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Ratings Report for the Week of February 13-17, 2017

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NOTE: There were pre-emptions throughout the week, specifically on Thursday due to President Trump’s news conference.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,423,000 (-121,000/-565,000)
2. B&B 3,779,000 (+122,000/-16,000)
3. GH 2,541,000 (-96,000/-401,000)
4. DAYS 2,263,000 (+61,000/-171,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.16/11 (-.1/-.38)
2. B&B 2.67/9 (+.07/-.02)
3. GH 1.87/6 (-.08/-.31)
4. DAYS 1.69/6 (+.07/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 542,000 (-13,000/-158,000) <—— new low *
2. B&B 496,000 (+20,000/-72,000)
3. GH 442,000 (-25,000/-80,000)
4. DAYS 381,000 (-8,000/-78,000)

* Previous low: 546,000 (August 8-12, 2016)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 0.84/7 (-.02/-.26) <—— new low (7th straight week at a low) *
2. B&B 0.77/6 (+.03/-.12)
3. GH 0.68/5 (-.04/-.14)
4. DAYS 0.59/5 (-.01/-.13)

* Rounded to 0.8

Women 18-34 Viewers
1. Y&R 133,000 (+14,000/-75,000)
2. B&B 119,000 (+8,000/-63,000)
3. GH 115,000 (+1,000/-60,000)
4. DAYS 93,000 (+12,000/-22,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.38 (+.04/-.23)
2. B&B 0.34 (+.02/-.2) <—— ties low (2nd straight week) *
3. GH 0.33 (same/-.18) <—— ties low (6th straight week) *
4. DAYS 0.27 (+.04/-.07)

*Rounded to 0.3

Women 25-54 Viewers
1. Y&R 838,000 (-22,000/-165,000)
2. B&B 758,000 (+33,000/-72,000)
3. GH 615,000 (-17,000/-83,000)
4. DAYS 505,000 (-14,000/-49,000)

Women 25-54 Rating
1. Y&R 1.37 (-.04/-.29)
2. B&B 1.24 (+.05/-.14)
3. GH 1.01 (-.03/-.15)
4. DAYS 0.83 (-.02/-.09)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.81/3,954,000
Tuesday: 2.58/3,618,000
Wednesday: 2.71/3,806,000
Thursday:
Friday: 2.59/3,738,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.73/2,339,000
Tuesday: 1.66/2,261,000
Wednesday: 1.66/2,180,000
Thursday:
Friday: 1.71/2,273,000

GH
Monday:
Tuesday: 1.86/2,549,000
Wednesday: 1.94/2,617,000
Thursday: 1.77/2,394,000 (41 mins runtime)
Friday: 1.86/2,512,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.44/4,758,000
Tuesday: 3.05/4,315,000
Wednesday: 2.82/3,894,000
Thursday: 3.22/4,483,000
Friday: 3.30/4,704,000

Ratings Archive

 

  • AvalancheDog

    Trust me Y&R’s ratings are not the result of preemptions. The ratings are way down on POP. And, historically, when Y&R/B&B disrupted, the ratings on POP spike. People like me have just stopped watching the new non-action Y&R.

    • robert

      Y&R is too boring

    • MemphisGuy

      The Young and the Feckless

  • Hedda Lettuce

    Y & R is slow and boring, no wonder the ratings are at an all time low.

    • robert

      they did nothing for sweeps

      • 09321

        They did nothing but have people stand around talking. Boring with a capital B. And can we just stop pretending Billy and Victoria still have chemistry?

    • monzo

      I don’t like those flashbacks with Katherine. While on GH Liv’s short flashbacks with Anna and Robin make sense for this current storyline, Jill’s memories of Katherine feel forced. We all loved Katherine for sure, but it doesn’t mean we have to see her without any good reason, same with John when Ashley is remembering him. There are so many storylines going on off-screen (Noah’s break-up for example) that should be shown instead of useless flashbacks.

  • Salem Spectator

    Congrats to DOOL for it’s renewal!

    I know GH doesn’t go through a renewal process in the same way as the others, but what are the present contract standings for Y&R and B&B?

    • Kevin Little

      Nice try.

      But “Days of Our Lives” will still be cancelled years before the CBS soaps.

      • JayTN

        Per Variety, Y&R is renewed thru the end of the current 2016-17 season while B&B has been renewed thru the end of the 2017-18 season.

      • Salem Spectator

        Don’t put words in my mouth!

      • padange

        Look at their W18-49. CBC soaps will live max. 1-2 years longer than Days.

  • FoxyRoxyy

    No surprise about Y&R’s new low in the all important 18-49 demo. The show is so dull and boring. Mal Young has been a disaster and hiring Sally Sussman was a mistake. Tough times are ahead for this show. Hitting all time lows during February sweeps is not a good sign.

    • Salem Spectator

      Yeah, I’m thinking Sally is writing as if the viewers haven’t moved beyond the 80’s. The style should be different for 2017. Hopefully DOOL can find a good balance between the modern Ron Carlivati and the old school Sheri Anderson.

      • robert

        Sally probably wasn’t the right choice for the show. she seems too outdated

        • charlie bracken

          How Is sally Outdated? Good lord people what do you all want PRATT to return and make A mess out of the show again is that it? Look it’s only been two months, Fans have been Very and I do mean very Nit picky about everything these ladies have done. Not once have I’ve seen anything postive, It’s all negative.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            It’s only been two months? You said i earlier”I’m enjoying what Sally is doing.If CBS and SONY were NOT happy with her she would have been GONE a long time ago “. So ? It doens’t make any sense.

            Also, how is Sally outdated? Lauren Fenmore, businesswoman, finding out about shopping online. Or Reed using a credit card to watch porn online. Porn is free!! Everybody knows it.

