With daytime drama ratings that continue to dwindle, soap opera budgets are slowly decreasing as well. Four shows remain strong on the air; however, the pressure to increase audiences is always hovering in the air. With only 30 minutes to an hour of airtime each day (depending on the soap), this often means that certain characters get major storylines, with some popular ones that get lost in the shuffle. Below are 12 soap opera characters who deserve more screen time.
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12. Y&R’s Christine Blair
Cricket used to be a main staple on the Young the Restless (Y&R) during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. As of late, it seems she only gets pulled into a scene when her D.A. duties allow for a storyline. As one of the most popular Y&R character over the years, it’s time to develop an arc where Christine becomes the main focal point of the story.