Monday, January 25, 2010

Oprah Winfrey is America’s favorite TV personality

Oprah Winfrey is America’s favorite TV personality; Glenn Beck at No. 2, Jay Leno at No. 3 in Harris Poll

The poll of 2,276 adults was conducted between Dec. 7 and 14. (Prior to the Tonight Show takeover and Charlie Sheen's drama)

1-Oprah Winfrey

2-Glenn Beck

3-Jay Leno

4-(Tie) Ellen DeGeneres & Hugh Laurie

6-Jon Stewart

7-Charlie Sheen (HA!)

8-Mark Harmon

9-David Letterman

10-Bill O’Reilly

Winfrey had been No. 4 in the poll last year. (She is shown at the 2008 Emmys in this AP Photo by Mark J. Terrill.)

Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck debuted at No. 2 in the poll.

Jay Leno, who was No. 1 last year, fell to No. 3. Harris Interactive stressed that the poll was conducted before drama engulfed NBC’s late-night schedule, ending with Conan O’Brien leaving the network and Leno set to return to “The Tonight Show” on March 1.

Harris said two celebrities fell off last year’s Top 10: Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell of NBC’s “The Office.”

Winfrey is the favorite celebrity of women, and Leno is the favorite of men.

Beck is the favorite of viewers 64 and older.

Conan O’Brien is the favorite of people 18 to 32.

Winfrey is the favorite of people 33 to 44 and 45 to 63.