Pauley Perrette as appealing as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman? Kinda awesome.

Pauley-Perrette-Mike-RoweImage 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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  • Rogabertu

    I think Pauley Perrette and Bombshell McGee are the same person. Shame for you’ve done!

    • taco

      okay….. but you know they arent, right?

    • thanks_to_dad

      you’re not paying attention! pauley perrette’s tats are transfers that wash off. they’re different every week. bombshell mcgee’s are permanent ink!

      • Aikana

        Crap, only two of ABBY’s tats aren’t real: the neck tattoo and the giant cross. The whole rest of them are Pauley’s and as real as they can be.

        And how dare you claiming they’re the same person *shudder* Shame on you.

    • Claudia

      Pauley Perrette and Michelle Bombshell McGee are IDENTICAL!!

      Pauley Perrette is a big PHONEY who just like Bombshell McGee made false accusations to further her own goals and who uses charities as photo-ops.

      For more info about the REAL Pauley Perrette see:

      • Mastiff

        “Hi, I’m Coyote Shiver…”

        Sorry, by that point the douchebag in front of the cheetah-skin curtain had dropped so low in credibility I stopped watching.

  • by the by

    Well, Pauley is the only female in the top 10, that’s kind of depressing…

    • Minutiae

      Agreed, although there really are a shortage of likable female characters and personalities in Hollywood.

  • Mike

    You gotta love Pauley/Abbey. I like Mike Rowe too but I don’t watch his show.

    • Darby

      My girls age 9 & 7 know and adore both Pauley & Mike so that doesn’t surprise me at all. They love those shows and adore them.

  • terry

    At least I know who this guy is now. Never seen his show, but he’s been in all these ford commercials, had no idea who he is.

  • Burgess

    While I like Pauley Parrette, does this scoring system make any sense? Apparently this company has nothing better to do than to devise this confusing, meaningless way to “score” celebs??

    • taco

      i wouldnt say meaningless, i am sure people in the biz keep track, thats where spins offs come from, and why cast memebers get killed off. This shows that if Pauley Parrette’s character was taken off the show, theyd be in deep sh…doo-doo, with the fanbase

  • Clarissa

    Cool. I love Pauley Perrette. Hopefully this means they’ll be giving her more screen time on the show.

  • RtG

    I just imdb’d Pauley. Is she really 41?! I thought she was in her twenties.

  • Bill Kraft

    I’d like to see Mark Harmon on the list. He seems decent and sensible and civil from reports I’ve seen.

  • Nici

    Woohoo, Pauley and Mike! Two of my favorite people. :)

  • thanks_to_dad

    C’mon NCIS fans, let’s make abby #1 next time, and let’s get gibbs into the top 10 as well, or we’ll have to gibbs’ smack you!

  • Melinda65

    Pauley Perrette is adorable as Abby and as herself, based on the interviews I’ve seen. I love Mike Rowe, but what’s not to love about a guy who is handsome but doesn’t act like it, has a wicked sense of humor, and lists as former jobs “opera singer” and “QVC host”?

    • Abdul

      Kaley did a great job hosting tonihgt!!!! Loved the opening skit!!!I am very upset that SO many of the categories were not given the respect, to be given out and announced on the show itself!! It should have been 3 hours, if time was the problem. Only showed a repeat of Criminal Minds was shown, before the awards show. Love and always watch Criminal Minds, but a repeat tonihgt was not needed, instead of extending the show to accomodate everyone. I am also very upset with this website this year!! It kept making me login on almost every page, on which I tried to do somehthing. It also wouldn’t take my correct login many times. This caused me time and problems, with trying to vote, on the nominees section!!!!! I wonder how many other people had this same problem, therfore, affecting the voting!! An example: The poll asking the choice of the highest paid music tours- U2, Elton John, Lady Gaga or Bon Jovi Bon Jovi won 77%!!!!!! Bon Jovi had the #1 Tour of 2010 and earned more than Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry COMBINED!!!!!! I could vote there okay. So, I really believe too many people did not get to vote for Bon Jovi in the VOTE section, like I couldn’t.I enjoyed the show, with the exceptions above!!!Thank you for all the hard work you all put into the huge effort!

  • Lucia

    Shane Brennan, I hope you’re reading this…

    Go Pauley!

  • Madox

    I’m amazed that Robin Williams is in the top 10. His schtick is so annoying and tired.

  • karma

    WTF, Morgan Freeman, he had an affair with his granddaughter, these people are sick

  • FreeAgent

    that girl gets the gas face.

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