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Y&R Marks 26 Years As The Number #1 Daytime Drama!

Genoa City still is the top city on the soap opera map, according to news today out of CBS! The Young and the Restless this month has now been the number one daytime drama for 26 years straight, and according to the Nielsen ratings for the week ending December 12th, 2014.

That is quite the accomplishment. Y&R began its winning streak the week of December 26th, 1988.  The series now its 41st season has not been unseated for over two and half decades by any other network daytime drama!

According to the ratings ending week of  December 12th, The Young and the Restless averaged 4.76 million viewers, up +4% over last week.  The program also led the week in both women 25-54 (1.8/12) and women 18-49 (1.2.09).

Season-to-date, The Young and the Restless is daytime’s #1 drama in viewers (5.04m), women 25-54 (2.1/14) and women 18-49 (1.4/10).

So, what do you think of Y&R at number #1 26 year running? Could any other soap opera take the top spot from them? Comment below!

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Timmm
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Timmm

I thought GH could have or maybe in 2015 will dethrone Y&R but either way its nice to see positive ratings for ANY of the four remaining soaps. After three big recasts this year and better writing, Y&R could win the ratings battle for the 27th year in a row!

Harry
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Harry

Well said, Timm. I think Gina Tognoni is a tour de force as the new Phyllis.
I am also enjoying Mariah. In fact, she is a breath of fresh air–I love her sarcasm and tough exterior which is used to hide her vulnerability.
As always, love Jack. Victor needs to find a hobby more suitable for a man of his age. He could go coin and jewel hunting at the park, write haiku in the coffee shop while wearing a beret, or shoplift like mad at the local Walmart.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Better yet, he should be a Wal-Mart greeter– can you imagine walking in and seeing his “happy” face– that would be the best news for the Target next door — LOL

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes Harry, Gina has done a splendid job. Some say she is a little rough but she has been gone for a year and she isnt too happy what others have done, specifically moving on without her. They may soften her a bit for Christmas. Speaking of softening, yes Mariah is warming up to her mother. She is another one who got dealt a short hand and was full of fire and brimstone! I love her and Kevin together. Victor, how about him running his billion dollar empire! I couldnt imagine Trump getting involved in half the silly things the… Read more »

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I loved Shick but Nick is so immature so I want Adam with Sharon. They had so much love friendship and chemistry

aria
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aria

The Y&R dethroned GH 25 years ago, so it would be fitting if GH reclaimed its throne, but regardless, i hope for 2015 all soaps go up in the ratings.

harry
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harry

Mary, I always thought Victor would be an amazing Walmart leader but I think he would scare the children away.

robert
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robert

congrats to y&r. 26 years is unheard of.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Please bring back Victoria Rowell. We need Drucilla back and Amber Moore and Daniel

Sammie
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Sammie

The show has gotten along quite well without VR, I think that will continue.

Nicole
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Nicole

Go Y&R!!! So happy for the show GT is fantastic and Justin is making Adam his own.

Sammie
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Sammie

YES! GT is fantastic as Phyliss! Never thought I’d say she’s even better than MS.
And the new Adam! He is the best, loving him, of course I’ll hate him as soon as he does something nasty, but the actor is fantastic.

su0000
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su0000

baw during the past ’26’ years there have been some really great soaps, really great.. Y&R has had great years and years and not great, yet is was #1 .. Other soaps, or just one other soap during the 26 years, just once should have been better than Y&R even if for just 1 time.. This past year Y&R stank.. people tuned in to see the new, Billy, phyllis and Adam, not because of great stories LOL Anyways; congrats to Y&R for pulling it off, once again… 🙂 CONGRATS! Numbers do not make a soap great nor do numbers make… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

HUH?

Sharice
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Sharice

“Young and the Restless” hasn’t been No. 1 in excellence in about ten or eleven years.

The show should have succumbed to “General Hospital” or “Days of Our Lives” back then.

At this point, it’s just habit for the Nielsen folks.

Nikki
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Nikki

I have to agree. I myself tuned in to see the new Phyllis, Billy & Adam. I think they are bringing too many people into the show now. I liked it better with Nikki, Victor & the regulars. Now I read where their going to bring in someone else to play Jack’s son Kyle. I really think with the way Bold & Beautiful has the stories lately along with all the travel involved it may pass Y & R next year.

su0000
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su0000

I am simply seeing like this..

