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'The Young and the Restless' lands 1,500 weeks as daytime's #1 drama

CBS's daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless" marked 1,500 consecutive weeks (nearly 29 years) as daytime’s #1 drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 29. The streak began in December 1988. 

The continuing drama revolves around the loves, enmities, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern town of Genoa City. Simulcast in HDTV. The show is now in its 44th season on the CBS Television Network.

Since its debut, "The Young and the Restless" has won nine Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. It is also currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American television. As of 2008, it had appeared at the top of the weekly Nielsen ratings in that category for more than 1,000 weeks since December 1988. 

"The Young and the Restless" will celebrate its 45th anniversary in March 2018.

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