What is the number 1 soap opera? 1. Guiding Light. The first entry on our list is Guiding Light, which is an American daytime TV drama that had the largest number of episodes while it ran.
What is the most successful soap opera of all time? Coronation Street (1960-present) Having premiered in December 1960 and still airing to this day, Coronation Street holds the Guinness World Record for longest running soap opera, clocking up 61 years on British TV screens this December.
Why it is called a soap opera? soap opera, broadcast dramatic serial program, so called in the United States because most of its major sponsors for many years were manufacturers of soap and detergents.
What is the longest soap opera running? Out of the four remaining soap operas, General Hospital holds the title of the longest-running show. The series was created by Frank and Doris Hursley and premiered on ABC on April 1, 1963.