Friday, October 1, 2010

Ratings suck again

ShareLucky for DOOL, ATWT is off the list for them to grab 4th.

Source: Soap Opera Network


Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

Ratings for the week September 20 - 24, 2010

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)


Total Viewers
1. Y&R 5,053,000 (+5,000/-225,000)
2. B&B 3,051,000 (-142,000/-335,000)
3. GH 2,378,000 (-263,000/-292,000)
4. DAYS 2,376,000 (-134,000/-488,000)
5. AMC 2,270,000 (-117,000/-252,000)
6. OLTL 2,220,000 (-107,000/-242,000)


HH
1. Y&R 3.5/13 (same/-.3)
2. B&B 2.2/8 (-.1/-.3)
3. GH 1.8/6 (-.2/-.2)
4. AMC 1.7/6 (-.1/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: August 23-27, 2010)
4. OLTL 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.4) <- new low


Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 1,143,000 (+44,000/+1,000)
2. GH 792,000 (-95,000/-80,000)
3. B&B 676,000 (-20,000/+2,000)
4. DAYS 672,000 (-40,000/-189,000)
5. OLTL 666,000 (+2,000/-106,000)
6. AMC 576,000 (-16,000/-171,000)


Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.7/12 (same/same)
2. GH 1.2/8 (-.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 1.0/7 (-.1/-.3)
3. B&B 1.0/7 (-.1/same)
3. OLTL 1.0/7 (same/-.2)
6. AMC 0.9/6 (same/-.2)


Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. Y&R 30,000 (-17,000/+1,000)
2. GH 27,000 (+7,000/-16,000)
3. DAYS 25,000 (+5,000/-6,000)
3. OLTL 25,000 (+5,000/1,000)
5. B&B 22,000 (-11,000/-1,000)
6. AMC 13,000 (+4,000/-2,000)


Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.9/6 (same/-.2)
2. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (2nd straight week)
2. GH 0.7/4 (-.2/-.3) <- ties low rating (Last time: May 24-28, 2010)
4. B&B 0.6/4 (same/same)
5. AMC 0.5/4 (same/-.3) <- ties low rating (5th straight week)
5. OLTL 0.5/4 (-.1/-.4) <- new low


Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 1,119,000 (-95,000/-178,000)
2. B&B 614,000 (-66,000/-133,00)
3. DAYS 514,000 (-63,000/-96,000)
4. AMC 437,000 (-22,000/-34,000)
5. GH 415,000 (-98,000/-70,000)
6. OLTL 382,000 (-53,000/-39,000)

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Day-To-Day Ratings - HH/Total Viewers

AMC
Monday: 1.8/2,276,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,385,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,225,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,262,000
Friday: 1.7/2,201,000

B&B
Monday: 2.2/3,165,000
Tuesday: 2.2/3,008,000
Wednesday: 2.2/3,080,000
Thursday: 2.0/2,889,000
Friday: 2.2/3,111,000

DAYS
Monday: 2.0/2,685,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,284,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,366,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,256,000
Friday: 1.6/2,289,000

GH
Monday: 2.1/2,606,000
Tuesday: 1.9/2,378,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,296,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,321,000
Friday: 1.7/2,287,000

OLTL
Monday: 1.9/2,307,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,286,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,186,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,203,000
Friday: 1.6/2,119,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.7/5,161,000
Tuesday: 3.7/5,286,000
Wednesday: 3.6/5,097,000
Thursday: 3.4/4,893,000
Friday: 3.3/4,831,000

32 comments:

  1. At the rate DOOL ratings go, it only a matter of time before the show hits passions and port charles numbers during their latter years.

    I don't know if I'm in the minority, but can someone please tell Corday that EJ/Sami/Rafe is boring as hell.

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  2. Actually it is more Sami/Rafe; they are their "rooting couple" no ?! You can't see one scene with Sami without Rafe lurking here or them boringly sucking face each others..zero chemistry it is not even funny ? And Ej is once again the "Evil" Dimera..zzzzzzzz aw exiting.Not.
    The other storylines are not better by the way.
    So not surprising to see these "wonderful" ratings. lol

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  3. Of course by mentioning "rooting couple" for Sami and Rafe and "evil Dimera" i just state this writing regime POV and so what they want us to buy..big failure..too bad for them. lol

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  4. I agree with the other poster. Ej/Sami/Rafe are boring. None of it works. Not now when it's Rafe/Sami and EJ in coma. Not when it EJ/Sami and Rafe in jail. This triangle and neither couple from it holds the audience attention for long. They are stale.

