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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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Justin Hartley and Renée Elise Goldsberry Receive ‘Critics Choice Award’ TV Nominations

Soap alumni showed up in this year’s television nominations for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards.   

The awards will be given out on January 9th on a simulcast live that air on both the CW and TBS in the East from 7-10PM.  It will be tape delayed for west coasters.

In the running for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series is This Is Us star, Justin Hartley (Ex- Adam, Y&R and Fox, Passions) for his role as Kevin Pearson, and in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category, former One Life to Live favorite Renée Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) scored for her work on the Peacock streaming series, Girls5eva.

This Is Us also scored for Best Drama Series and a Best Actor in a Drama Series nod for Sterling K. Brown (Randall), as well as his on-screen lady love, Susan Kelechi Brown (Beth), in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

HBO’s Succession led the nominations with 8, followed by Mare of Easttown and Evil with five nods.

You can check out the full list of TV nominees here.

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Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out On His Dismissal From GH Sharing: “I Was Hoping to Play Jax For Another 10 or 25 Years and Unfortunately, That’s Not Going to Happen”

For the first time since he was fired for not adhering to General Hospital’s and Disney/ABC’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, Ingo Rademacher (Ex-Jax), addressed his exit from the soap opera via an “official video” message on his Instagram account.

Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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guys. I really appreciate it.”

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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