America's Top 10 TV Personalities
Every year the Harris Poll asks TV viewers for who they think is the best TV personality. Every year, Oprah is number one, and a bunch of the usual suspects are in the top 10. But the 2006 actually has a few surprises. Here's the list:
1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Jon Stewart
3. Bill O'Reilly
4. Hugh Laurie
5. David Letterman
6. Jay Leno
7. Ray Romano
8. Kiefer Sutherland
8. Ellen DeGeneres
8. Conan O'Brien
What's odd about the list is that most of them are actual TV "personalities," TV hosts of some kind. But somehow, the fictional characters of Jack Bauer from 24 and Dr. House from House made the list, along with the fictional character of Ray Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond, which hasn't been on TV for almost a year.
Great to see Letterman beat Leno and Stewart beat O'Reilly. But why are Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno on this list?
Who should be in those spots taken up by Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie, and Ray Romano?