          • MemphisGuy

            It is odd you stress the point that fans are very nit picky about everything Kay and Sally have done. It seems to me that viewers are flocking away from the show because these two ladies have NOT done anything. There is no story I enjoy. I absolutely loved Y and R when Bill Bell wrote the show. Yes, Bell’s trademark was glacially-paced storytelling. But there is a huge difference between his writing and Sally’s. His writing pulled you in, it was nearly hypnotic. There was movement and drama. Yes, characters talked to each other, quite a bit. But it was all in service to drama, advancing the story forward. I cared; I felt as though I were eavesdropping. Sally Sussman is not Bill Bell. She is nowhere near him in terms of capability. All she does is write slow moving stories. That is it. I am quite familiar with her work. I am not a fan.

    • robert

      sweeps determine ad rates,Y&R could start to lose ad money

    • monzo

      Y&R feels like written a show for old people who should think youngsters behave like those folks in Genoa City. So GC Buzz might be just a local tv show, but it is watched online all over the world, so it’s suddenly trending on twitter?!? Even grandmothers know this is ridiculous! There is a difference between being funny and silly, sadly Y&R turns more into being silly these days.

      • TV&MovieBuff

        Funny that the demo Y&R rose in this week is the lower end of the target demo — the 18-34. That is the younger folks — not the older.

        • charlie bracken

          I saw that first time in what Two years that demo actually rose, The show has losing Viewers in that category forever .Nice too see that rebound

  • Salem Spectator

    With such close numbers in the demographics, the rankings could change.

  • Elle L

    Were all the soaps disrupted by news last week? B&B and DOOL showed nice gains in total viewers looks like. I don’t know about Y&R recently, but Feb sweeps for GH has been somewhat snooze-worthy so far – not sure I’d blame everything on news interruptions there.

    • Dee

      YR’s Feb sweeps have been extremely snooze-worthy as well, so I can confirm that news interruptions aren’t solely to blame here.

      • 09321

        Y&R is boring and bland as can be.

  • robert

    you can’t just blame pre-emptions on Y&R’s numbers. the quality of the show is not good right now. it’s a snoozefest with bad pairings driving storyline

    • 09321

      Very true. It’s boring as heck and there are so many awful pairings. I am disappointed so much in Sussman and Alden.

      • FoxyRoxyy

        Sussman and Alden are doing a terrible job. The show is lifeless and dull. The ratings reflect the audiences boredom.

  • ctshar

    Sorry, I have hulu and GH has sweeps stories are terribly written and focus on morgan’s bombing (no one cares), olivia return (a true writing mess) and boring nelle (OMG, nothing ever happens in that story). ABC is insane to interrupt soaps for ANY non news events, but there’s bigger writing issues here.

    B&B – I tried, so boring. Whole lot of nothing on that show right now.

  • MaximumUniverse

    OK, the fire alarms have to be going off at CBS & Sony now. These disastrous numbers Y&R are posting during February sweeps have shown the Young & Sussman era will be short-lived. The people have spoken and they are abandoning the show in droves. The show is flat-lining like a corpse. No energy, no drama, no conflict, just redundant dialogue about nothing anyone cares about. Sorry, Abby Newman running Newman Enterprises is pathetic.

    • deeann

      Word!

    • charlie bracken

      YOU all are so Damn Nit Picky, I’m enjoying what Sally is doing.If CBS and SONY were NOT happy with her she would have been GONE a long time ago and we would be sitting here saying who would be writing the Show Next? you Guys want another PRATT is that it or would rather have some one who actually knows the show inside and out Like Sally and Kay who worked under BILL. Given It’s Only been two months I say Give the lady a Break.

      • Bantilau Regnies

        A long time ago? Her material started to air less than three months ago.

  • JayTN

    While some are quick to discount pre-emptions into the factors for Y&R’s lower ratings, just look at Wednesday. Y&R only 80,000 viewers ahead of B&B? All the soaps had lower numbers on Tuesday compared to Monday and GH had almost 1/3 of its Thursday episode pre-empted. Based on the daily numbers, it does seem that Wednesday had external factors, possibly Tuesday and obviously Thursday was impacted.

    • Bantilau Regnies

      Only one soap gets a new record low on the demo : YR!

      • JayTN

        Whether it is a record low or not is irrelevant. GH also had its least watched week of 2017. Certain people on this board are completely pre-occupied with one particular soap and devote virtually all of their comments towards that soap. Like Y&R or loath it, pre-emptions can be looked at as a reason for lower ratings, especially when you have one day that is dramatically lower than others without any other likely reasons. If Y&R had discounted those abnormal Wednesday numbers, it would actually have seen a 21,000 viewership increase from the previous week. It seems that Wednesday is the main culprit in Y&R’s week-to-week losses last week.

        I don’t believe that there were any pre-emptions this past week, so we’ll see how the daily numbers look when they come out next week and can compare them to the numbers listed above. I don’t have a strong opinion on Y&R’s writing or producing team, so I’m not pushing an agenda or my own personal likes or dislikes. I’m just looking at the numbers.

        • Bantilau Regnies

          You are absolutely right!!!! I only watched YR and I don’t care about other soaps. What’s funny is people answering “but look at B&B” “but look at GH”. Bad is bad. Record low on the demo since September, less one week in December, Yes, it’s basically the definition of tragic.

          • JayTN

            Well, when more than one series has a bad day on the same particular day, it would seem to suggest that it is not a problem unique to just one particular series. Just because you don’t like Y&R and it happens to lose viewers during one particular week (which includes an unprecedented one-day decline) doesn’t mean that everyone else agrees with you.

            Of course, I don’t spend my time obsessing over a series that I claim to hate. A quick glance at your comments reveal that most of your time is spent typing comments about Y&R almost to the point of exclusivity. Who are you trying to convince that Y&R is “tragic”? Other people or yourself?

