During the period from July 19 to September 8, 2017, the number 1 story on Days of Our Lives was the Raines story. This conclusion is based on the common denominator among the stories that aired on the four episodes with the highest number of viewers during this time period. In each of these four episodes, the common denominator was the Raines story.
During the time period specified above, the Days episode with the highest number of viewers aired on September 6. In this episode, Raines was apprehended as Dario's silent partner in the crime of counterfeit money. Also, Nicole got custody of her daughter, Holly, and John and Marlena's planned escape from Bayview Sanitarium failed.
The Days episode with the second highest number of viewers aired on August 30, 2017. In this episode, Myron fingered Raines to Hope and Rafe as Dario's accomplice. Also, John and Marlena planned their escape from Bayview Sanitarium that ultimately failed.
The Days episode with the third highest number of viewers aired on August 24. In this episode, Brady told Victor that Nicole killed Deimos.
The Days episode with the fourth highest number of viewers aired on August 28. In this episode, Rafe and Hope discussed Raines with Abe. Also, Lucas found Anjelica dead in his bed.
Congratulations to Aaron D. Spears (Raines) and the rest of the Days cast members who aired during this period on a job well done.