Gordon Ramsay, Jimmy Kimmel Lead Latest Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:30 AM 8/26/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Kimmel’s No. 2 ranking is his best yet, eclipsing his previous No. 5 peak.

Gordon Ramsay attends the 2017 Summer TCA Tour Fox - Getty- H 2017
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Gordon Ramsay returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart while Jimmy Kimmel re-enters the chart right behind him at No. 2.

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 Aug. 22.

Ramsay has now spent three weeks at No. 1 on the chart, though this is his first time reigning since late July.

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

  • 10. Billy Eichner

    Last week: -

  • 9. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 7

  • 8. Bill Nye

    Last week: -

    Nye shared a photo on Facebook of the scientist/TV host enjoying the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 with his eclipse glasses, leaping 976 percent in Facebook post likes to 161,000 in all, according to MVPindex. “Experiencing an eclipse changes the way we feel about space and how we are connected,” he wrote. I hope this moment reminds us all that we share a common origin and that we are all citizens of the same planet.”

  • 7. Joanna Gaines

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Stephen Colbert

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Steve Harvey

    Last week: -

  • 4. Bill Maher

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Tyra Banks

    Last week: 1

  • 2. Jimmy Kimmel

    Last week: -

    “Jerry Lewis was a genius comedian, actor, director, inventor, humanitarian and, as a Las Vegan, what I miss most…” Kimmel wrote on Facebook Aug. 20 honoring the late comedian, who died Aug. 20, with a video from his 1987 MDA telethon performing “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Posts made on Facebook by Kimmel were shared 268,000 times in the tracking week.

  • 1. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 2