The Young and the Restless Bing Top 5 Most Searched For TV Shows of 2014 – Michael Muhney Firing Scandal

The Young and the Restless Bing Top 5 Most Searched For TV Shows of 2014 - Michael Muhney Firing Scandal

In this popular world of daytime television, the drama behind the scenes is sometimes more riveting than the actual storylines.  This was certainly true in 2013 as The Young and the Restless when Jill Farren Phelps fired the well liked and extremely popular Michael Muhney.  As fans of Y&R know, the role of Adam Newman, the black sheep son of the rich and powerful Victor Newman, has been a very important part of the day to day happenings in Genoa City. To add to the scandal, Michael Muhney suffered from as yet unsubstantiated rumors of sexual misconduct involving another cast member, Hunter King. No one expected that the huge backlash from Muhney’s firing would be so over whelming and so far reaching.

Bing has reported The Young and the Restless is their 5th most searched for television show of 2014. Of course the huge Michael Muhney firing scandal certainly helped boost search numbers. Y&R fans were extremely upset with the decision to fire Muhney and his huge fan base banded together to bombard social media and boycott the show.  They were successful and ratings temporarily dropped. Even though the character of Adam Newman has been recast as Justin Hartley and Muhney has moved on with other film projects, the Y&R ratings may never completely recover.  These same fans have also voiced loud and clear on the Internet their complete disdain of Jill Farren Phelps’ actions.  She is still employed, but CBS has hired other writers to tone her down a bit. All of this drama added to the number of online hits.

This whole scandal was much more exciting than anything happening on the actual show, do you agree? Are you still of fan of The Young and the Restless? How often did you search for information on Y&R this year?  How do you feel about Jill Farren Phelps?  Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check tomorrow for more The Young and the Restless spoilers!

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