Big news out of CBS Daytime today. Acutally, huge news is more like it! Having seen a 2% increase in viewers over the past year, the network has decided to renew every single one of its daytime shows.
An official press release states that The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, The Price is Right, and Let's Make A Deal will all return for the 2016-2017 season, with B&B actually getting a two-year pickup and Y&R having already received a multi-year pickup through the 2017 season.
"Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming -- the most for any broadcast network -- which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry's best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera," said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. "Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the #1 daily destination for millions of viewers and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder!"
As for overall ratings, Y&R is averaging 5.28 million viewers, up 1% from last season, while B&B, which recently celebrated its 29th anniversary, is averaging 3.94 million viewers.
What do you think about the support CBS Daytime has shown to the shows in its lineup? What would you like to see on Y&R and B&B in the year ahead? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.