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RATINGS: DAYS Hits Lows, GH Takes A Tumble, B&B and Y&R Get Uptick!

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Courtesy/NBC

The ratings are out for the week of July 4th- July 8th and two shows did not fare well, while two had an uptick.  First, Days of our Lives continued to struggle.

The series hit an all-time low in total viewers and total households with 2,045,000 average tune-in for the week, and 1.53/5 share, respectively.  DAYS previous total viewer low was in the middle of June, and they have continued to hit lows in households for the seventh week in a row.  ABC’s General Hospital though was the soap that took the biggest dip for the week overall.   GH lost -170,000 total viewers and its weekly average was at the tally of 2,587,000.

The series also lost the most viewers for the week in the key 18-49 womens demo, and tied a low in the women rating share in the 18-34 category.  In addition, GH lost the most viewers of the four soaps in the 25-54 womens demo for the week in question.

Courtesy/ABC

However, it was good news for the CBS Daytime dramas of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.  Both soaps gained in total viewers with B&B rebounding and adding +141,000, while Y&R added + 94,00o.

Although it needs to be said that Y&R is off the pace of last year at this time by -258,000, and B&B continued tying a low in the 18-34 ratings share.   On the flipside, both shows showed gains in women 25-54, while B&B was the only soap to gain viewers for the week in the 18-34 demo, and Y&R the only soap to add viewers in the 18-49 category.   To view 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 4,666,000 (+94,000/-258,000)
2. B&B 3,756,000 (+141,000/+62,000)
3. GH 2,587,000 (-170,000/-136,000)
4. DAYS 2,045,000 (-49,000/-299,000)

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap? If you put on your armchair quarterback soap opera executive programming hat, what changes would you make to improve viewership? What would you keep that is working? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS is struggling, but B&B wasn’t the only soap to gain in 18-34. DAYS gained 3,000.

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

Days stories are too focused on killing, harming someone or kidnapping…this week the baby is kidnapped and Rafe is tied up in that cellar…there is no romantic moments, and no moments of just having some fun…looks like Teressa will be killed off if rumour is true…there is too much gloom and doom in the real world and we need escapism-Days isn’t delivering-none of the soaps really are but Days is the worse of them…yeah, you got to have a little violence and a tragic moment but this serial is on overload…i now only watch once a week…i really don’t want… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Stick a fork in “Days”

It’s DONE. Should have been cancelled a good ten years ago. Actually should have kept “Another World” and cancelled “Days” back in 1999.

Omar
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Omar

Agree..This show needs a total reboot..By reboot I mean, not the cast, but the PTB..I have stop tuning in full time since last November..I will watch once or every 2 weeks and the show is depressing and all the good character have been either killed or written off in the worst way…I just shake my head in disbelief, how this show was so great just 2 years ago!! A head writer like Ron Carlivati will jump start this show..I know he can get cartoonish and over the top, but his stories do entertain..He can get this show out of gloom… Read more »

robert
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robert

Days is done. it’s been dismantled by hacks and Corday doesn’t seem to care

Adam
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Adam

Days deserves the all time low ratings. The rate it’s going it won’t be renewed in six months.

Mark
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Mark

My concern for Days is that even if they did the unlikely smart thing of bringing Chandler Massey back, I know deep in my guts that they simply would waste his talent and our time on inane drivel storylines. Days seems to take great arrogant pride in ignoring the plethora of interesting and meaningful storylines nearly shouting in their face demanding attention.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Maybe Robb Derringer joining DAYS will help things especially if his character is for Hope.

I’m not sure he’s been hired, but his latest three followings on Twitter are Kristian Alfonso, Days of our Lives and Soap Opera Digest.

