Young and the Restless spoilers indicate CBS issued a press release touting a recent ratings gain. For the week ending October 5 the show had over 4 million viewers. This spike coincides with the Shick wedding. Unfortunately, the wedding didn’t end as viewers hoping. A rates drop is likely after such a disappointment for fans.
Young and the Restless – Can Rating Spike Last?
The network announced an increase in viewers. It is great news! Young and the Restless is the #1 daytime drama for almost 30 consecutive years. It was the largest number of viewers in over a month. However, the huge drop since last year can’t be ignored.
Previously Y&R spoilers reveal that 377,000 viewers have been lost in the last year alone. The dark direction the Young and the Restless has taken and the loss of beloved characters does not bode well for keeping longtime viewers tuned in. It seems fans voices are ignored and they are turning off their sets.
— BetaSeries News (@BetaSeries_News) October 8, 2018
Y&R – Fans Disappointed Again
The build up to the Shick wedding was massive. Several parties brought characters together for laughs and bickering. It was daytime at its’ finest. Y&R spoilers show even fan favorites Faith Newman (Alyvia Alyn Lind) and Noah Newman (Robert Adamson) returned home for the event.
With so many stops and starts it seemed Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) had finally found lasting happiness. Sadly, that is not the case. It seems Executive Producer and Head Writer Mal Young is moving quickly to pair Sharon with the newest man in town, Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso).
Young and the Restless – Mal Young MIA
Strangely, it seems Mal has been missing in action on social media. In the past he was very active on Twitter sharing Young and the Restless casting news and hints of upcoming storylines. However, he has not posted since August 27 when he offered support of Christel Khalil’s decision to move to reoccurring status in her role as Lily Ashby.
We fully support Christel’s decision. We’re pleased to say that both she and Lily will remain a much-loved part of Y&R https://t.co/H3MhKghXiE
— mal young (@malyoung) August 27, 2018
It’s odd for the shows top dog to stop promoting his product as much as possible. Is Mal running from fan backlash? Social media and fan message boards have exploded with negative comments about the direction the show has taken under Mal’s direction. It seems he may not be able to take the heat of the disapproval of fans. Longtime fans hope the ratings spike will continue. Perhaps Mal will return to social media to hear their voices and take their input to heart.
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