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RATINGS: DAYS Adds Most Total Viewers For Week! GH Strong! All Soaps Show Gains!

For the ratings period of September 23rd through the 27th, Days of our Lives gained the most total viewers of all four network soaps adding +126,000 and bringing their total to + 2,626,00!  DAYS also picked up viewers in the key 18-49 demo adding + 15,000!

As for General Hospital as we have previously reported this morning, the show also had a significant week climbing to a five-month high of total viewers of 2,802,000, and also adding +25,000 in the weekly total viewers category, while also closing in on Y&R for the top spot of the key demo of women 18-49 of all the soaps adding +46,000 ,the most of any of the soap in that category for the week.  GH is also in the top spot again for women 18-34.

The Young and the Restless also had a very good week adding + 112, o00 viewers, and bringing its total to 4,728,000, and The Bold and the Beautiful added +59,000 viewers for a total of 3,565,000! Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here!

So it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  Clearly all soaps are up! Is your favorite soap going in the direction you are pleased about? Let us know your thoughts below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Great news no matter which soap we watch…the 4 remaining soaps are here to stay, and hopefully all three networks realize there is an audience for them!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Have you considered writing for DAYS? I was not joking before. You can be
a soap writer!

Patrick
Patrick

“Hello?”

“Days of Our Lives”

“Fans”

just have to see if – you – are still out there

LOL

much ado about the others….

Salem’ites…. stand guard

Theresa, Jordan, Will, Kristen, Nick, Sonny, Gabi, Rafe’alicious, Gramma Marlena, luscious Kate, hunky Brady, I love Kayla, (in their own world, bubbled up Daniel/Jenn), JJ is THE bomb, EJ, Sammi, THE Phoenix rises again, Stefano, Thank God Hope is, stalwart Caroline, IN LOVE w/Mr. Justin, his wife’ all that Adrienne, they belong Maggie and Victor, in the know… wink wink, Abbigail… Cameron, Chad, Abe, spitfire Anne, Maxine w/Heart, Roman.

DOOL is in the mix

Patrick
Patrick

how could we not think about… fantasty’cal Father Eric….

can’t wait: for Kimberly and Shane….

wish Anna was coming home – beautiful Leann Hunley

Patrick
Patrick

OH, grievous error…. THE one and only Nicole Walker

DAYS/Sony/NBC – simply make her mother, Fay… alive and home with

Tanya Boyd… delectable delic’ Celeste

Patrick
Patrick

“Hello Lucas” “are you with Autumn?”

Jordan’s looking pretty good… wouldn’t you say?

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Never stop the poetic comments. I always look forward to them!

Jules
Jules

Patrick is awesome. I love his enthusiasm for DAYS….and really soaps in general. And he always gives such positive, affirming feedback.

su0000
su0000

Y&R is just not that good to be #1 for decades, some years were terrible.
There has to be something rigged with its ratings for it be near 5 million.
Y&R can no way be #1 for decades, it is not probable; the soap is simply not that good.
CBS airs their soaps internationally in 32 countries and some how that must have an effect of their numbers.

GH airing in USA and Canada is an excellent soap and the best soap, by far..
((I am a fan of both Y&R and GH and watch both..

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Have you sampled DAYS?

mgb357
mgb357

Its always good news – when soaps gain audience!

Phil
Phil

Awesome… Here are my ratings:

1. DAYS(tied)
1. GH (tied)
3. B&B
4. Y&R

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I agree!!!

blake
blake

sounds right

mark
mark

gh is the best and so is days

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I’m happy for GH and the fans! I love DOOL, but I’m not a fool.
I know GH is cool, but HOT also!!!

Joshua
Joshua

“General Hospital” has literally been on fire here lately. I have been watching this show since 1992 and I honestly think it is on par with the excellent stories “GH” was showcasing around 1994 and 1995. Yes, THAT good.

“Days of Our Lives” on the other hand. Quit that show way back in 1987 when it started becoming the soap opera version of “The Jerry Springer Show.” Never looked back.

Jules
Jules

DAYS has gone through many facelifts over the past 26 years. Give it a fair shot today before you knock it. You might be pleasantly surprised. Personally, I think the stories over the past year have been the strongest they’ve been in many, many years. Overall, this show has been so entertaining, so satisfying, so engaging and exciting over the year, with great umbrella stories that have interesting layers, reach fantastic climaxes, spawn other great stories, involve many characters and give the actors juicy material to play with.

If you love good soap, then what it was like when Reagan was president shouldn’t have any bearing on what it is like today. I’m only one person and it’s only my opinion, but I couldn’t be prouder of the soap it’s producing these days.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

You listen to Jules!!!

blake
blake

Days is great, I love it lately.

Ted Olson
Ted Olson

Days of Our Lives is great and stronger than ever (largely in part) because of WILSON and the Producers know that – that’s why they want to make sure that the role of Will
continues to go on after the upcoming New Year.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I hope you’re a fan of DAYS as a whole.

EJK
EJK

Without Wilson there is no DAYS and I am certain a deliberate move in that direction is coming soon or DAYS is done in general.Check next ratings without Chandler.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

You do NOT know what you are talking about! DAYS has never been all about one thing. Many people contribute to the successes and failures
of DOOL. Chandler/Will does not make or break DAYS. No one does!!!

Rose
Rose

Glad ratings are up. Just keep getting tired of only hearing about the key demo. Remember it’s all the rest of us that aren’t in the demo that have helped keeps soaps afloat over the years. Show us some respect!

