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The Young and the Restless Scores Largest Second Quarter Ratings Since 2010!

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Say what you will about the decisions or directions of certain storylines from head writer and executive producer Chuck Pratt, but the fact of the matter is The Young and the Restless is not suffering one bit!

The number one soap opera averaged over 5.16 million viewers for the ratings period and that was up 5% from last year. From disaster storylines, to doppelgangers, to a murder mystery and more, the current Y&R regime and its faster moving stories and sometime sensationalistic story points are moving the ratings needle upward.

While some different couplings are being explored, and while some characters have exited the canvas, Peter Bergman’s (Jack/Marco) dual role being front and center, and the truth about Gabriel’s (Justin Hartley) true identify getting closer and closer to being revealed,  5 million plus eyeballs is nothing to sneeze at whether it be a primetime or daytime series!

So, what do you think about Y&R’s ratings performance in the second quarter, it’s best in five years? Comment below!

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I have always said;
Pratt is good and will give Y&R a big turn around, and he did..
I believe I was a rare one who praised Pratt and I was attacked by a horde of crazed fans for luvin Pratt..
It was frightening. They came after with me with torches and pitchforks!!
(I told ya so heh)

Pratt and RC are both high quality soap scribes …
RC will be struttin his stuff, soon as the exit dies down..

Harry
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Harry

No, I think you were admonished for constantly expressing this inexplicable hatred for Sharon.
Now you’ve transferred that puzzling kind of hatred onto GH’s wonderfully talented Genie Frances.
No one came after you for complimenting Pratt. In fact, most of us were pleasantly surprised that you FINALLY had something positive to say about Y&R.

su0000
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su0000

You Harry are the one saying hatred for Sharon, I never said I hate her..
I said, she irritates me.. again- she highly irritates me ..As does Laura..
Websters will inform you’ hate and irritation are not the same 🙂

I have never once said a bad thing towards any writer of Y&R ..
And, I have always liked Pratt..
Harry dear, you need to stop using your words, thoughts and feeling and saying they are mine or I will have to charge you for your booboo’s a buck a pop 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope this means Peter Bergman is getting a big raise because he is the ONLY reason for these good numbers!

Diana
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Diana

I no longer believe in the rating system. This show sucks.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I agree. Where does my viewrship count? Ok im from Canada but regardless im a viewer and im not counted. My cousin lives in New York and she watches GH everyday, just like me and she is not counted. How many are not counted then?? In my humble opinion, ratings can say what they want. GH is the best soap opera. Period.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s funny, Diana!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Even though the show sucks I am still happy to see high ratings so the cast and crew can keep a job

Laura
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Laura

I absolutely love Y&R. I don’t always agree with Chuck Pratt and his storylines, and he has axed (killed/written out) a few great actors with no good reasoning (Courtney/Austin/Tobias), has broken up another iconic couple over something that should have brought them together (Michael/Lauren), and has broken the backbone of the Young and the Restless with the last separation of Victor and Nikki Newman, the Patriarch and Matriarch of the show. I think at this point the 5% may just be curiosity. I love my soap but I pray that Pratt does not take it to the point of no… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

My sentiments, exactly. I love Y&R….buuuut!!!!!……

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

Sadly, a great number of us watch #YR out of misplaced loyalty and the investment we’ve made for decades in this show. It’s troubling that the rating ‘boost’ doesn’t reflect how viewers really feel; it only says we’re watching (…perhaps while screaming obscenities at the television screen?!) Sometimes things are not as they seem and defy logic: look at the evolved segment of the population that wasted brain cells following Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty?! Or when #GuidingLight won Outstanding Drama Series in 2007 (…while Ellen Wheeler was slowly committing ‘drama-cide’ by kidnapping viewers and making us visit Peapack,… Read more »

april
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april

Agreed

Canadian Watcher
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Canadian Watcher

Glad to hear! , so sick of the fans turning on the show because of the storylines, it appears that those who say they don’t watch it anymore are still watching!!! It’s a soap people, let the stories play out…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I will always watch Y&r, regardless of the ‘FAROUT’ storylines. I have been watching for almost fifteen years….that’s half my life…LOL.

Christine Milligan
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Christine Milligan

Wow!! Where did all the haters go?

Derrick
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Derrick

Go Y&R!

Harry
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Harry

I’m watching–don’t know why but I am so it must be doing something right.
Victor is a constant source of amusement to me. Yet again, we get to see him sneak up upon a comatose Jack with a pillow only to have someone walk in on him making Victor pretend that the was just trying to make Jack more comfortable.
Victor cracks me up.

su0000
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su0000

Victor is gonna freak when he finds out he shot ”Jack” and not Marco..
Victor is going to have a lot splain to do !!
He will come out on top..

