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The Bold and the Beautiful Receives Tenth Consecutive Golden Nymph at 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

(L-R) Jacob Young and Karla Mosley attend a photocall for the "The Bold and the Beautiful" TV series on June 15, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)
(L-R) Jacob Young and Karla Mosley attend a photocall for the "The Bold and the Beautiful" TV series on June 15, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)

The Bold and the Beautiful is officially the world’s most watched series in its genre!  The daytime drama was the recipient of the International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category this evening at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. This is the tenth consecutive year that the series has been the recipient of this award.

B&B’s Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.

The 10th Annual TV Audience Awards category rewarded the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2014 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 64 countries. The win signifies that B&B delivered higher ratings worldwide in 2014 than any other telenovela or daily drama series.  Created by Médiamétrie, Eurodata TV Worldwide distributes programming and audience information based on its partnership with the national institutes operating people meter systems throughout the world.

Thanks to the ratings data provided by Médiamétrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records has acknowledged that B&B is currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap.

At the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on April 26, 2015, B&B claimed 10 Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other daytime drama, including Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.

The Bold and the Beautiful, which celebrated its 28th anniversary on March 23, 2015, is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., and is broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bradley P. Bell is the Executive Producer and Head Writer.

Photo courtesy of Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

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