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RATINGS: DAYS falls to last place! Other soaps show gains!

The ratings are out for the week of October 10-14th and Days of our Lives did not have a good week.  The rebooted series fell into fifth place of the five network soaps and lost 107,000 viewers.  Although, when you look close at the numbers not many viewers separate #4 General Hospital to DAYS, just 5,000 to be exact!

The Young and the Restless received the biggest boost during the ratings period adding +282,000 viewers. The Bold and the Beautiful stayed at number two, but added +125,000 and One Life to Live stayed a number three and added +162,000 viewers from the previous week.

So what shows are working for you?  What are not?  Let us know! To view the entire ratings and key demos from Soap Opera Network click here!

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susan perkins
susan perkins

one word, CRYSTAL!

Lew
Lew

Days is on the right track. Hey, there are only five soaps left. There shouldn’t be a surprise with the flip-flopping.

Todd
Todd

U am surprised oltl gained. Th e show lost all of its monentun with the 2 Todds story. The Gigi story is a mess. Who cares who shot Victor now. The paternity is taking forever….everyone knows except Natalie and John. Even the dog knows. The Chew is a terrible lead in.

Avelina
Avelina

They should give EJAMI a chance!

Mary
Mary

Agreed, Avelina! That’s what I’ve love to see!

But, Days’ biggest problem right now is balance. The returning vets have all the air time, and the continuing actors have been shoved to the background. How can Days expect to hold on to their fans if they’re not getting any rewards? You can’t assume the audience who’ve been watching these past few years know who the vets are or care about them that much. Plus, did they bring back the right vets? John and Marlena make sense, and so does Jack if Jennifer is on, but Carrie and Austin? Uh-uh. Boring!

Brian
Brian

I’m surprised Days dropped in ratings. I think they could have kept Carly on the show and Chloe too. Maybe they will bring one or both of them back if the ratings don’t improve. Out of the stars that left those are the only ones I really miss. I also think that EJ has not been front and center like usual which might be a reason for some to tune out. Every fan is going to have their faves though and you can’t please everyone. I wish that Days could find a good balance though and attract viewers again because the writing is 1000 times better than Dena Higley’s stuff.

Red
Red

@Brian – Totally agree with you. Since the Days’ reboot, all of the returns are suddenly front and center. To me, that was too drastic. They need more balance. But I also think that the writing is far better and a quick turnaround in the ratings wasn’t going to happen overnight. If the stories get people talking, then the ratings will gradually increase. The main problem is I can’t see any of these stories right now drawing new viewers in. They need a buzz story and I don’t think “John as Bernie Madoff” or “EJ for Mayor” or “Rafe/Sami/Austin/Carrie” could be called “must see tv”. But at least it’s a start.

OLTL made a serious misstep with the Gigi returns sl but at least it means Cutter will get more airtime because Josh Kelly is the most charismatic new actor daytime has seen in a long time. Very talented, great comic timing, makes even the most seemingly unlikable character charming and endearing and may I also say he’s terrific eye candy. This guy is going places, mark my words. But I do expect the ratings to tick up once Liam’s paternity is (finally) revealed and the Victor murder case is solved.

Y&R is in bad shape right now but the Devon sl is promising (how ever will they redeem DM’s character?) and the return of Patti is encouraging – but only if it’s long term. SH was sorely missed.

B&B is just dreadful right now. They turned Liam from a knight in shining armor to a worthless pig in a matter of weeks. Just can’t root for him anymore. Bridget and Owen suddenly pushed to the forefront seems so forced and phony but at least Jackie is getting some much deserve airtime again. The only sl with any possibilities is Thorne’s return. I would like to see Ridge finally put in his place. But not enough to put up with the rest of the current crap that the writers are shoving down our throats. If this win them the Emmy again this year, daytime is definitely doomed.

As for GH, two words – totally unwatchable.

