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RATINGS: DAYS Overtakes GH And Takes The Number Three Spot!

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Following their triple-crown victory of winning Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Writing Team in a Drama Series, and Directing Team honors at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Days of our Lives continued their upswing when the recent ratings were released this week.

For the week ending April 30th through May 4th, DAYS moved past General Hospital as the third most-watched soap opera. Considering DAYS has been in the fourth position of all four soaps for the last several years, this is definitely worth noting.. DAYS came in with 2,301,000 average total viewers for the ratings week, while GH had 2, 288,000. In addition, GH tied an all-time low in the womens 18-34 ratings share.

As for The Young and the Restless, they also lost the most viewers for the week with -174,00, while coming in at 4,089,000 total viewers. Even though they remain at number one and are far ahead of the other three soaps, it seems the show, which in the past has hovered around 4.5 million a week, is down. In addition, the ratings reflected that B&B is now tied with Y&R for the number one show in the womens demo 18-34, and Y&R has tied some lows in total households, and the women 18-49 ratings share.

The Bold and the Beautiful remains second of the soaps with 3,227,00 viewers, but is down over 100,000 total viewers from last year at this time. View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,089,000 (-174,000/-75,000)
2. B&B 3,227,000 (-90,000/-129,000)
3. DAYS 2,301,000 (+93,000/+229,000)
4. GH 2,288,000 (-56,000/-162,000)

So, what do you think about Days of our Lives now in the number three position of the four soaps? Will they hold on to the spot over GH? What do you think about Y&R and B&B’s ratings? Comment below.

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aria
aria

wtf, i’m overwhelm w/ the new look, the first thing i found myself looking for was the comment section, its my fave part of your website to know what my fellow soap fanatics think on any given soap news, so its disappointing that its hard to find and that we’ve been regulated to the bottom.

Patrick
Patrick

this is distracting.. all the busy -ness of multi-media . argh! with all due respect to Mr. MF. it is a business. all the trappings of internet. suck.

I hope all the past posts are brought back.

Jim
Jim

it wont let me comment

Celia
Celia

I was almost in tears for two days, aria……there was no warning, NOTHING. This is soooo disappointing because it is soooo cold, clinical and sterile–no true interaction with you guys. I guess it’s a matter of getting used to it ??
I thougt it was my both my cell and ipad….and, I was ready to call Apple. Wow!!
Good to know it idn’t just moi.

Jim
Jim

it will take some time getting used too…but im happy to see you and other familiar names back on here too…

Celia
Celia

Right back ‘atcha’, Jimmy.

Patrick
Patrick

Hi Celia – did you throw me a life line yesterday ? do you have an 8 year old. woah it was godsend… I SWEAR to “you”.

I do not “work” computers.. I read and this site is about my maxed OUT. LOL.

understand the tears. i’m going to have to give @Aria another shoutout… !!!!

where are my soap addicts

Hollah… all may be well

any way… when I got that notification in my e-mail… I was like.. “something’s working” i’m not lost yet .

“… If I lose you guys….what can I say? Au revoir? LOL. ”

spill the thrill

Celia
Celia

Yes, Patrick …thst was I. Wow!!!! You received that? I was experiencing despair because I thought my ipad went awry…..then, I tried my cell; same thing..and yes, my son Nico, who is 8 knows more about computers than I do. LOL.
He did tell me Error 404 meant that the website had probably moved.
My husband, actually, re-routed me to these new boards.
Imagine my relief when I saw all the familiar names. We’re like family and no one should mess with family. LOL…❤️

Alan
Alan

Going to keep an open mind but not really sold on the new look for the site. Also disappointed that so many of the comments on previous stories are gone (Including the one I just posted on this story over the weekend).

su000
su000

I am missing the allure of the darkness of the old board and the old message board-
It had an atmosphere– a deeper drama feeing..
Yes, I will miss the feeling of the now-defunct board 🙁
It was unique, indeed.. like none of the other sites/boards..

But! I also like change and Michael has done an outstanding job with this new site and it will serve him much better..

Patrick
Patrick

“…I am missing the allure of the darkness of the old board ”

thanks.. you are so funny and RIGHT on

all this glitz will not distract from my meaning

Celia
Celia

Ahhh, SuzieQ….we can get the darkness back. LOL.
I am beginning to like this……no one can send cryptic, ‘mean’ posts in our inbox any longer. HaHa….

Shay
Shay

Amen, su!!! This website’s so bright, I gotta wear shades! Between that and the “open floor plan” of the new “Fairman Manor,” I am feeling a bit bereft! Could we at least please go back to the black background and reverse type???

