Genoa City still is the top city on the soap opera map, according to news today out of CBS! The Young and the Restless this month has now been the number one daytime drama for 26 years straight, and according to the Nielsen ratings for the week ending December 12th, 2014.
That is quite the accomplishment. Y&R began its winning streak the week of December 26th, 1988. The series now its 41st season has not been unseated for over two and half decades by any other network daytime drama!
According to the ratings ending week of December 12th, The Young and the Restless averaged 4.76 million viewers, up +4% over last week. The program also led the week in both women 25-54 (1.8/12) and women 18-49 (1.2.09).
Season-to-date, The Young and the Restless is daytime’s #1 drama in viewers (5.04m), women 25-54 (2.1/14) and women 18-49 (1.4/10).
So, what do you think of Y&R at number #1 26 year running? Could any other soap opera take the top spot from them? Comment below!