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soap operas

Why do they call them Soap Operas anyway?

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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