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Where did I claim I hated the show? I said the writing was lame and boring.
            Where did I say that YR was tragic? I said the RATINGS were tragic.
            Btw “who are you trying to convince?” is very creative LOL. Isn’t it what I said earlier?

            Y&R : New Low in 18-49.
            You know what “Y&R” means, right? Not B&B, not GH, Y&R!!!
            The ratings have dropped for the beginning of September. Low record on the demo from September to Februray (less the week of Christmas). You want to talk about one particular day and one particular week? LOL

            -565 000 comparing to last year, -121,000 comparing to last week. You really want to keep pretending the biggest loss isn’t for YR? You just need two eyes to see it.

            Btw, what do you know about the way I spend my time? You posted 4245 comments and you dare to say I spend my time commenting? Thanks for the laugh.

  • JONNYSBRO

    Remember YR ratings under JFP/Pratt. OMG they were sky high almost 5.7 viewers. Pratt had everything on screen u never were bored. Mal Young has no vision for YR its so painfully dull. U know JFP passed on Sally in 2014 i am starting to get why.

    • robert

      JFP didn’t want Sally because she thought she was too outdated and she may have been right

      • charlie bracken

        How IN hell is Sally Outdated? I mean given we had Pratt for those two Years and everyone Moaned and groaned about His Writing Being awful and terrible untill he was finally let go. Now the same thing is happening with Sally, it’s the same chapter and verse.Given it’s only been two Months, give it Time

        • Richie

          I, like you, have seen improvement. I have esp. been enjoying the flashbacks, Jill talking to Kays’ portrait etc. This is all Sally & Kays’ influence. It seems the majority of posters on this site do not grasp or are new to Y&R, not knowing or caring to know its history. I will continue to support this Y&R team, because as you know, getting all the kinks out of the story, imo will take at least 6 months. Almost half-way there. Like I have said before, I scan the posts here, & of course it is all the usual suspects with their constant negative posts, week after week, which I ignore.

          • charlie bracken

            Exactly!! I mean given what Sally and Kay have done already is great, The show it self has really rebounded from this last time last year. I’m loving the way the history is being used and the characters are back to Normal again, But there is a few kinks that still need to be ironed out But all and all it’s been great.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            The way the history is being used? For her first episode, Sally said that Billy had only one brother lol

        • Cloris Ellis

          Maybe a combination of writers who know the actual background of the characters, along with some creativity in the storylines. Break the brain-numbing pattern of the incessant rehash, and siblings marrying/sleeping with relatives.

          • charlie bracken

            a “combination Of what Cloris? Kay and sally Both worked with Bill, anyone who knows Bill’s style of writing can understand what these ladies are trying to do without being Thrown under the bus day and day out.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Can you stop insulting Bill Bell with your inappropriate comparison? There is nothing from Bill Bell in Sally’s lazy writing.

          • charlie bracken

            “lazy writing” I ‘ll give you Lazy writing was when PRATT was at the Helm Now that was lazy writing right there comparing Sally to Pratt is Terrible. YOu Fans are so damn Fickle when it comes who is writing the show, I mean we all Moaned and groaned about Pratt now it’s the same song and dance with Sally who IMO has DONE well given what she walked into Two months ago.

          • charlie bracken

            Insulting BILL NEVER, that man wrote Soap opera as did Doug Marland.. But with Sally you fans want to throw the lady under the Bus for not giving you BIG Explosions, car wrecks, kidnappings Ect.. That is what PRATT was Famous for Explosions you name it that was PRATT But Sally isn’t PRATT she worked Under Bill as did Kay Alden. But you fans could careless what they are doing, you all want fast action stories that Make NO sense what so ever that will make you happy.

  • Vendi Smith

    B&B: Campy predictable uncreative recycled trash. The same old stuff every single day like they just xerox the scripts. I have no idea how that boring ass kiddie wedding week didn’t lose a truckload of viewers. What a snoozefest that was with those two milquetoast children. This show gets so LUCKY by only being 30 minutes and doesn’t get hit as hard as the other three by network interference. You can miss big chunks of the other three by these news conferences but only small snippets of this one.

    Y&R: No drama, no conflict, no action, no stakes, no twists. Sally is a very boring writer and the episodes are SO slow paced to the point of making me fall asleep after the first two segments. NOTHING is happening on right now! She seems almost allergic or afraid of trying anything that could lead real entertainment based on these near three months. I am not seeing real stories on this show but only seeing lots of fluff and filler. Sally is not the answer as a writer in this era and my fears were right about her outdated. The show has been bleeding viewers EVERYWHERE for too long now to put everything on Trump TV.

    GH: This is the show that DESERVES to have big increases next week. The past five days were very entertaining and drama filled like you except at the end of sweeps. The pacing has picked up and the stories are moving to the meaty parts. I could care less about this ratings report (told you all this would happen last Friday) cause it was bound to be very bad thanks to Trump TV

    DOOL: Hit and miss. Much better than last year at this time. I think it was a big mistake to make ANOTHER writing team change.

    • charlie bracken

      Y&R HAS BEEN DRAMA FILLED if you care to watch it, The Scott stuff has just started, among other things it isn’t BORING. The Fans anymore are so Damn Nit Picky when it comes to anything or anyone writing their Shows. Compared to where we were This last Time Two years ago I say The show is a lot BETTER IN TERMS of Direction and the writing is Fine.

      • Bantilau Regnies

        The show is better in terms of direction? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

        There is ZERO DIRECTION!!

        One day, Billy loves Phyllis. One day, he loves Victoria.
        One day, Nikki hates Sharon. The day after, she wants her help.

        How many love scenes for VD? ZERO!! Because there is no rootable couple.

        Billy and Victoria having the same conversation about Reed isn’t boring? Yes it is!!!!!

