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RATINGS: DAYS Gets Uptick; All Other Soaps Down In Total Viewers!

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Courtesy/NBC

The ratings are out for the week of December 12th through the 16th, and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives who came out with the most gains in viewers across the board.

The long-running soap increased in total viewers +52,000 bringing its tally to 2,336,000.  DAYS was the only soap to be on the plus side for the week in that category with Y&R losing the most vieweers with -37,000.

In addition, DAYS was up in the key 18-49 womens demo, and only GH scored in the plus column as well showing some solid gains. Both DAYS and GH were on the plus side in the 25-54 demo with the folks in Salem adding +26,000 viewers, and the folks in Port Charles adding +21,000.  DAYS was also the only soap up in viewers in the 18-34 category.

The CBS soaps of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful struggled a bit for this ratings period.  Y&R tied an all-time low in the 18-49 ratings share for the 11th straight week, while B&B tied an all-time low in this ratings share for the 2nd straight week.  B&B also continued to tie an all-time low in the 18-34 ratings share. General Hospital also tied an all-time low in the demo, as well.

One programming note that hurt GH this ratings period. It was the only soap opera with a full pre-emption on their Friday episode due to President Obama’s news conference.  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 4,622,000 (-37,000/-152,000)
2. B&B 3,704,000 (-22,000/+107,000)
3. GH 2,634,000 (-20,000/-183,000)
4. DAYS 2,336,000 (+52,000/-129,000)

So, time for you be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! Which soap do you think is delivering the best drama to its fans? Which isn’t? What changes would you implement to constructively change the issues that cause you to tune-out, or be disgruntled at times with your favorite soap? Which things are working well on your favorite soap that continue to make you tune-in? Share your comments below.

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Anne
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Anne

I stopped watching YR last week, I just couldn’t take anymore of the Newman family hour. It’s totally unbelievable. In addition to entirely too much Faith and the fourth rendition of Victoria & Billy. Took YR off my DVR and put GH on it and have been happy ever since.

robert
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robert

the cast balance has gotten worse under Sally. its the same 4 to 5 people on everyday

Anne
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Anne

Agree. And unfortunately it looks like this week will be more of The Young and the Newmans, Devon and Hillary with the same fight they’ve had for 6 months now and Mariah still crying over her fall.
I give up.

k/kay
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k/kay

Be patient if by February she has not turned it around then yes bitch away

Timmm
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Timmm

The Newmans anchor the show like the Corinthos at GH. Its a fact.

Addison
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Addison

Wow–I am enjoying Y&R more than ever now. Be patient, Sally Sussman is just moving the chess pieces back to their rightful places in order to prepare for the game.
Right now I watch every minute of Y&R while I fast forward through 80 percent of GH on a daily basis.
But yes, that petulant little brat Faith is on way too much and the Newmans are spoiling that child rotten. I guess she knows she is in the driver’s seat.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

No one will be happy till there’s no soaps left at all and they’ll have no one to blame but themselves. Constantly bitching…tuning out And allowing ratings drop…and i say…you’ll get what you deserve and that will be THAT!!! SUPPORT OUR DAMNED SHOWS PEOPLE!!! GROW UP!!

Anne
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Anne

There is anchoring the show and then there is overload. The new writing started on December 7, for a total of 15 episodes. Fourteen of those episodes have included Victor, Nikki, Nick and Faith – all of them on the episode or at least 2 of them. Utterly ridiculous when you have a cast like YR which is loaded with 10-20 year veteran characters.

And by the way, the show is suppose to be anchored by the Newmans and the Abbotts.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

yes , i sadly remember how sally sussman’s writing was disastrous and boring on the soap she both created and wrote for ” Generations ” which ran on nbc from 1989 to 1991 , the ratings were so bad the soap was cancelled after just 2 years , she turned days of our lives into an absolute bore when she wrote for it . if you want a talking heads soap watch her writing. you will be bored to death and sussman has her favourites too ! We deserve good written soaps , well put together , i don’t know… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I am enjoying DAYS right now…. LOVE Marci Miller’s take on Abby! Here’s hoping for more ratings upticks… just hope if CBS acquires SONY that they don’t cancel DAYS!

