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Days of our Lives Tops Over 3 Million Total Viewers For First Time In Nearly 3 Years! Delivers Largest Rating In Key Women Demo In Two Years!

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Days of our Lives, which has been on fired of late creatively, is also seeing it turning into viewers who are jazzed up about the long running NBC soap opera in the coveted and all-important Nielsen ratings!

The folks in Salem have received a wonderful New Year’s present with their latest ratings! In total viewers, DAYS averaged 3.021 million for the week of December 30th to January 3rd, its biggest overall audience since the week of January 31-February 4, 2011 (3.030 million).  DAYS aired as a special on Tuesday due to the New Year’s Eve holiday and was preempted on Wednesday.

DAYS also delivered its biggest week long women 18-49 audience in more than two years and its biggest overall audience in nearly three years, reaching those peaks during the holiday week of December 30th through January 3rd!  For the week, DAYS (1.0 rating, 6 share among women 18-49, 0.6 rating among women 18-34) tied for #6 among network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for #5 in the women 18-34 race.  DAYS averaged 669,000 women 18-49 during the holiday week, its biggest audience in that key demo since the week of November 21 to November 25, 2011 (703,000)

Season to date, DAYS is tied for #6 in the women 18-49 category and tied for #5 in the women 18-34 demo. Season to date, DAYSis up 8% in the women 18-34 category (217,000 vs. 201,000), up 13% in the women 18-49 race (700,000 vs. 617,000), up 13% in the women 25-54 demo (854,000 vs. 758,000) and up 10% in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.6 million).

So, what do you think about the strong showing for DAYS in the ratings?  What do you think about the current state of DAYS?  Is it the best show on daytime right now?   Weigh-in!

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MaX
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MaX

Days is on fire. I haven’t been this excited to watch the show in a long time. This is now the first one I watch everyday.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love it! DOOL is my #1 soap right now. Keep it going. Congrats to all involved on the turnaround!

Jules
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Jules

Superb news!

After the big Kristen wedding reveal and her leaving, I think everyone was concerned how they would keep the momentum going. But they sure have! They have delivered in every way!

Kudos to everyone over at Sony/NBC and DAYS! Great work by everyone involved!

News of the renewal should be following soon…….

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS should get a 3 year renewal. Great characters in great stories that will generate exciting DAYS for many years!!! Our DAYS will turn to everlasting blissful years!!!

Days of our Lives is blowing my mind!!! I love every aspect of my DAYS!!!

These are OUR days! These are OUR lives! These are the days of OUR lives!!!

Days of our Lives is on NBC-The Hourglass Network!

Mo
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Mo

YAY for Days!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

My username says it all!!!

Jen
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Jen

I just started watching Days again this week thanks to EJabby! They have me totally hooked on the show. Nice to see soaps doing so well again in the ratings.

LB0wen
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LB0wen

I am interested again because of them too. For so long I’ve barely watched. I was losing interest. Now, I am glued to it!!! TEAM EJABBY!!!! <3

thrillSeeker
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thrillSeeker

Yep, I’ve dumped Y&R and moved to DAYS. The best soap on TV is on NBC.

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

You got it dude!!!

Georgia Ruffing
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Georgia Ruffing

yep, me too, no more Y&R and on to better (DOL) soon to be #1!!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Welcome!!!

betty stanley
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betty stanley

After the firing of Michael Muhney, from Y&R, Jan. 30th is the last time this Y&R fan will watch. DOOL sounds like a great replacement. Will check it out on Jan. 31st. Good to know.
Thank you once again Michael Fairman for your positive spin on what is really going on. You do good work.

shawn
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shawn

U need 2 check out DAYS, NOW!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Day after day, you are missing great DAYS! Have fun playing in the sand!

Mark
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Mark

I love days so much and look forward to watching every day. The other soaps I sometimes fast forward!!

Lily
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Lily

I think Days is going to stay strong with the stories they are putting forth now. The Ej and Abby affair was a shockingly fun twist that can’t help but make one want to see how it plays out. Nick is he dead or isn’t he (? ) keeps me engaged and I love the sweet romance they’ve put forth with Rafe and Jordan! I’m enjoying they’ve now included Lucas and Sheryl into Jordan’s mystery opening up the canvas to make that an intriguing tale. Great work Days!

denisefan
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denisefan

DOOL is the best of the four network daytime serials thanks to he focus the lead characters — EJ, Daniel, Jennifer, and Abby. Should the writing team create a compelling story to lure Peter Reckells back to daytime and cast a new dashing young actor as Shawn-Douglas, the audience will continue to grow significantly.

Lena
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Lena

Since when did Abby become a lead character?

Jeanie
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Jeanie

Or Jennifer? To me the main characters are EJ, Sami, Nicole, Daniel, Brady and Eric! Who else agrees?

Lauren
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Lauren

Wow, from the comments I’ve been reading Days sounds like the place to go after 1/30 if Michael Muhney has not returned to Y&R. For me, after being a Y&R viewer from day 1 there will be no more Y&R/CBS/Sony. Counting the days….

shawn
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shawn

Come on over 2 DAYS!!! It’s the hottest ticket in town!!

