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NBC Touts Days of our Lives Ratings Performance Uptick: Matches 8-Month High in Women 18-49 & Nearly 12-Month High In Women 18-34!

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Looks like Days of our Lives new storylines, new writers, and big returns are starting to see an uptick in the ratings. According to a press release from NBC, for the week of September 7th through the 11th; DAYS had a 34-week high in women 18-49 rating and equaled its top-rated week in the women 18-34 demographic in 49 weeks, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The series already brought back Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols as the iconic Bo and Patch, with more major returns coming next week when popular actor Thaao Penghlis is back on the canvas in the role of Andre DiMera.  The series continues to pull out all the stops to increase viewership throughout it’s 50th anniversary run.

DAYS also averaged a 0.80 rating, 6 share among women 18-49 and 0.46 rating among women 18-34 to rank #3 and #1 among network daytime series in both the women 18-49 demographic and the women 18-34 race, respectively.  The show however was preempted on Monday of the ratings week for golf coverage.

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In addition, Days of our Lives equaled its highest women 18-49 rating in eight months (since the week of Jan. 12-16, 0.86) and matched its highest women 18-34 rating in nearly 12 months (since Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014, 0.47).

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For Sept. 7-11 versus the prior week, Days of our Lives jumped +11% in the women 18-49 category (0.80 vs. 0.72) and +28% in the women 18-34 demo (0.46 vs. 0.36).  For the season to date, the NBC daytime drama  is #7 in the women 18-49 category and #12 in the women 18-34 demo.

So do you think that this ratings uptick will continue to increase for DAYS?  Are you enjoying the big returns?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Margie
Margie

Kassie DePaiva was a big part of the increase. Clearly Days doesn’t get it.

Ryan
Ryan

Kassie Depaiva is a wonderful actress, but she was miscast as Eve Donovan. But Kassie has done a great job lately with her daughters death. Kassie needs to win a emmy next year. Kassie needs to go to the Bold and The beautiful in a new role. Charlotte Ross the original eve was always Eve to me.

code85
code85

She is wonderful actress, but her alone is not why the ratings went up , Paige ‘s death and Bo pull in viewers

Tim S.
Tim S.

I agree. great actress but I never felt that she was eve… I am anxious to see what they will do with the character in the new few months.. recasting or dead!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely, Ryan. The very first thing I said when I saw which direction Eve/Kassie was being led, I knew this would bring her down. Kassie did fantastically with her role as Eve, but not for her….it just went against everything this wonderful woman/actress represents.
Furthermore, no sooner did I see how sorrowfully she represented the grieving mother….the anguish…the openness of her aching heart, right there for us all to see her vulnerability won everyone over. Our words are almost similar, Ryan…KDP does deserve the Emmy.

Marion
Marion

Not knowing the original, Kassie, to me is phenomenal. Love the story lines and their characters…that said, I don’t like Clyde and it’s time for him to goooo

Patrick
Patrick

“god” (i’ve apologized, for this) having two men… twofold… reign in and trigger… what this genre satiates…

I LOVE Kassie DePaiva.. she has solidified her turn… helmed the intrigue and tune

DAYS! please ! don’t let go… Eve, Aiden, and kill off Will!

’nuff said

two supercoupledom live

of course

GO

how could we not relive…

once past

what’s wrong with Eve… Aiden… and killing off of Will

wow.. leave room for error
wow… per chance.. error in judgment

REAL’IZE audience outcry

I love Peter Reckelll andStephen Nichols… love them to bits… period

love them

be that as it may… there’s room for Kassie Depaiva and Daniel Cosgrove.. plus Will

get us

karla
karla

Eve and Aiden need to go hope and Bo belong together that his fancy face

Steven
Steven

Yes keep eve..she’s amazing

Steven
Steven

I 100% agree..I haven’t latched onto a new character (recast) for a long time…but eve’s just outstanding…I love watching kassie play her and am disappointed she’s leaving the show

