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RATINGS: Y&R Continues Its Struggle In Key Demos! Hits New Lows in Women 18-49 Viewers and More!

While an argument can be made that the ratings week of June 30th through July 4th is not the best week to judge how you favorite soap is doing in the ratings, with it being a holiday week with people leaving town for a long weekend early, the new ratings via SON show that The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives actually gained in total overall viewers, and gained in total viewers for the key women 18-49 women demo!

However, that cannot be said about The Young and the Restless which is continuing to lose viewers in major demos with this week illustrating that once again the number one soap is hitting  some new lows!  Y&R while continuing to stay at number one for the women 18-49 women demo in total viewers, still hit a new low of 623,000 and it was the second straight week of hitting a new low, and fifth new low in the past three months!  The women 18-49 rating share tied the soaps low for the fourth straight week!   And in the women 18-34 ratings share, Y&R is in fourth place of the four network soaps hitting an all-time low for the second week in a row.   However, Y&R still maintained its first place showing in the women 25-54 demo in total viewers.  For the ratings period of the four soaps, it was General Hospital that lost the most viewers with -175,000.

Total Viewers for the week below still show Y&R at number one.
1. Y&R 4,321,000 (-69,000/-75,000)
2. B&B 3,449,000 (+35,000/+26,000)
3. GH 2,808,000 (-175,000/+476,000)
4. DAYS 2,403,000 (+18,000/-194,000)

So, it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on Y&R for you, and what is not?  Even though we all know the series has lost some of it’s most popular stars through a variety of circumstances in the last year, what kind of story would get you sitting in your seat at home in front of the TV and computer to watch it every day if you seriously have been tuning out?  Share your thoughts below!

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su0000
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su0000

Y&R and BB get ratings numbers from 5 other territories than GH that is only in 50 states.. Inhabited territories of the United States; Nielsen Media Research tracks the viewing habits of U.S. television, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.. those county-equivalent areas that the FCC licenses on a regional basis. These areas include, in addition to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. The Gulf of Mexico is also included the– FCC licenses– on a regional basis. These areas include, in… Read more »

Joe Wells
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Joe Wells

I’ve always felt that the ratings should be an apples by apples comparison.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It would be an interesting experiment to schedule all remaining soaps at the same time period just to see if one could only watch one which one would it be? But ratings aren’t trying to measure quality of product, just trying to figure how many people might be watching any given program as a way to determine the value of the air time, for advertisers. Why people are watching, is not important to them. I think a new system to determine what to charge for air time and how to determine if there are enough viewers to warrant producing a… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Is DAYS counted in those areas?

su0000
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su0000

No, only CBS .. Y&R and BB ..

Nicole
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Nicole

Are you saying that GH isn’t shown in areas like PR and Guam because that is not true WPRU the ABC Puerto Rican affliate shows GH as well as one in Guam.

If it is a US territory then there is usually an affliate from each network (NBC, ABC, CBS etc) where their programming is shown. And as long as it is shown then it is counted by Neilsen so that theory does not work.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

@Nicole, you are correct. Thanks for posting.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I sincerely doubt the population in these other areas can account for such a large difference in the ratings all these years. It might have some impact, but not the impact you think it has. Ratings don’t measure entertainment value or excellence, just measure who is watching what at a certain time– and no one has to been watching the television set it just has to be on. And the funny thing is, this ratings system you are always trying to discredit, if it were working in GH’s favor you would be singing its praises. They are only four soaps… Read more »

William
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William

They need to get rid of that Dullan. He is bringing everything down!

brian
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brian

i disagree… and think there could plenty of viewers in this area.
It is really too bad there isn’t a way to find out. Perhaps Nelson could post a rating for y&r and bb’s viewership number in relation to the area the abc and nbc numbers come from.

GH50
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GH50

The U.S. Nielsen Ratings are based on 210 markets contained within the 50 states. But let’s take your premise at face value, the combined total population of the territories you list is 4 million people. U.S population is just under 320 million. GH’s viewership represents under 1% of the total population, about .9%. If the additional 1.5 million viewers for Y&R are coming from those territories outside the 50 states, then that means about 40% of the population of those territories are watching Y&R. So less than 1% of the people living in the 50 states watch soaps and 40%… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Huh?

Nicole
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Nicole

Lol. I think what people are disputing about Su000 theory is that there is not a level playing field when Nielsen counts the numbers. That simply is not true on two counts:

1. All the shows air in the US Territoies through their affiliates.

2. As another poster pointed out Nielsen bases their numbers on 210 markets in the 50 states.

Y&R does not have some advantages that the others don’t as far as the ratings are concerned. 🙂

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOL…but @GH50 I can kind of see what you’re saying…

Harry
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Harry

I wasn’t huh ing GH50, I was huh ing Ms Su000. And I wasn’t even trying to be snarky, it’s just numbers make give me vertigo.

Jerry T
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Jerry T

Bottom line is that Y&R is losing viewers because it’s horribly written, a bunch of newbies have been jammed down people’s throats, the acting is terrible, and fans want those actors fired/dumped/run off by JFP back on the show. I don’t care about a bunch of recasts. JFP did this and now she’s pushing Steve Farren Burton and Hunter Farren King as the main focus of the show. Y&R is in deep trouble, but will CBS and Sony do anything? Doesn’t look like it. Adios Y&R.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Well obviously, not the ones airing. I have never seen Y and R as bad as it is now. Nobody cares about Dylan being Paul’s son. No one cares about Austin and Summer. Boring Mariah. The list goes on

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I’m curious, if you could be head writer for the day, what kind of story line would put on? As fans we are quick to judge what we don’t like, so just for fun, maybe you could share what you would like to see. As for me I don’t think the general story is the problem but by the way they are being told. If the stories were being written with any skill, the writing would make us care– If soap writing was like music then Bill Bell who started this show was like a Mozart, and Shelly Altman is… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@Mary SF I will step up to the challenge since I detest what has happened at Y&R and no longer a regular viewer. Let’s bring on a long lost sister of Katherine Chancellor to challenge Victor for Chancellor Industries my first casting choice would be Elizabeth Hubbard but she is retired so ring up Erika Slezak I heard she is looking for a job. Write out Abby, Mariah, Tyler, Courtney, Hilary & Devon, Stitch & Kelly. Get Victoria back into Newman Enterprises running the makeup division. When Ashley returns get her back into the lab working on a new fragrance… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

@k/kay— some good ideas– isn’t it a shame the show has gotten to such a point that viewers rather make up their own stories in their heads and heard what others would do than watch the stuff being shown. Any other fans up for the challenge if you’re head writer what would you do?

