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‘NBC News Daily’ Hits Rock Bottom In Ratings Premiere Week

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While networks have seen a collective erosion over the years of the soap opera viewing audience, they are still the most loyal and fierce of any entertainment genre.

With NBC’s decision to take Days of our Lives off of the network after nearly 57 years, and replace it with another daytime news program, they would surely have a rocky road ahead of them to capture viewers in that time slot; especially now that DAYS was moved exclusively to NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock.

Nothing was more proof positive of that, than the first week ratings and performance of NBC News Daily.

The news show which premiered on Monday, September 12th came in last for the ratings period of all daytime shows for the week.

According to SON: NBC News Daily averaged 935,000 viewers, was last among Total Viewers and last in the key demo ratings: Women 18-49 (tie) and Women 25-54.

In comparison to DAYS last week on NBC, and a year ago, NBC News Daily was down -744,000 and -762,000 viewers, respectively.

NBC News Daily features the latest national and international news, plus consumer, health, and personal finance segments and is hosted by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Morgan Redford and Vicky Nguyen.

So, will ‘NBC News Daily’ find itself facing the same fate as ABC’s defunct ‘Revolution’, which replaced One Life to Live, and lasted only six months, or will the news program somehow turn a ratings corner? Does NBC really care one way or the other? Share your thoughts below.

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Dianna Chambers
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Dianna Chambers

Bring back Days of our lives. We don’t need more news programs.

Debbie Osborne
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Debbie Osborne

Agree!! Will not turn on NBC. Now watch Fox in that time slot

Scott Graves
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Scott Graves

You could turn off the TV and go for a walk.

Robert Peterson
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Robert Peterson

I will be sure to tell my wife to go for a walk with one leg ..the other lost to diabetes

Shelly
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Shelly

My father-in-law has severe Parkinson’s and MIL is dealing with the effects of lifelong scoliosis. She’s been watching days since pregnant in 1965. They don’t ask for much in this life. That hour of craziness was a joy for them.

Roseann Simmons
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Roseann Simmons

Bring back Days of our Lives!!!! No more News channels please!

Yvette
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Yvette

Bring Days of our Lives back! I refuse to buy into another network attempting to upsell their free programs in the guise of a premium cable network. Do we need ANOTHER news program? That was an awful decision NBC!

Viki
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Viki

Totally agree

Ellen Baldwin
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Ellen Baldwin

Hate they they are taking all the soaps off. I loved guiding light and poof gone.

Carol
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Carol

i agree.O OGood I hope they get what they deserve.

RAD
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RAD

Agree!!!

whynot
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whynot

DOOL sucks. It’s an awful program stuck in the 70s with stories that repeat over and over and over, year after year after year. Why anyone would want to watch that is a mystery. Just like all the remaining soaps.

People are sentimental about the idea of soap operas. That doesn’t mean they’re actually good programs or should still be on the air either. I’d rather watch a rerun of Chicago Fire.

Damien
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Damien

Than watch reruns
If you were defending more news programs because your a bad news conspiracy info junkie is one thing. But to give you’ re opinion over something completely unrelated is just miserable of you. There’s 5 all day news networks and three main networks with 1 already showing more news than needed and only three soaps left on daytime tv.
Do the math

Lynn
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Lynn

Do you think that it’s possible that you watch programs that some might view as “awful”. Just curious

Jack
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Jack

Chicago Fire is available anytime on PeacockTV streaming. Some of us don’t care for those shows and love Days of our Lives so both now on streaming to please both parties

Satan
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Satan

You know where you can watch reruns of Chicago Fire any time you want?

Peacock.

Michael
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Michael

NO ONE FORCES YOU TO WATCH!

A.
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A.

No! People really enjoy the storyline and the characters! Daytime stories are really good!

Viki
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Viki

I totally agree.Iam upset that days isno longer there.I don’t want to pay to see. it.I already pay enough for cable.And news?Enough.

Tammy
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Tammy

Could not have said it better myself. Been watching days for years. I pay a good chunk of money for my cable as well and I shouldn’t have to pay to watch a soap I’ve seen all this time. Enough with the news, bring back what we like!

Laurie
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Laurie

I agree!!! Such a disappointment!!! I haven’t signed up and don’t plan on it!!!