Jack Burke
Jack Burke

I don’t care for how the new Writing team completely obliterated the gay characters as if they didn’t matter at all – Sonny is gone now, but they could have re-casted the actor who was portraying him, the rumor is Will shall be gone, Paul has virtually no storyline except a hint that his Cologne commercial didn’t go well, and cute Derrick is gone without any explanation.
Cute young Paige, whom I thought did very well, was killed off –
It seems like they are concentrating more on the older characters, and Marlena and John, no disrespect intended, just aren’t all that compelling to watch, and “Patch” and Kayla are about as interesting as unbuttered toast. Caroline, who must be 102, is seeing things in the Mirror….geez.
Well, if this is what the long-time viewers want, okay. I have only been watching for two years, and I was primarily interested in Sonny and Will….and I think they could have broadened the character of Derrick….it seemed like he wanted a chance with Paul, Will interfered, and they stopped the storyline there…..and it really felt like the new writing team jumped in, dismissed the prime players, and instead of doing something modern and innovative, are concentrating on the older players, and staying with storylines of Abby is pregnant with Ben’s baby but the real father is Chad, like that hasn’t been done a thousand times on Soaps. Why couldn’t they have Derrick as a sexually confused character who couldn’t commit to Paul or anyone else? Why couldn’t Sonny be recast?
Are the long time viewers not as startled as I that storylines were just abandoned?

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I’m not a longtime viewer, but I find the storytelling schizophrenic: It’s all about Eileen Davidson! Now she’s gone! It’s all about the gay couple! Now they’re gone! Now it’s all about people I vaguely remember from my teenage years. Who knows what it will be about tomorrow?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe there is more to come with Derek and Paul…or someone new for Paul…maybe Days will recast Sonny in the future…recasting Will too soon backfired so maybe tptb are being caustious this time???

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

4got…it might not be totally abandon…got to wait and see…i have no problems with Caroline…young and old ill watch as long as its interesting…i believe Days is slowing getting better…foolish to kill off Paige but she might return as a different character…i think Eve’s plan to drive Jen nuts will backfire and Eve will go bonkers and be sent to mental hosptial…the character of Patch seems dated—abandon the patch and leather jacket…he looks like Fonzie joined The Pirates of The Carribean(spelling?)…lol…Abbys pregnancy—we no its Chads, and Johns identity has changed faster over the years than ive changed my shorts…lol…too early to tell…im waiting the next two months for my final judgement!!!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

ROFL, “Fonzie joined The Pirates of the Caribbean”, hilarious! And I love Patch, he’s the main reason I’m watching again. But he got “miracle” eye surgery at one time and wore normal clothes. And I loved him just the same. So you’re right, he doesn’t need the patch and leather jacket, lmbo.

su0000
su0000

Whats wrong with his eye?
did he get it shot out or what..
reconstructive surgery can fix it..
that black patch looks stupid in the 21st century, just stupid lol
maybe they think the patch makes him look scary mean..

(looks like a pirate on a Dixie Cup .. lol

Patrick
Patrick

Steve Johnson’ “Patch” does seem to muster up folks to distraction

I agree it seems to be out dated

i’m with … those who say he should just get that miracle eye surgery and lose the leather jacket … and those two eyes should be all that’s needed… dang when he smiles

LOL

OK : I’m so in love with “kayla , KAYla, Kayla”

these two are simply put… the best

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, my gosh…jimh. You did it again….laughing so hard.!!! The Fonz? Pirates of the Carabbean? Hysterical.

Jeff
Jeff

I agree that Day’s should not have dropped the gay story line just after Sonny’s sudden departure to Paris. I think many viewers miss Sonny and Paul. Will I think needs to go. Writer’s recast Sonny or bring him back if his contract is not over, and rekindle the relationship between Paul and him. Everything dropped so suddenly disappointed me.

Mo
Mo

Ratings overall still seem the same in my SOD.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

DAYS has my full attention!!!!!

I love having Gabi back too!

Chris
Chris

At least the ratings haven’t gotten any worse, but I’m still worried. I hope I’m wrong, but I think the numbers will drop further after the killings are over with. And they’re not all that high to begin with.

