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DAYS Only Soap to Gain In Viewers Versus Same Time Last Year; Tops GH In Key Demos!

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The ratings are out for the week of May 7-11.

The Bold and The Beautiful gained the most total viewers for the week with +38,000.  General Hospital was the only other daytime drama to gain total viewers, up +2,000.

However, when looking at the ratings picture overall, it is Days of Our Lives who is almost at +300,000 more viewers versus the same time last year, and it looks to have the healthiest future.

Days, once again, is nipping at the heels of GH for the 3rd spot, (Days last week held the #3 spot in total viewers).  The NBC drama has already past GH for the number three spots in the key womens 18-49 and 18-34 demos.

General Hospital also received more bad news.  It scored a new low in women 18-49 total viewers, and it has tied a low in the women 18-49 ratings share.  As well, GH tied an all-time low for the third week in a row in the women 18-34 ratings share.

Meanwhile, Y&R, which is still the ratings juggernaut soap-wise, lost another -13,000 viewers for the week.  They’ve also tied a low in households for the second straight week, and they’ve also tied a low in the women 18-49 ratings share.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings – via SON

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers

  1. Y&R 4,076,000 (-13,000/-92,000)
  2. B&B 3,265,000 (+38,000/-196,000)
  3. GH 2,290,000 (+2,000/-35,000)
  4. DAYS 2,238,000 (-63,000/+292,000)

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap opera?  Which show are you most disappointed by? Which show are you most excited by? What do you think could be done to infuse your favorite daytime drama with some additional excitement?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Lucy D
Lucy D

GH deserves the trouncing it’s getting. The show has long ignored the fans pleading to give us less Sonny & Carly. And it has just gotten worse. They bring SB back and write the WORST story for his return. The triangle of boredom and passivity. And worse of all Peter/Henrick is on almost every day in a story that destroys the background of one of GH’s most beloved characters. And the actor is HORRIBLE

dmr
dmr

THANK YOU, LUCY D! I agree with you a 1,000%! Not only do a lot of viewers ask for less of Sonny and Carly; but, what do we get in response-Laura Wright’s out of work, live-in boyfriend, Wes Ramsey, on EVERY SINGLE DAY, in one of the most atrocious storylines ever retold! What makes it worse, is that the boyfriend can’t act! He thinks he is reciting Shakespeare-it’s dreadful. Also, Jason returns, and it is BORING-CENTRAL!

robert
robert

they really messed Jason’s return up. it should have lit the show on fire and instead it turned into the Peter show

Jen
Jen

I came back to GH after years away when Steve Burton returned but quickly stopped watching. I didn’t recognize most of the characters and they just didn’t grab my attention. I saw Tamara Braun and wanted her to be Carly again or at least interact with Maurice Benard but nothing. And I saw zero chemistry between Sam and Drew but tons with Sam and Jason. The story moved so slowly even if Sam and Jason finally got back together it wasn’t enough to hold my interest. Can’t believe Michelle Stafford left Y&R and the #1 soap for an also ran character like Nina on what is alternating now as the lowest rated soap. I’ll be sticking with my CBS shows where I recognize the cast.

su000
su000

”’Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings”’
It could All be a game changer if ratings were actual numbers..
A great many do not and can not watch ‘Live’ or ‘Same Day’

Media is watched at will, these days, and I’d bet a great many watch their soap next day, weekend binge, after midnight, etc,
I have never accepted the numbers as accurate viewers.

Still- GH needs to clean house and bring in writers that understand what GH was and should be.
GH is not even near what it was, its core, it’s heart and soul of old.
This FLUFFY version of GH has been its slow death.
(also- General Hospital has become Lazy, very Lazy)

tidbit/ RC is the youngest writer and that shows as obvious.
Also- RC is a brave writer.
days will take over GH, wait for it.

aria
aria

I wish i could put my finger on whats making GH viewers tune out, i still love the show but i even recognize that its lacking something. for me what the show needs to do is refocus and fine tune a few things and get rolling again . heres my list of what they need to do.