ALL fans of DOOL and Y&R, watch both, I’d bet most would agree that DOOL is better than Y&R..
also-
ALL fans of General Hospital and Y&R, watch both, would agree that GH is better than Y&R..
The Y&R fans that do not watch any other soaps than Y&R have no idea that other soaps are better than Y&R…. lol

Nikki
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Nikki

Suoooo I agree with just about all you said but I also think fans we’re expecting a little more from Y & R this year. I really like the new layout of the outside of the houses. The stories have really improved as well but they should leave some of the stories in the dust( sort to say). I like the new Phyllis from the day she flung opened the church doors Phyllis was born again. Billy Miller was the best but he’s gone and this Billy is doing a great job especially now that he’s getting more story to… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Oh come on suZEE Q…people tuned in to see the new Billy, Phylis and Adam…some truth to that…but they stayed and that wouldnt have had happen if the stories were that bad…lol…come on now…its just entertaiment…dont be a complainer…enjoy…lol…su, Happy Holidays from your now no.1 fan!!!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, indeed! Jim, did you see today’s Y&R? It ended with Adam telling Jack he was Adam. It was a riveting scene and the nu Adam is good. He reminds me very much of Michael Muhney’s Adam. There’s a certain look in his eyes.
And of course Peter Bergman brought out the best in him. Great scene–stay tuned.

su0000
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su0000

Hi guys!!!! I enjoy parts of Y&R.. I do FF dying people.. that crappola is some depressing stuff.. I don’t need/want to see that downer dying stuff.. I like Victor..!!! I want Pratt to spice it up, give me something to ooww and ahhh about 🙂 Killing off Sharon would be good! I would pay to see that LOL !! What can I say here.. I like gripping excitement and Y&R has been a big snore this past year,, I’m putting faith in Pratt !! I know he will kill off someone! jimh and Harry.. luv posting with both of… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Harry… I so agree. I knew from the onset that Justin would bring it. He is great, as is Gina. Y&R was the first soap I got ‘into’ as a fourteen-year-old, in boarding school……now, I’m in love with GH. It’s like a book I can’t put down…LOL. I think Y&R is beginning to get its mojo back, and the grandiose reputation as the number one soap All I ask Santa is for Neil to get his sight back; rush home (or wherever his baby-doll, duplicitous wife is) with the life-changing news and BOOM, he catches the cheaters and betrayers… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Justin is a great actor…good to see him back in daytime and Kelly Sullivan too…Happy Holidays!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

@Harry all I can say about the new Adam is he is 2 to 3 inches taller more buff and 10 years younger in the face! Life is grand!

su0000
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su0000

I, for a long time have thought it is not the soaps that can not grab attention is it their name/title.. Young and Restless that title will get some attention especially by younger people.. Days of Our Lives.. That sounds like grandma’s boring diary .. Then name of the soap, in this era of media, the 21st century would not get the attention of a potential new viewer.. General Hospital.. What does that even say about the soap? It’s a show that has a hospital, and it’s not an attention grabber to give the essence of the show.. That title… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

That is a very interesting perspective, Miss Sue. Now i have to ask, are you from Another World? Because we only have One Life to Live so be Bold and Beautiful but not so much that you have to check into General Hospital’s emergency room. All My Children are all Young and Restless which is another word for ADHD. They say it’s a matter of genetics and they must medicate. Sigh. It’s hard to get through these Days of Our lives with our ancestors’ Dark Shadows looming over us. And As the World Turns, we move on with lots of… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Harry..
LOL you’re a luvable goofy! and .. HUH??
I can not tell you where I am from or I would vanish.. sssshhhh..
i do vote to spice up the names of the soaps they need a big change and a door opening into the 21st century.. a media makeover..

If Days of Our Lives (sounds like grandma’s diary)
was called ” Nights of Sin… people would click in.. LOL yah betcha 😉

Nikki
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Nikki

Love it.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

very good, Harry!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

But, Harry. You ‘gotta’ love Su. She is the most entertaining poster on this site. I actually await her comments with bated breath…LOL.

Keep ’em coming, Su….I love it !!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Clever post, Harry. I repeat, I love the wry humor.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, lest I forget…I guessed months ago that Su is from Minnesota, Yah? Yah betcha…..

su0000
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su0000

Cee Cee .. lol ya gots meh !!
its said we string the words;
“Have to” is often “hafta,” while “I’m going to” is “eye-mina” and “what are you” is “whatcha” Not Bad” “Naaht Bah-d
The Dragon Speech to text program loves us Minnesotans… LOL
and- syntax is something we put in soap.. yah vul!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 🙂 Enjoy!!