Patrick
Patrick

gosh… avid fan (s) plus

it’s been a full month since the new writing team took off

ie: 08 – 17 – 15 / 09 – 18 – 15

aside from ALL the comings and goings… which isn’t putting a damper on, just wishing TPTB saw the potential in Aiden and Eve… plus not killing off Will.

that being said… I think the writing will generate audience

steadfast… I am loving this show all the more

Joyce Adkins
Joyce Adkins

Ok where are the ratings for the over 50 watchers? I am 64 and have been watching since 1966.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Networks generally aren’t that interested in ratings for viewers 50+. The biggest chunk of spending is done by women in the age range in which they still most often have children in the house, so that is the demographic advertisers focus on. The feeling is that over-50s are generally “empty nesters,” shop much less frequently, have fewer items they need to buy — therefore they aren’t courted by networks. Not saying this is in any way accurate, fair or ideal. It’s just the philosophy held in the TV industry.

norene
norene

It is their mistake because older adults spend on their grandchildren.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t know, maybe Canada is more in tune with who is really watching because during my soaps, there are more commercials for Depends than Pampers, more anti aging beauty cream than laundry soap and more ads for Boost than RedBull–LOL

CeeCee
CeeCee

Norene is right. My parents spend more on my kids than I do.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

No where…we old geezers dont matter to advertisers…i started with Days first episodes with brief breaks in 1980, 1990s and 2000s!!!

Tim S.
Tim S.

they don’t care about the guys also.. lol

Stacey
Stacey

i loooooove thre new story lines and all the old actors coming back I also like new characters and to me this is the best soap out there I’ve Been watchin since I was a little girl and haven’t stopped since ….I really hope ratings go up and the show is not ever cancelled because I love it with all my heart I have grown up with these characters and well it’s just awesome…as for the gay guys it’s cool that they aren’t just focussing on them kissing and having sex all the time because the last writes it seemed that they were doing it all the time along with half of Salem but I do miss sonny and wish he would get with Paul but if not Than I hope they give Paul a good story line because he is sweet on the eyes and acts very well out of all the new people or actors Chad is my favorite and I hope they never let him go .

Carol Grizzaffi
Carol Grizzaffi

I have been a days fan since the beginning, it it is getting better and better. A cliff hanger everyday .the new writers are on the right track.Keep up the good work.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
No1_ILoveLucyFan

Well deserved! Days is ON FIRE right now – fast paced stories, vets front & center while being integrated more cohesively with the younger set, a murder mystery storyline, returning beloved character and an AMAZING new look & feel to the show. I’m tuned in DAILY and I’m loving every minute of it!!!!

blake
blake

I agree, Days is on fire again like they were when Kristen, Sami and EJ. It’s great to have old favorites come back to help get viewers in and a murder mystery to get rid of the characters that are not needed anymore. And I like how they use the older vets like Caroline, Maggie, Julie, Victor and Stefano more.

blake
blake

Forgot to add all of the flashbacks from over the years and even the characters talking about past storylines. I like that Gabi is back also, she brings much needed energy in the younger set. I read an interview where she said she’s on for at least a year, I hope longer than that. She’s really cute with Arianna. I hope they don’t age that character because the actress is adorable.

Tim S.
Tim S.

I am loving the speed of the stories also.. fast and interesting

Mary SF
Mary SF

Still a long way to climb out of the hole they were in—but honestly, right now, I am still nodding off during the show. Am I the only one that finds the show a bit disjointed– as if the sequence of scenes don’t fit? I saw JJ tell Jennifer about Clyde, did I miss the part when he told her about Paige’s death– where was that scene? And Abigail is all worried about Chad, did she even comfort her brother at the death of the love of his life? And it has been how long and we still haven’t seen a scene where Theresa finds out about Paige– or a scene where Brady has to comfort Theresa over losing her niece or Theresa comforting Eve— or did I miss them, because I said I tend to nod off in the middle of it? But we have endless scenes with Chad giving Abigail long mournful looks and Clyde lurking around every corner and Ben with his shirt off. If they can fix the pacing and balance the back and forth between different stories better it might help. But I am glad the sets are improving and I am looking forward to the stories picking up now that we are into the new television season.

