Oprah Winfrey has tumbled from five years straight of being rated the most popular TV star – down to number 2. She was knocked off her pedestal by none other than Ellen DeGeneres! Publicist Michael Levine pointed out to us that some organization called The Harris Poll has released the following top ten list of popular TV stars:
1 Ellen DeGeneres
2 Oprah
3 Jay Leno
4 Hugh Laurie (House)
5 Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
6 Dave Letterman tied with Stephen Colbert
8 Bill O’Reilly
9 Ray Romano tied with Homer Simpson
Apparently talk show hosts RULE as far as fame and popularity on TV goes. Tyra Banks must be STEAMING because she didn’t make the list. Ellen was #8 last year – we’re wondering if her meltdown over the Iggy incident gave her a boost. And could Oprah’s political involvement have cooled her fans?

Posted by hoodlum on January 16, 2008

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  1. By Anonymous
    On January 16, 2008 at


  2. By Ima don't care
    On January 16, 2008 at

    Tyra is a poor loser, because she is a natural born loser. How die Hugh Laurie #4 even get on the list? This sucks big time, and who cares anyway.

  3. By Anonymous
    On January 16, 2008 at

    YEA… for ELLEN!!!!

  4. By Anonymous
    On January 16, 2008 at

    You better believe Oprah’s political involvement cooled her fans. I can barely look at her lately.

  5. By Anna Maria
    On January 17, 2008 at

    Where’s my adorable Craig Ferguson on that list? A funny, brilliant man who’s easy on the eyes. He’s just dreamy.

  6. By Trent Reznor
    On January 17, 2008 at

    It’s strange how the minivan majority can relate to a Dyke and an African American at the same time as voting for Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney.

  7. By Anonymous
    On January 17, 2008 at

    Oprah is a phony. People figure because she is rich, she must be a good person. The people who watch her show are amoung the largest group of brain-dead zombies around.

  8. By gerard Vandenberg
    On January 17, 2008 at

    The main difference between these two women is:
    - oprah just tells things, people WANT and LOVE to hear. She knows that and USES those things. Not because she believes in them herself.

  9. By Shake-Up
    On January 17, 2008 at

    I don’t like Oprah, that fat phony hog. I don’t like ellen, that nasty L.

  10. By lookwhaticando
    On January 17, 2008 at

    Wonderful, I love Ellen much better, and Oprah has been getting on my nerves for years now.

  11. By larie skye terrell
    On January 17, 2008 at

    good for you ellen i am glad to see you toppled the big O.

  12. By Sticker Shock
    On January 17, 2008 at

    Has anyone ever noticed how Oprah doesn’t say the word “day”. She says “daaaayyy”: this pisses me off no end. Little things can do that you know.

  13. By The Grape Pretender
    On January 17, 2008 at

    I can’t stand snotty, stuck-up Oprah. She pretends to care for the ordinary person, but she doesn’t. She does all things to uplift herself. Take your money and go $#)*%$#.

  14. By femmeonly
    On January 17, 2008 at

    This poll means very little to tv execs. Ratings folks are the bottom line! Oprah and Dr. Phil are ranked week end and week out numbers 1 and 2 respectivley. Oprah and Dr. Phil shows consistently have double to 2.5 times the viewers that Ellen’s show has. Ellen’s average viewers seem more like they are mindless zombies to me…Most of her fans are “fanatics” even threatening the life of a rescue dog agency because they would not let Ellen have her own way. Also, Ellen is one unnattractive female. She looks more like a male than most men I know. She needs a makeover desperately! By the way I do not dislike or hate gays for I am one myself. So please no remarks Ellen fans telling me how I am a hater or homophobe just because I do not care for her or her tv show.

  15. By Anonymous
    On January 17, 2008 at


  16. By Anonymous
    On January 18, 2008 at

    The Oprahization of our nation has gotta stop. Enough of her already please!!!!!!!

  17. By Jenn Schift
    On January 18, 2008 at

    Oprah is the Antichrist.I am convinced. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.
    Ellen G. White

  18. By Yasmine
    On January 19, 2008 at

    ellen is openly out lesbo. Oprah is a closet lesbo, and is more than likely to stay closeted.

  19. By Casonia Sade Logenberry Hells kitchen is so hateful this year and pressure and swearing at other people like Scott or Andy who are lead Chef and part of Chef Gordon Ramsay is a No No and sooner or later you got to go...
    On August 8, 2011 at

    I love Oprah but..I think she should just stop while she is ahead and just hang it up…Greed or what is driving her and she has so much money she simply can’t spend it and she has helped millions of people all the way around and know…I Feel it is over kill and she is to leave or is she ever going to leave chanel 5 at 4oclock yes or no…Is she ever going to go! Tease and show us the end or is it ever going to end…Yes you are over staying your welcome and if you don’t stop playing head games with us and celebrations of a week of you leaving and still your not gone and repeat over and over and over and over and it looks like your just playing head games and what are you going to do with the money you can’t spend and your Richer then the Queen and you are not leaving T.V. Why not take a Crack at acting again and that way we can see you in another way and are you ever going to leave chanel 5 or not but it was you that said that your leaving after 25 years and it was a shock to my friends but your still hanging out and it seems like you can’t ever stop working? Your never going to leave and your never going to stop and that show your making is over kill and I got a prediction for you..Your going to lose all the money you ever made if you keep working?


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