News - Soap Buzz

27 January 30th, 2014 Days of our Lives Knocks Out One Life to Live to Win Soap Opera Showdown Tournament!

There are no fans like DAYS fans who mobilized along with other soap viewers to have the long running NBC soap opera named The Best Soap Opera Of All-Time in’s week long, Soap Opera Showdown!

In the final, it was the beloved Days of our Lives taking on the beloved and canceled One Life to Live, and after the votes were tallied, DAYS scored with 62.37% of the vote, while One Life to Live had 37.63% of the vote! In the end, it is the drama in the town of Salem that came out victorious over the drama in Llanview!

So what do you think of the results?  Is DAYS the best soap of all-time over OLTL?  Are you happy with the results?  Did you participate in the week long tournament voting?   Let us know!

Tags: , , ,

  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I like Days and glad it won but if you havent seen all the soaps on the list you really cant pick the best out of them…


  2. Cindy says:

    Yes, I participated and am an avid Days watcher, but voted for OLTL. I’m happy Days won if OLTL couldn’t win. These days, DAYS is HOT HOT HOT!!!!


  3. Candice says:

    Don’t get me wrong, there’s something special about every soap opera. There’s something extraordinary about the whole genre. But Days of Our Lives is not the best soap opera of all time. The official Days of Our Lives facebook page sent out a call for all the fans to vote. DOOL was the only soap in the whole poll to do that and that is how they won every round of the poll. Without question, had Y&R, GH, or B&B done that, DOOL wouldn’t have won a single round. And if the official One Life to Live page had done that, OLTL would have won the entire poll. But alas, that’s not what happened, and so DOOL won the poll. Yet there is something so exceptional about the soap that made it to the final round without even being on the air.


    Yolanda Arenas replied

    I agree, if DOOL fans hadn’t flooded the vote, OLTL would have won. It deserved to win best soap. It was consistently great story telling.


  4. David says:

    . Until NBC posted on FB for their fans to vote, it was neck to neck. ABC and Prospect Park didn’t care


    Lin replied

    Totally agree!


  5. Mike says:

    Pointless Poll. Wow an active soap beats a canceled soap.


    SZima replied

    I agree it was pointless. Any “brackett” poll is unfair and unreliable.

    If they really want to get a true (or at least somewhat more accurate) poll, it needs to be a straight-out “vote for your favorite,” include every soap, and then be well publicized for all soap viewers to have the chance to vote.


  6. Patrick says:

    foretelling: Days Of OUR Lives – repeat Emmy Winner – Best Serial

    I am rabid – LOL

    soap box that


  7. C. Laws says:

    Have watched Days from the beginning and it will always be the “best daytime drame” with the best actors in television.


    Patrick replied

    Thank You… I so agree with you.

    it’s often times hard to explain why…. DAYS is better than the other 4…. given how the “other” three are so heralded…..

    blah, blah, blah….

    CBS – get over yourself…. after today…. sink…. never was #1 in my book
    GH…. yikes… dote on about FV and RC… and the yawn 50th

    DAYS – Sony – NBC : has made DOOL… must see….

    everything about their product…. production is superlative… for the last 2 years… steamy and ALL !!!!

    giddy DAYS! lovin it

    they take such care… in hiring good actors…. (I digress some… w/Daniel and Gabs) but… they nevertheless fit – Jenn makes me ad nauseum, grans jewel

    quality actors who shine… even in lackluster times… and it’s above board and on par expertise showcase

    I’m loving the horizon…. with Kristen, Eve… and a must is more Shane and Kimberly

    tantalizing stuff…..

    now… let’s see more Justin, Adrienne, and Kayla… and i’ll soapbox that much more

    truly the best cast who are an act unto themselves


  8. michael.guerrieri says:

    Don’t Bring Jill Farren Phelps


  9. MBmomof3 says:

    Congrats Days! Love them all.


  10. Aria says:

    The parade poll sounds rigged but who cares it’s a supplement to a newspaper and a bad one at that…


  11. Amanda says:

    The right soap won!!! #DAYSOFOURLIVES


  12. Chris says:

    Maybe that is because people could vote countless times. I ignored the poll once I realized this.


  13. boes says:

    I’m really happy that DOOL got this recognition. While OLTL was my favorite of the two, DOOL comes in such a close second that it doesn’t matter to me.
    And I think both soaps are similar, in that both shows have, at times, been treated like the ugly stepchild, while both shows have also shown good quality over extended periods that are recognized by the fans but not always by the press or TPTB.

    IMO, DOOL has stayed truer to the core soap values that drew me in to soaps to begin with, qualities that GH and Y&R only sporadically celebrate anymore.

    I hope ALL the remaining shows continue on as long as possible and continue to grow stronger. I’ll miss OLTL and AMC always, but having DOOL around makes me one happy soap fan.


  14. Tali says:

    Yes, I participated, but I voted for OLTL. Miss it soooo very much and yes…….I still watch the old video on youtube. Still love John McBain & Natalie Buchanan and Rex & Gigi.


  15. Robert Lee says:

    Boo! However congrats to Days!


  16. Lin says:

    I love One Life to Live. Fans voted for OLTL to show that it is still beloved and we want it back. We voted to show we still care. But ABLSleaze and Propect Park did nothing to help the voting while NBC did.
    I only watched OLTL AMC and GH . I used to watch some very old soaps no longer on the air, but don’t want to start watching any I have not seen before. I beg PP or ABC or some other entity to bring back our AMC ad OLTL. At the very least one of those channels like TV Guilde take over the old shows Soapnet Re-ran.


    Barbara t loves One life to live replied



  17. louisa says:

    OLTL is the best soap. I enjoy some of the others, but they will never be as good as One Life to Live. No contest.

    ABC really goofed. They need to bring it back.


  18. Christy says:

    KUDOS TO OLTL!! 2nd place is still great!


  19. Brenda says:

    I voted for Days in the final round. Days is kicking ass . Love it.


  20. Liz Arnold says:

    #OLTL will always be my favorite soap. I’ve watched since the beginning. When you invest that much time into a soap (I’ve watched All My Children since day 1 too), it’s devastating to lose. #OLTL was the red headed stepchild in the ABC lineup for years and to have it place second in this poll and to be ranked higher than any other ABC soap is testament to how wonderful the show is. It taught me tolerance as a young girl from a rich lilly white town that didn’t know the difficulties and experiences of others except through those I saw in Llanview.

    Much changed through the 43 1/2 years in Llanview but it was always the same in that it was there for me every weekday. I still hope that one day it will be there for me and all the other One Lifers again.


  21. nancy says:

    congrats days you did it i’m so proud of you


  22. JJ says:

    All of the networks should look at this and realize that OLTL should still be on the air!!!


Leave a comment