In early 2014, The Young and the Restless was renewed through the 2016-17 season so there’s no danger of it being cancelled for awhile. The 43 year old TV show has been the top soap opera in the ratings for quite awhile. Will it continue to dominate the genre? 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 cast includes Tristan Rogers, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Sharon Case, Melody Thomas Scott, Tracey E. Bregman, Amelia Heinle, Robert Adamson, Steve Burton, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Sean Carrigan, Gina Tognoni, Eileen Davidson, Justin Hartley, Kelly Sullivan, Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell, Bryton James, Camryn Grimes, Christel Khalil, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Daniel Goddard, Doug Davidson, Greg Rikaart, Hunter King, Jess Walton, Joshua Morrow, Judith Chapman, Kate Linder, Kristoff St. John, Max Ehrich, Melissa Claire Egan, Miles Gaston Villanueva, and Sofia Pernas.
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 2014-15 season of The Young and the Restless averaged a 1.24 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 4.83 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 additional seasons?