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RATINGS: DAYS Moves Into #3 In Key Demos: 18-49 and 18-34; B&B Gains Most Total Viewers

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After a blockbuster week of story for the week of October 22nd through 26th, Days of our Lives is on the move in the latest ratings.

The NBC soap opera is now in 3rd place ahead of General Hospital in the key women’s demos of 18-49 and 18-34.

For the 18-49 category DAYS was up +24,000, while GH was down -39,000 in total viewers for the demo. In the rating share, GH tied an all-time low for the eighth straight week, while DAYS was up to a 0.5/5 which is up .03 from the previous week.

In the 18-34 demo, both Y&R and GH tied all-time lows, while DAYS was up in that ratings share +0.05.   However, DAYS was just  -37,000 viewers short of tying GH for the third spot for total viewers for the week.   However, GH maintained its lead on DAYS in the 25-54 womens demo by 0.3 points in the ratings share, and +17,000 total viewers for the week, even though DAYS gained in that demo, and GH lost viewers.

Fans of the series watched Xander’s warehouse come to a fiery end, with Nicole dying in the fire, Eric and Brady reeling from the events that transpired, Sami rescuing the mystery patient believed to be EJ, Mimi revealing the true identity of Baby Bonnie’s father, and Rex’s return to Salem.

However, the show that gained the most viewers for the week was CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful which gained +129,000, followed by The Young and the Restless which gained +114,000.  Both CBS soaps are down from that week last year by over -200,000 plus viewers.  For the complete ratings picture via SON click here.

So what do you think of the latest ratings?  Will DAYS remain on the rise?  Will November sweeps prove to be game-changer for any of the soaps in the ratings? Which soap opera is delivering the best drama right now? Which is delivering the least interesting to you? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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4ever DAYS

Remember this:

DAYS delivers daring daytime drama!

Steve
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Steve

GH has only one good storyline (Ryan) to keep everyone interested right now. If not Frank, someone needs to come in and dump the characters that aren’t working. Peter, Finn, Nina and (sadly now) Griffin have run their course. Jason and Sam don’t have the spark anymore. The injection of Margeaux into the otherwise good Mike’s Alzheimer storyline stopped the momentum. If Oscar’s sick, it’s time for the makeup department to make him look that way. Ryan’s storyline casts a great net, includes many vets and has that can’t wait to see what happens next element. Step up your game… Read more »

AVP
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AVP

AGREE, Steve, (although, I like Nina).

su000
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su000

The Ryan story is dull, very weak.
It has no suspense, no thrills, no hard mystery, no intrigue, Ryan is a total fail as a villain he’s a stale limpid and as scary as a bunny ..

sam jones
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sam jones

DAYS DESERVES ANOTHER PICKUP!!!

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Y&R continues to sink in the quicksand created by Mal Young. CBS needs to can this failure ASAP. As Y&R collapses, they drag B&B down too.

Kat lee
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Kat lee

The killy fans will not be satisfied until kelly and billy are on the unemployment line and GH is cancelled. Frank needs to step up and do something with the golden goose JaSam soon. People are tired of waiting while he tries to stroke one actor’s ego and a small fan base.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

If you’re watching soaps just to see something huge happen then turn them off again, you probably need to find some other form of entertainment. Even bad, and they can get bad, there’s always a storyline I want to see that keeps me tuning in. And within those bad stories there’s always some hidden surprises. Even in that nonsense of memories on a hard drive or people being injected with a resurrecting juice of life. Just my opinion where ratings are concerned. Otherwise, I’m calling them out on their nonsense. Period. But I’m not turning it off.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

By the way. On another note. Is anyone else on here getting to see Head writer, the late great Douglas Marland turn as Head writer of the Doctors on Retro Tv? This is leading up to his turn on General Hospital with Gloria Monty as the new Executive Producer that revived and changed Daytime in the late 70’s/80’s. Kathryn Harrold as Nola Dancy. Just WOW.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Oh yes, davlestev1: I am totally watching, via the web. And I’m as impressed as I expected to be. (And even with some things that aren’t perfect, it’s far, Far, FAR better than anything on the air today. I am reminded why I started watching soaps in the first place and watched them with such satisfaction for several decades–I haven’t felt any of that in a long time, I must say.)

