'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live': By the Numbers

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ABC announced plans Thursday to end All My Children and One Life to Live in September and January respectively. Here are a few stats about the long-running soaps:

41 Seasons: Time Susan Lucci played Erica Kane

21: Times Lucci has been nominated for -- but did not win -- an Emmy, a record

1999: Year Lucci finally won her first Emmy. "There's something to be said for anticipation. It's not all bad," she joked

3: Times All My Children earned best drama series at the Emmys

1: Times One Life to Live won best drama series at the Emmys

1970: All My Children premiered on Jan. 5 of that year

10,601: Number of episodes of All My Children that have aired as of April 15

1968: One Life to Live premiered in July of that year

More than 11,000: Number of episodes of One Life to Live that have aired

1990: Year Kelly Ripa joined All My Children. The end of the show is "like losing a member of your family," she said Thursday

35: Estimated number of employees who will lose their jobs when Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly turns over operations to American Media Inc. on a licensing deal


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