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RATINGS: Big Week For Days of our Lives!

Courtesy/NBC

The latest ratings are out for the week of January 15-19 and it was Days of our Lives which showed the most gains in total viewers, as many of the DiMera clan threatened to kill Andre (Thaao Penghlis), and then he was actually murdered, thus beginning a new whodunit on DAYS!

Days of our Lives added the most total viewers for the week with + 52,000, and now for the first time in a long time the 52-year-old daytime drama has over 2.5 million weekly viewers up + 238,000 from last year at this time. In addition, DAYS was the only soap to gain viewers in the key womens 18-34 demo.  Since Ron Carlivati took over the head writing gig at DAYS, this week’s ratings mark a total viewer and total household high during his tenure.

The only other soap to gain viewers for the week was The Young and the Restless adding + 30,000 total viewers.  Y&R was down in key demos, but stayed on par in women 18-34.  Its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful was down slightly for the week in total viewers, but showed gains in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos.

Finally, General Hospital was the daytime drama which lost the most viewers for the ratings period down -83,000. The ABC soap was also down in all key demos.  To check out the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,840,000 (+30,000/+177,000)
2. B&B 3,912,000 (-23,000/+44,000)
3. GH 2,732,000 (-83,000/-32,000)
4. DAYS 2,531,000 (+52,000/+238,000)

So, which soap is telling the most intriguing stories these days?  Which is not? Which soap do you think deserves to be the top-rated of them all?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Patricia L Nolan-Hall
Patricia L Nolan-Hall

If GH is wondering what is wrong with their ratings, they need only look to the fans angry at the dismissal of Genie Francis in the middle of a story that had grabbed our imaginations. Of course, that is if they care about the program at all, and this isn’t part of a network plan to ditch the show.

Steve
Steve

This ratings period is for the week just before Genie was demoted. The news hit the internet that Friday. Her final air date was Tuesday of the following week.

Patricia L Nolan-Hall
Patricia L Nolan-Hall

There’s TV ratings time and real time. I still have the nagging feeling that the network is giving us the old ATWT/GL shuffle.

Gianni862
Gianni862

Exactly …. ABC is run by money hungry power hungry individuals who care less about their viewers. It’s a pattern in prime time as well as daytime. Someone above replaced the behind the scenes folks at GH to finally put their last daytime drama in a coffin … Sounds crazy? Not at all! Evidence and history prove it

MICHELLE
MICHELLE

AMEN… these idiots still believe the audience is stupid!

Rodd
Rodd

True that, Patricia!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Correct, Patricia! I haven’t watched GH since the last day Genie was on–and don’t plan to.
I have viewed GH since the day it began–with Angie and her “burn” story.
No more without Genie. No more ignominy for Genie: no more for me.
Genie has endured so much bad treatment and indignity at the hands of GH. And, I might add, so have the fans. Enough is enough.

su0000
su0000

Hi Nancy..
You not watching does Not affect the ratings.
If you are not of a Neilsen household you are not counted..

Anyone not watching because of Genie leaving is simply doing absolutely doing nothing that would affect the ratings.

It is the Ratings the network look at, not taking notice of someone not watching because of Genie..
You are not counted, you are an estimate of 0.1 %

gianni862
gianni862

But for everyone of us that stops watching because of how they handle the Show is a reflection of others as well…………AND Some of us ARE counted in various ratings systems….as well as Neilsen ratings… History proves that when people are vocal about these things there are others who feel the same way but are not as outspoken… IN the end….the network has decided to end their daytime drama run…. GH will be off the air by 2019

Katiek
Katiek

Y&R & B&B is shown on Pop tv in the
Evening. Do these ratings count
Towards their overall ratings?

James
James

They don’t account for the over-all ratings they get daily as they’re considered encore runs.

But if they keep meeting the ratings threshold set by Pop TV then that would justify keeping the two shows on its schedule for a very long time.

Jenn
Jenn

The initial excitement over Steve’s return has worn off I see…

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’ve only been watching DOOL for a few months and it hooked my from the start. My pet peeve? Steve calling Kayla “baby” after every sentence; with an occasional “sweetness” thrown in for variety. Drives me nuts! Personally, I like the term “baby” but not every sentence; reminds me of the rebooted online version of OLTL when the F word was thrown in every other sentence. Again, not against the word…but did the writers ever hear of overkill?

