America’s most appealing celebs ranked

By on Mar, 16 2012 with Comments 11

Survey / PollE-Poll Market Research released the results of its annual report on the state of the celebrity market. The report details American attitudes towards more than 6,500 different celebrities across the fields of entertainment, sports, politics and business. 

Betty White continues to be the most appealing celebrity in America.  This is her second year at the top of the list. Others in the top ten include Sandra Bullock, Michael J. Fox and Tom Hanks.  Dropping out of the top ten was Will Smith.

Parks & Recreation funnyman Aziz Ansari heads the list of biggest gainers, with a 16 point gain in appeal. Melissa McCarthy, Aaron Rogers and Andy Samberg are also notable names from the top ten gainers.

Tyler Perry and Shaun White experienced the largest declines in likability. Perry was in the news for the portrayal of some characters in his movies and TV show, while White’s appeal sagged in a non-Olympic year. Paula Deen, Mark Sanchez and Selena Gomez also appear on the list of biggest decliners.

The “Up-and-Comers” category tracks celebrities who may be ready to experience a break out.  It measures the biggest gains in awareness among celebrities with less than 15% total awareness.  Supermodel Miranda Kerr heads this list, which also contains Jennette McCurdy (iCarly), Cory Monteith (Glee) and Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls).

The top ten celebrities in each category for the year ending 12/31/11:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

  1. Chris Colfer has way more talent, sustaining star power than his mediocre costar. Chris was named in the 100 influential people in a major magazine TIME.
    I question WHO did they survey. Monteith has NO acting range – just a B character actor.

    • Classy Frank. This is a list of appealing celebs not a competition. Monteith and Colfer are good friends and the likes of Mike O’Mally, Rita Wilson and Neil Patrick Harris have highly praised Monteith’s acting. They can both enjoy post Glee careers and I hardly think they will be competing for roles.

  2. Jennette McCurdy totally deserves to be on this list of “Up and Corners” She’s talented, humorous, and quite salty. Love that she’s getting more and more recognition. :)

  3. Chocolate Button Says:

    I’m so thrilled Jennette is on this list! she not only surpasses a triple threat but she’s also very humble , down to earth, kind-hearted, generous plus she’s an amazing singer! . the rising and falling of her vocal tone is just so beautiful, geesh! and when Jennette’s enthusiasm for an issue OR a person is aroused she becomes a tireless fighter! she’s the MASTER of conversation.. a very amusing and gifted entertainer, naturally. -there’s a whole lot more where that came from but I felt that I should end it here. Jennette is amazing and she truly deserves this! :)

  4. Bill Sturgeon Says:

    It’s great to see Jennette McCurdy being recognized as a rising star. She is an extremely multitalented and deserves to be recognized.

  5. Raul Rocket Says:

    sam ‘friedchicken’ puckett!!

  6. Think it’s super awsome that Jennette McCurdy is on the list of “up and comers”!!! And that Betty White is number one on the “most appealing” list they both are make me laugh till i drop(:!!!!!!

  7. I’m really excited to see Jannette on this list. She deserves it. It is an extraordinary person with extraordinary qualities. I know God has big plans for her and she will continue to rise. !Go ahead Jannette!.

  8. Congratulations to Jennette McCurdy, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith!!! You are all amazing actors and singers and totally deserve this! :)

  9. Jennette McCurdy and give aa warp love and I love Jennette McCurdy icarly much I love you beautiful





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