Lord Y&R RATINGS
Ratings were down across the board according to Soap Opera Network but Y&R and B&B gave new meaning to lows. Both shows hit all time lows in total audience. Y&R actually had a day under 4million viewers. Can this be the wake up call that someone really does something big about the ratings? Getting rid of a few unwanted characters and getting a new talent scout is just window dressing (all soaps have characters that the audience hasn't warmed up to. That doesn't mean the audience just stops watching the whole show.) The problem is well known and must be fixed. In a time when soaps are dropping off the air like flies, and other shows are taking drastic measures to fix the problem, it is a shame that daytimes flagship is being taken down in this manner. If I were Sony, Monday morning would be known as behind the scenes St Valentines Massacre at Y&R. There would be massive pink slips given to the entire writing staff and some resignations on the production end as well. Please you can not afford to lose 800000 viewers!
Congrats to OLTL for now being the number 2 soap on daytime tv. And not even with your best ratings even. By the time you are off the air you will probably be number one in the ratings due to massive abandonment by Y&R fans. Yes bringing MTS is a good move. That doesn't solve much though. Such as everything else.