Why do they call them Soap Operas anyway?
soap operas - More info:
American Daytime serial dramas are called soap opera because the early days of radio and television they shows were sponsored by big detergents and soaps companies like Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive and Lever Bros because back in the days, most women watching these shows were housewives.
American Daytime Serials or Soap Operas are:
All My Children - ABC
The Bold and the Beautiful - CBS
Days of our Lives - NBC
General Hospital - ABC
One Life to Live - ABC
The Young and the Restless - CBS