It’s no surprise that The Young and the Restless will be returning since it was renewed for three seasons (through 2020) back in June 2017. The series will be entering its 47th season. Season 46 is averaging a 0.66 rating in the female 18-49 demographic with 4.23 million viewers. That’s down about 3% when compared to season 45 and Young and the Restless remains the highest-rated soap on network TV.
The Bold and the Beautiful will also be returning for 2019-20 and that will be the soap’s 33rd season. Season 32 is averaging a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 female demo with 3.36 million viewers. That’s down by about 4% when compared to season 31.
Here are the applicable portions of CBS’ press announcement:
“For almost a third of a century, CBS has demonstrated a remarkable legacy of success in Daytime,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, CBS Daytime Programs and Syndicated Programs Development. “Our programming continues to maintain a level of achievement unheard of in today’s television landscape, thanks to the passion and dedication of the extraordinary producers, casts, staff and crew on the shows, our studio partners, and most importantly, the fans. They have our deepest gratitude, and we look forward to entertaining them for many years to come.”
The #1 daytime drama for over 32 consecutive years, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been a mainstay of CBS Daytime for almost 47 years and is averaging 4.60 million viewers so far this season. During the coming season, there will be many notable anniversaries. Among them, Eric Braeden will celebrate 40 years on the show, Peter Bergman 30 years, Joshua Morrow and Sharon Case 25 years, and Bryton James 15 years. The series is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET/11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television. Anthony Morina is the show’s executive producer. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS recently received 20 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary, is averaging 3.61 million viewers. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which is recognized globally as “the most-watched daytime drama in the world” is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET/12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bradley P. Bell serves as executive producer and head writer. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is currently nominated for 12 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
What do you think? Do you watch either of these programs? How long do you think that they will continue?