Ratings Report for the Week of December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Soap fans may remember Victor Alfieri for his stints on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives," but these days the former soap star is battling attacks with a hairbrush, reports TMZ.
CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is gearing up for an actor switch in the coming weeks for the character of Billy Abbott, currently played by Billy Miller.
One week ago today, TMZ reported that Michael Muhney was fired from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" last month following allegations that he groped the breasts of one of his co-stars. Since then, several actors from the daytime drama series have spoken out on social media in support of Hunter King (Summer Newman), the alleged victim of the groping. Two actors from the series (Eric Braeden and Jerry Douglas) recently conducted interviews discussing Muhney's behavior on set and indirectly commented on the behind the scenes turmoil since the story hit mainstream media. Earlier this morning, following a tweet to King by a fan that read, "if ur being manipulated into this u need to be strong & tell the truth. Ur young & talented. There will be life after #YR," Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) took issue with the tweet and responded with, "You have been deceived, lied to. Those of us in the know, are in the KNOW. #TruthWillSetYouFree." But that's not where the tweets ended.
Just as CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" are enjoying some of their highest ratings in several years, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is also enjoying its best rating in Women 18-49 in two years and its best overall audience in nearly three years, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.
The banner fans pulled together $785 for in honor of their favorite actor, Michael Muhney, who was fired last month from "The Young and the Restless" amidst allegations he fondled the breasts of one of his co-stars, finally flew over the CBS Television City Studios on Thursday, January 9, which wasn't the actual intended studio, reports TMZ.
Following Eric Braeden's interview with Radar Online, Jerry Douglas has also spoken out on Michael Muhney's firing from "The Young and the Restless" and the subsequent scandal surrounding said firing. "I think Bill Bell ["Y&R" creator] would be turning in his grave," the actor tells RumorFix.com in an interview published today.
While several actors from "The Young and the Restless" have indirectly acknowledged the scandal surrounding Michael Muhney's (Adam Newman) firing last month and subsequent allegations he groped the breasts of Hunter King (Summer Newman) via social media, no actor has acknowledged the situation as publicly as the legendary Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" ushered in 2014 with their largest weekly audiences in several years, according to ratings data released today by Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 30, 2013 through January 3, 2014.
Nominees for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series were announced today for "The 45th NAACP Image Awards," scheduled to air Saturday, February 22 on TV One. "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" were once again dominant in both acting categories.