Jake Tapper Retakes Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking Throne

10:10 AM 3/3/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

It’s Tapper’s second week at No. 1 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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Jake Tapper reclaims the No. 1 ranking on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, moving 6-1 on the survey dated March 7.

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 Feb. 27.

Below Tapper, who leads the tally for the second time (he previously led in late December), leads personalities such as Trevor Noah, who re-enters at No. 4, and Stephen Colbert, who’s back on the chart at No. 9.

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

  • 10. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 1

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: -

    Colbert had one of the most-engaged-with tweets by any actor, comedian or TV personality in the Feb. 21-27 tracking week. “I’m surprised the NRA was affiliated with car rental companies at all, considering Hertz and Avis enforce tyrannical rules like ‘age restrictions’ and ‘having a license,’” he tweeted Feb. 26, referencing the decision of six rental car companies to cut their business ties with the organization. The tweet earned 254,000 favorites and 69,000 retweets.

  • 8. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Hoda Kotb

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    Last week: 10

  • 6. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 7

  • 5. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 8

  • 4. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: -

  • 3. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 6

    Tapper reclaims the No. 1 spot with a 34 percent bump in Twitter mentions. The CNN host’s Feb. 25 interview with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel about the Feb. 14 shooting at Parkland, Fla.’s Stoneman Douglas High School was widely covered in the media.