HomeTVDays of Our LivesAnother NBC Station Bumps Days of Our Lives Out of Daytime Luke Kerr September 5, 2013 Days of Our Lives, Dr. Phil, Talk Shows 33 Comments In August it was announced that Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV would no longer air Days of Our Lives and fans would have to watch it on KVCW, a CW channel. Now The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that fans who watch DAYS on Salt Lake NBC affiliate KSL-Channel 5 will no longer be able to watch it at 2 PM. Instead, viewers can watch or DVR the latest Salem shenanigans at 1:05 AM. Adding insult to timeslot injury, KSL plans to air two hours of Dr. Phil during its daytime block. Adding to the frustration is that, while Channel 5 can’t find room to air "Days" during the day, it can find room to air "Dr. Phil" twice. Why is the soap opera off the schedule? I’m guessing it’s ratings-related. But I can’t say for sure, because the folks at KSL have declined to respond to several requests for clarification. It looks like Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) won't be the only one who has trouble sleeping. 33 Responses pferrando September 5, 2013 Dallas NBC bumped theirs up against a half hour of YR and then BB. Not good news in this market either. Log in to Reply thecourt99 September 5, 2013 ^^I don’t watch DAYS so I missed that. When did they make that change? Log in to Reply missmuffett41 September 5, 2013 These changes don’t bode well for DOOL. Log in to Reply tmac September 5, 2013 I think in most of the country it is already up against Y&R and B&B. It airs at 1 pm in my market, against the last half of Y&R and all of B&B. Log in to Reply 1titanman September 5, 2013 @pferrando DFW market has nothing to worry about NBC5 there owned and operated by NBC/Comcast. However in Salt Lake City I’m a little worried, because this station KSL-TV has had alot of black lash with alot of NBC programming over the years. This station is owned by The Mormon Church, and every little piece of programming on NBC they find ways to pre-empt those shows. The problem is this station is the #1 station in the market, so NBC happy to have a top affiliate, but this station always wants to program happy friendly shows, but if that the case they should of stayed a CBS affiliate back in the 90s when they switch. If Ken Corday is concern he should tell NBC, because certain affiliates where not showing B&B and Bill Bell stepped in to make sure B&B were on when markets were pre-empting the show- Log in to Reply bobbyew September 5, 2013 The Mormons are over the homosexual shenanigans. This is crazy. Are they trying to get rid of the hottest nastiest soap on TV. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon September 5, 2013 The slow march to the end. *drumbeats* Log in to Reply pferrando September 5, 2013 Not good, because once it starts happening…others seem to “catch” on and follow the lead. I haven’t watched Days since it’s writers took it to the ridiculous with Marlena’s possession…but it used to be one of my favorites in the mid 70’s when it was written by Bell. I’d hate to see it get cancelled. NBC really is a disaster with its programming both Daytime and at night, so I don’t have a lot of faith. Log in to Reply maca42 September 5, 2013 this happened to another world and guiding light (different markets but the outcome was the same) however it took years for the ax to fall Log in to Reply Yoryla September 5, 2013 This is bad news, especially for DAYS that needs all the ratings it can get. It has been great throughout this whole year, yet the ratings don’t seem to reflect that. Hopefully this won’t put them permanently into last place. Log in to Reply Yoryla September 5, 2013 [quote=bobbyew]The Mormons are over the homosexual shenanigans.[/quote] Do you have some sort of source for this? How ridiculous, if true. Will & Sonny are hardly the A-storyline, nor have they have any romantic scenes in a long time. Basically they give each other quick kisses from time to time and that’s it. Log in to Reply Y2Jin99 September 6, 2013 As long as its on I don’t see the big deal. How many people watch it live everyday at 2pm? The sick or retired? I would assume people are working or at school at 2pm and they catch it later anyway. Not a big deal in my eyes. Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. September 6, 2013 Greg is fine. He should comeback to Y&R as Diego … Log in to Reply stoney07 September 6, 2013 It took a million years, but I’ve finally gotten into DAYS and I think I like it. It comes on here the same time as Y&R, so I usually DVR it anyway. but sux for those who don’t have DVR…does DAYS come on online??? Log in to Reply pumpkin September 6, 2013 I think some are missing the point. Being cancelled in certain areas still hurts the shows. TPTB look at that. Advertisers look at that. Log in to Reply tmac September 6, 2013 You can watch Days on line. Hulu has it, NBC has it on their website. But that’s not the point. Moving it to 1 in the morning? That’s absurd and is insulting to the show. Log in to Reply The_Moustache September 6, 2013 is DAYS going to get cancelled or what?? Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon September 6, 2013 [quote=The_Moustache]is DAYS going to get cancelled or what??