Television: TIME Rates the Soaps

The 14 soap operas on the networks are rated from four teardrops to none according to quality. The numeral in brackets is the show's Nielsen position in the last quarter of 1975.

Days of Our Lives (3) <£>£>£><£>

The most daring drama, encompassing every trend from artificial insemination to interracial romance. The Horton family's days pass with reckless brio. "We are a bunch of horny devils," admits the star, Susan Seaforth Hayes (NBC).

The Young and the Restless (4) <£>&<£><£)

A glossy, trendy and randy soap about the poor Foster and well-off Brooks families (CBS).

All My Children

A socially relevant romance about the Tylers and the...

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