        • FoxyRoxyy

          The show is awful. The ratings prove it.

        • Cloris Ellis

          I agree. Victoria: “Billy, should I have sex with this bartender? Billy, how should I lay down the law with the kid I abandoned 18 yrs ago?” Adding to what you said, no divorced couple sits together for hours on end, at every meal, at each other’s separate homes, and asks for parenting and relationship advice! It’s so unrealistic, it’s utterly stupid.

    • FoxyRoxyy

      Y&R is having a terrible Feb sweeps and it is easy to see why. The show is soooooo boring. Well deserved low ratings.

    • MemphisGuy

      Every writer has a style.Carlivati is campy and cartoonish. And, well, Sally Sussman… No drama, no conflict, no action, no stakes, no twists. You nailed it!

  • Michael Taylor

    There were no pre-emptions this week, guys.

  • TruthSquad

    For years I watched GH with the sound off while working from home. This week I turned on the sound and I am glad I did. Wow! And Fridays episode was great!

  • charlie bracken

    Blast the shows can’t Catch abreak, Y&R was good last week too with the Scott Story , Loved Reed;s singing at the Underground.

    • Bantilau Regnies

      The Scotty story? Reed singing? Really? Do you think people watch a show to hear a brat singing?

      And Scotty wasn’t mentioned the five past years, or maybe ten. Who cares?

      • FoxyRoxyy

        Exactly! The numbers are telling the story – viewers are tuning out in droves. Look at those year to year losses. Sally’s stories are obviously being rejected by the viewers. Cut their losses and dump Sussman and Alden. They are stuck in the past.

      • Cloris Ellis

        I know – Reed and “Scotty” disappeared for about 20 years, then they come back as youngsters. Soap forbid Victoria and Lauren show their age.

        • JayTN

          You have selective amnesia when it comes to Y&R and their character histories. Reed could not have “disappeared for about 20 years” because the character was only born in 2007 (later backdated to 2005). Scotty was born in 1991 and last appeared on screen in 2006. In real-time, Scotty would be 26, but in soap years could be in his early 30s or older.

      • MemphisGuy

        A thousand up votes!

  • TruthSquad

    Not looking like a good sweeps for Y&R or any of the shows. I for one am enjoying Y&R. I see them re elevating Sharon and Billy and others. Very little is happening but the characters are likeable again and things are building. Hopefully the ratings go up.

    • Bantilau Regnies

      Billy stuck with Victoria who verbally abuses him every time her mouth is opened doesn’t make him likable. How are Nick or Victoria alikable? How is Faith likable?

      • TruthSquad

        We obviously disagree.

        • Bantilau Regnies

          Victoria is hated. Nick is hated. Nothing likable here

          • TruthSquad

            Yeah. You said that.

          • JayTN

            For someone who professes to hate Y&R’s current state, this Bantilau person sure does speed a lot of their time moaning & complaining about it. Personally, I’ve got better things to do with my time than spend it all typing cut-and-paste diatribes about a TV show I don’t like on internet message boards. Perhaps Shakespeare was right when he wrote “I think he protests too much” (paraphrasing).

          • TruthSquad

            I agree Jay. Even though it is moving a bit slow for some people, I personally haven’t enjoyed Y&R this much in quite a while. When the shoe was on the other foot and Pratt was HW I just stopped setting my DVR and caught the show when I happen to be home. While I think Y&R is far from perfect the characters are much more like people than pieces in a chess game. What is your opinion of the new team and the show in general? thanks.

          • JayTN

            I don’t really have a problem with Y&R right now. I also did not have a problem with the Pratt regime. I think that stunts, the kind that Pratt favored, have their place…as long as they are integral to the plot or move the storyline along. I don’t like stunts just for the sake of doing stunts in order to draw in gawking viewers who don’t bother to stay once the stunt is over.

            I would agree that Sussman’s writing is bit more slow-building than others, but it is reminiscent of the slow burn writing under Bill Bell that became Y&R’s trademark. While Y&R was prone to flights of fancy on occasion, I’ve always viewed it as the more realistic soap when compared to the ones on ABC or NBC. Death on “Days” has become almost irrelevant given the number of times that certain characters have been resurrected. Last I checked, Y&R hasn’t sent characters on a journey beneath the earth or into heaven like “Once Life to Live” famously did.

            Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t understand why some people feel the need to regurgitate the same complaints week after week as if it’s the first time they’re saying them. I blocked one particular person a few months ago because of that. It looks like I may have to put someone else on that list too (and I think you may have a clue about who I’m talking about). 😉

          • TruthSquad

            Thanks Jay. Good insight. I agree with everything you said.

          • TruthSquad

            To elaborate on my earlier comments about Pratt. I enjoyed some of the earlier episodes of Y&R up to the point where things stopped making sense and the characters felt lost. He also IMO seemed to lose interest in the show about 1/2 through. That’s when I stopped dvr’ing. I don’t think Sussman is perfect but am enjoying the character development. Hopefully her team has something building that will knock viewers socks off while maintaining the integrity of the characters.

  • Derrick

    Oh HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Y&R

  • TV&MovieBuff

    I fear my days of watching daytime soaps will be coming to an end this year. I fear that Sony won’t be as longsuffering and patient with Sussman, Alden & Young as they were with Phelps, MAB, Latham, Griffith, Pratt, etc. And then they’ll fire them and rehire someone who totally neglects character again in sake of plot, plot, plot. I am so sick and tired of these stories about someone taking over the town, or shooting up the town, etc. and there being no full explanation of why they did it or exploration of how and why it affects the town and characters. There was a time in soaps when villains like Stefano DiMero, Victor Newman, etc. did evil things but you knew why they were doing them. They had a vulnerable side too.

