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CBS Daytime Marks 30 Years Atop The Nielsens

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Kristoff St. John and Angelica McDaniel

The Tiffany Network's daytime lineup continues to be unbeatable. CBS Daytime just wrapped its 30th consecutive TV season at No. 1 in the Nielsens. 

“This winning streak is an incredible source of pride for all of us at CBS,” said CBS Daytime and CBS Entertainment Executive Vice-President Angelica McDaniel. “It speaks to three decades of great storytelling from the best creative artists in front of and behind the camera, and the amazing support from a very passionate and loyal fan base.”

To mark the occasion, the City of Los Angeles named September 20 "CBS Daytime Day". Julie Chen and her The Talk co-hosts chatted about the honor. Watch the video below. 

Y&R queen bee Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) was also stoked about the honor. She tweeted:

The CBS Daytime lineup is comprised of game shows The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal, soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and afternoon chat fest The Talk. On Saturday mornings, CBS Daytime airs the CBS Dream Team lineup of infotainment aimed at younger viewers. 

Here are a few more highlights from the 2015-16 TV season:

CBS Daytime averaged 4.13 million viewers, its largest audience since the 2006-07 broadcast year.

The Talk averaged 2.70 million viewers, up +4% over last year and its most watched season in its six-year history.

Let's Make a Deal 1 (3.29m, up +1%) earned a record audience for any season while Let's Make a Deal 2 (3.55m, even with year ago) matched its record audience from last season. Let's Make a Deal 1 (0.9) and Let's Make a Deal 2 (1.0) both matched its best women 25-54 ratings.

The Price is Right 1 averaged 4.97m, up +3% from last year and its most watched season since 2003-04. The Price is Right 2, daytime’s most-watched program, averaged 5.70m, up +2% from a year ago and its most watched season since 2006-07.

The Young and the Restless remained daytime’s most watched drama (5.20m) and highest rated in women 25-54 (1.8) and women 18-49 (1.2).

The Bold and the Beautiful ranked second among daytime dramas in viewers (3.96m) and women 25-54 (1.5).