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Days Of Our Lives Hits Over 2-Year-Plus High In Total Viewers!

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The messy nuptials of Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson) certainly got viewers tuning in to the long running NBC soap opera Days of our Lives! 

Shortly after the series celebrates its 48th anniversary, DAYS delivered the reveal and fallout of Kristen’s scheme of getting Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) in bed, which was shown to the the attendees in the church for the wedding thanks to Victor (John Aniston)with an assist from Marlena (Deidre Hall)!

For the ratings week of November 11-15th, the wedding shocker and its aftermath, generated  DAYS highest total viewer numbers since February 2011!

According to an NBC press release,  “In total viewers, Days of our Lives averaged 2.845 million persons for the week, its highest week long average since the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2011, 33 months ago, during which it averaged 3.030 million viewers.”

In addition, for the week versus the same week last year, DAYS was up 21% in the women 18-34 race (211,000 vs. 175,000), up 19% in the women 18-49 demographic (651,000 vs. 549,000), up 17% in the women 25-54 race (803,000 vs. 688,000) and up 18% in total viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.4 million).

So, what do you think about DAYS impressive numbers from the fallout of Brady and Kristen’s nuptials? Did you tune-in and enjoy the events that transpired in story?  Weigh-in!

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David Fournier
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David Fournier

Great news for Days of Our Lives. Glad to see it up. ABC also released a press release looks like a great week for General Hospital as well “General Hospital”: (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) “General Hospital” climbed to an over 2 year high in Women 18-49 (753,000/1.2 rating) and over 2 and a half year high in Women 25-54 (1.00 million/1.6 rating), placing a solid #2 in the demos, and set a near 11 month high in Total Viewers (2.98 million) – since weeks of 8/15/11, 3/21/11 and 12/24/12, respectively. Furthermore, “General Hospital” ranked as the #1 program in daytime… Read more »

Elhu
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Elhu

Thanks for the good news about GH David, much appreciated!!!! It truly has been climbing in the ratings!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

wouldn’t it be nice, to rest, knowing… an ABC or NBC show was #1?

Happy DAYS “IS” it: thank god

Joshua
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Joshua

So over the past 48 hours, Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital have been shattering records?

And Young and the Restless? Still a mess?

Mara
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Mara

So women over 54 don’t matter to viewing numbers? Hmmm. And we have lots of disposable income. Maybe I’ll stop watching TV. Online soaps are pretty good.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

It was the best soap that week, and continues to be good…keeps it up it could well trade places with GH for third place again unless Robin finally reveals herself to Patrick on GH and then itl go back to third…but thats if Patrick and Sabrina dont marry and go on honeymoon first or Faison stops her…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Back in Aug.(i went back several months to research because i seriously needed to refreshion my memory which is affected by some medical problems i have and i dont want to make any more mistakes, like i did recently in my comments, if i can help it)I noticed in my research this past summer i had mentioned i would like to see Kelly Sullivan join Days as Kristen and i still feel the same…with E.D. gone back to Y&R id say recast with Kelly Sullivan(if willing and avaible) unless E.D. is able to return to wrap up the role. I… Read more »

ricardo
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ricardo

yes i said that, as well a couple of weeks ago. recast kristen dimera with kelly sullivan ex connie gh. she would be wonderful as kristen dimera. kelly is a terrific actress. gh made a huge mistake, in firing kelly sullivan.

