While Days of Our Lives is NBC’s last remaining soap opera, the ratings have dropped a lot over the years and it’s been the lowest-rated network soap for years. Could it be cancelled? Will it be renewed for 2017-18? Stay tuned.
Set in the Mid-western town of Salem, Days of Our Lives revolves around the members of the Brady, Horton, and DiMera families — along with their friends, enemies, and lovers. Castmembers include Kristian Alfonso, John Aniston, Camila Banus, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, Judi Evans, Mary Beth Evans, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Vincent Irizarry, Olive Rose Keegan, Lauren Koslow, Wally Kurth, Jen Lilley, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, Joseph Mascolo, Peggy McCay, Casey Moss, Stephen Nichols, Thaao Penghlis, Kyler Pettis, Melissa Reeves, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Christopher Sean, Josh Taylor, Robert Scott Wilson, and Arianne Zucker.
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.
2/21/17 update: NBC has renewed Days of Our Lives for the 2017-18 season. Details here.
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For comparisons: The 2015-16 season of Days of Our Lives averaged a 0.69 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 2.38 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?
Days HAS to be renewed!!!! I watched this with my dear grandmother back when it started in 1965. It has a great cast of characters and great plot lines and some having to do with relevant topics in today’s world. Please renew Days!
Only soap I watch. Would miss it if it goes off the air
Please don’t cancel muh show!!1 What else am I going to torture the men with in hell?
Please don’t chancel muh show!!1 What else am I going to torture the men with in hell?
Days of Our Lives is a great show, even if sometimes there are some ups & downs with the storylines. That’s actually kinda how real life is also. I’m fine with the storylines right now, but also looking forward to what the future holds for so many wonderful characters. Obviously, there are some people who don’t care for the current storylines and want the show cancelled. Realistically, all storylines aren’t going to appeal to all people. There are so many available tv shows to watch nowadays. If you don’t like the show, then just watch something else, but don’t ask… Read more »
My mom has watched since it first aired and got me hooked when I was just a young child. Now I am 40 and she is almost 70, and we still sit down and watch it nearly everyday together. I don’t care how ridiculous the storylines get, I love Salem’s greatest. I will keep watching for another 40 years!
I’ve watched Days since it first began in 1965. It has really gone downhill. I stopped watching when all the gay porno started but started watching again when Will was killed. But now it’s worse than ever! Just can’t watch it.
It has become utterly ridiculous. End It!
I agree. The stories are pretty awful. And they used to revolve around families. Now the families are sort of there but most of them now are about murders and other nasty things. I tape it now so I can zip thru the young people and certain relationship story lines that I’m offended by.