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82 December 25th, 2016 RATINGS: DAYS Gets Uptick; All Other Soaps Down In Total Viewers!

Courtesy/NBC

The ratings are out for the week of December 12th through the 16th, and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives who came out with the most gains in viewers across the board.

The long-running soap increased in total viewers +52,000 bringing its tally to 2,336,000.  DAYS was the only soap to be on the plus side for the week in that category with Y&R losing the most vieweers with -37,000.

In addition, DAYS was up in the key 18-49 womens demo, and only GH scored in the plus column as well showing some solid gains. Both DAYS and GH were on the plus side in the 25-54 demo with the folks in Salem adding +26,000 viewers, and the folks in Port Charles adding +21,000.  DAYS was also the only soap up in viewers in the 18-34 category.

The CBS soaps of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful struggled a bit for this ratings period.  Y&R tied an all-time low in the 18-49 ratings share for the 11th straight week, while B&B tied an all-time low in this ratings share for the 2nd straight week.  B&B also continued to tie an all-time low in the 18-34 ratings share. General Hospital also tied an all-time low in the demo, as well.

One programming note that hurt GH this ratings period. It was the only soap opera with a full pre-emption on their Friday episode due to President Obama’s news conference.  View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,622,000 (-37,000/-152,000)
2. B&B 3,704,000 (-22,000/+107,000)
3. GH 2,634,000 (-20,000/-183,000)
4. DAYS 2,336,000 (+52,000/-129,000)

So, time for you be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! Which soap do you think is delivering the best drama to its fans? Which isn’t? What changes would you implement to constructively change the issues that cause you to tune-out, or be disgruntled at times with your favorite soap? Which things are working well on your favorite soap that continue to make you tune-in? Share your comments below.

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  1. Anne says:

    I stopped watching YR last week, I just couldn’t take anymore of the Newman family hour. It’s totally unbelievable. In addition to entirely too much Faith and the fourth rendition of Victoria & Billy. Took YR off my DVR and put GH on it and have been happy ever since.

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    robert replied

    the cast balance has gotten worse under Sally. its the same 4 to 5 people on everyday

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    Anne replied

    Agree. And unfortunately it looks like this week will be more of The Young and the Newmans, Devon and Hillary with the same fight they’ve had for 6 months now and Mariah still crying over her fall.
    I give up.

    k/kay replied

    Be patient if by February she has not turned it around then yes bitch away

    Timmm replied

    The Newmans anchor the show like the Corinthos at GH. Its a fact.

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    Addison replied

    Wow–I am enjoying Y&R more than ever now. Be patient, Sally Sussman is just moving the chess pieces back to their rightful places in order to prepare for the game.
    Right now I watch every minute of Y&R while I fast forward through 80 percent of GH on a daily basis.
    But yes, that petulant little brat Faith is on way too much and the Newmans are spoiling that child rotten. I guess she knows she is in the driver’s seat.

    davlestev1 replied

    No one will be happy till there’s no soaps left at all and they’ll have no one to blame but themselves. Constantly bitching…tuning out And allowing ratings drop…and i say…you’ll get what you deserve and that will be THAT!!! SUPPORT OUR DAMNED SHOWS PEOPLE!!! GROW UP!!

    Anne replied

    There is anchoring the show and then there is overload. The new writing started on December 7, for a total of 15 episodes. Fourteen of those episodes have included Victor, Nikki, Nick and Faith – all of them on the episode or at least 2 of them. Utterly ridiculous when you have a cast like YR which is loaded with 10-20 year veteran characters.

    And by the way, the show is suppose to be anchored by the Newmans and the Abbotts.

