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RATINGS: 3 Soaps Show Gains In Total Viewers; 3 Soaps Hit Lows In Women 18-49 Demo!

Courtesy/ABC

Courtesy/ABC

The ratings for the week of March 21-25th are out and there were some ups and some downs.  On the upside, three daytime dramas scored gains in total viewers for the week: The Young and the Restless (+29,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (+78,000), and General Hospital (+18,000).

However for Days of our Lives, their viewership has continued on a downward turn losing another -49,000, but also of note is the total viewers for the week were at 2,185,000.  That also ties an all-time low in households in the ratings share for the long-running NBC soap opera.

And while three soaps showed gains in their overall audience, the key womens 18-49 demo showed three daytime dramas hitting lows in viewers and ratings share: Y&R, B&B, and DAYS.  Only, GH was in the plus column.

In addition, GH was the only show to be in the plus side in viewers in the 18-34 and 25-54 womens demo.   View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,724,000 (+29,000/-79,000)
2. B&B 3,635,000 (+78,000/+47,000)
3. GH 2,866,000 (+18,000/+102,000)
4. DAYS 2,185,000 (-49,000/-85,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 620,000 (-10,000/-133,000) <—— new low *
2. B&B 485,000 (-4,000/-123,000) <—— ties low **
3. GH 475,000 (+6,000/-6,000)
4. DAYS 389,000 (-2,000/-55,000) <—— new low (2nd straight week) ***

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap?  What would you do if you were the executive producer, or network programming executive to help increase viewership for the daytime drama you follow, or love the most?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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AJQ
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AJQ

Where’s the big ratings bump for the return of Michael Easton? Flashy promo and all. From the previous week, total viewers up 18,000 and 18-49 up 6,000, statistically insignificant, flat. Interestingly enough, his debut day, Monday, although he was only on at the end it was the day promoted as his return, that Monday 3/21 at 2,977,000 was down from the previous Monday 3/14 which had 3,067,000 viewers. The first two full days of Finn, Tuesday and Wednesday were at 2,750,000 and 2,814,000. Both were down from the previous Tuesday and Wednesday that were at 2,807,000 and 2,840,000. So the… Read more »

Sean
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Sean

You are obsessed with Michael Easton, you really need help. The show didn’t have the huge drops you predicted. Nice to read another post about a show you dislike. You must have a sad life. Seriously move on and concentrate on other things in life. Life is too short to be so obsessive over a soap opera. You might want to consider psychiatric help.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

You must not be a long time viewer the way AJQ is. It’s just hard for those of us who appreciated the superlative franchise of yesteryear to give up and accept the multi-venue-actor mediocrity that has emerged over the last three years. I can relate. My effort to point it out has diminished over the last six months though. I am realizing that the excellence that was is not coming back. Can’t blame AJQ for pointing out the obvious though. Michael Easton didn’t drive ratings when he left, nor did he drive ratings when he returned. You may not like… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I dunno know, AJQ. But I was hoping he would be returning to characters who are not reptilian. Instead, he is given a bearded dragon lizard and her name is NOT Nina!

Matt
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Matt

Last I checked there was nothing saying he would bring huge ratings to the show. They did give a promo for his return like they do when most actors return to a show. You seem to have some sort of axe to grind with Easton. You consistently look to complain about any little thing that involves him. You have the right to do so, but why spend so much time complaining about something you don’t like, and something you have no control of. Either you like GH or you don’t. If you don’t like it don’t put it on that… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

Sean and Matt, you ask if there are better uses of my time because I’m commenting on a soap opera on a soap opera site, but you are commenting on me. Is that a good use of your time? Psychoanalyzing people you don’t know, commenting on the state of their lives and giving them advice on how to spend their time? Honestly, this is what you take time and effort to do as you suggest someone else is obsessive or sad. Who said there would be a ratings bump? Well, I’ve read that Michael Easton was brought back because he… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I know this;
I will not be FF ME/Finn …… 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Matt, in general, no one specifically, it seems like some people are never happy. They want ME back, they want him dead, they dont like his story, his hair, ect! Finn JUST started the show, give the guy some time! FV promised when ME agreed to return he would have a cool story for him. LETS WAIT AND SEE!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

You are entitled to vent all you want and really they should have moved forward from him.. Not all viewers are over the moon.. Some are annoyed and perplexed by his rehiring… and by the Sean psychiatric help is to open you up to talk not hold things in.. IJS

Rhonda Montgomery
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Rhonda Montgomery

What is your point?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right? Why do people get so hung up about ratings? I get hung up on storylines….the drama, the humor, the comments.
It is amazing how psychoanalysis always seems to be interjected into these comments. Is this a competition about who’s more intelligent or compos mentis?
I have had it with the personal bashing of other posters. God knows I have had my share from one obsessed virago. May we please stick to the storylines and the soaps?????
So depressing. Please, someone….make me laugh. Enough gloom and gloom in the world!!!!!

