartoonish…seriously, give Patch a makeover…couldnt we have some Julie and Gabi scenes about Nick Fallon…judgement is still out on the teens…how about a triangle involving Ciara-i know she is a teen-with Rafe and Hope kind of like the 70s triangle involving Julie and her mother Addie with Doug!…GH could take lessons from Days…use your vets…tie newbies to the vets…interesting character driven stories that involves the entire cast…i miss Rory and Bev…where is Ann and Maxine…Bo is going to die and Hope marries him in the hospital-my prediction!

Patrick
Patrick

Bev needs to return, pronto!

even if to mix it up and played bad girl… and “lure” JJ

she’s a HOTTIE…. reminded me of a young Cybill Shepperd… ala, the “Last Picture Show”

plus Bev could hook up with the new Australian actor

WE MISS THEM ! Bev… Anne… Maxine anytime now folks… the most interesting character meld with vets….

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

and Rory too!

Mo
Mo

I like Maxine too.

The teens are awful. They cannot act. I was watching Y&R last night and thought the actress who plays Faith is a great actress. Why can’t the Days’ teens act? They are wooden. I hope they will improve, but it’s painful watching them while they try to act their way through scenes.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i hope to see some improvement with the teens…i

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I thought the actress playing Ciara was good yesterday–also the young man playing Aiden’s son. They’ve new on the set; I’m sure they will “jell” with the seasoned cast. I’m giving them the chance.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeees! Mo, I was floored when I saw Faith act like a little adult. I couldn’t believe the ready tears over losing her little brother. This little girl is going places. Her acting was flawless.

Mo
Mo

I’d like to see Ann back too.

Mary
Mary

No a thousand times no!!!

lynn
lynn

Haha Ann and her many wrapped dresses

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Most definitely it is the best soap airing–and it is giving the fans what they want–familiar and beloved characters, suspense, romance, and high production values with music, lighting, etc. And it is telling stories that the viewer can’t wait to see. It is not insulting nor ignoring the longtime, loyal viewers. And, at its core, it is about family.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

and, if you’ve noticed, it’s getting back to its Catholic roots, with Caroline & Bo both saying novenas, and Sami consulting the priest, with the message from EJ in the Bible .. TomSell didn’t even have the traditional Christmas Eve service in the church last year. Nor did they show everybody at Thanksgiving dinner. Remember? Last year’s Thanksgiving episode was Kate & Clyde in bed! My mom always looked forward to seeing the holiday episodes with “the family”. LOL, so glad to see DAYS is back on track! (oh, and I love the return of romance most of all! Chad & Abby are the new super couple, they are hitting all the tropes. Just like Jack rescued Jennifer time and time again, Chad will rescue Abby. I’m swooning, lol)

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

Along these lines, I fully expect that this year’s Christmas episode will include Will’s Christmas Tree ornament “accidentally” (on purpose) being smashed into a million pieces. I’m betting that a Horton dressed as Santa will step on and crush the ornament, to figuratively add another nail to Will’s coffin. However, if the writers really want to appease the vengeful fans, then a lightning bolt from the heavens will reach down to shatter the ornament, as a sign of the Almighty’s complete disapproval of everything about Will. Given the show’s recent track record, it’s most likely outcome will be that Will’s ornament will be disposed of via the most humiliating and offensive method the writers can conceive.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Hey ChandlerFan, that’s very funny, and I know you are hurting at the loss of Will. So sorry. I loved Will too and I’m hoping that somehow the DiMeras will be able to “resurrect” him, as they have so many others, LOL. As for religion vs. gay, does it have to be one or the other? Why can’t DAYS have both? They usually show everybody in the church at Christmas Eve (everybody at the same church, LOL). Will & Sonny were there two years ago. Last year, no, they did not show it. Nor did they show any families having Thanksgiving dinner. It was like TomSell were trying to remove the religious aspect from the show.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It’s nice to see the gains, but the ratings should be way higher!

Potential viewers are missing out on alot of excitement. Please spread the word that these DAYS are to die for!!!!!

blake
blake

Congrats Days! Great news during their anniversary week. Just wait til next week’s ratings since this Monday was the anniversary show.

