Don't bother me, I am watching my stories.  Well in the age of post reality television and a country that works more hourse per week than almos every other country, Soaps - the daytime dramas - are dying.  However here at CBS we have The Young and the Restless and it isn't going anywhere.



With today's release of  Network television's daytime ratings, CBS'S THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has marked its 1,300 consecutive week or 25 years as the No.1 daytime drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 2

            THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, currently in its 40th season with more than 10,250 episodes, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988. 

            Season-to-date, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is averaging 5.10 million viewers, its largest audience to begin a season since 2011-2012.  

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is first this season in both women 25-54 (2.1/13) and women 18-49 (1.4/10, tie).  THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has also been first in women 25-54 for 354 of the past 356 weeks and first in women 18-49 for the 349 of the last 352 weeks. 

"I am so proud of the talented cast and crew, past and present, for making THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS #1 for 25 years," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime.  "A special thank you to our loyal and passionate fans for helping us reach this incredible milestone."  



  •  Peter Bergman joins the cast as Jack Abbott in November, 1989, replacing Terry Lester who originated the role.  Bergman has been nominated for 17 Daytime Emmys and has won three.  

            CBS's Daytime lineup has also been number one for 27 years, beginning with the 1986-1987 season.  This season, all of the Network's daytime dramas (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), game shows (THE PRICE IS RIGHT, LET'S MAKE A DEAL) and THE TALK are posting year-to-year growth in viewers and/or women 25-54.