Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

CBS’s ‘The Young And The Restless’ Ratings Continue To Plummet, And Sony Stubbornly Stands By Jill Farren Phelps And Josh Griffith, Highlight Hollywood News

Whether it’s the storylines or the firings and hirings, fans are outraged at the new regime, who was heralded in to CBS TV City as if they were conquering heroes in 15th Century Europe. However, since the shine Jill Farren Phelps attempted to put on her story, and Josh Griffith’s spin, about how he was courted for the new gig.  Viewers are finding out that this team is all smoke and mirrors, and have also figured out what Hollywood insiders knew from the first day in September when they stepped on the soundstage at William J. Bell Studios.  They were snake oil salesmen. Pretending they would use, to quote Firing Phelps, “a scalpel” to clean up and fix some minor problems.
Well, fix she has. Fixed it so that viewers, especially the coveted demographic of Women between the ages of 18-49 have stopped watching this incredibly badly run soap opera, and are tuning in to get this! “General Hospital.” I say to fans, continue to turn on ABC’s “General Hospital,” because it really has been revived from death throws Jill Farren Phelps left the soap in.  When handsome and talented showrunner Frank Valentini was given the series, everyone assumed wrongly, that he was simply hired to end the show on a high note. Within weeks of his arrival, the show became a hit again, and ABC was proud to renew the soap.
That won’t happen to “Y&R,” which Sony wants off the air, and CBS is seemingly incapable of doing what needs to be done. Get rid of this new regime before our beloved soap is not only no longer the number one rated drama, which it has been for 24-years, but is no longer on the air.
Check out “Y&R’s” dwindling viewership at: Soap Opera Network
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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