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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

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The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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Joanne
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Joanne

Billy Miller’s exit cost GH a lot of viewers. People have had enough of the “Steve Burton Show”. Y&R is beyond pathetic. Their large elderly audience has kept them #1, Josh Griffith’s writing is running them off by the hundreds of thousands.

DzzDee
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DzzDee

Your opinion only. Steve Burton is a fine actor and make a great Jason character.

Chris
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Chris

Agree. Steve Burton isn’t the problem. terrible writing, overwrought direction and the dragging out of this ridiculous Shiloh storyline is. I am one of the lost viewers, and I’m sure there will be more if they don’t find a way to tie in some classic ABC soaps into GH… I’d start by finally writing the OLTL and AMC crossovers now. Bo and Nora are already known to the Current GH watchers.. have Matthew and Destiny be parents to a new kid in one of the GH Kids classes, Nora and Bo relocate to help M&D with their family and get… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I don’t think it’s Burton’s fault that the stories are badly written and all over the place. I agree with you about Miller though. Both he and the fans were given a raw deal. Drew leaves without even been given an exit story line and Franco is the one who gets his memories. To say this story arc is anti-climatic and unsatisfying is the understatement of the century/

Boop
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Boop

I agree; G.H. gives Jason and Sonny too much of a free rein in police business. Also, we never see Laura at her office; she’s too friendly with the mob element. I’m trying to understand the comment about Y&R’s large elderly audience aiding in its number one status ; I hope that’s not a demeaning statement about the elderly . Since you evidently aren’t there yet , one day that statement will slap you hard in the face.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Congrats DAYS! Awesome news to get 3rd ranking! And WISE words from… Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”. So True! I am behind a few months with DAYS and hope to catch up soon and I definitely look forward to watching Robin’s version of Vivian! I know she was the 1st Rachel Cory on Another World, but I only began watching AW after her departure. I know from OLTL, that Robin Strasser is a powerhouse of a performer and am so pleased that she’s in Daytime and on DAYS. I can’t wait to see her scenes. And, yeah, Robin is… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

They have been slipping for weeks maybe time to let it gi

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Hm, it seems like Josh Griffith’s plan of resetting Y&R to storylines from 2 years ago isn’t paying off yet. Happy for Days; it is the most consistently entertaining soap right now.

Claudio
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Claudio

Bravo to Days, the show is on fire right now. I miss my madam Louise Sorel as Vivian, she is the original Vivian Alamain, I love Robin Strasser but sorry folks she is not Vivian to me. Thank God Robin only signed for 15 episodes. The storylines are on fire right now, GH is terrible right now, the ratings are falling for GH. Not a good show right now.

Boop
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Boop

Strasser is holding her own ; which I knew that she would. I want her to stay!

Emma
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Emma

Days Of Our Lives deserves the big ratings, they are getting right now. The only thing that I want right now, is to bring back Bo Brady, recast the role if they have to. DR Rolf can revive Bo Brady.

Satan
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Satan

No more recasts as long as ReRon is writing. Every one so far has been horrible.

The one time they tried a Bo Brady recast he was barely tolerable, and if you watch GH you know how ReRon wrote for that guy. Hard pass on that!

Chris
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Chris

The new ( not so new now) Kristen is doing a knock out job! I also love Tyler Christopher but his replacement is great! Now he’s leaving 🙁
My point is ..great job recasts!

Satan
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Satan

The “new” Kristen is a cartoon character. Original Kristen always had some borderline psychopath tendencies, but this is version is as much of a joke as Susan (who was actually written that way). Same with the current miscast “Vivian” and whatever that bugeyed freak was a few months back who bore no resemblance whatsoever to the historical Diana Colville. And for the love of all that’s unholy, don’t get a Devil started on that unwatchable mess that has blasphemized the unholy name of Eve Donovan. Nothinng against Brandon Barash, but all I see when I look at him is Johnny… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

You’re living up to your name , Satan ; however, you don’t bother this saint with those comments.