(actually, nobody speaks like that, only up in the iron range.. .. but yet..?

Derrick
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Derrick

Go Y&R

Joel
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Joel

It may have been number one all these years but those ratings represent the number of tvs tuned to that channel. It in no way represents the quality. Over the years, many other soaps were lower rates than y&r but better quality.

su0000
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su0000

yah!!

Quantity is not Quality …

Patrick
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Patrick

“…It in no way represents the quality. ”

ditto

Chris
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Chris

Not to rain on Y&R’s parade because clearly it continues to do very well after all these years. But honestly this streak is a bit overrated, IMO. After all, it’s obviously much easier to stay at the top of this genre now since there are so few daytime dramas left. I truly think that what ATWT accomplished decades ago (it was #1 for 20 straight years from 1958-78) was more impressive because there was so much more competition in the genre in those days. Just saying.

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

That’s an excellent point, Chris.

Not to mention that what Y&R has managed to do during those 26 years includes fighting upstart soaps, like my beloved SANTA BARBARA or something like PASSIONS, which is easier to do because the new shows did not have established fan bases. And, well, where are those aforementioned shows, sadly?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Y&R benefits from its time slot. Easy to watch at lunch! Show is not top quality but Y&R has loyal fan base and strong legacy.

Jared
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Jared

Congrats to Y&R!

Y&R = THE gold standard in daytime dramas in both viewers and quality for over a quarter century! That is quite the amazing feat!

As for the others, haters will hate, and losers will lose.

Go Y&R!

Patrick
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Patrick

ad nauseam

be that as it may

I will soapbox

CBS can grandstand all they want…

GH and DAYS stratosphere … leave behind the once heralded

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

I find lately that if I turn on Y&R, I am sucked in for the full hour, which has not been the case for a long time. That’s mainly due to Gina Tognoni, Justin Hartley, Kelly Sullivan, Eileen Davidson, Tracey Bregman and Christian LeBlanc. Heck, even this downtown development plan has made Steve Burton and Jessica Collins more interesting. (And almost made Cain and Lily bearable. Sorry, they bore me to tears.) I think Burgess Jenkins’ Billy will become more interesting when he’s truly engaged with fighting Adam. It seems like the writing is emphasizing Billy’s serious side now, which… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

the actors you plug… are mind blowing…

phyllis, adam, sage, ashley, Lauren, and michael….

i’d throw in Constance

and you’ve got a smorgasbord

even Kelly morphs

toscanti
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toscanti

I will be the first to admit, I have “NO RESPECT” for Jill Farren Phelps. That said, I’m loving GT as “Nu Phyllis” and JH as “Nu Adam” they are really bringing it. BJ as “Nu Billy” is not even close to being Billy. He’s a good actor but lacks the chops to play this role. Kelly Sullivan is a great addition. I’m curious to see what will happen when the new co-executive producer/head writer takes over. Hopefully this will spell the end for JFP and her reign of terror. Congrats Y&R!

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Former Sony employee and supporter and lover of the remaining soap operas on the air, including two Sony properties (Y&R and DOOL), but let’s all hope that this hack will not cause Sony to abandon these soaps and other intellectual properties to save money because lord knows they are going to be hurting financially once the dust settles on this hacking scandal.

su0000
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su0000

so far Sony is out a 100 million..
I don’t see it see affecting TV, but ya never know…
I think the sponsors of a show would have a say??

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Well, more like 1.2 BILLION! With the release of all our SSNs, emails, home addresses, health information, there will be major ramifications. There are already two class action suits. Sony just settled one with Playstation. Not playing THE INTERVIEW in theaters will cost at least 75 million. The company just went through another round of layoffs last year Not to mention that it was not that long ago that investor, Loeb, wanted them to spin off the entertainment portion to another company. All I am saying is that the soaps better continue to be money makers or I see Sony… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Not surprising at all since it really doesn’t have any competition.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Whenever anyone or anything is successful at what they do there will be those who will try to demean the accomplishment — regardless of the why, the fact is they have been in the spot for 26 years, and no matter what happens tomorrow nothing changes what they have done. I think to keep that position during some really rocky leaderships is quite the legacy of the Bells who built up a loyal and large fan base that even when many dropped away they still had enough to keep their spot.

