Fans don’t have to worry that The Young and the Restless will be cancelled this time around. In June of 2017, the soap was renewed for three more seasons, through 2020. But, how will season 45 of the soap perform in the ratings? Will the CBS execs regret this big renewal? 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 Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Sharon Case, Doug Davidson, Eileen Davidson, Melissa Claire Egan, Cait Fairbanks, Noah Alexander Gerry, Daniel Goddard, Camryn Grimes, Daniel Hall, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Christel Khalil, Tristin Lake Leabu, Christian LeBlanc, Kate Linder, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John, Lexie Stevenson, Jason Thompson, and Gina Tognoni.
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 2016-17 season of The Young and the Restless averaged a 0.83 rating in the 18-49 female demographic with 4.46 million total viewers.
Raw data courtesy Soap Opera Network.
What do you think? Do you still like The Young and the Restless TV series? Are you glad that it’s been renewed so far in advance by CBS?