Soap Opera Network just released their 2008 Daytime Airhog Awards, so I thought I would take a moment to highlight a few of the biggest hogs for each soap.
No. 1: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) appearing in a staggering 224 episodes this past year.
No. 2: Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital) with 222 episodes
No. 3: Rebecca Budig /Sabine Singh (Greenlee Smythe, All My Children) with 211 episodes for Rebecca and 9 for Sabine.
No. 14: Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, The Young and the Restless) with 177 episodes.
No. 19: Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live) with 171 episodes.
No. 23: James Scott (EJ DiMera/Santo DiMera, Days of Our Lives) with 166 episodes
ABC actors make up nearly half of the top 30, with 11 featuring. These include Maurice Bernard (Sonny Corinthos), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, AMC), Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, AMC) Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber).
Noticeable absences from this list are Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall, General Hospital), Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell, The Young and the Restless), and the entire casts of As The World Turns and Guiding Light. For more hogs, check out the Top 30 list here.
Thanks to Erica'sEvilTwin for the tip.