James Corden Lands First No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 11/25/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Corden’s post-BTS social media bump scores him the No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.


James Corden spends his first week at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, shooting 10-1 on the ranking dated Nov. 29.

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. 21.

Corden — the host of CBS' The Late Late Show — previously peaked at No. 3, a spot first achieved on the Top TV Personalities chart dated June 21. He takes over No. 1 from The Real co-host Tamera Mowry, who drops to No. 6 after scoring her first week atop the chart.

Gordon Ramsay and Jake Tapper retain the Nos. 2 and 3 spots, respectively, on the latest ranking, while Joanna Gaines and Stephen Colbert round out 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. Mike Huckabee


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    Last week: 8

  • 9. Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel Live

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    Last week: -

    A week after fellow late night host James Corden scored major social media gains after welcoming BTS onto his show, Kimmel got a piece of the action with a three-minute video segment, posted to his Twitter, in which he surprised moms of BTS fans with a meet-and-greet with the K-pop superstars, which, he wrote, “made their daughters super jealous.” His prize: 460,00 Twitter likes and 179,000 retweets, up 643 and 1,317 percent, respectively.

  • 7. Chelsea Handler


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    Last week: 4

  • 6. Tamera Mowry

    The Real

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    Last week: 1

  • 5. Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. Joanna Gaines

    Fixer Upper

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Jake Tapper

    The Lead with Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

    Hell's Kitchen

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

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    Last week: 10

    Along with continued social media engagement on Twitter following BTS’ appearance on The Late Late Show on Nov. 14, Corden welcomed P!nk onto his show for the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke and tweeted congratulations to Niall Horan for scoring a win for new artist of the year at the American Music Awards Nov. 19, calling him a “legend.” In all, Corden earned 1.1 million Twitter likes, a 454 percent boost.