To determine America’s most loved TV personalities, 24/7 Tempo developed an index of six statistics measuring popularity and critical reception.
Data on daily average Wikipedia pageviews from the period March 29, 2019, to March 28, 2021, came from Wikipedia and were included in the index at full weight.
Data on the number of career award wins came from the Internet Movie Database and were included in the index at full weight.
Data on the number of Facebook followers for each personality’s fan or show page came from Facebook and were included in the index at full weight.
The average IMDb rating for all game, talk, or reality TV shows hosted by each personality, as well as the total number of IMDb votes for those shows, were each included in the index at half-weight.
Finally, data on the percentage of people who have heard of a given celebrity from global public opinion and data company YouGov was included in the index at quarter-weight.
Only celebrities who are or were among the four lead credits on a talk, game, or reality TV show with at least 1,000 IMDb reviews were considered. Except for Kris Jenner, every celebrity on this list is the lead individual credited on their show. Celebrities who are no longer alive or who have suffered a recent public scandal were excluded from consideration.
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