Sara Parsons
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Sara Parsons

I agree. Iturn off the TV at 1 and do something else.Dont turn it back on until local news. Like we needed another news program?!!!

Kimberly Helgesen
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Kimberly Helgesen

I agree I will not ever watch NBC New nor turn on NBC news. We have enough news channels why take off Days of our Lives that have been on for a very long time. This was so ridiculous to of made that change. What were they thinking

Blondie
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Blondie

$$$.

Garekai Johnston
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Garekai Johnston

I agree.

A.
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A.

NBC has the worst news, will never watch it! Dool needs to come back to its original time spot on NBC or they are gone for good! Terrible switch!

Andrea Aden
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Andrea Aden

Exactly!!..
Return DOOL to NBC where it belongs!!!

Marc Hickey
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Marc Hickey

Sadly I dont think NBC cares. Although I have heard rumors NBC wants to be the first network to go off cable and completely direct to consumer. The moves they are making make me think theres fire to this smoke

Satan
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Satan

How can NBC go “off cable”. They’re owned by Scumcast, the largest cable company on the planet.

dzzdee
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dzzdee

I heard NBC was bought by ABC.

Satan
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Satan

No… Fox was bought by ABC. Not the right wing propaganda “news” division or Fox Sports… but pretty much the rest of the company – Fox Network…FX…the movie studio, National Geographic, etc.

I don’t think even the corporatist friendly government would allow a Scumcast/Disney merger. That would literally be the biggest corporation to ever exist in the history of mortal humanity (as it is, they’re probably each in the top 10 already)

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Disney does not own the Fox Network. They do own FX, FXX, Nat Geo, the studios, but not Fox the broadcast network, nor Fox’s new studio.

And no, NBC (via Comcast) and ABC(via Disney) will never merge.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I agree. I have stopped NBC altogether. Who wants to watch more news, not me. BIG MISTAKE!

TVJeff
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TVJeff

I’m sure this was expected. A non-soap watching daytime viewer will need time to see there is a new option on NBC at 1PM (or whatever time Days aired in a particular city). @Marc Hickey – whatever rumors you have heard, are just that, rumors. NBC is owned by Comcast, the largest cable company in the country (if not the world). That rumor makes no sense. Also NBC cares – they put Days on Peacock because they do believe that Days will drive subscribers to Peacock. So what NBC cares about may not jive with what you or other commenters… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Most Peacock subscribers aren’t technically paying for it now. If you’re a Scumcast, Cox, or HellCable subscriber, it’s included with your internet package. So you’re ultimately paying for it, of course. But supposedly not anymore than you were paying for the same internet package before Peacock existed. (not like that matters, as these greedy companies raise their prices at least once a year anyway)

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Peacock is free with your cable package for one year. If you’re paying for it with cable check your cable provider, then cancel your subscription and the following month connect it to your cable subscription. Unfortunately you will pay 5$ after that, and, like most streaming services the price is sure to increase within the next two years. Expect it.

Marilyn Nelson
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Marilyn Nelson

Bring back Days. We don’t need another news program to get us more depressed.

Shirley S
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Shirley S

I agree bring back DAYS to regular NBC where it’s been for 57 years. I WON’T pay for PEACOCK!!

BARB D
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BARB D

I paid 19.00 for the year on introductory offer. I also stream Hulu live TV so I get NBC anyway but Days is worth the small fee.

Modean poe
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Modean poe

No I pay enough and do not watch NBC

Debra Martin
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Debra Martin

I agree. Bring back Days. Not going to Peacock. I refuse to watch news on NBC

Debra Martin
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Debra Martin

Agree

laura
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laura

i think it’s horrible you moved it. that was the only reason i pay for cable now i’m cutting off my cable bill , Days of our lives was the only thing i had to watch in cable. i’m very upset about it . screw n b c

TVJeff
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TVJeff

So if the only reason you have cable is for Days, cancel cable and get Peacock. You’ll literally save hundreds of dollars a year

Carol
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Carol

Me to I have been watching it for over 40 years,NBC stands for Nothing But Crap

Angie
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Angie

Bring back days my 81 yr old mom watched every day why would u want take it off

Elizabeth Slepetz
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Elizabeth Slepetz

I have watched Days forever and think it’s a horrible mistake to change to Peacock. I don’t want to pay to watch it!!! Very greedy

SonniOrSolita
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SonniOrSolita

But unless you watching with an over-the-air antenna (and you might have been), you were paying to watch it. You were just paying a cable company or satellite provider, instead of a streaming service. NBC is hoping people will change the way they pay for television shows. So are all the streaming companies. We’ll see if it happens.

