He might not have his own television network, but Mark Harmon does now possess something even Oprah Winfrey cannot lay claim to: the title of Most Popular TV star.
The NCIS actor took the top spot in a new Harris Poll, rising from last year's ranking of number-eight. In the process, Harmon overtook Oprah, who fell into a tie for second with Hugh Laurie (House).
A look at the top 10 most popular stars:
- Mark Harmon
- Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Laurie (Tie)
- Conan O’Brien
- Jon Stewart and Charlie Sheen (Tie)
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Bill O’Reilly
- David Letterman
- Steve Carell
Jay Leno and Glenn Beck, who were included in the top 10 last year, dropped off the list.