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RATINGS: GH Continues To Perk Up! DAYS Down! Y&R Ep Hits 5 Million Plus Total Viewers!

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The ratings are out for the week of August 31st through September 4th, and there were some interesting developments overall.  First, General Hospital had another good week into the positive.  GH added the most total viewers for the week more than any other daytime drama with +81,000.

The ABC soap opera was also the only soap to gain in all key womens demographics: 18-49, 18-34, 25-54, although GH still remains at the bottom of the 18-49 category.  NBC’s Days of our Lives performance in the ratings was a bit disappointing given it’s beginning to fire on all cylinders with its returns and reinvigorated storylines.  The soap about to celebrate its 50th anniversary lost the most in the total viewer category with -79,000, and slipped slightly in all the key demos.

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The Young and the Restless had a fantastic performance for their Monday, August 31st episode garnering 5,184,000 total viewers for the broadcast.  The series also gained in total viewers for the ratings week with +59,000.  The show is still outperforming itself from the previous year at this time.

It wasn’t the best of weeks for The Bold and the Beautiful which still remained firmly in second place of the four soaps.  B&B lost the most viewers in the key 18-49 demo and tied an all-time low in the rating share for that category.  View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what do you think about the recent ratings performances of your favorite soaps?  Which soap do you think will be on the upswing over the next few weeks?  What have you enjoyed seeing on your favorite daytime drama? What do you think is missing? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!

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Timmm
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Timmm

Ratings smatings, I dont get it! Ron’s episodes are still running and GH is up and Days is getting better but rating are down! THEN we get Y&R with a 5.0? You look at 8-31-2015 to 9-4-2015, NOTHING happened! Jack gave Ashley Jabot, Hillary and Devon with the terrible Neil turns heal story and Sage and Nick. SNORE! The ONLY thing that was good was when Adam was at Newman hacking away and Ian appeared! I take these rating numbers with a grain of salt!

diane
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diane

Really!! Who’s watching this mess? Not me!! It’s so stupid I just can’t watch this mess anymore. I’ve been watching since it started. I was 11 years old. I don’t recognize the older characters and couldn’t care less about the younger ones.

Sandra
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Sandra

I agree – don’t watch anymore. Just same old same old always repeating story lines and I guess the writers can’t think of new ones. It is sooo stupid now. I’m into 3 weeks of not watching but reading comments about it seems Sage is still rubbing her belly how stupid and sicking. Glad I quit.

Harry
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Harry

Right, Timm. I am scratching my head over Y&R as well. It’s been pretty terrible lately. I am starting to lose interest in creepy Neil holding Hilary captive and acting like an all around creepy crawler just as I am losing interest in Sharon eye balling Sage’s baby bump while placing a vacancy sign on her own stomach

Timmm
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Timmm

Neil is KING CREEPY but I guess this is written for him to have fun and for us to be entertained? REALLY? I would just cut her completely out of my life and just keep Devon at a great distance! Just like Sharon, the easy thing is to tell Dullen the truth. He is a good guy. Try again to get pregnant and make a pot of coffee! No they have to make Sharon BAT crazy, as usual! Speaking of coffee, Harry, I love that Dullen hired Ester. I like the actress and she is a staple on the show… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Well it is disturbing that in 2015 we have people watching a soap especially Y&R that is so disrespectful of women : we have the Sharon character once again a nut job probably going to steal a baby to make Dylan happy. What? We have Phyllis who must have had a complete lobotomy while she was in a coma raped for months by an imposter and go ho hum an I think I saw a picture of her in a paisley top in the woods meeting up with Ian. Then we have Chelsea who if I correctly every week upset… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Mishael Morgan (Hilary) is on maternity leave. So, this is what the writers come up with as a way out? If you noticed, Hilary is shrouded in tulle and sheer paneling around her makeshift bed. Obviously it’s not the real actress. It is so hard to watch….just like Jack and Phyllis. I can’t take these two anymore. I don’t get the point…..is Ian going to use Phyllis somehow? Is he a physical threat to her? I must say, Harry….Ian really is amusing. He stole the scene with his sing-song…”Chelsea 2.0-oooo, you are my puppet show-oooo.” Cute and sardonically hilarious. Another… Read more »

chuck
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chuck

Bingo nothing happened expect for Ian returning that Friday, Y&R’s Demos tell the story really. They are down in every category

Alan
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Alan

So GH’s ratings are up for two weeks in a row and it’s with material from ousted headwriter Ron Carlivati?

