I for one stopped watching the daytime soap operas when I went back to college in the early 1990s. Though, as my mom always said, you can stop watching a soap opera for 5 years and tune back in and pick right up where you left off, because not much changes! It the same old story, they usually divorce, remarry, divorce, remarry, cheat with the ex and then remarry him again, then cheat on him and marry his brother!!
DAYTIME TV for me turned into mostly reality TV court/judge shows! I mean come on, it makes your family seem a little bit more normal when you hear some of those stories.
SO as the story goes, I guess I had been watching reality TV during the daytime for a long time now; I just didn't know it was going to become a nighttime obsession too! I always blamed it on the fact the sitcoms were dwindling away, so what else is there to watch. I fought the fight for a while. A lot of people would say to me, "Do you watch such and such (some type of reality show)?" NO! It's not for me! Unfortunately, every time someone says that to me, I end up being a BIG liar without knowing I was even telling a lie. The next thing I know I have "tuned in" just once to a show and then, I'm addicted!