Phil
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Phil

Don’t you pay for cable?

Carol
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Carol

You got that right.

Honey
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Honey

You took one of the most loved soaps off our regular programming …..there are thousands that watched it everyday. You can keep your old news shows ….

Owen Chenault
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Owen Chenault

This is what has happened to All My children As the World turns One Life to Live and Guiding Light those shows are well missed even today

Iakovos
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Iakovos

News is on constantly. Morning shows all morning. Local stations start at 4 anymore. On top of copycat talk and judge shows. Daytime drama and game shows for decades were the backbone of the day part until some elites decided they shouldn’t be. Big disappointment. Broadcast is available to all. Why is that considered ‘less than?’

Rickster
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Rickster

Sadly this costs them next to nothing, so if they’re making a profit they don’t care.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Right, that was my thought exactly. Even if the ratings are way down, the costs of production are probably down even further, so they might actually be making more money this way. It’s a damn shame, really, but it’s happening all over TV, not just daytime. The amount of nonscripted programming is way up compared to previously. Most of it bores me to tears, but if they make more money off of that kind of programming than they can with scripted programming, given the lower ratings overall, that’s the way they’ll go.

Rowe Pat
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Rowe Pat

It’s like it’s all news on 4 during the day. It was crazy to move Days. Now I just don’t watch 4 during the day

dzzdee
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dzzdee

No body wants News, After 2020-2021 News is last place people will ever find reliable, or hours of entertaining. Networks you are losers, I prefer the Christian channel with free satellite. I advise everyone to stop wasting their money on paid online, seek free satellite.

Betty hall
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Betty hall

Put days back on .Don’t need another news show it’s bad enough that you tell the same news over and over again.

Nick
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Nick

There must be alot of doctors offices and airports plugged into Nielsen and airing NBC Daily, because I cant imagine anyone else purposely watching this.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

It’s a news program and they still managed nearly one million viewers. That’s more than half of Days regular audience, and most likely new eyes in that time slot now that Days is cancelled on network tv. And let’s face it. Days of our Lives is essentially another cancelled American soap. Rest assured CBS soaps are for the long haul. At least 10 more years. GH will be lucky to last 5 more.

Satan
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Satan

GH is gone next year unless they get out of their current slump. Adding 666 newbies to the cast isn’t going to do it. Neither is the current serial “hooker” story. And don’t get a Devil started on the “All Nina, All the Eternally Damned Time” thing…. As for the CBS soaps, they don’t air in Hell, so I don’t follow them. But I would imagine they’re watching the Days/Peacock thing very closely – and since Sony owns all three shows, they have a financial interest in doing so – and they will probably follow this lead and switch those… Read more »

Angel
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Angel

Satan – GH is NOT gone next year. I wonder how long you’ve been saying “GH is gone”…

Satan
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Satan

The show right now is declining more rapidly than it did between 2012 – 2015. Since they threw Jason under the bus AGAIN, the entire focus of the show has been NinaNinaNina. Then a trial over a phone porno that dragged on far too long, and the person actually responsible for that seemingly disappeared. Then you have the dumbest serial killer story ever. And Carly accidentally ends up in her old home town, facing ridiculous accusations from a pedophile’s enabler, and apparently faced with the problem of having to relocate the rotting corpse of her adoptive mother, because some DeSantis… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

General Hospital has a lot of better actors than Days of Our Lives and it’s been around for 60 years now. The longest running Daytime Soap Opera and I hope it will be around for quite sometime. If it does go to Streaming TV I will continue to watch it.

Satan
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Satan

The only thing wrong with GH on Hulu (which is how we get it here in Hell now) is that they still preempt the episodes that ABC interrupts for the most trivial reasons. If Hulu guaranteed 5 episodes a week (excluding major holidays) they would probably get a lot of volunteer defections from those who either watch live or DVR the ABC daytime broadcast. This is one area where NBC actually got it right with Peacock, while they were still airing Days. Aside from the network wide sports preemptions that were pre=scheduled months ahead of time, Peacock would stream the… Read more »

Cab45
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Cab45

It is one thing to say a whole show is bad, but to blame it on bad acting is insensitive. There is probably one young lady that isn’t pulling her weight, but she has come a long way and is getting better. Soaps were basically a training ground for actors to get homed on their skills. One of the reasons soap fans have left this shows is the constant revolving door.