Hmmmmmmmmm…maybe that ratings decline was a whole lot more about viewer burnout with Tony Geary and his exit and less to do with Ron’s writing.

Matilda
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Matilda

GH ratings are up? Decline not about Ron and Geary burnout? The ratings are awful. The numbers, 430K key demo, 2.6 million total, are what got Ron fired then and he would be on the chopping block today with those numbers. The numbers WITH Geary were actually better than this week’s. The ratings completely fell through the bottom after he left, they crept up a bit but are still lower and pitiful. It’s laughable to talk about Ron positively based on these numbers. One, the numbers are the same as what got him fired, they were just even lower for… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Matilda..
It is Ron’s stories as of now and they very good, Ron is bringing it. and the ratings up.
Jean & Shelly were fired from Y&R for bringing its ratings down lower than ever before. Jean has not rewritten Ron’s work, GH is not yet in her hands, she is in with writers getting to know the cast & crew etc, but not writing Ron’s stuff..
RC is the one to bring GH back up, and he is.
If you believe J&S writing for GH will improve it, not gonna happen..
Jeran and Shelly are the Queens of Snooze ..

Harry
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Harry

Matilda is right–these ratings are not good at all but I understand the need to generate positivity.
Yes, I too suffered from Geary burnout but I would not have suffered Geary burnout had his exit strategy been orchestrated better–the writing was horrible, anti climatic and with no payout being afforded to long time viewers.
I am perplexed as to why the numbers have gone down for Days as it has been on fire these last few weeks.
I am hopeful that the numbers for all four soaps will be significantly higher upon the next ratings report.

Matilda
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Matilda

Su- You should actually read my post before you respond to it. I said the numbers, 430K demo, 2.6 million total viewers are the same numbers that got Ron fired. The week his firing was announced the ratings were 440K demo and 2.7 million total viewers, so this round of numbers are actually worse than the last set of numbers that got Ron fired. The ratings in terms of Ron’s performance are not up. They are up slightly from a few weeks in August when GH hit bottom and are still at the levels that got him fired. And I… Read more »

aria
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aria

um no, it was Ron’s writing, believe me!

su0000
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su0000

Alan,
that ^^ is a BINGO !

su0000
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su0000

Addison,,
I was replying to the the current rating, the ratings that were now posted by Michael that are now in discussion, not last years..
”Whoooosh! (The sound one hears when something whooshes above one’s head).” 🙂

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree with you Alan! I carefully read and re-read Friday’s credits and it indicated that it is still Ron’s writing. TY!

su0000
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su0000

Matilda,
I do not care about last years numbers.
I was replying to the current ratings that were posted, and GH is up 🙂

Addison
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Addison

My dear Suoo, Matilda is stipulating the fact that the current numbers are the same numbers which caused Ron to be fired.
Whoooosh! (The sound one hears when something whooshes above one’s head).

Matilda
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Matilda

Again Su- Follow me here. It isn’t about last year’s numbers. This past July 2015, the ratings were the same as the current week that you are claiming are up and a good week that somehow redeems Ron. The week of July 20-24 2015, the week that Ron was fired, the ratings were 440K W18-49 and 2.7 million total viewers. The current ratings that were posted, the numbers you are referring to are 430K W18-49 and 2.6 million total viewers. The current ratings are the same as the ratings from this past July 2015 that got Ron fired this past… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Matilda.. I appreciate all your numbers, I just do care about them lol My post was about the last posted ratings going up, that’s all.. I had no numbers just what was up for now/current.. And the ratings did go up, high or medium or low, they did go up.. We were not informed as to why Ron was let go, I do know ABC kept Ron on; quote; ”ABC; We love Ron. We love his writing. He has a blind script with us in primetime that we are going to be focusing on for him. ” Anyways, it is… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Ron came back from Luke’s exit really strong. As I knew he would. more-so in his OLTL family/character mode. A mistake to let RC go, he is the only one to bring it back up as he did before. ABC likes Ron’s writing after all they kept him for primetime. quote- ABC; ” We love Ron. We love his writing. He has a blind script with us in primetime that we are going to be focusing on for him.” I think eventually Ron will be back, after his break lol .. really, could well happen.. Y&R is really good, I… Read more »

