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RATINGS: DAYS Nick & Gabi's Wedding Free-For-All Gives NBC Soap 2 Year High In Total Viewers!

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Courtesy/NBC

The ratings are out for the week of January 14th-18th and there is no question what the hottest soap that week was, and the viewers agreed!

NBC’s Days of our Lives scored big with the fall-out from Nick (Blake Berris) and Gabi’s (Camila Banus) wedding, where Will (Chandler Massey) admitted he was the father of Gabi’s unborn baby, as Chad (Casey Deidrick) made a scene that caused the reveal and Nick vowed revenge  on everyone that destroyed the nuptials!   In addition, it served to break up couples Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Rafe (Galen Gering), while causing a major rift in Will and Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) then blossoming relationship!

DAYS added +209,000 total viewers for the week, the most of any daytime drama, but more importantly spiked its total viewers number to a two year high! The last time DAYS saw these kind of ratings numbers for a week was back at the end of January in 2011! In addition, in the key women 18-49 demo, Days of our Lives was the soap to add the most viewers with + 55,000.  That is the highest numbers under the Gary Tomlin and Chris Whitesell writing regime.

The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless both added a few total viewers for the week as well.  B&B added +58,000 while The Young and the Restless added only +14,000. 

General Hospital was the only soap to lose total viewers with -56,000.   The three shows: Y&R, B&B, and GH remained the top three soaps in that order with DAYS still trailing in fourth.  However, with total viewers for the week numbers at 2,774,000, DAYS closed the gap on third place GH which had 2,800,000 total viewers for the ratings period.  View the complete ratings picture via Soap Opera Network here!

So soapers time to be our  your Soap Opera Programming Exeucutive Armchair Quarterback! Do you agree that DAYS gave us one hell of a ride with Nick and Gabi’s wedding? Do you think DAYS can carry this momentum? What does General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless need to fix to keep you tuning-in? And, what is working that you would like to see more of, or are happy with? Weigh-in!

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Aria
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Aria

GH is awesome more often than not but it still needs to fix things like characters in heavy storyline all of a sudden disappearing , I. E the duke/ Davison storyline where all the principle players disappear from the screen. Or the continuous lack of air time for fan fave Rebeca Herbts, what does the poor girl gotta do to get the air time that someone like Carly gets? They also tend to drag certain storylines forever, I’m lost and bored already with the Kate/ Connie storyline. I don’t get the point of it whatsoever.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

When Days wants to, it can put on quite the show. The whole wedding was classic soap. All the drama and fall out- the performances that were spot on. Those two days reminded why I love soaps so much and why I was a fan of this one. And I was super impressed they didn’t wait for Feb sweeps to bring it out. It would have more self serving if they had, but it was a nice treat in the usually bland Jan on the soaps.

Chloe
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Chloe

Well said!

And to answer Michael’s question, yes, I think they can carry this momentum IF they continue down the EJami road.

shawn
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shawn

Gosh, you damn EJami-tards make me sick!!!! EJami DO NOT make the ratings. Only good storytelling does. Good stories bring in the numbers….plain and simple.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Definitely, if they go down the EJAMI road. THe wedding reveal was classic and well-written and very entertaining and EJAMI just sparkled. I love them!

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

EJami fans continually spam the polls to inflate their numbers. Unfortunately, the producers & executives believe that the Rapist/Victim pairing is akin to romance. I think putting them together is an insult to victims of sexual assault.

Vicki
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Vicki

@ Shawn: You are exactly right. Good ole Ejami storytelling;-)
@ No1_ILoveLucyFan: You must not be too offended. Still watchin the show I see;-)

JorgeAnn
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JorgeAnn

As a EJami fan, I am proud of my couple, and if I want to give them credit for bringing in high ratings that is my right….RATINGS ARE IN THE EYES OF THE VIEWER. As for the name calling, your post should be deleted. I saw no rape scene, just the exterior of a car. Sami made a deal with EJ…not rape. This is a dead issue and bad writing according to Ken Corday.The rape scene actually occurred on GH between Luke and Laura.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

EJami have nothing to do with these ratings, the wedding does. EJami weren’t on during the wedding Days. I’ve seen the ratings for the actual days. The days where EJ, Sami and Rafe are not on have higher ratings than the dys they are on. Why? Because we are TIRED of seeing the triangle and the EJami abuse.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I agree with Vicki and JorgeAnn. However, Dmitri was right when he said that EJAMI were not on during the wedding days. I am a die hard EJAMI but the high ratings are also due to the classic reveal of the real baby daddy and also less focus on Sami’s love life is really good as well. It was awful how they focused on that and she was going between EJ and Rafe. It was a turn off and Im glad that is not the front burner anymore.