Jimh
Jimh

it is way too bright…i dont mind changes but i do miss the darker background…also wish there was an edit to correct mistakes or if i want to add something!!!!

Shay
Shay

Wonder how many up votes it will require to return to the dark background????? I just gave you the first one, jimh!

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! I took a few days off and look what happened! Whilst this is an impressive effort, I have to admit I’m missing the old format,too, but I’m just glad we can still keep in touch! Anyway, will have to return to further delve into this brave new “Fairman World” when time permits. Hope all is well with you! Later, mia amica!

Celia
Celia

Welcome, amica mia bella…….I searched regularly in hopes of spotting you….here you are!!!!!
Later, Shaybelle.

Celia
Celia

WOW!!!!!! I really like this now, Shay. Mr. Fairman sends personal approvals of our comments? Thank you, sir!!!!!
Hey Shay, I mostly like how quickly there’s a turnover of comments. Nice!!

Shay
Shay

I did previously respond to you several times on the “old site,” regarding a few of our ongoing topics, CeeCee, but for whatever reason, my posts didn’t appear! Guess the “moving men” left them behind…Lol. Please try to reply directly to my link here so I can see if it will turn up in my email with Mr. Fairman’s “seal of approval,” okay? (Sounds very cool…) Anyway, I’ve much to say about NB, Anna, Scorpio, Finn and (of course!)….Alexis! Until my next installment, mia amica! P.S. Have you enountered the fair Miss Phyllis on any of the non-GH threads? Been missing her immensely…hope she favors us with her presence for this inaugural week of FairmanTV! That would make the celebration complete!

Celia
Celia

Okey-dokey, Shaybelle…
And, no, Phyllis has not made an “appearance”….I had to think twice, well; thrice , Shay, figuring out to whom you were referring. LOL…..I said to myself you could not be talking about Gina Tognoni….HaHa….
Remember the fall I took at the skating rink? Well, I was at the clinic…..so much pain….getting cortisone shots. My husband literally dragged me there, this morning ( by the hair)….Do not like doctors—oh, the irony of it all! …Ha!!
So, you are OK with the revamped sites? At first, I thought communication would be too impersonal….but, as it turns out, it is very personal—I like the private communications on my inbox….as I said, the feedback is our own comment ……no nasty posts.
Ciao, amichetta…..

Shay
Shay

Well, I hope Phyllis sees this post and knows that she is missed, CeeCee! So sorry to hear about your ongoing physical discomfort following your ice skating mishap….may you be feeling better in no time! At any rate, I’m trying my best to get into the spirit of celebrating this new format….I also like the more direct approach to replies…now if we could only have “private messaging,” too! However, I am still struggling a tad with the overall concept…it’s a bit too bright and airy for my taste…I’m not at all into the minimalist thing design-wise…white walls everywhere make me mad! Lol… Sooo…still a work in progress, but Mr. Fairman is obviously on top of things and very accepting of both our complimetary comments and constructive criticisms….well done him! Anyway, it’s about time I scurry on over to some other threads…this is the only one I’ve navigated thus far…I shall try not to get lost! Later, mon amie! P.S. I’m not big on doctors, either…hence I try to stay as holistic as possible, but sometimes needs must! You are oh so lucky to have your own “personal physician!!!”. Take care!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

aria, I am totally with you here. Also, you would think that, on the day a massive change is made to the website, the comments would be up to date. Instead, on this inaugural day, the first few features appeared to have no comments as yet.

Perhaps lost in the shuffle was my comment praising DOOL for its ratings surge. I predicted on these pages months ago that DOOL would indeed pass GH. In my opinion, both shows are decidedly deserving of their current trajectories…

To end on a positive note, notwithstanding our shared complaints about the difficulty in finding the comments, I do like the eye-catching design of the new website!

Patrick
Patrick

@aria; @Jamesj75

wow disconcerting to say the least. LOVE your comment @aria .

“… fave part of your website to know what my fellow soap fanatics think on any given soap news, ”

I got this to work on my tablet … so we shall see if this is : a waiting for your consideration… ???

Jim
Jim

Hope this makes it…i did say about the same about both GH and Days-they deserve the position they are in…GH is a bad train wreck right now…DR. Brandt pursing KIki without any other characters involved feels like a wasted filler moment…Franco and Finn dont work for me anymore-Franco no matter how they try to redeem him and Finn no matter who they pair him with…im still mad about Genie…and Frank V. who is a total weeni!!!

Celia
Celia

Hi, Jimmy…are you Jimh? There is another Jim……I’d like to make sure I got the right Jim. LOL.

