Daytime Confidential Top 20, January 2010

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No. 20: Arianne Zucker, Days of our Lives



They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and the same can be said for Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker who returned to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 for the first time since September 2009. Zucker's Nicole Walker DiMera has been off screen while the actress is on maternity leave.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 30




The Daytime Confidential Top 20 is replaced by the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 each December.

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No. 19: Scott Evans, One Life to Live

One of two One Life to Live stars to earn a spot on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in January, Scott Evans finds himself at No. 19 on the first DC Top 20 of 2010. He falls two spots from November's ranking at No. 17.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 38


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No. 18: Melody Thomas Scott, The Young and the Restless

Former Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 and The Young and the Restless star Melody Thomas Scott falls nine spots from No. 9 in November to No. 18 on January's countdown.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 2


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No. 17: Steve Burton, General Hospital

General Hospital'sSteve Burton is usually the show's highest ranked male star on the Daytime Confidential Top 20, but this month another male star earned a higher ranking. Can you guess who? Burton kicks off 2010 at No. 17.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 8


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No. 16: Jessica Leccia, Guiding Light



Jessica Leccia falls one spot from No. 15 on November's Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 16 in January. Leccia is one of two former Guiding Light actresses who do not currently appear on any soap, but still earned a DC Top 20 ranking in January thanks to their fans' interest.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 6

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No. 15: Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden took a big dive down the Daytime Confidential Top 20 from his November ranking at No. 2. January finds the soap magazine cover boy at No. 15.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 5

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No. 14: Beth Ehlers, All My Children



Beth Ehlers kicks off 2010 at No. 14 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. The last time she appeared on the countdown was October 2009 at No. 19


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 25


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No. 13: Rebecca Budig, All My Children



All My Children'sRebecca Budig climbed five spots on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 18 ranking in November to No. 13 on the January 2010 list. It will be interesting to see if Greenlee and David's (Vincent Irizarry) almost wedding in February has any impact on her ranking next month.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 18

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No. 12: Rebecca Herbst, General Hospital

Rebecca Herbst is the highest ranked current General Hospital actress to find herself on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 12, but one former GH actress appears higher. You get one guess who that might be.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 11

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No. 11: Victoria Rowell, The Young and the Restless

Two-time Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 and former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell finds herself at No. 11 in January after falling out of the DC Top 20 in November.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 16

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No. 10: Brett Claywell, One Life to Live

Coming in at No. 10 on the January Daytime Confidential Top 20 is One Life to Live's highest ranked star, Brett Claywell, at No. 10. The same ranking he held on November's countdown.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 39

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No. 9: Frances Reid, Days of our Lives



Days of our Lives star Frances Reid earned her January Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking at No. 9 before the sad news of her death in early February. Her legacy and memory lives on in the hearts of DAYS fans.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 59


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No. 8: Deidre Hall, Days of our Lives



Former Days of our Lives star and soap opera icon Deidre Hall skyrockets from No. 41 on the Daytime Confidential Top 50 stars we track to No. 8 on the January Daytime Confidential Top 20. Wouldn't it be great if she returned to our TV screens?

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 29

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No. 7: Dominic Zamprogna, General Hospital

Dominic Zamprogna's Dante may have just found out Sonny is his father, but it's no secret General Hospital fans are enjoying him and his character. Zamprogna makes his Daytime Confidential Top 10 debut at No. 7.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 84

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No. 6: Vanessa Marcil, General Hospital

General Hospital fans still want to know anything and everything they can find out about Vanessa Marcil. The first ever Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 last appeared on the DC Top 20 in October 2009 at No. 16.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 21

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No. 5: Crystal Chappell, Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives'Crystal Chappell continues to "Chappell" the Daytime Confidential Top 20, coming in at No. 5 in January. The five-time Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 and Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 No. 1 is rocking things in Salem and keeps fans tuning in.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 1

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No. 4: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless

Moving up two spots to No. 4 from her November 2009 ranking at No. 6 is The Young and the Restless'Christel Khalil. Khalil's Lily Winters is in the middle of a cancer storyline.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 4

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No. 3: Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light



Former Guiding Light diva Kim Zimmer is the highest ranked former soap star on January's 2010 Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 3. Since GL stopped airing in September, Zimmer has appeared no lower than No. 6 on the DC Top 20.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 7


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No. 2: Thorsten Kaye, All My Children



All My Children'sThorsten Kaye moves up two spots to No. 2 from his November 2009 Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking at No. 4. The popular actor and his character Zach Slater return to Pine Valley soon.


Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 10

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No. 1: Alicia Minshew, All My Children

We should rename January Alicia Minshew month. For the second year in a row, All My Children's Minshew holds court at No. 1 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in January. This marks the third time the must-watch actress has earned the No. 1 ranking and gives her the second most months at No. 1 after Crystal Chappell.

Daytime Confidential 2009 Hot 100 Ranking: 3

Daytime Confidential Top 50: Coming in at No. 21 is All My Children'sDavid Canary. Ex-The Young and the Restless star Chris Engen continues to remain of interest at No. 29. One Life to Live's Gina Tognoni lands at No. 34. Susan Flannery is The Bold and the Beautiful's highest ranked actor at No. 37. General Hospital's Brandon Barash slid in at No. 45. As the World Turns'Maura West appears at No. 48 and The Young and the Restless' Michelle Stafford rounds out the Daytime Confidential Top 50 at No. 50.

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