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Following controversy surrounding his use of a racial slur on his Real Time with Bill Maher program June 2, increased social media attention slots Bill Maher at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart.
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 June 6.
The inaugural chart’s No. 1 personality, Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines, ranks at No. 2, while the tally hosts debuts from from Tyra Banks, Mike Rowe, Martha Stewart and Bill Nye.
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