The Young and the Restless receives a huge renewal from CBS

Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2024 2:00:00 PM
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Fans will be able to keep up with the antics of their favorite Genoa City residents for many years to come. The Young and the Restless just received a multi-season renewal.

Daytime's most popular soap opera will have a chance to extend its record-setting reign atop the ratings. CBS announced today that The Young and the Restless has been renewed for four more seasons.

"The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS," said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. "The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City."

With much being said about the decline or even demise of linear television viewing, the announcement of four more seasons of Y&R affirms CBS' commitment to its daytime lineup and its daytime viewers. Even with traditional ratings measures down, Y&R continues to be must-see TV. Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. In December, The Young and the Restless notched its 35th year as the most-watched soap opera on the air. In addition to airing weekdays on CBS, episodes are also available for same-day streaming on Paramount+.

While Y&R has been at the top of the TV ratings for decades, there is no viewership information available for Y&R's streaming performance on Paramount+. Most streaming services are incredibly guarded with details about how many people are watching a particular program.

"NATAS congratulates The Young and the Restless on their renewal for additional four seasons," said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "Y&R and the Daytime Emmys celebrated golden anniversaries together in 2023, and it is so gratifying to see the continued passion for daytime television stay so strong. We look forward to celebrating with the Y&R team again at the 51st Annual Daytime Emmys later this year."

The Young and the Restless, which debuted on March 26, 1973, will now officially run until at least 2028 -- which will coincide with the show's 55th anniversary.

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