Daytime Confidential Top 20, August 2009
No. 6: Lisa Ling - The View and Oprah
The View's Lisa Ling makes her Daytime Confidential Top 20 debut at No. 6 on August's countdown. This is the first time a current or former The View co-host earned a DC Top 20 ranking. Interest in Ling spiked in August amid the high profile coverage of her sister being freed by the North Korean government.
No. 5: Alicia Minshew - All My Children
Former Daytime Confidential Top 20 No. 1 Alicia Minshew returns to the top five in August. Since April, when she dropped out of the DC Top 20 at No. 22, Minshew has steadily been working her way back up the list. She appeared at No. 20 in May, No. 10 June and No. 8 in July.