Jules
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Jules

Mary I agree, I’m glad they didn’t drag it longer either. Thank goodness for a milestone 12,000 episodes….in more ways than one :).

And Shawn, shame on you. I don’t know what the moderators allowed your vulgar comment through but you really need help if you take someone’s pleasure in a daytime soap opera couple so personally offensive.

Ces
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Ces

Very well said! Good storytelling in any genre is what sells. Ejami aren’t the reason for the ratings any more than ten best Hollywood actors coming together to make a crap movie.

The written word is what brings in ratings and Days did a great job with Nick & Gabi’s wedding and episodes thereafter. Kudos to Ali Sweeney and Chandler Massey especially!! I love that boy!

Blake
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Blake

These episodes deserved the high ratings it got! Days can bring it for sure but they need to more often! Kristen can’t be the only one to bring it all the time!

Patrick
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Patrick

“When Days wants to, it can put on quite the show.”

Ditto…

it’s about time we feel good about DOOL.

Jules
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Jules

It was an excellent day for DAYS, and it seemed pretty unanimous by everyone. I’m so glad the numbers reflected that. The show earned it.

Love DAYS! It’s the little engine that could! They don’t have the budget like B&B, the prestige like Y&R or the media/journalistic acclaim GH (for some odd reason) is receiving, but when push comes to shove they can put on a showstopping show. Congrats to them!

Patrick
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Patrick

It would seem that GH has free reign and a loaded purse (cashola) to loosen their budget constraints. Oye… for the DAYS of ole…. —————— keep on plugging and chuggging along Salem’ites! TWO YEAR HIGH… we’re still in the thick of things. I will say…. Blake Berris is giving a chilling performance as Nick, OYE! That scene with Justin… ie: Nick wanting to retain Legal help in gaining FULL Custody….. and it’s interesting to watch our Will grow as an actor… how this will play out…. Its a Horton baby girl on the way…. Geez! didn’t Sammi rip in to… Read more »

MK
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MK

Looks like on GH, people were going through a vampire panic. Relax the story will be resolved next week. It was better this week (except with Kristina whining about Trey)

k/kay
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k/kay

Do not want to burst your bubble but this vampire thing is not over surprises are in store a child from a rape? Between the characters of Caleb & that Barrington gal played by Erin Presley the actress has supposedly been on set filming and she too thinks John is Caleb. This may be a sly way of FV & RC keeping the actor Michael Easton on the show.

Ces
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Ces

I don’t think they need a sly way to keep Michael Easton on the show, he’s got great chemistry with Kelly Monaco who kinda needs a storyline.. they need to have Jason’s memorial and move on. He (SB) has.

Patrick
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Patrick

my only beef with this is; Lucy not be written in to a corner…. i want her “normal” to interact with Laura, Luke, Kevin, Mac, Scotty, Tracy, Monica… etc….

could never discount Heather.

k/kay
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k/kay

I thought they wanted the character John back on OLTL that is the only reason I thought they were going down this road of the vampires again. I guess I am out of touch. Lol

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

The short-list is how many soap weddings have gone off without a hitch of som kind? This one was predictable if anything. Nick and Gabi have zero chemistry and even less history. They’ve known each other for what, 2 months? Ugh. What happened to story telling? Romance? Intrigue? I watch soaps for STORYLINES, not flash-in-the-pan ratings grabs. Unless NBC & Sony give Days more air-time and a better budget, I don’t think ratings will improve on the level they’re hoping for. The 40% cut they were hit with in ’08 really hurt the show, and indeed, the entire genre.

su0000
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su0000

The only reason Y&R has been #1 for umpteen years is not because every year the stories have been great, they have not been that good, and Y&R was boring and stagnate.
But- Y&R is shown in 32 countries as is the BB..
There is something, someway, that gives them both those ratings even through the awful times which were many in past years…

Perhaps ABC should also go international ..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t think international showings affect American ratings, but Sony does make money selling the broadcast rights to other countries, so this gives them more cash to reinvest into the shows, allowing for bigger budgets and the like. But the ratings are determine by Americans and Americans alone. Personally, my theory has always been the time slot for these two shows is golden. In most States I think it is on around noon hour- more viewers are available to watch on their lunch hour. Put GH on at the same time in the same markets and we might see a… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

– Nielsen ratings are not only in America..
But there is something that keeps Y&R at #1 for years on end when the past years it has not been all that good .. …
I know, I watch Y&R lol ..

