D.L. Hughley Lands Fifth Week at No. 1 on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

6:50 AM 8/18/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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D.L. Hughley spends a second straight week at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, leading Colleen Ballinger on the Aug. 22-dated list.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians 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. The latest tracking week ended Aug. 14.

It’s the second week in a row that Hughley and Ballinger lead the chart, while Ricky Gervais moves up to No. 3, followed by Kevin Hart and then Tommy Chong rounding out the top five.

Chong, Chelsea Peretti and Patton Oswalt are the ranking’s lone re-entries, landing at Nos. 5, 9 and 10, respectively.

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

  • 10. Patton Oswalt

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Chelsea Peretti

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    Last week: -

    Peretti jumped 130 percent in Twitter likes after posting multiple throwback photos from the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, tagging co-stars Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero and more in the process. A premiere date for the show’s sixth season (and first on NBC following its spring cancellation from Fox) has not yet been announced.

  • 8. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 5

  • 6. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: -

  • 4. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 7

  • 3. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 1

    If black dudes stopped playing in the NFL, that shit would be rugby!” Hughley tweeted Aug. 14 in response to the continued controversy of NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem. “And the only time Americans watch rugby on TV is when they can find the remote!” The tweet was one of many from Hughley that helped him retain his No. 1 spot on the chart, scoring a 136 percent boost in Twitter mentions.