Jimh
Jimh

yes,,,i forgot to use my h…ill add that starting today-lol

Celia
Celia

❤️
Are you watching DOOL, Jimmy? Ok…so, who do you think opened the door to Vivian’s buried-alive-‘tomb’?
I bet on Stefano? Who else? Andre? Tony? But, Tony is a good guy….and, Susan is in a ‘facility’.
Oh, wait…..what about Kristen?? Sorry, I’m all over the place. I guess I’m just ecstatic about finding you guys!!!!
Whoever it is, don’t you think it should have been aired as Friday’s cliffhanger?

Jimh
Jimh

i fell asleep and missed it…i suffer from chronic fatigue…im tired all day long…i will have to watch it on demand…and if someone opened it probably Stefan!!!

Jimh
Jimh

Hey look i can vote you a one up for comments…

Jimh
Jimh

it has to be Stefan….

Celia
Celia

I don’t know, Jimmy. From what I’ve gathered, Stefan is still mourning his mother…..and, he’s not that smart, LOL.
I am sorry about your problem, Jimmy….I understand, many people suffer from chronic fatigue. It was once considered a psychological problem….but, that conclusion went out the window with scientific progress in that field….what you have is very real.
Stay well, my friend.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey Jamesj75

thought we were all “lost” to each other forever! Couldn’t sign on!

Jim
Jim

Glad we are still here…glad MF worked things out…still missing a few other names…glad to see you are able to post gain!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

haha. I think it’s so funny that we “regulars” were freaking out. We’ve all been on this site for a few years now and we’re like this little microcosm. I think the problem was that there was no warning! I thought I’d missed it because I hadn’t been posting as much recently. And then when I couldn’t sign on I was like, “it is me?” or is everybody having this problem. I thought how weird it would be if we all didn’t find our way back here; because we don’t have any other contact info…just poof!…gone!

So happy to see familiar “face” ;). I’m sure the others will trickle in!

Glad you found your way here, too, Jim! Wouldn’t be the same without ya!

Jimh
Jimh

Yes,,we needed a warning…where is that Lost In Space Robot…Warning!…Warning!…Will Robinson!…a new look is about to be launched!!!-lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

That would definitely have helped, Jimh! Lol

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hi rebecca1! I was feeling the same way, but relief has taken control… It’s great that we are all able to reconnect! Best to you and your loved ones!

And best to our other friends and posters here! You all make it interesting and fun!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Jamesj75…I think I went through withdrawal! Hahahah…I kept coming back to sign on and…nutthin! Felt like I was trying to get back into the house and I’d forgotten my key. I could look through the window but I couldn’t get in!

So glad to see your “smiling face” again! 😉

Patrick
Patrick

Hi Rebecca1 : Group hug , time, no?

@Jamesj75… “Nice” shared heart full

don’t ask me… when it may take upwards of 2-3 days for posts .. my first thought is always … I’ve been 86’d.

however.. these past 2 days was trembler and it was gonna shake me up

salute !

back to the grind – greasing the wheel

rebecca1
rebecca1

haha, Patrick, yes! Group hug! It’s like a family reunion, LOL! So happy you found your way back; it’s been quite the challenge. Do you think Michael did this to freak us out? 😉

rose
rose

I had been pleasantly distracted on the weekend by watching Harry and Meghan get married starting at 4am in the morning, and then followed it throughout the day. Real life soap opera with all of the elements right up until the final I Do’s. Happy, loving, joyful, family baggage on both sides, a big change for Royal wedding, etc. Plus I kept away from all of the news.

So when I checked into MF I wondered if I had entered into some alternate universe. Then I remembered Michael was doing a redo. Glad to see familiar “friends” have figured it out, and are settling in.

Speaking of GH ratings…thinking GH could take lots of pages from the wedding In writing the kind of stories we have been asking for. And they did it as a on day event. Truly love in the afternoon, and not so many downer stories.

johnny
johnny

Days is on fire, finally over taking GH in the ratings is terrific news.

blake
blake

Amen!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

GH’s storylines are so predictable and repetitive. Whereas Days has twists and turns that you never saw coming. GH storylines just meander without an ending. Days wrap up their storylines within 90 days.

Justin
Justin

Well GH, you didn’t listen. In fact, you never listen. We have been screaming how much we hate the re-write of Anna Devane, how much we hate it when new characters come in and take over the show, and how much we hate it when you disrespectfully kick our vets to the curb. Yet, you turn a deaf ear and do everything we hate. Will you listen now?

dmr
dmr

Justin,
TPTB and Wright’s boyfriend, Ramsey, are ruining this show. I don’t tune in to watch “The Peter August Show.” What a terrible storyline, brought on by terrible acting. The comments on social media are in-sync with ours. TPTB had plenty of time to kill this storyline and change the story arc. But, they had to give this guy a job. Apparently, he wasn’t able to land auditions (or jobs) on his own. Watching him attempt to act, I can see why. To rewrite a beloved character, such as Anna Devane, is unforgiveable. All to prop-up and p*mp out “Mr. Laura Wright.”