GH. I’m still loving it; not sure why the ratings have dipped. It may have SOMEthing to do with Genie Francis..but then there are those in the 18-49 demo that dipped too…many who might not have been born let alone watched Laura during her Luke and Laura days etc and have no feelings one way or the other about Genie’s exit… so I doubt they stopped watching because of her contract issues.

And so it goes…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Rebecca 1. I so agree about, Steve and his baby and sweetness, and his all over gushiness over his wife. Also would like to see them do something about his vagrant appearance. Maybe a haircut and shave would help.
As far as GH, I am also still loving it, and who does it really help, to give up something you love? Genie is fine, also loved her on Y&R as Cain’s mom, but are they obligated to keep any actor on, that they feel they can’t use at any given time?

Celia
Celia

“Sweetness” is their thing….long-time watchers would be put-off and surprised if Steve did not call Kayla any of those endearment, Violet….especially, “sweetness”…. soo used to hearing it…music to my ears.
Go Steve
Go Kayla
Go Sweetness
Go Days!!

Shay
Shay

You’re so right, CeeCee….I haven’t watched DOOL for decades, but I still recall Steve’s (aka, Patch’s”) nickname for Kayla just as surely as Bo’s reference to Hope as “Fancy Face!” It’s the attention to such little details as those that show deference to a soap’s past and links them to the present…too bad GH doesn’t show the same respect for its longtime characters!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hi Rebecca1,
Why do you think the 18-49 demo has dipped? Story lines too convoluted, violent, and unbelievable? Too much mob?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t think GH is violent, Nancy. I, like Su, think they talk a lot about it ie Sonny, Valentin, Julian, etc but not much is shown. Yes, we have the occasional shooting and/or murder but it’s not graphic/gory and not anywhere near a primetime crime show which usually garners high ratings. As for being unbelievable…when was GH ever known for being based in reality? Casey the Alien, the Ice Princess, Freezing the World, etc, etc…

Maybe some of the others left when Nathan was killed off or they heard he would be. Don’t know. But, there’ll be an upswing again. GH is holding steady. Not sure if it’s steady enough to last many years but time will tell.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Love Steve and “Sweetness.” Always have, always will.

damien
damien

because you are a new viewer Rebecca1 thats why Steves vocabulary is bothering you
its so natural for longtime viewers because hes always shown this type of affection for her. its why the couples endured so long. they seem like a couple who are completely in love. steve and kayla rule. intime you will feel the same.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi damien…

As I said it’s not the affection or the word “baby” that bothers me; it’s his saying it at the end of every sentence to her! LOL:

“I’m starving, baby.” Want a sandwich, baby? Are you hungry, too, baby? I love cold pizza, baby. Want a slice, baby? Does my calling you baby after every sentence bother you, baby?” LOL… Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

I like the characters and their relationship. I also love both actors; loved them as Stefan and Catherine on GH. But, “baby” after every single sentence just grates on my nerves. As did the “F” word on the online version of OLTL. I have nothing against the word; doesn’t offend me in the least. But it was annoying to hear it thrown in every other sentence. It was like they were trying too hard to be “real” to be “cool.” Again…annoyed me to the point that it detracted from the story:

“This is f’ing cool. Wanna go watch some f’ing TV? Naaah, I think I’m gonna play my f’ing guitar. You should hear my new tunes; they’re f’ing cool.” Sounds f’ing great, man. I’ll f’ing listen to it later.

Ahem. Get my drift, baby? (sorry…I’m on a roll….)

So. To reiterate. It’s not the affection nor the word baby that grates on me, just the use of it with literally every sentence (‘cept for the occasional sweetness substitute. so to speak…)

With that said, if I do, in time, love that he says that to her (over and over and over and over) I’ll be the first to admit it. 😉

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Hi everyone. Just jumping in here, for lack of a better place. My comment is not directed to any one person, but let it be duly noted, I have been chastised for my comment about Steve’s ” sweet” little pet names for Kayla. I love all these characters as much as anyone, and have probably watched this show, among others, longer than some of you have been alive. Sometimes, it just gets a little much, and while I’am at it, I will also say that Fancy Face annoyed me too, at times. So, kindly give an old lady a break. I think my all over loyalty, gives me the right to be critical sometimes.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Dear Violet…

You are nothing if not an extremely sweet poster! You don’t have to apologize for anything…if the overuse of the word gets on your nerves as it does mine then it does! (And I think we’re right! 😉 Overkill !!!!!!!

