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|esp13||Jun 3 2009, 12:04 PM|
I can't find comprehensive ratings going that far back. I know that Corday credited Tomlin with coming in and "saving Days" back in the early '80's and one of the stories he pointed to was Jessica's mental illness storyline. Looking at the yearly ratings that are available, I know that Kim's abuse storyline played out in like 1984 or 1985 and the ratings were a 7.1 in 1984-85 and 7.2 in 1985-86. Steve's childhood stuff played out primarily in the spring of 1987 and the ratings that year were a 7.0. So, it doesn't look like those storylines killed the ratings or anything, particularly as Days rose from 7th to 4th in the rankings over that time period. However without the weekly ratings it's almost impossible to know. I have no idea when DJ died, so I can't even look that one up, I'm afraid.
Your point is well-taken that perhaps those storylines did not do well in the ratings and that is why his parents told Ken not to tell those kinds of stories. But, I have a lot of respect for Ted and Betty Corday, so I think they knew you could tell those stories if you were committed to telling them well.
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