    Nicholas replied

    yes , i sadly remember how sally sussman’s writing was disastrous and boring on the soap she both created and wrote for ” Generations ” which ran on nbc from 1989 to 1991 , the ratings were so bad the soap was cancelled after just 2 years , she turned days of our lives into an absolute bore when she wrote for it . if you want a talking heads soap watch her writing. you will be bored to death and sussman has her favourites too ! We deserve good written soaps , well put together , i don’t know watch all episodes from the 70′s , 80′s and early 90′s on youtube alone of shows like guiding light , days of our lives , another world etc and you should be able to figure it out : where is the candlelight lovemaking with a popular song being used in the background , where are the dramatic musical tunes used when some accident , drama or big secret is revealed , why don’t you look into the psychology of the character to show on screen his inner conflits , torture and trauma .

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  2. Phil says:

    I am enjoying DAYS right now…. LOVE Marci Miller’s take on Abby! Here’s hoping for more ratings upticks… just hope if CBS acquires SONY that they don’t cancel DAYS!

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    Irene replied

    I agree. This show should not be on bottom. Please fans tune in. Much better than at least 2 of the other 3. Keeping with subject, hope more tune in.

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  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Missed several episodes but the show seems to have slightly improved…dont know if Days will ever get out of 4th but its better than cancellation

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    Nicholas replied

    it has greatly improved ! watch !

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  4. 4ever DAYS says:

    The preemption didn’t hurt GH unless the Friday ratings would’ve been high because the ratings are based on the average for the week. Instead of 5 episodes’ numbers divided by 5 for the average, it was 4 episodes’ numbers divided by 4 for the average. The 4 day week of GH may have actually helped.

    The soaps that were actually impacted were the ones that aired new episodes that interrupted. My guess is DAYS was interrupted more than Y&R and B&B because DAYS is on later than Y&R and B&B in most areas, which is when the Presidential Speech was.

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    Newmanwins replied

    GH was more than likely hurt by the Friday preemption based on the day to day.

    Thursday was the most watched day of the week…with a 300,000 improvement over Wednesday…so they were picking up steam going into Friday.

    What was a small loss in viewers, could’ve been a small gain.

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  5. Lauren says:

    I stopped watching when they ended Philly. Now Sally decided to pretend they never happened and they can’t even share scenes anymore.

    I’m not here for a 56th failed Villy reunion. That ship has sailed and this version has no chemistry.

    GC Buzz and Brash and Sassy are terrible storylines. Faith gets more screentime than Phyllis and Chelsea combined.

    It’s the Newman hour but Nikki, Victor and Nick are just trash. Viewers are not amnesiac. Just because Victor is nice with his granchildren doesn’t excuse his crimes. It happened. Prtedning nothing happened is not how you redeem a character.

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    robert replied

    the writing is outdated. it’s like the writers are trying to pretend the last ten years never happened. the Newmans are not as popular as they used to be

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    Addison replied

    Billy and Phyllis should never have happened and it was ended by the old writing regime not the new ones.

    Patrick replied

    @Robert

    “Thank You”

    my first exclamation… then

    “oh my god”

    gawd… gosh darned it… the truth as we speak

    “…the Newmans are not as popular as they used to be”

    seriously people ?

    they are not the caliber they once reigned

    HOW MANY TIMES will they LORD over us… all of Genoa City… and watch what? the rewards… how smug … how unexciting… how uninviting

    what’s the point.. what’s the payoff… JUST VICTOR ?

    REASON people… we never see Nikki, Nicholas, Victoria.. sharing in the squander of people.. including the Abbott

    how much more fun is their left?

    Victor and Eric Breadon are so boring… YES I will go their…

    what pull.. what aplomb… he STEALS this show right in front of us

    and CBS / Sony / Y&R are well aware of this ? excrement…

    ps: I love the Abbotts… that’s where the regime.. behind the scenes score

    Timmm replied

    I agree with everything you said BUT the writers material hasnt even aired a month yet! Give them some time to take out the trash!

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  6. Stephanie says:

    I stopped watching B&B too boring same old story’s recycled…

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    Nicholas replied

    me too ! isn’t it awful now !

