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Daytime Confidential's Hot 100 of 2014

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Who's up? Who's down? Who's in? Who's out? Every year, Daytime Confidential publishes a Hot 100 countdown based on reader's usage of the website. The year 2014 was a roller coaster, with more than a few surprises.

General Hospital topped the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 in 2014 with the highest total representation of stars at 32. The Young and the Restless came in a close second with 27 on the countdown. The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives pulled in 15 and 14, respectively.

In 2013, Jeanne Cooper ranked No. 1 on the Hot 100, but she dropped 76 spots in 2014. However, she didn't suffer the largest drop. Cooper's former The Young and the Restless co-star Melody Thomas Scott fell 78 spots from her 2013 ranking. Former General Hospital star Genie Francis experienced the third largest drop by falling 67 spots.

General Hospital'sLaura Wright rocketed up the countdown 65 spots on 2014's Hot 100. Former Days of Our Lives stars Alison Sweeney and James Scott earned the second and third largest jumps by climbing 52 and 49 spots from their 2013 ranking.

The Young and the Restless'Hunter King made the highest debut by landing at No. 7.

Three individuals who weren't actors also landed on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 in 2014. The Young and the Restless' executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, former The View executive producer Bill Geddie and Good Morning America'sLara Spencer all generated interest for Daytime Confidential readers.

Without further ado, here are Daytime Confidential's Hot 100 of 2014.

Note: A "debut or return" label is applied to individual who either made their Hot 100 debut in 2014, or returned to the Hot 100 after falling off of it in 2013. Unlike Daytime Confidential's Best & Worst year-end lists, which are selected by our editors, the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 is based solely on user clicks.

Burgess Jenkin

No. 100: Burgess Jenkins, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Ignacio Serricchio

No. 99: Ignacio Serrichio, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Gotham Martha Byrne

No. 98: Martha Byrne, As the World Turns (Debut or Return)

Daniel Cosgrove

No. 97: Daniel Cosgrove, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Wally Kurth

No. 96: Wally Kurth, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

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No. 95: Robin Christopher, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

Lara Spencer

No. 94: Lara Spencer, Good Morning America (Debut or Return)

Ryan Carnes

No. 93: Ryan Carnes, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

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No. 92: Susan Lucci,

All My Children

(-38)

Joshua Morrow


No. 91: Joshua Morrow,

The Young and the Restless

(-7)

Brooklyn Rae Silzer


No. 90: Brooklyn Rae Silzer,

General Hospital

(Debut or Return)

John-Paul Lavoisier

No. 89: John Paul Lavoisier, One Life to Live (Debut or Return)

Genie Francis

No. 88: Genie Francis, General Hospital (-38)

Trevor St. John

No. 87: Trevor St. John, One Life to Live (Debut or Return)

Jackie Zeman

No. 86: Jackie Zeman, General Hospital (-11)

Melody Thomas Scott

No. 85: Melody Thomas Scott, The Young and the Restless (-78)

Beth Ehlers

No. 84: Beth Ehlers, All My Children (+14)

Victoria Wyndham

No. 83: Victoria Wyndham, Another World (Debut or Return)

Chrishell Stause

No. 82: Chrishell Stause, Days of Our Lives (+18)

Molly Burnett

No. 81: Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Sean Carrigan

No. 80: Sean Carrigan, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Kelly Thiebaud

No. 79: Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital (-3)

Drake Hogestyn

No. 78: Drake Hogestyn, Days of Our Lives (-39)

Cady McClain

No. 77: Cady McClain, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Jeanne Cooper

No. 76: Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless (-76)

Kristoff St. John


No. 75: Kristoff St. John,

The Young and the Restless

(Debut or Return)

Doug Davidson

No. 74: Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Kassie DePaiva

No. 73: Kassie DePaiva, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

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No. 72: Tristan Rogers, The Young and the Restless (-28)

Michael E. Knight

No. 71: Michael E. Knight, All My Children (-56)

Rebecca Budig

No. 70: Rebecca Budig, All My Children (-40)

Nancy Lee Grahn

No. 69: Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital (+4)

Jess Walton

No. 68: Jess Walton, The Young and the Restless (-10)

Peter Bergman

No. 67: Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless (+22)

Jamie Renee Smith

No. 66: Jamie Renee Smith, The Bold and the Beautiful (Debut or Return)

Don Diamont

No. 65: Don Diamont, The Bold and the Beautiful (-13)

Farah Fath

No. 64: Farah Fath, One Life to Live (-45)

