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Y&R Scores 1,500 Consecutive Weeks As Daytime's Number 1# Drama!

Well, what can we say, glamour, sex appeal, and dressed to kill, real life lovebirds, DAYS, Nadia Bjorlin and B&B's, Brandon Beemer.

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In an incredible achievement, The Young and the Restless has now tallied 1,500 consecutive weeks as daytime’s number #1 drama.

According to CBS, the iconic soap began its place at the top back in 1988 and now in 2017, it still holds the top spot.

The milestone was achieved during the ratings week ending on September 29th, per the Nielsen live plus same day ratings.

Y&R will celebrate its 45th anniversary coming up in March of 2018.

Share your congrats to the Y&R cast, crew, producers, writers, who have kept the series number #1 in the comment section below!

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su0000
su0000

Perhaps now we’ll see ,with the Islands down, if Y&R will go down..

During the 1,500 Consecutive Weeks , there were many other Great soaps’
AMC ,ATWT etc etc…
and not one other soap every got atop Y&R if even for a month,,,,,,,,,, the odds of that happening is impossible and a dirty finger tipping the scale..

Y&R has had more than one bad year through the years and other soaps were much better..

Celia
Celia

I think, my dear friend, SuzieQ, Y&R is still the best soap…..I care not for ratings…never put too much stock into them…..Y&R just needs some weeding.
Just needs Adam and Kevin back. Just needs to get rid of Cane, Jordan, Chelsea, Phyllis, Graham…..work on Jason Thomson a bit; or just get rid of him, too.
The twins have no purpose on this show. If they had their own storylines, normal, teen stories about school, friends, activities…gossip…you know? Remember your teen years??
Jack needs to act his age—spite never looks good and it can ruin one’s happiness when consumed with it.
Thank goodness, Ashley’s moment of insanity with Ravi came to a halt. Ot did it?! Alas, she’s the only one with some of the sense, God gave her, left.
Still….I love my Y&R!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Great post C!

Mia
Mia

Victoria needs a life. Graham is Ashley’s half brother, maybe after that is determined he will leave the show. I have not gotten use to the new Billy and I won’t. Sharon’s love interest is so boring just to listen too. No expression in his voice, neither does Billy for that matter. The twins grew up from 7 to 17 in a flash and that was just weird! Cane is a poor lost soul but hope he will get with his baby’s mamma and leave the show. But Still….I love Y&R too!!!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

The braintrust at Y&R would do well to listen to your terrific, sage advice, Celia!

Celia
Celia

@Jamesj75.
Well, thank you, James. I hope all these compliments don’t go to my head! LOL. I will never be as sapient as you, my friend….your reasoning is so simply stated, yet so strong.

Celia
Celia

@Mia.
Hi, Mia,
I said exactly that….Ashley and Graham have the same father. Graham’s mother detests Dina because she probably cheated with her husband, Graham’s father. Am I making any sense?
When Graham first appeared, I thought he was Dina’s son….But, now, we know better.
No need to fret, Mia. Sharon and Nick will end up together again ( sending Curly-Sue Scott on his merry way into oblivion), as will Victor and Nikki….same dance; different song.
Yes, Victoria needs a life, but not with Willy-Nilly-Billy. Contrary to popular agreemrnt, I like Victoria. I like her much more than I did Heather Tom’s representation. “Phake” Phyllis can have him.
So, things balance out, sort of.
I am looking forward, with hungry anticipation, to the day Adam comes barging back. I do hope he kicks Chelsea on her ear and to the curb.
Wait until Nick finds out the big secret she is keeping from him….that is, Christian is Adam’s son…..albeit, I do believe the boy is Nick’s. Still, it is a secret Chelsea needed to expectorate.
Have you gathered I do not like Chelsea, yet? LOL.

su0000
su0000

Hi Celia..
Y&R is a good soap I enjoy it..
I was talking — it being #1 without fail for since like forever without fail.

