Daytime Confidential Top 20, August 2012


No. 20: Crystal Chappell, The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Crystal Chappell plummeted from No. 7 in July to No. 20 on August’s Daytime Confidential Top 20. Could it be that Joanna Johnson's (Karen) lack of availability, due to work as a primetime TV producer, has caused interest in Dani and Karen's love story to wane? B&B showrunner Brad Bell recently promised more story is coming for his soap's premiere lesbian couple. We'll see how that effects Chappell's ranking.

No. 19: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital

General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn made her Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut at No. 19 on August’s countdown. GH's new creative team of executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati are definitely giving Grahn's character Alexis Davis more to do than previous regimes had. Perhaps that helped her make the cut?

The Daytime Confidential Top 20 is based on the clicks of Daytime Confidential readers as they use the website. It is tabulated at the end of each month and published during the following month.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Im always curious how these things are calculated. If you notice every one with comings or going are on the top and that makes sense if this is gauging general interest, but Im curious how say MTS is so high up when there hasnt been any controversy around her. I would think for example given that the Melissa reeves hate was boundless for days on multiple threads based on click count she would be right behind burton in terms of number of hits.

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    david46208

    Eric Braeden: Kristen Storms iz higher than me??! Who Iz Thiz little girl? I am thz Great Victor Newman!! Thz Face of daytime! Whomever put thiz list together, I demand a recount! All I got to say is don’t show up at F@%king Sony Studioz! … I Google this Daytime Confidential…. Who do they thinkz they are? I have more Soap Opera Digest covers than anyone!

    :D

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=EricasEvilTwin]Im always curious how these things are calculated. If you notice every one with comings or going are on the top and that makes sense if this is gauging general interest, but Im curious how say MTS is so high up when there hasnt been any controversy around her. I would think for example given that the Melissa reeves hate was boundless for days on multiple threads based on click count she would be right behind burton in terms of number of hits.[/quote]

    Like you I am curious about this also. How the hell does Victoria Rowell keep getting mentioned in here? I would think you would at least have to be on a show.
    Someone must really dig this person. To best of my knowledge, she hasn’t done but one thing since she left YR. That was Ghost Whisper a while ago and a 6 year old could have done as good. She is most over-hyped actor ever.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I always thought that i was a measure of how many clicks stories that are tagged with that persons name gets…ie: if dc runs a story about melissa reeves and chick fil a and there were 1000 views each of those views would go towards being a “top daytimer” even if 999 of the viewers felt negatively. thus hate and love would equally get a person named. Where Im lost is that one would think that the if someone isnt on a show they would have few articles written about them and thus fewer views, which is why it would make sense that kirsten would be number one since people would be checking the sight to see whether she was coming back and then what date she would begin airing again. Conversely lets say you have someone like Laura wright, who has been in the same part for awhile, theres no spec shes leaving and she has no outside projects – she would have less stories because theres no “news” about her so she may be more POPULAR but not be a “top daytimer”.

    Im just surprised that mts would be so high. Conversely im surprised with all the chatter that rebecca herbst and kelly monaco arent right near the top since every article about burton, herbst and/or monaco always gets a ton of views and theres been a lot of news about all 3 of late. I dont really think it matters one way or the other whos in the top 20 or not since its not a gauge really of anything I was just curious.

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    I’m guessing that clicks also include forums as well? Don’t forget there are also Guests (and Lurkers) who visit the site but do not post.

    Although I’m a bit curious about Farah Fath’s ranking (LOL)

    And c’mon yojoromo, I can see how Rowell can make this list (LOL). She’s done more than Ghost Whisperer. Also with the Khalil story and talk of Kristoff St. John not having much to do these days as well as the new regime, her name has been brought up quite a bit these days. And there are archived articles that people have been looking up (I know that I have) to read about the roots of the ‘controversy’. Some people, myself included, didn’t know about the backstage drama when it happened and wanted to read up about it. All those things drive traffic.

    I wonder why Kristoff is not on this list considering how outspoken he’s been lately?

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Ms Agent, I was factoring in the lurkers. If you look at the top of the page it shows you how many views each story has (ie this one is almost 9000). FF is a good example of one of the names I thought – HUH. Most of the rest of the list I thought seemed right given that most of the top ones were subjects of contract controversy – ie burton, rademacher, reckell, storms – but yeah I kind of would have though KSJ might have been there, I thought reeves would have been higher, maybe monaco because of dwts, and i dont remember but was ronn moss or susan flannery on the list? I thought for sure they would be in the top tier because of the speculation about their status with b&b.

    That said, i dont think its a marker of anything really. I give it about as much importance as I do an online poll lol

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    Okay, good to know, EricasEvilTwin– I have this add-on that blocks certain pop ups and ads in one of my browsers but when I use a different browser, I get all these graphics appearing at the top of the page, so it’s like a whole new world of information (lol), I will definitely pay attention to the views counter.

    Yeah, Susan Flannery and Ronn Moss are both featured on the list and Kelly Monaco’s description mentioned that she may be higher next month once DWTS begins.

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