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RATINGS: The Young and The Restless Has Strong Week! Shows Gains In Total Viewers & Women 18-49 Demo!

The ratings are out for the week of August 18th through August 22nd, 2o14, and this time its The Young and the Restless who performed overall best from the four network daytime dramas.  Y&R gained in total viewers with +69,000 bringing its tally to 4,468,000.  That is the shows largest weekly audience since July 25th.

In addition, Y&R finally made some significant gains and headway in the all important women 18-49 demo adding +86,000, and putting some distance between them, and second place in the demo, General Hospital!  Y&R is now over 150,000 up on the ABC soap opera.  For the rating share, Y&R delivered 1.2/09 and that is the best showing since back in April of this year.

In story, looks like Nick (Joshua) putting the pieces together of who Mariah (Camryn) truly is, and Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) blindness and more, started to perk up the viewers who want to see action in the town of Genoa City!

The only other soap in the plus column in total viewers was The Bold and the Beautiful who added +61,000 and remained in second place of the four soaps, and also added viewers in the women’s 18-49 and 25-54 demo.  GH and DAYS were down in total viewers and demo categories this ratings week.  You can see the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what is perking your interest again these days on Y&R, that is finally showing some uptake?  Share your thoughts below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Y&R has had some improvement in storyline: Days is still entertaining but it needs a shot in the arm and hopefully its Melissa Archer…sorry but Jordan and Rafe need to go unless things improve with them stat…lets bring back Hope and Julies bro Steve Olsen once again played by Stephan Schnezter…Steve could be a new love interest for Kate and the new resident bad boy like Nick was(older mature version)…Steve sold fake antiques when last seen in 1979…the actor seemed to be interested…in a 2013 interview he thought that a return wouldve happened 14 years ago…please Days bring him back…GH… Read more »

Timmm
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If they ever do a female “Dumb & Dumber” we have two leads. Maxi and “Noclulu.” Lulu is kidnapped and the first thing she asked Dumbte is how is Rocco! Secondly, why not just dial the number and tell the police they are okay and throw the phone back on the floor so that the police can trace the call and Levi wouldnt be so suspicious when he returns. No, they are gabbing away and he walks in and catches them and now they are on the run. Who cares if they ever get rescued!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

lol…i agree…especially with the dumb and dumber part!!!

harry
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harry

I agree too. And speaking of Dumber and Dumber as well as the word “too,” Timm, did you know a sequel to that movie is coming out?
It’s called “Dumber and Dumber to.” That just cracks me up.

jaybird369
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Timmm…y-e-s…female “Dumb & Dumber” MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! To me, Lulu is SOMEWHAT DUMB…but…Maxie is A WHOLE LOT MORE DUMBER!!!!! And, all of this is starting to make me ROOT FOR Levi (NuHaircut and all)…a TRULY SCARY THOUGHT…LOL!!!!! Timmm, most of all, you hammered it PERFECTLY ON THE HEAD with the last sentence of your posting…to which I say…as far as I’m concerned, B-O-T-H of those ditzes (Lulu and ESPECIALLY Maxie) can STAY KIDNAPPED!!!!! Oh, Well.

Take care, dude. A-C-E-S!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

After 20 years, Yes a real sequel is coming out to Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on November 14th. Cannot wait!

robert
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robert

Y&R has been great lately. Stories are finally moving and are intriguing. The acting performances on Y&R have been amazing.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

With all due respect, I must disagree. The only thing on Y&R that is keeping me interested is Mariah’s parentage. Other than that? It is a snore…JMO. I am sick of Nikki’s revisiting the bottle ,which by now is so stale. I have been watching this woman since I was 14…. That’s almost 15 years ago….and, her storylines all revolve around the bottle. She has no fortitude…you would think that after all these years she could handle any problem she encounters….her only solution is …” Cheers, down the hatch”?