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  7. Jolie says:

    Great news for Days! I’m watching the show regularly now because of the growing romance between Chad and Gabi. The actors have fantastic chemistry.

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    Celia replied

    Chad had chemistry and that indefinable, sensational spark, which is so rare between characters.
    Billy Flynn is one sexy guy….Camila Banus, not so much. Pretty, yes; very…..sexy? No!
    Sadly, neither is Marci Miller, albeit her acting is extraordinary. I did see a sensuality within Abby in her few intimate moments with Chad. So, perhaps there is a scintilla of a flame there. It just needs to be fanned.
    I, generally, do not advocate wearing too much make-up….but, Abby needs to bring out those beautiful, luminous eyes more…..unless her hair is darkened. Her face just blends into her hair. She has gorgeous feautures, but they get lost, somehow.
    Now, about Chad. I think he is still madly in love with his wife. His hurt heart and bruised ego stand in his way….and, of course there must be some drama and undercurrent….it’s a soap.
    I must admit that finally DAYS captured my interest. I watched over a week’s worth of episodes without being bored….as I was with GH and Y&R.
    As a DOOL watcher from its inception, my grandmother is so thrilled, she couldn’t wait for me to watch and catch up .
    I wish Days the longevity it deserves.

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    Celia replied

    Sorry, ….I meant to say that Chad had that rare chemistry with the other Abby ( Kate Manzi). I do not see it with Gabi.
    In contrast, I think JJ and Gabi ” got it going”. Too bad all relationships on soaps MUST be challenged or ruined. LOL.

  8. Patrick says:

    have to get this in… in the year end… BEST OF… 2016 SOD issue:

    there was a poll : it is what it is

    they ranked the best shows of the year…

    #1 General Hospital
    #2 Days of OUR Lives
    #3 Young & Restless
    #4 Bold & Beautiful

    Come ON DAYS…. love you

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  9. Alan says:

    For the first time in years I’m actually watching Y&R episodes the same day they air. Sally Sussman is slowly turning Y&R back to its roots and it shows: characters are acting like themselves again and the plot isn’t revolving around South American crimelord dopplegangers or the latest natural disaster to hit Genoa City.

    I don’t think GH’s ratings will improve until Jean and Shelly are replaced as headwriters.

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    Addison replied

    Thank you, Alan. I was starting to think I was the only one really enjoying Y&R right now. It’s become must see TV for me now and I do not fast forward through any of it.
    GH is so damn badly written. I truly think the writers never know where they’re going with a story and make it up as they go along. This was certainly true of the Hospital Serial Killer story. Hell, even Paul Hornsby looked shocked to realize he was the killer.
    I think they’re making it up as they go along also with the who-planted-the-bomb-in Julian’s car as well as trying to explain Nell’s motivation. At this point the end result is that viewers like me are saying,”Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” I am feeling like GH’s writing team are replicating the pattern they established on Y&R as seen with that abysmal music box mystery.

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  10. chuck says:

    I for one am enjoying Y&R , Sally and Kay have only just started the Fans have to take into account we had two years of Pratt remember.. I mean at least the show is coming back to where it’s watchable. I give these ladies Credit, they walked into one Big mess and cleaned it up in less then a few days but we are still in that repair mode, the fans have to be patient.

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    Lauren replied

    Pretending things never happened (Philly, Marco, the endless list of Victor’s crimes, Christian being Adam’s son …) is not a way to fix things. It’s just insulting to viewers.

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    robert replied

    i agree. you can’t erase what we’ve already seen.

    Addison replied

    But they have not erased those things you mention, Lauren. The characters have mentioned Victor’s crimes and Chelsea and Victor have discussed Christian’s paternity.

    Boop replied

    I agree ; she’s doing what was done when the writers ignored what Phyllis did to Cricket and Paul.

