I mentioned this in a thread, but thought I'd bring it up again, because I think it's important. I don't know what we as viewers can do about it, but if this subject were to get to the networks somehow, I don't know, maybe.
Where I live at in Northern California, 3 soaps are played simultaneously. I know not everyone is a fan of all soaps on ABC, CBS and the only one on NBC; however, if the networks could air OLTL, ATWT, and Days at different times, perhaps we would see improvement in ratings. I don't understand the idea of airing all three of those soaps at the same time. I know about tivo and being able to watch episodes later on the internet but that doesn't save our stories. JMO