chuck
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chuck

Y&R isn’t “climbing” su000 if you look at their demos they have dropped big time in the past two weeks and not one person has said a word about it expect the fact the show has Gained Viewers which it has but Very little and I do mean Little. The show was almost to the 5 mil mark now they are not even close. The Neil story is terrible, I’ve been reading nothing but complaints about that since it started.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Long live the soaps !! ”

i know right…

blink fast enough
and theirs the Nielson

telling us what’s worth

where does the time go?

I will say this : I can’t believe Y&R fans mindset is liking what’s REELing

LOL

I really am waiting for mid-October for the gala premiere in Port Charles

Days of OUR Lives : steady fastidious charge !

Dawn
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Dawn

Soap operas have their ups and downs you can’t be no 1 always it’s that it’s still on and we’re watching it! They’re still putting out great stories love GH!!

Mateo
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Mateo

It doesn’t surprise me that GH is perking up. This show has consistently been knocking it out of the ballpark with the recent story involving Morgan and Sonny Corinthos. The return of Anna Devane is perfect and I am really enjoying watching Michael come around to accepting that his father is still a huge part of his life no matter how hard he tries to ignore it. I love the cast on GH. They are all stellar. DAYS has some interesting stories but I truly detest the whole John/Marlena story, because it is so YAWN inspiring. I don’t give a… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Mateo, you hit on something here. Mrs C. She was vital to the show. I understand no one could have ever replaced Jeanne BUT the show should be bigger than the character. Y&R suffers without that character. So, they decided the character would die with Jeanne. Okay but you need to keep the family relevant. Jill is too weak and I understand the actress doesnt want to act full time. Jill was always more effective with Kay anyway. What the should have done was bring Tucker back into the fold. He could have moved into the mansion and kept his… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Mateo: I really have to pull in the reign: Stephen Nichols: “Patch” Johnson that eye patch is a mystique in itself… the aura surrounding HIS mantra took lives this supercoupledom I wont let down Kayla and Steve, took everything and we feasted Eve: “…She was PERFECT. I love how sincere she is when she gets something to bite into storywise. ” this could be the creme de la creme… of Eve wanton desire… FULL out reel GO for it Kassie DePaiva is ON I’m worried about Caroline… and will cry on the spot Y&R: “…God forbid, Eric Braeden goes to… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

Sorry, the headline and narrative is so misleading and inappropriate. The only headline and story here is that the bleeding has stopped. Why isn’t that positive enough? GH is still at all time lows in the demo. 433,000 W18-49 is terrible. Because the Silas murder mystery, all Franco all the time show took the ratings to an embarrassing 380,000 in the demo for a couple of weeks, we are talking about GH being the “only” soap with gains? You can’t measure against other shows like that when you are in the tank and your gains still represent terrible numbers. You… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Well said, AJQ. I am so over Tanko and I will be happy if I never have to lay eyes on him or Neigh-na again.

Elhu
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Elhu

So happy to see GH’s ratings on the upswing. I will say, I am truly enjoying the current storylines, and I look forward to the Jason reveal happening soon as well, which is sure to bring great numbers! Keep up the great work all those that work in front of, and behind the cameras!

JUDY
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JUDY

I AGREE…AMEN!!

Ces
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Ces

me too 🙂

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Me too!

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I agree also.

barbara johnson
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barbara johnson

Y&R does not disappoint. The cast also seems to be enjoying themselves as well. Like watching a one act Broadway play every day. Quality performers and quality acting.

Josh
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Josh

I hate to say this, Days is heading towards cancellation. The ratings are not going up. Very disapointing. Gh the ratings are slowly going up, that is a good sign.

Lizzie
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Lizzie

days was renewed last month.