PureJoy
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PureJoy

I agree there needs to be something that works! Aiden and Andrea need to get out of the picture. Andrea has his fingers in Abigail’s missing, he made a shady deal with Kate. Kate needs to go to jail! Why did Deimose let Her get away with his almost murder! I use to like her But she is a liar and only is out for herself. As far as Teresa…I don’t blame her for being upset But she needs to partner with Brady. Summer no longer Has the child Tate. So what’s next. Find her and Expose her. I was… Read more »

Marzy Dotes
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Marzy Dotes

GH is taking its biggest ratings hits consistently in 18-34 female viewers. Even though other categories have gone up and down, this one has recorded losses four out of the past five weeks and tied key demo lows for shares two out of the past three weeks. Ironically, the episode which had St. Sonny saving Alexis, taking the rap for Alexis stabbing Julian, paying for the town’s fireworks, solving a mystery in the kidney story and buying Lante’s new house scored the lowest ratings for the entire year so far.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve been trying to keep things light LOL however… it occurred to me …. Sonny is EVERY WHERE on canvas… plot lines he doesn’t need to be in or should be in ? especially with Anna ! dagnabit… what’s the point ? WE ALL know… the show is all about Sonny and sigh! Carly yike as on DAYS: it was all about Dr. Daniel Jonas… he killed the show too much Sonny … of a good thing ? ! ? ! I love how… he constantly will “share” in all his interviews when pressing HAS TO bring up … ”… Read more »

Ginger
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Ginger

TMS – Too Much Sonny – exactly what almost killed GH in 2011.

robert
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robert

when GH was hitting highs they backburned the mob,i can’t believe they’ve gone back to this. so sick of the Sonny show

Marzy Dotes
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Marzy Dotes

Thanks for your comments!!! The decision to recenter GH on Sonny especially as the heroic mobster was made several months ago. Probably not by the writers. Probably by FV and signed off by ABC. The ratings are so bad now especially in the demo age groups. Guessing that TPTB might have a change of heart?

Tommy Burke
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Tommy Burke

I LOOOOVE Sonny and the Mob. KEEP it up GH. LOVE the stories going on right now and I can’t get enough of the Mob and Sonny.

Ces
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Ces

The show has been unwatchable for 3 days. first time I have ffwed through in a long time. Nina, Sabrina, Valerie, Claudette, Nathan, fake Maxie, Griffin *dullsville* Munroe, Aaron, Darby, Amy, Lulu …. They can all go!

Marzy Dotes
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Marzy Dotes

What’s the common theme here? These were all newbies created by RC/FV and FV/Jelly. No one cares about most of them. Nina is a character who’s a major bust along with hayden, Nathan and franco (though RoHo is popular but Franco…no) And selling Darby as a major spoiler just shows how out of touch TPTB are with their viewers. When I see spoilers about hayden and Naomi, seriously who gives a fuck?

Ces
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Ces

Agreed Marzy. FV’s favorites. Most of us don’t care. Pretty sure most of us would love to see more Tracy, More Genie, More Jon Lindstrom, More Kin Shriner … for 3 days, we’ve seen fake Maxie, and the rest of em that I don’t care about.
The character Nina has never worked from day 1. Still not working. Agreed.
Too bad RoHo didn’t stay Todd because Franco is not exactly a character anyone should be fawning after.
who gives a f*ck is right! Amen!

su0000
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su0000

GH has become stupid, too damned stupid to even enjoy.. It seems to be written for senile people in the Sunny Side Nursing home.. I said GH fall, and it’s going to keep falling.. They brought in a Cassadine from the devil himself, put him with people on Cassidine Island and it’s lame, weak and lame.. NO fire no dark drama, no spellbinding danger, no anything intriguingly suspenseful or exciting. and- (according to upcoming spoilers ZZZZZZZZ) Imagine if Guzza, RC, were writing the story, they would have us on the edge yellin ”WOW!” . J&S can kill a wet dream… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

agree Su — that group has been locked up in that house for days (wearing the same clothes) and absolutely NOTHING has happened! I’m never sure why GH feels the need to introduce more kids to this show, I mean, Jason & Sam couldn’t care less about Danny. We don’t know who Laura left Spencer with? The staff? Elizabeth’s kids are either locked in their rooms or with grandma. Avery, who Carly was so adamant to take away from Ava has all but been forgotten to the staff… Don’t get me started on the bloated cast of useless characters. I… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@su0000….Wouldn’t that be the “Sonny Side” Nursing Home???? I mean, isn’t everything in Port Charles “Corinthos-centric” these days????

