February 11, 2016

NBC announced today that Days of our Lives has been renewed for a 51st season. The long-running series began over half a century ago, premiering in 1965 as a half-hour drama and expanding to a full hour 10 years later. The show has won a total of 43 Daytime Emmy Awards, including last year's win for Outstanding Daytime Drama.

Days of our Lives is the network's last-remaining soap opera on its afternoon schedule. It saw an uptick in its ratings late last year while celebrating its 50th anniversary. During the week of November 2-6 the show averaged an almost 2-year high of 2.72 million viewers, carrying its momentum over to the new year with a slight increase on that number in early January.