Even in his first headwriting assignment, Marland was just so far above so many of the “writers” daytime has seen. . . .

ChandlerFan
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ChandlerFan

I’m not believing (nor even caring) that Nicole died in the very secret “hospital” where there were rooms and rooms mysteriously labeled with the initials of other back-from-the-dead characters.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, ChandlerFan,
Kind of nuts, eh? Pardon the pun….
I love Dool, but when I am faced with infantile, repetitive and imbecilic scenes, I question the mental stability of these writers…..
…….I missed the door with Stefano’s name-tag on it. Was there such a door?
Of course, the new storyline will be Mimi, Rex and the baby ( didn’t catch here name?). I am actually looking forward to it…..love Mimi and Farah!

ChandlerFan
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ChandlerFan

The warehouse fire would have been far more meaningful if it somehow involved accidentally destroying all of the shirts owned by Ben, Tripp, JJ, Will, Sonny, and Paul. Just saying…

Consider how much money the producers could save by not purchasing shirts for these actors. Clearly, it’s the right move to bring the show back to profitability.

Jimh
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Jimh

I just want the remaining for to survive because i doubt there will never be a new one…i dont watch all four but i still want them all there in case i start watching more…wish all four would rise in the ratings

Jimh
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Jimh

four not for and ever not never

Patrick
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Patrick

OK.. this “headline” threw me… for a bit… @DAYS deserves to be … way up their in the world of ratings deserve and not subject to “last” General Hospital is pitiful General Hospital is in last place General Hospital is run by the worst Executive Producer and “Writing” I want that, Frank Valentini, is subjected to; in his face … implosion of all that is ABC / Disney / General Hospital : take umbrage.. take note … care about your product FIRE : Frank Valentini for “his” wasteland he continues to keep front burner : by his choice .. the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: Ms. Ali Sweeney : you have never looked more woman… this softer side of you is PRESENT .. all the sibling share is bee’s knees

I”m so glad, Stacy Haiduk .. reigned

@days could keep bringing back.. this powerful actress… as mentioned “assured quality” “thank you, Ms. Haiduk” kooky, in this mix and time.. right on

Susan, reminds me that the times are not altered

Ali Sweeney this visit this ride DELIVERED keep coming back… so with Susan

AVP
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AVP

Agreed, Patrick; although, I like Roger Howarth-just not as Franco (and not really with Liz).

AVP
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AVP

Not surprised about GH’s ratings. The show is hard to watch. Sad. Frank needs to start paying attention to comments, tweets, etc., most of us say the same thing over and over again. The show is in the toilet. Instead of pushing his “pet” agenda, take a new approach.

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, AVP! The ratings are tanking because even those of us who try to stick with this show end up going online to watch only the scenes highlighting our favorite characters, since trying to get through an entire episode is utterly excruciating.

Steve
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Steve

Funny thing, AVP, Frank does pay attention to the comments/tweets. That’s why Genie Francis is back on contract into a major story. In the month she’s been back, she’s been on screen a lot. Frank needs to listen to the other comments or he runs the risk of Finola Hughes leaving as the writing has made Anna almost unrecognizable (Finn and Peter have her being almost dull). I know you like Nina. Stafford is a fine actress, but Nina’s kind of run her course. I’m not an anti-newbie. I find Curtis refreshing, think Chase has potential, warmed up to new… Read more »

AVP
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AVP

Steve, in regards to #genieisgh, yes, Frank did finally wise-up. As far as Anna, and the on-slaught of newbies and the bloated cast, he doesn’t appear to be paying attention. I like Curtis. I don’t have an opinion on Chase. I’m not a fan of the teen-scene, and Kim and Oscar are “filler,” IMO. I miss the adventures of the ’80’s, and early to mid ’90’s.