Shay
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Shay

I’m just waiting for the GH episode where “Super Sonny” flies out of a phone booth—okay, I know they’re practically obsolete these days, but please just humor me….—-in full tights and cape regalia to save the people of Port Charles!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

You know, you might have a really insightful point there. Maybe the Sonny propping just hit the camel’s back.

robert
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robert

just shows people aren’t interested in Sonny. the propping is hurting the show

Justin
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Justin

When will ABC/Frank learn, we are tired of Mob Central and new characters!?!

su0000
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su0000

hi Justin..
Do tell’ just who are the mobsters? What mobster stuff is happening?
there are 2 older men bickering lol All, personal stuff ..
One in the hospital and NO mob in sight
One being a father and grandpa and no mob in sight.
Where is ”Mob Central” in GH, I want to see it !!

GH has 2 semi-retired mobsters LOL ..

Marzy Dotes
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Marzy Dotes

You’ve got heroic mobster Sonny who threatens women but we’re supposed to love him for it. And Julian rewritten overnight as a sociopath enemy of Sonny. Shootings, stabbings and key demo lows.

Boes
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Boes

Oh, right, GH is doing just fine and everyone loves Sonny everyday day in every storyline all the time and the dismal ratings are….What, exactly? Fake?
You never fail to astound.

Timmm
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Timmm

Some do and some dont but it looks like the destruction of Julian, the mumbling of Jason and the Freako Franco show are getting old for GH viewers!

Some do some dont but Victor lead the way along with the great Ray Wise to a positive ratings spike for Y&R!

Rose
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Rose

Love, love, love Victor and Ray Wise scenes. Two veteran “warriors” playing off each other. And So glad they haven’t killed off Ray like GH did Carlos. Can’t afford to lose the great actors because of some short sighted decision by writers.

damien
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damien

a major storyline with a newbie cahracter no one gives a shit about( Summer)…?
a forced romance with a horrible newbie breaking up a solid couple soon to be recasted..( CIARA, NuABBY)…?
a tired murder plot again with a nebie( deimos)…
plain boring writing….

IS DAYS PURPOSELY TRYING TO GET CANCELLED??????!!!!
IF so they re doing a good job

Ces
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Ces

Ha! I gave up on this show awhile ago! Ciara is damn annoying! Popped in for Peter Reckell’s return, a minute for Matt Ashford and poof, the other crap couldn’t keep me around! Lots of faves on this show as far as actors I’ve loved for years but they can’t even fix this mess! Put it out of its misery already!

robert
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robert

not surprised about Days. it’s been unwatchable. i still say the stuff that rolled out during the 50th killed the soap. the show is way too dark and depressing. doesn’t look like the dismantling of Julexis brought in any viewers. GH has taken big hits in 18-34 and i’m not surprised,the show is so boring. it boggles my mind why the two writers that tanked Y&R got the GH writing job. although Y&R was up,am not enjoying the show right now. Chuck Pratt has to go. he’s dismantling Y&R with nonsense plot stories and everyone acting out of character

Adam
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Adam

Days deserves the all time low ratings. They might as well cancel it at this point.

Y&R definitely needs to fire Chuck Pratt.

Boes
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Boes

Yep

peggy
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peggy

I think the writers messed up by bringing in John/Jake Doe.. He should had been brought back as Jason/Stone Cold…. But since he wasnt liz did some dirty things and we still havent seen her pay for any of that. No Sam and Liz smack down. NOTHING!!! Now you have Jasam as Ken and barbie …Then you break up good couples like Nina and Franco . Maxie and Nathan are like watching paint dry. Now this Priest/Dr Griffin what is he for come on… I want to see the old GH.. Where they use to cheat on each other the… Read more »

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Last week’s shows were dominated by Julian & Alexis and Sonny being God and Jason & Sam on their really boring adventure. Don’t know what it will take for TPTB to understand people don’t want to see these people. The Julian Alexis story was disturbing and Julian’s 180 degree change of personality was too sudden. They might be loud on social media, but obviously the JaSam crowd is either much smaller than thought or they don’t watch. This couple is sleep-inducing and their “love” on the run adventure is more like “disdain” on the run. Billy clearly is not into… Read more »

