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Days Of Our Lives Is Leaving Television – But There’s Good News

After 6 decades on television, Days of Lives will soon be moving off of free TV. The long-running soap opera will be a streaming exclusive.

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 Is Moving To Peacock

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

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?

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

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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