Don’t think that “the powers that be” aren’t interested in the opinions of soap fans! CBS wants to know what viewers of The Young and the Restless think of the top-rated soap!
The network’s website has set up a poll in which viewers are being invited to weigh in on the current state of Y&R. You can participate in the Y&R survey by going here.
Survey participants will be asked to provide certain statistical information including their age, what state they live in, their gender, how long they’ve been watching the show, and if they watch Y&R on television/cable or on streaming devices.
It’s not every day that a network asks for viewers’ opinions in an official capacity. Here’s your chance to speak out!
The good news is there are a few places in which you can elaborate on what your most-favorite and least-favorite storylines were over the last year.
Fans are also asked to choose which character they most tune in to see. Options include everyone from Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to recurring characters such as Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu) and newcomers like Nate (Brooks Darnell)
Perhaps a less appealing question is one that asks survey participants to choose which one character they do not want to see when they tune in.
And here’s an unfortunate part of the survey and that particular question — in order to continue to the next field, you must answer this (and every question)! If you don’t have a least favorite character then the option of “other” or “none” should be made available.
Another question asks based on your viewing experience how you would rate some of these characters. The choices given are “one of your favorites,” “very good,” “good,” “fair,” or “poor.”
Yet, not every question allows for follow up explanation. So, if you love a character but may not like that character’s particular story at the moment this might be a difficult question to answer.
The survey asks for certain “storylines” to be rated. Those stories include Nick (Joshua Morrow) taking charge of his life and creating Dark Horse and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) being elected Jabot CEO.
Nick’s turn as a business tycoon, however, has all but been abandoned. He opened his new offices last year but we haven’t seen him going head to head against Victor or any of the power players in Genoa City.
Phyllis getting a new job and Nikki being a hit and run victim (another story viewers are asked to rate) aren’t really “storylines” — they’re more like plot points.
The survey includes one vital question: What one thing could the producers or writers do to improve your enjoyment of Y&R and cause you to watch more often? And viewers are allowed to elaborate on this.
You can take the survey to let CBS know how you feel about the top rated show. Perhaps, executives will factor in your opinions if they match what a majority of viewers are thinking!
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.