The Young and the Restless Celebrates 29 Years as Number One

The Young and the Restless has been #1 for TWENTY-NINE years, y’all!

A Big Milestone!

Great news for The Young and the Restless Fans fans. The soap sure has staying power, as evidenced by the fact that it can boast–count ’em–1500 back-to-back weeks as the winner in the daytime ratings race, according to our friends at Soap Opera Intel. That figures to about 29 years as a ratings winner!

How Far It Has Come!

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Y&R first hit the airwaves on March 26th, 1973, originally in half hour installments. The show upped to an hour in 1980. It of course is introduced by the very recognizable musical piece, “Nadia’s Theme.” Characters come and go; however, but the mainstays on the show became iconic: Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) and nemesis Katherine Chancellor (the late, great Jeanne Cooper), Victor Newman (Eric Braeden)–and we’re sure you dear Soap Cities readers out there have some of your fave classics, too!

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The show has also garnered nine Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Drama category. And then there are the numerous Emmys won in other categories by the sudser. Quite the list of achievements and a consistently impressive showing for this still-standing soap!

What are some of your favorite moment, readers, this triple-decade run of this numero uno powerhouse soap?!

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Christine is a native New Yorker and freelance writer who now lives in southwestern Connecticut. She is a longtime, avid soap fan who has always had an affinity for ABC soaps, in particular her favorite, General Hospital. (She will even tell you she sleeps, eats and breathes that soap!) She is passionate about the soap genre, and in addition she enjoys traveling, attending plays and musicals, reading biographies and various pursuits in between. She was a political science/history major, English minor and has published a book of paranormal short stories under her nom de plume, Prudence MacGregor.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. I hope Adam come back. when Adam going to come back and claim his son. I want Nick and Adam storyline.

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