  11. robert says:

    the writing at Y&R is not improving. the pacing and the balance has actually gotten worse. i can’t take much more of the Newman hour. i don’t buy Victor suddenly being a saint or acting like Billy and Phyllis didn’t happen. theirs not one interesting story. Newman overload,Faith hogging airtime,GC Buzz,Villy and the chemistryless Nick and Chelsea are the leading factors for the ratings fall

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    Addison replied

    I think they are just leveling the playing field between Jack and Victor, Robert. For the last year Victor has been a mustache twitting, one dimensional, over-the-top cartoon villain while Jack has basically been a passive, weak minded wuss in need of a spine. Suddenly Victor is a cuddly Teddy Bear while Jack is a man in need of rage management therapy.
    Victor will revert back to type and Jack will eventually temper his anger and those two will go toe to toe again without black and white thinking dictating the dichotomy of their relationship.

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    Addison replied

    Ahem, that’s twitching, not twitting.

  12. James says:

    I love how contrasting people’s opinions here are about The Young and the Restless.

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  13. su0000 says:

    Well,
    It is the fault of the Nielsen Rating families- all their fault.
    It is what They watch (not what we watch) that are the rating numbers and many have bad tastes in soaps (as to which they watch)

    Personally, I would fire them all … lol
    They are letting our soaps down!

    GH sucks, stinks, has turned to junk lol ..
    It is totally empty of ;
    Drama – Intrigue – Suspense – Adventure – Mystery – Excitement – Plots – and Humor.

    Y&R is so-so, nothing to applaud over.
    It is totally empty of;
    Drama – Intrigue – Suspense – Adventure – Mystery – Excitement – Plots – and Humor.

    really.. the soaps use to hold intrigue..
    The stories have no solid plot.
    There has not a WOW! unexpected moment in years.
    Actually, the stories have been empty of most everything soapy.

    Most of an episoide is FF , why? because it’s too boring to watch.
    What isn’t FF through is the hope, the hope that someday soon New Writers with New Ideals/Visions are found.

    J&S are pathetically dull and are totally the wrong writers for GH.
    They are the Queens of Snooze ..

    The New Y&R writer has been a knock-off of J&S ..

    Fact– the soaps have too many stupid moments and are sleepers, theses days.. they need a ruff awakening.

    Guzza, and others, never put us to sleep.. The writers of past never put us in nod-out mode nor did we FF through 70 % of an episode.
    the soaps can be good again, they can..
    Our soaps are only as good as the writers .

    Long Live Our Soaps … they are loved !!!

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  14. k/kay says:

    Be patient sometimes it takes weeks to take out the garbage but yes I am also sick of the Newman have been for years and why does Nick always win! Writers fact a child can never get too much love Dylan did nothing wrong why should he be punished? I hated this storyline Nick once again wins no one seemed to have a problem with hm keeping a lie for years yes he proved to be the father but we weren’t sure crappy writing but they wrote it ! Sally you have to address the past we saw it on screen address it correct it but don’t just drop it. Have you ever heard making a decision for all the wrong reasons That was Sharon why are we not going after the hospital the nurse etc total misstep this is not all on Sharon’s back I hate what Phelps and Pratt did with stories that never happened but get a broom and clean it up

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    k/kay replied

    Merry Christmas and the best to all in 2017

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    Addison replied

    Thank you, Kay. Well put.

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    Celia replied

    Hey Kay…
    Something was very wrong with the way the Sully story ended. Well, the story is actually just beginning…..
    Holier-than-thou, Nick, or anyone else, for that matter, did not stop to think what this idiocy does to a child.
    Christian knew Sharon as his mother and Dylan as his father. I am not condoning what Sharon did….but, one does not just ‘take’ a baby, cold turkey, from the only parents he ever knew. He was torn from them. That is so traumatic for a baby….as I always say; soap or not; add some reality to it.
    Where is the love for the boy? Going to a strange home? Not crying for his Mommy? So weir…. as a rule, babies want their mothers, AT ALL TIMES. A subject never discussed?
    That transition should have been dealt with care….Christian should have been eased into his new “home”.
    The only one worth her salt is, Faith. Yet, even she is being brain-washed. ….of all people; living with possibly the worst parents on earth; Victor and Nikki. Sacrebleu et quel dommage!!

