Chris Hayes Retakes No. 1 Spot on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 7/14/2018

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 shoots 2-1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated July 18, ruling the ranking for a fourth week overall.

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 July 10.

Hayes replaces Mike Huckabee at the top of the tally; Huckabee falls to No. 2.

Chelsea Handler follows at No. 3, re-entering the survey along with James Corden 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

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    Last week: 3

  • 9. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 4

  • 8. James Corden

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    Last week: -

    The late night CBS host jumped to 143,000 Twitter likes (up 179 percent) and 22,000 retweets (a 319 percent gain). Among his most recent posts was a congratulatory tweet to Hailey Baldwin, whose engagement to Justin Bieber was announced, writing, “So happy for you both!”

  • 7. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 4

  • 6. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 9

  • 4. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: -

  • 2. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 2


    In getting back to No. 1 on the chart, Hayes landed 177,000 retweets (up 10 percent) on Twitter, one of his top posts – 9,000 retweets and 35,000 favorites – finding the MSNBC host writing, “The treatment of immigrant children that our government stole from their parents is evil. Full stop.”