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Y&R Celebrates 30 Years at Number #1 (Photo Gallery)

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Last week, the cast, crew, and creatives took time out at the CBS Television City sound stages to salute the latest milestone for The Young and the Restless.

The top-rated show has achieved quite the feat being the number one daytime drama for 30 consecutive years!

To make the occasion many of your Genoa City favorites including: Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Amelia Heinle, Melody Thomas Scott, Peter Bergman, Jason Thompson, Gina Tognoni, Camyrn Grimes and many more attended the press event to celebrate this accomplishment.

Sony executive, Steve Kent, CBS exec, Angelica McDaniel and B&B’s Brad Bell were also on hand and delivered speeches to those at the set.

Take a look at some fun photos of the event in our photo gallery below.

Then, let us know what was your favorite pic via the comment section below.

The Ashby/Winters clan celebrating another in line of Y&R feats.
Peter Bergman and his new leading lady, Alice Hunter.
Y&R icons, Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden
Esther Valentine still going strong ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
Tony Morina new EP flanked by Josh Griffith, who has returned to Y&R as head writer, with the cast at the #1 celebration.
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Amelia Heinle is playing out plenty of drama as Victoria.
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Camryn Grimes.
The Family Baldwin!
Kelly Kruger and Christian LeBlanc doing the happy-dance!
Arturo and Abby ... AKA Jason Canela and Melissa Ordway.
Shick is in the house! Joshua Morrow and Sharon Case.
Y&R stalwarts: Christian LeBlanc, Amelia Heinle, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott and Peter Bergman.
Major Y&R 30 years at #1 selfie!
It's Philly! Jason Thompson and Gina Tognoni.
Gangs All Here - Cast celebrates big milestone!
Michael Mealor and on-screen love interest Sasha Calle.
Y&R mainstays - Peter Bergman, Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden.
Sharon Case and Jordi Vilasuso strike a pose.
B&B's head honcho, Brad Bell speaks at the celebration honoring his mother and father
Time for cake!
The Ashby/Winters clan celebrating another in line of Y&R feats.

Photos: HutchinsPhoto.com/JPI Studios

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Deborah
Deborah

For 30 years I have watched Y&R. Luv ya❤️

Celia
Celia

My favorite soap, ever….please do not drown it–get rid of superficial characters.
I am begging TPTB to turn it around—Y&R has become as upside-down as GH.
Mia, Carrie ( who has an agenda—-sensed it from the onset). …. decapitate them, I beg you!! ( not literally, LOL). What exactly are the writers doing with this woman Mia? Prove she’s a manipulating, psycho? Worse than Phyllis?
I am so happy to see Michael be part of Salem’s living again. His resurrection merits mentioning—-a little more Lauren, please!! Oh, I’d love to see Paul take back what’s his—-the job Rey stole from him…..
I wonder how many of the vets left on their own accord?!

Harry
Harry

Celia, back in the 90s there was this hilarious comedian named Steven Wright who would deliver his monologues in a monotone (think if Eeyore were a comedian). I recall Wright saying,”I lost my job. Well, I didn’t really lose it. It’s just that when I went there someone else sitting at my desk.” That’s Paul talking about Rey! And how odd is it that not one character asks,”Where’s Paul?” He just vanished with nary a mention of it. I still cannot get over it. How are the new writers going to remedy this I wonder? I agree with your every word. Kerry should be recast–the character might work if played by a seasoned professional. This actress is too young, too wooden and just not very good. Mia?I don’t enjoy hating her. Do we really need another horrible shrew when we have Phyllis? Speaking of whom, yesterday she was boasting to Nick that she was the only one out of the four who kept a cool and collective head after Nikki killed JT. She said she has always been the one standing between Nikki and prison. I keep waiting for someone to tell her it’s just the opposite! Her handling of the situation was idiotic at best. There is no way Nikki would have gone to prison for accidentally killing JT while trying to protect her daughter. If anything, Phyllis insured that Nikki and the rest of them would indeed go to prison due to to the cover up, the burial of the body, lying to the police, etc. Listen, I don’t mind a control freak as long as they know what they’re doing. Phyllis is a confused control freak who turned this JT story line into an endless, frustrating bore of a story. No pun intended, bu this JT story line was dead upon arrival and they keep beating it like a dead horse.

Celia
Celia

I, also, agree with your every word, Harry……
If you remember, you and I did comment on this very thing.
The writers made the worst faux-pas I can remember…….but, for the sake of a storyline ( an insipid one at that), the “penners” decided to tell the viewer that Nikki had, indeed, committed a crime. No one believed it—-we are a smart, wise bunch….aren’t we, Harry?
As you so eloquently said; it was just the opposite. The crime was perpetrated by JT, not Nikki, who did what any mother, human being with a healthy compos mentis would have done.
Phyllis turned it into a crime by not calling the police and by hiding the body—-now, it has become a vicious circle.
Are there two JT’s—whatever the answer, you’re right. This story has had no legs from the onset.