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

3 words:Nadia,Crystal.Jay

The show needs them

jp
jp

I am so glad OLTL rebounded this week in the ratings. I am sure in true OLTL fashion that the revelation of Liam’s paternity will be a big event. I am assuming it’s going to happen at Natalie’s and Brody’s engagement party. Im sure OLTL will deliver it with a knock out punch. To me, OLTL can do no wrong. It has been on fire.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

The ratings are bound to fluctuate a little bit. However it would help if storylines would move a little faster. Dragging out a storyline can cause viewers to become impatient. Also, I don’t watch other soaps. Many viewers may watch more than one. If Y&R, B&B or GH has a storyline that is climaxing, that could possibly cause a slight shift in the ratings. Attention spans are not what they used to be. So picking up the pace a little might help. But I don’t think there is anything to really worry about.

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

Bring back Crystal and Nadia, give them decent storylines – and the audience will follow

Blake
Blake

OLTL is smart because they seem to pick up steam especially when it seems to be getting stale. I know the baby’s paternity has been going for so long and it’s fustrating but that’s how soaps should be, keep us wondering if the climax is about to happen.
Todd’s story has picked up since he confessed to kiling Irene but who knows what will happen with him after shooting Victor (and proving he was brainwashed). Hell, Irene could be alive for all we know (I hope not!)
And I am glad to see Gigi awake and that story pick up also!

RJ
RJ

I agree with so much that has been said. I do think the storylines, characters, etc. are much better now, but they have to move the storylines a long more quickly or people get bored and lose interest. I think it is good that they have brought back some of the old characters, but they have to get into their storylines more, and they may need some tweaking to get them in the ‘groove.

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WATCH: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Cold Open: ‘Days of our Impeachment’

In a week that saw Days of our Lives make the mainstream news media, Saturday Night Live decided to spoof the current President Trump impeachment hearings and turn them into its own amped up soap opera, with special guest star, Jon Hamm.  The hearings are also currently upsetting many a soap fan its pre-emptions of their network daytime dramas.

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In the SNL cold open; Mad Men alum Jon Hamm took on the role of  former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor.  Kate McKinnon reprised her portrayal of President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, while Heidi Gardner played a fainting soapy impeachment hearing attendee.

Meanwhile, SNL’s Alex Moffat played House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Mikey Day served as “cross-examiner” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.  Cecily Strong took on the role of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Pete Davidson portrayed  attorney Michael Avenatti.  Then, Kenan Thompson stopped by as  suspended NFL player Myles Garrett and Melissa Villaseñor played “telenovela sensation,” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

As “AOC”, Melissa says: “This hearing is lacking one thing — a star!” . She then let her hair down and makes out with Taylor played by Hamm.

Now below watch Days of our Impeachment and let us know what you thought of the send-up via the comment section below!

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DAYS Brock Kelly and Y&R’s Donny Boaz Make Debuts: What Were Your First Impressions?

This week saw the arrival on the soap scene of two characters who look to figure heavily into story in the towns of Salem and Genoa City.  First, over at Days of our Lives during their first week of episodes with their time-jump, Brock Kelly appeared in his first scenes as Evan, the manny, to little David.

On DAYS, Evan looks to being taking an interest in a grieving and distraught Sonny (Freddie Smith), who is dealing with the anniversary of his mother’s death and that his husband, Will (Chandler Massey) is in prison for the crime that killed her (whatever that is has yet to be revealed).

For Brock Kelly this is not his first time on DAYS, having last been on the show back in 2005 as Abigail’s (then played by Ashley Benson) first boyfriend, Josh.

Over at Y&R, the much talked about Chance Chancellor finally arrived in Genoa City, and already had a confrontation with Cane (Daniel Goddard), helped save the day in a hostage crisis, and more.

Actor Donny Boaz has already mixed things up with many a resident of the town and shared scenes with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mark Grossman (Adam), and more.  This is Boaz’s first daytime soap.  The last time Chance was in Genoa City he was played by John Driscoll.

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If you caught Brock or Danny’s debuts; what were your first impressions? Let us know via the comment section below. (more…)

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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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