Patrick
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Patrick

you know… Eileen Davidson is watchable in any role… at this point… be it Y&R or DAYS. selfishly, I want for DAYS. it occurred to me as of late: DAYS Kristen… from the get go … always has to fight for herself, be on guard… from everyone in Salem… you know… in a constant.. yeah, it’s me… so ?!?! would that be a tough grind… day in and day out… always, not having to prove herself to me… but to the audience… heck… the halo-ed brethren of Salem get in a mood… that’s impenetrable. DiMera’s further story… for a REASON.… Read more »

These_Eyes
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These_Eyes

Bravo Days! Last week was excellent. Greg Vaughan was outstanding!! Eric Martsolf was the best I’ve ever seen him. Arianne Zucker – what can I say – she breaks your heart with all her scenes. John Aniston was delicious and needs to be seen more. Deidre Hall – her reactions and her emotion shone through her scenes. And finally, Eileen Davidson, the queen of vengeful, psychotic, tortured women who can have you cheering for her one minute and appalled at her actions the next. All of these actors deserve an Emmy nod for their portrayals and Days deserves Best Soap… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Loved Days last week everyday was great my fave day was the Ejami fight when Sami kicked EJ out of bed classic acting from Ali and James but I have to say the whole week was great magic acting from Eileen, GV and EM and AZ and DH it just a marvellous week that Brady and Eric punch up was brilliant to watch.

Jules
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Jules

More! More! As always, I am so happy for the success DAYS is having with these imaginative and wickedly entertaining and crazy stories. I hope they continue to climb in viewership. They really and truly deserve it! Congrats to everyone involved!

……And I believe they’re up for renewal in January. This was a mighty fine time to have this press release with this news!

Patrick
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Patrick

“oh, god” thank you Jules for the news… ie: renewing…

I hope

repeat…. thee networks… cannot survive without at least ONE (1) soap in your daytime line-up

DON’T Mess with

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Loved it. Days always bring it for sweeps week and this Nov did not disappoint. I am also enjoying the fallout. I laugh myself silly today seeing Fr. Eric outfit. I guess a suspended priest wears all grey and when he gets defrock he can wear colors again LOL. And Victor’s exchange with Marlena was pure gold. These things might have the impact as a big reveal, but they are as much of a reason as the grand stuff as to why I like this show.

Max
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Max

Eileen Davidson created quite a unique character in Kristin Dimera. She will definitely be missed and I am Looking forward to her next go round on the show.

Mark
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Mark

Love love LOVE Days!!!!

Jack Parkins
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Jack Parkins

Well of COURSE the existing soaps are doing well. Not to suggest that Days of Our Lives isn’t a fine show because it most certainly is, but there are so few soaps to choose from that the very few that have been lucky enough to survive are doing just great. Some people are saying that soaps are a dying genre, but it seems to me that NBC is doing just great with Days of our Lives and CBS is doing well with their shows, and ABC’s General Hospital is pulling in the numbers. Don’t mean to go off topic here… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

Move on already and come back to planet Earth please. AMC is done and is NEVER coming back to ABC. Even if ABC bought back the rights (rather unlikely at this point) where exactly would ABC put it? Dream on. Like it or not, ABC seems very happy with The Chew. Its ratings are growing and are at least on par with what declining AMC pulled in its final years on ABC. Plus, it’s much cheaper to produce, so ABC seems to be making more $$$ in that time period. Please try to understand that already. Yes, the four remaining… Read more »

Jack Parkins
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Jack Parkins

Nick, I work in Cancer Research trust me I am acutely aware of the hazards of being on, as you call it, “planet earth”. I am not, as you phrase it, “intolerant” of someone who enjoys a cooking show. ABC-TV did not even consider, to the best of my knowledge, experimenting with a different model of the iconic ALL MY CHILDREN, as in trimming the episodes down to a half hour or presenting it as a one hour a week night-time Program. I completely agree that, unfortunately, at this particular point in time it is unlikely that it will resurface.… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

Best show on the air right now period! GH is a close second but I prefer Days! GH has surface plot device edge of your seat moments, but with the exception of the Robin stuff it is fluff, don ‘t get me wrong I love GH, but I find the storylines on DAYS to be much deeper and more complex these days.

Patrick
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Patrick

I have to agree:

Days is: focus… innuendo, nuances, delivery, reaction, further intrigue… must see TV

GH: on par with, surprises…? bait and hook… and it’s more than that.. makes Serial FUN.. whereas:

my days is serious, quality, my own investment… delivery, I like my imagination with… whew…

deservedly, #1 and #2, your call

ricardo
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ricardo

Yes yes wonderful news. i love days of our lives. to bad eileen davidson left the show, i will miss kristen so much.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS has been great, is still great and will continue being great!

