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Aug 30 2007, 09:50 AM
Aug 30 2007, 10:34 AM
Aug 30 2007, 09:36 AM
Mason AKA Hogan
Aug 29 2007, 03:01 PM
Regardless of how you feel about Drake, you have to realize how important he is for the wellbeing of the show, particularly now of all times. They'd only be shooting themselves in the foot if they fired him.

I disagree. He was off screen all last summer and the ratings were a 2.7. He and Marlena/De come back and they have done nothing to improve the ratings. Their scenes are horrid and I FF through most of them.

The show was in a whole different state last summer. So you cannot use last summer's ratings to prove that point. I mean, IMO, the show is a lot better now than it was last summer, and it's still lower in the ratings. I blame Jeff Zucker's comment about DAYS possibly not being renewed after 2009, and that is why a lot of people pulled out. And it's not like it was a comment that only internet fans heard. This was posted in actual publications that most of the country reads. Fans that are not on the interent, they read this and they don't know that Corday and Sony are taking steps to keep the show on the air. They don't know that Ed Scott was just hired. Hell, they don't even know who Ed Scott is. A lot of DAYS fans are not on the interent, so they don't know what we do. They probably pulled out and aren't coming back.

Of course I can (in regards to the bold part). The show was better and the ratings were higher. In your opinion the show is better. In my opinion until the LUMI marriage is ended, TTS is off the air, and more respect is shown to women, the show will not better not in the least. There is major work to be done to recover from all the ills Hogan has done.

I also think you don't give people enough credit. It wasn't the internet that saved Jericho, it was word of mouth fans that sent all those peanuts to the studio. And people don't just "give up" just because one network says a show is over. Several successful shows have switched networks and their original network in the end was kicking themselves. And you know which network it's happened to most? NBC. They dumped both JAG and Baywatch and both went on to be very successful in Prime Time and in reruns. Baywatch is still seen all over the world and NBC has no piece of the pie. JAG is still shown every day in syndication and NBC has no piece of that pie either.

Fans have left because the show was going down a big stink hole. Fans will come back if the show ever decides to improve. They didn't leave because of Jeff Zuckers comments, they left because Hogan's writing SUCKS.

I have a tendency to agree with you. As a fan of DAYS, I wouldn't let Zucker's comments keep me from watching, even if I did believe the end is coming in 2009. I think the #1 reason for the ratings drop is the bad stories and horrible balance we saw from January through April. Fans left in droves and so far haven't come back. I mean...we had one whole episode during that time that was devoted to Nick and Chelsea discussing whether or not she was a virgin. Really riveting stuff. The show was simply bad and didn't even feel like DAYS any more, so a lot of fans tuned out. Until they are confident the show is improving, they won't come back. Some probably NEVER will, but I think that doesn't hold true for everyone. I have friends and my sisters who have told me to let them know whenever the show is good again, and they will tune in. So while Zucker's comments didn't help, I think some people are giving him too much credit. And if the show does jump networks, I think fans can/will follow. People don't watch DAYS just because it's on NBC; who has that kind of network loyalty?

As for the possible demise of John Black, I have mixed feelings. It's always sad to lose a longtime character, but over the last five years I've lost a lot of interest in John. In the 90s he was an important and interesting character; now...I don't care so much. Maybe because he's been rewritten so many times, maybe because he's not had a great story in a long time, maybe because DAYS has several actors who are more talented and more appealing...I don't know the reason, but I don't think I'd miss him much. Yes, if he goes DAYS may lose some of that fervent J/M fanbase, but they are never happy anyway and their negativity does nothing to help the show. The sane, normal fanbase (which I believe is the majority) will probably be sad but will hopefully keep watching anyway and get invested in the rest of the show. Because really, John and Marlena haven't done much since the SSK story anyway. If Drake leaves, it would be sad, though; I have had favorites leave and it was very depressing and upsetting. I hope if this happens Marlena stays and gets a good, emotional story out of it. Her loss would be much worse than John's; however, I do feel that the HUGE impact to DAYS would be if they ever lose Bo and Hope. They have become the heart and soul of DAYS, IMHO.
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