🙂

Alan
Alan

I think the ratings are a reflection of the lack of variety in the show’s storytelling. If you don’t like Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, or Drew there isn’t much for you to watch. Good soap opera storytelling has one story beginning while another story builds and yet another climaxes — the popular thought being that if you don’t like one plot you’re probably invested in one or two of the others. GH just plods along focused on the same five characters who never grow or learn.

DAYS seems to be reaping the rewards of employing varied storytelling and not playing the same 5 characters every day of the week.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t necessarily think there’s too much mob or Jason; it’s the Carly hour I can’t take. She (I think more than Sonny) is in almost everything and I just can’t stand her. From her horrific treatment of AJ to Robin, Elizabeth, Sam, Franco, the list goes on and on (though they’ve had her come around to the three females who she felt took “her” Jason from her…to the fact she stole Michael, has in a sense stolen Ava’s baby and acts like Avery’s mother…ugh…her character alone is just reprehensible to me. When she furnished Jason’s apt I cringed. Loved it’ but hated that she, once again, was instrumental.

But my point is we have Ned and Olivia, Michael and Nell, Franco and Liz, Kevin, now Anna/Finn, Ava/Griffin, Anna/Valentin/Nina/…Henrik, Maxi/Lulu…without going into everyone my point is I DO think they’re giving other characters stories and I think they’re distributing the amount of time fairly well. Ironically, while as said I’m loving Days, I think THEY concentrate on the same characters/stories (which I don’t mind because I’m enjoying all) but GH is much more diversified if for no other reason than the amount of characters they have.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oh…and by diversified I don’t mean better…just that they actually do have quite a few stories juggling at the same time so if you don’t like one you can tune in for the others…

I must admit, though, I took to Days immediately. Have a lot of catching up to do with who’s related to who but it’s all starting to connect.

And, this will probably be because I’m a “newbie” but not sure about that dual role for Deidre Hall; her jailbird character was a tad too parody; reminded me of Nicki Smith on OLTL. Props to Ms. Hall because that loony tune portrayal was eons away from her soothing, wise, level-headed Marlena.Still…

I know, I know. I’m new. Maybe with time… 😉

Phil
Phil

Days is by far the best soap on the air right now!

blake
blake

Amen!

Celia
Celia

You bet…..

Shay
Shay

Now if only the DOOL threads could be, too….so much for Salem being the place to escape, CeeCeeGirl!!!!

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Hey, there,
Hmmmm. ….you noticed?
I loooove DOOL and I looove Y&R with a passion….been watching since forever….if I need backstories or character reference, I have a private encyclopedia; my grandmother…..who, by the way, called Sonny libidinous, the other day…HaHa…
Having minored in linguistics—-specifically French and Italian ( English goes without saying), I am well-equipped for the challenge.
No deterrent for me…..after a while, people will take “whatever” at face value.
To me, Shay? DOOL is so many steps above GH, albeit I am enjoying a few storylines …..love what’s to come with the scheming Nelle,, Valentin and his Cassadine baggage ( wonder what’s in them, LOL) ….I like to ‘hear’ or ‘entendre’ more of Kim, whom I think is the key to Drew’s regaining his memory…..I am simply grateful we have these remaining soaps….the complaining by some of us is human nature….regardless, we still love our soaps.
But, Days has had dips and highs ( speaking of such….the NYSE, which is driving the men in my family crazy, LOL) , and now Days is on a hilltop, which, I hope, will climb further and further…..everything about Days is grrrreat !!
The John Black thing is a little ‘terrorizing’ for lack of a better word. Where are Paul and Will? Did I miss something? Have you been watching? Please say yes??

