By Mandi Bierly
March 22, 2010 at 08:26 PM EDT
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Image Credit: Richard Foreman/CBS; Andrew Cutraro/DiscoveryMarketing Evaluations, Inc., The Q Scores Company, has just released its January/February 2010 Performer Q study, which asked a representative sample of 1,800 children, teens, and adults to rate the familiarity and appeal of personalities. The surprising results: Perennial favorite Tom Hanks’ Q Score is now tied with Morgan Freeman’s and NCIS‘ Pauley Perrette’s — which means even though Perrette is roughly half as well-known as Hanks and Freeman, those who are familiar with her adore her. She’s the only female in the Top 10 (posted below). Another interesting tidbit: Although Dirty Jobs‘ host Mike Rowe isn’t as recognizable as Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby, or Harrison Ford, his Q Score topped theirs — again meaning that those who do know him, love him.

Performer Familiarity % Q Score
1. Tom Hanks 88 50
2. Morgan Freeman 82 50
3. Pauley Perrette 42 50
4. Robin Williams 84 48
5. Clint Eastwood 85 46
6. Mike Rowe 57 45
7. Will Smith 90 44
8. Johnny Depp 91 43
9. Bill Cosby 91 43
10. Harrison Ford 83 43

It makes sense to me. If you know Perrette and Rowe, you’re a fan of NCIS and Dirty Jobs and probably only associate them with those shows — so what’s not to like? Her Abby is a smart, funny, loyal, goth forensic specialist on TV’s top drama (which has way more character development than anyone who’s never seen the show would expect); he’s a smart, funny guy who isn’t afraid to get messy to show how some choice work gets done. What do you think? Anyone you’re surprised not to see in the Top 10? Has a Tina Fey backlash begun?

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