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RATINGS: Y&R, B&B, GH and DAYS All Show Gains In Total Viewers!

The final week of 2016 gave all four network daytime dramas a nice send-off into 2017!

That is because in the latest ratings for the week of December 26-30th, it saw your favorite daytime dramas showing solid gains in total viewers, and for three soaps, across the board in all key womens demos: 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54.

Going up over the 5 million total viewer mark was The Young and the Restless. The CBS Daytime drama now under story from head writer Sally Sussman showed the most significant gains adding + 361,000 for the week. As well, Y&R led the way with the most gains in the demo categories of all four soaps.  Its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful went up over the 4 million mark in total viewers adding an a strong +266,000 to its tally.

General Hospital also showed nice gains with +130,00 total viewers giving them over 2.8 million for the week. However in the key demos, GH was the only soap to lose viewers in the 18-49 and 18-34 categories. As well, GH tied an all-time low ratings share ln the 18-34 demo.  GH did see some gains in the 25-54 demo.

And as for Days of our Lives, the NBC soap showed some decent gains at +91,000, making their total viewer tally finally go back up to over the 2.5 million plus mark. DAYS also gained in all key demos.  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 5,090,000 (+361,000/-414,000)
2. B&B 4,018,000 (+266,000/-197,000)
3. GH 2,818,000 (+130,000/-557,000)
4. DAYS 2,547,000 (+91,000/-266,000)

So, what did you think of the ratings performance of your favorite soap at the end of 2016?  Did the Christmas and New Year’s holiday help them and then they will slide back to the minus side?  Which soap opera is holding your interest right now?  Which soap is not? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS has gained 502,000 viewers since their all-time low in July!

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

But that fox anchor is leaving for nbc and its rumored her show is replacing Days in the fall…

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, Jimmy, and if she has three doppelgangers all the soaps could be wiped out. We’ll see.

dmr
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dmr

Megyn Kelly.-I didn’t hear that her show would be replacing Days..

Celia
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Celia

I heard that, as well, Jimmy. I never liked Megyn Kelly ( Kelly File–FOXNEWS)….. now, I like her even less, LOL.
I hope the cancellation is just ‘scuttlebutt’.

su0000
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su0000

”Decisions have not been finalized about when any of Kelly’s new shows will start. She is still under contract at Fox News until July. Then she has a six-month non-compete agreement which means she has to sit out during that time period before going to another network in a similar capacity. That will take her to the end of the year to coincide with the end of the “Days of Our Lives” contract. Therefore, the soap opera should be concerned. It just might be canceled so Megyn Kelly will have the coveted time slot.” “Days of Our Lives” airs in… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….””Me Again” really showed her true colors and burned her bridges with the Fox audience after her self-serving “TrumpStunt.” Why any network would consider her worth such a huge investment is beyond me….she certainly won’t bring many fans with her to her new broadcast digs, and if she is designated as the “Days Slayer”–much like Katie Couric was when her contract with ABC killed its daytime soap lineup and usurped GH’s cozy 3:00 niche—then she will fail just as miserably, especially since there is nothing likeable about this phony femme.

killed GH’s cozy 3:00 niche…..

k/kay
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k/kay

She is not replacing Days she is taking over the third hour of the today show relax don’t let Megan Kelly or anyone else live rent free in your brain! Your show is safe for now!

Donna M
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Donna M

nice spin. look at the demos. GH is sucking right now. Maxie’s wedding should have been a real spike.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

You’re so right. And if someone could explain to me why in the name of heaven TPTB think the rinse and repeat cycle of Sonny and Carly is remotely interesting, I would appreciate it. There’s a lot wrong with GH right now but the biggest problem is that Sonny and Carly are redundantly boring and yet, they’re on every friggen day. And while soap fans disagree about almost every soapy subject under the sun, we all seem to be on the same page when we express our frustration with she show’s focus on Sonny and Carly. I truly believe these… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Agreed-tired of both the characters and the actors.

