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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.

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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
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
DzzDee

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

Chris
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 established as Lawyer/Private Security for Aurora/Metrocourt.

I’m sure a similarly plausible scenario can be crafted for AMC characters.. GH needs to do something soon or ABC will pull that plug faster than you can say The Chew.

Harry
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
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
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 so right in saying support the four remaining soaps, they can be taken away from in a flash. And, we don’t want that.
Best to all 4 Daytime dramas.

Kay
Kay

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

sonniorsolita
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
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
Boop

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

Emma
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
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
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
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 Zaccharra. Of course all I saw with TC was Nikolas Cassadine, so that’s pretty much a trade-off.

Boop
Boop

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

Boop
Boop

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

Violet Lemm2
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
Boop

Keep living ; then tell us about your looks.

Violet Lemm2
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
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
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
Melinda Waugh

Bring back boe Peter

mike
mike

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

James R. Poissant
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
Chris

She’s wonderful!

Timothy Burtlow
Timothy Burtlow

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

DzzDee
DzzDee

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

Richard Signorelli
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
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
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
DMRR

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

Harry
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
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
Momo

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

su000
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
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
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 but, with the rating performance each of these shows indicated on a regular basis on sites like this, no one seriously could think that all of these shows will remain on the air — without some radical and immediately successful change.

I continue to watch Y&R. But, in all candor, it really is out of habit/loyality/support for it and NOT because the show is giving me a compelling plot. It isn’t and hasn’t for nearly a decade.

It really is a sad situation.

david adam
david adam

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

david adam
david adam

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

LIS
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
Deborah OShane

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

Debra
Debra

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

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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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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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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.

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Clark shared via her Instagram today a health update on her battle with the coronavirus that hit both her and her husband while they have been living in the United Kingdom.

Christie expressed: “Oh my goodness, just starting to feel ok on this end. My husband Tom and I have had coronavirus fairly bad. Not as bad as some, no hospital needed. Hope your all well! I’m sure at this stage you all know of someone with it? When you get it, you can’t call the grandparents for help, cause they will get sick. We know about 10 people in our little circle that have had it. Like clockwork, Day 7,8,&9 were tricky and haven’t been able to taste food for a while. So excited to be in the land of the living again & start exercising…soon. Thanks for all the love. Stay safe!”

Send your well-wishes to Christie and Tom as they are on currently getting stronger and recovering from the virus via the comment section below.

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