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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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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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It’s a Wrap For DAYS Galen Gering As He Shares Special Message To Fans: “I Hope You Know How Thankful I Am To Have Had You At My Side”

Today is a bittersweet day for longtime daytime favorite, Galen Gering.  While on Wednesday; he is celebrating his birthday! (Happy birthday, Galen!), he is also finishing up his last day at Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez; a role he has played for the last ten years-plus.

In a heartfelt posting on his Instagram, Galen shared special thanks to all of his fans who watched his during his run in Salem.

Gering expressed: “Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all”

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Share your well-wishes to Galen on his birthday and also for a job well-done as DAYS Rafe via the comment section below. But first see his post with longtime co-stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami).

 

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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️

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