Irene
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Irene

I agree. This show should not be on bottom. Please fans tune in. Much better than at least 2 of the other 3. Keeping with subject, hope more tune in.

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

Missed several episodes but the show seems to have slightly improved…dont know if Days will ever get out of 4th but its better than cancellation

Nicholas
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Nicholas

it has greatly improved ! watch !

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The preemption didn’t hurt GH unless the Friday ratings would’ve been high because the ratings are based on the average for the week. Instead of 5 episodes’ numbers divided by 5 for the average, it was 4 episodes’ numbers divided by 4 for the average. The 4 day week of GH may have actually helped. The soaps that were actually impacted were the ones that aired new episodes that interrupted. My guess is DAYS was interrupted more than Y&R and B&B because DAYS is on later than Y&R and B&B in most areas, which is when the Presidential Speech was.

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

GH was more than likely hurt by the Friday preemption based on the day to day.

Thursday was the most watched day of the week…with a 300,000 improvement over Wednesday…so they were picking up steam going into Friday.

What was a small loss in viewers, could’ve been a small gain.

Lauren
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Lauren

I stopped watching when they ended Philly. Now Sally decided to pretend they never happened and they can’t even share scenes anymore.

I’m not here for a 56th failed Villy reunion. That ship has sailed and this version has no chemistry.

GC Buzz and Brash and Sassy are terrible storylines. Faith gets more screentime than Phyllis and Chelsea combined.

It’s the Newman hour but Nikki, Victor and Nick are just trash. Viewers are not amnesiac. Just because Victor is nice with his granchildren doesn’t excuse his crimes. It happened. Prtedning nothing happened is not how you redeem a character.

robert
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robert

the writing is outdated. it’s like the writers are trying to pretend the last ten years never happened. the Newmans are not as popular as they used to be

Addison
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Addison

Billy and Phyllis should never have happened and it was ended by the old writing regime not the new ones.

Patrick
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Patrick

@Robert “Thank You” my first exclamation… then “oh my god” gawd… gosh darned it… the truth as we speak “…the Newmans are not as popular as they used to be” seriously people ? they are not the caliber they once reigned HOW MANY TIMES will they LORD over us… all of Genoa City… and watch what? the rewards… how smug … how unexciting… how uninviting what’s the point.. what’s the payoff… JUST VICTOR ? REASON people… we never see Nikki, Nicholas, Victoria.. sharing in the squander of people.. including the Abbott how much more fun is their left? Victor and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree with everything you said BUT the writers material hasnt even aired a month yet! Give them some time to take out the trash!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I stopped watching B&B too boring same old story’s recycled…

Nicholas
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Nicholas

me too ! isn’t it awful now !

Jolie
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Jolie

Great news for Days! I’m watching the show regularly now because of the growing romance between Chad and Gabi. The actors have fantastic chemistry.

Celia
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Celia

Chad had chemistry and that indefinable, sensational spark, which is so rare between characters. Billy Flynn is one sexy guy….Camila Banus, not so much. Pretty, yes; very…..sexy? No! Sadly, neither is Marci Miller, albeit her acting is extraordinary. I did see a sensuality within Abby in her few intimate moments with Chad. So, perhaps there is a scintilla of a flame there. It just needs to be fanned. I, generally, do not advocate wearing too much make-up….but, Abby needs to bring out those beautiful, luminous eyes more…..unless her hair is darkened. Her face just blends into her hair. She has… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Sorry, ….I meant to say that Chad had that rare chemistry with the other Abby ( Kate Manzi). I do not see it with Gabi.
In contrast, I think JJ and Gabi ” got it going”. Too bad all relationships on soaps MUST be challenged or ruined. LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

have to get this in… in the year end… BEST OF… 2016 SOD issue:

there was a poll : it is what it is

they ranked the best shows of the year…

#1 General Hospital
#2 Days of OUR Lives
#3 Young & Restless
#4 Bold & Beautiful

Come ON DAYS…. love you

Alan
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Alan

For the first time in years I’m actually watching Y&R episodes the same day they air. Sally Sussman is slowly turning Y&R back to its roots and it shows: characters are acting like themselves again and the plot isn’t revolving around South American crimelord dopplegangers or the latest natural disaster to hit Genoa City.