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

my big beef with Nikki

for the love of god… what is Victor ?

what trail… trait… treat… treaty does he bare

what ensnares your Nikki?

it takes all I can bare… to wanna wallop her character and supply her with drink

at least MTS… can act out…. her own Nikki emptied out

and trials and tribulations later… it’s snore… back at the starting gate with macho Newmans

LOL

I stand ready… guarded for Nikki and Victoria

LIVE Nikki

celebrate your individualism (s)

Victors no less, nearby, cared truly

Nikki

give yourself some stamina and venture yours

Patrick
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Patrick

i could cry for her

such angst, fret, nirvana

bubble up your passion Nikki

Timmm
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Timmm

You must be watching reruns of old shows! Mariah is good, the bad is Jack had something on Victor when he picked up Victor’s note at Kay’s memorial but chickened out and put it back in the bowl, and the ugly is anything Winters!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

It isn’t clear if you are alluding to me, Timmm…but, I agree. I did say that Mariah’s storyline is stealing the show. I might add, though, that the bridal dress scene…was it a bridal gown? Whatever…it looks like a scene right out of CRIMINAL MINDS.

GH50
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GH50

GH lost 100,000 viewers and was down in all demos for the week, a week following the kidnapping of two legacy characters and the shooting of the former police commissioner. Now of course that sounds a lot more exciting than the horrible writing, production and directing actually was for all of that, but let’s go with it. The previous Thursday, 8/14, Mac is shot and Maxie and Lulu are kidnapped. The next day Friday, Aug 15, nothing followed up. We are treated to idiot Franco and Nina in an elevator, Piph and Milo pining over each other and some more… Read more »

harry
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harry

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

ROFLMAO

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with everything you say…no continuity whatsoever, pointless filler plots that stagnate the show, and when it does get somewhat interesting it starts to go downhill with the writing and pacing like you said…and who walks a shooting victim up to the tenth floor…ridiculous…i had to bury an infant so that part of the storyline is difficult to watch as it is so i wont comment further on that…it was a boring week on GH and i was only entertained when certain actors were on but they like Anna had very little to do!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol

You are way too overly involved ….. whoa..

You seem to hate what you are watching yet you’re punishing yourself by watching it and taking note of all you hate…..
.( personally overly involved in the soaps syndrome, is a thing….

Soaps are make believe.. usually not logical .. they are soaps lol ..
— one can not make reality from fiction / not possible 🙂

Long live the soaps.. the good, bad and ugly of them is priceless!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, now, su0000. I always enjoy what you write. But, I must disagree…there have been, and still are, and always will be, many psychos who make reality out of fiction. These sickos mimic fictional travesties , tragedies and butchering of human lives on a daily basis…they are out there. So, one CAN make reality out of fiction, just as one can make fiction out of reality. These two facts are intertwined…one goes hand-in-hand with the other.

DidjaNoit
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DidjaNoit

Yes, soaps are make believe, but they are a specific genre of writing called Serial Drama. All of Charles Dickens’ works were first published as serial drama. Now imagine if the newspapers publishing Great Expectations as a serial, suddenly decided to throw A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Bleak House into the middle of Great Expectations, and failed to inform the readers of what they were doing. That is what FV/RC do with GH. Those of us who know from past experience how these shows should be written and produced, shouldn’t have to just settle for a comic book version… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Yeah…. after all, its not like GH needs or wants those 99,000 viewers they lost…. to heck with all of them. If they don’t like amateur productions too bad for them!