Harry
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Harry

Ok kay! (My nick name for you) I love this idea–think Y&R NEEDS Erika Slezak. I love all your ideas, O Kay, but they won’t work if the writing doesn’t step it up.

Travis Thoimas
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Travis Thoimas

As much as I love your ideas, I think it’s also very important to truly develop the next generation. I’m a firm believer that all soaps need to get back to generational story telling. When Bill Bell originally created this soap, it focused on Young people and the older characters were supporting players. Those characters grew up, but he then created a new Younger set to replace those. I love all of these characters I grew up with, but there is only so much you can do with characters over the age of 50 without making them seem silly for… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@Travis I agree they need young people but these characters do not have any substance or hate to say it the actors just are not cutting it. Where are the young Mac& Billy, Colleen(played by Lyndsey Fonseca) & JT, Brittiany & Raul, Lilly & Daniel I could go on & on. They have major writing problems and casting. HK/Summer has grown as an actress this year a lot but why rush her in a romance with a kid she knew 2 weeks. Bringing on Camryn Grimes/Mariah huge mistake we all loved Cassie now we see a monster before us. Very… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Mary, I’ll give it a try. My overall approach: Ditch most of the newer characters, refocus on the “core” families, and add young ones from that: THE ABBOTTS: Facing a major health crisis, Dina Abbott Mergeron (recast with Elizabeth Hubbard) wants to rebuild her relationship with her children and returns to town. Fortunately, Dina survives (thanks the skilled medical treatment that she received at the Genoa City Hospital due to Dr. Nathan Hastings, Jr., who took up residency to fill the void after Stitch and sister decided to leave town). Feeling guilty over her past neglect of her children and… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

@ Barbara from Atlanta — you probably gave that more thought than the present writers do with some of their stories at times— what I liked was you trying to bring back some of the characters that were at the core of the show and using the history of the show instead of reinventing it. I wouldn’t mind the Brook’s family returning to GC. It would make sense with the explosion in cell phones, digital media etc, that media business should be in town, and using the Brook’s family would be such sweet nod to the beginnings of this show.… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

No kidding Y&R is losing viewers and the ratings are sagging – what did JFP and execs at Sony & CBS expect? Firing popular stars and churning out boring stories that are slow paced and drag on far too long don’t exactly draw viewers in. GH has been much better in terms of pacing and story – something new seems to always be happening on GH, whereas on Y&R we have to wait weeks and months for serious stuff to happen, ditto for big revelations and reveals of secrets. on GH, everything seems to happen faster, all while the show… Read more »

Joe Wells
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Joe Wells

…and where is the REAL Phylllis, on GH. Hmmm, funny that! 😉

Cathy
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Cathy

GH isn’t doing good either NOT just Y&R. Let’s be fair. Y&R is still #1 and while I might not be a fan of JFP at least she isn’t doing stunts and ruining every GH character and GH couple like FV and RC are doing on GH. Ruining a legacy character like Robin to move Patrick on is not necessary. How about working with Kimberly McCullough like FV does for others and make her a deal she can’t refuse. Please I don’t buy into AS directing over KMc, the same Kimberly McCullough who watched GH directors from a child on… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Another poster hung up on Kimberly McCullough and the character of Robin. Like she’s the only character in the history of the show. Let me know where it was that Kimberly ever said publicly that she was willing and able to return to GH full-time. People spout off all these conspiracy theories about Frank Valentini refusing to make a deal with her, but they have no evidence to back it up. All I’ve ever seen is her say that GH will always be her home, and she likes to come back when he can. Which is exactly what Frank has… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I dunno, Mike. I am not a numbers person and trying to wrap my right brain dominant mind around the number swilling in the posts above just made me dizzier than I already am. I am also tired of trying to explain to people why I am disenchanted with both GH and Y&R, and I am sure people are tired of hearing me ramble on about it. Suffice to say, the thrill is gone. Something just snapped off in me–it’s like when your significant other screws up one too many times and after awhile you just don’t give a damn–you’re… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Many fans would have much preferred that they made the deal with Genie Francis and then made the effort to write for the REAL character of Laura.

Cathy
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Cathy

Last sentence should read, Not watching until Scrubs reunite and ratings SHOW others feel the same about GH.

Jared
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Jared

Who cares what women 18-49 or women 18-34 are watching? I look at total numbers. Demo groups based on whatever classification are stupid. I really don’t care. What matters is Y&R is #1 and has been for 26 years now. Demo groups are dumb, period. Sick of it. I’ll be you know what’d before I let women 18-49 and 18-34 decide what I watch.

gato
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gato

You may not care but advertisers do. They care more about that demo than any other.

Nicole
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Nicole

Well if you look at the numbers for any soap none of their 18-49 numbers are great. All of daytime skews older the average age for all soaps is 50+ and that is the largest chunk of the audience.

GH may be number 1 in 18-34 but that number is only 200,000 viewers, and 578,000 in 18to 49. Out of 2.8 million viewers that represents 10% and 20% of the total aaudience respectivley. No advertiser is going to be super happy about the future of soaps with those numbers.

Barb
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Barb

How do advertisers know the ages of their viewers? So many in the 18 – 49 age bracket are paying off student loans, trying to achieve the American dream with a home and family (which is harder now than 10 years ago), I would think some advertisers would want viewers with some life experience and maybe fewer financial responsibilities.
Bottom line, Y&R sucks! Yep, I’m in my 50’s and I said it. Y & R SUCKS.

GhostWolf
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GhostWolf

This has been my issue with daytime ratings and demos (I’ve also always looked at overall ratings when I watches the shows religiously). Decades ago it would have been relevant but women are working now more than being housewives / stay at home moms so why they would think they can meet those demos (or see noteworthy surge) from before is not prudent. It’s always about advertisers but they are not really looking at who watches the shows today and making those adjustments. I would also think that because of school and career the prominent viewing in this demo would… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

Actually Neilson does count DVR ratings. The ratings that are at the top of the day count Live + Same day, Neilsen also counts Live + 3 day as well as Live+ 7 day DVR ratings. Neilsen also has a Twitter metric, they measure tv shows 3 hours before and after it’s initial airing, and they are also preparing to measure viewing on mobile devices. So Nielsen is not as antiquated as some believe. As for women in the work place, that has been going on for 25+ years now so that isn’t a new thing. What is different is… Read more »

robert
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robert

Y&R is horrible. JFP is killing another soap. I’m so bored with Y&R right now. I’m sick of the Dylan show.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Do you watch DAYS?