Helen
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Helen

@ CeeCee Or posters that bash and trash for someone liking this or that or just commenting and I agree enough gloom.

Norma
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Norma

I loved Tristan in his heyday but he looks more like Anna’s daddy then her ex-husband. His character of Y&R is a joke and he is past his prime- oh hate on me- I am well past my prime as well but I would much rather watch Michael Easton in this new character and see what he can do and I can forget he was five or however-many people but I could also have equally maybe even more so enjoyed a new actor on the GH canvas. I surrender- I have paid my dues with the soaps and love and… Read more »

Matilda
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Matilda

The shows are not an entitlement program yet Michael Easton is entitled to a fifth character? And what evidence is there that Michael Easton drives a younger demo, or any demo? You don’t heat with coal or use an icebox, but what is new or fresh about Michael Easton? He’s a 50 year old guy who has been on soaps for twenty years?

Helen
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Helen

@Matilda If you are going to reply to a poster it would be nice if you read and comprehended what the poster said- She never said Easton was entitled to anything and and that might have more so enjoyed character portrayed by a new actor. Great- you don’t like ME – you make your point, repeatedly.

Derrick
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Derrick

This is VERY worrisome for DAYS and I’m just glad that they got renewed before this downward spiral start happening!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

The problem is it’s most likely the last renewal this show will see

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

Days needs a new wrirer-is Wendy Riche available-best part is Chad and Abby…Belle should have stayed!

Ces
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Ces

Days relies on gimmicks that’s why they are down. That’s why I quit; not worth my time.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Days seems to have taken a page out of GH’s writing notebook–setting “Patch” free at the 11th hours with a “deux ex machina” type explanation is just like GH–every character can do a heinous crime and still go free–Days–like GH has lost its moral center–and that, in my opinion, is the reason it is declining just like GH’s epic slide when the Mob began to rule. Sad! I like to see a character punished for his/her crime–in some way; otherwise, where’s the tension, the drama? Goodness knows, I LOVE Patch, but geez, first Hope commits murder–and gets away with it–then… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

DAYS is too dark, in more ways than one! The storylines are depressing; it is hard to keep count of the number of murders and deaths since 2015 and it has been a revolving door. Characters are brought on and wasted: Daniel’s doctor friend, Lani (on her way out the door) and Deimos (Vincent Irrizary) deserves so much better! This is a show in need of humor, some interesting couples and to utilize the talents of Lauren Koslow and the young man who plays Paul and rebuild the DiMera family. Revisit the teen set – some are talented and unfortunately,… Read more »

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Definitely agree with you Lew S. Days is way too dark. Kassie DePaiva and Vincent Irizzary deserved much better than they have been given. They are powerhouse actors and the potential for stories is endless with both of them. TPTB need to bring Kassie back and give Vincent something better and more air time.

Mateo
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Mateo

The loss of audience for DAYS is not a surprise at all. The stories are AWFUL. I feel bad that the writers at DAYS think its okay to write 1980 stories for the audiences in 2016. We have ridiculously plotted stories featuring characters that NO ONE cares about. They have forced the Ciara/Chase story down the viewers throats when the actors portraying those characters are painful to watch. They have no skill whatsoever. They have John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla running away with the most stupid plots. John fighting some battle to discover who he is. If he… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Well said