    There are so many other ventures out there that do true soap opera way better than the daytime soaps do anymore. And I am thankful for that. I have been getting my true dose from that and it has made me patient with daytime soaps. But when and if a writing/production change happens on Y&R this time, I am done. I just don’t have patience for this anymore. Fans aren’t going to be happy no matter who is writing the shows anymore. Even when someone else comes along they will still be b*tching and moaning about the same old things.

    Thankfully there are shows like Bloodline, Game of Thrones, etc. that are great character dramas and yes soap opera/serials that do things like they should be done. And folks complain about scenes of folks sitting around. Both of those shows have a lot of that and there are a lot of folks that esp. love Game of Thrones.

    • TruthSquad

      Those shows have certainly raised the bar. Network TV has not been able to keep up with the changing climate of home entertainment. I think what Y&R is trying to do is reenforce and elevate the characters so they are all on equal footing with the viewers and alternate stories. Much like some of the great shows you mention. Will Sony and CBS and the viewers give this time? I hope so.

      • Lala

        Will CBS and Sony hear our pleas too? They don’t care what we think and I find it offensive. #FansMatter #Speakupy&r☹👎

        • TruthSquad

          I assume you are referring to bringing back Muhney? For me he is my second favorite Adam to Hartley. For many more, he is Adam. No doubt bringing him back would be a ratings win but may be too politically sticky. We will see. Haven’t seen much of Hunter King around lately but I think at this point it goes deeper.

    • charlie bracken

      Exactly TV I agree with you 100%! Given what Sally and Kay walked into two months ago the show has gotten back on track, The fans are too Nit picky about everything when it comes to direction or even the writing. I’m liking what sally and Kay have done, It’s not dull at all.

      • Lala

        Oh but it Is! Honestly , sometimes I miss parts and don’t really care to rewind. It’s missing 2 great actors. Where is the IT factor? I find that bland. Lovely sets, except the writing ! RAV IS THE it Factor? #FansMatter#yrbringbackmichaelmuhney✌❤

        • charlie bracken

          IMO the fans have Become very Nit picky when comes to who is writing their respected shows, The Fans Hated PRATT for the longest time until he was finally let go. Now we have Two ladies who both worked under Bill and they are being raked over the coals for what Nothing, The show it self Has improved BY leaps and bounds, the writing Is Fresh and It’s not that Plot driven crap we were used too where nothing made sense. It’s only been two months since These ladies took over, Give it time.

          • TruthSquad

            Ratings aside. I like Y&R far better than I have in a while. The dialogue, the humor, the reference to history and reality and the rebuilding of its core characters. It has not been terribly exciting during its transition but it is all a process. I for one watch far more frenquently. I can feel the stories building. There are many layers that need to be put in place and much fixing.

          • charlie bracken

            Same here, given that it has been Only two Months since sally and Kay took over the show has really rebounded from where we were this last time last year.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Last year, things HAPPENED during sweeps. What happened in February? Reed sang. Then?

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Sharon poured milk on Nikki. That was so exciting. Not.

          • Joeysback

            But last year stupid stuff happened for no reason and with no explanation.

          • charlie bracken

            Thank you

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Because current stuff isn’t stupid? lmao! Reed? Scotty???

          • Bantilau Regnies

            PS : Look at last year’s ratings.

          • charlie bracken

            Last year Pratt happened that’s what, he did Stupid things like the Under ground’s roof coming down, The Plane crash, the Fake “towering Inferno” dare I go On.. I mean seriously You fans are too Nit Picky anymore, It’s the same chapter and verse every week .

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Isn’t DRAMA supposed to happen during sweeps? Flash news: Reed singing in a bar isn’t drama.

          • charlie bracken

            DRAMA can happen at anytime, I see nothing wrong with These sweeps Period.

          • Cloris Ellis

            Okay Sally

          • charlie bracken

            I”m Not “sally” i’m juts stating the Obvious you fans are Nit Picky as hell. IT’s the same chapter and verse when Pratt wrote the show the Fans Moaned and Groaned now it’s happening again with these Ladies.

          • Mandy

            I would not call losing over half a million viewers a rebound.

          • MemphisGuy

            Yes, you’re right. People are saying give Kay and Sally 6 months. I fear another half a million viewers will be lost during that time.

          • charlie bracken

            Please Pratt was losing more “Viewers” in his Time as Ep/HW then Kay and sally are right now, Given the climate and all the Pre-pemptions I have to say their Numbers are “BETTER” then PRATT’s before he left.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            All time low in 18-49 viewers during a sweeps month is not good. This show is in deep trouble. Once spring comes, ratings will go even lower. There’s no compelling reason to watch. The storylines are boring.

          • robert

            would not surprise me. when spring comes and more people start to go outside,the numbers could go lower

          • charlie bracken

            Wow you all are fickle, I’m enjoying what Sally and Kay are “trying to do” but most folks here are just throwing them under the Bus for No reason what so ever. I mean PRATT had lower numbers them this two have at the present, did n’t you all Moan and groan about His “NUMBERS” when Pratt was the Ep/HW or have you all forgoten that Hmm?

          • Cloris Ellis

            Says the producer

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Because Kay and Sally worked under Bill, we have to pretend they are good writers? THEY ARE NOT BILL BELL.

          • MemphisGuy

            I agree. After Bill Bell stepped down around 1997-98, I watched the show for a few months, but then I gave up on it. Not really a fan of Kay Alden or Sally Sussman. I hated Sussman’s tenure at Days after Reilly left to develop Passions. All of Sussman’s solo headwriting stints have failed. Generations was cancelled, and Days was no longer Must See Daytime TV. Kay Alden is good as an associate or consultant, but neither she nor Sussman come close to replicating Bell’s talent. I find Y and R boring and only watch a couple of times a week.

