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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Climbs To #2 Spot In Key 18-49 Demo

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In the latest Nielsen ratings for the week of December 9-13th, it looks like Days of our Lives time jump may be paying off!

After weeks of various preemptions for all network soaps from the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, it hasn’t been an easy time for soap fans to often locate their favorite fictional towns on regular television, so they either had to wait it out till episodes were being post on network .com’s or apps, or had to wait another day to view the regularly scheduled episode.

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All that said, Days of our Lives landed in the #2 spot in the key womens 18-49 demo for the week.  Only. The Young and the Restless (0.44) was above DAYS (0,42) in that demo.  While Y&R was in first and DAYS in second, B&B and GH tied for third place (0.40).

Advertisers look at the 18-49 demo as one of the most lucrative for them when choosing programs to run their spots in, as do network executives.

Back on November 8th, centering around Days of our Lives’ 54th anniversary, the series kicked off a year fast-forward which thrust many of the characters into new sets of circumstances and romances, as the audience now awaits to see just how things ended up the way they are now.

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Head writer, Ron Carlivati has designed the time jump to be a can’t-miss-an-episode story, or you might miss a key clue to how things have been shaken up in Salem.

So, what do you think of DAYS jumping to #2 in the womens 18-49 demo?  Is it a signal of a upward turn for the series as it begins 2020? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Phil
Phil

Call me crazy, but I actually think DAYS is back on top again! Loving the show lately!

C.M Smith
C.M Smith

This is a misleading headline because the ratings are a bit distorted and not accurately represented right now due to preemptions, interruptions and bad counting. Until the impeachment stuff is over, the ratings can’t be seen as a good measurement of the soaps’ success/failure.

Su000
Su000

hi C.M Smith,
the headline was right on,,
It said; was about the demo
” #2 Spot In Key 18-49 Demo”
not ratings,,
Days has been doing very well, someday it will be #2!! 🙂

C.M Smith
C.M Smith

It’s clear you are a bit too drunk on eggnog and your love for Ron Carlivati’s writing during the holiday season to be rational and/or objective. Merry Christmas!

Su000
Su000

Dear C.M Smith,
I’m not in love with Ron Carlivati’.
We never dated and never had a first kiss.
‘sides, he wouldn’t be interested in me..
Nonetheless, I do admire his writing.
ahh- one can get drunk from eggnog?
I’ve never tasted eggnog, the name alone is a YUK turnoff.
Merry Christmas!!
hope Santa was good to you 🙂

Boop
Boop

Perhaps , by your comment, you are , too!

Tom
Tom

You are exactly right C.M. Smith. GH numbers are lower because the showed the last 20 minutes of that Monday and can’t accurately reflect where they should rate for the week.

Bostonnc
Bostonnc

I agree Tom and CM — it’s a misleading headline.

Alberto Guajardo
Alberto Guajardo

Hurray for DAYS!!! I for one am loving all the can’t miss stories and surprises of the time jump.

Melody
Melody

There is no real difference between a 0.44 demo rating an a 0.40. These ratings are terrible, all around

Tatiana
Tatiana

Overall advertisers look at all figures. Days continues to be last in the food chain of soaps week in week out, the slight increase they got in the demographic age is a joke.

Su000
Su000

Days seem to be rocking’
with exciting, intriguing interesting stories.
Days has bang !
WTO Days pulling in the young ones.
to mention/
GH has become gawdawful stale,,
it has the potential for intrigue and excitement
but failed 110% to bring the drama.
GH has a
villainess Chloe in the hospital
with her baby bursting with betrayal deceitful lies
a father that nearly killed his son
Peter who killed to cover up horrible deeds
Nikolas and Jax scheming against Valentin
and not one- not one- story is worth watching
GH stories are empty of-
intrigue, drama, excitement, mystery, shockers, enticement.
GH has become a total lullaby.

Days brings the action GH brings slumber.
Days- deserves to be #2 in the young demo.
good going Days !!!!

As for Y&R–
HUH still #1- it’s repetitive and becoming lame ..

As for the hearings and missing soaps..
I’ve missed none-
I watch via Canada/somewhere for the preempted ones.
and- it’s only a couple episodes that are late to watch, no big deal,

viewer88
viewer88

Oh Sue,
you are a reron fan, even though the writing is on the walls.
what you call ‘action’ the general consenus calls ‘the cartoon summation’ and reron calls it a ‘time shift’.
even the entire cast, well no, they shouldn’t be wondering if they’re good enough, they should be looking for work. maybe they’ll wake up come April when they still don’t have a contract. You call GH boring, ironically, it doesn’t need a cliffhanger every commercial break, and the stories are extremely consistent of late.
I expect you’ll be in tears come August, been there, done that.
viewer88

Su000
Su000

hi viewer88..
Ahh the soaps..
Makebelieve and campy..
Nothing is real, but-
the stories should be exciting even if cartoonish.
cartoons and soaps, both, are great in storytelling..
Same as books- some get donated after the first chapter
and others are read to end.
its the book that grabs you into its pages.
RC, even if disliked he will grab you in 🙂

Merry Christmas !!

Kay
Kay

Good luck to all of them but I don’t give a s**t anymore and who should ??? They have slaughtered and insulted the viewers so just go to hell

Boop
Boop

I am really insulted , Kay ; especially by General Hospital . That Soap writes for its favorite characters in a stronger manner. I really want to see how the Nicholas story plays out since as far as I’m concerned , he’s a criminal as Valentin supposedly is.
Sam hates Julian ; however , she , Laura , ( the Mayor) , the police ,etc. are crazy about the biggest mobster in town. This show doesn’t have an inch of fair writing. However , I will say that I have some complaints about Young and the Restless , also .

