Poll Names America’s Favorite TV Star — No Stars of Any Reality Shows Are on the List, and Only Stars From Three Traditional Scripted Shows Are in the Top 10

Jan 18, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A new poll has named “America’s Favorite TV Star,” and the winner is the same person who won it last year, UPI reports.

Topping the list in the Harris Poll is "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, who plays Navy cop Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the CBS drama. The online poll surveyed 2,237 people.

Here’s the complete top 10, which, while it contains an abundance of talk show hosts, is noteworthy for the absence of reality TV stars:

1. Mark Harmon, "NCIS"
2. Ellen DeGeneres, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
3. Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show"
4. Bill O’Reilly, "The O’Reilly Factor"
5. Jay Leno, "Tonight Show"
6. David Letterman, "Late Show"
7. Oprah Winfrey, "Oprah’s Next Chapter"
8. Hugh Laurie, "House"
9. Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
10. Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report"

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