The Young and the Restless is celebrating a huge milestone. The 45-year-old soap has been the number one rated daytime television series for over 30 consecutive years. In other words, fans have been tuning in to see all of the drama in Genoa City for 1,560 weeks!
As a matter of fact, the entire network is boasting about this incredible feat. Executive Vice President of CBS Daytime Programs and Syndicated Programs Development said in a statement, “The legacy of this show is remarkable. No other modern-day entertainment program in any daypart has been the top-rated show for 30 consecutive years. This is an extraordinary feat that could not have been possible without the passion and commitment of the fans, cast, crew and staff. Their support has helped to make CBS’ daytime block the powerhouse that it is.”
The Young and the Restless first premiered back in March of 1973. The series first took over the number one slot at the end of December 1988 and have been going strong ever since.
It’s official – The Young and the Restless has been the #1 daytime drama for 30 years, and that’s all because of YOU! 👏 We know how amazing the #YR fans are and want to thank each and every one of you for tuning in weekdays on @CBS. Our cast and crew ❤️ you! pic.twitter.com/adiCEshGDT
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) December 11, 2018
It’s without a doubt that the entire cast and crew are very proud of this accomplishment along with their quality programming and entertainment. Of course, their fans and viewers are also excited to see what’s in store for all of their favorite characters in the coming months. Viewers will continue to tune in for all of the exciting twists and turns along with the unexpected drama!
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) December 12, 2018
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— CBS (@CBS) December 11, 2018