Samantha
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Samantha

Robert you sound so miserable. Lol. Y&R is still number 1 for the past 27 years. Steve Burton is doing a wonderful job playing dillon.

Kellie
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Kellie

I think Y&R should try to get back into the competing businesses aspect of the show. I thought that was easy and believable drama. I’m an occasional Y&R watcher I mostly have always watched GH but in the past I always seemed to like aspects of Y&R when Ive tuned in. lately I am bored by almost every story on their canvas. Alternatively I started watching B&B for the first time ever 2 weeks ago and I immediately gravitated towards certain characters and was interested. I think Y&R needs to focus on interesting characters. A lot of the newbs on… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

gh is ok right now and I like B and B and my beloved DAYS but Y&R is unwatchable

Shannon
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Shannon

The writers at Y&R need to stop dragging out their story lines. It’s been over a year since Sharon switched the DNA test and it still hasn’t come out . I have no interest in seeing Sharon be rewarded with Nick and look a like Cassie after what she did . I’m also very upset with the writing for Summer. I get the show wants to do a young love story with Austin & Summer but there was no build up in this story at all. We didn’t see them hanging out and then later learn Austin was Avery’s stalker… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

What do you think about DAYS?

Melanie
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Melanie

This is because of story and that is EP Jill Phelps. She is a soap killer. It doesn’t help they jumped the gun firing David Tom too quickly after Bill Miller left it’s Billy whiplash the new Billy is horribly miscast…and while I don’t wish anyone to work under adverse conditions I miss Muhney. And Dru. And Chloe. And I agree we don’t care about these stupid new characters! Two years ago the show was about perfect.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Agree that the new Billy isn’t fitting at all. He looks like he’s about 48 years old.

michael
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michael

I agree with most of what you said Melanie, but I actually like nunuBilly. I think he’s age appropriate, but appears older because David Tom was so young looking. The good news is that he’s a really good actor. I liked Tom the first time he played Billy, but he was horribly miscast this time around and shame on TPTB for re-hiring him. it was destined to crash and burn. But I don’t see Dylan as a problem either. He’s fine, people hate him because he’s a friend of JFP. Get over it already, he’s here to stay. His storyline… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

When I see articles like this one, I have to chuckle as many viewers who have watched any daytime drama for say over 25-30 years beginning in their 20’s perhaps are outside the statistics ever taken for viewers. It’s as if as soon as a viewer, mainly female, is over the age of 54, they aren’t considered at all. What do they think happens to those women who have been supporters of their favourite show(s) for all those years do, – die? Nope, they are many times still working, taping the show(s), or retired and busy as can be but… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

Meant to write, “Nothing changes” with regard to the statistical results despite my comments to Twitter, CBS about ignoring any age range above 54.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

You confirmed what I suspected. The quality is often in the details, sometimes the “small” details. I knew the business adversary writing was abysmal, laughable at best, Victor and Jack: “the Roadrunner and Coyote of daytime!”, and I felt the medical writing was a bit too self-serving for story purposes. Y&R has to get better, worse is not an option.

Barb
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Barb

Exactly, Wendy. I’m scratching my head about the 18-49 age demo as opposed to those of us in our 50s. I’ve posted this before as you have. The program is going after a much younger audience and as a long time watcher I am offended the ‘powers that be’ appear to have forgotten long time watchers loyalty.

I DVR the program now, but can go without watching episodes for weeks. I have begun deleting recordings or I get a cramp from using the fast forward button so much.

Leah
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Leah

Unfortunately the 18 – 49 demo is seen as more desirable for the simple fact that advertisers still see them as ‘still making up their minds – more susceptible to change’. They want audience that will be open to trying new things/products. Be it right, wrong or indifferent, this is their perception. And when we consider most of our complaints about our soaps, long time viewers fight change. This is a business and hopefully they are making $$ to at least break even. When I see the # of new talk and reality shows slated to run this fall, its… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

People older than 54 also are still making up their minds on products… financial and insurance products, prescriptions and medical device products, travel and vacation arrangements, reverse mortgages, nutritional items, home security features, magazines and journals, all sorts of things. There are more products in life than Tide and Purina pet food (and seniors probably have more pets, and spend more money on them than any other demographic group.

Mark in FLA
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Mark in FLA

What is working on Y&R — nothing at all.
What is not working on Y&R — everything.
The show is now a waste of airtime and the talents of the actors who are trying their best but given crap to work with. What a shame, Y&R used to be a compelling show to watch and now I can’t get thru a scene without changing the channel.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

My DAYS are exciting!

NATHALIE
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NATHALIE

weve seen alot of the new billy. maybe thats y the ratings dropped. they dont like burgess! he should be more EXPRESSIVE in his storyline. HES DULL!

Kate A
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Kate A

Yes, the story lines on Y&R are getting very slow moving. But the new actors are doing a good job given the storylines. Y&R is still the best soap. The bad acting usually involves Nikki and Victor. Paul is pretty bad too. Dylan was hired for his looks because his acting isn’t great either. IMO. All that said it is still the only soap I can watch. The actors need better storylines to hold my interest. There are still a lot of great actors out there from cancelled soaps that would be wonderful on Y&R.

Joyce
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Joyce

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. They need Michael Muhney back. Things have gone downhill since he left. It’s time to bring him back and hope they can save that show. Another replacement will not work. If they do that they are only going to lose more viewers. Look what happened with David Tom. Now another new Billy. Now a new Phyllis. Last time they replaced her that didn’t work. Replacing Adam will never work. Wake up Y&R before it’s too late!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The Y&R fans need to wake up to the fact that DAYS is more deserving of higher ratings!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Foreign soaps are 100% more entertaining than our soaps here…better acting, character driven storylines with humor that move, the dead stay dead, children are written like real children and characters lives are just like ours…we can idenityfy with them…however, they claim their soaps that reach 6 to 9 million viewers and shown in the evening are not doing well as they used to and if ratings slip might not be around in the next 10 years…so we in America arent the only ones in danger of eventually loosing our beloved soaps…Coronation Street is a great well written soap and if… Read more »

Miranda
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Miranda

Y&R has gotten so boring. Like others have said the storylines drag on for way too long and when they finally do something it’s something long time viewers predicted months ago. Recycled storylines, constant cast changes…JFP is ruining the soap that I’ve watched my entire life. For instance…this new Billy is not billy Abbott. That’s a completely different character. Every time he’s on screen I have to remind my self that’s Billy, because it’s NOT. She didn’t play ball and let Billy Miller walk away, replaced with David Tom who was the original actor and the fans were mad so… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Most Y&R fans are not happy. Most DAYS fans are having a blast!

lisa
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lisa

Demographically speaking – I’m 52 and a Canadian viewer,so I doubly don’t matter in the ratings game. But I’m also a long time fan of Y&R. I started watching in I think ’78,when it was the Brooks,Prentiss,Foster and Chancellor families. I watched consistently for close to 20 years at which time I got extremely busy in my life and didn’t have much time for television. One of the main stories playing at the time I stopped watching involved Victor,Nikki and Ashley. Low and behold five years later when I started watching again….one of the main stories was driven by Victor,Nikki… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Your numbers count in these neilsen ratings just as much as anyone else or it wouldn’t be a staple on your tv screens. Trust me they’re counting you in there.