Wendy
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Wendy

Still find it amusing how any viewers over the age of 49 are exempt from such surveys. Does this mean the viewers over 49 don’t count? As a fan of YR for many years, attend annually one of Kate Linder’s Afternoon Charity Teas in Vancouver, Canada where additional cast from the show also attend. The audience is approximately 350 fans and guaranteed the majority of those attending are over the age of 40 and a good 1/3 over the age of 49. So, what does this say about these surveys? It says the surveys are missing a large population group… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Wendy, no viewers are exempt from the survey. But some demographics are more desirable for certain products and sponsors. Those Pamper ads and the revenue they bring require young viewers of a female gender. Look at the ads,… the ultimate bottom line. Hard to sell pampers to Granny. Or tons of make up to her either. That’s just how marketing works.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Advertisers are not considering the new demographic of many adult children, single or married and either group having children living at their parents homes and being supported. I know of friends, who had both their grown children still living with them in their mid-20’s and one is a single parent. This means the Granny and Grandpa are BUYING everything for the grandchild, including Pampers and the other products advertised on the commercials during these daytime dramas. So, whoever the upper management staff of the advertisers are, they are not looking at the new social structure of families which includes a… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know, a lot young mothers work nowadays, and they are leaving their young ones where? Granny’s house–a bet a lot of grandmothers have a stock of Pampers in their homes.

Rose
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Rose

Wendy….Soooooo with you on your comment. Recently heard stats that 50+ types control 75% of income, and they spend it, not on just pharma scare ads, but other consumer products. In fact more on some new car models than the “preferred” demos of ratings we see. I realize they want to “grow” their new audience, but where do they think totals would be if the “un-preferred” ratings audience wasn’t around? A thank you and a little respect wouldn’t hurt. As a p.s., this comes also from the experience of selling advertising for nat’l publications where there were junior buyers involved… Read more »

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Thanks for your comments. Do read my reply to the first comment about Granny’s not buying Pampers, when in actual fact, many older parents are funding the cash and the necessary items for their grown children and if they have grandchildren, for them also. The younger demographic simply are not finding jobs where they are even independently living anymore and many are choosing to move home say after failing to be able to afford to live away from the family home. This means those OVER 49 are indeed the ones holding the pursestrings for purchases from those same advertisers who… Read more »

Rhonda Montgomery
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Rhonda Montgomery

Beautiful, thank you- my money is never turned away because I am too damned old to spend it. And I will spend it on pay-tv and when will someone tap into this and respect it and profit handsomely from it as I am so certain it would work but again- when it came time to pay for AMC and OLTL- where were our purses then?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Over-49s and under-18s (as well as all men!) count in total viewers. They are important too! Soaps cannot afford to lose any of their viewers, because they are multi-generational. I watched with my mom, and my kids (sometimes) watch with me.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Maybe we need to be contacting these same advertisers who are part of the management decision as to who counts in these demographic surveys which as you say ignore the under 18 and over 49’s.

Melissa
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Melissa

Viewers over 49 don’t matter to the networks because they don’t matter tot
the advertisers who buy air timely shows. For whatever set of reasons advertisers have decided that those of us over 50 don’t buy products, spend money or are influenced by advertising. I’ve never understood the logic though it’s supposed to based on some mumbo jumbo marketing research and statistics.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Perhaps it’s a decision based on very young, smarty-pants type management teams who have no clue about society and who really is spending earnings for their items. Read my comments in reply above to see more of my opinion, if interested.

JUDY K
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JUDY K

YOU SAID IT WELL…..I AM WELL OVER 50 AND AN AVID SOAP VIEWER FOR YEARS…I HAVE TIME NOW AND LOTS OF MONEY TO SPEND…TOO BAD I AM OVERLOOKED, UNDER-APPRECIATED, AND I GUESS THEY DONT WANT MY MONEY…..I WILL START GOING OUT OF MY WAY TO NOT BUY ADVERTISED PRODUCTS…..THESE DAMN SPONSORS SHOOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Wendy seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the ratings system. First, there are no “surveys.” It’s all statistical data compiled by machines. No one has an ax to grind or an agenda to “offend” or “ignore.” All the equipment does is report what is watched live or via DVR. That’s it. Second, the people with Nielsen ratings equipment are a wide swath of the population. They are comprised of all different ages and both genders. So, interpreting simple data as a personal affront is silly. People watch what they want to watch. It’s all numbers to the network. They… Read more »

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

My appreciation for your lengthy reply, which I’ve now read a few times. My understanding is increased as to the methodology of the ‘ratings’ business. I still maintain IF there are statistics for those over 49, then why not have those made public also? It makes no sense given the reasons are financially based by the advertisers and just MAYBE this group which is consistently ignored are more influential than a zero influence on advertising. Maybe the reverse is true, the advertisers THINK the age group which is the only age group listed in ratings are the more gullible group… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Someone or something is breaking into demo groups, including age. I know…I used the info when presenting to agencies and clients. And “yes” after a while networks know which group/s certain programs skew. That’s why there are a lot of the pharma ads on soaps, along with Huggies. Also if you look at some of nighttime ratings, or even some other “keepers” on daytime, a lot are not that different than the daytime soap Y&R. I think what many of us would have wanted is to be at least mentioned in the ratings besides being part of the totals, and… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