Really, there were many great soaps through the decades and not one, not one ever topped Y&R not even for a week through decades past even though Y&R had some bad years and others soaps were really good.
that is not possible, imo..
CBS is doing something like gerrymandering LOL

Omar
Omar

I agree, dirty finger dipping the scale!!! So many superior soaps over the years, yet Y&R on top..Congrats to them, but feel the show gets a more balanced black and white viewers, hence there ratings!! And cheating?? I watched it over the years but it never had that commanding attention getter like AMC, OLTL, ATWT, GL and SFT

Celia
Celia

Omar and su0000…. yes, there were soaps a step above…loved AMC and OLTL and AW…I cried when they ‘died’…not denying that.
As I probably said a few times before, Y&R was the first soap I seriously got into as a tween and beyond, because of the characters. Nick and Sharon as a couple was IT for me—all starry-eyed because of my real-life crush. I did end up marrying him, LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

so fugetaboutit – who effin cares by now ?

why are we advertising at the right place at the right time ?

first soap on for the day… and for a lot of areas… LUNCH HOUR

good for CBS – still “cashing” in.

milking this show… is tired at best

this show will never be known as thee show

just as limited as the rest

Patrick
Patrick

air brushed… perfectly bronzed

egos checked

he’s still dead man walking

win : Eileen Davidson
Place: Doug Davidson
show : Michael and Lauren Fenmore-Baldwin

Victor – Nikki – Jack – can we bury them now ?

Alan
Alan

Micheal Fairman. Do you have a bigger pic of the YR Vets in this pic.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

As happy as I am for the show, I have to wonder how they managed to achieve this with some of the blunders that have happened with some of the writing. At least it’s still on the air unlike so many of the greatest shows that got taken off. (Hello OLTL)

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Thank you James. Our beloved One Life to Live is in my heart forever!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

Congratulations to the best soap EVER…Y&R! Now that the sex-trafficking storyline is wrapping up, it should do even better. Keep up the good work.

brian
brian

does the fact that it is aired in many parts of the world have anything to do with this ?

Joe
Joe

Congrats to everyone at #YR. What would make this even better is Michael Muhney’s return as Adam Newman. #TeamMuhney

ALEXA
ALEXA

I completely agree… The show would benefit greatly from the return of Michael Muhney as ADAM… It would ALSO benefit if they stopped having that insufferable Victor win all of the battles! That is so boring and he is such an unwatchable character now….

Timmm
Timmm

Adam is the heir apparent to the Newman throne!

damien
damien

Testament to the producing staff and the actors of course, who make me tune in everyday to see them potray my favorite characters! but this latest ad is nothing to brag about , it should really thank the loyal viewers who have are so committed they’ve even endured these horrible last couple of years of possibly the worst, tiresome and most boring years ever. the writing has been lame and uneventful most especially just recently. Vic vs Nick round 10?.. until Adam returns Chelsea needs to go. Her and Nick do not work. Jack and Nikki again? been there and much better before. Lily and Hillary fighting over Jordan? amateur hour…and thats just the start of how dreadful the show has become
Besides the writing the musical scores once the best on tv imo period is just a mess currently. The old composers really need to return asap
i really hope the soap turns around for the next anniversary.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hello Damien, I will first say I have reached out to Y&R on a few occasions and pleaded for them to bring back the classic background music or like you mention the past composers…Y&R DOES NOT FEEL THE SAME without the classic background music and please bring back the production like when Wes Kenney was the producer then Edward Scott…PLEASE from a fan that’s been watching since the 70’s I PLEAD for you to BRING or RETURN Y&R to it’s glory days of how it was produced, directed and again the the most beautiful background music to ever grace any show on television…along with this we need the tight knit character writing with romance, suspense, mystery…TPTB, this is why us fans care for we LONG for the way our daytime dramas use to be…WHY don’t you listen to us or reach out to us on this website and tell us what is the reason for not listening to us…DON”T YOU CARE about your fans that love our shows like family?