I don’t think GH’s ratings will improve until Jean and Shelly are replaced as headwriters.

Addison
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Addison

Thank you, Alan. I was starting to think I was the only one really enjoying Y&R right now. It’s become must see TV for me now and I do not fast forward through any of it. GH is so damn badly written. I truly think the writers never know where they’re going with a story and make it up as they go along. This was certainly true of the Hospital Serial Killer story. Hell, even Paul Hornsby looked shocked to realize he was the killer. I think they’re making it up as they go along also with the who-planted-the-bomb-in Julian’s… Read more »

chuck
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chuck

I for one am enjoying Y&R , Sally and Kay have only just started the Fans have to take into account we had two years of Pratt remember.. I mean at least the show is coming back to where it’s watchable. I give these ladies Credit, they walked into one Big mess and cleaned it up in less then a few days but we are still in that repair mode, the fans have to be patient.

Lauren
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Lauren

Pretending things never happened (Philly, Marco, the endless list of Victor’s crimes, Christian being Adam’s son …) is not a way to fix things. It’s just insulting to viewers.

robert
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robert

i agree. you can’t erase what we’ve already seen.

Addison
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Addison

But they have not erased those things you mention, Lauren. The characters have mentioned Victor’s crimes and Chelsea and Victor have discussed Christian’s paternity.

Boop
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Boop

I agree ; she’s doing what was done when the writers ignored what Phyllis did to Cricket and Paul.

robert
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robert

the writing at Y&R is not improving. the pacing and the balance has actually gotten worse. i can’t take much more of the Newman hour. i don’t buy Victor suddenly being a saint or acting like Billy and Phyllis didn’t happen. theirs not one interesting story. Newman overload,Faith hogging airtime,GC Buzz,Villy and the chemistryless Nick and Chelsea are the leading factors for the ratings fall

Addison
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Addison

I think they are just leveling the playing field between Jack and Victor, Robert. For the last year Victor has been a mustache twitting, one dimensional, over-the-top cartoon villain while Jack has basically been a passive, weak minded wuss in need of a spine. Suddenly Victor is a cuddly Teddy Bear while Jack is a man in need of rage management therapy.
Victor will revert back to type and Jack will eventually temper his anger and those two will go toe to toe again without black and white thinking dictating the dichotomy of their relationship.

Addison
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Addison

Ahem, that’s twitching, not twitting.

James
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James

I love how contrasting people’s opinions here are about The Young and the Restless.

su0000
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su0000

Well, It is the fault of the Nielsen Rating families- all their fault. It is what They watch (not what we watch) that are the rating numbers and many have bad tastes in soaps (as to which they watch) Personally, I would fire them all … lol They are letting our soaps down! GH sucks, stinks, has turned to junk lol .. It is totally empty of ; Drama – Intrigue – Suspense – Adventure – Mystery – Excitement – Plots – and Humor. Y&R is so-so, nothing to applaud over. It is totally empty of; Drama – Intrigue –… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Be patient sometimes it takes weeks to take out the garbage but yes I am also sick of the Newman have been for years and why does Nick always win! Writers fact a child can never get too much love Dylan did nothing wrong why should he be punished? I hated this storyline Nick once again wins no one seemed to have a problem with hm keeping a lie for years yes he proved to be the father but we weren’t sure crappy writing but they wrote it ! Sally you have to address the past we saw it on… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Merry Christmas and the best to all in 2017

Addison
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Addison

Thank you, Kay. Well put.