    Split them up and gives us some new stories.

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  5. Big difference CJ when it was Ej/Sami with Rafe in jail Ejami were not written as the "rooting couple" : they had a big lie between them and Sami dreamed all the time about Rafe with lot's of make out scenes between Safe (again zzzzzzzzzzz) whereas Sami/Rafe is written right now as the couple happily ever after and guess what ? It doesn't work it is even worse than this summer when Sami and Ej were closer (but still not written as a romantic couple).
    Voilà i just wanted to state the accurate truth, the cold hard truth.

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  6. CJ if the writers really did give a chance to Ej/Sami as a REAL couple we could compare, but it is not the case so what we see is that Sami/Rafe as a romantic couple (you can't deny the writers write for them as a "romantic, rooting couple") doesn't work.
    But still the Ej/Sami/Rafe story is not all the show, far from it so the other stories doesn't work either. Some of you want to focus on this triangle to blame the awful writing and ratings of this show (i don't know why maybe because it is still the only thing on this show who pick an interest in you even if it is negative...) but actually this triangle is the most successful and talked story on this show. So it just show that the current state of this show is pretty bad.

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  7. the reason EJ/Sami/Rafe/Nicole quad gets the blames for the ratings is because that's what is being push to the BS soap press. Sure, there are other storylines such as the Nighttime Hope and buried alive garbage but that isn't getting the hype that the quad is getting. And, who can't blame the fans for not watching.

    Sure, an 1.7 is only one week but the show is becoming more and more for fanservice.

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  8. Boo hoo, writers didn't give EJ/Sami a chance. That's a bunch of crap. An excuse to whine instead of accepting the reality of the situation DOOL is in.

    In four years, the writers focused on these characters repeatedly. Have they been married the entire time and having adventures together? No. But A lot of couples don't get written as the rooting couple in the beginning.

    GL's Michelle/Danny were not a rooting couple. But the ratings went up during their time because they were interesting to watch even when they weren't supposed to be together.

    Lucas and Sami had more than a decade of friendship then fighting. They weren't written as a rooting couple. But people watched when they were on screen together. They didn't bore you. Viewers enjoyed them together, even though they were not together.

    EJ/Sami kill ratings. They are either boring and a lot of people just plain hate them.

    Sure there are people that want to watch them. But there are way more that will turn their channel when EJ are Sami are on. You can't write for a couple that a huge slice of your audience has disdain for.

    Success is not having fans argue about a couple or triangle. Success is having fans watch your show. Nicole was the only thing that brought this triangle some joy. Without her, its nothing.

    Its time to split these people up and write for someone else. Or continue to watch the show die.

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  9. You're generalizing about the years Sami and Lucas were onscreen to prove they brought ratings up (and I could name plenty of times when they didn't) and then generalizing again about EJ/Sami and saying that they haven't. Ever. Which is BS.

    Back in 09 when the HH ratings went way up, there was the chance that once Nicole's lies came out, there would be a reunion between EJ and Sami. Who's to say that wasn't the reason why the ratings were higher? At least back there, possibility existed but then it didn't happen and EJ was the bad guy again and since that happened, the ratings have gone steadily south. And no, I don't think that is then entire reason but Higley and Tomlin are writing this show like its the 90s all over again with characters so black and white, the show is worse than a cartoon and its obviously not working.

    As for success and having fans watch the show, LMAO. The guy running things told those of us who watched it for decades to get lost and those who didn't listen to him are realizing he was serious.

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  10. Oh please Sami and Lucas were written as the rooting couple back in 2007 with a big green wedding and the ratings were not good so...BS to the Sami/Lucas are ratings gold : it is just plain wrong and inaccurate (by the way the ratings were so much better when they were enemies back in the day).
    As for Nicole when Ej dumped her and she went in jail off-screen the ratings were at their highest, actually these ratings rocked, it was better than in 2004 (last time when Dool was really good in the ratings). And at this time Sami/Ej/Rafe were front burner so it is just that right now Sami/Rafe as a rooting couple doesn't work and Ej as the evil evil guy who everybody blame for everything doesn't work either..it is boring and repetitive.
    And your comparison with Michelle and Dany is just ridiculous : they were never destroyed and throw under the bus for another guy/girl as Ej and Sami are. Cold hard truth, sorry.
    p.s: ah and CJ you don't know very well entertaining business obviously : success is having fans watch AND is having fans talk and argue about a couple or triangle, success is to have BOTH reactions.
    Finally Ej and Sami stay a popular pairing despite the awful writing for them whereas the other pairings involving one of them don't compare the level of popularity. Cold hard truth again !!

