Daytime Soaps Enjoy a New Surge in Popularity

Posted : February 05, 2015

Daytime Soaps Enjoy a New Surge in Popularity

Soap operas have often been the butt of the joke when it comes to daytime television, are often the only thing that is associated with it at all, and it’s been this way for years and years, since they made their debut. Whether people like to poke fun at them because of the over dramatic story lines or the sometimes painful to watch acting jobs that are performed on the shows – we still can’t seem to pull away from them, and continue to tune in every week just to see what happens next, and what fate is held for our favorite characters. After all, they’ve made it this far and have yet to be Read More

What Happens When the Soap World and the Metal World Collide?

Posted : January 15, 2015

What Happens When the Soap World and the Metal World Collide?

Certain types of people like certain and specific things. Or at least it used to be that way. The imaginary lines that were drawn in the past concerning such things as music and soap operas have become blurred and overlapped.

Soap operas have been traditionally the homemakers escape from reality through television during the afternoon hours of their day. These emotional melodramas were created in 1930 with the production of "Painted Dreams." These stories involve characters with intricate and often complicated lives. The stories deal with real life situations and possibilities that allow the viewer to imagine themselves in the actor/actre Read More

Soap operas back away from the edge, thriving again

Posted : January 12, 2015

 Soap operas back away from the edge, thriving again

A few years ago, four daytime drama series; “As the World Turns”, “Guiding Light, “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” disappeared from our screens. Now the remaining soaps are not only surviving, but thriving.

Currently, there are four daytime dramas that are attracting millions of viewers. They include; “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Days of Our Lives” and “General Hospital”. These dramas have been renewed for the next season and some even have several-year commitments.

These soaps are now posting best rating in years. TV Guide Reporter Michael Logan says that these impro Read More

In the Wake of ABC Soap Opera Cancellation, Is the Death of Soap

Posted : December 30, 2014

In the Wake of ABC Soap Opera Cancellation, Is the Death of Soap

ABC recently announced the cancellation of two of its most high profile soap operas. The American soap opera has long been a staple in early afternoon television. All of the major networks have broadcast these soap operas for several decades and some of the programs even started original as a radio broadcast, it just shows how long these have been going. However, the times have changed, so broadcast stations need to determine what works best not only for the general public, but also for the price as well.

There are a few different variables at play when it comes to the cancellation of the soap operas and, potentially, the death of the soa Read More