Ratings, Rants and Raves: GH Spikes Before Christmas; DAYS Ties Dangerous Lows Among W18-49
Days of Our Lives was down 74,000 total viewers over the previous week. DAYS dropped a dangerous two-tenths of a point among W18-49, tying its all-time low in that demo. Among W18-34, DAYS fell a tenth of a point.
In story, Kristen (Eileen Davidson) continued to use her hot box to manipulate dim-witted Brady (Eric Martsolf), much to Marlena's (Deidre Hall) chagrin. Since Hope (Kristian Alfonso) has nothing better to do, Marlena got her in on the fun. Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) remembered he and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) share a sperm donor, and decided to act all brotherly about her relationship with Daniel (Shawn Christian). I would much rather see Bill Horton return to town to explore his complicated relationships with his children and their mothers, than look at a bunch of chest-beating over Jack's widow.
EJ (James Scott) donated a ton of his kids' Christmas gifts to charity, impressing Sami (Alison Sweeney). Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) was still all beside himself about whatever went down in Africa. Maybe Kristen's hot box can cure that too? I know, I know. He's slated to do a Thorn Birds redux with Nicole (Arianne Zucker). I just want there to be more opportunities for Marlena to slap Kristen.
I always enjoy DAYS around the holidays, so my snark about Salem, U.S.A. will likely be compromised through the next two ratings cycles. I will say this, despite how brilliant Blake Berris plays it, I am not loving my Nicky Pie morphing into a homophobic douche-fart. See you next Ratings.