Chelsea Handler Returns to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Chart

10:10 AM 12/16/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Handler rules the ranking, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for a third week.

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Chelsea Handler returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the first time since early November, jumping 6-1 on the ranking dated Dec. 20.

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. 12.

Handler previously reigned over the charts dated Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 and had remained within the top seven each week since prior to her return to No. 1.

Jimmy Kimmel, the Dec. 13-dated chart’s No. 1, falls off the ranking, while Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Mike Huckabee re-enter the chart.

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

  • 10. Chris Hayes

    All In with Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 5

  • 9. Mike Huckabee


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    Last week: -

  • 8. Steve Harvey


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    Last week: 2

  • 7. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

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    Last week: -

  • 6. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: -


    The host of The Late Show on CBS quoted Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” when quoting a tweet that indicated that President Donald Trump had unfollowed Colbert on Twitter. Colbert jumped 26 percent in Twitter likes in the Dec. 6-12 tracking week.

  • 5. Tamera Mowry

    The Real

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    Last week: 8

  • 4. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 7

  • 3. Jake Tapper

    The Lead with Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 9

  • 1. Chelsea Handler


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    Last week: 6

    Handler boosted 282 percent in Twitter mentions, accruing 125,000 in all. A clip from her show Chelsea, posted to Twitter on Dec. 7, went viral due to its subject matter, showcasing a fake makeup tutorial with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.