America’s Most Loved TV Personalities

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25. Phil McGraw
> Most popular show: Dr. Phil
> Facebook followers: 4,859,256
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 4,267

Phil McGraw — better known as Dr. Phil — first met Oprah Winfrey in the late 1990s when he helped her with a legal case. The mustachioed life adviser soon became a regular on her show, before launching his own long-running talk show, “Dr. Phil,” in 2002. McGraw has made appearances on numerous programs over the years, including “Today,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Talk.”

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24. Bill Maher
> Most popular show: Real Time with Bill Maher
> Facebook followers: 3,949,654
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 3,038

Bill Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian, eventually making television appearances on shows including “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” during the 1980s and 90s. He found his calling as host of the politically charged HBO series “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which has been on the air for 18 seasons. The show has been nominated for 20 Primetime Emmys, though has yet to win one.

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23. Heidi Klum
> Most popular show: Project Runway
> Facebook followers: 4,161,179
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 6,369

German supermodel Heidi Klum has proved she has more to offer than just good looks by becoming the highly regarded host of “Project Runway” and a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” Klum has also appeared as a guest on various late night shows, and has made frequent appearances on shows including “Live! with Kelly,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “Extra.”

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22. Cesar Millan
> Most popular show: Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
> Facebook followers: 9,271,224
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 1,355

Dog behavior expert Cesar Millan has used his skills with canines to become a best-selling author and widely admired TV personality. His series “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” ran for nine seasons on National Geographic Channel and later Nat Geo Wild, and his follow-up series “Cesar 911” ran for three seasons. Millan has made guest appearances on such diverse shows as “The Apprentice,” “Jeopardy!,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

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21. Bill Nye
> Most popular show: Bill Nye, the Science Guy
> Facebook followers: 4,681,673
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 3,591

Bill Nye first rose to fame during the 1990s as the star of the children’s science show “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” which won him multiple Daytime Emmys. Following the end of the show in 1998, Nye made occasional appearances in movies and on television, including as a panelist on “Hollywood Squares” and a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.” Nye returned to the public eye with the Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves the World” in 2017. Three seasons have been released to date.