dmr
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dmr

I live near Boston and we had some snow over the weekend, so I watched a few episodes (haven’t recorded or watched in months). It’s awful. The writing, the storylines-everything. The only storyline that is somewhat believable is Alexis’ alcoholism storyline. Nancy Lee Grahn, as always, is hitting it out of the park. Insipid Lulu has got to go, and her key stone cop-useless; Sonny and Carly-please, just stop. Franco locking Tom Baker in a dog cage-so ridiculous. Monotone Sam and boring Jason-how many more months must we endure her pregnancy and lackluster P.I. skills? I could go on and… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You’re right, dmr ( hi, by the way)…. Megyn Kelly replacing Days’ time slot is a rumor; and as such, it got blown-up. We were hit with tons of snow, as well….snowed-in!! So, I get it. My husband is from the North End of Boston….looove Boston…I went to University there ( Back Bay area). And, my eldest sister went to Berklee College of Music. And, yes….I definitely agree about Nancy Grahn and her superlative performance as an alcoholic. She’s so good, I almost believe she’s really afflicted. I think she must have done her homework. I can only hope she… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I know, it is so bad!

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

Holiday week,,,many kids home from school so people can watch and all,,,there is rumor NBC may cancel Days for that talk or news show-forget her name-i believe it stars the whatsherface departing fox news?

Rose
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Rose

Megan Kelly.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*Megyn Kelly, but Megyn Smelly or Smelly Kelly are acceptable (to me, anyway) if the rumors are true.

Judy
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Judy

Megan Kelly there taking about her taking over one of the today show spot and a sunday spot after 60 min she is a big deal at fox they ofer her a lot of money to stay at fox but she has kids and wanted to do daytime so she be home with her kids I will not be watching there to many talk show all talking about same thing

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Perhaps Y&R rebroadcast of a classic episode from the 80’s had something to do with the push up– I know I loved watching that episode– the sets, the hair, the costumes– seeing the old Newman ranch– seeing Jeanie Cooper again— the Brooks sisters– Gina singing—desperately trying to remember some characters long forgotten– like the guy Ashley was engaged to– didn’t remember him at all–LOL— Eve Howard standing right under Carl Williams nose as he discussed with Victor not seeing her– that was priceless– and seeing how young every one was like Paul– it might have been a repeat, but I… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hello Mary SF, the guy that Ashley was with was Eric Garrison played by Brian Matthews which I liked them together…Brian/Eric has a beautiful singing voice too…I think it was found out that Eric had a relationship with Ashley’s mother Dina and that is why they Ashley and Eric separated.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I too loved watching the episode of Nicki’s original wedding to Victor. I wonder if it was taking place in the infamous Collinade Room. Gina singing “their song”. Not to mention the costumes. Paul was so young and handsome. He has definitely improved with age Not that I don’t love Jess Walton, because I do, I simply adore her ,but it was also nice to see Brenda Dickson in all her glory sharing subtle but oh so catty remarks with the wonderfully talented Jeanne Cooper. What memories l loved every second of the episode

Judy
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Judy

I did remember who it was either

dmr
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dmr

I absolutely loved watching the vintage episode and I do not watch the show on a regular basis. It was so nice to be able to watch and remember how the shows used to be written. Today, the actors lack experience/talent, the storylines and characters lack any real depth or substance. It’s very sad.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

LOVED that Y&R repeat from 1984. This is how you do it.
This was back when children were seen and not heard.
For the love of all things Holy, please stop focusing on that petulant, ego maniac Faith. Doesn’t that child need to go to school? Today she sucked up more air time than the ravishing Gloria.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This uptick could be because more were home for the holidays. That said, I do think those behind the genre are working hard and well to correct the wrong turns made in the last 10-15 years, as we in the audience are recognizing we have to do something too if we want to protect our programs.

su0000
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su0000

Frederic Chopin plays for General Hospital; — DUM DUM Da DUM, DUM da DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM. Ratings for Week of Dec 26-30 GH fell to fourth .. GH is going down down down.. Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,750,000 (+21,000/-754,000) 2. B&B 4,018,000 (+266,000/-197,000) 3. DAYS 2,547,000 (+91,000/-266,000) 4. GH 2,535,000 (-153,000/-840,000) < — last Households 1. Y&R 3.32/10 (-.03/-.41) 2. B&B 2.8/8 (+.11/-.08) 3. GH 1.8/5 (-.15/-.57) <– ouch 4. DAYS 1.78/5 (-.03/-.21) Women 18-34 Viewers 1. Y&R 154,000 (+25,000/-131,000) 2. B&B 134,000 (+25,000/-72,000) 3. DAYS 102,000 (+6,000/-24,000) 4. GH 94,000 (-26,000/-92,000) <— last Women 18-49 Viewers 1.… Read more »

gh'er
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gh'er

So, what’s your point?
Do you think GH should be cancelled?

su0000
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su0000

hi gh’er 🙂
0ohh gorsh no, never cancel GH– cancel its’ writers!