blake
blake

Oh wow I never realized that Abby didn’t comfort JJ, and they stopped focusing on that story didn’t they? You are spot on in all the writing scenes they are missing out on. I get that they have to wrap up storylines to get to the other characters and stories coming up but come on. Abby is constantly with Ben at their apartment and in bed, if you are going to have Abby and Ben on they can mix it up by going to see JJ or Jennifer. Abby is in her own little bubble with Ben and Chad.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I find the actors playing Abby and Ben very good indeed.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ah, bless your heart, Blake!! We do agree….what is the point of Ben and Abby? All he does is worry about her leaving him. She just mopes for Chad.
JJ is possibly going through the worst time of his young life; and, all Abby worries about is maintaining a good face for Ben’s sake? What happened to ‘ for the love of family?’. She has not mentioned her brother or Paige once….except in the concept of how Chad fits into her murder.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@nancy.
I think you missed MaryFS’s and blake’s point.
Abbi and Ben are self-centered and not so ‘good’. You sure we are watching the same show?

blake
blake

I think Ben won’t be on the show much longer, it has to be him and Clyde as the serial killers working together. Who says it has to be one person ala the Scream movies with two killers.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I guess Clyde and Ben could be working in tandem, blake. But, didn’t Ben discuss Paige’s death with his father? ….telling him that Chad was the number one suspect? Maybe I misunderstood? I’m starting to question myself. LOL. I’m too lazy to go back and find that specific episode on DVR.
At this point, it could be anyone….

Rosem
Rosem

Agree! I am also wondering where is Theresa ? And……yes, Abby not grieving with JJ? What???

code85
code85

That was a writing misstep

CeeCee
CeeCee

Mary SF….your comment on Canadian ads during soaps is very funny. I like that. Next time I visit my aunt in King City, Ontario; I will make sure to pay attention to the commercials. LOL.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

You didn’t miss anything, and it is a tad disjointed. Obviously, they can’t have each character separately hear about Paige’s death, but we I guess have to assume that Jennifer found out, and Abigail found out. They liked Paige, but weren’t super-close to Paige (I guess) so it’s not like it affected them except that she was once JJ’s girl-friend.
When we recently saw Theresa looking sympathetic (a rarity) towards Eve for her loss, we have to assume that she found out about her niece’s passing through the grapevine or Eve herself.
Since they changed the writing staff, it felt as if they switched horses mid-stream, or however the old saying goes. I also felt that Will, Sonny, Paul and Derrick’s characters were left without any kind of healthy resolve.
The actors on the show all seem quite competent but I do agree that some of the events are depicted in an uneven manner.

blake
blake

Glad to see Days surging in the ratings and it deserves to be. I think Bo coming back is really what did it for last week, mixed in with Eve mourning Paige’s death. I hope the surge continues for a long time.

It was nice to see Chad realize that Clyde has been framing him. I noticed weeks ago that Clyde was at the bar watching Chad and Serena, and that his drinks and even alcohol at home were spiked. Especially when Chad told Rafe that he got drunker than he thought. Rafe is a detective but he didn’t even catch that lol.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

DAYS is #1 in viewers 18-34!

code85
code85

Awesome!

Shelby Riley
Shelby Riley

I love that your bringing back the characters that made days what it is today. Keep it coming and please have a lot more romantic scenes. Hope and Bo need to be the next Mr and Mrs Horton. Record days every day it’s the highlight of my day after work. God bless and keep doing a great job!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I agree!

delores
delores

I love Days and have watched for 50 yrs.. really I’m 53 now and still at 1:00 turn the tv to Days .I’m so happy your bringing back the old players,they are the best!! keep it up Days you have me..you always did!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Delores. I grew up watching soaps with my grandmother. I don’t remember most of the episodes at that age, but just hearing the characters’s voices, even from the other room, brings so much comfort. I wish all soaps were back on TV. Fantasy dreams!!!!

