By Mandi Bierly
Updated March 22, 2010 at 08:26 PM EDT
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Richard Foreman/CBS; Andrew Cutraro/Discovery

NCIS

type
  • TV Show
network
  • CBS
genre

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: AlthoughDirty 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.

PerformerFamiliarity %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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NCIS

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 16
rating
  • TV-14
genre
status
  • In Season
network
  • CBS
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