THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS got an early holiday gift CBS has just announced that the show has been daytime television's top-rated drama for 24 years! According to CBS, Y&R began its winning streak the week of December 26, 1988.
To give you an idea of how long ago that was, 1988 was also the year that Scattergories was the most popular Christmas gift, THE COSBY SHOW was television's top-rated primetime program and Rain Man was the #1 movie!
Y&R has also been the #1 daytime dramatic series in women 25-54 for 302 of the past 303 weeks and first in women 18-49 for 297 of the last 298 weeks.
The CBS Daytime lineup has also been #1 for 26 years, beginning with the 1986-87 season. The current daytime lineup for the eye network is LET'S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, Y&R, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE TALK.