Brian
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Brian

Just to be clear, Su posted the misleading ratings that were first reported, in which Nielsen included the Friday 12/30 repeat for GH and Y&R. Networks don’t count the repeats, so when you throw that number out, the adjusted and correct ratings for Dec 26-30 were posted by Michael above. GH was not 4th when you take out the Friday repeat, and was up +130,000 over last week. Definitely not great to be down -557,000 over this time last year. But ratings go up, they go down. I like the stories GH has in place to kick off 2017.

su0000
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su0000

hey Brian.

weird,
So, the Neilsen Household viewers do no count if they watched the Fri Classic episode –
(( it was an episode watched nonetheless.

If we watched it or not makes no difference in the rating numbers anyways but I’d think the Neilsen households would count.
Wonder how Nielsen would uncount them if they watched the episode.

gh'er
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gh'er

Thanks Brian for clearing that up.

Brian
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Brian

Hey Su, the whole Nielsen ratings system is very complicated, trust me. I’ve worked with television ratings for my job at a TV station near where I live for the past 18 years, and I still don’t fully understand them myself. The best way I can explain it is because repeat episodes are usually so poorly rated, look at GH in this case, their audience for the 12/30 repeat episode was about 50% less than the viewership of a normal first run episode, the networks keep track of the numbers, but they don’t usually count them in the final weekly… Read more »

gh'er
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gh'er

Okay Su, Brian cleared it up and it is weird. I think the Neilsen ratings should count. Like you said, it was an episode watched. ( I watched it and enjoyed it again).

Now, about those writers, ugh…
I think the GH fans on this web site alone can write much better story for GH.
There are too many story lines going on. I find myself forgetting about certain characters until they pop-up on my screen every three months.
You know what I mean.

su0000
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su0000

Thanks, Brian !
So true it is confusing…

hi gh’er ..
ugh the GH writers! imo they are totally the wrong type of writers for GH..
((any chance they will get fired?))

Harry
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Harry

Well, thanks for trying, Miss Suoo!

Pat
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Pat

Sadly, Days is thisclose to being done. People magazine reported the other day that numerous people on the set have already been informed of the show’s upcoming cancellation, so NBC seems ready to publicly drop the hammer to end the show in Sept. 2017. Yes, the total viewership is up in recent weeks, but the key demos are clearly not moving up enough for NBC to earn enough ad revenue off of the show. Unfortunately, too little too late. It’s very sad news, but honestly not surprising at all, and the ratings for the other three soaps are nothing to… Read more »

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

It is rumored that the fox anchor moving to nbc will replace Days with a news styled talk show…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am certain the show was done in 2015, but they didn’t want to cancel them during their 50th year– you can tell everything after the 50th anniversary week has been filler, they been killing time–any soap that slide down the ratings as much as Days has without anyone doing anything about it knows no is trying to save the show, because they already know the show is done– I have been around enough to seen the dying days of a soap before, and sadly I too think Days will get the official notice soon that the sand in the… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

Great news but troubling is that all their ratings are down compared to the same week last year

Alan
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Alan

GH needs to be concerned about those numbers — being down over half a million viewers from this time last year shows that Jean and Shelly are not building an audience which is what the show needs to do if it wants to make a case for renewal.

As for Y&R, I think Sally Sussman is going to build on those numbers in the weeks to come with strong, character driven story.