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  11. CJ you don't know anything so please stop it, your statement just seems bitter,pathetic and sad.
    You don't know how much people like or dislike a soap couple so your hatred of Ej and Sami stay just YOUR opinion NOTHING MORE.
    The show is boring because of the storytelling not because of a couple in particular and certainly not because of a pairing who is not together and that writers try really hard to destroy even more every day.

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  12. People who watch soaps or tv in general for the most part don't read soap press (i don't read it, other things to do like many many people) so you can't use the excuse "oh we blame this story/triangle/characters because we read about them in the soap press"..this excuse is just BS.
    The show is just bad and ALL the stories suck no matter who is featured on the soap press. Simple as that. lol.

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  13. I never said Lucas and Sami are ratings gold. I'm speaking of the years it was just them being friend or fighting, not the couple who beats all the odds. Fans watched. 

    They didn't turn away and specifically name Lucas and Sami as the reason. People didn't say they keep fighting over Will again and again. I refuse to watch. The audience, good storyline or bad, still watched them. 

    Fans are not watching EJ and Sami, in any form. 2009 was a good year when the focus was Nicole. Now, you could actually argue EJ and Sami was the rooting couple then. But by your own definition of a rooting couple , that would fail because Sami was holding onto a big lie. And remember you want a couple without any lies over their heads. Apparently that the only way to keep ratings. 

     Either way, when Nicole got taken out of EJ/Sami's orbit, and focus were turned back on EJ, ratings drop. People didn't care to see it. 

    This triangle is not a success yes, it has remaining fans arguing but it is not bringing in the ratings. Buzz without ratings is worthless. And when you have more fans willing to leave than watch a triangle, you do not have a successful triangle. 

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  14. Fans are not watching EJ and Sami, in any form. 2009 was a good year when the focus was Nicole.

    in your opinion.

    I like AZ but that's not the only reason I watched and with my favorites all gone, the only thing I had left was EJ and Stefano. I'm not suggesting your opinion isn't correct but there is no way prove it just like there is no way to prove my opinion which is why i didn't suggest it was a fact. Hence the use of my word, chance

    Now, you could actually argue EJ and Sami was the rooting couple then. But by your own definition of a rooting couple , that would fail because Sami was holding onto a big lie.

    not sure who you're talking about. Not everyone posting as Anonymous here is the same person. I gave no definition of a rooting couple, only that the ratings might be attributed to EJ/Sami as much as anyone else. The difference is that at least they were a possibility at the time. Nicole was lying to everyone and had kidnapped someone else's child. She was going down. And I'm not saying the ratings couldn't be due to EJ with Nicole, or maybe it was because he wasn't evil personified but whatever the case Nicole's lie at the time made it a sure thing that EJ and Nicole weren't going to last and I didn't need SOD interviews to convince me of that lol.

    Either way, when Nicole got taken out of EJ/Sami's orbit, and focus were turned back on EJ, ratings drop. People didn't care to see it.

    Ok, but that wasn't the ONLY thing that happened. It wasn't like EJ stayed the same person he was with Nicole. Instead he went off the deep end and kidnapped his own kid. You want to simplify the reason, great but that doesn't mean there aren't other reasons, just that you won't acknowledge them.

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  15. Those are some sorry looking ratings.
    Ken Corday needs to replace his head writers and executive producer pronto.
    I have been watching the show since the 70's, this is what I see as the problems with the show today :

    1. The writing is just plain awfull, I dont know where to start to try to put into words what is wrong with the writing, it is so contrived, character's do complete 180's with no explanation. The writing is all about the plot and not about the characters and their motivations.

    2. Making Allison Sweeney the star/hereoine of the show. As an actress she is not up to it, she is average at best, she pales in comparison to previous female stars i.e. Susan Seaforth Hayes, Kristian Alfonso, Dee Hall, Patsy Pease, Mary Beth Evans & Missy Reeves. She just is not a good actress.

    3. No romance, all we have now is sex, viewers crave for the romantic storys of the past. All the current couples have no chemistry, Now we get Bo & his slutty mistress, Phillip and his childbride, creepy Dan & ho Chloe, pathetic Stephanie & loser Nathan, Maggie & Victor what a joke (Victor has pined for Carolyn for years & now he has thing for Maggie? BS), abusive Brady manhandling the nasty Nicole, the hatefull dumb jobless baby machine Sami & the boring Rafe, gag.