Tom
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Tom

Y&R: No surprise. Still no interest in Chelsea, Dylan, and Avery. Not enough of the vets.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Y&R is (barely) background noise for me. If I had to give up one soap, it’d be Y&R. Now it’s obvious the people defending Jill and her friends were wrong. The show is boring and sinking in the ratings. Neither LML or MAB reuined the show beyond repair, JFP has done much more damage than either of those regimes. Proof is how hard it will be for a new headwriter to fix this mess once he/she comes on board. Even so, the show desperately needs a new HW pronto. Think Kay Alden or Sally S. Morina, even as co-headwriters. Brad… Read more »

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I want to see Greg Rikaart’s ‘Kevin’ come out as gay and all of the accompanying struggle that goes with it.

jo
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jo

They need to do a time travel, into the past. Restore Y&R into its former glory.
Bring back the ppl who made it work.
Fire the newbies!
What a sad day when JFP took the helm.
Pity.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

The problem with Y&R newbies is that they are boring a not believable. I adore CG, but she is not a vixen. TABBY are boring and Courtney ain’t cop material

Barb
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Barb

I understand advertisers concern for the 18-49 year old viewers, but why not be concerned about viewers above the age of 49? I am at the age with the kids finished with college, mortgage paid off, able to travel. I have watched Y&R for about 30 years. Now the program can be DVR’d and when I do watch, my fingers are on fast forward 80% of the time. Can’t stand any of the scenes with the Winters clan. UGH! Not one single thing. I was glad when Michelle Stafford left, I couldn’t stand her. All the story lines are just… Read more »

IowaMan
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IowaMan

That’s interesting, Barb – pretty much covers everything . What exactly *do* you like about the show?

Barb
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Barb

Right now, only Ben’s past. Didn’t Kevin find Ben Rayburn died after high school?

Regarding all this unnecessary ‘soft porn’, it certainly isn’t appropriate for those with young ones running in and out.

Finish the stories the writers started as long ago as 2 years ago.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I was in Italy and the first thing they say when they hear my accent is you are american like Beautiful! B&B is a international hit, Y&R is a mess

Miles
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Miles

I hate the Dylan, Stitch, Hilary, Avery, and Chelsea show. Y&R revolves around JFP’s pets and newbies. I don’t care about the Victoria/Stitch/Billy/Chelsea quad. I don’t care that Dylan is Paul’s son story yet that story dominates, I don’t care about Dylan, I don’t care about Avery, I don’t care about Devon or his grating whiny self lusting after the woman who set out to destroy his sister and family, Neil is abhorrent in his disregard and disdain for Lily in favor of the woman who set out to destroy her and his family. I don’t care about Hilary who… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Have you tried DAYS?

Barb
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Barb

The show is being written for younger viewers, I guess. And as a long time viewer, I don’t like it.

I read years ago, the writers of day time liked to write a story line directed at students home for the summer. A story line with a message, a story line for young summer watchers to learn from and that was fine with me. In fact, what a great idea!

If that is still the case, the young viewer or their parent better have an ob/gyn, an attorney or therapist on speed dial.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Miles…A-M-E-N!!!!! VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!! A few thoughts of my own: 1. As far as I’m concerned, TPTB at Y&R stopped caring about us longtime viewers the moment JFP and her ANNOYING SOAP PETS HORRIBLY BULLDOZED their way onto the Y&R set. TOTAL LAMENESS!!!!! 2. Miles…I ESPECIALLY AGREE with you about Devon!!!!! Ever since he inherited those $$$ from Katherine (which, of course, was a VERY D-U-M-B MOVE on her part…when she was alive), Devon (in more ways than one) has been acting like an irresponsible idiot GONE W-I-L-D!!!!! SNIVELING MORON!!!!! 3. Most of all, Y&R suffered a MAJOR BLOW… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Soaps do need to change. Long, drawn out stories no longer work in an era when everything is instant. You don’t have to wait forever for a reveal when there are other “fixes” available on TV, demand, streaming, etc. Younger viewers esp want faster pacing. I personally feel it is possible to do a good soap with faster moving SLs. As jimh mentioned, Brit soaps are way above US soaps in quality and the stories move along at a steady pace (with few exceptions) and reveals are stellar. Keeping s SL going so long that viewers no longer care about… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

The best thing about Y&R has been Colin and Jill. But the writing afforded to these incredible talents has been horrible. They have managed to rise above it, but man, these two deserve so much better.
Tristan Rogers could charm a rattlesnake and Dick Cheney, give this man a storyline worthy of his talents and I will come back to Y&R. I know I am not alone in this sentiment.

kim H.
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kim H.

YR really doesn’t have a cast that can attract a lot of young people. For a long time the focus at YR has been Victor Newman and that will not do anything for the 18-49 demos. The SLs are horrible. The fans know what will happen long before it happens. The Paul is Dylan’s dad SL was predicted by fans long before it happened on TV. The so called relationships are moving much too fast. 50% of the time its the Dylan and Chelsea show. How can you keep fans like that??? It seems the AA cast are on a… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

well—
Y&R has been gutted..
It has been near emptied all great characters and recasted with horrible results..
The casting department must be stoned .. and the writes just give give a crap .. 🙂

Barb
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Barb

Y & R isn’t interesting or attracting the above 49 demos either. I started watching when President Ford’s son was on the show, so I am a long time viewer.

Put a fork in me, I’m done. I’m going to remove Y&R from my DVR schedule.

The first Kelly was very wise to leave and the show she moved to “Finding Carter’ is pretty good. It’s on one of the MTV channels, take a look.

