TV The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas  

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List Rules Daytime soap operas that aired on television during the 1990s

For many soap opera fans, the 90s are considered the pinnacle of quality soaps. The top soap operas had some of their best seasons during the 90s, with weddings, deaths, and shocking twists that topped themselves year after year. During the 90s, "The Young and the Restless," "All My Children," and "General Hospital" reigned supreme as the highest rated soap operas of the decade. This list of the best daytime soap operas of the 1990s, has been voted on and ranked bythe community.

From 1990-1999, 16 different soap operas were on the air. Shows like "Guiding Light" had been on since the early 50s and still maintained great ratings. Many soap operas saw their last season in the 90s, including "Another World," "Generations," and "Loving."

"The City" was a spin-off of "Loving," but didn’t last long on the air, much like "Passions," "Port Charles," and "Sunset Beach." These soaps all debuted during the 90s, although they didn’t gain high viewership or last long.

What were the best daytime soap operas that aired during the 90s? Vote up the best 1990s daytime soaps below and see how the soap operas you loved to watch during the 90s rank.

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Days of our Lives is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Days of our Lives Pamela Anderson, Shelley Hennig, Melinda Clarke

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
General Hospital Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco

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The Young and the Restless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
The Young and the Restless Eva Longoria, Shemar Moore, Tatyana Ali

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All My Children is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
All My Children Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew

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One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross

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The Bold and the Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
The Bold and the Beautiful Usher, Katherine Kelly Lang, Hunter Tylo

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Guiding Light is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Guiding Light Hayden Panettiere, Matt Bomer, Brittany Snow

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As the World Turns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
As the World Turns Julianne Moore, Sarah Hyland, Ming-Na Wen

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Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Sunset Beach Kelly Hu, Susan Ward, Laura Harring

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Another World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Another World Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Santa Barbara Leonardo DiCaprio, Robin Wright, Judith Anderson

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Passions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Passions Lindsay Hartley^! McKenzie Westmore^! Galen Gering

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Dangerous Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Maximilian Spartacus added Dangerous Women Lynn Hamilton, Katherine Justice, Melanie Vincz

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Port Charles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Port Charles Kelly Monaco, Amy Weber, Linda Purl

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Swans Crossing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Maximilian Spartacus added Swans Crossing Sarah Michelle Gellar^! Brittany Daniel^! Eddie Robinson

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Loving is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Loving Julie Bowen, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Mitchell

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The City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
The City Jennifer Esposito, Morgan Fairchild, Michael Weatherly

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Generations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Daytime Soap Operas
Generations Amy Yasbeck, Kelly Rutherford, Richard Roundtree