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2013 Year-End Episode Rankings & Stats; Top 15 News and coming soon....stats for 1965-2013!
Topic Started: Jan 1 2014, 05:51 PM (2,563 Views)
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COMING SOON: The updated episode rankings for the show's entire history, from 1965-2013!

TOP 15 FOR 2013 INCLUDES TWO NEW ADDITIONS: Freddie Smith (Sonny), in his second full-year with "Days" and Greg Vaughan (Eric), in his first full-year with "Days", both made the top 15 for the first time in their "Days" careers. Here's how many times the others have been in the Top 15: Alison Sweeney (Sami, 20th time), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, 17th time), Lauren Koslow (Kate, 12th time), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, 12th time), James Scott (EJ, 7th time), Shawn Christian (Daniel, 6th time), Eileen Davidson (Kristen, 6th time), Eric Martsolf (Brady, 5th time), Galen Gering (Rafe, 5th time), Camila Banus (Gabi, 2nd time), Blake Berris (Nick, 2nd time), Kate Mansi (Abigail, 2nd time) and Chandler Massey (Will, 2nd time). For all the info on the Top 15 through the years, please visit http://www.jason47.com/days/top15.html

MONTHLY LEADERS: Shawn Christian (Daniel) led the monthly rankings for just the 3rd time in his "Days" career (6/10, 8/12, 12/13). Meanwhile, Alison Sweeney (Sami) who was tied for the lead this month, has now led the monthly rankings 40 times (2/95, 8/95, 6/96, 9/96, 8/97, 5/98, 6/98, 7/98, 8/98, 12/98, 9/99, 2/01, 3/02, 8/02, 8/03, 12/03, 11/04, 5/05, 8/05, 9/05, 12/05, 3/06, 6/06, 7/06, 8/06, 4/07, 5/07, 8/07, 10/07, 11/07, 12/07, 10/08, 8/10, 3/12, 9/12, 10/12, 1/13, 2/13, 5/13, 12/13).

DECADE LEADERS UPDATED: Find out who is leading this decade (2010-2013) in the episode rankings: http://www.jason47.com/days/2010sepisodes.html

DIRECTOR/WRITER DATABASE UPDATED WITH 2013 STATS: Check out the updated Director & Script Writer database, which includes a complete look at every episode's writer and director from 2002-2013. Find out who has written and directed the most episodes in the past 12 years. All that and more at http://www.jason47.com/days/directorwriterdatabase.html

DAILY CAST CHART: Review each day's cast list from December 2013 at http://www.jason47.com/days/castcharts2013.html

2013 Episode Rankings. Here's how many episodes each actor has appeared in this year (1/1/13-12/31/13), out of a total of 253 episodes. For the complete list, please visit http://www.jason47.com.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 173
2. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 165
3. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 161
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 161
5. Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera) 154
6. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 150
7. Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) 145
8. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 142
9. Chandler Massey (Will Horton) 133
10. Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) 132

December Episode Rankings. Here's how many episodes each actor has appeared in this month (12/1/13-12/31/13), out of a total of 22 episodes. For the complete list, please visit http://www.jason47.com.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 18
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 18
3. Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) 17
*. Chandler Massey (Will Horton) 17
*. Casey Moss (J.J. Deveraux) 17
6. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 16
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 16
8. Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) 15
9. Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) 14
*. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 14
*. Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) 14
*. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 14

SET TOTALS: December 2013:
Horton Town Square...19
Horton Living Room...16
Nurses' Station...16
Sonny/Will/Gabi's Apartment...16
Brady Pub...15
Club TBD....14
Daniel's Apartment...13
Horton Town Square Private Area...12
Kiriakis Mansion...12
Park...11
DiMera Mansion...10
Theresa's Apartment...8
Daniel's Office...5
Jordan's Bedroom...5
Eric's Hospital Room...4
Lake Area with Water Tank...4
Rafe's Transitional Apartment...4
Dr. Chyka's Tropical Limbo...3
Gabi's Bedroom...3
Miles' Office (Titan TV)...3
Rafe's Hospital Room...3
Hope's Office...2
Jennifer's Office...2
Nicole's Office (Titan TV)...2
Int. Sonny's Apartment Closet...2
Cafe Limbo...1
EJ/Sami Bedroom (DiMera)...1
Eric's Bedroom (Pub)...1
Father Matt's Desk...1
Hospital Conference Room...1
Hospital Exam Room...1
Hospital Waiting Area...1
JJ's Bedroom (Horton)...1
Kate's Desk Limbo...1
Lake/2nd Area...1
Lake/3rd Area...1
Sonny & Will's Bedroom...1