Shay
Shay

One would have to be blind as a bat not to notice, CeeCeeGirl! But I hear ya!……Your gran is quite the treasure trove of information, not to mention very gifted in her powers of observation ….”libidinous?” That’s putting it mildly!…(Oh, by the way….the latest season of “Shetland” has just commenced, so I am again entranced by the beautiful tranqulity of the Scottish landscapes and the baffling mysteries at hand…..is she watching it, too????) Having said that, I give both DOOL and Y&R great credit for remaining much more faithful to their legacy characters and soap histories than GH has in the past five years or so….I’m not interested in Port Charles reinvented, which is what we seem to keep getting on a regular basis….just the mere fact that I can “visit” Salem or Genoa City and recognize half the people from decades ago or discuss them here with you tells us that these shows respect longtime viewers in a way that GH does not. I only wish that we had the constant flow of returning vets to Port Charles like Salem seems to be welcoming….instead all we have to look forward to are more “newbies” from FV’s trips to the supermarket or parking lot!

Barbie
Barbie

I’ve lost respect for GH with the horrible rewrites and actor shuffling just to accommodate the return of Steve Burton. The show unfortunately chose to put all their eggs into 1 basket and it shows in the lack of creative storylines for the rest of the cast. If the show continues to focus on the 3 most annoying characters -Sonny, Jason, Carly-and glorify their negative behaviors, viewers will continue to tune out.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

What you said, Barbie! 🙂

Nitefly
Nitefly

I haven’t seen GH since Laura’s (Genie Francis) last appearance. When she is back, I am back.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Metoo! 🙂

Jimh
Jimh

Well…too much Sonny is a bad thing…they can write for Sonny for over 20 years but cant write a simple Mayoral race for Genie…Jason may as well change his name to Corinthos just like traitor Micheal…Nelle pretends to sleep with Sonny ect and Micheal is so angry about that but can give a pass to Sonny who murdered his real father AJ!…sick of Mama Bear Carly and her three little bears Sonny, Micheal and Jason who she treats like children…Jason is a grown man who can make his own choices…proof is in the ratings-bring back Genie full time and stop make the show everything about Sonny…

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you for making these points, Jimh! Well said!

Jimh
Jimh

Thanks…i might not always reply but i do enjoy reading your posts !!!

Celia
Celia

You go, Jimmy!!!!
Confounding how and why Sonny (and gang) is venerated. I don’t get it !!!! Not sympathetic and not simpatico.
The biggest difference between Sonny and all the other baddies on my soaps ( Stefano, Victor K, Victor N, Vivian etc.) is that they do not pretend to be sainted.

Jimh
Jimh

I did stop watching but did tune in to see Max Gail even if it did involve Sonny…i did like Rita but she seems too good to be true-wouldnt mind her staying-wish she was related to Nelle…Sonny and Carly would flip…will watch full time if Genie returns full time!!!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Jimh! I always enjoy reading your posts as well! Take care, Friend.

Celia
Celia

The main plotline will be Sonny and Carly….with Nelle doing every nasty rhing under the sun to disrupt their halcyon days, ugh….I can’t help but root-root for her, Jimmy.
this soap is becoming too transparent…..Peter will be a major character…..not too thrilled about that.

Timmm
Timmm

Peter does have some slight resemblance to Nathan. I watched him lean towards Nathan’s casket and I could see them being brothers. I just hope he is not Anna’s son. Valentin says Anna had a girl. Is it a smoke screen? Probably. But then again, Griffin is so feminine, I could see him being Anna’s daughter! And Frisco, why couldnt he be there for Maxie? Maybe he was unavailable? Maybe he is through with daytime? I dont know. I hope some day he returns full time and unseats that moron Jordan and becomes Police Commissioner!

Celia
Celia

PS.
Are you still watching Y&R, Jimmy? Wouldn’t it be great if Genie came back as Genevieve? I loved her ‘association’ with Victor…..she truly had that elusive savoir-faire when dealing with him….always even-toned but to the point.
The only dissent is being Cane’s mother…he doesn’t deserve her. LOL. He doesn’t deserve anyone…
Colin should return with Jill, as well…..imagine what a tumultuous triangle that would make…..!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Jimmy,
I like Max….but, I can’t help thinking of Kinda-sorta-little-off-kilter Det, “Wojo”—-I can’t seem to take him too seriously, as Sonny’s father. LOL.
Barney Miller was my dad’s favorite sitcom, back in the day…..he still watches repeats. …Oh, and Kojak ( sp?).

