On Sunday, CBS’s number-one rated daytime drama series turns 44-years-old. The Young and the Restless created by the the late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell premiered on the network back on March 26th, 1973.
Back in December of 2016, it marked the 28th consecutive years that the show has remained daytime’s #1 rated show, which is an outstanding accomplishment never before seen in the history of the genre.
The series currently under the creative regime of executive producer, Mal Young and head writer Sally Sussman, this past week took home the most Daytime Emmy nominations of any daytime program with 25 nods.
In a tweet from the Y&R Insider twitter account they acknowleged the shows anniversary expressing: “Today is the 44th anniversary of
#YR. Thanks to our viewers for your loyalty & to Mr. & Mrs. Bell for starting it all!”
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and behind the scenes personnel for another anniversary on the air, and for keeping Y&R the class act that is.
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