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NBC's "Days of our Lives" continues its season long ratings momentum as the series delivered its biggest Women 18-49 audience in nearly three years, according to Nielsen Media Research data for the week of February 3-7, 2014. With a 1.1 rating, 7 share among women 18-49 and 0.6 rating among women 18-34, "DAYS" tied for fourth place among all broadcast network daytime series in the women 18-49 demographic and tied for fifth in women 18-34.
Best known for his singing stints in "Nashville Star" and "If I Can Dream," country music singer and actor Justin Gaston has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of Ben, who a casting call from last summer described as "early-to-mid 20s... midwestern or southern (very slight southern accent) country boy. He is utterly charming in his honest sincere approach to life and love. Ben can also sing and/or play the guitar, though it is not necessary." The actor began filming scenes in mid-October and will first air later this month.
"He's been cheating on his fiance for weeks and just when their affair heats up, someone's gonna get burned," states the newly released promo for NBC's "Days of our Lives" as it relates to the affair between EJ DiMera (James Scott) and Abby Deveraux (Kate Mansi) and Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) possibly catching the two in the act as they get it on in the shower!

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 11:27 PM EDT
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) held its "66th Annual Writers Guild Awards" in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York tonight, which honors Outstanding Achievement in Film, Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC's "Days of our Lives" beat out ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless." "The Bold and the Beautiful" opted to not submit itself for a nomination this year.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:36 PM EDT
Deborah Blackwell, the former general manager of Disney/ABC Cable Network Group's SOAPnet from 2001-2007, has died at the age of 63, reports Deadline Hollywood. She died yesterday, January 31, after a seven-year battle with Pick’s disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Blackwell was surrounded by family in Virginia at the time of her passing.
It's official: "Days of Our Lives" is the winner of Parade Magazine's "Soap Opera Showdown!" As we reported yesterday, Parade held a four-round tournament this week where fans could vote for their favorite soap opera to advance to the next round. "DAYS" defeated "Love of Life," "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Guiding Light" to advance to the finals yesterday.
This morning GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honors media that was published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. NBC's "Days of our Lives" was once again nominated for Outstanding Daily Drama. Incidentally, as the series was the only nominee, a GLAAD representative confirms that the series is the de facto award recipient. Last year, "DAYS" battled and won against CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful."