Gordon Ramsay Roasts His Way to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Chart

10:10 AM 1/20/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Ramsay leads Jake Tapper and Tamera Mowry on 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’s blunt assessments of amateur chefs’ cooking on Twitter Jan. 14 returns him to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated Jan. 24.

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 Jan. 16.

Ramsay, who also promoted a new episode of Hell’s Kitchen on Fox TV amid his other posts, first ruled the chart in late June and last did so on the Jan. 3-dated ranking.

Meanwhile, Joanna and Chip Gaines fall to Nos. 5 and 9 from their previous Nos. 1 and 2 rankings as the buzz died down from their pregnancy announcement.

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

  • 10. Steve Harvey

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    Last week: 10

  • 9. Chip Gaines

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    Last week: 2

  • 8. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 8

    Banks is in the midst of promoting the latest season of America’s Next Top Model, posting on Instagram from The Late Late Show with James Corden on Jan. 12 and teasing the latest episodes, including a photo of her “side eye shade if you don’t watch [the show] tonight!” Banks earned 935,000 Instagram favorites in all, a 30 percent jump.

  • 6. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 9

  • 5. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 1

  • 4. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. Tamera Mowry

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 6

    The celebrity chef and TV star’s return to No. 1 coincides with his return to roasting amateur chefs’ cooking attempts on Twitter, scoring 785,000 likes and 164,000 retweets as he tore into dishes from across the world. 

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