Sam
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Sam

Lol general hospital has better actors than days lol ok whatever

Susan Mendez
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Susan Mendez

WE NEED ANOTHER NEWS SHOW!!! Said NO ONE EVER!!!!!

Richard
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Richard

Boy if this doesn’t reek of get what you deserve we don’t need anymore news or fluff talk shows the daytime lineup continues to get worse and worse

clb
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clb

I think that the estimate of 935,000 viewers for a NBC news program is very generous at best. Days at least had 1.6M on the average so the move is stupid. We do not need more news! I don’t trust NBC and their mission to do anything that makes sense. Forcing longtime viewers to go to Peacock shows disrespect for daytime soaps. I have also never trusted CBS or ABC either as their history of cancelling soaps is still haunting us. I know many still miss GL, ATWT, AMC, and OLTL. OLTL was bringing in over 3M viewers when it… Read more »

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Should have never taken Days of our Lives off. I kinda hope that it being more news which we don’t need does not do good and flunks. Maybe NBC should have listened to its loyal viewers of Days of our Lives after all. We will see with time I guess

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

So surprised! Doesn’t everyone especially Soap fans want to interrupt their daily Soap time to watch some news or some other damn crisis, like some dignitary in D.C sneezed or choked on their own crap that can’t wait until the evening News shows of which there are many?

Edna Rowell
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Edna Rowell

NBC totally lost me! We have MORE THAN ENOUGH LIBERAL, ONE SIDED NEWS PROGRAMS. MANY DAYS WATCHERS WERE LADIES LIKE ME WHO HAD WATCHED DAYS SINCE DAY ONE! Now we are old and attempting to make our savings, retirement and/or social security stretch to meet increased costs! Yet NBC/Peacock wants us to subscribe and pay for the privilege of watching. Sure it is “cheap” this year but I understand next year it increases more than double! No thanks! The head writers have ruined Days into the filthy dregs of today’s society any how so who wants to watch junk you… Read more »

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Wait, so Days was ruined by the writers but you’re upset it’s been moved to Peacock? Which is it?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

TVJeff
I know you are answering Edna’s comment but I would like to say that since Peacock is so confusing for me that it’s a lot easier to quit the lousy,crazy show it’s become.

Blondie
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Blondie

Days is now headed by a writer whose sole purpose is to convince people gay is normal. He has no concern for the show or viewers

Satan
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Satan

Do you really believe that ReRon is the first gay man to write a soap??

Gasparro Lee
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Gasparro Lee

I’ll bet that educated idiots were the ones making these decisions. There ya go.

Carol
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Carol

Hahaha,NBC you got what you deserved .I got my wish.See what happenes when you replace a great show like Days nobody wants to watch your stupid a– news show.I hope it gets cancelledI wont watch your lousy network anymore. Bring back Days where it belongs .I hope you will be forced to bring back Days.

Sally
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Sally

Won’t be watching. Tired of news programs and their lies. It’s the same thing over and over. Change channels and there it is again. They don’t care, but neither do I. I rarely turn my TV on anymore. Absolutely nothing worth watching. Bring back days. At least my TV got turned on for that. The storyline was wacky and insane at times, but way better than daily depressing news. Glad NBC Daily hit rock bottom. Hope it stays there. I won’t contribute to their success in any way.

Carol
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Carol

I am right with you there.NBC SUCKS.I am so glad the stupid news show hit rock bottom.Bring Days back where it belongs and I just bet the ratings will jack right up So stupid moving it to Peacock.News shows are so boring

Lori shirk
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Lori shirk

I hate that nbc did this. I had to upgrade my cable and pay for internet before even considering peacock. Unfortunately that sucked up what meager funds I had. If I had the money not sure I want all the channels I already pay for on cable just to watch days. I thought I could watch on internet but now blocked cause of peacock so thanks for that. I hate greed

Sandra
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Sandra

I’m watching DOOL on the Women’s Network. Bring it back on NBC. Not watching NBC at 1

RAD
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RAD

NBC deserves to be in last place! They have no clue who their target audience is. Bring back Days of Our Lives!! Biggest mistake NBC made was moving Days to Peacock!!

