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'The Young and the Restless' Marks 26 Years as Top-Rated Daytime Soap Opera

Y&R has been the top-rated daytime drama for 26 consecutive years.
The Young and the Restless marked 26 consecutive years as daytime's #1 drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of December 8-12, 2014.

For the week, 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, Y&R is daytime's #1 drama in viewers (5.04m), women 25-54 (2.1/14) and women 18-49 (1.4/10).

The Young and the Restless, currently in its 42nd season, began its winning streak the week of December 26, 1988.

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