Nicole
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Nicole

@Barb because Nielsen keeps track of household demographics and they report their findings, when they release their weekly report.

As to the target demo it is about brand loyalty the older you are the more likey that you have found the products you like and are less likely to try something new. That is why the 18 to 34 or 18 to 49 is so important. It isn’t necessarily about purchasing right now, it is about what you aspire to purchase when you get the chance.

Barb
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Barb

Nicole,
I have no problem with changing products. Something new and improved comes along every week.

That is insulting.

The 18 – 49 can aspire to purchase something all they want, but with the economy like it is, those aspired things could be off the market next month.

Geena
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Geena

What Y&R is desperately missing is umbrella storylines where several sub plots collide. Most stories are in their own bubble and there is no overlap to create suspense or surprise. That’s what the business stories were for in the past. Everything trickled down from there. I know Y&R won a lot of Emmys this year but the way the show is going, I don’t think they will get much of a sniff next year. We are already past the half way mark and there has barely been any drama worth a damn. Adam dying was IT and that was in… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

“umbrella storylines” are several interconnected storylines. They weave through each other. DAYS delivers what you are asking for.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

To all the ratings happy people, Y&R is #1 and full of #2!!

Don’t full yourselves into believing Y&R is the best. It clearly is not!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Each time I correct my mistake…fool, instead of *full, it’s taken down.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Let me see:

1. Newbie characters being shoved down our throats=TOTAL D-R-E-C-K!!!!!
2. A-W-F-U-L recasts that aren’t working…PERIOD!!!!!
3. VERY TALENTED soap vets getting FIRED or eventually having QUITE ENOUGH and end up QUITTING.
4. Current story-lines with NO BELIEVABILITY and with NO CREATIVITY…AT ALL!!!!!
5. Longtime Y&R characters either being thrown aside or getting MORE AND MORE STUPID every minute. YIKES!!!!!

My point: No wonder Y&R continues to STUMBLE AND FALL!!!!!! Pathetic.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The only thing wrong with Y&R is the writing. When it was reveal Summer was Jack’s, it should have stayed that way– putting in that Sharon switch was just a waste of time. Delia could have been hit and suffered some permanent handicap and the show could have just as much drama as her death, showing parents struggle with the emotional toll of dealing with special needs child. The whole Ian Ward thing was unnecessary. Nikki as soon as she read Katherine’s letter should have called Paul to tell him that she gave their child and dealt with those ramifications.… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

The problem is JFP cannot help herself. She has to micro-manage. She will be telling the any new HW what to write and how to write it … as JG found out. And the writing is a big problem but hardly the only problem: Your last line pointed out something even harder to fix than the writing. That is losing some of the best actors in daytime and viewers tuning out as a result. It’s nearly impossible to get these actors back (some are with others shows now like GH), and most of those viewers are gone for good. That… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

I meant than and not that, but I’m sure readers know that. Anyway, Mary, your ideas aren’t bad at all, but some are retrograde like Delia and Paul shooting Ricky. Those SLs have played out and cannot be rewritten, if they were, they would only weaken the show even more. The “bones” are getting weaker with each day of the ridiculous writing/storylines playing out on Y&R. Right now the bones are weaker than ever in Y&R’s history, and Sony/CBS are the only ones who can fix it before it gets worse. BTW Rumor mill has it that MM was seen… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks for the input Matt— I was just thinking when this new team took over what they should have done that might have kept the stories tighter instead of going off in all directions like they did. I was pointing out where I felt they went wrong– but of course you’re right– now those stories are told, it can’t be undone. It is just so sad because as someone else posted here, the longer these mistakes go and new ones are made the less likely there will be a way to repair it. And you’re correct the writing isn’t the… Read more »

Geena
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Geena

the only recast that is failing at the moment is Billy. They should have given the character a break like they did Phyllis and Adam. Then he comes back as a new guy. One new failed actor after the next is a complete turn off. The terrible writing doesn’t help matters or make him rootable in the least. I think GT is a fine actress and she will do great as MS’ successor.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

@Geena, Cady as Kelly is hardly a successful recast, IMO, since the character went from mildly interesting and quirky to weird and dull overnight. Also, Gina would have been a great Kelly recast, but the verdict is out on her Phyliis, until we see her in the role. Although I feel she is a good actress, we’ll see if she can be a decent replacement for Big Red. And the bad recasts aren’t over with the nuBilly because Adam hasn’t been recast yet. That should be happening soon and will most likely be a hot mess, since MM fans will… Read more »

David
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David

I don’t understand all the negativity about Y&R AT ALL ! To me, the show has not been this good in years and is very similar to what Bill Bell used to write. Slow pacing, new generation of Y&R core families, great dialogue, realistic situations… that is what makes Y&R such a unique show. Yes, some episodes can be somewhat boring sometimes, but the same could be said during some of the best eras of the show. Remember the Sheila saga ran for almost 3 years, Brad was trapped in a cage by Lisa for months, the David Kimble storyline… Read more »

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Yikes! You are serious, right? BTW the ratings matter. If the ratings keep dropping, Y&R won’t be around for 2020, let alone 2030. Also, most of what you love about Y&R most long-time US viewers don’t. And — using the theme music for scenes eliciting sympathy was tacky since JFP fired the original composers of the great Y&R music, but in the end that may be the least of her atrocities. If Sony wants out of the soap biz, then keeping JFP in place will most likely be what they want to do (rumor has it her contract is up… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Well, there’s slow and well executed, and then there’s slow and badly executed. If you’re going to pace slowly (which I agree would be in keeping with the show’s character from years past), you have to have the skill to do it in a way that holds interest. Bill Bell did. These writers don’t (actually, I don’t think Jean Passanante can execute a story successfully at ANY speed). I suspect you wouldn’t be reading so many comments about the slow pacing and the stories dragging out if people were finding the story beats satisfying.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

ITA with you. Back in the day, the slow pacing was part of the tease– before VCR’s, internet and DVR’s, before previews and spoilers, viewers had to watch every day– so there would be just enough to whet your appetite without giving too much away all at once, so you would be motivated to tune in the next day to find out what happens next. I remember waiting for Victor and Nikki to kiss for the first time, it took months, and every so often it looked like they were on the verge of doing it– then there will be… Read more »

damien
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damien

the younger viewers arent tuning in because thrs nothing dynamic or exciting for the ‘ young” and ‘restless” set!!! kudoos to the new patio set at the gcac ,now can we fill it with the younger characters!!! enjoying the new romance between summer and austin even if it was rather sudden! for some reason the younger demographic loves lily and cane but lately they ve been so lame-o together even if lily is awesome playing bitchy to hilary! since that couple gets attention why dont the writers reintoduce tyler as a foil for lily and cane now that abby s… Read more »

Geena
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Geena

I do want a more active younger set but why is this Austin who is still a stranger to me, getting more airtime than Noah and Fen combined?? Summer is dumb, Courtney is dull. Noah is so lacking in direction he’s only good for bartending and Fen is absent. The only guy I see as desirable is Tyler. He is young, good looking, self made & successful. JFP said the younger demo was more intelligent and savvy so how about she portrays her young characters as such?