Patrick
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Patrick

I think it’s because…. Y&R starts at 12 noon… in my time zone… and people… normally… and are so used to: turning the TV on… and it plays and is counted.. whether they watch it or not…

do i think it’s no… #1….. NO.

unfortunately…. DAYS and GH are on at the same time, as well… so hence… give or take… less or more viewers… so, much stronger competition….

I can’t fault DAYS for being 4th….. 4th… (last) in the ratings… .

Derrick
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Derrick

Guys Y&R is #1
Deal with it……..

Ann
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Ann

The wedding fiasco was good soapy fun and I loved every bit of it. But I don’t think DAYS will be able to keep it up, they never do.

Ces
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Ces

they do have a tendency to drop the ball after a great show, don’t they?

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Ces… Have finally took Days off of my DVR taping schedule.. No more Days… Time to move on!!

Ces
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Ces

oh no! What did you in? 🙂 I tell ya, I absolutely HATE this Daniel/Jen/Chloe
crap. It’s like a redux of Jen/Nicole/Daniel. Seriously, can’t they all fall for a man that’s not such a wuss?! Extra hour for you!

dorothyg
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dorothyg

PLease…the wedding reveal was Monday…Those who think it was the wedding fallout are sadly mistaken…The Ejami’s know Ejami is coming and knew that most of the week they would be on. The week was Ejami all the way….You have no idea how many Ejami just gave up on them ever being together so just quit watching…They…We…are back

JorgeAnn
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JorgeAnn

ITA!! EJami has brought back a lot of fans. There is no long term viewership or commitment for Gabi and Nick.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

Agreed! I cant wait for EJAMI.

Tanya
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Tanya

Um…I certainly didn’t watch for Gabi/Nick. I watch for Will/Sonny and this wedding had everything to do with the drama of the baby reveal. I don’t care about Ejami. If they get together, fine. If they don’t, fine. I just wish Sami would make up her fracken mind. But this fan is a WilSon fan all the way!

Niiyaah
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Niiyaah

I can’t wait for EJAMI!

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Does anyone know when the Nurses Ball will be ? They have been talking about it for months.. will it be Feb, March, April, or May… I am getting a little tired of GH just talking about it and planning it..

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I really enjoyed the wedding ep & fallout. DOOL has been great and deserves the improved ratings. Congrats!

Vicki
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Vicki

So lets just deal with the elephant that people keep dragging back into the room: The day EJ raped Sami. When EJ came to Salem he came specifically to wreak havoc on the Brady’s. The story was written in such a way that we weren’t supposed to know his intentions initially. When the writers continued writing EJ’s character they were writing for EJ….not for Ejami. They did not set out to write a story about a woman who falls in love with her rapist. I repeat: They did not set out to write a story about a woman who falls… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Here ye…. I too, wish people could disbend belief…. so, it’s said… we get lost and caught up in that hour of fantasy…. not since the DAYSaster… has EJ been what he’s capable of….. even i have to say…. once and for all… to keep days in the front lines….. give EJ and Sammi romance…. if not… geez! his scenes with Will…. getting him a Lawyer… listening to Will about his troubles… giving him a hug… showing a different side of EJ…. They should be back working together. Give EJ a Story… if it’s not with Sammi…. then something! He’s… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

EJami was not the reason for the ratings, the wedding was. EJami weren’t even on the days of the wedding. It was about Gabi, Will and Nick. Not everything is about, has to be about, or will be about EJ and Sami. I’m tired of them always being on, showcase the vets! Bring back Bope! Give us some mystery! EJami are boring and overdone. Tired of their loud-breathing and hate boinks.