IMO, the “Nielsen” way of reporting ratings is obsolete regarding age brackets & advertising because fewer & fewer people are watching the actual advertising. So much attention & money is paid to commercials when the majority of viewers are skipping over them, or eliminating them entirely via ad-free streaming options or online software that blocks ads. It’s ironic, isn’t it, all the effort made to collect data that forms the basis of ad revenue when viewers are far ahead in devised ways to avoid the majority of ads? Even when we just had VCRs & VHS tapes to record programs,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah! Guess we are the “invisible” populace. Makes me mad! I still feel 20 and think that way–LOL! Give us a break. We “older” fans are the most dedicated of fans. HOW can we be overlooked?

Dave M
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Dave M

I am not really in to conspiracy theories–except in my soapies! But there has been scandal and deception and what-not in just about everything- soccer, Lance Armstrong, banking, mortgages,- but this whole rating system is accepted -more than the bible, even- and everyone jumps to adjust when they come out. Is this based on monitors in homes that get paid to have them? What if one or two homes wanted a little more cash so they something something? I believe in privacy, don’t want you peeking in through my curtains- and the joke is on you if you do. But… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada
Norma
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Norma

Thank you for this- very interesting!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

The more you know.. these people are bombarded with suggestions and no doubt incentives by the Nielsen company and networks to skew their watching one way or another.. Unless the show is so bad they could carte less and don’t watch. There is an unsavory element to this system… BOTTOM LINE..

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Agree, Have to wonder if the advertised survey results are just how the TV stations want viewers to think the shows are rated. After all, Amazon book sales can list those on a top 10 list as being best sellers and yet in actuality, they aren’t on any sales list outside of Amazon. So, the Amazon list is generated to create a false buzz over a book which isn’t selling well to dupe the potential buyer to pick a book they are duped into thinking is a worthwhile book. I read recently, someone posted a mere front page of a… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I don’t think it’s a conspiracy. It’s just that viewers are changing the way they watch all visual entertainment. It’s too fast for the Nielsen ratings system to adapt to. Thus, the big gap because the majority of viewers are leaving the traditional cable system. Viewers are still there. The U.S. population continues to grow. But, many people have cancelled their pricey cable service and are just streaming all their tv via Roku or Apple TV. It’s not even clear that Nielsen can access viewership data on streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, etc. Part… Read more »

Tina
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Tina

Days is in free fall. It’s time to panic.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I agee! Poor Kayla is trying to keep the show’s moral center–and she’s drowning!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

GH has been pretty good since the beginning of 2016. I beleive that Jean and Shelly have got the show on the right track. We are getting more hospital-centric and family-centric stuff which is a very welcomed change. More character driven storylines and key points in these storylines are no longer being glossed over. I think as a whole there are more hits than misses and more stuff is working than not. GH has a very good balance when it comes to their stories and the rotation of their characters right now. The show isn’t centered around just one or… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I agree!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I think Andre is a bust. No chemistry with Jordan at all, and the man can’t act to save his soul. I like the other characters though. They don’t make up for the terrible avalanche brought on by Cartini, and there needs to be a natural disaster STAT.

Plus, Jelly needs to up the intensity of their drama to make for compelling stories. The show is more grounded and cohesive, but the overall arc needs to be more focused and intertwined.

Patrick
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Patrick

Andre shows no emoting… forever and a day

even when he was in Morgan hospital room… he wasn’t generating any ACTING

he certainly isn’t in the same league… as Anna
and even with Jordan…. I want Curtis to hone in on her act

they need to send Andre off to the WSB international… bye bye

Rose
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Rose

Jay…I’m with you on your comments. As long as the Q’s, and GH are still the core. And okay, even Corrinthos at this stage. Plus, they’ve still found a way to keep the Cassadine name alive. Hoping more for Laura and maybe a Robert to drop in again.

Timmm
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Timmm

Women 18-49 are up on GH because of Michael Easton AND the character of Griffin.

