Skip to comments.Oprah Is America's Top Favorite TV Personality for Fifth Year in a Row
Posted on 01/19/2007 11:01:32 AM PST by qam1
Once again, The Harris Poll has asked U.S. adults "Who is your favorite TV personality?" and for the fifth year in a row, Oprah Winfrey lands in the No. 1 position as America's favorite television personality.
Jon Stewart is No. 2 for the second year, while Bill O'Reilly moves up one notch to No. 3. Next is a newcomer to the list -- Hugh Laurie (star of the television show, "House"), who debuts in fourth place, while veteran late night host David Letterman drops from No. 3 to No. 5. Letterman's rival, Jay Leno, is No. 6 on the list (dropping from 2005 when he was tied for No. 4).
These are the results of a nationwide Harris Poll of 1,162 U.S. adults surveyed online.
Besides Laurie, there are two other new TV personalities who make it into the top 10 list, one for the first time and one from previous years. Ray Romano returns at No. 7 while "24's" Kiefer Sutherland, who plays "Jack Bauer" on that show, makes his debut on the list, tied for No. 8. Rounding out the top 10 are two repeats -- Ellen DeGeneres and Conan O'Brien, who are also tied for No. 8 on this list. DeGeneres dropped from No. 6 while O'Brien dropped from No. 7.
Three people dropped off the list: Jerry Seinfeld (previously ranked No. 8), George Lopez (previously No. 9) and Tim Allen (previously No. 10). Interestingly, the list lost three sitcom stars and gained two drama stars and one sitcom star. This might be an indication of what types of television shows viewers are watching.
Not surprisingly, there are differences in favorite television personality when it comes to some demographic breaks. Women cite Oprah as their top television personality, but men choose a different talk show host -- Bill O'Reilly.
There are also interesting age breaks: Echo Boomers (ages 18 to 29) say Conan O'Brien is No. 1, while Gen Xers (ages 30 to 41) turn away from talk and say Hugh Laurie is their favorite television personality. Baby Boomers (ages 42 to 60) say Oprah is their favorite while Matures (ages 61 and over) say it is Bill O'Reilly.
Finally, even with television stars, political boundaries are drawn. Conservatives say Bill O'Reilly is No. 1 while liberals say Jon Stewart is their favorite.
Who are they asking? trailer park and public housing viewers?
She who exploits young kidnap victims for personal gain? Says heaps about tv viewers.
She's not my favorite anything.
I like her.
A great example of the feminization and dumbing-down of the American public. Oprah has done some good things with her career, but her brand of commercialized liberalism is food for weak and narrow minds.
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I couldn't care less about Oprah, but I do love Kiefer Sutherland and Hugh Laurie
Keith Olbermann is gonna be mad that BOR is number #3.
She is beyond disgusting, and as for the parents...
Fatty, Fatty, Bumble-atty
The Opriate of the masses.....
Congratulations to Bertie Wooster!
And HE, on the other hand, ain't even on the list! That's what happens when you are a space maintainer.
Even if she's not a flaming liberal,I can think of 1000s of programs and personalities more worthy of praise and attention.
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