Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s “General Hospital” dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results.

“General Hospital” roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are daytime’s most popular stars according to Soap Opera Network readers out of the 964 votes received. The soap held the top 2 or 3 positions in the Actor, Actress and Couple categories.

Top ranked “The Young and the Restless” held a decisive lead over “General Hospital” to hold the #1 position as Top soap. “The Bold and the Beautiful” was dead last in this category.

Voting for the Week of January 5 – 9, 2009 is Now Open.

Top Actresses

TW LW Peak Actresses  Weeks On
 1  1   Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio, General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, General Hospital)  1
 3  3 Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall, General Hospital)  1
 4  4 Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives)  1
 5  –  5 Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light)  1
 6  6 Maura West (Carly Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
 7  7 Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, All My Children)  1
 8  –  8 Tamara Braun (Reese Williams, All My Children)  1
 9  –  9 Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, The Young and the Restless)  1
 10  –  10 Susan Haskell (Marty Sayrbooke, One Life to Live)  1

Just Missed: 11. Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh, As The World Turns); 12. Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan, One Life to Live); 13. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman, The Young and the Restless); 14.Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children); 15. Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restles); 18. Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children); 19. Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless); 20. Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks, General Hospital).

Top Actors

TW LW Peak Actors Weeks On
 1  1   Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital)  1
 3  3 Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, All My Children)  1
 4  4 Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, As The World Turns)  1
 5  –  5 Trevor St. John (Todd Manning, One Life to Live)  1
 6  6 James Scott (E.J. Wells, Days of our Lives)  1
 7  7 Michael Easton (John McBain, One Life to Live)  1
 8  –  8 Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill, Guiding Light)  1
 9  –  9 Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless)  1
 10  –  10 Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, The Young and the Restless)  1

Just Missed: 11. Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli, General Hospital); 12. Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless); 13. Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital), Jack Wagner (Dominick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful); 15. Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless), Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful); 17. Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan, As The World Turns); 18. Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless); 19. John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom, One Life to Live); 20. Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, All My Children), Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As The World Turns), Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard, All My Children).

Top Couples

TW LW Peak Couples Weeks On
 1  1   Robin Scorpio/Patrick Drake (General Hospital)  1
 2  –  2 Luke Snyder/Noah Mayer (As The World Turns)  1
 3  3 Elizabeth Webber/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
 4  4 Samantha McCall/Jason Morgan (General Hospital)  1
 5  –  5 Bianca Montgomery/Reese Williams (All My Children)  1
 6  6 Kendall Hart/Zach Slater (All My Children)  1
 7  7 Reve Shayne Lewis/Jeffrey O’Neill (Guiding Light)  1
   –  7 Sami Brady/E.J. Wells (Days of our Lives)  1
 9  –  9 Angie Hubbard/Jessie Hubbard (All My Children)  1
 10  –  10 Gigi Morasco/Rex Balsom (One Life to Live)  1

Just Missed: 11. Lily Winters/Cane Ashby (The Young and the Restless); 12. Hope Brady/Bo Brady (Days of our Lives), Sharon Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 14. Phyllis Summers Newman/Nicholas Newman (The Young and the Restless); 15. Brooke Logan Forrester/Ridge Forrester (The Bold and the Beautiful); 16. Reva Shayne Lewis/Josh Lewis (Guiding Light); 17. Carly Snyder/Jack Snyder (As The World Turns), Viki Lord Davidson/Charlie Banks (One Life to Live); 19. Lizzie Spaulding/Bill Lewis (Guiding Light), Marty Saybrooke/Todd Manning (One Life to Live).

Top Soaps

TW LW
Peak
Soaps
Weeks On
 1  1   The Young and the Restless (CBS/SOAPnet)  1
 2  –  2 General Hospital (ABC/SOAPnet) 1
 3  –  3 As The World Turns (CBS/CBS.com)  1
 4  – 4 All My Children (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
 5  –  5 One Life to Live (ABC/SOAPnet)  1
 6  –  6 Days of our Lives (NBC/SOAPnet)  1
 7  –  7 Guiding Light (CBS/CBS.com)  1
 8  –  8 The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CBS.com) 1



Discussion: Top 10 Results: Week of December 29, 2008 – January 2, 2009


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