Daytime Confidential Hot 100 of 2008

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No. 100: Ignacio Serricchio - General Hospital

Welcome to the 1st Annual Daytime Confidential Hot 100 countdown. For the past year we have been tracking the current daytime actors, actresses, journalists and former soap stars that Daytime Confidential readers are most interested in (determined by reader’s use of DaytimeConfidential.com).

In June we published our first ever Daytime Confidential Top 20 and since then we have published a DC Top 20 every month. However, now that 2008 is drawing to a close, instead of publishing one last DC Top 20 we decided to publish the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 so that you, our loyal readers, could see who the one hundred most popular people are and how they ranked.

We hope you enjoy the 1st Annual Daytime Confidential Hot 100.

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No. 99: Eric Braeden - The Young and the Restless


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No. 98: Susan Haskell - One Life to Live


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No. 97: Eva Longoria - The Young and the Restless

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No. 96: Melissa Fumero - One Life to Live





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No. 95: Lisa Rinna - Days of Our Lives

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No. 94: Bryan Dattilo - Days of Our Lives

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No. 93: Victoria Wyndham - Another World

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No. 92: Eva La Rue - All My Children

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No. 91: Drake Hogestyn - Days of Our Lives



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No. 90: Susan Flannery - The Bold and the Beautiful

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No. 89: Ted Shackelford - The Young and the Restless

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No. 88: Maura West - As the World Turns

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No. 87: Tristan Rogers - General Hospital

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No. 86: Michelle Stafford - The Young and the Restless



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No. 85: Greg Vaughan - General Hospital

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No. 84: Justin Bruening - All My Children 

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No. 83: Hunter Tylo - The Bold and the Beautiful





No. 82: Thorsten Kaye -
All My Children

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No. 81: Renee Elise Goldsberry - One Life to Live

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No. 80: Dylan Cash - General Hospital

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No. 79: Kristina Wagner - General Hospital

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No. 78: Jensen Ackles - Days of Our Lives

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No. 77: Joe Penny - Days of Our Lives

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No. 76: Ronn Moss - The Bold and the Beautiful

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No. 75: Billy Magnussen - As the World Turns

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No. 74: Josh Duhamel - All My Children

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No. 73: Michael Graziadei - The Young and the Restless

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No. 72: Kim Zimmer - Guiding Light

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No. 71: Mario Lopez - The Bold and the Beautiful

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No. 70: Ricky Paull Goldin - All My Children

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No. 69: Forbes March - One Life to Live

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No. 68: Ewa da Cruz - As the World Turns

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No. 67: Antonio Sabato Jr - General Hospital

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No. 66: Sarah Brown - General Hospital

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No. 65: Jason Cook - General Hospital

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No. 64: Anthony Geary - General Hospital

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No. 63: Carolyn Hinsey - Soap Opera Weekly

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No. 62: Debbi Morgan - All My Children

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No. 61: Melody Thomas Scott - The Young and the Restless

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No. 60: Brandon Beemer - The Bold and the Beautiful

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No. 59: Jack Wagner - The Bold and the Beautiful

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No. 58: David Lago - The Young and the Restless

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No. 57: Daniel Cosgrove - Guiding Light

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No. 56: Ambyr Childers - All My Children



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No. 55: Susan Lucci - All My Children 

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No. 54: Tyler Christopher - General Hospital

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No. 53: Darnell Williams - All My Children

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No. 52: Erika Slezak - One Life to Live

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No. 51: Marcy Rylan - Guiding Light

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No. 50: Arianne Zucker - Days of Our Lives

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No. 49: Ingo Rademacher - General Hospital

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No. 48: Eddie Cibrian - Sunset Beach

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No. 47: Nadia Bjorlin - Days of Our Lives

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No. 46: John-Paul Lavoisier - One Life to Live

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No. 45: Laura Wright - General Hospital





No. 44: Jesse Lee Soffer -
As the World Turns

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No. 43: Melissa Archer - One Life to Live

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No. 42: Genie Francis - General Hospital

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No. 41: Josh Duhon - General Hospital

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No. 40: Alexa Havins - All My Children

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No. 39: Elizabeth Hendrickson - The Young and the Restless

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No. 38: Jennifer Landon - As the World Turns

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No. 37: Rachel Melvin - Days of Our Lives

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No. 36: Van Hansis - As the World Turns

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No. 35: Jesse McCartney - All My Children

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No. 34: Billy Miller - The Young and the Restless