1. bring back genie francis and give her a big storyline like they did w/ SB from the get go….
2. peter august got to go. i mean i love seeing finola hughes front and center but not in this storyline.
3. the sam and her two horn dogs (drew and jason ) is boring as hell too, these two act like she’s the last cold coke in the desert,
4. i want to see Elizabeth more, she would of made jason return more interesting if she was more involved, her interactions w/ jason have been limited to that of an acquaintance. i saw a glimmer of hope today when liz and franco were planning their wedding and franco asked liz bout her never seen family( her parents, sister sarah and even hayden now) hopefully something is coming down the pipe involving the webber family) so heres to hoping..

Patrick
Patrick

#3. I love when Drew pointed out to Jason.. ie: about whom Sam will be with. as he points out to JAson about “being” the NOBLE ONE. ???? what the? where’s the fight… when this trio lacks SO MUCH PASSIONISTA. don’t bother. geez! perhaps it’s Sam mode to be subservient any way. as she ogles Jason EYES… get it … okey dokey. MOVING right along.. WOW was this a big HIT … wink wink.. 4th and last place. Hey Frankie goes to Hollywood. you placed a lot of hoopla .. all your “eggs’ in one basket… cut the NOBLE histrionics.. why should Steve Burton be so amenable OR catered two. GH will feature the trio of Spinelli, Sam , and Jason… turning .. let them burn

WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT HIT ?!?! Jerry Jax?!?! Helena is still alive ? PEOPLE these “Villains” are so old… never wooden.. but .. will not serve the desired demographic… 18-35 ? oh well. GH had that chance with Valentin. now he’s taken a beating . taking the blame for Anna son… and mucking up his marriage once again… oh that stung… as Nina tells him… LEAVE while your daughter still LOVES you. that hurts

so what will Frank VAlentini do? FIRE Shelley… I don’t know that Chris added any thing either.

what I’ve posted must mean ??? no matter how much posts have lamented how GH was not being served by Ron Carlivati… PEOPLE it’s been 3 years.. under Frank /Shelly / JEan/ Chris…

in one year.. Ron Carlivati @DAYS has WON the triple crown PLUS supplanted GH. no small feat. at this time… RC couldn’t have crashed GH… in three years.. Frank Valentini did this

Patrick
Patrick

#4. @GH. DUMP Roger Howarth… rehire Robin Christopher PRONTO. Rebecca Herbst as Liz Webber is all the SPARK Intrigue.. from the get go you NEED. YOU SAW this happen with Jake Dow. that’ Billy Miller. sumptuous… heated trigger. I feel like these posts are for naught. as I’ve posted.. are these writers even up to the challenge ? PEOPLE. under Frank Valentini regime: it’s been 3 years and no go. this cast has been so heralded.. so “desired” . LOOK outside the box… FIRE THE Corinthos’ . Plus Franco and Finn… FRESH…. simply means.. start writing for the cast

su000
su000

hi aria..
your list of what GH needs is not mine lol
-Genie/Laura- I do not like the character and I’m ok with her being gone.
-I really like Peter and am waiting for his next chapter.
– Elizabeth is Boring, a stale character.
– I agree with you on ” sam and her two horn dogs (drew and jason ) ” LOL they are so not entertaining.
I hope Drew never ever has to be put with Sam again, she destroys the Drew character by making him stale.

dmr
dmr

Aria, it’s time to cut ties with Parking Lot Pete. He’s one of the worst hires in one of the worst rewrites in history. # 3 made me laugh, “last cold coke in the desert!” hahaha

robert
robert

congrats to Days. it is the only soap putting on quality tv right now. GH needs to realize that the Peter,Franco and Nelle show ain’t working,the show needs change. Y&R is boring.

Suzie RM
Suzie RM

When they let Genie go they lost me and a lot of other viewers. Things have continued to go downhill since then . Very sad

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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Days of our Lives Peggy McCay Passes Away

One of the greatest actresses, and one of Days of our Lives most beloved cast member, Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away.

According to reports, Peggy passed away in her sleep on October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.  Peggy’s close friend, Denise Kiel Smith broke the news on social media on Twitter relating: “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…  Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life. If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”

One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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