Pat
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Pat

GH does not get formally “renewed” because the show is owned outright by ABC, not an outside production company like the other soaps are. So ABC does not have to deal with negotiating to lease GH for contractual periods, and has the right to essentially cancel the show at any point. It’s sad to suggest this but quite honestly, I wonder how much longer ABC will stick with GH with this level of numbers if indeed NBC axes Days in the coming weeks. I always thought it would be a game of chicken.

su0000
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su0000

hey Pat.. look what I found.. crazy !! General Hospital has aired on ABC Television and has been filmed in Hollywood since its inception. The show was filmed in the Sunset Gower Studios from 1963 to the mid-1980s. It relocated in the 1980s to The Prospect Studios, where it remains. General Hospital has had a number of different distributors throughout the show’s history, From its beginning until 1968, it was a co-production of ABC-Paramount and Selmur Productions. ABC would later buy the series outright in 1968 and its owner passed from Selmur to American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., ABC’s old separate… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Whether or not GH gets “formally renewed” it still needs to make a case for its continued existence and currently it isn’t doing a great job of that.

Patrick
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Patrick

facts are

GH compared to this time , last year

negative 557,000 viewers less

Sonny and Carly are responsible

Patrick
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Patrick

Jean and Shelley , started “working” @ GH… give or take around August 10, 2015 at this time , a year ago… they had already aired scripts… 5 months in. a year later… they have spiraled this show Frank Valentini , WITH Jean Passante and Shelley Altman have done this show IN thrown in the towel it’s alarming… that GH / ABC / Disney RENEWED this tired trio, with no gumption , no desire, no method… are they even sexual ie: recall of THREAD headline @MF Shelly Altman & Jean Passanante Share Thoughts On Being First GH Female Head Writers… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Patrick…My theory is ABC and other’s, including the show ” This Is Us” that Justin Hartley (ex-Adam/Y&R) now is on, know perfectly well how to write soaps and the how the soap formula works. They just don’t want to invest in them for daytime. And if I was an aspiring tv/film writer I don’t know if I want daytime on my resume because it doesn’t seem to get the respect it deserves. I bet if they added up all the ways and times soap fans watch their shows I am sure the numbers would be higher. You know all the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Patrick…I sooo agree with you. I must say, the way you ‘styled’ your words cracked me up. Too funny!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I’ve read in another web site how magazine was reporting on the cancellation of DAYS to pave the way for Megan Kelley..but have since walked back the report when another site said it’s absolutely not true. This I firmly believe. I have been one myself to herald the same thought until the show got and better despite Ted Cords hee hee had to throw that in. I simply can’t see NBC so hyped over a Megan Kelley show that they outright DROP a show that posts consistently at 2mil plus during the daytime. Though they have yet to announce the… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

People magazine

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Better and better and Ted Corday hope my corrections are posted too.

Judy
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Judy

I hope so we have to watch

Mo
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Mo

Ted Corday is dead. His son Ken Corday is running Days now.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

OK OK you know who I meant hee hee

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Now THIS is a positive outcome; I don’t believe I’ve ever enjoyed a full week of all four soaps this much since 2013 or 2014! And that is saying something! All four have something they offer up, and they are all exciting! Let’s hope 2017 continues to remain strong, though, I can say that I’m already enjoying all-four soaps again!

robbie
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robbie

At least ABC owns their soap, its saving grace

JMER
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JMER

I’m glad to see that GH’s numbers reflect how poorly it’s doing with viewers overall right now. Hopefully they will do something constructive about it like Y&R, B&B and Days have done over the past year. GH is a resilient brand defying odds after being shod on by various writers/EPs/execs on and off for the past twenty years, mostly on. An online viewer poll and some changes that appeal to the legacy viewing audience would be a shot in the arm to this soap. Really, FV and exec vision for the show is undermining it but if the other soaps… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Good luck to all of the soaps ! I have signed on to help prisoners who have families that need help I apologize to everybody on this board /site that I have insulted! Not a trait that is attractive very ashamed god speed to all of you I will be absent for a while busy trying to help people who need help! God bless you all and if I have insulted you my deepest apolgy

Irene
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Irene

Bottom 2 soaps just doesn’t have the viewership to justify keeping. I always thought Days should be #2

Dan
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Dan

I honestly wonder how relevant the Nielsen ratings are anymore. There are so many people I know that watch soaps on media platforms other than network television these days. I know myself and the people I know that watch GH, a lot of us watch it on Hulu. It’s so much better. I have the commercial free package, so I can bang out a week’s worth of GH in one sitting in about 3 hours. The viewership numbers from Hulu are not counted into the Nielsen ratings, there’s no way they could be. So I don’t believe these ratings are… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

At 2.600.000 plus plus plus another 8 million plus another 5 million viewer tune in too watch days it 23 million viewer in week that’s a lot

Timmm
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Timmm

Y&R: Moving in the right direct. DROP the Devon story and recast the actor!