My username says it all.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Shows what sustained suspenseful simmering storytelling combined with strong acting, attention to history, and involvement of others on the canvas can do. We as an audience follow along and gather for the payoff!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…gather for the payoff!”

pressing for DAYS: get a load of cashola and BIG SHOW: Donovans’ and Brady clan.

Shane
Kimberly
Theresa

what a coup and MUST cull meaty material from

dina
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dina

please cancel days of our lives, it will be cancelled in 2015. i know that for a fact. just keep general hospital and young and the restless. they are better soaps.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

You’re crazy to think DAYS fans would support YawneR if DAYS is dropped. DAYS viewers are accustomed to edgy entertainment. Daring daytime drama is where it’s at! Not dimwitted dull crap like YawneR! Be careful what you wish for! If DAYS drops dead, then they all will die!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

DOOL is my favorite soap currently and I am so happy for its ratings. I hate both GH and Y & R and hope both bite the dust ASAP.

jonathan
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jonathan

are you crazy. gh is going know where. gh is on fire right now, look at the ratings. young and the restless got renewed for 3 more years. one thing i do agree with you, is days has been really really good lately.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

No, I am not crazy. If I was, I would not have earned a Ph.D. degree at age 29 and been a successful tenured University Professor for the past 11 years and still gainfully employed. You have your opinion and I respect that. But, I have a mind of my own and my opinion.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Are your students crazy for DAYS? How big is DAYS on campus? How and when did you become a fan? I’m looking forward to your reply. Happy Thanksgiving!

Brenda
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Brenda

I started watching Days during this week because I kept seeing people talk about how good it was on twitter. I was not disappointed. I’m definitely going to keep watching.

Derek
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Derek

Great to hear! Welcome to Days! It’s a great show, and deserves its ratings.

kay
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kay

How do you know that “for a fact?”

bettyrj
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bettyrj

You go, Days!!!! I’ve been watching Days for 47 years and have never been bored! Some storylines stand out more than others but it is on fire!!! The fallout of the Kristen/Brady is reverberating throughout Salem and beyond. Will Kristen be found, only to make more trouble than she already has? I will miss Eileen Davidson but not Kristen. The storylines and acting have been phenomenal. The only one that I don’t like is Jennifer/Daniel. Keep up the good work, Days! You’ve got my tv and dvr tuned in every day. Wouldn’t miss an episode!

robert
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robert

Days was the soap of the week last week.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

LOVE THIS! DOOL finally getting the love they deserve. This show has been rocking! When I go to my DVR DOOL has been my first pick for weeks, GH a close second and sadly, I’m two weeks behind on Y&R (but that’s no reflection on the talented actors). I don’t watch B&B but am always happy for their fans. Lots of soapy goodness on daytime tv.

Patrick
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Patrick

Excellent Read!

we have the same soap musts:

#1 DAYS
#2 and nipping at Salem heels: GH
#3 Y&R – I’m at a loss for how to help Genoa City – but: it’s a treasure trove
#4 B&B – could never disbend my belief to watch millionnaires

3 soaps giving and getting ALL TIME big numbers

Cheers

Patrick
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Patrick

I LOVE my Days of OUR Lives! I press how good and excellent Salem Lives! Yes… Yahoo… Always true to DOOL. a recap from another post I share again: LOL… I cherish the passion we fans have it’s so true… I’ll be nesting through thick and thin… with these 4 staples… and last remaining… TREASURES’ example: after all the Kristen, DAYS hoopla… congrats to DAYS for through the roof 2 year HIGH… spike in ratings… ploy….. for sweeps…. I’ll take it. one can’t help but think… about our keen awareness of how soaps and television operate… so… lo and behold…… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

The Kristen-Brady-Eric story climax was a blast!

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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