Chelsea Handler Spends Second Week Atop Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 11/4/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Additionally, Tamera Mowry debuts at No. 8 on the chart, which is based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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A week after reaching No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the first time (on the ranking dated Nov. 1), Chelsea Handler spends a second week at No. 1 on the ranking dated Nov. 8.

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 Oct. 31.

Gordon Ramsay, Jake Tapper, Chris Hayes and Steve Harvey follow Handler at Nos. 2-5. Hayes and Harvey are the biggest movers of that bunch, rising 10-4 and 9-5, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee, whose eponymous talk show has begun airing on TBN, re-enters the top 10 (No. 7), while actress and The Real co-host Tamera Mowry debuts at No. 8.

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

  • 10. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 4

  • 9. Bill Maher

    Last week: 8

  • 8. Tamera Mowry

    Last week: -

    Mowry, one half of the identical sister duo who starred in the ‘90s sitcom Sister, Sister with sister Tia, is one of four co-hosts on Fox talk show The Real. She snagged 710,000 Instagram favorites in the tracking week, boosted in part by Halloween-themed posts of her costume, dressing as Nicki Minaj.

  • 7. Mike Huckabee

    Last week: -

  • 6. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 5

  • 5. Steve Harvey

    Last week: 5

    Harvey jumped 143 percent in Facebook post likes, gathering 278,000 overall, along with 118,000 post shares. The best-performing was a clip from his new talk show, Steve, conducting an interview with Snoop Dogg, calling the rapper “wise beyond his years.”

  • 4. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 10

  • 3. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 1