Damien
Damien

Thats really too bad Kevin
I cant believe the producers feel the current music is appropriate
If u watch old flashbacks the music was literally the essence of the show. Its honestly embaressing when u compare past clips with beautiful mood music to the crap currently

Kevin C
Kevin C

Thanks again Damien for your understanding about the music for Y&R…I so wish Mal Young would listen.

Harry
Harry

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
You are absolutely right, the classic music Y&R once played not only enhanced the emotional tone of the scenes, it became Y&R’s trademark.
I wonder why they aren’t listening to you, Kevin? How hard can it be to bring back their classic background music?

Kevin C
Kevin C

THANKS so much Harry…I just don’t understand it…They have to pay someone to handle the music and why not pay the composers or supervisors of the music that made Y&R…they are working over at B&B and I know they use to handle both shows…Harry you hit the nail right on the head for Y&R’s classic background music enhanced the emotional tone of the scenes and it was Y&R’s trademark…I tell one thing if Bill Bell was still alive and still in charge of Y&R we wouldn’t be dealing with the music they have today along with production and directing…

kalamaty
kalamaty

Fantastic accomplishment! Brava to all involved who bring this wonderful show to my home five glorious days a week! 🙂 Just wish it played on the weekends, too!

Mark Y
Mark Y

I think YR is on fire right now. And you gotta love it when Nikki, Gloria and Dina face off’

Harry
Harry

YES, the Abbotts are back! Love Dina Mergeron, what a hip and cool old lady she is.

JK
JK

DINA IS THE REASON TO WATCH NOW!!!!

Harry
Harry

I Love the way Dina kind of saunters around the Jabot office in her Chanel suits.
She really amuses me.

Mo
Mo

I love Marla. I just wish they weren’t go to reveal Ashley’s paternity secret.

I think it will be really devastating to Abby.

rocky83
rocky83

Beyond baffling, this show had been a horrendous bore for years now, beyond……

soapqueenforever
soapqueenforever

I agree with you rocky. Y&R has been “my show since the mid eighties, which I think the show was at its best. But as of late I could take it or leave it. I am hoping it will pick up. I’m hoping for more of Gloria and the Baldwins. As I said in a previous post, Gloria needs more story than just being Jack’s secretary. I am also tired of Lily whining to Jordan about Cqne qnd the baby, and Nick whining to Chelsea about his father. I am debating about whether or not I will be tuning in tomorrow. Time will tell.

rocky83
rocky83

Gave up 2 months ago, haven’t missed it at all.

rocky83
rocky83

#Dilusional

Mary SF
Mary SF

Let’s not kid ourselves too much, over these 1500 weeks Y&R has lost nearly half of their viewers. The fact they are still number 1 is rooted in how large their audience used to be that could lose half of them and still be on top. But the audience is not growing – so this is more a feat of the status quo winning out rather than excellence in story telling.

Timmm
Timmm

1,500 and counting because Y&R honors its history, uses its vets all the time and CBS backs and supports daytime!

Mo
Mo

There were times when I did not feel Y&R was number one, and I’ve only been watching Y&R since 2008. I think it achieved this because people watched out of habit.

Ron
Ron

I sit and wonder, after nearly 45 years of Y and R, what stories have not been told? I suppose that could be why many viewers feel everything is redundant… Y and R has covered a lifetime of stories for characters that we have watched for decades. Ratings or not, I continue to enjoy tuning in. I marvel at the sets, I appreciate the wardrobe, and,– yes– I miss the original music, but I like these fictional friends.

I am a fan of the Dina/Graham storyline and like the twist to the Brent Davis tale, looking forward to seeing the fallout between Graham and Ashley. I was not a fan of the Cane/Lily saga but like that the show will follow the affect of the divorce on the teens. I like disliking Hilary, and would love to see her go head-to-head with Leanna Love. I admit there’s been a very juvenile approach to the sex traffic storyline; it’s just too unbelievable the way characters are taking things into their own hands… and surviving… rather ridiculous.