lynn
lynn

Yes I thought I was the only one the show is every where to much focus on nonsense not on what’s really important eve not being in Any scene ‘so with her sister after her daughters death is crazy I’m so glad Gabi is back I love her

code85
code85

I see lot going well for the show and I see some a few areas for improvement. But has Eric Martsolf said to soap opera central and Soap Digest that fans would see big changes and that means losing characters. I dont enjoy losing Will and Eve. But I can say one thing about this writing team , there is no stupid sh#t like elepant statues and Sami Hollywood ending felt off
So of Days is #1 in Women 18-34 don’t complained. The show the whole lot better than year ago. But the characters that close to Paige needed to feel each other about her lost. I agree. Overall I not gonna Burch and belly ache because the show does not go 21st I think it should. As long it pull strong audience I’m find. All soaps have flaws in writing

lynn
lynn

And Chad and Marlena scenes today were great and the way will is acting lately if he wasn’t getting killed off they could have made he fake a break down just to have Sonny run back and I hope Stefano get better because Victor is so busy trying to save Caroline he is no match for Clyde right now

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, I agree. The Chad and Marlena scene was great–and the creepy Clyde startling Marlena played weill and created suspense and tension. I must say again that the actor playing Chad is very, very good–and his eyes are mesmerizing. Keep it up. And there is a lot of chemistry between the actors playing Chad and Abby. Hope they will put them together in the end. And I’ll say again that James Read is underplaying Clyde masterfully.

lynn
lynn

Yes his eyes are very distracting and he wear a suit well

Cathee
Cathee

Love the show. It’s getting better each week! The new storyline with Bo, John and Patch will be awesome! Do not miss the ones who are gone or leaving. There is a reason this soap has withstood the test of time. Keep it up writers! Great job!! Thanks for returning.

Terry Williams
Terry Williams

I don’t want Will to die and be off the show.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Always glad when Days does well in the ratings! However will be curious to learn how well the show did during the week September 14-18, 2015. The story moved much slower this week. Felt like it did before the new writing kicked in. For me it was a cause for concern.

Maybe the writers needed to set some things up, but the pace didn’t feel right. The story lagged and got a little boring. News of the departures of Kassie DePavia and Shawn Christian only added insult to injury. I don’t mind departures of good actors/characters if I know there is an opportunity for them to return.

In Kassie’s case I could understand a temporary departure. I think it would be good for Eve to leave Salem for a while so the writers can regroup on a storyline for her. As for Daniel (Shawn Christian), I heard that he is to be killed off. NOTHING about that is acceptable to me!

Days needs to be careful about killing off characters. Unless the actor has made a decision to never return, like Renee Jones did, I think Days should be loathe to kill the character.

Also, I like Nicole and Daniel as a couple. I am tired of Nicole going from man to man. Now that she has chosen to be with Daniel, let them live “happily ever after” in Salem and become pillars of the community. There is enough drama for Nicole to become involved in as the head of Basic Black.

So I hope the reports are wrong that Daniel will die.

Megan
Megan

Honestly I started watching again only because of Steve and Kayla. Love, love, love them! I love the patch, jacket, everything! Takes me back to the good old days…of Days! Liking the Chad, Abigail, Ben storyline too. 🙂

Jill
Jill

I’ve been watching for 40 yrs, glad to see it coming back to where it should be! Bo and Hope, Steve and Kayla

KMB
KMB

I started watching Days for the first time ever due to Stephen Nichols, and I have come to love watching the other characters as well. Love the fact that they use people of all ages, just like real life should be. Oh and Chad’s eyes are incredible! lol…….

Kris
Kris

I am watching the entire show daily for the first time in what seems like forever. I’m interested in all the stories.

I want to see Steve find Bo. Love that he’s working with John. Love that he’s trying to win back Kayla, too! She’s been through a tough time, so I don’t want her making it easy on him, and she isn’t, so that’s great. I am ready for her to start thinking that he’s right about Bo, though.

Marlena’s working again, and that’s really adding to the story. She was great in scenes with Chad this week. So glad she’s busy working.

I feel so bad for Bo. He’s stuck in that hole, and Hope is so angry she’s not looking with clear eyes at the situation. I’ll be glad to see her use her cop sense and decide she has to know, for her children if nothing else.

Nice to see Gabi.

Chad and Abby are fun. But Abby lies too much. Sorry. She just does.

