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Hollywood Union Contracts are Fighting for More Transparency with Streaming Data


Since Days of our Lives move to the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock, it has been hard for those on the inside, and those on the outside, to understand the metrics of just how well the series is doing in its latest home, after leaving network television and NBC.

Well, not only Days of our Lives, but every other streaming show or series you love, has not had accessible information.  That is just part of what many members of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) were asking for in their current negotiations … more transparency in streaming data.

In a report via The Wrap, it details how the DGA was able to secure significant increases in residuals and tie them to future worldwide subscriber growth for streaming services in their proposed new contracts.

However, some members of the guild wanted the DGA to push the streaming services to come forward with more viewership data, and this has been a common-theme and issue among all the Hollywood unions including SAG-AFTRA and the WGA.

Now, there have been some title listings by Nielsen on the most watched TV and films on streamer services. However,  that’s a far cry for how viewership numbers have not been shared, even to the creatives at the shows themselves.

David A. Goodman, chief negotiator and former president of WGA West expressed, “At some point, the streamers are going to have to divulge more of this data if they want to attract advertisers, but right now they are just not budging.”

DGA members will vote on the current proposed contract through this Friday evening.

Meanwhile, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have have insisted that they will not feel forced to strike a deal such as the DGA has with the AMPTP, especially if there is no transparency in streaming service data as well as their major sticking points.  The Writers strike has now been on-going for over 50 days with no current end in sight.

Wouldn’t you like to know how Days of our Lives stacks up in streams and viewership count on Peacock? Wondering how it’s doing after its move from NBC? Would you like to see how your favorite streaming series are faring? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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I would like confirmation that DOOL is doing well on Peacock. I had heard that it is in the top ten shows. It’s my favorite show and I’m still angry that NBC took it out of their lineup. I want to watch Days of our Lives for many more decades to come, I love it!

I’d be curious just to see how steep the drop in viewings was when the “Bo & Hope” bait & switch suddenly morphed into deranged idiot newbie Colin & this ridiculous dragonshit Abe amnesia storyline.

Exactly. I was so disappointed in the Bo and Hope homecoming. It could have been written so much better. They should have reunited and sailed off into the sunset.

Exactly, Satan. Also, I’m totally bored and nauseated by the one-dimensional Megan character. If she could grow facial hair, you just know she would be twirling her moustache. She is thus front and center in these tedious family gatherings at the DiMera mansion, where the sniping dialogue is painful and the alcohol gratuitous. (Look, the wine cellar set is getting some use for the umpteenth kidnap victims.) At least Abe is currently surrounded by harmless, quiet cats…

How is it that the so-called “secret room” isn’t the FIRST place everybody looks whenever somebody is “missing”??

Is there anybody in Salem that doesn’t know about this room by now?

Simply put: YES.

It’s hard for some of us that can’t afford to have rocu or cable or internet or any of that stuff

I am a long time viewer of Days of Our Lives. I was devastated when I found out that it was going off NBC until I found it on Peacock.please set up a way for viewers to vote to keep it. It is my favorite.

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Donna Mills, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson to Appear in Lifetime’s 80s and Soap-Themed Holiday Movie

Wowza! Now here’s a line-up of soap opera and primetime favorites all in one movie! Coming up for the holidays, Lifetime has revealed they have an 80s and soap-themed film starring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing, General Hospital), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing and Dynasty), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest, SFT, DAYS et al) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Filmed earlier in 2023, Ladies of the 80’s is said to follow five soap opera divas (how fun and perfect!), as they reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera!

In story, the producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), who happen to be old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together.  

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the five leading ladies, the cast also includes: Days of our Lives favorite Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy), Alec Mapa, and Donna Mills’ real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, plus 80s heartthrob, Christopher Atkins.

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There is even a Ladies of the 80’s theme song, performed by none other than 80’s pop star, Tiffany!

In a statement on the project, the movie’s EP Larry A. Thompson shared: “The opportunity to bring together Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda and Nicollette, five powerhouse women into one holiday movie, has been like finding the perfect gift under the Christmas tree.”

The official airdate of the holiday movie will be revealed shortly in the networks’s A Wonderful Lifetime Holiday movie schedule. Deadline first shared the news.

What do you think of this upcoming soap opera-themed movie featuring Donna, Linda, Nicollette, Morgan and Loni? Comment below.

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DAYS and Y&R Favorite Zach Tinker Starring in New Film ‘Beneath The Light’

Zach Tinker, who soap fans love as Sonny Kiriakis on Days of our Lives and Fen Baldwin on The Young and the Restless, is currently in production on his latest film role.

In the horror flick, Beneath The Light, which is currently shooting in Lorain, Ohio, stars Zach as a troubled young man who takes a job at an abandoned lighthouse hoping to reconnect with an old friend – daughter of the lighthouse’s current owner (John Pyper Ferguson).

Isolated, with no way to return to shore, he falls headlong into a series of mysterious and frightening experiences that make him question his sense of reality and confront his long-standing anxiety and memory gaps. A budding romance provides comfort, but the key to his redemption lies with the lighthouse owner and the unexpected bond they share.

The film is being shot under a SAG-Interim agreement during the actors strike and recently locked in Tinker, Ferguson and Anna Nicole Chavez as its leads.

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The indie feature film project includes a novelization and online mystery game tie-in at

The creatives behind the camera include: Los Angeles-based producer/director John Baumgartner who hails from Lorain, and his producer/co-writer, Cindy Seng, from neighboring Amherst, Ohio.

So, looking forward to seeing the ever-popular Tinker in ‘Beneath The Light’ when it drops? Miss him as Days Sonny or Y&R’s Fen? Comment below.

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Emily O’ Brien Confirmed as Theresa Donovan Replacement on Days of our Lives

At the end of the October 2nd episode of Days of our Lives, and during its closing credits, Emily O’ Brien was listed in the cast playing the role of Theresa Donovan, which confirms the rumors that Emily is taking over the role from Jen Lilley.

So, what does this mean for O’Brien? Does this mean she is exiting her role of Gwen Rizczech, a part she has played since 2020? It would seem so, but this is DAYS after all, so anything is possible.

As the backstage story goes, Jen Lilley, who had played the role of Theresa on and off since 2013, wanted to appear for a limited-run to be a part of the memorial service episodes for Victor Kiriakis, and honoring the late, John Aniston. Lilley often shared scenes with Aniston.

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In speaking with on the situation, Lilley thought she was taping episodes during a 3 to 4 window in which she made herself available. However, DAYS actually wrote more episodes of Theresa’s story, and had decided to recast the part with O’Brien  Later, when Jen was told who the actress is, she was a bit mystified as they also told her that the show would put the actress in a blonde wig, because O’Brien was a brunette.

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So, are you excited to see Emily as Theresa? Have you enjoyed her as Gwen? Share your thoughts on this DAYS casting switcheroo via the comment section below.

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