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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
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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
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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.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Great post C!

Mia
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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
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Jamesj75

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

Celia
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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
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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… Read more »

su0000
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Alan

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

James R. Poissant
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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
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Llanviewer717

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

Dr Helen Ruth
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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
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brian

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

Joe
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Joe

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

ALEXA
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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
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Timmm

Adam is the heir apparent to the Newman throne!

damien
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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… Read more »

Kevin C
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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… Read more »

Damien
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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
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Kevin C

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

Harry
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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
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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
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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
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Mark Y

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

Harry
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Harry

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

JK
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JK

DINA IS THE REASON TO WATCH NOW!!!!

Harry
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Harry

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

Mo
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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
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rocky83

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

soapqueenforever
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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… Read more »

rocky83
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rocky83

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

rocky83
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rocky83

#Dilusional

Mary SF
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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
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Timmm

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

Mo
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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
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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… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

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

Judy
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Judy

Graham is going to turn out to be Arsley brother

Tani Sterling
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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… Read more »

Ang
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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
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Randy Miller

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

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

Courtesy/Studio City

In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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