Ratings trouble continue for CBS’s number 1 show, “The Young and the Restless.”
For the first week of June, “Y&R” fell below 4 million viewers again for the week. It’s the third time in four weeks that’s happened. One Tuesday, June 4th they were down to an alarming 3.8 million.
The actual number is 3,966,000. Back in December 2017 “Y&R” was up to 4.8 million. That was far off old highs but still showing signs of life.
The current trend is worrisome because they’ve lost a million fans and they don’t seem to be coming back. Abrupt cast changes have led to a kind of destabilization. Some of the actors who left returned, but Eileen Davidson is still MIA.
All the soaps are down coming out of May sweeps and going into summer, a traditionally slow time. But it’s time to step up the game or they will be gone, replaced by more inane reality and talk shows.