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi dmr; glad to see you! But, I have to disagree. I’m loving Wes Ramsey, I’m loving his portrayal and I’m loving the story.

The writers have to shake things up a bit otherwise we’d just be getting the recycled stories everyone’s always complaining about. Scorpio is back; and he’s had a lot more to do this time around other than when he was just sitting in the back row of Robin and Patrick’s renewed vows. At least this time there’s a bit of the ol’ Scorpio peeking through. And I really enjoyed the standoff between Anna and Jason; and thought Henrik/Peter’s reaction was very touching.

Just loved it and lookig forward to more. I know you don’t agree but I, for one, am really hoping they keep him around.

abruzzfan
abruzzfan

Hi Rebecca! I completely agree with everything you said. I am really enjoying anything with Anna & Robert Scorpio! Love them both so much.

I also love Wes Ramsey’s portrayal of Henrik. They do need to mix it up or like you said we would have recycled stories. 🙂

Cheers!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi abruzzfan! No joke; you crossed my mind recently. You haven’t posted here in ages! Just reading the comments? So glad you found this new page. It was s bit of a challenge. To use another “house analogy” Ifeel like it’s going to take some time getting used to our new digs. I think the other “place” had a private feel and now we’re in an open space. Sigh. Change is always an adjustment. 😉

I LOVE Peter! He’s been getting some negative feedback whereas I think he’s doing an incredible job. The way he carries himself, his smooth, mellow demeanor, his subtle change from pleasant to troubled. I can feel his desire for acceptance, love, his fear of being exposed and shunned. And when his eyes welled up with disbelief, shock, hurt when he found that Anna was really his mother…sniffling mess over here.

Love Scorpio being back. He looks great, he came on strong compared to the last few times he made a brief return. Shame he’ll be gone again. I really do wish they’d bring him and Mac back.

I dont remember if you’re a Carly fan or not. I can’t stand her so I’m loving that Ava got Avery out from under her “step-mommy” claws.

Hope u start to post again or at least say hello. 🙂

abruzzfan
abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca! Hello again!

This site is sure nice and modern, but it does indeed feel like we are in the “open space” now! I guess a little house cleaning never hurts? LOL

I do like Carly, but didn’t like that step-mommy was raising Avery as her own!

Take care!

su000
su000

hi Justin,
I like Peter..
His character is giving many others an upfront story, too..
Peters story includes;
Maxie, Valentine, Jason, Spin, Robert and Anna. Also others.
So- I’m good with Peter/Henrik, the character has brought many others into play and that is a good thing 🙂

Celia
Celia

Ok, su….enumerate what you like about Peter. I promise I will listen. LOL.
I don’t know what you mean by an “upfront” story. ….Do you mean that the viewer is aware of what/who he is? And, what he is about? If that’s the case, wen know who he is, but not his intent. Good? Bad? In-between?
I guess I am not being fair by not giving the character the benefit of the doubt……so, I will admit, subconsciously, it is the actor who does not jive with me. Am I allowed to say that?
We like some and some others not so much?
I never really throw the gauntlet directly in one’s face…..only half way. LOL. Soooo, we shall see.

Mo
Mo

New look was a shock. Thought I had gone to the wrong site. Tried to leave comments yesterday, but it wouldn’t take them so take 2.

Yay! So happy for Days. I was wondering if people would check out Days after their Emmys’ wins. I think the Daytime Emmys does a disservice to the shows by not being on TV. If the awards show were on TV, more people would see the winners and potentially check out the shows. Get the award show back on TV.

Glad to see Days doing well. The ratings should be up. The show has been great. Just wish Louise Sorel/Vivian weren’t gone.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Mo! I think “Vivian” will be back eventually. We saw her being brought back to life. Should be interesting…

Mo
Mo

Yes, I saw that. Was it Rolf? LOL I also read an interview where Louise said she thinks Vivian is done. I hope not. I love Louise and Vivian.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Seems she was just throwing people off. Guess they do whatever they can to still surprise viewers. It was the doctors formula that brought Will back to life? That was before my time with the show. Been watching about a little over a year. But, the doctor whose diary he’s reading, trying to find out what mystery drug was used. Seems like someone used it on Vivian. Did you see that scene? She was lying in a hospital bed, dead, and at the end you saw a hand inject her with something.