Nanci
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Nanci

The actor who plays Fen has had time off to be on Under The Dome.
As for Noah, he has had airtime lately, but no real storyline. Hope he
gets one soon – just hanging out with Courtney isn’t enough. I love
Noah! Tyler had no personality, although I liked him in the beginning
sorta. Don’t care now if he ever comes back.

Amy Martin
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Amy Martin

It is a sad, rather pathetic situation going on at The Young and the Restless. They have let the riveting actors and their characters go — and they have let us, the loyal viewers down, and they have let slander and defamation go unchecked on the internet when they are in a position to put a huge curb to it — causing us, the fans, to see the EP, SONY. CBS in an unethical if not immoral light. Mistakes were made, But it is a tv show and things can get fixed. It was such a great show for so… Read more »

Barb
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Barb

The entire Winters family umbrella stories are so bad. Give them their own spin off or something so they won’t use up oxygen that could maybe be for a good storyline or two for what Y&R was originally envisioned to be.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

It’s not the Winters family, it’s the writing. I’m amazed these actors can deliver these lines with a straight face. I know sometimes I find myself laughing out loud at dialogue that is supposed to be serious but is deadpan ridiculous! These actors deserve better. I mean just look at Lily, her character has changed so much she’s unrecognizable and, worse, unlikable. I still haven’t gotten over how they cannonized Father Todd when he visited Paul, he was rather saintly and not at all the character I remember. The Winters family could be a great family, but not as long… Read more »

Barb
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Barb

AND, when Dylan came to following his surgery, after apparently nearly going to the other side, only Avery was in the room. No monitors, no IVs, no medical personnel….only Avery who had to rrruuuunnn to find a doctor.

Y&R has had its day in the sun. Those many cast members who are leaving in droves are very wise.

su0000
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su0000

It is near rare to find anybody who likes Y&R, actually..
Most all have nothing good to say about it.. (including me…

How could it possibly be #1 .. something is not right..

(is CBS paying off Nielsen lol )

Nicole
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Nicole

Because the internet comprises of less than 5% of the viewing audience. There are people like myself who are in the key demo who happen to like Y&R. Is it perfect? No. But I am a GH refugee (the show became too campy for me) so Y&R is now my soap fix.

PG Stiles
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PG Stiles

I have to say Y & R has been slow and having a difficult time right now with its flow; however, I have watched it for many years and will continue to watch it. Y&R and The Bold and The Beautiful are my faves. Story lines are like ebb and flow. It happens to many shows. Yes, right now Y & R is very slow, but I have no need to stop watching it. I do miss Billy Miller and Michael Mulhey (sp), but if in fact MM was acting inappropriately ethically to others then he should have moved on.… Read more »

mike
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mike

Interesting characters and good plotting makes for excellent soap opera. Y&R is lacking on both. Gina Tognoni coming on as Phyllis is a great move. Now how about bringing back her mother Lydia, Robin Strasser would be perfect for the role Next we need a Billy with some life in him, John Paul Lavosier would be good. Then we need a good looking Kyle who can also act, a Ryan Sypek type. Then bring on some recurring characters to bring some real texture into the show, where the hell is Murphy? Then we need to replace Dylan with a real… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

It’s simple, the show is awful under Jill Ferren-Phelps, fire her and the head writers, hire competent staff and things will pick up.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The show just won 9 Emmy awards, the most wins they had in years, so you really think the brass with fire her now? She knows how to work the system, to appear more competent than she is. The fact is no one in charge really thinks anything is wrong with the show. We viewers are like the canary in the coal mine, only once we start dying off ( stop watching) will they notice something is amiss. Maybe when the ratings slip so bad they will put two and two together and realize their golden girl is tarnished.

k/kay
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k/kay

Yes they did so she is here to stay! Ask yourself this when was the last time Y&R threw you a curveball? For me finding out Kevin was Michael’s brother did not see that coming! Last time you cried real tears? For me Cassie’s death in 2005 still makes me break down! I have loved this show forever but 2005 and on it has been a slow painful death for me! Hope someone over there get’s a wake-up call!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mary SF…you make a very valid point and (of course) I totally agree with what you’re saying. More and more, Jill Farren Phelps reminds me (in general) of ALL POLITICIANS…being a LOUSY LIAR. Of course, politicians DO NOTHING BUT LIE. Furthermore, in terms of lying, Jill Farren Phelps is NO DIFFERENT…PERIOD!!!!!

Take care, Mary. XOXOXOXOXO

Brett
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Brett

I didn’t say that I thought she would be fired, just that she should be. The Daytime Emmys are a joke, the best soap GH doesn’t even get nominated and the worst wins.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Mary, I wish I didn’t have to agree because it’s actually that bad, but I do. If the ratings dropping to an all-time low (and Tommy L. Garrett @HighlightHollywood said he has seen the ratings for the week following July 4th week and the ratings are even lower, if he’s right it will be interesting) don’t turn things around at Y&R, I’m afraid nothing will. If JFP’s contract is up for renewal on July 26th as rumored and her contract is renewed for 3 years, then Y&R will remain under her dictatorship and she’ll most likely remain even if she… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

@k/kay— the last time I cried had nothing to do with what they wrote, but when Katherine said goodnight to Jill and went up those stairs– I knew in my heart of hearts that was Jeanne Cooper’s last scene—cried like a baby. As for surprises– it would be difficult for any soap to surprise me because I’ve been watching so long, know how soap writers think. But when Dylan first came on I had no idea they would make him Nikki’s and Paul’s long lost son, thought he was going to be related to Sharon— but in my defense of… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@ Mary SF Yes I miss Ms. Cooper also I would love to hear what she thinks about the state of things over at Y&R. I realize you have to bring on new characters to keep a show thriving I just wish I cared about any of them on the canvas. I mean that is why I removed it from the DVR I was hitting FF all of the time. Oh well certainly not the end of the world if I never watch again. I know certain family members are thrilled I do not watch! 🙂

David
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David

While Y&R is certainly in a decline I’d hardly considering ratings that are from July 4th week as these are to be a tell tale of how any show is doing.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

It’s not just about the July 4th ratings, the show has been setting ratings lows for months. Next week’s ratings are reported to be even worse. Y&R has never seen ratings this low, esp in key demos. That’s why it’s a concern and a big deal.