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No. 33: Adrianne Leon - The Young and the Restless

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No. 32: Alison Sweeney - Days of Our Lives

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No. 31: Rebecca Budig - All My Children


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No. 30: Megan Ward - General Hospital

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No. 29: James Scott - Days of Our Lives





No. 28: Hayden Panettiere -
Guiding Light

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No. 27: Daniel Goddard - The Young and the Restless

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No. 26: Amanda Baker - All My Children





No. 25: Jason Thompson - General Hospital

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As one half of the popular General Hospital couple "Scrubs" Jason Thompson spent two of the past six months on the Daytime Confidential Top 20, achieving his highest ranking at No. 15. Thanks to "Scrubs" popularity and additional interest in Patrick Drake's General Hospital: Night Shift storyline Thompson finds himself at No. 25 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100.



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No. 24: Tamara Braun - All My Children



Tamara Braunstarted out the year on Days of Our Lives and ends it on All My Children and this double whammy helped her reach No. 24 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Braun appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 twice in 2008 and achieved her highest ranking at No. 8 on November's countdown.


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No. 23: Jake Silbermann - As the World Turns

Going into the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 one might expect Van Hansis, the portrayer of the popular legacy character Luke Snyder, to be the highest ranked As the World Turns star, but he isn't. That honor would go to Hansis's onscreen love interest Jake Silbermann, who portrays Noah. Silbermann is the only As the World Turns actor to break into the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in 2008, an achievement he made on August's list at No. 19, and is the only ATWT star to crack the Top 25 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100.


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No. 22: Tom Pelphrey - Guiding Light

When we first published the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in June Tom Pelphrey didn't appear anywhere on the list. Then over the summer rumors began to swirl that Pelphrey might be going to General Hospital and he shot out of nowhere to a No. 8 ranking on August's list. Since then Pelphrey has remained on the DC Top 20, achieving a personal best at No. 4 on September's list.


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No. 21: Peter Reckell - Days of Our Lives

Peter Reckellnever appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in the six months since we began publishing the list. However, thanks to the fact that the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 is based on reader usage for all of 2008 Reckell finds himself at No. 21.

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No. 20: Katherine Kelly Lang - The Bold and the Beautiful

As the highest ranked The Bold and the Beautiful star on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100, Katherine Kelly Lang is the only B&B star to make the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in 2008. Jack Wagner at No. 59 is the closest any other B&B star came to being in the the DC Hot 100 Top 25.


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No. 19: Brandon Barash - General Hospital

Brandon Barash may be General Hospital's newest and freshest faced mob prince but at No. 19 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100, Barash is sitting pretty. Barash appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 18 when it debuted and returned to the countdown in August at No. 14.






No. 18: Christel Khalil -
The Young and the Restless

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At No. 18 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 Christel Khalil is the highest ranked The Young and the Restless star not to have earned a No. 1 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in 2008. Khalil spent three months on the DC Top 20 with a personal high at No. 8 on September's countdown.


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No. 17: Kirsten Storms - General Hospital



General Hospital'sKirsten Storms earned a No. 17 spot on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 by appearing on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 three times in 2008. Storms earned her highest ranking on the DC Top 20 at No. 5 on June's list. It will be interesting to see how well she does in 2009.

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No. 16: Natalia Livingston - General Hospital



Even though the character of Emily was killed off in November of 2007, Natalia Livingston remained popular with Daytime Confidential readers in 2008, which earned her a spot at No. 16 on our list. Livingston, who will return to General Hospital in early 2009, appeared on the DC Top 20 twice in 2008, but almost made a third appearance, missing the list and coming in at No. 21 on our last countdown.

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No. 15: Kimberly McCullough - General Hospital

Kimberly McCullough spent five out of six months on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 which was enough to earn her a No. 15 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. During the same period of time her General Hospital onscreen love interest and co-star, Jason Thompson, only made it onto the DC Top 20 twice.

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No. 14: Farah Fath - One Life to Live



One Life to Live knew what it was doing when it hired Farah Fath, who earned a spot at No. 14 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Fath was the most popular OLTL star among Daytime Confidential fans and they helped her stay in the Daytime Confidential Top 20 every month we published it. Erika Slezak and Forbes March were the only other OLTL stars to appear in the DC Top 20. Fath earned her highest DC Top 20 ranking in June at No. 5.

