DC #750: Celebrating 750 Episodes With Head of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel


She's the driving force behind the best ratings season CBS Daytime has seen in over half a decade. On today's 750th episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke Kerr and Jamey Giddens welcome Angelica McDaniel.

What is a day in the life of the head of CBS Daytime like? How does the Veep feel about the recent creative turnaround at The Young and the Restless? McDaniel tackles those questions and more.

She also reveals how The Bold and the Beautiful's Brad Bell inspired her vision for turning around Y&R, and her thoughts on lineup synergy.

What about all those social media scandals? How does the Boss Lady wrangle all of those outrageous personalities, from The Talk's Sharon Osbourne to Y&R's Eric Braeden? Download this jam-packed podcast episode to find out!


All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!



The Young and the Restless Marks 25 Years as Daytime’s Most-Watched Soap!


Writing blog posts about daytime soap opera ratings used to depress the bejeezus outta me. Not anymore! All four remaining daytime suds have done stellar in the Nielsens this season and ratings leader The Young and the Restless is still going strong after 25 years.

The week of Dec. 2, Y&R marked its 1,300 consecutive week as the No. 1 soap in total viewers (since Dec. 26, 1988). Season-to-date, The Young and the Restless is averaging 5.10 million viewers, its largest audience to begin a season since 2011-2012. 

"I am so proud of the talented cast and crew, past and present, for making The Young and the Restless No. 1 for 25 years," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime.  "A special thank you to our loyal and passionate fans for helping us reach this incredible milestone."

Glamour Recognizes CBS Daytime’s Angelica McDaniel



CBS Daytime’s Angelica McDaniel (pictured above with The Young and the Restless' Greg Rikaart) was among the women recognized by Glamour in its Meet the Women Who Run Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows list. Check out what the mag had to say about the daytime champion below. 

The TV Programmer: Angelica McDaniel, 35

As senior VP of daytime programing for CBS Entertainment, she oversees more than 1,000 episodes of TV every season for the network—and checks her BlackBerry for the prior day's ratings before she even gets out of bed. CBS president Nina Tassler calls her a "force of nature."

Words she lives by: "Don't get stuck in the frenzy of the day to day. You have to be aware of the bigger picture."