Hopefully Ken Corday can get that two year renewal for Days that he’s going for.

su0000
su0000

Goes to show;
people like vets returning and suspenseful killings/serial killer on the loose..
Couples are ho hum and not a people graber
but- bringing vets back and dark murders are a winning ticket.

It worked for RC his first 2 years, and it’s working well for Days!
(soap couples, do not entice viewers to tune in..)
Darke intense Drama, and a damned good plot to get involved in is what gets people clicking in.
Favorite character’s, a favorite family, a loved vet, entangled in murder/serial killer putting people on the edge, who is next is what sells tickets..

Patrick
Patrick

character evolve and merit standing ovation… and cumulative cast meld and all the more richer for

Kassie DePaiva, ex-Eve
Daniel Cosgrove, ex-Aiden
James Read, ex-Clyde
Robert Scott Wilson, ex-Ben

Billy Flynn, Chad ! bar none… the best thing going … I say this with all due respect to the cast as a whole… but with the firings of some raw talent.. new energy… newbies let

it’s now up to the veteran pull… to do just that… “reign” IN…
I love them to bits… Kayla, Hope, Bo, and Patch… let’s go! with all the supporting cast afire… frontburner smolder

A Martinez, Eduardo Hernandez… is the most riveting newcomer…

already posted my miss, above : Ann, Maxine, and Bev

my favorite pastime… is a rich beloved feast

wishlisting : Kimberly and Shane Donovan!

Mateo
Mateo

Once the ratings stunts are done is when we will see if this show keeps it’s added viewers. Let’s face it, once the Bo/Hope and Patch/Kayla hype finally dies down I am sure the ratings will go back down for DAYS. The necktie killer story is coming to an end. Caroline’s ridiculous illness story line is over (thank you Christmas gods). Aiden is gone. Eve is going soon. And what do we have left but some really bad teen actors. The new Ciara has about as much talent as my dog’s fleas. She is awful and the new Chase character is pretty lame as well. Didn’t get to see the new Theo enough to make a decision. Joey is okay but what can you do with one actor? We will have a new Sean Douglas soon so getting attached to this actor is ridiculous. Doug and Julie are both rather annoying. Julie is so tired and meddlesome. And let’s face it the actor who plays Doug is in his 90’s in real life. How much time does he have left? Once a show uses all it’s tricks all at once what else does it have. Dr Dan is soon to be no more. They are doing well now due to the return of various old timers but let’s face it, the show has got to be able to maintain that stride and none of the new stories are showing too much promise. I can’t wait till Patch goes back on assignment with the ISA hopefully to get a new eye cause that Patch is like a porn prop.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

Don’t hold back Mateo tell us what you REALLY think – LoL.
I agree though that Caroline and her visions while wearing the red living room drapes was a tad ridiculous.
Nicole and Daniel (to me) are a snooze.
Doug and Julie need to go to a Retirement community and send a postcard to Salem once in a while.
The show will have to concentrate on some new characters for the new year in order to attract some new viewers. All this jazz about “Patch” being back and Bo being back will soon die down. Of course, it hurts me very much that Will was killed off, Sonny left for Paris, Derrick evidently left town to get a job at Del Taco or whatever, and Paul is left adrift telling a raspy voiced John he is glad to be his son. So much for the town’s gay characters.
Yes I do agree that the new Chase and Ciara are pretty lame.
I’m sure the show will take on a new direction for the new year.

James McDonald
James McDonald

I have been trying to watch every episode, but I still wish it was available on cable NBC On Demand. Watching the missed episodes on NBC.com does not do well with the speed that I have.
This week I have been interested in Bo Brady and A. Martinez as “Eduardo Hernandez”.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

DAYS is now available through Roku…It’s a streaming device.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

Yes that’s how I watch it now, through the NBC Ap through my RoKu which is pretty cool – a word of advice though there are some audio technical difficulties and I notice they are loading the ap with more and more commercials.