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No. 13: Deidre Hall - Days of Our Lives

It's a sad state of affairs when Deidre Hall's ranking at No. 13 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 is because of the terrible way in which she was fired from Days of Our Lives. Since we publish the DC Hot 100 in December, for the entire year, instead of publishing the monthly Daytime Confidential Top 20, Hall never appeared in the Top 20 during 2008. However, to put her year end ranking in context, Hall only ranked No. 47 prior to the news of her firing getting out.



No. 12: Kelly Monaco - General Hospital

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Kelly Monaco has a lot going for her at No. 12 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. In 2008 she spent three months on the Daytime Confidential Top 20, earning her highest ranking at No. 8 on July's list. That month was the only time that Monaco ever appeared higher on the DC Top 20 than her onscreen rival Rebecca Herbst.

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No. 11: Sarah Michelle Gellar - All My Children

Former All My Children star Sarah Michelle Gellar is still extremely popular with Daytime Confidential fans at No. 11 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Gellar earned a No. 1 Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking on June's list. Even though she left Pine Valley years ago it is obvious daytime fans still have a special place in their heart for her. Isn't it interesting that the only two All My Children actresses to earn a DC Top 20 No. 1 ranking both portrayed the character of Kendall Hart?

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No. 10: Maurice Bernard - General Hospital

Maurice Bernard is one of Daytime Confidential readers' favorite male actors and is No. 10 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. He never reached No. 1 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 but he has appeared on the list each of the six months we've published it. His highest ranking was No. 2 and his lowest ranking was No. 13.

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No. 9: Nelson Branco - TV Guide Canada

At No. 9 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 TV Guide Canada'sNelson Branco is the most popular person, who isn't a soap star. He has appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 four out of the last six months. The only other person, who isn't a soap star, to appear on the list is Carolyn Hinsey at No. 63, formerly of Soap Opera Weekly.

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No. 8: Alicia Minshew - All My Children

Alicia Minshew is No. 8 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 and is the most recent No. 1 ranked star on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. However, unlike many other stars who have spent many months in the DC Top 20, Minshew has only been on the list for the last two months, thanks to Kendall's coma and Minshew's engagement and wedding news.

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No. 7: Rebecca Herbst - General Hospital

Rebecca Herbst's time on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 has been a bit of a roller coaster in the rankings, but it was enough to earn her the No. 7 spot on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Daytime Confidential readers kept things interesting by causing her to be ranked at No. 10, No. 8, No. 18, No. 10, No. 5 and No. 6.

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No. 6: Beth Ehlers - All My Children



At No. 6 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 Beth Ehlers is the highest ranked actress to appear on two soaps in one year. Unfortunately, not even all of the news surrounding her departure from Guiding Light and her arrival at All My Children were enough to earn her a No. 1 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in 2008.





No. 5: Vanessa Marcil -
General Hospital

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Vanessa Marcil is No. 5 on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 list. Marcil is the second most popular current or former General Hospital star to appear on the DC Hot 100. Marcil holds the unique distinction of being our first Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1. To date she has not fell out of the DC Top 20.

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No. 4: Caitlin Van Zandt - Guiding Light

Caitlin Van Zandt is without question Daytime Confidential readers most clicked on Guiding Light star of 2008 and earned herself a No. 4 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Not even Beth Ehlers, and the influence of two soaps, could beat out Van Zandt . She appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 four out of the last six months with rankings as high as No. 2 and No. 3, and as low as No. 12 and a No. 14.

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No. 3: Raya Meddine - The Young and the Restless

The death of Sabrina Newman (Raya Meddine) on The Young and the Restless, and a passionate fanbase, helped the first time soap actress pull off an upset in July to earn the Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 ranking. Meddine last appeared on the DC Top 20 in September.

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No. 2: Victoria Rowell - The Young and the Restless

At No. 2 Victoria Rowell is the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 runner up. The former The Young and the Restless star spent four out of the last six months on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 and is the first and only actor to earn two consecutive months at No. 1 to date.

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No. 1: Steve Burton - General Hospital

Steve Burton never earned the No. 1 spot on the Daytime Confidential Top 20, but never falling lower than No. 6 on our ranking helped Burton shoulder his way through Victoria Rowell, Raya Meddine, Alicia Minshew, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Vanessa Marcil, all DC Top 20 winners, to claim the No. 1 spot. How did he do it? Burton spent two months at No. 2, one month at No. 4, two months at No. 5 and a month at No. 6.

Congratulations to General Hospital's Steve Burton.