Despite Days of Our Lives being the lowest-rated of the four remaining network soap operas, NBC hasn’t dropped it. It looked like the network might cancel the series last season but they renewed it in February 2017. Will it be renewed for the 2018-19 season (season 54) or, is this venerable soap in its final days? Stay tuned.
Premiering on November 8th of 1965, Days of Our Lives is set in the Mid-western town of Salem. It revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and DiMera families — along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Lucas Adams, Kristian Alfonso, Lamon Archey, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Olivia Rose Keegan, Lauren Koslow, Eric Martsolf, Chandler Massey, Marci Miller, Casey Moss, Stephen Nichols, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Christopher Sean, Freddie Smith, Sal Stowers, Josh Taylor, Greg Vaughan, and Vanessa A. Williams. **Status update below.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. You can see how the ratings for the four soap operas compare here.
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For comparisons: The 2016-17 season of Days of Our Lives averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 2.17 million total viewers.
Raw data courtesy Soap Opera Network.
What do you think? Do you still like the Days of Our Lives TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for additional seasons?
** 3/8/2018 update: Days of Our Lives has been renewed for season 54 on NBC. Details here.