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Rachael Ray Tops Q Scores

New talk show host/chef Rachael Ray recorded the top likability score according to Marketing Evaluations Inc.’s Q Score measure of popularity/recognition. The category was hosts, moderators announcers, commentators and DJ’s.

Ray, who also hosts shows on Food Network, was number one, followed by ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington in the number-two slot. Oprah came in at number six, and Food Network’s Emeril Lagasse was number eight.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.