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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.

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
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Phil

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

C.M Smith
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Boop

Perhaps , by your comment, you are , too!

Tom
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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
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Bostonnc

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

Alberto Guajardo
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Alberto Guajardo

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

Melody
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Melody

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

Tatiana
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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
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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.… Read more »

viewer88
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Satan

Some of us Days viewers are already in Hell.

Tinamariehanna
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Tinamariehanna

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

Tina m hanna
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Tina m hanna

Only show i watch days of ours life’s

leroy davidson
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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.
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Lew S.

I hear you Leroy!

whocares
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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
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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
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Sunny

Well said! I completely agree!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

Marc
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Marc

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

KENI K STONE
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KENI K STONE

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

clb
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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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There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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