15 Longest-Running American Daytime Soap Operas

Dan Clarendon

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the soap operas on TV… but some daytime dramas have more staying power than others!

NBC's Days of Our Lives is in the midst of its 55th season, for example. But that show still has a few years to go before it has a chance to become the longest-running American soap opera.

Click through the gallery above for the current standings, ranked in ascending order.

9 Daytime Stars Who've Done Double Duty on the Same Soap (PHOTOS)

9 Daytime Stars Who've Done Double Duty on the Same Soap (PHOTOS)

Yes, some were evil twins, but you'd be surprised how many of these actors have played unrelated characters.