DIRECTORS & SCRIPT WRITERS:
12/2/13: Steven Williford & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/3/13: Albert Alarr & David Cherrill
12/4/13: Albert Alarr & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/5/13: Herb Stein & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/6/13: Herb Stein & David Cherrill
12/9/13: Grant A. Johnson & Richard Culliton
12/10/13: Grant A. Johnson & Carolyn Culliton
12/11/13: Albert Alarr & Melissa Salmons
12/12/13: Steven Williford & Janet Iacobuzio
12/13/13: Steven Williford & Janet Iacobuzio
12/16/13: Alison Sweeney & David Cherrill
12/17/13: Herb Stein & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/18/13: Phil Sogard & Melissa Salmons
12/19/13: Steven Williford & Carolyn Culliton
12/20/13: Phil Sogard & Richard Culliton
12/23/13: Herb Stein & Richard Culliton
12/24/13: Steven Williford & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/25/13: Steven Williford & Jeanne Marie Ford
12/26/13: Herb Stein & Richard Culliton
12/27/13: Steven Williford & Carolyn Culliton
12/30/13: Steven Williford & David Cherrill
12/31/13: Steven Williford & David Cherrill

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Edited by Jason47, Jan 1 2014, 05:58 PM.
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It's like these are lists of reasons Lysie tuned out in 2013.
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"Right now what I like most about Aiden is Hope" ~ DC

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Sami (20th time)
Didn't AS celebrate her 20th anniversary this year? Means AS has been in the top rankings every year she's been on Days. (i don't even know what emoticon would properly show my feelings about this - but it's definitely not a positive one.)
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I hope to see a lot less of Dan the great in the new year!
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"Right now what I like most about Aiden is Hope" ~ DC

moving this from Jason's other newly-created thread, since it fits more appropriately here:

It's great that no one was in more than 70% of the episodes. However, there's almost a 10 episode gap between Ali (#1) & Shawn (#2) - which is about the same gap as last year, except that #2 was James. There are a few more people who reached triple digits in terms of episodes in the year, but most of those 100+ people had 130, 140, or 150 episodes. Last year, only 5 people had more than 125 episodes. This year, 11 people did. That basically means that the focus of the year has been on this almost dozen characters, and anyone else became a pop-up/occasional support. I'd actually rather have a more even distribution of characters. There are so many characters on the show (including quite a fair number that this past year got maybe 1/3 of the airtime of the top 11) that it doesn't make sense to focus on the same small group all year long. Yes, I know that the show must always revolve around Sami (& EJ by extension) above anyone else :rolleyes: , but a break from constant/consistent focus on Fetch & WilSon would be nice. (Bristen is a mute point since Eileen left the show, and you can't really put Ericole as a "focus couple" since they haven't really been consistently in each other's orbits and they've been involved in separate stories, and Eric was a key player in Kristen's plotting against Marlena.) I have no explanations for all the Gabi & Abby from this past year, other than Camilla's episode total skyrocketing thanks to Gabi's almost constant presence (along with the other players) the last 2 months regarding Nick's plans for NYC & murder.
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Thanks Jason, nice to see James and Ali at the top.
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yak Daniel #2
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Supergirlx2
Jan 1 2014, 05:57 PM
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Sami (20th time)
Didn't AS celebrate her 20th anniversary this year? Means AS has been in the top rankings every year she's been on Days. (i don't even know what emoticon would properly show my feelings about this - but it's definitely not a positive one.)
She celebrated her 20th anniversary in January, so this was actually her 21st year on the show. She did not make the list in 2001.

She placed 18th in 2001:

1. Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) 190
2. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 189
3. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 167
4. Jason Cook (Shawn Brady) 164
5. Kyle Lowder (Brady Black) 148
6. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady-136/Gina Von Amberg-6) 136
7. Renee Jones (Lexie Carver) 133
8. Drake Hogestyn (John Black) 126
9. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 117
10. Farah Fath (Mimi Lockhart) 114
11. Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker) 111
12. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 104
13. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans Black) 103
14. Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) 100
15. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 99
16. Julianne Morris (Greta Von Amberg) 94
17. Matt Cedeno (Brandon Walker) 93
18. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 92
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 92
Edited by Jason47, Jan 1 2014, 06:09 PM.
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I realize that technically one thing isn't related to another but it's ridiculous that Ali is that high with them working around her schedule.
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"Right now what I like most about Aiden is Hope" ~ DC

Jason47
Jan 1 2014, 06:07 PM
Supergirlx2
Jan 1 2014, 05:57 PM
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Sami (20th time)
Didn't AS celebrate her 20th anniversary this year? Means AS has been in the top rankings every year she's been on Days. (i don't even know what emoticon would properly show my feelings about this - but it's definitely not a positive one.)
She celebrated her 20th anniversary in January, so this was actually her 21st year on the show. She did not make the list in 2001.