Doodlebug#3
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Doodlebug#3

Why can’t Days be split with NBC/Peacock as other programs are?? Makes no sense what they are doing, if you want News go to CNN or Fox…bring back Days! Please…

Dayze
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Dayze

A perfect case of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Instead of having a decent number of viewers for Days, NBC now has 2 shows with a very low number of viewers. Not that NBC cares, but they should have looked at who their viewers of Days are, mostly older, on fixed incomes and a lot who do not have access or knowledge of the technology to use a streaming service. I find Peacock cumbersome to use, slow response and after being able to watch last week’s shows over the weekend, we can not get any episodes past… Read more »

Toure Cannon
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Toure Cannon

NBC.. YOU-MESSED UP..BIGTIME!! Now I’m saying this in support of the Days Of Our Lives fans. what you did is what ABC did to AMC and OLTL, REPLACING THEM WITH TRASH SHOWS IN THEIR ORIGINAL TIME SLOTS AND THEY GET CANCELED!! Just like The Revolution what we called the revoltion or the repulsion , took the place of One Life To Live, only lasted for 6 months, and got the axe canceled! You will never meet the match and hold the candle to raging angry long time veteran daytime drama soap fans, when you start messing with our soaps/daytime dramas!… Read more »

Malcolm Mitchell
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Malcolm Mitchell

I don’t like the direction in which television is heading towards. Screw NBC now that they took Days of our Lives away from us on broadcast television.

Babs
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Babs

The pairing of the host is terrible. They do not click. They have nothing to offer. Take it off.

Staci Bergeron
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Staci Bergeron

In my are we get The Today Show from 7am-11am. Local news from 12-1pm. And again at 4-5:30pm. NBC nightly news 5:30-6pm. Local news 6-6:30, and then 10-10:30. Now they’ve added this show 1-2pm. How many news shows do we really need?????

Debbie Price
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Debbie Price

More news is not what anyone wants to see. NBC is news in one form or another from 4am until 2pm? Why??? They already repeat themselves over and over again. Just because you have different people talking doesn’t mean they are saying anything different. We have all day news channels for this (CNN or MSNBC). Can we get some afternoon ENTERTAINMENT???

Patricia
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Patricia

Bring back Days Of Our Lives no more news.This is so stupid

Liz
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Liz

I will never watch this show. Don’t agree with taking Days off this time slot and putting it on peacock. I am a true Days fan.
Put Days back in this time slot on this channel! Realize your mistake!!!

Margaret
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Margaret

Dedicated fans for 50 years now you want them to pay. NO WAY moved to Fox

Lynda Bacon
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Lynda Bacon

If I wanted another news program, I would just watch CNN! I was forced to buy a streaming pro just to stay faithful to the best soap! BRING BACK DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!!

Sharon
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Sharon

Don’t we have enough news programs already? If they have to have another news program why not make it a program that fact checks EVERYTHING.

Sherry
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Sherry

DO NOT NEED ANOTHER NEWS PROGRAM!! How many ways and times to say the same thing. We need programing that takes our minds away from the daily dull drums or something to laugh about. Everything in the news is depressing anymore!

Sharon
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Sharon

Not interested in watching another so called news show!

Kathleen Harris
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Kathleen Harris

Watched it on Sept 12th and it’s the worst news broadcast I’ve ever seen. Stories were uninteresting and the broadcasters personalities were as flat as it could get.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I find all the comments on here hilarious. You had Days for 57 years on NBC, and never trashed the network while it aired, now that its gone, your are trashing NBC and asking them to bring it back. Laughable. Why dont all of you give up cable all together its too expensive and just go strictly Internet streaming its cheaper, then you can see Days anytime, anywhere,barely any commercials and best of all, if you miss an episode its always on the app and you can watch anytime on any device. You can even watch it before the 1pm… Read more »

rose
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rose

Anonymous…You raise some interesting, logical points…on paper. But for me I want to keep it simple…one payment per month to my over priced cable company, which includes lots of unwanted programming even in it’s basic packages. Instead of starting streaming where if you add more and more services like candy at checkout. You can need an accountant to keep them paid for or cancelled. Again with lots of programming you don’t want for the one or two you do want.

