Quote Rilynne: Times have changed and how many of us watch online or DVR and watch later. When I had soap network I watched that after work or the whole week on Saturday night. Maybe they need to come up with a new way to do the ratings. I agree the vets are the core of the show but they have to have newbies. They always have, just remember there was a day when the Abbott family was new, Victor, Nikki, the Williams family, as so on. But it takes time to build a character and they have to remember that instead of trying to shove them down our throats. I remember when each summer they have a group of new young talent on which helped bring in the younger viewers that were home from school. I also enjoyed that.
Nothing is shoved down our throats. If we dont' like it we don't have to watch.