Shay
Shay

Happy Valentine’s Day, Jimh!!!! Hope you are well……

Rick
Rick

Why are rating levels even news anymore? It’s always the same order.:YR,BB, GH, DOOL. Ok, so GH and DOOL may flip flop on who’s up or down (in some demo) when the ratings are announced, but really the networks are going to do what they want to do regardless of viewer input. The actors and all involved work hard to put on a daily program, some s/ls fail while others ‘take off” but basically we all want the last 4 remaining network soaps to remain on the air. Feedback from the network would be useful to better understand what they are looking for – excuse me, I suppose that answer would be cash-flow and favorable publicity.

Lucy D
Lucy D

These are BEFORE the Genie boycott.

The ratings are down because whoever is in charge thinks viewers want more Sonny, when they clearly don’t. If there’s anything other than outrage at how Genie was treated that her firing revealed it’s that viewers are SICK of Sonny. The social reaction on Twitter has not been kind.

Ratings are headed down cause they took a great potential triangle and made a mess of it. There’s no passion on any side. It’s just really boring–the whole story is told and acted in monotones

The rewriting of Anna’s history is a travesty.

Days (and I’m a new viewer) is rocking it because they integrate their cast better. No one is shoved down our throats like Sonny is on GH. They include their vets in the stories. And the stories are vaired. There’s mystery, romance, drama and humor. When’s the last time we saw that on GH?

su0000
su0000

Hi Lucy D ..
You can boycott all you want but it makes absolutely no difference in the rating numbers.
Only, only the Neilsen households are counted in the ratings.
If you are not of the Nielsen rating families then your boycotting is not noticed in the rating numbers…
You are less than a 1% estimate of what the Neilsen families watch 🙁

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

This is a reply to your reply to my not watching. I didn’t say anything about Neilsens. I was simply speaking about the ignominy and how long I had watched–from the very first episode of GH. and the fact that I had not watched since Genie’s last scenes and that enough is enough.
Ratings, smatings. 🙂 : ) 🙂
It’s feelings I’m talking about!!!!!!!

Lucy D
Lucy D

I didn’t say I was boycotting. I said before THE boycott.
I’m aware of how the ratings work.

I’m also aware TIIC check social media & the comment line. So I’ve voiced my opinion there

blake
blake

Su0000 live watching and watching DVR within 48 are counted with ratings.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Lucy, you say it well.

Lucy D
Lucy D

Thanks Nancy

blake
blake

Glad you are watching Days now Lucy, it really is the best soap again since Ron C. started writing last summer.

Lucy D
Lucy D

It really is. I can’t wait to watch every day. It’s got it all!

Celia
Celia

Happy watching, Lucy R.

Lucy D
Lucy D

Thanks Celia. I haven’t totally given up on GH yet, but there’s not a lot for me to enjoy. Days entertains me every day

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Hey, Shay,
We are on the same wavelength, as most long-time watchers. ‘Sweetness’ is Steve’s and Kayla’s trademark….as is, ‘baby’. It’s what separates this couple from all the rest…little, nuances all their own. Without the ‘sweetness’, there would be no Steve and Kayla.
When Steve was ‘away’ for an interminate amount of time, I missed not only him, but also, the sweetness, HaHa.

Pgw
Pgw

I agree with Barbie on several things .The show has made some decisions that has lost viewers..fans .It is not the Sonny,SB,Carly show. Bring back Genie/Laura ,and Nikolas character since I am sure Tyler will not be leaving Days,but Nick Stabile was quite good .Stop with all the new people qwhen

su0000
su0000

GH is circling the drain because the writers are turning GH into something that is Not GH.
GH once wore the crown of ” not a traditional” soap.

It had what no other soap had.. the mob, the villains, the grey characters the intriguing families as the bad and the good Cassidines.

GH was Adventure, Suspense, intrigue, mysteries, thrills, high drama, and yes intense love stories.

GH has lost its’ soul, it has lost its’ way.

The writers need to dust off the scripts from the 80-90’s and bring back the glory days GH with a 21st-century spin.

Every single dark/grey, layered villains, bad guys really bad guys and the good guys, all gone.
GH has become the land of Saints.
Boring stale Blah do nothing Saints.

GH needs to find its’ self because it is gutted of everything that once made it great.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

What I said, su0000! NOW, you’re talking.

