Quote shalaydra75: Hey MsSuperSuds,
Thanks for giving me background information. I deeply respect yours and most core Lane fans' knowledge about the back-scenes. I just know little about ratings because posters kept saying that Lane was not popular. That seemed so incredulous to me because on youtube Lane's clips were much more popular than all others and numerous people were uploading them. What stood out to me was the diversity within the playlist of the people who were uploading Lane's clips. For instance, one had clips of interracial couples, another had clips of old black music and movies, another had clips of numerous fictional couples and on and on.
I know that I am meandering, but I say this because when I examined the ratings, I found that Y&R rarely thrived when Lane was separated. The only time it had good ratings during the couple's break up was when Brad died. I think that is why MAB began to cannibalized her characters.
It just seems to me that if I know this JG certainly should have known. I definitely should have quit before the Tily/Chane 2 mess.
As a GL fan and by looking at GH's ratings during JFP's tenure, I know that she is terrible writer. I wish that JG would have outflanked her by writing s/ls that would boast the ratings.
Shalaydra, JFP is not a writer; she is the Executive Producer or traffic controller of the whole show. Josh Griffith was the HW or head writer who walked off. Now JFP brought over from GH her own HWs, Altman & Passanante, who know nothing about the history of Y&R--which is evident from the mess they have been putting on screen. What the JFPs whole team seem to forget is that there is a huge AA audience--bigger for Y&R than any other soap--who watch this soap religiously. I read in the local AA newspaper sometime ago that AAs make up at least 36% of the viewing audience. Victoria Rowell, ex-Drucilla Winters, states that AAs make up 50% of the audience. Whichever is true, AAs are watching and whenever the Winters are decimated w/o solid replacement, no one really cares about the rest. All the breakups, makeups & remarriages for Nikki/Victor, Sharon/Nick, & character assasinations for the rest of the cast of characters have soured viewers on the show. JFP is doing little to nothing to correct those mistakes. When Cane was killed and Lily was paired w/ Daniel romalotti, Y&R reportedly lost approximately 900,000 viewers in the first month & gave GH its first toehold into the younger 18-34 demographic. JFP was at the helm of GH. That was big news for GH but she did not understand reasons behind their gain. Not one official wants to admit that the ratings have not been the same for Y&R since then. I am way beyond that demo in age; but I continue to let GH run on my TV to this day even though I don't care much for the show. I also stopped watching Y&R daily & now watch only when Cane & Lily are on--which is seldom. The worst thing that Y&R did for promotional purposes of the show was to close down the sites of videographers who made LANE videos. So many folks found us thru those videos & started watching the show. LANE also has a huge international viewing audience who are months behind us in stories but they found us on YouTube. Not many can get access thru the on line CBS network. I have made twitter friends from Canada, Australia, South Africa, France,the Carribean,etc. At the rate the show is going now w/ the new bland & boring cast, I cannot see the same happening for any story, character or recently formed couple.