Pauley Perrette, who departs CBS’s “NCIS” this week after a long run on the hit drama series, is the most-liked female star on prime-time TV, according to the Q Scores Company, Yahoo News reports.
Perrette’s final start as goth forensic scientist Abby Sciuto is set for Tuesday night, May 8. She has been playing the character since 2003 — a run of 15 years.
“The 49-year-old star also happens to be at the height of her popularity, with a whopping 44 percent of people surveyed identifying Perrette as among their favorite celebrities,” Yahoo reports.
“The average Q Score for a female star on prime-time TV is 21,” the report adds. “So not only is Perrette beloved by more than twice the percentage of Americans who identify her average contemporary as being among their faves, she blows away the closest female competitor.”
No. 2 on the list is Taraji P. Henson of Fox’s “Empire,” who clocks in with a score of 36 — not bad, but still 8 points below Perrette, the report notes.
Third on the list is Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” with a Q Score of 35, followed by Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: SVU” with a 34 and Viola Davis of “How to Get Away With Murder” with a score of 32.
The country’s least-liked TV media personality is Megyn Kelly, according to TheWrap, which reports that Kelly’s Positive Q Score is just a 6.