          • charlie bracken

            i DISGAREE Here given what Sally and Kay both walked into two months ago The show it self has Changed for the better In terms of story and direction. The Fans are becoming too Damn Fickle when it comes to who is writing their shows, the Bill bells and the Doug marland’s the soap world are gone. Sally and Kay Both worked under Bill given the climate I say we Lucked out, we could have gotten some one totally different and the fans would still be moaning and groaning.

          • FoxyRoxyy

            The numbers prove that Sussman and Alden are out of touch with what the 2017 audience eants to see.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Generations was loved by many and was a groundbreaking show. If it had been on another network and in another time slot the show would have done much better. The show had some groundbreaking stories and discovered some great actors like Kristoff St. John. James Reynolds and Kristoff St. John did some of their best work ever on that show. And Jonelle Allen was absolutely wonderful. Why in the world no one ever cast that lady on another show is a big crime. There was no new soap opera that was going to successful in a morning time slot on NBC at the time.

            The show could easily be taken today and redone successfully. It is what soap opera should be — a fully integrated cast.

            I loved the show and hated to see it cancelled.

          • charlie bracken

            Sure was groundbreaking, I remember when it started I watched it.It was good hated toos ee it gte axed but that was NBC for you.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Even if Bill Bell came back from death some of you would still wouldn’t like his writing today. Bill Bell wrote psychological/sexual drama that focused on character. The closest things you got to plot with him was locking someone up in a basement or keeping them hostage — no plane crashes or explosions. People talked to each other, confronted each other, etc. Everything that so many are complaining about with Sally they would complain about with Bill Bell. That type of writing is what put Y&R at #1 and kept it there. The other type of writing is what all the other soaps were doing at the same time and they all saw ratings declines year after year trying to copy each other while Y&R stuck to it’s identity. And many of them left the air and said goodbye.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            What’s the purpose of this “if Bell was alive” speech? He’s not!
            Why are you even talking about Bill Bell? We’re talking about Sally here.
            But if you really want to talk about Bill Bell … Remember the Lauren and Sheila story? Remember when Sheila kidnapped Lauren? When she faked her death after a fire? When she switched babies?
            Remember how David Kimble died? Or how Rex Sterling was killed? Veronica Landers? Matt Clark? Mari Jo Mason?
            Blade? Kidnapped by his twin and dead in a car crash.
            Should I pretend the craziness never happened under Bill Bell?
            Also, what’s wrong with plane crashes or explosions? IT’S A SOAP!
            Would I take a plane crash over spoiled brat Reed singing? Yes. Every day.
            Maybe a plane crash wouldn’t have made “sweeps” that boring actually.
            And YR was also number 1 under Pratt, MAB or LML and even under Sally. So? Even with the explosions you hate that much, the show was still number 1. Were the ratings as low as they are now? NO! You can trash the previous regimes all you want but low RECORD means something. Numbers don’t lie.

          • charlie bracken

            The Vicki landers story wasn’t Bill that was Kay Alden who wrote that Story in 98, I remember watching that when she shot Nikki in the living room during the thunder storm. The Fans complained about Kay’s writing the show as they did when Jack smith wrote it.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Sheila? David? Rex? Was it Kay Alden too?

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Exactly! Bill Bell was as twisted as soaps are today. The issue is that Sally and Kay want to go back to the slow pace of Bill Bell and that will not work in 2017. Ratings drop every week to new lows for Y&R. What Bill Bell did back then will not work today. The ratings prove it.

          • charlie bracken

            BINGO!! That’s what Bill did alright, he wrote Great stories that People enjoyed and loved that was what made Y&R number 1 for many Years. Sally is doing the same thing Bill would be doing now if he was still here, writing Character driven stories that made the audience watch.Given the climate and the Fact the Fans have become so Fickle about what they want too see on their shows it’s crazy. I get the fact they want faster paced stories But Bill didn’t do that he wrote slower moving stuff that made you tune in everyday.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Can you stop insulting Bill Bell? You are not Bill Bell, you didn’t know him, and you don’t know what he would think about it. And can you PLEASE stop comparing his writing with Sally’s boring “writing” ?
            And YR is STILL number one. We have to pretend it was only under Bell?

          • charlie bracken

            WHO’s “INSULTING BILL NOW?” NOT ME I’m Just STATING the Obvious THE Fans are TOO DAMN FICKLE as to who writes their shows, When Kay Alden took over for BIll in 97 the fans didn’t like her, Jack smith same thing he was also not liked ect.. You want to compare apples to oranges Look at What PRATT did those two years He made a Mockery out of the show Big time, some fans liked him others didn’t. Now it’s the same chapter and verse with you all wanting Sally’s Head on silver platter when she Has only been there for two months.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            YOU are insulting Bill Bell when YOU pretend to know what he’d think.
            Again, why are you using capital letters? Is that me you’re trying to convince? Or you?

          • charlie bracken

            I’m Not “Insulting” BILL I’m trying to Prove my point which is You FANS are Fickle as hell you all want everything to be Fast, Plot driven Crap that makes no sense what so ever. But “Convincing” you of that would be Just dreadful, you don’t care what Sally or Kay have in Mind for the show you fans want better everything Numbers, Stories Ect.. while the rest of “US” are trying to enjoy the show as a whole without Complaining about it week after week like you do So there!!!

          • Bantilau Regnies

            Proving your point imaging what a dead man would think? Ok …
            “The rest of us” Who are US? Why are you using the plural to give YOUR opinion? “Us” are not enjoying the show =====> RATINGS!!

            Btw, why are you that mad that people don’t like the show? If you enjoy it, only your opinion shoud matter, right? Or Sally is your mother? sister? the way you’re defending her is creepy.