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  15. aria says:

    i’m actually enjoying GH, I think the storylines are playing out better now, Valitine Cassadine is really and interesting character and love his pairing w/ Nina, and what is his connection w/Anna? i’m hooked. I don’t find any storyline currently playing out boring and thats a good thing. Just keep it up GH…

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    Dan replied

    I agree, Aria. Guess GH isn’t for everyone, but it’s keeping me entertained. I love Valentin and Nina together. James Patrick Stuart is doing such a great job. He plays Valentin with just the right mix of vulnerability and danger. Not to mention it’s been good to see Michelle Stafford with something to do again.

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    Kevin C replied

    I agree with Aria and Dan

    Lew S. replied

    I agree, GH is quite interesting now. A very talented cast.

    Boop replied

    I like the Valentin episodes, also.

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  16. Lew S. says:

    It is impossible to make everyone happy. A LOT of people hated Pratt’s work and the ratings proved that. Ratings change from week to week and with the recent holidays, that could be the reason. We really have to give new writers more than a week or two to turn a show around. DAYS is somewhat improving and that took a while, because my gosh, it was unwatchable for a bit. B&B needs to STOP recycling storylines and the tiresome triangles! We all know Steffi will go back to Wyatt, because out of the blue he is her soul mate. The writing is on the wall for a Ridge and Quinn coupling, Eric turning to Katie, along with the reuniting of Bill & Brooke . The show is too predictable. Regarding Y&R, Sally Sussman and Kay Alden know the show. Please give them a chance to bring their vision to the screen and to tell compelling stories.

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    Lusa replied

    I stopped watching the Y/R when Michael/Adam left.The show has become SO unrealistic. Everyone attacks Sharon; lily is always on hilary; Nick is so judemental the Newman’s are always on top. Jack sounds as if he’s auditioning for a part and is so LOUD when he talks.

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    Addison replied

    Lusca, Michael Muhney vacated the tole of Adam well over 2 years ago so you can’t really comment on the current quality of Y&R since you do not watch Y&R.

    Lauren replied

    The reason ratings are still bad is that show sucks.

    Sally’s plan is obvious. Victor propping, Villy 479th contrived reunion, Chick, GC Buzz … Who needs more time?

    She has been there for three weeks and the show already has major issues.

    Why does Faith get more screentime than Phyllis, Lauren or chelsea ?

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    Addison replied

    I agree Faith is given wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much attention, both within the context of the show and within the idea of air time.
    But Sally has taken Lauren and Michael off the shelf, dusted them off and allowed them to be their charming and funny selves again while bantering with Gloria.
    We have barely even seen Lauren these last few years.
    And Sally is making Sharon a somewhat sane, good person capable of putting her husband and children ahead of herself. Moreover, Mairah, one of my favorite soap characters of all time, is being given her own front burner storylines. There is some good stuff going on here!

    Nanci replied

    I agree, Addison. There is lots of good stuff, and I am enjoying every
    moment of it! More Lauren is great, more Mariah…just everything!

  17. becky s says:

    i love days of our lives even if its kinda boring its still to me the only good soap left on tv altho i would like to see some old faces come back and actually stay for more than 1 or 2 episodes that would be nice and id like to see something good happen for nicole its been forever since anything good has happened to her or for her just my opinion tho

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  18. Chaz says:

    After a hiatus I turned into Days today. How could the actors playing Ciara and Clair still be on? Dreadful…..they may as well been holding their scripts in hand and reading from them. No inflection, no variation in tone……sheesh.

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  19. Sylvia says:

    Please no more same storylines boring same sh…. Brooke Bill Ridge. Steffy, Liam and Quinn and her begging son need a new writer

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    Lew S. replied

    They need something!