DAYSfan
DAYSfan

FYI: Days is on the POP channel at 8:00 Mon – Fri

JUDY K
JUDY K

STARTING WATCHING AND REALLY ENJOYING…GAVE UP ON THE BORING BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL…..SAME OLD EVERY DAY!!!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

You are so right about the show being on fire. Daniel Cosgrove was superb as Aiden. I am going to miss him so much. I am very impressed by Rob Scott Wilson. His unraveling Ben is riveting. (Again, makes me so sorry the online All My Children didn’t last longer. I can only imagine what he would have done with Pete if given a chance.) Kate Mansi is wonderful as the terrified Abigail. I can’t wait to see how Chad is going to come to her rescue. And now, Sami has be kidnapped. This doesn’t look good. I am enjoying the show.

Mo
Mo

Keep going up!

Linda
Linda

So Sorry To Hear Of His Passing Prayers To His Family And His One Life To Live Family Wish You Were Back On TV Miss You all

Mo
Mo

You posted in the wrong thread.

Linda
Linda

So Sorry To Here Of MichaeL Passing He Will Be Missed By One Pre To Live Fans May He RIP wish You Were Back On TV Miss You All

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

I feel that Bo and Steve should remain on Days! This will keep the views watching! Love this show! Been watching since 1966!

Calie
Calie

Not only am I enjoying Days, my 17 year old is hooked…on Bo Brady and Hope and Steve and Kayla all these years later. Its magic.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

oh yes, my 13-yr-old gets a big kick out of Bo and Steve! LOL

Dave
Dave

I knew DAYS could do it. They just needed the right team to write and provide vision. Now let’s focus on maintaining or bettering these numbers so they get another pick up through 2017!!!!!!!!

Dave
Dave

Also, if DAYS can fir fire out a way to keep Alison Sweeney, you can guarantee the numbers will go up. EJ anyone???? 🙂

Chris
Chris

All it took was one horrible murder after another. Killing off Will Horton was a long term mistake many new fans are still upset from it. Some may have not liked the Gay story line, but Will and Sonny were a 21st century couple. How are they going to keep up ratings when the 1980 favorites are gone and the deaths stop. The teens are boring to watch. Where will the shows ratings be in a few months?

lynn
lynn

I am not a fan of sami can’t act to me and the actor playing bo cant act be glad when both actors leave

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Days of our Lives Celebrates 54th Anniversary (Photos)

Last Friday, Days of our Lives celebrated yet another amazing milestone in their storied soap history. The long-running NBC daytime drama series turned 54- years young.

To ring in the anniversary, the cast, crew and behind the scenes creatives including head writer, Ron Carlivati and NBC executive, Bruce Evans were on-hand.

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday made a speech filled with history and ‘thank you’s’, and Bruce Evans reminded everyone of how important the characters and the show is, and how it has touched so many lives from generation to generation.

From speeches, to a cake-cutting ceremony, posing for pics, to a tasty green room filled with fun food, the cast patted each other on the back for a job well-done as the show is now breaking new ground with the time-jump that kicked off Friday and plays out more this week and beyond.

Check out some of the celebration in our photo gallery below.

Then, share your congrats to DAYS and what it has meant to you on their 54th anniversary via the comment section,

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Every year at the annual NBC Day of Days event at Universal City, California’s CityWalk, fans in attendance are treated to the premiere of the extended and exciting promo of what’s to come in story in the weeks ahead.

But this year, the promo was even more exciting because it revealed pieces and teases of what’s happened in Salem and to your favorite characters within the one-year time jump that began on last Friday’s episode when Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) woke up out of her coma and learned from Jack (Matt Ashford) that she had been asleep for a year! And … thus begins a daytime first for a drama series.

In the DAYS November sweeps promo, viewers see that Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) have their baby and so does apparently, Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  Then. Jack says to Abigail (Kate Mansi) that she is her number one reporter, while Victor (John Aniston) tells Ciara (Victoria Konefal) she is the future of the family.  Elsewhere, it looks like Kate (Lauren Koslow) is waiting tables?

Meanwhile, Sonny (Freddie Smith) says “I miss him, I miss him a lot.” Who is he referring to? Clyde (James Read) is back and looks to be in an adjoining cell with his son, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson)!  Also in prison are the ladies, Hattie Adams (Deidre Hall) and none other than Eve (Kassie DePaiva)

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Watch the promo for the time-jump below.  Then, let us know what story you are looking forward to most, and finding out how it plays out via the comment section below.

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Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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