Ten fun facts about The Bold and the Beautiful

Fact 1
The Bold and the Beautiful debuted on CBS in 1987 and has remained daytime TV staple since.

Fact 2
The Bold and the Beautiful, which focuses on the Los Angeles-based Forrester family and their fashion empire, is created by soap giant William J. Bell. The soap opera is known for its international appeal and relatively short air time of thirty minutes (most soaps run for an hour).

Fact 3
The program has an ensemble cast, headed by its longest-serving actors John McCook as Eric Forrester and Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan.

Fact 4
Since its premiere in March 1987, The Bold and the Beautiful has become the most-watched soap in the world, with an estimated audience of 26.2 million viewers.

Fact 5
It continues to be among the most-watched programs in the weekly Nielsen Ratings for daytime dramas.

Fact 6
The soap opera has won many awards, including 31 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Fact 7
In September 2011, the program switched to high definition, the second to the last American soap opera to make the switch.

Fact 8
The Bold and the Beautiful is the youngest airing daytime soap opera in the United States.

Fact 9
It is a sister show to another soap opera of Bell, The Young and the Restless, with several characters from two shows crossed over to the other since the early 1990s.

Fact 10
The theme song of The Bold and the Beautiful, "High Upon This Love", features a prominent saxophone sample played by Eric Marienthal. From November 1998 to July 1999 in the United States, a vocal version of the theme song performed by Dionne Warwick was played during the end credits.

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Short about The Bold and the Beautiful
is an American television soap opera which premiered on March 23, 1987.