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Days of Our Lives: NBC Soap Opera Moves to ‘Peacock’ After 57 Years – Canceled + TV Shows Renewed

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It’s the end of an era. After over 70 years, NBC is exiting the soap opera business. The network’s last remaining daytime series, Days of our livesmoves to streaming service Peacock as an exclusive in September 58th season. It will be replaced by a new series, NBC Daily News.

The premiere took place on November 8, 1965. Days of our lives The action takes place in the fictional city of Salem in the Midwest. It revolves around members of the Brady, Horton, and DiMera families, as well as their friends, enemies, and lovers. Cast members for Season 57 included Lucas Adams, Lamon Archie, Lindsey Arnold, Camila Banus, Brandon Barash, Brandon Beamer, Nadia Bjorlin, Raven Bowens, Tamara Brown, Brian Dattilo, Mary Beth Evans, Dan Feirigel, Billy Flynn, Galen Gering, Stacy. Haiduk, Deirdre Hall, Jackie Harry, Drake Hogestyn, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lauren Koslow, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, Marcy Miller, Stephen Nichols, Emily O’Brien, James Reynolds, Susanna Rogers, Sal Stowers, Alison Sweeney, Josh Taylor Paul Telfer, Robert Scott Wilson and Arianna Zucker.

Days of our lives has the lowest rating of the four remaining network daytime soap operas and consistently loses Bold and beautiful (CBS) Main hospital (ABC) and Young and restless (CBS). Season 57 days has an average rating of 0.26 in the 18-49 age group and 1.681 million viewers. Compared to the 56th season, this is about 13% less in the demo and 1% less in total viewers.

The move to Peacock is not unexpected as more viewers have switched to delayed viewing over the years. Peacock also released two seasons Outside Salem spin-offs in the last 13 months, and Very Salem Christmas film last December. While Peacock offers paid versions of its streaming service, free tier subscribers can watch commercially supported recent episodes. days.

Here’s an announcement from NBC about Days of our lives’ departure from NBC:

‘NBC News Daily’ hits NBC daytime in first-of-its-kind live newscast
NEW YORK – August 3, 2022 – NBC is expanding its lineup of daytime programming by moving “Days of Our Lives” to air exclusively on Peacock and launching “NBC News Daily” in the drama’s former network timeslot.

Starting September 12, Peacock will be the exclusive home of the fan-favorite drama “Days of Our Lives.” For the first time ever, all new episodes of the 58-time Emmy Award-winning drama will air daily on Peacock, and the show’s extensive library is now available to stream to Peacock Premium subscribers. The historic move to Peacock creates the perfect place for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes, and Peacock Original “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem” all in one place.

Additionally, NBC News Daily will debut on NBC stations starting September 12, in timeslots previously occupied by Days of Our Lives. NBC News will provide world-class branded reporting and breaking news coverage in a first-of-its-kind live newscast in most midday markets. NBC News Daily, an hour-long program hosted by NBC News’ team of award-winning journalists including Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicki Nguyen and Morgan Radford, will provide viewers with the latest national and international news. , with the ability for NBC stations to add local news. NBC News Daily will also be simulcast on NBC News NOW and Peacock.

“This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and reflects our broader strategy to leverage our portfolio to maximize reach and enhance viewer engagement,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Given a large percentage of Days of Our Lives’ audiences already watching digitally, this move allows us to build a loyal fanbase for the show on streaming while supporting the network’s daytime offering with urgent live streaming for partners and consumers.”

NBC-owned stations will announce their specific daytime schedule soon.

Enduringly loved by fans and critics, Days of Our Lives aired its 14,000th episode in 2020 and remains NBC’s longest-running series. The show has received 58 Emmy Awards, including the most recent Outstanding Daytime Drama of 2018, and 372 nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards. The show’s success stems from its consistent pursuit of excellence in writing and storytelling, backed by a diverse ensemble of performers, and an uncanny ability to anticipate viewers’ interests. Combining classic genre traditions with groundbreaking storytelling that reflects contemporary life, Days of Our Lives remains a firm favorite with viewers of all ages. Days of Our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is an executive producer along with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati ​​is the head writer.

NBC News NOW is a 24/7 streaming network with over 10 hours of live daily coverage of best-in-class journalism. Featuring more original programming live than any other news streaming network, NBC News NOW is the fastest growing streaming news network in the US with linear distribution both internationally and domestically.

NBC News NOW is ad-supported and also distributed through Peacock, Fubo, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, Roku Channel, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, YouTube TV, and the NBC News apps on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

What do you think? Are you disappointed that Days of our lives leaving NBC? Will you watch the free or paid version of Peacock?

Check out our NBC status sheet to track the receipt, renewal and cancellation of new Peacock Network series. You can find lists of canceled shows here.

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