By vetting the spoiler website for information accuracy, regular updates and coverage - coverage is important because General Hospital fans want sites that cover their soap and a site that focuses primarily on CBS soaps will not do that.
Over the years, NBC reality TV shows have struggled in the ratings race because the network is overpowered by Fox, ABC and CBS, which have all created award-winning programs such as American Idol, The Amazing Race and Extreme Makeover.
The unprecedented move (at the time) to write out all of its original cast proved to be a success, as in 1988, CBS Y&R beat out long time favorite General Hospital for the number one soap opera spot, according to Nielsen's ratings.
Set up a local government system for the city (dubbed "The Council" on the show) - Even when some may claim that adults don't seem to have the running of the government down pat, CBS expected these children to create a successful one.
Tight economic times and declining viewership seriously impacted soap operas in 2009 with the cancellation of Y&R's sister CBS soap opera Guiding Light, pay cuts, reduced airtime and veteran soap actors leaving long-term roles.