Days of Our Lives started back in 1965 and since then, it has been one of the biggest daytime soaps out there. The show has currently aired more than 12,000 episodes, and this is the very reason why fans love it. However, there are currently rumors going around that the daytime soap might get cancelled because of low viewership.
Since last year, Days of Our Lives has been suffering from low viewership. After some other daytime soaps like “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” gained popularity, a big decrease in the audience of Days of Our Lives was seen. Now, rumor is that fans might see the final episodes of the series in the coming weeks.
Not only this, but Days of Our Lives has also dropped in rating in the previous weeks, and is currently the only daytime soap which has lost its viewers. Last week, the show got around 2,182,000 in total views, which is down by 27,000 viewers from the week before it. And if we compare it with 2015, it is down by 476,000 viewers. So yes, the show is currently having a hard time in terms of viewership.
On the other hand, its competitors, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” have seen a big increase in their viewership in the past few weeks. The Young and the Restless managed to cross 4,626,000 viewers last week, which is up by around 152,000 viewers from the week before it. Along with this, The Bold and the Beautiful had around 3,717,000 viewers last week, which is up by 10,000 viewers from the week before it. So these two shows currently have the top spot when it comes to viewership.
Days Of Our Lives To Get Cancelled?
Now, because of what is happening, NBC might cancel the show. They will either have to cancel it or introduce something new in the series. If they don’t spice things up, they might lose a lot of fans soon. However, they will have to do something about it soon as the show currently has a strong competition with the other two soaps, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
One thing to keep in mind here is that NBC hasn’t revealed what will happen to the show yet. They might not even comment on it. As the show has more than millions of viewers, they just can’t cancel the show. There is a big chance that they will introduce something new soon.
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