Patrick
Patrick

this is really a good laugh … truly has run it’s course ! stay @ Number 1.. Mrs. Nielson , thank you for standing guard

1989 – 30 years ago !

1988–1989 Season
1. The Young and the Restless 8.1
2. General Hospital 7.5
3. One Life to Live 7.1
4. All My Children 6.7 (1:30-2:00 PM: 6.9)
5. Days of our Lives 6.5 (1:30-2:00 PM: 6.7)
6. As the World Turns 6.4
7. Guiding Light 6.2
8. The Bold and the Beautiful 5.7
9. Another World 5.0
10. Santa Barbara 4.8
11. Loving 3.7
12. Generations 2.7 (Debut)
13. Ryan’s Hope 2.4 (Final Season; ended January 13, 1989)

2019 – CURRENT Line up

2018–2019 Season
1. The Young and the Restless 3.1
2. The Bold and the Beautiful 2.5
3. General Hospital 1.7
4. Days of our Lives 1.6

@ CBS / Sony / Young & Restless : shut the effin UP already.. on the transparency

ie: RATINGS from 1989 8.1 to CURRENT (present?) 3.1

your ratings are a 1/3 of what once was , ROUGHLY

FOCUS on your SHOW.. and this gag reflex of grandstanding … LOL.. heartily
NEEDS TO STOP

PLEASE

or are you going to tell me , Eric Braedon, Victor NuMAN is going to RIP

Celia
Celia

Oh, Patrick!!!!!! I am so saddened by what seems to be the disintegration, little by little, of Y&R……these writers are categorically murdering the show.
Why give Mia all this importance? And why the sudden engagement of Abby and Arturo? Are these stupid, unappealing characters ( Mia, and Arturo, that is) trying to outdo each other? Who cares? And, why would Devon foot the bill for people he barely knows—or does not know altogether?…..an asine reception?
Exactly what is the relevance of these people? Am I the only one who could give two hoots about these interlopers? …….
When I saw the nondescript, bland Mia appear in a wedding gown walking towards “the love of her lfe”? ( yeah, right)….. I completely FF-ed. I do not see this extraordinary beauty. She is not even pretty. Hard-looking…..However, when one’s personally is such that attracts; such that endears; such that is becoming; beauty takes second place. Mia has neither beauty nor personality.
Please do not condemn me for holding so much resentment and antipathy towards the Rosales’. It suc*s!! Why did we need to see this?
I am hoping that Arturo will succumb to his baser needs for this, tactless, unsavory, ordinary, vapid she-devil…..picture this; In walk Abby and Rey!!! Ahhhhh—-poetic justice!!
The same goes for Carey? Corey?—-Jack’s infant paramour. She has an agenda.
Mia’s ego is as big as her head!! Lola? What a big difference. So very classy…..natural;, without artifice.

Harry
Harry

Patrick and Celia, I winced when Devon told his sister that Mia reminded him of Hillary. I think my face is still stuck in that wincing position.

Celia
Celia

Ahhhh, Harry….Hilary is incomparable —-second to none….especially Mia. I will not apologize for the mess that is this actress and character. …..bad role, worse acting.
She does not need a husband …..she needs a super-duper shrink!! Rey needs a super-duper alarm clock!! Arturo needs a super-duper lose-your-accent challenge.
Harry, my friend….What else can we expect super-duper weenie, Devon, to say?? A super-duper empty remark!!

Bart
Bart

Nobody wants to see pics of the Rosales family – they have NOTHING to do with the successful run of “Y & R”!!! Hopefully Josh Griffith can get them outta GC ASAP!!!

Harry
Harry

But I do love Lola. She is so good with Kyle. And I would not mind Rey sans Mia. I hope they bring back Paul as police commissioner and he can partner up with Rey. Paul is really good at police/detective bromances and it would be nice to see him in action again.

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During her segment, Melody chats on Wednesday’s upcoming standalone episode where Nikki is in jail reflecting on her life.  Wednesday is also the exact date of Thomas Scott’s 40th anniversary with the CBS Daytime drama series.

During the segment Melody fills the ladies in on the “All About Nikki” episode, as she relates:  “I was so thrilled that they did this. It’s truly, really the life of Nikki in the entirety of the episode. It’s all about Nikki. And she’s in jail. She’s writing a letter to her grandchildren so that she can explain who she really is, how she got to where she is.  I have to narrate it, I’ve got a voice-over, a long voice-over. And then, as I’m thinking about all these different times in my life, I can’t believe I’m referring to me as her, her life, then we see the flashbacks. And for the longtime viewers, even current viewers, it is such a trip down memory lane. I mean, you are on that train and you’re not getting off…all of the clips have not been seen since they were first aired.”

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