‘The Young and the Restless’ Marks 26 Years as Daytime’s Most Watched Drama!

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This time last year the stars of CBS’ “” were celebrating a milestone as the daytime drama series officially marked its 25th consecutive year as the most watched in daytime, as noted in the images above.  Now a year later, the soap opera is celebrating 26 consecutive years at numero uno!

During the week of December 8-12, 2014, “Y&R” averaged 4.76 million viewers and led the week in both Women 25-54 (1.8/12) and Women 18-49 (1.2/9) rating. The soap was up 4% in viewers week to week (vs. 4.57 million viewers).

Season to date, “Y&R” is averaging 5.04 million viewers, and is pulling in a solid 2.1/14 in Women 25-54 rating and 1.4/10 in Women 18-49 rating.

“Y&R’s” ratings dominance as the most watched daytime drama series began with the week of December 26, 1988, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data.

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