Jules
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Jules

I don’t want to spoil this and say you’ll be free from 2/3 when you come to DAYS, but DAYS IS a WAAAAY better show than YR! You should start watching now because the major stories are just starting up again. It’s the soap to watch for sure!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

It pays to watch DAYS!!!

Paulette Patterson
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Paulette Patterson

I love this show watch it 5days a week. Love the man who plays E.J.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I wish it was on 7 DAYS a week!

Jeanie
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Jeanie

When I’m not watching current episodes I’m watching old ones (particularly ones with EJ – Ejami, Ejaylor but especially Ejole) love Ejole!

lisa
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lisa

Days are great. I have been watching for a very long time. But I’m very upset about Soapnet Channel. Please put this channel back on…

Joyce wells
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Joyce wells

I will not miss one show. I got hooked on it by accident I hated soaps all my life and I’m 71 now catch myself about to pray for Daniel and Eric occasionally Now I can’t catch it on sop net if I can’t watch it at 1 don’t know how to catch it on internet ??

Reed
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Reed

It’s on Hulu also. Check it out there.

Jeanie
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Jeanie

I watch it though facebook – “Days of Our Lives Videos”

Joyce wells
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Joyce wells

I’m hooked !! Catch myself wanting to pray for Daniel and Eric

Ronda
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Ronda

I have been watching days since I was 12 years old I am 59 now. My grandmother got me hooked on this show and I have always loved watching it!!

mary
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mary

Leaving Y&R now that Michael Muhney fired and this sounds like a nice replacement…see you on the 31st.

RJS
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RJS

The Ej and Abby rendezvous has kept me watching and wanting to see more of what happens between them. Good soapy stuff. Keep up the momentum Days, and we will keep watching!

Emily
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Emily

Good for Days!!:) I’m hooked and enjoying it. Have been watching since circa ’83. I like the storylines, how the characters interact/changed up, it flows. For me the rgt amt of drama, soapiness and the shenanigans (brings a little bit of the funny:)

The Abigail and EJ love scene was smoking. I’m not looking at them as a couple per say, but enjoying that twist in the story line. Yowza, when Sami finds out….

Keep it up!!

Kelly
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Kelly

Always has been and always will be my favorite soap!!!

Elaine
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Elaine

Sooo happy that the world is starting to see that daytime tv is still alive!! I have always watched DAYS but the s/l’s are sooo intriguing, it’s better than most shows at night! I love the Eric and Nicole love story..who doesn’t want to see a priest–who was drugged and raped by his future sister in law and accused his first true love of raping him–end up falling in love once again!???!! This is pure soapiness at its best!!! Keep it up DAYS:)

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Woot woot! Days has been doing so well! Between the Daniel-Eric-Nicole love triangle-ish stuff to the shocking but very hot love scenes between EJ and Abigail. Now, with Rafe and Jordan getting together and Lucas getting more scenes with Sheryl, things are only going to get better.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…The folks in Salem have received a wonderful New Year’s present with their latest ratings! ” Isn’t this a further testament… to how good it is to be : in Salem! yes it is! Ta-Da! there is no cast shock… no bait and switch… no waiting for story advancement, comparable to the other 3 shows… the whole cast expertly weave themselves throughout the canvas… and I’m giddy and can watch the whole hour… and still dream… along Days of OUR Lives… for Year 2014… will reign us all in… for intrigue… awe… and fascinate us with the actors skills… and… Read more »

Jeanie
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Jeanie

In my personal opinion “Days” always was the number one show! Got hooked with Ejaylor and now just can’t wait for each episode – and OMG isn’t it exciting now!!! Love Nicole, Daniel, Eric triangle but can’t WAIT to see what happens with EJabbie!!
PS – have never like EJami (although I do like Alison Sweeney, just not her character)!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

DOOL, my favorite soap. So, so happy.

Breaking News

Melissa Reeves Has NOT Been Fired From Days of our Lives

A technical error caused a bit of a firestorm on Monday night, and a retraction early Tuesday morning when an item appeared most notably on TV Line’s partner’s feed, Yahoo News, that had a headline stating that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) had been fired from Days of our Lives.

If site visitors and readers looked closely, there were actually two versions of the opening line that appeared.  One of which was noting that Reeves was apologizing for “catching heat” from co-stars and fans for backing a post by Candace Owens that was Anti-Black Lives Matter, and the other one that she was fired from the NBC soap opera.

TV Line early Monday morning issued this statement to clarify what happened and confirmed that Reeves had NOT been fired from DAYS: “Due to technical error, a story was briefly published on TVLine on Monday evening — and has since surfaced on several of our partner feeds, most notably Yahoo — that erroneously claims Days of Our Lives has fired Melissa Reeves. The story is false. Melissa Reeves has not been fired from Days of Our Lives. In the meantime, we apologize for the error.”

So, what do you think of the mix-up? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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