There's nothing like a good poll to both get the pulse of the nation and stir up some fun tête-à-tête. Harris Interactive, one of market research's big guns, sought to find out who was television's favorite personality and the results are in--number one goes to NBC's late-night pitchman Jay Leno.
The Harris Poll surveyed 2,388 adults and found that the man with the chin famous for such bits as "Headlines" was the top vote getter. Leno, who finished third overall in last year's Harris Poll, rated better with men than women, and better with people aged 44 and older than youngsters.
Second place went to Hugh Laurie, who plays Dr. House on Fox's hit House. Third on the list was Ellen DeGeneres, who was tops among women and hosts her own successful daytime talk show on NBC. Fourth went to Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey and fifth went to her best frenemy David Letterman. Rounding out the top 10 were (in order) Jon Stewart, Charlie Sheen, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Mark Harmon (tied with Colbert for ninth).
Did your favorite make the list?