Its hard to believe 2 million more people watch Y&R than GH! Is it that much better of a soap?

DAYS isnt so below GH but it is #4. Any suggestions?

I love gh
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I love gh

I’ve always thought that about Y&R. I’ve decided that, at least in my market, it’s the time slot. Y&R comes on at 11:00 – the right time for office job lunch hours and before many evening jobs start, allowing viewing before work. GH comes on at 2:00 – one would have to be home (or DVR, like me) to watch.

I like Y&R, but is not THAT much better than every other soap, week after week, year after year.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I can only speak for myself, the thing I love most about soaps is the love stories. The couples. The pairings. And because there is so much time on a soap to “get to know” the characters, every little foible and quirk, their relationships unfold in “real time”. We get to see every little moment that leads up to them falling in love. And yet, there is not much of that on DAYS or GH these days. If they do start a couple, they have broken up by next year and have moved them on to the next warm body.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Maddie, as for GH, I like the new women writers. They have brought more love, relationships and are focusing on the hospital. The last guy that wrote started off with a bang but he didnt write stories as much as he just wrote cliff hangers, DAILY! We love our cliff hangers BUT like you said, you need a story, a build up if you want to enjoy the outcome.

Aria
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Aria

It’s hard to dismiss the rating when we know a network will use that as an excuse to cancel a show now, I. e (oltl,Amc ) but, to answer your question having more viewers is not a reflection of a show being better just look at prime time the shows that have most viewers are not exactly the most acclaim or the one winning Emmy, plus everyone like something different, if anything y&r is bless with more eyeballs and they should be thankful to those viewers for that.

Timmm
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Timmm

I still feel bad for the AMC and OLTL fans! I am shocked ABC just didnt wipe out ALL their soaps when they cut the beloved two I just mentioned.

vinman
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vinman

DOOL…..they MUST stop that 5-6 month tape to air….Chabby sl….is now a DRAG…GET rid of Summer….need more Nicole….

I love gh
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I love gh

That format is killing the show, for sure. Aren’t they going to start a new model soon?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

August

Lisa
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Lisa

I can’t understand how Y&R is gaining viewers – it’s been dull & dreadful. Same old storylines all the time. Nikki drinking again……Company takeover & fighting yet again & Billy/Victoria breakups. And Phyllis & Billy hooking up? Seriously? Only thing missing was another hit and run

Lillian
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Lillian

1. How ironic. Victor is found guilty and he receives Adam’s ten years sentence. 2. Victoria Slapping Billy in Front of the Media Storyline: Assault, Physical Abuse of an Ex-Spouse, and Possible Child Custody Issues. 3. Soaps need to step into the 21st century in their writing of “love triangles.” Sleeping around lost its appeal a long time ago. Infidelity: suspicion, blindsided, caught in the act, confession, trust issues, marriage counseling, separation and/or divorce. Why is a “love triangle” sometimes introduced shorty after a couple is married? 4, Esther named her daughter in honor of “Mrs. C.” Y&R intentionally destroyed… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Katherine got a park where people have been assaulted! Her house has been destroyed. The first kiss in the new Chancelor Mansion was that of a married women and a gambler! Chloe and Kevin should have been given that house! No sign of Mac, Phillip or Tucker. Devon getting two billion dollars is and always will be a joke!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Beautifully said, Lillian.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

On Y&R Katherine Chancellor’s homestead has gone from an Estate, to a mansion and now a house which is what Billy keeps referring to it as being, and that pretty much sums up the show itself, it has gone from being Great, to Good, to just Okay. Days is not only dark in story line, but most of scenes have been at night or during a storm which made it gloomy to look at. I get it was needed for the creepy Ben-Abigail scenes but it was really depressing watching everything in dim light. B&B was uneven this week, not… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Nicely said. No more Chancellors…..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol….you caught that, too, Mary? I tried to be ‘funny’ by saying that the scenery in PC looked soooo upstate, New York! NOT!! In May/June, yes; not in late March, early April.
I live in the Hamptons and there are barely leaves on the trees; tulips are just starting to sprout; and wet snow is expected….with lows in the 20’s and 30’s still!!!! Unpredictable weather. It can only be worse in the Rochester/Buffalo area.
But, golly gee, that plush, verdant grass and lush trees threw me. LOL

vinman
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vinman

Thank you CeeCee….in the Roch….
High of mid20°’s….4-5inches of snow….NOT YOUR PORT CHARLES, NY.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@vinman.
Lol, vinman. The soap gods should make an effort to check the weather conditions in NY state.
They seem yo have no clue what’s going on in all other parts of the country. We are not in California!! Well, at least, they made sure there were no palm trees in view.
Out of context, but I was watching a rerun of BEWITCHED, as Darren was driving down one of the NY state routes…..the avenue was lined with beautiful palm trees. HaHa and triple LOL. Later.