She placed 18th in 2001:
oh no! how could TPTB let that happen? ;)

it's kinda sad that she didn't even miss the top 15 either time she went on maternity leave.

the fact that she's pretty much been at the top for her entire run should be reason enough to take a break from her. every other character has gotten a break - except her! (i guess her 2001 numbers would be her "break" - can TPTB do that again?)
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Rafe proves EJ is a little bitch

Jason47
Jan 1 2014, 06:07 PM
She placed 18th in 2001:

1. Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) 190
2. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 189
3. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 167
4. Jason Cook (Shawn Brady) 164
5. Kyle Lowder (Brady Black) 148
Ah, those figures make me nostalgic. The teen scene, particular Kirsten Storms' Belle, is what got me into this show in the first place.
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Jason47
Jan 1 2014, 05:51 PM
Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 173
2. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 165
3. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 161
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 161
:facepalm:
(I hope 2014 will look better and I'll get a reason to tune in)
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Jason, thank you for posting. It always pleasantly surprises me what a strong cast Days has now. The script writing staff includes so many former head writers - amazing. Thank you for your all your work on behalf of Days fans.
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Jason47
Jan 1 2014, 05:51 PM
Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 173
2. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 165
3. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 161
*. James Scott (E.J. DiMera) 161
Hmm, which two couples do you think TomSell is most invested in? Any takers?
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Jan 1 2014, 07:34 PM
Jason, thank you for posting. It always pleasantly surprises me what a strong cast Days has now. The script writing staff includes so many former head writers - amazing. Thank you for your all your work on behalf of Days fans.
Lol. I feel exactly the opposite about the cast. I remember 10 years ago though being worried about losing even one person during the SSK because I liked them all. Now, I long for a cast purge. One that will either cut out my remaining investments for one that will eliminate basically the entire top 15.
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Princess

Honestly, why is Ali Sweeney getting so many episodes? She's lacklustre and there's nothing hat great about her acting or the character of Sami. She's not even that great of a host on the biggest loser. I think tptb would get more viewers if Jennifer and Sami's character got less significant airtime this year. It's just annoying and boring. I'd much rather watch interesting women like hope, Nicole, Kristen, kayla, Adrienne, and Kate. Theresa is great too. Ali's days are overs. There is a reason she's never been nominated or won an Emmy. She's overhyped and shoved down our throats.
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❤Freddie❤

Jason47
Jan 1 2014, 06:07 PM
Supergirlx2
Jan 1 2014, 05:57 PM
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Sami (20th time)
Didn't AS celebrate her 20th anniversary this year? Means AS has been in the top rankings every year she's been on Days. (i don't even know what emoticon would properly show my feelings about this - but it's definitely not a positive one.)
She celebrated her 20th anniversary in January, so this was actually her 21st year on the show. She did not make the list in 2001.

She placed 18th in 2001:

1. Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) 190
2. Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) 189
3. Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) 167
4. Jason Cook (Shawn Brady) 164
5. Kyle Lowder (Brady Black) 148
6. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady-136/Gina Von Amberg-6) 136
7. Renee Jones (Lexie Carver) 133
8. Drake Hogestyn (John Black) 126
9. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) 117
10. Farah Fath (Mimi Lockhart) 114
11. Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker) 111
12. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 104
13. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans Black) 103
14. Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) 100
15. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 99
16. Julianne Morris (Greta Von Amberg) 94
17. Matt Cedeno (Brandon Walker) 93
18. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 92
*. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 92
Gosh I sure do miss that top 5 & especially #17 :wub2:
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Thanks Jason. Love your site. Hogan Sheffer recently moved from New York to California to be closer to the "Days" studios in Burbank? That's interesting.
Edited by Reese, Jan 2 2014, 01:56 AM.
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Reese
Jan 2 2014, 01:52 AM
Thanks Jason. Love your site. Hogan Sheffer recently moved from New York to California to be closer to the "Days" studios in Burbank? That's interesting.
Is that an old news item you are referring to on my site? I remember typing that up when he first joined the show many years ago. But that's not a recent item, it's from when he first joined the show.
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Jason47
Jan 2 2014, 01:57 AM
Reese
Jan 2 2014, 01:52 AM
Thanks Jason. Love your site. Hogan Sheffer recently moved from New York to California to be closer to the "Days" studios in Burbank? That's interesting.
Is that an old news item you are referring to on my site? I remember typing that up when he first joined the show many years ago. But that's not a recent item, it's from when he first joined the show.
Thanks for clearing that up. :)
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