Are there any daytime soap operas? As longtime television viewers know, soap operas filled the networks’ daytime schedules. Today, only four of them remain — The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of Our Lives (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), and The Young and the Restless (CBS).
What is the most popular daytime soap opera?
- Search for Tomorrow 16.1 (Current record for daytime soap ratings)
- Love of Life 15.1.
- Hawkins Falls 13.7.
- The Guiding Light 11.3.
What were the daytime shows called soap operas? A soap opera, or soap for short, is a typically long-running radio or television serial, frequently characterized by melodrama, ensemble casts, and sentimentality. The term “soap opera” originated from radio dramas originally being sponsored by soap manufacturers. The term was preceded by “Horse opera”.
How many daytime soaps were there? In 1969, there were 18 daytime soap operas on US television. Now there are only four. The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless are the only ones left standing, to the disappointment of soap fans.