Boop
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Boop

I totally agree with you , Chris. Keep the good re-casts coming.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

I am anxious to see how or who will kill off Stefan. I hope they get rid of his mother as well. I can not stand that woman! I liked Robin Strasser years ago on OLTL, but now she is a little long in the tooth, to put it bluntly, and all that makeup and dyed hair does more harm than good.

Boop
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Boop

Keep living ; then tell us about your looks.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Boop
I am 86 and all the money in the world could not make me look like she does. Furthermore, I wasn’t commenting on her real looks but mostly the theatrical makeup and God awful wigs.

Boop
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Boop

Thanks Violet for correcting me. Assumptions are truly just what the word means. I assumed that you were a younger person writing about an older one . Thanks again for informing me . Plus, God bless you at 86 ; I’m trying to make my three score years and ten. (70)

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Boop,
No worries, it was just a misunderstanding.Seventy? ha, ha you are still a spring chicken, I’m an old hen.

Melinda Waugh
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Melinda Waugh

Bring back boe Peter

mike
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mike

Everyone tuned in to see Robin, and it was worth it.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I was wondering if that would have had an impact because I can’t help but think that you’re right.

Chris
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Chris

She’s wonderful!

Timothy Burtlow
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Timothy Burtlow

Y&R needs to get rid of Josh,it’s clear recreating the past isn’t working

DzzDee
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DzzDee

I am going have to start watching DOOL, I like Dorian on OLTL

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

good for days the show is the best of the bunch restless and hospital are both unwatchable it is about time days got the credit it deserves

Chris
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Chris

My big complaint about GH is they draaaaag story lines on way too long ….The Drew thing and Michael’s baby!
Come on now

Tom
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Tom

GH was the only one of the 4 that didn’t air a new episode on Labor Day. The numbers are skewed because of this, let’s not get too upset.

DMRR
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DMRR

#GH in last place doesn’t surprise me. Boyfriends leading the charge in scenes and storylines result in bad ratings. Horrible actor.

Harry
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Harry

I wanted to point out that I didn’t watch Y&R for a few weeks because of the wrangling which was occurring between AT&T and CBS. CBS was blacked out for about 3 weeks for me and hence, no Y&R. I believe the ratings are reflective of his.
GH is in last place because Frank Valentine refuses to give viewers what they want and continues to force feed us his favorites. It’s abysmal and depressing, and I fast forward through much of it.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Harry,
OMG, three weeks with no Y&R? Did you have any withdrawal symptoms? I would have. I’ve never heard of a network doing that, but after the past few days, I almost wish CNN would do just that.

Momo
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Momo

Good for Days. It’s the best of the four. Watch!!!

su000
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su000

GH needs new writers new everything.
It has grown old and stale, a moldy soap..
Get rid of All the writers and producers and bring in new fresh minds,
Out with the old in with the new.
If not GH will die from stagnation.

Boop
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Boop

If Sonny , Jason , Carly , and Sam aren’t anchors around the residents’ necks; nobody else is! Days is my number one Soap.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

These overall ratings are TERRIBLE. While there may be a momentary increase for one or more of them (such as Days in this rating period), the trend for every one of them is downward and has been that way for years. How much lower can each of these shows drop before one (or more) of them is taken off the air? Whether you personally loved or hated an individual producer or head writer for any of these shows over the past decade, none of them are delivering where it truly counts —- ratings. I’ve been a soap watcher for decades… Read more »

david adam
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david adam

I love days of our life life so are the days of our life

david adam
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david adam

i love days of our life how do i write to the one who plays jack.

LIS
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LIS

We shall see if it can maintain its increase but I doubt it. Days always blows it. However, I love the Julie character and her interactions with her grandson Eli and Gabi, she is fierce, and this is coming from an African American. Wish they would bring back her son and Eli’s father David as well as Valerie to give Abe something to do.

Deborah OShane
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Deborah OShane

Days of Our Lives is the only soa I Watch i have been watching it since 1965. Getting better every. Day

Debra
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Debra

Please get Gabbi out Eli and Lani together and get rid of Princess Gina FOREVER

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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