My mom watched them, and I watched with her. I remember the mid 80s for soaps are my earliest memories of the shows. We were CBS Fans- YR, Capitol, BB, ATWT, but I did not watch GL until I was in High School.
My earliest memories were Jill being Shot, Lauren being buried alive, and the Amy, Jazz, Tyrone story. I remember B&B from the beginning, ATWT- The earliest I remember were when Lily found out she was Iva's daughter. And Capitol I remember Jess Walton being on the show, and Marj Dusay, but I don't remember what was going with their characters.