Roland B
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Roland B

I love the Quinn and Liam and finally found someone else saying they like it- I fear it is ending and would have liked to see it go on- wonder if she will end up pregnant- would like that too- thank you.

Dylan
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Dylan

Pregnant??? She is 50 years old bro!! She’s not Ada Hobson from Another World!

Timmm
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Timmm

They should have NEVER killed off Katherine BUT they did and NOTHING has gone right since! How in the hell is this soap still #!?

Dylan
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Dylan

What are you talking about…never should have killed off Katherine?? Jeanne Cooper died! She played Katherine. Of course Katherine had to die. They never “killed her off”. She died!

Timmm
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Timmm

They were on location. It hasnt happened in years. I appreciated it and didnt nit pick.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O I appreciated it too, I wasn’t nit picking just pointing out the humor that people in California have no idea what spring is really like for the rest of us, just finished shoveling my driveway from a snow storm last night– so Maxi and Nathan, sitting in the warm sunshine on lush green grass– I wish LOL— nit piking, no, envy Yes.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Another ell-sait post, Mary SF.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well-said. Lol. Sorry.

Timmm
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Timmm

Mary, I was criticizing you about nit picking, per se. I was just overwhelmed with seeing a character in the natural sunlight! Emma should take Griff to a dance studio and have someone teach him how to Tango for the NB. It would be cool to see him in an actual dance studio! I know, its probably too expensive to leave ABC! These outdoor scenes were probably on the studio lot?

irene
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irene

Ratings are staying the same. I find it silly all the coverage of up and down, here and there. Basically GH/Days have 2 1/2 million fans give or take. Bold and Beautiful has 3 1/3 million fans, give or take. Young and Restless has 5 million, give or take. There is an up and down trend on all the soaps. Fluctuation. It has been that way for years and also close to the numbers I described. Here is what I am sure TPTB are looking at: 3 of the 4 soaps have two entities that want profit. As far as… Read more »

jeremy
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jeremy

Go GH 🙂 loving my show!!

Rj
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Rj

I have not watched the show much in weeks now, so not sure where they are now, but seems it was getting dark again both figuratively and literally for my taste. The story lines were not holding my attention, and with so many new characters having leading stories it did not seem like Days any more. I like that they are bringing in some new characters to add to what exists, but the focus should still be on the ‘core’. Something seems to be missing. I like when the show focuses on relationships, family, romance in Salem. When they start… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Me, too! Love the core characters, HATE the storylines.

Rj
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Rj

Yes, I agree – I like the characters/actors, but the storylines are so mean spirited, ugly, dark, cruel, etc. that I find it unwatchable again, and I was a regular viewer now I barely have the desire to turn it on, and if I do, I watch a scene for a few minutes and turn it off. When you think they had a beautiful gay romance in Will and Sonny, and they ended that to bring on murder, revenge, vindictiveness, cruelty – very sad. I hope that they will choose to turn it around again and give the current cast… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Way I see it– The 18-49 demo. ok the 18 to 35 in those numbers.. The soaps are too old fashioned for 2016.. Now, don’t be tossing your shoes at me, but- Soaps are referred to, by desired demo, as ”grandma’s stories .. ((I heard and read that comment and seen it said on SNL and other entertainment media as ‘ grandma’s stories .. hey! I’m in that demo and watch soaps, so…………….. lol 🙂 Also; for the fans that have watched the soaps every day for 30-40-50 years the soaps have become predictable, been there done that 1,0000 time,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do agree, SuzieQ, but, if, by young, you mean characters like the teen of Days (Ciara etc)? No thanks.
And, in answer to my Timmmy foe suggestions….get rid of those teens and bring more appealing and compelling actors(ses). There is so much ‘unused’, young talents out there from other/defunct soaps, Days could be saved.
LOL, su, my Gran has been watching soaps for 50 years, it’s not so unusual. Many on these sites have been watching just as long……but, she does agree with you……she wants the vets to stay, but the storylines need to be given new life.

