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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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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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