Last season, there was no danger of The Young and the Restless being cancelled because, back in 2014, it had been renewed for multiple seasons. The CBS soap doesn’t have that guarantee in season 44. It’s still the highest-rated soap on television but, these days, you never know what can happen. Will it continue to dominate the genre for years to come? Stay tuned.
Premiering on CBS on March 26th 1973, The Young and the Restless follows the romances, hopes and fears of the residents of Midwestern metropolis Genoa City. The large cast includes Robert Adamson, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Tracey E. Bregman, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan, Sharon Case, Judith Chapman, Doug Davidson, Eileen Davidson, Melissa Claire Egan, Max Ehrich, Daniel Goddard, Camryn Grimes, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Kate Linder, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Sofia Pernas, Greg Rikaart, Tristan Rogers, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John, Jason Thompson, Gina Tognoni, Miles Gaston Villanueva, and Jess Walton.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. You can see how the ratings for the four soap operas compare here.
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For comparisons: The 2015-16 season of The Young and the Restless averaged a 1.06 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 4.798 million total viewers.
Raw data courtesy Soap Opera Network.
What do you think? Do you still like The Young and the Restless TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for the 2017-18 season?