Chris Hayes, Jake Tapper Rule Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 6/9/2018

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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Chris Hayes leads The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the second week in a row and third week overall, ruling the June 13-dated ranking over Jake Tapper and Tyra Banks.

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.

Jimmy Kimmel and Gordon Ramsay re-enter the chart at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, while Mike Huckabee, James Corden, Bill Maher, Jimmy Fallon and Lawrence O’Donnell round out the top 10.

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

  • 10. Lawrence O'Donnell

    Last week: -

  • 9. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Bill Maher

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  • 7. James Corden

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  • 6. Mike Huckabee

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Gordon Ramsay

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  • 4. Jimmy Kimmel

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    What @TheRealRoseanne said is indefensible, but angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone,” Kimmel tweeted May 30. "Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real.  The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now.” The tweet was his most-shared and helped him to boosts in all Twitter metrics.

  • 3. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 8

  • 2. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 3


    On May 30, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, “Perhaps @BarackObama’s biggest shortcoming as President is he failed to unite the country.” Tapper resurrected the tweet on its sixth birthday, wishing it a “happy 6 year anniversary,” the post gathering 127,000 favorites.

  • 1. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 1