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    k/kay replied

    Maybe when Brad gets back in the country he will start writing again

  20. k/kay says:

    Bottom line GH keep Becky front and center if she talked to the phone book she would have chemistry ! Best actress BH she puts no effort it just flows thru her I am in awe of how she just does it

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    k/kay replied

    RH must be doing back flips that he is working with a actress that just does it no effort no upstaging she just gets it I adore her

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    Addison replied

    I adore her too. I like Lizzy and Franco together but just wish it didn’t involve a rapist, a dog crate and a dog electric shock collar. They don’t need all those bells and whistles.
    I do not appreciate the writers using Lizzy’s rape to prop up Franco.

    Edna Bailey replied

    I’ve become a fan of Rebecca Herbst as welll. She is supremely talented and exquisitely beautiful.
    However, I never watched GH until Roger Howarth brought Todd Manning to the canvas after OLTL was cancelled.
    Right now, I honestly wish that OLTL would be resurrected once again on ABC (as was reported in Soaps Indepth). After suffering through the torture on one romantic story line dead end after another for Franco, I yearn for a Todd and Blair reunion asap!!!
    I invested time in Todd/Franco and Carly, only to watch her cheat on him with Sonny. Then, everything blew up when he jilted her at the wedding from hell on Halloween.
    Next, I had high hopes for Franco and Nina. All was wonderful while they were at Shadybrook. Once liberated, they were forgotten and only made love once or twice (Howarth’s ONLY love scenes on GH in three years!!!!)
    Now, the awesome chemistry between Rebecca and Roger is being wasted. First, they were mired in the stupid hospital killer saga.
    Today, he is spinning his wheels in another ridiculous plot involving rape . . .
    Moreover, I am so sick and tired with Roger’s characters chronically and constantly being investigated, arrested, on trial and jailed for one crime after another. When, I see him in a police station, I literally want to scream NO MORE!!!
    Hopefully, it’s not too late to salvage Friz’ potential love story!!!
    Still, nothing would be better than to have Todd and Blair Manning back. BTW, I hope Kassie DePaivia is in remission and able to delight us with her talents sometime soon!!

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  21. Mo says:

    Glad that Days’ ratings are improving. Although, there are still strides to be made on the show. Several storylines are not working (Eduardo and Dario/Jade and Joey) along with some actors (although some much needed cuts have occurred).

    Right now, B&B is my fave with Quinn and Eric.

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  22. Timmm says:

    I didnt reply to anyone specifically but I am shocked how negative people are about the new writers. Are you the same people who bitched about Pratt? Come on, give Sally a freakin chance. She has to reshape the show that went to shit. Some stories were so bad I’m glad she is ignoring history! She has to get back to the core of the show and thats Newmans first, Abbotts, Chancelors, Baldwins and such. Her stories will blossom past the “Victor Show, eventually!”

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    Addison replied

    Thank you, Timm. Quite frankly, I was surprised as I see a lot of good things going on here.

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    k/kay replied

    Their are a lot of good things happening but for me the Newman need to be on the back burner for a while let us catch our breath KSJ /Neil is in desperate need of a storyline let’s give him one he has been with the show since 1991 about time he got some respect back burn Chelsea enough two years of her being front and center is too much give some of the other veterans time to shine you have a great loyal cast give them some air time that is what I wish for.

    k/kay replied

    MCE has only been with the show since 2011 too much air time and Faith let’s get off that dime

    Patrick replied

    answer : “the Newman need to be on the back burner for a while let us catch our breath”

    argh! like @GH… LESS is MORE

    enough of the Corinthos
    enough of the Newmans

    Celia replied

    You make a lot of sense, Timmmy……Sally has a lot of repairing to do, just as Trump does!
    There are a few episodes on Y& R that do stand out…..from a few choice characters in which I did not expect.
    Billy is picking up speed. I never thought I’d say it!! Kudos, Jason Thompson.
    Jason Morgan? Not….same old tone-deaf song; together with Sam? It’s a bust.
    But, Valentin and Nina? Haden and Finn? Bring it on!!
    Surprisingly, after being away, Days’s got it going.

