Don't know about you, but I can't imagine doing anything consecutively for 25 years, let alone maintain the top spot consistently.
Well, my friends, The Young and the Restless has held the number one position in daytime drama since December 1988. That's 25 years and going strong.
What do you suppose makes the Young and the Restless must see daytime TV? Is it the production values? The story telling? The actors? The predicaments of the characters? Chemistry of the actors. Writing to the audience, not at them?