IRENE M ADAMS
IRENE M ADAMS

Only watch Days. Good show. Great character development. Someone knows how to plan.

blake
blake

Yes, Days is the best soap on.

Celia
Celia

So many new Days viewers, blake….blows the mind….

blake
blake

Great news for Days, and well deserved!

Alan
Alan

DAYS is the show to beat right now. Romance, mystery, humor, family — the show is delivering everything a soap should be right now.

B&B is a total miss for me with its tired recycling of the same old couples/plots/formula.

GH is a mess with Laura’s absence, Anna’s retconned Faison baby, the boring Jason/Sam/Drew triangle, and the show’s continued insistence on making Sonny be a part of everything.

Y&R is almost completely unwatchable at this point with its lack of stories or direction. Each episode just feels like a collection of scenes about people who kind of resemble characters we used to know. Cane/Lily and Billy/Phyllis continue to be the worst pairings in daytime and this Chelsea thing may be the most random overnight character change since SANTA BARBARA’s Eden Capwell woke up with multiple personalities — jewel thief Lisa and artist Suzanne Collier — to justify Marcy Walker’s exit.

Mo
Mo

I don’t like what Y&R is doing to Chelsea either. I think it would have been better for Adam to return and Chelsea and Connor go away with him.

Celia
Celia

Yes, Mo. why is Chelsea being written out this way?….I am not into the character ( since Adam left), but, if she goes out in shame, there will be no doors open. I want Adam back….. I want Chelsea back….as recasts, if all else fails.
I t seems that SuperVictor saved the day….Chelsea is safe for now. Lauren bought it, but Phyllis is not convinced. I guess it takes one to know one.
If Adam is alive, then he and Chelsea must find another way to get into the proverbial getaway-car.

MICHELLE
MICHELLE

Well…no sympathy here! If you didn’t get rid of Genie Francis just as “Laura” was to get a bonafide story of her own, the ratings wouldn’t have hit the skids! Bad move GH and a VERY STUPID ONE! Of course, ABC IS the network that did get rid of All My Children and One Life To Live, so this is no surprise! I guess TPTB are trying to get General Hospital canceled also!! UGH!! UGH!! UGH!!

Timmm
Timmm

GH’s ratings are down because of the nails on the chalkboard characters and stories of Nelle, Griffin, Franco, Alexis, Amy, Jordan, Lulu, Peter and goofy Mike, not because of Genie! Let it go!

Celia
Celia

I agree with most of your list, my Timmmy ( still luv-ya, LOL)—except for Nelle and Griffin.
Nelle is fun to watch—she is such an entertaining chameleon…. those luminous eyes can fill with so much evil one moment, and with a torrent of tears, the next.
Besides, she is sticking it to Carly….and Sonny….and hopefully, wah-wah-I-want-mommy-Michael. Be still mine heart ! I seek….no, demand satisfaction. LOL.
Griffin? Well, my handsome, Cyber-friend, T—-he’s just too hot to let go. He is, actually, the only absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous guy left on this show!

Timmm
Timmm

I luv you to my little cyber Valentine! Nelle, okay, I’ll give you that, she lights up Carly! Griffin, he is just too pretty! Just not manly enough! Handsome, yes. I guess his main problem is he hasnt found his way on the show. Him and Liz would have been good together. Speaking of couples, I am thinking Michael and Kiki might be ready for a second go? Nelle would hit the roof!

Celia
Celia

Thank you, my T……Happy Valentine’s Day….
….now, you better make sure you take your better half to an elegant restaurant ….’festoon’ her with heart-shaped bonbons and red roses….no Burger King, tomorrow night, you hear?
Yes…. I got the same vibe from Michael and Kiki. Poor Kiki….I sooo liked her with Dillon. ….terrible move by TPTB.
Michael is too gloomy for me and whether he feels he is his own man, he is completely and subconsciously under his mother’s influence. That virago could drive the most sane person batty.
Griffin! Sigh! Hunky-dory! Shhh….don’t tell Jude. LOL.

Shay
Shay

Hello, Timmmbo! I have to agree with “Double C””” on this one…Nelle and Griffin should stay. However, I’ll add Nina to your must-go list, which will not please her…LOL. Hey, we all have our own favorites…and bete noires!