Timmm
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Timmm

I just dont think many ipad, twitter and facebookers are hooked on soaps. The kids [Teens] have so much stimulation coming from so much technology that “Old Fashion” stories on TV do not interest them at all. su0000, has a point of bringing these stories to 2016 but unless its on Netflix or Hulu, kids dont think its cool. Thats why when soaps used to go with the teen stuff in the summer I understood because the kids were out of school and actually watching or VCRing their shows. Now, we get soaps like GH who have these kids and… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

You want to know what the kids are hooked on? Genre tv – THE WALKING DEAD, SUPERNATURAL, THE FLASH, ARROW, AGENTS OF SHIELD – because they aren’t just action anymore. Unlike the cartoony 60’s BATMAN, genre tv has managed to combine soap opera elements by intertwining the personal lives of the leads with the villain/monster of the week. It’s like GH’s Ice Princess saga on steroids. The leads are in the 20-40 age group, have romance thrown in here & there, & plenty of angst to go around. Hulu & iTunes rank their most popular tv episodes, and the most… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
As usual, Timmm…right on!!!! All true….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

PS….as are you, KansasGuest….true, true, true and quadruple true. Great post.

Penny
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Penny

Totally Agree – And I have been watching (though not every day) for 50 years (“put up” with them, while my mom was watching – ha! ha!).

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Penny.
I have been watching soaps since Pre-school with my Gran. I had no idea what anyone was talking about. But, hearing the characters’ voices was a comfort to me. Still is. My first memory is Rachel and Ada arguing ( Another World).
It was weird because I had never heard adults arguing before. Any arguing in my family was not done in our ( we kids) presence. I guess that’s why that memory stuck vividly with me. Lol.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Watching a show for 40 or 50 years? Say you can’t imagine that, eh, su0000? Well, don’t folks (young or “OLD”) use their phones daily, their computers, etc? And haven’t all of us read Shakespeare for how many years now? Same themes–never grow old, never go stale–timeless–IF they are given proper treatment–right? What say????

Bettina G
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Bettina G

I agree with you and isn’t there some cliche or whatever there are no new stories- I mean everything pretty much humans can do has been done since the bible and am not bringing religion up and just agreeing with Nancy if i am going to get slapped down here.

Paul
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Paul

I’m trying to support the genre but honestly Days might be the worst soap ever produced and I’ve watched them all dating back to the 80s. The show is a complete disaster. The writers & Corday need to be shown the door.

I realize it was on a different network but when I think of how good OLTL was at the end and yet Days is the one that got a renewal?? Mind blowing.

mark
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mark

Days needs to get back to romance why cant they do supercouples like in the 80s? Those were some great Days!!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

My sentiments exactly!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes! Romance NEVER goes out of style! Neither do the themes of greed, avarice, good versus evil, etc. It’s just the TREATMENT of those themes in less-than-competent hands that grows stale. Well said???

Bettina G
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Bettina G

I think so. Thank you.

Alan
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Alan

I think it says something about the state of daytime drama when the current version of Y&R is the best the genre has to offer.

CLH
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CLH

Not surprised at DOOL, that show is soooo depressing.

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Producers of soaps should look to writers who write for night time serials, but can’t get hired in that genre. These writers understand how to make stories eb and flow. Instead they just rotate the same writers who get fired from one soap and they get hired at another one. It’s just the rotating game.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

So true .. it’s not that people are tired of the soap format. But it can be done with class. Look no further than the popularity of Downton Abbey. And romance used to be the thing soaps did best, but lately I’ve been far more enthralled by the primetime love stories on shows like “Bones” and “The Office”.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I agree with this. The writers currently working in the genre seemed to have run out of ideas or never had any writing talent to begin with. A prime example of this is Jean Passanante. In the past 20 years, she was the head writer at Another World when it was cancelled, head writer at As the World Turns when it was cancelled, a writer for One Life to Live when it was cancelled, co-head writer at Young & Restless for about 18 months before being fired. Even with that background, she managed to find ANOTHER writing job — as… Read more »

Rhonda Montgomery
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Rhonda Montgomery

I see your point and it does seem one regime fired goes to another show- and this has gone on for years- way way back. Some of it must be the executive producers following orders to attract a certain age group- or seeing ratings from a popular show- when the Buchanan family came to One Life to Live -it was because Dallas was huge-super huge- and they think ok let’s try that and tell the writers to bring in new characters. I at first hated them and why do we have Bonanza on One life- but they did work- and… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Is it ironic that I read that Ron Carlivati has a development deal w/ABC for a primetime project? He received so much flack that his writing was too outrageous & unrealistic for daytime. But, evidently, it’s just what primetime execs are looking for.