Celia
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Celia

Hey Kay… Something was very wrong with the way the Sully story ended. Well, the story is actually just beginning….. Holier-than-thou, Nick, or anyone else, for that matter, did not stop to think what this idiocy does to a child. Christian knew Sharon as his mother and Dylan as his father. I am not condoning what Sharon did….but, one does not just ‘take’ a baby, cold turkey, from the only parents he ever knew. He was torn from them. That is so traumatic for a baby….as I always say; soap or not; add some reality to it. Where is the… Read more »

aria
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aria

i’m actually enjoying GH, I think the storylines are playing out better now, Valitine Cassadine is really and interesting character and love his pairing w/ Nina, and what is his connection w/Anna? i’m hooked. I don’t find any storyline currently playing out boring and thats a good thing. Just keep it up GH…

Dan
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Dan

I agree, Aria. Guess GH isn’t for everyone, but it’s keeping me entertained. I love Valentin and Nina together. James Patrick Stuart is doing such a great job. He plays Valentin with just the right mix of vulnerability and danger. Not to mention it’s been good to see Michelle Stafford with something to do again.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I agree with Aria and Dan

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I agree, GH is quite interesting now. A very talented cast.

Boop
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Boop

I like the Valentin episodes, also.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

It is impossible to make everyone happy. A LOT of people hated Pratt’s work and the ratings proved that. Ratings change from week to week and with the recent holidays, that could be the reason. We really have to give new writers more than a week or two to turn a show around. DAYS is somewhat improving and that took a while, because my gosh, it was unwatchable for a bit. B&B needs to STOP recycling storylines and the tiresome triangles! We all know Steffi will go back to Wyatt, because out of the blue he is her soul mate.… Read more »

Lusa
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Lusa

I stopped watching the Y/R when Michael/Adam left.The show has become SO unrealistic. Everyone attacks Sharon; lily is always on hilary; Nick is so judemental the Newman’s are always on top. Jack sounds as if he’s auditioning for a part and is so LOUD when he talks.

Addison
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Addison

Lusca, Michael Muhney vacated the tole of Adam well over 2 years ago so you can’t really comment on the current quality of Y&R since you do not watch Y&R.

Lauren
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Lauren

The reason ratings are still bad is that show sucks.

Sally’s plan is obvious. Victor propping, Villy 479th contrived reunion, Chick, GC Buzz … Who needs more time?

She has been there for three weeks and the show already has major issues.

Why does Faith get more screentime than Phyllis, Lauren or chelsea ?

Addison
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Addison

I agree Faith is given wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much attention, both within the context of the show and within the idea of air time. But Sally has taken Lauren and Michael off the shelf, dusted them off and allowed them to be their charming and funny selves again while bantering with Gloria. We have barely even seen Lauren these last few years. And Sally is making Sharon a somewhat sane, good person capable of putting her husband and children ahead of herself. Moreover, Mairah, one of my favorite soap characters of all time, is being given her own front burner storylines.… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

I agree, Addison. There is lots of good stuff, and I am enjoying every
moment of it! More Lauren is great, more Mariah…just everything!

becky s
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becky s

i love days of our lives even if its kinda boring its still to me the only good soap left on tv altho i would like to see some old faces come back and actually stay for more than 1 or 2 episodes that would be nice and id like to see something good happen for nicole its been forever since anything good has happened to her or for her just my opinion tho

Chaz
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Chaz

After a hiatus I turned into Days today. How could the actors playing Ciara and Clair still be on? Dreadful…..they may as well been holding their scripts in hand and reading from them. No inflection, no variation in tone……sheesh.

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Please no more same storylines boring same sh…. Brooke Bill Ridge. Steffy, Liam and Quinn and her begging son need a new writer

Lew S.
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Lew S.

