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By Steve King
Topic - Soap Opera Digest
When "The Young and the Restless" climbed to the top of the daytime drama ratings, there were 13 soap operas on the air. Now there are four.
Tissues were on hand but there were few tears among two dozen soap opera fans gathered to watch "All My Children" sign off from ABC on Friday after more than 40 years.
A Hoover executive whose wife and mother are big fans of two ABC soap operas that were canceled last week said he is yanking the vacuum-maker's ads from the network in protest.
ABC canceled two of its three soap operas on Thursday, consigning "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" _ and Susan Lucci, daytime's most famous actress _ to television history.
CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is second in the ratings, and ABC's "General Hospital," while third, has been gaining viewers most rapidly, she said.
"That provides a continuity that other soaps didn't have," Ms. Hinsey said, "and soap fans hate change."