Fred Rogers

1928 - 2003

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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003), better known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in music from Rollins College in 1951. He began his television career at NBC in New York City, returning to Pittsburgh in 1953 to work for children's programming at NET (later PBS) television station WQED. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Rogers has received more than 26,894,963 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 68 in 2019). Fred Rogers is the 17th most popular presenter (down from 10th in 2019), the 3,144th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,054th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Presenter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 27M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among presenters, Fred Rogers ranks 17 out of 143Before him are Jimmy Savile, Anna Moffo, Christine Chubbuck, Ed Sullivan, Chris Wallace, and Bear Grylls. After him are Johnny Carson, Nick Vujicic, Michael Buffer, Walter Cronkite, Thomas Gottschalk, and Rudi Carrell.

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Among people born in 1928, Fred Rogers ranks 203Before him are Lennart Carleson, Friedrich Wetter, Sid Watkins, János Kornai, Alexis Korner, and Eeva Kilpi. After him are Gerald Bull, Eunice Gayson, Mohammad Beheshti, Nodar Dumbadze, Dan Blocker, and Alejandro de Tomaso. Among people deceased in 2003, Fred Rogers ranks 118Before him are Karl Kling, Gordon Mitchell, Althea Gibson, Kerim Kerimov, Paul Janssen, and Mario Merz. After him are Guido Crepax, Constantin Dăscălescu, Alejandro de Tomaso, Michel Constantin, Karel Kosík, and Rachel Kempson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Rogers ranks 3,144 out of 20,380Before him are John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Marie Tharp (1920), Victoria Woodhull (1838), Dean Rusk (1909), Janet Jagan (1920), and Wilder Penfield (1891). After him are J. Presper Eckert (1919), Dabbs Greer (1917), Lindsey Buckingham (1949), John Cocke (1925), Paul Robeson (1898), and Lyman Spitzer (1914).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Fred Rogers ranks 11Before him are Henry Rollins (1961), Alex Jones (1974), Anna Moffo (1932), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Ed Sullivan (1901), and Chris Wallace (1947). After him are Johnny Carson (1925), Michael Buffer (1944), Walter Cronkite (1916), Bob Barker (1923), Mike Bongiorno (1924), and Barbara Walters (1929).