So, lol, at this point no one has to remain dead on this show! Who’s next?Andre?

Jim
Jim

I wasnt able to comment…hope this works now

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am truly glad to see the comment section up and running, like many this is my favorite part of the website– The new look was a bit jarring at first, but appreciate the need to change it up every now and then and to stay current with technology– and as I get older I do appreciate the fact the new format is easier to read- don’t have to dig out my glasses (LOL)
As for the topic at hand–this is good news for Days, but I worry this might be the excuse ABC will use to cancel its last remaining soap–I hope not.

Jimh
Jimh

GH doesnt really have much going on right now…they need a new producer and writers…and im so glad to see your name again…

rebecca1
rebecca1

Jimh; was that you I responded to before or is there a “Jim” and a Jimh?

blake
blake

Well done and well deserved Days! I love watching Days. So glad Theresa and Xander are back. I hope they hook up. Xander needs to be on contract, he makes a great and redeemable villain, unlike Stefan!

I wonder what Will found in Rolfe’s journal that surprised him. Makes me wonder if Serena and Paige were brought back to life and that’s mentioned in the journal, since Ben Weston is coming back.

Mo
Mo

Love Xander. Glad he’s back.

If Serena is alive, she can stay off screen. Her and her elephant story were big clunkers.

Celia
Celia

Yes, blake…this sounds like deja-vu. Did we discuss this? LOL. Yes, we did….as I said….Xander should hook up with Theresa….and Paige will reunite with JJ…..fingers crossed she was never entombed and is somewhere safe and sound.
Imagine Eve’ joy!….will her trespasses against her own daughter be forgiven, if not forgotten?

clb
clb

The move to 3rd is only temporary. GH will return!

Patrick
Patrick

what with Y&R, B&B… even these shows are separated by upwards of a million votes. add on another million difference less than… that leaves @DAYS, and GH.. with only a difference of 13,000 fans. yet still a million “back” from B&B. so it’s going to be a toss up between the better shows. WHICH as I’ve posted … SHOULD be a feast for GH and DAYS writing teams to just go for it, yeah? I don’t know if in this day and age… GH or DAYS could topple either or CBS shows. @DAYS from this time last year… improved roughly by a quarter of a million. so it’s a crap shoot.. i’m ecstatic… to see a fire lit under Frank Valentini.. if change is no imminent… he must be fired

Mo
Mo

I don’t like that after I leave a comment, instead of returning me to the comment page, it takes me back to the original page and I have to check on comments again.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I also have replies here but so far it doesnt seem that you get notified via email. So I have to look for the thread, open up comments to see if any reply comments are here.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I have to get used to this new format. I posted a reply to another poster’s comment, but didn’t see the usual “my reply is waiting moderation” or some such.

Celia
Celia

No worries, Lou…..I went through the same thing….but, all is running smoothly in this corner of the US. LOL…
I think you’ll be OK…..

Carol
Carol

Good I am glad for Days but they made a big mistake in letting Louise Sorel go

Patrick
Patrick

Neither ; here nor their ; “The Chew” has been CANCELLED. riotous applause ?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Michael Fairman: Hi! Congrats on your new site; it’s very comprehensive and must have been quite the feat getting it all together. But, I’d like to point out a few glitches that I’m experiencing; not sure if everyone is:

In the past, when I got an email from your site it alerted me that I had a reply. When I clicked on the link it took me to that reply. Now, it just tells me my comment has been approved. Are you going to be sending an email when we get replies to the comment and will it be directing us to it? I’ve had some replies but didn’t know it.

The site’s not as “user-friendly” now. Any updates?

Thanks, Michael!

abruzzfan
abruzzfan

Thanks, Rebecca – I had the same question!

Rodd
Rodd

All the media outlets that cover soaps were crowing how DOOL beat out GH for third place for the period covering the first week of May. You would have thought world peace had been agreed upon by world leaders.

However,while I’m happy DOOL is doing well, they slipped back into fourth place for the week ending May 11. There are only four soaps left, so someone has to be in first, second, third and fourth. I frankly hope all of the shows are doing well enough to be seen as valuable to their networks so we can enjoy our shows for decades to come.

It’s sad that one show’s fan base feels that they need to bash another’s when ratings go up or down. DOOL is the only show to have any increase in their ratings year over year, and it was an incredible increase of 292,000! GH lost 35,000, YR lost 92,000, and BB lost 196,000! Isn’t odd that the top rated shows lost so many while the bottom two didn’t lose as many or had significant gains? Something to think about.

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Breaking News

Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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