We have some good news for the fans The Bold and The Beautiful!!
CBS Daytime Renews B&B for Another Year!
You read right, dear Soap Cities readers !!
CBS, the #1 rated network in daytime for 30 years, has renewed B&B through the 2017-2018 season!!
Currently the #2 daytime drama with 3.94 million viewers, B&B‘s renewal comes on the heels of its celebrating its 30th Anniversary! The show is also in the running in the Monte Carlo Television Festival for being the “most watched daytime serial in the world,” an honor its won many times before, including last year.
CBS Daytime Executive President Angelica McDaniel said, “CBS Daytime has never been stronger. From 30 consecutive years of being #1 in the ratings, to another year as the most honored Network at the Daytime Emmys, our lineup of talk, game shows and dramas connects with our audience like no one else.”
McDaniel added, “all our talent, on screen and behind the scenes, is hard at work making the upcoming season of these award-winning series even bigger and bolder.”
Sister Soap Y&R (The Young and The Restless) Renewed for 3 Years!!
The #1 daytime drama for 28 years in a row, Y&R has an average viewing audience of 4.93 million.
The hour-long show is steeped rich in soap history. It still has many long time veterans with a mix of new and legacy characters to make compelling drama.
Both daytime dramas, aka soap operas, take the #1 and #2 slot across the daytime viewing landscape, which is no easy feat in today’s world, with fickle viewing habits and thousands of choices viewing options!
It’s also a note of interest that both soaps were created by the Bell family, with William Bradley’s son Bradley Bell executive producing and head writing B&B. Y&R is both exec produced and written by Mal Young and Sally Sussman.
How to Watch
B&B is broadcast 1:30-2:00 PM ET and 12:30-1:00 PM PT weekdays, on your local CBS affiliate. Y&R is broadcast 12:30-1:30 PM ET and 11:30-12:30 PM PT weekdays, also on your local CBS station.
If you are a new viewer, we encourage you to check out both shows! If you are an existing fans like us, continue to watch and tell all your friends and loved ones!
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