Jimmy Fallon Scores Third Straight Week at No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

6:55 AM 10/13/2018

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 holds The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart lead for a third week straight — his longest consecutive streak atop the list — by ruling the Oct. 17-dated ranking.

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 Oct. 9.

Fallon leads Mike Huckabee, who jumps four spots to No. 2, followed by Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness at No. 3.

Tyra Banks, meanwhile, is the chart’s lone re-entry, replacing Stephen Colbert.

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

  • 10. Antoni Porowski

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    Last week: 8

  • 9. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Tyra Banks

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    Last week: -

    Banks re-enters the chart thanks in large part to posts from the American Music Awards on Oct. 9, at which she was the presenter for new artist of the year. In addition to congratulating eventual winner Camila Cabello, she also posted about K-pop stars BTS and NCT 127, who were in attendance.

  • 7. Lawrence O'Donnell

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    Last week: 2

  • 6. Chris Hayes

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Jake Tapper

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    Last week: 4

  • 4. Chelsea Handler

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    Last week: 7

  • 3. Jonathan Van Ness

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Mike Huckabee

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    Last week: 6

  • 1. Jimmy Fallon

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    Last week: 1

    For the third week in a row, posts about K-pop boyband BTS help Fallon score large amounts of social media engagement. His top post, an Oct. 6 tweet, congratulated the group on its set that night at Citi Field in New York.