Patrick
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Patrick

Grans’ Jewels’ Hope Brady & Jennifer Horton. The Super couple mode in question. God…. I wish Kayla was w/Patch! I wish Kim and Shane. I wish Tony and Anna. This is my opinion…. to save these two heroines…. two of DAYS’ finest. Bring back Jason Brooks…. Peter Blake. you can’t not argue… that who could replace Bo and Jack? What if Jason Brooks… was the one… (Kristens’ convincing us) she’s/HE’s changed…. Jennifer simmered… oozed passion…. why couldn’t Hope? Soaps have to change Sadly enough…. Romance.. w/a tried and true venerable… must have… character… so what if it’s the DiMera’s who… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I think it’s time for Peter Blake to come home…. to help out Kristen…. All of Salem seems to hate Kristen…. she needs some allies to help her out… hopefully, in the future, we’ll see Jason Brooks..

i know this goes against redeeming Peter, as a love interest for the entrapped, what to do with…. Hope and Jennifer….

re-hiring Peter would give so much potential to the show as a whole… and for so many of the actors currently on.

Shawn
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Shawn

That would only work if they recast. No way in hell NBC/DAYS would consider rehiring Jason brooks.

Rj
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Rj

I thought the wedding scene and aftermath were good. Even if I knew what was going to happen, I tuned in to see how it would all play out. I particularly liked the conversations of family and friends after the ‘reveal’. Frankly, I am not a big fan of the Nick/Gabi relationship, but the conflict/ dilemma of Gabi having Will’s baby because he is gay , and how it all plays /works out among Gabi/Nick/Will/Sonny is somewhat interesting. I like the Will/Sonny relationship a lot. Sonny has been great , and Will has been excellent. I would like Days to… Read more »

Niiyaah
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Niiyaah

please those who think i was the wedding that brought the ratings up are all mistaken.Ejami is coming now!

Shawn
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Shawn

Monday: Gabi/Nick wedding, baby reveal
Tuesday: The fallout
Wednesday: Marlena/Hope, Kate/Jennifer, Danloe
Thursday: Marlena/Kristen, Danloe, Ericole
Friday: Jarlena, Chloe/Anne set up Jennifer.

EJami were no where near the action last week. So, shut it up and give it a rest.

Niiyaah
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Niiyaah

Ejami was on, on tuesday when she came from the church Ej was waiting for her at home!

shawn
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shawn

And u think that irrelevant miniscule moment was the reason for DAYS +.2 bump. Y’all are even sicker than I thought.

Lia
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Lia

Love Nick and Gabi, so I want more, more, more of them. Ejami disgust me. Her rapist…C’mon. Everything else is just awesome though. GH needs to finish off Maxie, Britney, Sabrina, Felix and all of the other filler charcters that don’t really contribute much to the show….And put the focus back on their vets. RC’s kooky characters just aren’t working. B&B needs to get Taylor over Ridge and the vendetta against Brooke once and for all. She’s beautiful, smart and a great mom. Move her forward into a new life with a new man….And not RIDGE’s father for Pete’s sake.… Read more »

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

OK. I’ll drop the EJami hate. For the record though, I’ve never bashed Ali nor James – to the contrary, I’ve told people that they are not to be held responsible for the actions of their characters. If TPTB want EJami and they have a genuine following, I can respect that – just because I’m not fond of them doesn’t mean I won’t watch. What gets me though, is that so many characters are being written out of character right now and the supercouples are all split. John would never leave Marlena, nor Salem. She would never think for a… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Soaps have a long history of redeeming rapists when the actor who played the rapist becomes popular. Luke on GH, Jake Mckinnon on AW, and even Jack on Days raped his future his future sister in law Kayla. If Days truly want Ejami together, and if they haven’t done so, they should address it, bring it out into the open, like they did with Jack and Kayla when the character Jack caught on with his romance with Jennifer. It would be great if writers had a crystal ball to know in advance if a character catches on- like EJ did.… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

Thanks Mary. They actually did address it two years ago I believe it was. Also, thanks No1 ILoveLucyFan. I enjoyed reading your post! Absolutely no hard feelings!

