The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates 8,000th episode

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates 8,000th episode
On Friday, Jan. 4, the long-time running drama series aired its 8,000th episode. (Source: Katherine Kelly Lang/Twitter)

The Bold and the Beautiful will celebrate its milestone 8,000th episode on Friday, January 4 on the CBS Television Network.

It is the most-watched daily dramatic serial in the world, and is currently in its 32nd season.

“It’s astonishing to look at the script we’re working on today and see episode 8,000. We’re grateful that you’ve allowed us into your homes for over 30 years,” said 13-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell. "The 8,000th episode is classic The Bold and the Beautiful drama. The story centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.”

In celebration of its 8,000th episode, following is a list of fun statistics about the daytime drama:

  • 35 million – Approximate number of viewers who watch  every day in over 100 countries.
  • 4,000 – Number of hours of television produced by The Bold and Beautiful
  • 360,000 – Number of pages of dialogue memorized by cast  members.
  • 19 – Number of babies born on-screen.
  • 90 – Number of weddings that have taken place.
  • 2 – Number of actors who have been on the show since  the first episode. John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang are original cast  members!
  • 3 – Number of actresses whose real-life babies/children  portray their fictional children. Those actresses are Katherine Kelly  Lang, Lauren Koslow and Heather Tom.

The Bold and the Beautiful is broadcast weekdays (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, ET/12:30-1:00 PM, PT). It is a Bell-Phillip Television production. Brad Bell is the executive producer.