DAYS, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in two weeks, pulled in a total of 2,647,000 viewers for the week of October 12 through the 16, beating GH by a mere 1,000 audience members. The storyline that managed to bump it into third place (for the first time since 2013) included the return of both Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis), who came back to Salem following the news that legacy character Will Horton (Guy Wilson) had been murdered.
The nearly 50-year-old soap was up 172,000 viewers, making it the soap that boasts the most added viewers for that week. The NBC series also bested GH in the key 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, as well.
Days of Our Lives ratings continue to climb as the show remains poised to possibly take the number 3 spot out of 4 soaps due to the continued decline in General Hospital’s ratings.
In the coveted 18-49 female demographic, DAYS already has the number 3 spot, as GH is at its all-time low for women 18-49 with only 418,000 viewers.