I am seriously thinking about getting rid of cable and going with streaming services. I have Britbox, Acorn, Prime and Netflix. I will probably add Peacock Premium. I really don’t watch network shows except for Days.
PS I am an older viewer and I have no problem with navigating streaming services. The opinion out there that older viewers can’t do internet services sets my teeth on edge. I can accept that they may not want to or can’t afford to but not that they can’t.
This tweet below brings up another point. He’s probably joking but the show might actually be able to do things they couldn’t on “daytime tv.” Could be good or bad.
Oh joy. /snark If it does happen then I will definitely stop watching. I prefer Days to be my fantasy happy place. I'm not a prude and I can have a filthy mouth at times but I think if this happens it will hurt the show.
Post by wildheartashley on Aug 5, 2022 10:03:18 GMT -5
I’m so relieved that Days isn’t being canceled. I have Spectrum as my cable,and they offered a promotional deal, where I could sign up for a free Premium Peacock account for a year. So I took the deal,and ran with it. I’m really liking the Premium Peacock,and I’ll continue to pay my 4.99 after my year is up. I’ve found a lot of shows to watch,and it’s very accessible and easy to navigate. I do hope that we get a back catalog of Days episodes to watch once the show moves to Peacock permanently. I’d love to see episodes from the 80s and early 90s.
Post by phloeforever on Aug 5, 2022 12:23:56 GMT -5
Probably an unpopular opinion, but don't really see why days couldn't have continued to stay with NBC continuing the yrs, if there isn't any hidden bts drama. The audience has probably been built up, through loving beyond salem anyway. What if international viewers, who live in the caribbean don't have peacock? I feel like maybe there might be proper ways to view days on YT, since this is happening.
Since Beyond Salem is only on premium, I expect the regular show will be too. At least for a while until the new of it wears off and they've gotten all the money they can from it by making it exclusive on Premium.
I'm dubious they actually have the full back catalog digitized and ready to go in terms of music (they either have to shell out for the original music or go through and mute/replace every song they've licensed, especially in the 80s and 90s episodes) and actor residuals and whatnot. I'm very ready to be surprised, though! I suspect we'll get yearly highlights or special episodes from throughout the run or something, at least to begin.
I'll be BLUNT. In the general sense when you encompass the entire spectrum of Days viewers this is HORRIBLE news. For those applauding the fact that Days wasn't cancelled (yet) they are scraping the bottom of the barrel. What could have at least taken some of the sting out of the announcement was that Days was renewed for another two years running I think through the spring of 2025. But that was NOT announced so Days future is STILL in limbo folks, new arrangement or not.
Granted some viewers won't mind the changeover and some may find it more convenient. Fine they can live happily ever after in that bubble. But for most this runs the gamut from minor to major inconvenience all the way to a death knell.
In the back of my mind, I thought Days might move to Peacock, if it wasn't cancelled, after their current contract runs out. But lo and behold NBC couldn't wait to jettison its historic show off into streaming/cable land. A second-string platform any way you slice it folks. And since it has been farmed out, I am concerned the production values may slip even further. Some have mentioned a possible upgrade on that score, but I can't figure how when the viewership will inevitably drop. Time will tell but a noticeable drop in production values would be very concerning.
This move is a typical modern day mobster maneuver from cable companies. Up your tier and pay load or you MISS OUT. And couple that with NBC's lack of interest in the show, fully evident with their constant news interruptions where many of the other major stations continued on with their regular programming. It is only fitting Days will be replaced with a general news show. As if there aren't enough news channels on TV already. What a slap in the face. The company is putting a cheery face on things. It is similar to when a magazine you subscribe to is going bimonthly instead of monthly and they act like they are doing YOU a favor.
So, who will miss out including some of the members on this site which is very sad to think about. The viewers hurt most will be those who have income issues, so it is a discriminating move as well.
1 - People who receive their TV thru an antenna with no cable hook up
2 - People who have a lower tier cable service will now have to pay more money just to receive the Peacock Premium channel. I am not certain they will have to only pay say 4.99 bucks (plus taxes of course) extra a month or even more if it requires them to jump to a higher tier to access the channel.
When the infamous "All My Children" soap opera was cancelled, they resurrected if for a brief while with an online only show which failed miserably. Times have changed since then so streaming has become a big thing now. But it still will limit Days overall audience.
NBC made a terrible decision several years ago when it decided to end its relationship with Wimbledon the prized tennis tournament. And with ESPN now with the rights the coverage has suffered. Farming out Days ranks with that decision as the worst NBC has made in recent times. And a slap in the face of the soap industry in general.
I believe, though I am not 100% positive, that I will be able to access the show for free on my cable since I am on a certain cable tier. But until I access Peacock, which I plan to do within a couple of weeks or so, I won't officially say I am on board to watch the show.
But that is my situation. I feel for those who aren't so lucky and will be faced with a terrible monetary dilemma. Some people won't be able to afford the upgrades necessary to watch the show. And that is a tragedy.
You don't need cable to watch Peacock. I think that may be a point of confusion for some people.
My mother-in-law who is almost 80 mastered streaming since my father-in-law no longer wanted to pay for cable.
Peacock has a wide variety of programming. They have all of the current NBC shows plus exclusive made for Peacock series. They also have many favorites including The Office, Downton Abbey,Everybody loves Raymond, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Two and a Half Men, Cheers, Frasier, Roseanne, House, Alf, Charmed, Hunter, Law and Order shows, Monk, Real Housewives, Parenthood,and Parks and Rec. They have older classic shows like Good Times, Sanford and Son,Little House on the Prairie, Alfred Hitchcock, Columbo, Father Knows Best, Highway to Heaven, Knight Rider, Leave it Beaver, Married with Children, Murder She Wrote, Punky Brewster, Quantum Leap, Saturday Night Live (47 seasons), Saved by the Bell, Carol Burnett Show, Dick Van Dyke Show, and Johnny Carson. That's not nearly everything plus there are movies and some sports.
One thing I’m wondering about is If the number of episodes will change or the show length will. Are the shows still going to be released daily in the evenings? When I watch Days on Peacock now I can’t usually access that day’s episode until about 7:00 pm. I wonder if they will release them earlier since most people are used to watching during the day and they won’t be on the network anymore.
I’m glad the show is still on but I am still worried they will gradually reduce the show to less episodes or smaller episodes. Hopefully it will get a lot of support and maybe even exceed expectations.
One other thing. What are they going to replace it with, the 9th hour of the Today show? WTH wants to watch that ALL day? Same with talk shows, they all have the same guests on. I know they are cheaper to produce but come on. Try a little.
Not sure but I believe the episode for the day will be broadcast at 8:00PM EST. That is a downgrade since it comes on at noon where I live.
As far as the particulars about the show I assume it will run about the same time, but it is a good question. Will it still be on five times a week? Again, I assume those things will remain the same, but you never know.
As for people who want to access Peacock without cable, I am pretty darn sure it will cost money. I'm guessing anywhere between five to 15 dollars a month. Not being part of that streaming world, I am not sure many streaming companies pick up Peacock original programming. Past stuff probably but original stuff I'm not so sure.
The main point here is it will likely cost streaming customers money to now watch Days whereas it was free on NBC. And if by chance your streaming service picks it up for free one still has to pay a streaming service fee.
Bottom line is for the majority of customers who don't have a special Xfinity tier set up it will cost them money to watch Days on Peacock. So, what was basically "free" programming for 57 years Days will now be on a pay tier for many. That is not a good trade off.