GH: Its a cult! Frank and JELLY are going nowhere and there is NOTHING other than Anna and Valentin that remotely interest me! By the way, why was Helena so afraid of Valentin? He is a teddy bear!

Days: It may get cancelled because of NBC’s new “Flavor of the Month” but hear this, Megan Kelly is unlikable, her talk show will fail! Harry Connick is VERY likable and he is struggling to stay on the air. Daytime talk shows are dead!

k/kay
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k/kay

Spot! And for all the actors out there when you receive an award for you body of work move on we do not need your bullshit on how you think this country should have voted! Ok live in la la land while the rest of us clean your mess

Rhonda
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Rhonda

You must be referring to the great Meryl Streep and she merely pointed out that the president elect imitated and mocked a man with physical disabilities.
She made a plea for empathy–there’s nothing wrong with that. Heck, the day empathy becomes a political topic is the day America has to take a good hard look at itself.
I am sorry but all bets are off when the president elect mocks the disabled.

clb
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clb

Now the not so great Meryl Streep should never add politics when honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. I was as embarrassed for her as I was for Trump mocking the disabled and anyone mocking the President Elect. We all know that Hollywood is full of Democrats so get over your loss before you blow any chance of ever regaining the White House.

Mo
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Mo

I did think Days was better–we had the Abby reveal. There are still some things to tighten up. Getting rid of Vivian was a step in the right direction. The Dario/Eduardo storyline needs to be dropped. Who cares?

Bring back Julie and Doug for a real story. More Victor and Maggie. There has been way too much Deimos. I’m sick of seeing him.

Claire is uber annoying.

B&B has been pretty good. Y&R has improved as well. I don’t watch GH.

PF
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PF

Interesting how GH had the biggest loss in total viewers, as well as most of the key demos, from a year ago. Yeah, that Jelly is a real crowd pleaser (LMAO). Hopefully, TIIC will wise up soon and make veteran staff writer Elizabeth Korte, who knows the history of the characters far better than P&A ever could, the new head scribe. In the meantime, I’ll just stick with the much more watchable Y&R and DOOL.

Scott
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Scott

Have to say i’m liking the Y&R so much more since Sally Sussman took over, but she needs to reign back the storyline of Hilary…OMG she has been on everyday since Sussman took over, it’s a bit overkill…she’s not that great an actress and she is bringing down Devon, who finally got his balls back and became a man….Devon needs to be with Mariah and give her a fairy princess ending…love that Gloria is back….can you say, “Meow”….Bold and Beaut was doing great with Eric and Quinn, then ruined it by having her and Ridge playing this dumbass and lame… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Lot’s of good ideas in your comment. I’m with you regarding B&B. Can’t believe they keep reworking their same “love” triangles time after time. Maybe it’s because they have less cast to work with than the other hour soaps. But they are more boring for me than Carly and Sonny.

k/kay
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k/kay

Please talk to wardrobe we have ladies dressed in sleeveless dresses in winter with their boobs hanging out! God we are so out of touch

k/kay
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k/kay

Stick with them out of touch for a few months hope when I tune back in they will be storming the air waves

Shay
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Shay

Happy New Year to you, and give ’em hell, k/kay!!!! Hey, if the winter chill never bothered GH’s less-than-decorous Alexis, why should it any other female???? There seems to be this new breed of women who are impervious to the cold….they’ll go bare-legged and sleeveless even in a blizzard, whether it is personally flattering to their form or not. It’s not something to which I personally adhere since I love seasonal sweaters and the like, but somewhere the “ladies of the land” have gotten the notion that walking around half-naked in garishly-printed, ill-fitting garb is the height of style! Needless… Read more »

Keffen
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Keffen

By ..I love Alexis and Julian
JASAM…
FIX ALEXIS AND Julian

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

Photo: JPI

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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