I do think Jack will say that Victor shot him, he will blackmail Victor with that fact forever .. cool ..
I like Victor much better than Jack so I hope Victor will once again work his no blame magic..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Harry.
Do you realize how many times Victor has been caught in that same act? LOL. same old, same old.

Nanci
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Nanci

Awesome for Y and R!
I have decided to go with the flow and
not freak out about the changes I don’t
like, and focus on what I find still good
about it. I will never stop watching.

Hated when creepy Sage came onboard,
but loving the new character of Marisa. Taking
the good with the bad as the saying goes, lol.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I will walk beside you, Nanci, and join the flow!

Arlene
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Arlene

Love the show, been a watcher since day one and plan to continue. It is like reading a good book you don’t want to end and have to put down. Don’t always agree with all that goes on but love the show none the less. I will not stop watching….

Georgette
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Georgette

YR is still much better than GH, and the ratings reflect that. Time for GH to get a new had writer.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Right now I am on the fence– I don’t really like what’s on screen, but I don’t hate it either. There is just something missing that used to be there– maybe it is shades and shadows of storytelling where characters are more than one note stereotypes. Sharon is always off her meds, Nikki is always drinking, Michael is always brooding, Billy is always angry, Victoria is always defending Victor, Dylan is always perfect and so on and so on. Characters have become blah– I don’t care about any of them. So yes plot wise things have been stirred up, but… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

As I stated in a previous post, I’m still waiting for the real killer of Delia to come to light. At first I thought Courtney, Stitch, or the other police officer was/is the killer of Delia. However, since there is a Jack lookalike, maybe he killed her and got someone to cover it up. Also, I’ve never understood how a person could enter the police station and shred papers, or take Courtney without anyone saying anything or being suspicious unless it was someone who worked at the station or someone known by the police. I truly hope this pays off… Read more »

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‘Jeopardy’ EP Mike Richards In Advanced Negotiations To Replace Alex Trebek as Permanent Host

After all the trial host runs, replacing the irreplaceable and late game show host icon, Alex Trebek, it looks like Mike Richards, the current executive producer of the syndicated series is very, very close to finalizing a deal to become Trebek’s permanent replacement.

According to Variety who broke the news yesterday, Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent on-air host following Trebek’s 36-year-run.

Richards has been a game host throughout his TV career as well, when he hosted Divided and The Pyramid for Sony Pictures’ GSN network.  As an EP, Richards previously led The Price is Right and on the celebrity edition special of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

 

May people have been guest hosts and been given a trial run to host the popular game show series since Trebek’s passing including: Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Aaron Rodgers  and more.

So, if a deal can be reached, how do you feel about frontrunner Richards as Jeopardy’s new host? Comment below.

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Daniel Goddard & Bryton James To Host, Meet, Match, Connect with Other Soap Fans Event On Their ‘Dysko’ App Along with More Y&R Stars

Longtime friends and former castmates, Daniel Goddard (Ex-Cane, Y&R) and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) who recently formed a business partnership and are the creators and cop-founders of the new social networking app, Dysko, are holding a virtual event to connect soap fans!

Now is your chance to join Bryton and Daniel along with many familiar faces from Y&R next Sunday August 15th starting at 7 PM EST/4 PM PT, when they host the first Augmented Reality Fan Event hosted via Dysko,

Scheduled to join Bryton and Daniel are Y&R fan favorites: Tracey Bregman, Doug Davidson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Brytni Sarpy, Michelle Stafford and many more.

The event is free. To attend, download the Dysko app and sign up for an account prior to the event, so you can connect with other fans from around the world.  For more on Dysko click here.

So, will you be checking out the app and hanging with some of your faves from Genoa City next weekend, virtually? Let us know in the comment section.  But first, check out a little more about the Dysko app in the video below.

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Guiding Light Alum, Michelle Forbes, Lands Key Role in Upcoming Season of ‘New Amsterdam’

She made her mark as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light and has turned her career into a major primetime and film success.  Now comes word that the talented Michelle Forbes is set to appear on the new season of NBC’s drama, New Amsterdam.

According to TV Line, Forbes will join the cast for the fourth season in the recurring role of Dr. Veronica Fuentes. The character is said to be ‘a calm, poised and fearless fixer who is brought in to reconstruct the failing hospital.”

However, the outlet reports that Forbes’ Dr. Fuentes’ first order of business on her way to reversing New Amsterdam’s declining numbers will be to “wipe clean the inept board.”

Forbes was most recently seen on ABC’s Big Sky and had notable roles in True Blood and The Killings.

The new season of New Amsterdam premieres on Tuesday, September 21st  at 10 pm. EST.

So, looking forward to seeing Michelle in her new role on primtime? Comment below.

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