    4. No sense of family, family members are isolated and only interact to forward the plot, the show used to have wonderfull family scenes between the Brady & Horton families.

    5. No payoffs, there are no periods of happiness of joy, its all hate, doom, gloom, revenge, backstabbing, cheating, adultry, burying old women, murder etc.

    6. There are no good characters to root for anymore, the town is full of unlikeable losers, even Bo & Hope have been destroyed and turned into horrible characters now.

    7. Total disregard for the history of the show and the characters, i.e. what happened to Phillips leg ?? it magically grew back, this is treating your audience like a pack of morons, the whole point of a continuing drama is the character development, if I want to watch a plot driven show I can watch CSI etc, I want character driven storys.

    Rant over.

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  16. Im always weirded out by people who post, complaining about people who posts opinions. Boards and such are for opinions. If you want complete facts back by statistical analysis, I suggest paying a firm to do that. But if you online, expect opinions.

    Yes, I'm stating my opinion. No s**t, Sherlock!

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  17. I dont mean to be crass. I probably should not have posted the earlier post but of couse this is just my opinion. I thought that was understood. I have neither the time or care to research everything for free and for fun.

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  18. When Ej got rid of Nicole and she went off-screen the ratings were at their best and THAT IS A FACT so the Nicole "was the saving grace of the story" is pure BS.
    After that she came back in full-force in the story and still right now she has a pretty heavy role in a storyline and guess what ? The ratings suck ! Nicole is not a positive factor ratings wise in any way, shape or form..some Nicole lovers want to believe it ok but the truth is seriously different.
    p.s: all the stories suck including Nicole's story (despite EM/Brady LS/Vivian good dynamic duo). Face the reality.

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  19. CJ yes it is just your opinion (we are not dumb we get it duh ! We just want you to acknowledge it), encore heureux !
    So if you are finally aware about it, next time make your comment with some more subtility and sincerity and state that your comments are just your opinion and not some facts like that your post could be or seem less obnoxious and pathetic.

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  20. CJ, your opinions were stated as FACT. Just because you didn't mean them that way doesn't mean they won't be taken so if you state them in such concrete fashion. Assuming people know what you mean online is asking for misunderstanding.

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  21. Are you sure you're not dumb? If you go online and read postings expecting facts, you got more problems than this show does. No one should have to say "I believe" or "I think" and "IMHO"... in an online post. It's about ratings so unless you're on the inside track, even if you use past ratings to back up your claims, they are still just claims.

    I can't believe I have to write this. That's so sad.

    EJ/Sami/Rafe suck badly. And i dont care what people say. Its not Sami's fault. Sami is the character that has driven great stories for years. Now she has been dumb down and weakened for two losers, a smarmy criminal and a cop who apparently will drop his principles for a hot girl.

    I want her out if this triangle of suck!

    Sami works with neither of these characters. For nearly five years, she's become a one-note, less than character. She's not even really leading her own stories anymore.

    Sami is stuck to parasites and they are sucking the life out of her character.

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  22. Ok CJ who you think you are seriously ?!
    What i know it is that your posts seem totally self-righteous and...dare i say it... dumb lol.
    Actually people online have to say "i believe" or "i think" and "IMHO" if they want other people to take their posts at least a little seriously, it is also a sign of respect and show that they are aware that their opinion is just one opinion among many many others, it show that we can respect their POV because they respect other POV. Otherwise we just don't care or just avoid these "i know everything" type of posts like yours. Simple as that.
    As for Sami, the character actually was changed above all when they decided to pair her once again with Lucas back in 2007; they wanted her to be an heroine who could sacrifice herself for her family and save Lucas in order to make them a rooting couple (it is a big waste and very sad because they could have written her as herself back in the day who f..k off all her family when her Austin/Carrie scheme was revealed with Ej by her side, finally we could have had an awesome gray supercouple with Ej and Sami with a powerful and still conniving Sami Brady, with a guy who accepts her, this character deserved it..but no the writers were just some morons like now), the only moments in 5 years where we saw a glimpse of the real/old Sami was when she was with Ej, she was in control most of the time, bitchy, feisty, yes even hateful and cold but also very fiery and complex and then..gag.. it got worse when Rafe came in and she really became an helpless damsell in distress : totally out of character, one-note and of course a real character assasination.

