No. 20: Erik Valdez, General Hospital
Former General Hospital star Erik Valdez made his Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut in January at No. 20. Valdez, who played Trey, the long lost son of Kate/Connie (Kelly Sullivan), was let go from the soap.
No. 19: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak returned to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 at No. 19 for the first time since January 2012. Buzz about the return of OLTL and Slezak reprising the iconic role of Viki Lord had DC readers interested in the soap legend.
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.
No. 18: Shemar Moore, The Young and the Restless
Former The Young and the Restless star Shemar Moore earned the Daytime Confidential Top 20’s No. 1 ranking in March 2011, but last appeared on the countdown in November 2011. Moore returned to the DC Top 20 in January at no. 18.
No. 17: Erin Hershey Presley, General Hospital
General Hospital guest star Erin Hershey Presley made her Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut in January, as her Port Charles character Allison Barrington returned to town and promptly ended up murdered.
No. 16: Crystal Chappell, The Bold and the Beautiful
Crystal Chappell kicks off 2012 at No. 16 on the DC Top 20. The Bold and the Beautiful guest star is staying busy online with Venice, The Grove and The Inn. Chappell last appeared on the DC Top 20 in August 2012.
No. 15: Michael E. Knight, All My Children
Ex-All My Children star Michael E. Knight landed at No. 15 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in January. He last appeared at No. 15 on the July 2012 countdown. Speculation about Knight reprising the role of Tad for the AMC reboot was a hot topic on DC last month.
No. 14: Roger Howarth, General Hospital
General Hospital’sRoger Howarth started off 2013 at No. 14 on Daytime Confidential’s Top 20 countdown. The former One Life to Live star has agreed to reprise the role of Todd Manning to help relaunch the classic Agnes Nixon sudser online, before returning to GH.
No. 13: Genie Francis, General Hospital
Genie Francis returned to General Hospital as Laura to help celebrate the soap's 50th anniversary. This saw the popular actress landing at No. 13 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 ranking.
No. 12: Michael Graziadei, The Young and the Restless
Former The Young and the Restless hottie Michael Graziadei made his Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut at No. 12 on January’s DC Top 20. Genoa City lovers are missing sexy Daniel Romalotti, but wishing Graz all the best with his future endeavors.
No. 11: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful’sJacqueline MacInnes Wood held court at No. 11 on January’s Daytime Confidential Top 20. The only B&B star to earn a spot on January’s countdown, The fictional Steffy Forrester last appeared on the countdown in June 2012.
No. 10: Kirsten Storms, General Hospital
In 2012, Kirsten Storms ranked No. 1 on DC's Hot 100 countdown. The actress started off 2013 at No. 10. After dominating the DC Top 20 in 2012 with nine months at No. 1, it appears Storms momentum as slipped. Her character, Maxie Jones is currently in the middle of a front burner pregnancy drama on GH.
No. 9: Brandon Barash, General Hospital
Brandon Barash has spent a good chunk of time in jail as General Hospital’s mob prince Johnny Zacchara of late, but he was given a Get Out of Jail Free card to appear at No. 9 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. Barash last earned a spot on the DC Top 20 in May 2012, with the exact same ranking.
No.8: Peter Reckell, Days of Our Lives
Former Days of Our Lives star Peter Reckell continued to be the NBC soap’s most popular actor on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. The former Bo Brady earned the No. 8 ranking on January’s DC Top 20.
No. 7: Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful’s grande dame Susan Flannery may no longer be on the CBS soap, but she and her character Stephanie Forrester are still on the mind of viewers. Flannery held court at No. 7 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in January.
No. 6: Michael Easton, General Hospital
General Hospital’sMichael Easton last appeared on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in July 2012 at No. 5. He started 2013 at No. 6 on the DC Top 20. Fans of both GH and Easton's former sudser One Life to Live have been dying to know if he will a.) reprise the role of John on the new OLTL, then return to GH in the role, ala Roger Howarth b.) Return to GH as a new character or c.) Pick what's behind door No. 3.
No. 5: Farah Fath, One Life to Live
Farah Fath generated the most interest of any One Life to Live star, who didn’t end up on General Hospital, for much of 2012. By starting off 2013 at No. 5, it appears she may do the same this year.
No. 4: Melody Thomas Scott, The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott began 2013 at No. 4 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20. Scott's character, Nikki Newman has had a lot of changes so far in the New Year, most notably a mysterious medical crisis, which has now been revealed to be multiple sclerosis.
No. 3: Rebecca Herbst, General Hospital
General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst continues to be one of the show’s most popular actors with Daytime Confidential readers. TV's Elizabeth Webber, R.N. started 2013 at No. 3 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20.
No. 2: Kimberly McCullough, General Hospital
Frequent General Hospital guest star Kimberly McCullough is still on the minds of viewers. McCullough, whose character Dr. Robin Scorpio is currently being held captive, began 2013 at No. 2 on the Daytime Confidential Top 20.
No. 1: Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless
Steve Burton earned his second No. 1 ranking on the DC Top 20, by heading to The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy, only a few months after vacating the role of General Hospital's Jason Morgan.