Andy Cohen Re-Enters, Mike Huckabee Leads Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

6:55 AM 12/29/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Mike Huckabee retakes the top spot of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, rising 4-1 on the Jan. 2-dated tally.

The Top TV Personalities chart is a ranking of the most popular TV personalities 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. TV personalities are defined here as performers primarily known for their appearances on their own TV series, including hosts of entertainment/news shows. The latest tracking week ended Dec. 25.

Huckabee rules the ranking for the first time since August.

Meanwhile, Andy Cohen returns to the chart at No. 3, his first time on the ranking in nearly a year (Jan. 10, 2018).

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Actors and Top Comedians charts.

  • 10. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

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  • 8. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 9

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 7

  • 5. Jimmy Kimmel

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    Last week: -

  • 4. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 1

  • 3. Andy Cohen

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    Last week: -

    Cohen revealed that he will become a father next year with the help of a surrogate, announcing the news on Watch What Happens Live and cross-posting the revelation onto his social media. He received 50,000 Instagram comments, many from well-wishers.

  • 2. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 4

    Huckabee’s often politically minded tweets found a target in Senator Jeff Flake, who he tweeted about Dec. 21. “Reports that Jeff Flake seen setting up a cot in Chuck Schumer’s office where he found safe space,” he wrote. “Popsicles, Playdough and puzzles were provided.  He took the stairs instead of the elevator.” The post was his biggest in a week that saw him gain 183 percent in Twitter likes and 180 percent in mentions on the service.