The Edge of Night

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CBS (ended 1984)

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The Edge of Night

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The Edge of Night was television's first 30 minute soap opera. The program premiered the same day as As The World Turns which was also (at the time) 30 minutes long.

While the show did begin on CBS, it moved in 1975 to ABC when Procter & Gamble wanted to expand As the World Turns to a full hour. During its 1798 episode run the show had an audience of almost 50% men, something unheard of in today's soap world.

The show itself was sold as a soap with a strong background in mystery. The show initially worked and became the second most watched serial by 1966. By the end of its run in 1984 however the show dropped to 14th.

Barbara Berjer

Barbara Berjer

Irene Wheeler (1964)

Bernard Barrow

Bernard Barrow

Ira Paulsen 1974-75

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence

Constance Johnson (1962-1963)

Gillian Spencer

Gillian Spencer

Lyn Wilkins Warren (1962-1963)

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Lloyd Griffin (1964)

Lew Resseguie

Lew Resseguie

Sam Dwyer

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  • EON was the best soap

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    I loved Edge Of Night. It was my all time favorite soap.I always ran home,at 3:30,so I won't miss an episode. My Mom watched it,and she got me interested in it.I loved Mike Carr,his wife,Nancy,Ed Gibson,Adam Drake and Nicole Travis,,Sky Whitney and Raven,and Nicole's sister Jodie and Preacher.

    I could go through the whole show,but I'm not.I actually cried when it went off air.I think if it stayed on CBS,it would have lasted as long(if not longer) than either Guiding Light or As The World Turns(which I loved them,also)

    I wish EON would come back on.

    Thanks for letting me speak about this show. Weezymoreless
  • The Edge of Night was the first television soap opera to show for 30 minute. It had the Cavanaugh as a leading family. Raven Whitney stood out as a power house the big Diva of the city of Metropoltian.The show has promising stars in the making as jodie C.moreless

    6.5
    I grew up watching The Edge of Night and would love to watch the show again. The soap opera today need some lessons from the old soap opera. I really love the story of Calvin and Dee Dee this was a real passion love story. Please allow this show to be shown in this area. Susan Lucia do not have anything on Raven Whitney and the brother and sister relationship of Miles and April was a good storyline. It would be great to get reconnect to all the characters and to see some of the now famous people, such as Jodie who played on Full House.The Edge of Night would bring back so many memories for me to be connected to our past with our present. Thank you for allowing me to review this show. eighttriple@yahoo.commoreless
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  • The last season
    The way the last season was handled by different stations around the country is, I believe, what led to my almost fanatical desire...
    09/15/08
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