Harry
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Harry

Hold on–these numbers need a second look and deserve scrutiny. Don’t go by the headline alone. Moreover, Days will most likely enjoy an ascension upon the next rating report.

Donna
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Donna

college students watch on line , these are not recorded

damien
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damien

days deserves higher ratings!
im sure it ll pick up now that the murders are looking to be serial! patch is back, bo s on his way and jj and eve are about to hit rock bottom!
only expalnation for lower than expected viewers could be too much ben/ abby /chad! abby s better a little unhinged and i dont buy her as a heroine torn between two baby daddys especially the robotic ben and sudden di mera chad! less of that and some more paul, derrick, eric , nicole,( no daniel thou) and the new salem serial murders!

Beth
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Beth

I’m hopeful for DOOL, despite the disappointing numbers. It’s early in their new regime (new HWs), but the show is in fine form. Alot of the newbies are gone. Couples that the audience likes (John and Marlena, Steve and Kayla) are being written for. Veteran soap actors like Galen Gering, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth and Kassie DePaiva are in frontburner storylines. I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying Abby and Chad, who are getting very romantic writing. Hope is a key character again. Julie and Doug are seen more frequently. Rafe’s back on the police force and Justin’s the new… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“really” nice post i’ll use one of MF’ words…. “reinvigorated” (give new energy or strength to.) yeah, it’s a little hard not to read in to these dagnabbit “truths” LOL just saying: this antiquated days of ole on Nielson bible. when one is excited by the turn of all that is DAYS. I love this show…. the heartfelt sentiment of whole cast pull with scripts that reel. I just finished Wed. ep : Kassie DePaiva’ what a gem! my heart ached right along with… I think we’ll see more acting chop from Casey Moss to make up for his understated… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

That’s how I feel, word needs to get out that DAYS is writing for its vets again. They have the makings of some good soapy romance with Chad&Abby, and there’s still hope for Eric&Nicole! Especially if they start working together. DAYS is back on track. They need to show more flashbacks of the Supercouples. They need to show us why we should care about Justin&Adrienne, Patch&Kayla, Bo&Hope, John&Marlena, Julie&Doug. This 50th celebration needs to be about remembering DAYS’ past but looking forward to its future. Intergenerational stories. To me, they have just the right mix right now. But they didn’t… Read more »

chuck
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chuck

Y&R’s demos for the past two weeks have been terrible, The show has gained but not very much.

Eddie
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Eddie

I know I’m a DOOL former viewer who didn’t watch that week. The writing is better, but the show isn’t telling any stories I want to watch. I wantend Hope to be happy with Aiden, but no the writers had to turn him into one of Stefano’s minions. I don’t care about Steve, Bo and André. I don’t care who owns Basic Black. Yes, youth should be involved in the stories, but do they really have to SORAS Ciara, Theo and Chase? And where’s Will, the single father? So help me if the rumors are true that he gets killed… Read more »

Carolina
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Carolina

Wait a minute!!! Wasn’t this supposed to be the summer when “Days of Our Lives” took over the No. 3 slot? What happened to that?

And seeing as there is only one week of summer left, so much for “Days'” big dreams. Guess it will have to wait until the 50th Anniversary week in November.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days is getting sooooo much better…improved acting and character-driven stories…im hooked everyday…GH is ok…the acting is mixed with good and bad…some improvement in the writing…im for both doing well but Days is far better than GH and should be doing much better by years end…i guess viewers taste in good quality entertainment is on the downslide but that doesnt suprise me…with the popularity of no talent KarTRASHions and Mily-makes-me-puke Cyrus…lol

aria
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aria

Im trying to give days a chance, i use to watch it as a kid, and since their anniversary is coming up, i thought why not see whats happening, and so far i have to be honest, i’m not really seeing must see tv. granted i don’t know half the people on the show, i do remember all the vets, Hope is still beautiful, so is jen, and is it just me or do kayla and adriane look more like sisters then ex sis inlaws? i saw patch but i kept thinking i like him better as stephan cassadine( i… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I’m with you Aria. Long time fan since 1982, then quit, came back, returned again, and now I popped in for the last few episodes since Stephen returned and I’m still not sold on it. Same old thing here …. fight for Basic Black, John is STILL Lookin for his parents, an new Salem Strangler/Slasher story regurgitated, Stefano in charge of Aiden, Eve recasted by someone as OLD as her parents!! Where on earth is Charotte Ross when you need her? I’m sorry, Kassie DePaiva may be a good actress and no disrespect to her abilities, but Eve Donovan she… Read more »

Les
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Les

I am actually surprised. I switched to Days after hanging in way too long for GH and have been pleasantly surprised. The vets made you feel right at home and the “newbies” actually held my attention. I am liking the Chad/Abby dynamic.

