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RATINGS: Thanksgiving Week was Great Week for OLTL, DAYS and B&B!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 21-25th, Thanksgiving week. And while the soaps only aired three days of new episodes, it showed very strong gains for most of the five soaps, and most notably One Life to Live which picked up another + 167, 000 viewers of the week with the emotional episode of Matthew flat-lining leading the charge.

Days of our Lives has perked up since EJ and Sami’s grief sex and the fallout.  The lone NBC soaps picked up another + 87,00o viewers! The Bold and the Beautiful also registered well with the viewers remaining  in second place and adding another + 136,000 viewers.  Even last place, General Hospital picked up some viewers during the week.

The top rated The Young and the Restless was the only soap to lose viewers for the week with -38,000 eyeballs checking out of  Genoa City.  To view the entire ratings courtesy of Soap Opera Network click here.

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jp
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jp

So glad OLTL ratings are strong proving that ABC made a huge mistake cancelling it. Your new shows may be cheaper to produce, but no longer will you have a dedicated audience. I hope its worth it ABC.

Lynne
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Lynne

I agree they should of never ever cancelled abc soaps. They are such idiots!!!

Torrey
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Torrey

It’s all about the executives being greedy and wanting more money for themselves….the ratings for The Chew were not better than that of AMC, but being that it’s cheaper to produce, and there aren’t as many paychecks to sign, that means there is more money to disperse among the higher ups….and that’s all they seem to care about. However, what they fail to see is, come January 13th, when OLTL goes off the air, bad times are ahead for ABC daytime. I expect that all of ABC Daytime will be effected by this decision of canceling OLTL & AMC. So,… Read more »

ken
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ken

abc could of made amc/oltl 30 min shows .thats 2 shows for the prise of 1. amc keep its main lady susan lucci and maybe 7 other cast members.oltl keep erica slezak and bring in andrea evans full time keep bob s woods and a few others.all but wait thats would make fans happy.

Indigo Starr
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Indigo Starr

And OLTL gained 460,000 viewers over last year before it was cancelled. Almost a half million! How they could cancel such an awesome show with such great actors is beyond me!

Blake
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Blake

Good for OLTL, it deserves these great ratings! I hope it’s last weeks shoot it to #2 before the end!

Jan
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Jan

I’m tried but still furious of the fact theses shows have been thrown to the side and
believe those exec’s will pay. Theses new shows will have no viewers as fateful ones.

Kelly
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Kelly

WAY TO GO SUPERCOUPLE EJ & SAMI FROM DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!

GO EJAMI!!!!!! Viewers definitely tuned in to see their favorite couple and story on DAYS, EJ & SAMI together!!

DAYS got its highest ratings and viewership in an entire year, with showing EJ & SAMI together!!!

LOVE EJAMI!!!! VIEWERS WANT EJ & SAMI TOGETHER!!!! EJAMI!!!!!

RJ
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RJ

Days has seemed to get a little better since the Ejami ‘incident’. The scenes, storylines, character development and interactions seem to have improved. Seems they need to have Ejami scenes every once in a while to spark the show and the ratings. Seems people want that. Whether they are meant to be a couple or not, I cannot not say, but definitely some passionate scenes seem to work and help boost the ratings whether people want Ejami or not. I would think the writers and PTB would figure out a way to work this in every now and then.

Emma
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Emma

yep, right in the money but i am not sure these writers are smart enough to get it, they seem to just use them to drive stories and get them some ratings boots and buzz for sweeps..after that welcome back borefest..Ha.

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

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

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

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

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

You can follow her on Instagram here.

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

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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