k/kay
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k/kay

Probably YR will stay #1 until they all fade away! As for me I pulled the plug today I only had Y&R left on my DVR and I watched two weeks in 1 Hour. Pathetic! Have a Happy Holiday Season and the best things to happen to all in the New Year!

paul
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paul

I am going to say that over the last few weeks and even a couple of months, Y&R has been good. Phyllis and Adam recasts are perfect. Love the new sets popping up and enjoy the pairings on the show. I do wish for the new year some differences though. Neil may be blind but its disrespectful to people who are blind that they are making Neil DUMB, as well. I can understand Lily not knowing the truth about Devon and Hillary because Cane was never a loyal individual to her in cluing her in on anything. But to make… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You bring a smile to my face, Su…you are like a splash of sunshine. It must be fun being you…never change. Your enthusiasm and loyal support of GH is like a contagion….I’m hooked.
Best of the Season to you and yours also….later.

su0000
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su0000

CeeCee !
You’re a happy person, it’s always a good time posting with you 🙂
Wonder what 2015 will bring for us.. I’m sure whatever it will be great!

………….. HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!
(hope Santa is good to you 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Nikki. I agree with you, Nikki. I never really felt a spark between old Adam and Chelsea….not the way he and Sharon meshed, romantically or sexually. There really is nothing forthcoming in that department from Chelsea with anyone. In my opinion, as pretty as she is, Chelsea does not have the ‘it’ factor with anyone. I have yet to grow any positive feelings for nuBilly. It has nothing to do with Billy Miller….I could/would have gotten used to a new role-player, as I did with Gina Tognoni as Phyllis. This guy just does not cut it for me. Perhaps he… Read more »

Dail Davis
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Dail Davis

You might be first now but things can change very quickly especially if the “oldies” keep getting let go. Rumor is Michael is going to General Hospital. So, if this happens I have promised myself I will not Y & R anymore. I’m sure I’m not the only one

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I LOVE what news like this does to the haters! Y&R is the number one show for a reason; best production values, best actors, best writing, directing, etc. Bow down before the Y&R behemoth!!

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Oprah Winfrey Helps Ellen DeGeneres Process Ending Her Talk Show & Tells Her She is ‘Proud’ of Her for Following Her Instincts

Oprah Winfrey was the once reigning queen of the daytime talk show, and that mantled was then passed on to Ellen DeGeneres, although their shows were at times, very different.

With the announcement by DeGeneres that she is ending her talk show after its 19th season which will run from fall 2021-into spring 2022, who else should be her first guest but the mighty Oprah who knows a thing or two about ending an enduring talk show.   Winfrey appeared virtually and praised Ellen for knowing it was time to call it quits and reflected on the ending of the Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2011.

Oprah expressed: “It’s almost 10 years ago …will be next week.  10 years ago when I was in this exact position. I know what those feelings are. I also know the feelings leading up to it. So hearing you say, and announcing to the world that it was your instinct, and that you thought long and hard about it … because anybody would know that for something that is as powerful as the show is in other people’s lives, that you would not take that lightly. And that coming to the realization that, ‘Now it is time,’ is a process.”

Ellen shared that her decision was about wanting to have, and do, and fulfill other creative outlets for herself.  When Oprah asked Ellen how she was feeling since she made the announcement and uttered the words, ‘the show is ending after its 19th season.’ Ellen responded:  “I didn’t rehearse the monologue. I knew what I was going to say, but the words hadn’t come out of my mouth. So I was okay until I started talking and it became real. Obviously, I got emotional because it’s real now. But I’m feeling good.  I feel like it’s the right thing to do, but I’m charged. It’s a weird thing to announce that I’m stopping.”   Winfrey then said, “I’m proud of you for trusting your instinct because I know that there has to be — as there was in the case for me — a lot of people around you that want to keep that train moving, who want to keep going.”

Winfrey said it was important that Ellen gave her staffers a one-year heads up, since so many of the people who work on the show built their financial and emotional and professional lives around it – and by giving everyone a year, it helps those that have worked on the show time to process and to figure out their next chapter, as well.

You can watch the entire conversation below.

Then let us know, do you think Oprah offered up great words of wisdom to Ellen? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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