Kristin
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Kristin

Just from an aesthetics viewpoint, Days seems much brighter and better edited/produced over the last few weeks under the new writers’ regime. The show is starting to get really good. Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t reflecting that, at least not yet. I know it was the Friday before Labor Day weekend, but Days was very close to having under 2 million viewers on that day. Hopefully, things will start to pick up ratings wise as it gets closer to the 50th. The show still has time, but I imagine the renewal/cancellation decision will be made by January at the latest.

Donna
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Donna

It just may be that a soap is not in this day and age able to last 50 yrs. The newest soaps have the best ratings. When a soap ages (and my first soaps were Young Doctor Malone with my grandmother and From These Roots) the typical thing is to start focusing on the younger generation. But that only works for a while…stories get repeated, the younger actors leave or just don’t have the interest and power of the earlier ones. then the stunt s start “big names” for actors, fixing the past by changing storylines or making char “undead”.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

There will be new primetime soaps but never a new daytime soap..
We have to support all 4 daytime soaps because they are it, the last of the soaps.
When they die there will be no more daytime soaps. 🙁

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Never in a million years will networks invest in creating a new daytime drama– these last four are it, and once they are gone do not expect anymore. And these last four are still here only because there is a core audience for each that right now the network couldn’t replace it with anything that will match it. However if the numbers dip low enough, they will in a heartbeat. But in principle I agree with you, no show should run this long, creatively there is only so much you can do to one character then it borders on the… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

I think with the writers’ creativity, they can figure out how to pull us all back in and keep us there. If they write great characters and let the stories spring from those characters and not from outlandish plots and dialogue that they would never do or say, they can make the daytime soaps great again. It really does start with the writing in that regard. Of course, it’s all a team effort, so they’ve got to be excellent in all regards. As I mentioned to someone else here, if they could find the show’s “identity,” maybe by going to… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi Samantha..
I too hope GH goes back to its roots of the past 20/25 years, the mob was somewhat prime.
I want a mob story. there has not been a mob story for years..
some scenes of mob stuff but not a story as once was, an upfront story as in days of yore..
going back to the 80’s is not realistic in the forming and media of this the 21st century..
I miss the once;
The Alcazar’s
#1- rival mob Anthony/Johnny Zacchara
(and other assorted mobsters from back in day, that are long gone.
GH no longer has a mob/mobsters. just 2 LOL ..

Patrick
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Patrick

I can’t run and hide from these threads! argh! dagnabbit those Nielson! I’m loving Days of OUR Lives. GH : I didn’t really care… that Sonny got shot I was a little peeved that little miss know it all… Sam… w/Jake in tow… attempted to bring down Nikolas… w/Sloane. Ugh! WRITERS! don’t you dare bring down Nikolas… he’s your best male lead… keep him at ELQ I really liked Bobbi (????) gift? to her daughter Carly… the story of how the baby bonnet came about… I thought that was so touching and affecting…. I realize it’s Carly’ “happiest” day of… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Hooray Patrick!
Love your comment. I also think it’s a mistake for them to suddenly make Morgan bipolar. His petulant temper tantrums and massive are not all indicative of bipolar disorder. That’s not how manic depressives act and if you cannot address this complex, devastating disorder with respect, sensitivity in an educated manner than I maintain that you do not address it at all. I know many disagree,but I feel Craig doesn’t have the acting prowess to pull this off.

