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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.

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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?

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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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