Susan
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Susan

Bring back Days of Our Lives. Our local NBC already goes from 7am to 1 pm with news type shows between national & local programing. Now that is till 2. You get a 2 hour break with Rachel Ray & Dr Phil then at 4 it is back to locall & world news till 6:30. Then local is back on at 10 for 1/2 hour. That is 10 1/2 hours of news type programs a day. No one wants that much news stuff. Besides the fact a lot of it is redundant. It may be hard for the big network… Read more »

Shara Rogers
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Shara Rogers

Put Days of our Lives back on! So disappointed yall took it off! Can’t afford Internet or to Stream it on Peacock! Been watching it since I was a little girl! It was the highlight of my day!

patty brown
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patty brown

bring days of our lives back to NBC and I agree we don’t need another new program who wants to watch more news or talk show when there off

Damien
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Damien

Surprise surprise

Damien
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Damien

Atleast NBC has the dignity to move Days to a platform that can possibly save it and invest more $ into it than just purposely trying to sabotage it for cancellation…like CBS and Sony are doing to Y n R! It’s unwatchable and embarrassing currently. And it’s been like that since Griffith pretended to head write it. I’m even shocked they shocked even clips of Nikki with Deacon from 10 years ago yesterday. The old Ranch set , the background music. So simple but so classic y n r. Now it’s awkward walking in and out all day of the… Read more »

Genera
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Genera

Huge disappointment with NBC taking off Days. NBC is going straight propaganda pushers. No decent programs at all. So many people don’t have internet and can no longer watch a show they looked forward to seeing every day. Shame on NBC

Sandra
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Sandra

Bring back days and get rid of the non stop biased news we’re forced to watch. Just want some escapism from my daily misery.

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Billy Flynn Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just start this by saying if you missed last Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives on Peacock, you missed beautifully touching and effective performances by both Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and Marci Miller (ex-Abigail).

Leading up to it, Chad had a gut-wrenching week.  He figured out that Clyde (James Read) was the culprit that murdered his wife and later confronted him.  That led to key scenes where Chad confronts Clyde at Abigail’s gravesite and wants to hear all the gory details of how Clyde stabbed his wife, and then learned how the criminal covered his tracks, went after Sonny (Zach Tinker) and stabbed him, and framed Leo (Greg Rikaart) for the crimes.

Photo: JPI

Throughout the reveal, Billy Flynn played all of Chad’s pain and horror, while holding a gun at Clyde baiting him on – problem was Clyde is so despicable he had no problem telling Chad the grisly truth.  During a struggle for the gun with Chad, it is EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) who saves the day and shoots Clyde.  The two brothers bond over their shared disdain for Clyde.

Later at the Salem PD, EJ apologizes to Chad for bringing Clyde into their lives and for what happened to Abigail.  Chad takes it in but does not explode, rather appreciates his brother for saving his life.

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However, the emotional rollercoaster that Chad went through, and the audience, in the expert hands of Flynn, was nothing compared to the heartbreaking scenes where Abigail visits Chad at her gravesite, now that he solved the murder mystery.

Abigail is proud that Chad found her killer and tells him that she wants him to love again and that it’s OK to move on.  She knows he will always love her, and she will always love him.  Then, when Abigail asks Chad to tell her what traits their children, Thomas and Charlotte, possess that remind him of Abigail, it was very tender and not overplayed.  When it was time for their final goodbyes, both Flynn and Miller reminded us all why #Chabby was one of the best duos in DAYS history.

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In the end, it was Billy Flynn who carried the ball all the way to the end zone and scored a touchdown in the conclusion of Chad and Abigail’s love story.  It is always a nice to see when DAYS decides to write for and feature material which plays to Flynn’s strengths, and this did.

Photo: JPI

So, for all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Billy Flynn’s work as the Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of the Chad and Abigail goodbye scenes at her gravesite? What did you think of Billy’s performance and the reveal that Clyde Weston was Abigail’s murderer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.  But first, check out our latest conversation with Billy, and his DAYS co-stars Greg Rikaart and Mary Beth Evans now on the Michael Fairman Channel below, where Billy discusses taping the pivotal scenes and more.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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