Harry
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Harry

PS–I meant to write ‘then’ not ‘than.’ But since I came back to correct myself, I must say that Saprinna really got on my last nerve playing the resident Michael Q expert. She was also the one who convinced Michael to give Baby Avery back to Sonny. Michael was right to take that precious baby away from Sonny– like they say about war, he is not healthy for children and other things. He was also right to detest that son–of-a–bitch for killing his father in cold blood, I watched last week DESPITE Sonny and Sulky Morgan–I watched to finally watch… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Oh, Harry. I agree with you about all of your above statements.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think Days should expect a bit of a dip in ratings because whenever a show shifts directions there will be some who dislike it and leave. But hopefully some former viewers will begin to watch again when they hear about all the returns of former characters. Personally, it is great to see some old sets come out of moth balls– lets hope to see a return to a full scale version of the Brady Pub and the Dimera mansion soon. Obviously Ken Corday and Sony raided the piggy bank to afford all this– but I do fear what will… Read more »

code85
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code85

I agree with you 100% percent.

Samantha
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Samantha

One constant in the last two weeks is the return of the original Sloane. He’s the reason I started watching again (and for the new head writer’s material — which I heard doesn’t start airing ’til next month, but I have seen the name of one of those new writers in the recent credits). And although no one has mentioned him here yet under this article, there are TONS of peeps I know who love him. Have seen him in other shows over the years, so this actor has been building up an audience and probably doesn’t even realize it…like… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

And I forgot to add that the actor’s portrayal of Sloane when Anna was turning the tables on him was brilliant. You could read behind his eyes what he was thinking, and how he made sense of the lines. I have no idea what they could possibly do now with Anna since the writers made her kill someone (DUMB move on the part of the writers), but for goodness sakes, it was Sloane who sounded like the sane one during their scenes together, and I hope they save both characters. Some of those scenes from last week sounded like a… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I like “original recipe Sloane” better, too. Always liked him, just not as a love interest for Anna. I’m hoping Tristan Rogers will return. Until then, I’m just not very interested in watching “mob central” or the “Franco&Nina soap refugees hour” I like Jake (and Elizabeth), but I doubt very much if anything significant is going to happen there until November sweeps. I’ll definitely tune in for the Liason wedding and big Jason reveal.

Shay
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Shay

You nailed it @maddiehayes! I’m trying to remain patient, but there’s simply nothing much to grab my fancy in Port Charles these days. (I care not for the current umpteenth installment of the “Sonny and Carly” show, nor the meltdown of Morgan…as for Nina and Franco? The less said the better…..) I truly had hoped for an exodus of the many marginal characters amassed on the GH canvas over these past few years, but all we have witnessed is the most unwelcome departures of the magnificent Michael Easton and legendary Donna Mills. Definitely NOT what I had in mind! In… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

@maddiehayes: Yep, if the writers don’t keep Sloane and Anna together, I think it would be interesting to see him paired with Hayden. Wouldn’t that create soap drama because of Nikolas and what she’s trying to remember! I saw chemistry between Sloane and Hayden during the argument scene with Nikolas. Could definitely see them as a GH couple, especially since she was sympathetic toward him and he seemed to appreciate it. It was all subtle, but great material to grow from there. (Other pairings I’d love to see happen would be: Patrick with Robin (if she’d come back), Elizabeth with… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

GH has other stories, It is not Carly & Sonny.
Finally there is a long awaited story for the Chorinthoes family.
They are a core family, the largest family, and the most interesting family.
It is about time they are upfront in a family story..

when people only concentrate on story and black out everything else going on all the ,other stories, well they are missing out..
and skipping weeks of stories and then complaining about GH when they missed other stories because they were not watching is really……………… lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, su. I think you missed Shay’s point. I am quite sure she means that THE SONNY AND CARLY show is a rerun, many times over. From what I understand, the pair has tried the family life as a unit, but failed miserably, time and again. Do you honestly think this time around will/would have worked? Perhaps the soap gods got it right this time. What better way to stop a marriage than to have one of them shot? And, su. Do you really want these two together? Think about it….they have also had a poisonous relationship. I do believe… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi CeeCee..
I would love Sonny and Ava as a couple, never a dull moment ..
Carly and Sonny need one last try, they are no longer young and in the dating pool.
They will not last, no couple is forever after.
Ava will eventually come between them, hopefully ..