Freddie Smith

No. 63: Freddie Smith, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Darin Brooks

No. 62: Darin Brooks, The Bold and the Beautiful (+8)

Scott Clifton

No. 61: Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful (Debut or Return)


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No. 60: Cynthia Watros, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Michael Easton

No. 59: Michael Easton, General Hospital (-51)

 Gina Tognoni

No. 58: Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Bill Geddie, Barbara Walters

No. 57: Bill Geddie, The View (Debut or Return)

Kyle Lowder

No. 56: Kyle Lowder, The Bold and the Beautiful (Debut or Return)

Jack Wagner

No. 55: Jack Wagner, General Hospital (-10)

Susan Flannery

N0. 54: Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful (-31)

Natalia Livingston

No. 53: Natalia Livingston, General Hospital (+6)

Bradford Anderson

No. 52: Bradford Anderson, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

Ryan Paevey

No. 51: Ryan Paevey, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

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No. 50: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful (-17)

Emme Rylan, Marcy Rylan

No. 49: Emme Rylan, General Hospital (-36)

Melissa Claire Egan

No. 48: Melissa Claire Egan, The Young and the Restless (+19)

Maura West

No. 47: Maura West, General Hospital (-13)

Amelia Heinle

No. 46: Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless (+20)

William deVry

No. 45: William deVry, General Hospital (+37)

Anthony Geary

No. 44: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (-6)

Arianne Zucker

No. 43: Arianne Zucker, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Greg Vaughan

No. 42: Greg Vaughan, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Katherine Kelly Lang

No. 41: Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful (+2)

Victoria Rowell

No. 40: Victoria Rowell, The Young and the Restless (-14)

Christel Khalil

No. 39: Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless (+9)

Linsey Godfrey

No. 38: Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful (Debut or Return)

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No. 37: Vanessa Marcil, General Hospital (-21)

Kristina Wagner

No. 36: Kristina Wagner, General Hospital (+9)

Blake Berris

No. 35: Blake Berris, Days of Our Lives (+45)

Teresa Castillo

No. 34: Teresa Castillo, General Hospital (+6)

Kim Zimmer

No. 33: Kim Zimmer, One Life to Live (+13)

Jason Thompson

No. 32: Jason Thompson, General Hospital (-4)

Rick Hearst, Haley Pullos

No. 31: Rick Hearst, General Hospital (Debut or Return)

Eric Braeden

No. 30: Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless (+27)

Maurice Benard

No. 29: Maurice Benard, General Hospital (+2)

Brandon Barash

No. 28: Brandon Barash, General Hospital (-8)

Sharon Case

No. 27: Sharon Case, The Young and the Restless (+2)

Kate Mansi

No. 26: Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives (Debut or Return)

Hunter Tylo

No. 25: Hunter Tylo, The Bold and the Beautiful (+10)

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No. 24: Kelly Monaco,

General Hospital

(+3)

James Scott

No. 23: James Scott, Days of Our Lives (+49)

Sean Kanan

No. 22: Sean Kanan, The Bold and the Beautiful (+29)

Roger Howarth

No. 21: Roger Howarth, General Hospital (-18)

Jill Farren Phelps

No. 20 Jill Farren Phelps, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Eileen Davidson

No. 19: Eileen Davidson, The Young and the Restless (+3)

Kim Matula

No. 18: Kim Matula, The Bold and the Beautiful (+31)

David Tom

No. 17: David Tom, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Peter Reckell

No. 16: Peter Reckell, Days of Our Lives (-2)

Elizabeth Hendrickson

No. 15: Elizabeth Hendrickson, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

No. 14: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful (-4)

Rebecca Herbst


No. 13: Rebecca Herbst,

General Hospital

(-1)

Laura Wright

No. 12: Laura Wright, General Hospital (+65)

Alison Sweeney

No. 11: Alison Sweeney, Days of Our Lives (+52)

Thorsten Kaye

No. 10: Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful (+46)

Onscreen Thorsten Kaye’s Ridge Forrester was a globetrotting fashion designer who suffered from a creative dysfunction. Ridge and Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) relationship heated up and. was exposed by Maya (Karla Mosley) during a Forrester Creations board meeting in 2014.

Chandler Massey

No. 9: Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives (+23)

No other Days of Our Lives star generated more clicks among Daytime Confidential readers than  former star Chandler Massey. Massey won his third consecutive Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy last June, months after Guy Wilson replaced him as Will Horton.

