That's the question Entertainment Weekly Online is posing. The pop culture bible talked with Bruce Evans, senior vice-president for current series at NBC about whether or not the soap's four acting Emmy nominations (Thaao Penghlis for Outstanding Lead Actor, Judi Evans for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Darin Brooks for Outstanding Younger Male Lead and Rachel Melvin for Outstanding Younger Female Lead) will help it stay on the air.
''Certainly, ratings are the most important thing, but I really do think that it's a great thing to have your show be acknowledged for delivering quality work,'' said Evans, about whether or not the Emmy nods will help offset Days' average finish of fourth place in the Nielsens. ''I'm not going to undervalue it. I think it's really important.''