DAYS of Our Lives fans have admitted a key change to the show actually “feels so right,” despite not originally thinking it would.
The show has moved to Peacock, after more than five decades on NBC, and viewers have discovered a few positives to this switch.
On Friday, Days of Our Lives wrapped up its 57-run on NBC.
The show then made its debut as an exclusive to the streaming service Peacock on Monday.
While many fans were originally furious about this historic change, some have started to come around to the advantages of the move.
For one, there are fewer commercials distracting from the actual program.
One DOOL fan explained to others: “Days Of Our Lives was 37 minutes on NBC but it was stretched out longer due to commercial ads.
“On Peacock you get one or two ads then back to episode.”
A second shared: “You only get SEVEN minutes of ads on Peacock!
“So unlike with NBC, you don’t even have to sit through 20 minutes of ads to get back to the drama!”
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Another positive, fans said, was that the show will no longe be disrupted by breaking news reports, as it sometimes was on NBC during its daytime slot.
“Just watched @DaysPeacock on @peacockTV and it was great,” one viewer tweeted. “No fast forwarding thru commercials or news interruptions!!!”
Another positive for fans was not having to wait until the afternoon to watch it air, or until after work to watch it recorded, as they could instead watch it just as their day begins.
One happy fan admitted: “I love it that the show is up before I go to work. Now I can watch and have a full day to discuss.”
Another shared: “I enjoyed waking up to watch @DaysPeacock #DaysofourLives #DAYS #DOOL on @peacockTV.
“Starting my day off with Days is a good thing.”
A third gushed: “Watching a new #DAYS first thing in the morning feels so right.”
A fourth said Monday’s new episode was “pretty amazing,” and they’re excited to make streaming the show part of their “morning routine every day now.”
Another said that they made sure to watch “first thing” in the morning because they have no plans on “giving up on Days after watching for 5 decades.”
For others, though, that’s exactly what they plan to do.
One upset fan wrote: “Well! Bye #days!
“It’s been quite the 17 years or so. #DOOL (not getting Peacock just for this show lol)”
A second angry viewer tweeted: “it’s ridiculous that life long fans and loyal viewers of @daysofourlives will have to PAY to see it now… that’s quite a slap in the face.”
Prior to DAYS’ move, the streaming service was already home to DOOL’s spinoff series, Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem.
The second season of the show was released on the platform in July, dropping one of its five episodes each day over the course of a week.
The first season, which was also five episodes, came out on Peacock in September 2021.
This huge change for the flagship series comes as fans have started to become concerned about the show’s future.
Viewers started to notice a pattern in how many stars have been leaving the show, causing fans to wonder what’s going on behind the scenes.
To start with, Marci Miller‘s legacy character, Abigail Deveraux, was killed off the show, sending the show into a whole murder mystery storyline and effectively ending Abby and Chad DiMera’s love story.
Then, Victoria Konefal, who starred as Ciara Brady, also left the show, with her character sailing away from Salem.