The Young and the Restless has something to boast about. In a press release, CBS announced the 45 year old soap has retained the #1 position for 30 consecutive years. That's a total of 1560 weeks!
Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, CBS Daytime Programs and Syndicated Programs Development stated,
The legacy of this show is remarkable. No other modern day entertainment program in ANY daypart has been the top-rated show for 30 consecutive years. This is an extraordinary feat that could not have been possible without the passion and commitment of the fans, cast, crew and staff. Their support has helped to make CBS’ daytime block the powerhouse that it is.
Y&R, which premiered in March 1973, took over the #1 slot at the end of December 1988. Season to date, the soap averages 4.42 million viewers and holds the top spot among women 25-54 and women 18-49.
The last record holder was As the World Turns, another CBS soap. The show was #1 for 20 years (1958-1978) until it was usurped by ABC's All My Children.
Check out your favorite Y&R stars celebrating in a video below!