Celia
Celia

Nooooo….it does not please me!!!! Nina MUST stay!!!! LOL.
HVD, Shay…ma belle amie.

Timmm
Timmm

Shayster, Michelle needs to return to Y&R and Devon needs to apply at Applebees!

Shay
Shay

From your lips to the “SoapGod’s” ears, Timmm….I totally agree! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Timmm
Timmm

Happy V Day to you to my little feline friend!

Mo
Mo

Yay for Days!

Timmm
Timmm

Oh, and by the way, everyone who hated all Victor’s screen time wish, which by the way has diminished, look what you get now “The Devon Hour!” Enjoy!

Mo
Mo

I’m still confused as to why Hilary sold GC Buzz.

Celia
Celia

Hmmmm, Mo…..thanks for bringing that up. I am at a loss, here. I’m sure there is a reason….If there is, I forgot.
I seem to remember someone wanting to buy it and if so, Mariah and others would lose their jobs? So, Devon stepped in?….not sure, though.

Celia
Celia

I know….I’ll take despicable Victor anytime.
However, T….I doubt the viewers had anything to do with Victor’s ‘s peek-a-boo appearances.
Perhaps, he would rather spend time with his family in these; his later years of life.
Devon is a joke….and, propping him up as the billionaire philanthropist and dashing week-end-Don Juan-about-town-and-universe, makes him look even more foolish. He does not cut the impressive figure of the tycoon he is purported to portray.

Timmm
Timmm

Victor woll never retire but yeah, maybe he is slowing down on purpose. I think they are gearing up for a big story that involves him, this Spring. Could be Adam, Chloe and Kevin involved?

Devon sucks! Kay gave him 2 BILLION dollars and he did nothing to deserve it! EVERY scene he is in he weakens the scene because he sucks!

K/kay
K/kay

I think that Devon is getting a lot of air time and story that probably would have gone to the character of Neil but since KSJ is still of the show just a guess.

Lucy D
Lucy D

no you’re correct. They said that somewhere, that Devon is getting scenes originally intended for Neil. So I’m cutting them some slack there

Timmm
Timmm

Kay, that is a good theory.

Celia
Celia

Very good guess, Kay….as always.
My issue is the way Devon is written…..no substance; no lure. All about Tessa and her insipid music….no storyline……cannot be a sub for Neil. But, I get it…..just give core and meat to Devn’s persona.
Neil is a sight for sore eyes, with the added fringe benefit of talent.
I suggest TPTB put Devon and Hilary in bed and make a baby….
For Mishael and the showrunners ‘puttng’ this pregnancy ‘thing’, constantly, center stage, suggests she is already pregnant, in real life. Maybe??
I, at least, think that Devon and Hilary will end up together, in the longrun….so, please, I beg ye gods to just get on with it…….the prolonged misery of seeing nothing but air, when it comes to Devon, is killing me. LOL.

Jeffrey P Bailey
Jeffrey P Bailey

Days still is not as good as GH. There are still sparks of brilliance at GH and when Ron was there it was even better. There was a synergy with him and all the writers. Thatis why GH just won a Writers’ Guild Award. I hate all the stories for the most part on Days right now. I did like the Bonnie/T-BOZ and that doppelganer thing though.

Patrick
Patrick

SONY – NBC – Days of OUR Lives… The Queen has arrived

pass the torch and let the reign begin

From one Brady sister to another… Sami Brady to Carrie Brady.

Christie Clark is flabbergasting… just ALL – out – their PRESENT knowing ALIVE and dang she’s never been HOTTER

R – A – F – E your lover is back.

we need this fierce lady

she’s the absolute beacon and our sands through the hourglass.

Trumpster Fire
Trumpster Fire

These ratings are a shadow of what the soaps once possessed. Interestingly, only B&B never “struggled.” Even Y&R took a nosedive in the late 70’s. But kind of cool to see how GH and DAYS have gone back and forth like yo-yo’s

Lia
Lia

Okay, let’s be real here. The ratings increased because the GH fans who miss Tyler like crazy came over to watch him on Days. It has nothing to do with Carlivati poor writing because the Whodunit isn’t that great. Keep it, real people. Tyler increased those ratings not story.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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