Jake Tapper Leads Top TV Personalities Chart for Second Week in a Row

6:55 AM 10/27/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Jake Tapper rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for consecutive weeks for the first time, leading for a second week on the Oct. 31-dated list.

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 Oct. 23.

Tapper, who initially ascended to the top of the Oct. 24-dated ranking thanks to a viral tweet about President Donald Trump, leads Chelsea Handler and Jonathan Van Ness, who each jump two spots to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Bill Maher and Antoni Porowski are the lone re-entries at Nos. 8 and 10, respectively, replacing Tyra Banks and Bobby Berk.

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

  • 10. Antoni Porowski

    Last week: -

  • 9. Lawrence O'Donnell

    Last week: 10

  • 8. Bill Maher

    Last week: -

  • 7. Jimmy Fallon

    Last week: 2

  • 6. Gordon Ramsay

    Last week: 9

    Ramsay hits to his highest peak on TV Personalities since June, after another round of blunt Twitter reviews of fans’ cooking (“Check his pulse,” he replied to a user who made a meal for their boyfriend.) He added 136,000 likes, up 54 percent.
  • 5. Chris Hayes

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Mike Huckabee

    Last week: 8

  • 3. Jonathan Van Ness

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Chelsea Handler

    Last week: 4

  • 1. Jake Tapper

    Last week: 1

    Though he falls in most social media metrics after his big week (359,000 Twitter likes, 114,000 retweets) in the previous tracking frame, Tapper retains his chart lead with another big week (269,000 likes, 84,000 retweets). This week’s (Oct. 17-23) top tweet was yet another Trump dig: “Thanks for watching CNN, Mr. President!” he tweeted Oct. 21, quote-tweeting Trump’s post about the Florida gubernatorial debate, which was broadcast by CNN and moderated by Tapper.