Chris Hayes Rules Top TV Personalities Chart for the First Time

2:00 PM 6/17/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The MSNBC host jumps 8-1 on the latest chart.

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Chris Hayes spends his first week atop The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, shooting 8-1 to follow Bill Maher and Joanna Gaines as chart leaders since its inception.

The Top TV Personalities chart is a ranking of the most popular TV personalities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with 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 13.

Hayes, who hosts the MSNBC program All In with Chris Hayes, is followed in the top five by Maher, James Corden, Gaines and Tyra Banks, while Steve Harvey leads the chart’s debuts at No. 7.

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 Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Getty Images

    Last week: -

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Richard Boeth/CBS

    Last week: -

  • 8. Jeremy Clarkson

    The Grand Tour

    Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

    Last week: -

    Clarkson, the former host of Top Gear and current personality on The Grand Tour, made headlines after co-host Richard Hammond was involved in a serious accident while they filmed Tour’s second season in Switzerland, with Hammond’s car crashing and ending up engulfed in flames. “And Richard is OK,” Clarkson wrote in an Instagram photo of the crash June 10, which helped him gain 126 percent in Instagram favorites (313,000 in all). Hammond suffered a fractured knee. 

  • 7. Steve Harvey

    Family Feud

    Aaron Davidson/Getty Images

    Last week: -

  • 6. Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Tyra Banks

    America's Got Talent

    Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

    Last week: 3

  • 4. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

    Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage/Getty Images

    Last week: 2

  • 3. James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    Last week: 4

  • 2. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

    C Flanigan/Getty Images

    Last week: 1

  • 1. Chris Hayes

    All in with Chris Hayes

    Jim Spellman/Getty Images

    Last week: 8


    The host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes spends his first week at No. 1, accumulating a 165 percent bump in Twitter retweets and a 136 percent jump in Twitter likes as he live-tweeted Jeff Sessions’ congressional testimony, the NBA finals and more.