They need something!

k/kay
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k/kay

Maybe when Brad gets back in the country he will start writing again

k/kay
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k/kay

Bottom line GH keep Becky front and center if she talked to the phone book she would have chemistry ! Best actress BH she puts no effort it just flows thru her I am in awe of how she just does it

k/kay
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k/kay

RH must be doing back flips that he is working with a actress that just does it no effort no upstaging she just gets it I adore her

Addison
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Addison

I adore her too. I like Lizzy and Franco together but just wish it didn’t involve a rapist, a dog crate and a dog electric shock collar. They don’t need all those bells and whistles.
I do not appreciate the writers using Lizzy’s rape to prop up Franco.

Edna Bailey
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Edna Bailey

I’ve become a fan of Rebecca Herbst as welll. She is supremely talented and exquisitely beautiful. However, I never watched GH until Roger Howarth brought Todd Manning to the canvas after OLTL was cancelled. Right now, I honestly wish that OLTL would be resurrected once again on ABC (as was reported in Soaps Indepth). After suffering through the torture on one romantic story line dead end after another for Franco, I yearn for a Todd and Blair reunion asap!!! I invested time in Todd/Franco and Carly, only to watch her cheat on him with Sonny. Then, everything blew up when… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Glad that Days’ ratings are improving. Although, there are still strides to be made on the show. Several storylines are not working (Eduardo and Dario/Jade and Joey) along with some actors (although some much needed cuts have occurred).

Right now, B&B is my fave with Quinn and Eric.

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt reply to anyone specifically but I am shocked how negative people are about the new writers. Are you the same people who bitched about Pratt? Come on, give Sally a freakin chance. She has to reshape the show that went to shit. Some stories were so bad I’m glad she is ignoring history! She has to get back to the core of the show and thats Newmans first, Abbotts, Chancelors, Baldwins and such. Her stories will blossom past the “Victor Show, eventually!”

Addison
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Addison

Thank you, Timm. Quite frankly, I was surprised as I see a lot of good things going on here.

k/kay
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k/kay

Their are a lot of good things happening but for me the Newman need to be on the back burner for a while let us catch our breath KSJ /Neil is in desperate need of a storyline let’s give him one he has been with the show since 1991 about time he got some respect back burn Chelsea enough two years of her being front and center is too much give some of the other veterans time to shine you have a great loyal cast give them some air time that is what I wish for.

k/kay
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k/kay

MCE has only been with the show since 2011 too much air time and Faith let’s get off that dime

Patrick
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Patrick

answer : “the Newman need to be on the back burner for a while let us catch our breath”