Marzy Dotes
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Marzy Dotes

Julexis has a huge fan base even off social media including with age demo categories but who wants to see a pairing built up as soul mates destroyed in a ridiculous agenda ridden overnight rewrite? turns out no one. ABC knew Julexis was its golden goose with key demos yet destroyed them overnight and for what? To promote this overnight rewrite of Sonny as the saint of all of PC. If Sonny is the show’s hero, can’t have his enemy, Julian out of the mob for his family if Sonny chooses to stay in. So that got fixed overnight and… Read more »

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Very clear. And you’re right–the ONLY reason Julian had to be destroyed was to elevate Sonny. MB needs to go away

Justin
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Justin

Frank and ABC will be in denial about Sonny until they finally kill this show.

john
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john

When Tony Geary left the show, his last scene was with Maurice as he “passed the baton” to him. But since TPTB got rid of “THE WRITER”, it’s has truly gone from being the Luke show to the Sonny show.

Add in the return of Jason and you have the Batman and Robin of PC back taking over every story on the show.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

I’m certain that was one of the scenes the ABC execs let Tony write. And that set this trainwreck of a show we now see in motion. I’m more certain every day Ron got fired because he wouldn’t cater to MB and his demand that Sonny=God. That’s how it’s written & the fans are tuning out

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Maybe that is the reason Ron was fired, but if that is the case it was the right move for the wrong reason. Ron needed to be fired because his writing was a campy cartoon – only it wasn’t as clever or as flushed out as most cartoons are.

Belle
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Belle

I totally agree about Sonny! I’ve never heard of the police dept. so openly allowing a mobster to dictate what it should do or be involved in the questioning of a suspect. ridiculous!

Justin
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Justin

It’s amazing isn’t it. It kills me, as a longtime fan of Anna, to watch her work with him and take guidance from him. Vomit.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Im not surprised at GH taking a hit. They are trying to kill one of the most popular couples on the show, Alexis and Julian. Serves them right for bad writing. Days is sinking lower and lower to the cancellation bottom. Theres no love on either show anymore.

Susan
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Susan

Killing Julexis is what hurt! GH better fix that! Maybe a twin?? I think that and the replacements especially Maxie! Ratings soared with Jasam so it is not them. I think Julexis fans were pissed!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I am NOT P—-ed! I’m waiting for the demise of Julian–and waiting for Genie Francis’ story to get in high gear (waiting ENDLESSLY–LOL!).

Justin
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Justin

Me too Nancy, but I fear, as I always have, that Genie’s story is just filler.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Ratings did not soar with Jasam. They haven’t moved the ratings once.

The ratings have mostly been consistently trending down since Feb. Guess what happened then?

Linda Bigelow
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Linda Bigelow

This Julexis fan is pissed. Sick to death of Sam and tiring of Jason. Referring to them as Batman and Robin was a good call. There isn’t anyone or any relationship I care about any more since Franco has started going wacko again and left his delightful partner to flounder. Get it together GH or you will have one less viewer in me.

cooks7570
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cooks7570

I see some who don’t like how Jason and Sam are being written right now. I feel Molly is doing a good job playing Maxie.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Surprisingly, she is.

k/kay
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k/kay

What little I can tell of the three I do catch not on a regular basis anymore is Y&R has been hijacked by the character of Victor Newman GH is Sonny B&B the triangle again of Liam Steffy & Wyatt. Please give those characters a rest and start writing for others it is suppose to be an ensemble cast?

robert
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robert

that’s the problem with these shows. theirs no balance. the same few people are on everyday. when GH was hitting rating highs a few years ago,it wasn’t the Sonny show. i’m tired of seeing Sonny and Victor on Y&R on every single day

Alan
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Alan

When is GH going to realize that replacing Ron Carlivati with Jean and Shelly was a mistake?

robert
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robert

it was a bad decision to bring Jean and Shelly on after the terrible job they did at Y&R. Frank and Varni are also to blame for GH’s struggles. the show hasn’t improved and their demos are still bad. all these characters are ridiculous

Timmm
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Timmm

It’s a lose lose! Ron was running out of gas and the scrap yard had two heaps left over from Y&R. Frank kicked their tires and they were flat!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

About the same time TPTB realize that recent wrong the show around the Corinthos family and mob was the wrong direction to take the show in (i.e, don’t hold your breath)?