I do believe there needs to be an overhaul of characters… perhaps introducing a new family that just doesn’t have ties to all the others. Background has always been important to the success of this show, but history is history and Y and R needs to know it can create new history just as well (it pulled it off when it stretched from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.)

I’ll keep watching.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Ron, I am loving the Dina/Graham storyline and I agree on bringing in a new family…

Judy
Judy

Graham is going to turn out to be Arsley brother

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

I am so far behind in my viewing. Never expected that Ashley and Graham would be, what did I just read, half brother and sister?

Sorry, but Case mumbles and whispers through scenes which make one wonder if he can act. The sex trafficking storyline is such a horrific topic. This presentation doesn’t strike me as being done with the appropriate consideration and perhaps should not have been attempted.

Before saying more, it is time to catch up on my viewing. However, it has been much better than the previous writer/production crew. A year or so ago there were times when throwing something at the picture was very much in my thoughts. It seems easier now; no anger, just watching what I too have mostly enjoyed for a very long time.

Have only looked at this site a couple of times in the past many months, but it is good to see some names that are recognized. We all have our opinions.

Ang
Ang

Glad to see the ratings are good. I used to watch this show when Camryn Grimes was a little girl. Nick and Sharon were my couple. Stopped watching, but am back now for the Mariah and Tessa storyline. Those two have incredible chemistry. Looking forward to their love story.

Randy Miller
Randy Miller

Congratulations to the cast and crew as The Young and the Restless celebrate 45 years on CBS.

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There was some significant signs that Hollywood and the state of California’s show business production looks to be gearing up for a restart after all TV and film production was halted a few months ago as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, our country, and the globe.

The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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For LA County,  on Friday, the same day the guidelines were announced they saw a slight increase in hospitalizations, which could cause delays in getting production started.  “This has been a slight increase over the last three days in the number of people hospitalized,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, “and we’ll need to make sure that we’re not starting to see a significant increase in the number of people requiring hospitalizations.”

So the question remains: if there is a surge in Los Angeles in COVID-19 cases production could again be delayed getting started back up and running? So what do you think about the June 12th date for the state of California to start TV and film production? Do you hope your favorite soaps get back into production as soon as possible, or do you want to make extra sure that all your favorites will be safe and sound when they tape new episodes?

 

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Virtual “Bauer Barbecue” Coming Up Featuring Stars of Guiding Light

Now here’s an intriguing way to have the traditional Bauer Barbecue on the legendary Guiding Light! Have the barbecue virtually!

With the times we are all continually facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 16th annual Daytime Stars and Strikes bowling and gathering event usually held back east in the tri-state area is coming to The Locher Room on You Tube.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Autism Society of America., and will livestream now on Saturday night, June 27th at 6 p. m. EST and you can watch it here.

Currently set to participate are: Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip), Orlagh Cassidy (ex-Doris), Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth), Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia), Frank Dicopoulos (ex-Frank), Maureen Garrett (ex-Holly), Melissa Hayden (ex-Bridget), Morgan Englund (ex-Dylan), Amelia Marshall (ex-Gilly), Robert Newman (ex-Josh), Denise Pence (ex-Katie), Nancy St. Alban (ex-Michelle), Jennifer Roszell (ex-Eleni), Elvera Roussel (ex-Hope), Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian), Paul Anthony Stewart (ex-Danny), Krista Tesreau (ex-Mindy), Gina Tognoni (ex-Dinah), Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy; Carter, B&B), Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony; Rey, Y&R), Yvonna Kopacz Wright (ex-Mel), and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva).    The event will be hosted by Alan Locher.

To make a donation during the event broadcast click here.

So will you be tuning-in to this former GL tradition now being brought to you virtually? Comment below.

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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