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 recently renewed Days of Our Lives for a 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.

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