Flo
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Flo

EJ & Sami discussed it in 2008. If you want to watch the clip, go to youTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-BgJZOh_cU
EJ and Sami 5/15/2008.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks Flo- watched the clip. IMO the show has dealt with it. Sami gave him a clean slate- but obviously some fans have not– I just like good story telling, if it is a good story I really don’t care who is with who, because I know soap couples come and go- I stopped rooting for particular characters to be together long time ago just to avoid the frustration of the see-saw that all soap couples go through.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Flo, I’ve never seen that scene…thank you for the link. While I don’t see the chemistry between EJ & Sami, I know others do, so as long as TPTB bring John back to Salem & Marlena, I can deal with the whole EJami thing.

mercedes vettese
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mercedes vettese

The wedding fall out was yes an issue that was finally addressed , however ,there are other issues finally getting addressed .EJAMI = the higher viewership and ratings gain …Thank you TPTB for realizing this extraordinary relationship for what it is and finally worthy of a chance to unfold on screen .

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

The only thing about the wedding disaster I enjoyed was that Gabi didn’t get her happy ending, and that Alison Sweeney (Sami) got to act her ass off!!! EJami do nothing for me. I want her with Lucas, or with someone new all-together. Y&R has been really amazing since JFP/JG took over. It’s been more consistent and really a much more grounded, enjoyable soap. The only gripe I have had is with the recasts they’ve done, and the annoyance of Jack’s addiction storyline in the beginning. B&B really did a beautiful job with Stephanie’s death and dealing with her aftermath.… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Wow! Very happy for DAYS. The wedding reveal was beautifully written! Congrats DAYS. Now if you can keep the ratings going!

Happy Y&R & B&B went up too!

R.P Johnson
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R.P Johnson

DOOL has been incredible lately. The return of Kristen amd Chloe have been fantastic. I wish the show would have moved Eric in a different direction. It seems slow and dull, especially his scenes with Nicole. If he was not a priest, they could be funny and hot. Ari Zucker has chemistry with everyone. I want to see Sami, Nicole, Kristen, Kate and Chloe have some interaction and would love to see Kristen and Kate in a business power struggle. I love Maggie and would to see her do something besides obsess over Daniel. I also wish DOOL would get… Read more »

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Daniel & Jennifer are a cure for insomnia and watching Maggie pimp them is just painful. I love Eileen Davidson, but I want to punch Kritter in the throat until she stops twitching. The Nick/Gabi/Will/Sonny thing is pretty boring, IMO and the rest of it is filler. I must admit though, I like how Chloe and Annie are messing with Jennifer. Brady is a drooling moron, and I’m looking forward to seeing Nicole really ROYALLY screw with Kristen. Nic is familiar with all things DiMera and I’m hoping she is the one to bring John back to Salem. Then have… Read more »

Shelly
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Shelly

Soap fans have been screaming for years that good writing, good acting, involving all generations without underwear model newbies and stupid gimmicks (clones, bringing people back from the dead, vampires, etc.) will keep us watching . Y & R are you paying attention???

shawn
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shawn

Obviously, they’re not. If they think that Steve Burton and four shirtless hunks will bring up ratings, they’re sadly mistaken.

Shelly
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Shelly

Steve Burton is Jason. Period. Just like Genie Francis is Laura, Tristen Rogers is Robert Scorpio, and Stephen Nichols is Patch. I’m confused as to why they cut their losses with these other daytime stars (too recognizable in another role) and now they’re betting the farm on Steve Burton.

cr
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cr

Vampires oh is not gh doing story like that, y&r to my knowledge has never did one of those. Get real shelly ever soap has bought somebody from the dead , yes I want good writing and acting, but you got have style and substance to go with that techincal stuff.

shelly
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shelly

I think you may have misunderstood my response (seriously, don’t post at such a late hour). My point was to to let the ptb know that old school storytelling will bring back the daytime viewer. Incidentally, I’m not thrilled with the resurgence of the gh/ Pc vampire storyline. I never suggested that y & r resorted to such campy foolishness. But that show has become completely unrecognizable to me.

cr
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cr

I have a job so I post when I can, old school storytelling is what all soaps need, but all soaps are gonna half to change their selves to fit these days and times.( this generation).Ill post when I have time bossy.

