Difference between Young And The Restless and Days Of Our Lives
Soap operas and daytime dramas continue to be some of the most popular shows on TV today. Although seemingly reviled by many, they are regularly viewed by a lot more people than those who would care to admit it. Guilty pleasures for some and unabashed rituals for others, soaps such as Young And The Restless and Days Of Our Lives are some of the most recognizable and iconic shows on TV. Here, we compare the relative merits of the two.
The Young And The Restless is a television soap opera based in the U.S. It was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and airs on CBS. The show is set in Genoa City, which is a fictional town located in Wisconsin. Although there is a city of the same name in the state, the city used as the setting in the show is almost totally unrelated to the real Genoa City.
Days Of Our Lives is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas on NBC. Beginning on November 8, 1965, the show has aired nearly every weekday.
The storyline of the Young And The Restless Young was originally centered on two families: the affluent Brooks family and the poor Foster family. However, a string of recasts and departures began in the early 1980s, after all the original characters of the show were written out with the exception of Jill Foster Abbott. The Brooks and Foster families were subsequently replaced with the Abbotts and the Williams families, and other families such as the Newmans and the Winters were also brought in. However, The Young And The Restless has retained the long running feud between Jill Foster Abbott and Katherine Chancellor.
Days Of Our Lives is centered on two families: the Hortons and the Bradys. A number of other families have since been introduced into the show, and many still routinely appear in the storylines. The matriarch of the Horton family, Frances Reid, has appeared in the show right from the start until her death on February 3, 2010. Other long running cast members include Suzanne Rogers, who recently celebrated 37 years on the show, and Susan Seaforth Hayes, who has been with the show throughout its six decade run.
The Young And The Restless has won no less than seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series during its entire run. At present, the show is the highest-rated daytime drama on television in the United States, and it has managed to make the top of the weekly Nielsen ratings from 1988 to 2008, a spectacular run of over 1,000 weeks.
Days Of Our Lives has an equally long and successful run, with the show having recently aired its 10,000th episode on February 21, 2005. The show is currently the most widely-distributed soap opera in the U.S.
Young And The Restless
- Originally centered on two families: the affluent Brooks family and the poor Foster family
- Subsequently replaced with the Abbotts and the Williams families
- Won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series
Days Of Our Lives
- Having recently aired its 10,000th episode
- The most widely-distributed soap opera in the U.S.