Jimmy Fallon Retains No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

10:10 AM 2/10/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Fallon notches his 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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A week after reaching No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart for the first time, Jimmy Fallon holds down the top spot on the ranking dated Feb. 14.

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. 6.

Fallon extends his lead on the chart with a 370 percent bump in overall engagement on the chart. He leads Gordon Ramsay for a second straight week, as the reality TV star and chef remains at No. 2.

Two personalities – Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Maher – re-enter the chart at Nos. 7 and 10, respectively, while radio/TV host Charlamagne Tha God debuts 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. Bill Maher

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Charlamagne Tha God

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    Last week: -

    The radio and TV host (MTV2’s Uncommon Sense), real name Lenard McKelvey, scored a 196 percent boost in Facebook shares and jumped 333 percent in Twitter mentions. On Facebook, he posted multiple clips of interviews from the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club (on which he’s a co-host) as well as footage from his appearance on Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper from Jan. 30.

  • 8. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Jimmy Kimmel

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    Last week: -

    In all, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! was up 120 percent in Twitter mentions, earning 79,000 overall. Most of his tweets promoted his show’s lineup in the Jan. 31-Feb. 6 tracking week, including the third edition of his “Mean Tweets” series featuring NFL stars and personalities.

  • 6. Joanna Gaines

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 9

  • 3. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Gordon Ramsay

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 1

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