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, CeeCee! Thank you for “translating” my meaning for su….LOL! It’s like Einstein’s old saying about “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” yet we’re supposed to be over the moon that the vile Sonny and delusional Carly are up for giving it still another nuptial go???? It’s rather ironic how those of us who had so hoped for a Luke and Laura reunion were instructed to put a cork in those fond desires, grow up and move on, whilst we’re told the exact opposite for this beyond stale coupling. And by the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I get you now, su….well, I see your persona as a fan, a little clearer. You like strife in a relationship. You love antagonistic behavior and melodrama. You also love mischief ( well, I like that, too. Lol). I suppose that’s what soaps are all about, yes? So, in that respect, I give you credit. I follow your thought! Later.

mike
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mike

Days is now airing at night on POP, could this affect the daytime ratings?

jeremy
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jeremy

GH, was Awesome this week.. Sure can tell, Jean Passanate work!!!

su0000
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su0000

00ops Jeremy, it is still Ron’s work until mid-october 😉

Samantha
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Samantha

Maybe the bulk of it is still Ron’s…but I’ve seen Jean Passanante’s name in the credits recently. Do you think that maybe she’s been reworking Ron’s work? I can’t wait to see what the new writers bring in October!

code85
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code85

I notice Days got 1.94 on Monday episode and next highighest rates day was Wednesday 38th 1.79. But Friday episode was 1.64. Which means they lost 3 whole ratings points has compared to first of the week.

Dan
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Dan

I’m glad GH’s numbers are going back in the right direction. I’ve enjoyed the show the past few weeks. It was in a bad funk really since before the Nurses Ball, which I thought was by far the worst NB of all time, then they killed off Duke which was a huge mistake and a turn off for many, then Luke’s exit storyline was horrendous. Only now are things finally starting to pick back up. It started with the fall out from the murder of Silas, which I thought provided some excellent drama. And personally, I love the family drama… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agree. I see the show shifting in storytelling and better writing, more drama, less stupid stunts (Julian & Alexis Seinfeld skit ripoff) and more emotional conversations. I would be happy if all the Jeromes say bye-bye. I honestly dont think they have brought anything to the show. I think killing of AJ was a mistake and I would like to see Elizabeth vanish. I will be happy then

su0000
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su0000

I, as many others FF through looong boring conversations they are boring and quite tiresome.. Sopas would be very dull/boring if only couples and family.. I like plots that are fast moving not long sappy campy love stories that are doomed from day one to end. Family is in every soap, core families will always have their stories.. I like pace and adventure..as do others 🙂 out of the millions of viewers only 000000000.1 %? lol even read and post on soap sites, our opinions are not all that important in realm of things. people have begging and complaining since… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

@Dan — I agree with you about the family drama — and about this past week being the best in a long time. I’d been staying away from this soap (and it had been my favorite!) but would tune in from time to time over the last year or so, and always was so disappointed at how they had ruined “my” soap. Ha! 😉 I lost interest. But then heard about the new writers and them bringing back the original Sloane. Yep, best week in a long time! One thing that I think is important with a soap is to… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Days is also airing on Pop in the evening. So many are watching there instead. These ratings are only for the NBC broadcast. So its not fair to say they are dropping when they are probably holding steady.

mary ann lynck
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mary ann lynck

general hospital the hottest soap BILLY MILLER STAFFORD AND MY FAVOURITE FRANCO KOOL

su0000
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su0000

LONG LIVE GH !!!
(( I love it !!!

mary ann lynck
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mary ann lynck

LOVE GH HOT HOT HOT

mary ann lynck
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mary ann lynck

NO MORE YR ALL GH

Harry
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Harry

Mary Ann, not a poet–hope she knows it.

Everheart
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Everheart

I think Mary Ann and Su000 share a room, with Ron Cartooni, in a shoe.

Rj
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Rj

Regarding Days, glad they are bringing back vets, and hopefully, improve the writing with romance, relationship building, and new and improved storylines-like the idea of Nicole wanting to buy and run a business, but not happy right now with the murders- do not want to watch that. Who needs to see a young girl (Paige) dead on the floor, so not watching much now (maybe this is why ratings are down), but looking forward to Days getting past the murders and on to better storylines. If that happens, glad to watch and hopefully, ratings will go up. Not one for… Read more »

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Maybe GH ratings are up because Sonny lying comatose in a hospital bed is more exciting than Sonny mumbling his lines.

