Are there any soap operas still on TV? 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 soap opera on TV? ‘The Young and the Restless‘ is the most popular soap opera
The show, which debuted in 1973, attracted an average of 3.699 million viewers during the 2019-20 season. The 30-minute CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful was in second place, with an average of 3.147 million viewers.
What is the difference between a soap opera and a TV show? A TV drama is a nighttime TV show that has new episodes once a week but only in 13 to 26 weeks of the year. A soap opera is a daytime TV show that has new episodes every day of the week almost all year long (hundreds of episodes per year instead of only 26).
What makes a show a soap opera? The soap opera is characterized by a permanent cast of actors, a continuing story, emphasis on dialogue instead of action, a slower-than-life pace, and a consistently sentimental or melodramatic treatment.