Marcie
Marcie

Kassie is a great actress who was given a downhill storyline.Paige n J.J.fan fave of coarse Kassie is taking heat for bad story with great acting.Re member Blair she was the best.Keep our soap stars working we need our soaps….

Belle
Belle

I’m enjoying Days also. I love seeing the older characters in their scenes; Caroline is doing a great job. This obsession about youth is nothing but a vicious circle. The sponsors who are talking about it now will be talked about later in life because they will become one of the old people.

Theresa Bragg
Theresa Bragg

I am in a much higher age category and still a die hard fan. I would love to see Gloria Loring return. What are the chances? Best of luck in the upcoming shows. At 99 my mother watched it faithfully and discussed the characters like they were friends. Would love to seed a special shout out to Josh Taylor. My husband Don and I spent some time with him in Atlantic City.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m right there with you regarding Gloria Loring, Theresa! She has a great stage presence…acting and singing! There have been past discussions of a possible return of Liz/Gloria and maybe a song or two. I’m still hoping!

CeeCee
CeeCee

THE FACTS OF LIFE?? LOL. Love Gloria’s voice.

Jeff
Jeff

Hate the new characters. The new writers have ruined the show. I will never watch it again.

Bonnie
Bonnie

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the show!!! It’s sooooo good I can barely wait to watch!! I don’t even like the weekends cause it’s not on…thank you for making it great again!!! Way to DOOL!!!!

Julia
Julia

I’m not happy at all about how they have changed Aiden Jennings. I love him as Hope’s love interest. Change it back. Do not make him the bad guy.

val
val

The ratings are up in the 18 to 34 year old age group. So for all the folks who want to return to the 80’s yet again, the growth appears to be the with the younger crew not the old vets returning for the 9th or 10th time. That is why I get so frustrated when I hear only Charlotte Ross can play Eve, its ridiculous. Charlotte Ross is no longer sweet 16. She is near or over 40. KDP is killing it with that role. I suspect its Chad/Abby/Ben the Paige death, and the return of Gabi who may I add always seems to be a reliable ratings draw that is causing the uptick.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I will continue the wild ride with DAYS. I do like Kassie and I’m sure the journey will be fun. As DAYS has demonstrated many times over, Kassie can so easily come back!

Robin Gaschler
Robin Gaschler

I record and watch Days daily and have since the 70s. It’s the best it has been in so many years! What an exciting time! I do still miss EJ, though….

dmr
dmr

I don’t understand the hype about Bo Brady. I began watching when Robert Kelker- Kelly played Bo and I liked him. I find it funny that Victor and Steve talk about Bo going “off the grid” and “deep under cover” when I don’t remember him every solving a crime in Salem. He was one of the keystone cops/detectives on the Salem PCPD and we are supposed to believe that he had the wherewithal to go “deep under cover?” I don’t know…this storyline is lackluster in my opinion (although, I know there are a ton of “Bope” fans out there:)

Breaking News

47th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: GH Scores Most Nods, DAYS Follows

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 am and 6:00 pm, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content and that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019.

Show to show, and leading all daytime programming: General Hospital received the most nominations overall with 23, followed by Days of our Lives with 22.  The Young and the Restless was next with 21, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful with 13.  They were followed by the digital drama series, EastSiders and Studio City who scored 8 nominations, along with The View, Ghostwriter and Sesame Street.

Now below are the nominees in all the daytime and digital drama categories and congratulation to all of the nominees.  Here we go, and the nominees are ….

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Finola Hughes as Anna Devane General Hospital ABC

Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Heather Tom as Katie Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Maura West as Ava Jerome General Hospital ABC

Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rowin Amone as Ester Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Mary Beth Evans as Sara Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Jade Harlow as Lianna Ramos The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Cady Huffman as Lisa After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Shanti Lowry as Yolanda Rodriguez Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Burton as Jason Morgan General Hospital ABC

Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain General Hospital ABC

Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives NBC

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Alex Hurt as Adam The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Brad James as Cameran Jr. A House Divided UMC / Amazon Prime Video

Sean Kanan as Sam Stevens Studio City Amazon Prime Video

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Brian White as Jimmy Blue Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Braun as Dr Kim Nero General Hospital ABC

Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes General Hospital ABC

Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams Days of Our Lives NBC

Christel Khalil as Lily Winters The Young and the Restless CBS

Annika Noelle as Hope Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Tina Benko as Helen The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Veanne Cox as Lenora Indoor Boys vimeo.com

Patrika Darbo as Violet Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Carolyn Hennesy as Gloria Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Janet Hubert as Mignon Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Grossman as Adam Newman The Young and the Restless CBS

Bryton James as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless CBS

Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

Chandler Massey as Will Horton Days of Our Lives NBC

James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine General Hospital ABC

Paul Telfer as Xander Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Willam Belli as Douglas / Gomorrah Ray Eastsiders Netflix

Leith M. Burke as Derrick Eastsiders Netflix

Tristan Rogers as Doc Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lenny Wolpe as Carl After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Gregory Zarian as Nate Venice the Series vimeo.com

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OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady Days of Our Lives NBC

Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait General Hospital ABC

Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks General Hospital ABC

Thia Megia as Haley Chen Days of Our Lives NBC

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elissa Kapneck as Sasha The Young and the Restless CBS

Michael Knight as Martin Grey General Hospital ABC

Eva LaRue as Celeste Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Simon Black The Young and the Restless CBS

Chrishell Stause as Jordan Ridgeway Days of Our Lives NBC

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rene Heger as Zack Sullivan DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Mary Beth Peil as Helen After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Scott Turner Schofield as Max Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lin Shaye as Diane Eastsiders Netflix

Graham Sibley as Zack DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

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The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

Pillow Talk YouTube.com

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING LIVE AND DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ARTDIRECTION/SETDECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“The Bad Guys?” Brainwashed By Toons funnyordie.com

“Everything Changed” The Feels YouTube.com

“North Star” General Hospital ABC

“A Holiday Carol – The Holidays Are Here”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

“Hooray Hooray, We’re On Our Way”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

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OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SPECIAL

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day NBC

Hate Among Us Popstar TV

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration HBO

This Old House: 40th Anniversary Special PBS

The Young and the Restless: Kristoff St. John Tribute CBS

 

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT –TOPICAL

Days of Our Lives “Flash Forward” NBC

Dr. Phil “Rodney Reed” SYNDICATED Jeopardy!

“Jeopardy! All Star Games” SYNDICATED

Nick Jr Paw Patrol Ready, Race, Rescue: Trailer Nickelodeon
Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas

“Launch” Netflix The Star Wars Show

“Stars Wars Animals: The Trench Run” YouTube.com

The full list of nominees in all categories is available at https://theemmys.tv/daytime 

So, who are you thrilled to see nominated from your favorite daytime and digital dramas? Who do you think is MIA? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys To Be Broadcast On CBS; Nominations To Be Announced Tomorrow On ‘The Talk’

Breaking news on Wednesday, the Daytime Emmys are back on and in a major way returning to broadcast television and CBS on Friday night, June 26h beginning at 8 p,m, ET/PT in a two-hour special.

The announcement was made by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and this marks the 14th time CBS had aired the Daytime Emmys throughout its history.

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The June 26 telecast will be produced by the National Academy and Associated Television International (ATI), which previously produced the Daytime Emmys Awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS’ most recent broadcasts in 2010 and 2011.

In addition, nominations in major categories will be revealed for the first time tomorrow May 21st on the CBS Daytime afternoon series, The Talk as well as ETOnline.com’ there are 100 categories in all that comprise the Daytime Emmys this year.  This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry

“The Daytime Emmys are coming home,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that’s never been more important. We’re delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days.”

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“As a leader in Daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS.”

“In these challenging times, daytime has been a primary influence in staying connected with its audience, entertaining them, and keeping them informed,” said 47th Annual Daytime Emmys® executive producer and director David McKenzie of Associated Television International. “We are honored to be a part of it. We are also excited for the challenge of introducing a new format that will celebrate the contributions of daytime television.”

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys returning to primetime and CBS? Who do you think will score a nomination tomorrow? Comment below, but first check out The Talk’s Daytime Emmy announcement below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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