aria
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aria

GH50 i agree with you, the continuity is bad on this show, and the pacing too. i knew the milo and epiphany scene was more like a filler for the hour, wish got me thinking that they had to either reshoot some stuff, or delay airing other stuff like Robin and “jason” coming back. they probably thought they were going to get Billy Miller to play Jason and he bailed and they had to fill the show with filler storyline that are going nowhere. maybe they should get a co headwriter because i think RC can’t handle writing for this… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL I do take exception to the rule… that , how dare they, diss fans and audience alike… that, when Mac was shot… i expected it to be the shot heard ’round the world I was crying… and deflated.. the next day and after that… that it took that LONG to see him finally showing up at the hosp. LOL @Harry Ms. Lincoln… knew this was coming… she’s resigned herself that to throw any more bait hook and switch is merely an exercise in futile attempt to discount aware keeping up with lauded GH is so full of “w’ holes”… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Gh has no follow up with the Victor Cassadine story. We get more Sabrina, Nina, and Franco. They wonder why the ratings tanks. I think they really don’t care unless the show hits lows again like it did last year.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Oh this can’t be true! After all the predictions of the demise of Y&R when MM left. lol

harry
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harry

Y&R has gotten better–a lot better. Some folks were complaining because Mariah turned out to be Cassie’s twin sister. They were feeling let down because it was so predictable. I don’t know where folks got the idea that good story telling always has to yield forth a great surprise (see plot devices, ie GH’s Ron Carlivati) because it doesn’t. Mariah being Cassie’s twin was actually a viable explanation to why they are each other’s doubles. The important thing is there was some solid character driven writing which followed through with the reveal not to mention some damned fine acting by… Read more »

harry
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harry

My main complaint about Y&R is the utter waste of Tristan Rogers, When he is on the small screen, he lights up the joint just by allowing his natural, easy-going charisma and sense of humor to come through. The problem is they have yet to give this man a storyline worthy of his talent. How many times must we see him meet up in secret with some shady loan shark in which Colin delivers the same old line,”I will have the money for you soon but do not involve my family”? Or to Cane,”I’m fine, son. Don’t worry about me,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Harry,
your writing is just fine.. Mine is written with an accent lol
Americans don’t speak and write in Queens English, these days..
Proper english went out decades ago (altho spoken and written by those that need to be proper)
We proudly speak ”American” and that is whatever is spoken/written ..

Be proud to speak American!! we rock !!

and- I agree!
Tristan should be back on GH . he kicked ass being Scorpio..
Now at Y&R he is Jills old Duffus and that is sad to see the great Scorpio being degraded 🙁 ..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Dont worry about badly written posts…im certain you notice mine arent so great(due mainly to past and present medically problems) but as long as we get our points made thats all that really matters…most posters wouldnt be able to comment if we all had to be perfect writers…GH is badly written and some dont seem to mind it…lol…you always have some of the most interesting comments and you have been very witty too, especially with suOOOO…i enjoy an occasionaly chuckle from you…T.R. is wasted at Y&R …not much better than what was written for him at GH…i do agree that… Read more »

harry
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harry

Jim–I only notice your sparkling prose which makes me laugh more than you know. Thank you.

Shay
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Shay

Harry….TR’s biggest problem is that he is in the wrong fictional location!!!!!….”Colin” needs to bid “Genoa City” adieu once and for all, so that “Robert” can return from “Wisconsin” to “Port Chuck” where his sparkling, cheeky personality can shine for all to see. GH is just crying out for his presence!

su0000
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su0000

C’mon guys..
Ratings are up and down up and down, a rollercoaster..
always have been and will be… no big deal if one goes up and one goes down (unless by a million) That is what ratings do, go up and down LOL 🙂
I do not give ratings any hoopla..

The only thing I care about is;
If I like my soap and enjoy it.. If it has only a 100 viewers it wouldn’t matter as long as I liked watching it 🙂

(next week the ratings will switch and go up and down like the always.. )

harry
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harry

Stop it Su00, I don’t know how to react when you’re nice to me!

