Y&R's ratings and "The bell has tolled for Maria"
According to what I saw on soaps.com, Y&R's ratings went from 3.20 (yesterday) to 3.40 this morning. I'm guessing more fans tuned in this past week and I would also suspect that Y&R will now start gaining viewers now that Maria Arena Bell is no longer The Idiot In Charge at Y&R.
soapcentral.com's Allison J. Waldman wrote a very long commentary titled, "The bell has tolled for Maria". It is so worth the read. Here's the link to the story: http://soapcentral.com/yr/content/scoop/twoscoops/2012/120730.php This was by far Allison's best work to date in her many Two Scoops columns that she writes for soapcentral.com (not to say that Jamey, Luke, Regan or Jillian haven't written really good stuff, they have, trust me)!