yr stars message after 30 years at number 1
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Young and the Restless is television’s top serialized drama.

Updated January 18: Soaps.com is happy to pass along some fun photos of the Y&R actors celebrating the CBS soap’s 30 consecutive years at #1. On Thursday January 17 it appears the cast got together for a party and shared photos filled with happy smiles, hugs and created memories with many more still to come. View the photos and leave us your favorite Genoa City memory in the comments below.

On December 11, 2018, we reported that CBS’ Young and the Restless, in its 46th season, is currently celebrating 30 unprecedented consecutive years (1560 weeks) as television’s top serialized drama. The news comes from Nielsen live with same day ratings for the week ending November 30. The soap opera averages 4.42 million viewers, ranking #2 overall in daytime behind The Price is Right, and is the top program among women 25 – 54 and 18 – 49.

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“The legacy of this show is remarkable,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, CBS Daytime Programs and Syndicated Programs Development. “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.”

Watch a thank you message from various stars of Y&R to you – the fans!