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Roger Howarth. He has to be embarrassed to be Franco. It is a horrible character that is not clicking with viewers. I love Michelle Stafford. She is great and she will find her way. Roger needs a reboot. GH fans would not be pissed if you turn him into Stephan Cassadine. Its a soap, we wont care. Michelle needs to act with people on her level. On Y&R she acted with Peter Bergman. He is a legend! On GH Michele acts with Silas, Sam, and Rosalie. You see her character come to life when her and Roger were… Read more »

KMB
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KMB

Sorry, but this GH fan would be pissed if Roger Howarth turned into Stefan Cassidine. There are still many fans who will only except a return of Stephen Nichols in the role of Stefan. There are other Cassadines out there if Roger needed to be turned into another character. I get what your saying about Franco, but frankly switching Roger around from character to character over and over would most likely be frustrating… both for him and his fans.

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh listen, I would love Stephen Nichols back first. I just dont know if he is interested in reprising the role? There was a rumor almost two years ago of a new Cassadine coming to Port Charles named Valentine, oddly around February 2013 but it never happened. Cast Roger as this new Cassadine.

KMB
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KMB

That would definitely make more sense. Stefan is Nikolas’ older uncle. The rumor is still out there that someday it might be revealed that Stefan is really Nikolas’ father. Since Roger Howarth and Tyler Christopher are only about four years apart, I couldn’t picture Roger playing Tyler’s father, lol. So yes, making Roger another Cassadine or even a member of another Port Charles family would work out much better. In the mean time, I do hope for a return someday of Stephen Nichols….He would really stir up the Cassadines. 🙂

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Agree…Roger would be better as a Cassidine!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol Roger Howarth/Franco is awesome!! The old bones from OLTL can let Todd go,Todd is dead and gone, move on peoples. Roger Howarth is an actor and his Franco is great!! Love Franco .. Roger Howarth is legended as a soap actor, none better.. Franco will have his 180 turn, wait for it.. I hope he goes ballistic and kills Robin!! GH is unique.. and it has a special kind of audience.. The GH fans are colorful people with big opinions and we are not passive.. It takes a certain type of person to see the beauty of GH, yah!… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt watch OLTL. Franco to me, can be redeemable but his character is boring. Redeeming the James Franco portrayal or Franco is tough because we liked him as an unpredictable psycho. Its like Victor Cassadine. His character is interesting because he is an evil Cassadine. If you redeemed Victor and had Victor dressed as Santa at the GH storytelling event, he would be boring. Franco’s only hope is to live on the edge with Nina.

Rose
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Rose

I think some of these ratings have to come from strong performances from Ray Price who plays Ian Ward. I was lucky this weekend to meet him at Fan Expo where he was a guest . Since it’s a sci-fi/fantasy show I think he was mainly there for RoboCop, but I’ve enjoyed him in many roles including 24 and Mad Men. Was able to have a nice chat with him and tell him he’s been really, really bad on Y&R. He was very nice and just laughed. Had to hold myself back from asking him what comes next. And he… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Mistake…Ray Wise, not Price.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I am happy to see Y and R’s increase in ratings. They have turned the show around in some of the storylines. It is definitely an improvement and I think the writers are finding there balance in their stride. I like the mix of vets and newbies.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Y&R may have had a strong week (or whatever) in terms of ratings, but, in terms of OVERALL storytelling????? H-A!!!!! I’m N-O-T buying it. No. I will say this, though: In terms of the Y&R character canvas (or whatever), here is what I think are the show’s current strengths:
1. Anita
2. Esther
3. Gloria
4. Jack
5. Jill
6. Kelly
7. Kevin
8. Lauren
9. Mariah
10. Mark (aka that Detective Harding dude)
11. Michael
12. Stitch
13. Traci
As for the rest of them (character-wise)…never mind.

Peace.

damien
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damien

great news for y n r !!!! Fave show ! background music is getting better, but still miss the old score, it s important to the show and distinct heightens every scene! y n r needs to continue and build the romance pull of relationships! why isnt leslie worried about neil, will she be there to pick up the pieces after hilarys exposed? whats up with leslies quickie wedding to dr.barton? is abby and tyler romance already finished? it was so sweet and innoncent until it was dumped , just as sweet is austin and summer! these young and older… Read more »

George
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George

They need the original music it would help improve the show greatly!!

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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