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Soap opera

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This is Melissa Brennan Reeves. She plays Jennifer Horton Deveraux, a well-liked character on the soap opera <em>Days of Our Lives</em>Enlarge

This is Melissa Brennan Reeves. She plays Jennifer Horton Deveraux, a well-liked character on the soap opera Days of Our Lives

A soap opera is a television or radio program that airs in episodic installments. This means that each episode continues telling a story, which, in turn, tells more of the last episode's story. A single story on a soap opera can be told for weeks, months, or sometimes even years.

In America, each soap opera airs every day, Monday through Friday, in the afternoon. Because they air at this time, they are sometimes called daytime serials. In Great Britain and other countries, the soap operas air in the evening, twice or three times a week.

This is a list of soap operas that air in America. They are listed by how many people watch them each day. The first show has the most people watch each day, and the last show is watched by the fewest people:

In Great Britain, the most popular soap operas are Coronation Street and EastEnders. Coronation Street is about people who live in Manchester, in the northern part of England. EastEnders is about people who live in an imaginary place called Albert Square in the East End of London. Another popular soap opera is Emmerdale, and it is about people who live in a small village in Yorkshire, also in the northern part of England.