Jimmy Fallon Hits No. 1 for First Time on Top TV Personalities Chart

10:10 AM 2/3/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Fallon previously reached No. 2 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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Jimmy Fallon vaults to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart dated Feb. 7, leading the ranking for the first 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 Jan. 30.

Fallon, who previously reached No. 2 on the chart twice (most recently in July), vaults 10-1, leading Gordon Ramsay and Mike Rowe in the top three.

Meanwhile, the lone change in the makeup of the chart is Tyra Banks, who re-enters at No. 7, replacing Steve Harvey.

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

  • 10. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 1

  • 9. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 7

  • 8. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 2

  • 7. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: -

  • 6. Tamera Mowry

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    Last week: 4

  • 5. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 3

  • 4. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 9

    In all, the CNN anchor leaped 39 percent in Twitter mentions and 20 percent in retweets (to 64,000 and 106,000, respectively), pushing 9-4 on the latest chart. Many of Tapper’s tweets toward the end of the Jan. 24-30 tracking week were devoted to coverage of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, held Jan. 30.

  • 3. Mike Rowe

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    Last week: 5

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 6

  • 1. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 10

    A 406 percent gain in Facebook post likes allows the Tonight Show host to reach No. 1 on the chart for the first time. One of his top posts was a clip of Fallon, as the character Peter, singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” while heckled by Will Ferrell.

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