Jimmy Fallon Scores First No. 1 Rank on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking Since May

6:55 AM 9/29/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Jimmy Fallon retakes the No. 1 ranking on The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart, leaping 4-1 on the list dated Oct. 3.

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 Sept. 25.

Fallon leads the list for a fifth week total and for the first time since the May 16-dated chart.

Fellow NBC-produced personality (in this case MSNBC) Lawrence O'Donnell follows Fallon at No. 2, with Jonathan Van Ness, Jake Tapper and Antoni Porowski rounding 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. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Stephen Colbert

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: 1

  • 6. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: 3

  • 4. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 8

    The host of MSNBC's The Last Word leaps 8-2 following an increase of 287 percent in retweets and 211 percent in Twitter likes. The jump in interaction was led by a Sept. 19 tweet in which he wrote, "Lying to the FBI is a crime. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wants to talk to the FBI. Brett Kavanaugh doesn't want to talk to the FBI. Kavanaugh's friend & witness Mark Judge doesn't want to talk to the FBI. They all know lying to the FBI is a crime."

  • 1. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 4

    Fallon zooms back to No. 1 thanks to a viral video from The Tonight Show with guest Kevin Hart reacting to animals brought in by Steve Irwin's son Robert. Fallon posted the video to Facebook, writing, "Kevin Hart and I are terrified of Robert Irwin's animals," sparking 311,000 shares.