The commercial broadcast network CBS Television creates and airs the television show "The Young and The Restless." The serial is produced by Sony Pictures Television and is recorded at the CBS Television City studios in Hollywood, California. It has been shown on CBS since 1973.
"The Young and The Restless," a one-hour soap opera airing five days a week, has been very successful for CBS. As of 2015 it is the highest Nielsen rated daytime drama on American television and has been in the top spot for over 25 years. In its run of over 40 years it has garnered 116 Daytime Emmys. It is syndicated internationally and is seen by approximately ten million worldwide viewers daily, airing throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, India and the Philippines. The Pop television network airs encore episodes in the United States.
The drama series takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Genoa City. It was created in 1972 for CBS because the network wanted a daytime drama that would appeal to a young audience. The title "The Young and the Restless" was chosen because it "reflected the youth and mood of the early 1970s," according to the creators of the show, husband-and-wife team William J. and Lee Phillip Bell.