LIST OF "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" NATIONAL PREEMPTIONS FOR 2013:
Mon. 1/21/13 INAUGURATION DAY*
Mon. 5/29/13 FRENCH OPEN TENNIS (MEMORIAL DAY)**
Thu. 6/6/13 FRENCH OPEN TENNIS SEMIFNALS**
Fri. 6/7/13 FRENCH OPEN TENNIS SEMIFINALS
Mon. 9/2/13 PGA GOLF: DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP (Pacific Time Zone start time)
Thu. 11/28/13 NATIONAL DOG SHOW
Fri. 11/29/13 NHL HOCKEY
*WEATHER NOTE FOR 1/21/13: If weather causes outdoor events to be cancelled then coverage may conclude early. During the regular afternoon Days of Our Lives feed (1-2pm local time), NBC will have a stand-by episode prepared for possible re-instatement.
**REGARDING PREEMPTIONS FOR 5/29 and 6/6: These two preemptions are based on a press release from 2012: The French Open has extended its U.S. television contract with NBC through 2024. The new deal will add Memorial Day and Women's Semifinal coverage (in addition to the Men's Semifinal coverage) to the network. These two preemptions are not confirmed yet, but may happen, depending on the start time for tennis coverage on these two days.
LOCAL PREEMPTIONS FOR MOUNTAIN/PACIFIC TIME ZONES: Thursday 6/13/13 and Friday 6/14/13, "Days" will be airing in different time slots for these two days only. US Open Golf will be airing in the usual "Days" time slot. "Days" will air at its normal time for Eastern/Central time zones.
HISTORICAL NOTE: "Days of Our Lives" had its second-most amount of preemptions ever in 2012, with 17 preemptions. 1973 (due to the Watergate Hearings) is the leader with 25 preemptions that year.