            PS : People have EVERY RIGHT to complain. It’s called democracy. People are free to state their opinion. Even if you can’t the thought of people having a different opinion and bashing “Sally the savior” LMAO

          • FoxyRoxyy

            Charlie is all kinds of special. lol He has this fascination with PRATT where he has to always capitalize his name. But back to Y&R, the show is so dull and viewers continue to tune out week after week. There is nothing happening that is interesting. I’ve been watching the first few minutes then deleting the show off the dvr. Nothing interesting or worthwhile watching is happening.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            “Character driven stories that made the audience watch.”
            Have you seen the last ratings or … ????
            Sally’s writing is NOT Bill Bell’s writing. And her ratings? LOL

          • charlie bracken

            “BORING WRITING” That was when PRATT was HW Now that was “BORING” IMO Sally Isn’t “BORING” what so ever at least your Watching something That IMO is better then whatw e had two years ago.RATINGS you want to Compare Ratings Have you Looked at PRATT’s NUMBERS before he was let go HMM? He was Getting the same exact NUMBERS as Sally is right now expect IN this CASE their NUMBERS are steady. NOT The shows Fault we have had these Pre- Emptions the past few weeks.

          • Bantilau Regnies

            The exact numbers? You do know what NEW low record means, right? Btw, writing with capital letters won’t make you be right. Just saying!!

      • JayTN

        What aggravates me is this…how many people here were clamoring and imploring Sony to bring on a writer like Sally or Kay (some even mentioning them by name). Now, after a few short weeks of getting what they want, they are now clamoring for the same people that they wanted hired a few months ago, to be fired. Incredible.

        • charlie bracken

          You got it they were clamoring for Sally and Kay to return ASAP and we get them as a early X-mas present and Now the same people are wanting them Fired ASAP too. it’s like what do they want Faster plot Driven Crap we had two years ago or do they want Better written Stories that actually make sense to the Viewer?!

  • TV&MovieBuff

    People need to stop and think about one other thing besides even the preemptions affecting the ratings this year. For the last 4 or 5 years soap ratings have been helped by big snow storms in the winters that have kept folks in for days. Last 2 years the kids here missed over their maximum number of days and had their spring break cut short. This year they only had 1 snow day missed. This has been the mildest winter we have had in years here. There just haven’t been the major snow or ice storms that have blasted the US this year and kept people home. As much as I hate them they have helped the ratings of the soaps in the last few years. The recent holiday ratings prove that if you get people home they will still watch. But if it is warm they are at work and doing other things.

  • Lala

    #yrbringbackmichaelmuhney that’s it , that’s all you must do . The fans have spoken. DID YOU HEAR US?#FansMatter✌✍💗💛

    • Bantilau Regnies

      The fans? Not everyone wants to see MM back! NO THANKS!!!

      • Cloris Ellis

        I think most of the so-called MM fans are MM himself, desperate to get his job back.

        • truth

          Please..i don’t care much about Muhney and what he does (he seems quite arrogant..but most actors are..some are just more talented at hiding it..) but he has a big fanbase for a daytime soap actor..he comes from prime time by the way..

    • Kevin Little

      If you read Eric Braeden’s new autobiography, “I’ll Be Damned,” you’ll realize there is no chance in hell that sexual predator Michael Muhney is coming back to the show.

      • Joeysback

        That’s ridiculous. It never happened. His ego just got in the way. But his return would sure spice things up.

        • TV&MovieBuff

          If he such a great actor and so popular why hasn’t some other show scooped him up. Surely they would want his millions and millions of fans that are supposedly out there. As good as he is supposed to be he should have his own series by now. There was a time I liked the guy but the man’s ego got in the way and he made a big mistake that totally screwed up his life. With that comes consequences. He was replaced successfully once and he can be again when the writers feel it is time to bring Adam back.

          • JayTN

            I was going to say almost the exact same thing…but I decided to “like” your comment instead. According to IMDB, Muhney has appeared in three movies since his Y&R stint ended. One of those was a TV movie airing on Ion TV while another was a theatrical release, grossing about $18 million. It isn’t clear if the third movie is either a made-for-TV movie or not. Of those three movies, he played supporting roles in two of them. If he was as fantastic an actor as his fans claim, he should have no trouble finding work, and not just the occasional movie, but also work on a TV series.

          • truth

            Quite not true…if you know how Hollywood work behind the scenes..The talent only doesn’t make a carreer here..nah..

          • JayTN

            Try learning how to type.

          • truth

            English is not my first language..so sorry if i make some mistakes..shrug..

          • truth

            meh…even if an actor has a big fanbase if he is blackballed by Hollywood high powers well..it is game over for him..Just look at Mel Gibson..ok he was blackballed for something like 10 years..and for some very damaging ‘bad deeds’..(to say the least..), it was his punition..BUT he always had ‘friends’ in high places, unlike Muhney and a very successful and prolific movie carreer….so once the punition was long enough for them..well they praise him again..and he is again among the Hollywood high and mighty..in 2017 he is nominated at the Oscars..the most elitist kiss ass ceremony..Therefore Mel was punished but he is once again in the ‘game’ because he is Mel Gibson..a mega movie star and very successful movie director for DECADES who has had always the powerful friends in the right places..Whereas Muhney although talented doesn’t have the career, the background and most importantly THE RIGHT FRIENDS…

  • Falconcrest

    The days when soaps were not pre-empted are still low-rated. People always want to blame those kind of things but the fact is, it doesn’t make that big a difference.

  • Salem Spectator

    Death of the soaps are on the minds of many. One more death can kill them all. We’re in the boat together, so be careful not to rock it!

  • Salem Spectator

    I choose to see the “hourglass” half full rather than half empty. At times the ratings seem to say it’s quicksand, but the show is better than several months ago. DOOL is renewed until September of 2018, as is B&B. We don’t have to hear about Y&R until around July of this year. We may never hear of any sure stay of execution for GH because it is network owned.