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    Timmm replied

    Sweet Cee, Happy New Year! Not a fan of JT as Billy BUT as I have stated before, I like he and Cane’s bromance! The out of control Devon is ridiculous! First of all, he JUST won the car, its not in his name yet, no plates and no insurance! Secondly, he is blazing down the highway in a snow storm. What a billion dollar idiot! Dylan has finally come alive and now Steve is leaving! Valentin and Nina, love it. I like Nick and Hayden better together. But back on point, Sally and Co. need 6 months, and then lets look at their work. By the way, do you like the kinder gentler Mustache???

    Celia replied

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, to you, my love.
    HaHaHa!!!! Oh, Victor!!!! This new persona discombobulates me, Timmmy. It goes soooo against his nature. As my husband’s grandfather would say, ” the wolf’s fur color may change, but its habit stays the same”, ( an old Italian adage….makes sense to the Italians, I guess)…..so, I am waiting for a BIG one!! When Victor finds out the rekindling of the ‘fire’ nestled beneath the ashes ( haha) between Victoria and Billy-Boy, he will not take it sitting down.
    And, speaking of JT….I do agree. I will never take to him, or accept him as Billy ( We are outnumbered, Timmmy), but, I must admit, he has surprised me, lately.
    He is not acting as a juvenile. Yet, even with this slight transformation, he has not embodied Billy Abbott. I doubt anyone could or will. Billy Miller, as Billy A took permanent residence in my heart. I am true blue and hard to dislodge him. LOL.
    I feel the same way about Gina Tognoni. She is NOT Phyillis, albeit and by reading many posts, fans love her and JT….especially as a couple. Funny, how perception is viewed by different people. I see no “hotness” with this couple…..not a sexy bone in either of their bodies. Just my opinion.
    I, also, agree about Hayden and Nick. Now, that was a passionate, stormy, steamy hot relationship.
    But, I looove her with Finn. We “ain’t” seen ” nutin” yet. This is a more sedate relationship; but, they are both so sexy, we will relish in what’s to come.
    Valentin is the epitome of the mysterious, suave, ‘gimme’ more kind-of-guy. Looove him. And, Nina is his perfect match. Michelle Stafford is a walking gorgeous, sex-oozing tease. As Alan ( one of the posters) calls her; Bad Girl. This couple will compust in bed…..the crew will have to call the fire department. HaHa!!
    Yes, I will definitely give this writing team a break…..if they listen to me. LOL.

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    Timmm replied

    Yes Cee, the posters cal it PHILLY and we all know nothing EVER came out of Philadelphia that was worth it EXCEPT Rocky Balboa! Philly fans booed Santa, enough said! I agree, Gina and Jason are about as hot as an igloo in Siberia! Victor, he will play it low key UNTIL he finds out about what Chloe did to Adam. I hope Nick takes over Newman and Victor sits in the background for a bit. Whomever plays Adam, and you can bet every nickel to your name, Adam will return, I cannot wait to see Nick and Adam fight over HELLsea and Newman Enterprises!

    Celia replied

    Yup, Timmmy. This is deja-vu…..I do believe we have spoken of Adam’s eventual return before. And, feathers will fly, as I do believe Christian is really Nick’s.
    That s the crux of the matter. Adam will fight for his wife and his son. It stands to reason that Nick will not just hand the baby over. So, what’s left? As I said a while back, they will battle it out in court where a paternity test will be the order of the day. Chelsea? This actress is sooo overrated, it’s ridiculous…..today was the only day the camera was not on her. The only things I admire are her wardrobe and killer shoes…..can’t compare to Melania, though……the beautiful, poised, classy, imminent First Lady….but, the women’s clothing on Y&R come pretty close.
    As I, also, said….Philly gave us nothing but pretty, lacy panties, a bare man’s ‘de’toned chest and female bare limbs….nothing to see. But, it is still a matter of opinion. “Different strokes for different folks” .
    Again, you got Victor’s number…low key….snake in the grass; to pounce at the ready…..wolf in sheep’s clothing.
    In more uplifting news, awaiting inauguration day with bated breath…..ciao, love.