I am really waiting for something interesting, exciting, and even revealing to happen on this show. There are too many storylines that have grown stagnant because they haven’t been allowed to move forward. Love in the afternoon is all well and good IF there is actual forward movement on the storyline. I got bored long ago with constant reminders in the form of repetition of information. Really, writers? We aren’t dunces, you know.

Justin
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Justin

Ha Ha! That’s great, Engrady! It is kind of telling that ratings go up when Sonny doesn’t have any lines. LOL.

JUDY
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JUDY

PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT REPEATING……HERE WE GO ….ANOTHER VICTOR JACK LONG DRAGGED OUT MESS WITH A COUPLE NEW CHARACTERS ADDED TO THE MIX…….AND THE DRAMAS OF SHARON EVERY DAY…..EVERY DAY GETS MORE BORING,,,,GOING ON VACATION AND NO RECORDING OF THIS MESS!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Speaking of Sharon, whose house will she burn down this time? Every time she has a looney-tune episode, she turns into Sybil. Warning/advice to the writers: haven’t you done enough damage to this character? Ms Case is such a good sport…LOL.

Shelly
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Shelly

I don’t even recognize Y & R anymore. Sharon is the new Sheila? Another pitiful, crazy, baby stealing character. Yawn. The angry and cynical millennial brat Mariah acting as the voice of conscience and reason for Sharon? Doesn’t make sense. How it remains the #1 soap is beyond me. Days and GH have been fantastic.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Sorry, but who really thinks Sonny won’t make-it and is on the edge of their seat? Anyone? Crickets. I thought so.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

More poor storylines to set up new Mob Boss. Crazy they could of dreamed up something better.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m so disgusted Michael is all aboard the CarSon train. The best thing about him was his disgust of Sonny & Carly at AJ’s death & ensuing cover-up. Please trade Sabrina for a brain and a spine, Michael, and I might like you again.

Everheart
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Everheart

I just shake my head. Why, why, why is the moral compass of this show Sonny, a murdering thug, and Carly, a mob mole who has no problem covering up his crimes. WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!

Torqumada
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Torqumada

Co sign. Co sign a million times infinity.

And for freak sake how many more scenes with those two can one reasonably endure.

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

Sam, I completely agree with your thoughts on Robb Derringer as Sloane.above. Although I have continued to mostly listen to GH since in left in January, I have never been so excited to watch GH again, as I am when he is on. He brings pure emotion to each and every scene, such a breath of fresh air. Since the recast at the beginning of the year he has done a lot of guest roles, which I am extremely happy about. I hope GH decides to keep him around for awhile, therefore I won’t become completely bored watching GH again.

Samantha
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Samantha

Hi, Layla! Well, he hasn’t been back on for a week yet, and just from spoilers, it doesn’t look like he’ll appear this week either (hope I’m wrong!). It’s ridiculous how story threads (not just that one) are just dropped for a week or more at a time and not woven in more with the other stories. To me, that’s bad storytelling. If they want to keep their audience, I hope they do a better job at this — and that’s why I’m so interested to see what the new writers bring to the table in October. Back to Sloane,… Read more »

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

Sloane will be back on the week of September 28th. I don’t know how many episodes that week but he will be back during that time. I hope that the new writers learn that they can’t run characters and than not show them for almost a month. The big storyline right now being who shot Sonny, but half the viewers don’t even care anymore. I am glad they didn’t have him hanging on for a year. Jason is going to come run the business and get his memory back eventually. I hope that they don’t turn Jake into too much… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

Thanks for that info, Layla! I’ll probably skip watching the rest of this week then, and see what happens next week.

Suzy
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Suzy

When is Jason going to get his memory back??? This is been going on too long . Don’t want Elizabeth to marry Jake(Jason). Sam still loves Jason and deserve to be together. Liz is very selfish! And very uncaring towards Sam & her son , to rob Sam of her husband and her son of his dad.

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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