James Corden Goes No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking With Elton John Commercial Tweet

6:55 AM 11/24/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

James Corden
James Corden
Screengrab/The Late Late Show with James Corden

James Corden jumps back to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, leading the Nov. 28-dated ranking to rule the list for the third time.

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 Nov. 20.

Corden takes No. 1 from Jake Tapper, who had led the list for five straight weeks.

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: 4

  • 9. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: -

    Gaines returns to Top TV Personalities for the first time since August thanks to 353,000 Facebook post likes, up 49 percent. Her top post was a photo showing a message her daughter Emmie had written in her bathroom’s vanity.

  • 7. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: 10

  • 6. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. James Corden

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    Last week: 8

    A Nov. 15 post in which Corden tweeted about John Lewis & Partners’ Christmas commercial, “The Boy and the Piano,” starring Elton John, went viral, garnering well over 400,000 likes and nearly 150,000 retweets. “Holy shit. This commercial,” he tweeted.