Rose
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Rose

Michael (not Fairman)…Thought you wrote a very good comment on the “actors supporting Trump” story. And proud that we are all showing respect for each other’s points of view, even if they differ from ours.

PF
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PF

Count me in as one of the many who isn’t the least bit surprised by GH’s “tumble”. The show has become practically unwatchable under Jelly. Force feeding viewers smug, smarmy characters like Sonny, Jason and Sam while demonizing Julian and decimating Julexis is getting the depressed numbers that this kind of drivel deserves. And if it’s allowed to continue, I’m sure this downward trend will eventually put GH in a virtual tie with DOOL. How sad.

jeffrey harnden
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jeffrey harnden

the problem with general hospital is that the show has no respect for woman nikolas tried to kill hayden so she falls in love with him laura married her rapist and lucy along with all of port charles decided to bully micheal into forgiving sonny for killing his real father a.j there is no one to root for on this show like on young and the stupid days may not be perfect but its way better than the other 3 soaps no show is perfect but days and the late great another world and guiding light were waaaay better than… Read more »

cooks7570
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cooks7570

No wonder the younger demos of the soaps are bad, because younger characters aren’t leading any storylines on any of the four soaps.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

This so-called article says to me what I’ve been thinking for quite some time now aka the following:

1. Y&R…STILL RIDICULOUSLY HIT AND MISS!!!!!
2. B&B…very watchable…most of the time, anyway.
3. GH…at this point, BEYOND EMBARRASSING!!!!!
4. DOOL…STUPIDLY ON LIFE SUPPORT!!!!!

Just saying……….

robert
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robert

yep. the creative has really gone down. none of the soaps are very good

xmascarol
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xmascarol

It doesn’t surprise me one single bit that Days ratings are low, I hardly watch it anymore because it is so boring.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

I have watched DAYS OF OUR LIVES for about (almost three) years. It was fine with EJ, Abigail and of course Sonny and Will but it is TERRIBLE now – it’s so draggy and the storylines are atrociously written. Belle is boring, her entanglement with Phillip doesn’t work, the god-awful Ciarra and her whiney repetitious dialogue is getting on my nerves (about the assault) and that kid who did it and is now in a mental facility is also dreadful – although I think they try their best. Every once in a while they throw in Julie and Doug for… Read more »

lulu
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lulu

Abigail was disgusting and do’t insult Ej, thank you very much !

Brett
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Brett

Days is too dark, everything is negative negative negative. GH is being badly written throughout, it needs a new head writing team and a cull of its cast. The cast is too large and there is too much focus on new characters and their back story. B&B varies, 50% of the show is always dedicated to Liam Spencer’s latest love triangle, this is the half I just have to tolerate, the other half is pretty good. Though I wish they would bring Thorne, Kristen and Felicia back but that dream of mine is never happening by the looks of things.… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think the Summer story did Days any favors. Also, the Ciara and Chase story. Ciara anything as she can’t act.

Debra m
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Debra m

Gh has way too many characters. All the newbies are a bore. Get rid of Valerie, Kiki, Andre, Curtis, Darby. Does anymore even care about them. Get rid of Jordan and make Anna the head huncho again. I never felt Michelle S. Fit in to show. She was so much better on Y &R. I like Micheal Easton and hope he finally gets a decent story. Also, Roger Howarth. Wish Todd caould come back. Anyone have a feeling Liz and Hayden are sisters? Also, please more Laura and Kevin. Do these idiot writers not realize we would love to finally… Read more »

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

Monday, the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives returned to taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

However, Salem is reportedly once again hoping and new scenes and episodes are beginning to tape a week ahead of when originally planned.

Although not officially confirmed by the show, the word of the early return got out, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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