is ending her 15-year run on “ ” as of next Tuesday, May 8. As fans prepare to say goodbye to Abby Sciuto, the CBS show prepares to say goodbye to its very popular star.
Pauley Perrette always ranks high in The Q Scores Company data — measured from surveys of consumers about the appeal of certain celebrities., her Q Score tied Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman, and surpassed Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood.
Granted, her “familiarity” rating was half as high as all of those guys, but the people who have heard of her tend to love her, and that’s what keeps giving her such a high score.
According to, Perrette currently has the highest Q Score of any woman on primetime TV, with 44 percent of surveyed people identifying her as one of their favorite celebs. TheWrap said the average Q Score for female primetime TV stars is 21, so she is much more beloved.
Here are the top 10 female primetime stars and their Q Scores (via):
1. Pauley Perrette, “NCIS”: 44
2. Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”: 36
3. Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”: 35
4. Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”: 34
5. Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”: 32
6. (tie) A.J. Cook, “Criminal Minds”: 31
6. (tie) Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”: 31
8. (tie) Paget Brewster, “Criminal Minds”: 29
8. (tie) Linda Hunt, “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 29
10. Kaley Cuoco, “The Bang Theory”: 27
“Stranger Things” streams on Netflix, which isn’t quite primetime TV, but it still made the cut here. It would be nice to see more current lists, including male primetime stars and male/female stars of films and streaming content. Just curious.
Perrette will definitely be missed on primetime TV, for as long as she’s away. Her last episode as Abby airs May 8 on CBS.
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