Nicole
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Nicole

Next weeks ratings come during a holiday week. Most likely all soaps are gong to take a hit

And while I agree that Y&R has been hitting lows it is still the top soap in the 18 to 49 demo. And while GH is number one in the 18 to 34 demo it is a total of only 200, 000 viewers. No soap overall has ratings to crow about.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

@Nicole, the holiday ratings (June 30th-July 4th) are those in the article above. JSUK Reports are that the week following the holiday week are even lower. That has yet to be seen, though.

Nicole
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Nicole

I understand that, but a lot of people didn’t return to work until Tuesday of the next week. This is beginning of vacation season. I think all soaps are going to be hit in the weekly ratings through August.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

You may be right, but Y&R has had months of setting record lows in demos, lows Y&R had not sunk to before. Still, the show may rebound in coming weeks. Fall could be a whole new story, and I have a feeling Sony will give JFP a chance to get the ratings back up. Soon it’ll be the “Who Killed Ian Ward?” storyline, later this year (or next) it’l be Paul’s new medical crisis as his body rejects the transplant. That will be potential fodder for Emmy wins. JFP will most likely kill off a long-term character at some point,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s utter devastation… how far Y&R has sunk I have never left a show… and I did… when Sharon and Adam broke up…. just had it… and moved to GH I am now… wondering… how Eileen Davidson will fare : will she be relegated to the lab cooking up scent will she be supporting character for nu/nuBilly and Abby will she be a listening supportive sibling to just Jack I do like the idea that she could be a cougar…. and go after Avery ex-husband it boggles the mind some… that she chose Y&R over DAYS it’s quite clear and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ratings for Serial attributes

1. DOOL
2. GH
3. B&B
4. Y&R

Lia
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Lia

I take my hat off to Michael Muhney’s fans who said they would tank this show, and are doing it.

Cindy Powers
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Cindy Powers

Yep, Jill Farren Phelps’ firing of Michael Muhney has created such animosity with she show’s fans that it’s not going to recover. She made this mess out of her own arrogance. Y&R is sinking like the Titanic. So long!

Paula M
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Paula M

I totally agree. I’ll never watch Y&R again unless Michael Muhney returns. He was why I watched and now there’s no other reason to do so. It sounds like Y&R is horrible now. I can’t stand Steve Burton. He can’t act!

k/kay
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k/kay

Would you really want MM to come back to that mess? Too much has happened for that to ever happen and I do hope he finds employment again he is a good actor.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Maybe JFP can beg MM to come back. Rumor has it that she has tried and failed, but she may still find a way to make him an offer that he’ll take. If not, I wonder who she’ll hire to play the role. I had this bad dream that she hired Spinelli! Good thing is I woke up laughing. She couldn’t possibly be that inept, but we are talking about JFP, who has kept her pets safe while driving away fan faves like MM, BM and MS.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

I heard The Hand had been recast as well. I noticed it looked different but familiar the other day, smallish male hand…? Nooooooooooooo! Not Spanelliiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!! OMG! Not that. I can see JFP thinking having SB and BA as half-brothers would be quite a coup, but it was be another epic fail. MM was so quirky, is there another actor who can fit that style as he did? Gee, I dunno, but it’s time for Jill to pull out her magic wand and get to conjuring . . . Here’s hoping MM is returning her calls.

Judy HO
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Judy HO

Muhney has moved on. He announced that he’s shooting a new movie and is in negotiations on some other projects. JFP blew it big time. Y&R had a future and now he’s gone. It’s her legacy: Soap Killer.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

After the fire, Adam Newman comes out looking a lot like … Damien Spinelli! I’ve had this feeling all along, please don’t let it be true. I felt JFP believed BA could be an even better Adam! Just don’t let it happen. Ever. No to a SB and BA reunion on Y&R. Stone-faced (and cold) Dylan McAvoy and the new baby-faced (and extra geeky) Adam Newman! I jest, but no Jill. Just no.

I’m happy for MM if he has truly moved on and can find work elsewhere, but I am unhappy for Y&R and its fans.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Matt…dude…Bradford Anderson playing Adam Newman? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Bro…even though it was just a (bad) dream, at least you woke up from the dream LAUGHING…LOL!!!!! Me…I would have LMAO after a dream like that.

Nicole
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Nicole

No they aren’t. The uneven writing is doing it, the show was fine before MM and it will survive without him.
GH gutted its cast and added a ton of new characters and changed it writing style and they gained viewers.

I hope once ED and GT start that the shows writing will improve. Because at the end of the day the writing for any soap trumps any actor.

Patrick
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Patrick

I will continue to thread with… that Michael Muhney was Y&R

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I think it’s the writers tanking this show.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Mostly it’s the writing, losing some of the best actors in daytime (and TV overall) hurt the show, too. But the writing is off kilter, there’s an emotional disconnect between the characters and the audience, and the dialogue is the clearest example … lots of people talking at each other and “speechifying” but the genuine “heart” of Y&R is missing. There are attempts at reaching the heart of viewers through the characters but it just feels so forced. Lots of rewriting history and trying to explain and change character behavior past to present and make it fit the storyline, but… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Prime Emmy are getting criticize because the good wife didn’t get a nomination for best show, so it’s good to know that GH is in good company and that major oversight s are made everywhere still for y & r to win so many awards especially best show is beyond right.

jo
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jo

Dylan and Hunter need to GO! Ie Burton & King.
The challenge is to bring back Miller and Muhney AT ALL COSTS!
This is the reality they face. Ppl want the 2 stars back, and the 2 new pseudo stars fired. Its business, and that is what is required to regain viewers and keep this show alive. The canvas of newbies looks like a NEW SOAP! It aint working, so fix it.
Disgusting how Phelps has dismantled the best soap into a shadow of its former self.
None of my comments are meant as a personal attack on anyone, but an analysis.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Jo…your analysis is PERFECTLY SPOT ON!!!!! Thank you. And…here’s who else I think needs to GO: 1. NuAbby (To me, Marcy Rylan was WAY BETTER in the role of Abby. Melissa Ordway=No Thank You) 2. Tyler (b-o-r-i-n-g) 3. Courtney (That airhead has no being on the Genoa City Police Force. What in the HELL was Paul thinking when he hired her (or whatever)?!?!?) 4. Austin (dorky idiot) 5. Lily (who is W-A-Y OUT OF CONTROL) 6. Devon (who is acting like a clueless and lovesick IDIOT) 7. Hilary (If that chick is reformed, then I am The Tooth Fairy…LOL!!!!!) 8.… Read more »

jo
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jo

Hi jaybird,
Thanks for your response. You are spot on about the others who need to find greener pastures!
How many times. How many different ways do we say the lot of newbies need to say bye.
I agree Marcy was a spitfire and they couldn’t keep her.
I will add Summer and Dylan to the list of expendables.
Check out Coronation Street from the UK. Its a really good show.
Even Bold is far better than Y&R these days, and I don’t mean to slight Bold.