Norma
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Norma

Hey Kansas- I read that too and was so happy for Ron and excited- but where is it- ? Not one word- correct me if I am wrong, please- but not a whisper of it since and wonder if it was just put out there to pay “nice-nice” and or did it just go nowhere or what- not a word I have seen or heard from ABC or Ron or anyone- I want to see it -or something from him but anyone have info on this?

Rose
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Rose

KansasGuest…to add to your comment about what the kids are hooked on. Just to let you know I think the shows you mentioned could have a bigger audience than you think, not just the kids. Some of us didn’t entirely grow up. I see adults at the annual Sci Fi Convention getting autographs from the stars of these shows like Stephen Amell, Nathan Fillion, etc…even Ray Wise was there. I’ve watch Arrow, SuperGirl and sometimes The Flash since their beginning. Even ‘Once Upon A Time.’ Since I’m also a Trekkie, and have collected comics, Big Bang Theory was a natural… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Rose, it’s really a shame that nighttime shows are outdoing the soaps in the continuing drama department, and especially with romance, where the soaps should reign supreme. I love Once Upon a Time, because it’s all about finding your true love. So is The Vampire Diaries, as gory as it is, lol

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I refuse to believe that there are NOT good writers out there. Politics plays a GREAT hand in who writes for the soaps. No?

Rose
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Rose

Nancy…I’m with you on this. You get what you pay for so add time, investment, and BELIEF in the genre/good story telling. Plus it has to seem to be a career builder for aspiring writers.

Tad
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Tad

I don’t understand why Days ratings are falling a cliff. So many people said that the show needed to get rid of the gays to increase the ratings and the show did. For goodness sake they killed the show’s first gay legacy character. A brutal murder where he didn’t even put up a struggle, so it’s beyond my reasoning why the show’s ratings are not through the roof now.

blake
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blake

Ken Corday only cared about Days getting strong ratings through January so that they would be renewed. He does this every time contract is coming up. He will bring the big guns in late summer to get ready for the next round. Vicious cycle with him.

su0000
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su0000

OK-
A tidbit..
My granny soap neighbor told me a story/whatever about AMC..
That all the action was in a real full kitchen with doors and fully furnished..
Everyone was at the kitchen table eating cookies or drinking coffee while nora/mona set ’em all straight on life and dealt with problems.. wow huh..
And the cast was like 15 people .. ahaa!
(( soaps no longer have the very busy family in the kitchen…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, SusieQ,
The same with OLTL. The Kramer kitchen was the best!!

su0000
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su0000

I’ve never seen a kitchen in the soaps…
just livingroom and bedroom..

Norma
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Norma

That tidbit is delicious and sweet memories. Or Mona Kane in her living room trying to guide Erica- but there were these places and people and conversations- and these were hard-working, middle-class people that had real problems and we were educated and informed and loved by them and we loved them back. Makes me want to bawl.

Mo
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Mo

Days has been better the last week of March. It was really bad with the whole John and Yo Ling storyline. That was just so absurd. Since it looks like some of the brainwashing of Paul may have taken, I dread the storyline resurfacing. It’s obvious viewers didn’t like it. It wasn’t Days at all. I don’t know what show it was trying to be or what the writers were smoking. I do think we need more romance and couples that are together. Victor and Maggie are together, but now she’s paralyzed and he looks like he’s got health issues… Read more »

Dylan
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Dylan

DAYS had such momentum going into the 50th, with a murder mystery story, and they just completely dropped the ball! Not ONE visit from a returning Horton for the 50th? Marie, Bill, Melissa, Sandy, Laura, ANY fan favourite with the last name Horton?? They built some claustrophobic set that was supposed to be this grand house for the Bicentennial. Now, I hear they are bringing back Valerie Grant, a character from 40 years ago with NO ties to ANYONE on the current canvas. I just don’t get it. Ditch the Emmy winners from previous shows……YES I mean Jordi Vilasuso, A… Read more »

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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