Gordon Ramsay Returns to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 12/30/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Ramsay earns a fifth week atop the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Gordon Ramsay returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart for the first time inthree months, re-entering atop the tally dated Jan. 3.

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 Dec. 26.

Ramsay, who previously led the chart dated Sept. 20, is followed by Tamera Mowry, Joanna Gaines, Steve Harvey and Jake Tapper in the top five.

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

  • 10. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: -

     

    After multiple weeks off the chart (she previously made the Dec. 6-dated ranking and, before that, the Nov. 1 tally), Banks returns at No. 10 with a 427 percent boost in Instagram favorites. Alongside holiday-themed posts, she shared in a Dec. 21 photo that the latest season of America's Next Top Model, premiering on VH1 Jan. 9.

  • 9. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 2

  • 8. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Bill Maher

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 1

  • 4. Steve Harvey

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    Last week: 9

  • 3. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Tamera Mowry

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    Last week: 5

  • 1. Gordon Ramsay

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    Ramsay re-enters the chart at No. 1, his first week atop the list since September and fifth overall. He accrued 257,000 Facebook post likes, up 472 percent, paced by a Christmas Eve post with his family wishing followers a Merry Christmas.