Cheers,
jo

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey, Jo!!!!! Thanks so much…I appreciate it!!!!! Now…speaking of B&B…nowadays, the only 2 characters that TOTALLY WORK MY NERVES are Brooke (Honestly…how many more men is that HUSSY gonna go through…BLECH!!!!!) and ESPECIALLY that bland and annoying Hope (more BLECH!!!!!). Aside from that, I think that B&B ROCKS!!!!! Yep.

Take care, Jo. XOXOXOXOXO

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I am barely hanging on by a thread waiting for Gina T’s arrival as Phyllis. The writing and production is abysmal. This once great show is FF material for me. How sad.

The few characters I’m still invested in are attached to unlikeable characters and terrible storylines. Even my favorite, Jack, is mired in Summer’s intolerable BS story and nuKelly, who I find very unlikeable and boring.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

I would have loved Gina as nuKelly. She would have rocked that. She is a very good actress, but Kelly was a new character that Gina could have made her own while Phyllis is an established and there are certain expectations. That said, I hope she does well, and I completely agree with you re: nuKelly and Summer. I was amazed I warmed to CW’s Kelly despite the writing, but I lost all those feelings as soon as Cady stepped into the role. Wish it weren’t so. Also as hard as it was for DT to resume the role of… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

@MattsPlace, I second everything in your post. Glad you are enjoying GH.

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

that’s where I’m at. there is so little to enjoy. I have no emotional attachment to any of the stories or new characters. They don’t give us a reason to care! The vets are left supporting the newbies when it should be the other way around! Poor AH is stuck between two lackluster pairings and Chelsea is in no man’s land. Please give me my Chadam reunion. It cannot be that difficult to find a new Adam.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I know. I used to be a Vicky fan, now I’m finding her unlikable. I like Chelsea, but I do not like nunewBilly. So, more FF for me. I can watch a week of episodes in under 2 hours.

jo
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jo

1. Love K/Kay’s idea of Mrs. Chancellor’s sister coming to town, in a big way.
2. My dislike of Dylan isn’t because of his connection to the boss, he’s
boring, dull.
3. I would rather watch old reruns of Y&R than this current show, which I seldom watch since January.
4. Just a question, is Jill Faren Phelps related to the head of CBS?
jo

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

No, JFP is not related to the head of CBS, as far as I know. She is a great negotiator. That and her Emmy wins will keep her in place at Y&R for the foreseeable future. Sony is unlikely to have anyone lined up to take on the responsibility of Y&R. Despite rumors that Sony is ready to cut her aloose, I do not believe she is in any danger of leaving (being fired/replaced), even though she may be a bit “uncomfortable” (lumps in the ole throne!) that her stay at Y&R is this bumpy this early in her tenure.… Read more »

jo
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jo

Hi MattsPlace,
I don’t understand why there isn’t a lineup of potential replacements for her job, afterall, how many soaps are gone.
To go into the #1 show and make so many drastic changes in a short period of time does not make the viewers happy.
If I worked in that field I’d be making a proposal to CBS, a business plan, what have you, ideas the fans would welcome.
Ms Phelps may be leaving sooner than we all expect. Hope she didn’t finance a new enormous home! haha.!
jo

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Hi Jo
Y&R just won 9 Emmy awards, so that prob will keep her safe for a while regardless, at least, unfortunately, it usually does. The tell tale is that her contract is rumored to be up for renewal on July 26th. If Sony renews her contract, then she’ll be hanging around. If the rumor is true, we may know one way or the other — soon! With any luck, Sony opts not to renew her contract. Fingers crossed but don’t hold your breath! I wouldn’t anyway, I just don’t believe she’s going anywhere just yet. Hope I’m wrong, though.

George
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George

This show is beyond boring!

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Carson Boatman, DAYS Incoming Johnny DiMera, Ties The Knot

Actor and country singer/songwriter, Carson Boatman, who is set to make his debut on Days of our Lives as the SORAS’d Johnny DiMera in August, was in the news over the weekend.  Boatman married longtime girlfriend and model, Julana Dizon on July 23rd back in Iowa.

According to PEOPLE.com who broke the wedding news, the couple first met in 2016 in Los Angeles, when their mutual gym trainer played “matchmaker” and set them up for a dinner date. “And the rest is history,” Boatman shared.

Using his songwriting and crooner skills, Boatman proposed to Dizon back in July of 2o2o performing an original song which ended with his proposal to her!

DAYS fans are excited for Boatman’s emergence in Salem and just what the grown-up Johnny DiMera will be like.  Meanwhile, in addition to his DAYS debut, fans can find him in the new film, Runt, which hits theaters and streaming services in October.

Share your congrats to the happy couple via the comment section below, and let us know if you are looking forward to Carson’s Days of our Lives debut!

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DAYS Olympic-Style Promo to Tide You Over Until It Returns

DAYS fans know from past Olympics, that when the games begin, the long-running NBC soap opera which gets a two-week preemption leaves its viewers with one hell of cliffhanger and this time they left viewers with two.

First, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) now knows that Sami (Alison Sweeney) cheated on him with Lucas (Bryan Dattil0) and apparently goes to confront her, but in true EJ fashion he does not let on that anything remiss. Meanwhile, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has “kidnapped” Ciara (Victoria Konefal) just before she was to walk down the aisle and marry Theo (Cameron Johnson). Cin fans were rejoicing here!

So, while the games of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which are not taking place in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic) are taking place, NBC delivered their own Days of our Lives promo Olympic-style to hold viewers over till we return to Salem.

Take a look at the promo below.

Now, let us know, which story are you most looking forward to most when Days is back on the air? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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