Robert
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Robert

Days was the best soap last week, and the viewers agreed.

cr
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cr

So true

mo
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mo

AWESOME! Some super great eps. More to continue. Days is my fave soap, much better than number 1 Y&R.

cr
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cr

I agree with you

Teres
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Teres

TIred of the fans debating about Ejami…it is so polarized ….that is exactly what makes it good daytime drama. What made and continues to make the whole Nick/Gabi story so good is that it has affected and interweaved so many characters making for a nice on screen mix. The pregnancy plot point has resulted in multiple characters interacting & reacting & being affected in ways that stay true to their nature. Also looks like there will be lots of subplots as a result. Gotta respect that writing!

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

No, I don’t “gotta” respect writing. Especially when it takes 2 people that barely know each other and pair them up to get married. Or 2 other people that are beyond dull and shove them down our throats to get us to buy the writers idea that they are a supercouple in the making. Nick & Gabi are WAY too young for any of this to work and watching it blow up in their faces is the only thing to look forward to. The Jennifer/Daniel pairing is an insult to viewers who still miss Jack. Sami is unrecognizable and unwatchable.… Read more »

jim
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jim

I think they need to fix the missing Bo thing stat. I know children and some adult characters disappear for weeks but at least they do appear. Heres a Bo story: Hope and the Bradys recieve tragic news that Bo allegedly drowned in a boat accident but no body found.(In case they get Peter Reckal back in the future.) A distraught Hope drowns her sorrows in drink. Maggie, a former alcholic, worries about Hope’s increase drinking but Hopes in denial and refuses Maggie’s help. Doug and Julie try to help the troubled Hope but she sneaks drinks behind their back… Read more »

jim
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jim

Sorry for duplicat post below. I thought i deleted this first one when i backspaced to do a rewrite. I was planning to add the Chelsea character to explain how the writers could bring her back with my possible story idea where shed cause Hope some trouble causing Hope’s drinking to increase. I just wanted to show they could still do interesting stuff for these characters if they really wanted to.

jim
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jim

OOPS! When i backspaced to edit, i didnt realize identical posts would appear.

Jim
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Jim

DOOL needs to fix this Bo thing stat. Story could be: Hope and the Bradys recieve tragic news that Bo alleged died in boat accident but body found(til the get Reckal back)A distraught Hope drowns her sorrows in drink and a concerned Maggie, a former alcholic, confronts Hope about her drinking but Hope’s in denial and refuses her help. Doug and Julie try to help the troubled Hope but she sneaks drinks behind their back. After Sonny is struck by a hit and run driver, a drunked Hope is arrested for Sonny’s accident when Roman discovers Hope’s car was the… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

i met no body found

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Yep, no body found. Or, the body is found & then disappears again for some bizarre reason…tornado? Anyway…Days has a usual episode at the end of a ratings period & after the closing credits, just before they give up the air time…we see the Fancy Face drifting in the fog…with three figures on it…two are standing and talking, while the other is sitting…and we hear that one playing a harmonica. Patch! The other two are Jack and Bo – and they’re off on some cool adventure that brings ALL 3 of them back! Yeah, I’m dreamin, I know…

jim
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jim

My previous post was to show that the DOOL people could do storyline for Bo and Hope if they really wanted to do it. Bo would be lost at sea until they can work things out to get Peter Reckal to come back and if he did the part with him and Stephano would be a way to write him back in. This was all just a suggestion, nothing more. If they cant wotk it out with the actor then they should recast or kill Bo off. They could do a storyline as Hope a single mother, bring Shawn D… Read more »

jim
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jim

P.S. I was tired of no believable absence explantion for Bo unless he went up the Horton staircase and dispeared. If he just came back after a lengthy absence visiting Shawn and Belle or just killed off i could accept it. I do hear they may mention something today about it.

angie
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angie

great ideas, jim. id watch it. but i predict a hope and rafe pairing and bo killed off.

cr
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cr

Those are kknded good ideas, I would not kill off bo , I would recast him with a great actor maybe mark collier, lorenzo lamas, jack scalia, robert kelker kelly, etc. And hope and rafe pairing is a diaster waiting, days is trying to gain ground and writers need to write decent stories or good ones and tread lighty were the fans or viewers are concern.

cr
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cr

We can have opinions on what made days ratings shoot up, all day and nite, but simple fact is that the show gain a lot of viewers and being a days fans, I’m glad, no matter what cause it.

jim
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jim

me too

Breaking News

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

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, 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.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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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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