Rodd
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Rodd

Most days, I find DOOL very entertaining to watch. Ron is doing a great job using so many of the characters in story and those he brought back have ties to characters we already love. There are high stakes involved in the story lines and most of them build to a climax. On the other hand, GH has been very uneven and pushes so many of its characters to the background and keeps them there for long periods of time…think Monica, Amy, Epiphany, Felix, Mac, Felicia, Bobbie, Scotty, Max, Milo, Diane, Terry, the kids, etc…while playing new characters with the… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Problem with Days is that about 1/3 of the people you see on screen are “temporary” returns who are about to leave again. Another 1/3 are contract cast members who we know will be gone soon (thanks to the ridiculous 6 months ahead taping schedule) and a big chunk of the remaining 1/3 are either newbies or recasts of long forgotten characters, some of which should have stayed forgotten. (Rex “gemini twin” Brady?? Who the Hell asked for him to come back? And Sarah Horton should be in her 40s by now. Or in her 50s, since that now dead… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

Days should be no1. Y&R is awful, Mal Young should be fired.

Carol
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Carol

agreed

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I think DAYS is moving up because of the gorgeous glut of great-looking men. More than GH or Y&R (all they have are Nick and Cane). Casey Moss, Robert Scott Wilson, Chandler Massey, Christopher Sean, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan, Freddie Smith, and the imminent arrivals of Greg Rikaart and Brandon Barash all add up to success in my book. That’s what keeps me tuning in.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Too much “sacrifice” for ratings.

Dylan
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Dylan

Days has been the best soap sinc August…by a mile

Mateo
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Mateo

The gift that Ron Carlivati gives to daytime is his sense of humor. He writes with humor underneath even the most dramatic stories. This is what makes DAYS work. It was going down the toilet with the worst stories. Ron came in and shook things up. Yes DAYS uses stunts to gain viewers but manages to keep them by always dangling something new to keep them. I am happy with this regime. The Halloween episode was the BEST show out of all four on air. Ron gave major pay out to his viewers. I am thrilled with what’s ahead. I… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Plug – Prop – All Points Bulletin : “Get IT” Kyle Lowder and Lindsey Godfrey reign supreme OUT OF THE BOX : what a delight !!! OK I’ve wanted for EON.. forever and a days… Maggie gets a real family OK my stud muffin Roman gets a son… more airtime for my Josh Taylor yeah, I mean it… I’ve “watched” Josh Taylor for YEARS. he’s never been better as the Brady “patriarch” love his manner at taking it all in stride.. teasing us with his big grin… smiling being called upon to “perform” YEP OKAY : ladies and Gents :… Read more »

aria
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aria

I’ve been watching GH for a long time, and I’m currently still enjoying the show, its been a while that I’ve posted and even read any comments regarding storyline, casting, or ratings but its funny one can go away for a while and things are still the same about what so called GH fans complain about, so now I laugh, because its really ridiculous that almost all the criticism about GH is still the same, there’s the Frank haters, the newbie haters, the ones still stuck in the 90’s wanting the vets back, the ones that are mad about GH… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

Awesome! But they need to move up overall. I hope they can sustain the ratings. Days is really good. People need to watch!

su000
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su000

GH is failing, it will die if they don’t clean house and get rid of the old and bring in new, new writers and producers..
GH stories are very predictable and reruns.

Most all of GH stinks, it stinks of OLD.
It is stale and moldy and repetitive.

GH will be canceled if someones doesn’t have the foresight to clean house.

rose
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rose

I never thought I would say this, but if I miss a day of GH, B&B or Y&R it’s no big deal to me anymore. No more rush to get home to see what happens next, or setting up the dvr. And not for other daytime tv which holds no interest for me at all. Or the news which is all bad anymore it seems. So sorry for those caught in situations out of their control like flooding and wildfires. Soaps were supposed to be there to take us away from the real world for just a few hours everyday.… Read more »

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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Some great news for daytime fans!  Following a deal announced today between National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and CBS, the network now has a two-year deal to broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS will present this year’s 48th Annual Daytime Emm Awards, on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and it will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.   This will mark the 15th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. CBS also aired last year’s Daytime Emmys amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, this is the first time since 2008 that one network will broadcast both the Daytime and Primetime Emmy awards in the same year. CBS last hosted both specials in 2005.

 

The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974.  The awards are presented to programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00PM, as well as all forms of children’s television programming and certain categories of streaming and syndicated content.

NATAS also revealed today that this year’s Daytime Emmys are the most competitive ever, with more than 3,100 submissions featuring content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI), which produced Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011 and 2020. Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer and director from ATI.

So excited about the Daytime Emmys will return to network TV for two more years guaranteed, and that we have a date for this year’s presentation this summer? Comment below.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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