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One of the longest-running show’s in history is living television for good. Days of our Lives, the famed NBC soap opera, departs the channel after a 57-year run. But don’t worry; you’ll still be able to watch new episodes. 

‘DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ will move from NBC to Peacock and become a streaming exclusive.

The move will end the show’s 57-year run on broadcast television.


— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 3, 2022

Days Of Our Lives Is Moving To Peacock

The Bradys and the Hortons won’t be leaving us forever*. Days is moving to NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.

After more than 14,000 episodes, NBC will show “Days of Our Lives” exclusively on Peacock, the network’s streaming service, ending the soap opera’s 57-year run on broadcast TV.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 4, 2022

This decision concerns many fans who worry some of the older viewers who don’t have access to streaming services will not be able to watch their beloved stories.

How Many Soap Operas Are Still On The Air?

There are currently just four soap operas still on the air today. 

  • General Hospital has been on ABC since 1953 and is the longest-running episodic television series in the United States and the second longest-running among English-speaking countries. 
  • As previously mentioned, Days has been on NBC since 1965.
  • The Young and the Restless has been on CBS and the TV in my grandmother’s living room since 1972.
  • The baby of the group, The Bold and the Beautiful, has been on television since ONLY 1983. 

The 2010s saw long-running soap operas meet their end as high production costs and dwindling viewership caused many networks to move away from soaps and toward talk shows. 

  • All My Children, which ran from 1970-2011
  • Passions, which was genuinely wild and was the only one I can think of that had magic involved, ran from 1998-2011
  • One Life To Live, which ran from 1968-2012
  • As The World Turns, which ran from 1956-2010

Fans React To The News

Despite moving to Peacock, many long-time fans are mourning the death of the series. I admit it does feel weird knowing it won’t be traditional TV anymore. But then again, when’s the last time you watched something on regular TV with commercials that wasn’t the news or sports?

I’m so upset. NBC just basically cancelled #DaysofOurLives I’ve been watching since I was 4. My grandmother and my parents watched from the very beginning. It’s Ike they killed my best friend since childhood. #DOOL

— Jerry Blansett (@BlansettJerry) August 3, 2022

I’m glad it wasn’t cancelled but this still feels like an end of an era for Days Of Our Lives ?

— ᴊᴇʟᴀ (@jelevision) August 3, 2022

If my 87-year-old grandmother can figure out Netflix, anyone can.

this is absurd. just cancel it. imagine me trying to tell my grandma to log in to Peacock. In fact, come September, I’m just telling her it got cancelled.

— Korp Ken (@kendalljamaal) August 4, 2022

they really cancelled Days of our Lives what the hell

— Cruel SumMar ³¹ (@_stars_scars_) August 4, 2022

How do you feel about Days of our Lives leaving TV? Will you watch it on Peacock? Share your thoughts on this story in the comment section below.


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