[/quote] They all are, eventually. Log in to Reply harlee490 September 6, 2013 WOW! This isn’t good news for Days and in such good shape now, this is hurtful for fans. I remember reading when GL came on at 9am 2 yrs before it got cancelled in NY I think (so did EON in my market back then) and it was jarring but then I read it actually started to pull decent ratings…but 1AM isn’t good slot at all. I feel for true Days fans. :O Log in to Reply tylerbo20 September 6, 2013 gee you mean they dont want to see Daniel/Jen/Sami/Gabby/Rafe/Maggie show everyday? hmmm better not change what were doing cause clearly its working. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 6, 2013 [quote=Yoryla]Will & Sonny are hardly the A-storyline, nor have they have any romantic scenes in a long time. Basically they give each other quick kisses from time to time and that’s it.[/quote] Sadly, it doesn’t matter if they are or aren’t the A-storyline. For religious zealots, the H-storylines trump them all. Days wouldn’t be the first soap cancelled by the actions of the so-called “flyover states”. Log in to Reply kbirdusa September 6, 2013 They’ll make more money with an extra hour of Dr. Phil. Check out his ratings vs. Days. Dr Phil gets high 2s, low 3s, while Days gets under a 2. Plus, the local affiliate will get more advertising spots to sell with a syndicated program vs. a network one. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 6, 2013 That’s the truth, kbirdusa. Log in to Reply FoxCrane September 6, 2013 I’d LOL! if DAYS got better ratings airing at 1:05AM. .. For many in Salt Lake City this could be like scandalous, late night porn. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 6, 2013 Days should find roles for every Osmond they can snag. That would give the good folks at KSL some turmoil. Log in to Reply brettyboy September 6, 2013 It saddens me that in this day and age a gay storyline is such an issue. Log in to Reply pferrando September 6, 2013 Only in those wonderful “red” states. Log in to Reply Jon September 6, 2013 Our NBC affiliate in Philadelphia is moving DAYS to 12 noon starting on 9/9, but I can still catch it at 1 pm on the Atlantic City affiliate. Log in to Reply bobbyew September 6, 2013 [quote=Yoryla][quote=bobbyew]The Mormons are over the homosexual shenanigans.[/quote] Do you have some sort of source for this? How ridiculous, if true. Will & Sonny are hardly the A-storyline, nor have they have any romantic scenes in a long time. Basically they give each other quick kisses from time to time and that’s it.[/quote] Yorla, I was just joking. lol I don’t know what they have going on in the north. I was just running my keyboard. Log in to Reply blake3b September 6, 2013 So sad because this year Days finally got exciting to watch again. Weird timing. Log in to Reply lfad September 7, 2013 Probably not as devastating as back in the days when affiliates bumped Loving/The City and Port Charles to late night, but not completely good either. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 7, 2013 I loved Ryan’s Hope Like family, and I grew up watching The Edge of Night from when I was in elementary school. Both of those were dumped (not moved to late night…DUMPED!) by my affiliate in Rochester, New York, about six months before the end. It was a real blow to not be able to see those shows end. The most I saw was a quick clip of Maeve Ryan singing Danny Boy on Entertainment Tonight. Log in to Reply Soapwatcherslc September 7, 2013 I used to live in SLC and KSL used to do this to more then one show if it didn’t fit in with what they wanted to show. It is owned by the broadcasting company that is owned by the church. They also own a newspaper (deseret news) and some other outlets. I believe they pulled Hannibal this last year because of how gory it was. That said, you need to understand that SLC for the Mormon Church is similar to The Vatican for Catholics. The church founded the city, so many businesses at one time were started by LDS people. They use the station to broadcast church related programs. I suppose it is up to them what to show and when. It’s a conservative market, so there is a lot of pressure for “family programming.” Nothing wrong with family programming, but I also feel that people have the choice to turn the channel as well. I also want to add that I am a Mormon myself and enjoy a little daytime…and this site. My Mom had polio as a kid and a major part of her childhood was listening to Guiding Light on the radio! I remember one summer where me and my sister’s were following the beach escapades of Lujack and Beth. My family has been watching soaps for a long time. Currently I am a GH fan, in large part due to my Mormon roomate at college who turned me on to it. Now my 12 year old daughter joins me in on a few episodes, she liked the vampire stuff (bleck!). I know that the stand on gay marriage is a hot point and that brings about a lot of resistance and negativity. But don’t count us all out. I will miss days and disagree with them pulling it from their time zone. I also have fond memories of Jack and Jennifer romping around some old west set (I think they were getting married) and Bo and Hope and their endless motorcycle rides. I hope they change their minds in SLC so that the genre can have some support. I don’t want soaps to die out. Enjoy the podcast and look forward to new ones. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.