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  23. Are you sure you're not dumb?

    LOL. For someone sounding as though you think there is only one person responding to you, that's funny.

    I'm sorry you lost your favorites and the one that's left is unrecognizable. Believe me, having watched this show do that to my favorite for more years than I can count, I do sympathize. It sucks.

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  24. We get it CJ that "you don't care what people say". But guess what when posts are so rude and obnoxious and delusional like yours we also don't care either !
    And i disagree completely with your post (not surprising..lol) : everyone should state that it is just their opinion..even ..online..duh !
    Finally that is just your posts who are sad..more sad that the current state of this soap..and it says a lot...

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  25. Oh for cripes sake, Days sucks ass! It is Corday, Tomlin and Higley's fault. The actors through their characters try their best to chicken salad out of chicken shit. Unfortunately, Higley excels at serving up the shit. I'm a fan of EJami but I am not going to blame Safe or any of the actors/actresses for the poor ratings. The show is garbage, pure and simple and it gets worse with each passing day. If it were written well, I'd watch no matter who was on screen because it's the writing ultimately that will pull this viewer in. But continue the blame game -- all of you. Corday/Higley/Tomlin love it because it absolves them all from any fault for producing a stinky pile of poo of a show.

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  26. Last anonym i just totally agree with you, so well said !

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  27. Actually, I think Days is Awesome and has been for the past 4 years!!! However, the Rafe-Sami pairing is weak and EJ does need a love interest. I did enjoy EJ and Nicole together; they could have been a diabolical little duo. Also, I'm disappointed with the characters, EJ (and Stefano) being drawn so one dimensional; i.e., EJ and Stefano, the evil, versus those good ol' Brady's: It's so cliché. The character, Sami is no saint for sure; in fact, she is downright hideous in terms of moral character. The Sami character is drawn without empathy or compassion and yet asks the writers ask the audience to feel sympathy for her. So in sum, the Sami and EJ characters need some re-tooling. Moving onto Rafe: ugh, he's so douchey and whiney. The character is so irritating and self-righteous. When will they have Fr. Matt petition for the character's canonization? I think the writers really need to re-visit his past and have his deceased fiancé's psychotic sister visit him again. We really need to know more about what makes him tick and he should be drawn with some flaws and imperfections. Hell, no one is as prissy and perfect as that character is written. Too, I think the producers made a mistake killing off Ariana. She was interesting and had a lovely spark and would have made a great love interest for EJ.

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  28. Actually, I think Days is Awesome and has been for the past 4 years!!! However, the Rafe-Sami pairing is weak and EJ does need a love interest. I did enjoy EJ and Nicole together; they could have been a diabolical little duo. Also, I'm disappointed with the characters, EJ (and Stefano) being drawn so one dimensional; i.e., EJ and Stefano, the evil, versus those good ol' Brady's: It's so cliché. The character, Sami is no saint for sure; in fact, she is downright hideous in terms of moral character. The Sami character is drawn without empathy or compassion and yet the writers ask the audience to feel sympathy for her. So in sum, the Sami and EJ characters need some re-tooling. Moving onto Rafe: ugh, he's so douchey and whiney. The character is so irritating and self-righteous. When will they have Fr. Matt petition for the character's canonization? I think the writers really need to re-visit his past and have his deceased fiancé's psychotic sister visit him again. We really need to know more about what makes him tick and he should be drawn with some flaws and imperfections. Hell, no one is as prissy and perfect as that character is written. Too, I think the producers made a mistake killing off Ariana. She was interesting and had a lovely spark and would have made a great love interest for EJ.

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  29. I wish EJ were in Port Charles. Then he could be a very bad man and still have a love interest and lead a full life. Instead he's stuck in Salem under Dena Higley's poison pen and Corday's borefest vision.

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  30. Actually anonym a great love interest actually it is THE perfect love interest for Ej is already there and her name is Sami Brady but TPTB don't want to write for them, simple as that.

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  31. The show was nor never will be as good as when Jack and Jennifer (Ashford an Reeves)are on it together. The best in terms of acting, character development, romance, chemistry, and humor. Noone can touch them. period. (In my opinion:)

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  32. It is insulting to bring Jennifer back and say Jack would leave her to go find himself after everything that they have been through. I stopped watching Days any time Jack left, and they will not get me back with this lame Jennifer return. Shame on Corday.

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