Omar
Omar

So happy to see the ratings increased for ALL soaps..I have a great feeling that soaps will be continuing to make a surge and hopefully the younger generation will increase and make the genre relevant again and eventually further increase the ratings where MAYBE serial dramas can expand in daytime or maybe bring iconic soaps back in television/internet, like Prospect Park is doing or did with AMC/OLTL.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I wish the ratings reflected the high entertainment value. DOOL and GH
should be way higher in the ratings! I’m not saying YawneR should go
down. The other hourlong soaps should just be obove YackeR. Maybe
next YeaR.

Jared
Jared

GH and DAYS are doing awesome. Both shows are great, and I wish their numbers were higher. It’s hard to believe that a show can stay on nowadays with only 2 to 3 million viewers, but I guess TV is saturated, and I’m not sure the rating system is accurate anyway. Y&R was my favorite all the way up until the late 00’s, early 10’s, but it has been systematically destroyed by the axis of awful show runners: LML, MAB, JFP. Maybe Y&R should hire their next show runner with only one first name and one last name, like Jared ********. LOL. Y&R DESERVED to be number one from the 80’s until about 2006. It WAS the best soap. Now, DAYS and GH deserve the accolades, and more people should watch. I took in B&B today, just for background noise. I can see the appeal, but the show is beyond trash, and maybe that’s the purpose, “pedigreed” people behaving badly. I know Hope is not a very old character, as Deacon wasn’t on THAT long ago, but the adult version is quite the stunning beauty. Watching her walk that runway in all her beauty and glory had my chin on the floor. I guess that’s why it’s called “The Bold and the Beautiful.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I thought B&B was some kind of soap parody. ONE BIG JOKE. People
should run their hands through the sands!

carla
carla

Great news. As soapfans lets celebrate that we still have four sucessful soaps left on daytime. Congratulations.

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Melissa Reeves Talks On DAYS Time-Jump; Paul Telfer & Eric Martsolf Chat Between Their Scenes On ‘Inside Salem’ Podcast

On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, the special guest is enduring DAYS star, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), who found herself as the catalyst for the year time-jump and flash-forward that fans are now watching play out on the daytime drama series.

Last week, Jennifer was pushed off a balcony following her wedding to Jack by Princess Gina.  And on last Friday’s cliffhanger, Jennifer woke up out of a coma to learn from Jack that she has been asleep for a year.

Now with a year having passed in Salem, Jennifer learns bits of information of what has happened to her loved ones.  Meanwhile, Eve is in lock-up for the crime against Jennifer, and it appears Jennifer cannot put the pieces together of who pushed her on that fateful night to clear Eve.

In addition during the podcast, Melissa chats with host Michael Fairman on the passing of John Clarke (Ex-Mickey), and being one of the core characters tied to the legacy of the Hortons – the first family of Salem.

As to the initial reaction to the time-jump, Melissa reveals that the entire cast was very excited, but all the pressure of the attention to detail was discussed with make-up, hair, and in the writing and production.

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Reeves shares the entire DAYS team was up for the challenge. Melissa also reveals during the dramatic scenes where Jennifer’s family was acting emotional circles around her, that she fell asleep during her scenes while she was playing Jennifer in a coma.

Later, Paul Telfer and Eric Martsolf have a little hang out discussion in between scenes, that is often hilarious when you can imagine getting Xander and Brady, and their real-life portrayers, Paul and Eric, in the same room in front of a microphone.

To listen to the latest podcast go to iTunes and download here, or head on over to NBC.com/InsideSalem.

Now below, let us know your thoughts on what Melissa shared regarding the latest developments one-year later for Jennifer Horton Deveraux, and the DAYS time-jump in the comment section below.

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Breaking News

Former DAYS and GH Star Tyler Christopher Arrested

In news no wants who loves his work in daytime wants to hear, Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the best actors we know, Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS and Ex-Nikolas, GH) has been arrested and ended up in jail on his birthday on November 11th.

According to a report via TMZ,Tyler ‘was arrested in Martinsville, Indiana Monday night — on his 47th birthday — and booked for public intoxication.’  Christopher and his family have been living in Indiana.

The report also says that Christopher is still in jail at the moment, while the outlet posted his mug shot.

Most recently, Tyler played Stefan DiMera on DAYS before being replaced by Brandon Barash. Previously, he played Nikolas Cassadine for 20 years up until 2016.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.

Share your thoughts on Tyler via the comment section below.

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Clarification on Days of our Lives Rumors

Tuesday morning, daytime fans and those of NBC’s Days of our Lives woke up to an article run by TV Line that raised major concerns for them,  Contained with it was a report that revealed that the entire cast has been released from their contracts and the show is going on an indefinite hiatus.

However, Soap Opera Digest has spoken to a few key setside sources, who have clarified the situation further: “The show is currently taping eight months ahead of air, and that has resulted in the show’s pickup possibly coming after it has wrapped production for the current season.”

Another reveals that negotiations are currently underway to continue the iconic NBC soap citing: “NBC and Sony are in negotiations right now and everyone is hopeful.”

Of note from SOD: the cast has been aware of the brought-to-light break in production and hiatus for months now.  The article also shares that production is said to most likely resume in early 2020’s following the holidays.

Chandler Massey who plays Will Horton tweeted during the firestorm on social media: “We’re not being cancelled. We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!”

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In addition, the series is receiving much buzz right now due to the groundbreaking (for daytime soaps), time-jump, which has already generated excitement for what’s to come in on the series in the days and months ahead.  Now is a great time to see what has happened to the lives of those you love to love and love to hate in Salem.

Share your thoughts on Days of our Lives, and your support of the series, via the comment section below.

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