‘Young and the Restless’ Michael Muhney Exit Week Helps Push CBS Daytime to 8-Year High

The departures of “The Young and the Restless” cast members Michael Muhney and Billy Miller — and showdown between their characters Billy Abbott and Adam Newman — helped drive the soap to its best ratings week since 2008, and contributed to an eight-year high for CBS’s daytime slate overall.

For the week ending Feb. 2, “The Young and the Restless” averaged 5.73 million total viewers — its strongest showing since the week ending Feb. 29, 2008. (In the women 25-54 demographic, “Y&R” scored a 2.3 rating/12 share, its best weekly perfornance since Feb. 2011.)




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