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    Celia replied

    Oops. Combust, not compust.
    Re: Victor….I was thinking that if he ever exits the show, I will miss him, albeit I do not like him. Does that make sense?
    I think Eric makes a great percentage of what is Y& R. It just won’t be the same without him.
    Days has sort of lost whatever oomph it had left since Joseph Mascolo left the show and this world.
    It will be another dark day when John Aniston leaves. I grew up watching these guys….like my grandparents…..alas!!
    But, coming back to Victor Newman, we must remember, Timmmy, that this is not the first time Victor has, seemingly, tucked his tail between his legs, as it were. I do believe that Adam’s death took the wind out of his sails, somewhat.
    But, Victor will be Victor….his guilt will disintegrate as soon as another wall to dismantle presents itself. Hurting people, controlling them and defeating them is his life-juice; his GERITOL. LOL.

  23. John Gordon says:

    If “Days” is doing well it must be a Holiday miracle because I hate to say it but the show is bloody awful right now – the writing is atrocious – the actors are just fine, I am not blaming the actors at all who are doing their level best with horrendously written scripts -

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    Patrick replied

    dag… this may be a plug for @DAYS

    I don’t see it… perhaps it’s due to decades plus of watching… from the best to the worst and repeat rinse recyle that I truly can declare that of the 4 soaps…

    Living in Salem… is still 2nd best… GH being #1

    Y&R is full steam ahead

    and the boring rich @B&B STINK

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  24. Jaime says:

    Up wont last long the more they air Deimos Nicole Brady!

    No chemistry whatsoever, loud, obnoxious does not cut it.
    Since Deimos history has been distorted in the worst of ways.
    Brady has lost all sense of ethics. With friends like Brady Chloe needs no enemies she is surrounded by vultures! Its been one disgraceful storyline. Corday made one huge error on this one!

    Were it not for the Patch man would be turning it off completely. As it is can only watch a couple of times a week now that Nicole Deimos have taken over the stage

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  25. Gia says:

    Bravo to the Young and the Restless!

    Thursday’s episode was excellent!!!!

    Kudos to the writers regarding Hillary Devon and Mariah

    I did not see this coming !!!

    Excellent element of surprise.

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    Boop replied

    I enjoyed the episode ,too! I saw something coming; however, not in that manner.

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  26. xmxascarol says:

    I stopped watching the Young and the Restless once Justin Hartley left.The show is boring now.I do watch Days though every single day.How does everyone like the new Abby?I think she will be just fine.Does a good job with the panic attacks to sometimes the writers will screw that up.Good job Days and keep up the good work,and wouldn’t that be a kick if Stephano is alive,Again oh brother

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    Boop replied

    Since Days writes so far in advance, I believe that there were plans for Stefano to live through the shooting which should show some scenes with him actually alive . I remember the scenes when Chad was thinking about Stefano and he was shown. Therefore, I believe that there are more scenes that he filmed before his passing since I didn’t believe that he was dead in the first place. The writers will be able to give Stefano a death scene to some how include Andre and Chad, and Theo ; Theo needs to see Stefano in a better light because he truly loved Stefano and he loved Theo.
    It will be great for them to determine another way to write Joseph out of the show which will allow his children to know that he loved them and had each in his thoughts and heart during his illness and at his death.

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  27. Gia says:

    To the Young and the Restless Writers, PLEASE FIND LOVE INTEREST FOR NEIL AND ASHLEY! IT HAS BEEN WAY TO LONG!

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