Alyssa Milano Vaults to No. 3 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking Following Kavanaugh Hearing Appearance

6:45 AM 10/6/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

Posts about Will Smith's 50th birthday and more send the actor to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart for the second week in a row, with the actor leading the Oct. 10-dated list.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct. 2.

Smith holds the chart’s lead over Kevin Hart, Alyssa Milano, Priyanka Chopra and Chris Evans in the top five. Milano vaults into the top three following posts from and about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (more on that below).

George Takei, Millie Bobby Brown, Alexandra Daddario, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tommy Chong round out the top 10.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Oct. 10), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Tommy Chong

    Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

    Last week: 10

  • 9. Jada Pinkett Smith

    C Flanigan/FilmMagic

    Last week: 6

  • 8. Alexandra Daddario


    Last week: 11

  • 7. Millie Bobby Brown

    Getty Images

    Last week: 2

  • 6. George Takei


    Last week: 7

  • 5. Chris Evans

    Noam Galai/Getty Images

    Last week: 14

    “Everyone. Please. Vote,” Evans simply tweeted Sept. 26, a tweet that nonetheless racked up just short of 200,000 favorites and 38,000 retweets, making it one of the top tweets by an actor in the tracking week.

  • 4. Priyanka Chopra

    Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Alyssa Milano

    Gabriel Olsen/WireImage

    Last week: 13

    Milano made waves after attending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and posting on social media from the event on Sept. 27, which was later referenced in a Saturday Night Live skit about the hearing. She was mentioned 147,000 times on Twitter and earned 1.3 million favorites.

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Mike Coppola/Getty Images

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Will Smith

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    Last week: 1

    After turning 50 on Sept. 25 (the end of the previous chart’s tracking week), Smith remembered his birthday bungee jump with a pair of posts that ended up becoming the most-favorited photos by an actor on Instagram from Sept. 26-Oct. 2, racking up 5.5 million engagements overall. “First Day of 50!” he wrote.  “I’m just getting started.  I’m gonna celebrate for 365 days.”