Young and the Restless ratings are down, there was the secret change in ownership, and major longtime fan favorites leaving Y&R, so fans now wonder if there’s something brewing they don’t know about? Almost one million viewers have been lost in the last year and there are some troubling accusations of harassment behind the scenes. This was copied and pasted from another site. If true, the show is tanking because Braeden has such a damned stranglehold on the show and it is the same thing over and over. As far as the abuse thing goes, that keeps creeping up. Eileen Davidson denied that's why she left, but the rumor persists.