‘Days of Our Lives’ Makes Drama-Free Switch from NBC to Peacock
Legendary soap opera "Days of our Lives" has made the switch from network television to a streaming service and now we'll see just how dedicated its fans are.
It's been 57 years since the daytime soap took to the airwaves. For decades, millions of fans have been dedicated daily viewers, including many in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Starting this week, the hour-long drama will no longer be seen on NBC 10 in Providence and Boston as it has moved exclusively to streaming on NBC Universal's Peacock
While the change might pose a challenge to some older viewers, it wouldn't surprise me if many people have no problem making the switch -- especially with streaming services being relatively inexpensive.
During the summer months when I was younger, I'd sit with my grandmother and watch the "Days" drama unfold for weeks at a time. While I may not be a super dedicated viewer these days, I thought I'd get the reaction of some people who are,
"I switched six years ago" from NBC to Peacock, Heidi Dube of New Bedford said. "Kinda wished I had put the money I saved each month from cable away."
Greg Agahigian of Watertown said: 'Was already watching it on (Peacock) anyway given all the times it got preempted."
He has a point there. How many times would NBC interrupt the soap for breaking news or a presidential address and always right at the good parts? No more of that and no more constant commercial interruptions either.
Kenzie Martson of Dartmouth is on board. "I'll be watching on Peacock," she said matter-of-factly.
Even Fun 107's very own mid-day lady, Nancy Hall, is making the switch.
"Personally I haven't watched "DOOL" live in years. Being on the air until 2 meant finding a new way to watch the show a long time ago, so when they started streaming episodes on Peacock I was all in. The switch was very easy. I can watch when I want and there are less commercials, so win-win if you ask me."
In case you were curious about Peacock Premium, the platform is running a promotion at $1.99 for 12 months or $19.99 for the year.
At that price, it makes complete sense to switch. Between that and Netflix, I'm still paying way less than I would if I had cable.
As for what NBC plans to do with the old "Days" slot, a one-hour news show called "NBC News Daily" is on tap.