    • debbie56

      I agree. Days was good this week. I really like that they are finally mixing up the Hortons and the whole Hope/Stefano story seems to be over with. Days had so much bad publicity this past year. First the head writing change to Dena (which many fans were against), the whole fiscal with Zucker/trump, the cancellation rumors, the Victoria Rowell law suit, etc. I am so glad most of that is all over and done with. And I am glad the renewal was finally some good news and publicity. Its just a shame that some people might be enjoying the Dena/Ryan story lines only to have the show take a major turn in the summer (hopefully for the better in terms of ratings).

    • JayTN

      CBS announced the renewals for their daytime schedule in late April last year. That announcement didn’t really effect Y&R or “The Price Is Right”, which were already covered by multi-year renewals from previous years.

  • Cloris Ellis

    Realizing this is soap opera, but when it’s too cringeworthy – It’s a turn-off.
    1. Watching a 60 yr old and 27 year old fall for each other is gross, no matter how fabulous Ashley’s looks and bod have held up.
    2. Most people do not hang-out with, work alongside, and dole out parental advice to the children their EX has with someone else. (Villy).
    2. Most people would not want anything to do with dating – much less sleeping with or marrying – their sisters/brothers-in-law, father/mother/son/daughter, step-parent/step-kids/step-siblings. (Nick, Chelsea, Dylan, Adam, Neil, Devon, Nikki, Phyllis, Jack, Ashley, Sharon and Everyone else on the show)
    3. Most of my coworkers have stopped watching (we used to watch during lunch) because they can’t stomach it any more. STOP the incest.

  • Salem Spectator
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    Why is Genoa City Wisconsin the setting for Y&R? That’s a village of only just over 3,000 residents. Are any of the characters farmers?

    • JayTN

      Historically, most daytime soaps were set in “middle American” towns near enough to larger cities but far enough away from them as well. You had “As the World Turns” set in Oakdale and quasi-spin-off “Another World” set in Bay City, which were supposedly a stone’s throw away from Chicago. “All My Children”, “One Life to Live” and “Loving” were all set closely to one another in the state of Pennsylvania. I believe that NBC’s short-lived by ground breaking “Generations” in 1989 was the first daytime soap to be set in an a real-life setting: Chicago. Although there really is a Genoa City in Wisconsin, with only 3,000 approximate citizens, it bares little resemblance to Y&R’s fictional locale. I’m always amazed that Y&R’s Genoa City has skyscrapers galore and all the amenities offered by a major cosmopolitan metropolis.

  • Salem Spectator

    With all the tremors and/or earthquakes in California, including several in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, why don’t the clans on B&B experience them?

    • JayTN

      Until the recent arrival of the Avant family, B&B was also the most white of the daytime soaps. That fact was made all the more ridiculous when you consider that B&B is set in Los Angeles, a fairly diverse city, and revolves around the fashion industry, also one of the more diverse industries.

  • FoxyRoxyy

    I feel bad for Y&R. There is no vision. Look at the numbers.

  • cab

    Surprised that Days did not get bigger numbers for February sweeps. From the storylines that I have heard that were taking place on the other 3 soaps, Days had the most drama and exciting storylines. Baby Holly, Stephano, Anna’s confrontation with Andre the Orwell device and so much more. Nothing like that was on the other soaps. Dull February sweeps for them.
    Y&R seem to be in real trouble here, look at the numbers compared to last year, wow. It only goes to prove that today’s daytime viewers want more than talk. Not the old fashioned story telling of long ago.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      Well evidently they don’t want what is happening at Days or GH either. Both have them have been stuck in the 2.5 million average range for years now. They both move up to the 3 million range from time to time but they never can hold on to them very long. Face it soap opera fans don’t want any of what these writers are offering up these days.

  • Dianne

    These boards are more entertaining than the shows. Especially YR fans complaining about their current HW’s. No matter what board I am on or who the current (insert name) writer is, YR fans are never happy. The problem to me with YR is a stale cast. The majority of the actors have been on the show for decades and their characters have run their course.

    • JayTN

      Completely and totally agree. Some people are not happy unless they have something to complain about.

  • Dianne

    Don’t know how serious this is, but I just read Dish Network may drop the ABC and NBC stations. So my question is that in the US, are there some networks that don’t carry any of the big 3 stations?

    • JayTN

      What you seem to be talking about is individual affiliates. For example, where I live, Dish Network dropped the local NBC and CW affiliates in a dispute with the affiliate owner (both are owned by the same company) for about 5 weeks. A few years ago, Dish did the same thing with the NBC/CW affiliates as well as the local CBS affiliate. Dish – and other cable/satellite providers – routinely have channels go “dark” over carriage disputes. There is no national ABC or NBC (or CBS, Fox or CW) network, like there is a TBS or USA Network or Fox News Channel. Even if your local cable or satellite company drops a network affiliate (which they have to by law when a contract expires without a replacement), you can still watch using a digital converter box or thru the network’s website.

  • kimlu

    Arianne Zucker Leaving DAYS! I guess she is hoping the whole Access Hollywood Tape has advanced her career in the industry. Her name was plastered all over the news and internet.

    • Bethene

      Perhaps she was not happy with her new contract at Days. I can see her making a couple more lifetime movies that will keep her busy. Maybe she will end up doing what Ali Sweeney is doing like infomercials and movies for cable like the Hallmark Channel.

    • lnz65

      For all we know she could of been fired/written off like her boyfriend Shawn Christian (Dan on Days) was and this is just a way of telling the public she is leaving on her own terms to make herself look good without backlash from fans of the show. So many soap actors always claim to want to leave to do other things and end up coming back within months whenever the writers want them back on (at least that is how it is on Days).

      • menan

        I agree. The new writer probably gave her the boot. That is what happens when new writers are called in. Some vets just do not get what they ask for. Maybe Nicole will end up with Dan. I am so sick of her crying over him on the show.