argh! like @GH… LESS is MORE

enough of the Corinthos
enough of the Newmans

Celia
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Celia

You make a lot of sense, Timmmy……Sally has a lot of repairing to do, just as Trump does!
There are a few episodes on Y& R that do stand out…..from a few choice characters in which I did not expect.
Billy is picking up speed. I never thought I’d say it!! Kudos, Jason Thompson.
Jason Morgan? Not….same old tone-deaf song; together with Sam? It’s a bust.
But, Valentin and Nina? Haden and Finn? Bring it on!!
Surprisingly, after being away, Days’s got it going.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sweet Cee, Happy New Year! Not a fan of JT as Billy BUT as I have stated before, I like he and Cane’s bromance! The out of control Devon is ridiculous! First of all, he JUST won the car, its not in his name yet, no plates and no insurance! Secondly, he is blazing down the highway in a snow storm. What a billion dollar idiot! Dylan has finally come alive and now Steve is leaving! Valentin and Nina, love it. I like Nick and Hayden better together. But back on point, Sally and Co. need 6 months, and then… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you, my love. HaHaHa!!!! Oh, Victor!!!! This new persona discombobulates me, Timmmy. It goes soooo against his nature. As my husband’s grandfather would say, ” the wolf’s fur color may change, but its habit stays the same”, ( an old Italian adage….makes sense to the Italians, I guess)…..so, I am waiting for a BIG one!! When Victor finds out the rekindling of the ‘fire’ nestled beneath the ashes ( haha) between Victoria and Billy-Boy, he will not take it sitting down. And, speaking of JT….I do agree. I will never take to him, or accept him… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes Cee, the posters cal it PHILLY and we all know nothing EVER came out of Philadelphia that was worth it EXCEPT Rocky Balboa! Philly fans booed Santa, enough said! I agree, Gina and Jason are about as hot as an igloo in Siberia! Victor, he will play it low key UNTIL he finds out about what Chloe did to Adam. I hope Nick takes over Newman and Victor sits in the background for a bit. Whomever plays Adam, and you can bet every nickel to your name, Adam will return, I cannot wait to see Nick and Adam fight… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yup, Timmmy. This is deja-vu…..I do believe we have spoken of Adam’s eventual return before. And, feathers will fly, as I do believe Christian is really Nick’s. That s the crux of the matter. Adam will fight for his wife and his son. It stands to reason that Nick will not just hand the baby over. So, what’s left? As I said a while back, they will battle it out in court where a paternity test will be the order of the day. Chelsea? This actress is sooo overrated, it’s ridiculous…..today was the only day the camera was not on… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oops. Combust, not compust. Re: Victor….I was thinking that if he ever exits the show, I will miss him, albeit I do not like him. Does that make sense? I think Eric makes a great percentage of what is Y& R. It just won’t be the same without him. Days has sort of lost whatever oomph it had left since Joseph Mascolo left the show and this world. It will be another dark day when John Aniston leaves. I grew up watching these guys….like my grandparents…..alas!! But, coming back to Victor Newman, we must remember, Timmmy, that this is not… Read more »

John Gordon
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John Gordon

If “Days” is doing well it must be a Holiday miracle because I hate to say it but the show is bloody awful right now – the writing is atrocious – the actors are just fine, I am not blaming the actors at all who are doing their level best with horrendously written scripts –

Patrick
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Patrick

dag… this may be a plug for @DAYS

I don’t see it… perhaps it’s due to decades plus of watching… from the best to the worst and repeat rinse recyle that I truly can declare that of the 4 soaps…

Living in Salem… is still 2nd best… GH being #1

Y&R is full steam ahead

and the boring rich @B&B STINK

Jaime
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Jaime

Up wont last long the more they air Deimos Nicole Brady!

No chemistry whatsoever, loud, obnoxious does not cut it.
Since Deimos history has been distorted in the worst of ways.
Brady has lost all sense of ethics. With friends like Brady Chloe needs no enemies she is surrounded by vultures! Its been one disgraceful storyline. Corday made one huge error on this one!

Were it not for the Patch man would be turning it off completely. As it is can only watch a couple of times a week now that Nicole Deimos have taken over the stage

Gia
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Gia

Bravo to the Young and the Restless!

Thursday’s episode was excellent!!!!

Kudos to the writers regarding Hillary Devon and Mariah

I did not see this coming !!!

Excellent element of surprise.

Boop
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Boop

I enjoyed the episode ,too! I saw something coming; however, not in that manner.

xmxascarol
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xmxascarol

I stopped watching the Young and the Restless once Justin Hartley left.The show is boring now.I do watch Days though every single day.How does everyone like the new Abby?I think she will be just fine.Does a good job with the panic attacks to sometimes the writers will screw that up.Good job Days and keep up the good work,and wouldn’t that be a kick if Stephano is alive,Again oh brother

Boop
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Boop

Since Days writes so far in advance, I believe that there were plans for Stefano to live through the shooting which should show some scenes with him actually alive . I remember the scenes when Chad was thinking about Stefano and he was shown. Therefore, I believe that there are more scenes that he filmed before his passing since I didn’t believe that he was dead in the first place. The writers will be able to give Stefano a death scene to some how include Andre and Chad, and Theo ; Theo needs to see Stefano in a better light… Read more »

Gia
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Gia

To the Young and the Restless Writers, PLEASE FIND LOVE INTEREST FOR NEIL AND ASHLEY! IT HAS BEEN WAY TO LONG!

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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