Daytime Confidential Top 20, April 2009

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No. 20: Van Hansis - As the World Turns



The highest Van Hansis has ranked on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 was No. 11 in January of 2009. In February he dropped off the list, falling to No. 38. In March he ranked No. 25. This month he climbs his way back onto the DC Top 20 at No. 20.

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No. 19: Billy Miller - The Young and the Restless



Billy Miller fell nine spots from No. 10 on March's Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 19 on February's list. Miller, whose character Billy Abbott recently married, found out he may be the father of another woman's baby and had an old flame return to town has been keeping busy on The Young and the Restless.

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No. 18: Brandon Barash - General Hospital



Brandon Barashjust missed out on March's Daytime Confidential Top 20, coming in at No. 22. In April, the General Hospital actor moved up four spots to No. 18.

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No. 17: John Driscoll - Guiding Light & The Young and the Restless

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The death of John Driscoll's character Coop on Guiding Light shot him out nowhere to No. 2 on February's Daytime Confidential Top 20. Like many actors who come out of nowhere, Driscoll fell off the DC Top 20 the following month. In April, thanks to word that he'd been hired by The Young and the Restless, Driscoll moved back up and onto the DC Top 20 at No. 17.



No. 16: Eddie Cibrian - Sunset Beach

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Thanks to an alleged affair with LeAnn RimesEddie Cibrian became only the second male actor to top the Daytime Confidential Top 20. That was in March. One month later the former Sunset Beach hunk has fallen to No. 16 on the DC Top 20.




No. 15: Marcy Rylan - Guiding Light

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It's been a long time since Guiding Light star Marcy Rylan has appeared on a Daytime Confidential Top 20. The last time was July of 2008. Since then the actress has placed in the top 50 actors we track only three times. In April Rylan returns to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 15.



No. 14: Nathan Parsons - General Hospital

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Moving up one spot from No. 15 on March's Daytime Confidential Top 20 General Hospital'sNathan Parsons finds himself at No. 14 in April.



No. 13: Jake Silbermann - As the World Turns

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Jake Silbermann has consistently been As the World Turns' most popular actor among Daytime Confidential readers. He has appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 more than any other As the World Turns star. This month he achieves his highest DC Top 20 ranking at No. 13.



No. 12: Tamara Braun - All My Children



Tamara Braunis representing for All My Children. She is the only All My Children star to appear on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in April. She falls eight spots from No. 4 in March to No. 12 in April.

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No. 11: Kimberly McCullough - General Hospital

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Kimberly McCullough didn't earn a spot on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in March, only a ranking of No. 28. This month the General Hospital actress returns to the DC Top 20 at No. 11.



No. 10: Victoria Rowell - The Young and the Restless



Former two-time Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 ranked actress Victoria Rowell last appeared on the DC Top 20 in January 2009 at No. 19. This month the former The Young and the Restless actress returns to the DC Top 10 at No. 10.

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No. 9: Deidre Hall - Days of Our Lives



Deidre Hallmay be off Days of Our Lives, but she certainly isn't forgotten. For the fourth month in a row she appears on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. In January of 2009 she achieved her highest DC Top 20 ranking at No. 5. In April she appears at No. 9.

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No. 8: Daniel Goddard - The Young and the Restless

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Wedding bells may have tolled for Daniel Goddard's character Cane in May, but in April Goddard jumped to No. 8 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 from No. 18 in March.




No. 7: Steve Burton - General Hospital



Always the Daytime Confidential Top 20 groomsman, but never actually the groom General Hospital'sSteve Burton is this month's highest ranked male actor at No. 7. Unfortunately, this leaves him seven spots short of the No. 1 ranking he has yet to achieve. Meanwhile, Don Diamont and Eddie Cibrian are the only two male actors to have earned a No. 1 Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking.

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No. 6: Kelly Monaco - General Hospital

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Kelly Monaco fans can rejoice. A No. 6 Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking is the highest Kelly Monaco has ever appeared on the DC Top 20. Who knows, in May she might just earn a top five spot on the countdown.




No. 5: Jessica Leccia - Guiding Light

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In March, Crystal Chappell was the only half of Guiding Light's Otalia to appear on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. In April that changed. This month Jessica Leccia occupies the No. 5 spot on the DC Top 20, two spots higher than Crystal Chappell's ranking in March.



No. 4: Rebecca Herbst - General Hospital

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In 2008, Steve Burton earned the No. 1 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 based on consistently ranking in the top five spots throughout the year. In 2009, Rebecca Herbst is following a similar pattern. While it is way too early to tell if Herbst has a shot at the No. 1 Hot 100 spot in 2009 she has appeared in a top five spot three out of the first four months.



No. 3: Kim Zimmer - Guiding Light

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Kim Zimmer skyrockets 14 spots from No. 17 on March's Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 3 in April. This is the largest jump by any actor who appeared on the DC Top 20 in March and remained on the DC Top 20 in April.




No. 2: Christel Khalil - The Young and the Restless

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Christel Khalilmoved up five spots from No. 7 in March to No. 2 in April. This is the highest ranking achieved by a The Young and the Restless actress since Victoria Rowell occupied the No. 1 spot back in September of 2008.



No. 1: Crystal Chappell - Guiding Light



Oh the power of Otalia. For the first time ever, a Guiding Light star occupies the No. 1 spot on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. Not surprisingly, it is Crystal Chappell. In March, Chappell ranked No. 7 on the DC Top 20. Prior to Chappell's ascension, Caitlin Van Zandt and John Driscoll had both earned No. 2 rankings, but never No. 1.

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Daytime Confidential Top 50: Falling just short of the Daytime Confidential Top 20, General Hospital'sNatalia Livingston appears at No. 21. Former DC Top 20 No. 1 star Alicia Minshew fell from No. 6 in March to No. 22. Farah Fath was One Life to Live's highest ranked star at No. 23. Elizabeth Hendrickson dropped from No. 20 in March to No. 28 in April. Tricia Cast appears for the first time among the DC Top 50 at No. 32. Katherine Kelly Lang was The Bold and the Beautiful's highest ranked star at No. 34. Former DC Top 20 No.1 stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Don Diamont appear at No. 38 and No. 43 respectively. Maura West is at No. 44 while Jason Cook rounds out the DC Top 50 at No. 50.

The Daytime Confidential Top 20 is published each month based on the interests of Daytime Confidential readers. Each actor's ranking is based on the total number of unique visits to their news page. A link to each actor's news page usually appears as a tag in content published about that actor.