No. 20: Ingo Rademacher, General Hospital
Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher stirred up things on Twitter by throwing shade at his former TV home. Rademacher returns to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 for the first time since October 2011.
No. 19: Kim Zimmer, One Life to Live
Kim Zimmer is the first of a number of One Life to Live stars that made the Daytime Confidential Top 20 the month their soap went off the air. She earned a spot at No. 19 on the DC Top 20.
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. Daytime Confidential's year-end Hot 100 is based on the same clicks.
No. 18: Melissa Archer, One Life to Live
One Life to Live’sMelissa Archer makes her Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut at No. 18, thanks in no small part to the rumor she might join Michael Easton on General Hospital. While a GH rep told SID "Despite us loving them, there are no immediate plans to bring her to Port Charles," the topic stirred up a lot of interest for the OLTL actress.
Daytime Confidential 2011 Hot 100 Rank: Unranked
No. 17: Michael E. Knight, All My Children
Former All My Children star Michael E. Knight last appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in September 2011 at No. 7. In January he returned to the countdown at No. 17.
No. 16: Bree Williamson, One Life to Live
One Life to Live star Bree Williamson hasn’t appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 since February 11, 2011, but she made her way back onto the list at No. 16 in January 2012.
No. 15: Alicia Minshew, All My Children
Multiple Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 and former All My Children star Alicia Minshew ended 2011 at No. 16 on the DC Top 20. She moved up one spot to No. 15 on the first countdown of 2012.
No. 14: Kassie DePaiva, One Life to Live
One Life to Live’s Kassie DePaiva last appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in July 2010. However, the end of OLTL and the news that she, Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton would be making the jump to General Hospital helped her rocket back onto the list.
No. 13: Trevor St. John, One Life to Live
One Life to Live gave fans a shocking cliffhanger by revealing that Trevor St. John’s Victor Jr. was alive and being held captive by Allison Perkins (Barbara Garrick). Let’s hope we get some resolution to that jaw dropper on General Hospital one day! St. John returns to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 12 for the first time since August 2011.
No. 12: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
Erika Slezak, One Life to Live’s beloved matriarch, last appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 14 in April 2011. She waltzed her way back onto the countdown at No. 12 in January 2012.
No. 11: Melody Thomas Scott, The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott is one of three Y&R stars to earn a spot on the first Daytime Confidential Top 20 of 2012.
No. 10: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, General Hospital
It’s been a while since ex-General Hospital star and former Daytime Confidential Top 20 No 1 Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo landed on the DC Top 20, but she kicks off 2012 at No. 10.
No. 9: Roger Howarth, One Life to Live
After returning to One Life to Live in 2011 Roger Howarth spent several months on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 and he’s back on it at No. 9 in January 2012.
No. 8: Michael Easton, One Life to Live
One Life to Live star Michael Easton makes his Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut at No. 8 on January’s countdown. The news Easton’s John McBain is headed for General Hospital spiked interest in the star, who is returning to his old stomping grounds.
No. 7: Kristen Alderson, One Life to Live
Michael Easton and Melissa Archer weren’t the only One Life to Live stars to make their Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut in January 2012. They were joined by OLTL's Kristen Alderson, who debuted at No. 7.
No. 6: Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless’Jeanne Cooper ended 2011 at the top of the final Daytime Confidential Top 20, but slipped to No. 6 in January 2012. Cooper's temporary departure from Y&R, due to health woes, had concerned fans logging in to check on Genoa City's grandest dame.
No. 5: Brandon Buddy, One Life to Live
Former One Life to Live star Brandon Buddy climbed from No. 9 on 2011’s final Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 5 in January 2012. Buddy's fans were heartbroken when the actor had to be replaced while reprising the role of Cole Thornhart for his sudser's finale.
No. 4: Farah Fath, One Life to Live
One Life to Live’s Farah Fath kicks off 2012 at No. 4. Fath's scene-stealing turn in the short-lived E! reality series Dirty Soap, plus the return of her OLTL character, Gigi, from the dead, had peeps clicking away about the starlet.
No. 3: Marcy Rylan, The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless’Marcy Rylan has always been popular with Daytime Confidential readers and interest in the star, who gave birth to a new baby last year and took some time off from playing hot-headed heiress Abby Newman, helped her move up from No. 5 on 2011’s final Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 3 in 2012’s first countdown.
No. 2: Kimberly McCullough, General Hospital
The lead up to Kimberly McCullough’s departure from General Hospital helped propel her to No. 2 on January’s Daytime Confidential Top 20. She last earned a spot on the countdown in October 2011 at No. 19.
No. 1: Kirsten Storms, General Hospital
General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms spent two months at No. 1 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in 2011, and begins 2012 at the top spot on the countdown. No doubt interest in her lengthy hiatus from the role of Maxie, as well asreported health woes, helped spike interest in the actress and Dirty Soap star last month. Here's wishing Kiki a speedy recovery!