Ronn Moss

No. 8: Ronn Moss, The Bold and the Beautiful (+12)

Ronn Moss is best known for his years as Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, but it wasn’t the CBS soap that let him stretch his acting muscle. Moss and his band Player made a cameo appearance on General Hospital during the 2014 Nurses’ Ball where they performed “Baby Come Back.” He now appears on The Bay web series.

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No. 7: Hunter King, The Young and the Restless (Debut or Return)

Hunter King had a roller coaster year. At the beginning of 2014, The Young and the Restless found herself caught up in scandal when TMZ reported Michael Muhney was fired for allegedly fondling her breasts.

Fortunately for the young actress, 2014 could only improve from that low point. King won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in June.

On screen King’s Summer Newman married Austin Travers (Matthew Atkins), who had kidnapped her aunt Avery (Jessica Collins). Summer’s life was upended when her mother Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) awoke from her coma and returned to Genoa City.

Hunter King made the highest debut on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100.

Michelle Stafford

No. 6: Michelle Stafford, General Hospital (-1)

Michelle Stafford’s Nina Clay on General Hospital is certifiable and Daytime Confidential reader’s couldn’t get enough of her. Orange is the New Black has nothing on GH’s crazy-eyed Nina.

Nina tormented Silas (Michael Easton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco), manipulated Rafe (Jimmy Deshler), attacked her own mother (Donna Mills) and induced Ava (Maura West) into early labor to steal her premature baby. However, Nina’s most important accomplishment was salvaging Franco (Roger Howarth).

Michelle Stafford slipped just one spot from her ranking on the 2013 Daytime Confidential Hot 100.

Billy Miller

No. 5: Billy Miller, General Hospital (+13)

Billy Miller joining General Hospital was the worst-kept secret of 2014, and boy did the it generate interest among Daytime Confidential readers. Miller jumped 13 spots from No. 18 on 2013’s Daytime Confidential Hot 100 to No. 5 in 2014.

Kirsten Storms

No. 4: Kirsten Storms, General Hospital (+5)

General Hospital’sKirsten Storms has always been popular among Daytime Confidential readers and 2014 was no exception. Storms and hubby Brandon Barash celebrated the birth of their daughter Harper Rose and shared a photo of their newborn.

On screen, Maxie returned to Port Charles having found her “best life” with the help of sinister Levi Dunkleman (Zachary Garred), but it was Detective Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) who stole Maxie’s heart and helped her reunite with her daughter Georgia.

Storms climbed five spots in 2014.

Steve Burton

No. 3: Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless (-1)

Steve Burton wasn’t the The Young and the Restless star who Daytime Confidential readers were most interested in in 2014, but he was darn close. Burton slipped just one spot from last year's countdown.

Dylan McAvoy faced off against evil cult leader Ian Ward (Ray Wise) for a good chunk of 2014. While Ian led everyone to believe he sired the blonde hunk with Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), it was GCPD Chief Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) who truly had the right to be handing out cigars.

Michael Muhney

No. 2: Michael Muhney, The Young and the Restless (+34)

A scandal-plagued exit from The Young and the Restless saw Michael Muhney rocketing to the No. 2 spot on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 in 2014. Daytime Confidential readers reacted to TMZ’s report of Muhney allegedly being fired from The Young and the Restless for groping Hunter King.

The fallout was swift and the controversy divided fans. Muhney loyalists chartered not one, but two planes to fly over Television City. A number of Muhney’s former co-stars released statements on his ouster. His former boss, Maria Arena Bell and even celebrity attorney Gloria Allred weighed in.

Kimberly McCullough

No. 1: Kimberly McCullough, General Hospital (+3)

Kimberly McCullough is one of General Hospital’s most popular actresses and Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake is one its most beloved characters. McCullough topped the 2014 Daytime Confidential Hot 100 by climbing from No. 4 in 2013.

Robin left husband Patrick (Jason Thompson) and daughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) in order to thaw out her cryogenically frozen ex-lover Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) in 2014. Her sacrifice had fans up in arms for much of the year.

McCullough is the third General Hospital star to earn the No. 1 ranking on the Daytime Confidential Hot 100. Kirsten Storms topped the ranking in both 2011 and 2012. Steve Burton was at General Hospital in 2008 when the first Daytime Confidential Hot 100 debuted.

Crystal Chappell topped the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 in 2009. One Life to Live’sKim Zimmer earned the spot in 2010. The Young and the Restless’Jeanne Cooper was 2013’s Hot 100 No. 1.