Satan
Satan

Some of us Days viewers are already in Hell.

Tinamariehanna
Tinamariehanna

Glad it got #2.i omly turm the t.v. on just to watch days of are lifes

Tina m hanna
Tina m hanna

Only show i watch days of ours life’s

leroy davidson
leroy davidson

Anytime I hear about any kind of increase in ratings for soaps, I am ever grateful. I am still mourning the loss of too many wonderful shows in the not-so-distant (and even distant) past. I will continue to support all the present shows, even “Coronation Street” which comes to us over a Canadian TV network. Here’s to continued great stories, etc. in 2020!!

Lew S.
Lew S.

I hear you Leroy!

whocares
whocares

They didn’t “climb” into anything. All the other shows just sunk MORE. And because Days was already in the cellar, they simply didn’t have as far to fall.

If the car in front of me on the highway breaks down and drives off the road, that doesn’t mean I sped up any.

The other Lis
The other Lis

Obviously you care, enough to read this website and comment at least. With the passing of so many soap greats recently I’ve decided to stop the criticism and appreciate the remaining soaps while I still can. No other entertainment genre cares for its female leads the way daytime does. Jeanne Cooper, Frances Reid, Helen Wagner working well into their 80’s. Diedre Hall, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Marla Adams, and Leslie Charleson still working in their 70’s. Live long and prosper daytime.

Sunny
Sunny

Well said! I completely agree!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I am enjoying it more now, since I have kind of figured out where they are heading with all this madness.

Marc
Marc

Carlivati is the best. Days was my favorite when OLTL ended . No surprise to me. Sand in the hourglass forever !!

KENI K STONE
KENI K STONE

When are we getting a new opening for Y&R?

clb
clb

Ratings Report for the Week of December 16-20, 2019 showed that Days fell back to #4 in all categories and 1.9 Million total viewers will not be good for renewal. Hoping that GH can move higher than 2.2 Million and #3 with a new writer on the team. And Bold and Beautiful is one of the best at #2.

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WATCH: ‘The Longest Days of our Lives’ Quarantine Soap Spoof With Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell

Wanna know how your daytime dramas might looks if we continue to be quarantined for months, and months, and months to come ? Well, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon showed viewers last night just how in a hilarious soap opera satire

Fallon, along with guests Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell (you couldn’t have asked for a funnier trio to do this) play characters in a soap opera called, The Longest Days of our Lives.

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Within it watch for: evil twins, doppelgangers, bitchslaps galore, and lots of other soap tropes and plenty of breaking character and all out laughing.

The spoof is now up on You Tube where the loglines say: “Jimmy shares a clip of a soap opera that has adapted to social distancing by having actors (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig) film their scenes in quarantine using video chat.”

Check it out below and then let us know what you thought of the hilarity that ensued via the comment section.

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DAYS Favorite Charles Shaughnessy To Reunite With Cast of ‘The Nanny’ For Virtual Table Read

Now here is a fun way to go a bit retro during the coronavirus ‘stay at home’ safety measures.  Days of our Lives enduring favorite Charles Shaughnessy (Shane and Drew Donovan) will be taking part in a virtual table read of the beloved primetime comedy series pilot episode of The Nanny,

Shaunghnessy starred on the series along with Fran Drescher and now the two, plus most of the other original cast members will reunite though the magic of Zoom and the table read that will be posted up on the Sony Pictures YouTube page the morning of Monday, April 6th.

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Charles enthused on the announcement via his Instagram: “Yes! This! So fun to connect with these wonderful people and re-live a more sane, magical and fun time!”

Shaughnessy and Drescher will reprise their roles of Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine. Some other cast members have soap connections as well: Madeline Zima, sister of former Young and Restless actress Yvonne Zima (Daisy Callahan), will reprise her role of Grace Sheffield, and Nicholle Tom, sister of Bold and Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan), will play Margaret ‘Maggie’ Sheffield.

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In addition, Daniel Davis (Niles), Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock), Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield), Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine), Alex Sternin (Maggie’s boyfriend), DeeDee Rescher (Dotty), Rachel Chagall (Val Toriello), Jonathan Penner (Danny Imperiali), and Ann Hampton Callaway will take part in the virtual read event.  Only James Marsden, who appeared as Eddie, will not be part of the April 6th cast reunion.

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The Nanny enjoyed a six-season run on NBC from 1993 – 1999 for six seasons.  As for Drescher, she can currently be seen in the TV series Indebted while Shaunghessy appears in The Magicians.

So, will you be checking out the virtual table read of The Nanny this coming Monday? Do you hope Shane comes back to DAYS for another visit? Comment  below.

 

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Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian Will Be Live & Together On IG During Airing Of Today’s Special Episode of DAYS

Days of our Lives has quite the episode planned for fans today.  Look for the returns of Shawn Christian (Daniel), T-Boz (Sheila), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and more drama and comedic hijinks to stir up the pot in Salem.

Now, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and her real-life beau, Shawn Christian will also help make the episode even more special, now that they announced yesterday that they will be up on their individual Instagram accounts at 1PMPST.  The duo will chat with fans on both of their feeds.while hanging out together.

You can join the party by following Ari at @ari8675 and Shawn at @ShawnChristian

We can tell you just how much fun these two are during live broadcasts from our Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmy Nominations special 2019 in which Arianne was the co-host and Shawn was a very special surprise in-studio guest.

Get ready for today’s DOOL on April Fools today.  Check out Ari and Shawn’s announcement for today’s IG live with them below.

So will you be hanging out with Shawn and Ari on IG today? Let us know in the comment section.

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