‘Days of Our Lives’ Moving From NBC After Six Decades

‘Days of Our Lives’ has been broadcast on NBC since 1965.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf attend NBC's 'Days Of Our Lives' press event at Universal CityWalk on November 09, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Like sands through the hourglass, everything once broadcast on regular television seems to be moving to streaming services.

And you guessed it, that includes Days of Our Lives, which has been broadcast on NBC since 1965. But as of Sept. 12, you will only be able to catch the classic soap opera on Peacock.

Days of Our Lives is not new to Peacock, of course. The streaming service has already carried its spinoff, Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, as well as the spinoff movie, Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas.

And as Joe Otterson of Variety noted, the move to streaming is nothing new for just about anybody.

“This marks the latest movement of a legacy broadcast show to a streaming platform in recent times. Previously, ABC announced that Dancing with the Stars would leave the broadcast network in favor of Disney+,” Otterson wrote. “Season 31 of the show will now debut on that streaming service in September. CBS also shifted its shows SEAL Team and Evil to the streaming platform Paramount+ ahead of their new seasons.”

What is taking the time slot?

Meanwhile, NBC will fill the vacated Days of Our Lives slot with NBC News Daily — an hourlong program featuring the likes of Kate Snow, Aaron Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. That show will also be streamed simultaneously on Peacock, as well as NBC News Now.

“This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement with viewers,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

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  1. I THINK THIS SUCKS!!!!!!!! I HOPE IT FAILS. EVERYONE DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO STREAMING, AND OLDER CITIZENS DONT KNOW HOW TO DO IT.

    THIS IS ALL FOR ONE REASON $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    SHAME ON YOU NBC

  2. A slap in the face to its loyal followers. I have watched this since I was in my 20s and now in my 70s. I don’t stream.

  3. watched this show for all my life this is not how you end this . i wish they would end the show and stop the stupid wind it down to where we have closure on how it all went and make it make sense, then if you want to stream the show do that but start a new version

  4. I’m 81 and have watched days most of my adult life. I can’t afford to try to keep up with the costs of all these new things. Goodbye Days,it was good while it lasted.

  5. This really sucks, especially for those that do not have streaming service or can’t afford it. Typical NBC corporate greed, screw the little guy and long time viewers!!!!

  6. I think this really sucks. My sister and I have been watching it for years. My sister just turned 80 on August 2nd and she is really upset because she can’t afford the internet and has no desire for it, she is old school. She asked me what am I to do without days of our lives? It is just not right.

  7. I won’t watch it after it goes to streaming. That’s a horrible thing to do your audience. I’m sure others, like those above, won’t watch it either. The storyline has been going downhill and this won’t help. They will lose me!

  8. Just lost this long time viewer! Will not pay for streaming! Greedy bunch of jerks!
    PS: we do not need another news show!😡😡😡😡

  9. Not everyone can afford streaming. If you are on SS you just need the money to pay all your bills and medical insurance and medication so we don’t have extra to pay more so we can watch our shows. We have enough news shows to watch and we don’t need anymore. Can’t stream.

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